January 14, 2020
Sarah talks to NFL executive Scott Pioli about his relationship with Bill Belichick, marrying Bill Parcells' daughter, scouting and selecting Tom Brady, where he went wrong in Kansas City, and why advocating for diversity and inclusion is so personal for him.
January 7, 2020
Sarah talks to healing arts trainer Lizzi Cutler about her Karate Kid moment learning how to teach yoga in Japan, her experiences with psychic energy, teaching clients how to turn left and find their pivot points, and the importance of accountability in goal setting.
January 2, 2020
As you watch the Chiefs play, look for running backs coach Deland McCullough. He has an incredible story, one that he shared with ESPN's Sarah Spain. After decades of not knowing his birth parents, McCullough's search for the truth led him to an incredible revelation - and reunion - with football at the center. Also, Jeremy Schaap offers a remembrance of legendary NBA Commissioner David Stern.
December 31, 2019
Sarah speaks with Yale Professor Dr. Laurie Santos about how we are terrible at predicting what will make us happy, the global success of her course on happiness, finding bronze linings and other tips that can help make us happier.
December 24, 2019
Sarah and a handful of sports media personalities air their grievances for 2019. Then the year that was- the highs and the lows- in a poem, just because (25:39)
December 17, 2019
Sarah chats with comedian Robert Smigel about his favorite SNL sketches, the lasting legacy of the Superfans, and how one of his decisions sunk The Dana Carvey Show.
December 10, 2019
Sarah chats with WWE super star Becky Lynch about how she failed P.E. class, how she got into wrestling and eventually took a 6-year break, why she once cried in a grocery store, and what led to her adopting the moniker, "The Man."
December 3, 2019
Sarah chats with the Oscar and Grammy award-winning lyricist Kristen Anderson-Lopez about the pressure of writing the songs for Frozen II, how she wrote a song while ice-skating, and what she likes to call e-pee-phanies.
November 27, 2019
Sarah chats with SNL's Beck Bennett about what it's like when former cast members like Will Ferrell come back to the show, who he would most want to host, and the time he met someone he's impersonated.
November 26, 2019
Sarah talks to author and Georgetown professor Cal Newport about how social media companies have hacked our brains to get us to continually use their products, how the American workforce struggles with unbroken concentration, the constant companion model, and ways to digitally declutter.
November 19, 2019
Sarah talks to Stanford psychology professor Jamil Zaki about how empathy is in short supply these days, his Roddenberry Hypothesis, and what Manchester United fans taught us about tribalism.
November 12, 2019
Sarah talks to writer Steve Rushin about the curious way he met his wife, landing his dream job at age 25, getting a pair of pants thrown at him by a baseball manager, and the evolving landscape of journalism.
November 5, 2019
Sarah talks with Lindsey Czarniak about covering the Nationals' World Series run, working with George Michael, and her time at ESPN. Plus, she catches up with Reese Waters, who discusses the vibe in DC after the Nats win and tells great stories about interviewing comedians like Jon Stewart and Tiffany Haddish.
October 29, 2019
Sarah discusses California's Fair Pay to Play Act with ESPN's Jay Bilas, sports economist Andy Schwarz, and state senator Nancy Skinner.
October 22, 2019
Sarah talks to ESPN's Wright Thompson about finding his footing as a writer, the importance of the writer-editor relationship, why he always tries to "send the elevator back down," why place seems to be a recurring theme in his writing, and why empathy is the most important quality for a writer to have.
October 15, 2019
Sarah talks with NY Times Best-Selling author Gretchen Rubin about why she decided to research happiness, why rewards are not good for habit changing, the difficulty in manufacturing a lightning bolt habit change, and how your personality affects your ability to change your behavior.
October 8, 2019
Sarah talks with Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers about how being an Everton fan has shaped his outlook on life, how his American pen pal made him fall in love with the Chicago White Sox, how not being able to watch the World Cup Final led to meeting his professional partner, and why becoming a US citizen was one of the best days of his life.
October 1, 2019
Sarah talks with ESPN's Jeff Passan about focusing on his career on the first day of college, being rejected by a girl because of something he had written, how he has embraced the role of "transaction monkey," and the debut of his Elmo impression on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.
September 24, 2019
Sarah talks with Jia Tolentino, a culture critic at The New Yorker, about growing up in a megachurch, doing a reality show when she was 16, writing about issues without offering solutions, and her concerns about the impact of the internet and social media.
September 17, 2019
Sarah talks with Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos about her work with dogs and monkeys, her wildly popular course on happiness, the G.I. Joe Fallacy and other ways our minds trick us.
