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My New Favorite Olympian

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Who should you root for at the Tokyo Olympics? Get to know the most inspiring members of Team USA and the causes they champion on My New Favorite Olympian. Season 3: Hosted by Olympic trailblazer Ibtihaj Muhammad Season 2: Hosted by Michele Tafoya Season 1: Hosted by Mike Tirico Presented by the storytellers at NBCLX

Who should you root for at the Tokyo Olympics? Get to know the most inspiring members of Team USA and the causes they champion on My New Favorite Olympian. Season 3: Hosted by Olympic trailblazer Ibtihaj Muhammad Season 2: Hosted by Michele Tafoya Season 1: Hosted by Mike Tirico Presented by the storytellers at NBCLX

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Who should you root for at the Tokyo Olympics? Get to know the most inspiring members of Team USA and the causes they champion on My New Favorite Olympian. Season 3: Hosted by Olympic trailblazer Ibtihaj Muhammad Season 2: Hosted by Michele Tafoya Season 1: Hosted by Mike Tirico Presented by the storytellers at NBCLX

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English


Episodes

Olympic dreams are no slam dunk

7/7/2021
Why Kareem Maddox left his dream job at 30 to pursue another dream—representing Team USA in 3x3 basketball at the Tokyo Olympics—and what he’s going to do now that his Olympic dream didn’t work out. Plus, find out how athletes fund their Olympic dreams. Hear from: Kareem Maddox Iman Zaki (Kareem’s mom) and Kareem's younger brother Jay Sara Nics (Kareem’s Podcast Producer at Universal Content Productions) Lauryn Williams (Olympic champion and certified financial planner at Worth...

Duration:00:20:34

Alix Klineman thinks it’s time to destigmatize women’s health, period

6/23/2021
Beach volleyball phenom Alix Klineman is not embarrassed to talk about birth control and how she sustains peak athletic performance throughout her menstrual cycle Hear from: Alix Klineman April Ross (two-time Olympic medalist and Alix’s partner) Teddy Purcell (former NHL player and Alix’s boyfriend) Dr. Georgie Bruivels (Research Scientist and Female Athlete Lead at ORRECO) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:23:31

Caroline Marks’ body positivity journey

6/16/2021
Surfing phenom Caroline Marks reveals how she went from a self-conscious 15-year-old rookie to an 18-year-old confident enough to pose for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Hear from: Caroline Marks Sarah Marks (Caroline’s mother) Elizabeth Daniels (Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:18:48

World’s fastest epidemiologist Gabby Thomas

6/9/2021
Sprinter Gabby Thomas, a Harvard graduate pursuing a master’s in epidemiology at the University of Texas amidst a global pandemic, is determined to make the nation’s healthcare system more equitable for African Americans Hear from: Gabby Thomas Evelynn Hammonds (Harvard Professor) Jennifer Randall (Gabby’s mom and a Professor at UMass Amherst) Read more about Gabby Thomas on NBCLX and On Her Turf See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:21:38

Nathan Adrian’s testicular cancer battle

6/2/2021
Olympic swimming champion Nathan Adrian is determined to redefine masculinity after being diagnosed with testicular cancer Hear from: Nathan Adrian Hallie Adrian (Nathan’s wife and former Stanford diver) Rowdy Gaines (3x Olympic champion and NBC Olympics analyst) Dr. Mark Litwin (UCLA Health) For more on Nathan Adrian: https://www.lx.com/tokyo-summer-olympics/everything-just-stopped-olympian-nathan-adrian-on-his-life-changing-battle-with-testicular-cancer/37337/ See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:00:17:35

Who should you root for at the Tokyo Olympics?

5/14/2021
My New Favorite Olympian will introduce you to the most inspiring members of Team USA and the issues they champion. New episodes hosted by Olympic trailblazer Ibtihaj Muhammad and NBCLX storyteller Ngozi Ekeledo will drop every Wednesday beginning June 2. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:01:19

The legend of Bud Grant

2/5/2021
Perhaps the most interesting man in Minnesota, Bud Grant played basketball for the Minneapolis Lakers before becoming a Hall of Fame head coach for the Minnesota Vikings. Sunday Night Football’s Michele Tafoya, a longtime Minnesota resident, explores how Grant became the only person to play in both the NBA and NFL. Guests include: Bud Grant (Hall of Fame coach) Tony Dungy (Hall of Fame coach) Fran Tarkenton (Hall of Fame quarterback) Paul Allen (Vikings radio play-by-play voice) Bob...

Duration:01:00:32

My favorite Kobe story

1/21/2021
Kobe Bryant’s closest confidants share their favorite Kobe memory so we can better understand how and why Kobe became Kobe. You will hear previously untold tales from Hall of Famers and Olympic champions, WNBA superstars and other influential figures in Kobe’s life. Part 1: Kobe the man 1:58 Kobe the student (Lower Merion HS coach Gregg Downer) 5:19 Kobe the friend (World’s fastest man Usain Bolt) 9:04 Covering Kobe (Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein and The Undefeated’s Marc...

