In this edition of the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast, baseball Hall of Famer Joe Torre reflects on his time in the big leagues as a player and prolific manager. Torre also details his notorious exit from the Yankees, overcoming an abusive upbringing and how he would like to be remembered.
In this week’s motivational moment, DJ and performer Steve Aoki highlights overcoming the hardships of constant touring and putting on a brave face for thousands of fans. Aoki also remembers the death of a close friend and mentor and urges everyone to give 100% to moments with loved ones.
This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast, Graham chats with NBA star Blake Griffin. The Brooklyn Net and six-time All-Star discusses fatherhood, memories from growing up in Oklahoma, navigating the Donald Sterling Clippers era and his interests off the court, including a budding career in the world of stand-up comedy. Audio clips from Comedy Central’s “The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin” are courtesy of Viacom International Inc.
In this week's feel-good clip, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott discusses replacing Tony Romo and how he proved the doubters wrong, including Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Prescott also details the art of communicating with the many different personalities within the huddle.
This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast we jump back into the ring with a 2014 interview featuring boxing legend and Philippine presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao. The World Champion fighter details notable bouts in his career, how he battled an intense gambling addiction and the importance of using his political platform to help those less fortunate.
Arnold Schwarzenegger takes the spotlight in this week's motivational clip. The actor remembers the time he gambled on himself, choosing to star in the comedy “Twins” without taking a salary to shed his typecast as an action star.
On this edition of the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast we take a look back on our 2013 sit-down with three time Super Bowl Champion Jerry Rice. The Hall of Fame wide receiver details moments in his childhood that prepared him for the physicality of the pros, the challenges of growing up in a family of eight children and his unwavering love for the game.
This week's motivational, feel-good clip comes from our 2018 interview with Jackass star, Stephen Glover - aka Steve-O. The stuntman and comedian talks about overcoming the challenges of constantly moving as a child and the positive relationship he formed with his father after providing some business pointers.
Graham gets an all-access pass to one of the world’s most prominent and financially successful DJs, Steve Aoki. While talking at his epic Las Vegas home, Aoki opens up about the sacrifices that come with his professional successes and how his father’s death led to a pursuit to live forever. The avid card collector also details a risky purchase of an extremely rare item and discusses a failed track involving Kanye, Drake and Eminem.
In this week's feel-good clip, former WWE wrestler Jesse Ventura talks about his lifelong adoration of Muhammad Ali and the emotional gift he received from the boxing legend after being elected governor of Minnesota.
Legendary Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson invites Graham Bensinger to Canton, Ohio, for his 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement. Later, we rejoin the first-ballot Hall of Famer at his home in Detroit, where he and his wife Brittney discuss their rift with the Lions’ ownership, a budding cannabis business and family life raising three boys.
Each week, we're bringing you a short, motivational clip from one of our previous guests. This time, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath discusses his battle with alcohol addiction, staying sober for 13 years as a “dry drunk” and the combination of fear, support and religious beliefs that help him overcome the addiction.
This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast we spend two days in Las Vegas with rapper, filmmaker and BIG3 league co-founder, Ice Cube. The entertainment icon offers up stories from his upbringing in South Central Los Angeles, including a life-altering felony that never played out and his introduction to music mogul, Dr. Dre. Cube also discusses his political pursuits on behalf of the Black community and the BIG3 basketball league he co-founded in 2017.
Each week, we're bringing you a short, feel-good clip from one of our previous guests. To tip things off, Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal talks about the fulfillment he gets from his charity work and the importance of helping others when no one is looking.
On this episode of the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast, we take a page out of our old playbook and revisit a 2010 sit-down with Ravens legend Ray Lewis. The Hall of Famer recalls how his rough upbringing influenced his love for the game, details those famous on the field dance moves and how he continues to build his own brand.
On this edition of the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast, we revisit a 2011 interview with Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White. The outspoken entrepreneur discusses how he turned the UFC into a multi-billion dollar phenomenon, recalls run-ins with Boston mobsters and how mixed martial arts is constantly evolving.
We go beyond the realm of what’s possible in an action packed episode of the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast. From record breaking backflips to lion whisperers and scaling the highest peaks with no harness, these courageous athletes, stuntmen and adventurers risk it all. Listen to the stories from Laird Hamilton, Richard Branson, Rob Dyrdek, Travis Pastrana, the late Niki Lauda and more.
