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I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder. These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its' subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week. Making a weekly appearance, Chef Nancie, not only prepares delicious meals for the guys to try but also serves up some knowledge as the discussions heat up!A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

I AM Athlete Podcast Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor, Channing Crowder

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    • 4.9 • 927 Ratings

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder. These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its' subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week. Making a weekly appearance, Chef Nancie, not only prepares delicious meals for the guys to try but also serves up some knowledge as the discussions heat up!A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

    GIRLS GONE VEG-I AM ATHLETE (S1E2) | Naked On Trampoline

    GIRLS GONE VEG-I AM ATHLETE (S1E2) | Naked On Trampoline

    Soccer Stars Toni Pressley and Ali Riley are Back with a new episode of their cooking series- Girls Gone Veg. 

    Joining Ali and Toni in the kitchen this week is Orlando Pride teammate and Olympic Gold Medalist, Sydney Leroux for a candid conversation over Guactails. Yes Margaritas with a vegan twist, a side of fresh guacamole and chips as the ladies jump right into the ins and outs of life in the spotlight. 
    Sydney talks everything from her success on the field to raising a family in the public eye to her experience featured in ESPN’s Body issue. Ali asks Sydney what it was like posing nude for the magazine and how that moment changed her career. 
    Often challenging the ladies’ vegan lifestyle, Sydney explains her take on eating certain foods but Toni jokes that Syd will turn out to be their biggest fan of their cookbook and try everything in no time. 
    Girls Gone Veg is a limited eight part series releasing a new episode on YouTube every Friday at Noon eastern on the I Am Athlete Channel. 

    • 27 min
    I AM NASCAR (S1E1)| Driving Fast With Dale Jr.

    I AM NASCAR (S1E1)| Driving Fast With Dale Jr.

    Speed on the football field is one thing, but speed behind the wheel is another...Brandon, Chad, Fred and Channing get the experience of a lifetime riding as a passenger with Dale Jr Earnhardt at Charlotte MotorSpeedway to launch our collaboration with Nascar.

    Sparking interest from the Bubba Wallace I Am Athlete episode, which infamously featured the moment where Channing coined the challenge that, “drivers aren’t athletes”,prompting Dale Jr to reach out to give Channing, Brandon, Chad and Fred a firsthand experience inside a race car.  Not intending to change Channing's mind, but rather offer a perspective that could provide more understanding into a driver's world. This episode starts off the I Am Nascar series, a special edition of I Am Athlete podcast with multiple episodes rolling out in the month of May and throughout the season.

    Sitting down and smoking cigars on pit road, the guys reflect on their experience and curiosity about the history of racing and Dale's journey. The conversation gets deep talking about legacy, loss and life lessons learned along the way. Dale opens up about the day he lost his father  and describes those final moments in detail and how he had to 'shake hands with Daytona' before racing there again.

    Chad, more knowledgeable about the sport than other guys, talks the ins and outs of driving, the mentality of a driver and finding that balance of living life and still being successful. Like anything in life, racing is a business and Brandon gets into the landscape of owning teams, females in the sport and the finances behind driving professionally. 

    Switching gears, Channing asks Dale about the lifestyle and ladies that come along with being a driver and why he waited so long to settle down and have a family. Dale describes the wide open mentality and driving for Budweiser back in the day elevated that rockstar life which he says he has no regrets.

    Talking about various emotions and energy into the preparation of the sport, Fred opens up about how he cried shedding actual tears before some of his biggest games number wise and can't explain why he did it but just did which then led to a further football discussion about Dale sharing his research into concussions and the fears that lie ahead with potential CTE.

    As a spoof to our I AM Woman resident Chef Lowe, comedian Lou Young makes an appearance, catching Dale off guard and surprising the guys with a tailgate style meal that leaves them laughing at his delivery and timing of the meal.

    Today's show kicks off the first of three more this month, with a new episode streaming every Monday at Noon eastern on the I Am Athlete Youtube Channel. Special thanks to Charlotte MotorSpeedway, Hendrick Motorsports and JR Motorsports for helping to make this experience happen! I Am Nascar is a limited series and special edition of I Am Athlete podcast with episodes slated to air monthly throughout the race season.

