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Edge of Sports

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Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin

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Ja Morant on the Edge

March 17th, 2023


On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, we speak to Daily Memphian columnist Chris Herrington about the personal troubles of Memphis Grizzlies …

Hooked On Women's Hoops with Kate Fagan

March 9th, 2023


On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, we speak to author and sports opinionist Kate Fagan about her new illustrated history of the women in …

Remembering David Jolicoeur aka Trugoy the Dove

February 21st, 2023


This week we speak to Program Manager for KGNU Community Radio, and founder of the decades strong Hip Hop group Council of Word, Dave Ashton about …

KD, LeBron and WNBA Shockwaves

February 15th, 2023


This week we speak to commentator and hoops legend Christy Winters Scott about the shockwaves that have roiled the worlds of hoop in both the WNBA and NBA. We talk about the Durant trade and the big moves in both the …

When Fighting Racism, Do Sports Matter?

January 30th, 2023


This week we talk to Ian Kennedy author of the new book On Account of Darkness: Shining a Light on Race and Sport. We also speak to Michael Lee of …

Kendrick Perkins on Biography, Basketball, and Black History

January 23rd, 2023


On this week's episode of Edge of Sports, we speak to 14-year NBA veteran and basketball analyst Kendrick Perkins about his new book, The Education of Kendrick Perkins, co-written with Seth Rogoff. We talk about …

Damar Hamlin and the Year That Was

January 12th, 2023


This week we talk about the sports year that was 2022, in all its pain and promise. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about Damar Hamlin, the NFL’s response, and what all of this tells us about the game of football. We also …

Pete Carroll's Magic Shoes and Griner's Freedom

December 12th, 2022


On this week's episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, we interview radical educator Jesse Hagopian and how a crew of Seattle activists were able to …

The Political Story of Charles Barkley

December 7th, 2022


This week we speak to Tim Bella author of the new “definitive” biography of hoopster and hall of fame talker Charles Barkley. We talk to Bell about how Barkley’s upbringing and experiences shaped Chuck into the person …

Is NFL Football A Blood Sport?

November 21st, 2022


This week we speak to documentarian Isaac Solotaroff about his new project on Al Jazeera English, Bloodsport, a harrowing look at concussions and the …

Unpacking Kyrie Irving

November 7th, 2022


This week we speak to New York City youth basketball coach - and one time NYC Marathoner - Arya Shirazi about the state of the NBA. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about Kyrie Irving, anti-Semitism, and his frightening new …

Why Did The Football World Reject Geno Smith?

October 31st, 2022


This week we spoke to sportswriter Chuck Modiano about shock NFL MVP candidate Geno Smith, quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, Chuck predicted this for Smith when others did not. We talk about what he saw. Also I have …

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Speaks!

October 24th, 2022


This week we talked to Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, former NBA player and legendary athlete-activist about his new book In The Blink of an Eye, his new memoir …

Racism and the College Athlete

October 10th, 2022


This week we talked to Derek Silva, co-author of an article in the Guardian about racial epithets, college athletics, and what occurred at BYU when …

Playing Through Fire: Athletes in an Age of Reaction

September 9th, 2022


Social movements tend to arise within the world of sports during periods of upsurge and upheaval. But what about times of authoritarianism, …

Soccer’s Impact on the Middle East

August 23rd, 2022


This week we talk to Prof. Abdullah Al-Arian, editor of the new book Football in the Middle East about everything from the Qatari World Cup to …

David Maraniss On the Politics of Jim Thorpe

July 25th, 2022


This week we speak to David Maraniss, one of the great journalists of our time, who has written a new book on the extremely well-known but frankly little-known athletic superstar Jim Thorpe and what he faced as a …

This Is America With Howard Bryant

July 8th, 2022


This week we speak to author Howard Bryant about his recent column on the state of this country as well as his new book on the great Rickey …

50 Years of Title IX

June 17th, 2022


This week we speak to Kim Turner, the Director of the Gender Equity Initiative at the national nonprofit Positive Coaching Alliance about the impact of Title IX and how much further we have to go. 

We also have “Choice …

On Baseball’s Hidden Resistance

June 10th, 2022


This week we talk to Robert Elias, author of two books, Baseball Rebels and Major League Rebels. Both are about hidden histories of resistance …

Are Colin Kaepernick and the NFL Going to Reunite?

May 30th, 2022


This week we explore the significance or lack thereof, of Colin Kaepernick's tryout with the Las Vegas Raiders. We also talk about Gabe Kapler's …

Toni Smith-Thompson Travels Full Circle

May 23rd, 2022


In 2003, a Manhattanville College basketball player named Toni Smith caused a media frenzy when she turned her back on the National Anthem during …

Michael Lee on the Fall of the 76ers

May 16th, 2022


The collapse of the Philadelphia 76ers has been one of the more curious dramas in sports. We speak to Michael Lee of the Washington Post about what …

David Dennis, Jr. on “The Movement Made Us”

May 9th, 2022


This week we speak to Andscape’s David Dennis Jr. about his new book “The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride.” We talk about his writing process, his father’s influence over both the …

Life of a Minor Leaguer 

May 2nd, 2022


On this week's show, we talk to Simon Rosenblum-Larson, a minor league baseball player with the Tampa Bay Rays about the ugly realities of playing Minor League Baseball. We discuss the intricacies of organizing workers …

Jake’s Takes on the NBA Playoffs

April 22nd, 2022


We got a special episode this week as Jake Zirin joins the show to talk about the NBA playoffs as well as who he thinks is going to win the regular …

Aaron Maybin Is In The True Trenches

April 11th, 2022


Former NFL player, artist, and author Aaron Maybin has a new book about history, politics and his work doing mutual aid organizing and education in …

Why The Right Is So Mad About Trans Athletes

April 4th, 2022


This week we speak to Purdue University’s Cheryl Cooky about her column defending trans swimmer Lia Thomas and the hellacious backlash that followed. …

From Auschwitz To The NBA

March 28th, 2022


This week we speak to Dan Grunfeld, author of the new book By the Grace of the Game: The Holocaust, a Basketball Legacy, and an Unprecedented …

Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues Is Beyond Belief

March 14th, 2022


This week we speak to NBA legend Muggsy Bogues and his co-author Jake Uitti about their new book, Muggsy: My Life from a Kid in the Projects to the Godfather of Small Ball. We talk to Muggsy about his life growing up in …

Talking Baseball Lockout With “The Real Ben Shapiro”

March 8th, 2022


In this week's episode, we speak to baseball commentator Ben Shapiro about the MLB lockout.

We also have ‘Choice Words’ about the move by …

Hunter S. Thompson’s Sporting Life

February 28th, 2022


This week we speak to Peter Richardson, author of Savage Journey: Hunter S. Thompson and the Weird Road to Gonzo, a new book about Thompson’s life as a sports writer. We talk about Thompson’s heroes, including Muhammad …

The Stories of Baseball Legends

February 14th, 2022


This week we speak to legendary sportswriter Peter Golenbock about his new book, Whispers of the Gods: Tales from Baseball’s Golden Age, Told by the …

Why France Is Attacking Muslim Women Athletes

February 7th, 2022


This week we speak to Shireen Ahmed from the "Burn It All Down" podcast and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation about a prospective law in France …

Talking '90s Knicks with Chris Herring

February 1st, 2022


This week we are talking to Chris Herring, New York Times best-selling author of Blood in the Garden: the Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks. We talk about the interesting personalities on the team, Pat …

A Professor with an Alternative Way Forward for College Sports

January 24th, 2022


This week we speak to Ben Carrington about USC’s new head coach Lincoln Riley and the bloated contract the university offered him. Carrington goes …

Eric Dickerson Brings the Smoke

January 17th, 2022


This week we speak to Eric Dickerson about his new book Watch My Smoke: The Eric Dickerson Story, cowritten with Greg Hanlon.

We also have Choice Words about Novak Djokovic and the ongoing saga taking place in Australia …

What do the 1984 Olympics Teach Us? 

January 10th, 2022


This week we talk to L. Jon Wertheim about his new book Glory Days: The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days That Changed Sports and Culture Forever. We …

Taking A Break with Viet Thanh Nguyen

December 20th, 2021


This week we speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer and USC professor Viet Thanh Nguyen. It’s a great conversation and we hope …

Ryan Shazier On His Perilous Football Journey

December 13th, 2021


This week we speak to former Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Shazier about his new book: Walking Miracle: How Faith, Positive Thinking, and Passion for Football Brought Me Back from Paralysis...and Helped Me Find Purpose.

We …

Jake's Takes

November 29th, 2021


This week I give my take on the vaccine wars in the NBA. It’s a thorny subject and I break it down. Also we have Jake’s Takes as my kid will tell you who will win this week’s NFL games. All this and more on this week’s …

When Women’s Soccer Started A Cultural Revolution

November 22nd, 2021


This week we speak to Rob Goldman, author of the new book, The Sisterhood: The 99ers and the Rise of U.S. Women's Soccer. This book looks at the US …

Hidden History of the National Women’s Football League

November 1st, 2021


This week we speak to Britni de la Cretaz & Lyndsey D’Arcangelo, authors of the new book, Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women's Football League. This book is incredible and unearths an entire history …

Talking About The Knicks of the 90s

October 25th, 2021


This week we are talking to Paul Knepper, author of the book “The Knicks of the Nineties: Ewing, Oakley, Starks and the Brawlers That Almost Won It …

Talking NFL E-Mails with Andrew Brandt

October 18th, 2021


This week we speak to long-time former Green Bay Packers executive Andrew Brandt about the leak of NFL emails and what they say about the league. Also, we have choice words about the latest attack on trans youth …

Giving the NFL’s Jackie Robinsons Their Do

October 12th, 2021


This week, Bob Glauber joins the show to discuss the new book that he co-wrote with Keyshawn Johnson, The Forgotten First. Such an informative interview, you don’t want to miss it!

