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I AM Athlete Podcast

I AM Athlete Podcast

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 (S2E31) | EveryFamily has its Feud: This Is Ours

Every family has its feuds and in this episode, we have ours...The discussion heats up as Brandon, Chad, Channing and Fred discuss contracts and the differences between NBA and NFL. Chad and Channing say it's easier for the NBA players to run the league because they have guaranteed contracts where in the NFL, the players are at the mercy of the owners unless they are franchised. Brandon disagrees and says not all NBA players have guaranteed money and that the NFL is institutionalized. 

Former NFL Wide Receiver and Houston great, Andre Johnson, joined the guys to talk about the Houston Texans organization and the future of Deshaun Watson. The normally reserved veteran, voiced his opinion in early 2021 about how players, specifically Watson, were being treated by the organization and that a change needs to be made. Generating buzz about his public stance, the guys leaned into Johnson's leadership role and how much he is respected to speak to the current state of the NFL and the Houston Texans. 

Johnson was pulled into the heated debate but sat observing the back and forth as Brandon offered a quick apology beforehand sensing the conversation was about to take a left turn. Becoming extremely agitated with the difference of opinions, Brandon loses his cool with Chad and Channing which leads to a very intense moment between the guys. After minutes of arguing, Fred interjects to bring the guys back down and simmer the conversation. 

Chef joins the show during the heated debate and is an icebreaker in the tension as she serves the guys lamb chops to Chad who has never had them before! And of course no episode is complete without Chad and Brandon asking who is the X and who is the Y, which spurs another round of excitement before the show closes!

Additional Note:

Andre Johnson was asked to be a guest on this week?s episode of I Am Athlete to talk about football and inner workings of the NFL. The episode was filmed prior to many of the off field allegations against Deshaun Watson becoming public. We understand the severity of the claims and take them seriously and will allow the legal system to play out. The tweet referred to on the show was written and posted by Johnson on January 12, 2021 expressing his stance from a football perspective about Watson, not on a personal level.

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.

I Am Athlete is filmed at Botaniko Weston. For I Am Athlete merchandise and apparel, visit www.HouseOfAthlete.com and for Chef Nancie's collection, visit www.ChefNancie.com

2021-04-05
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E30) | Mindset Of A Pro Athlete

Walls vs boundaries...when is it time to be tough and when is time to ask for help? In life we put up walls and that sometimes hurts while we establish boundaries to protect, but distinguishing the difference between the two can be stressful.

Coming off an impactful episode last week with Dwyane Wade, the guys return to do a mental check in and discuss the pressures of everyday life with a personal but powerful conversation.

Brandon Fred Chad and Channing dig deep into each others lives...asking who are those in your circle that are going to tell you what you need to hear not always what you want to hear.  Leading with the story about Isaiah Wilson, the 2020 NFL first round pick who just was cut from another team and the guys wonder are we doing enough in the league and life to provide resources and encourage guys to reach out for help before it?s too late. Chad says making mistakes and being immature can?t always be blamed on mental
health that we are responsible for our own choices.

Brandon compares aspects of life from a book he read about a rubber ball symbolizing business because it can always bounce back but on the personal side of life it?s more like a glass ball, if it?s dropped enough it gets scratched until it eventually shatters. Give time to what?s most important and that can?t be repaired or redone.

Chad shares his vacation experience with everyone and taking time to do things he didn?t expect he would enjoy while Channing and Fred say finding the balance between family and business is tough but for them it?s always going to be family first.

Chef is joined by her eldest daughter who is going to law school but has a passion for being in the kitchen as well. She talks about her admiration for her mom and how she has watched her blossom in the past year which has been a special experience.

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. I Am Athlete is filmed at Botainiko Weston in Florida. For all I Am Athlete merchandise and apparel, please visit www.houseodathlete.com.

