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In the Moment with David Greene

Religion of Sports | PRX

The most adrenaline-charged, fist-pumping moments in sports happen in the blink of an eye for fans. But those moments are years in the making for athletes. And the impact of them can last a lifetime.

In the Moment is a new podcast from the people who brought you Man in the Arena. Every Tuesday, host David Greene takes you inside the mind of an athlete at a pivotal moment in their career. David combines his experience as the former host of NPR’s Morning Edition with the passion of a diehard sports fan to relive some of the biggest moments in sports.

From Religion of Sports and PRX.

2021, 2022

The most adrenaline-charged, fist-pumping moments in sports happen in the blink of an eye for fans. But those moments are years in the making for athletes. And the impact of them can last a lifetime.

In the Moment is a new podcast from the people who brought you Man in the Arena. Every Tuesday, host David Greene takes you inside the mind of an athlete at a pivotal moment in their career. David combines his experience as the former host of NPR’s Morning Edition with the passion of a diehard sports fan to relive some of the biggest moments in sports.

From Religion of Sports and PRX.

2021, 2022

MAN IN THE ARENA Part 10: Post Game

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January 18, 202226min 35sec

There’s an old saying that pro athletes die twice. First, when their career ends. Second, of course… when they actually die. The transition from pro sports to regular life is so extreme that it feels as terrifying as dying. And what’s especially scary about that transition is that you’re facing … the unknown.

Tom Brady has figured out the formula to keep playing football for at least the foreseeable future. In some ways, you can look at his time in Tampa as a kind of second life. But even Tom refers to whatever comes after his NFL career as… “the void on the other side.”

This episode, the last of our series: Post Game. What do you do when you no longer have the very thing that has given your life order and purpose? We’ll look for answers from athletes, as well as another group with some surprising similarities to organized sports. And, we’ll hear from someone who has interviewed hundreds of Americans about their own moments of doubt and pain.

All to answer the big question: How do we face the void on the other side?

Guests: Tony Gonzalez, Nate Boyer, Denver Morris, Bruce Feiler