Bob Glauber

Twitter: @BobGlauber

The NBA’s Vaccine Conundrum

October 4th, 2021


This week I give my take on the vaccine wars in the NBA. It’s a thorny subject and I break it down. Also we have Jake’s Takes as my kid will tell you who will win this week’s NFL games. All this and more on this week’s …

Should Sports Be Happening At All?

September 27th, 2021

This week on the podcast we have “Choice Words” about whether, given the Delta variant, we should once again shut sports down for the public good. …

“What is The Kaepernick Effect?” A Conversation with Eddie Glaude

September 20th, 2021


This week we have a special episode—Dave Zirin in conversation with Eddie Glaude about his new book Kaepernick Effect. You won’t want to miss it. We also have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down Awards and another …

Is Ballet At A Turning Pointe?

September 13th, 2021

This week we speak to journalist Dr. Chloe Angyal about her book on the ballet pipeline, Turning Pointe. The parallels to youth sports are uncanny you really have to check this interview out. Also we have “Choice Words” …

Five Years Later: Steve Wyche On Breaking THE Kaepernick Story

August 30th, 2021

This week we talk to NFL Network journalist Steve Wyche about the night he interviewed Colin Kaepernick after noticing that he was sitting during the …

High School Football in the Shadow of the Nation's Capital 

August 23rd, 2021

This week we speak to Devon Ashby, author of the fascinating new book PG vs MoCo: A Memoir of High School Football in the Shadow of the Nation's …

The Greatest: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon on Muhammad Ali

July 19th, 2021

On September 19, PBS will debut the new documentary “Muhammad Ali” by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon. This week we speak to them about how to bring a larger than life figure back down to earth and what they …

Talking NBA Finals, Sha'Carri Richardson, and Jazz Cigarettes

July 12th, 2021

We are BACK! This week we talk to the Coach Kevin McNutt about the suspension of track and field star Sha'Carri Richardson for smoking weed and some NBA Finals observations so far.
We also have “Choice Words” about …

Critical Race Theory at a Big Time Sports School

June 14th, 2021

This week we speak to Dr. David Canton, the new head of the African-American studies department at the University of Florida about how he intends to …

Talking to the Director and Producer of Changing the Game

June 7th, 2021

There is a new and groundbreaking film about trans youth athletes called Changing the Game. This week on the Edge of Sports podcast, we speak to director Michael Barnett, and Alex Schmider, the film's producer. Everyone …

The Politics of Tailgating

May 31st, 2021

This week we speak to authors Maria J. Veri and Rita Liberti about their new book, Gridiron Gourmet, which explores tailgating culture and sports. …

Hope Solo Wants Soccer Justice

May 24th, 2021

This week we speak to legendary goalkeeper Hope Solo about her 20 year career in USA Soccer and what she would do if she was in charge of the …

How the 1948 Indians Explain the World

May 17th, 2021

This week we talk to Luke Epplin, author of the new book, Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball. Luke goes into detail on his research for the book, Satchel Paige, why Larry …

Women’s Hoops 16 Years After Shattering the Glass

May 10th, 2021

This week we talk to Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackleford, authors of the groundbreaking book, “Shattering The Glass: The Remarkable History Of Women's Basketball.” You have to listen to this interview. 
We also have …

NFL Player In Solidarity With Trans Athletes

May 3rd, 2021

This week we speak to free agent NFL player RK Russell about his oped in The Guardian in defense of transgender athletes as well as his process of writing. Russell has some great advice for up-and-coming athletes.

We …

How Does Whiteness Operate In Sports?

April 19th, 2021

This week we talk to the owner of the social justice education firm JenFryTalks, former volleyball coach Jen Fry, to speak about how whiteness …

The Legendary “Cobra” Dave Parker

April 12th, 2021

This week we talk to former baseball MVP, Dave “The Cobra” Parker about his new book “Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood.” We talk to Parker about his career, Roberto Clemente, and even get a vocal performance. …

Whither Women's Sports Coverage?

April 5th, 2021

This week we talk to Professor Cheryl Cooky, co-author of the new study One and Done: The Eclipse of Women’s Televised Sports, 1989–2019. Cooky talks …

Sports Media's Dance with Misogyny Featuring Julie DiCaro

March 22nd, 2021

This week we talk to the author of the new book, “Sidelined: Sidelined: Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America,” by Julie DiCaro. Julie talks …

Chase Strangio on Countering Attacks on Trans Athletes

March 15th, 2021

This week we talk to Chase Strangio, the Deputy Director for Transgender Justice at the ACLU, about countering the relentless state government attack on trans women and girls who want to play sports.
We also have …

Leroy Moore, Krip Hop Nation and the Politics of the Paralympics

March 8th, 2021

This week we speak to Leroy Moore, one of the founders of the hip hop organization, Krip Hop Nation about the Paralympics. We also talk to Moore about his love of Hip-Hop, his favorite artists, and growing up in New …

How Texas Led A Sporting Revolution

March 1st, 2021

This week we talk to Professor Frank Guridy, author of the new book, The Sports Revolution: How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics, a …

Japanese Internment, Football, And A Legendary Team

February 22nd, 2021

This week we talk to Bradford Pearson, author of the new Book, The Eagles of Heart Mountain. It’s the true story of a group of Japanese American …

Natalie Weiner on the Failures of Sports' “White Feminism”

February 15th, 2021

This week, we speak to journalist Natalie Weiner about her piece on White Feminism and the ways in which Barstool Sports is utilizing different …

Talking to NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith

February 5th, 2021


In the lead-up to the Super Bowl, we speak to the NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith about the state of the players union and the state of …

Talking Jim Brown. Remembering Sekou Smith

February 1st, 2021

This week we are speaking to the cowriter of Jim Brown's 1989 autobiography Out of Bounds, former ESPN Outside the Lines reporter Steve Delsohn. We are talking about the portrayal of Brown in the lauded film, One Night …

Taking a Trip With Bill “Spaceman” Lee

January 25th, 2021

This week we talk to former All-Star pitcher and cosmic genius Bill “Spaceman” Lee. Bill talks to us about his unique life, his new book, and his many experiences playing baseball and the philosophies that guide him.

Chris Mosier: In Defense of Trans Athletes

January 18th, 2021

Chris Mosier is a hall-of-fame triathlete, and six-time member of Team USA, the first transgender man to represent the United States in international competition. Here he speaks to us about the right wing attacks on …

They Didn't Just Breach a Capitol. They Breached a City.

January 11th, 2021

This week we—a DC-based show—talk about the fascist mob that hit the Capitol on Wednesday, January 6th, and explain why this should be seen as an …

When a Coach Kneels With His Players

January 4th, 2021

This week we speak to former St. Michael's College coach Joshua Meyer and one of his former players, Winston Jones about their experience taking a …

A Journey to Mindfulness with Former NFL Player Prince Daniels, Jr.

December 21st, 2020

This week we talk to former NFL player Prince Daniels, Jr. about his book Mindfulness for the Ultimate Athlete: Mastering the Balance Between Power …

Attacking the Rim With NBA Hall-of-Famer Dave Bing

December 14th, 2020

This week we speak to Dave Bing about his new book, Attacking the Rim. Dave talks about his legendary basketball career, the deep influence of his parents on the person he is today, his time as mayor of Detroit, and …

Talking to The Producer of The Queen’s Gambit

December 7th, 2020

This week we speak to producer William Horberg about The Queen’s Gambit, one of the most watched Netflix productions of the year. We talk to William about how the show came to be, compliments and critiques of the show, …

Sportswriting Trailblazer Melissa Ludtke

November 25th, 2020

This week we speak to Melissa Ludtke about her legendary career, her iconic lawsuit that broke many barriers for women sportswriters, and women in sports broadly. We talk to Melissa about the elevation of Kim Ng to …

Pandemics & Protest with Marc Lamont Hill

November 16th, 2020

This week we speak to Marc Lamont Hill about his new book, We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility. We talk to Marc about the BLM …

An Election’s Eye View From The Streets

November 2nd, 2020

This week we speak to Deadspin’s Chuck Modiano about street protests in DC against police violence. We also talk to Chuck about DC’s mayor Muriel …

Rugby’s Political Athlete David Pocock Retires

October 26th, 2020

This week we speak to the great David Pocock about his retirement from rugby. We talk to him about leaving the game, his experiences playing rugby and lessons he has learned from the sport. We also talk about what he’s …

So Why Are People Watching Less Sports?

October 19th, 2020

This week we speak to Jane McManus, New York Daily News’ sports columnist and Director of the Center for Sports Communication at Marist College. We …

Bubblicious: What the Bubble Meant for the NBA

October 12th, 2020

This week we talk to NBA writer Michael Lee about the NBA Finals. We also talk about the remarkable success of the NBA Bubble, Jimmy Butler’s fit in Miami, and the legacy of Lebron James. 
We also have “Choice Words” …

Spencer Haywood: Origins of an Icon

October 5th, 2020

This week we talk to NBA Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood on the occasion of the new book, The Spencer Haywood Rule: Battles, Basketball, and the making …

Kobe, Shaq, and the Lakers’ Circus Maximus

September 28th, 2020

This week we talk to the best selling author of the new book Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty, Jeff Pearlman. Pearlman talks about all the big personalities around the team, …

How Shocking Is The “Shocking” Return Of The Big Ten?

