Dave Zirin

One of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Dave Zirin is a columnist for The Nation, SLAM Magazine, and The Progressive. His many books include A People’s History of Sports in the United States, Game Over, Bad Sports, and The Kaepernick Effect (all published by The New Press). Host of Sirius XM’s popular weekly show Edge of Sports Radio and a regular guest on MSNBC, CNN, and ESPN, he lives near Washington, DC.

News and Reviews

The Progressive

Read a review of The Kaepernick Effect in The Progressive.


Read an interview with Dave Zirin about The Kaepernick Effect in CNN's Race Deconstructed newsletter.

Sports Illustrated

Read an excerpt from Dave Zirin's The Kaepernick Effect in Sports Illustrated.

Bill Moyers Journal

Bill Moyers interviews Dave Zirin about Game Over and the collision of politics and sports on Bill Moyers Journal


Books by Dave Zirin

Bad Sports
How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love

Dave Zirin

Game Over
How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down

Dave Zirin

The Kaepernick Effect
Taking a Knee, Changing the World

Dave Zirin

A People’s History of Sports in the United States
250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play

Dave Zirin