The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
The Sporting Life - 12/14/18
Jeremy is joined this week by former heavyweight champion, Buster Douglas, Pete Rozelle award-winner, Andrea Kremer, and friend-of-the-show Lisa McCaffrey.
Lisa McCaffrey: 12/14/18
Lisa, mother of Christian, chats with Jeremy about Carolina's season, and her other three sons (who also play football) ... and her husband, Ed, who has retired from football.
Andrea Kremer, NFL Network: 12/14/18
Jeremy is joined by the renowned journalist for a conversation about her role in Amazon's all-female NFL broadcast team.
Buster Douglas, Former Heavyweight Champion: 12/14/18
Former heavyweight champ of the world, and subject of the latest 30 for 30, Buster talks with Jeremy about his thoughts on the film and his historic upset victory over Tyson.
Ricky Williams, 1998 Heisman Trophy Winner: 12/7/18
1998 Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams calls the show to discuss what it was like to win the award and his new career in astrology.
"42 to 1", a "30 for 30" Preview: 12/7/18
Jeremy is joined by his co-director, Ben Houser, and the editor/producer, Mike Sciallis, of the new "30 for 30" called "42 to 1" about Buster Douglas' upset win over Mike Tyson in 1990. The film debuts on ESPN on Tuesday, December 11th at 9pmET.
The Sporting Life - 12/7/18
Jeremy is joined by his co-director, Ben Houser, and the editor/producer, Mike Sciallis, of the new "30 for 30" called "42 to 1" about Buster Douglas' upset win over Mike Tyson in 1990. The film debuts on ESPN on Tuesday, December 11th at 9pmET. Plus, 1998 Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams calls the show to discuss what it was like to win the award and his new career in astrology.
Dr. Chris Nowinski, Concussion Legacy Foundation: 11/30/18
Jeremy talks with Dr. Nowinski about his foundation, Concussion Legacy Foundation, and the importance of educating athletes, coaches and parents on head injuries in sports.
"Gentleman" Gerry Cooney, former Boxer : 11/30/18
The former heavyweight boxer converses about the state of the sport and his take on why boxing can be a way out for troubled youth.
Bob Glauber, Newsday: 11/30/18
The longtime "Newsday" writer talks about his new book, "Guts and Genius: The Story of Three Unlikely Coaches Who Came to Dominate the NFL in the '80s."
Tim Rohan, Sports Illustrated: 11/30/18
The SI writer joins the show to discuss his new podcast about Steve McNair's mysterious death and how there was much more to the story than the public realized.
The Sporting Life - 11/30/18
Jeremy talks with Chris Nowinski about head injuries in sports, SI's Tim Rohan about Steve McNair's death, Newsday's Bob Glauber about 1980's NFL and "Gentleman" Gerry Cooney.
Kate Wells & Lindsey Smith, Michigan Radio: 11/22/18
The hosts of the NPR podcast, "Believed," detail how former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar got away with sexual assault on young athletes for decades.
Erik Weihenmayer, Explorer: 11/22/18
The first blind person to ever summit Mount Everest, Weihenmayer discusses his journey and why he was determined to accomplish what was thought to be an unreachable feat.
Gotham Chopra, Filmmaker: 11/22/18
Director of "Shut Up and Dribble," and host of the "Why Sports Matter" podcast on Cadence13, Chopra explains how the NBA has always been at the forefront of cultural evolution and why the players feel compelled to speak out.
David Grann, Author: 11/22/18
The author of "The White Darkness" discusses his story about Henry Worsley, who attempted to be the first person to cross Antarctica on foot, unassisted and unsupported.
The Sporting Life - 11/23/18: 11/22/18
Jeremy is joined by author David Grann, film director Gotham Chopra, podcast hosts Lindsay Wells & Kate Smith, and blind explorer Erik Weihenmayer.
The Sporting Life: 11-17-18: 11/16/18
Jeremy speaks with John Powers and Gary Pomerantz about legendary Boston sports figures Bob Cousy and Bill Belichick. Plus, Brin Butler on the biggest names in chess.
Brin-Jonathan Butler, Journalist: 11/16/18
The show's go-to boxing expert educates Jeremy about one of his other interests: chess. Butler talks about the popularity of the game and its biggest names.
Gary Pomerantz, Journalist: 11/16/18
Fresh off writing a new book about the subject, the noted writer and historian discusses the complex relationship between Celtics greats Bob Cousy and Bill Russell.
Darren Prince, Agent: 11/16/18
The sports and celebrity agent, who represents Magic Johnson, opens up about his battle with opiate addiction.
John Powers, The Boston Globe: 11/16/18
The author of "Fridays With Bill" discusses Bill Belichick's notorious brevity with the media and what his players love about the 5x Super Bowl-winning coach of the Patriots.
