A thought-provoking columnist who generates creative social commentary through the lens of sports, Dave Zirin will be the guest on Neumann Radio’s Going Deeper in Sports on Monday, December 7, at 11 a.m.
Named to UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World," Zirin writes about the politics of sports for The Nation magazine. He is also the host of XM satellite's popular weekly show, Edge of Sports Radio.
Ed Hastings, Sarah Brazill, and Stephanie Taylor of the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development will conduct the 60-minute interview.
For a sample of his unique perspective, take a look at his slant on the current Tiger Woods controversy: http://www.edgeofsports.com/2009-11-30-474/index.html
Zirin is also a columnist for SLAM magazine, the Progressive, and a regular op-ed writer for the Los Angeles Times. He was Press Action's 2005 and 2006 Sportswriter of the year. His new book is A People's History of Sports in the United States, part of Howard Zinn's People's History series for the New Press.
He is also the author of Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports. Sports Illustrated wrote that Terrordome is "a provocative, sometimes chilling, look at sports and society right now."
Zirin has brought his blend of sports and politics to multiple television programs including ESPN's Outside the Lines, MSNBC's Morning Joe, ESPN Classic, CNN's The Campbell Brown Show, MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, Comcast Sports Network's Washington Post Live, Al-Jazeera's The Riz Khan Show, C-SPAN's BookTV, and Democracy Now with Amy Goodman.
He has also been on numerous national radio programs including National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation and All Things Considered; Air America's On the Real with Chuck D; The Laura Flanders Show; ESPN radio; Stars and Stripes Radio; and many others.