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Religion of Sports is an original documentary series that examines unique examples of sports' cultural and at times, even spiritual, impact in regions around the world. "Religion of Sports" will premiere on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on AUDIENCE Network on both DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse this fall. New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan and filmmaker Gotham Chopra are the co-creators of the original sports documentary series, with Christopher Long, Bart Peters, Constance Schwartz-Morini, Martin Desmond Roe and Chris Uettwiller serving as executive producers. Season 1 of "Religion of Sports" will be comprised of 6 original hour-long episodes that examine unique examples where specific sports profoundly influence societies and cultures in a manner that extends far beyond merely entertainment value. "Religion of Sports" will take viewers on a weekly global journey, celebrating the transcendent power of sports. This season, viewers will experience the pilgrimage that hundreds of thousands of fans make to NASCAR events to witness men and machines making miracles, the exploration of man's dominion over the earth and the animals at the Calgary Stampede, and the cult-like rise of UFC and mixed martial arts fighting because of its raw and primordial action.

Tuesday 8:00 PM et/pt on Audience Network
3 Seasons, 16 Episodes
November 15, 2016
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Gotham Chopra, Teo Hunter
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Religion of Sports Full Episode Guide

  • Alexey Molchanov turns to diving as a means of reconnecting with a mother he lost to the ocean.

  • In villages around Alaska, young Natives share the same dream as kids from LA to New York - to be an NBA baller. The first step on that path is NABI, the Native American Basketball Invitational, where Team Alaska play other Native teams from America.

  • A look at one of the world's most dangerous events, the Isle of Man TT, and how the riders continue to put their lives on the line for the motorcycle event.

  • In New Zealand, every boy dreams of joining national rugby team the All Blacks. The team embraces Maori culture by performing a haka, a sacred war dance, before each game. For young Maori student Pou Sorensen, making the team would be an achievement with both personal and cultural significance.

  • Race Across America is an ultra-cycling event that runs the length of America, clocking in at a little over 3000 miles. Sarah Cooper, a 45-year-old mother of four from Iowa and an ultra-cycling phenomenon, sets out to finish the race in under 10 days.

  • In 1984, Peter Westbrook became the first U.S. fencer in generations to win an Olympic fencing medal. Thirty years later, his foundation has created a lineage of Olympians, including Daryl Homer, a student who left the foundation to find himself.

  • Conrad Anker is one of the true icons of rock climbing. His 30 years of climbing has led to more than a few brushes with his own mortality, teaching him wisdom along the way. Conrad looks to impart this wisdom on novice climber and cancer survivor Alex Wildman as they climb El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.

  • At San Quentin State Prison, baseball is an escape from the harsh conditions of life behind bars. Three inmates, at different stages of their journey, struggle to overcome the mistakes of their past and cope with the reality of an uncertain future.

  • St. Pauli is a district of Hamburg, Germany, that recently embraced over 400,000 refugees. At its heart is the soccer team FC St. Pauli, which sponsors a team of refugees, providing them a meaningful place in society and a sense of belonging.

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