Meet Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada. You might have guessed from their names that they’re brothers. They’re also both investigative journalists working for ESPN. On this episode, we’re sharing pieces of our conversations with the brothers during their recent trip to the University of Missouri. We talk about everything from their reporting on the NFL’s concussion crisis to the much-discussed relationship between ESPN and the NFL, and how they decide when to team up on a reporting project.
Looking for links to the stories, resources and events we discussed on this week’s podcast? We’ve collected them for you.
- Get Mark and Steve’s book “League of Denial”on Amazon.
- Read Steve and Mark’s feature on Chris Borland on the ESPN website.
- Read “Mind Control,” the Fainaru brothers’ story on the battle for Junior Seau’s brain.
- Watch the 2013 FRONTLINE documentary, “League of Denial.”
- Watch the trailer for “Concussion” staring Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu.
Music in this episode is by Podington Bear.