    I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

    A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

    I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
    on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    GIRLS GONE VEG-I AM ATHLETE (S1E1) | Soccer Scramble

    GIRLS GONE VEG-I AM ATHLETE (S1E1) | Soccer Scramble

    Soccer Stars Toni Pressley and Ali Riley launch Cooking series, the first show of Its kind from the I AM ATHLETE platform featuring original recipes and special guests including soccer legend Marta Silva, NFL great Brandon Marshall, Sydney Leroux and many more in the first season.

    Kicking off the series, the teammates turned best friends scramble their kitchen skills with their love for vegan recipes to deliver a unique twist on cooking and conversation. A breast cancer survivor, Toni opens up about her health journey that led her to changing her diet and challenges others to keep an open mind while eating outside the comfort zone. Ali joins Toni in her challenge to create vegan recipes that rival classic menu items aiming for a similar taste and texture, before letting guests know their it’s actually vegan!

    Keeping the same I Am Athlete unscripted tone and style- the authenticity comes through as the conversations are raw and the storytelling is highly entertaining. Ali’s candid personality mixed with Toni’s humor make for lots of laughs and classic moments!

    Girls Gone Veg is a limited eight part series releasing a new episode every Friday at Noon eastern starting May 7th on the I Am Athlete Channel.

    • 20 min
    I AM ATHLETE (S2E35) | Leveling The Playing Field For Women

    I AM ATHLETE (S2E35) | Leveling The Playing Field For Women

    Women's soccer stars Toni Pressley and Ali Riley join the I Am Athlete conversation to discuss what it's like being a female professional athlete and the opportunities they receive vs their male counterparts- a topicChanning has openly expressed his thoughts on, despite his opinion being against the trending equality movement in all sports. Believing in the 'Eat What You Kill" philosophy, Channing talks about how compensation is a direct result of broadcast deals and fan engagement. If a sport or event is bringing in high dollars then that's what gets paid out, if it isn't, where else would the money come from to close the monetary gap? 
    Being an avid soccer fan and player, Chad disagrees and believes the ladies' sport is highly competitive and entertaining to watch and wants to know what it will take to level the playing field between women and men's soccer.  Leaving Brandon, Fred and Channing stunned, Toni and Ali disclose that most women playing in the league make below minimum wage with salaries of $22,000 for 25 games including the offseason. 
    As girl dads, Channing asks Toni and Ali what's the motivation to pour resources into his daughter playing sports and give her the best odds to make it knowing that even at the highest level of success, it doesn't reflect monetary success or accolades. The ladies respond that it has to be about the passion and happiness of the game in hopes that their current generation is paving the way for today's youth to have better circumstances in the future. 
    Michi Marshall stops by the set to explain the importance of May being national Mental Health Awareness month and ways to get involved and support those who may be struggling with mental illness. 
    Chad, coming off his big announcement that he will be fighting on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul bout on June 6th, continues to be questioned about his decision to enter the ring. Both Ali and Toni like Chad's confidence and believe he will be victorious June 6th while Fred and Channing don't think it's a smart idea. 

    As a breast cancer survivor, Toni opens up about her health journey and the life choices that led her to create a vegan lifestyle which she attributes to overall better performance, on and off the field. Chef Nancie serves an all vegan meal, even to Chad, showing how slight changes in certain meals can be healthy while still preserving a similar taste. 
    Teaming up with the I Am Athlete platform, Toni and Ali are set to launch their own initiative with a digital series called Girls Gone Veg which premieres Friday May 7th. Combining their love for cooking and conversation, the ladies share their passion for Vegan foods while hosting various guests to talk about important life topics and experiences.  
    I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover.  Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

    A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

    I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
    on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

    I Am Athlete is filmed at Botaniko Weston. For I Am Athlete merchandise and apparel, visit www.HouseOfAthlete.com and for Chef Nancie's collection, visit www.ChefNancie.com. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    I AM ATHLETE (S2E34) | NFL Draft: What Pick You Are Doesn't Mean Sh!t

    I AM ATHLETE (S2E34) | NFL Draft: What Pick You Are Doesn't Mean Sh!t

    It’s NFL draft week and we have wide receiver standouts Jarvis Landry and Stefon Diggs joining the show to talk everything from growing up as the men of the household to personal draft day experiences to being in the league now.

    Fred starts the conversation off by asking the guys to share  advice to the young guys going through the draft process this week. Diggs is quick to answer sayings it’s nice to be a first round pick but when the smoke clears, it doesn’t really matter when your name is called, it matters what you do when you are in the league. 