The Sporting Life: Veteran's Day Special: 11/9/18
On this Veteran's Day Special edition of the show, Jeremy talks with three former NFL players and military veterans: Green Beret Nate Boyer, who was a Seahawks long snapper, Vietnam Veteran and Pro Football Hall of Fame QB, Roger Staubach, and Air Force Combat Veteran and former Dallas Cowboy, Chad Hennings. Plus, a special message to all the Veterans from the entire ESPN Radio team.
Chad Hennings, Air Force Veteran & former NFL player: 11/9/18
The former Cowboys lineman and Persian Gulf War and Air Force Veteran talks about his current work helping Veterans and the rise in head injuries seen in football.
Roger Staubach, Hall of Fame QB & Vietnam Veteran : 11/9/18
The Hall of Fame QB and Vietnam Veteran joins Jeremy to discuss his work with USAA, his time in the service, why it is crucial to remind Veterans of our thanks & appreciation.
Nate Boyer, Green Beret & former NFL player: 11/9/18
The Green Beret, and former Seahawks long snapper, returns to the show to talk about his thoughts on Veteran's Day and why it's important to honor our military.
The Sporting Life - 11/2/18
Jeremy is joined this week by the Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy, legendary play-by-play man Verne Lundqvist, author Michael Sokolove & HOFer Geno Auriemma.
Geno Auriemma, UConn WCBB Head Coach: 11/2/18
One of the greatest coaches of all-time joins Jeremy to discuss his proudest achievements from a Hall of Fame career.
Michael Sokolove, Author: 11/2/18
The author of a new book, "The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino," explains why he thinks the embattled coach will eventually be on the sidelines again.
Verne Lundquist, Play-by-Play Commentator: 11/2/18
The legendary play-by-play commentator shares memories with Jeremy from his storied career, including the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan incident around the '94 Olympics.
Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe: 11/2/18
The "Boston Globe" columnist reflects on another championship for Boston, this one the 4th for the Red Sox this century.
The Sporting Life - 10/26/18
Jeremy is joined this week by filmmaker Dan Klores, author Jane Leavy and long-suffering British Browns fan Paul Brown.
Paul Brown, Diehard Browns Fan: 10/26/18
The long-suffering British Browns fan chats about his emotions during the Browns first win this season, and the possibility of an NFL team in London.
Jane Leavy, Author: 10/26/18
The author of "Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created" talks about how Ruth was one of the first American sports celebrities and just how huge he was during his heyday.
Dan Klores, "Basketball: A Love Story": 10/26/18
The director of "Basketball: A Love Story" discusses his new film and the inspiration for creating the 20-hour documentary.
The Sporting Life: 10-20-18: 10/20/18
Jeremy is joined by Bob Beamon to reflect on his 1968 Olympics performance, Gary Myers to discuss the Dallas Cowboys and Norman Chad to talk the usual nonsense.
Norman Chad, ESPN: 10/20/18
The "Sporting Life" legend joins Jeremy to discuss a wide range of topics, including Chad's affinity for sports gambling and the decline of Eli Manning.
Gary Myers, NFL Columnist: 10/20/18
Myers discusses his new book about the Dallas Cowboys and what makes America's team one of the most iconic franchises in sports.
Bob Beamon, Former Olympian: 10/19/18
The former track and field star joins the show 50 years after his record-setting long jump at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
The Sporting Life - 10/12/18
Jeremy is joined by MMA expert Ariel Helwani to talk UFC 229, author John Eisenberg to discuss the evolution of the NFL, and NYT's George Vecsey to remember Dave Anderson.
John Eisenberg, Author: 10/12/18
The author of "The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire" talks about the origins of pro football and the two events that changed the NFL.
Ariel Helwani, Ariel Helwani's MMA Show: 10/12/18
Helwani discusses the popularity of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov following last weekend's bout at UFC 229, and subsequent melee following the match.
The Sporting Life - 10/5/18
Jeremy talks with an NFL writer about evolving NFL offenses, an author of a book about the legendary 1968 U.S. men's track & field team and the Chicago Marathon director.
Carey Pinkowski, Chicago Marathon Director: 10/5/18
Pinkowski talks with Jeremy about the appeal of running marathons and why this particular race attracts tens of thousands of runners from all over the world.
Bob Burns, Author: 10/5/18
Fifty years after the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Jeremy speaks with the author of "Track in the Forest" about the creation of the legendary 1968 U.S. men's track & field team.
Doug Farrar, USA Today: 10/5/18
The author of "Genius of Desperation: The Schematic Innovations that Made the Modern NFL" discusses the evolution of NFL offenses and the most innovative coaches.
The Sporting Life - 9/28/18
Jeremy is joined by author Steve Steinberg, director Jonathan Hock, and New York Times writer Christopher Clarey.
Christopher Clarey, New York Times: 9/28/18
The NYT writer discusses the current state of tennis, and why he believes that this is one of the greatest eras of the men's game, ever.
Jonathan Hock, Director: 9/28/18
The film director discusses with Jeremy his new documentary, "14 Back", about the one-game playoff between the Red Sox and Yankees on October 2nd, 1978.
