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Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez is best known for getting open on the field, but in his new podcast series WIDE OPEN, he dives deep into conversation with the brightest minds in the worlds of business and entertainment to discuss health, wellness and mindset. Each week, listeners will learn more about how tackling life's obstacles can lead to an enlightened existence. Get ready to live WIDE OPEN.

Wide Open with Tony Gonzalez Tony Gonzalez

    • Health & Fitness

Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez is best known for getting open on the field, but in his new podcast series WIDE OPEN, he dives deep into conversation with the brightest minds in the worlds of business and entertainment to discuss health, wellness and mindset. Each week, listeners will learn more about how tackling life's obstacles can lead to an enlightened existence. Get ready to live WIDE OPEN.

    Jeezy on Selflessness, Survival, and His Top Secrets to Success

    Jeezy on Selflessness, Survival, and His Top Secrets to Success

    Jeezy has one of the most inspiring success stories in rap music. He started his life growing up abroad as part of a military family, and after his parents separated, eventually became a lonely kid growing up in the South being raised between different family members. He soon fell in with the wrong crowd and was sent to a correctional facility for boys at a young age. Decades later, Jeezy is one of the most respected names in rap, with countless hits like “Soul Survivor” and “Put On,” as well as multiple successful investments and charitable organizations to his name. So how did he make it through his darkest days and straight to the top? In this episode of Wide Open, Jeezy tells us how he learned and matured over the years while dealing with periods of substance abuse, loss and tragedy, and malicious people.  We also learn about the unique origin story of how Jeezy became a rapper, the sacrifices he had to make to thrive and survive, and his advice for the younger generation of rappers, many of whom are being lost to drugs and violence.



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    • 1 hr 18 min
    US Soccer Legend Alexi Lalas on How to Make Your Experiences and Emotions Work for YOU

    US Soccer Legend Alexi Lalas on How to Make Your Experiences and Emotions Work for YOU

    Alexi Lalas is a sports ICON, full stop. The minute he, his red beard, and iconic long hair stepped onto the field at the 1994 World Cup (located here in the US), people met a unique and powerful personality that would influence and inform the game of soccer for decades to come. But playing soccer for the likes of MLS and European leagues was always just one part of Alexi's story. Throughout his life, he's been a star hockey player, multi-album recording artist, and these days, a fellow on-air analyst on Fox Sports.

    We learn about all of the above, and lots more, in Alexi's episode of Wide Open. Prepare to learn how Alexi has pushed and leveled up through various moments of harsh rejection, the trials and tribulations of being a career athlete, his best (and worst) habits, and how he's learned to deal with criticism on social media. Alexi also shares some unique insight about his experiences helping popularize soccer in America, and he thinks the future of the game might be. I relate to this guy a lot and respect him just as much. Get into it!!

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    How to Grow a Community Through Authenticity & a Love of the Game with NBA 2K's Ronnie2K

    How to Grow a Community Through Authenticity & a Love of the Game with NBA 2K's Ronnie2K

    You won't go long in the world of basketball and video games without hearing the name Ronnie2K. Ronnie Singh passed on a promising career in law to chase his dreams of working in sports, and more specifically, finding ingenious ways to break through the noise and build great products. Ronnie's obsessive passion and knowledge of basketball, and more specifically, NBA2K, eventually scored him his dream gig as the face of the NBA2k franchise. Ronnie is now a celebrity in the basketball space and confidant amongst the world's best players and gamers. He's known for his strong opinions and resilience in the industry, as well as a level of passion that's contributed to 2K owning the market share and redefining the video game experience. Ronnie came on Wide Open for a dynamic conversation about his lifelong love of basketball, how to build a community through authenticity, using his platform to give back and why you shouldn't ever settle for anything less than what you really love to do. Plus lots more!



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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Snoop Dogg on Football, Fatherhood, Losing Legends and Fueling a Legacy

    Snoop Dogg on Football, Fatherhood, Losing Legends and Fueling a Legacy

    Few artists in history have leveled up as much as Snoop Dogg has. Born Calvin Broadus Jr., in Long Beach, California, the beloved rapper and entertainer went from a life navigating crime in a gang-ridden neighborhood to becoming the face of a musical movement that would change culture forever. His debut album, Doggystyle, produced by his friend and early producer, Dr. Dre, put West Coast rap on the map and catapulted Snoop into the center of a controversial scene that would influence style, movies, media, and so much more for decades after. Along the way, the world watched Snoop—and his many aliases—grow and experience becoming a father, football coach, actor, activist, and incredibly successful entrepreneur. In this episode of Wide Open, Snoop holds nothing back while taking us through his journey, touching on the legacy he wants to leave behind, how he learned to study greatness, fatherhood, losing legendary loved ones, and how to outwork anyone and everyone to get to the top. All hail the Doggfather.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Thriving on Fear and the Journey Towards Redemption with Boxing Legend Mike Tyson

    Thriving on Fear and the Journey Towards Redemption with Boxing Legend Mike Tyson

    You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and the same goes for heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson. The New York-native’s troubled youth was full of tough times, loss, and years in and out of crime. But along the way, Mike’s natural talent as a fighter and truly unique human being was discovered and led to him winning the heavyweight boxing title at the unheard-of age of 20. He’d go on to become one of the most naturally talented athletes and fiercest competitors to ever live, earning numerous titles and hundreds of millions of dollars in winnings, a fortune he’d lose nearly just as fast while struggling with toxic media attention, drug abuse, and failed relationships. I sat down with Mike at his Tyson Ranch, home to his latest cannabis-focused venture and production company, to discuss the intimate moments of his journey, many of which you haven’t heard via the media. Prepare for an emotional and intense conversation about thriving on fear, searching for redemption, struggling with self-control, and learning from the past in search of a better future. This is the true story of Mike Tyson’s second act. 

    Content warning: listener discretion is advised. This episode contains graphic descriptions of drug use, violence and language that some listeners may find disturbing and/or triggering.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    MLB Legend Adrián González on Trades, Change, Subs, and Success

    MLB Legend Adrián González on Trades, Change, Subs, and Success

    From coming to America after growing up in Mexico to getting traded five times, MLB All-Star and legend Adrián González has experienced some pretty powerful moments of change in his life and career. He’s someone who can tell you firsthand that there’s a lot more to professional athletes than people think. On Wide Open, Adrián took us through some milestones from his historic career, touching on how he overcome the low points, the pressures of being an 18-year-old first round pick with a $10 million dollar signing bonus, growing up in Mexico, and his later moves as a successful businessman and investor in the food and beverage space. For anyone curious about things like self-confidence, making transitions, and work-life balance, there’s some super valuable insight in this one.

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    • 55 min

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