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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 Coach K: LeBron’s rule was no excuses
    by Graham Bensinger on January 13, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week’s motivational moment features former Duke men’s basketball coach - the legendary Mike Krzyzewski. He recalls moments with LeBron James and how they fostered success during Coach K’s US Men’s National Team reign.

  • Alex Honnold: Free-Solo Rock Climber
    by Graham Bensinger on January 10, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast we take a look back on one our most intriguing guests: free-solo rock climber Alex Honnold. In this 2015 interview Honnold discusses what it takes to master his climbs with no equipment and what his closest friends and family think about his death defying acts.

  • Forward Progress with J.J. Watt: Dream big, work hard
    by Graham Bensinger on January 6, 2022 at 11:00 am

    For this week’s motivational moment we bring you the inspiring words of legendary defensive end J.J. Watt. The five-time NFL Pro Bowl selection takes us back to when he first knew he wanted to play football and ultimately become the best player in the world. Plus, Watt reveals the meaning behind the quote that has motivated him since day one.

  • Jon Hamm: The man behind Don Draper
    by Graham Bensinger on January 3, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast, we look back on an interview with Emmy award-winning actor Jon Hamm. The St. Louis native takes us through his childhood and the importance sports played while further discussing how he eventually became one of television’s leading men.

  • Forward Progress with Blake Griffin: The benefits of seeing a therapist
    by Graham Bensinger on December 30, 2021 at 11:00 am

     It’s Thursday which means it’s time for another edition of Forward Progress - the end of the week, quick bite of positivity podcast. This week we’re back in Brooklyn with NBA star Blake Griffin. He breaks down the tough moments in his storied career and discusses how he got through them via therapy, meditation and sheer determination.

  • Danica Patrick: Racing Icon
    by Graham Bensinger on December 27, 2021 at 11:00 am

    This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast, we revisit an interview with racing icon Danica Patrick. She recalls how she initially got into racing, the challenges of being a female in a male dominated sport and the struggles of working - and firing - her parents.

  • Forward Progress with Shaun White: Life lessons from Tony Hawk
    by Graham Bensinger on December 23, 2021 at 11:00 am

    This week’s motivational moment features iconic action sports star and 3x Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White. The snowboarding phenom recalls what it was like to be on tour with Hawk when he was 13 years old and the impact the legendary skateboarder had on White’s future success.

  • Jake Paul: Professional Boxer & Social Media Star
    by Graham Bensinger on December 17, 2021 at 11:00 am

    EARLY RELEASE - Graham travels to Puerto Rico to chat with Jake Paul ahead of his rematch against Tyron Woodley. The YouTube sensation turned professional boxer remembers finding fame in a flash and how he lost everything - friends, fans and millions - just as quickly after his brother Logan's controversial video. Paul candidly reveals that being “canceled’ led to heavy drinking and suicidal thoughts and discusses how he dug himself out of despair.

  • Forward Progress with Dana White: Don’t start patting us on the back yet
    by Graham Bensinger on December 16, 2021 at 11:00 am

    This week’s motivational moment features UFC President Dana White. The visionary entrepreneur describes what it took to create the multi-billion dollar movement known as the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: Tanks, The Terminator and Two Terms
    by Graham Bensinger on December 13, 2021 at 11:00 am

    In 2016, Arnold Schwarzenegger invited Graham to Hong Kong - where the very first Arnold Classic in Asia was being held. They discuss Schwarzenegger's passion for promoting bodybuilding all over the world and how that very sport was his ticket out of an oppressive home life in rural Austria and into stardom. The former governor of California shares his memories of driving tanks in the Austrian army, getting a premature endorsement to run for office from President Nixon and taking a risk on the role that made him an icon.

  • Forward Progress with Roy Williams: My mom told me to be the best
    by Graham Bensinger on December 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

    This week’s positive podcast clip features legendary college basketball coach Roy Williams. The former University of North Carolina head man details the defining and most memorable moments he shared with his mother. You might want to grab a tissue for this edition of Forward Progress.

  • Laird Hamilton: Big-wave Surfing Pioneer
    by Graham Bensinger on December 6, 2021 at 11:00 am

    This week on the In Depth podcast, we go one-on-one with big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton at his home in Kauai, Hawaii. The surfing pioneer opens up about his abusive childhood and relentless pursuit to push boundaries. In this 2017 interview, Hamilton recalls the most memorable waves he’s conquered - as well as the countless death-defying moments he’s navigated.

  • Forward Progress with Chad Johnson: Money looks better coming in than going out
    by Graham Bensinger on December 2, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Legendary NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson discusses the financial misconceptions of being in the spotlight. Plus, the former Bengals star weighs in on positive tips that helped him save money.

