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3 Strikes, You're Out #61: Super Bowl Preview I...
36 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 73: Colette Arrand
Fanbyte's Colette Arrand closes out Journalist January recounting her falling in and out and back in love with wrestling, the value of zine culture and her approach to wrestling critique.
135 min
Trans Sporter Rm 68: 10-year-old trans athlete ...
Meet 10-year-old trans soccer player Zoe and her parents
56 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Michael Gunning
Black History Month Guest: Michael Gunning
14 min
National champ trampolinist Luke Strong on Five...
National champ trampolinist Luke Strong talks about labels, being bi (or gay) and shattering his leg: Five Rings To Rule Them All
26 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 51: Josh Leafer on life as ...
Alex dives into the TikTok world with Josh Leafer, the founder of the popular @closeted_fratguy account. Alex asks Josh about his coming out journey, and the community of closeted gays he's found on TikTok.
37 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #60: Schilling Schadenfre...
35 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 72: Dave Bradshaw
Journalist January continues with UK wrestling announcer and WrestleTalk contributor Dave Bradshaw discussing his recent coming out, LGBTQ representation in the industry and his work with Defiant Wrestling out, LGBTQ repre
116 min
Trans Sporter Rm 67: Sports journalist Britni d...
Sports journalist Britni de la Cretaz talks about their report on trans boys in sports
54 min
Out professional gay wrestler Jai Vidal!
37 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All: Olympic swimming c...
Olympic swimming champion Mark Tewksbury looks back at over 20 years of advocating for gay athletes
34 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 50: Natasha Cloud
Alex interviews WNBA champion Natasha Cloud. Alex and Natasha talk about her political activism, coming out story, and the inauguration of Joe Biden
38 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #59: Mr. Smile Meets Mr. ...
34 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 71: Kate Foray
Kate Foray, creator of wrestling zine Girl Wrestling Fan Will You Marry Me, joins the show to chat about zines' role in wrestling media and interpreting emotion through engaging with pro wrestling
75 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Devin Ibanez -Coming OUT
Gay professional rugby player Devin Ibanez comes out as gay.
51 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All: Skier Hig Roberts ...
Gay skier Hig Roberts talks about loneliness and fear as a skier, and the great reaction to his coming out
33 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 49: Will Joe Biden's presid...
On this week's show, Alex tackles a question posed in USA Today: Will Joe Biden's presidency lead to more LGBTQ athletes coming out?
16 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #58: Remember Cubs Offsea...
39 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 70: Patches Chance
Wrestling journalist Patches Chance (DailyDDT) joins Brian to share his journey into the profession, how his bisexual identity informs his approach to coverage and his e-fed past.
91 min
Trans Sporter Rm 65: Actor and MLB Fan Noah Ave...
Actor Noah Averbach-Katz shares stories from the set of Star Trek: Discovery
59 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Run Dezzy Run!
SF Midnight Runners Captain Dez Gouglas
36 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All: British sprinter C...
British sprinter Corinne Humphreys thinks empowering gay youth is paramount as she aims for a spot in Tokyo
30 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 48: Matt Lynch on coming-ou...
Alex speaks with Matt Lynch, the Division 1 men's college basketball coach who penned his viral coming-out story for Outsports last year. Alex and Matt talk about his instant ascension to gay celebrity and the lessons he's learned along the way. This season, Matt is an assistant coach for the UNC Wilimington women's team.
36 min
3 Strikes, You're Out: Capitol Sedition
34 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 69: Wrestle Kingdom 15 w/ ...
Rachel Giuliani jins Brian to run through New Japan Pro Wrestling's premier event, including the crowing of Kota Ibushi, our king Toru Yano and the powerful vulnerability of Jay White
115 min
Trans Sporter Rm 64: StarTrek.com's Kate Gardner
Talking Trek, LOST and coming out non-binary with StarTrek,com's Kate Gardner
37 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Talking Bodybuilding with Sith...
