The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter
The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter
ThreeFourTwo Productions & Cadence13
New Orleans Pelicans Guard JJ Redick and his co-host Tommy Alter discuss the NBA, current events and interview some of the biggest names in the NBA, entertainment and political worlds. Launching from inside the NBA bubble, the show offers unprecedented access to the league while telling the stories of an eclectic rotating group of guests.
Episode 57: Ben Winston
In this bonus episode of The Old Man and The Three, JJ Redick and Tommy Alter sit down with multi-faceted producer, director and writer Ben Winston, who established the production company Fulwell 73, to talk about what it is like to run a company during unprecedented times. Ben is full of knowledge and advice to help the next wave of entrepreneurs navigate and find success in times of great change. He will share his own personal career journey including what it was to produce both the Grammy’s and the Friends reunion during COVID-19 and how he overcame those challenges. Ben’s award-winning credits span television, movies, music videos and commercials. His executive producing credits include “The Tony Awards,” the hit U.K. version of “The X Factor”; the CBS sitcom “Happy Together,” the acclaimed documentary feature "In The Hands of the Gods”; the new CBS All Access series “Seatbelt Psychic”; and several music specials for artists such as Bruno Mars, Harry Styles, Shawn Mendes, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Smith and Justin Bieber, amongst others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14
1 hr 25 min
Episode 56: Channing Frye and Kenny Beecham
It’s a double shot of awesome on the Old Man and the Three as JJ and Tommy welcome in two special guests. Leading things off is former NBA player and current winemaker and connoisseur Channing Frye, who joins the guys for another spectacular EAT PRAY DUNK segment. They take deep dives into wine, NBA “connectors”, retirement, his podcast, and more. Then the show switches gears for the Top 5/Draft by welcoming in the NBA’s #1 fan, YouTube legend, host of the "Called Game" podcast, and House of Highlights star Kenny Beecham. He touches on how his YouTube stardom all began, what it’s been like being a Bulls fan the last 20 years, the NBA ‘play-in’ games, and much more. Then they roll into the draft, which is: "The Top 5 fictional offices you’d like to work in”.  RUNDOWN Channing Frye The guys talk about how each of their respective podcasts have outlasted many and are still going strong JJ and Channing discuss the disgust of hearing their own voices  Channing does a deep dive into his own wine company and how it all started How a big part of enjoying wine is the story behind the bottle The surprise behind meeting all of these winemakers is how much they love hoops Channing discusses how he came upon the rabbit hole of wine and how it really started when he went to the Cavs How wine is a great connector among friends and teammates JJ and Channing break down how important connectors are on teams and call out a few standouts Is being a connector for a team exhausting How quickly did retirement for him become normal and how long did the transition take On the importance of a structured day for someone facing retirement Channing’s favorite random restaurant that he can’t miss Kenny Beecham How it all got started for him When did his career in media take the proverbial leap to the next level What makes the YouTube community so unique How he became an NBA fan On the misery of being a Bulls fan for the last 20 years How JJ almost landed on the bulls How he became such a great interviewer On an average day, how much NBA does he watch Has it been weird to watch the NBA as a fan this year Are the play-in games worth it for the overall product Who are the players that he watches the most On who should win the MVP this year If there was anything he could change about the NBA, what would it be TOP 5/Draft: Top 5 fictional offices to work in Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 7
1 hr 23 min
Episode 55: Duncan Robinson and Hasan Minhaj
Interviews and conversations are unique. Some flow rather easily and others are a bit tough to get through. This particular discussion however, is a different animal altogether - and for all the right reasons. Joining JJ and Tommy this week is fellow ThreeFourTwo family member (and NBA sharpshooter) Duncan Robinson, and Hasan Minhaj - a comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host, just to name a few. The four of them join together for a conversation that covers just about everything and absolutely nothing is out of bounds. The topics range from lighter subjects like JJ and Duncan’s hair and their caffeine intake, to deep dives into the social media landscape, performance anxiety, and controlling the power of a celebrity’s public voice. Plus mixed into all of this is another spectacular EAT PRAY DUNK segment. It is an absolute can’t miss interview.  