The JJ Redick Podcast with Tommy Alter

By The Ringer & JJ Redick

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JJ Redick of New Orleans Pelicans interviews some of the biggest names in basketball—including his teammates!—and many other celebrities. It’s an inside look at life in the NBA and conversations with people who interest Redick and his co-host, Tommy Alter, the most.  

Episode Date
Bomani Jones on the Value of Expertise, Using One’s Platform Effectively, and Nitpicking
JJ and Tommy sit down with sports journalist and ESPN personality Bomani Jones to talk about the return of sports as the NBA restart nears (04:15). They also discuss why people should be experts in their fields and how athletes can use—and misuse—their platforms (28:08). They also talk about Steph Curry and different ways to understand a player’s greatness (49:40), all before drafting their favorite movies involving planes (67:13). Hosts: JJ Redick & Tommy Alter Guest: Bomani Jones
Jul 24, 2020
Patrick Beverley on Doubt, Setting Goals, and Developing His Game
JJ and Tommy are joined by LA Clipper Patrick Beverley to discuss the updates from the bubble and what's in store for the NBA. Beverley talks about coming up in the game in Europe and revelations he had while striving to get to the NBA (10:13). He then reveals his motivations and how he stays focused by setting goals (37:24). Patrick then shares his preparation for dealing with defenders and how he differentiates his process (47:23) Hosts: JJ Redick and Tommy Alter Guest: Pat Beverley
Jul 16, 2020
Rex Chapman on the Orlando Bubble, Amassing a Social Media Presence, and the Best Shooting Guards
Twelve-year NBA vet Rex Chapman joins JJ and Tommy to discuss all things NBA now that players have arrived in Orlando for the NBA's return (03:43). Rex also breaks down his growth into a social media star and how he's created an online community (18:28). Lastly, they draft their favorite NBA shooting guards of all time (41:31). Hosts: JJ Redick & Tommy Alter Guest: Rex Chapman
Jul 10, 2020
Players Opting Out of the NBA's Return, Stories From the Road, and Condiments With Win Butler
JJ and Tommy are joined by Grammy winner and Arcade Fire lead singer Win Butler. They discuss some of the cities they have traveled to and stories from the road. They also touch on Win's love of basketball, the politics of playing in an NBA celebrity all-star game, and the importance of the NBA returning to the masses. All before power-ranking their favorite condiments.
Jul 04, 2020
Taylor Rooks on the NBA’s Bubble, Black Voices in Media, and Favorite ’90s Movies
JJ and Tommy are joined by broadcaster and sports journalist Taylor Rooks to talk about the upcoming return of the NBA in Orlando and the unknown variables that some might not have taken into account. They also discuss the importance of Black voices in sports broadcasting and promoting diversity of thought. Finally, they pick their top five favorite ’90s movies.
Jun 18, 2020
Pat Connaughton on the NBA Orlando Bubble, Understanding White Privilege, and Passion Projects
Milwaukee Bucks forward Pat Connaughton sits down with JJ and Tommy talk about the return of the NBA in Orlando. Then they talk about having vital conversations about race after the killing of George Floyd along with the ways of addressing and acknowledging white privilege. Then Connaughton breaks down his personal passion for real estate and how he was almost a professional baseball player before coming to the NBA.
Jun 15, 2020
Malcolm Brogdon on Being Black in America, Doubts About the NBA’s Return, and Drafting Stories
JJ and Tommy sit down with Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon to share his thoughts during this time of civil unrest in America. He talks about what has inspired him to be an activist, including his grandfather in the ’60s. JJ and Malcolm also talk about the NBA’s July return and what concerns the players association may have in the weeks ahead. Finally, JJ shares how he desperately tried to get the Clippers to draft Malcolm when they had the chance.
Jun 12, 2020
Jamal Crawford on Police Brutality, the Killing of George Floyd, and Leadership
Jamal Crawford joins JJ and Tommy to share his thoughts on the killing of George Floyd, who died while in police custody, and how the resulting nationwide protests have sparked a broad conversation. They also discuss how a lack of national leadership has provoked tension and how we can all do better in standing against police brutality.
Jun 03, 2020
Politics, the NBA's Return, and Favorite Romantic Comedies With Shea Serrano
JJ and Tommy are joined by The Ringer's Shea Serrano to talk about his process and inspiration for being a writer. They also talk about new developments in the NBA's possible return and the art of talking politics online. Then they pick their desert island romantic comedy movies.
May 23, 2020
Quarantine Mailbag | The JJ Redick Podcast
JJ and Tommy discuss the newest developments in the NBA and answer your questions in this special mailbag edition of 'The JJ Redick Podcast.' They discuss who they would love to star in a rom-com with, the story behind JJ's college recruitment, and guilty pleasures on the road.
May 16, 2020
The Challenges of Making 'The Last Dance,' The Stories Players Tell, and Quarantine Comforts With Jason Hehir | The JJ Redick Podcast
JJ and Tommy sit down with filmmaker Jason Hehir to talk about his Michael Jordan/Bulls docuseries 'The Last Dance' and explore what went into making the immensely popular project. They break down the animosity between players during that era (23:07). Jason reveals what went down during the supposed "Jordan freeze-out" in 1985, and then they draft their favorite quarantine comforts (48:09).
May 11, 2020
Coming Up From the G League, Being in an NBA Family, and Favorite Shooters With Seth Curry | The JJ Redick Podcast

