23 episodes

Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez is best known for getting open on the field, but in his new podcast series WIDE OPEN, he dives deep into conversation with the brightest minds in the worlds of business and entertainment to discuss health, wellness and mindset. Each week, listeners will learn more about how tackling life's obstacles can lead to an enlightened existence. Get ready to live WIDE OPEN.

Wide Open with Tony Gonzalez Tony Gonzalez

    • Health & Fitness

Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez is best known for getting open on the field, but in his new podcast series WIDE OPEN, he dives deep into conversation with the brightest minds in the worlds of business and entertainment to discuss health, wellness and mindset. Each week, listeners will learn more about how tackling life's obstacles can lead to an enlightened existence. Get ready to live WIDE OPEN.

    Thriving on Fear and the Journey Towards Redemption with Boxing Legend Mike Tyson

    Thriving on Fear and the Journey Towards Redemption with Boxing Legend Mike Tyson

    You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and the same goes for heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson. The New York-native’s troubled youth was full of tough times, loss, and years in and out of crime. But along the way, Mike’s natural talent as a fighter and truly unique human being was discovered and led to him winning the heavyweight boxing title at the unheard-of age of 20. He’d go on to become one of the most naturally talented athletes and fiercest competitors to ever live, earning numerous titles and hundreds of millions of dollars in winnings, a fortune he’d lose nearly just as fast while struggling with toxic media attention, drug abuse, and failed relationships. I sat down with Mike at his Tyson Ranch, home to his latest cannabis-focused venture and production company, to discuss the intimate moments of his journey, many of which you haven’t heard via the media. Prepare for an emotional and intense conversation about thriving on fear, searching for redemption, struggling with self-control, and learning from the past in search of a better future. This is the true story of Mike Tyson’s second act. 

    Content warning: listener discretion is advised. This episode contains graphic descriptions of drug use, violence and language that some listeners may find disturbing and/or triggering.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    MLB Legend Adrián González on Trades, Change, Subs, and Success

    MLB Legend Adrián González on Trades, Change, Subs, and Success

    From coming to America after growing up in Mexico to getting traded five times, MLB All-Star and legend Adrián González has experienced some pretty powerful moments of change in his life and career. He’s someone who can tell you firsthand that there’s a lot more to professional athletes than people think. On Wide Open, Adrián took us through some milestones from his historic career, touching on how he overcome the low points, the pressures of being an 18-year-old first round pick with a $10 million dollar signing bonus, growing up in Mexico, and his later moves as a successful businessman and investor in the food and beverage space. For anyone curious about things like self-confidence, making transitions, and work-life balance, there’s some super valuable insight in this one.

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    • 55 min
    How to Know Yourself & Thrive with Three of the Sports Industry’s Most Powerful Women [Special Super Bowl Episode]

    How to Know Yourself & Thrive with Three of the Sports Industry’s Most Powerful Women [Special Super Bowl Episode]

    This week on Wide Open, I'm joined by three of the most inspiring, successful, and 100% badass women in the sports and entertainment industry. Constance Schwartz-Morini co-founded SMAC Entertainment alongside Michael Strahan, a multi-dimensional talent management, music, branding and production company that represents the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Deion Sanders, and Erin Andrews. Kim Pegula was a child living homeless on the streets of Seoul before immigrating to the U.S., and later, becoming the owner of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres alongside her husband, Terry Pegula. Last but not least, Tracy Perlman, is a veteran NFL executive who currently holds the influential post of Senior Vice President of communications and marketing, overseeing all player and legend relationships. What these women all share in common is that not only are they some of the most influential people in their respective industries but also that they’ve had to overcome a vast amount of adversity to get there. Along the way, they've learned a whole lot about patience, finding balance, ego, hustle, and how to thrive in a male-dominated industry. In our conversation, they break down these experiences and life-lessons, as well as provide tips on everything from how to nail job interviews to overcoming sexism in the workplace.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    How to Live Beyond Meat (and According to the Facts) with Ethan Brown

    How to Live Beyond Meat (and According to the Facts) with Ethan Brown

    Do you ever think about a world beyond meat? Ethan Brown does. He is the founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, a plant-based meat company in which I’m a proud investor. Brown’s team is pushing their mission of creating The Future of Protein® by way of delicious plant-based meat that’s made without GMOs, soy, gluten or artificially produced ingredients. Ethan’s frequent trips to his father’s dairy farm taught him a lot about our relationship with meat and animals - a focus and passion that led to him studying how we can create a more sustainable future with less reliance on animals and more scientific study. He found animal protein is made up of four simple ingredients that can be easily replicated using plants and used this formula to create a range of products like Beyond Burgers, Beyond Beef and Beyond Sausage. Brown took the company public in 2019 with a billion-dollar valuation, one of the largest IPOs in recent history. Beyond Meat is available in retail stores and some of your favorite fast food places like Dunkin’, Del Taco and Carl’s Jr. Brown is a visionary who’s deeply focused on innovation. He came on Wide Open to discuss his upbringing, how he got into studying animal proteins under a microscope, and the various ways he’s devoted his life to thinking differently about how humans eat, live, and learn.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    How to Understand the Universe And Yourself with Neil deGrasse Tyson

    How to Understand the Universe And Yourself with Neil deGrasse Tyson

    If you’re looking for advice about how to understand the universe—and yourself—you can’t go wrong listening to a guy that many consider one of the smartest humans alive. Welcome astrophysicist, author, and much-loved host of shows like Cosmos and Startalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Neil’s ability to take complex topics about science and package them in playful and approachable ways has cemented him as one of the most interesting and unique voices of our time. On Wide Open, Neil talks about how to deal with haters, the value of college, breaking down the intimidation factor of science, and how he’s devoted his life to helping people understand the many mysteries of our existence. Whether you consider yourself a science buff or not, my very fun and unexpected conversation with Neil will stoke your curiosity and get you hungry to learn. Enjoy!



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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Deion Sanders on How to Stay Relentlessly Focused While Doing It All

    Deion Sanders on How to Stay Relentlessly Focused While Doing It All

    It’s primetime, my friends. This week on Wide Open, I welcome one of the most versatile and talented athletes and entertainers in modern history, Deion Sanders. From the NFL Hall of Fame to the MLB, Deion redefined human potential by becoming one of the few athletes to play two different professional sports.

    Deion’s story is all about maintaining deep focus and refusing to give in to outside voices, all while accomplishing many different things simultaneously. He came on the show to take us through his journey from a difficult Florida upbringing to how he found stardom in sports, raising kids, how he obsessively organizes his daily life and goals, and the real magic behind his success. Deion is truly one of the greatest, so pay attention!

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

MikeTardio ,

Key to finding stillness

Tony,
Love the podcast episodes so far. The key to finding stillness, a great example is A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. I higley suggest you read it. Changed my life.
Oprah also did podcast discussing each chapter one by one with Eckhart. Goes hand and hand with the book.
Check it out.
Keep up the great work.
Got turned on to your podcast listening to Ed Mylett

janawolle ,

Interesting and engaging

Loving this podcast, wonderful, engaging interviews. Tony is personable and vulnerable and has so much to share with the world!

Him & Hers ,

Don’t stop reminding us of your dropped passes😉

You mentioned your 2nd year in the league leading dropped passes again and I I believe it’s crucial that not only your existing listeners are reminded to put different points your guest share in perspective but it also allows your new listeners to relate to your adversity and your ability to continue forward to your path of greatness. Thank you for your vulnerability and your willingness and passion to contribute to our (your podcast nation) journey towards greatness. Keep up your true calling Tony.
Ernie A.

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