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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 69: Nice (Live)

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This week, we went live on Facebook for Maggie’s triumphant return for the pod. We also ate cookies, answered your questions, and announced another fundraising effort.

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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 went live on Facebook and started things off with surprising our listeners with Maggie Wiggin’s triumphant return to the podcast! We began the show with a quick chat about the latest Mets rumors and the relatively slow free agent market.

Next, we did another Insomnia Cookies tasting, answering your questions from Facebook between bites.

In the light of the recent discourse surrounding Hall of Fame balloting, we announced another fundraising effort—call it a “mini Dollars4Dingers”—for victims of domestic violence. Anyone who makes a donation in any amount to the National Domestic Violence Hotline or your local women’s shelter/domestic violence charity of choice and sends us your receipt (via Twitter DM to @apodoftheirown or via email to will be entered into a drawing for several pieces of Mets memorabilia. We will do this drawing on an episode of the show in late February when pitchers and catchers report. Let’s get fundraising!

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.

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 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!