I AM Athlete Podcast

By Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor, Channing Crowder

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I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder. These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its' subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week. Making a weekly appearance, Chef Nancie, not only prepares delicious meals for the guys to try but also serves up some knowledge as the discussions heat up!A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

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I AM ATHLETE (S2E25) | Ocho Breaks Down: Real Men Cry Too
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When is the last time you have asked the people you care about how they are doing? Brandon, Chad, Fred and Channing open up the discussion talking about the sudden loss of friend and former NFL player Vincent Jackson and how he was found days after passing away. "Did anyone check on him?" Brandon poses the question which leads him into doing a mental check-in with all the guys. 

In a special moment of vulnerability and raw emotion, the guys are brought to tears as they sit and talk about deep life discussions. The guys talk about how there's a stigma in society that men and young boys are always raised to be tough and not show emotion or the world will look at you differently. With athletes, that notion is instilled by coaches and teammates saying tears are a sign of weakness when in fact it shouldn't be viewed that way. Being strong is part of dealing with emotions and being able to share with others what's truly going on inside your mind and heart. 

After recently losing his mother Hurricane Paula Johnson, Chad opens up about their relationship and how he's struggled with the emotions tied to loss. Recounting the memories and leading up to her final days, Chad is very transparent that the relationship was unique in many factors but he wouldn't have had it any other way. “It hurts to lose the person responsible for who I am,” Chad says, as he breaks down which brings Brandon and Channing to tears too. Fred follows it up saying that sometimes things in life are bigger than sports and different from what people portray on the outside, we all go through things and it's ok to let that emotion out. 

After a group hug of comfort and reassurance, Chef Nancie comes out and opens up about tragically losing her brother years ago and how the pain never fades but the good memories help make it easier to cope.

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Mar 01, 2021
I AM Woman (S1E4)- Should A Woman Pay For A First Date?
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On this week's episode of I Am Woman, Alexis Stoudemire joins Michi, Sharelle and Ashley to talk about the importance of healthy relationships with partners, family and with ourselves. 

After a public but amicable divorce from longtime partner former NBA star Amare Stoudemire, Alexis stresses the importance of maintaining a friendship to be able to Co-Parent in the best manner possible. The relationships we have with others is the example we set for the younger generation especially within the household but finding time for yourself and your friends is important to the balance. Ashley tells a story of how she tries to lead  by example in all aspects of relationships not just personal ones but with business, reminding her kids always that being able to support black owned businesses is helping sustain culture and growth. 

Michi opens up about how Brandon courted her from their college days, carrying her books and showing from day one how to respect and treat a woman. That is what she enjoys sharing with her children and teaching them that this is how it's supposed to be. Sharelle, gushing about her love with Chad Johnson, is more open to new age dating of where it's ok to be the one courted as well as the one who is actually courting. She shares her opinion that if someone is not in a committed relationship, it's ok to date more than one person at a time until you find the one who gives you all that you need and want. 

The ladies are given a question from Chef Lowe, when he asks if any of them would ever pay for a first date to some strong reactions from the group. I Am Woman is a six part limited series part of the I Am Athlete platform. 

Feb 28, 2021
I AM ATHLETE (S2E24) | Cam Newton:I Can't Go Out Like That
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Cam Newton sits down exclusively with Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson and Fred Taylor in a rare public conversation about everything on and off the field. 

A friendly football discussion of Cam deciding between Chad and Brandon on who the X would be in his ideal offense quickly turns up the heat with hard hitting questions on what went on this past season. Fred says Cam had the hardest job in the league following Tom Brady and relates to the tough position he was put in coming into the New England offense. Cam explains how he found the process of missing the offseason instrumental to getting in sync with his team and a lesson in why the little things are big things in the end. Brandon doesn't shy away from him talking about his up and down play during this past season while calling him out for it on air a few times. Tackling the rumors that Cam is done and seeking retirement-  Cam says he's never been the favorite and that fuels him but he quickly clears up that he is not going out like that and there aren't 32 guys better than he is!! 

Taking a trip down memory lane, Cam and Fred reminisce about meeting during Cam's early college football days in Florida and Cam telling the story of how Fred set the bar of professionalism and character that he desired to have in his career. The two reference their old friend and teammate "Chico" the late Aaron Hernandez which leads them into a tough discussion of disbelief and confusion with what really went on with him. 

