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In Depth With Graham Bensinger Graham Bensinger travels the world for extended interviews and exclusive access to some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. The podcast version of the globally-syndicated TV show is the only platform to get the full interview, including stories cut from the TV show due to time constraints.

  • Alex Ovechkin: Stanley Cup Champion and 13x All-Star
    by Graham Bensinger on July 15, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Graham travels to Russia to speak with one of the NHL's greatest goal scorers, Alex Ovechkin. The perennial All-Star opens up about his brother’s death, his parents’ influence and getting over tough losses. In this 2015 interview, he also details his mentality on the ice and the challenges of moving to America to pursue his hockey dreams.

  • Trending Now: Caeleb Dressel on being compared to Michael Phelps
    by Graham Bensinger on July 12, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s fan-favorite podcast, seven-time Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel states his distaste for comparisons pitting his career against Michael Phelps. Dressel also explains Ryan Lochte’s persona as a teammate and competitor, saying Lochte could beat him in practice when he wanted to.

  • Forward Progress with Novak Djokovic: Slump caused problems in my marriage
    by Graham Bensinger on July 11, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week's motivational podcast, tennis great Novak Djokovic discusses his realization that his happiness once depended on his success on the court, which affected his emotional growth and relationships, including his marriage.

  • Tony La Russa: Hall of Fame Baseball Manager
    by Graham Bensinger on July 8, 2024 at 11:00 am

    This week on the In Depth podcast, Graham sits down with 3-time World Series winning manager Tony La Russa. The former player and coach reflects on his early career, addresses the steroid era and shares his leadership strategies.

  • Trending Now: Jayson Tatum worried about NBA draft more than fatherhood
    by Graham Bensinger on July 5, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s fan-favorite podcast, 2024 NBA champion Jayson Tatum looks back on surprising pregnancy news from his high school girlfriend shortly before he entered the NBA Draft. Plus, he shares how the birth of his son Deuce quickly shifted his perspective, and he immediately decided “nothing else matters” beyond caring for his child.

  • Forward Progress with Charles Barkley
    by Graham Bensinger on July 4, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational podcast, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley reflects on the 1992 Olympics and how the Dream Team forever changed basketball.

  • Dwight Howard: NBA Champion and 8x All Star
    by Graham Bensinger on July 1, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Graham spends the day with NBA center Dwight Howard at his Atlanta-area estate. The 8-time all-star and 2020 NBA champion discusses career highlights, from going first overall at the 2004 NBA Draft, to winning the NBA Dunk Contest and upsetting LeBron James and the Cavs en route to the 2009 NBA Finals. In this 2019 interview, Dwight also opens up about his family - from his state-trooper father to his five children - and shares his philosophical outlook on the many lessons learned during his ascension to and through stardom.

  • Trending Now: J.J. Watt shares how he “fuels the machine” with his daily diet
    by Graham Bensinger on June 28, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s fan-favorite podcast, former defensive lineman J.J. Watt shares some aspects of his daily diet, discusses taking his box jump to new heights, and the family-like bond with his trainer of 10 years.

  • Forward Progress with Lewis Hamilton: Don't get too serious about anything
    by Graham Bensinger on June 27, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational podcast, Formula One driver Sir Lewis Hamilton describes his fast-paced, tireless travel schedule and work-life balance.

  • Ray Dalio: Billionaire Businessman and Explorer
    by Graham Bensinger on June 24, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Explorer and entrepreneur Ray Dalio shares his long-standing passion for the ocean and why he wants to fund research and cinematically document the deep sea. In this 2020 conversation, the founder of financial powerhouse Bridgewater Associates also explains his principles of management and details moments with Elon Musk and Bill Gates. Plus, he opens up about losing his mother and helping his son battle depression.

  • Trending Now: Ron Howard on the “terrible idea" which later turned into Star Wars
    by Graham Bensinger on June 21, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s fan-favorite podcast, award-winning director and producer Ron Howard remembers George Lucas’s surprising, uncensored film school advice and his inability to get an audition as Lucas was casting for “Star Wars.”

  • Forward Progress with Steve Aoki: Life is short, love what you do
    by Graham Bensinger on June 20, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational podcast, DJ and musician Steve Aoki candidly reflects on the sacrifices necessary to stay at the top of his industry. Aoki says his current schedule doesn’t allow for a family or children, but he wants to have kids eventually. Aoki remembers his best friend, who passed away in 2020, and encourages viewers to embrace every moment spent with those who matter.

  • Bernie Ecclestone: Former F1 Chief Executive
    by Graham Bensinger on June 17, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Graham is in Azerbaijan with Bernie Ecclestone - the man who made Formula 1 a worldwide sporting phenomenon and led the premier racing league until his 40-year reign ended in 2017. In this 2017 interview, Ecclestone shares stories from early beginnings as a used car salesman to earning enormous wealth running F1, and bumpy business relations with former President Trump and Vladimir Putin.

  • Tom Hanks relives his experience at Omaha Beach
    by Graham Bensinger on June 14, 2024 at 8:54 pm

    In this week’s fan-favorite podcast, legendary actor Tom Hanks calls himself a “lay student of history,” his filmography indicates a fascination with war. Plus, Hanks recounts stepping foot on Omaha Beach after filming Saving Private Ryan and comments on gaps in the teaching of American History.

