Billie Jean King and the Fight for Justice

September 22, 2021 - 18:37
In 1973, Billie Jean King wins the Battle of the Sexes, defeating her male opponent on the tennis court. And off the court, she uses her...

Muhammad Ali and the Making of a New World

September 15, 2021 - 20:43
Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali was perhaps the most famous man on Earth, and not only for his epic skill in the ring. In this...

9/11, and America’s Season of Strength

September 8, 2021 - 22:20
Legendary sports broadcaster Jack Buck delivers a patriotic and impassioned speech just days after the September 11 attacks on the...

Welcome to It Was Said: Sports

April 30, 2021 - 03:10
We hold speeches from the world of sports deep in our hearts and minds as timeless and historic moments that still, to this day and...

SERIES SUMMARY

We hold speeches from the world of sports deep in our hearts and minds as timeless and historic moments that still, to this day and beyond, bring us inspiration, historical context, empathy, education and more. We remember these iconic moments so that we too can share them with current and future generations as a way to remember why they touched us personally, and why they remain so relevant and important today. Welcome to It Was Said: Sports, Season one, a documentary podcast that guides you through six of the most impactful and timeless speeches in sports history, including Jack Buck’s “For America” poem following the 9/11 attacks, Muhammad Ali protesting the Vietnam War, Billie Jean King championing equal pay, Tim Tebow’s promise, Hank Aaron’s Hall of Fame acceptance speech, and co-captain Harry Flournoy’s powerful statement on race during Texas Western's Basketball Hall of Fame induction. From the team that brought you the Webby Award-winning Best Series of 2021, It Was Said, comes the sports version of the franchise, narrated by NBA legend, Doc Rivers, written by Pulitzer-Prize Winning Historian, Jon Meacham, and directed, produced and created by award-winning C13Originals Studios, a Cadence13 company. With first-hand perspective behind some of the most memorable and influential moments in sports, propelled by the voice of Rivers, the writing of Meacham and the production of C13Originals, this timeless documentary is meant to inspire, educate, and keep these historical moments as relevant as ever, and for generations to come. It Was Said: Sports is a presentation of Shining City Audio, a C13Originals and Jon Meacham Studio.

Doc Rivers

DOC RIVERS - Narrator

Doc Rivers, former NBA All-Star, is the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. He played for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. He's previously coached the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Orlando Magic where he won NBA Coach of the Year in his first season. In 2008, Rivers led the Celtics to an NBA Championship. His 992 wins mark the second-highest total among active coaches and tenth all-time.

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About C13Originals

C13Originals

C13Originals is the division of Cadence13 focused on original storytelling and developing a slate of IP through a new premium level in-house production studio, and creators of top podcast series Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia and the white-collar crime docuseries Gangster Capitalism.

Credits

Executive Producers: Jon Meacham and Chris Corcoran

Narrator: Doc Rivers

Writer: Jon Meacham

Director: Lloyd Lochridge

Producer: Paige Hymson

Editor, Engineer: Chris Basil

Production Support and Research: Bill Schultz, Sean Cherry, Bob Tabbador, Ian Mandt, Rich Cooke

Creative Consultation: Nikki Kovak and David Weisbord

Graphic Design, Marketing and Publicity: Brian Swarth, Moira Curran, Josefina Francis, Curt Courtenay, Hillary Schupf, Lauren Schwartz

Theme Song: I Can Almost See You by Hammock

About C13Originals

C13Originals

C13Originals is the division of Cadence13 focused on original storytelling and developing a slate of IP through a new premium level in-house production studio, and creators of top podcast series Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia and the white-collar crime docuseries Gangster Capitalism.

Credits

Executive Producers: Jon Meacham and Chris Corcoran

Narrator: Doc Rivers

Writer: Jon Meacham

Director: Lloyd Lochridge

Producer: Paige Hymson

Editor, Engineer: Chris Basil

Production Support and Research: Bill Schultz, Sean Cherry, Bob Tabbador, Ian Mandt, Rich Cooke

Creative Consultation: Nikki Kovak and David Weisbord

Graphic Design, Marketing and Publicity: Brian Swarth, Moira Curran, Josefina Francis, Curt Courtenay, Hillary Schupf, Lauren Schwartz

Theme Song: I Can Almost See You by Hammock