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Episode 20 - Molly Hensley-Clancy

Washington Post investigative reporter Molly Hensley-Clancy joins the show to discuss her recent reporting of the Spirit's varied off-field troubles

Episode Notes

As promised, here are all the relevant articles brought up in this episode, which are must-reads:

Molly's reporting at the Washington Post on the abuse allegations against Richie Burke (content warning: verbal/emotional abuse) and her piece written with Steven Goff on the Spirit's ongoing ownership struggle.

Kelsey McKinney's piece on what went down between Spirit supporters, the team, and event staff at Sunday's game.

The episode of the Butterfly Road podcast in which Lindsey Horan talks about the body-shaming experiences she had playing for Farid Benstiti. (content warning: body-shaming)

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Episode 19 - Paige Nielsen returns

Paige Nielsen is back healthy and back on the show, plus some thoughts on the win over the Courage & Sunday's game against Gotham

Episode Notes

I referred at least once to this piece from B&RU that I co-wrote with André Carlisle, so let's start there.

0:00 - 9:05: Intro + thoughts on the NC win 9:06 - 29:15: Paige Nielsen interview 29:16 - 40:10: Preview of Sunday's game against Gotham + Outro

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Episode 18.5 - The show's not over

Plex Weather returns in incomplete form to talk Kumi Yokoyama, Natalie Jacobs, and the last three games

Episode Notes

Plex Weather is back! After some scheduling issues and work on a future episode, the show is back with an "incomplete" episode featuring just Jason. Here's everything discussed:

Next week, the show will be back in a normal manner!

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Episode 18 - Ashley Sanchez + Claire Watkins

Jason gets some help to preview tomorrow's Spirit game against the Red Stars, with Ashley Sanchez talking about the Spirit side & Claire Watkins of Southside Trap bringing some Chicago perspective

Episode Notes

Jason gets some help to preview tomorrow's Spirit game against the Red Stars, with Washington's #10 Ashley Sanchez speaking from the Spirit side (2:06-21:29) & Claire Watkins of Southside Trap bringing some Chicago perspective (21:50-46:15)

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Episode 17 - Spilled Cold Brew

Jason reviews the Spirit's wins in Houston and Tacoma, and then the Orlando Sentinel's Julia Poe joins the show to talk about the Pride ahead of this weekend's game

Episode Notes

0:00-16:03 - Reviewing both of the Spirit's wins last week

(for more on those games, Jason wrote portions of this article about the win over OL Reign, and this one about the Dash game)

16:04-38:50 - Interview with Julia Poe of the Orlando Sentinel

17:45 - Cold brew spill

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Episode 16 - Jordan DiBiasi + Spirit news

Plex Weather is back at full strength, talking Spirit stadium issues & USWNT call-ups before a fun chat with Jordan DiBiasi on her return from surgery and her dog Dewey

Episode Notes

0:00 - 14:56: Look back at Louisville, Segra Field discussion, and USWNT call-ups 14:57 - 41:46: Interview with Jordan DiBiasi

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Episode 15.5 - Incomplete "episode" with just Jason

I promised y'all an episode, but fell for the sunk cost fallacy and ran out of time for a guest, so you're stuck with just me reviewing the Spirit's draw with Orlando and looking ahead to today's game against Louisville. Guests will be back in the next episode, promise!

Episode Notes

No guests, just one rapid-fire segment talking over why there's no guest, looking back at the Spirit's 1-1 draw with Orlando, and previewing today's game against Louisville

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Episode 15 - Anna Heilferty + André Carlisle

This week's episode includes an interview with Spirit rookie Anna Heilferty on the start of her NWSL career, and then André Carlisle joins the show to discuss the Spirit overall as we head into the regular season

Episode Notes

0:00-7:53: Catching up & discussion of NWSL's handling of recent issues 7:54-30:42: Anna Heilferty interview 30:55-1:04:24: André Carlisle interview about the Spirit and the Challenge Cup

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Episode 14 - Aubrey Bledsoe

After a quick wrap of the Spirit's last preseason game, goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe comes on to talk about baking, the upcoming system, and a little March Madness to boot

Episode Notes

0:00 - 6:37: Preseason news discussion (article being referenced can be found here: https://www.blackandredunited.com/washington-spirit-womens-soccer/2021/3/16/22329457/washington-spirit-preseason-2021-img-academy-audi-field-formation-bayley-feist-saori-takarada)

6:38 - 43:36: Interview with Aubrey Bledsoe

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Episode 13: Sam Staab, new owners, and preseason news

Spirit center back Sam Staab talks preseason, not being into the winter weather, and goalscoring celebrations

Episode Notes

0:00 - 12:40: Ownership and preseason roster news 12:41 - 40:20: Interview with Sam Staab

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This is a Washington Spirit podcast, so we're gonna talk about the Spirit! Host Jason Anderson of Black and Red United covers team culture, interviews with players and coaches, tactics, game previews, and everything in between.