200 episodes

Sarah Spain profiles guests from the world of sports, comedy, music and beyond to share the stories of their lives and their journeys to success.

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    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 3.1K Ratings

Sarah Spain profiles guests from the world of sports, comedy, music and beyond to share the stories of their lives and their journeys to success.

    370: Jemele Hill

    370: Jemele Hill

    Journalist, podcaster, and author Jemele Hill joins Sarah to discuss her new memoir Uphill, which details the drug abuse and sexual violence she grew up around, how sports helped her connect with others, how she once tried to reconcile decades old scars between her mother and grandmother over Thanksgiving, and the time she may or may not have pooped herself in a hotel lobby.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    369: Jeff Gordinier

    369: Jeff Gordinier

    Food critic and author Jeff Gordinier tells Sarah about eating his way across the country to help create Esquire's "Best New Restaurants in America" list, his past gigs writing about music and movies, traveling the world with famed Noma chef Rene Redzepi for his book "Hungry," and the hits and misses of a Thanksgiving spread. 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    368: Amrit Kaur RE-AIR

    368: Amrit Kaur RE-AIR

    Sarah talks to the breakout star of Mindy Kaling's HBO show Sex Lives of College Girls, Amrit Kaur, about how she fell in love with drama in high school without being able to take drama classes because her parents didn't consider it a serious subject, how much she was sweating during her audition for Sex Lives, what it was like to film a naked party scene, what her parents thought of her sex positive character, a pants ripping story, and how participating in a beauty pageant helped her come to terms with her aesthetic.
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    • 1 hr
    367: St. Vincent

    367: St. Vincent

    Three-time Grammy winner and superstar rocker Annie Clark AKA St. Vincent joins Sarah to discuss how she broke into the music industry, why Talking Heads leader David Byrne called her mysterious even after touring with her for a year, the time she fronted Nirvana when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the meaning behind her most recent album Daddy's Home.
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    • 40 min
    366: Justin Sutherland

    366: Justin Sutherland

    Top Chef alum and cookbook author Justin Sutherland joins Sarah to talk about recovering from a serious boat accident this summer, the release of his first cookbook, a quarter-life crisis that landed him in Costa Rica, his "shut up and dribble" moment and Biggie Smalls-inspired breakfast sandwiches.  
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    • 49 min
    365: Brian Windhorst

    365: Brian Windhorst

    ESPN NBA analyst -- and noted Meme Lord -- Brian Windhorst tells #TWSS about his relationship with LeBron, drawing the kind of ire from fans usually reserved for athletes and how news aggregation inspired his most viral moment. Plus, that time he almost died. 
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

CBair14 ,

Thank you!

Several years ago I decided to search for and commit to listening to women’s voices in sports, and I came across your podcast. It has brought me so, so, so much more than an interesting perspective on sports. You are smart, confident, thoughtful, curious. Thank you for taking us on your quest for lifelong learning and self-improvement. As your producer said, I’m a better person for having listened to your podcast. And while I hope you do what is best for you, I also hope your voice, in a similar podcast format, returns, as it has enriched so many lives. Thank you!

Lilyreign132 ,

Love love this podcast

Sarah you’re an amazing storyteller and advocate, bringing attention to issues that are incredibly pertinent to know about and understand. You bring smart, driven and entertaining guests on to the show and connect to them immediately, while also seamlessly getting them to open about challenges and life lessons that I have been able to apply to my own life. Thank you for all of the new weird words of the week, insight, jokes and advice you’ve done through this podcast and fingers crossed this show continues into the new year ❤️🤞🤞

jschember ,

Re-Electing the Commish

Delightfully funny, deeply curious, and sharply insightful in every interview. Sarah Spain shares her passion for delving deep into new subjects and talking to interesting people. Simply put, this is a great podcast and I hope it continues in the new year!

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