Chef Jonathan Lowe fills in for Chef Nancie and makes a vegan meal for Cam which immediately draws critique from Chad on healthy eating habits who then volunteers that he should take over Cam's diet this offseason to get him eating right.   

Cam exclusively opens up about his new hat line and in celebration of Black History Month a design tribute to honoring trail blazers starting with Rosa Parks. Keeping his business hat on, Cam tells the guys that his passion for cigars, art and live music led him to open Fellaship, an upscale premium dining experience in Atlanta. Applying what he has learned on the field as a leader into running a business, Cam shares why he loves being hands on with the details and the daily operation. 

Changing gears real fast- Brandon asks the guys about men's hygiene which leads into a wild conversation about manscaping and the things guys should and shouldn't do! 

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Feb 23, 2021
I AM Woman (S1E3)- No Need To Lie About It
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The ladies are back with another episode of I Am Woman and honesty is at the core. Dionne Boldin joins Michi, Sharelle and Ashley this week as they talk about the vulnerabilities around plastic surgery and why women feel the need to lie about it instead of own it. Michi confesses something she recently went through and the others share their own experiences too.

The beauty of motherhood and how it comes at all different stages for women- Dionne and Sharelle share their journeys of being young moms and explain they were not necessarily ready for it at the time but looking back, it has made such a positive impact and change in them as people. Ashley adds her touch of humor saying none of her kids have been or will be planned as it’s too much to think about planning to raise another whole person while Michi says she was ready but not expecting it to be twins!

Carving self time and maintaining independence in their relationships is what helps sustain them as Michi asks the question of what’s the ladies would write in a letter to your younger self today. Chef Lowe is back and discussing a male’s perspective on Valentine’s Day.

Feb 19, 2021
I AM ATHLETE (S2E23) | I AM Black: What Should I Do With My Money?
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In a special edition of I Am Athlete, We are celebrating Black History Month with our I Am Black Series, highlighting the everyday success of black men and women. In this episode, the guys sit down with former NFL All Pro Adewale Ogunleye who transitioned from football into becoming UBS's Head of Global Sports and Entertainment, the #1 Wealth Management Entity in the world. 

Brandon, Fred and Channing come ready to take notes and ask questions about mistakes they have made and finding a different way to look at finances and long term investments. Wale said during his playing days, he realized that the failure of financial advisors to speak athletes' language was leaving many athletes and young people vulnerable to bad advice. After his playing days were finished, he invested in a future to help athletes and entertainers find a better way. 

Wale tells Brandon and Fred that, "Money in families show flow from the top down, but when athletes make it, the problem is, it goes from them upward, which is where things get out of sorts," while Channing agrees it starts with how people are raised and the communities they are from. 

In celebration of other black Chefs and entrepreneurs, Chef Nancie invites Shawn Williams, the owner of strictly wings and Magic Soul Food, who shares his story on how he started from the ground up spurring his love for cooking into owning 13 different restaurants. Shawn is very candid about his mission to prove people wrong when so many doubted that he wouldn't be able to succeed.

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Feb 16, 2021
I AM Woman (S1E2)- Mental Health & Marriage
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In the 2nd episode of I Am Woman, Michi Marshall is joined by Aja Crowder, Sharelle Rosado and Ashley Wheeler as the ladies expand upon last week's sit down and dive into some tough topics. 

Talking about their relationships and how the men in their world have adjusted to the ups and downs that come with life after football, Michi opens up about Brandon's work habits while Aja and Ashley talk about their husbands in the roles of father vs partner. Sharelle, who was married earlier in her life, offers a different viewpoint and explains how she put in the self-work to feel secure and balanced in her current relationship. 

The conversation turns personal as Michi opens up about her own health scare and how it led to her suffering from severe postpartum depression. The ladies stress the value in counseling for self help as well as guidance in relationships to help better understand what you want and need in life. Aja and Ashley talk about how therapy helped them find their way in marriage while Sharelle credits her kids for noticing she wasn't herself after returning from the Army, which led her to counseling. 

Adding a little spice to the episode, the ladies are treated to a visit from House Of Athlete’s own Chef Lowe who serves them a delicious meal and also gives a male perspective on relationships, communication issues and the importance of working on oneself. This 6-part limited series releases every Friday at 12 noon eastern on the I Am Athlete platform. 

