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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 14: Polar Derby

On a special All-Star break edition of the show, we talk all things All-Star Game and celebrate Pete Alonso’s Home Run Derby victory.

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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. We are back in your feeds after our brief hiatus last week.

This week, we kick things off by discussing the Brodie Van Wagenen chair-throwing incident, the tension between Todd Frazier and Jake Arrieta, and the pervasiveness of misdirected anger and toxic masculinity in the game. We also celebrate Pete Alonso’s Home Run Derby victory! (0:45)

Next, we answer some of your emails in the seventh inning stretch! (32:52)

Then, we chat about all things All-Star Game—the new voting process, whether the game should count, and much more. (44:20)

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. (1:15:15)

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Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: there’s no crying in podcasting!