The intersection of sports, culture, and politics is at the heart of the new weekly podcast, "The Long Game with LZ & Leitch", premiering Wednesday, November 3rd. Hosted by LZ Granderson, formerly of ESPN, now an op-ed columnist for the L.A. Times and a political contributor to ABC News, and Will Leitch, founder of the late website Deadspin, a contributing editor at New York Magazine and the author of "How Lucky", "The Long Game" dives into the most relevant sports topics of the week to not only break down the games, but the games people play. From vaccination hesitation, to online betting, to all of the wonderful "isms" and "phobias" we've come to know and love, sports not only reflect our culture, they drive our culture. Join Will and LZ as they explore the events on and off the field that collide with the political, business, and social concerns that captivate the American conversation.
Will Leitch is a contributing editor at New York Magazine and the founder of the late website Deadspin. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, Medium, NBC News, MLB.com and The Atlantic. He is the author of five books, including the recent bestselling novel HOW LUCKY. He lives in Athens, Georgia with his wife and two sons.
LZ Granderson is an op-ed columnist for the Los Angeles Times, a political contributor for ABC News and host of the network’s LGBTQ-focused podcast "Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson". A fellow at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago as well as the Hechinger Institute at Columbia University, the Emmy-winning journalist joined CNN as a political contributor and columnist in 2009 before moving to ABC in 2015. He recently left ESPN after 17 years where he was a Page 2 columnist, co-host of ESPN TV’s "SportsNation" and radio's "Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis" among other roles. Depending on the time of day, he is currently either working on his first novel or yelling at the refs on TV.
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