Steve Steinberg, Author : 9/28/18
The author of a new book, "The World Series in the Deadball Era", reflects back on a period of baseball that ended nearly a century ago.
The Sporting Life - 9/21/18
Jeremy is joined by documentarian Joe Lavine and ESPN's Ian O'Connor who wrote a new book on Bill Belichick. Plus, a portion of Jeremy's E:60 sitdown with Sammy Sosa.
Joe Lavine, Documentarian : 9/21/18
The director of an upcoming "SEC Featured" about famed sportswriter Grantland Rice joins to look back on Rice's one-of-a-kind writing style in the golden age of newspapers.
Ian O'Connor, ESPN Sr. Writer: 9/19/18
The author of a new biography on Bill Belichick speaks with Jeremy about Belichick's rise through the coaching ranks, what sets him apart, and his relationship with Tom Brady.
The Sporting Life - 9/14/18
Jeremy is joined this week by "The Undefeated's" Jerry Bembry, author Mike Stanton, NYT Magazine chief correspondent Mark Leibovich and "Baseball Cop" Eddie Dominguez.
Eddie Dominguez, former MLB DOI: 9/14/18
The author of Baseball Cop and a founding member of the MLB's Department of Investigations, talks about his experience investigating the widespread use of PEDs in baseball.
Mark Leibovich, NYT Magazine: 9/14/18
The "New York Times Magazine" writer and author of "The Big Game" discusses the issues currently plaguing the NFL and how they are impacting the league's popularity.
Mike Stanton, Author: 9/14/18
The author of a new biography about the oft-forgotten Rocky Marciano joins the show to talk about Rocky's unmatched fighting style and how he transcended the sport of boxing.
Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated: 9/14/18
Jeremy talks with "The Undefeated" writer about his column on Serena Williams' actions at the US Open Final, which he calls "the most polarizing column [he's] written at ESPN.
The Sporting Life - 9/7/18
On this week's show, Jeremy talks with Aaron Hernandez' attorney, Jose Baez. Plus, historian Raymond Arsenault on Arthur Ashe and Brin Butler on the Alvarez/GGG rematch.
Brin Butler, Boxing Writer : 9/7/18
Jeremy is joined by the boxing expert to discuss next weekend's rematch between Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez and what we should expect from the pair's bout.
Raymond Arsenault, Historian: 9/7/18
Jeremy chats with the professor and author of "Arthur Ashe: A Life" about the tennis icon and how he broke barriers of race in the sport. Plus, his impact on Barack Obama.
Jose Baez, Attorney: 9/7/18
Jeremy talks with Aaron Hernandez' attorney about his new book, "Unnecessary Roughness: Inside the Trial and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez."
The Sporting Life - 9/1/18: 8/31/18
This week's show includes conversations with basketball HOFer Nancy Lieberman, author Casey Sherman, ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio, and fantasy football guru Matthew Berry.
Matthew Berry, ESPN Audio: 8/31/18
ESPN's fantasy football guru concludes our "Get To Know ESPN Audio" series by explaining how fantasy football saved his life.
Sal Paolantonio, ESPN: 8/31/18
The ESPN reporter provides insight into the Eagles' unforgettable 2017 season, from the moment Carson Wentz went down to the moment the Eagles hoisted the Lombardi Trophy.
Casey Sherman, Author: 8/31/18
Sherman, who gained unprecedented access to Tom Brady for his new book, "12," talks about the QB's legendary chip-on-the-shoulder and remarkable 2016 Super Bowl performance.
Nancy Lieberman, Basketball HOFer: 8/31/18
Lieberman just led Team Power to a championship in Ice Cube's BIG3 league, and Jeremy's longtime friend joins to discuss how much fun she had coaching former NBA stars.
Adam Schefter, ESPN Audio: 8/24/18
Jeremy chats with the preeminent NFL reporter about what motivates him to break every story and how he keeps up with the frenetic pace of the NFL news cycle.
Doug Pederson, Eagles Head Coach: 8/24/18
Jeremy talks with the Super Bowl Champion about his gutsy play call, now known famously as "Philly Special." Plus, how he plans to keep up the success in Philadelphia.
The McCaffrey's: 8/24/18
First, Jeremy's E:60 profile on Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey. Then, a conversation with McCaffrey's mother, Lisa.
The Sporting Life - 8/24/18
This week's show includes a conversation with Eagles coach Doug Pederson, an E:60 feature on Panthers RB Christian McCaffery, a discussion with McCaffery's mother, Lisa, and a chat with ESPN's most prominent NFL reporter, Adam Schefter.
Domonique Foxworth, ESPN Audio : 8/17/18
The Morning Roast co-host discusses his transition from professional athlete to media member, and his thoughts on his alma mater's handling of the tragic Jordan McNair death.