2021-03-29
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I AM Woman (S1E8)- Sex, Society and Parenting

As the season wraps for I Am Woman, the ladies really dive deep into parenting and marital life, especially during COVID times. Agreeing that the past year has brought a lot of change in many areas, the women are split on if they are ready for old life to resume or they enjoy the new normal at home. Aja leads a fun and light discussion with the women about having sex with their husbands, keeping it fresh and frequent. The ladies find it funny that Aja is well versed and ready to chat about sexual related topics while Michi and Ashley seem more reserved. 

Kijafa and Terricka are curious about the right time to tell their children about sex and opening the lines of communication about such encounters. Michi and Aja think the kids should be a little older while Ashley says that kids learn things from other kids so it's better for it to be explained at an early age by parents. Michi opens up about a personal experience she had as a child that could have negatively impacted her life but instead she spiraled it into strength and growth while Kijafa says she has instilled in her children to fight for their lives if they are ever in an uncomfortable situation. 

Finding ways to get back to regular activities and somewhat of normalcy, Michi asks if the women plan on getting the vaccine and they are all split on the decision of whether to get it or not. Terricka and Ashley say having their children home all day everyday is a lot to handle and they can't wait for school and activities to resume. Aja says it's really hard to raise children in this era and the days of kids making mistakes without them being publically exploited are far and few in between. 

Chef Lowe surprises the ladies with homemade waffles topped with cereal and milk as they ask him what age he finds it appropriate to talk to his son about sex. He also talks about the financial gains people are having with Fans Only Pages and asks if any of the ladies would ever explore that option. Aja gives the women a gift of hope and appreciation while highlighting black-owned businesses in the community.

I Am Woman is a limited series filmed at Botaniko in Weston, Florida. For merchandise and apparel, please visit www.houseofathlete.com. 

2021-03-26
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E29) | Dwyane Wade The GOAT Of Parenting

In a new episode,  Dwyane Wade sits down with the I Am Athlete crew and opens up about everything from basketball, to life to loving your children unconditionally. 

D Wade may be one of the greatest NBA players of all time, but he is also championing the way as a parent. In a longer bonus edition of I Am Athlete, the guys sit down for a deep and personal conversation with D Wade about basketball, being a father and opening up his world to inspire change. 

Recently, the Wade family shared that Zaya, his middle child, identified as transgender and D explains to the guys what that process was like and how loving your children unconditionally is the parent's job. Coming from sports' locker rooms where gay slangs have been used for years, D had to look himself in the mirror and realize what he needed to do to become better to help his daughter thrive in her life choices.  "I'm not Ryan Clark, filling in for Chad this week, tells Wade that he admires him because he did something that many fathers couldn't do, which even made Ryan check himself as a parent. Brandon references a letter D wrote to his oldest son Zaire before he left for college leading into a discussion about the relationship between a father and son following in one's footsteps vs. having a child that goes the opposite direction. 

Fred tells Wade that there are no layups on this show and he's going to take some shots at getting hard answers to the group's questions, starting with who is his favorite teammate of all time and getting his thoughts about longtime teammate and close friend Lebron James being considered the GOAT over Michael Jordan. Wade talks about how growing up in Chicago, it was Jordan who gave him inspiration that he could play in the NBA and that MJ will forever be his GOAT.  Channing chimes in with the burning question asking what the real reason is that D left Miami for 19 months when he was regarded as the heartbeat of the team and the city. D admits his pride and ego were hurt as he breaks down the business side of the sport and doing what was best for him and his family at the time. 

Chef Nancie is joined on set by Wade's Chef, Richard Ingraham, who actually gave Nancie her start in the personal Chef world years ago as he praises her talents and selfless persona. Brandon puts D Wade in the hot seat asking him who is the better cook, Chef Nancie or Chef Ingraham as he laughs and says the term cook doesn't describe either as they are more than someone who prepares food, they are irreplaceable parts of the puzzle. Sharing life advice for staying at the top of his game and helping young people grow into careers, Chef Ingraham credits his success to living by simple these words, "Make your shoes so big they can't be filled". 

