Welcome to Sound Bite

After 2 years and 60 episodes, The Daily’s Sound Bite is no longer a podcast — it’s now a podcast network! We’re launching seven shows this summer, all hosted and produced by staff writers at The Daily. You can individually subscribe to each show (they’ll be on iTunes and Google Play soon) by visiting the About page, where you can also learn more about each show.

This project has been in the works for several months, and I am so excited to share the fun, interesting, and enlightening work that our writers have been working so hard at. Their shows feature heartfelt conversations with students, important dialogues with figures of authority at the University, and round-table discussions filled with laughter. While this summer will be my last quarter as Podcast Editor, I know it will be the beginning of some really great content.

Alex Bruell

Ep. 12: Systemic Flaws

After a long break, we’re look at a shocking series of alleged sexual abuses by a U.S. Olympic physician, as well as the rising costs to fans of attending professional sport events. Then Alexis, Hailey, and Susana will talk about Alabama’s head coach, Nick Saban, who argues for changes to the way regular-season football games are scheduled. Is he on to something? And finally: how should we feel about players requesting trades in professional sports teams?

Ep. 11: Leading the Way

This week on Play Like a Girl, we’re discussing leadership for women under Title IX, and the Seattle Storm’s decision to publicly support Planned Parenthood. Then it’s a flurry of hot takes, ranging from rest for baseball players, the Seahawks’ chances of making it to the playoffs, and whether the Earth is flat.

Originally published July 8, 2017.

Ep. 10: Tenacity

“Sports is all about tenacity, and tenacity comes from your brain.” Susana Machado, 2017

On the first episode back for the summer, the PLaG team discusses mixed-gender sports in the Olympics, and debate who would make the best 3-on-3 team of all time.

Originally published June 24, 2017.

Ep. 9: Fight Club

On the last episode of the quarter, we’ll take a look at the upcoming softball and track & field games, as well as the women’s crew team’s first national title since 2001. Then: a look at racism in the Indy 500, and the bizarre world of fights in professional sports.

This is the last episode of the quarter! Check back in the summer when #UWPLaG resumes on a semi-weekly schedule.

Originally published June 2, 2017.

Ep. 8: Lukewarm Takes

After a week off, we’re back with a double episode: first, Hailey will discuss the issue of rape as hazing in sports, and the first hot take will look at annoying men on Twitter. On the second half, we’ll go into Hailey’s column on allyship in pro sports. And finally, a discussion around touchdown celebrations: fun, or overdone?

Originally published May 24, 2017.

Ep. 7: Supervillains

On Episode 7 of Play Like a Girl, Susana is out and Hailey has a cold, but that won’t stop us from bringing you all the upcoming sports news and information. Hailey will talk about her column on military athletes, and the crew will debate who are the villains of the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL.

Originally published May 10, 2017.

Ep. 6: Be Better

On Episode 6 of Play Like a Girl, we’ll talk about upcoming meets and games, as well as the UW players picked up in the NFL draft. Next, Hailey will lead a discussion about the Junior Hockey League, and the nature of payment in junior / minor leagues. Then, we’ll discuss the Boston fan who yelled racial slurs at Adam Jones, and the wider issue of race in sports. Finally, we’ll look into the decision by the Edmonton Oilers to replace two women’s restrooms with men’s restrooms.

Originally published May 5, 2017.

Ep. 4: Geography Lessons

On Episode 4 of Play Like a Girl, we’re talking about allegations of abuse against Quinnipiac University’s women’s hockey coach Rick Seeley, and the broader culture of coaching across sports. Then: what’s the appropriate way to talk about the life events and tragedies of athletes?

Originally published April 20, 2017.