Hawk Harrelson, White Sox Broadcaster: 8/17/18
The author of "Hawk: I Did It My Way," speaks with Jeremy about his life in baseball, which includes being involved with the game in 7 different decades.
Dr. David Geier, Sports Medicine: 8/17/18
The sports medicine specialist explains why Maryland completely mishandled Jordan McNair's heat stroke and how teams and coaches can avoid preventable injuries and death.
Jerry Kramer, Pro Football HOF: 8/17/18
Jeremy talks with the new Pro Football Hall of Famer about finally getting inducted, 50 years after his football career ended.
Covino & Rich, ESPN Radio: 8/10/18
Steve Covino and Rich Davis, the newest members of the ESPN Radio family, discuss their unique relationship and their approach to sports radio.
Ben Reiter, Sports Illustrated: 8/10/18
In 2014, Reiter's SI cover accurately predicted the Astros would win the 2017 World Series. Reiter also speculates on Houston's rationale behind acquiring Roberto Osuna.
Brenda Tracy, Activist & Speaker: 8/10/18
Tracy describes her story of being raped by 4 college football players in 1998 and why she finally exposed herself as a rape survivor 16 years after the fact.
Katie Nolan, ESPN Audio: 8/3/18
The multidimensional host of the "Sports?" podcast talks about her roles on ESPN's digital platforms, which makes Jeremy feel old.
George Shea, Major League Eating: 8/3/18
We unearth Jeremy's conversation with Shea following this year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4. Shea tells Jeremy why Joey Chestnut is an elite athlete.
Bryant McKinnie, Former NFL OL: 8/3/18
The 12-year NFL veteran and Miami alumnus defends his '01 Hurricanes and claims his star-studded squad as the best college football team of the last 20 years.
Howard Bryant, ESPN The Mag: 8/3/18
Bryant unpacks baseball's deep-rooted racism problems demonstrated in social media over the past few weeks. Bryant also discusses Novak Djokovic's place in tennis history.
Edmund Wehrle, Author: 7/26/18
The author of a new book about Babe Ruth tells of the MLB's fears of The Great Bambino and how the league launched a smear campaign against the game's biggest star.
Tom Shieber, HOF Sr. Curator: 7/26/18
Shieber tells Jeremy about some of the eccentric artifacts tucked away in the museum's archives. He also addresses the Baseball Hall of Fame's perception of the Steroid Era.
Bob Costas, Broadcaster: 7/26/18
The 2018 Frick Award winner reflects on his childhood dream of calling baseball games. He also speculates on what his career would be like if he had focused only on baseball.
Simon Critchley, Professor: 7/20/18
The professor joins Jeremy to discuss the World Cup, including France's win and England's performance. Plus, how Russia handled hosting and what to expect from Qatar in 2022.
Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe: 7/20/18
The Boston Globe columnist talks with Jeremy about the state of baseball and Rob Manfred's comments about Mike Trout not doing enough to market himself.
David Jacoby, ESPN Audio: 7/13/18
The "Jalen & Jacoby" co-host jokes with Jeremy as he explains what it's like working with Jalen Rose. Jacoby also suggests Jeremy should take him out for an expensive meal.
Dave Bohner & Jake Gronsky: 7/13/18
Bohner, Josiah's grandfather, and Gronsky, once a member of the Cardinals' organization, speak with Jeremy about the book that Josiah's journey inspired them to write.
E:60: Josiah Viera: 7/13/18
E:60's Tom Rinaldi tells the inspirational story of a baseball-loving boy's fight against a rare and fatal aging disease, and how he helped fuel a local team's title run.
Bomani Jones, ESPN Audio: 7/6/18
The host of "The Right Time" podcast talks about his unique broadcasting style, as well as his new TV show he co-hosts with Pablo Torre.
Bill Rhoden, The Undefeated: 7/6/18
Jeremy speaks with his longtime friend about Muhammad Ali's 1975 Harvard commencement speech, which you will hear an excerpt of at the beginning.
Kamau Murray, Tennis Coach: 7/6/18
Sloane Stephens' coach speaks about his effort to grow the game in minority communities. He also offers his thoughts on the current state of American tennis.
Julia Lowrie-Henderson, 30 for 30: 6/29/18
The voice of the new "30 for 30" podcast series about bikram yoga explains its founder's rise to fame and consequent fall from grace.
Leonard Zaichkowsky, Ph.D.: 6/29/18
The author of "The Playmaker's Advantage" explains how teams in different sports evaluate players' mental abilities in the modern age.
Marty Smith, ESPN Audio: 6/28/18
The host of "Marty Smith's America" talks about the e-mail that changed his life. And to Jeremy's surprise, Nick Saban is indeed a human being.
Jack McCallum, HOF Writer: 6/28/18
The Hall of Fame NBA writer evaluates the 2017-18 Warriors' place in history. Plus, LeBron to the Knicks?
