The Jim Rome Podcast


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Episode Date
46 - Stephen A. Smith - 8/14/2018

ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith joins the Jim Rome Podcast for Episode 46 to discuss his start as a beat reporter, his transition from print to TV, working with Skip Bayless, and how he retooled his career to become one of ESPN's most prominent personalities.

Aug 14, 2018
45 - Daniel Carcillo - 7/24/2018

Former NHL player and Stanley Cup winner Daniel Carcillo joined the Jim Rome Podcast for Episode 45 to discuss his career after hockey, and his work as a mental health and concussion advocate. Carcillo spoke candidly about former teammates Steve Montador and Ray Emery, and how their deaths could have been prevented.

Jul 24, 2018
44 - Armen Keteyian - 7/17/2018

New York Times best-selling author and 11-time Emmy Award winner Armen Keteyian joined the Jim Rome podcast for Episode 44 to discuss his new biography "Tiger Woods." Armen detailed the three years of reporting and research he and co-author Jeff Benedict did, the impact parents Earl and Kultida had on Tiger, and his rise, fall and return.

Jul 17, 2018
43 - Jim Abbott - 7/10/2018

Former pitcher Jim Abbott joined The Jim Rome Podcast for Episode 43 and shared his thoughts on his decade in the Big Leagues, life growing up with a disability, and how he's still using his platform to help others in need.

Plus more of your voicemails.

Jul 15, 2018
42 - Charles Barkley - 6/26/2018

NBA on TNT's Charles Barkley joined the podcast for episode 42 and shared his thoughts on Bill Russell giving him the finger, why he thinks the Warriors are bad for basketball, and how hosting SNL comes together.

Plus another batch of your voicemails.

Jun 28, 2018
41 - Mike Moore - 6/19/2018

The 41st episode of The Jim Rome Podcast is here with NFL linebacker, Charmeachealle Moore. The 25-year old shares his story on overcoming adversity to make it to the NFL.

Jun 19, 2018
40 - Chad Millman - 6/5/2018

The 40th episode of The Jim Rome Podcast is here with the head of media for The Action Network, Chad Millman. He talks about how he got together with former Major League catcher Paul Lo Duca, gives a breakdown of the NBA Finals through the eyes of sports gambling, and he talks about how the legalization of sports gambling will the change the way sports are covered from a media standpoint. Chad also talks about betting the National Spelling Bee and the ethics behind it, what it was like writing a book about Baba-Booey from The Howard Stern Show, and he shares a fantastic story of a sex-fueled weekend with Chuck Liddell.

And as always, we have a new batch of your voicemails.

Jun 05, 2018
39 - Inky Johnson - 5/29/2018

In Episode 39 of The Jim Rome Podcast, former college football star and current inspirational speaker and communicator Inky Johnson joins to share his story. He talks about his upbringing in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, what going to college meant for him and his family, how much of an impact his mom had on his journey, and all about the injury that changed his entire life. Inky goes in depth explaining what he calls "the scariest moment of his life” and why when a doctor told him he’d never use his right arm again, he responded by saying, “Physically.”

Plus, we have yet another batch of your voicemails this week.

May 29, 2018
38 - Metta World Peace - 5/22/2018

Episode 38 of The Jim Rome Show is here with 17-year NBA veteran and 2010 NBA World Champion Metta World Peace. He joins to talk about his new book 'No Malice: My Life in Basketball' and what the process was like to write a book. He also talks about his experiences of growing up and playing basketball in the Queensbridge projects, what it was like to hit the Lakers’ final shot in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals and why he thanked his psychologist immediately after. Metta also opens up about the night of the Malice in the Palace, and he reveals how much that night cost him and who was the first person to reach out to him after.

Also, we have a new set of your voicemails waiting to be played.

May 22, 2018
37 - Keyon Dooling - 5/15/2018

In Episode 37 of The Jim Rome Podcast, former NBA guard and mental health advocate Keyon Dooling joins the podcast to share his story. He talks about the moment that changed his life at the age of 7, why he felt like he couldn’t talk about it with anyone, how that moment came back to haunt him more than 20 years later, how his wife’s advice gave him the strength to begin sharing his journey with others and what the reception to revealing his story has been like thus far.

