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The Lede with Jeff Blair and Stephen Brunt

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The Lede with Jeff Blair and Stephen Brunt
Episode 2: Among the Thugs
June 12 2018
Episode 3: United Edition
June 19 2018
The 2026 World Cup is coming to North America, but what will it mean for Canadian soccer? Jeff and Stephen chat with former U.S. men's goalkeeper and current FOX soccer analyst Tony Meola about the impact the 1994 World Cup had on the game and the top players in the United States, and whether Canada's squad will be more prepared to compete on home soil than the U.S. was.
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Episode 2: Among the Thugs
June 12 2018
Jeff and Stephen explore hooliganism ahead of the World Cup and retrace the origins of fan violence in soccer. Sam Borden of ESPN travelled to Russia for his magazine story on a new school of hooligan culture that sometimes doesn't involve soccer, but might involve an architect or a graphic designer. Sam joins The Lede from Russia to discuss these new MMA-style hooligans, their thoughts on the Russian government and why the violence at Euro 2016 in Marseille escalated as it did.
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Episode 1: LeBron And Modern Athlete Activism
June 05 2018
LeBron James and Jim Brown have a city in common. And like Brown in the 1960s, LeBron is politically active. Both are also iconic figures in African-American sports and cultural history. But that's where the similarities end. Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation and writer of The Edge of Sports, discusses his new book "Jim Brown: Last Man Standing" and how LeBron is finding his own way as keeper of the flame lit by the likes of Brown, Muhammad Ali and Bill Russell.
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Introduction: Put Blackie In The Lede
May 31 2018
Each week, Jeff Blair and Stephen Brunt tackle the most impactful stories in the world of sports and their intersection with popular culture. Jeff and Stephen lean on their expansive Rolodexes and a combined 70 or so years covering the biggest events and most interesting names in the games we all love to entertain, engage and educate listeners.
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