I Am Athlete is filmed at the Botaniko Weston in South Florida. For exclusive I Am Athlete apparel and merchandise visit HouseofAthlete.com.

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.

2021-03-22
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I AM Woman (S1E7)- Check On Your Friends

Check on your friends...the strong ones, the weak ones and the everyday ones. Michi, Aja and Ashley are joined by Kijafa Vick and Terricka Cromartie in this week?s episode of I Am Woman and the importance of being mindful to those close to us is at the core of the discussion. 

"You never know what someone else is experiencing or going through,'" says Michi, as the ladies reflect on hearing Megan Markle's story and how widespread mental health struggles are, no matter who it is.  Everyone experiences it at some point in life but it's getting through it and keeping the ones close to you moving forward that's important. The conversation moves through the various emotions and situations as the ladies each share parts of their personal journeys of struggles they faced. 

Ashley talks about how it was difficult at first to read negative comments when she was doing television but the hardest part was the criticism from those closest to her. MIchi and Aja agree and discuss how the lime light comes with a lot of perks but also a lot of pressure from the outside as well as the pressure put on ourselves to fit a certain mold and live up to expectations. Kijafa and Terricka felt the public pressure during their husband's football careers and experienced the fallout of what was going on at the time on the field, in their personal lives.

The ladies also share their fashion inspiration and how what they wear often emulates their moods and creates a chance to express certain personality traits. 

Chef Lowe changes it up and serves the ladies southern comfort food as a treat from the usual healthy options he makes for his athlete clients. The ladies ask him if his new position in the spotlight has brought unwanted attention or negativity in his life which he responds that at first it did but he immediately tuned it out not to let the bad takeaway from the good he was experiencing through these opportunities. I Am Woman is a eight part limited series on the I Am Athlete platform and filmed at the Botaniko Weston in south Florida. 

2021-03-19
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E28) | Tarzan Swings By With A Snake

It's a wild conversation when Mike Holston aka The Real Tarzan swings by the I Am Athlete set and the guys talk about Orca Whales, Black Mambas and how studying animals translates into understanding human behaviors. Chad, a known animal lover, reiterates his passion for orcas and lifelong desire to swim with the killer whale as he shows off his orca tattoo on his legs. Holston says everyone has an "Inner Tarzan" in them and commends Chad for using his strength to fuel his play on the football field.  

Holston recounts his journey and how his love started when he was 3 years old and led him into making a successful career out of his passion. Brandon is in awe of Holston's story and the fact that a black man was able to carve out a unique niche and become king of the jungle. Channing, holding Sasha the snake for the beginning of the conversation, respects what Holston has done to show young kids, especially minorities, that no dream is unreachable, even if it seems out of the ordinary. 

Fred and Chad learn of Brandon's snake phobia as they see him squirming as the snake hisses curling around Channing in the chair. The guys have an intervention with Brandon and coach him up to face his fear which leads to a tense 30 seconds on set. 

Chad who says he would have either been a veterinarian or zoologist if never making it as a NFL wide receiver, poses the question to the others asking what they would have done for work if they didn't make it as professional athletes which prompts Brandon to talk about a pivotal story from his college years. Doing what you love hopefully turns into a monetary career but following your dreams is also very daunting to start when so much is put into it with little financial gain. Brandon opens up to the guys about his challenge to follow in the footsteps of his father selling drugs because it was fast money or to stay the course of his dreams even if it meant living without to get through. 

Of Course no episode can be complete without the ongoing debate of Ocho vs Science as Brandon and Chad battle over their divided thoughts and lure Holston into picking sides and choosing between which one of the receivers he would want as his X.  The on set competition continues as Fred and Channing talk about lining up against each other and doing something for love or for money. Chef Nancie joins the conversation offering up her take that having a passion for what you do is more important than chasing the money, if you do something you love long enough, the money will follow. Missing the last conversation about manscaping, Chad takes advantage of the opportunity to ask Channing about how he keeps his "man areas" manicured while Holston says part of living in the wild is being all natural. 

