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“One on One with Kevin Powell” is hosted by a leading American voice on politics, community, history, culture, the arts, and music. An acclaimed writer, public speaker, and activist, Kevin is also the author of 13 books, including his autobiography, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood. He lectures across the United States and globally on race, diversity, leadership, pop culture, manhood, and major social issues of this century. And his writings have appeared in The Wa ...
 
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This week we talk to the owner of the social justice education firm JenFryTalks, former volleyball coach Jen Fry, to speak about how whiteness operates in sports. Jen Fry facilitated workshops in the sport’s world on issues of anti-racism and inclusion. We also have “Choice Words” about why Minneapolis cancelled their games following the police kil…
 
This week we talk to former baseball MVP, Dave “The Cobra” Parker about his new book “Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood.” We talk to Parker about his career, Roberto Clemente, and even get a vocal performance. Also I’ve got some choice words. I also have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down awards. We also have “Choice Words” about the last time…
 
This week we talk to Professor Cheryl Cooky, co-author of the new study One and Done: The Eclipse of Women’s Televised Sports, 1989–2019. Cooky talks about the study’s methodology, the origins of the study, and some surprising findings from the report. We also have “Choice Words” about why Major League Baseball chose to move the All-Star Game from …
 
This week we talk to the author of the new book, “Sidelined: Sidelined: Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America,” by Julie DiCaro. Julie talks about her process of writing the book, personally dealing with misogyny in sports media and why it’s important to talk about. We also have “Choice Words” about the most important story in sports media …
 
This week we talk to Chase Strangio, the Deputy Director for Transgender Justice at the ACLU, about countering the relentless state government attack on trans women and girls who want to play sports. We also have “Choice Words” about the NFL and a practice called "race norming” that has come to light in the wake of a lawsuit against the league. In …
 
This week we speak to Leroy Moore, one of the founders of the hip hop organization, Krip Hop Nation about the Paralympics. We also talk to Moore about his love of Hip-Hop, his favorite artists, and growing up in New York City during the birth of the music genre. We also have “Choice Words” about Renee Montgomery, Kelly Loeffler and the retaking of …
 
This week we talk to Professor Frank Guridy, author of the new book, The Sports Revolution: How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics, a remarkable look at how the intersection of resistance movements and Texas athletics changed the USA forever. I also have some choice words about the plans for March Madness, and Just Stand Up and Just Si…
 
This week we talk to Bradford Pearson, author of the new Book, The Eagles of Heart Mountain. It’s the true story of a group of Japanese American teenagers sent to an internment camp in Wyoming, and how their high school team became one of the greatest football squads in state history. We also have “Choice Words” revisiting that time recently deceas…
 
This week, we speak to journalist Natalie Weiner about her piece on White Feminism and the ways in which Barstool Sports is utilizing different techniques in an effort to whitewash much the racism, sexism and homophobia they enable including attacking NWHL (National Women’s Hockey League) staff and reporters. We also give listeners an understanding…
 
This week we are speaking to the cowriter of Jim Brown's 1989 autobiography Out of Bounds, former ESPN Outside the Lines reporter Steve Delsohn. We are talking about the portrayal of Brown in the lauded film, One Night in Miami. We are also talking to Michael Lee of the Washington Post about the passing of NBA journalism icon Sekou Smith. I also ha…
 
This week we talk to former All-Star pitcher and cosmic genius Bill “Spaceman” Lee. Bill talks to us about his unique life, his new book, and his many experiences playing baseball and the philosophies that guide him. We also have “Choice Words” about the media’s treatment of Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving. In addition, we have “Just Stand Up” and …
 
Chris Mosier is a hall-of-fame triathlete, and six-time member of Team USA, the first transgender man to represent the United States in international competition. Here he speaks to us about the right wing attacks on trans kids, especially the attacks on their access to organized sports, and why we should all take up this fight. We also have “Choice…
 
This week we—a DC-based show—talk about the fascist mob that hit the Capitol on Wednesday, January 6th, and explain why this should be seen as an attack not only on the federal government but also on the city. We also have “Choice Words” about what should have been the news of the week: the Georgia senate elections and the role of the WNBA in makin…
 
This week we speak to former St. Michael's College coach Joshua Meyer and one of his former players, Winston Jones about their experience taking a knee during the National Anthem in the 2017 season. You don’t want to miss this conversation. We also have “Choice Words” about the USOPC’s decision to defend olympic athletes’ rights to protest. In addi…
 
This week we talk to former NFL player Prince Daniels, Jr. about his book Mindfulness for the Ultimate Athlete: Mastering the Balance Between Power and Peace. We also talk to the Coach Kevin McNutt about the upcoming basketball season. In addition, we have “Just Stand Up” and “Just Sit Down” awards to the courageous activists that pushed for decade…
 
This week we speak to Dave Bing about his new book, Attacking the Rim. Dave talks about his legendary basketball career, the deep influence of his parents on the person he is today, his time as mayor of Detroit, and what he’s been doing since. We also have “Choice Words” about Sports Illustrated’s decision to honor the activist athlete as sportspeo…
 
This week we speak to producer William Horberg about The Queen’s Gambit, one of the most watched Netflix productions of the year. We talk to William about how the show came to be, compliments and critiques of the show, the show’s anti-cold war politics, and why it has been such a success. We also have Choice Words about the NFL’s handling of corona…
 
This week we speak to Melissa Ludtke about her legendary career, her iconic lawsuit that broke many barriers for women sportswriters, and women in sports broadly. We talk to Melissa about the elevation of Kim Ng to general manager of the Marlins, the first in North American male sports. We also have “Choice Words” about Colin Kaepernick’s decision …
 
This week we speak to Marc Lamont Hill about his new book, We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility. We talk to Marc about the BLM protests over the summer, their connection with the global pandemic and we even take some time to rap about his Sixers. We also have “Choice Words” about the NFL’s Rooney Rule and its deep shortcoming…
 
This week we speak to Deadspin’s Chuck Modiano about street protests in DC against police violence. We also talk to Chuck about DC’s mayor Muriel Bowser, the presidential election coming up, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ recent World Series, win and the greatness of Stevie Wonder. We also have Choice Words about Clemson’s quarterback Trevor Lawrence and…
 
This week we speak to the great David Pocock about his retirement from rugby. We talk to him about leaving the game, his experiences playing rugby and lessons he has learned from the sport. We also talk about what he’s look forward to during the next phase of his life. We also have “Choice Words” about the blowback to comments made by Fox’s Joe Buc…
 
This week we speak to Jane McManus, New York Daily News’ sports columnist and Director of the Center for Sports Communication at Marist College. We talk about a new survey from Marist College on recent sports viewership. We dive into theories on why there has been a drop in sports viewers since the pandemic as well as the broader American sports’ r…
 
This week we talk to NBA writer Michael Lee about the NBA Finals. We also talk about the remarkable success of the NBA Bubble, Jimmy Butler’s fit in Miami, and the legacy of Lebron James. We also have “Choice Words” about the legacy of Lebron James and the effective way in which he has used his platform to do good. In addition, we have “Just Stand …
 
This week we talk to NBA Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood on the occasion of the new book, The Spencer Haywood Rule: Battles, Basketball, and the making of an American Iconoclast. Spencer’s story is an important part of the history of sports and resistance and we talk to him about his career, his famous court battle as well as his legacy. We also have…
 
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