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.
Mental Health in Sports: Dr. Wendy Borlabi
Sarah talks to Dr, Wendy Borlabi, the Director of Performance and Mental Health for the Chicago Bulls, about discussing safe sex with first year NBA players at the Rookie Symposium, working with both Olympic athletes and Navy Seals, how she didn't know that sports psychology existed until she was 25, and how her role is similar to Dr. Sharon on the Apple+ show Ted Lasso.
Around the Rim: LaChina Robinson
Sarah talks to ESPN's LaChina Robinson about growing up as one of 16 siblings, not liking basketball early on, working on the administration side of college sports before falling in love with announcing basketball, calling her first game for ESPN at Madison Square Garden, her women's basketball podcast Around the Rim, and covering the Olympics in Tokyo.
A Basketball Life: Terry Stotts
Sarah talks to former Portland Trailblazers coach Terry Stotts about living in Guam as a kid, playing for and then coaching under George Karl, winning a title as an assistant with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, and his tenure in Portland coaching Damian Lillard. Plus, a word of the week that shakes the foundation of this podcast to the core.
Sarah talks to ESPN's Justin Tinsley about how his failed attempt to recreate Michael Jordan's flu game, how he met his father by accident, his circuitous path to The Undefeated, and his new podcast The King of Crenshaw about how Nipsey Hussle's life, death, and legacy impacted the sports world.
Limitless: Mallory Weggemann
Sarah talks to Paralympic swimmer and 15-time World Record setter Mallory Weggemann about the medical procedure that caused her paralysis as a teen, finding her passion for swimming again, competing at the Tokyo Paralympics and her book, "Limitless."
All In: Billie Jean King
Sarah talks to tennis legend Billie Jean King about her lifelong fight for equal rights, the epiphany she had when she was 12, how she struggled with her sexuality, the famous Battle of the Sexes against Bobby Riggs, and why she wants to be friends with Snoop Dogg.
5 stars! 5 stars! 5 stars!
Great show, keep it up! I really like that it’s a mix of everything. Keeps me interested the entire time. Especially love highlighting women, in multiple industries, not just the top athletes.
Love the varied guests and wide ranging discussions. As a Brit living in Delaware, think you should have Susie Dent on the pod, I know you referenced her tweets in the past but think it would be a fun discussion
Absolutely love this podcast. I binge episodes when I’m working in my art studio and not only are they just overall enjoyable to listen to, but they often serve as motivation as well. Sarah is a fantastic interviewer and even though she is most known for her work in sports, you don’t need to be a sports fan to enjoy this podcast.