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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 34: Remembering Joan Payson

This week, we discuss the newest Mets acquisitions and we remember the beloved first owner of the team.

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Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we begin by discussing the two newest Mets, Michael Wacha and Rick Porcello as well as the Yoenis Cespedes financial settlement. (1:31)

Next, we talk about the life of the first owner in Mets history. Listener Ellen Linder suggested we discuss Joan Payson when she won our “Choose Our Topic” raffle at our Dollars to Dingers fundraiser in September. This was an absolutely wonderful topic and we loved researching this fascinating lady. (25:04)

Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise. (1:05:55)

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Our wonderful listener Ellen Lindner is cartoonist and illustrator based in NYC and drew the awesome The Cranklet’s Chronicle, a zine about women in baseball. One of the issues is all about Joan Payson. You can find her work on Also check out her Etsy shop:

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