Ep 25 // Take A Knee / ‘Battle Of The Sexes’

Premiere DateSep 29, 2017
00:00 Intro
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01:26 President Trump antagonizes pro athletes during a busy weekend
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03:03 Couldn’t Trump getting involved bring more attention to the original issue?
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06:22 Comparing #TakeAKnee to civil rights protests of the past
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08:22 Is the coverage missing the point? / NFL owners’ motivations
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12:22 Despite NFL owners’ motivations, does their involvement allow more players to speak out?
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16:35 Trump and police brutality / mass incarceration and the right
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20:30 “All Lives Matter” and lack of understanding about history of racism in USA
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23:24 Shalewa Sharpe on growing up as a black child in Stone Mountain, GA
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25:08 Engaging on race issues with people who don’t want to discuss it
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28:48 Was there any coverage/reaction that made you optimistic?
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32:11 “Ungrateful” as the new “uppity”
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34:56 WNBA players as pioneers of athlete protests / other athlete protesters
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40:10 Ongoing question: Is Trump a grand strategist or not? / Trump’s motivations
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41:53 Dealing with Trump fatigue / prioritizing the issues
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43:10 Will the discussion ever get back to police brutality and racial inequality?
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44:36 “Jeff Sessions is fucking this country up.” / people don’t care until it’s personal
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48:19 1st Person: Faith // Cutting Off Hair For A Crush
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50:58 Movie Review: ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ w/ Charles Hinshaw
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53:27 Movie Chat: ’Battle Of The Sexes’ (spoiler alert)
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64:18 Molly Knefel // What Kaepernick Started
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66:36 “Blanket” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) Siv Jakobsen
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70:18 Outro / Credits
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71:03 Finish.
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This week, contributors Shalewa Sharpe and Matt Ruby return to discuss the “Take A Knee” protests of the past weekend, as well as many related issues like police brutality, mass incarceration, race in America, and President Trump. We’re also joined by Charles Hinshaw to discuss the recently released movie, Battle of the Sexes, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. Along the way, we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel with her thoughts on Colin Kaepernick’s protest; we’ll hear from a woman named Faith about the time she shaved her head to impress someone she had a crush on; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Norwegian indie-folk artist Siv Jakobsen from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Also mentioned in the episode:

“The Day the NFL Finally Acknowledged the Real World” /// The Ringer

“The WNBA has been at the forefront of protesting racial injustice” /// SBNation

Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
Reg. Contributors Matt Ruby Charles Hinshaw

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