hear what they’re saying


Nieman Reports, January 7, 2019

“It takes outlets like the “Burn It All Down” podcast, platforms like Her Hoop Stats, and advocates like Cheryl Reeve to show what women’s sports coverage can be and what women in sports can do.”


The Athletic, Dec. 17, 2018

“While an independent entity is unlikely to reach the download levels of the podcast publishers above, it’s been exciting to watch new voices emerge in sports and gain a following. One such entity is the Burn It All Down podcast.”


Excerpt from Soraya Chemaly’s Rage Becomes Her, 2018

“Sports journalists Shireen Ahmed and Jessica Luther, along with several others, started a podcast called “Burn It All Down” to create sports media that runs counter to the problematic mainstream neglect of women’s voices in sports.”


The Guardian, May 27, 2018:

“Burn It All Down bills itself as “the feminist sports podcast you need”. Shireen Ahmed, Amira Rose Davis, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs and Jessica Luther are smart, articulate journalists and academics, and their podcast boasts interesting interviews and informed analysis – plus, there’s a regular slot for “badass women of the week”. It’s not all American stuff either; the podcast has recently discussed Mo Salah and The Great British Baking Show.”


Rewire, December 21, 2017:

“The best part about the show? You don’t even need to be a sports fan to enjoy it. The hosts use sports as gateways into other issues like pay equality and gender equity in professional leagues, and, ultimately, just about every issue you could think of. I’ve played sports all my life and am ride-or-die for women’s soccer. So it is fantastic to finally have a show that delves into these issues and understands that not all sports fans live in man-caves in their basement.”


Bitch Magazine, Winter 2018 issue (#77):

“This podcast is a who’s who of amazing women sports writers [who] tackle sports and politics with a decidedly feminist bent.”


Shondaland, October 19, 2017:

“Not only can this diverse group of friends be counted on to bring an intersectional eye to everything they discuss, they’re also on the ball when it comes to basic coverage, as well. If you’re looking for a pitch perfect recap of the World Cup qualifiers, or you’re dying to know about the WNBA All Star Weekend, then “Burn It All Down” really is “the feminist sports podcast you need.””


Ozy, July 3, 2017:

“For a growing group of podcast listeners, especially women, Burn It All Down represents a needed addition to the sports media landscape.”


Last but not least, a feature in NewsBusters!

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