Sitha Lam talks Bodybuilding with D.Gil
27 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 33a - Publ...
Public health expert Stephanie Zaza on the future of football and the Olympics
31 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 47: College sports are brok...
Alex looks at the landscape of LGBTQ sports heading into 2021, including the unnecessarily eliminations of non-revenue college sports, which are needlessly harming LGBTQ athletes.
23 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #56: The Cleveland What? ...
27 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 68: QWI 100 & Brodie Lee
Brian Bell goes solo this week to discuss the passing of Brodie Lee and the 2020 QWI 100 list of the top 100 LGBTQ pro wrestlers.
35 min
Trans Sporter Rm 63: Outsports Co-founder Jim B...
Outsports Co-founder Jim Buzinski pulls back the curtain on the Outsports Awards, Coming Out and Being Out features
37 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: 2020 Sports Review with J-Mac
A comedic review on 2020 sports
56 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All: Breakdancing in th...
Breakdancing is going to be in the 2024 Olympics. And there's actually precedent for it.
16 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 46: Champion track coach Mi...
"The Sports Kiki" is all about good conversations, and with that spirit, Alex welcomes on champion high school track & field coach Micah Porter for the final show of 2020. Micah, an Outsports mainstay, talks about coming out later in life, and for the first time, discusses his battle with alcoholism.
32 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #29A: Who's On First with...
Who's On First Christmas Special
49 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep 67: Jordan Blade
"The Anklebreaker" Jordan Blade discusses her historic 2020 and why representing Black bisexual women is one of her paramount concerns.
89 min
Trans Sporter Rm 62: Verity Smith, USAPL, Boba ...
U.K. Rugger and Trans Advocate Verity Smith, USAPL, Boba Fett and Discovery
49 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Gay MMA Fighter Cody Galloway
A gay MMA fighter? Yes, they do exist!
26 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All: Olympic and hockey...
Olympic and hockey legend Meghan Duggan talks about being married to a rival, finally winning Olympic gold, and the Women's Sports Foundation
33 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 45: How one of the most ant...
Gay men were prohibited from donating blood at the height of the HIV-AIDS epidemic. The ban was whittled down to three months at the start of the pandemic, but now, the FDA is finally undergoing a study to repeal the ban outright. On this week's show, Alex talks with openly gay ABC reporter Tony Morrison, who's broken the story about the FDA's landmark study.
25 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #55: Teddy Ballgame's Las...
44 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 66: Nyla Rose Returns!
All Elite Wrestling's Nyla Rose returns to chat working with Director X on AEW's "Be Boundless" campaign and AEW's relationship with IMPACT and NWA.
48 min
Trans Sporter Rm 61: Dr. Sheree Becker and Star...
Sports science researcher Dr. Sheree Becker and 'Tilly' on Star Trek: Discovery: Actress Mary Wiseman
51 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Etienne Aduya
Discussing what it's like being an gay athlete with Etienne Aduya
34 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All: Fiancees Anissa Ur...
Fiancees Anissa Urtez and Amanda Chidester are headed to the Olympics to play for Mexico and the USA
31 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 44: The relationship betwee...
It's Alex's birthday today! He celebrates with a new edition of "The Sports Kiki," where he interviews Alison Gill of American Atheists. Alex and Alison talk about the group's recent survey of nonreligious youth, and some of the biggest LGBTQ takeaways
26 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #54: Braving the Pain wit...
51 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 65: Still Life with Aprico...
Brian sits down with pro wrestling's priceless work of art Still Life with Apricots & Pears to chat trans/non-binary issues in pro wrestling and finding themself through pro wrestling
80 min
Trans Sporter Rm 60: Breanna Stewart, Tucker Ca...
Breanna Stewart, Tucker Carlson, Trans Bowler Christine Rebstock, Star Trek Discovery SPOILER
59 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Anton Hysén
Out gay professional soccer player Anton Hysén
33 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All Ep. 53: Sex testing...
