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The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

ESPN's renowned investigative reporter and TV commentator, Jeremy Schaap, takes a historical look at some of the greatest sports figures of past and present. Conversations with his guests range from the profoundly serious to the wildly ridiculous in a podcast that is guaranteed to inform the listener.

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The Sporting Life: 1/10/20

Jeremy is joined by former Heisman Finalist Ryan Leaf, author Tom Stone, Xenith CEO Ryan Sullivan, and NBC Sports Boston commentator Michael Holley.

37mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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The Sporting Life: 2/28/20

This week, we present Jeremy's recent E:60 profile of former NFL quaterback, Drew Bledsoe, in its entirety.

36mins

28 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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The Sporting Life: 1/31/20

Jeremy is joined by two former Chiefs All-Pro players, Neil Smith and Christian Okoye. Plus, Miami restaurant owner Steve Sawitz and USA Basketball superstar, Breanna Stewart.

37mins

31 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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The Sporting Life: 11/15/19

Jeremy talks with the Boston Globe's Jim McBride and author George Howe Colt. Plus, Tom Rinaldi's incredible E:60 story on the Paradise High School football team.

36mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Kent Alexander & Kevin Salwen, "The Suspect"

Authors of the book, "The Suspect," Kent and Kevin discuss the events of the bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

18mins

8 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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The Sporting Life: 8/23/19

Jeremy sits down with Dr. Peter Attia, a physician, podcast host, longevity expert, and boxing analyst. The pair have a long and wide-ranging conversation about modern athletics, boxing, tennis, running and much more.

48mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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The Sporting Life: 11/29/19

Jeremy talks with boxing writer Brin-Jonathan Butler, authors Ed Sherman and Steve Marantz, and friend-of-the-show Norman Chad.

37mins

29 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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The Sporting Life: 11/22/19

Jeremy talks with Howard Bryant about covering the Colin Kaepernick workout. Plus, an E:60 profile of Browns DE Myles Garrett. And, NYT's Michael Powell.

37mins

22 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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The Sporting Life: NFL Draft Special 2020

An NFL Draft TSL Special! Jeremy talks with former scout Jim Nagy, former GM Mike Tannenbuam and Injury Expert Stephania Bell. They each give unique perspective on the Draft.

40mins

17 Apr 2020

Rank #9

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The Sporting Life: 11/1/19

Jeremy is joined by Tom Boswell of the Washington Post and Jeff Passan of ESPN to discuss the World Series. Plus, Jay Bilas and Mitt Romney on the NCAA. And, Jim Rooney.

37mins

1 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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The Sporting Life: 7/19/19

Jeremy is joined by legendary NFL QB, Joe Namath, for a wide-ranging conversation about Namath's life and career. Plus, Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera joins the show.

36mins

19 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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The Sporting Life: 10/25/19

Jeremy talks with new ESPN Daily Host, Mina Kimes. Plus, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy on the gambling scandal that ended his career. And, journalist Andrea Chamblee.

36mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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The Sporting Life: 8/2/19

Jeremy is joined by E:60's Sam Borden, NFL Films and Hard Knocks Producer Ken Rogers, Thurman Munson HOF advocate Larry Schnapf and Fenway Park groundskeeper Dave Mellor.

37mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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The Sporting Life: 4/3/20

Jeremy is joined by Olympics writer Phil Hersh, professor/author Johnny Smith, former college hoops coach Jimmy Dykes & NBA Skills Trainer Rob McClanaghan.

37mins

3 Apr 2020

Rank #14

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The Sporting Life: 5/31/19

Jeremy talks with Jeremy Kramer about the death of friend and teammate, Bart Starr. Plus, co-founder of the Orlando Magic, Pat Williams. And, Peter Gammons on Bill Buckner.

35mins

31 May 2019

Rank #15

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The Sporting Life: 9/6/19

Jeremy talks with 1997 Heisman finalist Ryan Leaf, 2x Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip and author John U Bacon.

36mins

6 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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The Sporting Life: 8/9/19

Jeremy talks with former NFL GM Mike Tannenbaum, wrongfully convicted former NFL player Brian Banks and Red Sox writer for the Boston Globe, Alex Speier.

37mins

9 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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The Sporting Life: 2/21/20

Jeremy talks with Ryan McGee about Ryan Newman's crash at Daytona, Adam Carolla about Willie T. Ribbs and Danny Tarkanian about his father, Jerry.

36mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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The Sporting Life

In an All-Star themed show, Jeremy talks with MLB Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig, two-time World Series champion Cito Gaston and six-time All-Star Kenny Lofton.

36mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #19

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Michael Holley, NBC Sports Boston

The longtime Boston commentator explains why he thinks Tom Brady will return to the Patriots, and what the next two seasons will look like for the franchise.

11mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #20