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Ep#60: Changing hockey culture with former NHLer Akim Aliu

Ep#60: Changing hockey culture with former NHLer Akim Aliu

March 5, 2021

This week our very own Steph Rotz interviewed former NHLer and founding member of the Hockey Diversity Alliance (HDA), Akim Aliu. They discuss the need to change hockey culture, how change should start at the grassroots level, and more. Tune in, won’t you?

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Ep #59: What the heck is going on in Barcelona?

Ep #59: What the heck is going on in Barcelona?

March 3, 2021

This week, co-hosts Ellen and Steph give an explainer on FC Barcelona’s off-field drama. From the social media smear campaign they allegedly created to target former and current players and the resulting arrests of top staff members, to say this one is a mess would be an understatement. All that and more in today’s podcast. Tune in, won’t you?

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Ep #58: Tiger Woods: The car accident & his impact on sports

Ep #58: Tiger Woods: The car accident & his impact on sports

February 24, 2021

This week co-hosts Ellen and Steph talk about Tiger Woods’ shocking car accident, while also taking a step back to discuss the ups and downs of his career and, ultimately, the lasting impact that Tiger Woods has had on the world of golf, and sports. 

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Photos of the crash

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Ep #57: NBA drama, Aussie Open action, skier Mikaela Shiffrin besting the men

Ep #57: NBA drama, Aussie Open action, skier Mikaela Shiffrin besting the men

February 17, 2021

This week co-hosts Ellen and Steph break down all of the NBA drama including Golden State Warrior Draymond Green calling out the league for their unfair double-standard on how they treat teams and players when it comes to trades. Juicy. Add that to a woman worth watching moment of the week featuring alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin, and this podcast has everything you need. Tune in, won’t you?

 

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Ep #56: “The gist” of the Australian Open

Ep #56: “The gist” of the Australian Open

February 10, 2021

This week co-hosts Ellen and Steph break down everything you need to know about the first tennis Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open. Ellen and Steph cover the tournament format, the key players to watch, and the off-court drama including why the arena named after Margaret Court needs to be changed. Tune in, won’t you?

 

Show notes:

Serena's 'fit

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Ep #55: Everything you need to know about Super Bowl LV

Ep #55: Everything you need to know about Super Bowl LV

February 3, 2021

This week co-hosts Ellen and Steph break down everything you need to know about Super Bowl LV. From how the two teams match up, to key players to watch and storylines to know about, Ellen and Steph have you covered. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Super Bowl podcast without covering the halftime show, the commercials, and the food. Tune in, won’t you?

Show notes:

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More on Tyreek Hill

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Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back.

Cauliflower wings.  

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Ep#54: The NWHL’s messy relationship with Barstool Sports, explained

Ep#54: The NWHL’s messy relationship with Barstool Sports, explained

January 27, 2021

This week co-hosts Ellen and Steph break down the off-ice situation between the NWHL, Barstool Sports and Barstool’s CEO Erika Nardini. If you saw this on your Twitter feed and wondered “what the heck is happening?” we have you covered. Add this to an NFL-inspired WTF moment and you have yourself a podcast. Tune in, won’t you?

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WTF is going on in women’s pro hockey, The GIST’s Sunday Scroll

The NWHL x Barstool problem explained 

NWHL statement
TokenCEO video tweet

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Ep #53: Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers’ off-field drama and NY Mets GM firing, explained

Ep #53: Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers’ off-field drama and NY Mets GM firing, explained

January 20, 2021

GISTers had questions and we have answers: ahead of the NFL’s Conference Championships on Sunday, co-hosts Ellen and Steph explain the frayed relationship between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his famous Bachelorette alum brother, Jordan. Meanwhile, this week’s WTF moment is all about the firing of NY Mets General Manager Jared Porter. Tune in, won’t you?

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Aaron Rodgers on Danica Patrick’s Pretty Intense Podcast

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Ep #52: Everything you need to know about the 2021 NHL season

Ep #52: Everything you need to know about the 2021 NHL season

January 13, 2021

This week co-hosts Ellen and Steph give “the gist” of the 2021 NHL season. From its new format, to teams to watch, to players to watch, and to how hockey culture needs to improve, they cover it all. It’s the best game you can name. So tune into it, won’t you?

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Ep #51: Everything you need to know about the NFL Playoffs

Ep #51: Everything you need to know about the NFL Playoffs

January 8, 2021

In today’s special pop-up podcast, co-hosts Ellen and Steph give “the gist” on the NFL Playoffs. From teams and players to watch, to how to play fantasy, to their Super Bowl predictions, Ellen and Steph give you the need-to-know info in less than 20 minutes. Tune in, won’t you?

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  • Plus, by competing in at least two weeks of fantasy contests, you’ll be entered in the final leaderboard — $2,000 is on the line including the grand prize of $500, a $200 adidas gift card and GIST merch. Cool, no? Need a quick refresher on fantasy football? Click here, and sign up for FanDuel here before games kick off this weekend.*

Show notes:

DK Metcalfe defensive play

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