That's What She Said with Sarah Spain
The Smartest Man in the World: Greg Proops: 8/4/20
Sarah talks to comedian and actor Greg Proops about the incredible success of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, being in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, doing comedy via Zoom, and why he demands that comedy clubs fill out the bill on his shows with female comics.
Mike Golic: 7/28/20
Sarah talks to Mike Golic about the end of his two decades plus run as the co-host of ESPN Radio's morning show including his favorite guests, recurring bits, trips, experiences, why the end of Golic and Wingo feels so much different than the end of Mike & Mike, and what his future holds.
Ibtihaj Muhammad: 7/21/20
Sarah talks to Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad about becoming the first female Muslim win a medal and to wear a hijab while competing for the United States, how a Barbie was designed after her, and a harrowing story of being arresting amidst the protests in LA.
Christen Press and Tobin Heath: 7/16/20
Sarah talks to USWNT members Christen Press and Tobin Heath about the work they're doing with Stacy's Rise project to empower female entrepreneurs, how they bring humility to the business world with their company reinc, and how they are trying to re-imagine the status quo in everything that they do.
Brandon Copeland: 7/14/20
Sarah talks to Patriots linebacker Brandon Copeland about attending Penn, interning for UBS, his PED suspension, signing with the Patriots, and the biggest tips he teaches in his financial literacy course.
Untamed: Glennon Doyle: 7/7/20
Sarah talks to New York Times bestselling author Glennon Doyle about her extremely awkward love at first sight moment with her wife Abby Wambach, how her new book Untamed is about trying to unlearn social conditioning, how she views her past work, and her non-profit Together Rising.
Unbothered: Jemele Hill: 6/30/20
Sarah talks to Jemele Hill about her tenure at ESPN and the way that it ended, how she feels as a person of color doing a podcast on The Ringer in the wake of Bill Simmons' recent comments, how she always finds a way to work with her closest friends, which includes her new show on Vice with Cari Champion, and what it was like to be on an episode of Bravo's Below Deck.
When We Play Round Table: 6/23/20
Sarah leads a round table discussion with Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Tamika Catchings, former Notre Dame Women's head basketball coach Muffet McGraw and the University of Tennessee's Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer on women in leadership roles. The discussion is a part of espnW's When We Play initiative celebrating the 48th anniversary of the passing of Title IX.
SNL's Heidi Gardner: 6/16/20
Sarah talks to SNL's Heidi Gardner about her rapid rise in comedy, the hilarious outfit she wore to the mall to meet boys in middle school, how seeing Melissa McCarthy in The Groundlings inspired her to take an improve class, and what it was like to do SNL from home.
Adam Pally: 6/9/20
Sarah talks to actor Adam Pally about how his comedy career got started by doing the morning announcements at his school, why he didn't enjoy Inside the Actors Studio with James Lipton, the possibility of a Happy Endings Zoom reunion, what he liked most about working with Mindy Kaling, and punching baby Yoda.
Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr.: 6/3/20
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.
Liberty: Layshia Clarendon: 5/26/20
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.
Mini Pod: Jasmine Jordan: 5/21/20
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.
Life is Good: John and Bert Jacobs: 5/19/20
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.
The Hot Hand: Ben Cohen: 5/12/20
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.
How To Do Nothing: Jenny Odell: 5/5/20
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.
Mini Pod: Carmen Electra: 4/30/20
Sarah talks to Carmen Electra about her relationship with Dennis Rodman during the Bulls championship run in the '90s.
Tyler Cameron: 4/28/20
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.
Swin Cash: 4/21/20
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.
Sir Charles: Charles Barkley: 4/14/20
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.
The Art of Non-Conformity: Chris Guillebeau: 4/7/20
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.
Block or Charge?: Rex Chapman: 3/31/20
Sarah talks with former NBA player Rex Chapman about his Johnny Manziel-esque college career, his addiction to painkillers and the long road to recovery, and his new found fame as a social media star.
A League of Their Own: Rhea Butcher: 3/25/20
Sarah talks with comedian Rhea Butcher about growing up loving baseball, finding their way into comedy, a brief stint as a skater, and deciding to use non-binary pronouns.