Feb 12, 2021
I AM ATHLETE (S2E22) | Jake Paul: Everyone Wants To Knock Me Out
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Kicking off our post Super Bowl show, Jake Paul stops by and is talking about everything from growing up in the internet spotlight to his transition into boxing to when and if trash talking is ever too much. It doesn't take long for things to heat up and get intense! 

Channing questions Jake's level of internet stardom as success and pushes him to explain why he thinks he deserves the same respect as other professional fighters. Recently, Jake has made headlines for calling out UFC Fighter Connor McGregor as well as jawing with boxing royalty Floyd Mayweather about getting in the ring. Jake says Floyd is going to ruin his legacy trying to fight him or his brother Logan. Although Channing questions Jake as a legitimate boxer, Brandon and Fred respect his commitment to the sport as Jake opens up about how boxing saved his life and gave him purpose in a time where he was struggling to hold on to his stability.

The war of words continues as things heat up over Jake taking it too far calling out McGregor's wife and Channing not respecting his position of notoriety but Jake immediately snaps back that internet influencers don't care about football players so it goes both ways. Before the show ends, Jake doesn't miss the chance to crush Brandon's boxing aspirations as he bluntly tells him that stepping in the ring with anyone, let alone Deontay Wilder, would end in him getting quickly knocked out. Brandon disagrees but Fred and Channing chime in that it would be a sleepover in the ring if Brandon tries his luck. 

Chef Nancie, coming off her national tv cooking debut on Good Morning America, prepares a healthy meal for Jake who's in training camp for his upcoming April fight against Ben Askren. Acknowledging that she could be his mother, her charm and cooking skills win Jake over as he is ready to make her his personal chef!

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Feb 08, 2021
I AM Woman (S1E1)- Beside Every Good Man Is A Strong Woman
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Beside every good man is a strong woman...Welcome to the I Am Woman Podcast!
Getting to know the woman beside the man! 

In a spin off from her husbands’s show Michi Marshall leads a discussion about the balance between working, marriage and motherhood, getting personal and candid about the obstacles they face balancing it all. Sitting down with Aja Crowder, Sharelle Rosado and Ashley Wheeler, the ladies open up their lives and share their journey in this new limited series. 

On this first episode, we hear how the women found love and commitment with their significant others and how they’ve made it work through the ups and downs of their husband’s NFL careers. But before they were wives and mothers, we learn about them as driven women on a mission. Sharelle and Ashley talk about their time serving in the Army and their experiences as minority women in a man’s world while Aja tackles finding independence in real-estate and Michi opens up about her passion for mental health and her initial aspirations in design, which ultimately led her to creating the House Of Athlete lifestyle apparel line. 

Adding a little spice to the episode, the ladies are treated to a visit from House Of Athlete’s own Chef Lowe who prepares them a delicious meal and also shares his admiration for strong women in leadership, especially in the era of our new Vice President Kamala Harris.

Feb 08, 2021
I AM ATHLETE (S2E21) | Road To The Super Bowl: A Year In Review
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On Episode 21, It's the  Super Bowl of the series for I Am Athlete, marking the end of season 2....but what's supposed to be the season 2 finale turns into a conversation on how to keep the series going and explore new topics. 

Picking up from last episode, Channing immediately starts talking about women's sports and says no matter how talented or respected female athletes are, they still won't get their fair share of stardom and money. Brandon and Chad disagree, saying now is the time (more than ever) to elevate women in sports.  

The animated conversation shifts to reflecting back on the past 20 episodes of the season and how far the show has come. Some of the more hilarious and memorable moments come to the forefront, including Fred earning the “Mr. 55-50” moniker, “Ocho over science” and Channing's “here kitty kitty” story, before Crowder kicks off a talk about what it means for the podcast to discuss money in the way that they do.

Referring to the guys as, "The old uncles on the front porch", Channing reflects on how the series has positively impacted so many lives and what people have taken away from each episode. Chad chimes in that the greatest teacher in life is experience while Fred opens up about how being vulnerable has shed light on a different side of athletes, letting the world know, "we are just like you at home".  Authenticity and vulnerability keeps everything relatable, says Chad. 

In the spirit of the finale, Brandon pops a bottle of Dom Perignon for a toast as Chef Nancie, Channing, Chad and Fred give their final thoughts. This episode is the second part of the Season 2 Series Finale...But stay tuned, as Brandon shares his vision to keep the conversation going and spreads the word for upcoming plans of the I Am Athlete platform expanding. 

