Sarah talks to Princeton professor Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. about the country's response to the killing of George Floyd, the significant difference between passive and active support, and the lessons that can be learned from the #MeToo movement in the fight for racial equality. Plus, Sarah reads a prescient passage from Glennon Doyle's latest book Untamed.
Mina talks to Andrew Siciliano of the NFL Network about the outlook for the Rams and Browns next season, the NFL coaches and ESPN personalities they'd want on their bar trivia teams, and what a typical day is like hosting the NFL RedZone channel.
Freddie Gibbs is a critically-acclaimed rapper who recently released a brand-new collaborative album with The Alchemist entitled, "Alfredo" that is receiving much praise. Freddie chats with Dan about racial injustice, protests, his rise in Hip Hop, and being acquitted after being imprisoned in a foreign country. It's a fascinating conversation with one of Hip Hop's most respected contemporary artists.
Six-Time Challenge Champ Johnny Bananas joins the pod to discuss "The Unholy Alliance" and reveal a short-lived secret alliance: "The Space Cowboys." The Crew also has an update on the "Bring Laurel Back" campaign and introduce The Jordan Wiseley Unofficial ESPN's #1 Challenge Podcast Statistician.
Stugotz talks to World Golf Hall of Famer and reputed businessman Greg Norman, The Shark, about his busy schedule, The Match Part II, and the three craziest things he's done in his life. Plus, athletes that connote an animal.
Mina talks to Eagles tackle Lane Johnson about posing nude, what makes Carson Wentz special, and mental health awareness. Plus, Domonique Foxworth stops by to discuss the NFL's new measures aimed at improving diversity in coach and front-office hiring (24:45).
Sarah Spain is a sports media star and host of the popular LeBatardAF podcast "That's What She Said!"... But what is she like at home? Who is she married to? What does her spouse think of the mean tweets she occasionally gets? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Sarah and her husband Brad answer questions asked by our Reddit community on this episode!
Sarah talks to WNBA All-Star Layshia Clarendon about her oddly specific aspirations as a kid, the difficulty in coming out to her parents, why she's become such a vocal activist for LGBTQ rights, and her excitement about playing with #1 overall pick Sabrina Ionescu.
Jordan Wiseley, 3-time Challenge champ, joins ESPN's #1 Challenge Podcast this week to talk about his elimination vs. The Loch Fess Monster, explain his Challenge training regimen, break down some video and play a game of "What's the Deal with Nelson?"
A tragic update on Tim Jerns. The disgraced former Southeast Tulsa College Strength and Conditioning Coach had blamed Dan for creating a national controversy by calling his questionable training program into question. In the weeks since, Tim Jerns had been sleeping at Red Lobsters and formed a menacing football team that was driving through all parts of the country in hopes of playing pickup games.
Sarah talks to Jasmine Jordan about what it was like to grow up with a famous father, what she thought about The Last Dance, and how MJ and her fiancé both needed some liquid courage before meeting one another.
Almost everyone has weighed in on ESPN's "The Last Dance." However, there is a specific demographic that has been largely ignored and unfairly dragged through the mud throughout the entire series... Charlie Kravitz and GQ's Clay Skipper speak up for the millennials.
What up ya'll. NASCAR is back and I discuss what last week was like and going to Darlington on Sunday but sitting outside the track without fans. Plus, I get into my SEC feature on former athletes now working on the frontlines fighting against COVID-19 and The Last Dance finale
Sarah talks to John and Bert Jacobs about how they came up with their t-shirt brand Life is Good, how they reconnected on a cross country trip, how they've embraced the science on positive psychology, the differences between rational optimism and blind positivity, and the many super powers, as they call them, that fit their brand's ethos.
Stugotz and Stanczyk rank the top 5 Fordham alums before talking to Mike Breen about calling the Malice at the Palace, why he'll fight anyone who says something bad about Bill Walton, and a quick game of Mark (Jackson), Jeff (Van Gundy), or Clyde (Frazier).