September 21st, 2020

This week we speak to one of the leading critics of revenue-producing college sports, journalist Patrick Hruby. Hruby goes into detail about the Big …

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf On This Moment of Sports And Struggle

September 14th, 2020

This week we have audio of a webinar that I did with NBA legend Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf for the show Talking BLM hosted by Felicia Eaves for the …

A Sportsbook For Our Times

September 7th, 2020

This week we speak to acclaimed sportswriters Jessica Luther and Kavitha Davidson about their new book Loving Sports When They Don't Love You Back: Dilemmas Of The Modern Fan. It’s a tremendous book that really speaks …

Howard Bryant on the Sports Strikes Against Racism

August 31st, 2020

This week we speak to Full Dissidence author and ESPN columnist Howard Bryant about a historic week in the world of sports and what it could mean …

Ariyana Smith Has A Story To Tell

August 24th, 2020

In 2014, the first athlete to bring the Black Lives Matter movement to a place of protest during the National Anthem wasn’t an NBA or NFL player. It …

NBA & BLM: Is it Just Woke Marketing?

August 10th, 2020

This week on the show we speak to’s Sekou Smith about the NBA’s return, black lives matter, and protest. Smith gives us his take on activism coming out of the NBA’s bubble as we think about where we go from …

Ice Cube on Anti-Semitism and The Contract With Black America

August 3rd, 2020

This week on the show we speak to rapper/actor/mogul Ice Cube about his recent postings of anti-Semitic cartoons and how he answers for them. We also …

Layshia Clarendon, the WNBA, and Pushing the Envelope

July 29th, 2020

This week on the show we speak to Layshia Clarendon of the New York Liberty about a protest Layshia was at the forefront in organizing. We also talk to them about the return of the WNBA, activism within the ranks of …

NBA at the Breaking Point

July 13th, 2020

This week on the show we speak to Michael Lee of The Athletic about the prospects of playing the remainder of the NBA season in the Orlando bubble. We also talk about Stephen Jackson's anti-Semitic comments and discuss …

NFL Pro Bowler Michael Bennett on the Power of Protest

July 6th, 2020

This week on the show, we speak to author and NFL Pro Bowler Michael Bennett about recent protests over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Bennett connects the struggle of African Americans …

Kevin Powell: When We Get Free

June 29th, 2020

This week on the show, we speak to author and activist Kevin Powell about his new book, When We Free The World. Powell talks to us about recent …

Tear Down The Statues, Change The Names

June 22nd, 2020

This week on the show, I speak about the remarkable development of athletes taking part in street protests around the country against police violence …

Craig Hodges: NBA Freedom Fighter Speaks

June 15th, 2020

 This week we talk to former Chicago Bull Craig Hodges about recent protests and uprisings taking place all over the country in the wake of the …

Minneapolis One Week Later: How Things Have Changed

June 8th, 2020

This week we talk to former NBA basketball player and Minnesota native Royce White about the week that was. White has been at the heart of the …

Royce White: On the Frontlines in Minneapolis

June 1st, 2020

This week we talk to former NBA basketball player and Minnesota native Royce White about the police murder of George Floyd. White has been at the …

Dr. Céline Gounder on the Risks of Reopening Sports

May 25th, 2020

This week we talk to CNN medical expert and NYU professor Dr. Celine Gounder about Covid-19. We talk to Dr. Gounder about the push to reopen sports, …

Hidden History: The Civil Rights Movement and the Black Athlete

May 19th, 2020

This week's show is a talk I did with educator and author Jesse Hagopian about the history of Black athletes and their intersection with the Civil Rights Movement. We go through the famous hidden stories of people like …

Scoop Jackson Makes it Plain

May 11th, 2020

This week we talk to Scoop Jackson, author of the new book, The Game is Not a Game: The Power, Protest and Politics of American Sports. We talk to …

Ghosts of Dodger Stadium

May 4th, 2020

This week we talk to Eric Nusbaum, author of the new book, “Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between.” We talk to him about his new book, the history of how Dodger Stadium came to be, and …

The Myth and Reality of Black Consumer Power

April 27th, 2020

This week we talk to Jared Ball, professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore. We talk to him about his new book, The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power, the history of the concept, …

Jordan’s Last Dance

April 20th, 2020

This week we talk to friend of the show Michael Lee to talk about Last Dance, a documentary on Michael Jordan and the ’98 Chicago Bulls. We talk …

Coronavirus In "The Other DC"

April 13th, 2020

This week we take a sidestep from sports and talk to Maurice Cook from the Ward 6 Mutual Aid Network. We talk about coronavirus’ impact on DC, how …

Grant Wahl on Soccer's Place In a Coronavirus World

April 6th, 2020

This week we speak to the preeminent soccer journalist in the United States, Grant Wahl, about the role of soccer amidst the coronavirus pandemic. We …

Esports: The Only Game In Town

March 30th, 2020

 This week we speak to Rod “Slasher” Breslau,  and Erin Ashley Simon, two experts on Esports. We speak to them about the impact of coronavirus on …

“If I knew the answers I’d run for President.”

March 23rd, 2020

This week we speak to NBA veteran Wilson Chandler about how he is maintaining amid the pandemic as well as his experience playing on basketball’s biggest stage, his stint in China, and the rhetoric of Donald Trump.
We …

The Rise and Fall (And Possible Rise Again) of the Warriors Dynasty

March 9th, 2020

This week we talk to ace NBA journalist Ethan Sherwood Strauss about his new book The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty. We talk to Ethan about that Warriors dynasty, Kevin Durant, and the …

A Turning Point in Women’s Sports & Inside Report From Kobe’s Memorial

March 2nd, 2020

This week we are talking to Power Plays sports reporter Lindsay Gibbs about the promising albeit volatile state of women’s sports and then to Kevin …

Former NBA Star David West on Political Journey & Bernie Support

February 17th, 2020

This week we speak to retired NBA All Star David West about his life, politics, and support for the Bernie Sanders campaign. We also talk about his …

Howard Bryant & Full Dissidence

February 10th, 2020

This week we talk to sportswriter Howard Bryant about his new book, Full Dissidence: Notes From an Uneven Playing Field. It is a searing look at …

The Kansas City Chiefs Name: Racist Or “Just Sports?”

February 3rd, 2020

This week we talk to Vincent Schilling, associate editor from Indian Country Today about the origin and present ramifications of the Kansas City Chiefs name and mascot.
We have ‘Choice Words’ about Kobe Bryant as we …

Racism's Persistence in Sports

January 27th, 2020

This week we speak to Professor Kenneth Shropshire about a host of issues pervading sports and how today's students are taking them in.
We have ‘Choice Words’ with Chuck Modiano on whether there is an ethical team to …

NFL Player Says It Loud and Proud: “I consider myself a Berniecrat.”

January 21st, 2020

This week we chop it up with LA Chargers running back Justin Jackson, who has become a big of a lightning rod on social media in recent months. …

Legacy of David Stern and a Look Back at 2019

January 6th, 2020

This week we discuss the towering and complicated legacy of former NBA commissioner David Stern. We look at his success in guiding the league through some its best years as well as his support of notorious racist former …

Can Youth Football Save Us From Gun Violence?

November 25th, 2019

This week we talk with journalist Natalie Weiner from SB Nation about her recent longform piece on how gun violence has affected youth football …

Talking to Legendary Olympic Sprinter And Activist Wyomia Tyus

November 18th, 2019

This week we are honored to speak to gold medalist at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics and the first-ever back-to-back gold medalist in the 100 meters, …

The Hidden History of the 1936 US Olympic Basketball Team

November 11th, 2019

This week we speak to author Andrew Maraniss about his new book Games of Deception about the 1936 US Olympic Basketball team’s foray into the Hitler hosted Berlin Olympics. 
We have ‘Choice Words’ about the Nationals …

The Great Booing At Nationals Park

November 4th, 2019

This week we speak to former Edge of Sports podcast producer Dan Bloom about his experience sitting in Nationals Park as the thousands rose up last Sunday to boo Donald Trump. A longtime Nationals fan, he also reflects …

What Is Juiced? The Players? The Balls? Or The Planet?

October 28th, 2019

This week we speak to freelance author Rob Arthur about his theories about the Major League Baseball home run boom. Arthur turns science into home run theories. Fascinating subject. Also I have Just Stand Up and Just …

NBA, China, and the Coming Season

October 21st, 2019

This week we speak to The Athletic's National Basketball Association correspondent Michael Lee about all things NBA, China, and LeBron. We also preview the forthcoming season and I give my mighty predictions for the …

Ryan O'Callaghan's Life On The Line

October 7th, 2019

This week we talk to former NFL player Ryan O'Callaghan about his book My Life on the Line, and what it was like to keep his sexuality hidden as an NFL player. It's a riveting story.
We also Have ‘Choice Words’ about …

WNBA Finals Fever

September 30th, 2019

This week we speak to WNBA aficionado Helen Welock about the WNBA finals between the Mystics and Suns.
We also Have ‘Choice Words’ about the cancellation of the FIFA Palestine Cup. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and …

Maya Moore Makes History By Walking Away

September 23rd, 2019

This week we speak to one of the great basketball players of all time, Maya Moore, talking to us about her unprecedented decision to walk away from hoops to organize around the worst aspects of our criminal justice …

Steubenville to Antonio Brown

September 16th, 2019

This week we speak to filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman about her film Roll Red Roll, a documentary about the 2012 sexual assault by members of the …

Bill Lester: NASCAR Trailblazer

September 4th, 2019

This week we speak to African-American trailblazing NASCAR driver Bill Lester. I also have choice words about the retirement of Andrew Luck and the crisis of race and class it poses for the NFL.
We also have some …

Race & Royce: Rebel Athletes

August 26th, 2019

This week we speak to Fencer Race Imboden who took a knee at the Pan Am Games during the anthem to protest the injustice raging across America. We also spoke to Royce White, friend of the show and former NBA player who …

The Road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

August 5th, 2019

This week we speak to the author of Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics, Jules Boykoff. We both just returned from Tokyo where prep for …

The Women’s World Cup Legacy & My Mt. Rushmores

July 15th, 2019

This week I chop it up with hoops referee, author and coach Kevin McNutt about the US Women’s National Soccer Team’s World Cup victory, and we rank “Mt. Rushmore’s” in wide variety of sporting categories. It’s a blast. …

The Chronicles of KD

July 1st, 2019

This week we talk about the NBA season that was with the Athletic’s NBA national correspondent Michael Lee. Also I’ve got choice words about
We …

From Toronto to Paris

June 17th, 2019

This week we speak to journalist and Burn it All Down Podcast co-host Shireen Ahmed about her experience in Paris for the start of the Women’s World …

Giving Silence A Voice

June 10th, 2019

This week we speak to Indigenous Canadian long-distance runner Tracie Leost about Rosalie Fish the Washington state runner who wrote the initials MMIW for missing and murdered indigenous women and ran with the red …

On Marshawn Lynch: Radical Iconoclast

June 3rd, 2019

This week we speak to filmmaker David Shields about his new film Lynch: A History about the great running back Marshawn Lynch. The film looks at Lynch’s life and how he’s been able to use silence as a form of …

The WNBA: Poised for a Breakthrough?