I Am Athlete is filmed at the Botaniko Weston in Weston, Florida. For exclusive I AM Athlete merchandise, please shop at  www.HouseofAthlete.com.

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.

2021-03-15
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I AM Woman (S1E6)- Date Night Couples Edition

No excuses, it's date night as the guys join the ladies in a special edition of I Am Woman and the couples are talking everything from sex to finances to relationship issues!

Brandon Marshall joins wife Michi, Channing Crowder with wife Aja, Antonio with Terricka Cromartie and Chad Johnson with soon to be wife Sharelle Rosado let loose and nothing is off limits! The guys have a chemistry that stems from their NFL playing days while the wives are there to remind them that it wasn't always easy to deal with the lifestyle that came along with their careers. 

Channing calls out the women for ragging on them in their previous I Am Woman shows and Chad says they are there to defend themselves if necessary. The show is fiery from the start talking about sex hot spots and triggers in the relationships over the years. 

As the guys boast about the lifestyle their jobs provided the ladies, Terricka reminds them that long after the game is over the women will be the ones still loving them so it should have been more about them than the game.  Aja explains how they desire intimacy and connection and Michi agrees saying it's nice to have trips with friends and girl time but at end of the day, she isn't married to her friends, she wants to feel close to her husband. Iron sharpens Iron, partners are supposed to make the other stronger. 

Sharelle chimes in that she can't relate as Chad and her got together after his football life but that communication is key, encouraging red table talk type of openness in order to establish what each wants and expects in a relationship. Chad says losing the competition aspect of the game has led him to studying Sharelle as his new playbook but their dedication to weekly date nights is quickly questioned by the other married couples who say that may be nice now but what happens when that honeymoon phase fades. 

Diving into the mental aspects and pressure felt during their NFL careers, Brandon tries to paint a picture of how grueling the journey of playing football really was and the daily grind left them mentally and physically drained everyday so it wasn't intentional but a result of the demands being that 1%. Seeking marriage counseling from the start is the best piece of advice they want to share with younger athletes so that their home is kept intact while chasing the NFL dream. 

Cutting them little slack, the women disagree with that notion and feel it wasn't hard to put them first while playing. The conversation shifts from relationship issues to finances to sexual chemistry as the couples break out into laughter sharing stories about one another and opening up about their most intimate aspects of marriage. 

I Am Woman is a 8-part limited series streaming Fridays on I Am Athlete platform. 

2021-03-12
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E27) | I AM Black: HBCU Women & Black Excellence

It doesn't need to be February to recognize and honor black excellence and in this special edition of I Am Black, we are not only recognizing black success but black female success. Brandon Marshall and Fred Taylor sit down with Ese Ighedosa, President House Of Athlete and Bri Thompson, founder of Spiked Spin, for a deep conversation about their journeys and what it means to insult the standard. 

Sharing her words to live by, Bri explains how insulting the standard is more than just a catchy phrase, it's about being confident, passionate and a risk taker. This mantra guided her journey into the fitness industry and defined her mission as an entrepreneur. Starting Spiked Spin during a global pandemic and a time of heightened social unrest didn't intimidate Bri but motivated her to keep going and keep impacting lives. When asked by Brandon what it's like taking on industry giants like Soul Cycle and Peloton, Bri smirked and replied I don't think about it because I see myself as the giant in the industry. 

Ese talks about her time working in the NFL and pointing out that as players Brandon and Fred never had to worry about feeling like an imposter in the league while for her, feeling invisible in meetings and her daily role was the norm. Fred chimed in that he never had this dream of playing in the NFL but his passion led him there on his journey and Brandon agrees that football found him. Understanding the ladies' point of a different path, Fred respects that their community needs to do a better job of lifting each other up. Brandon praised Ese's success of being resilient and leaving the comfortable for the unknown. 