September 10, 2019
Sarah talks with Super Bowl champion offensive lineman Ryan Harris about being on an MTV reality show in high school, converting to Islam, and his career in the NFL.
September 3, 2019
Sarah talks with former NFL offensive lineman Ryan O'Callaghan about the stress of being a closeted gay man in the NFL, his struggles with opioids, planning to take his own life, and the sudden end to his friendship with Aaron Rodgers.
August 27, 2019
Sarah talks with Mina Kimes about calling Rams preseason games, why she almost turned down the opportunity, how her preparation included reading an entire book unnecessarily, her spreadsheets for each NFL team, and how she's finding her voice as a broadcaster.
August 22, 2019
Sarah talks with Jane Skinner Goodell about growing up in Chicago, her career as a news reporter, why her father cried when Roger asked for her hand in marriage, and her new documentary A Lifetime of Sundays about the four iconic female owners of NFL teams.
August 20, 2019
Sarah talks with Ramona Shelburne about how motherhood has impacted her career as a reporter, what it was like covering the Lakers' turbulent off-season, and her new project about the Donald Sterling saga with the Los Angeles Clippers.
August 13, 2019
Sarah talks with comedian Frank Caliendo about how his first stage was on the baseball diamond, how he hurt his back tying his shoes, what he learned in an acting class, how he's trying to change his routine, and an embarrassing moment with a celebrity.
August 6, 2019
Sarah talks to Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw about how she got her nickname, the best and worst parts about being at the same place for 30+ years, her press conference answer that went viral, and her rivalry with Geno Auriemma and UCONN.
July 30, 2019
Sarah talks to ESPN play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins about knowing what she wanted to do from an early age, how playing point guard has helped her in her career, finding her voice, the choreographed dance that every broadcast is, and how she deals with critics.
July 29, 2019
Sarah talks to Lakers forward Anthony Davis about growing up in Chicago, the most scared he's ever been, whether or not he's been in a fist fight, and something his future spouse better be ok with.
July 23, 2019
Sarah talks to former USC long snapper Jake Olson about his cancer diagnosis which led to him going blind, deciding to continuing playing sports, the nerves involved with his snap at USC, and the time he tricked a friend with a fake eye ball.
July 16, 2019
Sarah talks to Holly Rowe about having weekly progress reports with her parents as a child, taking a basketball class taught by Rick Majerus, how ESPN has changed in the past 20 years, keeping a joy journal, and how cancer made her live a bigger life.
July 9, 2019
Sarah talks to Taylor Twellman about growing up in a family littered with professional athletes, choosing to play soccer over a MLB contract, how living in Europe during 9/11 changed his life, missing out on the World Cup, how concussions derailed his career, and who he would want to play him in a movie.
July 2, 2019
Sarah talks to Tim Cowlishaw about how he took a year off from college because of a girl, his circuitous route in journalism that led him back to Dallas, forming a relationship with Jimmy Johnson, and how an athlete inspired him to share his own battles with alcohol.
June 25, 2019
Sarah talks to play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti about his cerebral palsy, getting the job he's wanted since elementary school, why he decided to go to law school after he was already a broadcaster, his fascination with comedy and how he incorporates it into his work, and how he manages to fit 220+ game broadcasts into a calendar year.
June 18, 2019
Sarah talks to Chelsea Handler about her new outlook on therapy, the symbolic power of oranges, getting back into stand-up comedy, and the time she dealt with a different kind of turbulence on an airplane.
June 11, 2019
Sarah talks to Woody Paige about how his marriage to a future Rolling Stone editor led him into sports, why he ended up in Denver, dealing with depression, and why he intentionally referred to an Around the Horn colleague by the wrong name.
June 4, 2019
Sarah talks with Paul Finebaum about his beef with Drake, how a caller led to the biggest break of his career, the presidential candidate who didn't know who Nick Saban is, and his thoughts on The Paul Fine-bucket that's used on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.
May 28, 2019
Sarah talks with Bob Ryan about starting at The Boston Globe the same day as Peter Gammons, how he used to be called "The Commissioner," his frosty relationship with a former Celtics head coach, the radio interview he most regrets doing, and how he'd like to change the constitution.
May 21, 2019
Sarah talks with ESPN's Dianna Russini about punching an opponent in the face as a college athlete, getting a prestigious internship by answering a riddle, replying to an email 10 years later, covering the tragedy at Sandy Hook, and why she needs to unfollow Tom Brady on social media.
