Gladiator: A true crime podcast that dives into the life of Aaron Hernandez

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  1. Slevin

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    I don’t know about you guys, but as a New Yorker I’m stuck traveling for 65% of my work day, so naturally I need something to pass the time. I got sick and tired of listening to the same few albums every day for years, so I finally got into listening to podcasts. I know some of you are old school wrestling fans, and so I began listening to wrestling podcasts that talked about the backstage shenanigans, rumors and innuendo, and business side of wrestling from its heyday.

    THEN, I started listening to true crime podcasts. I just finished listening to Dirty John and Dr. Death, which I highly recommend. They’re told by reporters who investigated the stories locally for their large newspapers (La Times, Boston Globe, etc) and at the end of Dr. death they shared their new venture: Gladiator.

    Gladiator is a behind the scene podcast and look into the unstable life of Aaron Hernandez. You’ll hear some familiar voices as our very own dunce extraordinaire Pat Dooley is one of the first voices you’ll hear. And it’s all told by the investigative journalist who covered the tragic end for the Boston Globe.

    I think he’s a POS, but I’ve always wondered how it all went so wrong. If you’re into this kind of thing, you can listen for free on your podcast app (for you old farts, you all have the app pre downloaded to your iPhone, just search it and play it. Totally free)

    Here’s a link:

    Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc. by Wondery on Apple Podcasts

    And here’s the synopsis:

    When Aaron Hernandez was found hanging from a bedsheet in a maximum security prison cell in Massachusetts, he joined a growing number of former football players who’d taken their own lives. But he was the only one who left a trail of bodies in his wake. Spotlight investigates how Hernandez’s personal life spiralled out of control even as he rocketed to NFL stardom. His teammates on the Patriots were never sure whether he was a goofball who took a special kind of thrill in unnerving them, or whether he was truly dangerous.
     
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    I agree, it’s a great podcast. They don’t really provide any info you didn’t already know about A-Hern’s time with the Gators (punching bouncer, drug tests, alleged gun incident), but it’s a good listen.

    Don’t want to spoil it, but the Patriots enabled him completely, and Bellicheck comes off as an @$$hole (big surprise)

    The podcast has great production value also, really well made and a good listen.
     
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    Maybe not a lot about Florida, but it provides a lot of insight into his time in New England, lots of player interviews, agent interviews, etc. agreed the production is great. Definitely listen to the other two I mentioned if you haven’t. Dirty John blew my mind
     
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    He was a scumbag but was a great football player. What a waste. I watched a special on him on ID and its a sad story.
     
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    Is it safe to say they finally figured it out?
     
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    Probably not. It is New England. They Pronounce Worcester Woostuh. Like how the heck is that possible?
     
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        If you like true crime podcasts, try Last Podcast on the Left. It's a little too "morning zoo" for my tastes sometimes, and you definitely don't want to listen around kids due to the almost constant stream of profanity and adult subjects discussed, but they talk about a lot of famous crimes (and paranormal subjects), but it's pretty funny.
         
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        If you want to listen to a really good pod cast, check out "s-town" starts off a little slow but you will be hooked by the end of the 2nd episode. It's about a small town in Alabama. Let me know what u think.
         
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        Def checking this out today. Thanks.
         

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