The Women's World Cup

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In the Women’s World Cup, the U.S. beat Australia last night. Another team to watch, Brazil, squares off against South Korea today. The leader of team Brazil is a player known simply as “Marta.” She’s one of the best soccer players of all time, and yet she barely makes enough money to make soccer a full-time career. Marta’s story illustrates the chasm between men and women’s professional soccer. Why the disparity?

Credits

Guest:
Gwendolyn Oxenham - author of “Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer” - @gwenoxenham

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal