10 episodes

Host Michael Foley tells the story of boxer John L. Sullivan, America's first celebrity athlete, and gives historical context for boxing in the 1880's.

Sully: The Podcast Michael Foley

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Host Michael Foley tells the story of boxer John L. Sullivan, America's first celebrity athlete, and gives historical context for boxing in the 1880's.

    Ep 10: Gentleman Jim

    Ep 10: Gentleman Jim

    Sullivan takes on one last challenger and befriends Theodore Roosevelt.

    • 18 min
    Ep 9: Jake Kilrain

    Ep 9: Jake Kilrain

    Sullivan meets Nellie Bly and Bat Masterson as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career.

    • 17 min
    Ep 8: Charlie Mitchell's Rematch

    Ep 8: Charlie Mitchell's Rematch

    Sullivan reaches his zenith as Charlie Mitchell clamors for another shot at the title.

    • 10 min
    Ep 7: Dominick McCafferey

    Ep 7: Dominick McCafferey

    Sullivan fights a series of new challengers, as well as the law, as his personal life falls apart.

    • 11 min
    Ep 6: The Grand Tour

    Ep 6: The Grand Tour

    Sullivan goes on a coast-to-coast tour of the United States

    • 8 min
    Ep 5: Herbert Slade

    Ep 5: Herbert Slade

    Sullivan plays a little baseball and fights a New Zealand giant.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Anicolosi8938 ,

Excellent!!

Michael, this podcast has been great! I’m on Episode 7 now and I have been so impressed! It’s like you’re right there. You really get a sense of who these guys were! You are a fantastic story teller!

zeusrun ,

Excellent storytelling!

Michael weaves a spellbinding story with excellent delivery. It takes the listener back in time to the 1800’s. It left me wanting more. What will happen next?!!!! Kudos, sir.

SloppyTrudger ,

Captivating!

Foley takes the listener back in time to the birth of sports reporting. I could smell the tavern's stale cigar smoke lingering in the air. Michael has a captivating style when spinning a tale which grabs the audience while regaling us in story of Sully. My guess is his talent will continue to bloom - Well done!

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