Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for years. But what’s the real story behind these epic battles?
From Wondery, the company behind “Business Wars”, “Gladiator” and “The Lead” comes SPORTS WARS, a new series that offers an immersive look at some of the greatest athletic rivalries of all time: two superpower nations facing off in the Miracle on Ice. The battle for the starting quarterback gig in Green Bay between Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. And many more.
Host Dan Rubenstein (Sports Illustrated, SB Nation) will take you from the grudge matches to the pranks, from the tantrums to the triumphs: what really happened, who was right, who was wrong -- and you can decide whose side you’re on.
Wondery Presents: Against The Odds
In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves trapped 6 miles deep in a cave with no food or water and depleting oxygen. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the water rose to levels nearly impossible for survival. There was no light and no way to communicate with the outside world. The first season of Wondery’s new original series Against the Odds takes you into the incredible events of when an adventurous group of teens found themselves fighting to save their lives, and the brave heroes that gave them their only chance at survival. With step by step recounts, experience for yourself what it was like to be in their shoes, and how they survived against the odds. Listen to Against the Odds at wondery.fm/ATO.
Wondery Presents American Innovations: Mission to Mars
On July 20th, 1989, President George H.W. Bush announced his vision for a manned mission to Mars. Nearly 3 months later, NASA published a complex 30 year plan to get humans to Mars - with a hefty price tag - nearly $450 billion dollars. However, Congress refused to authorize the spending, and NASA’s manned mission to Mars was grounded before it could even get started. Over 30 years later, the power of government and big business necessary for such an undertaking is finally starting to come together and now the next chapter of humankind’s space-race is on. American Innovations: Mission to Mars explores what advancements have been made and what it will take to send humans to Mars. Listen at wondery.fm/missiontomars
The Final Season of Sports Wars: Conor vs. Khabib
In the final season of Sports Wars, prepare to enter the Octagon with bitter rivals, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, two of the fiercest UFC fighters out there. Both are notorious for their intense battles, infamous pre-fight feuds and a willingness to say or do anything to beat a hated rival. But, once they’re inside the octagon, only one can emerge victorious. Pick a side, the fight is here.
This final season of Sports Wars: Conor vs. Khabib is a Wondery Plus exclusive. Start your free trial of Wondery Plus in the Wondery app to listen ad-free: https://wondery.app.link/kPEVPzzSi9
Globetrotters vs. The World | A Legacy for Sale
The Globetrotters become a corporate hot potato. They're sold and resold, with little concern for the team's pioneering heritage. But that changes when an ex-player steps in. He has deep pockets—and a big plan to restore the Globetrotters’ legacy.
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Globetrotters vs. The World | Father Time
The Globetrotters land a new star. But then, their fortune takes a turn for the worse. Abe heads to the hospital, and soon, the team has to reinvent itself.
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Globetrotters vs. The World | The Disease of More
The Globetrotters have become America’s basketball team. But already, they're starting to unravel. Players are tired of their second-class status. Tired of all the unfair treatment they have to put up with. And as they turn against the team’s owner, their future remains in serious doubt.
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You should have the last season free for us
Can’t wait ‘til y’all come back!
To everyone hating-it’s a “hiatus,” not a cancellation. So, I have enjoyed the 16 seasons thus far and look forward to Sports Wars’ return when the hiatus is done.
I was with this podcast until the narrator placed capitalism in the same category as racism and the Soviet Union during he globetrotter podcast. If you are I’ll informed or don’t have the intellectual ability to understand history or do your job with diligence do not bother doing a podcast. This has become another worthless voice among thousands dropping on deaf ears. Very lost.