This week Hannah chats with Danielle Mathias about racism in hockey, the emotional labor the women of color, especially Black women, do, burnout, some great places to educate yourself on racism and how to combat it, and so much more! After this episode we're going on a bit of a hiatus. Follow us on twitter for updates and to find some of the work from the amazing BIPoC and other PoC in hockey! Find Danielle on twitter at @daniellemeowias Find Hannah on twitter @hburrito92
June 10, 2020
Hannah chats with Melissa Burgess about how she got into hockey, what it's like covering different levels of hockey, what's going on with the women's game in North America, and what it's like being a woman covering hockey. Stick around until the end to hear what Melissa thinks we can all do to make hockey a better place for women! Follow Melissa on twitter at @_MelissaBurgess Follow Hannah on twitter at @hburrito92 Follow the podcast on twitter at @womanadvantage Support the podcast on Patreon if you can!
May 27, 2020
This week Hannah chats with Hailey Salvian about how she got into sports journalism, what it was like working for an OHL team, some of the people who have helped her along the way, and some challenges she's face being a young woman in hockey journalism. You can find Hailey's work here. Follow Hailey on Twitter at @hailey_salvian. Follow Hannah on Twitter at @hburrito92. Follow the podcast on Twitter at @womanadvantage. You can support the podcast on Patreon!
May 13, 2020
This week Hannah is joined by Leighann Strollo of the Ice Garden to talk about how Leighann's little brother helped start her journey in hockey, what's going on in the women's game, why men's teams need to hire more women, and so much more. Find Leighann on Twitter at @LeighannStrollo Find Hannah on Twitter at @Hburrito92 Find the podcast on Twitter at @WomanAdvantage Support the podcast on Patreon!
April 28, 2020
Laura AKA The Active Stick
Hannah had the chance to chat with Laura (sometimes known as 'The Active Stick') back in early March about how Laura got into hockey, what it's like to co-host a daily hockey podcast, some ways she's grown in her time in the hockey community, and so much more! Follow Laura on twitter at @theactivestick. Follow Hannah on twitter at @hburrito92. Follow the podcast on twitter at @womanadvantage. Support the podcast on Patreon!
April 15, 2020
Hannah chats with Erica Ayala about her path to hockey, her experiences covering the WNBA, what it’s like to be an analyst for the NWHL, about how her background in advocacy has helped her coverage of women’s sports, and so much more. Find Erica’s work here. You can also support Erica on PayPal! Follow Erica on twitter at @elindsay08 Follow Hannah on twitter at @hburrito92 Follow the podcast on twitter at @womanadvantage Support the podcast on Patreon.
April 01, 2020
This week Hannah chats with Meghan Hall in a podcast reunion for the ages! They discuss how Meghan got into hockey, how her job has made her hockey work better and vice versa, some big issues in the hockey community, and they end on a high note as they discuss Meghan's favorite part about the hockey community. You can find Meghan's work here or on her twitter! Follow Meghan on Twitter at @MeghanMHall Follow Hannah on Twitter at @hburrito92 Follow the podcast on Twitter at @WomanAdvantage Support the podcast on Patreon!
March 18, 2020
This week Hannah chats with Kate Frese about how she got into sports photography, what it’s like working as the Metropolitan Riveters team photographer, and the whirlwind that is being around Gritty. They also talk about different ways that hockey can be more inclusive of women and women of color and some struggles of being a woman in the sport. Find Kate’s work on her website, on her Instagram, and on her Twitter. Follow Kate on Twitter at @KateFresePhoto Follow Hannah on Twitter at @Hburrito92 Follow the podcast on Twitter at @WomanAdvantage Support the podcast on Patreon!
March 04, 2020
We have an announcement! We recently launched a Patreon to help support and expand what we're doing! You can support the Patreon here. Follow us on twitter at@WomanAdvantage an announcement!
