News Maryland Roughly Speaking

Roughly Speaking: Mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry; Xs and Os; Zurawik; Carrie Brownstein's biography

In this podcast:

- 0:53 - A former NFL player and the daughter of another talk about a new play, opening at Center Stage in Baltimore, about professional football and its traumatic effect on players and their families. Dwight Hicks, who has two Super Bowl rings from his time as a defensive back with the San Francisco 49ers, plays three roles in "Xs and Os (A Football Love Story)." Jenny Mercein, daughter of former Green Bay Packer Chuck Mercein, collaborated on the play and is a member of the cast.

- 29:26 - A conversation with Baltimore City mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry.

- 50:41 - Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik.

- 1:02:01 - Recommended reading from Baltimore County librarian Paula Gallagher.

To subscribe: On iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, search for "Roughly Speaking" in the Podcasts app. On Android devices, search for the podcast in a podcast app such as Stitcher Radio, BeyondPod or Pocket Casts, or, if the app allows, manually add its feed URL. On desktop computers, subscribe through iTunes. Need help? Email

Copyright © 2018, The Baltimore Sun