Power Plays Podcast

Power Plays Podcast

Welcome to the Power Plays Podcast with Lindsay Gibbs, your go-to source for weekly updates on the world of women's sports! Join Lindsay, author of the Power Plays Newsletter, as she brings you the latest news, insights, and stories from women's sports. In each episode, Lindsay and guests will review that week's results from across the women's sporting sphere and bring on special guests to dive deep into the most compelling topics and shine a spotlight on the accomplishments, challenges, and groundbreaking moments of female athletes, teams, and organizations. Sign up for the Power Plays newsletter and get access to weekly podcast interviews exclusive only to paid Power Plays subscribers: Powerplays.news.

Episodes

November 1, 2023 33 mins

In this episode of the Power Plays Podcast, Lindsay and Jessie talk about the Aces' big win in the WNBA finals, the NWSL quarterfinals, the women's soccer international break, LPGA playoff madness, and more!

Then, Lindsay gives a little life update and discusses why the podcast is going on a break.

We love you all and hope to talk again soon! Thank you for the support!

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In this episode, Lindsay and Jessie review a busy week in women's sports. Then, Jenna Tonelli of Equalizer Soccer and The Local W joins the podcast to recap a wild Decision Day in the NWSL and to preview the NWSL quarterfinals. Finally, Jackie Powell of The Next provides us with a deep dive into the Liberty/Aces series in the WNBA Finals. 

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In this week's episode, Jessie and Lindsay go over this week's results in the WTA, WSL, gymnastics, LPGA, and Athletes Unlimited Volleyball.

Then, freelance soccer writer Tamerra Griffin joins us to talk about this week's NWSL action and to help us get ready for the final match day of the regular season, which is set up for pure chaos.

Finally, Michelle Smith of The Next comes on the show to break d...

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This week, Lindsay and Jessie begin by wrapping up the latest women's sports news in the NWSL, WSL, WTA, and LPGA.

Then (11:40), Alexa Philippou of ESPN joins to talk about the WNBA semifinals, and what's next for the Dallas Wings and Connecticut Sun. The preview of the WNBA Finals matchup between the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun will be released in a subscriber-only podcast later this week.

Final...

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In this week's episode, host Lindsay Gibbs and Jessie Berggren have a lot to discuss about this week's women's sports news -- particularly talking about the latest news out of Spain women's football and recapping the Solheim Cup.

Then (21:35), Emily Anderson and Lesley Ryder of Gal Pal Sports join to take us inside Megan Rapinoe's final USWNT game, Julie Ertz's goodbye, and the chaotic NWSL st...

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In this week's episode, Jessie joins Lindsay to recap the first half of the first round of the WNBA playoffs, discuss the Diamond League season finale, talk NWSL chaos, and applaud some WTA winners.

Then (15:53), Terry Horstman of The Next comes on the podcast to talk all about how the Minnesota Lynx pulled the upset of the playoffs so far by upsetting the Connecticut Sun in Connecticut and forcing a deciding Game 3. ...

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Listen to the first part of my conversation with ESPN writer Katie Barnes  about their new book, “Fair Play: How Sports Shape the Gender Debates.” The book comes out next week, so go ahead and get your pre-order in!!!

This is a phenomenal conversation about transgender athletes in sports, and how to re-center the political fights around their humanity. I know you will love it.

To get access to the full conversatio...

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In this episode, host Lindsay Gibbs is joined by Jessie Breggren to talk about Minjee Lee’s win at the LPGA Kroger Queen City Championship, the North Carolina Courage’s win in the NWSL Challenge Cup, and the latest updates of what’s going on in the Spanish soccer federation.


Then (14:13), Lindsay has a reunion with two of her Burn It All Down co-hosts, Jessica Luther and Amira Rose Davis, to gush about Coco Gauff’s U.S. Open vi...

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In Episode 8 of the Power Plays Podcast, host Lindsay Gibbs is joined by Jessie Breggren to discuss this week in women's sports, including a  groundbreaking LPGA victory of by 19-year-old Thai qualifier, Chanettee Wannasaen ; a chaotic NWSL weekend full of red cards; the biggest week 1 stories from the U.S. Open; and an update on the possible WTA/Saudi Arabia partnership.

Then (12:00), Maggie Hendricks joins us to scr...

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In this week's episode of the Power Plays Podcast, Jessie Berggren joins Lindsay Gibbs to review this week's women's sports news (0:21), and to go over a detailed list of all the latest horrible madness in the case of Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish football federation who kissed Spanish player Jenni Hermoso on the lips during the World Cup trophy presentation. (9:49).

Then, (24:29) Jon Wertheim ...

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In this episode, Lindsay Gibbs, the author of the Power Plays newsletter and host of the Power Plays podcast, celebrates Sha'Carri Richardson's big 100m victory and provides a brief recap of the week in women's sports.

Then (6:02), Pardeep Cattry of CBS Sports joins Lindsay to talk about Spain's big win over England in the World Cup final, the many ways the patriarchy tried to ruin the moment, Gianni In...

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This week, Jessie once again joins host Lindsay Gibbs from Down Under and recounts her time at the Australia/France World Cup quarterfinal, before Lindsay gives her a rundown of what went on this week in women's sports -- without a Cotton-Eyed-Joe interruption.

Then (17:06), Dr. Kasey Symons,  Sport Innovation Research Group at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and co-founder of Siren Sport, comes on to ...

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This week, Jessie joins host Lindsay Gibbs from her World Cup vacation in New Zealand to go over all of the latest news in women's sports this week, including Coco Gauff's biggest title to date, the Liberty's thrashing of the Aces, and more!

Then, Maggie Hendricks of Bally Sports joins to discuss how we could (or if we should?) improve the WNBA trade deadline (15:20) and her weekend watching Simone Biles and...

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This week, Lindsay and Jessie open up the show with an instant, sleep-deprived reaction to the USWNT's draw against Portugal in the World Cup. Then, as usual, they recap the week in women's sports and talk about their favorite World Cup moments so far.

Molly Hensley-Clancy, an investigative journalist with the Washington Post, joins us to talk about her latest feature about FIFA's dangerous mishandling of ab...

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This week is only the *second-ever* official edition of the Tour de France Femmes.

In this special stand-alone episode of the Power Plays Podcast, Lindsay talks with author, activist, and former pro cycler Kathryn Bertine about the long fight to get women's cycling onto this huge stage, and why there's so much more work to be done until we reach equality.

Plus, for those -- like your podcast host -- wh...

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This week, Lindsay and Jessie begin by recapping an incredibly busy week in women's sports.

Then, Annie Costabile of the Chicago Sun Times joins us to talk about the Sky's new investors, the abrupt departure of Sky head coach James Wade, and what it's like being a full-time beat reporter for a WNBA team that's struggling.

Finally, the amazing Shireen Ahmed of the CBC joins us from a jazz cafe ...

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Welcome to the first episode of the Power Plays podcast! In this episode, Lindsay Gibbs is joined by Ari Chambers to talk about WNBA All-Star weekend and preview the second half of the season. Then, Courtney Stith of Diaspora United joins to break down the USWNT and look at its chances in the World Cup, which starts this week! Finally, Hailey Salvian of The Athletic helps break down s seismic off-ice moves in the world of women&apo...

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