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European Studies November 2, 2020

Des Réseaux et des Hommes

Participation et Contribution de la Suisse à l’Internationalisation du Sport (1912-1972)

Grégory Quin

Hosted by Keith Rathbone
Today we are joined by Grégory Quin, maître d’enseignement et de recherche à l’Institut des sciences du sport de l’Université de Lausanne, and he is the author and editor of Des Réseaux et des Hommes: Participation et Contribution de la Suisse à l’Internationalisation du Sport (1912-1972) (Éditions Alphil-Presses universitaires suisses, 2019). Thanks to funding from the Swiss government, this volume is available as an e-livre for free. In our conversation …
Popular Culture October 16, 2020

The Ideal of Global Sport

From Peace to Human Rights

Barbara Keys

Hosted by Keith Rathbone
Today we are joined by Barbara Keys, Professor of US and International History at Durham University, and author and editor of The Ideal of Global Sport: From Peace to Human …
American Studies September 16, 2020

Latinos in American Football

Pathbreakers on the Gridiron, 1927 to the Present

J. Iber and M. Longoria

Hosted by Keith Rathbone
Today we are joined by Jorge Iber, Professor of History and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Science at Texas Tech, and Mario Longoria, a long-time author and …
American Studies July 27, 2020

No Game for Boys to Play

The History of Youth Football and the Origins of a Public Health Crisis

Kathleen Bachynski

Hosted by Keith Rathbone
Today we are joined by Kathleen Bachynski, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Muhlenberg College, and author of No Game for Boys to Play: The History of Youth Football and …
East Asian Studies June 22, 2020

Empire of Infields

Baseball in Taiwan and Cultural Identity, 1895-1968

John Harney

Hosted by Keith Rathbone
Today we are joined by John Harney, Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Asian Studies Department at Centre College, and author of Empire of Infields: Baseball in Taiwan …
Native American Studies June 17, 2020

The Creator’s Game

Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood

Allan Downey

Hosted by Keith Rathbone
Today we are joined by Allan Downey, Associate Professor of History and Indigenous Studies at McMaster University, and author of The Creator’s Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood (University of …
American Studies April 15, 2020

Pastime Lost

The Humble, Original and Now Completely Forgotten Game of English Baseball

David Block

Hosted by Keith Rathbone
Today we are joined by David Block, author of Pastime Lost: The Humble, Original and Now Completely Forgotten Game of English Baseball (University of Nebraska Press, 2019). Block is a …
American Studies March 16, 2020

CTE, Media, and the NFL

Framing a Public Health Crisis as a Football Epidemic

Travis Bell, Janelle Applequist, and Christian Dotson-Pierson

Hosted by Keith Rathbone
Today we are joined by Travis Bell, Janelle Applequist, and Christian Dotson-Pierson to discuss their new book CTE, Media, and the NFL: Framing a Public Health Crisis as a Football …
Popular Culture February 11, 2020

Women on the Move

The Forgotten Era of Women’s Bicycle Racing

Roger Gilles

Hosted by Keith Rathbone
Today we are joined by Roger Gilles, Director of the Honors College and Professor of Writing at Grand Valley State University, and author of Women on the Move: The Forgotten …
African American Studies January 28, 2020

No Way But To Fight

George Foreman and the Business of Boxing

Andrew R. M. Smith

Hosted by Keith Rathbone
Today we are joined by Andrew R. M. Smith, author of No Way But To Fight: George Foreman and the Business of Boxing (University of Texas Press, 2020). In our …
Food January 3, 2020

Gridiron Gourmet

Gender and Food at the Football Tailgate

Maria Veri and Rita Liberti

Hosted by Keith Rathbone
Today we are joined by Maria Veri, Associate Professor of Kinesiology at San Francisco State University, and Rita Liberti, Professor of Kinesiology at California State University, East Bay. Together they …
Film December 30, 2019

Gaelic Games on Film

From Silent Films to Hollywood Hurling, Horror, and the Emergence of Irish Cinema

Seán Crosson

Hosted by Keith Rathbone
Today we are joined by Seán Crosson, leader of the Sport and Exercise Research Group at NUI Galway, co-director of the MA in Sports Journalism and Communication, and Professor at …