Episode 42: Professor of History at the College of New Rochelle, a former senior research supervisor for NBC Olympic Sports across eight Olympic Games (she won an Emmy for her work at the London Olympics in 2012), and author of One Goal: A Coach, A Team, and the Game that Brought a Divided Town Together; @bassab1
Episode 44: Instructor in the Department of Kinesiology at Penn State, advocate for disabled athletes and disability awareness in sport.
Dr. Jonna Belanger
Episode 62: Assistant Professor in the history and Afro-American studies departments at UW-Madison, focuses on African American history, U.S. history, and the history of sport in the twentieth century, author of the forthcoming The Match of Her Life: Althea Gibson, Icon and Instrument of Integration
Episode 74: Former professional tennis player, tennis commentator, Emmy-winning reporter for HBO Real Sports, and Olympic commentator
Episode 8, Episode 20, and Episode 24: History professor at Penn State University whose work focuses on African American gender history, sports, politics, and the history of Black institutions. In 2016, she had a piece in the Radical History Reviewtitled, “No League of Their Own: Baseball, Black Women, and the Politics of Representation”; @mirarose88
Episode 2 and Episode 28: Award-winning novelist, journalist, and essayist. Author of Baseball Life Advice: Loving the Game That Saved Me; @MissStaceyMay
Episode 89: Trans woman tackle football player who won a discrimination suit against a women’s tackle football team and league
Episode 10: ESPN soccer analyst and sideline reporter who played soccer for Notre Dame, was drafted 11th by the Boston Breakers in 2002, and went on to be a WUSA All-Star. She joined the Mexican National Team in 1999, played in the 1999 Women´s World Cup, captained the team in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and retired in 2011 with 89 caps and 11 goals; @MonicaGonzo
Episode 8: Professor of sociology at the University of Toronto whose research focuses on how new and social media has changed social movement mobilization and political participation. She is an activist working on issues of queer and transgender inclusion in sports and higher education, and access to transgender health care. She also skates with Toronto Roller Derby, under the name Kate Silver; @alexhanna
Episode 38: Associate Professor of American Studies at Middlebury College. Her book, Competing Visions: Media Sport and Transnational Koreas, details the significance of commercial mass-mediated sports in shaping ideas of Americanness and Koreanness in Korean/American communities.
Episode 29: Outsider hitter on the Penn State volleyball team; 2016 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) First Team All-American and unanimous All-Big Ten selection
Episode 12: Metis runner and activist, participant in the North American Indigenous Games 2017, and an activist bringing attention to Missing and Murdered Indigenous women in Canada; @tracieleost
Episode 78: Veteran goalkeeper for the Jamaican National Team
Episode 23: Professor of Sociology at Ryerson University whose research focuses on the mediated representation of marginalized groups and and socio-cultural aspects sport
Episode 32: Volleyball player and coaching legend
Episode 54: Professor of History at American University, author of Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner: Boxing in the Shadow of the Global Color Line, and former professional dancer with the Toronto Raptors; @DrTRunstedtler
Sissi (Sisleide do Amor Lima)
Episode 24: Former Brazilian national football player
Tafa (Marcia Taffarel)
Episode 103: Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for MLB
Episode 71: Writer for The New York Times, California Sunday, and Pacific Standard, and author of American Chinatown: A People’s History of Five Neighborhoods; @bonnietsui
Episode 53: In 1968, Tyus became the first person ever to win gold medals in the 100-meter sprint in two consecutive Olympic Games, a feat that would not be repeated for twenty years or exceeded for almost fifty.
Episode 109: Former soccer player with the Nigerian Olympic team and Super Falcons, currently a coach and educator with grassroots soccer communities in Finland