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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.

  • 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.

  • Forward Progress with Jake Paul: Making the decision to not give up
    by Graham Bensinger on June 23, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week’s motivational moment comes from influencer-turned-boxer Jake Paul. The YouTube star reflects on the grueling demand for content creation and how he overcame suicidal thoughts associated with the pressure.

  • Doug Ellin: Entourage Creator/Writer
    by Graham Bensinger on June 20, 2022 at 11:00 am

    In this 2015 interview with Doug Ellin, the creator and writer of Entourage opens up about his desperate career dry spells and the overwhelming success of the show. Plus, Graham gets the inside scoop on celebrity cameos and Ellin’s favorite moments.

  • Dennis Rodman on perseverance, perspective
    by Graham Bensinger on June 16, 2022 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s Forward Progress podcast, Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman reflects on his partying ways and explains how his perspective on life matured over the years.

  • Arthur Blank - Atlanta Falcons Owner & Co-Founder of Home Depot
    by Graham Bensinger on June 13, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week: Graham sits down with self-made billionaire, Arthur Blank.  Co-Founder of the Home Depot, Blank discusses the management principles that built the hugely successful company- as well as his painful departure from it. Now owner of the Atlanta Falcons, Blank also shares his thoughts on defining moments from his time thus far with the NFL team - from Michael Vick’s conviction to Coach Bobby Petrino’s bizarre betrayal.

  • Forward Progress with Tom Hanks: The trial and error of parenting
    by Graham Bensinger on June 9, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week’s Forward Progress podcast features Tom Hanks. The Academy Award-winning actor and father of four discusses his parenting strategies, including how he tried to shield his kids from the public eye when they were young and how he helped them (but not too much) in their acting pursuits.

  • Jesse Ventura: Former WWE wrestler & Minnesota governor
    by Graham Bensinger on June 6, 2022 at 11:00 am

    We revisit Graham’s 2015 chat with Jesse Ventura. The former WWE wrestler and governor of Minnesota emotionally remembers spending a day with Muhammad Ali, explains his falling out with Hulk Hogan and discusses his time in office – which included a trip to Cuba to meet with the late Fidel Castro. Plus, Ventura reflects on Navy SEAL training and his role in the movie Predator.

  • Forward Progress with Novak Djokovic: Finding inspiration from my rivals
    by Graham Bensinger on June 2, 2022 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational podcast, 20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic discusses what he has learned from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. He also reveals a trick that he uses to help him focus when playing against his two rivals.

  • Niki Lauda: Formula 1 legend & aviation entrepreneur
    by Graham Bensinger on May 30, 2022 at 11:00 am

    A revisit to Graham's 2017 interview with the late Niki Lauda, whose racing career was the basis for the feature film, Rush. During their chat in Vienna, Austria, the three-time Formula 1 champion reflected on the fiery wreck that nearly claimed his life, shared stories from his rivalry with James Hunt and explained how he handled the heated competition between former Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Lauda, an aviation entrepreneur, also opened up about the deadly crash involving a plane in one of his airlines.

  • Forward Progress: Charles Barkley on integrity and eye contact
    by Graham Bensinger on May 26, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Basketball analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley reflects on his storied career in the NBA and how his success on the court has led to memorable times with U.S. presidents and cherished moments with the Make-A-Wish foundation.

  • Dick Vitale Doesn’t Give Up
    by Graham Bensinger on May 23, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Hall of Fame Broadcaster, Dick Vitale, opens up about facing melanoma, lymphoma and vocal cord dysplasia - all in a 7 month period. He - and those closest to him - reveal the emotional and physical toll this rough patch took on the beloved Dickie V and his family.  Vitale talks about how the love of  family, support from colleagues and encouragement through social media boosted his spirits as well as how his own health journey made him more determined than ever to keep raising money for pediatric cancer research.

  • Forward Progress with Steph Curry: Adapting to my stature
    by Graham Bensinger on May 19, 2022 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational moment, NBA star Steph Curry explains how he had to become a smarter player to overcome his small size. He also discusses the work he put in to overhaul his shooting technique and shares one of the biggest regrets of his career, which provides an example for young players to always push their limits.

  • Greg Norman: 2x Golf Major Champion
    by Graham Bensinger on May 16, 2022 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. 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.

  • Forward Progress with Matthew McConaughey: Delayed gratification
    by Graham Bensinger on May 12, 2022 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational clip, Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey details the drastic step he took to break free of the romcom typecast, which included turning down a $14.5 million offer. Sticking to his gut paid off, eventually leading to starring roles in Dallas Buyers Club, The Lincoln Lawyer and True Detective. 

