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The GIST of It

  • Ep #374: Olympic trials continue & a celebration of Title IX

    18 GIU 2024 · Hey there! On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-host Steph Rotz and guest host Lauren Tuiskula discuss two big upcoming events: the 2024 Paris Olympics and the anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the landmark U.S. civil rights law. First up, Steph and Lauren chat through the ongoing U.S. Olympic swimming trials and this weekend’s track & field trials, where some Olympic hopeful’s dreams will come true.    Then in part two, the gals dig into Title IX ahead of the 52nd anniversary this Sunday, June 23rd. The law has been crucial in leveling the playing field for women in sports, but there are still areas where it falls short. A big thank you to our friends at Aflac for powering today’s episode! Just like The GIST tackles the gap in women’s sports coverage, Aflac closes the gap that health insurance leaves behind. Learn more at http://aflac.com/thegist. And another thank you to Gainbridge for supporting today’s pod! The digital financial services leader wants to help you support women’s sports at the grassroots level. Visit http://paritynow.co/ParityWeek to apply for $150K in grant money for orgs making a difference for women and girls in sport.
    Ascoltato 28 min. 36 sec.
  • Ep #373: A men’s UEFA Euro 2024 preview and addressing racism in soccer

    13 GIU 2024 · Content warning: Today’s episode contains mention of racism. On today’s episode of The GIST of It, we’re going full send into the world of European men’s soccer. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz begin with a preview of the UEFA men’s Euro 2024 before the tourney kicks off this Friday, discussing how it works, the top teams, and the players to watch.       Then in part two, El and Steph detail a harsh reality in the game: The brutal racism players have been subjected to for years. After a 2023 incident involving Brazilian Real Madrid star Vinícius Jr., Spanish courts are finally holding the aggressors accountable.  A big thank you to our friends at Aflac for powering today’s episode! Just like The GIST tackles the gap in women’s sports coverage, Aflac closes the gap that health insurance leaves behind. Learn more at http://aflac.com/thegist.
    Ascoltato 25 min. 34 sec.
  • Ep #372: WNBA Updates and WCWS Review

    11 GIU 2024 · Happy Tuesday! On today’s episode of The GIST of It, we’re celebrating the continued growth in women’s sports. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz begin with a refresher on what’s happening in the WNBA, including Caitlin Clark’s Team USA Olympics roster omission and more.       Then in part two, El and Steph review yet another record-setting Women’s College World Series with attendance and viewership numbers hitting it out of the park. Is women’s college softball the next big thing? The data says yes — the momentum’s been there all along.  A big thank you to our friends at Aflac for powering today’s episode! Just like The GIST tackles the gap in women’s sports coverage, Aflac closes the gap that health insurance leaves behind. Learn more at http://aflac.com/thegist. More on The GIST:  Subscribe: thegistsports.com/subscribepod X: https://twitter.com/thegistpod Email: https://thegistsports.com  IG: https://www.instagram.com/thegistca/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/thegistusa/?hl=en
    Ascoltato 36 min.
  • Ep #371: NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Final, and the French Open: Previewing a big weekend in sports

    6 GIU 2024 · Happy Thursday! Today’s episode of The GIST of It is a three-parter previewing three big finales coming up on the sports cal. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz start the party by laying the groundwork for the best-of-seven NBA Finals series before the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks tip off today.      Then in part two, El and Steph head over to the ice for a Stanley Cup Final preview ahead of the NHL’s best-of-seven championship series. The puck doesn’t drop until Saturday, but there’s a lot to cover in this Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers showdown.  Then last but not least, the gals wrap up by discussing the French Open as the athletes head into the semis — notably without defending champ Novak Djokovic.  A big thank you to our friends at Aflac for powering today’s episode! Just like The GIST tackles the gap in women’s sports coverage, Aflac closes the gap that health insurance leaves behind. Learn more at http://aflac.com/thegist. Show notes: More on The GIST:  Subscribe: thegistsports.com/subscribepod X: https://twitter.com/thegistpod Email: https://thegistsports.com  IG: https://www.instagram.com/thegistca/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/thegistusa/?hl=en
    Ascoltato 33 min. 44 sec.
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    Ep #370: Breaking down the latest WNBA discourse and the Women’s College World Series rolls on

    4 GIU 2024 · Happy Tuesday! On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz start off by digging into the viral conversation around physicality in the WNBA after a controversial on-court play sparked a slew of off-court responses.     Then in part two, El and Steph head back to the diamond to discuss the ongoing Women’s College World Series ahead of the best-of-three championship series. It’s been a banner few months for softball, and there’s even more excitement to come.  A big thank you to our friends at Aflac for powering today’s episode! Just like The GIST tackles the gap in women’s sports coverage, Aflac closes the gap that health insurance leaves behind. Learn more at http://aflac.com/thegist. And a big shoutout to our pals at the PGA for their support. Whether you’ve never golfed before or are an experienced player looking to tighten up your game, it’s super easy to find a pro in your area at PGAofCanada.com. Show notes: More on The GIST:  Subscribe: thegistsports.com/subscribepod X: https://twitter.com/thegistpod Email: mailto:pod@thegistsports.com  IG: https://www.instagram.com/thegistca/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/thegistusa/?hl=en
    Ascoltato 31 min. 9 sec.
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    Ep #369: A rundown of Canada’s new pro women’s soccer league and a Women’s College World Series preview