RUNDOWN  • JJ starts the show off by immediately throwing Hasan under the bus for not knowing he was traded to the Mavs after seeing him shortly after the trade deadline • Duncan touches on whether he has gotten hit with any courtside heckling • On the protocols of talking to people sitting courtside • Hasan dishes on the jealousy of and competition of courside seating • How do Woj and Shams get their info? Who is leaking it and how does it get out so quickly? • Would stories leak in the entertainment world if there was the same kind of passion as there is in sports • Is Julius Randle first team all-NBA this year • Breaking down the Knicks superb play of late  • What’s the bigger story (for NY’ers), the Nets winning a chip or the Knicks winning a playoff series  • On the passion of Knicks fans • Hasan describes what it’s like being a Kings fan • Hasan tells a special Bobby Hurley story and his connection with him • What’s the purpose of having the same teams on national TV all the time • Did Miami flip that script last year with their run to the finals • How Duncan’s experience of having his own podcast has been going thus far • How the insanity of the NBA schedule this year has contributed to the difficulty of nailing down guests EAT PRAY DUNK • Do NBA players concentrate more on basketball now - even with all the side distractions - as compared to when they were young • How the narrative has completely changed within the mindset of players coming into the league compared to years ago • Hasan sees a new crop of NBA owners coming out of this era of athletes • The issues and pitfalls of social media  • On the differences in player relationships in today’s era • Comparing an athlete's performance anxiety to an entertainer’s • How to juggle the responsibility of speaking for so many people that look to you for answers/opinions • Does anxiety change with expectations • Being able to lean on friends for help is a key element to staying grounded • Sports has stats and wins/losses… How is success measured in entertainment  • Hasan grills JJ and Duncan on their haircuts and techniques • Duncan discusses the time where he was called Jimmy Neutron throughout a game • The guys break down their caffeine intake Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29
1 hr 31 min
Episode 54: Jrue Holiday
Jrue Holiday is a basketball star, plain and simple. He offers an all-around game and leads the defensive charge for the Bucks by anchoring their league leading defense with his lockdown abilities. But with all that being said, Jrue is so much more than just an incredible athlete. He gives back. He gives back to the community, his teammates, his family, and the game. He acknowledges and understands how lucky he is to be playing the game he loves and displays a rare sense of humbleness and empathy that few can match. All of this is on display during this spectacular interview where he covers everything from the recent Derek Chauvin verdict, to battling Covid, his close relationship with JJ, and the importance of family and community.  RUNDOWN Jrue expresses his feeling concerning the Derek Chauvin verdict On his dedication and passion towards giving back to the community and supporting black business owners What he would like to see from the league to help on these matters On the challenge of helping change people’s lives in the best way possible The importance of bringing economic empowerment to low income communities After everything that has happened over the last year plus, does he see basketball in a different light On the difficulty of this year’s NBA schedule and how the public and media don't fully understand the wear and tear the players are going through What is was like coming back from Covid and how tough the journey was  How remarkable it is that his numbers are better after his Covid diagnosis than before On missing the crowds and packed arenas How this is not the real NBA experience and how the young stars still haven’t experienced the real deal Has there been a secret ingredient to his success this year Reliving a JJ explosion in the locker room How does being on the court with Giannis improve his game Breaking down what a freak of nature Giannis is and what he can accomplish On the confidence he has in starting every game with three of the best defenders in the league on the court Does he take pride in hearing other players compliment his defense As someone who is a top defender, what does he do when someone like Dame or Steph gets in there ‘zone’ Does he care about the awards and accolades - or lack thereof On his contract and coming to the the Bucks The thrill of playing on a contending team and being counted on to do what you do best On being able to only play for a finite amount of time and enjoying your life Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23
1 hr 17 min
Episode 53: Adam McKay
Whether it be riveting dramas like “The Big Short” and “Vice”, or legendary comedies such as “Step Brothers”, “Anchorman”, and “Talladega Nights”, director Adam McKay has covered all the bases in Hollywood. But what you may not know about him is his love for NBA basketball. A self proclaimed “NBA junkie”, Adam has now delved into the league’s darker history with his new project "Death at the Wing”. In this 7th installment of the OM3 Leadership series, he sits down with JJ and Tommy to talk about that, as well as his memories of the game as a youth, the challenges of working with Hollywood’s elite actors, prioritizing his time, and much more.   