May 14, 2019
Sarah talks with Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain, Kristine Lilly, and Briana Scurry about the 20th anniversary of their World Cup run, whether or not their legacy is what they thought it would be, and the strengths and weaknesses of the 2019 team.
May 7, 2019
Sarah talks with Brian Koppelman about leaving his early success in the recording industry to pursue a career in writing, how his film Rounders became a cult hit, why he and his writing partner chose to write Billions, and how he decided to try standup comedy shortly after his 40th birthday.
April 30, 2019
Sarah talks with WNBA superstar and ESPN NBA Analyst Chiney Ogwumike about how she spent her first ever basketball practice in the bathroom, being mentored by Condoleezza Rice, making a viral video while she was in college, being drafted #1 overall, how she was recently traded to her older sister's team, and the time she had a bad hair day on national television.
April 23, 2019
Sarah chats with Ron Magill about working on Miami Vice, meeting Barbara Streisand, what makes Dwyane Wade scream and run like a child, the benevolence of Shaquille O'Neal, how getting bitten by a crocodile led to him meeting his wife, the email Dan Le Batard wrote to executives after Ron appeared on SportsCenter, and the time he was almost killed by an elephant.
April 16, 2019
Sarah talks with David Jacoby about how most people think his last name is his first name, how he used to hustle tourists in NYC, how he once wrote 500 trivia questions in a day for ESPN, why he wouldn't move to Bristol, developing SportsNation, the rise and fall of Grantland, and the gradual ascension of Jalen & Jacoby.
April 9, 2019
Sarah talks with Team USA runner Chris Mosier about teaching adults karate as a 10-year-old, being a mascot in college, making the decision to transition, challenging and eventually changing International Olympic Committee policies, and misconceptions about the trans community.
April 3, 2019
Sarah talks with ESPN NBA Front Office Insider Amin Elhassan about dealing with rolling blackouts and ration cards while growing up in Sudan, the culture shock he endured as a teenager in the United States, how he rose through the ranks of the NBA front office world, how to get anywhere in an NBA arena, and the time Dan Le Batard thought he was a waiter.
April 1, 2019
Sarah talks with the legendary Annika Sorenstam about the importance of the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur, how golf gave her confidence, how competitive she is in all facets of life, and how surprised she is by Tiger Woods' comeback.
March 26, 2019
Sarah talks with Greg Cote about the series of mishaps that have led to his second wave of fame, why he should not have become friends with Dan Le Batard, the time he unwittingly wrote a story that was completely false, his favorite "Back in My Day", and his infamous cough.
March 19, 2019
Sarah talks with Tim Kurkjian about how he once lost two jobs in two months, how Skip Bayless played a role in getting his first full-time job in MLB, how he handled losing out on a story as a beat reporter, why Eddie Murray hated him, about his 20-year streak that's more impressive than Cal Ripken, Jr.'s, how he earned a Hall of Famer's respect on the basketball court, and how the story from his career that he tells the most is about a football coach.
March 12, 2019
Sarah talks with Dan Le Batard about his childhood in Miami, his reluctant climb in sports media, the moment he lost interest in writing about sports, the pressure of conducting the sloppy orchestra that is his radio show, his relationship with Stugotz, whether or not he's concerned about burning out, and the time he pooped in a parking lot.
March 5, 2019
This week Sarah chats with comedy writer and podcast host Erin Gloria Ryan. Ryan details her path from a small town in Wisconsin to podcast host with stops at Catholic Disneyland (Notre Dame), asking to be fired, writing for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and getting punched in the face by a stranger in Brooklyn along the way.
February 26, 2019
This week, Sarah chats with Kate Fagan about her New York Times bestseller What Made Maddy Run, what led to her decision to get off social media, what her experience was like as a panelist on Around the Horn, and why she ultimately decided to leave ESPN.
February 19, 2019
This week, Sarah chats with Maria Taylor about her expeditious ascent in sports media. Maria discusses what it was like to grow up with her father in the FBI and her mother in corporate America, how she got to ESPN, her biggest on-air mistakes, what it's like to be black in America, and how she almost got into a fight at a Sam Smith concert.
February 12, 2019
This week, Sarah delves into what it means to literally face death. Her guests Sharzad Kiadeh & mother Valerie discuss how they have handled Valerie's terminal colon cancer diagnosis, as well as the gratitude of life. They explain how their Youtube show has made discussing death a conversational topic in comedic form and share ways that people can effectively communicate with others who are dealing with the oncoming loss of a loved one.