  • Paul Nicklen: Award-winning Wildlife Photographer
    by Graham Bensinger on May 9, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Renowned wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen discusses the thrills and heartbreaks of being an eyewitness to the wonder and tragedy in nature and his passion for promoting conservation through art.

  • Forward Progress with Dale Earnhard Jr.: Therapist helped me mature
    by Graham Bensinger on May 5, 2022 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational podcast, Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up about the importance of therapy throughout his life, especially as it relates to helping him become a better boyfriend and husband to Amy. The NASCAR legend attributes the counsel from his therapist for saving their relationship and says they still attend couples therapy sessions about every six months.

  • Caeleb Dressel: 7-time Olympic gold medalist
    by Graham Bensinger on May 2, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Swimmer Caeleb Dressel invites Graham to his farm in Florida for a candid conversation about the extreme highs and lows that come with Olympic fame, including why he had to step away from the pool following the Tokyo Games. Sports Illustrated’s 2021 “Athlete of the Year” reveals harsh self-criticism while reading entries from his swim logbooks, shares why he avoids comparisons to Michael Phelps and discusses his deep affection for his pet rat. We also hear stories from Dressel's wife, his parents and long-time coach Gregg Troy.

  • Forward Progress with Annika Sorenstam: Inspiring future women golfers
    by Graham Bensinger on April 28, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Swedish golfer Annika Sorenstam reflects on her historic entry into the Colonial PGA Tour event in 2003. Sorenstam also shares details of her relationship with Tiger Woods and how they would lean on each other as two professional golfers at the top of their respective leagues.

  • Tony Romo: NFL Commentator
    by Graham Bensinger on April 25, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo talks about his early days in broadcasting, shares how family life has become a priority and reveals that constant improvement is still his passion.

  • Forward Progress with Bob Costas: Human decency chokes me up
    by Graham Bensinger on April 21, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Legendary sportscaster Bob Costas reflects on his eulogies for both Mickey Mantle and Stan Musial, sharing the story that led the former NBC veteran to get emotional.

  • Jerry West: Basketball Hall of Famer
    by Graham Bensinger on April 18, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Graham sits down with NBA legend Jerry West to discuss his pursuit of perfection and his love-late 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.

  • Forward Progress with Ryan Sheckler: Girl with cancer changed my life
    by Graham Bensinger on April 14, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week’s motivational moment comes from seven-time X Games medalist Ryan Sheckler. The pro-skateboarder shares how granting a wish for a girl with cancer motivated him to start his foundation and explains the joy he gets from helping others.

  • Arnold Palmer: Remembering “The King”
    by Graham Bensinger on April 11, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week’s In Depth podcast features our 2015 interview with “The King” of golf, Arnold Palmer. The late icon remembers an historic career - including his Big Three counterparts, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus who also share memories of their fierce competitor and dear friend.

  • Forward Progress with Roy Williams: Telling Michael Jordan to work harder
    by Graham Bensinger on April 7, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week’s feel-good podcast features former UNC basketball coach Roy Williams, who shares how he helped spark Michael Jordan’s intense desire for greatness. Williams also recalls the time Jordan outbid Charles Barkley at a charity auction and explains why he considers Jordan’s father a personal hero.

  • Tony La Russa: Chicago White Sox Manager
    by Graham Bensinger on April 4, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Graham spends the day with Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa, who discusses his coaching style, lingering regrets from prioritizing baseball over family, and Mark McGwire and the steroid era. The Baseball Hall of Famer also discusses pivotal moments from his childhood and a promise he kept to his mother.

  • Forward Progress with Coach K: Why I look in the mirror and yell
    by Graham Bensinger on March 31, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week’s motivational moment comes from legendary college basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K discusses the importance of motivation from within, the power of reflection and being honest with oneself to find success.

  • NCAA coach John Calipari on building March Madness contenders
    by Graham Bensinger on March 28, 2022 at 11:00 am

    On this week’s podcast, Graham sits down with one of the most successful - and polarizing - figures in college basketball, John Calipari.  The Hall of Fame coach addresses the backlash he’s received over recruitment techniques, reveals how he keeps it real with players and shares how his parents taught him to work hard and dream big.

  • Forward Progress with Brian Grazer: Overcoming Rejection
    by Graham Bensinger on March 24, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week’s motivational moment comes from legendary Hollywood producer Brian Grazer. The Oscar-winner reflects on the biggest challenges he’s faced in his career and how being rejected is only a temporary point of view.