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Ep #143: Special, special! An Interview With Sedona Prince

Ep #143: Special, special! An Interview With Sedona Prince

January 18, 2022

On today’s special episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen and Steph interview the one and only Sedona Prince. The Oregon basketball standout was already making moves on the court when her TikTok’s exposing the NCAA’s disparate treatment of the women’s and men’s teams during March Madness went viral. She’s been on the rise ever since and now hosts an Uninterrupted series, “More Than An Athlete Hotline: Varsity Edition,” presented by Champs Sports and East Bay. Prince is on the rise — as a hooper, social media star and activist — and we ask her all about it. This is one ep you don't want to miss!

 

Show notes:

Latest episode of “More Than An Athlete Hotline: Varsity Edition”
Sedona Prince’s viral TikTok from March Madness 2021

 

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Ep #142: Beijing 2022: How censorship and COVID-19 could disrupt the Olympics

Ep #142: Beijing 2022: How censorship and COVID-19 could disrupt the Olympics

January 13, 2022

Can you believe the 2022 Beijing Olympics are just 22 days away? *gasps* On today’s episode, co-hosts Ellen and Steph discuss the latest news from the Games, covering everything from censorship to COVID-19. Hosting an international sporting event in a global pandemic…what could go wrong?

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Ep #141: Novax Djokovic wins in court

Ep #141: Novax Djokovic wins in court

January 11, 2022

On today’s episode, co-hosts Ellen and Steph are continuing last week’s discussion of tennis player Novak Djokovic’s legal saga unfolding in Australia. The Aussie Open kicked off last Sunday, and this story of (un)vaccination has taken center stage. 

 

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Ep #140: The NBA’s loss is the WNBA’s gain: Becky Hammon blazes another trail

Ep #140: The NBA’s loss is the WNBA’s gain: Becky Hammon blazes another trail

January 6, 2022

We’re so happy you’re sticking with us for another year of The GIST of It! On today’s episode, co-hosts Ellen and Steph are discussing Becky Hammon’s new role as the Las Vegas Aces’ head coach and why it matters that she left the NBA and headed back to her WNBA roots. 

And stick around for a true WTF moment from the No. 1 world-ranked men’s singles player, Novak Djokovic. *hint* We’re over him. 

Thank you to FanDuel for sponsoring today’s episode! Somehow there’s only one (!!!) NFL Sunday remaining in 2021, but it’s not too late to get in the game thanks to our GIST-exclusive fantasy contest. Visit fanduel.com/gist to play now and submit your picks before Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. You got this.

 

Show notes:

Becky Hammon press conference 

 

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Ep #139: Ellen and Steph’s Year in Review you didn’t ask for

Ep #139: Ellen and Steph’s Year in Review you didn’t ask for

December 30, 2021

And then there was one!

 

On the final episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen and Steph are here to give their year in review. From their favorite sports moments, behind the scenes podcast insight and more, this is a roundup you don’t want to miss. 

 

Thank you to FanDuel for sponsoring today’s episode! Somehow there are only two (!!!) NFL Sunday remaining in the NFL regular season, but it’s not too late to get in the game thanks to our GIST-exclusive fantasy contest. Visit fanduel.com/gist to play now and submit your picks before Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. You got this.

 

 

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Ep #138: All we want for Christmas is safety first — COVID-19 and sports

Ep #138: All we want for Christmas is safety first — COVID-19 and sports

December 23, 2021

On today’s episode, co-hosts Ellen and Steph are back with more on the latest of COVID-19 in sports, but today they’re zooming out to discuss some bigger picture impacts of this latest surge. From teams essentially grabbing players off the street to leagues putting profits over people *eye roll* El and Steph get into all of it.

Thank you to FanDuel for sponsoring today’s episode! Somehow there’s only one (!!!) NFL Sunday remaining in 2021, but it’s not too late to get in the game thanks to our GIST-exclusive fantasy contest. Visit fanduel.com/gist to play now and submit your picks before Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. You got this.

