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Sport Podcasts Mix Tape

Driving off on your holidays? Looking for some inspiring sport podcasts but not sure where to start? Look no further, here is our version of a mix tape, just with podcasts rather than music! We’ve picked a selection of our favourite podcasts which we hope you’ll enjoy, so sit back and listen on your journey.

In this Pod, we delve into the world of sports, covering a vast range of subjects including sporting rivalries, exploring cheats in sport, talks with Olympians and inspiring stories of human endeavour.

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How to cheat at sport and get away with it

(1 hr 23 mins)

Why do sportsmen and women cheat? Because they are human. But when is cheating just sporting gamesmanship or plain fraud? The Real Science of Sport Podcast looks into some of the most elaborate cheating scandals in history, how they did it and how some of them (almost!) got away with it.

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Sporting Moments of the 2010’s Decade

(1 hr 8 mins)

Sports Specials Podcast and guests celebrate some of the biggest sporting moments of the past decade including the glorious summer day at Lord’s as England lifted the Cricket World Cup, Andy Murray ending that 77-year wait for a British male to win Wimbledon and arguably the greatest comeback of all, the Miracle of Medinah.

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Dame Katherine Grainger

(39 mins)

The Game Changers podcast sits down with some of the biggest names in women’s sport as they talk frankly about their historic careers, what drives them and how they’ve dealt with some of the toughest challenges they’ve faced. In this episode, Katherine Grainger, Team GB’s most decorated female Olympian with 5 Olympic rowing medals (including Gold at London 2012) .

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Human Endeavour: When Billy Monger met Alex Zanardi

(28 mins)

This is an inspirational meeting of two racing drivers who face adversity head on as Billy Monger travels to Rome to meet his inspiration and Italian legend Alex Zanardi. A truly personal meeting where the veteran and young man share life experiences: talk candidly about the events that changed their lives; the adversity they have overcome and their mental and physical journeys: the operations and the treatments; the present and the future. BBC 5 Live Sports Special.

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Federer v Nadal The Greatest Tale in Tennis

(57 mins )

The Passing Shot Podcast looks back on the historic tennis rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in conversation with the host of the Sports Wars podcast, Dan Rubenstein, who has researched and documented their rivalry from the very beginning.

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Sport and the British : The Formal Empire

(13 mins)

In the nineteenth century a quarter of the world’s habitable countries were part of the British Empire and if trade was the driving force behind it’s expansion, sport was the glue that helped keep it together. Clare Balding explains how sport became a way of transmitting British values around the globe; it was a connection to the mother country and a means of educating the Empire’s native subjects.

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Nicholas Stern on Muhammad Ali

(33 mins )

Nicholas Stern, Matthew Parris and sports journalist and boxing commentator Ronald McIntosh discuss the life of Muhammad Ali. Not only does Stern admire Ali’s prowess in the ring, but more so his fearless stance against the Vietnam War which cost him dearly both personally and professionally. Ali’s humanitarian work in later life has also been a huge source of inspiration to him.

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The Last Dance

(47 mins)

The Headliners Podcast discusses the legacy, impact and reaction to NBA legend Michael Jordan in the wake of Netflix’s smash hit documentary series The Last Dance.

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Sir Roger Bannister: The Mile of the Century

(34 mins)

Listen to the story of British middle-distance athlete and neurologist, Roger Bannister, who was the first athlete to run the first sub-4-minute mile.

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