42 episodes

Real Ones is a weekly podcast with Jon Bernthal that gives the microphone to some of the most interesting, authentic people living on the front lines of the big issues of our time. From cops to gang members, soldiers and doctors, activists and first responders, you’re going to hear from people who aren’t pushing any agenda other than honest, open dialogue. What transpires is informative, funny, and at times heartbreaking – delivered by people you’ll feel an immediate connection to.

Real Ones with Jon Bernthal Jon Bernthal

    • Society & Culture

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Real Ones is a weekly podcast with Jon Bernthal that gives the microphone to some of the most interesting, authentic people living on the front lines of the big issues of our time. From cops to gang members, soldiers and doctors, activists and first responders, you’re going to hear from people who aren’t pushing any agenda other than honest, open dialogue. What transpires is informative, funny, and at times heartbreaking – delivered by people you’ll feel an immediate connection to.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Eric Singletary, transformative high school basketball coach

    Eric Singletary, transformative high school basketball coach

    If you're a true sports fan - or you're raising young athletes - you'll love Jon's conversation with Eric Singletary, who has turned the small Washington DC school he and Jon attended into a high school basketball powerhouse that sends players to the NBA. In an era where social media and overzealous parenting are taking the joy out of youth sports, Eric demonstrates how integrity and success can coexist in coaching, restoring players' love of the game.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    George Christie, the longest-serving president of the Ventura, California chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club

    George Christie, the longest-serving president of the Ventura, California chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club

    George Christie was the longest-serving president of the Ventura, California chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. He was a leader in the organization for over three decades and was instrumental in helping to shape the club's public image. He left the organization in 2011 and has since become an advocate for motorcycle safety and an author.  In the episode George talks with Jon about the war between the Hells Angels and the Mongols, hanging out with rock stars like Jerry Garcia, what it was like on the emotional day he quit the Hells Angels, and more. 

    Learn more and get easy access to his books on his web site-- georgechristie.com 

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    • 2 hrs 2 min
    Jose Gonzales started a 19 year prison sentence in California at the age of 16

    Jose Gonzales started a 19 year prison sentence in California at the age of 16

    Today, Jose Gonzalez is a a successful producer, artist, and storyteller. But 8 years ago, he was finishing a 19 year sentence in various correctional facilities including Calipatria State Prison. Jose joined us to tell his incredible story - from his childhood, through his imprisonment, to becoming the best father and man he can be - which includes passionate advocacy for criminal justice reform.

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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Norman Reedus

    Norman Reedus

    Norman and Jon reunite on the heels of Jon introducing his friend at the unveiling of Norman's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The old friends tell Walking Dead stories, explain their true relationship with acting, determine who is the better athlete and reveal why they just like each other so damn much.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Real Ones 2022: memorable episode moments

    Real Ones 2022: memorable episode moments

    The compilation includes moments from the episodes listed below.

    Time stamps are below to jump to specific episode excerpts, or click on the guest to jump to the full episode--

    Kevin Vance - 00:10

    Kurt Angle - 08:00

    Nick Bernthal - 13:26

    Anthony Maggio - 18:30

    Rich & Ricardo Wilson - 24:05

    Jerry & Bojangles - 29:35

    Natalie Randolph- 34:57

    Jay Dobyns - 40:22

    Richard Cabral - 47:11

    Shia LaBeouf - 51:18

    Sarah Wayne Callies - 56:51

    Tyler Grey/Gareth Schweitzer - 1:04:36

    D Watkins - 1:09:03



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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Julian Edelman: "My whole life I was always a practice player"

    Julian Edelman: "My whole life I was always a practice player"

    Julian Edelman spent 12 seasons with the New England Patriots after playing quarterback at Kent State in Ohio. Edelman is a three-time Super Bowl winner, and was named MVP of Super Bowl LIII. Today he co-hosts weekly talk show "Inside the NFL" and video podcast "Games with Names”.

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    • 1 hr 13 min

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