Podcast Archive

Northwestern’s Hazing Scandal
Northwestern’s Hazing Scandal

September 18, 2023
On this episode of Edge of Sports, activist and documentarian Byron Hurt joins the podcast to discuss the harms of hazing and how we can stop it.

Chamique Holdsclaw on Depression and Fame
Chamique Holdsclaw on Depression and Fame

September 12, 2023
On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, the legendary athlete speaks frankly about sports fame and mental health.

Basketball Butterfly Effect Part III: MJ in Portland?
Basketball Butterfly Effect Part III: MJ in Portland?

September 5, 2023
On this episode of Edge of Sports, Arya Shirazi discusses Michael Jordan and Michael Oher.

The Ballad of Kobe Bean
The Ballad of Kobe Bean

August 28, 2023
On this episode of Edge of Sports, Arya Shirazi joins the show for part two of our discussion on basketball “butterfly effects.”

Basketball Butterfly Effect: The 2003 NBA Draft
Basketball Butterfly Effect: The 2003 NBA Draft

August 16, 2023
On this episode of Edge of Sports, basketball savant Arya Shirazi joins the show. 

150 Years of Black Activism in Sports, With Dr. Harry Edwards
150 Years of Black Activism in Sports, With Dr. Harry Edwards

August 3, 2023
On this episode of Edge of Sports, the renowned sociologist joins the show to reflect on the 1968 Olympics, Colin Kaepernick, and much more.

What Happened to Black Activism in Professional Sports?
What Happened to Black Activism in Professional Sports?

July 28, 2023
On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, Howard Bryant and Brenda Elsey join the show to discuss social movements in sports.

Solomon Hughes on Playing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Winning Time
Solomon Hughes on Playing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Winning Time

July 13, 2023
On this episode of Edge of Sports, a reflection on the legendary “Showtime” era of the Lakers.

1968 Olympian Dr. John Carlos on the Legacy of the Black Athletic Revolt
1968 Olympian Dr. John Carlos on the Legacy of the Black Athletic Revolt

July 6, 2023
On this episode of "The Edge of Sports", Dr. John Carlos joins the show to reflect.

W. Kamau Bell, the reluctant optimist
W. Kamau Bell, the reluctant optimist

June 21, 2023
W. Kamau Bell on where he finds hope and Cheryl Cooky on gender in sports.