Why Sports Matter

Latest Episodes

Jeff "Cannonball" Guerriero (Authenticity)

January 8, 2019
"We are what we pretend to be, so you gotta be careful what you pretend to be." Jeff Guerriero works a desk job during the day. At...

Journey's End (Belonging)

December 11, 2018
"You can see me, right?" We follow a newly-formed soccer team of young refugees who’ve all, somehow, found their way to Buffalo, New...

Sadie In The Woods (Resilience)

December 4, 2018
"How do I get to a place like that" The episode explores resilience through two young leaders in the Native American community, and how...

About The Show

Gotham Chopra, Tom Brady, and Michael Strahan bring you “Why Sports Matter”, the first narrative series from Religion of Sports. Each week, a new story is built around a larger theme (i.e. mortality, tribalism, authenticity) and told through the first-hand voices of extraordinary people. Whether it's exploring grief and healing after tragedy or understanding the mindset of athletes who willingly face death, we search for purpose and meaning -- without shying away from nuance, or the salient political and social issues of our time.

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Gotham Chopra
Gotham Chopra
Adam Schlossman
Adam Schlossman

More Episodes

Jeff "Cannonball" Guerriero (Authenticity)

January 8, 2019
"We are what we pretend to be, so you gotta be careful what you pretend to be." Jeff Guerriero works a desk job during the day. At...

Journey's End (Belonging)

December 11, 2018
"You can see me, right?" We follow a newly-formed soccer team of young refugees who’ve all, somehow, found their way to Buffalo, New...

Sadie In The Woods (Resilience)

December 4, 2018
"How do I get to a place like that" The episode explores resilience through two young leaders in the Native American community, and how...

San Quentin (Rehabilitation)

November 27, 2018
"90 percent are coming back" San Quentin State Prison inmates have an organized baseball team that competes against local Bay Area rec...

Humboldt Broncos (Healing)

November 13, 2018
"The Cure for Pain is in the Pain" In April of 2018, a deadly bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team that...

Fight for the Soul (Tribalism)

November 6, 2018
We explore the soul of sports through the prism of the current political moment and the stories of Jemele Hill, Johnny Joey Jones, Nate...