Six-Part CBC Sports Podcast “Never Failed” Tells Story of Russell Wilson

Never Failed99.9 The Fan’s The OG duo Joe Giglio and Joe Ovies are tackling a big topic on a brand new podcast.  It has been 10 years since Russell Wilson left NC State, but the story has not been told like this.

The story of Russell Wilson’s transfer from NC State to Wisconsin and then NFL stardom, has been told hundreds of times. But there have always been gaps and questions and inaccuracies.  With insight from the people who knew Russell Wilson best, a new podcast hosted by Joe Ovies and Joe Giglio of 99.9 The Fan sets the record straight in “Never Failed” the Russell Wilson Story.


When Russell Wilson makes national waves, it is up to The OG hosts Joe Ovies and Joe Giglio to explain the exit from NC State again and again. So, they decided to do it in long form with the help of Wilson’s former teammates, coaches and the deep 99. 9 The Fan and WRAL Sports archives.

The 6-episode podcast is about how Russell Wilson got to NC State, how the table was set for his departure, and how a superhero origin story was made.

Listen to the latest episode in the 6-part series now on or wherever you get your podcasts.

The first two episodes were released this week: Episode 1 on Monday, May 3, and Episode 2 on Wednesday, May 5.  The remaining four episodes will be released on Mondays and Wednesdays for the next two weeks.


Thanks to CBC Radio’s Sammy Simpson & Mike Ewald for this Capcom scoop & graphic.

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