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The Edge of Sports Podcast is where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin. With new episodes each Tuesday, we talk to the trailblazers and earth shakers at the intersection of sports and politics. Subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud and via RSS. Have something to say to the Edge of Sports team? Just dial 401-426-EDGE.

Patrick Ewing #33 battles Chris Webber #2 of the Washington Bullets for the tip-off, 1995 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md.

Basketball Butterfly Effect: Why Haven't the Knicks Won a Championship in 50 Years?  Basketball Butterfly Effect: Why Haven't the Knicks Won a Championship in 50 Years? 

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, Arya Shirazi joins the show for another installment of Basketball Butterfly Effect.

Jan 29, 2024 / Audio / Dave Zirin

Basketball Butterfly Effect: Why Didn’t LeBron Ever Play Kobe in the Finals?

Basketball Butterfly Effect: Why Didn’t LeBron Ever Play Kobe in the Finals? Basketball Butterfly Effect: Why Didn’t LeBron Ever Play Kobe in the Finals?

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, Arya Shirazi joins the show for another installment of Basketball Butterfly Effect.

Jan 16, 2024 / Audio / Dave Zirin

Steph Curry on court

Basketball Butterfly Effect: Steph Curry and the Knicks Basketball Butterfly Effect: Steph Curry and the Knicks

On this episode of Edge of Sports, Arya Shirazi joins the show for part six of the Basketball Butterfly Effect.

Dec 1, 2023 / Audio / Dave Zirin

NBA Commissioner David Stern holding up Golden State Warriors card at Sherton New York Hotel and Towers in 1993.

Basketball Butterfly Effect: 1993 Draft Basketball Butterfly Effect: 1993 Draft

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, Arya Shirazi joins the show for part five of the Basketball Butterfly Effect.

Nov 14, 2023 / Audio / Dave Zirin

Track and field athlete Selina Soule speaks during an event celebrating the House of Representatives’ passing the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act outside the US Capitol on April 20, 2023, in Washington, D.C. President Joe Biden has promised to veto the legislation, which defines sex as “based solely on a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth” and would ban all transgender women and girls from competing in female school sports.

Trans Athletes Fight for Inclusion in Sports Trans Athletes Fight for Inclusion in Sports

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, Katie Barnes and Tracie Canada join the show.

Nov 6, 2023 / Audio / Dave Zirin

Colorado head coach Deion Sanders looks on prior to game vs Stanford at Folsom Field.

What Makes Deion Sanders Deion Sanders What Makes Deion Sanders Deion Sanders

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, two writers join the show to discuss their respective books.

Oct 24, 2023 / Audio / Dave Zirin

Maryland forward Len Bias twirling a basketball keychain.

Len Bias and the 1980s War on Drugs Len Bias and the 1980s War on Drugs

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, part 4 of our series, the Basketball Butterfly Effect.

Oct 11, 2023 / Audio / Dave Zirin

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

Why Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Didn’t Stand for the Anthem Why Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Didn’t Stand for the Anthem

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf joins the show.

Oct 2, 2023 / Audio / Dave Zirin

Former Northwestern football player Lloyd Yates speaks Wednesday, July 19, 2023, alongside other former players, from left, Warren Miles Long, Tom Carnifax, and Simba Short about the abuse and hazing they say occurred in the program.

Northwestern’s Hazing Scandal Northwestern’s Hazing Scandal

On this episode of Edge of Sports, activist and documentarian Byron Hurt joins the podcast to discuss the harms of hazing and how we can stop it.

Sep 18, 2023 / Audio / Dave Zirin

Chamique Holdsclaw #23, Forward for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers cuts the net on the backboard hoop to celebrate winning the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Midwest Regional Tournament Final game against the University of Connecticut UConn Huskies on March 24, 1997, at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa.

Chamique Holdsclaw on Depression and Fame Chamique Holdsclaw on Depression and Fame

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, the legendary athlete speaks frankly about sports fame and mental health.

Sep 12, 2023 / Audio / Dave Zirin

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