Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin

NY Times bestselling author Dave Zirin takes audiences inside the modern world of sports for a provocative look at the interplay between politics, culture and the games we love.

Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World”, Dave is The Nation’s first-ever sports writer. Referred to as the “conscience of American sportswriting” by The Washington Post, he co-hosts the popular radio program, “The Collision: Where Sports and Politics Collide.”

He is also the author of multiple books, including, “Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy,” and he is a sought-after TV and radio commentator, featured frequently on NBC, ESPN and MSNBC. Zirin was also featured in “The Best of American Sports Writing 2017” for his writing in The Nation.

From class, race and sex to religion and society, Dave brings his unique point-of-view on sports and politics to the stage, revealing how on-the-field play shapes and reflects what is happening off-the-field in America and around the world.




  • Dave’s most recent article reflects on the #MeToo movement, and the transition of that movement becoming a change in policy going forward
  • Dave Zirin on President Trump’s response to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem