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Edge of Sports

381 EpisodesProduced by Dave Zirin / The NationWebsite

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


Judah Friedlander

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 was known for his “World Champ” trucker hats, and it does not escape Judah that Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” cap bears more than a passing resemblance to his signature look. Dave Zirin and Judah talk politics, comedy and ping pong, recorded in a Montgomery County, Maryland library. Then, Dave has some ‘Choice Words’ about baseball diplomacy in Cuba laced with music by Machito, and the ‘Just Stand Up’ award goes to Serena Williams for rebuking Raymond Moore, former director of the Indian Wells tennis tournament disgraced by his comments belittling female players.—“If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons by Judah Friedlander” | | | | Office audition tapes: in Progressive: “Play Béisbol! Cuba Thaw Creates New Possibilities” | | |—Music: “Like That” Ardency | Machito “Babarabatiri” “El Bajo De Chapotin” “Mambo Inn” | Percy Faith & His Orchestra ”Tara’s Theme (Theme from Gone with the Wind)”

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