And a big shoutout to Jane’s for also supporting today’s pod! The World Juniors begin on Sunday, and we can’t wait to see Team Canada in action, especially because the goalies will be wearing masks repping some of our favorite Canadian women hockey players. You know we love it. To learn more about how Janes is leveling the playing field, visit hockeycanada.ca/ALLIN

 

Show notes:

The English Premier League’s options for postponement

 

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Ep #137: The latest on COVID-19 in sports and tennis star Peng Shuai

Ep #137: The latest on COVID-19 in sports and tennis star Peng Shuai

December 21, 2021

Co-hosts Ellen and Steph are continuing their discussion on how COVID-19 is impacting sports and the bleak midwinter we see ahead. Every day seems to bring new cases, new postponements and new norms.

After the break, we’ll be shedding light on some troubling new updates concerning women’s tennis star Peng Shuai. We’ve covered her story previously on Episodes #127 and #132, and please note that this story concerns allegations of sexual assault. If you have to take a break, we’re sending you love and we’ll see you on Thursday. 

 

Show notes:

Austin Rivers shares his COVID-19 story

Peng Shuai interview

 

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Ep #136: How COVID-19 is affecting sports (again)

Ep #136: How COVID-19 is affecting sports (again)

December 16, 2021

Roll up your sleeves (literally and figuratively) — on today’s episode, co-hosts Ellen and Steph are discussing how COVID-19 is (yet again) hitting the sports world. The Omicron variant is on the rise and the NBA, NFL, NHL and even the Olympics aren’t immune.

Producer’s note: While we’ll be taking a look at the virus from a sports perspective, we do want to acknowledge the very real, very human toll COVID-19 has had on our communities. We’ll link Dr. Clint Smith III’s article in The Atlantic in the show notes, but we’re sending love to everyone who’s lost someone due to the pandemic.

And stick around because the Washington Football Team (WFT) is back in the headlines, this time with the U.S. Congress asking the NFL to release all documents and evidence in relation to WFT owner Dan Snyder’s alleged interference into an investigation of the team’s workplace culture.

Thank you to FanDuel for sponsoring today’s episode. The NFL regular season may be winding down, but the fun is just getting started thanks to our weekly FanDuel fantasy football contest. By paying the small $2 entry fee, you’ll have the chance to win over $250 (!!!) in cash prizes.

Visit fanduel.com/gist to get started, submit your picks by Sunday at 1 p.m. ET then sit back and watch the points roll in. Good luck!

 

Show notes:

Dr. Clint Smith III’s article on grief and COVID-19

 

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Ep #135: Larry Nassar, the Olympics and institutional failure in sports

Ep #135: Larry Nassar, the Olympics and institutional failure in sports

December 14, 2021

In today’s important episode, co-hosts Ellen and Steph are tackling a pernicious and prevalent problem across sports: institutional failure.

Given yesterday’s announcement that USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committees agreed to pay a $380 million settlement to survivors of former U.S. Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar, today El and Steph are covering the latest from that case and discussing power imbalances across organizations and leagues. 

And we do want to mention that this episode includes discussion of sexual assault, so please do what’s best for you.  

Today’s episode is brought to you by Scotiabank. Want to help make hockey more inclusive for all Canadians? Check out Scotiabank’s awesome Hockey For All program — a platform dedicated to promoting inclusion and diversity in the game — by visiting scotiabank.com/hockeyforall.

 

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Ep #134: The Women’s Professional Soccer League (WPSL) isn’t what it seems

Ep #134: The Women’s Professional Soccer League (WPSL) isn’t what it seems

December 9, 2021

Hey friend!

 

We’re so excited you’re here and we can’t wait to share today’s episode of The GIST of It. Co-hosts Ellen and Steph discuss why the announcement of a Canadian Women’s Soccer League might not be as exciting as it sounds.  

 

They’ll cover why professional women’s soccer players deserve better (something we will never stop talking about, TBH), and end with a WTF moment concerning the ongoing media coverage — or lack thereof — of the PSG Féminine attacks we covered last month. 

 

Today’s episode is brought to you by FanDuel and Canadian Tire. The NFL regular season might be coming to a close, but it’s still a party over at our GIST-exclusive fantasy football contest. Head to fanduel.com/gist to join in on all the fun today.  

 

And we’re such fans of what Canadian Tire is doing with their Jumpstart Charities, dedicated to saving youth sports through their Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund. More kids in sports is exactly what we love to see. Head on over to jumpstart.canadiantire.ca to learn more about their vital work. 

 

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New York Times article on the PSG attack

 

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