February 5, 2019
How has ESPN reporter Shelley Smith managed such a long successful career? She details to Sarah Spain in the latest podcast, including the difference between being likable versus demanding respect and her take on life and work during and post her battle with Cancer.
January 29, 2019
Known for his dry sense of humor, SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne discusses his career and how he's been able to build a style of journalistic humor unlike any other in the business.
January 22, 2019
Dan Orlovsky spent 13 years in the NFL and shares with Sarah how the life of a backup QB is different than many think. Plus, he details his transition to NFL analyst and talks about the moment fans will never ever let him forget.
January 15, 2019
Can positive thoughts really lead to positive change? Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin helps Sarah understand how one can train their brain to project positive energy, reduce stress and much more.
January 8, 2019
*Trigger warning- sensitive content discussed* Sarah Spain welcomes Brenda Tracy, the nation's leading advocate in the fight against college football's rape culture, to the show who shares her story of sexual assault and the importance of discontinuing to remain silent.
December 19, 2018
On this holiday episode, Sarah Spain celebrates the Festivus holiday with special appearances from the cast of Around the Horn and the Dan Le Batard Show. Plus, a special surprise guest from the cast of Seinfeld.
December 11, 2018
How does it feel to have the NBA pull your article from Forbes? Well, author, professor and sports economist David Berri details it to Sarah Spain. Plus, they discuss the NBA data, WNBA growth challenges and pay equity, his best-seller Wages of Wins and so much more.
December 4, 2018
Three-time Paralympic gold medalist Alana Nichols joins Sarah Spain for an inspirational conversation on overcoming the odds. Nichols describes her paralyzing accident, her road to recovery, how she learned to interact with others and much more.
November 27, 2018
World class athletes & champions Megan Rapinoe (NWSL's Seattle Reign) & Sue Bird (WNBA's Seattle Storm) chat with Sarah Spain on how they met, their careers, LGBT activism in their respective sports and what's next after sports.
November 20, 2018
Sarah Spain chats with NFL Senior Director of Football Development Sam Rapoport on developing the pipeline for women in the NFL, her career playing football and more.
November 14, 2018
Sarah Spain welcomes in Brian Koppleman, creator of the hit show Billions, who talks about his early career in music, how he worked with Eddie Murphy in high school and how he believe your daily routine can define your success.
November 7, 2018
Former boxing champion Laila Ali joins Sarah this week and talks about her upbringing with the legend Muhammad Ali, her late start in boxing, recognizing her calling in women's wellness and more.
October 30, 2018
Director Gabe Polsky chats with Sarah Spain on his recent documentary "In Search of Greatness" in which he explores if great athleticism is a cause of nature or nurture.
October 23, 2018
Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Rebecca Lobo joins Sarah to discuss the Basketball: A Love Story documentary, her career, the WNBA and the interesting way she met her husband.
October 16, 2018
Comedian Taran Killam joins Sarah and talks about his stints on SNL and MAD TV, his career journey, upcoming projects and how his daughter takes advantage of his Rams fanhood.
October 9, 2018
Sarah Spain recaps the 9th Annual 2018 espnW Summit by highlighting topics, points and interviews that stood out to her including Michele Roberts, Ian Michael Black, Julie Foudy and Maverick Carter.
October 3, 2018
The espnW Summit is in full swing and while we prepare to close the 2018 event, Sarah recaps the best of the 2017 summit featuring Sheryl Crow, Bozoma Saint John and more.
September 25, 2018
Longtime MLB writer Rob Neyer chats with Sarah about his impact on sabermetrics, his relationship with Bill James and his new book Powerball.
September 18, 2018
When you think stats and NFL, you may think about ESPN writer Bill Barnwell. However, Sarah goes one-on-one with Bill to find out there's more behind then man than just number
September 11, 2018
Co-host of High Noon Pablo Torre shares behind the scenes insight into the new show, talks about his relationship with co-host Bomani Jones, delves into the process of creating a new show and more.
September 4, 2018
Sarah provides an audio version of her E:60 story on Chiefs running backs coach Deland McCullough, who went searching for his biological parents.
August 29, 2018
Cari Champion shares her journey from a telemarketer to hosting SportsCenter, and her successes and failures in between. Plus, she dishes on her foundation Brown Girls Dream.
August 22, 2018
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me host Peter Sagal dishes on his upcoming book, his tie to Michael Jackson, his battles with depression and how he changed his life with laughter.
August 14, 2018
From being adopted to his collegiate golf career, SEC Network's Peter Burns shares with Sarah his motivation for pursuing his dreams when the odds were stacked against him.
