16 episodes

Sports reporter Jackie Mesa Pepper interviews sports figures and gives her take on the hottest topics in the sports world.

The Pepper On Sports Podcast Jackie Mesa Pepper

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    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

Sports reporter Jackie Mesa Pepper interviews sports figures and gives her take on the hottest topics in the sports world.

    The Pepper On Sports Podcast Episode 15

    The Pepper On Sports Podcast Episode 15

    In her memoir, “You Negotiate Like A Girl,” the NFL’s first female CEO Amy Trask details a nearly 30-years-long career spent with the Raiders working under controversial owner Al Davis. 
    Amy spills the beans on everything from sexism in the NFL to standing up to former commissioner Paul Tagliabue and dropping F-bombs on her boss, Al Davis.
    We preview the upcoming NFL season tackling topics from off-the-field issues, on-field protest and the long-term sustainability of a sport with inherent physical risks.
    As always, thanks for listening.  Please rate and review the podcast in iTunes and feel free to send me questions or comments on Twitter @Jackie_Pepper 
    Podcast Illustration by Lauren Purves
    Voice Over intro by Chaz Kelly 

    • 50 min
    The Pepper On Sports Podcast: Episode 14

    The Pepper On Sports Podcast: Episode 14

    Special Film & Television Episode
     
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    Introduction
     
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    Scott Fujita is a close friend and former NFL teammate of Steve Gleason, whose battle with ALS is chronicled in the new documentary Gleason. Fujita is one of the film’s producers and takes us behind the scenes with the Gleason family. The film is currently playing in theaters and will soon be available on Amazon. 
     
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    Brett Rapkin wrote and directed the new film Spaceman based on the live of the eccentric former Red Sox and Expos pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee. Starring Josh Duhamel, Rapkin details how he made the indie film plus on-set antics from weed pancakes to Josh and Fergie boozing with the cast and crew in the parking lot. The film's theatrical release in 15 major cities begins on August 19. 
     
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    Based on their time spent as benchwarmers on the UCLA basketball team, Josiah Johnson and Quinn Hawking co-created and star in Comedy Central’s new animated series Legends of Chamberlain Heights. Finally, they made it off the bench and into the starting lineup.
     
    As always, thanks for listening.  Please rate and review the podcast in iTunes and feel free to send me questions or comments on Twitter @Jackie_Pepper 
    Podcast Illustration by Lauren Purves
    Voice Over intro by Chaz Kelly 

    • 58 min
    The Pepper On Sports Podcast Episode 13

    The Pepper On Sports Podcast Episode 13

    (00:00) Introduction
    (02:01) LA Daily News Lakers beat writer Mark Medina takes us behind the scenes of Kobe Bryant’s historic NBA career and legendary final game.
    (17:11) Philanthropist Ken Fisher brought Prince Harry’s Invictus Games to the U.S., honoring injured and ill servicemen and women through athletic competition.
    (30:47) Retired Navy Airman and single-leg amputee Steven Davis shares his story of military life, the accident that nearly killed him and how adaptive sports gave him a reason to live. Steven will represent Team USA in the Invictus Games (May 8-12, ESPN).
    (51:00) The best team you’ve never heard of.
    As always, thanks for listening.  Please rate and review the podcast in iTunes and feel free to send me questions or comments on Twitter @Jackie_Pepper or via email at PepperOnSportsPodcast@gmail.com
    Podcast Illustration by Lauren Purves
    Voice Over intro by Chaz Kelly 

    • 54 min
    The Pepper On Sports Podcast: Episode 12

    The Pepper On Sports Podcast: Episode 12

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    Introduction

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    Journalist Chuck Modiano discusses the intersection of race, sports and Donald Trump during perhaps the wildest election year in recent history. Modiano also honors Sara Ganim, the journalist who broke the Penn State sexual abuse scandal nearly five years ago.

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    It's the debut of a new segment called Pepper's Picks in Books and Film.  I'll let you know what I'm reading and watching (well, only the stuff I like) and why you should join the party.

