OPTIMISTIC AND SHOCKING
In conversations with athletes, commentators and educators, Michael Johnson discovers the remarkable stories of those who’ve taken stands, assesses the impact of their efforts in driving societal change, and asks the fundamental question: Where does our personal conscience lead us?
Defiance is a deep dive into the issues that run alongside sporting protest: race, poverty, equality, visibility, pay equity. For Michael it’s also an opportunity to reflect on his own position, to ask himself whether he did enough with his platform to bring about change.
A GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY
- Uncovers new and untold tales, and tackles complex and profound questions about sport and society
- Awarded best audio documentary at both the Sports Journalism Awards and the Sports Podcast Awards
- Produced by Folding Pocket for Audible