Feb 01, 2021
I AM ATHLETE (S2E20) | Chad vs. Current NFL & WNBA Stars
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On Episode 20, the Season 2 Finale begins! On Part 1, Brandon and Chad sit down with two of the NFL's top wide receivers, D.K. Metcalf and Justin Jefferson along with WNBA star Lexi Brown and the conversation covers everything from sports to finances to personal relationships...with the hard hitting question being, "Do you eat McDonalds"??

Chad challenges the younger receivers- saying anything they can do, he can do better with a funny yet confident rebuttal from Metcalf and Jefferson that brings Chad to tears (and uncontrollable laughter). As Channing and Fred listen to the conversation from Brandon jumps in and asks each of the three young athletes what they spend their money on and to talk about their first big purchases. Immediately the pay scale between women sports vs mens is apparent as the guys listen to Lexi describe her experiences playing in the WNBA. 

Turning to a more serious tone, Brandon and Chad ask what it's been like playing during COVID and how they have handled it personally and professionally as well as the pressures and heartaches felt with sports and social injustice. As Lexi describes life in the bubble, Chad keeps it light letting Jefferson know COVID protocol saved his wallet from rookie dinners and first-year teammate hazing duties. 

And on the sly, but obvious to everyone, Chad plays matchmaker connecting the dots that both Lexi and Justin play for Minnesota teams and have compatible cell phone providers so he just wanted to point that out to each incase they were wondering. Changing the subject fast, the show wraps up with the athletes listing the top players in their respective sports. 

This episode is Part 1 of the Season 2 Series Finale...Part 2 with Brandon, Chad, Fred, Channing and Chef releases Monday, Feb 1st at Noon eastern. 

Jan 25, 2021
I AM ATHLETE (Season 2) | NFL Championship Sunday - Special Edition
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On this special edition of I Am Athlete,  we head into Championship Sunday and reflect on recent events in our nation and around the NFL. Brandon, Fred and Channing are joined by Coach Hue Jackson and Ese Ighedosa to discuss the hopefulness represented in the messaging from the inauguration.  Although it marks positive strides for our nation, disappointment looms that zero minority head coaches have been hired despite all the efforts for change.  The conversation is full of raw emotions as the panel tries to put into words why the NFL can't seem to get it right, highlighting that both championship match ups feature teams led by highly touted coordinators, who are successful minority men. Tune in to listen to first hand knowledge about  these times and inside perspective on the current state of the NFL and where it goes from here.

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Jan 25, 2021
I AM ATHLETE (S2E19) | Michael Vick Talks CTE & Adversity
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On Episode 19, Michael Vick joins the I Am Athlete crew and the guys talk about everything from CTE, to adversity to passing the torch when the game is no longer your game.  

Brandon opens up about watching a film his former teammate directed about CTE and asks the guys if they are willing to donate their brain to science...an eerie silence fills the room, as they all realize the hits and damage over the years. Posing the question, if the guys would let their young children play the sport, Channing and Brandon say no while Chad, Fred and Mike don't feel you should live life by what ifs and wouldn't stop their children. Channing shares what it was like watching his former friend and NFL teammate Junior Seau suffer the effects of CTE and the tragedy surrounding the illness. 

Fred talks adversity over the years and turns to Vick who opens up about the challenges he's faced and assuming responsibility instead of putting the blame on others. Channing doesn't miss the chance to bust Fred for being squeaky clean and staying out of the headlines when he shares a story that's peanuts in comparison to what the rest of the guys went through. 

Yet no episode seems complete without a Chad and Brandon battle, and this week it's about Cam Newton's future in the NFL. Chad insists Cam will stay in New England while Brandon says no team will take him as a starter which leads into Vick describing what it was like to pass the torch to the younger generation of quarterbacks and when he knew it was time to hang up his cleats. 

Chef Nancie shows her NFL innocence when she can't place Vick with any of the teams he played for and the crew, in disbelief, break out into laughter as she answers. But Vick remains impressed that Chef knows who his wife is and says that's all that matters. 

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Jan 18, 2021
I AM ATHLETE (S2E18) | Are Those Fighting Words?
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On Episode 18, uncontrollable laughter quickly turns to heated conflict as tempers flare between Chad and Brandon on this week's episode of I Am Athlete.

