Sam and Brian at DeclarationA few years ago, we found ourselves wanting to talk about sports in a world where sports were laughed at: academia.

In an attempt to entertain and appease each other, we put our PhDs from the University of Denver to work, conversing, writing, and ultimately, starting this podcast, Sports Nerds.

Our goal from Day 1 has been to highlight how we make sense of our worlds through sports on the backend and how sports make sense of our worlds on the frontend. Through lenses of gender, race, class, and all other power-laden identity demarcations, we take deep dives on sports in ways that enrich our listeners’ relationships with sports.