May 15, 2018
36 - Bruce Arians - 5/8/2018

In Episode 36 of The Jim Rome Podcast, former NFL head coach and current CBS NFL analyst Bruce Arians joins the show to talk about what he’s looking forward to in his new gig broadcasting football games in the booth. He also shares a story from his book The Quarterback Whisperer about eating paint. Bruce also shares his thoughts on his former player Ben Roethlisberger saying he wants to play 3 to 5 more years, which quarterbacks in the league have grit, which quarterbacks from this year’s draft have the best chance to succeed, and he shares examples of the work he’s doing with the Arians Family Foundation.

And we’ve got another fresh batch of your voicemails.

May 08, 2018
35 - Arian Foster - 5/2/2018

Episode 35 of The Jim Rome Show has dropped with former NFL running back Arian Foster. He joins to talk about his new podcast and why he has a standing invitation for Texans owner Bob McNair. Arian also talks about his budding hip-hop career and how he landed on his stage name Bobby Feeno. Plus, he shares what it’s been like to go back to school, how a certain drug got him into golf, and what his thoughts are on whether or not the NFL will lighten their stance on marijuana and how the problem lies in “old people making rules.”

Also, we have a new set of your voicemails waiting to be played.

May 02, 2018
34 - Mike Smith - 4/25/2018

In Episode 34 of The Jim Rome Podcast, Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith joins ahead of the Kentucky Derby where he’ll be riding Justify. He talks about his early start in horse racing, what it was like to ride Zenyatta, and if running in her final race was the most pressure he’s ever felt in a race before. Also, Jim and Mike reminisce on collecting 7 Grade 1 Stakes wins, his thoughts on Jim’s late horse Shared Belief, and what a cheat meal for him includes.

And of course, there is another fresh batch of your voicemails.

Apr 25, 2018
33 - Kobe Bryant - 4/16/2018

Episode 33 of The Jim Rome Podcast is here with former Los Angeles Lakers guard and Academy Award winner Kobe Bryant. He updates us with what life has been like in his two years of retirement and reveals whether he would trade his 5th ring for a second Oscar. Kobe also shares his thoughts on Master P’s claim that they nearly fought at the Lakers facility, what he thought of Paul Pierce getting wheeled off the court on a wheelchair during the 2008 NBA Finals, and his advice to LeBron and other free agents on what to look for in a potential landing spot.

Plus, your voicemails jumped the week and made the podcast.

Apr 16, 2018
32 - Clint Malarchuk - 4/10/2018

Episode 32 of The Jim Rome Podcast is here with former NHL goalie and mental health advocate Clint Malarchuk. On this pod, Clint shares the harrowing tale of the night he took a skate to his neck and nearly died from bleeding out on the ice. He also talks about how that injury affected him far beyond that night, that season, and even decades later. He also talks about what he did to combat the mental anguish of that injury and how that led him down an even darker hole that he never saw coming, which included putting a rifle to his head and a bullet through his jaw. Clint also talks about how he felt admitting to mental illness would pass him off as weak and negate the many years he spent playing in the NHL.

And of course, as always, this week’s pod is inundated with your voicemails.

Apr 10, 2018
31 - Draymond Green - 4/6/2018

In Episode 31 of The Jim Rome Podcast, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green joins to talk about what it’s like to carry a bullseye on his team's back, his relationship with Warriors GM Bob Myers, and what the San Quentin State Prison pickup games are like in person. He also talks about how where he grew up gave him his toughness, how a game in college that he didn’t even play in changed the course of his career, what Kobe Bryant said to him to help him during his NBA Finals suspension in 2016, and how he watches a lot of things LeBron does off the court and applies it to his own life.

Plus, your voicemails have somehow still on the podcast and survived another episode.

