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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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4.8 stars from 15,312 ratings
Very Well Reported
Thank you for telling his story. This podcast was amazing. While his acts were unspeakable, the backstory and history provide at least some context and humanize him.
austin hehe :) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/16/21
ok, not much new
This covers a lot of the same ground as the Netflix doc. It seems a bit padded to get extra episodes. Tons of repetitive, annoying ads for other Wondery podcasts. And it's a bit funny how the hosts keep name-dropping themselves throughout. "My SPOTLIGHT colleague…" Really coasting on...Read full review »
zendog2009 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/10/21
His life seemed riddled with pain and confusion. I learned a lot by listening. Very well told and detailed!
Air McNair Fan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/21
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