Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin
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Amy Howard fell in love with horseback riding as a child on her grandparent’s NJ farm. She decided to pursue teaching and professional riding exclusively in 2001, coaching and grooming Grand Prix horses. Amy competed on the Dutch Indy in PSG on the Wellington Circuit, qualifying for Dressage (we'll talk to her about what that its!) at Devon in 2003. Since then, Amy has competed throughout NJ, NY, PA and FL, on a variety of horses she has developed, Currently Amy has two six-year-old horses that she is working to develop to Grand Prix. She'll talk to us about her life and her career. Roddy Piper was one of the most iconic professional wrestlers of the 20th century, winning dozens of titles and engaging in a decades-long feud with Hulk Hogan that launched the WrestleMania era. He was goig to pen his memoir shortly before he died of a heart attack last year at age 61. Now two of his children completed the story of an entertainment legend, revealing how he grew up as a runaway homeless teen to become a man who did battle in milestone matches with the likes of Andre the Giant, Ric Flair, Mr. T, Bret Hart, Chavo Guerrero, Adrian Adonis, and Bad News Brown. Their revealing but touching biography, Rowdy: The Roddy Piper Story (Penguin Random House Canada, October 2016), completes the record of a man fans just loved to hate, and to whom they hated to say goodbye. His son, Colt Baird Toombs, stops by to talk with us about the book and his father.