Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

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Football star Aaron Hernandez went from the bright lights of the Super Bowl to a convicted murderer in a few years. The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team, best known for its investigation of the sexual abuse scandal inside the Catholic Church, takes a ha...Show More
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Beauty & Violence | 6

32:26 | Nov 13th, 2018

In life, Aaron Hernandez weighed 240 pounds. In death, the most important part of his body was just over 3 pounds. When researchers analyzed his brain they were shocked by what they found. A lifetime of football had seemingly taken a tremendous toll,...Show More
Erasing Aaron | 5

41:02 | Nov 6th, 2018

With his arrest, Hernandez traded in his jersey number for an inmate number in the Massachusetts prison system. His voice was rarely heard from again in public -- but he spent hours talking on the phone from inside jail. Spotlight obtained ninety hou...Show More
The Patriot Way | 4

43:59 | Oct 30th, 2018

Aaron Hernandez was enjoying success on the field, but in his third season with the Patriots, the fragile balance of his life tipped. There were people who cared for him trying to intercede, from an old girlfriend to his teammates. But no one could s...Show More
Gator Nation | 3

35:02 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Aaron Hernandez was one of eight players who graduated high school early to join the powerhouse University of Florida football team. Six of them would go on to play in the NFL. Forget the senior prom, it was time to learn a playbook as thick as a dic...Show More
Bristol | 2

35:48 | Oct 15th, 2018

Aaron Hernandez was an exceptional athlete from an early age, a star in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut. His father was a charismatic ex-athlete still known by his high school nickname, “The King.” He ruled the Hernandez home through fear, and a...Show More
Hail Mary | 1

35:28 | Oct 15th, 2018

When Aaron Hernandez was found hanging from a bedsheet in a maximum security prison cell in Massachusetts, he joined a growing number of former football players who’d taken their own lives. But he was the only one who left a trail of bodies in his wa...Show More
Introducing Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez & Football Inc.

02:21 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Football star Aaron Hernandez went from the bright lights of the Super Bowl to a convicted murderer in a few years. The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team, best known for its investigation of the sexual abuse scandal inside the Catholic Church, takes a ha...Show More
Introducing Confronting: O.J. Simpson

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Introducing Sports Wars

05:49 | Apr 17th

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Introducing Over My Dead Body

06:07 | Apr 3rd

A seemingly-perfect marriage, a nasty divorce, and then...a murder. The first season of Over My Dead Body, "Tally" is available to binge now. To hear the rest of this episode, go to wondery.fm/omdb
Introducing Business Wars - USFL vs NFL | 8

10:32 | Feb 3rd

For years, David Dixon has been trying to convince the National Football League to launch an expansion team in New Orleans, but he always comes up empty-handed. Fed up with the NFL, Dixon meets with some of the world’s wealthiest men to create an alt...Show More
Playing Through Pain | 8

32:02 | Jan 29th

The New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl again, and many current NFL players are feeling the physical toll the season has taken. Aaron Hernandez spoke to his former teammates nearly every day from prison: about the injuries they endured, and th...Show More
Interview | 7

23:28 | Nov 20th, 2018

Aaron Hernandez died in 2017 but his life still raises questions. On this special episode Liz Dolan, host of “Safe For Work” and “Satellite Sisters,” speaks with Bob Hohler of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team about the making of Gladiator, and the o...Show More