JJ and Tommy sit down with Seth Curry of the Dallas Mavericks to discuss his path from being an undrafted rookie to a crucial NBA role player. They also talk about pivotal moments in both Seth's and JJ's careers, breakthrough experiences in the league, and some of their most idolized players.

May 07, 2020
Kara Lawson on Tough Coaches, Going Against Her Parents' Wishes, and Working in the NBA | The JJ Redick Podcast

JJ and Tommy are joined by Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson to discuss developing from a young player in high school to a major prospect in college. She also discusses what went into her decision to go to college in Tennessee and how that one decision strained her relationship with her father. They also break down the odd story that brought her into the world of broadcasting.

Apr 17, 2020
Lonzo Ball on Filtering out the Noise, Breaking Down Clutch Plays, and the Best Fictional Coaches | The JJ Redick Podcast

JJ and Tommy are joined by New Orleans point guard Lonzo Ball. They discuss Lonzo's transition from Los Angeles to New Orleans, what goes on in his mind during clutch plays, and keeping a strong mentality in the face of adversity and loss. Later, they draft the best TV and movie coaches they would most want to play for.

Apr 14, 2020
Big Cat and Ryen Russillo on Movies, Basketball, and Quarantine Companions | The JJ Redick Podcast

JJ and Tommy chat with Big Cat and Ryen Russillo about staying engaged during quarantine. They talk about great movies (05:33) and discuss how basketball has changed over the decades (14:43). Later, they draft the five fictional characters they would like to be quarantined with (46:08).

Apr 06, 2020
The State of the Restaurant Industry in the Wake of COVID-19 With Sean Feeney | The JJ Redick Podcast

JJ and Tommy are joined by restauranter Sean Feeney. Sean reveals his story of leaving the world of finance to start in the restaurant industry, as well as meeting his business partner Missy Robbins (03:44). Later they also discuss the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, its lasting effects on the restaurant business, and how Sean aims to do right for the people that work for him (43:24)

Mar 30, 2020
Social Distancing and Inspiring Generations With Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird | The JJ Redick Podcast

JJ and Tommy sit down to recap their ongoing social distancing practices and power-rank their favorite cereals (00:46). Later, they are joined by Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird to discuss what it was like being on hiatus from their respective sports, perfecting at-home workouts, and how they are inspiring future generations of female athletes (09:16).

