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Sports Wars

By Wondery  

Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for years. But what’s the real story behind these epic battles? From Wondery, the company behind “Business Wars”, “Gladiator” and “The Lead” comes SPORTS WARS, a new series that offers an immersive look at some of the greatest athletic rivalries of all time: two superpower nations facing off in the Miracle on Ice. The battle for the starting quarterback gig in Green Bay between Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. And many more. Host Dan Rubenstein (Sports Illustrated, SB Nation) will take you from the grudge matches to the pranks, from the tantrums to the triumphs: what really happened, who was right, who was wrong -- and you can decide whose side you’re on.

Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for years. But what’s the real story behind these epic battles? From Wondery, the company behind “Business Wars”, “Gladiator” and “The Lead” comes SPORTS WARS, a new series that offers an immersive look at some of the greatest athletic rivalries of all time: two superpower nations facing off in the Miracle on Ice. The battle for the starting quarterback gig in Green Bay between Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. And many more. Host Dan Rubenstein (Sports Illustrated, SB Nation) will take you from the grudge matches to the pranks, from the tantrums to the triumphs: what really happened, who was right, who was wrong -- and you can decide whose side you’re on.

 

#76

Wondery Presents: Secret Sauce

In Wondery’s newest series, Secret Sauce, hosts John Frye and Sam Donner explore the stories and successes behind some of the most inspiring businesses, creative innovators and intrepid entrepreneurs. First up, we’re diving into the company that revolutionized how we vacation, travel, and even how we trust other people...we’re talking about Airbnb. In 2008, Air Bed and Breakfast launched at SXSW with high hopes of becoming an alternative to overbooked hotels...but they ended up with just two people booking a stay...and one of them was a co-founder of the company.How did Airbnb persevere through adversity to become a company that would forever change the way we think about travel? What was their magic - their secret sauce - that made them such an unlikely success story? And what lessons can we learn from them? Listen at [wondery.fm/SS_SportsWars] (http://wondery.fm/SS_SportsWars) . ... Read more

13 Apr 2021

05 MINS

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13 Apr 2021


#75

The Final Season of Sports Wars: Conor vs. Khabib

In the final season of Sports Wars, prepare to enter the Octagon with bitter rivals, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, two of the fiercest UFC fighters out there. Both are notorious for their intense battles, infamous pre-fight feuds and a willingness to say or do anything to beat a hated rival. But, once they’re inside the octagon, only one can emerge victorious. Pick a side, the fight is here. This final season of Sports Wars: Conor vs. Khabib is a Wondery Plus exclusive. Start your free trial of Wondery Plus in the Wondery app to listen ad-free: [https://wondery.app.link/kPEVPzzSi9] (https://wondery.app.link/kPEVPzzSi9) ... Read more

28 Aug 2020

05 MINS

05:21

28 Aug 2020


#74

Globetrotters vs. The World | A Legacy for Sale | 5

The Globetrotters become a corporate hot potato. They're sold and resold, with little concern for the team's pioneering heritage. But that changes when an ex-player steps in. He has deep pockets—and a big plan to restore the Globetrotters’ legacy. Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Get free shipping and a 60-day risk free trial at [SimpliSafe.com/SPORTSWARS] (http://SimpliSafe.com/SPORTSWARS) . ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE, at [ZipRecruiter.com/sportswars] (http://ZipRecruiter.com/sportswars) . ... Read more

26 Aug 2020

34 MINS

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#73

Globetrotters vs. The World | Father Time | 4

The Globetrotters land a new star. But then, their fortune takes a turn for the worse. Abe heads to the hospital, and soon, the team has to reinvent itself. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ [here] (https://wondery.com/plus-members/?podcast=sports-wars-1) Support us by supporting our sponsors! Cuts Clothing - Get 15% off your first order by going [cutsclothing.com/SPORTSWARS] (http://cutsclothing.com/SPORTSWARS) . ... Read more

19 Aug 2020

30 MINS

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#72

Globetrotters vs. The World | The Disease of More | 3

The Globetrotters have become America’s basketball team. But already, they're starting to unravel. Players are tired of their second-class status. Tired of all the unfair treatment they have to put up with. And as they turn against the team’s owner, their future remains in serious doubt. ... Read more

12 Aug 2020

30 MINS

30:05

12 Aug 2020


#71

Globetrotters vs. The World | Playing for American Pride | 2

The Globetrotters face off against their biggest rival, the Harlem Renaissance. But as they emerge in the national spotlight, the Trotters will confront an even larger challenge: a divided America, and a decade that changes the country. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ [here] (https://wondery.com/plus-members/?podcast=sports-wars-1) Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try it now for free at ziprecruiter.com/sportswars. ... Read more

05 Aug 2020

32 MINS

32:58

05 Aug 2020


#70

Globetrotters vs. The World | Survival of the Misfits | 1

Before LeBron, and before MJ—before Magic, Bird, and even Bill Russell, basketball was defined by one name. Globetrotters. The Harlem Globetrotters would go on to change the world. But in the beginning, the squad faced an uphill battle. They were an upstart touring team, trying to become a profitable sports organization. Yet few Americans considered basketball a sport worth watching. And the Globetrotters struggled to gain a footing amid a national crisis: the Great Depression. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ [here] (https://wondery.com/plus-members/?podcast=sports-wars-1) Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Try SimpliSafe today at [simplisafe.com/SPORTSWARS] (http://simplisafe.com/SPORTSWARS) . You get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial. ... Read more

