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.
Barkleycast + Josh Allen
In the Season 3 Finale, Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen stops by to talk about competing in The Match on June 1st alongside Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers. Allen also dishes about his (gross) pregame routine, gambling with Chuck in Tahoe, and why Frank Sinatra is the secret to his success on the gridiron. The Legendary TK pits Ernie and Charles against each other in a Season 3-inspired Quiz Game. And Chuck's Answering Machine finally answers the age-old question: is Dr. Putterman real?
Who’s Your Daddy? + Pedro Martinez
Yay-yuh! Hall of Fame hurler Pedro Martinez drops by the Steam Room and delivers his best stuff on the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, modern day pitching, and throwing BP to a Montreal Expos draftee named Tom Brady. Chuck's Answering Machine goes global, Ernie gives a lesson in steak-cutting etiquette, and Charles foolishly tries to defend his position on swallowing gum.
Paging Doctor Putterman + Roy Green
Charles’ golfing buddy, Roy Green, surprises The Chuckster in an episode filled with laughs, insults, and an insider account of the "evolution" of Chuck's golf game. TK challenges the guys to a game of 'guess the famous person's real name'. Chuck’s Answering Machine features a call from Amsterdam, a Buc-ee's review, and the wildest thing Chuck did (or didn't do) during his time at Auburn.
Reset Your Goals + Taylor Rooks
Chuck and Ernie are back in full swing. Emmy-Award nominated host Taylor Rooks steps inside the Steam Room to talk about her rise in the industry and blocking out the noise. The outstanding interviewer even has a few questions of her own for Charles & EJ. The Chuckster answers a burning question on Chuck’s Answering Machine…has he ever worn Spanx?
Indescribable Joy + Clark Kellogg
Clark Kellogg brings his contagious excitement for March Madness into the Steam Room and gets our very own Auburn homer prepared for the D1 Men’s College Basketball Tournament. The CBS analyst shares his sleeper teams, talks player potential and even gives some Grandfatherly advice to the Chuckster. Charles and Ernie share their thoughts on Calvin Ridley’s suspension from the NFL and dive deep into your calls on Chuck's Answering Machine.
Principal's Office + Suni Lee
Olympic Gold Medalist Suni Lee joins the Steam Room to chat about her historic freshman season with Auburn gymnastics. SVP of Turner Sports Tara August comes on to set the record straight about Chuck's' claim that Kobe Bryant nearly signed with NBA on TNT. The Answering Machine posits a question none of us were wondering: what's the weirdest thing Charles Barkley has ever eaten?