Episode 13: NF’nL

In Episode 13 of Burn It All Down, the whole gang is back together to discuss the NF’nL. Julie DiCaro, Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther talk about the NFL where domestic violence investigations continue to be terrible, CTE is back at the forefront of the discussion, and where Colin Kaepernick still can’t get a job, Lucky Whitehead can’t keep his, and John Urshel doesn’t want his anymore.

Then Brenda and Shireen interview Ann Odong, expert on all things women’s soccer and editor of The Women’s Game, about the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 soccer tournament.

Plus, you’ll hear The Burn Pile and Badass Woman of the Week!

Correction: Simone Manuel beat Sarah Sjöström, the world recorder holder in the 100m, to win the 100m freestyle title at the world championships. We incorrectly said that Manuel had beaten Yulia Efimova.

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Episode 12: Wicket!

In Episode 12 of Burn It All Down, Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther discuss the growing popularity of women’s cricket; then Shireen interviews Tracie Leost, Metis runner and activist, about the importance of community building and strength of Native American and Indigenous athletes, and how she used running to draw attention to the crisis of over 3000 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada; followed by a discussion of the current (concerning) state of sports media; and a collection of audio from WNBA All-Star weekend, compiled by Lindsay Gibbs. Then Shireen, Brenda, and Jessica burn some stuff and praise some bad ass women before capping it off with the games they’re excited to watch this week.

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Episode 11: Reigning Women

In Episode 11 of Burn It All Down, WTA Insider senior writer Courtney Nguyen joins Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther. They ruminate about sexism in tennis, the U.S. Women’s Open being played at Trump National Golf Course, and where Title IX is headed under the new secretary of education. Then they burn some stuff and praise some bad ass women before capping it off with the games they’re excited to watch this week.

This week’s episode is dedicated to Touna, our co-host Shireen Ahmed’s dear cat, who passed on earlier this week and has been a furry friend of the show. Rest well, Touna.

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