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In a world where being vulnerable is often considered weak, it would be refreshing to hear an authentic and honest story from some of our heroes. Cari Champion will ask some of the greatest in sports and entertainment to remove the veil and get Naked. Being Naked on this podcast means describing life-altering circumstances and events that helped shape who you plan to become. There is a difference between what the public sees and what is real. There is a difference between the champion you see on and off the court. Your favorite celebrity isn't always ready to perform at will. Naked with Cari Champion invites your hero to tell their whole story.

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In a world where being vulnerable is often considered weak, it would be refreshing to hear an authentic and honest story from some of our heroes. Cari Champion will ask some of the greatest in sports and entertainment to remove the veil and get Naked. Being Naked on this podcast means describing life-altering circumstances and events that helped shape who you plan to become. There is a difference between what the public sees and what is real. There is a difference between the champion you see on and off the court. Your favorite celebrity isn't always ready to perform at will. Naked with Cari Champion invites your hero to tell their whole story.

    SANYA RICHARDS-ROSS – Master of the Pivot

    SANYA RICHARDS-ROSS – Master of the Pivot

    In this episode, Cari Champion discusses the experiences of young black female athletes in the sports industry with Sanya Richards Ross, a decorated track and field star. They explore the narratives surrounding athletes like Angel Reese and Sha'Carri Richardson, who have faced praise and criticism for their outspokenness and success. The conversation delves into the challenges and expectations placed on black women in sports, the importance of authenticity, and the lessons that life teaches us. Sanya Richards Ross also shares her own experiences, and announces her involvement in various projects; including a pajama line, covering the Olympics, and a return to the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

    Connect: @CariChampion @SanyaRichiRoss

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    • 32 min
    B MONET – A Joyful Creative

    B MONET – A Joyful Creative

    In this conversation, B. Monét discusses her origin story, inspirations, and journey to becoming a filmmaker. She emphasizes the importance of black girl representation in media and the need for softness and care in storytelling.

    She also discusses the challenges she faced at NYU and the power of film; as a medium for expressing emotions and showcasing the full humanity of black women.

    Her new film, “Black Girls” is a love letter to emphasize the importance of Black girl joy and self-care, as well as the power of sisterhood among Black women. Highlighting the importance of connection and seeing each other. Monet understands the impact of centering Black women's experiences and is dedicated to making this a common thread within her work.  

    Connect: @CariChampion @DirectherBMonet

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    • 52 min
    RUBEN STUDDARD - The Soul in R&B

    RUBEN STUDDARD - The Soul in R&B

    In this episode of Naked, Cari discusses the lack of emotional songs in mainstream music and reminisces about artists like Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross. The guest, Ruben Studdard, winner of Season Two of American Idol and Platinum recording artist, shares how the show changed the landscape of reality competition shows. We also learn more about his life in Birmingham, the inspiration for his new album, and the importance of authenticity in R&B. 

    Connect: @CariChampion @RealRubenStuddard 

    Learn More: RubenStuddard.com

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    • 47 min
    TAMRON HALL - Behind The Scenes

    TAMRON HALL - Behind The Scenes

    The conversation delves into the work ethic and upbringing of Tamron Hall, the challenges and assumptions surrounding motherhood, the importance of presentation in journalism, and the experiences of sexual harassment as a black woman. Hall shares stories; of motherhood, behind-the-scenes, and the writings of her true crime series as a cathartic experience.

    Connect: @CariChampion @TamronHall

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    Watch: TamronHallShow.com
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    • 42 min
    BONUS - March Madness Edition

    BONUS - March Madness Edition

    In this bonus episode, Cari discusses the NCAA women's basketball tournament and highlights the growth of the game, focusing on the behavior and accountability of LSU head coach Kim Mulkey compared to South Carolina's head coach Dawn Staley. Cari questions whether Mulkey's behavior would be tolerated if she were black and highlights Staley's professionalism and leadership. The episode raises important questions about the treatment of black coaches and the need for progress and accountability in women's college basketball.

    Connect: @CariChampion 

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    • 22 min
    JASMINE GUY - A True Legend

    JASMINE GUY - A True Legend

    In this conversation, Jasmine Guy discusses her career in dance and acting, her role in the groundbreaking TV show A Different World, and the importance of black representation in the media. She also shares her experiences with Tupac Shakur, her successes of being a black artist in Hollywood, and her upcoming projects including Harlem on Amazon Prime.

    Connect: @CariChampion @IamJasmineGuy
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    • 48 min

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