The New York Times’ The Athletic has launched “Between the Lines,” a podcast which looks into what it “means to be Black in the N.F.L. and explains how race impacts each level of the league’s organization chart.”
An excerpt from the announcement reads:
In this five-part miniseries, host Tashan Reed, a staff writer for The Athletic covering the Las Vegas Raiders, interviews more than two dozen current and former N.F.L. players, coaches and executives to discuss their experience operating in an organization that has historically been run by white men and failed to support or promote diversity.
Tashan Reed joined The Athletic in the summer of 2018. A native of Ferguson, Mo., he covered the Florida State football program in Tallahassee, Fla., for two seasons before relocating to Las Vegas to become the Raiders beat writer in 2020. Tashan graduated summa cum laude from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia in the spring of 2018.
The first episode of “Between the Lines” premieres on Tuesday, February 14, on “The Athletic Football Show” feed. New episodes will be released weekly on Tuesdays, with the final two episodes dropping on March 7.
Listeners can subscribe wherever they get their podcasts.