What happens when an athlete’s body is in peak condition but the mind is throwing flags? On Tremendous Upside, Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Chamique Holdsclaw interviews some of the most fascinating stars in sports who, like Holdsclaw herself, have faced real mental health issues. Featuring conversations with athletes like Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest), Theo Fleury, Suzy Favor Hamilton, Briana Scurry and more, Tremendous Upside reveals a side of top athletes never shown in their highlight clips. Produced by American Public Media.
Theme song and original music for the show by Riley Mackin.
Chamique Holdsclaw is a world-renowned athlete and mental health advocate. After record-breaking high school and college basketball careers that put her in the media spotlight, she was the #1 pick in the 1999 WNBA draft and went on to become an Olympic gold medalist and be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Her story was the subject of the 2015 documentary Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw.
John Moe is the creator of Tremendous Upside. He also created and hosts the award-winning hit podcast The Hilarious World of Depression. John is the author of three books and his writing has appeared in numerous humor anthologies as well as The New York Times Magazine, McSweeney's, The Seattle Times, and many more publications. He lives in St Paul with his family, which includes multiple humans, dogs, and guinea pigs.
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Phyllis, our senior editor, is a decorated mentor and journalist. She provides editorial guidance to APM Podcasts and is frequently sought as a panelist, keynote speaker, teacher, and coach. Phyllis was named the inaugural Editor of the Year by Public Radio News Directors, Inc. and has been recognized with a national Edward R. Murrow award, two Gracies, a Sigma Delta Chi medal and two Salutes to Excellence from the National Association of Black Journalists.
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Kryssy produces Tremendous Upside and The Hilarious World of Depression. Prior to that, she held numerous positions with MPR News, most recently producing and directing All Things Considered. She prefers to edit the podcast at home with her assistant producer Feluś the black cat.
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Tracy is a development producer for American Public Media. She produces Decomposed, and other projects in the works. She produced and co-hosted the Peabody Award-winning podcast, 74 Seconds. She sometimes appears as an insect or a toenail fungus on Brains On.
Kristina is a digital producer for Tremendous Upside, The Hilarious World of Depression, Brains On, and more. In 2017, she was an AIR New Voices scholar and led a panel at WNYC's Werk It Festival about her personal podcast, Plz Advise. In 2019, Kristina participated in Poynter's Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. She wants to be friends with your dog.
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