To start it off,  Channing asks the guys "How much is too much on social media?" and directs his questioning to Chad who appears to be an open book on the internet. Brandon invites former NCAA kicker standout turned Youtube star, Donald 'Deestroying" De La Haye, to join the conversation. Deestroying shares his internet perspective and experience of having to choose between his NFL dreams and being a Youtube personality. 

Channing, who doesn't think highly of kickers as athletes, is in disbelief that Deestroying gave up being a NFL kicker to make videos on the internet while Fred, Brandon and Chad understand that he did what was best for him at the time. The discussion takes a turn to sacred time and leads to a hilarious trip down memory lane of Channing and Chad reminiscing about curiosity and seeing things they couldn't unsee!

Bringing it back to sports, Fred and Brandon discuss longevity of NFL careers and how young players need to be more proactive taking care of their bodies and minds, Chad blatantly disagrees on certain aspects. He challenges what Brandon is saying and the conversation quickly turns personal and emotional as Chad visibly gets upset and doesn't back down from Brandon. It continues to heat up as Fred and Channing watch on in shock that the two friends are going at it.

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Jan 11, 2021
I AM ATHLETE (Season 2) | NFL Playoffs - Special Edition
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On this special edition of I Am Athlete, the guys talk NFL postseason and what teams are Tampa-bound for the Super Bowl. Joined by Coach Hue Jackson for this wild card weekend preview- Chad, Channing and Fred discuss the integrity of the game, what teams are hot at the right moment and what it will take to see more minority head coaches in 2021. But like any good locker room discussion, it's not just about the teams left standing- it's all the other outside factors that has everyone speaking their minds.  Tune in to listen to first hand experience with these times and inside perspective on the current state of the NFL and where it goes from here.

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Jan 08, 2021
I AM ATHLETE (S2E17) | Learning The Hard Way & Starting New In 2021
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On Episode 17, the guys are split on the Dwayne Haskins situation as Chad and Channing feel for the former first round pick after his release while Fred and Brandon say his actions were reckless giving the opportunity he had and the disregard he showed his head coach and organization.

Violating COVID protocol is a serious matter and disrespectful to people suffering from the effects; as Brandon opens up about his own recent battle with the virus which led to an onset of mental health issues and panic attacks that found him wandering his street in the middle of the night with fear and sadness.

As the guys discuss their aspirations and plans for 2021, Chad chimes in that he doesn’t believe in new year’s resolutions but rather if people do whatever they want everyday then they’ll be happy. Fred takes a more reflective approach and says it’s about creating the life you want to live and even those who look like they have it together (referring to himself) always have room to grow. Channing keeps it light sharing his plan to fix his teeth while Brandon, makes it personal- striving to be a better husband and a man of faith which leads into a deeper conversation about understanding the love language partners desire.

Chef Nancie is joined by her youngest daughter this week who opens up about watching her mom’s journey and shares it’s never too late to become who you want to be.

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Jan 04, 2021
I AM ATHLETE (S2E16) | Rick Ross Rings In The New Year
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On Episode 16, Rick "Rozay" Ross joins the I Am Athlete Crew to ring in the new year opening up about his own life experiences and sharing advice in business, relationships and health. Brandon talks about his long standing bond with the music executive-entrepreneur and how it helped shape his own business aspirations while still playing in the NFL. As they reminisce, Rozay gets personal about his health battles which led him to find a more sustainable lifestyle, both physically and mentally, a passion that Brandon shares.

Fred and Channing tackle all the business ventures Rozay has created, touch on the keys to success and the life lessons learned along the way. Rozay stresses the importance of capitalizing on opportunities outside your craft and how to make it all work. Chad chimes in that he will be making a guest appearance on Ross' new album and even gives a sneak peak of his rapping skills! Talking music, the guys dive into the battle between Jeezy and Gucci Mane and also ask Rozay his thoughts on 50 Cent and if a Verzuz battle is in their future.

Prepping a meal made for a 'Rich Boy", Chef Nancie serves up one of Rozay's favorites as the guys are impressed to hear some of Chef's experiences growing up in Queens and how she paved her own path to success. Finishing the year off on a high note popping Belaire and toasting to continued growth and prosperity in 2021...Happy New Year!