Duration:00:49:34

Gayle Sierens, the first woman to call an NFL game

1/14/2021
How did Gayle Sierens become the first woman to call play-by-play of an NFL game, and why did it take 30 years for another woman to do the same? Sunday Night Football reporter Michele Tafoya investigates by talking to Sierens, her broadcast partner and the pioneering producer who made it happen. Guests include: Gayle Sierens (First woman to call an NFL game) Beth Mowins (Second woman to call an NFL game) Dave Rowe (Sierens’ broadcast partner) Michael Weisman (former NBC Sports...

Duration:00:52:27

Jon Gruden, the coach worth trading for

11/19/2020
Why did the Raiders trade head coach Jon Gruden, and why did they spend $100 million to bring him back? Michele Tafoya, the longtime Sunday Night Football sideline reporter, unmasks Gruden by talking to his closest confidants and "Chucky" himself. Guests include: Derrick Brooks (Hall of Fame Buccaneers linebacker) Tim Brown (Hall of Fame Raiders wide receiver) Rich Gannon (Longtime Raiders quarterback) Jon Gruden (Raiders head coach) Chris Simms (NBC Sports analyst and former...

Duration:01:01:23

The Bill Belichick you don’t know

7/16/2020
Bill Belichick’s closest confidants reveal the side of the New England Patriots head coach the public doesn’t get to see. Guests include: Doug Flutie (Heisman Trophy winner) Rodney Harrison (two-time Super Bowl champion) Charlie Weis (Former Patriots offensive coordinator) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:39:51

The mysterious disappearance that changed a Super Bowl

7/9/2020
Barret Robbins in his own words—from prison—revealing the real reasons why he disappeared and missed playing in the Raiders’ loss in Super Bowl XXXVII. Guests include: Barret Robbins Tim Brown (Heisman Trophy, Pro Football Hall of Fame) Bill Romanowski (four-time Super Bowl champion) Amy Trask (Former Raiders CEO) Rod Woodson (Pro Football Hall of Fame) Greg Papa (Former Raiders radio play-by-play announcer) Andrea Kremer (Emmy-winning NFL reporter) See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:00:50:17

Marathon on ice

6/25/2020
How the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins survived seven hours of playoff hockey as they battled in the longest game of the NHL’s modern era Guests include: Brian Boucher (Flyers goalie) Bob Boughner (Penguins defenseman) Keith Jones (Flyers forward) Chris Therien (Flyers defenseman) Ron Tugnutt (Penguins goalie) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:15

Sean Taylor, the NFL superstar we didn’t get to know

6/18/2020
Untold stories that explain why the NFL’s biggest stars revere Sean Taylor, the Washington Redskins safety who was killed at 24 while protecting his family Guests include: Landon Collins (three-time Pro Bowl safety) Joe Gibbs (Pro Football Hall of Fame) Jonathan Vilma (three-time Pro Bowl linebacker) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:48:15

The uniform craze that revolutionized college football

6/11/2020
How the University of Oregon ignited a fashion arms race across all sports, both collegiately and professionally, by going from having Donald Duck as its mascot to trendsetting Nike uniforms that attracted five-star recruits to Eugene. Guests include: Mike Bellotti (former Oregon head coach) Tinker Hatfield (Nike designer) Joey Harrington (Heisman Trophy finalist) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:36:34

Michael Jordan: "I'm Back"

5/28/2020
How a two-word fax from Michael Jordan changed the course of NBA history, plus never-before-heard stories about his secret workouts with another NBA team Guests include: David Falk (Jordan’s longtime agent) Tim Hardaway (five-time NBA All-Star) LeBron James (three-time NBA champion) Steve Kerr (eight-time NBA champion) Chris Mullin (Basketball Hall of Fame) Dominique Wilkins (Basketball Hall of Fame) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:01:02:58

TRAILER: Mike Tirico introduces Sports Uncovered

5/26/2020
Mike Tirico introduces Sports Uncovered, the newest podcast series from NBC Sports that will shine a fresh light on the most unforgettable moments in sports. The debut episode, "I'm Back," will explore how a two-word fax from Michael Jordan changed the course of NBA history, plus uncover never-before-heard stories about his secret workouts with another NBA team. Subscribe for free to Sports Uncovered to get “Sports Uncovered: I’m Back” automatically downloaded on May 28. See Privacy Policy...

Duration:00:01:55

Trailer for Michael Jordan: 'I'm Back' coming May 28

3/18/2020
“I’m back.” You remember the two-word fax from Michael Jordan announcing his return to the NBA, but there is much more to the story that you don’t know. Subscribe to Sports Uncovered right now to get “I’m Back” automatically downloaded on May 28. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:00:29