Challenge legend, Laurel Stucky, joins ESPN's #1 Challenge Podcast! Elizabeth, Billy, Charlie Kravitz and Charlie Hulme get Laurel's thoughts on last week's episode and find out what it's really like to be on The Challenge. The crew also tries to convince Laurel to book some of her friends on the show.
Poop Sandwich! Bleacher Report's Jonathan Snowden wrote a spectacular book about Ken Shamrock titled "Shamrock: The World's Most Dangerous Man". This interview with Jonathan covers Ken Shamrock's professional wrestling career. It has to be heard to be believed. From sleeping with his on-camera sister to an incident with Triple H and a poop sandwich, you're going to be blown away by how crazy Ken Shamrock's life and wrestling career got.
Mina and Bill Barnwell discuss Stephen Jones' recent comments about the idea that paying your quarterback too much decreases your chance to win, the Patriots' decision to roll with Jarret Stidham at quarterback, and the trade rumors they'd most like to start if they could. Mina and Bill Barnwell discuss Stephen Jones' recent comments about the idea that paying your quarterback too much decreases your chance to win, the Patriots' decision to roll with Jarrett Stidham at quarterback, and the trade rumors they'd most like to start if they could.
Sarah talks to Ben Cohen of The Wall Street Journal about his book The Hot Hand, including the interesting reason why the creator of NBA Jam came up with "he's on fire," how we invent causes to explain patterns, the differences between the hot hand and flow state, how the best work of creators comes in bunches, and how The Princess Bride finally got made because of a creative hot hand.
What up ya'll. This week I chat with Rece Davis about what it was like working when all the college basketball conference tournaments were canceled and the craziness that is hosting GameDay. Plus, #DearSports and what it will be like when NASCAR returns this Sunday without any fans.
The Challenge pod is back. Billy, Elizabeth, Kravitz and Hulme discuss the Zach and Jenna drama, the fallout from the Kailah and Bear hook up, a classic Josh blunder and being big timed by another Challenger.
Mina talks to Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner about how he went from two star recruit to future Hall of Famer, what it was like the first time he commanded the huddle of the vaunted Seattle defense, how he negotiated his latest contract, the hardest QB in the league to defend, and his post football plans.
Stugotz talks to a member of his media dream team- Maria Taylor- about her best Brent Musburger story, being fellow faculty members in Ernie Johnson's journalism school, her experience on College Gameday, what her dream job is, and tequila.
Tim Jerns still burns. After losing everything following his controversial first interview with Dan Le Batard, Tim Jerns is attempting to pick himself up by his bootstraps and make something of himself again.
Stugotz and Stanczyk compile a top 5 of athletes whose last names start with a Z before talking to Cody Zeller about trying to learn how to play the guitar, the time he accidentally big timed Michael Jordan, and who would be on the all-time Hornets team.
Sarah talks to artist, author, and educator Jenny Odell about cutting class in high school to look at ducks, why conceptual art isn't a stunt, recognizing art as an architect of attention, her book How to Do Nothing, and her fascination with internet ads.
Billy Gil, Charlie Kravitz and Charlie Hulme were very excited to surprise E-Liz with a mystery guest from The Challenge. Unfortunately the mystery guest cancelled. The crew also discussed Cory almost blowing himself up, the Kailah and Bear love story and whether or not Rogan killed Jay.
What up ya'll. This week it's all about The Last Dance as I chat with Craig Ehlo about MJ's shot over him and why he doesn't mind talking about it and his reaction to the comments made by Ron Harper. Then, Derek Anderson joins me to talk about being one of the first five players to sign with Air Jordan and he gives his top five Air Jordan shoes. Plus, I give my Mount Rushmore of Jordan shoes and I have a surprise for Travis.
