Double W

Double W

By Samantha Allen
Double W is a podcast about the WNBA hosted by Laurel Powell and Samantha Allen featuring a variety of guests who’ll talk about all aspects of women’s hoops: the play, the culture, and more.
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Quarantine Brain
Laurel and Samantha struggle to remember basic trivia (a.k.a. “quarantine brain”) but ultimately rally to recap the WNBA draft, discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020 season, and speculate wildly about how free agency and the draft have affected our favorite teams near and long-term.
43:52
April 19, 2020
Free Agency Madness
Laurel and Samantha are back to discuss the veritable game of musical chairs that has been the WNBA’s free agency season. Then, they talk to Lindsay Gibbs, author of the Power Plays newsletter and co-host of the Burn It All Down podcast, about the media coverage (or lack thereof) of this exciting time in WNBA history.
57:02
February 20, 2020
CBA-OK
Laurel and Samantha return from cryosleep to discuss the differences between “exhibition,” “exposition,” and “expedition” games — and to talk to attorney Kelsey Trainor about the new WNBA collective bargaining agreement.
48:15
February 1, 2020
The Hog Trough
Laurel and Samantha are back to talk about Sabrina Ionescu’s breathtaking performance in the latest Team USA exhibition match—and to launch their competing podcasts about the MLS and the Arkansas Razorbacks.
34:29
November 13, 2019
Funemployment Edition
Neither Laurel nor Samantha have jobs, technically speaking, but meanwhile the USA Women’s Basketball team is staying busy with college exhibition matches. Your intrepid co-hosts are back from vacation, recovering from colds, and ready to chat about the magnificence of the USA Women’s team.
27:51
November 7, 2019
Between Two W’s
With her cherished co-host Laurel Powell away on vacation, Samantha Allen talks with 3 Point Productions Creative Director Matt Heuer about the beautifully bizarre talk show “Between Two Birds,” hosted by Seattle Storm legend Sue Bird and produced by 3 Point. Topics discussed include: Sue Bird’s skills as an improviser, why Kristi Toliver may have agreed to a B2B, what Elena Delle Donne said after filming hers, and why Elizabeth Cambage’s B2B had the entire production team in stitches. Watch all of Between Two Birds here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpNNzvKFgnwdGmGoDLfyRcA
41:13
October 20, 2019
Bacta Tank
Laurel and Samantha are both exhausted from recent travel but they’re here to talk about the Mystics’ championship win, Elena Delle Donne’s superhuman performance, and their offseason plans.
23:16
October 15, 2019
Oh God, I Hope It Wasn’t A Dream
Laurel and Samantha talk about the Mystics’ improbable Game 3 win in the 2019 WNBA Finals in this very special “mini-sode.”
22:37
October 7, 2019
Titanium-Alloy Spine
Samantha Allen and Laurel Powell talk about the need to forge a metal spine for their injured hero Elena Delle Donne and how they came to WNBA fandom before recapping the first two games of the 2019 WNBA Finals. They’re joined by journalist Trish Bendix to talk about LGBTQ inclusion in the WNBA, the league’s marketing push, and more!
1:14:13
October 4, 2019