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Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano, Sports Spectrum is an interview driven podcast that features stories on the intersection of faith and sports.

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Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano, Sports Spectrum is an interview driven podcast that features stories on the intersection of faith and sports.

    Harris III - Professional Magician/Illusionist

    Harris III - Professional Magician/Illusionist

    Harris III is a magician and illusionist and author of the new book "The Wonder Switch: The Difference Between Limiting Your Life and Living Your Dream." 
    Harris has performed his unique brand of magic and storytelling for more than two million people on five continents. His performances have been televised to millions more on the Travel Channel and ABC Family. 
    On today's podcast, we talk to Harris about his new book, his love for baseball as a kid, how to find wonder in our lives and his favorite trick he's performed. 
    Follow Harris on Instagram: @HarrisIII
     
    For more stories on sports and faith, check us out at http://SportsSpectrum.com 

    • 36 min
    Edward Graham - Growing up as Billy Graham's Grandson

    Edward Graham - Growing up as Billy Graham's Grandson

    Episode 556
    Edward Graham is the grandson of legendary evangelist Billy Graham and currently serves as the Assistant to the Vice President of Programs and Government Relations for Samaritan's Purse.
    Prior to his work with Samaritan's Purse, Edward served for 16 years in the United States Army through multiple combat deployments within Special Operations and various leadership positions. In college, Edward played soccer at Liberty University and also wrestled for the Army during his time at the U.S. Military Academy.
    Today on the podcast, we talk to Edward about his work with Samaritan's Purse, the work being done with "Operation Christmas Child," growing up as Billy Graham's grandson, and his experience serving in the U.S. Army.
    You can get involved and learn more about Operation Christmas Child by clicking here. 
    For more stories of sports and faith, check out our website http://SportsSpectrum.com 
     
    For more on Operation Christmas Child, check out their website https://www.samaritanspurse.org

    • 38 min
    Molly McManimie - NFL Player Agent

    Molly McManimie - NFL Player Agent

    Episode 555
    Molly McManimie is the Vice President of Client Services with Caric Sports. As an NFL player agent, she represents clients and negotiates contracts with NFL teams. 
    An Arizona native, Molly got her Law Degree from Chapman University and has spent the past three years working with Caric Sports and president Steve Caric in Las Vegas as one of the few female NFL agents.  
    Today on the podcast, we talk to Molly about being an agent on NFL cut weekend before the season begins, the difficulty of being a female player agent, why the right yes is worth waiting for, getting baptized in 2019 as an adult and the importance for her to not get caught up in her ego and keep God at the center of her life. 
     
    Follow Molly on Instagram: @MollyMack
     
    For more stories of sports and faith, check out our website http://sportsspectrum.com 

    • 40 min
    Phil Robertson - Duck Commander Founder/Bestselling Author

    Phil Robertson - Duck Commander Founder/Bestselling Author

    Episode 554
    Phil Robertson is the founder of Duck Commander, a professional hunter, and New York Times Bestselling Author. He and his family were portrayed on the successful A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty" which ran from 2012-2017.
    As a high-school athlete, Phil earned All-State rankings in football, baseball, and track, which afforded him the opportunity to attend Louisiana Tech University on a football scholarship. There, Phil played first-string quarterback – ahead of Terry Bradshaw, who later went on to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl championships.
    After spending several years teaching in Louisiana schools, Phi formed the Duck Commander Company in 1973 and today remains a family business, with all 4 sons and their wives either presently working or previously having worked for the company at one time or another.
    After the success of "Duck Dynasty" on A&E, Phil moved to the book world and his first book "Happy, Happy, Happy" was a New York Times Bestseller. His latest book "Jesus Politics" released August 4, 2020.
    Phil also is the co-host of the very successful Unashamed with his sons Jase and Al.  He has five children, eighteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
    On today's episode of the podcast, we talk to Phil about being an author, playing quarterback with Terry Bradshaw, starting Duck Commander, living a life that points people to Jesus and the one meal that Phil can't live without. 
    Follow us on Twitter: @Sports_Spectrum
    Read this Sports Spectrum story on Duck Dynasty and Phil Robertson from 2013. 

    • 34 min
    Ashton Washington - University of Illinois Football Director of High School Relations

    Ashton Washington - University of Illinois Football Director of High School Relations

    Ashton Washington is the Director of Football Operations for the University of Illinois. She's the first ever African American female staff member in the history of the Illini football program under head coach Lovie Smith. 
    On the podcast today, Ashton shares about her pioneering role with the University of Illinois, why she has a passion for the game of football, why getting baptized in Mississippi changed her life, working with Love Smith, and her desire to open more doors and break down barriers for women in football. 
     
    Follow Ashton on Twitter: @Ash3Washington
    Follow Sports Spectrum on Twitter: @Sports_Spectrum

    • 28 min
    Christian Yeager - Surfer/TV Host

    Christian Yeager - Surfer/TV Host

    Episode 554
    Christian Yeager grew up in the North Shore of O'ahu, Hawaii, and his world revolved around the ocean and surfing. Surfing before school, after school, and sometimes during school if the waves were perfect. He joined his school's surf team and competed every weekend in the National Scholastic Surfing Association competitions around the island. 
    In his wild and crazy life, Yeager has taught kindergarten orphans in Mexico, produced feature films and documentaries in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and spent time modeling in San Diego.
    In 2014, he got married and moved to Sydney, Australia, to attend Hillsong College. Three years later, he and his wife, Heather, moved to Southeast Asia to intern with A21, an anti-human trafficking organization. His time with A21 took him to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.
    After returning to the United States and becoming a father, Yeager developed a show called "This Cosmic Planet," which he's currently hosting on Yippee TV.
    On this episode of the podcast, Yeager shares about his life as a surfer, his close call with a tiger shark, the story of his friend Diego leading him to Christ, and why he's passionate about creating content for kids on Yippee TV.
    Follow Christian on Instagram: @ChristianYeager

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Mooseheads chaplain ,

Inspiring podcast

Love the interviews with these people in the sports world. Great to see how God is working in people's lives through sports.

halifaxfin ,

Great intersection of sport and faith

I just listened to the Scott Hamilton pod and it was amazing. So great to go behind the scenes and see the personal stories that are not reported. Thanks Jason for being a top notch interviewer!

Holmeyrob ,

great podcast

Great interviews. Outstanding to hear the stories of many of these sports figures and especially their spiritual journeys. Jason does an awesome job interviewing. Look forward to getting a new one each week.

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