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Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano, Sports Spectrum is an interview driven podcast that features stories on the intersection of faith and sports.

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Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano, Sports Spectrum is an interview driven podcast that features stories on the intersection of faith and sports.

    NFL Player Agent Molly McManimie on pleasing God and not people

    NFL Player Agent Molly McManimie on pleasing God and not people

    Today on this Football Friday we welcome back Molly McManimie to the podcast. The NFL Player Agent shares how she's grown in her faith in 2021 and why pleasing God is more important than anything else in her vocation. 
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    • 29 min
    Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright on her grandfather Billy Graham and being a coach's wife

    Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright on her grandfather Billy Graham and being a coach's wife

    Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright is an author, speaker, daughter of Anne Graham Lotz and granddaughter of Billy Graham. Her husband Steven is a high school football coach. She teaches a weekly women's Bible Study for University of North Carolina athletes and has shared God's word at numerous events around the country. 
    Her passion for leading children to Jesus and getting them into God’s Word compelled her to lead monthly missions’ chapels at her children’s school and teach middle school children at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Camp. Her latest book, "Jesus Followers," co-written with her mother Anne, released in October 2021 and is available now. 
    Today on the podcast, we talk to Rachel-Ruth about growing up the granddaughter of Billy Graham, her life as a coach's wife, her desire to teach God's word to athletes, and the legacy she hopes to pass on to the next generation. 
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    • 39 min
    Filmmaker Dallas Jenkins on creating "The Chosen" and his love for Chicago sports

    Filmmaker Dallas Jenkins on creating "The Chosen" and his love for Chicago sports

    Dallas Jenkins is a filmmaker and the creator and producer of the hit streaming series The Chosen, the first multi-season series about the life of Christ, and the most successful media crowd-fund of all time.
    Jenkins began his film career in his early 20's and started his own production company at the age of 25. His feature-length directorial debut came in 2006 with a film called Midnight Clear starring Stephen Baldwin. Since then, he has directed numerous other films including The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, starring D.B. Sweeney and wrestling legend Shawn Michaels.
    In 2018, Jenkins created The Chosen and since it's release has reached over 300,000,000 views on their app. On December 1, 2021, The Chosen will be seen in theaters for the first time with a holiday event called CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHOSEN: THE MESSENGERS.
    Today on the podcast, Dallas Jenkins shares about The Chosen, why he doesn't pay attention to the numbers, the excitement of having it in theaters, his love for Chicago sports, and his favorite athlete encounters.
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    • 31 min
    Sports Spectrum Winter 2021 Magazine Preview

    Sports Spectrum Winter 2021 Magazine Preview

    Today on the podcast, our Sports Spectrum Managing Editor Jon Ackerman joins host Jason Romano to preview the 2021 Winter edition of the Sports Spectrum Magazine. 
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    • 19 min
    Patriots 9-time Pro-Bowler Matthew Slater on legacy, faith and gratitude

    Patriots 9-time Pro-Bowler Matthew Slater on legacy, faith and gratitude

    Today on the podcast, we talk to 3-time Super Bowl Champion Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots.
    Jade McCarthy talks to Matthew about his 200th career NFL game, gratitude for his time with the Patriots, sharing his faith and his work with Compassion International's FILL THE STADIUM initiative.
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    • 28 min
    MLS All-Star Walker Zimmerman on soccer, parenting, faith and representing the United States

    MLS All-Star Walker Zimmerman on soccer, parenting, faith and representing the United States

    Walker Zimmerman is a professional soccer player for the MLS with Nashville FC. He was originally selected in the first round (7th overall) in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas and played five seasons there before landing in Los Angeles for two season and coming to Nashville in its inaugural campaign of 2020.
    In February of 2020, he scored the first goal in Nashville FC history and was named as the 2020 MLS Defender of the Year.
    Today on the podcast, we talk to Walker Zimmerman about his current role with Nashville FC, playing for an audience of one, growing up the son of a pastor, becoming a new dad and what it means to represent his country on the United States National Team. 
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
483 Ratings

483 Ratings

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Appreciate the platform given to athletes and others to speak about our shared faith in Christ

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Love this Podcast

As someone who loves hearing others talk about Jesus there’s something about hearing Athletes talk about their Jesus journey. It encourages my faith and walk with Jesus

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