Go even deeper into the award-winning coverage of Real Sports with exclusive conversations with correspondents, sports figures and experts on the Real Sports Podcast. This bi-weekly series is hosted by Real Sports producer Max Gershberg. The podcast offers an insider look at stories from the latest episode of the show. It also takes a look back at pieces from across the archive, revisiting the show’s biggest interviews and stories. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts, including HBO Max. And watch new episodes of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, every month on HBO Max.

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The Official Real Sports Podcast

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The Fight Before the Fight with Ariel Helwani

Host Max Gershberg is joined by sports journalist and renowned mixed martial arts reporter Ariel Helwani to discuss MMA’s brutal weight-cutting culture, its origins, and whether he sees reform coming anytime soon.

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