Politics of women’s soccer, Gut microbiome

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United States' Rose Lavelle connects on a header while scoring a goal.
United States’ Rose Lavelle, left, connects on a header while scoring a goal in front of Nigeria goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, right, and Blessing Demehin during the second half of an international friendly soccer match, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Washington. The U.S. won 2-1. Julio Cortez/AP Photo

We talk to a gender politics and sports professor about the US Women’s National Soccer Team and the political backlash they’ve received. Then, the Washington Post’s food and nutrition columnist joins us to discuss how to keep our gut microbiome healthy.

Featured in this Show

  • US women soccer stars face right-wing criticism off the pitch

    The United States women’s national soccer team recently made their earliest ever exit from the World Cup, leading some critics to say that the team’s “wokeness” has finally caught up with them. An expert in gender politics and sport unpacks the conservative media campaign against the USWNT and how it relates to broader trends in the world of women athletes and activism.

  • How your gut microbiome is affected by what you eat

    Doctors and scientists are still learning more about how the gut microbiome works and how different foods affect our health. The Washington Post’s food and nutrition columnist joins us to explain what the latest research says about probiotics, prebiotics and more.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Cheryl Cooky Guest
  • Anahad O'Connor Guest

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