Past, Present, and Future of the Activist Athlete


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The Nation's Sports Editor Dave Zirin joins the TFG Pod to discuss the whirlwind process and shocking aftermath of co-writing, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable, with Eagles DE Michael Bennett. (11:50) Dave explains who exactly should read the book and why Michael is such a prescient voice for our times. (21:42) He also discusses his next book, Jim Brown: Last Man Standing, about perhaps the most complex mega athlete of the last century (24:21), and reveals the under-the-radar athlete activists whose impact we'll be talking about in 10 years (36:00). Plus, Dave and Melissa examine Eric Reid and the NFL's attempts to squash its anthem issues. (32:39) Finally, Melissa muses on why the NFL needs Josh Rosen and why it needs to send Ray Lewis into exile. (48:15) MUSIC: Funky Cha Cha - Arturo Sandoval | They Reminisce Over You - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth | Confident - Demi Lovato | GOD. - Kendrick Lamar | Mr. Brightside - The Killers

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