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Go even deeper into the award-winning coverage of Real Sports with exclusive conversations with correspondents, sports figures and experts on the Real Sports Podcast. This bi-weekly series is hosted by Real Sports producer Max Gershberg. The podcast offers an insider look at stories from the latest episode of the show. It also takes a look back at pieces from across the archive, revisiting the show’s biggest interviews and stories. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts, including HBO Max. And watch new episodes of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, every month on HBO Max.

Go even deeper into the award-winning coverage of Real Sports with exclusive conversations with correspondents, sports figures and experts on the Real Sports Podcast. This bi-weekly series is hosted by Real Sports producer Max Gershberg. The podcast offers an insider look at stories from the latest episode of the show. It also takes a look back at pieces from across the archive, revisiting the show’s biggest interviews and stories. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts, including HBO Max. And watch new episodes of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, every month on HBO Max.

Location:

United States

Description:

Go even deeper into the award-winning coverage of Real Sports with exclusive conversations with correspondents, sports figures and experts on the Real Sports Podcast. This bi-weekly series is hosted by Real Sports producer Max Gershberg. The podcast offers an insider look at stories from the latest episode of the show. It also takes a look back at pieces from across the archive, revisiting the show’s biggest interviews and stories. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts, including HBO Max. And watch new episodes of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, every month on HBO Max.

Language:

English


Episodes

“The Reconstruction Olympics - Tokyo 2021” with Real Sports Correspondent David Scott

7/14/2021
Host Max Gershberg is joined by correspondent David Scott to discuss the effort put forth by the International Olympic Committee and Japan to host the 2021 Olympics. With the games already reluctantly pushed to 2021, both the IOC and the host country of Japan are determined to move forward. They revisit an archival story from January 2020 that reports on the existing radiation in Fukushima from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and a report from the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown that...

Duration:00:30:00

“Big League Advance” with Real Sports Producer Nick Dolin

6/25/2021
Host Max Gershberg is joined by fellow Real Sports Producer Nick Dolin to examine a new business shaking up the baseball industry: Big League Advance, a private equity fund founded by former Major League Baseball pitcher Michael Schwimer. The investment firm pays Minor League players money before they make it, in exchange for a percentage of their future baseball earnings. If they don’t make it, they don’t have to repay. Schwimer’s all-or-nothing approach is attractive to investors and...

Duration:00:30:11

“Why Black America Has Abandoned Baseball” with Doug Glanville

6/9/2021
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg is joined by former Major League Baseball outfielder turned broadcaster and writer Doug Glanville to reflect on Chris Rock’s archived 2015 stand-up piece on why black baseball fans are considered an “endangered species.” They examine the idea of fandom being generational and review the Marist poll and Center for Sports Communication study results highlighting the realities keeping participation low among African-Americans. [The interview starts at...

Duration:00:28:11

“Reporting While Female” with Andrea Kremer

5/27/2021
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg is joined by correspondent and award-winning journalist Andrea Kremer to learn more about the harassment female journalists face while working in the male-dominated industry of sports. Andrea reflects on her own experiences in the field and shares more about the disadvantage women have today as well as how #MeToo could make sports reporting a more accepting place for women. [The interview starts at 17:10.] Watch Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO...

Duration:00:28:47

"The Fight Before the Fight" with Ariel Helwani

5/12/2021
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg speaks with renowned mixed martial arts reporter and sports journalist Ariel Helwani about the dangerous consequences MMA fighters face as a result of severe weight cutting prior to a fight. Helwani details why the extreme practice persists, who is ultimately to blame, and what state commissions and the UFC are -- and are not -- currently doing to try to make the sport safer. [The interview starts at 15:42.] Watch Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO...

Duration:00:28:03

"Benched: Youth Mental Health Fallout from Covid" with Kavitha Davidson

4/21/2021
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg speaks with Real Sports correspondent Kavitha Davison about how the loss of youth sports has seriously affected the mental health of young athletes in America throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Davidson elaborates on how the experts she interviewed were able to draw their conclusions about the link between depression and the loss of athletics, highlighting what makes sports different from other extracurricular activities. Gershberg and Davison also...

Duration:00:26:54

“Going the Extra Mile: Remembering Dick Hoyt”

4/7/2021
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg speaks with Dave McGillivray, the director of the Boston Marathon and longtime friend of the late Dick Hoyt, about Team Hoyt’s lasting impact on the racing community and the Hoyts’ incomparable father-son bond. Dave shares some of his favorite memories from his time with the Hoyts and gives a glimpse into what the response has been like since Dick’s passing. Also, Gershberg and McGillivray reflect on Dick and Rick Hoyt’s memorable appearances on HBO’s...

Duration:00:34:39

"Bouncing Back" with Jayson Williams

3/25/2021
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg is joined by former NBA star Jayson Williams to talk about the series of life events that led him to create “Rebound,” his unique rehabilitation program for those suffering from addiction that puts an emphasis on action-adventure physical activities, alongside life coaches and wellness practices. Williams doesn’t hold back, reflecting on his descent into alcoholism, his time at Rikers Island Prison, and shares his newfound outlook on the many chances...

Duration:00:29:40

"Reforming College Athletics" with Senator Cory Booker

3/10/2021
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg breaks down the ongoing controversy surrounding the NCAA’s treatment of student-athletes with U.S. Senator from New Jersey Cory Booker, who recently introduced a sweeping NCAA reform bill. Senator Booker delves into the problems he sees within the current amateurism system and explains how he believes athletes should be compensated beyond their scholarships. Gershberg and Senator Booker also reflect on several past ‘Real Sports’ reports, which further...

Duration:00:36:32

"Black Coaches in the NFL" with Rod Graves

2/24/2021
Real Sports Podcast host Max Gershberg delves into Bryant Gumbel’s report on the lack of Black head coaches in the NFL with guest Rod Graves, the Executive Director of The Fritz Pollard Alliance. Graves further breaks down the pros and cons of the NFL’s “Rooney Rule” -- a policy requiring teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs -- and explains what else needs to be accomplished in order to create a more fair and equitable hiring process....

Duration:00:28:40

"In The Rough": Trump’s Golf Reckoning

2/10/2021
The Real Sports Podcast looks back at the previously reported story, “Trumped,” an updated report from the April 2016 episode of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Host Max Gershberg is joined by golf journalist John Feinstein to bring us up to speed on former President Donald Trump’s status in the golf world, and how the events at the Capitol prompted the PGA to cut ties with Trump -- for now. Interview starts at 17:12 Watch Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO Max. See...

Duration:00:29:30

“The Long Haul” with Mary Carillo

1/27/2021
The Real Sports Podcast kicks off its first episode by diving deeper into “The Long Haul” report featured on the January 26, 2021 episode of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Host Max Gershberg is joined by correspondent Mary Carillo to learn more about the long-lasting effects of COVID-19 on athletes and why this story initially scared her. Interview starts at 16:43 Watch Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO Max. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:38

The Real Sports Podcast Is Coming Soon

1/19/2021
HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is getting a podcast. This bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Real Sports producer Max Gershberg, will offer an insider look at stories from the latest episode of the show. Subscribe now so you don’t miss out. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts, including HBO Max. And watch new episodes of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, every month on HBO Max. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:01:54