35 episodes

"Fireside chats" with the best athletes, coaches, commentators, and legends from the sports world who - just like their fans - are desperately missing the games they love. Hosted by Jensen Karp.

The No-Sports Report with Jensen Karp iHeartRadio & Treefort Media

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    • 4.5, 182 Ratings

"Fireside chats" with the best athletes, coaches, commentators, and legends from the sports world who - just like their fans - are desperately missing the games they love. Hosted by Jensen Karp.

    Craig Hodges

    Craig Hodges

    It’s time America finally catches up to Craig Hodges. And now, more than ever, is the time to listen. The NBA legend and political activist shares his experience of growing up in the civil rights movement and protesting the tragic death of his friend due to police brutality during their time at Long Beach State. He looks back on the progressive ideas he suggested during his two championship seasons with the Chicago Bulls alongside Michael Jordan, that were labeled as “militant,” and the White House visit that reportedly led to being blackballed from the NBA. Then, Craig expresses his hope for future generations in this country with today’s demonstrations and revolutionary demands for change in mind. This episode and series supports FeedingAmerica.org. For more of The No-Sports Report, visit treefort.fm/the-no-sports-report

    • 35 min
    Bob Costas

    Bob Costas

    The Thursday before the civil unrest seen around our nation in response to the murder of George Floyd, Jensen spoke with legendary broadcaster Bob Costas about his time in quarantine, but focused on Bob’s career-long tenancy to “not ignore the elephants in the room,” even when it hurt him professionally. The MLB Network host and announcer also talks about cancelling the 2020 Olympics when they did and the ongoing disputes between the league and Players Association in the delayed start of Major League Baseball. This episode and series supports FeedingAmerica.org. For more of The No-Sports Report, visit treefort.fm/the-no-sports-report

    • 28 min
    Meghan Klingenberg

    Meghan Klingenberg

    As a 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup winner, USWNT defender Meghan Klingenberg knows what it feels like to be on top of the world. Now, with the entire world shutdown, the highlight of her week is eating donuts on a Sunday. The Portland Thorns star talks about making homemade gnocchi with her family in Pittsburgh, the tough path ahead for sports post-quarantine, and why she loves the sound of players talking trash in empty arenas. Then, Meghan discusses the USWNT’s fight for equal rights and a new gender neutral clothing brand she launched alongside some fellow World Cup teammates. This episode and series supports FeedingAmerica.org. For more of The No-Sports Report, visit treefort.fm/the-no-sports-report

    • 38 min
    Enes Kanter

    Enes Kanter

    Enes Kanter is a fan favorite wherever he goes: whether it’s playing in the NBA or brawling in the wrestling ring, you can’t help but love this international superstar. The Boston Celtics center talks to Jensen about celebrating Ramadan in quarantine and touches on the NBA’s current proposal to start the playoffs in Vegas or Orlando. Jensen and Enes also share their undying love for commissioner Adam Silver, Boston teammate Tacko Fall and Enes’s eventual employer, the WWE. Plus, Enes declares who’s on his Mt. Rushmore of Wrestling, if he’d be a heel or babyface and if Undertaker can really do that with his eyes (he can). This episode and series supports FeedingAmerica.org. For more of The No-Sports Report, visit treefort.fm/the-no-sports-report

    • 33 min
    Adam Ottavino

    Adam Ottavino

    The Ottavino family has their fingerprints all over New York City...literally. They helped build the landmarks we all know as NYC from the ground up. So, after setting franchise records as the closer for the Colorado Rockies, when Adam Ottavino signed a three year deal with the Yankees in 2019, it wasn’t just a matter of playing for the team he grew up watching, it was about coming home to where he belongs. The pitcher talks about how his former "batcave" in Harlem prepared him for quarantine workouts, how he and newest Yankees ace Gerrit Cole are becoming fast friends, and what it felt like the first time he put on the pinstripes. Adam and Jensen also open up about their shared struggles with mental health and the helpful exercises Adam has practiced over his MLB career. This episode proudly supports the Sesame Workshop, the global nonprofit behind Sesame Street and so much more, whose mission is to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. In times of crisis, Sesame Workshop provides valuable resources that bring children comfort, spark learning, and help families face challenges together. To donate and learn more, visit sesameworkshop.org. Please also support FeedingAmerica.org. For more of The No-Sports Report, go to treefort.fm/the-no-sports-report

    • 33 min
    Tony Hawk

    Tony Hawk

    For the past four decades, the sport of skateboarding has been synonymous with the name Tony Hawk. Plain and simple, Hawk = GOAT. Sorry, how many other riders do you know who can fly through the air on a skateboard and do a 900 - at 48 years old? We’ll save you the time - there aren’t any. The skateboarding legend shares with Jensen how he celebrated his birthday in quarantine on Zoom and what it’s like going from an “empty nest” to a full Birdhouse. Then, Tony talks about one of the biggest announcements in video game history - quarantine or not: the upcoming remastered release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2. Tony also gives the latest update on the feel-good story that went viral - exchanging skateboards with 6-year-old Cooper through a FedEx driver named Mikail. Plus, talks about the delayed debut of skateboarding at the Olympics, The Masked Singer, and why David Spade is a better skater than Tony was a stunt double. This episode proudly supports the Tony Hawk Foundation, which enriches the lives of youth around the World through skateboarding, especially through these challenging times. To donate and learn more, visit tonyhawkfoundation.org. Please also support FeedingAmerica.org. For more of The No-Sports Report, go to treefort.fm/the-no-sports-report

    • 34 min

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182 Ratings

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Interview Paul Rabil

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Jensen who?

Is exactly what I asked myself when I first heard of this podcast. I figured, ‘Why not? I’m running out of podcasts since I seem to listen to them 10+ hours/day. I love how he is able to relate to the people he is interviewing, how he can relate to them, and bring out these individuals personalities. I’m not a huge sports fan but this is helping me find new athletes to follow. Hopefully, he can catch up with some Olympians who are missing out on the Olympics this year.

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Very well done

Very well done Podcast. I hadn’t heard of Jensen until he was on Pardon My Take. Great work, makes the drive to work better also!

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