In this six-part podcast series, host Carrie Brown will be in conversation with the world’s most inspiring female athletes ranging across a variety of sports.
BeIN SPORTS has launched the beINSPIRED podcast which celebrates female athletes who have paved the way for present and future female athletes to keep breaking barriers.
Hosted by beIN SPORTS Senior Correspondent and Football Writers’ Association Chair Carrie Brown, the beINSPIRED podcast delves into the inspiring stories of female athletes from across the world. In the podcasts, these women address the various challenges they encountered throughout their careers while giving tips to listeners on how they achieved exceptional sporting results against adversity.
The podcast is accessible on all major podcast platforms (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Overcast, Pocket Casts, and RadioPublic). The six-part podcast series will include inspiring interviews with Magdalena Eriksson, Pernille Harder, Lianne Sanderson, Danielle Carter, Nadia Nadim, Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Listeners can follow the conversation on social media with the #beINSPIRED20 hashtag.
The first episode of the podcast featured Paris Saint-Germain’s star striker Nadia Nadim who shared with host Carrie Brown her journey from Afghanistan to Denmark, where she witnessed for the first time young girls playing football just metres away from the refugee camp where Nadia’s family settled after arriving in the country. It was from this refugee camp that Nadia was inspired to make a career out of a sport that she was forbidden from playing in Afghanistan.
Nadim played for Portland Thorns FC, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain, and also represented Denmark in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Final. A trained doctor, Nadia also discussed her commitment to help and inspire others, whether through volunteer work or as a UNESCO ambassador.
On being a part of the beINSPIRED project, Nadim said: “For me, to show that there’s nothing harmful by playing football and maybe educating some people, it was a great opportunity.”
Commenting on the podcast, Carrie Brown, Senior Correspondent at beIN SPORTS and Chair of the Football Writers’ Association, said: “I am proud and delighted to launch the beINSPIRED podcast, and over the next six weeks I’ll be sharing the amazing stories of six inspiring and world-beating athletes who have turned adversity into opportunity. The podcast series reveals the key figures and moments that have helped propel our beINSPIRED guests from aspiring athletes into the world’s elite. By sharing their journeys, we hope to shed light on narratives that have too often been ignored, and to continue our commitment to provide a platform to incredible role models across all sports.”
Andrea Ekblad, Partnerships and Lead on beINSPIRED at beIN MEDIA GROUP, who also produces the show, added: “Following the success of beINSPIRED across all our platforms last summer, we’re determined to continue our key mission of giving visibility to female athletes’ formidable stories. The talented heroes selected for Season One of our podcast series provide unique voices to inspire all generation.”