    Both star wide receivers share their draft experiences which aren’t as joyous as most people think they would be. Diggs recounts how many teams passed him up which gave him a chip on his shoulder that since has motivated him everyday.  Similarly, Landry felt a little slighted too but more embarrassed that he was ready to hear his name called on the first day and felt he did everything right to have that happen. Fred and Brandon run off a list of guys drafted before Jarvis and Diggs many of the names who aren't even in the league anymore, which further proves the point, it doesn't matter how you get there, it matters how you stay there.

    Going back to earlier years, Diggs opens up and shares the emotional and powerful journey of losing his father at a young age and how he stepped into that father role for his younger siblings. Reading a letter he penned on draft night to his young brother brings the guys to tears and the raw emotion is quickly masked by laughter as Brandon makes the joke how they all like to cry on this show from time to time but Diggs laughs his tears away as he says he can’t let people see him like that.

    Jarvis paints a picture of what it was like growing up in a small town without a dad and how much his mother sacrificed to make a life for him and his family. Having first generation wealth is not something either one takes lightly and have tried to pave a similar path for their siblings. Jarvis sheds light on starting a family business and keeping everything within the walls of the people he trusts.

    Chef Nancie comments on how hard she always sees Jarvis and Diggs working out and respects the commitment to their craft and Brandon gifts Chef with some presents from the guys in appreciation of always taking care of them. Ragging on Channing’s fashion sense, Diggs and Brandon have a fun moment of mocking his mulberry colored pants while Fred asks Jarvis how he was feeling when he found out Odell Beckham was joining his team, and the behind the scenes conversations of that transaction.

    Ending the show on importance of Testicular Cancer Awareness month, Channing catches the two receivers off-guard asking if they Manscape which spirals into a funny moment between the guys on set.

    I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

    A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

    I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
    on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

    I Am Athlete is filmed at Botaniko Weston. For I Am Athlete merchandise and apparel, visit www.HouseOfAthlete.com and for Chef Nancie's collection, visit www.ChefNancie.com. 

    • 55 min
    I AM ATHLETE (S2E33) | Parents: Don't Be Losers

    I AM ATHLETE (S2E33) | Parents: Don't Be Losers

    On this week's episode, the I Am Athlete crew takes time to vent about frustrating life moments while discussing when it makes sense to speak freely and to who to trust with these conversations. Women tend to share more freely and open up to their girl friends while Brandon and Channing agree that it's more unlikely for men to sit around and vent to one another, especially when it hits close to home because you need to protect family and the intricacies of personal relationships. Chad says he rarely allows things to annoy him to a point of needing to vent but Fred says it's good to get things out that are on the mind.  

    Fred feels a certain way about people who would root against his success and not want him to elevate his situation which prompts Brandon to ask if any of them developed survivor's remorse for making it in the league leaving behind people at home. Fred says absolutely not and Chad agrees saying the people at home who rooted against him are the same ones who motivated him to reach his highest level.
    The venting continues as Channing shares his thoughts about parents who try to live vicariously through their children playing sports which leads Fred to comment on how wrong it is for parents to pressure kids into sports thinking they will be part of the 1% who make it big. Using his own personal encounters as an example, Channing doesn't hold back, referring to those parents as losers who count on their children's success in sports for a retirement plan. The guys all laugh at Channing's tactics to rile up the opposing team's parents while at his kids' little league games and that true satisfaction and joy for him is watching his son and daughter smile when they play well. Reminiscing about playing peewee football, Chad reflects on his grandma always making it about fun vs pressure which is why as a parent he supports his children 100% but wants the focus to be on having a good time and nothing more. 
    Chef Lowe is filling in for Chef Nancie while she is in NY and offers up his parenting perspective when it comes to youth sports and his own son. And in typical fashion, the conversation takes a left turn when Fred asks Chad if he is more famous as Ocho or Chad Johnson. Chad replies he is more recognized as Ocho worldwide which Fred says makes sense since Ocho is derivative of the spanish language and the group bursts into laughter. The topic of Europe leads to a characteristically amusing and free-flowing discussion about languages spoken abroad, geography and Ochocinco’s amazement at the Roman Colosseum that wraps up another IAA episode.
    I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

    A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

    I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
    on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

    I Am Athlete is filmed at Botaniko Weston. For I Am Athlete merchandise and apparel, visit www.HouseOfAthlete.com and for Chef Nancie's collection, visit www.ChefNancie.com. 

    • 41 min

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927 Ratings

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