24 episodes

Fox Sports host and comic Rachel Bonnetta (“Lock It In”, “@Buzzer”) and comedy writer Rachna Fruchbom (“Fresh Off the Boat”, “Parks and Recreation”) are here to share their love for two things: sports and DRAMA. Sure, they obsessively root for Cleveland (the Browns and the Cavaliers, respectively), but they get even more excited by those crazy moments in sports that become almost legendary. We all know the sensationalistic scandals about cheating, gambling and sex, but Rachel and Rachna want to discover the humanity behind the headlines. That’s why they started Hall of Shame -- every week Rachel and Rachna will take each other through some of the biggest scandals in sports, from the thrill of Dock Ellis’ acid fueled no-hitter on acid to the agony of Rosie Ruiz’s fake Boston Marathon win. With humor and a healthy dose of perspective, they get to the bottom of what exactly went down, why these stories matter, and how they’re still relevant today. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel more invested in sports than you ever thought possible. New episodes drop every Monday.

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    • Comedy
    • 4.2, 1.7K Ratings

Fox Sports host and comic Rachel Bonnetta (“Lock It In”, “@Buzzer”) and comedy writer Rachna Fruchbom (“Fresh Off the Boat”, “Parks and Recreation”) are here to share their love for two things: sports and DRAMA. Sure, they obsessively root for Cleveland (the Browns and the Cavaliers, respectively), but they get even more excited by those crazy moments in sports that become almost legendary. We all know the sensationalistic scandals about cheating, gambling and sex, but Rachel and Rachna want to discover the humanity behind the headlines. That’s why they started Hall of Shame -- every week Rachel and Rachna will take each other through some of the biggest scandals in sports, from the thrill of Dock Ellis’ acid fueled no-hitter on acid to the agony of Rosie Ruiz’s fake Boston Marathon win. With humor and a healthy dose of perspective, they get to the bottom of what exactly went down, why these stories matter, and how they’re still relevant today. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel more invested in sports than you ever thought possible. New episodes drop every Monday.

    Get Spangled, Baby (Top 5 Memorable National Anthems)

    Get Spangled, Baby (Top 5 Memorable National Anthems)

    Rachna is going to need Rachel to take off her hat and put her hand over her heart. The US National Anthem is a war song, so why would we sing it before athletic events? Who does the National Anthem really represent and is it still relevant? But more importantly — we share our definitive list of the top 5 most memorable Star Spangled Banner performances.

    • 42 min
    Stranger than Fiction (The WWE Montreal Screwjob)

    Stranger than Fiction (The WWE Montreal Screwjob)

    Rachel needs Rachna to mind the body grease. In the early 90's Bret "The Hitman" Hart was one of the WWF's (now WWE) biggest stars; he was a five time WWF World Heavyweight Champion and held championships throughout multiple decades. But when WWE chairman Vince McMahon was over it, he decided to screw over his promotion's biggest star in the most unceremonious way. In the wild world of wrestling, no scandal can be taken at face value. Was the screw over real or was it all for show?

    • 43 min
    So you agree? You think you're really pretty. (The Maria Sharapova Doping Scandal)

    So you agree? You think you're really pretty. (The Maria Sharapova Doping Scandal)

    Rachna just hopes Rachel will say no to meldonium. When Maria Sharapova burst onto the scene, she was beloved by all (well not all). She was beautiful, she was talented, and she had more sponsorships than she knew what to do with. But there was always a chip on a shoulder. A thorn in her side. A more gifted player named Serena Williams. Ever heard of her? What would Maria do to be number 1?

    • 36 min
    What Happens in Vegas... (the Suzy Favor Hamilton story)

    What Happens in Vegas... (the Suzy Favor Hamilton story)

    Rachel wants Rachna to talk about it! Like many people, Suzy Favor Hamilton spent much of her life grappling with mental illness. Unlike most people, Suzy ran track at three consecutive Olympics. Her disordered eating, anxiety, and bipolar disorder were only exacerbated by mistreatment at the hands of coaches and the stress of competitive running, but she suffered largely in silence. After her retirement from running, Suzy had two careers. One, like mental illness, society doesn’t like to talk about much...

    • 40 min
    100 Bottles of Beer on the Plane (The Legend of Wade Boggs)

    100 Bottles of Beer on the Plane (The Legend of Wade Boggs)

    Rachna is going to need Rachel to hold her OWN beer and then get herself another. In 1982, Wade Boggs graduated from the Minor to the Major leagues, where he had a storied career with the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Tampa Bay Rays. But perhaps more impressive than his more then 3,000 hits, All Star record, and being a first ballot Hall of Famer, is his infatuation with chicken, rampant superstition, and penchant for drinking more beer than any mortal man can or should.

    • 33 min
    Cash for Concussions (The New Orleans Saints Bountygate Scandal)

    Cash for Concussions (The New Orleans Saints Bountygate Scandal)

    Rachel is going to need Rachna to watch her head! In 2010, the New Orleans Saints were riding high after their 2009-2010 Super Bowl win. But it was the NFC Championship game, and the unusually violent hits from Gregg Williams' defensive line that caught the NFL's attention. In a two year investigation, the evidence revealed a much more nefarious conspiracy within the New Orleans Saints organization that went all the way to top! 

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Sanbrook ,

I listen every week

So many awesome stories, it’s one of my favorite podcasts!

JDuffus ,

Politics need to stop

I have been a subscriber to this podcast since the 1st day it launched. At first it was amazing stories with great content. Once the hostesses started bringing in politics it took a turn for the worst. Now i feel like every episode they shove their political views in my face. I vote left but this is simply too much for a “sport” podcast. Bring back the golden days of the first few episodes please. Great content/stores and this would be 5 stars if the politics were not included.

frodosgirl15 ,

Love these two

Rachna and Rachel have amazing chemistry, and I love how they cover these stories in an in-depth, entertaining, and socially-conscious way. Love it.

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