The Halftime Show
Taking a break to dance with the 1990s New York Knicks and analyze the Kyrie Irving controversy
We’re halfway through our series, so on this bonus mini episode we’re heading to the locker room for halftime. First, a look at the surprisingly Jewish story behind the iconic sound of the 1990s New York Knicks with Pam Harris, the former Madison Square Garden marketing executive who spearheaded the creation of the Knicks City Dancers and the incredibly catchy “Go NY Go” theme song. Then, an analysis of Kyrie Irving’s recent antisemitic statements and the failure of the institutions around him to truly hold him accountable.
Over the course of this series, host Meredith Shiner explores how Jewish culture, American culture, and sports culture intersect. She’ll talk to journalists, athletes, amateur and professional sports nerds, and fans who have spent as much time obsessing over these topics as she has.
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