Tampa slugger and friend of the show Andy Gango is a beloved fan favorite and one of the most colorful personalities in all of sports. Recently, his bizarre behavior on social media has left many confused. We reached out to Andy to see if he wanted to share what he was going through.
Stugotz talks to Brian Koppelman about his hit series Billions, the Royale, his all-time Knicks team, and his film Rounders. Plus, the Jets drafted a quarterback out of FIU, so Stugotz and Billy pepper him with questions.
Sarah talks to football player turned model turned reality show contestant Tyler Cameron about his experience on The Bachelorette, his past and current relationship with Hannah Brown, his quarantine crew, meeting Jennifer Aniston at an awards show, dating Gigi Hadid, and his new role co-hosting Barkitecture on Quibi.
Dr. Garva Yules, a respected algorithmic professor, runs a simulation on one of the most powerful supercomputers on the planet to tell us how the NBA season would have gone. Plus, Tim and Jeff Kurkjian discuss their love of baseball with Greg and Chris Cote.
Stugotz has never done less work on a podcast. He simply gets out of the way and lets the real Bill Walton talk to the fake Bill Walton (Frank Caliendo). Plus, Frank sticks around to voice an NFL Draft spectacular.
What up y'all. Lane Kiffin joins me and you will see him in a different light. Not only does he talk about Tua & Jalen, but also why he was the happiest at Tennessee. Why Saban is the best college football coach and Pete Carroll is the smartest coach he's been around. And, what if Reggie Bush went to Notre Dame
Sarah talks to Swin Cash about the dominant team she played for in college at UCONN, how the WNBA's marketing campaigns have changed over time, the exhausting fight to promote the women's game, her work as a broadcaster, and her new role in the front office for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Stugotz lists his top five rising stars at ESPN before talking to Laura Rutledge about going to Florida during the Tebow years, being named Miss Florida, and the movie-like way in which she met her husband. Plus, some bad Chewbacca impressions and a game of Either, Neither, or Both
Billy Gil, Charlie Kravitz, Charlie Hulme and E-Liz to discuss cooking, The Challenge, doughnuts, Super Bowl 53 and more. The crew also tries to figure out a pitch to get Johnny Bananas to join the show, and they break down Fessy's college game tape.
What up y'all? Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta joins me to discuss how painful it was to furlough more than 40 thousand employees, playing NBA games without & what a championship would mean to him and more. Plus, I talk about trying to get Michael Jordan's autograph as a kid and being a complete fanboy when I met him a few years ago.
The Return of Jerns! Tim Jerns joined the "Mystery Crate" two weeks ago to discuss his unconventional training methods at Southeast Tulsa College. Tim Jerns now alleges that Dan Le Batard ruined his life with that interview by taking him out of context. After some discussion, Jerns decided to return to the podcast and discuss the fallout from his controversial interview.
Stugotz and Stanczyk talk to Portland Trailblazers guard C.J. McCollum about adopting a rescue puppy, what shows he's been watching on Netflix, the many ways in which he is annoying his fiancé, watching NBA players play video games against each other, his bachelor party plans, and who should be on the all-time Blazers team
Sarah talks to Charles Barkley about how he cried during his high school's graduation, what he learned from being cut from the 1984 Olympic team, how Moses Malone taught him to stop being fat and lazy, his fractured relationship with Michael Jordan, and his memories of playing against the Bulls of the 1990s.
Whitmer Thomas wrote, directed and starred in one of the most creative and emotional HBO stand-up specials in recent memory. Whitmer joins Dan to share his process for this deeply personal special as well as the struggle he had producing it.
What up y'all? This week I'm joined by documentarian Ken Burns as he discusses how at an early age he knew he wanted to be a filmmaker, what the process is like when making a documentary and more. Plus, we chat about his 8-part series on the history of country music
Stugotz somehow weaseled his way into Ernie Johnson's online journalism school, so he checks in with EJ about his performance as a professor as well as the history of Inside the NBA. Plus, he asks the Emmy Award winning broadcaster to play a game of Shaq, Kenny, or Chuck.