Apr 06, 2018
30 - Steve Elkington - 4/2/2018

Episode 30 of The Jim Rome Podcast is here with 1995 PGA Championship winner and Jungle Legend Steve Elkington. Elk shares his thoughts on how Tiger Woods looks heading into The Masters and why he thinks The Cat is going to win in Augusta. He also talks about the amount of pressure that is riding on the top group at The Masters, why 1995 was the best year of his life, and he even opens up about parenting. Plus, Elk shares some of the most incredible stories you will ever hear, which include names like Bubba Watson, Arnold Palmer, and Bing Crosby.

And of course, we have another batch of your voicemails here too.

Apr 03, 2018
29 - Eric Weddle - 3/20/2018

In Episode 29 of The Jim Rome Podcast, Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle breaks down the play that not only knocked his team out of playoff contention but also cost him a $1 million bonus in the process. Weddle also gets very candid with his thoughts on the NFL Players Association and how they fight to minimize DUI punishments, whether or not the Chargers organization is still dead to him, and why the fact guys like Sam Bradford get "nine lives" is just "dumb business."

And yet again, this episode includes a fresh batch of your voicemails.

Mar 20, 2018
28 - Bernard Hopkins - 3/14/2018

Episode 28 of The Jim Rome Podcast is here with former American professional boxer Bernard Hopkins, where he opens up about a lot of different topics like how he attributes his success to being blessed, being athletic and having a good work ethic. He also talks about why people think his discipline is extraterrestrial, what he learned in prison that changed his life forever, and what he hears when someone tells an athlete to "shut up and dribble."

And as always, there's a new collection of your voicemails.

Mar 14, 2018
27 - David Wise - 3/7/2018

This is Episode 27 of The Jim Rome Podcast with 2-time Olympic gold medalist David Wise. He talks about the adversity he overcame on his Olympic run as well as in his personal life, which included his sister losing a leg in a tragic accident and his son suffering a seizure while he was on the other side of the globe. David also talks about the role his wife plays in his success, his new Olympic ink, and how so many people get caught up in an "if, then" mentality.

And of course we have some more of your voicemails.

Mar 07, 2018
26 - Sklar Brothers - 2/27/2018

In Episode 26 of The Jim Rome Podcast, comedians Randy and Jason Sklar come in studio to talk about their latest project, a documentary film called Poop Talk. They also discuss how they got their start in comedy, why social media is changing the scene of comedy, how they’ve handled their approach to politics, and they also tackle an even more sensitive subject… parenting.

Plus, your voicemails have somehow made it back onto this episode.

Feb 27, 2018
25 - David Goggins - 2/19/2018

Episode 25 of The Jim Rome Podcast with David Goggins has dropped. Goggins is the only member of the Armed Forces ever to complete Navy Seal Training, Army Ranger Training, and Air Force Tactical Air Control training. He is also now one of the best ultramarathon runners in the world despite the fact that he hates running. You might think it's his body that gets him to these finish lines, but he'll tell you it's his mind. Get ready for a lifetime of inspiration in just one hour of listening.

Feb 19, 2018
24 - Molly Bloom - 2/13/2018

Episode 24 of The Jim Rome Podcast is here with Molly Bloom, the subject of Aaron Sorkin's newest film Molly's Game. Molly breaks down her wild ride of nearly competing in the Olympic Games to running one of Hollywood's biggest underground poker games, and having it all come crashing down when 17 FBI agents with assault rifles raided her apartment.

Plus, a fresh batch of your voicemail messages have survived another week.

Feb 13, 2018
23 - Thomas Jones - 2/7/2018

Episode 23 of The Jim Rome Podcast has dropped with actor and former Pro Bowl running back Thomas Q. Jones. He talks about what it was like growing up with both of his parents working as coal miners, how his body feels after a grueling 12-year NFL career, how football compares to acting, and what it was like filming a sex scene with Dwyane Wade's wife, Gabrielle Union.

And your voicemail messages have lived to see another week.

