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Hear the dynamic voices behind our featured podcasts. Our hosts interview experts in the field, founders who solved real problems in their businesses, sports icons that translated their success on the field into serial business achievements, and influencers that help us understand what makes excellence possible.
Jukka Hilden: Keeping It Freaking Real
Tony Hawk: Growing Globally
Skateboarding and video game legend Tony Hawk joins host David Meltzer for a discussion about finding your own path to success and having a global impact on the world of skateboarding.
Deuce McAllister: Playing the Investment Game
Perennial New Orleans Saint running back Deuce McAllister joins host David Meltzer to talk about navigating the field of investing, the high and the lows of business, and having a strong desire to give back to the communities that shaped you.
Sage Steele: Being the Best
Marcellus Wiley: Ivy League Grad to NFL Pro and Finding a Balance
David Dinkins Jr.: Producing Boxing Legends
Television producer who has produced many fights shown on pay per view, produced the Olympics, as well as events on ABC, ESPN, CBS, and Fox. He is a two-time emmy award winner as well.
Dan Dillon: Leading the Olympic Club SF
Dan Dillon is the current president of the Olympic Club and discusses leadership and what it took for me to want to be more.
Shawn Green: Battling Ego in the MLB
One of the better home run hitters in MLB history, Shawn Green, talks about the mindset changes that helped him to excel after being benched as a young Major Leaguer. Shawn and host David Meltzer share techniques to combat your ego and get out of your own way, as well as how to deal with failure.
Jenn Brown: Emmy Winner on Going the Extra Mile
Two-Time Emmy Award winning sportscaster Jenn Brown joins The Playbook to share how she went from a walk-on to team captain and translated those skills to the entertainment business. Jenn and host David Meltzer discuss the emotional and inspirational side of sports for fans and athletes and are even joined by a special guest.
Akbar Gbaja Biamila: Being a Football Ninja
Former NFL player turned TV host, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, discusses his relentless pursuit of success on and off the field and the different ways he approaches obstacles in his path. Akbar and host David Meltzer discuss how anyone can turn motivation and inspiration into achievement.
Bernard King: NBA Hall of Famer Shares How to Throw It Down
Hall of Fame NBA forward Bernard King sits down to share some of the practice strategies that made him one of the greatest scorers of all time. Listen to him share his comeback story after a devastating knee injury, and discusses necessary habits for a successful transition to a career after athletics.
Tommy Tallarico: In The Game with the mind of the man responsible for your favorite video game soundtracks.
Video game composer Tommy Tallarico joins the Playbook to share insights from his career in music and gaming. Tommy and Dave Meltzer discuss the impetus behind the creation of the award-winning concert series Video Games Live, as well as how to monetize your passions as an entrepreneur.
Breaking Records with Kaitlin Sandeno - Dive in with an Olympian to learn what it takes to win gold
U.S. Olympic Swimmer and gold medalist Kaitlin Sandeno drops by to discuss the traits and habits necessary to compete in sports at the highest level. Kaitlin and Dave Meltzer talk about the roles their family had in shaping their careers, and examine the difficulty of playing multiple sports as a young athlete.
Apolo Ohno: Manifesting Greatness
Can you use your platform as an athlete to catapult yourself to great success off the field? Apolo Ohno has been able to utilize the skills that made him an Olympic Champion to find happiness and achievement in other fields.
Greg Lutzka: Action Sports Star and Pro Skateboarder On What It Takes to Be Successful
One of the top skateboard entrepreneurs in Southern California, Greg Lutzka, discusses the ins-and-outs of the extreme sports business with Dave Meltzer. The two discuss the relationship between focus and success, as well as how to recover both physically and mentally from a fall.
Jim Leyritz: Clutch Performance with 2X World Series Champion, The Real King of NY
Learn how one simple interaction as a kid inspired two-time World Series Champion Jim Leyritz to become a catcher. Yankee Legend Jim Leyritz and Dave Meltzer discuss how illuminating the mistakes in your life can set you free, as well as how to form a positive perspective when things get tough.
Shawne Merriman: Sacking Life with Former NFL Linebacker
Former NFL Rookie of The Year turned apparel entrepreneur Shawne Merriman shares the trials and tribulations of building a standout brand while giving back to the community he came from and battling some of the biggest names in the space.
Derrick Morgan: Tackling Quarterbacks and Entrepreneurship
One of the best pass rushers in the NFL today chats with Dave Meltzer about the importance of supporting the next generation of minority entrepreneurs. The two bond over their belief in “doing things now” as well as the lessons they learned from their biggest mentors, their mother.
Dr. David Chao: The Life of One of The Country's Greatest Sports Physicians
The youngest-ever NFL team physician, Dr. David Chao shares the situational knowledge he has acquired through decades as an orthopaedic surgeon and media figure. Gain an understanding about how both Daves use technology and social media in order to bring their talent and brand to the masses.
Andre Reed: NFL Hall Of Famer, What Its Like to Play On The Greatest NFL Teams in History
There aren’t many Hall of Famers who make the NFL by accident, but Andre Reed shares how he took advantage of the opportunities he was presented with as a young man. Andre and Dave Meltzer delve into what it takes to make it as an athlete entrepreneur and the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people in business.
Jordan Palmer: Handling Success with NFL QB, Entrepreneur, and QB Mentor
Former NFL quarterback and entrepreneur Jordan Palmer discusses the lessons that he and his brother learned from his father, including how to balance family life and business. Jordan and host Dave Meltzer cover the art of the business deal and explore the thought that all professional athletes are entrepreneurs.
Leigh Steinberg: How The Real Jerry Maguire Changed Sports Business Forever
Two of the sports world’s biggest agents combine forces again for a great podcast on entrepreneurship in sports. Dave Meltzer’s former boss and the “real” Jerry Maguire, Leigh Steinberg, talks about his contributions to the world of sports agentry as well as shares fantastic stories from his career, including his debate with former President Ronald Reagan.
Warren Moon: Calling Audibles with Greatest QB of All Time
Anthony Lynn: Running Back Who Pays it Forward
Anthony Lynn, Head Coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, talks about his approach to coaching an NFL team, how to deal with social media distractions, and the legacy he wants to leave in football and in life.
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