Mar 26, 2020
Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic and Chatting With Duncan Robinson | The JJ Redick Podcast

This week, JJ and Tommy talk remotely about the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss what it was like the day the NBA got shut down, driving across the country to see JJ's family, and what life at home is like (01:03). Later they are joined by Duncan Robinson of the Miami Heat to talk about his development and the shooters he looks up to (32:04). Duncan also names the top five players on his “Holy Sh*t I Can’t Believe I’m Playing Against This Guy” list (62:30).

Mar 19, 2020
Jimmy Butler on His Philadelphia Fallout, the Benefits of Miami, and Mark Wahlberg | The JJ Redick Podcast

JJ and Tommy rejoin in New Orleans to discuss JJ's injury and recovery as well as power rank the best eats under $10 (01:44). They also sit down with JJ's former teammate and All-Star, Jimmy Butler, and talk about his falling out in Philadelphia, why he joined Miami, and his friendship with Mark Wahlberg (24:40).

Mar 11, 2020
Jrue Holiday on Getting Traded, Being in a Competitive Family, and Rookie Duties | The JJ Redick Podcast

In this brand-new episode, JJ and Tommy sit down in San Francisco to talk about some of their favorite places in the Bay Area and to rank some of the most notorious cheating scandals in sports history (02:46). Later, they are joined by friend and JJ's Pelicans teammate Jrue Holiday to talk about wild trade stories, embarrassing rookie duties, and the fears that come with recovering from injuries (37:01).

Feb 27, 2020
All-Star Weekends, Trade Deadlines, and Zach Lavine | The JJ Redick Podcast

JJ and Tommy sit down in Chicago to talk power-ranking famous Oscar snubs along with a mini-mailbag segment (01:30). The gang is also joined by Zach Lavine to talk about the upcoming All-Star weekend, his favorite players, and the mental aspect of recovering from an injury (47:36).

Feb 06, 2020
Joe Ingles on Being the Best Shooter in the World, Getting Heckled, and Playing Around the World | The JJ Redick Podcast

This episode was recorded before the news of Kobe Bryant's tragic passing, so JJ has prepared a statement to remember him.

Then JJ and Tommy sit down with Joe Ingles of the Utah Jazz to talk about the makings of a perfect sandwich (16:21), consistently improving every season (23:06), and claiming to be the best shooter in the world (38:33).

Jan 30, 2020
Hasan Minhaj and Malcolm Gladwell on Mentors, Cancel Culture, and Social Responsibility | The JJ Redick Podcast

JJ and Tommy sit down with comedian Hasan Minhaj and author Malcolm Gladwell to talk about the mentors who helped shape their careers (18:50), the trappings of social media (41:59), and when giving someone a platform can be dangerous (58:37).

Jan 15, 2020
Zion Williamson on His Duties As a Rookie, the Pressures of the NBA, and the Tough World of Injuries | The JJ Redick Podcast

JJ is back! And he is joined by his friend, and now cohost, Tommy Alter to talk about being a new resident of New Orleans (16:59) and introduce some new segments to the show (28:11)! The gang is also joined by rookie phenom Zion Williamson (38:34). They discuss his experience in the league so far and how he had doubts about getting drafted.

