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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 8: A conversation with The Athletic’s Emma Span

This week we discuss the Metsiest week ever and we welcome The Athletic’s Emma Span to the show.

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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 full blown Mets situation we have on our hands, including the injuries to Seth Lugo and Yoenis Cespedes. We also discuss how Robinson Cano is not the biggest issue on this team. (00:35)

Next, we welcome Emma Span to the show, Managing Editor of The Athletic MLB. She discusses her role at The Athletic as well as where she sees this model going in the coming years. For beleaguered Mets fans she gives suggestions on what other fun teams to follow this season. (29:19)

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. (55:17)

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen through the embedded player below.

You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can follow this week’s guest, Emma Span, on both Twitter (@emmaspan) and Instagram (@emmaspan). You can also email the show at

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