116 episodes

There's way more behind the biggest and most beloved personalities from sports, music, comedy and more... all it takes is longtime host and reporter Dan Le Batard revealing more about himself than ever before too. South Beach Sessions is the critically acclaimed flagship podcast in the LeBatard and Friends Podcast Network. These one-on-one conversations aren't the same old, boring sitdowns - there's no success story without some struggle, no laughs without a few tears, and no questions left unanswered by Dan who gets past what you've already heard and into more with Dan Le Batard. 

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    • 4.9 • 14.9K Ratings

There's way more behind the biggest and most beloved personalities from sports, music, comedy and more... all it takes is longtime host and reporter Dan Le Batard revealing more about himself than ever before too. South Beach Sessions is the critically acclaimed flagship podcast in the LeBatard and Friends Podcast Network. These one-on-one conversations aren't the same old, boring sitdowns - there's no success story without some struggle, no laughs without a few tears, and no questions left unanswered by Dan who gets past what you've already heard and into more with Dan Le Batard. 

    Stephen Jackson

    Stephen Jackson

    Stephen Jackson has never backed down from anything. Never held back from speaking his mind. And yet... this is the most open and raw he’s ever been. When the South Beach Sessions and All The Smoke worlds collide, you know it’s about to get real.

    Brought together by love and trust, Dan and Stephen leave no stone unturned. Stak reveals how growing up in Port Arthur - steeped in violence and loss - made him the man he'll always be, telling his journey to finding an outlet in basketball and creating a new life for himself. From highlights to the infamous… including Stephen’s truth about the Malice at the Palace and a breakdown of how the media distorted the narrative.

    Together, they open up about the unhealed wounds of losing the ones that inspire us the most, the profound impact of George Floyd’s death, and dealing with anger in order to accept the care and support of those who love them most.

    Watch new episodes of ALL THE SMOKE every Thursday from 6-7:30pm ET on DraftKings Network, available on the Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Xumo Play, Google TV, and DKNetwork.DraftKings.com
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    • 2 hr 15 min
    Sam Morril

    Sam Morril

    Don’t worry, the consummate comedian Sam Morril doesn’t understand Dan Le Batard’s fascination with comedians either...

    Sam shares his thoughts with Dan on the “slow climb” of making it in comedy and how everyone’s been forced to adapt to the new status quo, no matter how funny they are. They look at the role of "freedom of speech" in the scene today and debate if all comedy comes from a place of pain. Dan and Sam also open up about their rigid self-critique and, naturally, they talk about what brought them to therapy. Hilarious, right? You'll be surprised with this one... 

    Watch Sam's Netflix special, "Same Time Tomorrow", streaming now and see Sam on his "Class Act Tour". Go to SamMorril.com for tour dates and tickets. 
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Bassem Youssef

    Bassem Youssef

    Bassem Youssef approaches his comedy with the precision of a heart surgeon - a profession he knows all too well, having left it behind in pursuit of comedy. In either case, he lives in constant fear of messing up... at this point, laughter better be the best damn medicine.

    While selling out shows across the world in both English and Arabic, Bassem joins Dan in Miami for an honest exploration of his transformative odyssey. Bassem’s journey, from despising his life as a surgeon to creating the most-watched, groundbreaking talk show in the Middle East, ultimately led to fleeing his homeland with only hours warning… all because of jokes he told about the Egyptian government. What happens when being called “the Jon Stewart of the Middle East” and a recent viral appearance with Piers Morgan leads to people pushing you to be a political activist?

    But between the heavy issues of politics and exile, Bassem truly just wants to make people laugh. Dan and Bassem bond over their shared family dynamics and search for happiness after finding unexpected success.

    For tickets and tour dates to see Bassem Yousef, go to BASSEMYOUSSEF.XYZ and follow him on Instagram @Bassem
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez has lived the majority of his life under the intense pressure of the public eye - reaching prolific highs and startling lows, leading to his guarded reputation… until now.

    There’s a deep history for Dan and A-Rod to explore in this unforgettable episode of South Beach Sessions. Alex opens up to Dan about his life-changing experience in intensive therapy, how he’s addressed his shortcomings as a father, and finally learning how to truly move forward from past mistakes. From the truth about his relationship with Derek Jeter to rumors about mythical creatures, A-Rod leaves no stone unturned. 

    Gum disease affects over 65 million Americans, even baseball legends. When Alex Rodriguez learned that gum disease disproportionately affects people of color, he partnered with OraPharma and Arestin to help bring awareness to the issue. Visit arestin.com for more information about how to protect yourself from gum disease.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Rachel Nichols

    Rachel Nichols

    Rachel Nichols has earned her flowers. 

    Rachel and Dan have known each other for nearly 30 years but have never had the space for an unapologetic deep dive like this. Together they explore the price of their ambition and refusal to back down from the industry BS and the vicious double standards Rachel has had to face in pursuit of a career… and motherhood. This conversation isn't just about breaking down barriers in journalism; it's a raw exploration of life beyond the headlines, to find balance, purpose, and a deeper understanding of themselves.

    The new season of "Headliners with Rachel Nichols" is now streaming on Paramount Plus and listen and subscribe to the podcast, "Bully Ball with Rachel Nichols & DeMarcus Cousins", presented by DraftKings.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Nicky Jam

    Nicky Jam

    "I don't know if God brung me here to get a lot off my chest..."

    Nicky Jam, a beloved Latin icon recognized around the world as a Reggaeton pioneer, shares with Dan the harsh truth about the isolating nature of fame, his battle through addiction, and the chaotic struggle for authentic connections in the spotlight.

    In what Nicky describes as “the best interview I’ve ever done”, Dan guides him through the demons he had to confront in his family dynamics and artistry in the quest for inner peace and happiness beyond the superficial trappings of success.

    This is where vulnerability and authenticity collide to remind all of us that we’re not alone. 

    The holidays can be a challenging time for all of us. If you or a loved one are struggling with loss, addiction, depression, or need help maintaining good mental health, here are some resources to help: 

    The National Institute of Mental Health at nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help
    The National Alliance on Mental Health at nami.org
    TheTrevorProject.org
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/behavioral-health-equity/hispanic-latino
    The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at afsp.org

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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14.9K Ratings

14.9K Ratings

StarHayzer ,

Kinship

Dan Le Batard shows how his authentic and introspective queries can actually manifest a query inside of Greg to actually ask how you felt…about him. I love this show and most of the shows under this umbrella of Meadow Lark. You have no idea about my life, but than you for everything, people should listen.

P.S. give Chris the job. Anything Billy agrees with should be vetted.

Dave Fresca ,

Rachel Nichols

Interview with Rachel Nichols was fantastic. Great work. This is probably my favorite show in the whole Meadowlark lineup.

gary per ,

Wiley

The Marcellus Wiley session was one of the best I’ve heard here. Great job and I liked him before but now I’m a fan and follower.

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