In today’s Big Story podcast, you may have heard of Deadspin. In fact, you probably have. Well, now it’s dead. The site’s entire staff resigned last week after its management insisted they stick to sports, and avoid the politics and lifestyle writing that made the site so beloved. But here’s the thing—sports is about politics, and lifestyle and culture, and everything else.
“Stick to sports” is both an insult and a rallying cry—but what do people mean when they say it? What kind of sports stories are only sports? And what happens when you try to force talented storytellers to stick to a single aspect of their profession?
GUEST: Donnovan Bennett, Sportsnet
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