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Sports Wars

A Sports, Society and Culture podcast featuring Dan Rubenstein
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A small town cop is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015. He quickly became a martyr in the national media, until a dogged investigator uncovered the officer's bizarre and dark past. When the truth comes out, the townspeople must reconc
BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland is all about the shocking rise and fall of sports legends. Listen each
How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, su
Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As B
Hosted and narrated by John Stamos, The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra is a complicated, nuanced story of one imperfect man trying to redeem himself by pulling off the perfect crime. Did you ever feel like everything’s broken, and it’s your jo
Behind every successful business is a story. From Wondery and Lindsay Graham comes Business Movers, a weekly podcast that brings you the true stories of the brilliant but all-too-human businesspeople who risked it all. On the latest season, you
One Hundred Percent with Marcus Lemonis is a little bit of a masterclass, a cocktail party and a Sunday drive all wrapped up into 30 minutes with an audience invited to listen in. Marcus values family, community, character and ethics and helps
Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From clas
In Wondery’s newest series, Secret Sauce, hosts John Frye and Sam Donner explore the stories and successes behind some of the most inspiring businesses, creative innovators and intrepid entrepreneurs. First up, we’re diving into the company tha
A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and conne
In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves trapped 6 miles deep in a cave with no food or water and depleting oxygen. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the water rose to levels nearly impossi
On July 20th, 1989, President George H.W. Bush announced his vision for a manned mission to Mars. Nearly 3 months later, NASA published a complex 30 year plan to get humans to Mars - with a hefty price tag - nearly $450 billion dollars. However
In Wondery’s newest series, Business Movers, host Lindsay Graham dives deep into the inner workings of some of the most successful companies of all time. From the origin stories of their famed leaders to the million dollar idea that catapulted
In the newest season of Wondery’s Business Wars, TikTok vs Instagram, they track the war between two social media giants. Within the last couple years, TikTok has become one of the most popular apps around the world. And despite political const
Nineteen eighty was going to be Dorothy Stratten’s year. Playboy’s Hugh Hefner thought it might even be her decade. She was just 20 years old, the girl next door with the shy smile and whispery voice who didn’t know her own beauty. But who was
Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/Jacked_WonderyHosted by Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson. Have you ever had a dream? Something you wanted so bad you just couldn’t let it go? For a group of kids in Harlem in the Eighties, their dreams wou
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant be
Each year, over ten million students in the United States apply to college. The SAT and ACT were designed to help standardize the college admissions process. But today, they are fraught with accusations of discrimination and fraud. The question
In 2007, NBA referee Tim Donaghy was arrested for betting on games he officiated. It was the biggest scandal in American sports history, but it quickly faded from the headlines. Why? Because everyone in this scandal has something to hide. This
In the final season of Sports Wars, prepare to enter the Octagon with bitter rivals, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, two of the fiercest UFC fighters out there. Both are notorious for their intense battles, infamous pre-fight feuds and
The Globetrotters become a corporate hot potato. They're sold and resold, with little concern for the team's pioneering heritage. But that changes when an ex-player steps in. He has deep pockets—and a big plan to restore the Globetrotters’ lega
The Globetrotters land a new star. But then, their fortune takes a turn for the worse. Abe heads to the hospital, and soon, the team has to reinvent itself.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors! Cuts Clothing - Ge
The Globetrotters have become America’s basketball team. But already, they're starting to unravel. Players are tired of their second-class status. Tired of all the unfair treatment they have to put up with. And as they turn against the team’s o
The Globetrotters face off against their biggest rival, the Harlem Renaissance. But as they emerge in the national spotlight, the Trotters will confront an even larger challenge: a divided America, and a decade that changes the country.Listen a
Before LeBron, and before MJ—before Magic, Bird, and even Bill Russell, basketball was defined by one name. Globetrotters. The Harlem Globetrotters would go on to change the world. But in the beginning, the squad faced an uphill battle. They we
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