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Each day on SI Now, Maggie Gray sits down with some of the brightest stars and biggest newsmakers in the world of sports. On “The Gray Area With Maggie Gray,” Maggie gives listeners the inside story behind those interviews, and offers her opinion on the sports news of the week.

Each day on SI Now, Maggie Gray sits down with some of the brightest stars and biggest newsmakers in the world of sports. On “The Gray Area With Maggie Gray,” Maggie gives listeners the inside story behind those interviews, and offers her opinion on the sports news of the week.
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Each day on SI Now, Maggie Gray sits down with some of the brightest stars and biggest newsmakers in the world of sports. On “The Gray Area With Maggie Gray,” Maggie gives listeners the inside story behind those interviews, and offers her opinion on the sports news of the week.

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@SInow

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English


Episodes

SI's Caitlyn Jenner cover story with Tim Layden

6/28/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes Tim Layden back to the Gray Area Podcast to discuss his cover story in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated on Caitlyn Jenner. In this episode, they discuss why Jenner’s Olympic gold medal is the most significant medal in American history, why the Jenner story is a sports story, the notion of this being a publicity stunt, using her celebrity status to be a force for change and much more. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud,...

Duration:00:35:47

OJ: Made in America director Ezra Edelman

6/13/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes Ezra Edelman, director of ESPN's 30 for 30 series O.J.: Made in America, to the Gray Area Podcast to discuss O.J. Simpson and the film. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud, and you can find more great Sports Illustrated podcasts at si.com/podcasts. Tweet Maggie at twitter.com/maggiegray and use the hashtag #GrayArea to give the show feedback.

Duration:00:23:12

Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest

6/7/2016
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Sports Illustrated aired a special tribute in honor of Muhammad Ali, commemorating the life and legacy of one of the most influential figures in sports history. Hosted by Maggie Gray, she is joined by famed photographer Neil Leifer, Sports Illustrated senior writer Tim Layden, TIME senior writer Sean Gregory and boxing historian Steve Farhoo . Former boxer Bernard Hopkins, Reverend Al Sharpton and former NBA superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also join the show. You can subscribe to the show on...

Duration:00:43:12

SI’s Kyrie Irving cover story with Michael Rosenberg

6/1/2016
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Maggie Gray welcome SI senior writer Michael Rosenberg to the Gray Area Podcast to discuss his Sports Illustrated cover story on Cleveland Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud, and you can find more great Sports Illustrated podcasts at si.com/podcasts. Tweet Maggie at twitter.com/maggiegray and use the hashtag #GrayArea to give the show feedback.

Duration:00:28:58

SI's Lionel Messi cover story with Grant Wahl

5/25/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes Grant Wahl to the Gray Area Podcast to discuss his cover piece on Lionel Messi. They discuss Messi's upbringing, taking HGH growing up, his relationships with his teammates, being a worldwide superstar, why Messi wants to meet Stephen Curry and much more. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud, and you can find more great Sports Illustrated podcasts at si.com/podcasts. Tweet Maggie at twitter.com/maggiegray and use the hashtag...

Duration:00:48:15

Golf at the Rio Olympics with Jeff Ritter

5/12/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes Jeff Ritter to the Gray Area Podcast to discuss his story "A Beautiful Game: Golf and Life in Rio on the Eve of the Olympics". In this episode, they discuss the challenges of making golf a successful Olympic sport, what went into building the Rio Olympic Golf Course and the protestors that fought against it, meeting a young, elite Brazilian golfer named Breno Domingos and much more. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud, and you...

Duration:00:40:46

Muhammad Ali stories and more with Neil Leifer

5/5/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes the great sports photographer Neil Leifer to the Gray Area Podcast. Leifer is perhaps best known for his iconic boxing photographs, particularly those of Muhammad Ali. He has covered Ali's biggest fights, and he has had dozens of one-on-one studio sessions with the Ali. Leifer has also photographed 16 Olympic Games, 4 FIFA World Cups, 15 Kentucky Derbies, the first 12 Super Bowls, numerous World Series games and some of the greatest boxing matches in the history of the...

Duration:00:52:47

Ever wanted to own a racehorse? Join the People's Horse

5/4/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes in her brother Geoff Gray for a special bonus episode of the Gray Area to talk about his project the People's Horse. Have you ever wanted to own a racehorse? Well, now you can. The People's Horse is the first attempt at crowdsourcing the funding of a racehorse. Tune in to hear more about this exciting venture, and you can find out more about the People's Horse below: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/true-stables-home-of-the-people-s-horse#/ https://true.ink/

Duration:00:16:45

SI’s Craig Sager cover story with Lee Jenkins

4/26/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes SI senior writer Lee Jenkins back to the Gray Area Podcast to talk about his latest feature for Sports Illustrated on TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager. In this episode, they discuss Sager’s flashy suits and wardrobe, why everyone around the league likes him so much, the dangers of his travel schedule, his health and more. Later, they talk about the Los Angeles Lakers' next potential head coach, how the Golden State Warriors might fare without Stephen Curry, LeBron...

Duration:00:38:15

Latest Deflategate ruling break down with Michael McCann

4/25/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes Sports Illustrated legal expert Michael McCann to a bonus/emergency episode of the Gray Area Podcast after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reinstated Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension. Tune in to hear McCann break down the court's latest ruling in the ongoing saga.