RUNDOWN  JJ and Adam discuss the first time they met Adam talks about being an NBA junkie and what players or teams had an impact on him growing up Watching Dr J as a kid, Adam describes what his game was like Discusses his new podcast and why he chose such a specific topic What did he learn about the Reagan era NBA through his research What are some of the lasting effects in today’s society from that era Is it strange to see how much the league has changed in terms of it’s players taking on politics  How many of the changes in the NBA coincide with flashpoint events in the league On his appreciation of all the different era in the NBA Adam explains the “18 month Sean Kemp era” Why was getting the go-ahead to make “Anchorman” so difficult Does he have a favorite Will Ferrell movie How well the movie “Step Brothers” has aged Does he have any “what-if” castings that never came to fruition How long did it take tp pick the names for “Anchorman" Is there a difference in the amount of takes between a comedic piece as compared to a dramatic film On the challenges of handling an all-star cast and has it always been a strength for him What his the director’s role in terms of leadership on a set On creating an environment to allow the strengths of each actor to shine and how that’s similar to an NBA team Touches on some of his favorite coaches and breaks down the special rule that should exist only for Alvin Gentry Was the pivot to more serious content a natural evolution in his filmmaking or was it a conscious effort How does he prioritize his time while working on so many projects  As his company has gotten bigger, was it ever hard to relinquish some control on projects Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16
1 hr 10 min
Episode 52: Ethan Brown
In this 6th installment of the Leadership Series, JJ and Tommy welcome in the CEO and founder of Beyond Meat, Ethan Brown. Ethan chronicles his incredible journey thus far and details how his company came to be. He also dives into several other topics such as his love for the game of basketball, what drove him to create his company and his unique product, the importance of having athletes embrace his product, his partnerships in the food industry and much more.  RUNDOWN Details the backstory on how and why he came to found Beyond Meat What was his personal diet like growing up and when did he take notice of what he was putting in his body How did he take an idea for a plant based meat and have it come to fruition Was breaking down meat and plants into 5 categories something his team came up with or was there already literature on it Does he remember the very first beyond burger he ever ate Explains the passion to continually improve his product and the process of making it When does he feel the outside world began to catch up and recognize what he was doing On the importance of getting mainstream athletes to buy in on this product Why is having a daily routine and an emphasis on self care so important On how preparation translates into confidence Discusses the unique partnerships his company has forged in the food industry Has his strategy shifted during the pandemic Besides confronting risk and failure, what other leadership qualities stand out to him Has his view of leadership evolved over the years Has he been surprised at how anything has turned out Breaks down the nutritional value of plant based meats and debunks the arguments against it Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 9
56 min
Episode 51: Adam Scott (Introducing "FAIRGAME")
ThreeFourTwo Productions has added another family member as JJ and Tommy welcome in 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott to introduce the new podcast special “FAIRGAME”. Hosted by Scott himself and broken into 5 intimate episodes, this podcast series will take you behind the curtain of golf like never before, as season 1 centers around golf’s greatest stage, The Masters. In this interview, the Adam breaks down what the show is going to be about, and also dives in on several other topics such as the challenges that come along with playing in the game’s most famous and prestigious tournament, dealing with the booming trend in golf of chasing speed, tailoring his game to his specific swing, his favorite tournaments, and so much more. Fair Game premiers on Tuesday, just as Scott readies himself to take on Augusta, and takes us right on through the weekend as the Masters rolls to its final rounds. Don’t miss this exciting podcast special FAIRGAME - or this spectacular interview.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 5
47 min
Episode 50: Collin Sexton and Tyrese Haliburton
This is a special episode of the Old Man & The Three for a number of reasons. For starters, it’s episode #50! A big shout out to the OM3 listeners for taking this journey with us - many more to come! As for the show itself, JJ starts things off by answering the bell and addressing the big news of his trade to the Dallas Mavericks. Much more to this story than meets the eye obviously, and JJ covers it all. To follow that up, we have two spectacular guests on the show this week in Collin Sexton and Tyrese Haliburton. Sexton, as you’ll come to find out, brings his ‘A’ game because… well that’s what he’s always done - even going back to when he was young a boy asking his mom for an alarm clock so he can practice basketball early. Oh, did we mention he was probably around 7 when that happened? You see where this is going. And Tyrese as you all know, is the OM3 NBA correspondent and brings his usual honesty, humor, humility, as well as some great stories from the floor. Always a must listen. It’s a can’t miss episode from top to bottom.  