Episode 58: Dave Zirin

Playing Through Fire with Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports

We’re joined in conversation today with Dave Zirin, the sports editor for The Nation magazine and the creator of the blog, the Edge of Sports. Dave is a ground-breaking sportswriter who brings radical politics, deep critical analysis, and side-splitting humor to a field sorely lacking all three qualities. The author or co-author of a dozen books, including What’s My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States; Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sportsand A People’s History of Sports in the United StatesDave is also a long-distance runner in the ongoing fight for more democracy, more justice, more freedom.

Video of the conversation between Bill and Dave at the Socialism 2022 Conference.

Our thanks to the good folks at Socialism 2022 and Haymarket Books for facilitating the space to host our interviews. We encourage all of our listeners to take some time and look at their websites to view the wealth of virtual programs that they make available for all of us – a true inspiration.


Featured Poem:

Seasons and The Zen of Baseball, E. Ethelbert Miller


Free write:

When you were young, what sports or games did you like to play,  or follow? What early lessons did you learn from that experience?


Socialism 2022: Playing Through Fire: Sports In A Time Of Reaction with Dave Zirin

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