29 Jul 2020

32 MINS

32:22

29 Jul 2020


#69

Serena vs. Venus | Rennae Stubbs: On the Court | 6

Rennae Stubbs is a six-time Grand Slam champ, and a winner of almost a thousand professional tennis matches. Stubbs, who's now a tennis commentator for ESPN, sits down with Dan to discuss the Williams sisters—what makes them unique forces in the history of tennis, and what it's like to play against them. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ [here] (https://wondery.com/plus-members/?podcast=sports-wars-1) Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - See how ZipRecruiter can help YOU hire. Try it now for free at [ziprecruiter.com/sportswars] (http://ziprecruiter.com/sportswars) . ... Read more

22 Jul 2020

36 MINS

36:01

22 Jul 2020


#68

Serena vs. Venus | A Sister Stands Alone | 5

Serena has become a role model. A sports icon. But now, she’ll have to bear the weight of success—all on her own. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ [here] (https://wondery.com/plus-members/?podcast=sports-wars-1) Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Head to [SimpliSafe.com/SPORTSWARS] (http://SimpliSafe.com/SPORTSWARS) and get FREE SHIPPING and A 60 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. ... Read more

15 Jul 2020

33 MINS

33:45

15 Jul 2020


#67

Serena vs. Venus | Your Doubles Partner | 4

Serena’s competitive streak starts to boil over. And with a strain now between them, Venus and Serena embark on a very different path. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip Recruiter - Try it now for free at [ZipRecruiter.com/sportswars] (http://ZipRecruiter.com/sportswars) . Cuts Clothing - Get 15% off your first order by going to [cutsclothing.com/SPORTSWARS] (http://cutsclothing.com/SPORTSWARS) . ... Read more

08 Jul 2020

34 MINS

34:20

08 Jul 2020


#66

Serena vs. Venus | A Sister Slammed | 3

When Serena Williams looks across the court, she doesn’t see her sister Venus. Instead, she sees her biggest competition. It’s a shift that not only alters their matches, but changes the Williams family itself. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ [here] (https://wondery.com/plus-members/?podcast=sports-wars-1) Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Head to [SimpliSafe.com/SPORTSWARS] (http://SimpliSafe.com/SPORTSWARS) and get FREE SHIPPING and A 60 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Keeps - If you’re ready to take action and prevent hair loss, go to [Keeps.com/sportswars] (http://Keeps.com/sportswars) to receive your first month of treatment for free. ... Read more

01 Jul 2020

37 MINS

37:44

01 Jul 2020


#65

Serena vs. Venus | Serena Means Business | 2

Serena Williams won't accept second place. But there’s someone standing in her way. To be the best, Serena will have to take down another star player—her sister Venus. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ [here] (https://wondery.com/plus-members/?podcast=sports-wars-1) Support us by supporting our sponsors! Keeps - If you’re ready to take action and prevent hair loss, go to [Keeps.com/sportswars] (http://Keeps.com/sportswars) to receive your first month of treatment for free. Zip Recruiter - [ZipRecruiter.com/worktogether] (http://ZipRecruiter.com/worktogether) ... Read more

24 Jun 2020

31 MINS

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24 Jun 2020


#64

Serena vs. Venus | East Compton Hills Country Club | 1

They’re legends. Records breakers. Stars who’ve dominated the biggest stages in tennis. Yet Serena and Venus Williams rose to fame under some of the most unlikely circumstances. And the two would not only face off against the tennis establishment. They’d have to struggle through a complicated sibling rivalry. Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - [ziprecruiter.com/worktogether] (http://ziprecruiter.com/worktogether ) SimpliSafe - Head to [simplisafe.com/SPORTSWARS] (http://simplisafe.com/SPORTSWARS) and get free shipping and a 60 day money back guarantee. ... Read more

17 Jun 2020

33 MINS

33:59

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#63

Baseball After 9/11 | Mets Magic | 1

For the last twelve years, John Franco has been living a dream. The 40-year-old relief pitcher is playing ball for the Mets, in his hometown of New York City. But everything changes for Franco, his teammates, and the country on the morning of September 11, 2001. And in the days that follow, the Mets, led by Franco and Mike Piazza, will do their part to help America heal from a national tragedy. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ [here] (https://wondery.com/plus-members/?podcast=sports-wars-1) Support us by supporting our sponsors! Peloton - Learn more and start Peloton’s free trial at [onepeloton.com/app] (http://onepeloton.com/app) . To hear more episodes of Sports Wars Baseball After 9/11, listen exclusively with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for this and more exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. [https://wondery.app.link/sportswars] (https://wondery.app.link/sportswars) ... Read more

20 May 2020

30 MINS

30:58

20 May 2020


#62

Sports vs. the Spanish Flu - Rise of the Babe | 1

The year is 1918. And the world is stunned by a deadly new flu. But the virus can't stop one baseball player. He’s a lefty pitcher who will go on to change the game—but not from the mound. It's the surprising ascent of the Great Bambino. The Sultan Of Swat. The batting legend Babe Ruth. To hear more episodes of Sports Wars Sports vs. the Spanish Flu, listen exclusively with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for this and more exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. [https://wondery.app.link/sportswars] (https://wondery.app.link/sportswars) ... Read more

29 Apr 2020

30 MINS

30:30

29 Apr 2020


#61

Tiger vs. The Field - Jeff Benedict: The Resilience of Tiger Woods | 6

Jeff Benedict is an investigative journalist and author of more than a dozen books, including a must-read biography of Tiger Woods. He and Dan sit down to discuss the rise, fall, and redemption of Tiger. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Peloton - Learn more about Peloton’s 30-Day Home Trial at [onepeloton.com] (http://onepeloton.com) and be sure to use promo code SPORTSWARS. ... Read more

22 Apr 2020

36 MINS

36:41

22 Apr 2020