Next Episode of Religion of Sports is
Season 1 / Episode 5 and airs on 14 December 2016 01:00
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.
Every Sunday, thousands of fans pour into the speedways of NASCAR. This episode follows a US Marine from Georgia who has a unique perspective of the melding of man and machine, and a 14-year-old female driver who spends her weekends on dirt tracks.
Devout rodeo disciples convene to compete at the prestigious Calgary Stampede, where believers in the Old West struggle to survive in a fast-changing world.
This film follows MMA fighter Cat Zingano as she prepares for a comeback fight at UFC 200. This intimate and powerful film explores the story behind her 15 month layoff following her first professional loss and an extra-ordinary personal tragedy.
Esports is the fastest growing sport worldwide. With parallels to the origin of major religion, a new generation of video gamers train tirelessly, compete in arenas and earn sponsors, while a female team fights for recognition among male competitors.
This episode examines the spiritual dimension of baseball in Brooklyn by following a minor league prospect, a Pakistani-American family, an NYPD detective, a TV analyst and the president emeritus of NYU as they converge on the borough of churches.
Celtic and Rangers FC are two of football's oldest teams. Separated by only 6 miles in Glasgow, they have a rivalry unparalleled in the sporting world, with religious, societal, and historic tensions. This episode explores their centuries old feud.
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