May 27th, 2019

This week we speak to Lyndsey D’Arcangelo of the Athletic WNBA and the Athletic Buffalo about the start of the WNBA season. We talk about the sport’s …

Futbolera: Women, Soccer and Latin America

May 20th, 2019


This week we speak to the co-author of the new book Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America, Brenda Elsey. We talk about the …

Wrestling’s Radical Champion

May 13th, 2019


"The Product" David Starr is a pro wrestler who is fighting to change the very economic foundation of his sport while also raising political …

Antoine Fuqua on His New Ali Doc

April 29th, 2019


This week we speak to the director of the Academy Award winning film Training Day, Antoine Fuqua, about his new HBO documentary, “What’s My Name?” about the life of Muhammad Ali, a film produced by LeBron James. 

We also …

The Fight to Save Coach Fofo From Deportation

April 22nd, 2019


Today we speak to Casa de Maryland Services Director George Escobar about the fight to save Agbegnigan Amouzou, also known as ‘Coach Fofo,’ from deportation. Coach Fofo, a native of Togo, has been a staple in both the …

The Preventable Death of Braeden Bradforth

April 15th, 2019


Today we speak to Joanne Atkins-Ingram, the mother of Braeden Bradforth, who died of exertional heatstroke in a non-contact practice at Garden City …

The NBA Season That Was

April 8th, 2019


This week we speak to the Athletic’s national NBA columnist about the 2018-2019 NBA season that has come and gone and whether anyone has a chance to …

The Wild and Crazy USFL

April 1st, 2019


This week we speak to NY Times bestselling author Jeff Pearlman about his book Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL. We go into the league’s history, why it went under, and lessons to be …

NCAA Exploitation Word Association

March 25th, 2019


This week we speak to DC-based sports journalist and editor Patrick Hruby about the rot that envelops the NCAA, more visible than ever this March. We do all this through the prism of word association, talking coaches, …

The Attack on Trans Athletes

March 18th, 2019


This week we speak to Katie Barnes of ESPNW about the right wing movement against trans athletes particularly trans women, recent comments by tennis …

Robert Kraft: A Different Perspective

March 11th, 2019


This week we speak to Melissa Gira Grant, author of Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work about Robert Kraft’s arrest and the agendas that lurk behind charges of “human sex trafficking.”  

We also have ‘Choice Words’ …

Will The Caps on Major League Heads Be Union Made?

March 1st, 2019


This week we speak to Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Dolittle and activist Eireann Dolan about their push to keep the caps union made after a …

Cubs Ownership Has a Racism Problem

February 11th, 2019


This week we talk to AM670’s Julie DiCaro about Joe Ricketts, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field was found to have sent racist and …

The Worst Super Bowl Ever

February 6th, 2019


This week we talk to “The Football Girl” Melissa Jacobs about the worst Super Bowl ever. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about the political drama taking …

The Imagination of Martellus Bennett

January 28th, 2019


This week we talk to former pro-bowler and Super Bowl champ Martellus Bennett about his new children’s book Dear Black Boy. The former NFL standout also talks about his upbringing, how he’s been doing post-football, and …

Talking NCAA Football Unions w/ Kain Colter

January 22nd, 2019


This week we speak to Kain Colter, former quarterback at Northwestern and current organizer with the American Federation of Teachers. We talked about …

NFL Coaching Hires: How Racist Is This League?

January 14th, 2019


This week we speak to NY Daily News sports writer Charles Modiano about his writing on the NFL's coaching hires over the last month: hires that have all but practically eliminated black head coaches from the league. 

Chicago Bill Siegel: The Greatest

December 18th, 2018


This week we pay tribute to filmmaker Bill Siegel who passed away last week. Bill Siegel is known as the director of what I believe to be the best boxing documentary ever made, The Trials of Muhammad Ali. We play an …

Dark Knight: Bob Knight’s Last Days at Indiana

December 10th, 2018


This week we speak to Robert Abbott, director, producer, and narrator of the 30 for 30 film The Last Days of Knight. We talk to the director about his film, Neil Reed’s courage, and why the coach remains a compelling …

Heading a Hoops Conference In Era of Big Football

December 3rd, 2018


This week we speak to the commissioner of the West Coast Conference, Gloria Nevarez, the first Latina commissioner of a Division I conference, about …

Nike & the Modern Neoliberal University

November 12th, 2018


This week we speak to Joshua Hunt, author of the new book University of Nike. He talks to us about the development of the multinational corporation, …

LA Olympics: Draped in Disgrace

November 5th, 2018


This week we speak to Anne Orchier, an activist with NOlympics LA about the upcoming summer Olympics in the city and the pervasive problems the city of Los Angeles is facing. 

Also we’ve got ‘Choice Words’ about the …

Babe Ruth & the Birth of Modern Celebrity

October 29th, 2018


This week we speak to Jane Leavy, author of the new book ‘Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created.’ It’s a unique look at the foundational athlete of the 20th century and the birth of the modern celebrity athlete …

How the NCAA Gaslights America

October 22nd, 2018


This week we speak to economist Andy Schwarz about his Deadspin article “The NCAA Is Gaslighting You.” Schwarz’s piece looks at case in Oakland as well as the ongoing FBI case. We also talk about the Historical …

Edge of Sports NBA Season Preview

October 16th, 2018


This week we forecast the NBA season with the one and only Michael Lee. Also we have choice words about the University of Maryland and elite football player Jordan McNair. I also have a historic just stand up and just …

Sports, Rape Culture & Brett Kavanaugh (TW)

October 8th, 2018


This week we speak to Brenda Tracy about her experience with sports and sexual assault as well as her mission to enlist football teams in the fight …

The Power of Sports Fans

October 1st, 2018


This week we speak to Brian Hess, director of the Sports Fans Coalition, about sports gambling and how to empower sports fans.

We also have ‘Choice …

Live With Author/Activist Kevin Powell

September 24th, 2018


This week we come to you live from Solid State Books in DC to talk to Kevin Powell about his new book "My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the …

Serena Williams & The Policing Of Anger

September 17th, 2018


This week we speak to Soraya Chemaly, author of the new book “Rage Becomes Her” about Serena Williams, Title IX, and how our society monitors women’s …

Colin Kaepernick & The Perils of the Swoosh

September 10th, 2018


This week we speak about the new Nike ad campaign centered on Colin Kaepernick. We look at this collision of politics and commerce by speaking to Jim …

The Predictable Scandals of Urban Meyer

August 30th, 2018


This week we speak to USA Today sports columnist Dan Wolken about Ohio State Buckeye football coach Urban Meyer and his three game suspension to …

The Samoan Pipeline To The NFL

August 6th, 2018


This week we speak to Rob Ruck, author of the new book Tropic of Football: the long and perilous journey of Samoans to the NFL. We talk about the history of American Samoa and the importance of football to the islands.

Royce White on Mental Heath [Trigger Warning]

July 23rd, 2018


Former - and we hope future - NBA player Royce White speaks about the suicide of one-time teammate Tyler Honeycutt. White also talks about NBA policy …

Deconstructing Les Bleus

July 16th, 2018


This week, we speak to sports journalist and Burn It All Down podcast cohost Shireen Ahmed about the politics of the French World Cup team. Also I’ve …

The World Cup & Remembering John McNamara

July 2nd, 2018


This week we speak to Duke University professor and author of The Language of the Game: How to Understand Soccer, Laurent DuBois about the latest in …

The Politics of the 2018 World Cup

June 18th, 2018


This week we speak to former US Olympic soccer player and the author of Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics, Jules Boykoff about the …

The Hidden Queer History Behind “A League of Their Own”

June 11th, 2018


This week we speak to Britni de la Cretaz, journalist and writer, about her recent piece that went viral titled “”The Hidden Queer History Behind “A League of Their Own.”” This was a very informative conversation that …

The Greatest ‘What-Ifs’ In Sports History

June 4th, 2018


This week we speak to Mike Pesca from The Gist Podcast about his new book “Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs In Sports History.” This was a really fun conversation, and we talk about topics ranging from what if …

The NFL Anthem Mess: Putting Out a Fire With Kerosene

May 28th, 2018


This week we have Bijan Bayne, social commentator and author of the book Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball to talk the NFL, the new anthem …

Can’t Eat A Medal: Black Women Athletes Under Jim Crow

May 16th, 2018


This week we speak to Professor Amira Rose Davis about her research on one of the most hidden aspects of sports history, black women before Title IX. 