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Dec 28, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E15) | What's It Like To Be The Spouse Of An Athlete?
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On Episode 15,  Brandon and Channing are in the hot seat when their wives stop by to give a different take than their husbands on previously discussed topics. Michi Marshall shares what it's like working with her husband and gifts the I Am Athlete crew with apparel from her new House of Athlete Clothing line while Aja gets the chance to speak on the role she plays as a mother, wife and entrepreneur. 

Chad says it's good to have open communication about past relationships and sometimes the truth hurts when you realize that your future spouse is probably with someone else right now.  The guys go from talking soulmates to teammates as they discuss the state of the NBA and James Harden's future. They debate whether or not Harden will ever win a championship and Fred says how He has had all the tools before and just isn't the type to elevate his teammates while Channing flat out says Harden won't win no matter where he ends up. 

Getting in the holiday spirit, Chef Nancie prepares a specialty lasagna and shares her thoughts on the Crowders' playful and loving relationship. 

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Dec 21, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E14) | COVID Battles, Boxing & Relationship Stress
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On Episode 14, Channing returns to his I Am Athlete hosting duties and opens up about his own personal battle with COVID-19 and how it affected his family too. 

Fred and Brandon talk about how the illness also derailed Dez Bryant’s long awaited NFL return while Chad chimes in with Channing on how quarantine is changing the landscape of relationships in general, personally and professionally. Forced communication vs the deal with it later mentality is something that all people who are living together are experiencing under these times. And with all these celebrity boxing matches on the rise, Chad talks the sweet science of the sport and says it’s not as easy as it looks and challenges Brandon to 3 rounds in the ring! 

We know Channing is back and fiery as usual when the conversation takes a left turn to talking goats (the actual animal) and he coins a new nickname for Taylor- “Freaky Fred”! This episode will have you laughing but also walking away with a few important things we can all try to make these times a little easier.

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Dec 14, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E13) | Breaking Down Baker Mayfield
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On Episode 13, Former NFL Head Coach Hue Jackson stops by to talk about his new role as a business owner as well as set the record straight on what really went on between him and Baker Mayfield in Cleveland. Brandon pushes the talk further, digging in on specifics of Baker and Jackson's relationship and asks what's next for him. Fred admires Jackson's journey from south LA to becoming one of only 18 Black Head Coaches in the NFL and shares how I Am Athlete finally gives them a chance to open up about real experiences and be people first. Chad chimes in about his playing time when the conversation takes an unexpected but funny turn to his relationship with new girlfriend and the things he's doing to show his love. 

NFL Columnist, Omar Kelly, is back again this week providing an alternate perspective covering the game while giving his take on what he sees coaches and athletes experience both on and off the field. 

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Dec 07, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E12) | Marriage, Mental Health & Moving On From The NFL
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On Episode 12, the conversation gets deep as the I Am Athlete crew talk about life transitions, finding closure and being mentally prepared for the unknown. What is the plan for life after football? How do you keep going when you want to give up? Fred and Brandon stress the importance of relationships and setting goals while Chad envies and wants what they have- a long marriage. The guys explain that marriage, like any relationship, is a lot of work and not always easy...Chad says he's done skating the thin line and asks if 15 carats is a big enough ring to solidify the next step!

South Florida sports reporter, Omar Kelly, who covered both Brandon and Chad during difficult moments in their careers, sits in for Channing and sheds light on his experiences working with athletes as the game is taken from them as well as his take on the hall of fame process.  

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Nov 30, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E11) | Making Headlines, Paying Fines & $100K Bets
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On Episode 11, keep the popcorn popping as Terrell Owens returns to the I Am Athlete Podcast again this week, making a statement wearing his GOAT shirt. Between $100K bets and NFL regrets, the conversation gets heated as the guys are full of fire discussing everything from Hall of Fame disses to team distractions to who’s the best player in the room. TO crowns Chad a top 5 WR while Brandon boasts he broke TO's NFL record for most catches in a game. Mr. "55/50", Fred Taylor, expresses frustration with the Hall of Fame process while asking TO what he regrets more, not giving his speech in Canton or being injured during the Super Bowl. 

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Nov 23, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E10) | Race, Rocky Relationships and Role Play
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Get your Popcorn ready! Terrell Owens joins the I Am Athlete crew this week and the conversation gets heated as the guys express their views on everything from race and Rooney rule, to rocky relationships between teammates and friends to health scares we face everyday.

