9 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!

The Artist and The Athlete with Lindsay Czarnia‪k‬ Sony Music

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    • 4.8 • 138 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!

    Casey, Tucker, & CJ Beathard

    Casey, Tucker, & CJ Beathard

    Today's episode features the extraordinary and heartbreaking story of one of the greatest songwriters in Country Music today - Casey Beathard - in conversation w/ two of his sons: C.J. an NFL QB for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tucker a hit songwriter in Nashville. Casey grew up in a football family. His father, Bobby Beathard was the HoF architect for the undefeated 72 Dolphins and Joe Gibbs Redskins championship teams. He literally grew up in the locker rooms of gridiron legends. Like their Dad, Casey's brothers ALL went into football. Casey didn't - instead, he packed up his guitar and his dreams and drove to Nashville to be songwriter - which is exactly what he did, penning massive chart topping HITS for Eric Church, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw - and he built a dream life with his big beautiful family. But In 2019 tragedy struck, as his youngest son Clayton home from college on Christmas break, was murdered trying to break up a fight and defend a friend. The tragedy broke the family and helped them find each other and their spirituality like never before. This is that story.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Becky G & Abby Wambach

    Becky G & Abby Wambach

    Arguably two of the most badass women on the planet, multi-platinum recording artist Becky G and two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach join Lindsay this week for a conversation about female empowerment, "leveling up" to become your best you, their new chapter together as co-owners of Los Angeles' NWSL team Angel City FC, what it's like to get a DM from Natalie Portman, how Becky is using her platform to give back to her hometown of Los Angeles, and Abby's wife and bestselling author Glennon Doyle stops by for a surprise appearance.
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    • 52 min
    Luke Combs & Luke Kuechly

    Luke Combs & Luke Kuechly

    Luke and Luke aka country music superstar Luke Combs and former Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly join Lindsay this week for an action-packed conversation about Panthers fandom, the power of music, Kuechly's decision to retire at 28, Combs' "baller move" writing and suprising his now wife with "Beautiful Crazy", and why both guys agree even a bad day of hunting or fishing beats just about anything. 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Kirk Franklin & Ray Lewis

    Kirk Franklin & Ray Lewis

    NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis and gospel superstar and 16-time Grammy Winner Kirk Franklin join Lindsay this week for an inspirational conversation about the meaning of faith in 2021, overcoming your past, where Ray Lewis got his name and iconic number 52, and why there's nothing like a black funeral.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Avett Brothers & Jimmie Johnson

    The Avett Brothers & Jimmie Johnson

    This week North Carolina’s own Scott and Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers sit down with NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson for a conversation about overcoming adversity, the timeless Tom Brady, the influence of Doc Watson, Jimmie’s new chapter racing against teenagers preparing for IndyCar, and why you should never let Scott pick out a movie for the kids.
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    • 58 min
    Eddie Vedder & Anthony Rizzo

    Eddie Vedder & Anthony Rizzo

    There's "magic in the ivy" this week as Lindsay talks to Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and the Chicago Cubs' 4-time Gold Glove winner Anthony Rizzo. Ed and Anthony reminisce on the Cubs' historic run-up to winning the 2016 World Series, Anthony reenacts catching the final out of their epic Game 7 victory, and Ed reveals the incredible story of how Cubs' Hall of Famer Ernie Banks came into possession of Ed's childhood glove. Be sure to check out the incredible philanthropic work these guys are doing off the "big stage" at The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation and Eddie Vedder's E.B. Reserach Partnership.


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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

A911mom ,

One of my favs!

I really love this podcast! Great mix of personal and professional conversations with the guests. Lindsay is a terrific, well-rounded and informed host and I love the unexpected pairings. I’ve really come to look forward to each new episode!

Mommamelz ,

Podcast!

Absolutely love your podcasts! They’re so informative and I’ve learned a lot!
Especially this week with Kirk and Ray, really touched my heart. Thank you.

mseamp ,

Love this

Lindsay is the best! Love this concept so
nice to hear the athletes with their favorite
artists. Every other podcast is the same.
Celebrities making the rounds.
Kudos to you Lindsay!

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