HBO’s ‘Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel’ Sets Companion Podcast

Peter White
·1 min read

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is back for its 27th season next week and the long-running HBO series is adding a companion podcast to the mix.

The sports discussion show will launch The Real Sports Podcast following the show’s premiere on January 26.

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The podcast will be hosted by Real Sports segment producer Max Gershberg and will feature additional interviews, special excerpts and behind-the-scenes details that offer listeners further insights into the show.

Each month, the podcast will drop two new episodes. One will expand on a segment from the show, while the other will delve into the archive to build on a classic segment.

The opening episode of the TV show will feature segments on Nike and its controversial Oregon Project, the story of how a group of Minneapolis police officers coached Minneapolis North High School to become a powerhouse and bridge communities as well as Covid-19 long haulers, athletes who continue to suffer debilitating symptoms months after contracting the virus.

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is exec produced by Joe Perskie.

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