Gladiator
Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.
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 hard look at the crisis facing football through the lens of Aaron Hernandez’s life and terrible crimes.From Wondery, the podcast team that brought you Dr. Death, Spotlight asks: Did a brain badly damaged by football contribute to Hernandez’s violent behavior? Did he keep secrets about his sexuality that collided with a...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 7,082 ratings
Great Storytelling
Love this. Would love more of his recorded calls. Great info. Season 2 please!
StaciaM02 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/18
Review of episode 7
How on earth can this woman go on a podcast and cry for the tragedy of the Patriots dismissing Aaron Hernandez or a High School taking down his plaque?!?!? Cry for his murder victims. Cry for his child.
srupe78 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/18
This has been one of the most fascinating and insightful pieces of investigative journalism that I have listened to. Absolutely captivating
Fangbanger 1971 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/18
Recent Episodes
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 one question he still wants answered. Support...
Published 11/20/18
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, but could it explain his violent...
Published 11/13/18
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 hours of jail calls -- never before heard publicly...
Published 11/06/18
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