February 24, 2020
Christy Maggio (aka HockeyBabbler)
Hannah talks to Christy Maggio about growing up a Sharks fan, how she got into art and drawing about hockey, the space for artists in the hockey community, and how to get more women involved in hockey. Check out Christy’s Etsy shop, TeePublic, and Society6! Follow Christy on Twitter at @hockeybabbler Follow Hannah on Twitter at @hburrito92 Follow the podcast on twitter at @Womanadvantage Support the podcast on Patreon!
February 18, 2020
Hannah talks with Taylor Baird of Defending Big D about the unique way Taylor found professional hockey, what it was like to cover the Winter Classic, and about some ways to make hockey more inclusive. Check out Taylor's work here! Follow Taylor at @taylordbaird Follow Hannah at @hburrito92 Follow the podcast at @WomanAdvantage You can now support Woman Advantage on Patreon!
February 05, 2020
We're back with our first episode of 2020! Hannah chats with Marisa Ingemi, sports reporter for the Boston Herald, about how Marisa got into hockey, how reporting on an NHL team is different from other sports she's covered, and about the state of women's hockey. Find Marisa's writing here! Follow Marisa on Twitter at @Marisa_Ingemi Follow Hannah on Twitter at @hburrito92 Follow Woman Advantage on Twitter at @womanadvantage
January 22, 2020
The Hannah's of hockey Twitter unit in our latest episode. Hannah talks to Hannah Stuart about how she got into hockey, why she cares about prospects, how to deal with internet trolls, and how to make hockey a more accepting place. Check out Hannah's prospect work at EP Rinkside. Follow Hannah Stuart on Twitter at @HockeywithHannah Follow Hannah (host Hannah) on Twitter at @hburrito92
December 19, 2019
Our latest episode feels very timely in light of the current news in hockey, even we recorded this episode earlier in November. This week, Hannah talks with Jashvina Shah about how pervasive racism, sexism, and bigotry all are in hockey and what can be done about it. Jashvina discusses her own experiences with racism in hockey and talks about how that has impacted her relationship with hockey. It's an incredibly honest and important conversation with great advice about what we can all do to try to make hockey better. Find Jashvina's work for College Hockey News here and subscribe to her Stick to Sports here. Follow Jashvina on Twitter at @icehockeystick Follow Hannah on Twitter at @hburrito92
December 02, 2019
Hannah talks with Alison Lukan of The Athletic about how she got into hockey, why it's important to talk to players and coaches in terms they understand, and how data can be used to tell stories in hockey! Hannah manages to keep it together for most of the episode even though Alison is one of her favorite sports journalists. You can find Alison's work here. Follow Alison on Twitter at @AlisonL Follow Hannah on Twitter at @hburrito92
November 20, 2019
Hannah chats with Shayna Goldman about how Shayna got into hockey, her work on NHL coaches and some new additions coming to Behind the Benches this season, and how both Shayna and Hannah just want to buy a woman's cut shirt with the correct team logo. You can find Shayna's work at Blueshirt Banter, The Athletic, and Hockey-Graphs. Check out Shayna's cozy knit scarves here. Follow Shayna on twitter at @hayyyshayyy Follow Hannah on twitter at @hburrito92
November 06, 2019
This week Hannah is joined by Cat Silverman to talk about goalies, hockey in the desert, and how hockey culture could use some more listening. Check out the article Cat teased here (playlist included). Follow Hannah on Twitter at @hburrito92 Follow Cat on Twitter at @catmsilverman Have a suggestion for who Hannah should talk with next? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 23, 2019
In the first ever episode of Woman Advantage Hannah and Steph discuss how Steph got into hockey, how Steph thinks we can grow the game, and why NHL teams need to hire more women. Follow Hannah on Twitter at @hburrito Follow Steph on Twitter at @StephaliciousD
October 10, 2019
Woman Advantage is coming soon to your ears! Hannah gives the listeners a brief explainer of what Woman Advantage is all about.
October 07, 2019