Feb 07, 2018
22 - Dan Shaughnessy and Dave Spadaro - 1/31/2018

Episode 22 of The Jim Rome Podcast comes to you from Minneapolis, Minnesota, site of Super Bowl LII. This episode is a Super Bowl Special featuring both Dan Shaughnessy, a sports columnist for the Boston Globe, and Dave Spadaro, the editor of We dig deep into Sunday's matchup with two of the best from their respective cities.

And don’t worry, we made sure to pack the voicemail on the flight to Minneapolis.

Jan 31, 2018
21 - Jay Williams - 1/23/2018

Episode 21 of The Jim Rome Podcast has dropped with former NBA guard and current ESPN Basketball Analyst Jay Williams. Jay talks about his new YouTube Red DocuSeries "Best Shot," what his first impressions of the NBA were, his reaction to Jalen Rose calling him a "choke artist," and his recollection of the night of June 19, 2003, and why that was the day his life started.

Plus, your voicemail messages have returned.

Jan 23, 2018
20 - Chris Herren - 1/16/2018

Episode 20 of The Jim Rome Podcast is here with former NBA guard and current motivational speaker Chris Herren. Chris opens up about his harrowing story of life with addiction. He not only talks about his own story but shares why it's important to focus on where addiction starts rather than the end goal. He also talks about the "why?" of addiction, how parenting can impact early addiction, how his wife gave up her entire life for him, what the turning point was for him to go sober, and why August 1st is his favorite day of the year.

Jan 16, 2018
19 - Tom Tolbert - 1/9/2018

The Jim Rome Podcast is back after a small hiatus and it's firing on all cylinders with Episode 19 guest Tom Tolbert, former NBA forward, current KNBR host, and close personal friend of Rome's. He shares a personal story of his time playing for former Clippers owner Donald Sterling, his love for drinking beer, his appearance in the first Smackoff, his recent health scare, what it was like to play golf with Steve Elkington, and whether or not anyone can beat the Warriors.

And of course... new year, same voicemails.

Jan 09, 2018
18 - Keegan-Michael Key - 12/19/17

Episode 18 of The Jim Rome Podcast is here with the very funny Keegan-Michael Key (actor, writer, producer, comedian). He gives an update on the projects he's currently working on, what the odds of his Detroit Lions making the playoffs are, his Netflix show Friends From College, and he gives his thoughts on what the new rules of comedy are given the current social climate.

As always, this episode also features a fresh batch of your voicemails.

Dec 19, 2017
17 - Christopher Goffard - 12/12/17

In Episode 17 of The Jim Rome Podcast, Christopher Goffard, a 20-year reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner who is now writing for the LA Times, joins to talk about his latest project, Dirty John, a six-part article and podcast about a guy named John Meehan. Goffard has said Meehan scares him unlike any other subject. By listening to this conversation, you will not only learn why, but you will also understand how his podcast grew to be the 2nd most downloaded new podcast of 2017.

And of course, this episode includes another batch of your voicemails.

Dec 12, 2017
16 - Gary Vaynerchuk - 12/5/17

Episode 16 of The Jim Rome Podcast features Gary Vaynerchuk, venture capitalist, best-selling author, serial entrepreneur and CEO of VaynerMedia. He talks about the origins of his story, why no one is too old to do whatever they want, the launch of his new K-Swiss shoe, and about his plans to one day purchase the New York Jets.

Also, this episode features a new fresh batch of your voicemails.

Dec 05, 2017
15 - Daryl Morey - 11/28/17

Here’s Episode 15 of The Jim Rome Podcast which features Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey. He talks about why he thinks his team can give the Warriors a series in the playoffs, whether or not the Warriors could beat the ’95-96 Chicago Bulls, how James Harden is even better than last season, why the voters screwed up the MVP voting last season, and how Mike D’Antoni makes the Chris Paul-James Harden marriage work.

Plus, executive producer Adam Hawk sits down for a few minutes to recap his first year on the job and give a look behind the curtain of working for The Jim Rome Show.

Plus, there's another batch of your voicemails.

