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The Sports Ethicist- Ep. 8 40 Years of the Designated Hitter Rule

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Designated Hitter Rule in MLB has been in place for 40 years, yet still remains as controversial as ever. Does it remove the need for managerial strategy? Does it add excitement and offense to the game? The Sports Ethicist brings in Rockford College Baseball players, […]

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Sports Ethicist – Ep. 7 – Soccer in the US

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Sports Ethicist Show: Soccer in the US Whatever you call it: association football, soccer, or futbol, it is by most measures the most popular sport in the world. But, in the US, it is a distance 5th among the major team sports. Will it ever […]

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The Sports Ethicist-Ep.6 Boston Marathon Reactions

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode, The Sports Ethicist calls up his best friend, who still lives in the Boston area, to talk about their reactions to and thoughts about the Boston Marathon bombing.

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The Sports Ethicist- Ep.5 Sports Studies Symposium

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode, The Sports Ethicist sits down with Chad Carlson, John Harney, Trisha Phillips, Aaron Harper, Andrew Koehl, Carl Robinson, and Mike Perry to discuss the themes and ideas raised by the papers given at the symposium on April 19.

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The Sports Ethicist Show : Ep. 4 Fitness and Sport

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Sports Ethicist Show Episode Four: Fitness and Sport April 15, 2013 In this episode, The Sports Ethicist talks with Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann about the relationship of fitness to sport and athletics. What is fitness? Are fitness and health the same thing? Are […]

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Sports Ethicist – Ep. 3

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Sports Ethicist Show Episode Three: The Spectacle of Sport April 8, 2013   ESPN was founded in 1979 and ushered in the era of 24/7 sports coverage. It is hard to argue that this hasn’t had a major effect on sports themselves, but also on […]

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The Sports Ethicist – Ep. 2

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSEpisode Two: Why Sport? In this episode, Professors Shawn Klein and Mike Perry follow up their discussion of what sport is with a discussion of “why sport?” They discuss the reasons why people play sports and why people watch sports. They end the show with a […]

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The Sports Ethicist – Ep. 1

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSEpisode One: What is Sport? March 25, 2013 In this episode, Professors Shawn Klein and Mike Perry try to answer the question of what sport is. Everyone agrees that football and baseball are sports, but what about figure skating, cheerleading, competitive eating, or the WWE? How […]

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