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The GIST of It

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The GIST of It is a twice-weekly podcast on what’s going on in the sports world. Hosts Ellen Hyslop and Stephanie Rotz discuss current sports topics and how they intersect with pop culture and social issues, covering everything from major league season previews to calling out the sexist BS we seeRead more

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Ep #130: Coaching drama in the NFL and feuds on the golf course

Nov 25 • 24:32

Gobble gobble!...

Ep #129: Everyday I’m tussling: Fights and brawls in sports

Nov 23 • 26:16

Ellen and Steph are diving into just what happened between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. From Isaiah Stewart and LeBron James and the “Malice at the Palace” — El and Steph have you covered....

Ep #128: College Cup, MLS and NWSL playoffs...oh my!

Nov 18 • 19:38

Co-hosts Courtney Stith and Steph Rotz are back with another great episode, and today they’re breaking down the latest happenings in soccer. From World Cup qualifiers to the NCAA women’s College Cup to the MLS and NWSL playoffs, Courtney and Steph have everything you need to know about this whirlwind week of fútbol....

Ep #127: Sports and censorship in China

Nov 16 • 31:46

We're diving deep into why the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) is taking a stand on behalf of women’s tennis star Peng Shuai. The story involves issues of censorship in China as well as allegations of sexual assault, so please take care while listening. ...

Ep #126: Violence and sabotage in sports: Attack on PSG Féminine players

Nov 11 • 30:55

Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz have everything you need to know about the trouble brewing in Paris St. Germain. We have you covered on this deeply concerning story involving PSG’s Aminata Diallo and Kheira Hamraoui. ...

Ep #125: Everything you need to know about the 2021-22 college basketball season

Nov 9 • 28:19

On today’s episode, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz have everything you need to know about the 2021-22 college basketball season before the action tips off later today. From the season schedule to the top teams and the key players to watch, we’re here to get’cha head in the game....

Ep #124: Fake vaccine cards and lying frauds: vaccine hesitancy in sports

Nov 4 • 25:54

After Green Bay Packers quarterback (QB) Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday after misleading the public about his vaccine status, El and Steph are discussing lingering vaccine hesitancy amongst athletes and how it’s impacting sports....

Ep #123: Changing the conversation around mental health in sports

Nov 2 • 27:13

Inspired by Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley taking a step back from football to focus on his mental health, El and Steph chat about the history of other athletes speaking out about their struggles and how the conversation has shifted since Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open back in May....

Ep #122: The latest WTF updates: Deshaun Watson and the Chicago Blackhawks

Oct 28 • 24:56

On today’s episode, Ellen and Steph break down the latest WTF moment from the sports world. Despite having 22 active sexual assault allegations against him, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is on the NFL trade market, with multiple teams interested in trading for him. Ugh....

Ep #121: The 2021 World Series: The most despised teams ever

Oct 26 • 24:02

Baseball fan or not, you’ll want in on this conversation. On today’s show, Ellen and Steph discuss why the 2021 World Series featuring the Houston cheatin’ Astros and the problematic Atlanta Braves might just be the most despised series ever. Tune in for all the details. ...

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