The Gist with Mike Pesca unites two high school football coaches featured in documentaries.
Two Celebrated High School Coaches Meet for the First Time
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Smithies Dis Chris; Coaches Corner

The Gist with Mike Pesca on Smith College’s successful protest of IMF head Christine Lagarde.

Bill Courtney (center) from the documentary Undefeated.
Bill Courtney (center) from the documentary Undefeated.

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On today’s episode, Mike Pesca talks with Cathy O’Neil about the protest at Smith College that resulted in the withdrawal of IMF head Christine Lagarde as graduation speaker. Then, a wide-ranging conversation between Ed Dunn, the coach featured in the new documentary We Could Be King, and Bill Courtney, the coach from the Academy Award–winning doc Undefeated.


Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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