7 episodes

BOLTED is a six-part docuseries podcast from BLEAV Podcast Network that chronicles the rise and fall of the San Diego Chargers, the fight to keep them that split a city in two, and the aftermath that left a football team without fans, and football fans without a team. Dozens of former players, staff, politicians, reporters, and academics all weigh in for this story of money, power, and a little bit of football. 

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BOLTED is a six-part docuseries podcast from BLEAV Podcast Network that chronicles the rise and fall of the San Diego Chargers, the fight to keep them that split a city in two, and the aftermath that left a football team without fans, and football fans without a team. Dozens of former players, staff, politicians, reporters, and academics all weigh in for this story of money, power, and a little bit of football. 

    Chapter 6 - The Fight for Nothing

    Chapter 6 - The Fight for Nothing

    What was once unthinkable has become reality: The San Diego Chargers are now the Los Angeles Chargers.

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    Chapter 5 - The Definition of Insanity

    Chapter 5 - The Definition of Insanity

    The climactic final two years of the Chargers in San Diego.

    Chapter 4 - Masters of Disaster

    Chapter 4 - Masters of Disaster

    The Chargers bring in leaders on and off the field to rise to dominance in mid-2000s. What could possibly go wrong?

    Chapter 3 - Time Bombs

    Chapter 3 - Time Bombs

    Bad football and bad politics in the late 90s and early 00s poisons the well in San Diego.

    Chapter 1 - Identity Theft

    Chapter 1 - Identity Theft

    What is San Diego's identity as a city, and how did it lose a large part of it -- its football team?

    Chapter 2 - The Bottom Line

    Chapter 2 - The Bottom Line

    A look at the Spanos Family and the 1994-1995 AFC Champion Chargers

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

Thekingofice10 ,

The best podcast!

I love this podcast! As a semi new chargers fan (I’m 16 btw) it’s a great way to learn about the legends as well as keeping me up to date on news! Totally recommend this podcast!

Sf49ergirl ,

A must listen

Great insights! Interesting & well done A+++++

Jfsteinb ,

A must listen

This podcast series combines the ultimate Chargers history and legacies with the sheer unreal amount of blowback and chaos that plagued the city of SD and the Chargers organization. I truly had a fun time reliving the SB berth, something I being born in 95’ could ever imagine. Professionally mastered and edited, this series envelopes you with a consistent stretch of content for every episode. I won’t forgive the Spanos family but at least I can come to terms with what became of the San Diego Chargers and look to a new generation of fans, experiences, and wins with Justin Herbert leading the charge! Also Ralphie is a great host.

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