  • Forward Progress with Billie Jean King: How I became a feminist
    by Graham Bensinger on June 13, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational podcast, tennis icon Billie Jean King on how her fiance helped her become a feminist, realizing women athletes were not equal to men and the risky decision to break away and form the first-ever women’s tennis series

  • Jerry West: 3x Basketball Hall of Famer
    by Graham Bensinger on June 10, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Graham sits down with NBA legend Jerry West to discuss his pursuit of perfection and his love-hate relationship with the game of basketball. The Hall of Famer also opens up about an abusive childhood, depression and various career highlights, from winning Olympic gold to signing Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal.

  • Trending Now: Virat Kohli on cricket is more like a religion
    by Graham Bensinger on June 7, 2024 at 11:00 am

    On this week’s fan-favorite podcast, Indian cricket superstar Virat Kohli offers context to help signify the importance and passion for cricket in his home country of India.

  • Forward Progress with Jayson Tatum: Mom went in on teacher who dismissed my NBA dream
    by Graham Bensinger on June 6, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational podcast, current NBA superstar Jayson Tatum recalls a traumatizing moment from his childhood at a predominantly white school – when his teacher quickly disapproved of his dream to play in the NBA.

  • Dick Vitale: College Basketball Broadcaster’s Victory Over Cancer
    by Graham Bensinger on June 3, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Hall of Fame Broadcaster, Dick Vitale, opens up about facing melanoma, lymphoma and vocal cord dysplasia - all in a seven month period. In this 2022 interview, Vitale and those closest to him reveal the emotional and physical toll this rough patch took on the beloved Dickie V and his family. Vitale, along with his wife Lorraine and daughter Terri, recount some of his darkest days along with some surprisingly lighter moments, like a celebratory dinner when he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Vitale also shares how his own battle with cancer motivates him even more to end childhood cancer.

  • Trending Now: George Foreman on “unexplained happenings” against Ali
    by Graham Bensinger on May 31, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s fan-favorite podcast, George Foreman discusses his controversial loss to Muhammad Ali in the “Rumble in the Jungle”, how he’s opted to drop the excuses and move on, and why he regrets missing precious time with Ali due to their fight history.

  • Forward Progress with Nikki Glaser: Making as much money as I can, while I can
    by Graham Bensinger on May 30, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational podcast, stand-up comedian, and TV show host Nikki Glaser gets introspective, explaining her strong work ethic and her cravings for accomplishment. She also talks about money and earnings, saying she saves a good portion of her payouts to support friends and family in case steep medical expenses arise.

  • Alex Honnold- Death-Defying Rock Climber
    by Graham Bensinger on May 27, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Graham goes one-on-one with one of the world's most renowned rock climbers, Alex Honnold. Known for his heartracing "free solo" climbs - where he ascends 2,000-foot rock walls without ropes or safety equipment - Honnold reflects on his mindset of casting aside fear, visualizing death and the advantages and disadvantages of living in a van. Now a father of two, Honnold also reflects in this 2015 interview about the difficulty of being in relationships as he ascends to the top of his sport.

  • Trending Now: The angel from God that saved Jayson Tatum from eviction
    by Graham Bensinger on May 24, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week's fan-favorite podcast, Boston Celtics superstar Jayson Tatum remembers his mom's many sacrifices as a teenager and her battles to pay bills as a single mom working long hours. Plus, we hear how the blessing of a $10,000 check from his mom's friend provided the cushion needed for his family to get back on their feet.

  • Forward Progress with Gary Player: The harder I work, the luckier I’m going to get
    by Graham Bensinger on May 23, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week's motivational podcast, legendary golfer Gary Player discusses the concept that luck is the residue of design. He shares his views on free healthcare in the U.S., why he believes every citizen should serve a year in the military, and how the rest of the world perceives Americans.

  • Jimmie Johnson: Seven-time Cup Series Champion
    by Graham Bensinger on May 20, 2024 at 11:00 am

    This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast we hit the pavement with seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. The legendary racer who made his debut in IndyCar last year discusses growing up in the hub of motocross, his exit from NASCAR and crashes he thought could have been the end. Johnson also details his awkward proposal alongside wife and SOCO Art Gallery founder, Chandra.

  • Trending Now: Jesse Ventura living off the grid in Mexico
    by Graham Bensinger on May 17, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s fan-favorite podcast, former wrestler and Governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura lives off the grid in Mexico for six months of the year and takes measures to avoid drones.

  • Forward Progress with Howard Schultz: Why I really came back to Starbucks
    by Graham Bensinger on May 16, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational podcast, businessman Howard Schultz reflects on the highs and lows of his time as CEO of Starbucks. He shares the experience of helping the company through the 2008 recession and COVID-19 pandemic and how he kept himself motivated during hard times.

  • Greg Norman: 2x British Open Champion
    by Graham Bensinger on May 13, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Graham sits down with legendary golfer Greg Norman, who discusses picking up golf out of boredom, going against his father’s wishes by turning pro and playing a round with his best friend, former President Bill Clinton. In this 2015 interview, the two-time major championship winner also reveals how he has put a positive spin on his 1996 Masters collapse, explains how he built his business empire and shares his wildest stories off the course.

  • Trending Now: Shaquille O'Neal on never working hard in practice
    by Graham Bensinger on May 10, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s fan-favorite podcast, NBA hall of famer, Shaquille O’Neal on “chilling out” during practice and how Phil Jackson helped him win the MVP award.

  • Forward Progress with Ron Howard: The real reason I quit Happy Days
    by Graham Bensinger on May 9, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational podcast, Hollywood director and actor Ron Howard remembers quitting his eighth-season tenure as Richie Cunningham on Happy Days to pursue his dream as a filmmaker.