3 episodes

What happens when an athlete’s body is in peak condition but the mind is throwing flags? On Tremendous Upside, Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Chamique Holdsclaw interviews some of the most fascinating stars in sports who, like Holdsclaw herself, have faced real mental health issues. Featuring conversations with athletes like Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest), Theo Fleury, Suzy Favor Hamilton, Briana Scurry and more, Tremendous Upside reveals a side of top athletes never shown in their highlight clips. Produced by American Public Media.

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What happens when an athlete’s body is in peak condition but the mind is throwing flags? On Tremendous Upside, Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Chamique Holdsclaw interviews some of the most fascinating stars in sports who, like Holdsclaw herself, have faced real mental health issues. Featuring conversations with athletes like Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest), Theo Fleury, Suzy Favor Hamilton, Briana Scurry and more, Tremendous Upside reveals a side of top athletes never shown in their highlight clips. Produced by American Public Media.

    Briana Scurry

    Briana Scurry

    In 1999, goalie Briana Scurry delivered the epic game-deciding save that won the Women's World Cup for the U.S. But the two-time Olympic gold medalist considers her most important accomplishment to be advocating on behalf of people with traumatic brain injuries. After she took a knee to the head during a game in 2010, she went down a three-year-long path of pain, isolation, and depression. But she fought for herself, got the help she needed and vowed to help others suffering after concussions.
    You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram using @Tremendous_Pod. Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/TremendousPod. You can follow Chamique Holdsclaw on Twitter and Instagram using @Chold1.
    Tremendous Upside is powered by you. Support the show with a donation at tremendousupside.org/donate.
    Visit MakeItOK.org to get resources, tips for talking about mental health, and more.
    If you or anyone you know is struggling, there's help available, any time. It's free and you'll reach a trained volunteer. You can reach the Crisis Text Line by texting the word HOME to 741-741, or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.
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    • 35 min
    Metta World Peace

    Metta World Peace

    Chamique talks with her childhood friend, NBA All-Star Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, about anger, meditation and that infamous night in Detroit. World Peace grew up in the Queensbridge housing project, and found himself making millions in the NBA at 19. What happens when you achieve your dream, but you're not ready for it?
    You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram using @Tremendous_Pod. Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/TremendousPod. You can follow Chamique Holdsclaw on Twitter and Instagram using @Chold1.
    Tremendous Upside is powered by you. Support the show with a donation at tremendousupside.org/donate.
    Visit MakeItOK.org to get resources, tips for talking about mental health, and more.
    If you or anyone you know is struggling, there's help available, any time. It's free and you'll reach a trained volunteer. You can reach the Crisis Text Line by texting the word HOME to 741-741, or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.
    Check out our sponsors this week:
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    • 30 min
    Introducing Tremendous Upside

    Introducing Tremendous Upside

    When they’re playing, they’re perfect: superstars at the top of their game. But when the crowds go home and the cameras turn off, there’s a side to athletes that people rarely see. Six-time WNBA All-Star Chamique Holdsclaw talks with top athletes about the realities of mental health in the world of sports. Coming January 13.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

Nafis R. ,

Former Pro Athlete

I appreciate this podcast and sharing real life testimony to help end the stigma in mental health. There is a widespread negative connotation on athletes in seeking professional help, to provide them with coping mechanism with their mental health. I appreciate this podcast and Metta World Peace being vulnerable enough to tell his story. Thank you Chamique Holdsclaw for providing this platform to speak on this topic.

MattieJK ,

I was a student athlete and I LOVE THIS PODCAST

I only listened to the first episode and I’m already hooked. I played basketball and delt with mental health on the court too just like the first guest. I can’t wait to hear more athletes perspective because I feel like this is the first great platform they have had to!
Thank you for this podcast and the help it has already given me!

PodPerson13 ,

Thank you!

This an important show with a perspective on sports and atheletes everyone should hear.

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