Community: Imran Khan and Jahmal Cole: 3/10/20
In this super-sized pod, Sarah speaks with two leaders in the Chicago community who are trying to change the face of education and the ways we deal with poverty and crime affecting our young people.
Power Plays: Lindsay Gibbs: 3/3/20
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.
Born to be Wilder: Charlotte Wilder: 2/25/20
Sarah talks with Charlotte Wilder about her Donna Martin Graduates moment, how teaching sailing lessons prepared her to work in a predominantly male industry, her path to Sports Illustrated, and the time she was almost run over by a pontoon boat.
Start by Believing: John Barr/Dan Murphy: 2/18/20
Sarah talks with ESPN Investigative Reporters John Barr and Dan Murphy about their new book, Start By Believing, which chronicles the many red flags in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal that were either missed or not reported.
Without Regard- and hi: Amy Trask: 2/11/20
Sarah talks with former NFL executive Amy Trask about her path from unpaid intern to CEO of the Raiders, how she reacted when an NFL owner asked her to get him a coffee, and the time she mistakenly thanked a media executive for their service.
Paparazzo: James Ambler: 2/4/20
Sarah talks with former paparazzi photog James Ambler about the time he got a ride from Angelina Jolie, how he almost fell into Anna Nicole Smith's grave, why he nearly came to blows with Jude Law, and how he ended up on Shark Tank and The Today Show.
Golly: Chris Long: 1/28/20
Sarah talks to 2-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long about the genius of Belichick, what he hopes for Tom Brady next season, why his Eagles Super Bowl team will always hold a special place in his heart, and the work he's doing in the name of social justice.
Miracle: Victoria Arlen: 1/21/20
Sarah talks to Victoria Arlen about what it was like to be in vegetative state for four years, her remarkable recovery, winning a gold medal in the Paralympics, competing on Dancing With the Stars despite not having any feeling in her legs, working for ESPN, and being the face of Jockey.
Development: Scott Pioli: 1/14/20
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.
Manifestation: Lizzi Cutler: 1/7/20
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.
An Incredible Reunion + Remembering David Stern: 1/2/20
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.
The Happiness Lab: 12/31/19
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.
A Festivus Miracle: 12/24/19
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)
Triumph: Robert Smigel: 12/17/19
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.
The Man: Becky Lynch: 12/10/19
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."
Frozen: Kristen Anderson-Lopez: 12/3/19
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.
Mini Pod: SNL's Beck Bennett: 11/27/19
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.
Focus: Cal Newport: 11/26/19
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.
Empathy: Jamil Zaki: 11/19/19
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.
A High Threshold for Boredom: Steve Rushin: 11/12/19
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.
Natitude: Lindsay Czarniak and Reese Waters: 11/5/19
Sarah talks with Lindsay 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.
Image and Likeness: 10/29/19
Sarah discusses California's Fair Pay to Play Act with ESPN's Jay Bilas, sports economist Andy Schwarz, and state senator Nancy Skinner.
Place: Wright Thompson: 10/22/19
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.
Happier: Gretchen Rubin: 10/15/19
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.
Man in Blazer: Roger Bennett: 10/8/19
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.
Drive: Jeff Passan: 10/1/19
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.
Trick Mirror: Jia Tolentino: 9/24/19
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.
Professor of Happiness: Laurie Santos: 9/17/19
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.
True Life: Ryan Harris: 9/10/19
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.
Life On The Line: Ryan O'Callaghan: 9/3/19
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.
Authenticity in the Booth: Mina Kimes: 8/27/19
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.
Football Women: Jane Skinner Goodell: 8/22/19
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.
Working Mom: Ramona Shelburne: 8/20/19
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.
Lasting Impression: Frank Caliendo: 8/13/19
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.
Leadership: Muffet McGraw: 8/6/19
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.
Trailblazer: Beth Mowins: 7/30/19
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.
The Brow: Anthony Davis: 7/29/19
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.
Fight On: Jake Olson: 7/23/19
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.
Bountiful: Holly Rowe: 7/16/19
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.
Meant to Be: Taylor Twellman: 7/9/19
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.
Easy Going: Tim Cowlishaw: 7/2/19
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.
Dream Job: Jason Benetti: 6/25/19
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.
Therapy Couch: Chelsea Handler: 6/18/19
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.
Chalk It Up: Woody Paige: 6/11/19
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.
