DiscoverChapo Trap House787 - Octagonal Relations feat. Karim Zidan (12/4/23)
787 - Octagonal Relations feat. Karim Zidan (12/4/23)

787 - Octagonal Relations feat. Karim Zidan (12/4/23)

Update: 2023-12-051
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Sports journalist Karim Zidan returns to the show to catch up with Felix about the world of combat sports and their attendant politics. They discuss responses to Israel/Gaza in the MMA world, developments in Saudi Arabia’s use of sports for soft power, political use of fight sports in Chechnya, and the deep bromance between Dana White and Donald Trump.

Find Karim's writing at: https://www.sportspolitika.news/
Follow Karim at: https://twitter.com/ZidanSports

Prod note: we’re putting out two public episodes today, partially to re-align the episode numberings to keep Monday eps even and Thursday eps odd. Obviously something only I care about, but also just letting you know to expect a regular Patreon ep this Thursday.
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787 - Octagonal Relations feat. Karim Zidan (12/4/23)

787 - Octagonal Relations feat. Karim Zidan (12/4/23)

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