Black History Always
Hosted by Clinton Yates of ESPN and The Undefeated, the Black History Always podcast will be a restless deep-dive into the stories of now and tomorrow from a Black Aperture - stories from on and off the field that empower and inspire; ripped from the headlines of The Undefeated, moments of athletic heroism and moral heroism; takes in all the temperatures, moments that signify change and progress, moments that show us how much work is still to be done and moments that are just funny, right?
Our Road to the Rink: 10/6/21
Clinton Yates leads two conversations first, he chats with Evan F. Moore and Jashvina Shah; authors of the book "Game Misconduct: Hockey's Toxic Culture and How to Fix It," about the racist and sexist culture of Hockey that has permeated the sport through all levels, and has turned some fans away from the sport. Then Everett Fitzhugh joins to talk about his journey and how he has become the voice of the NHL's newest expansion team the Seattle Kraken.
WNBA - The 25th Playoffs: 9/22/21
As the WNBA heads into the playoffs in its historic 25th season, Clinton Yates leads two conversations about the league at 25- first Aaron Dodson and Nick DePaula of the Undefeated talk WNBA sneaker culture dating back to Year One. Then Camille Buxeda, creator of WSLAM Magazine jumps on to talk about their very first print issue.
Two Raps, Two Rappers: 9/8/21
Clinton Yates chats with two Undefeated colleagues about their works chronicling two different rappers and their impact well beyond what came out of the speakers. First, David Dennis Jr. discusses his article on former No Limit rapper Mac Phipps, recently given clemency after serving 21 years in prison for a murder he says he didnt commit. Then, Justin Tinsley comes on board to discuss King of Crenshaw, the podcast collaboration with 30 for 30 telling the story of Nipsey Hussle and the impact he continues to have more than two years after his 2019 murder.
Lets Go To The Ballpark: 8/25/21
On July 1, 2006, Gary Matthews Jr. made one of the best catches in the history of baseball. Clinton Yates talks with him, and the man who hit the ball, Mike Lamb, about how that grab represented the work of two guys whose otherwise solid careers, are often defined by this one great play they shared. Also, we sit down with former big leaguer Xavier Scruggs, who played 8 years of professional baseball including a life-changing stint in Korea. He's now a broadcaster and DNI consultant for the St. Louis Cardinals. And, of course, Jeopardy! has heard it from the community.
Let's Get Creative: 8/11/21
Clinton Yates sits down with two creatives with very different, but very impactful stories to tell- Music and movie producer Harvey Mason Jr., talks about his latest biopic Respect starring Jennifer Hudson, which tells the story of the late, great Aretha Franklin. Then we hear from designer Laci Jordan, who recently designed a custom soccer jersey in concert with the HBO Max documentary LFG, looking at the struggles that female soccer players have gone through in search of equality.
The Beginning Of Our Journey: 7/28/21
In the debut episode of Black History Always, host Clinton Yates of the Undefeated talks with Candace Cooper, the first black swimmer at the University of North Carolina. She'll speak to the banning of the use of the brand Soul Cap in the Olympics by the sport's governing body, as well as what life is like growing up as a competitive swimmer with black hair. Clinton will also give you a firsthand example of how racist verbal abuse of athletes isn't just happening from behind a keyboard. Plus, he'll Talk Back to you.
Presenting 'Black History Always': 7/20/21
Hosted by Clinton Yates of ESPN and The Undefeated, the Black History Always podcast will be a restless deep-dive into the stories of now and tomorrow from a Black Aperture stories from on and off the field that empower and inspire; ripped from the headlines of The Undefeated, moments of athletic heroism and moral heroism; takes in all the temperatures, moments that signify change and progress, moments that show us how much work is still to be done and moments that are just funny, right?
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