In this episode of the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast, we revisit a 2014 interview with Golden Boy boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya. The Olympic champ recalls a bad decision of eating two dozen oysters the night before fighting Sugar Shane Mosley, reflects on how his relationship with the sport became all-consuming and addresses his struggles with addiction and infidelity.
This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast we revisit a 2019 interview in the Hollywood Hills with Jackass star, Stephen Glover. More commonly known as Steve-O, the stuntman and comedian talks about finding stardom after the release of MTV’s Jackass, risking his life for fame and fortune, and his battles with drug and alcohol addiction.
On a special In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast some of the biggest names in sports talk about their experiences with money. Tennis star Novak Djokovic, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, racing icon Danica Patrick and more share financial lessons they’ve learned over the years. Plus who taught them what it means to be financially stable before and after a successful career.
Graham travels to North Carolina to the home of Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the NASCAR Hall of Famer's first extensive interview about the numerous concussions that forced his early retirement. Dale Jr. candidly shares why he kept concussion symptoms a secret for so long, what his late father meant to him and the positive impact therapy has had on his career and marriage. We also hear from Dale Jr.'s wife Amy, and sister Kelley, as they share intimate stories of the racing icon.
The COVID-19 pandemic has only magnified cases of anxiety and depression around the world. On a special In Depth podcast, we’re sharing the personal battles bravely discussed by past guests, in hopes their stories can inspire others to overcome their own Unseen Struggles. Hear from Dak Prescott, Tom Hanks, Lindsey Vonn, Jon Hamm and many more, who reveal their lowest points and encouraging moments of self-discovery.
John McEnroe invites Graham to both his tennis academy in New York City to reflect on his reputations as both a tennis superstar and a short-tempered bad boy in the sport. McEnroe shares stories of his rise to stardom, his love-hate relationship with anger and coping with the 2017 deaths of both parents. Plus, the tennis star turned TV personality talks of his fondest memories as a commentator and what life might be like once the celebrity spotlight fades.Later on, McEnroe shares stories pertaining to his highs and lows of collecting art over the years, including taking significant financial gains buying and selling famous pieces and the regret of selling early in some instances.
Graham Bensinger 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. He also details his mentality on the ice and the challenges of moving to America to pursue his hockey dreams. Watch all of Graham’s video interviews at YouTube.com/Grahambensinger. Follow Graham on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GrahamBensinger. Find TV times for the weekly show at GrahamBensinger.com.
Graham spends the day with NBA center Dwight Howard at his Atlanta-area estate. The 8-time all-star 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. 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.
Sir Richard Branson invites Graham to the Bahamas to share some of his most impactful stories, including death-defying hot air balloon expeditions, hostage negotiations with Saddam Hussein and overcoming hardships as he ventured into new industries. Branson also discusses his most notable failure, his plans for commercial space travel and the positive effect dyslexia had on his business career. Watch all of Graham’s video interviews at YouTube.com/Grahambensinger. Follow Graham on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GrahamBensinger. Find TV times for the weekly show at GrahamBensinger.com.
Graham Bensinger sits down with tennis legend and champion for gender equality, Billie Jean King. She reflects on career highlights, including the famed Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs, her decision to help form the first women’s league and her vision for World TeamTennis (WTT). King also discusses her beginnings in the sport and the tense press conference when she first publicly admitted she is gay.Watch all of Graham’s video interviews at YouTube.com/Grahambensinger. Follow Graham on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GrahamBensinger. Find TV times for the weekly show at GrahamBensinger.com.
Graham Bensinger sits down with superstar point guard Russell Westbrook. The nine-time NBA All-Star discusses the bad press he’s received, criticism of his playing style and the risky decision he made during his college recruitment. He also reflects on the sudden death of his best friend, his upbringing in Los Angeles and the desire to express himself through fashion.
John Daly sits down with Graham Bensinger to discuss a career that began with overnight success in the PGA, but has since taken a downward spin. The two-time major winner discusses his abusive father and his personal struggles with alcohol, gambling and multiple marriages.
Brazilian big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira invites Graham Bensinger to her home in Nazaré, Portugal - a surfing destination famous for creating some of the largest waves in the world. It’s the site of Gabeira’s highest highs and lowest lows, as it’s where she had to be revived after a 2013 wipeout and where successful surfs years later earned her multiple Guinness World Records. Gabeira shares her remarkable comeback story, plus intimate details of battling gender discrimination and severe anxiety. Sebastian Steudtner, Gabeira’s tow partner and fellow big-wave surfer, chimes in on Gabeira’s career moments and also discusses how technology is holding back the sport.