Bruce Murray Hosts New Podcast Exploring Sports Movies Like ‘Hoosiers’ and ‘Miracle’

Since the inception of cinema, hundreds of movies have used sports as a vehicle for their narrative drama. Silent comedies like Harold Lloyd’s The freshmanto dramatic biopics like angry bullthe filmmakers reveled in giving their audiences a taste of a world most of us never dreamed of being a part of.

Hosted by SiriusXM NFL Radio host Bruce Murray, Replay: sport on the big screen brings you closer to making some of the great sports movies of our time. Season 1 will feature 10 episodes, each dedicated to a film based on real sporting events, featuring interviews with actors, writers, directors and individuals portrayed on screen, bringing listeners closer to the making of the greatest sports movies.

Bruce Murray

In the first episode, Bruce and his guests take you back to 1943, the dawn of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Through first-hand anecdotes told by two of the actors who were there, as well as the film’s writers, we see how accurately the film portrays the AAGPBL and the women who made it great. Upcoming episodes will explore titles like Hoosiers, Cool Runnings, Miracle and more. Listen to episodes available anytime on the SXM app or wherever you get your podcasts.

August 22
First episode: A league apart
Guests: Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel (screenwriters), Shirley Burkovic and Maybelle Blair (former AAGPBL players) and Anika Orrock (author)

August 29
Episode two: Hoosiers
Guests: Angelo Pizzo (Screenwriter) and Bobby Plump (Former player)

September 5
Episode three: Cool races
Guests: Devon Harris (member of the 1988 Jamaican bobsleigh team) and Doug E Doug (actor who played Sanka Coffie)

September 12
Episode 4: Miracle
Guests: Mike Eruzione (member of the 1980 USA men’s hockey team), Patrick O’Brien Demsey (actor who played Mike Eruzione) and Gavin O’Connor (director)

September 19
Episode five: Ali
Guests: Christopher Wilkinson (screenwriter), Randy Gordon (former New York State Boxing Commissioner) and Nico Ali (grandson of Muhammad Ali)

September 26
Episode 6: Eight men out
Guests: DB Sweeney (actor who played Shoeless Joe Jackson) and Jacob Pomrenke (SABR – The Society for American Baseball Research)

October 3
Episode Seven: Rudy
Guests: Daniel Ruettiger (Rudy) and Angelo Pizzo (Screenwriter)

October 10
Episode eight: Remember the titans
Guests: Boaz Yakin (director) and Tony Rehagen (journalist)

October 17
Episode nine: Coach Carter
Guests: John Gatins (Screenwriter), and Robert Ri’chard (Actor who played Damien Carter)

October 24
Episode ten: Lords of Dogtown
Guests: Victor Rasuk (actor who played Tony Alva), Nathan Pratt (original member of Z Boy) and Peggy Oki (original member of Z Boy)

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