11 episodes

2022 Webby Award Nominee, Podcast - Documentary

Sylvester Stallone brings you The Comeback: an immersive, cinematic documentary series about meteoric success, devastating falls and inspirational comebacks - all told by the people who lived them.

Presented by Imperative Entertainment and produced by Honora & Balboa Productions in Association with 30WEST.

The Comeback is Executive Produced Sylvester Stallone, presented by Imperative Entertainment, and created, written, and edited by Giles Andrew and Elliott Watson of Honora Productions. Executive Producers are Sylvester Stallone and Braden Aftergood of Balboa Productions, Jason Hoch of Imperative Entertainment, and Trevor Groth of 30WEST.

The Comeback Imperative

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 130 Ratings

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2022 Webby Award Nominee, Podcast - Documentary

Sylvester Stallone brings you The Comeback: an immersive, cinematic documentary series about meteoric success, devastating falls and inspirational comebacks - all told by the people who lived them.

Presented by Imperative Entertainment and produced by Honora & Balboa Productions in Association with 30WEST.

The Comeback is Executive Produced Sylvester Stallone, presented by Imperative Entertainment, and created, written, and edited by Giles Andrew and Elliott Watson of Honora Productions. Executive Producers are Sylvester Stallone and Braden Aftergood of Balboa Productions, Jason Hoch of Imperative Entertainment, and Trevor Groth of 30WEST.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Riding The Giant | Maya Gabeira

    Riding The Giant | Maya Gabeira

    "Imagine trying to outrun a 10-story building that is crumbling right behind you— that's big wave surfing." The hundred-foot waves in Nazare, Portugal are the most dangerous in the world, but Maya Gabeira didn’t fear them. In fact, she felt alive riding these monsters, addicted to the death-defying dance of Big Wave Surfing. But the conditions in Nazare can change in an instant, and when multiple waves pummeled her to the bottom of the ocean she was lucky to escape with career-ending injuries. Ridiculed by her peers and left without sponsorship, it seemed like an impossible dream to surf again, let alone break world records.


    Photo Credit: Pablo Garcia
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    • 34 min
    Breaking Bread: Part 1 | Dave Dahl

    Breaking Bread: Part 1 | Dave Dahl

    "I had a black leather trenchcoat which was perfect for stashing a sawnoff shotgun, the dope was in a pouch but the gun was right there, at the ready." Cooking Meth, jockey-boxing, armed robbery. Dahl was a self-confessed "serious bad guy" and after 20 years in prison, it was hard to see how he could create the biggest organic bread company in the world, making him a millionnaire many times over.

    If you or someone you know is currently struggling with an addiction to alcohol or other substances, please visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov or call at 1-800-662-4357 to speak to a trained specialist, or seek other professional help.
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    • 33 min
    Breaking Bread: Part 2 | Dave Dahl

    Breaking Bread: Part 2 | Dave Dahl

    "I started screwing up again but second chances are a lot of work. In some cases you need more than a second chance." Poised for riches beyond our wildest dreams, Dave is gearing up to make his company the largest organic bread company in the world. He's a local hero and celebrity, but a nascent mental health problem and a career of criminality threaten to undermine it all.

    If you or someone you know is currently struggling with an addiction to alcohol or other substances, please visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov or call at 1-800-662-4357 to speak to a trained specialist, or seek other professional help.
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    • 32 min
    A Brain out of Tune | TOKiMONSTA

    A Brain out of Tune | TOKiMONSTA

    "It's basically guaranteed death or maybe death... so I chose maybe death." Jennifer Lee, pka TOKiMONSTA, went from the underground beat scene in LA to playing at the biggest music festivals around the world. But a rare disease caused her to lose her ability to listen, comprehend, and even make music. How did she come back from the musical abyss with a Grammy nominated album?
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    • 37 min
    The World’s Most Dangerous Sport | Ezekiel Mitchell

    The World’s Most Dangerous Sport | Ezekiel Mitchell

    "To be a bullrider you have to have that eye of the tiger. You got to have that desire in your heart." Ezekiel Mitchell learned how to ride bulls from YouTube videos at the age of 16 and he was good — so good that he went pro to support his family. Then Hurricane Harvey hit, and his mom’s home was decimated. Now he’s climbing his way back to the top of this vicious sport, with the help of serial entrepreneur Max Maxwell and is on his way to becoming the first black bull rider to win a world title in 39 years.

    Ezekiel Mitchell: @thebluemitchell
    Max Maxwell: @therealmaxwell
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    • 37 min
    New York City's Bravest | Matt Long

    New York City's Bravest | Matt Long

    "I don’t know what was going through my head, but I was in pain and I wanted to quit. But I could hear the finish line.” The unstoppable New York City firefighter, Ironman, triathlete, and entrepreneur was in the prime of his life, until one Christmas morning, when his life was changed forever.

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

Kb24ever ,

This show is AMAZING!

I LOVE this show! This is literally one of the finest, most uplifting, positive, inspiring, and compelling podcasts I have heard and simply one of the best overall. Such a wondeful and refreshing contrast compared to all the True Crime, pop culture fluff, and propagandistic/Woke crap out there that passes for “great podcasts” by the masses. Please do another season ASAP, Sly & Co.!😀👌

ccoff864 ,

Love it!

So refreshing to hear inspirational stories from all walks of life! Much needed these days!!!❤️

Engman19 ,

Rocky

This is one of the most boring and uninteresting podcasts I have ever listened to. It only deserves one star because Rocky does the intro

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