Against the prevailing winds of institutionalized sexism and blatant disregard by her own futbol federation, Marta has blazed a trail to become one of the greatest female footballers ever. So the LMC speaks with Brenda Elsey to discuss the challenges Marta and her compatriots face in getting respect for the women’s game. Elsey is a co-host for the Burn It All Down podcast and the author of, “Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America.”
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.”