Also we’ve got some ‘Choice Words’ about the importance of Becky …

The Singularity of LeBron James

May 8th, 2018


This week, we speak to Yahoo Sports’ national NBA correspondent Michael Lee about what makes LeBron James unique and how he can be stopped (It …

Too Much Testosterone? The Discrimination Women Face in International Sports

May 1st, 2018


This week, we speak to anthropologist and ethicist Katrina Karkazis about regulations passed down from the IAAF dealing with testosterone testing of …

Talking Court Justice & Kaepernick with Michael McCann

April 25th, 2018


This week we speak to Sports Illustrated journalist and attorney Michael McCann about his book written with Ed O’Bannon, Court Justice: The Inside Story of My Battle Against the NCAA. We also go into detail about the …

Can a Feminist Revolution Save Women's Soccer in South America?

April 17th, 2018


This week, we speak to Brenda Elsey, co-host of the Burn It Down Podcast, who is currently in Buenos Aires. She is researching and writing about women soccer players in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina and how they have …

Dr. King's Legacy of Sports & Politics

April 10th, 2018


This week we speak to Professor Louis Moore about his research on Dr. Martin Luther King's connection to world of sports and politics. Also, we have …

Why Minor League Baseball Needs To Organize

April 3rd, 2018


This week we speak to longtime labor organizer, writer, and former head of TransAfrica Bill Fletcher about why the time is now for minor league baseball players to form a union. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about the …

Royce White: The Truth About the NBA & Mental Health

March 21st, 2018


NBA All-Stars Kevin Love & Demar DeRozan recently went public with their mental health challenges. Here, former NBA player Royce White speaks about the NBA’s approach to mental health, and the gap between the …

Why Athlete Activists Matter

March 13th, 2018


On this week’s pod, we speak to 10 year NBA veteran Etan Thomas about his new book "We Matter: Athletes and Activism,” where he speaks to sports figures ranging from Bill Russell to Russell Westbrook. Also, I have …

The End Of March Madness?

March 6th, 2018


This week we got a dope show. We talk to sportswriter and friend of the program Patrick Hruby in-depth about the political economy of revenue sports …

Talking NCAA Scandals & Black Panther

February 27th, 2018


This week we got a special episode. We go full-length in conversation with  sports broadcaster and former Georgetown basketball captain Monica McNutt …

Andrew Brandt on Kaepernick and the Business of the NFL

February 20th, 2018


This week, we talk all things NFL -- plus a new twist on the Lebron-Jordan debate -- with Andrew Brandt, columnist for The MMQB and The Athletic and …

Sacred Forests: The Olympics Land on South Korea

February 13th, 2018


This week, we give a preview of the Winter Olympics with Jules Boykoff, co-author of Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics. We also talk …

"Fly Eagles Fly": Activist Players Win Super Bowl

February 7th, 2018


This week, we recap the Super Bowl with Melissa Jacobs from The Football Girl and host of The Football Girl Podcast. The Philadelphia Eagles sure didn't consider social justice a distraction en route to the Super Bowl. …

USA Gymnastics & Michigan State: What's Next?

January 30th, 2018


This week, we speak to Jessica Luther, author of Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape, about Michigan State, USA …

Aaron Maybin: From NFL Athlete to Baltimore Art Teacher

January 23rd, 2018


As Baltimore schools became refrigerators this month, former NFL linebacker turned Art teacher Aaron Maybin went viral with a video detailing their …

10 Days To Shake The Super Bowl

January 16th, 2018


This week we talk to Hani Ali from the Black Visions Collective and Veronica Mendez-Moore from the Centro De Trabajadores Unidos En Lucha, both in …

Big-Time Sports in the Big Apple

January 9th, 2018


This week, we speak to author Sean Deveney about his new book Fun City, which chronicles New York City in the 1960's -- an era of Broadway Joe …

The Heritage of the Black Athlete

December 26th, 2017


This is a good one. We speak to ESPN the Magazine's Howard Bryant about his forthcoming book "The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and …

The Washington RedHAWKS Culture Jam

December 19th, 2017


On this episode of the podcast, we take a look at a culture jam that occurred earlier this week, targeting the Washington football team and its …

Understanding the Split in the NFL Players Movement

December 12th, 2017


This week, we try and understand the splits in the players coalition that has been negotiating with the NFL over the anti-racist protests taking place during the national anthem. We speak with Tamishia Moats, wife of …

Maya Moore Talks Mass Incarceration

November 30th, 2017


We speak to a WNBA MVP and one of the greatest hoopsters to ever live: Maya Moore. We talk about her recent efforts to raise awareness about prosecutorial misconduct and mass incarceration.Later on the show, we have …

Basketball in the Golden State with Legendary NBA Scribe Jack McCallum

November 21st, 2017


This week, we talk to Hall of Fame NBA journalist Jack McCallum about his new book Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California …

Militarism & Sports

November 15th, 2017


This week, we speak to Rory Fanning, who served in the Army Rangers with former NFL player Pat Tillman. Fanning would later become a member of …

Judah Friedlander: America is #1

November 7th, 2017


Fresh off his Netflix Special, America Is The Greatest Country in the United States, Judah Friedlander takes a stab at defining American exceptionalism through humor. Friedlaner, a major soccer fan, also explains how …

#MeToo: Sexual Assault & Sports

November 1st, 2017


We speak to three-time gold medalist and civil rights attorney Nancy Hogshead-Makar about how the #MeToo movement is shaping the world of sports as …

Three Generations of Athlete Activists

October 24th, 2017


This week, three generations of activist athletes take the stage at Wake Forest University. It's me your Edge of Sports host Dave Zirin, interviewing 1968 Olympic legend John Carlos, former NBA player - who knows …

Talking Collusion & Mental Health with Royce White

October 17th, 2017


This week, we speak to NBL MVP and former NBA player Royce White about mental health and what collusion looks like, in light of the recent news about …

NBA & Player Protest: A Collision Course?

October 10th, 2017


This week we talk face-to-face with Michael Lee, senior writer at The Vertical for Yahoo! Sports, about the prospect of players protesting during the anthem in the NBA and how NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will handle …

"U BUM!" Sports, Trump, & Resistance

September 27th, 2017


We discuss the explosive weekend of anthem protests with former San Francisco 49er Chris Borland, who famously walked away from the league after his stellar rookie season. We also go through everything that happened in …

Sports Can Unlearn Toxic Masculinity

September 19th, 2017


This week we speak to Joe Ehrmann, former NFL Player and founder of Inside Out Coaching: How Sports Can Change Lives. Also, I speak about the …

Houston's Field of Schemes

September 12th, 2017


This week we speak to Neil deMause, co-author of the book Field of Schemes about the toll that publicly funded stadiums has taken on the …

Inside New York City's #IStandWithKap Rally

August 29th, 2017


This week, we bring you the to the heart of the several-thousand-strong #IStandWithKap rally held outside NFL Headquarters on Park Avenue, in New York City. We have engaging interviews and riveting speeches -- including …

Yawkey Way's Name Change & The Art of Pro Wrestling

August 22nd, 2017


We speak to ESPN's Howard Bryant, author of Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston about the proposed name change of Yawkey Way at Fenway Park. Tom Yawkey was the team owner for decades and the Red Sox were …

The Deportation of Teen Soccer Star Lizandro Claros

August 15th, 2017


One of the best 50 soccer players in the D.C. area was detained and deported by Trump's ICE, but his teammates are fighting back. This week, we speak to Lizandro Claros' former coach, Matt Ney. It's a story that needs …

The NFL's Concussion Calamity

August 1st, 2017


This week, we are joined in-studio by Dr. Christian Dotson-Pierson to speak withDr. Chris Nowinski, Co-Founder & CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, about the recently published study by Dr. Anne McKee which …

Inside Colin Kaepernick's Trip to Africa

July 25th, 2017


This week, we speak to Ameer Loggins, the lecture organizer for Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camps. Loggins traveled with Kaepernick for the …

Viva Baseball: The Latino Pageantry of Miami's 2017 All-Star Game

July 18th, 2017


This week, we speak to the editor-in-chief of La Vida Baseball, Adrian Burgos, about what he saw and experienced during a celebration of Latino baseball history at this year's MLB All-Star Game. We also have Choice …

NBA Free Agency Madness & the Strength of Kaepernick's Silence

July 4th, 2017


We speak to the journalist Sekou Smith about the NBA as well as advice to young sports journalists. I also have some choice words about his store partnership between the Seattle storm and Planned Parenthood. …

How an Anti-Racist Lawsuit Empowered the Most Racist Brand in Sports

June 27th, 2017


This week, we talk to the founder of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, Jacqueline Keeler and discuss the recent Supreme Court case that has Washington football team owner Daniel Snyder celebrating. Don't miss the …

L.A. vs. the Olympics

June 20th, 2017


This week on the Edge of Sports Podcast we speak to journalist Molly Lambert and No Olympics LA organizer Anne Orchier about the forces behind the …

Donté Stallworth Explains the World

June 13th, 2017


This week, on the Edge of Sports Podcast, we talk foreign policy with 10 year NFL veteran Donté Stallworth. Also, I've got some choice words about …

Frank Deford: The Lost Interview

June 6th, 2017


A never before heard interview with the late Frank Deford from 2013. Topics ranged from personal interactions with legendary athletes such as Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, and Bill Russell to Deford's perspective on …

Etan Thomas on Kaepernick Protests & A Radical Plan to Change the NCAA

May 30th, 2017


This week we talk to ten year NBA veteran and author Etan Thomas about why he attended a protest against the "blackballing" of free agent quarterback …

How Do NFL Blackballings Work?

