New York Times writer and documentary producer Lindsay Crouse discusses her recent work reporting how pro running contracts treat pregnancy. It’s a surprise early episode.
After a quick intro, at (5:37) we are joined by New York Times Senior Editor Lindsay Crouse, whose article Nike Told Me to Dream Crazy, Until I Wanted a Baby has been the talk of the running community over the last week.
We start off at (6:29) with background on how Lindsay’s relationship with Alysia Montaño, the former Nike athlete at the center of the article, and the events that lead up to this article.
At (9:50) we discuss the accompanying video and the motivations behind the campaign.
At (11:11), talk turns to a focus on Nike and how the issues are industry wide and (12:54) how the industry has reacted after publication.
Some background at (17:24) helps flesh out general sponsorship contract concepts and the difference between contractors and full-time employees. That includes (23:33) health insurance.
Other athletes have reacted (25:04), including Montaño being called a pot-stirrer.
It’s worth noting (31:34) the feature was released on Mothers Day.
Are there other gaps and issues that we should be looking into (36:36) and (38:00) how about feedback from other athletes. Performance standards guide contracts (40:54) and there needs to be a conversation about pregnancy clauses in their contracts.
Lindsay wrote a follow-up article (44:30), Nike and pregnancy, your questions answered and whats next with this story.
Some additional thoughts on the topic (48:31).
At (1:03:20), a spoiler-free conversation about a few season slash series finales and then one spoiler from The Sopranos.
A few things are grinding Docs’ gears (1:12:48).
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