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KindredCast brings you news, views and insights from the world of media, technology and everything in between. Produced by and curated by Kindred Media and powered by global merchant and investment bank LionTree, the show features in-depth conversations with other industry leaders. You'll get the inside scoop on the dynamics driving media and tech, insights into the future and even some life lessons.
 
Gender dysphoria has become a minefield for public discussion, with many afraid to express their views or question the narrative. Our mission is to examine this important and complex topic from a range of perspectives, but always through a psychological lens. By openly considering and examining gender identity, transition, and the transgender umbrella, we hope to give all interested parties permission to engage these fascinating topics with less fear and more honesty. Interviews and discussi ...
 
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Gifted and exceptional children seem more inclined to gender nonconformity and they represent a significant proportion of the ROGD teens discussed in Dr. Littman’s research. Sasha and Stella explore why there may be a link between brilliance and transgender identity. Links: “Overexcitability and the Gifted”, by Sharon Lind “Where Overexcitability a…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson react to the early college softball polls and what is standing out. Eric talks with Kentucky's Head Coach Rachel Lawson who talks about the team's best start in program history and what her thoughts have been on the early season and the outlook for Kentucky's 2021 season. In the episo…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson discuss Oregon knocking off UCLA over the weekend, the Big Ten starting the season in Florida, and The Sun Belt perhaps being more wide open than expected. Eric talks with Marshall's Head Coach Megan Smith Lyon about 2021 and being part of Donna Papa tree at North Carolina. Eric and V…
 
The psychologist Erik Erickson’s theory of psychosocial development makes some essential observations about the period of adolescence and identifies the questions at this phase of life as “Who Am I?” and “What can I Be?”. Sasha and Stella examine this developmental period and ask how the concept of gender identity lays atop the teenage struggle for…
 
On the occasion of our 100th episode, we present the sort of conversation you can only hear on KindredCast. Dr. John Malone, the legendary businessman, philanthropist and conservationist, who serves as Chairman of Liberty Media, Liberty Broadband, and Liberty Global, sits down with LionTree Founder and CEO Aryeh Bourkoff for a comprehensive discuss…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, we start by looking at the latest polls in our newest segment, Poll Position. Then, Eric Lopez talks with Arizona State's assistant coach Jimmy Kolaitis about being back in the Pac 12 as an assistant coach at Arizona State. Kolaitis discusses what led to his decision to join and work for Trisha Ford's staff. Kolait…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Michigan's Head Coach Carol Hutchins. The two discuss the 2021 Wolverines and the Big Ten starting the season in Florida. Hutchins shares how "Hutch" got into coaching, top memories, and winning the 2005 National Championship. Hutch offers coaching advice which she gives to people that go into…
 
Therapist Timothy Courtois pursued graduate education to deepen his knowledge of the role sexuality and intimacy play in our lives. He quickly came to feel that this program was using some of the same tactics of moralizing and indoctrination that he’d left behind after leaving a controlling religious community. We discuss the program's mixed-up und…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talked with North Georgia's Head Coach Mike Davenport about the Knighthawks 6-0 start and ranked No. 2 in national polls. Davenport discusses the outlook of the team, adjusting to schedules, and more. He also describes watching Cat Osterman dominate at Athletes Unlimited. Eric and Victor Anderson preview…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson discuss the opening weekend in DI Softball and how the weather issues impacted it. The two consider if the softball season should start later in the year moving forward. Eric talks with Iowa Head Coach Renee Gillispie. The two discuss the Big Ten conference's limited 44 game schedule,…
 
Few people are aware of how much the political discussion around gender and sexuality has been touched by queer theory. This philosophy questions how we know what we know and turns hierarchies on their heads. Sasha and Stella explore the “smashing of binaries” in their therapeutic work and personal lives and discuss the positive and negative outcom…
 
On this super packed edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with UCLA's Head Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez about the high expectations this season and getting Rachel Garcia and Bubba Nickles. Inouye-Perez talks about Maya Brady's growth as a player and the traits she has from her mother, Maureen Brady, an All-American pitcher at Fresno State, and he…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, We preview the upcoming 2021 College Softball Season. We talk with Amanda Scarborough about some of the Pac 12, Big 12, SEC, ACC, and Big Ten storylines. She also breaks down the sleeper teams, possible Player of Year candidates, and more. In the episode, Eric Lopez and Justin McLeod of Justin's World preview 19 co…
 
