From his beachside studios in Miami, Dan Le Batard talks one-on-one with a mix of interesting personalities from sports, music, comedy and beyond. Published weekly, South Beach Sessions is the flagship podcast in the LeBatard and Friends Podcast Network. Dan is past his prime as an interviewer, and less curious than he has ever been, but he will bully the guests into carrying him.
44:55John Amaechi joins Dan for a conversation on his early life and journey into basketball. The two discuss work ethic, supportive friends and mentors, competitive nature, and more as John details what made him motivated to become a NBA player and the distance he has from that career choice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
55:45Dan speaks with former mixed martial artist, wrestler, and olympian Ben Askren about his journey through the fight game and the life it's created for him. Askren touches on his youth in wrestling, the mentality it takes to be a world-renowned fighter, why consistency is key, and the importance of not tying ego to outcome before detailing his new book, "Funky: My Defiant Path Through the Wild World of Combat Sports." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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47:09Dan talks to The Nation's Dave Zirin about his new documentary Behind the Shield: The Power & Politics of the NFL. They discuss the NFL's firm grip on American culture, how they grew into that position in the first place, the things that most gross him out about the league, and Daniel Snyder's failed ownership of the Washington franchise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
50:35Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Buzz Bissinger joins Dan for an in-depth conversation on his greatest work, the pressure of living up to Friday Night Lights, the state of journalism, his personal triumphs and pitfalls, addiction, and more. Plus, Buzz goes through some of the greatest lessons he learned while writing his various pieces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
49:19John Amaechi joins Dan as our special "UK correspondent" to explain the reaction overseas after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. John and Dan then dive into a number of topics including the state of leadership worldwide, political division, athletes as role models, company culture, how "'both sides' is bollocks", and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
43:52Dan sits down with Heather McGhee, host of the podcast The Sum of Us and author of a book of the same title. McGhee travelled the country to find out in just how many ways racism shaped American life and the American economy. We dig into what she found. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tony and Lauren Dungy
33:17"There’s winning Super Bowls, there’s making money…that’s great, but is that what you’re really here for?" Tony and Lauren Dungy join Dan for a conversation on how family, faith, and football helped guide their growth as both parents and people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices