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WISE PLAYlist Picks: 11 Sports/Leadership Podcasts

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Podcasts have become valuable tools in a professional’s toolkit. Today, they can teach you new skills, educate you on a trending topic and even provide an escape from reality. With everything from true crime stories to popular talk shows, the podcast world has something for everyone. But it can also feel intimidating.

If you’re looking to start listening to your first podcast or add a new one to your library, we compiled a list of our members’ favorites featuring female leaders and sports, including the descriptions from their podcast hosting platforms/sites. No matter if you’re looking to learn something new, find a new topic to bring up with your co-workers or hear more from your favorite stars, there’s something for you on the list.

If you’re interested in the latest trends and news in sports:

The Fluid Fan Podcast by Sports Innovation Lab
The Sports Innovation Lab Fluid Fan Podcast is hosted by Sports Innovation Lab CEO and four-time Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero and produced by Jack Barlow. The world of sports is changing fast, and leaders need to stay ahead. The New Age of Sport is coming. Are you ready?

The CUSP Show by Columbia University Sports Management
On the Columbia University Sports Management Podcast (“The CUSP Show”), faculty members Joe Favorito and Tom Richardson host thought leaders from across the sports industry as they discuss a wide array of topics. The show is produced by the Columbia University Sports Management program’s staff. 

Burn It All Down by Burn It All Down
The feminist sports podcast you need. Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, Amira Rose Davis and Jessica Luther break down the week in sports and culture.

The Lead by Wondery and The Athletic
The first daily sports news podcast that covers everything from the world stage to the hometown. The Athletic, home to the best storytelling in sports, and Wondery, the company behind Sports Wars and Gladiator, take you beyond the box score. With the help of The Athletic’s more than 400 sports writers and editors, co-hosts Kavitha Davidson and Anders Kelto dive deep into the biggest and most fascinating stories of the day. 

SportsPro Podcast by SportsPro Media
Join SportsPro writers and guests for comment, insight and analysis on the matters of the moment in the global sports industry.

If you’re interested in diving into the numbers:

Business of Sports by Bloomberg
From media and technology to finance and real estate, leagues and teams across the globe have matured into far more than just back-page entertainment. The show explains the money behind the final score. 

If you want to hear from the changemakers themselves:

Playmakers by the Chargers Podcast Network
Hayley Elwood chats with female figures in and around the Chargers organization and the broader sports world to provide exclusive conversations about football, life and much more. Guests include significant others and family members of Chargers players and coaches, to reporters, analysts and others.

Women Blazers by Dionna Widder
Women Blazers is a podcast that features interviews with women in the sports industry who are either breaking barriers or on a journey to blaze trails in the front office. Through the experiences of others, insights can be gained, new opportunities can be created, and many can be inspired.

Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy by ESPN and Julie Foudy
Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy is a fun, thoughtful, candid conversation with trailblazers in sports about the joy/chaos of life and sports. Laughter — and donuts — permitted.

If you’re looking for inspiration from female leaders:

Women Leaders Podcast by Women Leaders in College Sports
Join Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports, an organization that develops, connects and advances women leaders at all levels. Every episode, Patti will talk with strong, resilient, inspired and passionate women whose career paths you will find inspirational and empowering.

Women at Work by Harvard Business Review
Women face gender discrimination throughout our careers. It doesn’t have to derail our ambitions—but how do we prepare to deal with it? There’s no workplace orientation session about narrowing the wage gap, standing up to interrupting male colleagues, or taking on many other issues we encounter at work. So HBR editors Amy Bernstein and Amy Gallo are untangling some of the knottiest problems. They interview experts on gender, tell stories about their own experiences, and give lots of practical advice to help you succeed in spite of the obstacles.

 

Thank you to the WISE community for sharing your favorite podcasts about female leaders in sports.

 

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