When Jemele Hill called President Trump out for being a white supremacist after his controversial comments post-Charlottesville, it was the tweet heard around the world. 45 and his minions were so mad they sought to have her fired from her position at ESPN. Hill eventually left the network on her own accord last fall, taking a staff writer position at The Atlantic magazine. Her new podcast Unbothered, covering sports, politics and culture, will begin airing on Spotify in April.

As a child growing up in South East London, England, Ben Carrington was an avid soccer player. He eventually got so good that he achieved the title of semi-professional and was in the mix to play for Charlton Athletic Football Club. When that dream didn't materialize, Carrington hit the books.

Professor Ben Carrington with Match Volume reporter Nicholas Berlet in Studio B at the USC Annenberg Media Center.
Professor Ben Carrington with Match Volume reporter Nicholas Berlet in Studio B at the USC Annenberg Media Center.

His deep dive into sociology began in college when he discovered the London rave scene. Carrington wrote his thesis on the changing meanings of politics within popular culture. Since then, he has been able to intertwine his passion for sports, race, politics, and popular culture within his teachings and has also written several books on the subject. Dr. Carrington is a professor of sociology and journalism at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.