Trailer: Season 2 begins on Sept. 5
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Ep. 9: Why we play
Ken LaVigne saw his football career end early due to concussions, but he’d do it all over again because he says the mentors he met through the sport saved his life.
Ep. 8: ‘I wouldn’t put a helmet like that on my dog’
Bill Simpson wanted to take his knowledge from auto racing and build a better football helmet. But he found that making his helmet was the easy part.
Bonus: Football, genetics and CTE
When it comes to the idea of some people being genetically predisposed to getting CTE, it turns out that we know a lot less than headlines might suggest.
Ep. 7: ‘I’m gonna take on the National Football League’
A chance conversation with his friend, Dr. Bennet Omalu, sent Jason Luckasevic on a journey to advocate for player health, a quest that led to a billion-dollar settlement with the NFL.
Bonus: What do we know about CBD?
On the heels of Episode 6, in which we heard the moving story of former NFL lineman Kyle Turley (listen here), we take a bit of a deeper look at cannabis and CBD, and the potential benefits of these products for football players.
Ep. 6: ‘Cannabis saved my life’
Ex-NFL lineman Kyle Turley says cannabis helped him kick an addiction to painkillers and deal with suicidal thoughts — the same sort of battles that Junior Seau and several other former football players have been unable to overcome.
Bonus: How prevalent is CTE?
Zach Binney and Kathleen Bachynski took a famous Boston University study and turned it into a math problem. The result was a practical look at the likely prevalence of CTE in the NFL.
Ep. 5: ‘The definition of toughness’
After an on-field injury nearly cost him his life, a 17-year-old Kevin Saum suddenly found himself on a lifelong quest to redefine the meaning of toughness.
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