THE GREATEST: OUR MUHAMMAD ALI SPECIAL
This was one of our favourites.
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” – Muhammad Ali
It feels almost impossible for a tribute show to do justice to a human being as special as Ali. No matter what guests we have, the stories we tell or the audio we play, we can’t encapsulate all the elements that made him iconic. We’ve attempted to celebrate the life of The Greatest with some of the people that knew him best and who could tell us first hand of the impact he had on their lives.
Murph and Ken are ruthlessly axed from this momentous show with World Champion boxer Andy Lee and Second Captains producer/Ali superfan Mark Horgan joining Eoin.
One of America’s foremost civil rights figures, Reverend Jesse Jackson, discusses Ali’s role in the freedom struggle and we hear Rev. Jackson’s personal recollections of moments shared with The Champ. And Eoin spends some time in the company of the incomparable Jerry Izenberg at his home in Nevada (Jerry’s home, not Eoin’s). Jerry unleashes all of his storytelling ability to get to the heart of what his friend Ali was like in the quiet moments, away from the ring and tv cameras.
We also pay some audio tributes to Ali with a little help from Howard Cossell, Mike Tyson, Spike Lee and George Foreman.
RIP Muhammad Ali.
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