In Episode 10, the guys paint a picture of what the country looks like after the election and the conversation then turns personal as each opens up about experiences with prostate cancer screenings, with Chad’s hitting close to home after his father passed from it in 2010. Brandon encourages looking out for the health of women in their lives while Channing segues into a different kind of role he plays with his wife. In the words of TO- the show “changes gears” quickly” so buckle up, it's a fun ride!

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Nov 16, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E9) | Is A Woman There For The Money or Is She The One?
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On Episode 9 of I AM ATHLETE  the crew learns more about Chad’s new found relationship and Brandon poses the question, “How do you know when she’s the one?”. They dive deep into their experiences with woman, money and marriage but most importantly, who they are as men. The conversation turns to football and the long-time Tom Brady and Bill Belichick relationship and how both are fairing while not sharing the same sideline after almost 20 years.

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its' subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Nov 09, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E8) | NFL Deep Threat or Team Distraction...And When The Game is Taken Away From You- Who Are You?
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On Episode 8, The I AM ATHLETE crew discusses if Antonio Brown has done the mental work needed to be back on the NFL field, using their own experiences of personal miscues to guide the discussion. Chad argues the NFL is an entertainment business justifying his own actions over the years. Also they talk about the World Series, pulling Blake Snell in game 6 and if analytics is ruining America’s favorite past time.

When The Game is Taken Away From You...Who Are You?

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its' subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Nov 02, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E7) | LEBRON or MJ & The Next Black NFL Coach
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On Episode 7 of I AM ATHLETE, Chad & Fred are unable to pick between Lebron and Michael Jordan as the Greatest Of All Time, while Brandon & Channing think it is clear cut. And is this the year the NFL gets it right with black coaches? The guys don’t hold back as they discuss how owners think.

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its' subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Oct 26, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E6) | Did the Dallas Cowboys not believe in Dak?
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On Season 2 Episode 6, The I AM ATHLETE crew breaks down just how much Dak Prescott's injury cost him and things get heated as they discuss if it is worth the risk to wait for the reward?  Brandon Marshall feels that the franchise tag is misused and players should hold out that final year while Fred Taylor feels if you compete and play, the money will come.

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its' subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Oct 19, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E5) | What Do Athletes Do With Their Money?
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On Episode 5 of the I AM ATHLETE Podcast, the 4 former NFL stars give their insight and experience on how they dealt with their earnings while playing, tell us where they invested their money after retiring and give advice to young players on how manage the big bucks.

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its' subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Oct 12, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E4) | Breaking Down The Debate & COVID In The NFL
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The boys are back on Episode 4 of I AM ATHLETE! Unfiltered conversation breaking down the political debate, COVID and the fate of the NFL season. 


Oct 05, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E3) | What Defines an Athlete Outside of Sports?
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On episode 3 of I AM ATHLETE, Brandon, Chad, Channing and guest President of House of Athlete, Ese Ighedosa all discuss defining moments in their life outside of sports. They also discuss what constitutes being the greatest athlete of all time. Can a female be the greatest of all time? Vote November 3rd.

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its' subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Sep 28, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E2) | The Year Of The Black Quarterback
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On episode 2 of I AM ATHLETE,  go inside the minds of professional athletes Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson and friends as they kick off discussions about levels of NFL ownership, unique perspectives of the 2020 season and the year of the black quarterback.

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.  These gridiron giants pull no punches and have no filter while expressing themselves on the importance of the issues and topics they cover. Each week the podcast is growing in popularity and its' subscribers due to the panelists frankness in sharing their thoughts and views on relevant topics covered each week.

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

I AM ATHLETE is a thought provoking and in-depth podcast that offers multiple perspectives
on subjects ranging from sports to controversial topics to fashion to lifestyle covering all cultural conversations and building a platform to educate but encourage viewers to engage.

Sep 21, 2020
I AM ATHLETE (S2E1) | The NBA Bubble & NFL Restart
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On the season 2 premiere of I AM ATHLETE, we welcome Chad Johnson to the crew and discuss life in the NBA bubble, the NFL upcoming season and shooting of Jacob Blake.

I Am Athlete podcast is candid, unscripted weekly discussion between former NFL greats: Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder. 

A new episode premieres every Monday at 12pm Eastern.

Sep 04, 2020