Zach Leonsis, an executive with Monumental Sports & Entertainment, shares his thoughts with David Meltzer on the importance of digital media in sports and e-sports, as well as how teams are using VR technology. They also cover how to...
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Zach Leonsis: Sports Media Rights
Zach Leonsis, an executive with Monumental Sports & Entertainment, shares his thoughts with David Meltzer on the importance of digital media in sports and e-sports, as well as how teams are using VR technology. They also cover how to monetize content and what a championship means to an organization.
Gold Medal Philosophy with Kerri Walsh-Jennings
Kerri Walsh-Jennings, one of the most decorated volleyball competitiors ever, chats with David Meltzer about her goal of winning a gold medal every day, how to use consistency to your benefit, and the importance of nourishing your mind, body, and soul.
Generating Momentum with Tom Bilyeu
Tom Bilyeu, one of the founders of Quest Nutrition and CEO of Impact Theory, talks with David Meltzer about the role of anxiety and arrogance in our lives, and how to pull yourself out of "The Matrix" that many people are trapped in. The two also discuss creating momentum and how our ego affects our ability to perform.
The Hustler's Perspective with Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk, superstar entrepreneur, talks with David Meltzer about how the truth is undefeated, the importance of detaching from your goals, and how to put things in perspective when you are struggling to find your center.
Maximizing Your Talent with Jonathan Ogden
One of the best lineman in NFL history, Jonathan Ogden, joins David to talk about what drove him to success in football and shot put, as well as to share his favorite moments from his career. The two also discuss how the game of golf teaches you about yourself and how to deal with pressure as an athlete and leader.
Running Wild With Reggie Bush
Reggie Bush joins David Meltzer to talk about handling tough situations and pressure as an athlete and the Saints' recent playoff loss. The pair talk about how their different upbringings affected their career path and what giving back means to them.
Thriving Off Chaos with Barstool Sports and Dave Portnoy
Dave Portnoy, President of Barstool Sports and the leader of the Stoolie Army, joins David Meltzer to discuss engaging fans and staying true to your message.
Entrepreneurial Innovation with DJ Skee
World-renowned DJ and Vikings fan, DJ Skee shares with host David Meltzer about his humble beginnings in his high school recording booth to making it big time. DJ Skee and David cover a wide variety of topics from making it big, understanding the business, and embracing an "alternative" business career.
Making the Transition with Ryan McNeil
Two-time college national champion and former NFL player, Ryan McNeil, joins host David Meltzter to speak about his transition from the NFL to entrepreneurship and finding his passion. He talks about his early focus to look beyond life as a football player and to prepare for the next steps as a businessman.
Keeping It Freaking Real with Jukka Hilden
Jukka Hilden, of Finland's stunt-performing group The Dudesons, sits down with host David Meltzer to discuss growing up in Finland, taking the leap of faith and coming to the United States, and surrounding yourself with positive energy.
Growing Globally with Tony Hawk
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.
Playing the Investment Game with Deuce McAllister
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.
Being the best with Sage Steele
American television anchor who is the lead host of SportsCenter On the Road. She formerly hosted the Saturday and Sunday editions of NBA Countdown on ABC. Sage was a full-time host of SportsCenter, ESPN's flagship show, and had previously contributed to ESPN First Take, Mike & Mike in the Morning, and SportsNation
Ivy League Grad to NFL Pro: Finding a Balance with Marcellus Wiley
Former NFL player and current co-host of ESPN's Sportsnation, Marcellus Wiley, shares his pursuit of a balance of academics and athletics on his way to the pros. Marcellus and host David Meltzer focus on staying true to one's identity and appreciating one's place of favor.
Producing legends with David Dinkins Jr.
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.
Leading the Olympic Club with Dan Dillon
Dan Dillon is the current president of the Olympic Club and discusses leadership and what it took for me to want to be more.
Battling Ego with Shawn Green
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.
Emmy Winner on Going the Extra Mile Jenn Brown
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.
Being a Football Ninja with Akbar Gbaja Biamila
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.
Throwing It Down with Bernard King
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.
In The Game with Tommy Tallarico - Go inside 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.
Manifesting Greatness with Apolo Ohno
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.
Action Sports Star and Pro Skateboarder Greg Lutzka 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.
Clutch Performance with Jim Leyritz
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.
Sacking Life with Former NFL Linebacker Shawne Merriman
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.
Tackling Quarterbacks and Entrepreneurship with Titan Derrick Morgan
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.
The Life of One of The Country's Greatest Sports Physicians With Dr. David Chao
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.
NFL Hall Of Famer Andre Reed on 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.
Handling Success with Jordan Palmer
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.
Howard Behar: Consistency, Coffee, and How to Treat People
Howard Behar, founding President of Starbucks Coffee, shares secrets to building a “people-focused business”, and the strategies he used to scale Starbucks from having 28 stores into the global force it is today. Howard discusses the principles of servant leadership that are essential for any executive, as well as the importance of having a plan for your life.
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