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    12-time Paralympic gold medalist Jessica Long will "wow" you.  Her life story reads like a fictional tale meant for the silver screen.  From being born without lower legs in Siberia to swimming for Team USA alongside Michael Phelps, Long shares her unique life experiences with us. If you'd like to watch a short documentary about Long's trip to visit her birth family in Russia for the first time, click here.

    As always, thanks for listening.  Please rate and review the podcast in iTunes and feel free to send me questions or comments on Twitter @Jackie_Pepper or via email at PepperOnSportsPodcast@gmail.com

    Podcast Illustration by Lauren Purves

    Voice Over intro by Chaz Kelly 

    • 49 min
    The Pepper On Sports Podcast: Episode 11

    The Pepper On Sports Podcast: Episode 11

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    Introduction

     

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    Young NFL retirees Bruce Davis and Jarrad Page discuss the following topics:

    - From teammates to podcast co-hosts 

    - TBT session reminiscing about the good ol’days at UCLA

    - Going from the light (pro sports) to the dark side (the media!)

    - Grading the 2015 UCLA football team 

    - Humanity vs. Business: Steve Sarkisian and substance abuse in sports

    - Personal experience with substance abuse in the NFL and getting help

    - NCAA and NFL responsibility to create substance abuse and mental health protocols

    - The Greg Hardy and Jerry Jones debacle

    - Mental health and the NFL

    - Life after football for Bruce: battling health issues and making it as an actor in Hollywood

    - Life after football for Jarred: professional baseball, battling health issues and becoming a financial advisor for athletes

    - Turmoil with Todd Haley in Kansas City

    - "The Patriot Way" in New England

    (56:14)

    San Diego Padres first baseman Cody Decker talk all-things baseball including: 

    - “The Call” up to the Majors

    - Big league experience yields and empty stat sheet

    - Differences between minor and major league life

    - Minor league baseball: Out with the old, in with the “new boy’s club?”

    - Major league baseball: Still the good old boys club

    - Starring in and producing short films

    - Being a part of “Team Israel” in the World Baseball Classic

    - Life as a religious minority (aka Jewish) in professional baseball

    - Bridging the diversity divide and integrating the clubhouse

    - Grading instant replay and attempts to make baseball faster

    - Chase Utley’s slide: kosher or not?

    - Calling out a dirty teammate: fair or foul?

    As always, thanks for listening.  Please rate and review the podcast in iTunes and feel free to send me questions or comments on Twitter @Jackie_Pepper or via email at PepperOnSportsPodcast@gmail.com

    Podcast Illustration by Lauren Purves

    Voice Over intro by Chaz Kelly 

     

    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Pepper On Sports Podcast: Episode 10 Part 2

    The Pepper On Sports Podcast: Episode 10 Part 2

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    Introduction

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    Comedian and writer for HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” Josh Gondelman and I banter about the following topics:

    - Deflategate, football deity Tom Brady and Boston sports fans

    - Boston vs. New York fandon

    -  “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” as FIFA’s greatest nemesis

    - Worst first dates

    - Dunk of shame

    - Co-worker categories

    - Dog parenting

    You can pre-order Josh’s new book, “You Blew It: An Awkward Look at the Many Ways in Which You’ve Already Ruined Your Life” by clicking here

    As always, thanks for listening.  Please rate and review the podcast in iTunes and feel free to send me questions or comments on Twitter @Jackie_Pepper or via email at PepperOnSportsPodcast@gmail.com

    Podcast Illustration by Lauren Purves

    Voice Over intro by Chaz Kelly 

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Allan Grimes ,

Great takes on sports

Glad I found this. Good blend of humor and sports knowledge.
Now if only you could do this twice a week! My sports world would rock.

Jordan S Hughes ,

All about the Pepper

For those who don’t necessarily LOVE sports, Jackie Pepper makes sports relatable and entertaining. Love your perspective on social issues that arise within the different sports and athletes on and off the field!

Big Fan of Jackie Mesa Pepper!
Chelsea

MrKim007 ,

Over the top

Congrats Ms. Pepper! Great podcast, I love all the sports updated in here.

Mr Kim
Phoenix, AZ

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