Ep #308

Everything you need to know about the MLB playoffs & the women leading the way

October 03, 2023
Everything you need to know about the MLB playoffs & the women leading the way

Welcome to October!

And welcome to October baseball. On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz tee up everything you need to know about the MLB postseason contenders ahead of today’s first playoff pitch. 

Then after the break, the gals head from the dugout to the front office, where Miami Marlins general manager (GM) Kim Ng, the first-ever female GM in any major North American men’s sport, made women’s history again when her Marlins clinched the MLB playoffs. El and Steph chat through Ng’s impressive resume and the clutch trades she made that put Miami over the finish line.

The best double-play you can make at home this postseason? Cracking open a Corona Premier, MLB’s official light beer, while you watch baseball’s best. Grab some at your local store, or order directly from Corona.


Ep #307

Swinging to Rome with the Ryder Cup & “Prime” time comes to Colorado

September 28, 2023
Swinging to Rome with the Ryder Cup & “Prime” time comes to Colorado

Happy Thursday!

We’re wrapping up September with the fellas!

First up on today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz take to the men’s links to preview this weekend’s 2023 Ryder Cup, the biennial team golf tournament between Team USA and Team Europe, featuring the world’s best battling for international bragging rights.

Then be-fore you know it, the gals head over to the NCAA gridiron to break down the sensation taking college football by storm: Deion “Prime” Sanders, the legendary two-sport athlete and first-year head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes. El and Steph discuss Sanders’ path to Boulder, CO, his unconventional moves, and the massive attention and early success he’s creating both on and off the Buffs’ field.

Thanks for listening!


Ep #306

Sports x Politics: Afghan women’s volleyball team & Megan Rapinoe’s legacy

September 26, 2023
Sports x Politics: Afghan women’s volleyball team & Megan Rapinoe’s legacy

Happy Fall!

It’s a new season but the same ol’ song: Women are still fighting unequal systems within and outside of sports.

So on today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz first chat about the Afghan women’s national volleyball team, who compete in defiance of the country’s Taliban rule and are currently speaking out about dismal training conditions at the Asian Games. 

Then after the break, the gals give flowers to a women’s soccer and activist GOAT: the USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe, who hung up her international boots over the weekend, leaving both a massive hole in the team and an even bigger off-pitch legacy. And while no one can truly fill her cleats, El and Steph kick around a few thoughts about the future of the USWNT. LFG.