Wayne Drehs, ESPN The Mag: 6/25/18
The writer of an ESPN.com companion piece to the Nevest Coleman story attempts to solve some of the mysteries left behind from that fateful night 24 years ago.
E:60: Grounds For Return: 6/25/18
E:60's Lisa Salters tells the story of Nevest Coleman, the White Sox groundskeeper who spent 24 years in jail after admitting to a murder he claims he never committed.
Buster Olney, ESPN Audio: 6/22/18
The host of the Baseball Tonight Podcast converses about the start of his career, what keeps him interested in MLB and why the league needs to address pace-of-play concerns.
Ken Bensinger, Author: 6/22/18
The author of "Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal" discusses the news that North America will be hosting the 2026 World Cup.
Greg Wyshynski, ESPN Radio: 6/14/18
In the latest "Get to Know ESPN Radio," the podcast host discusses ESPN's hockey coverage and his reaction to discovering how many hockey fans walk the halls of ESPN.
Grant Wahl, Soccer Journalist: 6/13/18
A highly-regarded soccer writer, Wahl talks about this generation's wave of superstars and America's absence from the 2018 World Cup.
Roger Bennett, Soccer Journalist: 6/13/18
The author of "Encyclopedia Blazertannica" and creator of the "American Fiasco" podcast series discusses the U.S.'s embarrassing performance at the 1998 World Cup in France.
Sarah Spain, ESPN Radio: 6/8/18
In the latest "Get To Know ESPN Radio" edition, The multi-dimensional host discusses her preparation routine and challenges she faces as a woman in sports media.
Mike Pesca, Author: 6/8/18
In his new book, "Upon Further Review," Pesca throws around some of the greatest "what if's" in sports history, and how a different outcome could have changed everything.
Adam Sobel & Ramzy Haddad, Filmmakers : 6/8/18
The men behind a documentary depicting tough working conditions in Qatar (the 2022 World Cup location) share stories of poor men laboring in the world's richest country.
Howard Bryant, ESPN The Mag: 6/8/18
Howard discusses the greatness of Rafael Nadal, Serena's withdrawal from the French Open, and the increasingly rocky relationship between the president and athletes.
Parting Shot: NHL vs. NBA: 6/1/18
Jeremy shares his final thoughts on the Championship series in the NHL and NBA and how they are both dramatic and historical, but for very different reasons.
Joe Drape, New York Times: 5/31/18
Weeks ago, Drape explained why Justify would win the Kentucky Derby. He rejoins Jeremy a week from the Belmont and says he isn't convinced the horse will win the Triple Crown.
Dylan and Dakota Gonzalez, Twins: 5/31/18
Two former UNLV basketball players explain why they gave up their final year of eligibility to pursue careers in music and a clothing line instead.
Zach Lowe, The Lowe Post: 5/30/18
The host of a popular ESPN podcast dishes on his past life as a crime reporter and how he learned to develop relationships, a key tenet of his work as a top basketball writer.
Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated: 5/29/18
The SI writer, known for breaking LeBron's return to Cleveland, says why the GSW/CLE Finals matchup is bad for the NBA and also speculates on LeBron's next destination.
Parting Shot: Vegas Golden Knights: 5/25/18
Jeremy shares his final thoughts on the Golden Knights' run to the Stanley Cup in their first season in the NHL.
Dari Nowkhah, ESPN Radio: 5/25/18
The Dari & Mel co-host discusses his interesting relationship with Mel Kiper Jr., his childhood in Oklahoma, and his role at the SEC Network.
Anders Kelto & Nina Feldman, Audible: 5/25/18
The producer and reporter of a "Gamebreaker" episode talk about their story on Christy Martin, a former champion in the ring who had to escape a man she owed so much to.
Courtney Force, NHRA: 5/25/18
Jeremy chats with the drag racer about the risks of her sport, competing against her famous father, and her marriage to an IndyCar driver.
Darren Rovell, ESPN: 5/25/18
The business insider talks about ESPN's TV deal with the UFC, last week's Supreme Court ruling, and the Golden Knights' run to the Stanley Cup.
Adnan Virk, The Cinephile Podcast: 5/18/18
The modern film industry perplexes Jeremy, and ESPN'S film guru joins the show to answer some of his questions, including: Why aren't there any good movies anymore?
Alexandra Starr, NPR: 5/18/18
A reporter for NPR, Starr shares her findings on a disturbing sexual abuse case involving the first family of American taekwondo: the Lopez brothers.
Susan Jacoby, Author: 5/18/18
The author of "Why Baseball Matters" explains why baseball doesnât resonate among younger generations, and where America's pastime sits in today's sports landscape.
Michael McCann, Sports Illustrated: 5/18/18
Sports Illustratedâs legal analyst discusses how this week's historic Supreme Court decision on sports gambling will impact viewership.
Parting Shot: Matt Harvey: 5/11/18
Jeremy shares his thoughts on the end of the Matt Harvey era in Queens and transition to his new home in the Queen City.