How and when did gender become such a heightened political issue? And what are the psychological implications for individuals and the collective? The origins of feminism, the LBG liberation movement, and the emerging transgender movement are explored within a psychological and cultural framework Links: Books Beauvoir, Simone de (2009) [1949]. The S…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Florida Gators Head Coach Tim Walton. Walton offers insight about the Gators 2021 season outlook, How communication is critical in softball, and what it is like having Amanda Lorenz on staff. Also on the episode is our Throw Back Thursday segment with Amanda Lorenz from back in November. We al…
 
Buck Angel transitioned in 1994 and now lives happily as a 58-year-old transsexual man. Buck describes his rollercoaster with gender dysphoria and explains why he was willing to become a medical guinea pig when he first transitioned. Buck talks about the importance of owning his sexuality within a transsexual body and he also provides a critique of…
 
Today, an episode long in the making: Barry Diller, Senior Executive and Chairman of IAC and Expedia, catches up with LionTree and Kindred Media Founder and CEO Aryeh B. Bourkoff. Their conversation touches on everything from the shifting political landscape and tech platform regulation to IAC’s resiliency throughout the pandemic. Listen until the …
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson breakdown the first national preseason polls in DI. Eric talks with Oklahoma State's Head Coach Kenny Gajewski about Stillwater's high expectations from the first top ten rankings in the preseason poll since 1994. Gajewski discussed OSU's outlook for 2021 as well as the Big 12. In the…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Ralph and Karen Weekly about the Vols in 2021 and reflects on their careers at Tennessee as they enter their 20th season. The two discuss the impact Jim Frost made had on softball in the state of Tennessee. Also, they talk about the hiring of Megan Rhodes Smith, coaching Monica Abbott, and wha…
 
In therapy, collusion happens when the therapist (consciously or unconsciously) participates in a client’s bid to avoid an important issue instead of helping the client to gain a deeper understanding or take a more helpful perspective. In the collective, society has colluded with the fantasy of gender identity, much to the detriment of dysphoric an…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, We talk to three Arizona legends about their coaching career and the upcoming 2021 season. First, we talk with Arizona's associate Head Coach Caitlin Lowe and assistant coach Taryne Mowatt about the Wildcats program's legacy. Lowe and Mowatt also discussed the Wildcats outlook for the 2021 season, including the ret…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Louisiana Head Coach Gerry Glasco about Ragin' Cajuns outlook for the 2021 season. In the episode, Eric and Victor Anderson discuss the surprising news over the weekend of Miranda Elish opting out of the 2021 season and what it means for the Longhorns and Big 12?…
 
On today’s show, a different kind of conversation. LionTree & Kindred Media Founder & CEO Aryeh B. Bourkoff sits with LionTree Executive in Residence Ariel Wengroff for a fascinating dialogue that veers from Aryeh’s personal history and early career to his viewpoints on social media’s growing pains, philanthropy and the opportunities that face our …
 
Quick Notes A whistle-stop tour through the history of psychological and medical approaches to sex and gender in the 20th century. This episode gives background and context to the formation of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) and today’s “affirmative model of care” for gender issues. Extended Notes A little bit of histo…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, we talk with Florida State's Head Coach Lonni Alameda about the Seminoles' outlook in 2021. Alameda discusses how they handled the uniqueness of the fall and an expanded roster that includes many new faces. Alameda also shares her thoughts on the ACC this season. We throw it back to our chat with FSU's associate co…
 
In this episode of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Oklahoma's Head Coach Patty Gasso. Gasso talks about what she learned about her team this fall and the outlook for the Sooners in 2021. Gasso also discusses the Gasso Coaching Tree and how it's branched continue to grow across the country. Coach shares her thoughts on what has been key to deve…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, we have part two of a two-part conversation with Cat Osterman. Cat discusses her decision to step down as Texas States assistant coach, her friendship with the NFL's Washington Football team Head Coach Ron Rivera. She talks about how Rivera and his family impacted softball as they donated to the Cal Softball progra…
 
Quick Notes Endocrinologist Will Malone joins Sasha and Stella to discuss the pivotal position that endocrinologists have in the new practice of childhood transition. In this conversation, Will describes attending a conference in 2017 run by the Endocrine Society where suddenly everything related to trans healthcare appeared to shift, without any d…
 
