The Lead-logo

The Lead

Wondery

The first daily sports news podcast reported from the hometown, not the sports desk. From The Athletic, home to the best storytelling in sports, and Wondery, the company behind "Sports Wars" and "Gladiator", co-hosts Kavitha Davidson and Anders Kelto will take you beyond the box score. With the help of The Athletic’s more than 400 sports writers and editors, we'll bring you the biggest and most fascinating stories of the day, every weekday morning. The Lead. Sports Up Close.

The first daily sports news podcast reported from the hometown, not the sports desk. From The Athletic, home to the best storytelling in sports, and Wondery, the company behind "Sports Wars" and "Gladiator", co-hosts Kavitha Davidson and Anders Kelto will take you beyond the box score. With the help of The Athletic’s more than 400 sports writers and editors, we'll bring you the biggest and most fascinating stories of the day, every weekday morning. The Lead. Sports Up Close.
More Information

Location:

United States

Networks:

Wondery

Description:

The first daily sports news podcast reported from the hometown, not the sports desk. From The Athletic, home to the best storytelling in sports, and Wondery, the company behind "Sports Wars" and "Gladiator", co-hosts Kavitha Davidson and Anders Kelto will take you beyond the box score. With the help of The Athletic’s more than 400 sports writers and editors, we'll bring you the biggest and most fascinating stories of the day, every weekday morning. The Lead. Sports Up Close.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Safe Seat

9/19/2019
More
Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney wants his players talk about themselves and their backgrounds, so he created something called "the safe seat." It's part of a broader effort to address mental health issues among his players. It can be especially hard for college athletes to talk about mental health. And even though colleges are increasingly aware of the challenges, not every player gets the help they need. The Athletic’s Armen Keteyian joins us to talk about his video series on...

Duration:00:28:19

Ice Ice Bucket

9/18/2019
More
Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? It turns out a women’s college basketball team planted the seeds for the viral internet trend that took over the Internet in 2014. The Athletic’s Steve Buckley joins us to talk about how it all happened and how three men with Lou Gehrig’s Disease inspired millions of people to transform a silly internet trend into millions of dollars for ALS research and awareness. You can find Steve Buckley’s oral history of the Ice Bucket Challenge here. Other stories...

Duration:00:20:06

What To Do About Antonio Brown

9/17/2019
More
Wide receiver Antonio Brown is facing accusations of rape and sexual assault. Brown made his debut with the New England Patriots on Sunday after a tumultuous offseason. We talk with The Athletic’s Lindsay Jones about the Antonio Brown saga and the NFL’s history of handling players accused of violence against women. Read The Athletic's coverage on what might come next for Antonio Brown.

Duration:00:24:04

Saints Can’t Catch A Break

9/16/2019
More
It was another bad call. The LA Rams and New Orleans Saints met again yesterday, for the first time since last season’s NFC Championship game, when the Saints lost after one of the worst calls in sports history. That call sparked rule changes, protests, lawsuits and even a passionate speech from a U.S. Senator in Washington. The Athletic’s Larry Holder joins us to talk about Saints fans’ epic quest for justice after last season’s loss, and we hear fan reactions to yesterday’s heartbreaking...

Duration:00:20:49

Introducing The Lead

9/2/2019
More
The Lead premieres Monday, September 16th.

Duration:00:01:32