espnW presents Be Honest with Cari Champion
Power, Platform & Privilege: Michael Eric Dyson: 5/8/17
Cari Champion welcomes Dr. Michael Eric Dyson to the show who talks about how power, platform and social privilege impact the race conversation in sports and beyond.
YERP: Desus & Mero: 4/24/17
The Bodega Boys, AKA Desus & Mero join Cari Champion to talk about their Knicks, the NBA playoffs and how you turn a popular podcast into a successful TV show.
Method To The Madness - Lonzo Ball: 3/30/17
Cari Champion sits down with former UCLA G Lonzo Ball to discuss his father, his own more subdued style, what to expect from his brothers, his NBA future and much more.
Keep It On Wax: Ice Cube: 3/16/17
Ice Cube joins Cari Champion for an unedited, uncut conversation about his latest projects and how he stays inspired. He also discusses the Lakers family drama and tells Cari what he thinks is the greatest diss track of all time.
BAWSE Moves - Rick Ross: 3/8/17
Cari Champion talks to rap mogul Rick Ross about "buying back the block," the wisdom he shares with young kids, his career journey and his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick. Plus, Cari discusses the latest issues with the Lakers and the "boss" issues Jeanie Buss is dealing with, courtesy of her brothers.
Professional Ether: 2/24/17
Ramona Shelburne and WNBA Champion Candace Parker join Cari Champion to discuss Magic Johnson's hiring by the Lakers and Jeanie Buss' dilemma. Parker also weighs in on Candice Wiggins' recent bullying comments about the WNBA.
Learning The Game: Lessons With Lecrae: 2/13/17
Cari Champion talks to rapper Lecrae about his rise in the industry as a Christian artist, being the "best you" and more. Plus, Cari's interns get career and life advice.
Bad & Boujee With Todd Gurley: 1/26/17
Rams RB Todd Gurley joins Cari Champion to discuss the Rams' dramatic first season in L.A. and plays Cari's favorite game, "Bad or Boujee?" shout out to Migos.
Thank You, Mr. President: 1/20/17
Cari Champion discusses the impact that Barack Obama's presidency had on her life and shares her thoughts as he leaves office. Plus, Delena Turman reads an essay she wrote about Obama after the 2008 election.
Staying Power: Nunes & Ansaroff: 1/19/17
First female Brazilian UFC Champion Amanda Nunes joins Cari Champion to discuss how she beat Ronda Rousey in 48 seconds and why she's here to stay. Plus, her girlfriend, UFC Fighter Nina Ansaorff joins the conversation to discuss the culture of same-sex relationships in the UFC .
Snoop, Sports & Politics: 11/23/16
Cari Champion discusses how the world of sports has become unavoidably political in recent weeks and talks about how that's okay. Plus, a Thanksgiving chat with Snoop Dogg.
Summitt Sessions: Poetry In Motion: 10/28/16
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Cari Champion hears the incredible story of Paulette Leaphart, who walked topless across the country, as recalled by Leaphart and translated through poetry by Nikky Finney.
Summit Sessions: Allyson Felix: 10/20/16
From the ESPNW Summit, Cari Champion chats with Allyson Felix, one of the most decorated Olympians of all time, about the peaks and valleys of the Rio Games, what keeps her motivated, her life off the track and much more.
Summit Sessions: Hill, Roberts: 10/18/16
From the ESPNW Summit, Cari Champion sits down with longtime friend and colleague Jemele Hill as well as NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts to discuss leadership, striving for excellence, the pursuit of one's goals and much more.
The Hits Just Keep On Comin': 9/15/16
Cari Champion weighs in on the attitudes & social approaches of Colin Kaepernick & Cam Newton, pointing out the similarities & differences in public perception of the two QBs.
Privilege & Love At Rio 2016: 8/26/16
Cari Champion shares her thoughts on the Rio Olympics, including the treatment of Ryan Lochte. Plus, she chats with Olympians Queen Harrison & Will Claye, who became engaged at The Games.
Birdman - LOL, You Wild: 8/19/16
Cari Champion talks to rap mogul Birdman about healing his relationship with Lil Wayne, if he's dating Toni Braxton and who he thinks are the best rappers in the game.
Live From Rams Camp: 7/31/16
GM Les Snead and WR Tavon Austin stopped by to talk about the move & the upcoming season. Plus Jerome Bettis, Shelley Smith, Bill Plaschke & Myles Simmons.
Joe Budden: Drake/The Chase/Memes: 7/27/16
Rapper Joe Budden joins Cari to talk about his Knicks, Carmelo Anthony's social activism role and what the heck happened between he and Drake.
Take Special Care - Wiley, Ariza: 7/8/16
Before the Dallas shootings, Cari Champion and Marcellus Wiley weighed in on the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Plus, she talked to Trevor Ariza about NBA free agency & more.
Slander No More - LeBron, Ayesha Curry: 7/1/16
Cari Champion explains why, in light of the Cavaliers' title, the time to hate on LeBron James is over. Plus, she shares her thoughts on criticisms of Ayesha Curry.
You're Always Becoming, You've Never Arrived - Hart, Ingram: 6/17/16
Cari Champion talks to actor/comedian Kevin Hart about his work ethic, the NBA Finals and much more. Plus, draft prospect Brandon Ingram stops by to discuss the lessons he learned from Coach K, his NBA future and more.
Kobe Bryant: Man. Mamba. Storyteller: 6/8/16
Kobe Bryant sits down with Cari Champion for one of his first interviews since retirement. In this unedited, extended conversation, the Black Mamba discusses his final 60-point game, thoughts on Steph and LeBron and how he's been spending his time.
More Than A Name - Selema Masekela: 5/26/16
Cari Champion talks to Selema Masekela about the significance of his name, the many turns of his professional career, the new project he's working on and much more.
BONUS: Ruthie Bolton: 5/23/16
Cari Champion sits down with two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Ruthie Bolton to discuss how she dealt with an abusive marriage, overcoming challenges to achieve success both on and off the court and much more.
Tuff Juice: Caron Butler: 5/19/16
Cari Champion talks to Kings F Caron Butler about the immense challenges he's dealt with in life, from the streets to the NBA, and how he overcame them to become the success story he is today. Plus, there's hope for the Lakers after all!
SEXY: Are You Jealous Or Crazy?: 4/28/16
Cari Champion talks about the sexiness of the Lakers' head coaching position and how it relates to Beyonce's "Lemonade."
Change The World - Julie Foudy: 4/26/16
Taped in front of a live audience in Chicago, Cari Champion and Julie Foudy discuss the inequalities in compensation and treatment of female athletes, how to shift the mindset surrounding women's athletics and much more.
Creating The Life - Anthony Anderson: 4/21/16
Actor/comedian Anthony Anderson joins Cari Champion to talk about "Blackish," his career, art imitating life, his family dynamic, work ethic and much more.
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