Stugotz and Stanczyk rank the top 5 all-time people with the name Ross before talking to Dodgers All-Star pitcher Ross Stripling about his secondary career as a stock broker, getting pulled from his major league debut with a no-hitter intact, and how Justin Turner stole Stugotz' idea about ending tie games with a HR Derby.
Sarah talks with Chris Guillebeau about how he earned a Master's degree without completing high school, how he traveled to every country in the world by the age of 35, his New York Times best-selling books, as well as his new book The Money Tree.
What up y'all? This week I chat with Cleveland Browns' Myles Garrett about how he is spending his time at home during this pandemic, the new CBA and playing with guys like OBJ and Baker. Plus, I talk about being in a virtual beer pong tournament and taking my son driving for the first time
Stugotz gives his all-time Phoenix Suns team, unveils a 30 for 30 trailer on the COVID-19 pandemic, and talks about two of his favorite things (lacrosse and business) with someone who is better at both: Paul Rabil.
Tim Jerns sits down with Dan Le Batard to discuss his controversial strength and conditioning program at Southeast Tulsa College that has made national news with their seemingly involuntary workouts that press on despite 3/4 of the country being under stay-at-home orders.
Stugotz, Mike Golic, Jr., and the Weekend Observations crew get together for a video chat from their respective homes, which means that Mikey C can smoke throughout and playing a Smoke Break interview becomes a bit of a challenge.
What up y'all? This week I'm joined by Dallas Cowboys' defensive lineman Gerald McCoy. We chat about why he signed with the Cowboys, who his top five quarterbacks of all time are, ranking MJ, Kobe & LeBron, what Kobe meant to him and his thoughts on Jameis Winston & Cam Newton.
Stugotz chats with ESPN's Pablo Torre about the makings of his mashup video of Linkin Park's song "In the End" featuring a host of ESPN personalities, his foray into fatherhood, and what it's like living in NYC during the corona virus pandemic.
What up y'all? This week country music singer/songwriter Rhett Akins joins me as he talks about some of his hits, moving to Nashville, playing football at Georgia and now watching his son sellout arenas. Plus, Travis and I catch up on what the last week has been like living at home.
Stugotz discusses his quarantine routine and then talks to 2-time Super Bowl champ Chris Long about not texting someone back, running into a familiar face halfway around the world, and his foundation's charitable efforts in Africa. Plus, Stanczyk surreptitiously checks in on Stugotz's wife Abby to see how she's holding up with Stugotz in the house all day.
What up y'all? This week I discussed George Strait's amazing catalog of hits and what is his best song. But, I couldn't do this alone so I made some calls. You will hear from Chipper Jones, Phil Vassar, Wright Thompson, Randy Scott, Will Cain, Ryan McGee, Kash Daniel & Barry Odom among others as they give their favorite Strait song and why.
Stugotz chats with Bob Saget about whether or not he'd get along with someone like Danny Tanner, the best television sitcom dads of all-time, and his relationships with Norm McDonald, John Stamos, and John Mayer. Plus, a game of Saget, Stamos, or Coulier and athletes or entertainers that connote bowling.
Mina and Gregg Rosenthal of the NFL Network discuss the 49ers' rumored interest in Tom Brady, the top 10 free agents (15:59), potential trade targets (55:02), and whether or not the Redskins should draft Tua with the 2nd overall pick.
Sarah talks with Lindsay Gibbs about the historical fiction novel she wrote about survivors of the Titanic, her time working on America's Next Top Model, finding her ideal role at Think Progress, her new newsletter, and the lane she's carved covering women's sports and its coverage.
John Tesh discusses fighting for his life, his storied career, creating the ultimate basketball anthem and his shocking beef with Bob Costas. In an effort to squash the beef, Dan only makes it worse. Pat Sajak also pops in.