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Guest host Ayesha Rascoe brings on ESPN producer and podcast host Terrika Foster-Brasby and The Athletic’s Kavitha A. Davidson to talk about how Black women athletes have been treated at the Olympics as well as across the sports world. They touch upon Sha’Carri Richardson’s recent Olympics disqualification, the controversy surrounding the banning of natural hair swimming caps, and recent racial comments made by ESPN correspondent Rachel Nichols.
Then, Ayesha has a conversation with Nida Manzoor, creator of the Peacock series “We are Lady Parts”, that follows an all-female Muslim punk band. Manzoor discusses her creative vision and how her own experiences with representation and faith pushed her to create deeper characters.
This episode of ‘It’s Been a Minute’ was produced by Jordana Hochman, Andrea Gutierrez, Anjuli Sastry, Jinae West and Liam McBain . Our intern is Manuela López Restrepo. Our editor is Jordana Hochman. Our director of programming is Steve Nelson. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.