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Dave Zirin      

NYT Best-Selling Author & Sports Columnist

NY Times bestselling author and MSNBC Sports Columnist Dave Zirin takes audiences inside the modern world of sports for a provocative look at the interplay between politics, culture, and the games we love.

Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World”, Zirin is The Nation’s first-ever sports writer. Referred to as the “conscience of American sportswriting” by The Washington Post, he co-hosts the popular radio program, “The Collision: Where Sports and Politics Collide.”

He is also the author of multiple books including, "Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy", and "The Kaepernick Effect".

He is also MSNBC Sports Columnist and a sought-after TV and radio commentator, featured frequently on NBC and ESPN. Zirin was also featured in “The Best of American Sports Writing 2017” for his writing in The Nation.

From class, race, and sex to religion and society, Zirin brings his unique point of view on sports and politics to the stage, revealing how on-the-field play shapes and reflects what is happening off-the-field in America and around the world.


Dave Zirin: Brazilians are Fed Up with U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte ...
We are joined by Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine, whose recent article is headlined "Ryan Lochte is One of Many Privileged First-World ...
Dave Zirin & Jules Boykoff on the 2016 Rio Olympics & Brazil's ...
We continue our conversation with Dave Zirin, author of the book "Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy," and ...
'Game Over': Mixing Sports And Politics : NPR
The uneasy confluence of sports and politics is featured in a new book by The Nation's Dave Zirin, called Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World  ...

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