RUNDOWN Collin Sexton Collin begins by breaking down what happened during his “3 on 5” game in college Did that game give him the confidence he needed going into his freshman year The guys talk about Avery Bradley and his “distinctive” voice Breaking down Collin’s many viral moments Where do his intensity and competitiveness come from Talks about his maniacal approach to prep and training and whether it helped him when he got to the league How the amount of prep naturally has to wane a bit during the season to avoid burnout On his awkward pre-draft workouts with the Cavs after they lost the finals Takes a reflective look back at his draft class On the skill level of incoming players as compared to years past Discussion about him deserving to be an all star Was it difficult coming into the league and playing on a losing team after always winning On the Cavs playing up to their competition and taking down some of the league's elite teams Does he feel he has learned how to lead at this level and has he taken to the leadership role On the importance of playing with - and learning from - the vets of the league Tyrese Haliburton Talks about the current hot streak the Kings are on and his role Breaks down his tandem attack with De’Aaron Fox On his high level of play during this streak How De'Aaron Fox has taken his game to new heights Breaks down his “Aquafina" incident with Harrison Barnes On the incredible rush of a buzzer beater Discuss the many great qualities of Alvin Gentry Has he hit any sort of rookie wall JJ and Tyrese talk about feeling validated by getting a Dame retweet  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31
1 hr 25 min
Episode 49: Tobias Harris (Featuring Mina Kimes)
It's a two for one special this week on the OM3 pod, as JJ and Tommy are joined by two guests who are not only great professionals, but great people as well - Tobias Harris and Mina Kimes. Harris, enjoying arguably his finest season of his career, sits down to talk hoops (of course), but also touches on so much more. For the hoop discussion, he opens up about the disappointment of not making the ASG despite the incredible season he's having, how and why playing for Doc Rivers has maximized his talents, the difference between the US professional model vs. the rest of the world, and how his NCAA tournament experience turned from a dream into a nightmare. Then he digs deeper and expands out of the realm of basketball when the guys discuss just about everything in the EAT PRAY DUNK segment. At this point, you would think things couldn't get much better... but you'd be wrong. Because to cap the show off, the guys welcome in the spectacular Mina Kimes for a draft that will have you packing your fictional bags. It's the Top 5 fictional TV/Movie towns you would like to live in for one week. Who knew JJ likes to hang out with pups? Never mind, you'll see. Tobias Harris Discuss the ongoing issue of inequality between men's and women's sports after the NCAA weight room fiasco On the issues that run rampant within the NCAA What would the 18 year old Tobias do if he were graduating high school right now How the professional basketball 'model' differs in the US as compared to the rest of the world. Tobias recants his NCAA tournament nightmare experience How playing with Doc Rivers helps him maximize his talents and translate them to the court On the positive impact of knowing your role within a team and what's expected of you Is he surprised at how fast it's all come together for the Sixers this year. Is Joel Embiid the MVP? On the improvement of their defense this year and how it runs against the grain of the league How it's foolish to try and compare different eras of the NBA On his disappointment of not making the ASG and how JJ feels the rosters should be expanded for this exact reason How getting the all star nod effects contracts Discusses the similarities between him and Mike Conley in terms of fitting into the system you play in Is there a harder place in the NBA to be a max player than Philly? EAT PRAY DUNK (w/ Tobias) TOP 5/Draft with Mina Kimes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24
1 hr 48 min
Episode 48: Adam Mosseri
Adam Mosseri certainly doesn’t shy away from challenges. It’s one of the aspects of his personality that led him to the top as head of Instagram. But along with that position also comes the added responsibility of facing the tough issues and difficult questions that accompany the social media giant. And he doesn't shrink. In this wide ranging interview, Mosseri tackles all the tough questions and more as he digs deep into subjects such as his desire to work at FaceBook so early in the social media game, managing the threat of mis-information and fake news on his platform, keeping a handle on the absolute power and influence that Instagram possesses, and much more. RUNDOWN JJ and and Adam recall the last time they hung out and the incredible meal they had Adam breaks down his career path and what led him to this point Discusses his early years at FaceBook What as it about FaceBook that made him want to work there so badly At what point did he realize FB was becoming the monster company it would eventually be What lessons did he learn from the Trump years to get a better handle on mis-information and fake news In this opinion, where has Silicon Valley gone astray in terms of culture or a disconnect with normal American life How does he train his employees not to abuse the power that Instagram wields  How much time and focus is spent on the ‘bad actors’ of Instagram On the challenges of walking into a new situation at IG with the two founders leaving upon his arrival  Adam asks JJ how leadership qualities translate onto an NBA team and who are the ones exercising those techniques How wary does he have to be in making changes to the platform and avoid rocking the boat What’s his approach to handling the delicate balance of “likes” and features of that nature that can negatively effect today’s youth How hard is it for him to detach from social media If someone was to pick up his IG feed, what would they find out about him On the IG or FaceBook “life" that is portrayed through the platforms On the popularity of IG in the NBA because of it versatility  Leadership advice from the man himself Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19
1 hr 2 min
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