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The award-winning sports show from Wondery, known for delivering the best storytelling in sports. Every Wednesday and Friday, co-hosts Tiffany Oshinsky and Anders Kelto dive into the biggest and most fascinating sports stories of the day, as told by the reporters who cover them up close. The Lead cuts through the chatter and brings you in-depth reporting and emotional stories, to help make sense of the complicated sports landscape. New episodes every Wednesday and Friday.
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    • 3.7 • 2.1K Ratings

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The award-winning sports show from Wondery, known for delivering the best storytelling in sports. Every Wednesday and Friday, co-hosts Tiffany Oshinsky and Anders Kelto dive into the biggest and most fascinating sports stories of the day, as told by the reporters who cover them up close. The Lead cuts through the chatter and brings you in-depth reporting and emotional stories, to help make sense of the complicated sports landscape. New episodes every Wednesday and Friday.
Listen to The Lead on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge all episodes ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/the-lead/ now.

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    Listen Now: British Scandal, Boris Becker

    Listen Now: British Scandal, Boris Becker

    In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other - scandal. British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power. But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories. Stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage. 




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    • 5 min
    The Lead Says Farewell

    The Lead Says Farewell

    An announcement about our show

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    • 3 min
    2023: The Year Of Women's Sports

    2023: The Year Of Women's Sports

    A lot of sports stories caught our attention in 2023. But when we stepped back and looked at the year as a whole, there was one storyline that rose above them all -- the incredible growth of women’s sports. Today, we’re looking back at the moments that made 2023 such a historic year, and looking forward to what the future might bring.

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    • 17 min
    Cocaine, Disco, And A Football Revolution

    Cocaine, Disco, And A Football Revolution

    When we think about innovative teams that have shaped the way offense is played in the NFL today, one of the first that comes to mind is the Bill Walsh-era San Francisco 49ers. However, there’s another trailblazing team from the same era that has arguably had just as big an impact on the sport. Today, we tell the story of the high-flying, but somewhat forgotten San Diego Chargers of the late 1970s and 80s, led by a brash quarterback (Dan Fouts) and visionary coach (Don Coryell). Plus, the stories of drug-fueled performances — and a mysterious gunshot wound — that still follow the team today. 

    Guest: Zak Keefer, The Athletic

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    • 26 min
    Armando Bacot's Last Dance

    Armando Bacot's Last Dance

    Over the last four years, Armando Bacot has been a double-double machine for one of college basketball’s most storied programs. But the reminders of what Bacot hasn’t accomplished at UNC continue to hang over him. Today, we dive into why Bacot decided to come back for one last high-stakes season at Chapel Hill. Plus, how his fame off the court as one of the faces of NIL could influence a potential championship run.

    Guest: Brendan Marks, The Athletic

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    • 26 min
    ‘It’s Just Magical’: The Surprising Power Of Baseball Memories

    ‘It’s Just Magical’: The Surprising Power Of Baseball Memories

    Baseball has always had a special place in the hearts and minds of fans -- of all ages. But what if the power of baseball memories could help aging baseball fans heal and live healthier lives? Today we explore a little known practice known as 'Baseball Reminiscence Therapy.'

    Reporter: Tiffany Oshinsky

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

jgoal1907 ,

Why?

I’m so sad this show is sending. I never missed an episode. All are engaging regardless of the subject or sport.

wmw42 ,

Will miss The Lead!

Listen to the show daily, and appreciate miss the great reporting and insights that the host have. Sad to hear it will not continue in 2024!

amyrchapman ,

Why is this podcast ending?????

This is such a great show - boo to Wondery and The Athletic!

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