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New York, NY—March 7, 2017—Dave Zirin, the first sports editor in The Nation’s 150-plus-year history, brings his wildly popular Edge of Sports podcast to TheNation.com. Beginning Tuesday, March 7, 2017, the program will be hosted on our site and feature new weekly episodes of original conversations with the trailblazers and earth shakers operating at the intersection of sports and politics in America and around the world.
“We’re delighted to have Dave’s much-needed voice on the digital airwaves as The Nation continues to build out its multi-platform presence,” says Nation multimedia editor Frank Reynolds. “Edge of Sports joins our other regular podcast, Start Making Sense, to bring listeners pop culture, politics, and intelligent conversation twice a week.”
“I love podcasting so much,” adds Zirin. “It is the media of the present and the future. And I truly can’t think of a home for the podcast that makes more sense then The Nation magazine, which has supported my work fearlessly for so many years.”
Zirin, who first joined The Nation over a decade ago, hosts a signature mix of sports, politics, history and culture icons with a combative take-no-prisoners approach. Previous guests on Edge of Sports, which began airing in 2014, include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Legend, Martina Navratilova, Don Cheadle, Chuck D, Noam Chomsky, and numerous other voices at the forefront of our national conversation on the politics of sport.
The inaugural Nation episode, “The Enduring Legacy of ‘Hoop Dreams’,” features an interview with legendary documentary filmmaker Peter Gilbert, harsh words for Mike Francesa, and an exclusive statement from Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett in support of the strike on International Women’s Day. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud for new episodes each Tuesday.