Nov 28, 2017
14 - Michael Franzese - 11/21/17

Episode 14 of The Jim Rome Podcast features an in-studio interview with Michael Franzese, a reformed mob boss of the Colombo crime family in New York. Franzese shares his story from becoming a "made man" to walking away from the mafia altogether. From beating racketeering charges that could've put him away for 100 years, to serving time, to finding God, to then finally quitting the mob. It's like any mafia movie you've seen, only this was Franzese's real life.

And, of course, we've got another fresh batch of your voicemails.

Nov 21, 2017
13 - Bryan Fogel - 11/14/2017

Episode 13 of The Jim Rome Podcast has dropped and it features an in-studio interview with Bryan Fogel, the filmmaker and director of the movie Icarus. Fogel gives an in-depth look into the journey of making the film and how he went into the production of it making one movie and realized midway through that he had unearthed an entirely different beast. What does cheating look like for the future of sports as a whole? And if Russia is capable of getting by with cheating in the Olympics, what else are they capable of?

Also, yet again, we have another batch of your voicemails.

Nov 15, 2017
12 - Nate Boyer - 11/7/17

Episode 12 of The Jim Rome Podcast features a conversation with Green Beret, former Texas Longhorn long snapper, and Seattle Seahawk Nate Boyer, where he talks about how he went from being a failed actor to doing relief work in Darfur to becoming a member of the Special Forces. He also talks about why he walked-on to the University of Texas football team at age 30 with no football experience, what it felt like to play a preseason game for the Seahawks, why he's fighting for the rights of those he disagrees with, and what his message is to America right now.

And as always, we have more of your voicemails to play.

Nov 07, 2017
11 - Dana White - 10/31/17

This is Episode 11 of The Jim Rome Podcast with UFC President Dana White, who joins to talk why UFC 217 is a can't miss card, what's next for Conor McGregor, why he's going to promote boxing next year, his candid thoughts on boxing promoter Bob Arum, and his thoughts on how Vegas came together after the tragic mass shooting.

Plus, the voicemail segment hasn't been canned just yet. We've got another week of your calls.

Oct 31, 2017
10 - Chris Archer - 10/24/17

We've reached Episode 10 of The Jim Rome Podcast with Tampa Bay Rays ace and 2-time All-Star Chris Archer. On this episode, he talks about the 2017 World Series, who he wants to win, his desire to be a broadcaster after his baseball career is done, his extremely unique family dynamic, what he's currently reading, and how the sport of baseball is rewriting itself as we speak.

Also, yet again, we've got more of your voicemails from the week.

Oct 24, 2017
9 - Bill Cowher & Kevin Millar - 10/17/17

This is Episode 9 of The Jim Rome Podcast with former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach and current NFL Today on CBS analyst Bill Cowher talking about why he left coaching at 49, Marty Schottenheimer's impact on his career, and what he likes most about living in Manhattan.
Also, special guest Kevin Millar, former Boston Red Sox first baseman and current host of MLB Network's Intentional Talk, joins to talk about his life on the links, the 2004 Red Sox shooting Jack Daniel's before games, his home run this past summer with the Saint Paul Saints, and his thoughts on the unwritten rules of baseball.
And we have more of your voicemails.

Oct 17, 2017
8 - Kurt Warner & Ike Taylor - 10/12/17

A bonus, mid-week Episode 8 of The Jim Rome Podcast is here with Pro Football Hall of Famer and NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner talking about the characteristics of Aaron Rodgers' game that he wishes he had when he played, what true leadership means, and why he might not have loved his journey, but how he now loves his story.

Also, special guest Ike Taylor, former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback and current NFL Network Analyst, joins to talk about his life since retirement, the ultimate goal of his post-playing career, why Ben Roethlisberger is struggling, and why he loves Josh Norman.

Plus, your voicemails live to see another episode. A fresh batch is ready.

