Chasing Ali - Jonathan Eig's Pursuit of Muhammad Ali
By Jonathan Eig
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Author Jonathan Eig sets out to write the first unauthorized biography of Muhammad Ali, covering not just the champ’s fights but every important aspect of his life. His goal? Simple: To write the Greatest Biography of All Time. That meant interviewing all of the key people in Ali’s life, and maybe even talking to the legend himself. It took four years to write, and hundreds of interviews with people like Don King and Larry Holmes, as well as Ali’s wives and family members. Tune in as Jonathan Eig tells us about the stories that didn’t make it into the book—the story of him Chasing Ali. Learn more about the biography "Ali: A Life": http://bit.ly/EigAli
||CleanEp. 12 - The Final Round||Saying Goodbye to Muhammad Ali||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 - Collecting Muhammad Ali||Ali’s Championship Ring||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10 - Meeting the Muhammad Ali: Take Three||Finally Meeting the Man||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9 - Muhammad Ali’s 3 Phases of Fighting||Was his final boxing tactic his greatest mistake?||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8 - Counting Every Punch: Muhammad Ali’s Traumatic Brain Injury||A look inside Muhammad Ali’s brain||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7 - The World’s Greatest Record Player||How Muhammad Ali’s record player ended up in Chicago||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 - "How Much You Gonna Pay Me?" Asked Muhammad Ali’s Brother||An interview with Rahaman Ali||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5 - Meeting the Muhammad Ali: Take Two||A bluff, a plane, and trying to meet the heavyweight champion of the world||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4 - Meeting the Muhammad Ali: Take One||How far one biographer was willing to go to get the interview of a lifetime||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3 - The Don King Show||Don King: Cash is King, King is Cash||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 - Muhammad Ali: A Fight He Couldn’t Win||Whores, Wars and a Big Discovery||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 - A Blow to the Head: Muhammad Ali’s Early Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury||The disastrous interview with Ali’s ring doctor Ferdie Pacheco||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChasing Ali - Taking on the biography of Muhammad Ali||How one author convinced himself he was the one for the job||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Incredible behind the scenes from a brilliant biographer.
Jon Eig is a wonderful storyteller and he has picked a fascinating subject once again. Loved listening to the podcasts. It demonstrates his persistence in getting to the bottom of a story and teaches us some of the journalistic strategies behind his work. Clearly all of that hard work has paid off in a riveting story about Ali. We look forward to reading his book.
Lawdy Lawdy, it's great.
Told with humility, humor and contagious enthusiasm, Chasing Ali puts listeners in the room for interviews and interactions between Eig and many of Ali’s inner circle. You don't have to know a lot about boxing to like this podcast, but if you do, you’ll love it.