Ep #228: Football lows, fútbol highs: NFL’s Deshaun Watson is back & World Cup wins
December 01, 2022
Hello, Hola, Salut!
Content warning: This episode contains mention of sexual misconduct.
Today on The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz discuss the biggest story in pro football and the men’s and women’s big wins in World Cup fútbol.
First, the gals start with this weekend’s notorious NFL game that will see Deshaun Watson back on the gridiron for the first time after serving his paltry 11-game suspension for sexual misconduct. Watson will take the field for the Cleveland Browns for the first time as they play his former team, the Texans, in Houston on Sunday.
Then El and Steph head over to the World Cup to discuss the shocks and surprises from the tournament’s group play so far, as well as the women making history on and off the men’s FIFA pitch.
Ep #227: Failing grades: An NCAA women’s hoops miss and a wrongful death lawsuit against Stanford
November 29, 2022
Long time no talk!
Content warning: This episode contains mention of suicide and sexual assault.
On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz are heading back to school to discuss two major stories from college sports. They’ll start in women’s basketball where squads competed in a hotel ballroom over the weekend, notably without EMTs present. Wish we were kidding.
Then after the break, the gals discuss a layered, heartbreaking story out of Stanford. Last week, the parents of late women’s soccer goalie Katie Meyer filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the institution. El and Steph break down all the details before zooming out to discuss institutional failure at large.
Ep #226: FIFA’s Fyre Fest?: World Cup chaos
November 22, 2022
The men’s FIFA World Cup is officially underway and, though we’re just three days in, it’s already a disaster. On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz detail the series of unfortunate events from opening weekend, spanning a last minute reversal on beer sales to cracking down on athlete protest. It’s giving Fyre Fest.