August 8, 2018
Sports historian and professor Victoria Jackson joins Sarah to explore today's sports issues from a historical perspective, the complicated roots of football and the difficulties of being an educator in a time where facts are often challenged.
July 31, 2018
How well do you know Adam Amin? He channels his journey to ESPN PxP commentator and what's ahead in his future with Sarah Spain in the latest episode.
July 25, 2018
The Ringer's Shea Serrano shares with Sarah his journey from being a science teacher to a best-selling author, why he's so supportive of the WNBA and his impact on journalism.
July 18, 2018
Sarah Spain recounts a conversation with NY Times writer Carl Richards, joined the podcast to discuss the art of saying 'No' and finding balance in life.
July 10, 2018
How do you write an SNL skit after 9/11? Just ask actor, writer and producer Mike Schur. The Parks and Recreation creator chats with Sarah on his career, iconic roles, love for sportswriting and more.
July 3, 2018
Actress and comedienne Cameron Esposito joins Sarah this week and delves into her Midwestern upbringing, her marriage, her impact in the LGBTQ community and her new provocative special titled "Rape Jokes."
June 26, 2018
How much do you know about wine? On today's show, advanced sommelier Dan Pilkey joins to Sarah discuss his love of wine and how he turned a passion into a career.
June 21, 2018
Sarah Spain goes one-on-one with Julia Henderson, the producer and series host of ESPN's 30 for 30 podcast "Bikram" that details the complicated world of Bikram yoga. Henderson dives into Bikram's downward spiral, her conversations with him and how his style of yoga at one time played a major role in her life.
June 12, 2018
Coming off an Australian tour, singer/songwriter Cary Brothers talks to Sarah about his approach to the music industry. Plus, he shares a story of getting drunk at the Grammy's because he never thought he'd win.
June 5, 2018
He's one of the most well-known faces at ESPN, but how well do you really know him? Sarah Spain sits down with SportsCenter host Kevin Negandhi and delves into his Philadelphia roots, his Indian heritage and how he's dedicated himself to breaking stereotypes for Indian-American broadcasters.
May 29, 2018
Whether it was TV or magazine, writer and author Nell Scovell broke down barriers for women in Hollywood at a time when the industry wasn't so welcoming. The Sabrina the Teenage Witch creator tells Sarah Spain about her time as a sportswriter, working on David Letterman, writing for The Simpsons and much more.
May 22, 2018
If there's anyone who knows about going viral, it's ESPN Sr. Writer Arash Markazi. The two-time cancer survivor discusses his most viral stories, his fight against Hodgkin Lymphoma, growing up in Los Angeles and how sports have allowed him to travel the world.
May 15, 2018
Writing for the internet has evolved over the years and Deadspin's Drew Magary joins Sarah Spain to discuss that evolution, the culture shift of blogging and how he's grown as a writer and father.
May 8, 2018
It's Mental Health Awareness Month and in this episode, Sarah Spain chats with Super Bowl XLI champion Keith O'Neil who shares the challenges he faced playing in the NFL with bipolar disorder. O'Neil details how his coaches and teammates played a role in his wellness, his journey to retirement and more.
May 1, 2018
Former The Score radio host Jason Goff joins Sarah to discuss diversity in radio and the challenges he faced in bringing an authentic voice to his craft.
April 25, 2018
Bravo's Top Chef first female winner Stephanie Izard joins Sarah to discuss her journey to the kitchen, gender challenges in the culinary field, winning Top Chef and much more.
April 17, 2018
Sarah Spain welcomes a host of female sports reporters and industry professionals to discuss the objectification of women as it relates to sexism and more.
April 10, 2018
Sarah Spain is joined by former NFL and CFL quarterback Don McPherson who talks about gender activism, why he's a feminist, the difficulties in shaping masculinity in and outside of sports and much more.
April 4, 2018
Sarah talks with Ike about his many acting roles and why he seems to constantly work with some of the strongest women in Hollywood. Plus, his thoughts on social media in a politically-charged climate.
March 27, 2018
Sarah talks with the morning show host about beginning his career in Chicago covering the Bulls and Bears, how it landed him at ESPN, and then on "Mike & Mike" for 20 years. Now, he's hosting a brand new show on ESPN beginning April 2nd: "Get Up" with Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose.
March 20, 2018
Sarah talks with the ESPN personality about her career in radio and how she fought to get into sports, eventually making her way to NESN and now to ESPN's SportsCenter.
March 14, 2018
Sarah talks with Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando about their incredible Olympic Gold Medal win and what it's like playing together as twin sisters.
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