We ring in 2021 on In The Circle with the first part of our interview with Cat Osterman. In Part 1, Cat chats with Eric Lopez about playing for Athletes Unlimited in 2020. Cat discusses being caught by Gwen Svekis & comparing her to Megan Willis; she also talks about the Tokyo Olympics moving from 2020 to 2021, her preparation ahead, making the 202…
 
Quick Notes: Why do people seek to ​change genders​? What drives a person to ​curate​ a brand new identity? In this episode, Sasha and Stella look beyond a literal understanding of​​ transitioning and explore the​ psychological power and vulnerability of attempting transformation​​. Links: Hacsi Horvath on Erin Brewer Queer in the Crib Gender Dysph…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Taryn Papa about the experience of being on NBC's TV show "The Voice." Papa discusses what she learned from that experience and how she got into singing. Taryn also discussed singing the National Anthem at a North Carolina softball game, her music being used by the NPF, and her aunt North Caro…
 
Quick Notes: Arty Morty* found it very difficult to grow up as a feminine boy amongst his peers. In this episode he explains how difficulties in his social and family life shaped his identity development. Ultimately, he came to accept himself as a gay man and he touches upon the new concept of gender identity and how it might have impacted his iden…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez has an in-depth interview with New C-SUN Head Coach Charlotte Morgan. Morgan talks about her path from her playing days at Alabama to coaching High School, College, and Professional teams, to now at CSUN, her first college Head Coach position. The two also discuss how Beth Torina got her into coaching, w…
 
In this episode, Eric Lopez talks with Oregon Head Coach Melyssa Lombardi about The Ducks, her experience moving from Associate Coach to Head Coach, her time at Oklahoma, and what she learned from Patty Gasso, and more. In the episode, Eric and Victor Anderson discuss the ACC & SEC decisions on the 2021 schedule and its impact on other conferences.…
 
Activists claim that ROGD is not a real thing yet some parents insist that ROGD perfectly describes something that they’re seeing in their teenagers. We explore this new phenomenon of adolescent-onset gender questioning, how it arises and how it impacts families. We also discuss our experience working with these adolescents and some of the common p…
 
A debate is raging between two schools of thought: are trans people suffering with gender dysphoria, mental health condition? Or do transgender individuals simply have a gender identity, like a gendered soul, that needs to be recognised? In this first episode Sasha and Stella discuss these two perspectives and the difficult consequences of taking a…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Oregon State's Head Coach Laura Berg about having the Summer Olympics pushed back from 2020 to 2021 and how Oregon State looks for the upcoming 2021 season. Berg reflected on her experience at the 1996 and 2004 Olympic Games. We also playback an interview with Michele Smith about the 1996 Olym…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Northwestern's Head Coach Kate Drohan. She shares her thoughts on the Wildcat's upcoming season and how she came to Evanston over 20 years ago under legendary Head Coach Sharon Drysdale. Drohan talks about being one of six Head Coaches from Big Ten to make it to Oklahoma City. Also, On this ed…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Minnesota Head Coach Piper Ritter. The two discuss her new role as head coach and being part of the staff for the last three Minnesota head coach changes. Ritter also discusses the outlook of the 2021 Gophers season and some of the great pitchers she has helped develop. In the episode, Eric an…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Notre Dame's Head Coach Deanna Gumpf about the outlook for the Irish 2021 season and her 20th as Head Coach of the Irish. Gumpf discusses how she built the program over the 20 plus years and how it transitioned from Big East to ACC. We also discuss what it is like working at Notre Dame with al…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric and Victor discuss the cancellation of the Mary Nutter Classic and the impact it will have in 2021. Eric talks with Iowa assistant coach Trena Prater about the Hawkeyes. They discuss 2021, rebuilding Iowa, coaching, and her playing career. In the episode, The guy's playback an interview with Iowa pitcher Laure…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with New UAB Head Coach Joe Guthrie, who discusses getting promoted from assistant coach to Head Coach taking over for Jimmy Kolaitis, who left for Arizona State. Guthrie outlines how he went from being an MLB Scout for the Florida Marlins to Softball coaching. Guthrie compared working under Gerry …
 
In this edition of In The Circle, what the 2021 College Softball season may look like. Eric Lopez talks with D1 Softball's Rhiannon Potkey about what the schedules may look like in 2021 and if we may see conference only schedules across the country? Eric also talks with Justin's World's Justin McLeod about his report of the St. Pete Clearwater Invi…
 
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