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E98: Adam Carr & Raychad Vannatta – Warriors Saving Warriors


From the Save a Warrior website –

Save A Warrior believes in challenging conventional thinking. The way we challenge the idea of suicide is so novel and so inspiring, it connects the lives of all who are transformed from sharing in this experience. Since 2012, those who complete Save A Warrior exclaim how our “unique approach to ordinary”… saved their life. We are grateful for your generosity which made the difference; perhaps a lifesaving difference.

Save A Warrior is an original, Warrior-led, well-grounded and timeless journey for active duty military, returning veterans and first responders who feel desperately alone. Give us a week and you will change the way you see – and live – your life.

Please read the bios of Adam Carr and Raychad Vannatta along with the rest of their Warrior Team here:
They are on Twitter: @saveawarrior
Instagram: @save_a_warrior_saw and Facebook: @SaveAWarrior
If you or anyone you know can benefit from what they’re doing please reach out today at

E97: Ariel Helwani – The Art of Interviewing MMA’s Best



Ariel Helwani has been covering mixed martial arts professionally since 2006. He is the reigning five-time World MMA Award Journalist of the Year winner. He works for (SB Nation). He formerly served as an “MMA Insider” for Fox Sports 1’s weekly UFC Tonight show and other pre- and post-event programming. He is the former co-host of the Sirius XM radio show “Fight Club”, and is currently the host of The MMA Hour podcast and the MMA Beat show on YouTube. Helwani is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. A Canadian native, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and two kids.

Follow Ariel on Twitter @arielhelwani

E96: Jake Ballard – Giants Super Bowl Champ Turned Patriot

Jake Ballard


Jake Ballard played tight end for the New York Giants, New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals. He played college football at Ohio State and was signed by the Giants in 2010 where he won Super Bowl XLVI with them against the Patriots. Then an awkward transition occurred in 2012 landing him on the Patriots team who they had just faced that year in the Super Bowl. This is his story…

Follow Jake on Twitter @TheJakeBallard

E95: Bob Costas – Over 30yrs with NBC, Memorable Interviews and the Rise of Fake News

Bob Costas


Bob Costas has been a sportscaster on the air for NBC Sports television since the early 1980s. He has been the prime-time host of twelve Olympic Games since 1992. In addition to his Olympic work, Costas currently does play-by-play for MLB Network, hosts an interview show called Studio 42 with Bob Costas, and serves as the host of NBC’s Football Night in America. In this talk Bob shares details on some really memorable interviews such as the Jerry Sandusky interview, being humbled in the presence of Johnny Carson, and the rise of fake news as it eclipses credible reporting today.

E94: Tom Crabtree – Hot Takes, Concussions, and Clemson Oil Checks


Tom Crabtree is an Ohio native who played college football for Miami University at the tight end position. He entered the NFL in 2009 with the Kansas City Chiefs, but he spent most of his career with the Green Bay Packers, with whom he won Super Bowl XLV. He also played short stints with Tampa Bay and New Orleans. Tom has been a recurring guest on the Pardon My Take podcast hosted by Dan “Big Cat” Katz and stays very active in social media, primarily through twitter @itsCrab.

Follow Tom on Twitter or Instagram @itsCrab
or on Snapchat –

E93: Chris Cooley – Joe Gibbs’ Coaching, Questionable Blogging


Chris Cooley is a former tight end who played 9 seasons for the Washington Redskins. He was drafted in 2004 by Joe Gibbs and we spend some time talking about Joe’s coaching style. Cooley holds the Redskins’ franchise record for most receptions at tight end. In the talk he shares some stories and insight, including his experience with a blog photo that made headlines back in 2008 for its mistaken glimpse of nudity, as well as how the nickname “Captain Chaos” came to be. Today he co-hosts a radio show called Cooley & Kevin with Kevin Sheehan on ESPN 980.

Follow Chris on Twitter @thecooleyzone
and catch his ESPN Radio Show here:

E92: Joe Buck – Lucky Bastard


Joe Buck is back again. His last visit was on Episode 6. Joe recently published the book Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I’m Not Allowed to Say on TV. Joe is the son of famous sportcaster Jack Buck. He has won numerous Sports Emmy Awards and is primarily known for his role as a play-by-play announcer for NFL and MLB games including main events such as the Super Bowl and announcing plays at the World Series as he’s done for the last 17 consecutive years and 19 times total (so far). Joe will be announcing at this year’s Super Bowl in February as well.

Follow Joe on Twitter @Buck
and buy his book LUCKY BASTARD

E91: Josh Sitton – All-Pro goes from Green Bay to The Bears


Josh was drafted in 2008 as a guard and started 110 out of the 112 regular season games that the Packers had played since becoming a full-time starter on the offensive line in 2009. In just the past four seasons he was voted to the Pro Bowl three times (2012, 2014-15) and voted first-team All-Pro for three straight years (2013-15). On September 4, 2016 he signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bears.

Follow Josh on Twitter @jsitton71


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