August 4, 2020

Taking a Knee

Julio is joined by guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, and today they are talking sports. They're joined by Howard Bryant, senior writer for ESPN, and Shireen Ahmed, co-host of the feminist sports podcast Burn It All Down, to discuss what professional sports look like during a pandemic. They also dive into how the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight for racial justice is playing out on the field. And finally, they reflect on the need for systemic change in the world of sports. ITT Staff Picks:  - Jamilah King writes for Mother Jones about soaring coronavirus cases as baseball, basketball, and football leagues consider how to reinstate their seasons.  - Jemele Hill writes, "The NFL can only make a difference if those in positions of power—a category that most certainly includes Ross—embrace this opportunity to make bold statements rather than maintain the status quo" in this piece for The Atlantic. - Nathaniel Friedman and Jesse Einhorn write about the process of restarting the NBA in this piece for The New Republic. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool  

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