    30 MAG 2024 · Happy Tiny Friday! Welcome to another episode of The GIST of It. First up, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz discuss a major announcement from the world of women’s soccer: Canada is officially getting a pro women’s soccer league!  Unfortunately, at the same time, members of Argentina’s national soccer team are quitting due to poor treatment. We think we’ve seen this film before. Then in part two, El and Steph hit it out of the park and preview the upcoming Women’s College World Series, a highly-anticipated event amid the skyrocketing popularity of college softball.   A big thank you to our friends at Aflac for powering today’s episode! Just like The GIST tackles the gap in women’s sports coverage, Aflac closes the gap that health insurance leaves behind. Learn more at http://aflac.com/thegist. And a big shoutout to our pals at the PGA for their support. Whether you’ve never golfed before or are an experienced player looking to tighten up your game, it’s super easy to find a pro in your area at PGAofCanada.com. Show notes: More on The GIST:  Subscribe: thegistsports.com/subscribepod X: https://twitter.com/thegistpod Email: mailto:pod@thegistsports.com  IG: https://www.instagram.com/thegistca/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/thegistusa/?hl=en
    Ascoltato 31 min. 43 sec.
  • Ep #368: French Open preview and a conversation with legendary Toronto sports reporter, Hazel Mae

    23 MAG 2024 · Happy Tiny Friday! Welcome to an extra-special episode of The GIST of It. First, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz preview the second tennis Grand Slam of the year: the French Open, which begins this Sunday. Oui oui!  Then stick around for a very exciting part two: a conversation between El and Toronto reporting legend, Hazel Mae, taped live in the Six near the Toronto Blue Jays home stadium.  A big thank you to our friends at Destination Toronto for sponsoring this event and to Aflac for powering today’s episode! Just like The GIST tackles the gap in women’s sports coverage, Aflac closes the gap that health insurance leaves behind. Learn more at aflac.com/thegist. Show notes: More on The GIST:  Subscribe: thegistsports.com/subscribepod X: https://twitter.com/thegistpod Email: mailto:pod@thegistsports.com  IG: https://www.instagram.com/thegistca/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/thegistusa/?hl=en 
    Ascoltato 43 min. 37 sec.
  • Ep #367: The WTA & PIF partner, NBA Conference Finals preview, and looking back on Week 1 of the WNBA season

    21 MAG 2024 · Happy Tuesday! This episode of The GIST of It is jam-packed with headlines from the tennis courts to the hardwood. First, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz dive into the newly announced partnership between the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF), an eyebrow-raising alliance considering the country’s reputation for sportswashing and their treatment of women and the LGBTQIA+ community.  Then it’s all about hoops in parts two and three. First, the gals preview the NBA Conference Finals before taking a temperature check on the WNBA after Week 1, peeling back the curtains on the latest investigation into the Las Vegas Aces and discussing how rookies like Caitlin Clark are adjusting to the pros.  Thank you to Aflac for powering today’s episode! Just like The GIST tackles the gap in women’s sports coverage, Aflac closes the gap that health insurance leaves behind. Learn more at aflac.com/thegist. Show notes: More on The GIST:  Subscribe: thegistsports.com/subscribepod X: https://twitter.com/thegistpod Email: mailto:pod@thegistsports.com  IG: https://www.instagram.com/thegistca/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/thegistusa/?hl=en
    Ascoltato 35 min. 57 sec.
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    Ep #366: A WNBA season preview

    14 MAG 2024 · Merry WNBA season start! It’s all hoops, all the time on today’s episode of The GIST of It as co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz preview everything you need to know before the new WNBA season tips off tonight. From the league’s off-court moves to the teams and players to keep an eye on, El and Steph are here to help you prepare for the most anticipated W season…ever. Thank you to Aflac for powering today’s episode! Just like The GIST tackles the gap in women’s sports coverage, Aflac closes the gap that health insurance leaves behind. Learn more at aflac.com/thegist. Show notes: More on The GIST:  Subscribe: thegistsports.com/subscribepod X: https://twitter.com/thegistpod Email: mailto:pod@thegistsports.com  IG: https://www.instagram.com/thegistca/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/thegistusa/?hl=en 
    Ascoltato 32 min. 11 sec.
  • Ep #365: WNBA prepares for charter flight takeoff and a USTA WTF

    9 MAG 2024 · Hey there! Content warning: Today’s episode contains mention of sexual assault. Today’s episode of The GIST of It starts out with nothing but net, as co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz discuss a plethora of league-altering WNBA news, most notably the announcement that charter flights could be implemented for all teams as soon as this season. Part 2 sadly brings a WTF, after a federal jury ordered the USTA — tennis’ governing body — to pay a $9M settlement to a player who alleges the organization failed to protect her from being sexually assaulted by a coach. Just awful. Thank you to Aflac for powering today’s episode! Just like The GIST tackles the gap in women’s sports coverage, Aflac closes the gap that health insurance leaves behind. Learn more at aflac.com/thegist. Show notes: More on The GIST:  Subscribe: thegistsports.com/subscribepod X: https://twitter.com/thegistpod Email: mailto:pod@thegistsports.com  IG: https://www.instagram.com/thegistca/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/thegistusa/?hl=en 
    Ascoltato 29 min. 42 sec.

The GIST of It is a twice-weekly podcast on what’s going on in the sports world. Hosts Ellen Hyslop and Stephanie Rotz discuss current sports topics and how they intersect...

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The GIST of It is a twice-weekly podcast on what’s going on in the sports world. Hosts Ellen Hyslop and Stephanie Rotz discuss current sports topics and how they intersect with pop culture and social issues, covering everything from major league season previews to calling out the sexist BS we see in sports daily. Expect a hilarious yet informative conversation with a refreshing female perspective on the world of sports.
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