Jack & Soph is a weekly sports podcast hosted by Jackie Redmond of the NHL Network and Sophia Jurksztowicz formerly of Hockey Night in Canada.
When people think reality TV, they tend to think about The Bachelor, Real Housewives, or Keeping Up with The Kardashians. But have we ever questioned if sports is just one big reality TV show?
After all the drama that’s happened on teams like the Golden State Warriors and the Ottawa Senators, we started to question how reality TV, rumours and gossip relate to sports.
On this week’s episode, Jackie and Sophia take a deep dive into rumours that have been spread about them, reality TV, and why as humans — and sports fans — we feel the need to know so much about other peoples’ lives.
Olympic Champion and Toronto Furies forward Natalie Spooner joins the conversation (31:00 – 46:00) to talk about her experience competing on a reality TV program, the Amazing Race Canada, and the parallels with her experiences as an elite athlete.
Listen now to Episode 8: Rumours, Reality TV, and Running The Amazing Race with Natalie Spooner