Hosted By Dave Zirin - Sports Editor at the Nation
As Seen On ESPN, CNN, FS1, NBC

Posts tagged with ‘Panoply’

Colin Kaepernick’s Protest, Backlash and Resistance, with Gold-Medal Swimmer Antony Ervin & Toni Smith-Thompson


We speak to Olympic gold-medal swimmer Anthony Ervin about Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest against police violence, Ervin’s book ‘Chasing Water,’ and life since winning gold in Rio. Then, choice words about, and then from, an athletic activist who walked in Kaepernick’s path, Toni Smith–Thompson. The ‘Just Stand Up’ award goes to Khaled Beydoun for his look at how Kaepernick is being dealt with in the sewers of sports radio. Finally, we answer a phone message from listener Ronnie that asked the Edge of Sports hotline why we speak about athletic resistance at all.

Speak your mind by calling (401) 236-3343 (EDGE.) Let us know what you think of Colin Kaepernick’s actions. Also, at this crucial moment, which sports talkers are doing it right, and who is making a fool of themselves? (401) 236-3343 (EDGE.)

Anthony Ervin:
his book, ‘Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian’

Toni Smith-Thompson:
DZ column, ‘Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick From an Athlete Who Walked That Path’

Khaled Beydoun

Zirin: ‘America Needs to Listen to What Colin Kaepernick Is Actually Trying to Say’

| | | email us:

instrumentals: Souls of Mischief (A-Plus production) | Back Star - Definition (Hi-Tek production) | Gang Starr (DJ Premier production) | Notorious BIG (DJ Premier production) | Missy Elliott (Timbaland production)

The Other Olympic Rio with Favela Activist Theresa Williamson

(photo: Zach Zill)

In the run-up to Brazil’s year of mega-events, Theresa Williamson made her website into an essential independent news source. In our final Olympics podcast, Theresa Williamson joins me for a wide-ranging and insightful talk that you will not find on any other show. We’ll also stop by a party at the oft-discussed Vila Autódromo, site of a high-profile battle for over residents rights that is just a stone’s throw away from Olympic Park. My ‘Choice Words’ are about the stalwart Brazilian teachers who went on strike in Rio, and the ‘Just Stand Up’ award goes to Anthony Ervin, 35-year-old gold medalist and author of: “Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian.” Special thanks to our youngest guest, nine-year-old Kay, who summed up the Olympic effect on Rio so well: “It means so many things, and most of them aren’t good.”

Edge of Sports Hotline: (401) 236-3343 (EDGE). This week, we want to know: What would you do if the Olympics came to your town? Buy tickets? Volunteer? Perhaps protest?

Theresa Williamson:
Rio On Watch: |
Catalytic Communities:
Theresa on The Today Show:
Anthony Ervin:
Ervin’s book:
Ervin wins gold in the 50-freestyle:
Column:  Teachers and Students Occupy Schools in the Shadow of Olympic Rio

| | | email us:

music by: Badsista & Tap,, via Beatwise Recordings
instrumentals: Kanye West - Family Business & John Legend - Used To Love U

Load More