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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 21: Big Pete breaks records, the Cubs break hearts, and APOTO gives back

This week, we congratulate Alonso on his record-breaking homer, we welcome Sara Sanchez of our Cubs sister-podcast, and announce a fundraiser for the National Domestic Violence Hotline

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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, the Mets are on a roller coaster and we’re along for the ride. Big wins and big losses have dominated, but Big Pete has broken the Mets season home run record and we are so happy for him.

Next, we welcome Sara Sanchez, host of the fantastic Cubs podcast Cuppa Cubbie Blue. We talk rivalries, old and new, how our respective playoff runs feel, and how we cope when our teams are made up of people we can’t cheer for. Sara wrote an emotional must-read about Addison Russell’s return to baseball for Bleed Cubbie Blue earlier this year.

Then, we share our Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.

And finally, we wrap things up with a special announcement - we are pledging to donate to the National Domestic Violence Hotline for each home run the Mets hit in the month of September and we want you all to join us! The amount can be small or large, public or private, all that matters is that we support this amazing organization. Follow us on Twitter for more updates and to let us know you’re on board!

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 our guest, Sara Sanchez on Twitter (@BCB_Sara). You can also email the show at

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