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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.

  • JJ Watt on stopping to smell the roses
    by Graham Bensinger on September 29, 2022 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational podcast, J.J. Watt discusses the mental preparation leading up to Sunday games, on whether he feels pressure and what goes into taking calculated risks on the football field.

  • Albert Pujols: Fourth member of the 700-home run club
    by Graham Bensinger on September 26, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    In honor of Albert Pujols becoming just the fourth member of the prestigious 700-home run club, we’re revisiting Graham’s 2019 conversation with the MLB slugger. Pujols opened up about his tough upbringing in the Dominican Republic - from tending to his father when he drank too much to his mother leaving the family when Albert was only three years old - but remains grateful for his family and the influence of his softball-playing dad and protective grandmother. He also addressed leaving the St. Louis Cardinals for the Los Angeles Angels following the 2011 World Series.

  • Trending Now: Roy Williams on Recruiting Michael Jordan
    by Graham Bensinger on September 23, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams remembers his first impression when recruiting Michael Jordan to North Carolina and the life-changing advice he offered that helped optimize MJ’s intense desire for greatness. Coach Williams refers to Michael Jordan as the GOAT and shares a story of why he considers his father James Jordan a personal hero. Plus, Coach explains how Michael Jordan ended up outbidding Charles Barkley during a charity auction and giving the item - a Harley Davidson - to his wife, Wanda.

  • Forward Progress With Joe Gibbs: Serving At-Risk Youth
    by Graham Bensinger on September 22, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Joe Gibbs explains how an interaction with a teen going through the court system inspired him to start Youth For Tomorrow, a charity which provides housing, counseling, schooling and other services for at-risk youth including pregnant teens and victims of sex trafficking.

  • Will Zalatoris: Professional golfer
    by Graham Bensinger on September 19, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Graham travels to Dallas to chat with rising PGA star Will Zalatoris. The golfer explains how he hit rock bottom before making it big, receiving help from former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo along the way. Hear from Romo himself, who jokes about high-stakes games with Zalatoris during the PGA’s offseason. Zalatoris also reveals how marriage proposal logistics served as a positive distraction for his 2021 Masters run, shares a friendly demand for Tiger Woods and offers his prediction for the eventual conclusion of LIV Golf’s battle for legitimacy.

  • Fan Favorite: Chad Johnson on financial misconceptions
    by Graham Bensinger on September 16, 2022 at 11:00 am

    In the first podcast of our new “Fan Favorite” series, former NFL receiver Chad Johnson explains why he’s “been broke since 1978.” He also discusses financial misconceptions and shares positive tips that helped him save money. Every week on Friday, we’ll be bringing you a new fan favorite clip chosen by what you’re watching most on our YouTube and social media channels!

  • Forward Progress with Dwight Howard: Don’t hide your true self
    by Graham Bensinger on September 15, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Eight-time NBA All-star Dwight Howard discusses his lofty goals on the philanthropy front and explains how there’s more than one way to give back.

  • David Blaine: Illusionist and Endurance Artist
    by Graham Bensinger on September 12, 2022 at 11:00 am

    David Blaine has been holding his audience captive for decades. His Street Magic special inspired a whole new generation of magicians while his stunts and feats of endurance push the limits of physical and mental strength.  Graham sits down with Blaine in his New York City loft building to talk about the illusionist’s childhood in Brooklyn, his big break and the inspiration behind his most intriguing stunts.

  • Forward Progress With Laird Hamilton: Finishing Strong and Countless Injuries
    by Graham Bensinger on September 8, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Big-wave surfer and extreme sports icon Laird Hamilton shares a story of getting up on another wave after puncturing a hole in his cheek, just so he could end on a positive note. Hamilton also goes on to share his laundry list of serious injuries.

  • Joe Namath: Pro Football Hall of Famer
    by Graham Bensinger on September 5, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Graham sits down with NFL icon Joe Namath in Jupiter, Florida. “Broadway Joe” discusses his encounters with showbiz royalty from Elvis to Sinatra, his playboy reputation and how he beat alcoholism. The two also discuss playing for the great Bear Bryant, meeting Mickey Mantle and the Super Bowl game that helped change the sport forever.

  • Forward Progress with Kobe Bryant: Pursuing greatness
    by Graham Bensinger on September 1, 2022 at 11:00 am

    In a throwback to 2012, the late Kobe Bryant shares some of the secrets to achieving greatness. The NBA legend discusses how he studied “bubblegum basketball cards” to learn the intricacies of players' moves and how he was able to mimic Hakeem Olajuwon's “dream shake.” This desire to perfect his game led Bryant to have a dedicated balance between basketball and his social life.

  • Ray Romano: Comedian/Actor
    by Graham Bensinger on August 29, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Actor, Writer and Producer Ray Romano fondly remembers the Late-Night appearance that changed his life, cringes over a particularly embarrassing moment during the Pebble Beach Pro-Am and explains why he had no regrets on ending the show that made him a star.

  • Forward Progress With Albert Pujols: My Father’s Influence
    by Graham Bensinger on August 25, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Albert Pujols opens up about his tough upbringing in the Dominican Republic - from tending to his father when he drank too much, to his mother leaving the family when Albert was only three years old - but remains grateful for his family and the influence of his softball-playing dad and protective grandmother.

