After 20 years together on Inside The NBA, Ernie Johnson and Charles Barkley still have a lot to talk about. The Steam Room podcast is the new platform for EJ, Chuck, and weekly guests to explore conversations beyond the world of basketball. Grab your bracelet and step into The Steam Room every Thursday… and please, remember to keep your towel on.
Lowering the Temperature + Anderson Cooper
Ernie and Charles welcome CNN’s Anderson Cooper into The Steam Room for a conversation about America’s slow news week, Trump, Biden, and Dyngus Day. Tim Kiely joins to take his Steelers medicine and get Chuck’s take on the NFL playoffs. This podcast pairs well with Chardonnay and sausage biscuits and a full ride to Northwestern.
Grande Latte, Extra Hot + Reggie Miller & Kevin Harlan
Ernie and Charles welcome Reggie Miller and Kevin Harlan into The Steam Room to talk about the challenges of calling NBAonTNT games from home, Giannis’ extension vs. Harden's tension, and Santa’s reindeer. Chuck explains his awkward exchange with Kevin Durant, his love for the McRib and his disdain for black coffee. Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!
That's Humanity with Masai Ujiri
The Steam Room is back for Season 2! Ernie and Charles are joined by Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri for a conversation about adapting to life during the Pandemic, passion versus ambition, and the unifying power of humanity. Tim Kiely gets the guys’ take on the current state of the College Football Playoff race, and Lamar Jackson’s questionable “cramps”. Chuck’s Answering Machine reveals…well, a lot. Probably too much.
Best of “Chuck’s Answering Machine”
In Part 2 of this special edition of The Steam Room, Inside The NBA Executive Producer Tim Kiely takes us through the strangest, funniest, and most creative messages from Chuck’s Answering Machine in Season 1.
Best of "Special Guests"
In Part 1 of this special edition of The Steam Room, Ernie takes us through his favorite “special guest” conversations from this season. Featuring JJ Watt, Guy Fieri, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, Ahmad Rashad, Don Lemon, Maria Taylor, Van Jones, Killer Mike, and Rex Chapman.
War Damn Finale w/ Gus Malzahn & Bruce Pearl
After that Georgia Bulldogs stunt Ernie pulled with Maria Taylor last week, Chuck invites a pair of Auburn Head Coaches into the Steam Room. Gus Malzahn and Bruce Pearl talk about the challenges of preparing to play during a pandemic, their roles in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus and in their community, and the economic impact of Auburn bars missing out on Chuckster’s ‘patronage’ during the season.