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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.

  • 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.

  • Rob Dyrdek: Entrepreneur and TV Host
    by Graham Bensinger on May 6, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Graham sits down with Rob Dyrdek at the Fantasy Factory in L.A. to discuss his early pro skating career and the many entrepreneurial successes that followed, including Street League Skateboarding, shoe design and multiple TV shows on MTV. In this 2014 interview, Dyrdek also addresses getting hypnotized for success and his fallout with the late Chris “Big Black” Boykin.

  • Trending Now: Jerry Seinfeld thinks kids are the “greatest show on Earth”
    by Graham Bensinger on May 3, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s fan-favorite podcast, comedian Jerry Seinfeld opens up about his feelings of depression and darkening moods, elaborating on how this tendency comes with a creative mind. He also shares the impact of his kids, calling them the greatest show on Earth and how much fun they are to watch, and discusses his parenting style.

  • Forward Progress with Dirk Nowitzki: I didn’t want to accept the NBA MVP award
    by Graham Bensinger on May 2, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational podcast, NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki walks us through some of the highest highs and lowest lows throughout his Hall of Fame-worthy career. Dirk remembers the pain of the Mavs’ surprising loss to the Miami Heat in the 2006 NBA Finals and the firehose of emotions as his team finally won it all in 2011.

  • In Depth crew reflects on "hilarious" Jerry Seinfeld interview
    by Graham Bensinger on April 30, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Graham, producer Brett Coppenbarger and Brian Mueller share behind-the-scenes stories from our interview with actor/comedian Jerry Seinfeld.

  • Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian and Star of “Unfrosted”
    by Graham Bensinger on April 29, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Graham sits down with comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld in New York City. Seinfeld takes us back to his comedy roots growing up on Long Island, including early influences in his standup career. He remembers the “terror” of going on The Tonight Show, and the secrets to the success of “Seinfeld”. The father of three opens up about family life, explaining how not being equipped for marriage made him want to take the plunge. The first-time director also shares stories from the set of his movie “Unfrosted” and what it took to get Hugh Grant for the film.

  • Trending Now: Blake Griffin has no interest in NBA job after retirement
    by Graham Bensinger on April 26, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s fan-favorite podcast, former NBA star Blake Griffin reflects on fatherhood, the love for his two kids and the freedom he feels when setting worldly concerns aside to spend time as a family. The six-time NBA All-Star also offers his thoughts on marriage and career pursuits after the NBA.

  • Forward Progress with Jerry Rice: I am driven by the fear of failure
    by Graham Bensinger on April 25, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s motivational podcast, the legendary NFL wide receiver Jerry Rice explains why the fear of failure propelled his success and the difficulty of his first year in the NFL.

  • Vince Young: College Football Hall of Famer
    by Graham Bensinger on April 22, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Graham talks with retired, two-time Pro Bowl quarterback, Vince Young, who talks about his fallout with Coach Jeff Fisher and the Tennessee Titans, rebounding from bankruptcy and the passing of friend and father figure, Steve McNair. The 2019 College Football Hall of Fame inductee also looks back on his Rose Bowl championship with the University of Texas and as an owner of an Austin steakhouse.

  • Trending Now: Jeanie Buss on Magic Johnson selling his stake in the Lakers
    by Graham Bensinger on April 19, 2024 at 11:00 am

    In this week’s fan-favorite podcast, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss discusses her relationship with Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. She talks about the mentor-mentee dynamic between Magic and her father, Jerry Buss, her experience working with Magic on the Lakers ownership group, and her reaction to the unexpected news of his resignation.

  • Forward Progress with Charles Schwab: Dyslexia made me feel stupid
    by Graham Bensinger on April 18, 2024 at 5:37 pm

    In this week’s motivational podcast, financier Charles Schwab recalls how he struggled in school because of his undiagnosed dyslexia. His son’s diagnosis with similar symptoms helped Schwab realize he, too, had a learning disability, which he struggles with to this day.

  • Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Interview
    by Graham Bensinger on April 17, 2024 at 9:58 pm

    As part of the Cheryl Hines episode, Graham had the opportunity to speak to the actor and her husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr. before a political fundraiser in Los Angeles. Graham spoke with the presidential candidate and Hines about the early days of their relationship and tough moments in the marriage. They also share interesting animal stories and a conversation with Fidel Castro. 

  • In Depth crew reflects on "pretty, pretty, pretty good" Cheryl Hines interview
    by Graham Bensinger on April 16, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Graham, executive producer Brad Galbreath and producer Brian Mueller share behind-the-scenes stories from our interview with actor/comedian Cheryl Hines.

  • Cheryl Hines: Actor and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Star
    by Graham Bensinger on April 15, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Graham spends a couple days in Los Angeles with actor Cheryl Hines. Best known for playing Larry Davd’s wife in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, Hines reflects on the life-changing phone call from David telling her she got the role, to the emotional moment after shooting the final episode. The Florida native also remembers emotional moments with her family as she made the move from Tallahassee to Hollywood. Hines details the many odd jobs she had in her early days in LA, from bartending at the hotel where the OJ Simpson jury was sequestered, to working as Rob Reiner’s personal assistant. She also talks about the ups and downs of her husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s presidential campaign.