Ryen Russillo, The Ryen Russillo Podcast: 5/11/18
The podcast host talks about his transition from radio to podcasting and moving from the east coast to the west coast. Plus, he previews the NBA Conference Finals.
Cal Ripken Jr., Baseball HOF: 5/11/18
Jeremy speaks with the HOF'er about the current pace-of-play in baseball, the legacies of Ichiro and Albert Pujols and the charitable work that his organization is doing.
Ian Fitzsimmons, ESPN Radio: 5/4/18
The co-host of "Freddie & Fitzsimmons" talks about the importance of having good producers and a valuable lesson he learned from Dick Schaap.
George Springer, Astros OF: 5/4/18
Weeks after he helped lead the Astros to the franchise's first World Series, Springer spoke with Jeremy to reflect on an unforgettable Fall Classic.
Zach Schonbrun, Writer: 5/4/18
The author of "The Performance Cortex" explains how the brain's ability to process information is just as important as the physical aspect is for professional athletes.
Kenny Mayne, ESPN: 5/3/18
On the eve of the Kentucky Derby, Kenny and Jeremy reminisce on their favorite moments covering horse racing and when Jeremy used to produce Kenny's studio shows.
John Walsh, Fmr. ESPN Executive: 4/27/18
One of ESPN's most respected pioneers, Walsh joins to reminisce about the life and work of sportswriter William Nack, who passed away two weeks ago at the age of 77.
Joe Drape, NY Times: 4/27/18
The 144th annual Kentucky Derby is one week away, and the award-winning sportswriter joins Jeremy to give his insights on who he expects to see in the winner's circle.
Jon "Stugotz" Weiner, ESPN Radio: 4/26/18
The beloved sidekick of The Dan LeBatard Show enlightens Jeremy on his personal life, his path to ESPN Radio, and why he wouldn't change anything about his current role.
Ian Thomsen, NBA Writer: 4/26/18
Thomsen discusses his new book, "The Soul of Basketball," which explores LeBron's first season in Miami and how it changed the course of his legacy and saved the NBA.
Parting Shot: Andre Ingram: 4/20/18
Jeremy gives his thoughts on the recent NBA debut of 32-year-old Andre Ingram, the G-League's all-time leading 3-point shooter.
Russell Carleton, Baseball Prospectus: 4/20/18
In his new book, "The Shift: The Evolution in Baseball Thinking," Carleton explores baseball's recent statistical revolution and speaks with Jeremy about baseball analytics.
Sandy Montag, Exec. Producer "All or Nothing": 4/20/18
This past fall, Montag gained exclusive access to the Michigan football team for his Amazon Prime series, "All or Nothing." He chats about the show and covering Jim Harbaugh.
Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN Radio: 4/19/18
The face of ESPN's NFL Draft coverage shares how the draft has exploded in popularity and some of the lessons he's learned from his 30+ years of evaluating players.
Kyle Turley, 1998 NFL Draft: 4/19/18
The former All-Pro right tackle engages in an animated discussion about how to treat injuries, throwing his support behind cannabis as a sound method for helping players heal.
Freddie Coleman, ESPN Radio: 4/13/18
One of ESPN Radio's most-tenured hosts speaks with Jeremy about his career, going from a Top 40 DJ to a daily sports talk host on ESPN Radio.
Howard Bryant, ESPN The Mag: 4/13/18
Our friend-of-the-show joins Jeremy to discuss Jackie Robinson's legacy and how baseball can get more African-American youths interested in playing the sport at a younger age.
Gaylon White, Author: 4/13/18
Author of the book, "Singles and Smiles: How Artie Wilson Broke Baseball's Color Barrier," White discusses the lesser-known Wilson and his impact on the game of baseball.
Dave Roberts, Dodgers Manager: 4/13/18
Jeremy talks with Dave about being the only African-American manager in MLB and what needs to be done to increase exposure for African-American coaches and GMs.
Jason Fitz, ESPN Radio: 4/6/18
In our latest edition of "Get to Know ESPN Radio," one of ESPN Radio's newest hosts shares his story about switching from Grammy-nominated musician to sports talk radio host.
Tony Castro, Author: 4/6/18
In his new book, "The Friendship and the Feud," Tony Castro shares some of the stories about the tumultuous relationship between Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
Keith Law, ESPN MLB Analyst: 4/6/18
One of baseball's leading experts talks early storylines and why teams waited to sign FAs this offseason. He also disagrees with baseball's way of addressing pace-of-play.
Sebastian Abbot, Author: 4/6/18
The author of "The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars" joins the show to discuss future World Cup bids and the growth of soccer in America.
Charles Paikert, Author: 3/30/18
The co-author of "Madness: The Ten Most Memorable NCAA Basketball Finals" joins Jeremy ahead of the Final Four to revisit some of March Madnessâ greatest moments.
