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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.

  • 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.

  • Dick Vitale: The Voice of College Basketball
    by Graham Bensinger on March 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast we hear from legendary broadcaster, Dick Vitale. Dickey V. reflects on his early days as a coach, his four-decade career with ESPN and the thrill of being inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame.

  • Forward Progress with Niki Lauda: Accepting my scars
    by Graham Bensinger on March 16, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week’s slice of positivity comes from the late Niki Lauda. The F1 Legend shares details of the difficult, initial recovery after his 1976 crash and subsequent skin grafting surgeries. Lauda candidly offers perspective on his burns, why he always wears a hat and his wish to be treated like everyone else.

  • John Paul DeJoria: Billionaire Entrepreneur
    by Graham Bensinger on March 14, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist John Paul DeJoria shares his incredible journey from being homeless to co-founding hair care manufacturer John Paul Mitchell Systems and the Patron spirits company. In this extended edition of our 2017 interview, we also hear from DeJoria’s wife, Eloise, and drag-racing daughter, Alexis.

  • Forward Progress with Ryan and Steve Lochte: Goal Setting And Smashing Records
    by Graham Bensinger on March 10, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week’s motivational moment is a family affair: featuring 12-time Olympic medalist, Ryan Lochte with dad - and coach- Steve Lochte.  The father and son relive some of the celebrated swimmer's most memorable wins.

  • Brian Grazer: Legendary Hollywood Producer
    by Graham Bensinger on March 7, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Graham travels to Brian Grazer’s 12,000 square foot Los Angeles home. The Academy Award-winning producer recalls some of his most enthralling run-ins with celebrities and public figures including a “date with Princess Diana.” The 2020 sit-down also features Grazer describing what it took to create the longest running partnership in Hollywood with director and friend Ron Howard.

  • Forward Progress with Shaq: How a Knicks game changed my life forever
    by Graham Bensinger on March 3, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week’s motivational moment features the man who does it all - NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq talks about the respect he has for his father and recalls the moment he decided to devote his life to basketball.

  • Bob Costas: 29-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster
    by Graham Bensinger on February 28, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Graham travels to New York City to chat with illustrious sportscaster Bob Costas. The 29-time Emmy winner takes us back to his childhood and recalls impactful moments surrounding his father’s gambling addiction. Later, Costas dives into his unforgettable interviews and reminds us why he’s regarded as one of the most impressive personalities in the business. He also details turning down lucrative job opportunities and hints at a reconciliation with his long-time employer, NBC.

  • Forward Progress with Sir Richard Branson: Dyslexia actually helped me
    by Graham Bensinger on February 24, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week’s positive story comes from billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson. The Virgin Group founder opens up about the positives of having dyslexia, including a focus on individual strengths and his late adoption of proper business terms.

  • Sachin Tendulkar: “The God of Cricket”
    by Graham Bensinger on February 21, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast, we dive into conversation with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. The former national team captain and world champion invites us to his Mumbai home where he reflects on the defining moments in his illustrious career, how he navigated massive fame as a teenage and what his foundation is doing to benefit India’s underprivileged youth.

  • Forward Progress with Jake Paul: Learning from my past to combat bullying
    by Graham Bensinger on February 17, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Jake Paul, the YouTube star and social media influencer turned undefeated boxer shares his personal story with bullying on this week’s edition of Forward Progress. Paul reflects on his own experiences as a child and how he plans to combat bullying with his Puerto Rico based, boxing-inspired foundation.

  • Emmitt Smith: NFL’s All-Time Leading Rusher
    by Graham Bensinger on February 14, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast we take a look back on our 2014 sit down with 3x Super Bowl champion Emmitt Smith. In this extended edition of the podcast, the Dallas Cowboys legend reveals businesses he was attached to during his playing days, special times with his grandfather growing up and a Super Bowl moment he was all “geeked up” for.

  • Forward Progress with Dwight Howard: My ego had to die
    by Graham Bensinger on February 11, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    This week’s feel good moment comes from NBA champion Dwight Howard. The 8x All-Star known as “Superman” recalls how he gained his confidence back amidst leaving the Lakers and shares a childhood story explaining why he loves to smile.

  • Scott Hamilton: Figure Skating Legend
    by Graham Bensinger on February 7, 2022 at 11:00 am

    This week on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger podcast we’re revisiting our time with figure skating legend Scott Hamilton. The Olympic icon discusses his unshakable optimism while walking us through all the health challenges he’s faced over the years. He also explains why he stuffed his gold medal into a drawer and the positives of teaching figure skating to his community.

  • Forward Progress with Tony Romo: Attacking the process
    by Graham Bensinger on February 4, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    In this week's motivational podcast, quarterback turned broadcaster Tony Romo talks about the importance of preparation and the joy he finds in improvement. When Romo was a freshman at Eastern Illinois University, he spent the summer working at a marina and struggled when he returned to football in the fall. The call from his coach asking him to switch to tight end made Romo rededicate himself to football.