Monday Jul 06, 2020

Episode 24: (Athletic) Labor Talk with Hamilton Nolan

In this episode, all three hosts are joined by Hamilton Nolan to discuss all things labor and sport. Hamilton Nolan is a labor reporter for In These Times and the Columbia Journalism Review’s public editor for the Washington Post. Previously, he worked on staff at Gawker, Deadspin, and Splinter. His work also frequently appears in The Guardian.
The conversation begins with a discussion of sport as labor and within the labor movement, and what that means in the context of the pandemic. From there, the discussion shifts to Hamilton's work on boxing to discuss the working conditions in the brutal sport and his personal investments as a writer and participant. We then shift to college sport for a close look at where college sport fits in the labor movement, why it is exploitative, and what can be done. Finally, and you don't want to miss this, the last quarter of the show focuses on some real talk about what happened at Deadspin and what to make of the zombie version of the site, and those who work for it, today.
You can find Hamilton's plea for the unionization of college athletes here. You can find his current work at In These Times here. You can find him on Twitter @hamiltonnolan.



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