History of the Sports Bra celebrates the history of women’s sports and champions its future! Tune in for episodes about the history of women’s sports in the United States and of course episodes about the history of the sports bra. Find us at www.historyofthesportsbra.com
Episode Ten: Stick That Landing (Gymnastics)
43:48Sophie and Julia go way back starting with Maria Gorokhovskaya's dominance at the first modern Olympics in women's gymnastics, to Larissa Latynina's ridiculous Olympic medal count (second only to Michael Phelp's count), ending with the goat of all goat's, Simone Biles. We also talk about college gymnastics in the US and the Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal.
Episode Nine: Olympics Preview!!!!
39:53Soccer. Swimming. Track and Field. Wrestling. Rowing. Surfing. Skateboarding. GYMNASTICS. Softball. Tennis. Volleyball. BEACH Volleyball. Cycling. Water Polo. Diving. Basketball. Golf. The list literally goes on and on! Sophie and Julia chat about this Olympics' most anticipated women's events and superstars. Get the run down on who to watch and who to root for and a little background on some of the world's most exciting athletes.
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Episode Eight: Black History Month Special
31:34Sophie and Julia celebrate the accomplishments of noted Black female athletes Althea Gibson, Alice Coachman, Wilma Rudolph, Debi Thomas, Sheryl Swoopes, Laila Ali, Florence Griffith Joyner, Dianne Durham, Crystal Dunn, Vonetta Flowers, Simone Manuel and the Black Sportswoman.
Episode Six: Softball, Softball, Softball
39:14Softball is the oldest professional women's team sport in the game! Sophie and Julia discuss how softball was founded in the US, the National Pro Fastpitch League, and a new softball league under Athletes Unlimited. They chat about the wonderful thing that is the Women's College World Series and shout out college softball GOATs like Lauren Chamberlain and Rachel Garcia.
Episode Five: Ace of All Trades AKA Tennis
44:31Althea Gibson. Aces. Venus Williams. Serena Williams. Naomi Osaka. And the Queen of England? Oh that's right! We're talking Tennis! Sophie and Julia discuss the history of women's tennis and how it came to be the leader in equal pay in the sporting world.
Episode Three: Doris Freakin' Burke Et Al.
34:54Who was the first female sportcaster to call play-by-play for an NFL game? Who was the first female sportscaster to host a sports TV show? Whose twitter should we go to for the best NBA hot takes? All this and more! Tune in as Sophie and Julia chat about the trailblazing women in sports media then and now!
Episode Two: Kicking Grass and Taking Names
40:06Sophie and Julia delve into the history of women's soccer in the United States, discussing the current status of the USWNT's lawsuit with the US Soccer Federation, the three professional women's soccer leagues in the US, and all the gold medals in between!
Episode One: The Sports Bra
25:40Join hosts Sophie Segreti and Julia Hostetter for the first episode of History of the Sports Bra! Fittingly, episode one covers just that – the history of the sports bra. Sophie and Julia discuss everything from the first known sports bra (the free swing tennis bra) to the first real sports bra (the jog bra), to the wonder of modern textile invention the encapsulation bra. Hear how inventors Lisa Lindahl, Polly Smith, Hinda Miller, and Renelle Braaten change the world for female athletes everywhere and doctors Christine Haycock and LaJean Lawson add bio-mechanics to sports bra research.