Minky Worden of the Human Rights Watch joins us this week to discuss sex testing in sports and LGBTQ rights in Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics
28 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 43: Remembering Pat Patters...
Alex looks back at the legacy of WWE legend Pat Patterson with Outsports contributor Brian Bell. Though Patterson didn't come out publicly until 2014, he was openly gay in the world of pro wrestling for decades -- dating back to the late 1950s and 60s.
30 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #53: Ballpark Rankings wi...
70 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 64: Rebel Kinney
Brian welcomes "The Psycho Dyke" Rebel Kinney to the show to discuss her in-ring inspiration, brashly representing the lesbian community & working to change the British wrestling scene.
70 min
Trans Sporter Rm 59: Actor, Author, Activist Sc...
Karleigh and Dawn fangirl as they interview trailblazing actor, author, activist and Star Trek fan Scott Turner Schofield
54 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Talking Rugby with the Los Ang...
44 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All Ep. 52: Olympic med...
Olympic medalist Ji Wallace talks coming out as gay, winning an Olympic medal, being unable to walk and onward to Brisbane 2032!
35 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 42: Barack Obama's admitted...
Happy Thanksgiving! On this week's show, Alex talks about what he's thankful for in LGBTQ sports, and Barack Obama admitting he used gay slurs on the basketball court as a teenager. Obama's admittance shows growth is possible, and why we shouldn't ostracize people for what they said as kids.
20 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #30 Revisited: Negro Leag...
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick
48 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 63: A Yuru-Chara & Chono T...
Brian & his partner, KC, celebrate Thanksgiving by unpacking a ridiculous match featuring Japanese mascots and Japanese pro wrestling legend Masahiro Chono!
34 min
Trans Sporter Rm 58 Thanksgiving Feast
7 of our favorite guests: Lindsay Hecox, Mitch Harrison, Alice Soper, Katie Barnes, Curt Miller, Caitlyn Jenner, Kamora Herrington, Monica Roberts
56 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: A Virtual Thanksgiving with O...
2020 LGBTQ Sports Things We're Thankful For
26 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All Ep. 51: Olympic his...
Olympic historian Tony Scupham-Bilton shares some of the great LGBTQ athlete stories you've likely never heard before
31 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 41: Trans sports trailblaze...
On this week's show, Alex comes trans sports trailblazer Kirsti Miller, who talks about life as a transgender athlete -- and her incredible life.
33 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #52: Nothing Compares 2 T...
34 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 62: The Great Bambina
We celebrate Trans Week of Awareness this week with Hoodslam's own The Great Bambina discussing her journey in pro wrestling and why 2020 is the year of the trans woman wrestler
106 min
Trans Sporter Rm 57 Former Rugby Player Carolin...
Rugger turned filmmaker Caroline Layt beams up from Perth, Australia
58 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: The World Gay Boxing Champions...
48 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All Ep. 50: Tom Daley s...
Tom Daley fan and Outsports contributor Ken Schultz talks about how his coming-out journey paralleled Daley's, plus why exactly he's such a fan
30 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 40: Male athletes accept ga...
On this week's show, Alex speaks with Professor Rory Magrath, who helped author a study looking at 60 coming-out stories of male athletes published on Outsports. The results show male athletes are overwhelmingly accepted of gay teammates
32 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #51: Tony La Russa...Why?...
41 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 61: AEW Full Gear 2020 & O...
LGBT In The Ring is jam packed this week as Out In The Ring director/producer Ryan Bruce Levey discusses his upcoming LGBTQ pro wrestling documentary and Fanbyte's Colette Arrand helps Brian unpack AEW Full Gear 2020.
143 min
Trans Sporter Rm 56: Mom of Trans Student-Athle...
Eleanor Jones, Mother of 2 Boys: One Is Transgender
37 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: LGBTQ Sports Related Psycholog...
42 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All Ep. 49: Paralympian...
