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Join host Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers for this story of the U.S. men’s soccer team that swaggered onto the international stage and set out to win the 1998 World Cup in France. When they arrived, they faced only one serious opponent: themselves. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including On the Media, Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios

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Score: 5

Alessandra Stanley • Air Mail Mar 26, 2022

"(Season 5) It is baffling and enraging to look back on the Reagan administration’s blinkered inaction in combating what many called “the gay plague,” but Neyfakh also showcases the guts—and empathy—of those who went to war for a medical solution. If you think you already know it all, think again and listen."

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Score: 4.5

Sarah Larson • New Yorker Aug 31, 2020

"(Season 3- Battle for Boston) Neyfakh creates the artful impression of subtlety. His stories always have direct, clear connections to contemporary life, but he lets listeners have the pleasure, or the illusion, of connecting the dots themselves. He has a gift for crafting memorable scenes, and his longtime executive producer, Andrew Parsons, is deft at animating them through sound design."

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