Cultural Cachet:

Athletes are People Too (and We Should Treat Them as Such)

Hosted by Amanda Long & Julia Dyer 

In this episode, Amanda and Julia take a deep look into the way we treat our world-class athletes. What’s the next step when mental health concerns are met with fines, angry fans, and league-wide blowback? And how do we mitigate the use of substances for self care that are also flagged by anti-doping agencies? Sports is a profession usually reserved for young people, and the standards we hold them to might be unfair–or impossible–given that their brains are still developing. When mental health is a global issue, it’s more important than ever to fight our cultural paradigms and humanize the athletes we know and admire, even if it’s at the expense of the sports media industry.

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