Norman Chad, ESPN Contributor: 3/29/18
One of the show's most frequent guests discusses Loyola-Chicago's magical run and why people hate Duke, exchanging his usual barbs with Jeremy along the way.
Will Cain, ESPN Radio: 3/28/18
The host of "The Will Cain Show" discusses his unlikely path to ESPN, the polarizing nature of his position, and how he wants to bring healthy debate to a fractured country.
Jalen Rose, "Get Up": 3/28/18
In a conversation with the co-host of ESPN's new morning show, Rose previews the Final Four and shares the story of his grandmother's social media feud with Sister Jean.
"ESPN The Magazine" - 20th Anniversary Special : 3/23/18
Ryan Smith hosts this special edition of the Sporting Life, celebrating the 20th anniversary of "ESPN The Magazine," and featuring a roundtable discussion with every Editor-in-Chief in the history of the magazine: John Papanek (1997-2003), Gary Hoenig (2003-2007), Gary Belsky (2007-2011), Chad Millman (2011-2016) and Alison Overholt (2016-present).
Paul Finebaum, ESPN Radio: 3/23/18
In the latest edition of "Get to Know ESPN Radio," Paul discusses his eclectic background and how it has helped prepare him for dealing with fans on his caller-driven show.
Jim Ross, WWE: 3/23/18
One of the most influential voices in professional wrestling talks about some of the sports' biggest names, and what he is up to nowadays.
Bryan Hoch, Author: 3/23/18
The author of "The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty" explains how the Yankees have changed their philosophy on player development.
Nancy Lieberman, Basketball HOFer: 3/23/18
A longtime friend, Lieberman joins to discuss her new job as a head coach in Ice Cube's "B13 League" and opportunities in basketball for female coaches.
Trey Wingo, ESPN Radio: 3/16/18
The co-host of Golic & Wingo discusses his love for the Winter Olympics, approach to his new job, and his close relationship with Mike Golic.
Ed O'Bannon, former UCLA PF: 3/16/18
On the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, the former UCLA standout joins the show and talks about his years of fighting for the compensation of student-athletes.
Stephen A. Smith, ESPN: 3/9/18
Our next "Get To Know ESPN Radio" episode features the longtime personality discussing keeping his fandom separate from his job and why he initially wanted to be a lawyer.
Mike Patrick, Play-by-Play Broadcaster: 3/9/18
Jeremy talks with the respected long-time ESPN play-by-play broadcaster about his career and what's next for him.
Dan LeBatard, ESPN Radio: 3/1/18
The host of The Dan LeBatard Show tells Jeremy it isn't the indelible moments that draw him to sports today, but rather something else. He also blasts his beloved Marlins.
George Dohrmann, The Athletic: 2/27/18
The author of "Superfans" explains why fans become so emotionally attached to their favorite teams, but acknowledges they aren't as crazy as we think.
Brin Butler, Boxing Writer: 2/27/18
Butler joins Jeremy to discuss his recent article explaining why the preconceived notion that the UFC is surging at the expense of boxing is far from the truth.
Danny Manning, Wake Forest HC: 2/26/18
Thirty years after Kansasâ magical title run, Manning explains why March is so special. He also discusses the FBI probe and why the one-and-done should no longer exist.
Jerry Kramer, 2018 Pro Football HOFer: 2/16/18
Soon to have his own bronze bust in Canton, the former Packers OL (and Jeremy's godfather) reflects on his emotions regarding his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jelena Dokic, Former Tennis Player: 2/16/18
Dokic, who once reached as high as No. 4 in the world, speaks about her new book. In "Unbreakable," she exposes the disturbing details behind the relationship with her father.
Mike Golic, Golic & Wingo: 2/14/18
The longtime ESPN Radio host discusses his new morning show, his love for the Olympics, and the time Jeremy accompanied Golic to a restaurant offering all-you-can-eat lobster.
Baxter Holmes, ESPN The Magazine: 2/14/18
Holmes joins the show to discuss his recent piece, "The NBA's Secret Wine Society," which follows several NBA stars and their appreciation of the science behind fine wines.
An Illusion Of Unity: 2/14/18
Doubletruck Stories: North and South Korea have agreed to march under a unified flag and combine their women's hockey teams at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. But political divisions and fears still govern the region. By Sam Borden.
Mike Golic Jr., First & Last: 2/9/18
In the first installment of our "Get To Know ESPN Radio" series, First & Last's Mike Golic Jr. discusses the adjustments he has to make around his early time slot.
Sam Borden, ESPN: 2/9/18
ESPN's global sports contributor shares the findings of his research on the relationship between North and South Korea as the Pyeongchang Olympics are officially under way.
Carli Lloyd, USWNT: 2/9/18
Lloyd, a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup champion, joins Jeremy to discuss her storied career & the future of USS soccer, including Hope Solo's presidency bid.
Cari Champion, ESPN: 2/9/18
Cari talks with Jeremy about the efforts of the Players' Coalition and how they've been received by the national audience, and notes there's still major work to be done.
