A Pod of Their Own, Episode 41: Social distancing with Renee Dechert


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Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we begin the show by discussing the latest updates on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting baseball from the delayed season to paychecks for minor leaguers and stadium staff to how the schedule may look if baseball is even played at all. We also emphasize the importance of our baseball community and maintaining a sense of normalcy during these uncertain times.

Next, we have the pleasure of chatting with Renee Dechert of Purple Row and getting to know the Rockies better. She tells us all about growing up in Wyoming (the home state of Brandon Nimmo), what brought her to baseball writing, Nolan Arenado trade rumors, what she expects from the Rockies this year, and more.

Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise—since finding silver linings is more important than ever right now.

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts.

You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com. You can follow our guest Renee Dechert on Twitter (@307Renee) and read her work over at Purple Row.

Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: there’s no crying in podcasting!

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