Some people watch sports to escape from politics. Many of America’s most popular athletes take great pains to avoid being political, even when they’re under pressure to stand up on heated issues. We talk with sportswriter Dave Zirin about his new book that examines America’s greatest cultural and social conflicts through the lens of sport.


  • Dave Zirin Columnist, SLAM Magazine; Contributor, Nation Magazine; Online Columnist, Sports Illustrated (; author, "A People's History of Sports in the United States" (New Press)

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