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Edge of Sports

344 EpisodesProduced by Dave Zirin / The NationWebsite

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


Babe Ruth & the Birth of Modern Celebrity

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 in American society. 

Also we’ve got ‘Choice Words’ about the University of Maryland’s effort to perfume their toxic football culture. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down Awards to Darius Miles and Syracuse coach Jim Boheim, a special Kaepernick Watch, and more.   

Jane Leavy

Twitter: @janelavy1

Zirin, Of Course the University of Maryland’s Football Culture Is Toxic | | | email us: | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE)

Music: Eye Examination - Del the Funky Homosapien | Line ‘Em Up - Freeway Feat. Young Chris | The Life - Styles P. Feat. Pharoahe Monch | Live In The Sky - T.I. Feat. Jamie Foxx | All About The Benjamins (Remix) - Puff Daddy Feat. Lil' Kim, The Lox & The Notorious B.I.G. | Brooklyn Zoo - Ol’ Dirty Bastard | Find A Way - Tribe Called Quest | Rock Co.Kane Flow - De La Soul Feat. MF Doom | The Wire Theme

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