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Real Sports Podcast
28 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
“Why Black America Has Abandoned Baseball” with Doug Glanville
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg is joined by former Major League Baseball outfielder turned broadcaster and writer Doug Glanville to reflect on Chris Rock’s archived 2015 stand-up piece on why black baseball fans are considered an “endangered species.” They examine the idea of fandom being generational and review the Marist poll and Center for Sports Communication study results highlighting the realities keeping participation low among African-Americans. [The interview starts at 08:45.]See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 minutes | May 27, 2021
“Reporting While Female” with Andrea Kremer
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg is joined by correspondent and award-winning journalist Andrea Kremer to learn more about the harassment female journalists face while working in the male-dominated industry of sports. Andrea reflects on her own experiences in the field and shares more about the disadvantage women have today as well as how #MeToo could make sports reporting a more accepting place for women. The interview starts at 17:10.] Watch Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO Max.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28 minutes | May 12, 2021
"The Fight Before the Fight" with Ariel Helwani
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg speaks with renowned mixed martial arts reporter and sports journalist Ariel Helwani about the dangerous consequences MMA fighters face as a result of severe weight cutting prior to a fight. Helwani details why the extreme practice persists, who is ultimately to blame, and what state commissions and the UFC are -- and are not -- currently doing to try to make the sport safer. [The interview starts at 15:42.] Watch Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO Max.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
"Benched: Youth Mental Health Fallout from Covid" with Kavitha Davidson
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35 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
“Going the Extra Mile: Remembering Dick Hoyt”
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg speaks with Dave McGillivray, the director of the Boston Marathon and longtime friend of the late Dick Hoyt, about Team Hoyt’s lasting impact on the racing community and the Hoyts’ incomparable father-son bond. Dave shares some of his favorite memories from his time with the Hoyts and gives a glimpse into what the response has been like since Dick’s passing. Also, Gershberg and McGillivray reflect on Dick and Rick Hoyt’s memorable appearances on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel over the past 15 years, chronicling their growing popularity and journey on and off the racecourse.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Bouncing Back with Jayson Williams
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg is joined by former NBA star Jayson Williams to talk about the series of life events that led him to create “Rebound,” his unique rehabilitation program for those suffering from addiction that puts an emphasis on action-adventure physical activities, alongside life coaches and wellness practices. Williams doesn’t hold back, reflecting on his descent into alcoholism, his time at Rikers Island Prison, and shares his newfound outlook on the many chances life has awarded him.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
37 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Reforming College Athletics with Senator Cory Booker
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg breaks down the ongoing controversy surrounding the NCAA’s treatment of student-athletes with U.S. Senator from New Jersey Cory Booker, who recently introduced a sweeping NCAA reform bill. Senator Booker delves into the problems he sees within the current amateurism system and explains how he believes athletes should be compensated beyond their scholarships. Gershberg and Senator Booker also reflect on several past ‘Real Sports’ reports, which further exemplify the issues that have arisen from the NCAA’s practices over the years.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
“Black Coaches in the NFL” with Rod Graves
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg delves into Bryant Gumbel’s report on the lack of Black head coaches in the NFL with guest Rod Graves, the Executive Director of The Fritz Pollard Alliance. Graves further breaks down the pros and cons of the NFL’s “Rooney Rule” -- a policy requiring teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs -- and explains what else needs to be accomplished in order to create a more fair and equitable hiring process.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
In The Rough: Trump’s Golf Reckoning
The Real Sports Podcast looks back at the previously reported story, “Trumped,” an updated report from the April 2016 episode of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Host Max Gershberg is joined by golf journalist John Feinstein to bring us up to speed on former President Donald Trump’s status in the golf world, and how the events at the Capitol prompted the PGA to cut ties with Trump -- for now. Interview starts at 17:12 Watch Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO Max.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
“The Long Haul” with Mary Carillo
The Real Sports Podcast kicks off its first episode by diving deeper into “The Long Haul” report featured on the January 26, 2021 episode of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Host Max Gershberg is joined by correspondent Mary Carillo to learn more about the long-lasting effects of COVID-19 on athletes and why this story initially scared her. Interview starts at 16:43 Watch Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO Max.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
The Real Sports Podcast Is Coming Soon
HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is getting a podcast. This bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Real Sports producer Max Gershberg, will offer an insider look at stories from the latest episode of the show. Subscribe now so you don’t miss out. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts, including HBO Max. And watch new episodes of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, every month on HBO Max.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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