Jan 08, 2020
Hamptons Offseason Mailbag | The JJ Redick Podcast
Jul 18, 2019
Andre Iguodala on His New Memoir, the NCAA, and the Hall of Fame | The JJ Redick Podcast
Jul 04, 2019
Zach Lowe on His Favorite Part of the NBA Season, Player and Media Relations, and Free Agency | The JJ Redick Podcast
Jun 27, 2019
The Playoffs Mailbag Episode | The JJ Redick Podcast
May 04, 2019
Dermot Kennedy on His Motivations, 50 Cent, and the Duality of His Music | The JJ Redick Podcast
Mar 22, 2019
Chris Paul on the Rondo Skirmish, Happiness in the NBA, and His Legacy | The JJ Redick Podcast
Mar 08, 2019
Tobias Harris on Getting Traded, His Favorite Food Spots, and the Threat of the 3-Pointer | The JJ Redick Podcast
Mar 01, 2019
Three Questions With Ben Winston | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 28)
Jan 31, 2019
David Solomon on New York Sports, Staying in Finance, and Creating a Healthy Work-Life Balance | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 27)
Jan 10, 2019
The End-of-the-Year Mailbag Episode | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 26)
Dec 24, 2018
Jimmy Butler on Perception vs. Reality, His Reputation, and the Juiciest Detail From His Infamous Practice | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 25)
Dec 11, 2018
Chrissy Houlahan on Running for Congress, And1, and the Crisis of Decency | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 24)
Nov 01, 2018
Elton Brand on the Sterling-Era Clippers, His Path to GM, and Staying Off Social Media | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 23)
Oct 23, 2018
Dirk Nowitzki on the Keys to Longevity, Playing for One Team, and Missed Opportunities | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 22)
Oct 11, 2018
Hasan Minhaj on Comedic Wisdom, His New Netflix Show, and the White House Correspondents' Dinner | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 21)
Sep 13, 2018
Kemba Walker on His Upcoming Free Agency, Feeling Underrated, and the Best Point Guards in the NBA | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 20)
Aug 23, 2018
Mo Bamba on Pre-draft Lessons, Coach Clifford's Quizzes, and the Importance of IG Workout Videos (Ep. 19)
Aug 16, 2018
NBA (Offseason) Mailbag | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 18)
Jul 26, 2018
Missy Robbins on Williamsburg, Cooking for the Obamas, and Enjoying the Process | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 17)
Jul 19, 2018
Donovan Mitchell on His Rookie Campaign, the Worst NBA Cities, and His Desire to Give Back (Ep. 16)
Jun 21, 2018
Seth Meyers on Late-Night Rivalries, Comedy in the Age of Trump, and Giving Birth in a Lobby | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 15)
Jun 14, 2018
Michele Roberts on Cavs-Warriors IV, Player Freedom, and the One-and-Done Rule | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 14)
Jun 01, 2018
Omar Raja on Creating ‘House of Highlights,’ 'Fortnite,' and Cultural Relevancy | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 13)
May 25, 2018
Brian Koppelman on His Creative Process, Mental Health in the NBA, and NBA Players Loving ‘Billions’ | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 12)
Apr 13, 2018
A Very Special Mailbag Episode | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 11)
Apr 06, 2018
Ray Allen on His Basketball Philosophy, Life After the NBA, and Acting in 'He Got Game' | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 10)
Mar 30, 2018
Grant Achatz on Progressive Cuisine, Chef Rivalries, and Sustainable Cooking | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 9)
Mar 08, 2018
Jason Sudeikis on 'SNL' Parties and Auditioning for the Blue Man Group | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 8)
Feb 23, 2018
M. Night Shyamalan on Representing Philadelphia, Viewing Basketball Through an Emotional Lens, and What Motivates Him to Make Movies | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 7)
Feb 15, 2018
T.J. McConnell on Being an Unlikely Hero, Bringing the Grit, and Player-Coach Relationships | The JJ Redick Podcast (Ep. 6)
Feb 01, 2018
Thierry Henry on Basketball vs. Soccer, Sports Intelligence, and the Beauty of Passing (Ep. 5)
Jan 18, 2018
Kyrie Irving on Conspiracy Theories, Tightening His Handle, and Going to the Celtics (Ep. 4)
Jan 12, 2018
Karl-Anthony Towns on NBA Unicorns, Playing For Thibs, and Athletes Speaking Out (Ep. 3)
Dec 13, 2017
James Corden on Pre-Performance Rituals, American Sports Fandom, and Musical Comedy (Ep. 2)
Dec 06, 2017
Joel Embiid on the Process Sixers and Social Media Stardom (Ep. 1)
Nov 29, 2017
The J.J. Redick Podcast Promo
Nov 27, 2017