Calling Game is a weekly podcast focused on media coverage of athletes. Hosted by two female athletes, we're the sports news that covers the sports news. Calling Game came about after finding a staggering statistic that showed that only 4% of sports media coverage is focused on women. We're calling game on the bias. Hosted by Kelsey Trainor & Amba Jagnarine


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USWNT "Powerhouse" Kristine Lilly on Equal Pay & Writing a Book

Kristine Lilly, former USWNT player of 23 years, World Cup and Olympic Champion, and author of the book Powerhouse: 13 Teamwork Tactics that Build Excellence and Unrivaled Success joined Calling Game to talk the USWNT Equal Pay Lawsuit, doing the right thing, and her book.
00:34:51 5/7/2020

Past Episodes

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We talked to Brooklyn Nets analyst Sarah Kustok about the day the NBA world came to a halt, the impact of Covid-19 on the WNBA and women's sports, and where sports goes from here. Plus, plenty of praise for Doris Burke.
00:38:30 4/8/2020
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Boston Celtics Center Enes Kanter joined Calling Game to talk about his open letter in advocating for equal pay for the WNBA and declaring that women's rights are human rights. He also talks about his storied journey with the Turkish government that will not allow him to talk to his family or travel abroad.
00:23:04 3/10/2020
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The Cheryl Miller-led Trojans changed women's basketball forever. Standout players Juliette Robinson and Rhonda Windham from the championship USC women's basketball team of the 1980's join Calling Game to talk about Cheryl Miller, the WNBA, and their new documentary on HBO.
00:26:36 3/8/2020
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We put our special guest, on-air host, sports journalist, and model Ari Chambers in the 30 second Hot Seat as we discussed the new WNBA CBA, the Andre Iguodala trade drama, the Super Bowl LIV Halftime show, and more!
00:39:52 2/5/2020
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We pay tribute to Gigi and Kobe Bryant after their tragic passing and talk about their impact on women's sports. Speaking of, Katie Sowers is the first woman to coach in the Super Bowl (10:41) and, will Shakira drop a new single before the halftime show? (12:45) We have no inside info, we're just hoping. Plus, the Houston Astros may be trash? -- pun intended (19:45).
00:37:23 1/28/2020
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This episode of Calling Game features special guest Digit Murphy - former hockey coach & player. We chatted with Digit about how women can advocate for themselves and each other in sports, as well as Title IX only having 37 words!
00:31:10 1/16/2020
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This week, Calling Game dove deep into quick, 20 second hot takes about the biggest stories in sports news including the Kaepernick workout, the Myles Garrett fight, the new NBA City uniforms, and more!!
00:38:25 11/21/2019
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Calling Game spoke to Rebecca Lobo about the electric atmosphere of the WNBA Finals this year, being a female reporter in the wake of the Astros controversy, and where the WNBA goes from here.
00:25:22 10/24/2019
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Calling Game sat down with Notre Dame Women's Head Basketball Coach Muffet McGraw to talk the future of amateurism in college sports, how the NBA has been an advocate for women, and more!
00:17:59 10/2/2019
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In this week's episode, Kelsey & Amba discuss how Antonio Brown went from one of the highest paid wide receivers in the league, to out of a job. Also, Elena Delle Donne received the MVP award for her record-breaking year, and Megan Rapinoe took home the award for the FIFA Women's Player of the Year!
00:14:42 9/30/2019
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Calling Game hosts Kelsey Trainor & Amba Jagnarine weigh in on the reaction & criticism of Andrew Luck's early retirement. They also talk about the possibility of Carli Lloyd joining an NFL team as their kicker!
00:16:39 8/28/2019
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Calling Game hosts Kelsey Trainor & Amba Jagnarine spoke with former Duke basketball player and ESPN analyst Jay Bilas on fair pay to college athletes. Bilas also discusses equal pay for pro female athletes like the USWNT, and the unfair restrictions placed on all student athletes.
00:39:53 8/21/2019
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The new partnership between Jay-Z & the NFL raises questions about the intentions of both parties when we consider the fact that Colin Kaepernick is still out of a job. Kelsey Trainor & Amba Jagnarine discuss why it's important that athletes don't follow the "stick to sports" discourse in this episode of Calling Game.
00:13:21 6/15/2019
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What does 4% mean to WNBA Hall of Famer, Katie Smith? The head coach of WNBA team, the NY Liberty, sat down with us after the All-Star break to discuss the media's lack of coverage of women's sports.
00:19:27 6/1/2019

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