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Tremendous Upside

7 EpisodesProduced by American Public Media

What happens when an athlete’s body is in peak condition but the mind is throwing flags? On Tremendous Upside, Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Chamique Holdsclaw interviews some of the most fascinating stars in sports who, like Holdsclaw herself, have faced real mental health issues. Featuring conv… read more

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Brian Dawkins

February 18th, 2020


When Brian Dawkins was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he took the stage in front of tens of thousands of fans -- and he got personal. He used his speech to talk about his struggle with depression and …

Kenny Anderson

February 10th, 2020


As Kenny Anderson says, "Basketball is easy. Life is hard.” Kenny was one of the best high school basketball players of all time, but his early …

Suzy Favor Hamilton

February 3rd, 2020


Suzy Favor Hamilton once clocked in as the fastest female middle-distance runner in the world. But after an epic fall on the track at the 2000 Olympics, her career was over. She worked to build a life outside of …

Theo Fleury

January 27th, 2020


Theo Fleury hit the ice at age five. He was a hockey phenom at 14, a Stanley Cup champion at 20 and an Olympic gold medalist at 33. He was also …

Briana Scurry

January 20th, 2020


In 1999, goalie Briana Scurry delivered the epic game-deciding save that won the Women's World Cup for the U.S. But the two-time Olympic gold …

Metta World Peace

January 13th, 2020


Chamique talks with her childhood friend, NBA All-Star Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, about anger, meditation and that infamous night in Detroit. World Peace grew up in the Queensbridge housing …

Introducing Tremendous Upside

December 16th, 2019


When they’re playing, they’re perfect: superstars at the top of their game. But when the crowds go home and the cameras turn off, there’s a side to athletes that people rarely see. Six-time WNBA All-Star Chamique …

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