  • Dak Prescott: Two-time NFL Pro Bowl quarterback
    by Graham Bensinger on August 22, 2022 at 5:06 am

    Graham traveled to Dallas, Texas, in July 2020 to chat with Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. The NFL star detailed plans for fighting social injustice, discussed how he’s proved doubters wrong throughout his career and reflected on lessons learned from his late mother. Plus, Prescott and his older brother Tad opened up about the death of their brother Jace.

  • Forward Progress with Michael Strahan: Driven by failures
    by Graham Bensinger on August 18, 2022 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational clip, Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan explains how he’s driven by a constant fear of failure, emphasizes how good luck is derived from hard work and recounts intense, post-practice workouts that paid dividends in the 4th quarter.

  • Andy Murray: 3-Time Tennis Grand Slam Winner
    by Graham Bensinger on August 15, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Just months after winning his first Wimbledon, Andy Murray sat down with Graham and opened up about preparing for competition, surviving the Dunblane school massacre as a child and navigating injury, loss and fame on and off the court.

  • Forward Progress with Mike Tyson: Overcoming addiction
    by Graham Bensinger on August 11, 2022 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s self-improvement clip, boxing legend Mike Tyson opens up about his drug addiction and the benefits of going to rehab.

  • Kevin Richardson: Wildlife Conservationist/”The Lion Whisperer”
    by Graham Bensinger on August 8, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Kevin Richardson talks with Graham about his efforts to protect Africa’s dwindling lion population and the methods he uses to connect with the wild animals at his sanctuary.

  • Forward Progress with Charles Barkley: Misguided Anger
    by Graham Bensinger on August 4, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week’s motivational moment comes from NBA legend Charles Barkley. The basketball analyst recalls an incident that made him recognize his mistakes and refocus his energy into a positive way.

  • Prince Albert II of Monaco
    by Graham Bensinger on August 1, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Prince Albert II of Monaco talks with Graham about his time as an Olympic bobsledder, his principality’s environmental efforts and memories of his late mother, Princess Grace.

  • Forward Progress with Brett Favre: Honoring my “tough love” father
    by Graham Bensinger on July 28, 2022 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s “Forward Progress” clip, Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre remembers tough love from his dad and the pressure to play well the night after he died.

  • Lewis Hamilton: 7-time Formula One Champion
    by Graham Bensinger on July 25, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Racing legend, Lewis Hamilton, opens up about his scrappy start in the sport, his father’s dedication to his success and the racism he encountered on and off the track.  The 7-time Formula 1 champ also talks with Graham about fashion and his famous rivalry with Nico Rosberg.

  • Forward Progress with Kelsey Grammer: Homeless to household name
    by Graham Bensinger on July 21, 2022 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s inspirational clip, actor Kelsey Grammer shares how he made ends meet before hitting it big, which included balancing two jobs and sometimes sleeping in the park. The award-winner also describes the financial lessons he learned from that time and the moment he realized he had to quit working if he was going to make it as an actor.

  • Gary Player: World Golf Hall of Famer
    by Graham Bensinger on July 18, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Graham sits down with Gary Player in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. The golf legend and nine-time major champion discusses his tough childhood, notable moments with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer and posing nude for ESPN Magazine. He also remembers apartheid in his native South Africa, the criticism he faced and his friendship with Nelson Mandela. Originally recorded in 2014.

  • Forward Progress with Jack Nicklaus: Competition and pressure are why I loved golf
    by Graham Bensinger on July 14, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week’s positive message comes from one of the greatest golfers of all time, Jack Nicklaus. The Golden Bear reflects on what motivated him on - and off - the golf course.

  • Dan Whitney: Larry the Cable Guy
    by Graham Bensinger on July 11, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Dan Whitney - more widely known as his popular character, Larry the Cable Guy, chats with Graham about joke writing, the joy of being ‘Mater in the Cars franchise and how he got his big break.  The author and comedian also shares his passion for philanthropy and the Get Er Done Foundation.

  • Forward Progress with Dana White: From Three Letters to a Global Symbol
    by Graham Bensinger on July 7, 2022 at 11:00 am

    UFC President Dana White reflects on the early challenges of building a brand and the perseverance he needed to bring the UFC to the global level.

  • Billie Jean King: Tennis Icon & Gender Equality Advocate
    by Graham Bensinger on July 4, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Billie Jean King’s triumph against Bobby Riggs at their historic Battle of the Sexes match in 1973 not only elevated the 39-time Grand slam champ to icon status, but also reinforced the mission of the newly passed Title IX.

  • Forward Progress with Kevin Love: Being present and finding balance
    by Graham Bensinger on June 30, 2022 at 11:00 am

    NBA Star Kevin Love opens up about his struggles with mental health and reflects on the importance of setting goals, being present and finding balance in life.

  • Richard Petty: “The King” of NASCAR
    by Graham Bensinger on June 28, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    NASCAR legend, Richard Petty, regales Graham with tales of an unconventional childhood as the son of a moonshiner, tobacco farmer and race car driver and reflects on the highs and lows of his own history-making career.