  • Jerome Bettis: Pro Football Hall of Famer, Steelers Legend
    by Graham Bensinger on November 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

    This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast we sit down with Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis. In this 2015 profile interview, “The Bus” details what made him stay with the Steelers for one more championship year, the struggles of growing up in crime-ridden Detroit and the most painful times in his storied career.

  • Forward Progress with Jerry Rice: I was still hungry
    by Graham Bensinger on November 25, 2021 at 11:00 am

    This Thursday’s motivational moment comes from the best NFL wide receiver of all time: Jerry Rice. The Hall of Famer talks about his motivation to win and get back into training just a mere three weeks after winning the Super Bowl.

  • Dan Bilzerian: Poker Player/Social Media Star
    by Graham Bensinger on November 22, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Poker player turned Instagram influencer and entrepreneur Dan Bilzerian invites Graham to his Las Vegas estate for a candid conversation. Bilzerian shares jaw-dropping stories of privately battling billionaires at the poker table and how he leveraged winnings to build his playboy persona. Now the founder and CEO of IGNITE, he talks of pivoting the business model in hopes of a windfall sale and aspirations to eventually settle down and recalibrate his promiscuous, party-centric lifestyle.

  • Forward Progress with Lewis Hamilton: Losses made me the racer I am today
    by Graham Bensinger on November 18, 2021 at 11:00 am

    This week’s motivational moment comes from one of the greatest Formula 1 racers of all time, Lewis Hamilton. The British driver recalls how he learned from the harsh reality of losing and how it drives him to become the greatest competitor he can be.

  • Jimmie Johnson: Racing Legend, 7x NASCAR Champ
    by Graham Bensinger on November 15, 2021 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.

  • Forward Progress with Virat Kohli: Finding strength after father‘s death
    by Graham Bensinger on November 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

    In this week's Thursday short, superstar cricketer Virat Kohli candidly discusses the stress-induced death of his father, Virat’s decision to play in a cricket match the next day and the mental fortitude he gained after enduring the tragic loss. Also hear from Kohli's brother, Vikas.

  • Roy Williams: Basketball Hall of Famer
    by Graham Bensinger on November 8, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Graham visits legendary NCAA basketball coach Roy Williams at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina. The three-time national champ speaks candidly about the missteps that fueled his recent retirement and illustrates how his path came full circle at UNC, which included a salary increase from $2,700 to $2 million over the course of his Hall of Fame career. Williams also gets emotional when sharing stories of his mother and opens up about the academic fraud investigation that occurred at UNC.

  • Forward Progress with Novak Djokovic: Dietary changes improved my game
    by Graham Bensinger on November 4, 2021 at 11:00 am

    In this week's positive-thinking short, tennis great Novak Djokovic shares how a doctor helped him bounce back from a career low point and details the dietary changes that drastically improved his performance on the court.

  • Joe Buck: Iconic Broadcaster
    by Graham Bensinger on November 1, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    In this episode of the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast we’re back in the booth with legendary sports broadcaster Joe Buck. The Emmy award-winner details the highs and lows of calling World Series and Super Bowls, lessons learned from his late hall of fame father and how he’s dealt with detractors throughout his illustrious career.

  • Forward Progress with Sir Richard Branson: Work-life balance
    by Graham Bensinger on October 28, 2021 at 11:00 am

    In this week's feel-good clip, Sir Richard Branson discusses family life, including stories on his wife Joan and children Holly and Sam. Branson tells of the turning point where he fully committed to Joan, how he had the privilege of spending more time with his kids than many dads and why he believes both Holly and Sam will do well as the future faces of Virgin Group.

  • Joe Torre: Major League Baseball Legend
    by Graham Bensinger on October 25, 2021 at 11:00 am

    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.

  • Forward Progress with Steve Aoki: “Gotta give 100%”
    by Graham Bensinger on October 21, 2021 at 11:00 am

    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.

  • Blake Griffin: NBA Star
    by Graham Bensinger on October 18, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    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.

  • Forward Progress with Dak Prescott: Making Jerry Jones eat his words
    by Graham Bensinger on October 14, 2021 at 11:00 am

    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.

  • Manny Pacquiao: Boxing Legend & Politician
    by Graham Bensinger on October 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

    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.

  • Forward Progress with Arnold Schwarzenegger: Betting on myself paid off
    by Graham Bensinger on October 7, 2021 at 11:00 am

    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.

  • Jerry Rice: 3x Super Bowl Champion, Hall of Famer
    by Graham Bensinger on October 4, 2021 at 11:00 am

    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.