Jerry Rice, Pro Football HOF: 2/2/18
The NFL's all-time receiving leader draws comparisons between Joe Montana and Tom Brady and also discusses how he would fare in today's pass-happy NFL.
Howard Bryant, ESPN The Magazine: 2/2/18
Jeremy asks the longtime Boston native about the historical impact of the Patriots' dynasty and how the trio of Kraft, Belichick, & Brady has managed to sustain success.
Norman Chad, ESPN : 2/2/18
The two friends devolve into their usual ridiculousness as they discuss gambling on the Super Bowl, its ability to bring people together, and the Pope?
Al Guido, 49ers President: 2/2/18
The 49ers President joins Jeremy to reveal everything that goes in to hosting a Super Bowl, as San Francisco did for Super Bowl 50.
Bob Costas, Broadcaster: 1/26/18
The legendary broadcaster discusses his future, disdain for social media, and explains how technology has "diminished" the role of the host for NBC's Olympics coverage.
Ed Marinaro, Actor: 1/26/18
The 1971 Heisman runner-up speaks with Jeremy about his six years in the NFL and highly successful second career as an actor.
Sandi Morris, Olympic Pole Vaulter: 1/24/18
A silver medalist in Rio, Morris joins Jeremy ahead of this weekend's 111th NYRR Millrose Games, one of track & field's most prestigious and enduring annual events.
Parting Shot: Belichick's Kryptonite: 1/19/18
Jeremy shares his thoughts on Bill Belichick's main weakness: Tom Coughlin.
Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe: 1/19/18
Jeremy talks to The Boston Globe's longtime sportswriter about "the high Renaissance of Boston sports" and some of his fondest memories in his 30-plus years in Beantown.
Jesse Washington, The Undefeated: 1/12/18
Ahead of MLK Day, Washington discusses why African-American athletes have ramped up their efforts in speaking out against social injustices.
George McPhee, Vegas GM: 1/12/18
Jeremy speaks with the GM of the Vegas Golden Knights, who talks about the behind-the-scenes movement that brought professional hockey to LV, and his team's surprising start.
Jim Donnan, CFB HOF: 1/12/18
UGA's former coach joins the show to discuss his beloved Bulldogs' heartbreaking loss in Monday's championship, and gives his opinion on where Nick Saban stands all-time.
Parting Shot: Paying the Bills: 1/6/18
Jeremy shares his final thoughts on Buffalo fans and their ways of thanking the Cincinnati Bengals for earning the Bills their first playoff berth in 17 seasons.
Claressa Shields, World Champion: 1/6/18
Eager to take the boxing world by storm, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and world champion speaks with Jeremy ahead of her Jan. 12 fight with Tori Nelson.
E:60: Baker Mayfield: 1/6/18
Last summer, ESPN's Ryan McGee went to Norman to learn more about the rise of the superstar QB. He also presses Mayfield on the ghosts of his past that he'll carry forever.
Chris Dailey, UConn WBB: 1/6/18
Geno Auriemma's associate head coach joins the show to discuss the duoâs relationship after 32+ years on the sidelines together, and why sheâs remained at UConn for so long.
Greg McElroy, Former Alabama QB: 12/29/17
The ESPN analyst, who won a championship with the Tide in '09, takes a stroll down memory lane with Jeremy. He also says Nick Saban is not the man everyone thinks he is.
Jim Donnan, Former UGA HC: 12/29/17
Donnan's beloved Bulldogs must find a way to slow down Baker Mayfield and the Oklahoma offense, but he trusts that Kirby Smart and his freshman QB can shock the Sooners.
Dari Nowkhah, OU Alum: 12/29/17
The SEC Network analyst shares his thoughts on Baker Mayfield, his professional prospects, and says the off-the-field comparisons to Johnny Manziel are unwarranted.
Jim Stuckey, 2x Super Bowl Winner: 12/29/17
A former All-American at Clemson, Stuckey speaks on behalf of the reigning national champions and raves about Dabo Swinney and his emotional approach to coaching.
Bob Ley, E:60: 12/22/17
Jeremy is joined by his E:60 co-host, and the pair reflect on a chaotic and controversial 2017 in American sports.
Dan Zaksheske, Sporting Life Producer: 12/22/17
Jeremy's producer, affectionately known as Dan Z., joins the show to discuss fandom in sports, and the moment that changed his life forever.
Norman Chad, ESPN : 12/22/17
The jack-of-all-trades columnist and commentator educates Jeremy about one of his favorite sports, but first takes some shots at Jeremy's producer.
Howard Bryant, ESPN The Magazine: 12/22/17
The longtime contributor breaks down why the Super Bowl's popularity has soared, and examines some of the most transformative moments in modern sports history.
Chris Berube, UFC Reporter: 12/15/17
The lead reporter for the recently released "30 for 30" podcast, "No Rules: The Birth of UFC," reveals more about his story on the origins of the UFC.
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