The Mouth of the South: Paul Finebaum: 6/4/19
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.
A Journalism OG: Bob Ryan: 5/28/19
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.
Be True to Who You Are: Dianna Russini: 5/21/19
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.
Forever Ready: The '99ers : 5/14/19
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.
From Shadow Artist to Billions: Brian Koppelman: 5/7/19
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.
Ball is Life: 4/29/19
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.
Zest: Ron Magill: 4/23/19
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.
Likeability: David Jacoby: 4/16/19
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.
Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger: 4/9/19
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.
Irrational Confidence: Amin Elhassan: 4/2/19
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.
Master of Golf: Annika Sorenstam: 4/1/19
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.
A Menagerie of Pet Peeves: 3/25/19
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.
Paper Boy: Tim Kurkjian: 3/19/19
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.
Pivoting To Fun: Dan Le Batard: 3/12/19
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.
Hysterical Hysteria: 3/5/19
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.
An Organic Pause: Kate Fagan: 2/26/19
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.
Rapid Rise: Maria Taylor: 2/19/19
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.
Gratitude: Sharzad & Valerie Kiadeh: 2/12/19
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.
Living Legend: Shelley Smith : 2/5/19
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.
The Mayne Event: Kenny Mayne : 1/29/19
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.
Humble Yourself- Dan Orlovsky: 1/22/19
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.
Positive Thoughts: Daniel Levitin: 1/15/19
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.
Changing the Culture: Brenda Tracy : 1/8/19
*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.
Happy Festivus: 12/19/18
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.
Wages Of Wins: David Berri : 12/11/18
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.
Beyond Limits: Alana Nichols : 12/4/18
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.
Championship Duo: Sue Bird & Megan Rapinoe: 11/27/18
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.
Gridiron Girl: Samantha Rapoport: 11/20/18
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.
Sitting On 'Billions': Brian Koppleman: 11/14/18
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.
She Bee Stingin': Laila Ali: 11/7/18
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.
In Search Of Greatness: Gabe Polsky: 10/30/18
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.
Basketball Love Story: Rebecca Lobo: 10/23/18
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.
Sketch Comedy's Finest: Taran Killam: 10/16/18
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.
Another Successful Summit: 10/9/18
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.
A Look Back: 2017 espnW Summit : 10/3/18
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.
Steals & Stats: Rob Neyer: 9/25/18
Longtime MLB writer Rob Neyer chats with Sarah about his impact on sabermetrics, his relationship with Bill James and his new book Powerball.
More Than Stats: Bill Barnwell : 9/18/18
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
Catching Up: Pablo Torre: 9/11/18
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.
Runs In The Family: 9/4/18
Sarah provides an audio version of her E:60 story on Chiefs running backs coach Deland McCullough, who went searching for his biological parents.
A Brown Girl's Dream: Cari Champion: 8/29/18
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.
Just Laugh: Peter Sagal: 8/22/18
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.
Against All Odds: Peter Burns: 8/14/18
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.
Know Your Roots: Prof. Victoria Jackson: 8/8/18
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.
Calling The Shots: Adam Amin: 7/31/18
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.
It's A "Rap": Shea Serrano: 7/25/18
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.
Just Say No: Carl Richards : 7/18/18
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.
Comedic Approach: Mike Schur: 7/10/18
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.
Do It For The Money- Cameron Esposito: 7/3/18
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."
Wine 101: Dan Pilkey : 6/26/18
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.
Behind Bikram: Julia Henderson: 6/20/18
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.
Behind Blue Eyes: Cary Brothers : 6/12/18
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.
Breaking Barriers: Kevin Negandhi: 6/5/18
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.
Writing Them Off: Nell Scovell: 5/29/18
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.
Going Viral: Arash Markazi: 5/22/18
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.
Writing For The Internet: Drew Magary: 5/15/18
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.
Mental Toughness: Keith O'Neil: 5/8/18
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.
Diversity In Radio: Jason Goff: 5/1/18
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.
Top Chef Stephanie Izard: 4/25/18
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.
Eyes Up Here: 4/17/18
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.
Masculinity In Sports: Don McPherson: 4/10/18
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.
Ike Barinholtz, Actor : 4/4/18
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.