Oct 12, 2017
7 - Harvey Levin - 10/10/17

Episode 7 of The Jim Rome Podcast is here with TMZ founder and managing editor Harvey Levin talking about his new show OBJECTified, Harvey Weinstein, why he refuses to publish certain stories, the purpose and evolution of TMZ Sports, some early memories of his time at UC Santa Barbara, and an absolutely bone-chilling firsthand story about O.J. Simpson from the time surrounding his double-murder trial.
And, of course, we've got another batch of your voicemails from this week.

Oct 10, 2017
6 - Damian Lillard & Brian Koppelman - 10/3/17

It's time for Episode 6 of The Jim Rome Podcast with Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard. He talks about the release of his second hip-hop album, working with Lil' Wayne, his vegan diet, and if he'd ever leave Portland to join a team that beat him.

Also, special guest Brian Koppelman, director, producer, writer of Rounders, Ocean's 13, and the showrunner for Billions on Showtime, talks about the tragedy in Las Vegas, what it's like to have great actors read his writing on screen, his love for the U.S. Open, and the moment he realized he needed to leave the music industry.

And yet again, we've got more of your voicemails.

Oct 03, 2017
5 - Bob Myers & Kevin Frazier - 9/26/17

Episode 5 of The Jim Rome Podcast is here with Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers. He talks about playing hoops in the yard at San Quentin State Prison, why Kevin Durant is not a problem, and what his team's reaction was to President Trump uninviting them to the White House.

Also, special guest Kevin Frazier, host of Entertainment Tonight, gets real talking about the Kardashian's and whether or not Tom Cruise should be doing his own stunts. Plus, LeBron's potential in Hollywood and what it was like during the days of Jim and Kevin's TV show, The FX Sports Show, which lasted all of one season.

And of course, we’ve got even more of your voicemails... again.

Sep 26, 2017
4 - Dirk Nowitzki & Willie McGinest - 9/19/17

In Episode 4 of The Jim Rome Podcast, NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki drops in for an incredible interview where he talks tennis, getting blocked by Vince Carter, his bachelor party with Mark Cuban, his "fake" family, who he thinks is the NBA GOAT, and what it was like to EAT GOAT at his wedding.

Also, special guest Willie McGinest, former New England Patriots linebacker and current NFL Network analyst, talks life growing up in Long Beach, Junior Seau, where he watched O.J. Simpson's infamous Bronco chase, and his best Bill Belichick story.

And of course we’ve got more of your voicemails.

Sep 19, 2017
3 - Oscar De La Hoya & Lamar Jackson - 9/12/17

Episode 3 of The Jim Rome Podcast is here with 10-time boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya talking about the upcoming super fight between Canelo Alvarez v. Gennady Golovkin, how the FBI is cracking down on anti-privacy for pay-per-view fights, and his personal transgressions outside of the ring.
Special guest Lamar Jackson, 2016 Heisman Trophy winner, on to relive the night he won the Heisman, what the week leading up to his showdown against Clemson is like, and what's on his pregame Spotify playlist.
Plus, we’ve got more of your voicemails.

Sep 12, 2017
2 - Bob Costas & Adam Carolla - 9/5/17

In episode 2 of The Jim Rome Podcast, 28-time Emmy Award winning sports reporter and broadcaster Bob Costas joins to talk semi-retirement, the future of football, and a strong defense for his fedora.

Special guest Adam Carolla (comedian, podcaster, and author) gives Rome some podcasting advice, shares his thoughts on what it was like taking over for Howard Stern, meeting Jimmy Kimmel and parenting.

Plus, we’ve got more of your voicemails.

Sep 05, 2017
1 - Aaron Rodgers & Paulie Malignaggi - 8/29/17

In the innaugural episode of The Jim Rome Podcast, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers joins to talk fly fishing, McGregor v. Mayweather, FIFA, Game of Thrones, Tom Brady and CTE.

Special guest Paulie Malignaggi, Showtime Boxing Analyst and 2-time World Champion, breaks down McGregor v. Mayweather and openly talks about his disdain for Conor.

Finally, we’ve got your voicemails.

Aug 29, 2017