16 episodes

Lindsay Czarniak has spent her career covering the biggest stories in sports for networks including ESPN and Fox Sports. Along the way she has become fascinated by the intersection of sports and music. As the saying goes, “athletes want to be rock stars, rock stars want to be athletes.” For both, the climb to the biggest stage is similar. What drives them and the challenges they overcome are not. Each episode of The Artist and The Athlete pairs an iconic sports figure alongside a renowned musician for an intimate, wide-ranging conversation that explores their path to success, their process, and their passions when away from the big stage. Join Lindsay each week as she goes behind-the-scenes with some of the biggest names in sports and music like Eddie Vedder, Anthony Rizzo, Alanis Morissette, Danica Patrick, Brad Paisley, Clayton Kershaw, and more.. New episodes drop every Tuesday!

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    • 4.8 • 183 Ratings

Lindsay Czarniak has spent her career covering the biggest stories in sports for networks including ESPN and Fox Sports. Along the way she has become fascinated by the intersection of sports and music. As the saying goes, “athletes want to be rock stars, rock stars want to be athletes.” For both, the climb to the biggest stage is similar. What drives them and the challenges they overcome are not. Each episode of The Artist and The Athlete pairs an iconic sports figure alongside a renowned musician for an intimate, wide-ranging conversation that explores their path to success, their process, and their passions when away from the big stage. Join Lindsay each week as she goes behind-the-scenes with some of the biggest names in sports and music like Eddie Vedder, Anthony Rizzo, Alanis Morissette, Danica Patrick, Brad Paisley, Clayton Kershaw, and more.. New episodes drop every Tuesday!

    The Chainsmokers & Shaquille O'Neal

    The Chainsmokers & Shaquille O'Neal

    This week's episode features arguably the most dominant big man to ever play the game, 4-time NBA Champion, MVP, and 15-time NBA All-Star, Shaquille O'Neal aka DJ Diesel alongside his friends and fellow DJs, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers. The Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter/DJ duo joined Shaq aka DJ Diesel for a chat about the keys to success, life as DJs, entrepreneurs, & investors, and how they all can't wait to get back in front of fans playing music.
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    • 56 min
    Darius Rucker & Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    Darius Rucker & Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    Lindsay sits down with NASCAR Hall of Fame driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Hootie and the Blowfish frontman and hit Country artist and songwriter, Darius Rucker, as they get into their favorite race tracks and venues, Dale’s 15 consecutive most popular driver awards, Darius’s 10 #1 hits, how fatherhood changed them, Hootie wanting to beat Nirvana, and how Dale misses NASCAR and Darius misses playing with his band at the Wind Jammer in Isle of Palms, SC.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    JaVale McGee, Poo Bear, & Jared Gutstadt

    JaVale McGee, Poo Bear, & Jared Gutstadt

    In this week's episode Lindsay sits down with 3-time NBA Champion and Grammy nominated producer, Denver Nuggets center, JaVale McGee; 4-time Grammy award-winning songwriter & producer to the stars, Poo Bear; and prolific composer for film, television, and now podcasts, Jared Gutstadt aka Jingle Jared, as they discuss collaborating on Justin Bieber's hit "Available," working with 2 Chains, Bob Dylan and Steven Tyler, the DNA of Lebron's Lakers and Steph Curry's Warriors teams, Kanye West, The Clash, and the Nuggets push for a 2021 championship run.
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    • 48 min
    Tenille Townes & Sarah Fuller

    Tenille Townes & Sarah Fuller

    In this week's episode, two extraordinary young women and rising stars of music and sport: singer-songwriter and the 2020 ACM New Woman of Country Tenille Townes and Vanderbilt University goalkeeper AND the first woman to ever score points in a Power Five conference game as a place kicker, Sarah Fuller. Mutual admirers from afar, they dish about Sarah's big moment starting for the Commodores Football team, her excitement for Tenille's upcoming tour alongside Brothers Osborne this fall, and how on earth Tenille managed to write 200 songs during quarantine!?! There's also a special story about the moment Tenille knew she wanted to be a musician after being spontaneously invited onstage to sing with Shania Twain as a star-struck 9 year-old.
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    • 58 min
    Kane Brown & Jimmy Butler

    Kane Brown & Jimmy Butler

    In this week’s episode Lindsay hosts country music superstar Kane Brown alongside Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler for a spirited conversation about a shared love of country music and hoops, the pressures of fame, Kane's forthcoming NBA Arena tour, Miami Heat culture, slinging coffee in the bubble, drag racing on the hometown strip, and their little girls (who share a birth month).
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    • 48 min
    B-Real & Ricky Williams

    B-Real & Ricky Williams

    This week Lindsay spends 4/20 with B-Real, frontman for the legendary multiplatinum hip-hop group Cypress Hill, and former NFL Pro Bowl running back and Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams who ends up doing a little horoscope reading for B. The three discuss their paths to fame, how hip-hop became their refuge, and the story behind how Ricky Williams made the decision - and the phone call - to end his NFL career early. As advocates and educators of cannabis legalization, B and Ricky discuss its impact, importance, and of course, their go to late night munchie selections.
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
183 Ratings

183 Ratings

mjmclt ,

Love! Love! Love!

Have enjoyed everyone of these episodes. I have learned so much about these guests and have truly been entertained. My favorite part of these episodes are the conversations that it initiates. Please add more episodes!!!

Tntinavolfan ,

Hilarious podcast

The Dale and Darius podcast was the best! I laughed until my cheeks hurt😂Love both of them guys!

cacounselman ,

Live your Podcast - From NOVA

Lindsay,
I learned about your podcast listening to the Buck and Phil’s podcast where you were a guest.

I listened to the Alana and Danica episode and look forward to the rest as I take my morning walks, BTW, great at job there.

I just want to say congratulations on your career.
I live in South Riding VA near Dulles and have watched you over the years at Channel 4 & back with George and forward.

I wish you luck with your podcast and future endeavors.

You have a great family and we like “Melvin”.

Chris

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