16 episodes

Sit "Courtside" with host and influencer Rachel DeMita as she hangs with the biggest athletes, celebrities, and creative minds. Rachel and her guests talk sports, pop culture, and what has made them who they are today.

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    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Sit "Courtside" with host and influencer Rachel DeMita as she hangs with the biggest athletes, celebrities, and creative minds. Rachel and her guests talk sports, pop culture, and what has made them who they are today.

    Former NFL Player & Super Bowl Champion Willie Colon on Playing for the Steelers & Jets and How the NFL Handled DeShaun Watson

    Former NFL Player & Super Bowl Champion Willie Colon on Playing for the Steelers & Jets and How the NFL Handled DeShaun Watson

    Rachel DeMita hangs with former NFL player Willie Colon to discuss his journey from Steelers fourth-round draft pick to Super Bowl champion. Willie talks about NIL collectives and how college programs can better assist their athletes for a world beyond sports. Willie gives his thoughts on how the NFL handled DeShaun Watson. Willie also compares playing for the Steelers to his experiences playing with the Jets, and makes his season predictions for the Jets and Giants. Willie shares stories of his transition from a professional athlete to broadcasting and discusses analysts who haven’t played sports commenting on player performances.
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    • 53 min
    SI Model Christen Harper on What It’s Like on a SI Shoot and Life With Fiance Jared Goff

    SI Model Christen Harper on What It’s Like on a SI Shoot and Life With Fiance Jared Goff

    Rachel DeMita hangs with Sports Illustrated model and philanthropist Christen Harper to discuss how she made it into Sports Illustrated. Christen dives into what life is like in Michigan with her fiance, Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff, and how she helps get him game day ready. Christen talks about what it’s like to be shooting on set with Sports Illustrated and how physical the photo shoots can get. Christen shares stories about her social media growth and how one can go viral over any moment shared online. Christen discusses her passion for volunteer work with nonprofits like Girls Inc. and women who inspire her like Camille Kostek.
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    • 34 min
    The Life of a Professional Dunker, How to Fix the NBA Dunk Contest, and the Greatest NBA Dunkers of All Time

    The Life of a Professional Dunker, How to Fix the NBA Dunk Contest, and the Greatest NBA Dunkers of All Time

    Rachel DeMita hangs with professional dunkers Jonathan Clark, Brandon Ruffin, and Jordan Southerland to break down what it takes to become a professional dunker. They reveal who they think are the top professional dunkers right now, including Jordan Kilganon, and explain why consistency is key in professional dunking. The guys talk about how to fix the NBA dunk contest and why professional dunking should be an Olympic sport. They name the top five dunkers in the NBA right now and the greatest dunker of all time. They also share stories of NBA legends like Shaquille O’Neal and Vince Carter showing them love for their dunking skills and what it meant to them and their careers.
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    • 43 min
    Becky Lynch on SummerSlam, Logan Paul’s WWE Future, and Ronda Rousey’s Comeback

    Becky Lynch on SummerSlam, Logan Paul’s WWE Future, and Ronda Rousey’s Comeback

    Rachel DeMita hangs with WWE superstar Becky Lynch to discuss her training and mental state heading into a pivotal match at SummerSlam. Becky Lynch goes into how she first became interested in wrestling and her rough beginnings with the sport. Becky shares stories about stepping away from the wrestling ring and how she made her comeback. Becky discusses what it’s like being a new mom as a professional wrestler and talks about the household dynamic with her husband, WWE wrestler Seth Rollins. She also breaks down Logan Paul’s WWE debut and explains why Ronda Rousey doesn’t respect the sport.
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    • 40 min
    An Inside Look At Hollywood (Ft: Rob Weiss)

    An Inside Look At Hollywood (Ft: Rob Weiss)

    Rachel DeMita hangs with producer, screenwriter, actor, and director Rob Weiss to discuss how the HBO series Entourage began. Rob talks about the development and success of Ballers and what it was like working with The Rock. Rob shares a story about The Rock fanboying over Nate and Nick Diaz and talks about filming with top athletes like Alvin Kamara, Terell Suggs, Danny Amendola, and Julian Edelman.
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    • 42 min
    NBA photographer Cassy Athena on capturing the biggest moments for NBA stars like Steph Curry and LeBron James

    NBA photographer Cassy Athena on capturing the biggest moments for NBA stars like Steph Curry and LeBron James

    Rachel DeMita hangs with photographer Cassy Athena to discuss how her photography career began. Cassy shares personal stories on how she first broke into the industry and developed relationships with James Harden, Steph Curry, LeBron James, their families and celebrities, like Los Angeles rapper The Game. Cassy discusses her first “wow” moment when an athlete posted her photos on their social media. Rachel and Cassy discuss how social media has changed the game in the photography industry and how going viral can happen at any given moment.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Josiah B ,

💯

Easily the best Podcast that ESPN has, Rachel is a pro! A must listen! ‼️

rachel babii <3 ,

Great Podcast!

Variety of interesting guests, insightful content... fun!! LOVE sitting courtside with Rachel!

Jujubbizzle ,

Five out of five

Rachel continues to show her versatility. A top tier host who just crushes everything she does. Excited for the future of Courtside Club and everything Rachel is a part of.

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