May 23rd, 2017


This week we speak to the lead football scout for Bleacher Report, former football scribe at Sports Illustrated, Doug Farrar. We talk about his …

Colin Kaepernick Vs. Systemic Oppression

May 16th, 2017


This week on the Edge of Sports Podcast, we give an inside look at the Know Your Rights Camps being hosted by free agent quarterback Colin …

John Angelos on the Orioles and Racist Incident at Fenway

May 9th, 2017


This week, we speak to Baltimore Orioles COO, John Angelos, about his stirring statement against racism after his team's star outfielder, Adam Jones, …

21st Century Trailblazer: Talking Sports & Politics With Ibtihaj Muhammad

May 2nd, 2017


This week we speak to the only Muslim American woman to ever medal at the Olympics and the first American woman to ever compete while wearing a hijab, Ibtihaj Muhammad. It's a fascinating insight into what makes her …

Anatomy of a Train Wreck: The Patriots White House Visit with "The Football Girl" Melissa Jacobs

April 25th, 2017


We speak to former Sports Illustrated editor Melissa Jacobs about the Aaron Hernandez suicide and the Pats trip to this abnormal White House. Also, we have choice words about Gov Scott Walker's awkward attempt to jump …

Hari Kondabolu on Baseball: ‘I’m Going to Throw This 100-Mile-per-Hour Missile at Your Head’

April 11th, 2017


The comedian behind albums like Waiting for 2042 and the Politically Re-Active podcast stops by to talk sports, social justice, Dave Chappelle and …

How To Win A Sports Strike

April 4th, 2017


This week we speak to Hilary Knight one of the stars of the US Women's National hockey team and Johnette Howard from ESPN about how the US Women's National Team won so much in their recent strike that went right to the …

Colin Kaepernick vs. Donald Trump

March 28th, 2017


Does Colin Kaepernick not have an NFL job because of political collusion? Is Donald Trump behind it? We speak to Mike Tanier of Bleacher Report for …

ESPN’s Jemele Hill on Hosting SportsCenter and Dealing With the Haters

March 21st, 2017


The co-host of ESPN's 6 PM SportsCenter show, Jemele Hill, joins us to talk about how she and her co-host Michael Smith are reshaping the sports institution, with a little bit of help from Biggie Smalls and amplified by …

FightPlan: Muhammad Ali vs Donald Trump

March 13th, 2017


We speak to former U.S. attorney and current legal representative of Muhammad Ali, Jr. and Khalilah Camacho-Ali, Chris Mancini, about the Ali family's plan to challenge Donald Trump's Muslim ban, which all started when …

The Enduring Legacy of 'Hoop Dreams'

March 7th, 2017


The REBOOTED PODCAST now sponsored by the Nation Magazine is officially underway! We start it off with an interview with legendary documentary filmmaker, and the producer of Hoop Dreams, Peter Gilbert. We talk about …

The Politics Beneath the Super Bowl with Sekou Smith

February 8th, 2017


It's mourning in Atlanta. To get the lowdown on the scene in the ATL after New England's epic Super Bowl comeback victory, we speak to Atlanta and NBA television's own Sekou Smith. We also speak to Sekou about why it is …

The Brady/Trump Nexus with Melissa Jacobs of SI

February 1st, 2017


For Super Bowl week, we have Sports Illustrated NFL editor Melissa Jacobs to discuss her column "Why Tom Brady's friendship with Donald Trump is the …

Defending Title IX with Nancy Hogshead-Makar

January 25th, 2017


Nancy Hogshead-Makar is a three-time gold-medalist swimmer, sexual assault survivor, and one of the most renowned Title IX attorneys in the US. We …

The Time Is Now: John Carlos LIVE on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 21st, 2017


In front of 400 high school students in Concord, Massachusetts I speak to 1968 Olympic legend Dr. John Carlos about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther …

Michael Bennett LIVE in Seattle

January 11th, 2017


In front of over 800 people at Town Hall Seattle, we speak to Seahawks all-pro defensive end Michael Bennett about sports, society, masculinity, and …

Chris Webber: Beats, Hoops and Life

January 5th, 2017


This week we speak to Chris Webber about his new podcast ‘Fearless or Insane’ as well as his politics, growing up in a union household, hip-hop, and …

Jan 5 in Seattle: Dave Zirin & Michael Bennett

December 30th, 2016


Hey Seattle, come out to our own Dave Zirin's big event on January 5 at Town HallDave Zirin with Michael BennettThe Collision: Sports and Politics in …

Hoops and Harm with Jack McCallum

December 22nd, 2016


Jack McCallum is the most important, respected basketball writer of the last 50 years. We talk to Captain Jack about how basketball players will respond to a trump presidency, the career resurrection of my kids and …

Hide Your Kids: Patrick Hruby vs. High School Football

December 16th, 2016


First, we hear from Patrick Hruby, a contributing editor at VICE Sports, who makes the case against High School Football in his latest piece, “Friday …

How The Feds Executed My Parents: Michael Meeropol, Son of The Rosenbergs

December 9th, 2016


We speak this week to Michael Meeropol, whose parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, were executed by the US government in 1953. We talk about his …

Sole By The Pound: Sonny Vaccaro on NCAA Sham Amatuerism

December 1st, 2016


Today we speak to the most influential person in basketball who never laced up sneakers or coached on a sideline: former Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro – the guy who connected sneaker money to so-called amateur hoops. He …

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Dr. Harry Edwards On The Athlete-Activist Under Trump

November 16th, 2016


Legendary sports sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards has been working with Colin Kaepernick and speaking in locker rooms around the country. We speak with …

Going Full Dissident with Howard Bryant

November 11th, 2016


ESPN The Magazine's Howard Bryant joins the podcast to talk about the only issue that matters. The election of Donald Trump was a slap in the face to …

Lifelines, Not Pipelines: Jesse Jackson & Jackie Keeler

November 2nd, 2016


We are honored to speak with Reverend Jesse Jackson about his trip to North Dakota to fight the Dakota access pipeline (DAPL,) giving Jackie …

Institutional Betrayal: Jessica Luther on Josh Brown, College Football and the Politics of Rape

October 26th, 2016


In a week dominated by stories about former New York Giants place kicker Josh Brown and the NFL's continual coverup of domestic violence, we speak to …

Say Everything: John Cusack on Kaepernick, The Cubs, Snowden & Things that Can and Cannot Be Said

October 21st, 2016


John Cusack is a renowned actor, best known for classics like Being John Malkovich, Better Off Dead, Say Anything, and for my money, the greatest sports movie of all time, Eight Men Out. Cusack is also a serious …

Not In My Locker Room: DeAndre Levy of the Detroit Lions Speaks Out

October 15th, 2016


In an attempt to excuse his own repugnant behavior, Donald Trump unwittingly started a real conversation on what he dubbed “locker room talk” about …

Walter Beach to Colin Kaepernick: Black Radicals in Sports

October 6th, 2016


We speak to Dr. Walter Beach, starter on the Cleveland Browns 1964 Championship team and member of the famed Muhammad Ali Summit about the politics …

John Carlos: “Follow Kaepernick to the Rainbow”

September 28th, 2016


We bring sports and politics icon John Carlos in-studio to talk about how it feels to see a new generation of athletes replicate his anthem protests …

Bob Costas on Covering Kaepernick and the Olympics

September 22nd, 2016


Iconic NBC broadcaster Bob Costas speaks about balancing the real world and the sports world, when politics rip through the games we often turn to …

Face-to-Face with Olympian Feyisa Lilesa and the NFL's Weekend of Dissent

September 14th, 2016


When Feyisa Lilesa crossed won silver at the 2016 Olympics, he raised his arms in an X formation, a symbol of solidarity with the Oromo Liberation …

The Fire Last Time: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

September 7th, 2016


Before Colin Kaepernick, there was Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. In 1996, the Denver Nuggets guard said that on principle he could not stand for the national …

Swimming With Sharks: Kaepernick's Protest, Backlash and Resistance

August 31st, 2016


We speak to Olympic gold-medal swimmer Anthony Ervin about Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest against police violence, Ervin's book ‘Chasing …

Breaking: Colin Kaepernick and the backlash he faces. Guest: NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith

August 27th, 2016


San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick decided to sit during the national anthem because he is "not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a …

Real Olympic Drama: Caster Semenya, Feyisa Lilesa and Rio

August 26th, 2016


As Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia crossed the finish line to win silver in the olympic marathon in Rio, he raised his arms and crossed them above his head …

The Other Olympic Rio with Favela Activist Theresa Williamson

August 19th, 2016


In the run-up to Brazil’s year of mega-events, Theresa Williamson made her website into an essential independent news source. In our final Olympics podcast, Theresa Williamson joins me for a wide-ranging …

Live from Olympic Rio: O Bom, O Mau, O Feio

August 14th, 2016


We are in Olympic Rio shining light on the dark corners of these games. First up: Jules Boykoff, a razor-sharp critic of sports culture and the …

Road To Rio, Russia, and The Grief Of The Khans

August 4th, 2016


The Olympics are here and as I head to Rio, Edge of Sports has David W. Larkin, an attorney who focuses on the corruption of sports organizations like the International Olympic Committee, about the decision to not …

The Politics of Basketball ...or... Keeping Adam Silver Honest

July 26th, 2016


In response to North Carolina’s discriminatory HB-2 'bathroom bill,' NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stood up for LGBTQ rights and pulled the 2017 …

The Premature Activist Athlete: Royce White on the ESPYs opening

July 20th, 2016


Today there is largely universal praise for the ESPY statements of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwayne Wade and LeBron James. But what about athletes …

Athletic Revolt and #BlackLivesMatter with Scoop Jackson

July 13th, 2016


The police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, followed by the sniper attack on police in Dallas, unleashed a wave of protests …

Kevin Durant Chooses His Own Adventure

July 8th, 2016


The Sports World is buzzing about NBA star's Kevin Durant's move from Oklahoma City to the Golden State Warriors. We break it down - the basketball …

Goodbye, Champ: A Final Tribute to Muhammad Ali

July 1st, 2016


Our final tribute to Muhammad Ali features Bill Siegel, director of ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali,’ as well as cultural commentator and author Bijan C. …

LeBron’s Champion Cavaliers & Sports After Orlando

June 23rd, 2016


The ascendancy of the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James to the top of the mountain has captivated hoop fans everywhere, including us. First, Dave Zirin sings the praises of LeBron and the Cavs, and then speaks …

Muhammad Ali's Funeral: Live From Louisville

June 16th, 2016


Today we bring you the emotions, sounds, and voices of Muhammad Ali's funeral in Louisville. This was a day that will go down in history as the last act of resistance by the 20th century’s most iconic fighter. People …

Muhammad Ali's Politics of Faith

June 9th, 2016


All week we are releasing interviews about the remarkable and singular legacy of The Champ, Muhammad Ali. Today we have Canadian sports journalist …

Bob Lipsyte: Writing Black Superman’s Obituary

June 9th, 2016


Only one man who could write the New York Times obituary of Muhammad Ali. Bob Lipsyte covered Ali for 52 years and continues our special week of …

Chuck D Honors Ali: “He Grabbed the Mic and He Rhymed.”

