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Chasing Ali - Jonathan Eig's Pursuit of Muhammad Ali

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Author Jonathan Eig sets out to write the first unauthorized biography of Muhammad Ali, covering not just the champ’s fights but every important aspect of his life. His goal? Simple: To write the Greatest Biography of All Time. That meant interviewing all of the key people in Ali’s life, and maybe even talking to the legend himself. It took four years to write, and hundreds of interviews with people like Don King and Larry Holmes, as well as Ali’s wives and family members. Tune in as Jonathan Eig tells us about the stories that didn’t make it into the book—the story of him Chasing Ali. Visit ChasingAliPodcast.com for additional content and resources.

Author Jonathan Eig sets out to write the first unauthorized biography of Muhammad Ali, covering not just the champ’s fights but every important aspect of his life. His goal? Simple: To write the Greatest Biography of All Time. That meant interviewing all of the key people in Ali’s life, and maybe even talking to the legend himself. It took four years to write, and hundreds of interviews with people like Don King and Larry Holmes, as well as Ali’s wives and family members. Tune in as Jonathan Eig tells us about the stories that didn’t make it into the book—the story of him Chasing Ali. Visit ChasingAliPodcast.com for additional content and resources.
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Author Jonathan Eig sets out to write the first unauthorized biography of Muhammad Ali, covering not just the champ’s fights but every important aspect of his life. His goal? Simple: To write the Greatest Biography of All Time. That meant interviewing all of the key people in Ali’s life, and maybe even talking to the legend himself. It took four years to write, and hundreds of interviews with people like Don King and Larry Holmes, as well as Ali’s wives and family members. Tune in as Jonathan Eig tells us about the stories that didn’t make it into the book—the story of him Chasing Ali. Visit ChasingAliPodcast.com for additional content and resources.

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Episodes

Ep. 12 - The Final Round

8/14/2017
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This is it. The final round. Author Jonathan Eig stands among a crowd of thousands to say goodbye to the man who shook up the world. This is the funeral for the World’s Greatest, and the end of Chasing Ali. Visit ChasingAliPodcast.com for additional content and resources.

Duration: 00:13:27


Ep. 10 - Meeting the Muhammad Ali: Take Three

7/31/2017
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Several years went by before Jonathan Eig was finally able to meet Muhammad Ali. Listen to his story of what it was like to meet the man he spent three years studying, and a lifetime admiring. Visit ChasingAliPodcast.com for additional content and resources.

Duration: 00:16:22


Ep. 9 - Muhammad Ali’s 3 Phases of Fighting

7/24/2017
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Muhammad Ali is known as “The World’s Greatest,” but not every boxing aficionado agrees. Jonathan Eig breaks down Ali’s three stages of fighting and why his final boxing tactic might have been his biggest mistake. Visit ChasingAliPodcast.com for additional content and resources.

Duration: 00:08:08


Ep. 7 - The World’s Greatest Record Player

7/10/2017
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Author Jonathan Eig keeps an eye on Ebay while he writes, looking for Muhammad Ali memorabilia. As a collector of Ali’s cologne and bed sheets, when he saw a listing for Ali’s record player, he had to have it. Listen to how a childhood record player unlocked a hidden story of the later years of The World’s Greatest. Visit ChasingAliPodcast.com for additional content and resources.

Duration: 00:14:30


Ep. 6 - "How Much You Gonna Pay Me?" Asked Muhammad Ali’s Brother

7/5/2017
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$1,000. That was Rahaman Ali’s price for one answer about his older brother, Muhammad. Thankfully, Jonathan Eig’s persistence and connection with Ali’s manager, Gene Kilroy, earned him an interview with Rahaman, and a closer look into the personal life of Muhammad Ali. Visit ChasingAliPodcast.com for additional content and resources.

Duration: 00:11:00


Ep. 5: Meeting the Muhammad Ali: Take Two

6/26/2017
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After one failed attempt, Jonathan Eig will stop at nothing to meet Muhammad Ali. This time, he brings a sidekick, and finds himself sitting just outside Ali’s bedroom. But will his efforts end in victory, or another vicious blow to the author’s book and lifelong dream? Visit ChasingAliPodcast.com for additional content and resources.

Duration: 00:11:42


Ep. 4 - Meeting the Muhammad Ali: Take One

6/19/2017
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Telling the life story of Muhammad Ali meant spending a lot of time with people who knew him. But what about meeting the man himself? Jonathan Eig knew it wasn’t going to be easy to get to Muhammad Ali, and time was running out. Visit ChasingAliPodcast.com for additional content and resources.

Duration: 00:10:54


Ep. 2 - Muhammad Ali: A Fight He Couldn’t Win

5/26/2017
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Turns out that Ali didn’t limit his fighting to his time in the ring. Listen as Jonathan Eig drives around South Florida with Muhammad Ali’s second wife Khalilah—and why Shakespeare's words still ring true: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Visit ChasingAliPodcast.com for additional content and resources.

Duration: 00:18:35


Ep. 1 - A Blow to the Head: Muhammad Ali’s Early Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury

5/26/2017
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To write Muhammad Ali’s biography, author Jonathan Eig had to start somewhere. Tune in to find out why his interview with ring doctor Ferdie Pacheco was like taking a punch to the kidneys—and what he learned about Ali’s early signs of traumatic brain injury. Visit ChasingAliPodcast.com for additional content and resources.

Duration: 00:18:15


Chasing Ali - Taking on the biography of Muhammad Ali

5/26/2017
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For most of his childhood, the last face author Jonathan Eig would see each night before bed was that of Muhammad Ali, as shown in a poster hanging above his bed. Eig knew even then that Ali was a legend, but never dreamed he would end up writing his biography. Find out how this lifelong fan ended up knowing more about the greatest boxer of all time than even some of Ali’s closest friends. Visit ChasingAliPodcast.com for additional content and resources.

Duration: 00:05:14