San Quentin (Rehabilitation)
"90 percent are coming back" San Quentin State Prison inmates have an organized baseball team that competes against local Bay Area rec teams, which are bussed in from the outside. San Quentin's baseball team is not without controversy and begs a larger question central to prison administration and reform -- are prisons primarily a place for punishment or rehabilitation? In this episode, we look at sports and rehabilitation through the lens of prison reform -- and the lived experiences of people who have been inside. Guests: John Windham Caron Butler Dr. Lois Davis Kent Philpott Will Brandenberger
Humboldt Broncos (Healing)
Sadie In The Woods (Resilience)
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.