June 7th, 2016


The world shook last week as the greatest sports figure of the 20th Century, Muhammad Ali, passed away. Today begins a week of special podcasts devoted to The Champ, which will end with a trip to Louisville for Ali’s …

Roller Derby Star Fifi Nomenon on Being Trans in Texas

June 3rd, 2016


Fifi Nomenon (say the name quickly) is a star of the Texas Rollergirls and team USA Roller Derby, and is one of the most prominent trans athletes in …

Clap Back on WaPo's Bad Poll with Jacqueline Keeler

May 27th, 2016


The Washington Post caused a furor when they released a new poll, claiming that 90% of Native Americans are not offended by the home football team’s …

The Olympics and the Battle for Rio's Future

May 20th, 2016


This is the Olympics edition of the Edge of Sports podcast, and it is a news making edition of the show. I am just back from Rio de Janeiro snd the show reflects this in rather dramatic fashion. I sat down face to face …

Roger Waters and The Occupation of the American Mind

May 13th, 2016


This week, an extensive interview with Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters on Israel, Palestine, US politics, and the power of music. We also discuss the …

Michael Sam: The first openly gay man in the NFL looks back, plans ahead

May 5th, 2016


Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, tells his fascinating story to Dave Zirin, on-stage at University of Colorado Denver. …

Glenn Greenwald, the Rio Olympics & Our Tribute to Prince

April 29th, 2016


Despite heavy hearts due to the passing of Prince, we are honored to welcome one of the most prominent journalists of our time, co-founder of The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald. We speak to Greenwald primarily about the …

Student Athletes vs. Nike Sweatshops: Isabelle Teare of Georgetown Sailing

April 22nd, 2016


This week, a show for all the student-athletes, student-activists, and the advocates like us who cheer them on. Isabelle Teare is a member of the Georgetown University Sailing Team. She’s also a leader in ‘Athletes and …

Robert Lipsyte Suffers No Fools, Takes No Prisoners

April 15th, 2016


Today's guest hold the informal title of "greatest living sportswriter," Robert Lipsyte. Lipsyte distinguished himself with multiple stints at the …

Ken Burns: "Jackie Robinson is a true, authentic hero because he is complex."

April 6th, 2016


This week, we have the most acclaimed historical documentary filmmaker on earth, Ken Burns. He made ‘Baseball’ and ‘Jazz,’ and now we talk to Burns about his  new two-part PBS documentary 'Jackie Robinson.' It's a …

Remembering Miles & Phife with Don Cheadle & Bobbito Garcia

March 31st, 2016


Today we pay homage to two departed legends of music. First, we have Don Cheadle, star and director of the Miles Davis biopic “Miles Ahead.” Then, DJ Bobbito Garcia remembers his friend Malik Taylor, AKA Phife Dawg of A …

Judah Friedlander

March 25th, 2016


Amid political chaos, Edge of Sports looks to a comic mind for order: author and actor Judah Friedlander. As Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock, Friedlander …

Dr. Harry Edwards on NCAAs: Stop the Madness of March

March 16th, 2016


As college basketball fans descend into March Madness, Edge of Sports offers a wake-up call from Dr. Harry Edwards, renowned sports sociologist and …

Mick Foley: Reach for the Ring & Smell the Roses Simultaneously

March 10th, 2016


This is one of those dream shows for us at Edge of Sports. We’ve spoken to Kareem. We’ve spoken to Martina. Now we talk to Mick, as in pro wrestling …

#NerdlandForever and Hall Of Famers Willie Lanier & Ken Houston

March 4th, 2016


We have a show this week that fills me with pride and anger. The pride comes from the fact that we interview two NFL Hall of Fame players who grew up …

John Carlos & Wyomia Tyus LIVE from Cal State East Bay

February 25th, 2016


This week on Edge of Sports, we have two sports/politics legends of 1968 and we speak to them in front of 500 people in a packed Oakland auditorium. …

Martina Navratilova: The Refusal to Go Backward

February 18th, 2016


Edge of Sports welcomes Martina Navratilova, one of the greatest tennis players ever and one of host Dave Zirin’s political-athlete heroes. Martina …

Super Bowl Aftermath: Beyoncé, Cam Newton, and "Unapologetic Blackness"

February 12th, 2016


In the aftermath of Super Bowl 50, we look at two figures who personify "Unapologetic Blackness." First, we discuss the indomitable of Cam Newton …

Noam Chomsky Super Bowl Special & Cam Newton: The Bridge to Somewhere

February 4th, 2016


The Edge of Sports Super Bowl Blockbuster Special features radical linguistic theorist Noam Chomsky giving his first-ever sports interview. Today, the MIT professor drops knowledge on the gladiatorial spectacle …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Video Out Now

January 29th, 2016


Today, the video of Dave Zirin's interview with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is available on,, and YouTube. You'll hear …

Who Killed Lawrence Phillips?

January 22nd, 2016


Lawrence Phillips was a phenomenal football talent, a back-to-back National Champion at the University of Nebraska and a top NFL draft pick in 1996. …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: A Beautiful Mind

January 13th, 2016


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the consummate renaissance man of basketball. The all-time leading scorer in NBA history is also an author, historian, and …

Next Week: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

January 6th, 2016


This week, Edge of Sports is traveling to LA to interview Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Instead of taking the week off, Dave Zirin is dropping into your …

State of The Sports Union & The Best Guests Of 2015

December 31st, 2015


“Life moves pretty fast…if you don’t stop and look around once in a while…you could miss it.” Wise words from Ferris Bueller animate the year’s final …

A Chamique Holdsclaw Christmas

December 24th, 2015


Today, women’s basketball great Chamique Holdsclaw joins us to discuss the recent comments of Gilbert Arenas, and her own fascinating history in the …

'Concussion' Author Jeanne Marie Laskas

December 17th, 2015


“This is the conversation America keeps not having…” Today, we have that conversation on head injuries in football with Jeanne Marie Laskas, whose reporting on Dr. Bennet Omalu serves as the basis for the upcoming Will …

NBA Champs Craig Hodges & Samaki Walker Speak Out

December 10th, 2015


Today, we learn what it’s like to be blackballed from your job for speaking your mind, and what it means to play pro ball…in Syria. Craig Hodges was …

Orioles Owner John Angelos Gets Real

November 26th, 2015


Orioles Owner John Angelos Gets Real, Son of Nun Raps In-Studio
In April, protests in Baltimore over the police murder of Freddie Gray reached the …

The Soul of Sports After Paris & Beirut

November 19th, 2015


“Intellectual and material walls are not the way to progress.” The words of today’s guest, George Atallah from the NFLPA, in response to knee-jerk bigotry against refugees after attacks in Paris and Beirut. Atallah’s …

John Legend, Paul Hewitt on Missouri Tigers Football Strike

November 11th, 2015


Oscar and Grammy winner John Legend joins Edge of Sports to laud the Missouri Tigers football team, who made history by joining with protesting …

Chuck D of Public Enemy on LeBron, Ali, ... and Pilates?

November 4th, 2015


The all-new Edge of Sports podcast is here, and our host Dave Zirin calls on the Hard Rhymer himself, the legendary Chuck D of Public Enemy, to bless the first show. As it turns out, this activist lion of hip-hop …

Edge of Sports Podcast Wed, 07 Oct 2015

October 7th, 2015


Episode 271: BOOM! Dave delves into his trip to San Antonio with Dr. John Carlos to speak to the Gregg Popovich and the Spurs about the 1968 Olympics. Dave was impressed by the intensity with which battle-tested …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 01 Oct 2015

October 1st, 2015


Episode 270: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week. Hear Coach Kevin McNutt and D.C. Dan Baker prepare Dave for his trip to San Antonio with Dr. John speak with Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 17 Sep 2015

September 17th, 2015


Episode 269: BOOM! We have one heck of a show for you this week! Coach looks back on what it was like to play against Moses Malone, who unfortunately passed away last week. Dave regales Coach and Mark of how how Malone …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 10 Sep 2015

September 10th, 2015


Episode 268: BOOM! It’s our NFL Season Preview, but first Dave discusses the great Williams’ sisters after their recent U.S. Open Quarterfinal matchup and the NYPD mistakenly handcuffing former #4-ranked player, James …

Edge of Sports Podcast Sat, 29 Aug 2015

August 29th, 2015


Episode 267: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week as Dave, Coach, and Mark take a look at the dominance of Serena Williams and what she’s faced in becoming the best to ever play tennis. Amy K. Nelson of The …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 20 Aug 2015