Mike Greenberg, "Get Up": 3/27/18
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.
Elle Duncan, ESPN: 3/20/18
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.
Lamoureux Twins, USA Hockey: 3/14/18
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.
Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics: 3/6/18
The WNBA MVP tells Sarah her two new books discussing changes in her life and changes she would like to see in the WNBA. Plus, Elena also talks about her recent wedding.
Minnesota Lynx Lindsay Whalen: 2/27/18
Minnesota Lynx PG Lindsay Whalen talks about her path to the WNBA Plus, after being invited to Paisley Park by Prince..why Lindsay had to leave early!
Dan Soder, Comedian : 2/21/18
Sarah talks with Dan about how working at a fishery eventually led him to a stand-up comedy career. Plus, his thoughts on the current state of the comedy industry.
Paula Faris, ABC News: 2/14/18
Sarah talks with her friend about her ascent from a radio sales job to weekend sports anchor in Cincinnati to sports reporter in Chicago to now with "GMA" and "The View."
Chris Connelly, ESPN: 2/7/18
Sarah talks with the esteemed journalist about his illustrious career and how he went from music critic at "Rolling Stone" to MTV host to a reporter at ESPN.
Allyson Turner, LeBatard Show Booker: 1/31/18
Sarah chats with the "Dan LeBatard Show with Stugotz" guest-booker about her experiences working with the guys and how it is this year on radio row at the Super Bowl.
John Marcoux, 105F: 1/22/18
Sarah chats with the attorney-turned-yoga-instructor about his career change, what attracted him to yoga and how it changed his life, and what he thinks are keys to happiness.
Katie Nolan, Sports? Podcast: 1/16/18
Sarah chats with Katie about her early life growing up in Massachusetts, how her blog got her into the sports media industry from bartending and her Fox Sports departure.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN.com: 1/9/18
Sarah talks with Jackie about her collegiate basketball career, her time at the "Boston Globe", why she left the business for 2 years, and how she ultimately came to ESPN.
Bomani Jones, ESPN : 1/2/18
Sarah talks with Bomani about his early life, having college professors as parents, and why failing out of grad school actually set him up for success in sports journalism.
Holiday Special! : 12/26/17
Happy holidays! Sarah delivers her yearly reading of "T'was the Night Before Christmas" sports edition and she airs some of her biggest sports grievances from 2017.
Jason Fitz, ESPN: 12/19/17
Sarah chats with her future co-host (Spain & Fitz launches on January 2nd at 6pmET) about his life as a musician and transitioning into sports.
Ben Lyons, ESPN LA: 12/13/17
Sarah talks with Ben Lyons, the former entertainment reporter turned sportscaster about growing up with a famous dad and transitioning from movies to sports.
Laura Rutledge: 12/5/17
Sarah talks with Laura about her life, including being home-schooled, living abroad, becoming a pageant queen, marrying a pro athlete, and eventually working for ESPN.
Louis Riddick: 11/29/17
Louis talks about the transition from the front office to in front of the camera. He explains how his mentality is still the same.
Mike Golic: 11/21/17
Mike joins Sarah to discuss the long run of Mike and Mike. Plus what the future holds with Golic and Wingo.
Michael Silver: 11/8/17
Sarah talks with Michael Silver on his career path, and his close relationships with the athletes he covers.
Clinton Yates: 11/1/17
Sarah updates her CFB Bachelorette final two teams. Plus Clinton Yates on the events in his life that lead him to a career in sports.
Kelley Carter: 10/25/17
Kelley joins Sarah to discuss the path that led her to take a job at The Undefeated as an entertainment reporter.
BONUS: 30 for 30 Season Two Sneak Peek: 10/30/17
That's What She Said shares the trailer for Season Two of 30 for 30 Podcasts, launching November 14th, as well as one of our favorite episodes from Season One, On the Ice.
Kate Scott: 10/18/17
Kate joins Sarah to talk about being a trailblazer for women in the sports industry, and how she never felt like she didn't belong.
espnW Summit recap: 10/11/17
Sarah looks back at another amazing espnW Summit and shares some of the best moments.
Mike Golic Jr.: 9/27/17
GoJo joins Sarah to talk about his journey at ESPN, and how much he still isn't over losing the National Championship game.