Ness Murby officially comes out in our interview and aims to be the first out trans athlete ever at the Paralympics or Olympics
39 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 39: For the media, this ele...
On this week's show, Alex talks about our never-ending election, and why Donald Trump's showing should be a wakeup call for everyone in the media, himself included.
19 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 60: Paris Is Bumping w/ DJ...
DJ Accident Report (The Nobodies, Judgement) shares his firsthand account of Paris Is Bumping with Brian and discusses the impact of the ballroom/wrestling hybrid event.
68 min
Trans Sporter Rm 55b Katie Barnes of espnW and ...
espnW's Sports and Culture Writer Katie Barnes and Trans Candidates Win!
44 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: LGBTQ Sports Activism with Ama...
46 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 48 - NOlym...
A group of community organizers are trying to cancel the Olympics due to human rights violations including transphobia and 'pinkwashing'
41 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 38: Why it's important for ...
Alex chats with a member of the Outsports family, Anthony Nicodemo. They discuss the troubling state of schools, the presidential election, and why it's important for LGBTQ people to be involved in politics.
32 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #50: World Series Retrosp...
57 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 59: Jared Evans
Pro wrestler Jared Evans sits down to chat Paris Is Bumping, his surprisingly successful 2020 and moving past his early career tribulations.
120 min
Trans Sporter Rm 54: Helen Carroll and Star Tre...
Karleigh and Dawn talk with NCLR's legendary athletic director Helen Carroll and non-binary actor Blu del Barrio of Star Trek Discovery
59 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Styling Athletes with LBGTQ+ a...
41 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 47 - Snowb...
Snowboarder Callan Chythlook-Sifsof on being the first Indigenous Alaskan to represent Team USA and coming out during the Sochi Olympics
37 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 37: Ryan Russell
On this week's show, Alex speaks with NFL free agent Ryan Russell, who publicly came out last year as bisexual. Alex and Ryan talk about his recent essay about the NFL's support for the LGBTQ community, and whether it's superficial.
44 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #49: The Lone Star Series...
32 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 58: The Runway (Tyler Klei...
Tyler Klein and Calvin Couture, together known as The Runway, sit down to talk about how they came together and the freedom pro wrestling provides.
93 min
Trans Sporter Rm 53: Fordham WBB Alum Bryson Ca...
College athlete comes out as trans, Feds win 1, lose 1, Amy Coney Barrett lies, ST:Disco SCOOP!
52 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Bad Sports Relationships
6 Reasons Why We Are In Bad Sports Relationships
20 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 46 - The O...
The Olympics and Gay Games tussle with human rights in China. Plus, what is ahead for Iran, as well as trans athletes, in Tokyo?
22 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 36: Is it offensive to say ...
On this week's show, Alex discusses Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barett using the term "sexual preference" in her confirmation hearing, and why focusing on the phrase distracts from the real threat she poses to the LGBTQ community.
18 min
3 Strikes, You're Out #48: Kershaw Groundhog Da...
45 min
LGBT In The Ring Ep. 57: EFFY's Big Gay Brunch ...
Elm Hill (Wrestling with Gender) joins Brian to breakdown one of the queerest pro wrestling events of all time: EFFY's Big Gay Brunch!
95 min
Transporter Rm Ep52 RIP Monica Roberts
Remembering Monica Roberts with Kamora Herrington and friends
80 min
The GAMEDAY TEA: Torch George
Torch George of the Harlem Globetrotters
35 min
Five Rings To Rule Them All, Episode 45 - Olymp...
Olympic figure skater Jorik Hendrickx talks about coming out days before the 2018 Olympics
23 min
The Sports Kiki Ep. 35: Israel Gutierrez of ESPN
On this week's show, Alex speaks with ESPN's Israel Gutierrez about his powerful coming out story, personal tragedy, and the journey to living a fulfilled life as an openly gay man in sports media. Happy National Coming Out Day!
41 min