Why Sports Matter
By Religion of Sports & Cadence13
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Gotham Chopra, Tom Brady, and Michael Strahan bring you “Why Sports Matter”, the first 8-episode narrative series from Religion of Sports. Each week, a new story is built around a larger theme (i.e. mortality, tribalism, authenticity) and told through the first-hand voices of extraordinary people. Whether it's exploring grief and healing after tragedy or understanding the mindset of athletes who willingly face death, we search for purpose and meaning -- without shying away from nuance, or the salient political and social issues of our time.
||ExplicitHumboldt Broncos (Healing)||"The Cure for Pain is in the Pain" In April of 2018, a deadly bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team that killed 16 and injured 13 people left a small tight-knit town and the hockey community reeling in the aftermath. In this episode, we speak to survivors and those directly impacted by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, and try to understand sports’ true power — and limitations — in helping people heal. Guests: Kaleb Dahlgren Brayden Camrud Chris Joseph Jarret Stoll Deepak Chopra||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFight for the Soul (Tribalism)||We explore the soul of sports through the prism of the current political moment and the stories of Jemele Hill, Johnny Joey Jones, Nate Boyer, and Dave Zirin. And whether it's realistic -- or the height of naivety -- to believe a shared love of sports can be blueprint for civil dialogue and even compromise among those who disagree.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMyth of the Lifetime Warranty (Mortality)||Conrad Anker is one of the most accomplished mountain climbers alive and has spent his whole life confronting death by choice. During a 2016 climb, Anker suffered a heart attack while on the side of a Himalayan mountain a 19,000 feet. What did he do? Climb down, of course. Less than six months later, he was climbing again. In this episode, we look at what it means for athletes to face their mortality, and why they push themselves to the edge of life and death. Guests Conrad Anker John Urschel Deepak Chopra||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroduction to Why Sports Matter||Gotham Chopra, Tom Brady, and Michael Strahan bring you “Why Sports Matter”, the first 8-episode audio documentary series from Religion of Sports. Each week, a new story is built around larger theme (i.e. mortality, tribalism, authenticity) and told through the first-hand voices of extraordinary people. Whether it's exploring grief and healing after tragedy or understanding the mindset of athletes who willingly face death, we search for purpose and meaning -- without shying away from nuance, or the salient political and social issues of our time. Coming October 30th.||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Cool interviews with people who are better than me at things
Not knowing much about climbing, much of this was news to me and made all the more interesting by the storytelling itself. Looking forward to hearing the other stories in the trailer after episode one!
Excellent Synthesis of Sports and Philosophy
Gave the first episode a try and was transported into sports and philosophy. The stories were amazing and the production enhanced the stories. I’ve added WHY SPORTS MATTER to my podcast library, which is not large, and will anxiously await the next episode. Not sure how many such stories are out there, but I hope that this team will discover and share them.
Best Podcast Episode Ever
I drive over 50,000 miles a year and I have listened to hundreds of hours of podcasts. The episode on tribalism brought me to tears of appreciation. I have felt hopeless with the state of politics and division in our country. I was able to appreciate both sides of the Kaepernick protest. As a former Division I athlete with multiple final for appearances this episode made me Think about my love for sports in a much different way. It also gave me Hope. I forwarded it to my two favorite right wing Republican friends and said this is us guys. Listening and open to meeting somewhere in the middle.