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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.