Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

11 EpisodesProduced by The Boston Globe | Wondery

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 … read more

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Introducing Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez & Football Inc.

October 2nd, 2018

2:21

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 …

Hail Mary | 1

October 15th, 2018

35:28

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 …

Bristol | 2

October 15th, 2018

35:48

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 …

Gator Nation | 3

October 23rd, 2018

35:02

Aaron Hernandez was one of eight players who graduated high school early to join the powerhouse University of Florida football team. Six of them …

The Patriot Way | 4

October 30th, 2018

43:59

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 …

Erasing Aaron | 5

November 6th, 2018

43:14

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 …

Beauty & Violence | 6

November 13th, 2018

35:30

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 …

Interview | 7

November 20th, 2018

25:33

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,” …

Playing Through Pain | 8

January 29th, 2019

32:02

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 …

Introducing Over My Dead Body

April 3rd, 2019

6:07

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.

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Introducing Sports Wars

April 17th, 2019

5:49

Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for years. But what’s the real story behind these epic rivalries? From Wondery, the company behind “Business Wars” and “American Scandal” comes Sports Wars, …

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