August 20th, 2015


Episode 266: BOOM! Dave gets right into the nitty gritty this week as he discusses neoliberalism in sports. How Northwestern University football …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 06 Aug 2015

August 6th, 2015


Episode 265: BOOM! We have a great show this week. Coach Kevin McNutt has a new book out and we dive head first into the world of youth sports. Dave discusses Playing Time: Tough Truths about AAU Basketball, Youth …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 30 Jul 2015

July 30th, 2015


Episode 264: BOOM! We’ve got a fantastic show for you this week! Dave, Coach, Mark, and Dan weigh in on the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4-game …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 09 Jul 2015

July 9th, 2015


Episode 263: BOOM! Dave, “Mean” Mark Barry, D.C. Dan, and Samantha Barry weigh in on the DeAndre Jordan free agency fiasco. Mark gives you his All-Star snubs and favorites for the major MLB awards at the mid-season …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 02 Jul 2015

July 2nd, 2015


Episode 262: BOOM! We’ve got one heck of a show for you this week! As the dog days of summer approach, “Mean” Mark Barry tries to convince Dave and Coach to watch baseball. Dr. Brenda J. Elsey looks back on the Women’s …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 25 Jun 2015

June 25th, 2015


Episode 261: BOOM! We’ve got an amazing show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark prepare you for the 2015 NBA Draft and take a look at the top prospects. Dr. Cheryl Cooky discusses her latest study: “It’s Dude …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 18 Jun 2015

June 18th, 2015


Episode 260: We have a wonderful show for you this week on Edge of Sports Radio. Coach Kevin McNutt has to explain why he thought the Cleveland …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 11 Jun 2015

June 11th, 2015


Episode 259: BOOM! We have one helluva show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark are joined by comedian, social commentator and most importantly, the host of Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 04 Jun 2015

June 4th, 2015


Episode 258: BOOM! We have a fantastic show lined up for you this week. Dave, Coach and Mark touch on the latest in the FIFA Scandal after Sepp Blatter’s announcement that he is stepping down as FIFA President. Dave …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 28 May 2015

May 28th, 2015


Episode 257: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week. Dave, Coach and Mark touch on the the FIFA Scandal, and if FIFA President Sepp Blatter will survive this latest controversy. Mark makes a case for Cleveland …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 21 May 2015

May 21st, 2015


Episode 256: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week. Dave, Coach and Mark touch on the NBA player as a father narrative being played out in the …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 07 May 2015

May 7th, 2015


Episode 255: BOOM! Heavy on the football talk this week as Dave, Coach, and Mark discuss Deflategate from the New England Patriots’ top players and executives knowingly cheating to the ramifications it will have on the …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 30 Apr 2015

April 30th, 2015


Episode 255: BOOM! We have an awesome show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark discuss how sports has and should play a role in the Baltimore …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 23 Apr 2015

April 23rd, 2015


Episode 254: BOOM! A fantastic show for you this week. Shireen Ahmed of Footybedsheets joins Dave, Coach and Mark to talk about the future of women’s soccer ahead of the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Robert Silverman …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 09 Apr 2015

April 9th, 2015


Episodes 254: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week! Coach recaps the NCAA Men’s & Women’s Final Four from the bad -- Wisconsin head …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 02 Apr 2015

April 2nd, 2015


Episode 253: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week! Dave opens it up with his response to Coach about what kind of punishment Ray McDonald, …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 26 Mar 2015

March 26th, 2015


Episode 252: BOOM! Dave, Mark and Coach dissect why Mark is still a fan of the NFL, but no longer his beloved Chicago Bears with the signing of Ray McDonald. Author, lawyer and basketball commentator Richard Kent …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 19 Mar 2015

March 19th, 2015


Episode 251: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week. Ahead of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, get the Final Four picks from Dave, Coach, Mark, and D.C. Dan. In the wake of Chris Borland’s shocking …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 12 Mar 2015

March 12th, 2015


Episode 250: BOOM! Dave’s on the road but the show must go on so Daniel “DC Dan” Baker and “Mean” Mark Barry take the reigns. Dave checks in to discuss the recent incident at the University of Oklahoma and the response …

Edge of Sports Podcast Mon, 02 Mar 2015

March 2nd, 2015


Episode 249: BOOM! We have a wonderful edition of Edge of Sports for you this week. Royce White, mental health advocate and former NCAA star …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 26 Feb 2015

February 26th, 2015


Episode 248: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and Dan reflect on the latest injury to Derrick Rose. Sekou Smith, NBA Hangtime Blog, explains how the Atlanta Hawks …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 19 Feb 2015

February 19th, 2015


Episode 247: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week. Fresh off the NBA All-Star weekend, Dave ponders the future of Kevin Durant. And not just because of his rant about the media. He and Coach debate if he’s …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 12 Feb 2015

February 12th, 2015


Episode 246: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and Mark dive right into the fiasco surrounding Jackie Robinson West having their Little League World Series title being stripped. They share memories about legendary NCAA Men’s …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 05 Feb 2015

February 5th, 2015


Episode 245: BOOM! The New England Patriots are Super Bowl Champions and Dave, Coach, Mark, and D.C. Dan give their take on the wild ending. The great sportswriter David Steele joins the program to delve into the game …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 29 Jan 2015

January 29th, 2015


Episode 244: The Super Bowl is upon us! What better to talk about than Marshawn Lynch...not talking to the media! Dave, Coach, and Mark all give …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 22 Jan 2015

January 22nd, 2015


Episode 243: Dave is in Seattle -- he’s got Super Bowl fever already! -- so Coach and DC Dan are taking over in studio. They talk about the Packers-Seahawks NFC Championship and the term of choking in sports. Patrick …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 15 Jan 2015

January 15th, 2015


Episode 242: BOOM! Dave has another fantastic show for you this week, right ahead of MLK Jr. Weekend. Dave and Coach explain how the great Civil Rights leader felt about sports. Then, Coach introduces the first edition …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 08 Jan 2015

January 8th, 2015


Episode 241: BOOM! Dave is back for 2015 and we’ve got exactly what you expect. A great show! Comic Hari Kondabolu explains why the Charlie Hedbo …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 11 Dec 2014

December 11th, 2014


Episode 240: BOOM! Dave, Coach, Mark and special in-studio guest-host Shireen Ahmed discuss another week where sports and politics met head on! From …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 04 Dec 2014

December 4th, 2014


Episode 239: Dave and Coach try to do the impossible: Have a conversation about race. Dave explains the difference between something being racist and someone being racist. Something being racialized and someone being …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 20 Nov 2014

November 20th, 2014


Episode 238: BOOMSHAKALAKA! Dave, Coach, and Mark welcome back Richard Kent to break down UConn’s loss to Stanford. The guys debate whether or not …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 13 Nov 2014

November 13th, 2014


Episode 327: BOOM! A great show this week for you. Dave and Coach debate Derrick Rose’s latest comments about keeping an eye on the future as he play …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 06 Nov 2014

November 6th, 2014


Episode 326: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week! Dave, Coach, and Mark play courtroom and take Roger Goodell to task as if he was under oath in front of them. Then, Michael O’Keeffe of the New York Daily …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 30 Oct 2014

October 30th, 2014


Episode 325: BOOM! The World Series is over but Edge of Sports carries onward and upward. Three fantastic guests join Dave and Coach. First, hear from PBS News Hour’s William Brangham who is researching the dangers of …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 23 Oct 2014

October 23rd, 2014


Episode 324: BOOM! The NBA season is about to begin and with that, Dave, Coach, Mark, and Dan have all the predictions you need to hear! Will it be the San Antonio Spurs vs the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals? …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 16 Oct 2014

October 16th, 2014


Episode 323: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and “Mean” Mark discuss the Jameis Winston autograph scandal and tell us which famous athlete from his hometown is turning his back on the Florida State quarterback. They then speak to …

Edge of Sports Podcast Tue, 14 Oct 2014

October 14th, 2014


Episode 322: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and “Mean” Mark delve into the recent news out of Ferguson, Missouri and the the protests that occurred at a St. Louis Cardinals game. The fellas debate the merit of guilt by association …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 02 Oct 2014

October 2nd, 2014


Episode 321: BOOM! Dave illustrates why Steve Smith of the Baltimore Ravens makes him love professional sports. Shereen Ahmed, VICE Sports writer, …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 25 Sep 2014

September 25th, 2014


Episode 320: BOOM! Dave is back in studio, and he’s bringing a packed showed with him. Today, Coach, Mean Mark, and Dave are joined by NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith to hear his take and response on all of the …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 18 Sep 2014

September 18th, 2014


Episode 319: BOOM! Dave’s writing a book on Jim Brown with the great Jim Brown, so Coach, Mark, and D.C. Dan have taken over the show once again! They debate how much criticism Jameis Winston really deserves. SLAM …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 11 Sep 2014

September 11th, 2014


Episode 318: BOOM! Dave, Mark, and Coach cover the biggest story in sports and politics -- even bigger than the NFL itself -- the Roger Goodell …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 04 Sep 2014

September 4th, 2014


Episode 317: KABOOM! The NFL Season is finally here! David Steele of Sporting News and author of Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith, joins Dave, Mark, and Coach to preview the entire season! From how the …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 28 Aug 2014

August 28th, 2014


Episode 316: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark delve into the Josh Gordon suspension and answer the question: …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 21 Aug 2014

August 21st, 2014


Episode 315: BOOM! Dave’s back! That’s right! He’s got one helluva show lined up for you this week. Ed Bollinger, Dave’s father in law, starts the …

Edge of Sports Podcast Thu, 14 Aug 2014

August 14th, 2014


Episode 314: BOOMSHAKALAKA! Dave’s still out, but Coach, Mark, and D.C. Dan are in control again. They start off with a review of the NFL preseason …

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