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On The Stephen A. Smith Show, Smith gives you his renowned point of view, breaking barriers beyond the world of sports, and tackling pertinent issues across entertainment, pop culture, society, business, and politics. Three times a week, you'll hear his unfiltered opinions on the day’s biggest headlines as well as straight-shooting interviews with top celebrities, game-changers, and thought leaders across the societal arena. The Stephen A. Smith Show is sure to entertain, inform, and motivate anyone who tunes in.

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    • 4.5 • 1.3K Ratings

On The Stephen A. Smith Show, Smith gives you his renowned point of view, breaking barriers beyond the world of sports, and tackling pertinent issues across entertainment, pop culture, society, business, and politics. Three times a week, you'll hear his unfiltered opinions on the day’s biggest headlines as well as straight-shooting interviews with top celebrities, game-changers, and thought leaders across the societal arena. The Stephen A. Smith Show is sure to entertain, inform, and motivate anyone who tunes in.

    Full Show: Calls for Biden to step down, Details on Project 2025, Skip Bayless and FS1 part ways.

    Full Show: Calls for Biden to step down, Details on Project 2025, Skip Bayless and FS1 part ways.

    Stephen A. Smith is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Executive Producer, host of ESPN's First Take, and co-host of NBA Countdown.  Stephen A. discusses Democratic Rep Adam Schiff calling on Joe Biden to step down as the Democratic Presidential nominee, the Project 2025 agenda, and Amber Rose news from the Republican National Convention. He also comments on Bronny James’ performance at the NBA Summer League and Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown’s comments, the passing of NBA’s Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, father of Laker's Great, Kobe Bryant, and his former ESPN colleague Skip Bayless leaving ‘FS1’s Undisputed. 
    DESCRIPTION BY BLOCKS:
    BLOCK A:
    Stephen A. discusses Democratic Rep Adam Schiff calling on Joe Biden to step down as the Democratic Presidential nominee, the Project 2025 conservative agenda, and news from the 2024 Republican National Convention.
    BLOCK B:
    Stephen A. discusses Bronny James’ performance at the NBA’s Summer League and Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown’s comments.
    Stephen A. comments on the passing of NBA’s Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, father of the late Lakers great, Kobe Bryant. 
    BLOCK C:
    Stephen A. comments on his former ESPN colleague Skip Bayless leaving FS1’s “Undisputed”.
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Stephen A's Take: Trump Survived the shooting, Biden still has no plan, and we are caught in the middle.

    Stephen A's Take: Trump Survived the shooting, Biden still has no plan, and we are caught in the middle.

    Stephen A. Smith is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Executive Producer, host of ESPN's First Take, and co-host of NBA Countdown.  Is it possible that the political games in American politics will have no winners, at least not now, less about working together and more about planning to undermine opposing administrations?  Listen and you be the judge.
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    • 23 min
    Stephen A's Take: NY Knicks star saves billionaire owner $113 million and former tennis phenom overcomes discrimination.

    Stephen A's Take: NY Knicks star saves billionaire owner $113 million and former tennis phenom overcomes discrimination.

    Stephen A. Smith is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Executive Producer, host of ESPN's First Take, and co-host of NBA Countdown.  He also talks about the contract extension of New York Knicks’ Jalen Brunson, which leaves an unprecedented' $113M on the table in his contract extension, and the Wimbledon Doubles Championship win by Taylor Townsend and Katerina Siniakova.  Before Sunday, Townsend had reached two other doubles Slam finals, at the 2022 US Open and the 2023 French Open, losing at both. While most players will have their national associations to thank for such success at the top level, Townsend's story is quite the opposite.
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    • 7 min
    Interview: Discusses the mind games of social volatility that politicians and pundits play with Chris Cuomo.

    Interview: Discusses the mind games of social volatility that politicians and pundits play with Chris Cuomo.

    Stephen A. Smith is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Executive Producer, host of ESPN's First Take, and co-host of NBA Countdown.  Stephen A. discusses the system of finger-pointing that politicians and pundits play to win their parties inside favors instead of working together for the constituents who voted for them with Chris Cuomo.  During his tenure at NewsNation, Mr. Cuomo has spoken with key political figures such as Gov. of California Gavin Newsom, former Gov. Chris Christie, presidential candidates Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Dean Phillips, and celebrities Kanye West, Sean Penn, Sherri Shepard, and Dr. Phil. He has also traveled to the frontlines of the war in Ukraine and at the start of the Israel-Hamas war.
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    • 21 min
    Full Show: Trump handed the Presidential election, Politicians and Pundits create problems, but point their fingers at us, and Trump's next steps.

    Full Show: Trump handed the Presidential election, Politicians and Pundits create problems, but point their fingers at us, and Trump's next steps.

    Stephen A. Smith is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Executive Producer, host of ESPN's First Take, and co-host of NBA Countdown. He breaks down the political volatility in society today that is leading to so much political discord. He discusses the assassination attempt of former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania and the Republican National Convention. He gathers a unique perspective during his interview with "NewsNation" host Chris Cuomo. He also talks about the contract extension of New York Knicks’ Jalen Brunson, which leaves an unprecedented' $113M on the table in his contract extension, and the Wimbledon Doubles Championship win by Taylor Townsend and Katerina Siniakova.  Before Sunday, Townsend had reached two other doubles Slam finals, at the 2022 US Open and the 2023 French Open, losing at both. While most players will have their national associations to thank for such success at the top level, Townsend's story is quite the opposite.
     
     
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    • 56 min
    Full Show: Jaylen Brown/Kawhi Olympics, latest on Joe Biden, Hill Harper sit down

    Full Show: Jaylen Brown/Kawhi Olympics, latest on Joe Biden, Hill Harper sit down

    Stephen A. Smith is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Executive Producer, host of ESPN's First Take, and co-host of NBA Countdown.  Stephen A. sounds off on Kawhi Leonard leaving Team USA and Derrick White over Jaylen Brown to replace him. Plus he reacts to Joe Biden's press conference and interviews actor and U.S. Senate candidate Hill Harper.
    On The Stephen A. Smith Show, Smith gives you his renowned point of view, breaking barriers beyond the world of sports, and tackling pertinent issues across entertainment, pop culture, society, business, and politics. Three times a week, you'll hear his LIVE unfiltered opinions on the day's biggest headlines as well as straight-shooting interviews with top celebrities, game-changers, and thought leaders across the societal arena. The Stephen A. Smith Show is sure to entertain, inform, and motivate anyone who tunes in.
    Support the show: http://www.youtube.com/@stephenasmith
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Tgwdeb61 ,

K.G.

Simply put the KG interview was fire! In my interactions with elite professional athletes, that’s how it goes down. It’s raw and it’s real. Nice job by both men👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

dontmillenialshameme ,

What??

Kamala Harris is a great candidate? Trash person/trash politician (more than even most) all the way around. How about that laugh. That authentic laugh. I want to bury my fist into the bottom of a bonfire than hear her talk about anything don’t want to get into politics love your show. Had to bring you down to 3 stars from 5.

Hot 12 ,

Being honest

Hey Stephen a, I understand that you have colleagues who called the NBA finals and truth be said they did the best job they can do but I feel like the fans were let down because it wasn’t on par with what we have been given previous years no disrespect to your colleagues but are you willing to speak on behalf of the fans and how some of us feel if not most …thank you

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