Hot Doc Summer: Venus & Serena

Earwolf Presents #218 August 5, 2022

Earwolf Presents Hot Doc Summer with Ashley Ray, host of TV, I Say w/Ashley Ray introducing you to one of our summer audio documentaries from our Stitcher colleagues at Witness Docs.

Witness Docs presents All American, a series that zeroes in on sports icons to find out what their stories) can tell us about America itself. Season 1 focused on the many chapters of world-famous golfer Tiger Woods: a phenom’s rise, a shocking fall from grace, and debatably the greatest sports comeback of all time. Host and producers Jordan Bell and journalist Albert Chen revisit Tiger’s journey to find out what the media got right, and what it didn’t. Season 2 focuses on Venus and Serena Williams. Hosted by veteran journalist Cecil Harris, the story reveals ugly truths about how America often scorns and resists Black excellence.

This Episode: America’s Sweethearts

The All-American team meets for the first time at the 2021 US Open. The only people missing? The Williams sisters. Both Venus and Serena sit out because of injuries but the team uncovers their effect on the tournament anyway. Plus, host Cecil Harris takes a trip down memory lane with The Hollywood Reporter’s Nekesa Mumbi Moody. They revisit the 2002 US Open and the crowd’s ambivalence towards the Williams Sisters.

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