Anti-imperialist. Anti-dictatorship. Pro-Union. Pro-Palestine. Comrade of the Global South. Icon of the working class. On this episode, the LMC spends the hour with Dave Zirin on the political legacy of Argentinean futbol hero Diego Maradona. Dave Zirin is the sports editor for the Nation magazine, host of The Edge of Sports podcasts, & co-host of The Collision with Etan Thomas on WPFW in Washington.
On this episode, the LMC explores both the exploitation and the perseverance of baseball in the Dominican Republic by spending the hour with Rob Ruck. He is a professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of, “Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game.”
On this episode, the LMC shines the spotlight on the struggle for gender equality in Argentina women’s futbol. Despite a lack of support, institutional sexism, and hazardous training conditions, Argentina’s women’s national team are still close to reaching next year’s Women’s World Cup. So we speak with Gabriela Garton, goalkeeper for Argentina’s national team, and Nemesia Hijo, assistant professor of Social Anthropology @ the University of Buenos Aires.