Ep #229: Fútbol is life: World Cup knockouts & NWSL ownership updates
December 06, 2022
Happy podcast day!
Content warning: This episode contains mention of verbal, emotional and sexual abuse.
It’s time for a fútbol-filled episode of The GIST of It. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz kick things off by chatting on- and off-field World Cup updates. The quarter-finals are nearly set with tourney favorites taking care of business in the knockouts, while a brand new potential off-field Qatar controversy just dropped. This sh!t never ends.
Then El and Steph take it to the NWSL where two controversial team owners announced their plans to sell last week. But, sadly, this welcome news was met with some disparate player reactions, stirring up a boatload of controversy on social media. The gals break it all down, and chat about what it all means, especially in the wake of the Sally Yates report.
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.