We’re just a couple weeks out from the start of the 2021 WNBA season and what will hopefully be a fun summer of basketball. I have a couple of things in the works to come in these next couple of weeks, but until then I thought I’d drop in with some links to some interesting podcasts that have popped up recently you may be interested in.
First off: the Across the Timeline podcasts page contains an extensive listing of podcasts centered around women’s basketball and/or created by prominent figures in the world of women’s basketball, including players, coaches, and media. Then, on the right side of the page there are individual episodes of any other podcast that isn’t centered in women’s basketball or the WNBA that features individuals or significant topics from the WNBA or women’s basketball more generally.
If you are a frequent podcast listener, you’ll recognize some of the names there, but there may be some newer (or older) listens that catch your eye. Additionally, I want to pull out a few recent episodes of other podcasts that are listed on the page that might interest you from a women’s basketball history perspective, in no particular order:
- Katie Gearlds on Full Steam Ahead: “Recently named Associate Head Coach and future HC of Purdue Women’s Basketball joins the podcast to discuss her new job, excitement, what makes Purdue special, her playing career and more!”
- Allison Feaster on Legends of Sport: “Andy chats with former WNBA star & current VP of Player Development & Organizational Growth for the Boston Celtics - Allison Feaster! … Allison describes her on-court career path from being a 3x Ivy League Player of The Year at Harvard to dominating the European league & WNBA, her passion for women empowerment, & memories of Kobe Bryant…”
- Dana Hart (President of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame) on Hallowed Ground: “Andrew Stockmann interviews Dana Hart, President of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee. Then, Andrew shares fun facts about Senda Berenson, the “Mother of Women’s Basketball,” in the pod’s Overtime segment!”
- Angie Bjorklund on Another Season in the Books: “The University of Tennessee and a little ole coach by the name of Pat Summitt offered Angie a scholarship when she was in the 9th grade. Angie started 30 out of 38 games as a freshman, was part of a National Championship team, went on to play professionally (WNBA, Israel, France, Italy, Spain), got her masters, worked as a DOBO and continues to play professionally.”
- Val Whiting on ALL IN with Natalie Allport: “Val Whiting is a former collegiate and professional basketball player. She played center for the Stanford Cardinal women’s basketball during her four years of pre-med study at Stanford and went on to be part of the ABL and then the WNBA during the early years of the league…”
- Katie Smith on The Progress Report: “This week we are joined by women’s basketball legend Katie Smith. Katie and Jasmine talk about women’s inequality in sports, the NCAA scandal, where the industry needs to go for more equal representation, what it’s like to win 3 olympic gold medals, and much more.”
- Lisa Willis on Another Door Opens: “Lisa C. Willis is a former WNBA basketball player, a former UCLA star, author and speaker. She made history as the first female coach of a New York Knicks franchise: the Westchester Knicks…”
- Lin Dunn on The Basketball Podcast: “Coaching legend Lin Dunn joins the podcast to discuss ways to help you and your team reach their full potential…”
- Pokey Chatman on Unguarded: “POKEY CHATMAN gets Unguarded about her thoughts, experiences, and feelings about the past, present, and future of women’s basketball as well. The Louisiana-native talks to us about how she was able to re-center herself during her time in Russia when she was the coach of the Spartak Moscow team…”
- Muffet McGraw on Just Something About Her: “Muffet McGraw was the women’s basketball head coach at Notre Dame for 33 seasons, winning two national championships and scoring her entry into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011…”
- Edwina Brown on The Change Navigator: “In this episode I introduce the Navigators to Edwina Brown. Edwina shares her story about how she went from an average basketball player her freshman year in college, to an All American her junior and senior years. She shares her transition to the WNBA, and after her professional career, her transition to collegiate coaching and recruiting…”
- Cheyney State Deep Dive on itsBIGGERthantheball: A five-part deep-dive on the elite Cheyney State women’s basketball program under C. Vivian Stringer and later Winthrop McGriff (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5)
If you know of (or host) any podcasts in the women’s basketball space, feel free to pass them along to @WBBTimeline on Twitter or email@example.com and I’ll get them on the podcasts page.