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Kickin’ Back with Midge Purce

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Season 2 of Kickin’ Back has arrived, and we’re starting it off in style with Midge Purce! The NJ/NY Gotham FC star and United States international joins the pod for a fun and insightful conversation about embracing the NWSL villain role, her circuitous path to the U.S. national team via Harvard, speaking at the White House on Equal Pay Day, and serving as executive director of the Black Women’s Player Collective. Subscribers to The Equalizer Extra: Below, you’ll find bonus questions with Midge that are exclusively for you, our subscribers. We discuss fashion, film, food and more — the really tough stuff, like Midge’s bagel of choice. Sign in or subscribe to access that. It is bonus content that you won’t find in the full episode.

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Please go ahead and rate and review this pod with those five stars on your favorite platform so that more people can discover it. Let us know in the comments who you would like to hear from in the future. Editing and production by Claire Watkins!

You are going to want to listen to every second of what Midge Purce has to say, but in case you want a specific topic, here are some time stamps:

6:00 — Gotham as the NWSL villain

10:15 — Speaking at the White House on Equal Pay Day, and the fight for equality

19:25 — Black Women’s Player Collective’s foundation and goals

26:00 — Shaping the future of Harvard and the wild road from Ivy League to USWNT

34:00 — Forward or defender? Chasing the Olympic dream and NWSL trophies

And of course, here’s that bonus content for subscribers. Stick around for the end where Midge roasts my too-serious final question:

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