Jordan Rodgers: 9/20/17
Jordan joins Sarah to help her look at possible CFB programs that deserve her fandom.
Keri Potts, ESPN Sr. Director of Communications: 9/13/17
Sarah talks to Keri Potts about the role the media plays in covering sexual and partner violence.
Trey Wingo: 9/7/17
Trey talks about his career path at ESPN, and getting ready for his new morning show with Mike Golic.
Actor Andy Buckley: 8/29/17
Actor Andy Buckley tells Sarah how he ended up working on The Office and why people constantly yell Suck It at him.
Wayne Drehs: 8/16/17
Wayne talks about his tenure at ESPN, and some of the crazy things he's written about.
Mike Wise: 8/8/17
Mike joins Sarah to talk about his career path to ESPN, and how he almost drowned.
Ramona Shelburne: 8/1/17
Ramona talks about how to get athletes and coaches to open up and trust reporters.
Sam Acho: 7/25/17
Sarah is joined by Sam Acho of the Bears. Sam talks about giving back, and looks at the Bears roster this season.
Jessica Luther: 7/18/17
Sarah is joined by Jessica Luther this week. They discuss how important the right kind of coverage is in sports.
Adventures at the ESPY's: 7/12/17
Sarah gives the Spanish Inquisition to the best athletes on the planet.
Soledad O'Brien: 7/4/17
Soledad talks about how her upbringing helped shape her drive, and how she found her way to journalism.
Kevin Blackistone Joins: 6/27/17
Sarah Spain is joined by Washington Posts columnist and Around the Horn panelist Kevin Blackistone. They discuss his career, the evolution of journalism and more.
Cy Wakeman: 6/20/17
Sarah and Cy discuss the conscious decisions we make every day that affect our happiness.
Kevin Brilliant: 6/13/17
Kevin joins Sarah to talk about his job as the Business Strategy and Analytics Manager of the Chicago Bulls.
Pablo Torre: 6/6/17
Pablo joins Sarah to discuss his path to ESPN, his new show with Bomani Jones, and he answers the Spanish Inquisition.
The price of admission: 5/31/17
Sarah is joined by Darren Rovell and Brisa Trinchero to discuss ticket prices across all sports.
Roy Wood Jr. : 5/23/17
Roy joins Sarah to discuss his journey to becoming a correspondent on The Daily Show.
Richard Lapchick: 5/16/17
Richard joins Sarah to discuss how he's using sport for a positive social change.
Julie Foudy: 5/2/17
Julie joins Sarah to talk about her new book, the espnW Summit in Chicago, and why she's a classy lunatic.
We The Fans - Part 3: 4/25/17
Tom Waddle, Sarah Spain and Bill Barnwell break down Episodes 5 and 6 of We The Fans and discuss The First Down Lady and the horror of reliving the Bears-Titans game.
Holly Anderson: 4/18/17
Holly joins Sarah to discuss her career journey to MTV News. Plus a UFO hovers over Sarah's house.
We The Fans - Pt. 2: 4/18/17
Bill Barnwell, Sarah Spain and Tom Waddle recap episodes three and four of "We The Fans" and discuss the multiple relationship dynamics from Section 250 of Soldier Field.
We The Fans - Pt. 1: 4/11/17
Bill Barnwell, Sarah Spain and Tom Waddle recap the first two episodes of We The Fans, a story about season ticket holders in section 250 of Soldier Field.
Sarah Robb O'Hagan: 4/4/17
Sarah Robb O'Hagan joins Sarah to discuss how she went from broke in NYC to CEO.
Women Making History: 3/30/17
Sarah reflects back on her favorite parts of the "Women Making History" special on ESPN Radio.
Carl Richards: 3/21/17
NY Times writer & Behavior Gap podcaster Carl Richards joins Sarah to talk about saying "no" and finding life balance
Chicago past and present: 2/27/17
Sarah is joined by former Blackhawk Jeremy Roenick and current Bear Jordan Howard.
Michael Smith: 2/20/17
Michael joins Sarah to talk about All-Star weekend in New Orleans. Plus how the transition from "His and Hers" to "SC6" is going.
Danny Pudi: 2/13/17
Sarah discusses her trip to SNL. Danny Pudi on his career path and what's next for him. Plus UConn Women get their 100th win.
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