This week, we’re joined by Ryan Landry for a discussion on entertainment and sports culture.
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1:37 – Winterchan
4:06 – Introducing Ryan Landry
8:48 – The emerging Entertainment Culture
14:02 – Arguments against “Sportsball” fandom
19:22 – Sports and community
31:59 – The false geek/jock dichotomy
42:15 – The symbiosis of Sport and Media
59:07 – Prog Race Narratives vs. Reality
1:10:37 – Negative portrayals of White athletes
1:20:30 – Shoehorning Women into Sports Media
1:28:00 – Out of Left Field – Sports League Collapse?
1:41:28 – Ethnic origins of basketball
Related Show Links:
Opening Music: “Qosqo” by DavidKBD (excerpt)
Closing Music: “Deadly akoustik” by Schizophrenic
Ryan Landry’s blog
Watching your team lose drops your T levels
The absence of white cornerbacks
Classic John Rocker quotes
Women gets “mind raped” in a locker room, files suit
The Malice at the Palace
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