Duration:00:12:52

Behind the scenes of SI's Patrick & Zo documentary

4/20/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes Jon Weinbach to the Gray Area Podcast to talk about Patrick & Zo, a documentary Weinbach produced for SI Films on the relationship between Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. In this episode, Gray and Weinbach will take you behind the scenes of the film and the relationship between the two hall-of-fame centers. They discuss the strong bond between Ewing and Mourning, how Ewing helped recruit Mourning to Georgetown, Ewing offering to donate a kidney to Mourning during a...

Duration:00:37:51

SI's Jason Pierre-Paul feature story with Jason Buckland

4/12/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes Jason Buckland to the Gray Area to discuss his feature story in Sports Illustrated about New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul. In a Sports Illustrated exclusive, Pierre-Paul invited Buckland to the scene of the explosion and detailed the aftermath for the first time. They discuss Pierre-Paul's state of mind in the immediate aftermath of the accident, if he was traumatized after the accident, where he is now mentally, if he's at peace with what happened to him, how much...

Duration:00:30:21

The People v. OJ Simpson season finale wrap up

4/7/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes Sports Illustrated legal expert Michael McCann back to the Gray Area for a final wrap up on American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson. They discuss mistakes in Marcia Clark’s closing arguments, the theory that OJ’s son was the actual killer, what McCann would’ve liked to have known from Judge Ito about the trial, what happened to the key players in the trial after the case, how cameras in the courtroom can completely change the dynamic of a trial, if OJ will get...

Duration:00:29:08

NBA scandals, gossip and more with BSO's Robert Littal

4/6/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes Black Sports Online's Robert Littal to the Gray Area Podcast to discuss the birth of BSO, scandals and gossip in the NBA, the stories that he won't run on BSO and much more. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher or SoundCloud, and you can find more great Sports Illustrated podcasts at si.com/podcasts. Tweet Maggie at twitter.com/maggiegray and use the hashtag #GrayArea to give the show feedback.

Duration:00:57:41

SI's Tiger Woods cover story with Alan Shipnuck

3/29/2016
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Joining Maggie Gray on the Gray Area Podcast this week is SI senior writer Alan Shipnuck to discuss his Tiger Woods cover story. They talk about his struggles over the last couple of years, whether he can he win another major, how he can reinvent his game, how other players on tour feel about him, his obsession with becoming a Navy SEAL, his thirst for risk and much more. Also, Shipnuck talks about Stephen Curry's love for golf and what it was like to play a round with him. You can...

Duration:00:50:33

The SI cover jinx with Tom Verducci

3/22/2016
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This week on the Gray Area, Maggie Gray welcomes in SI senior writer and Fox MLB broadcaster Tom Verducci into the podcast studio to talk about the infamous Sports Illustrated cover jinx. Also joining the show are SI executive editor Stephen Cannella and SI senior editor Emma Span. They discuss why SI chose the Houston Astros to win the World Series, the Tampa Bay Rays playing the Cuban national baseball team in Cuba, Adam LaRoche retiring from baseball, what song they would use as their...

Duration:00:44:25

Rick Reilly talks Curry, Jordan, Goodell, Trump and more

3/17/2016
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Rick Reilly returns to SI to discuss everything from his Stephen Curry cover story to what he believes is the future of sports media. You'll also hear him rip Roger Goodell, tell the outrageous story of what it was like to play golf with Donald Trump, share who he believes is the most interesting figure in sports, compare Curry to Michael Jordan and much more. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher or SoundCloud, and you can find more great Sports Illustrated podcasts at...

Duration:00:45:46

Breaking down The People vs. OJ Simpson with Michael McCann

3/10/2016
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In this episode of the Gray Area, Maggie Gray welcomes in Michael McCann, SI's legal expert, to talk all things American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson. They break down missteps that Marcia Clark, Christopher Darden and the prosecution have made thus far; the brilliance of Johnnie Cochran and the defense team's legal strategy; why this was such a unique case; Judge Lance Ito not having control of the courtroom; compare it to the Aaron Hernandez trial; their awards for best and...

Duration:00:43:10

Peter King talks Peyton, Manziel, his future at SI and more

3/1/2016
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In this episode of the Gray Area Podcast, Maggie Gray welcomes the MMQB's Peter King into the podcast studio. They discuss how Peyton Manning probably feels about the incident with ex-Tennessee trainer Jamie Naughright resurfacing, Johnny Manziel's future, Rob Gronkowski's party habits, Michael Sam, the grind of covering the NFL, areas outside of football that he would like to cover, how he would cover Stephen Curry if he had the opportunity and much more. You can subscribe to the show on...

Duration:01:09:34

SI's Conor McGregor cover story with Jon Wertheim

2/23/2016
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In this episode of the Gray Area Podcast, Maggie Gray welcomes SI assistant managing editor Jon Wertheim into the podcast studio to talk about his cover story on UFC superstar Conor McGregor. They discuss his aura of invincibility and whether or not he can be beaten in the cage, his absolute dedication to his craft, if his brash personality is real or an act, if he can avoid the trappings of fame and much more. They also talk about Ronda Rousey’s future, the revelation that she considered...

Duration:00:34:49