Episode 30: America’s Pastime
It’s baseball season. Where does politics fall in the lineup?
Baseball has long been called America’s pastime, but some feel the pastime is just that, past. Do conversations happening in and around the NFL and NBA better reflect America today? Or is the game of baseball just too long for the 21st-century sports fan?
This week, we sit down with Liz Bloom, current Harvard MBA/MPP and former Pittsburgh Pirates beat reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, to talk about how baseball has historically been a petri dish for society’s issues and where the league is today.
This Week in Dystopia | America's Pastime | Episode 30
We get the inside baseball on the intersection of the MLB and politics
This Week’s Guest: Liz Bloom
Liz Bloom is a student in the joint degree program at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School (MBA/MPP). Previously, she covered the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the leading news organization in Western Pennsylvania. Prior to that, she was the Post-Gazette’s classical music writer, reporting on and reviewing the city’s world-renowned symphony, opera company, and other cultural organizations. Before moving to Pittsburgh, she was a George Peabody Gardner fellow in Istanbul, where she played Turkish percussion and studied Turkish language. She also was a member of the Online News Association’s 2018 Women’s Leadership Accelerator.