Bringing back Chef Shawn Williams from our episodes in Black History Month, Shawn expresses his admiration for the ladies and their grit to follow their dreams. Having money is one thing but being prideful and passionate about what we do everyday is true power and happiness. 

I Am Black, a featured series of I Am Athlete, is filmed at Botaniko Weston in South Florida. For I AM Athlete and I AM Black merchandise and apparel, please visit houseofathlete.com. 

2021-03-10
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I AM ATHLETE- NASCAR EDITION (S2E26) | Bubba Wallace The Tiger Woods Of Racing

Switching gears, I Am Athlete takes a left turn and joins Nascar in telling the story of the Best Season Ever starting off the I Am Nascar series sitting down with Bubba Wallace.

The discussion tracks over various topics including the highly-publicized incident where a noose was found in Bubba's garage, NASCAR?s confederate flag controversy, what it's like racing for Michael Jordan and the danger of the sport itself. 

But before it all gets going, Brandon asks the burning question of how does a black man fall in love with Nascar while Chad falls in love with Bubba as they bond over McDonalds being their goto.  Channing lets Bubba know right away that he doesn't view him or any race car driver as an athlete and places Nascar drivers in the same category as golfers and kickers- the non athletes of professional sports! Bubba fires back that Channing could never do what he does on any level and would look like a scared cat behind the wheel.

Fred expresses his admiration for the craft and the pressure of driving 175mph for hours with no breaks and perfect concentration while the group poses the question asking if the thought of dying comes into play as he gets behind the wheel every Sunday.

Bubba relates racing to football in the sense that you never know when it could be your last drive, so you give it all you have and never live in fear. After busting Bubba's chops about left turns, not being able to use the bathroom during races and the lifestyle of drivers, Channing changes his tone sharing his utmost respect for Bubba as the person who will forever be associated with changing the sport of Nascar through cultural impact and being a role model for children all over the world. Bubba is the Tiger Woods of racing because of forever changing the scope of the sport and history. 

Chef Nancie, a fan of Nascar most of her life, is excited to have Bubba on the episode and surprises him with his favorite meal based on doing her research. Of course this leads to the Ocho vs Science debate and what we put in our body vs what we don't.

Buckle up and prepare to go fast as this discussion will lead you on a journey into a world you'll love to learn more about. 

I Am Athlete podcast is a 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.

2021-03-08
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I AM Woman (S1E5)- The Thrill Of The Chase & Fairytale Weddings

Michi and Sharelle are joined by Kijafa Vick and Terricka Cromartie this week?s episode on I Am Woman. 

Terricka opens the show talking about how Texas was recently hit with ice and snow causing massive power outages and difficulties for so many people. Cromartie said her and her husband Antonio opened up their homes to neighbors and friends huddled together trying to keep warm and safe. Michi acknowledged that this was barley covered in the news and seemed strange that the call for help and aid wasn?t more widespread. 

Kijafa and Sharelle help shift the conversation on how they met their significant others. Kijafa tells the story of Mike chasing her for months before she accepted his date invite, similar to Terricka dishing about the lengths Antonio went to keep her in his life and the pop up wedding. 

Michi describes her fairytale wedding to Brandon and Kijafa says it was hard walking the line to share her magical day with the world and yet keeping it private from the naysayers. From fairytale weddings to marriage counseling, the ladies discuss all the ups and downs of being married to professional athletes. Sharelle, who was previously married, says the key is to find the balance in relationships and importance of open communication from the start. 

The ladies are thrown off by fans only question posed by Chef Lowe and they laugh trying to figure out how what type of page they can start! I Am Woman is a limited series streaming Fridays on I Am Athlete platform. 

2021-03-07
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E25) | Ocho Breaks Down: Real Men Cry Too

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.

2021-03-01
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I AM Woman (S1E4)- Should A Woman Pay For A First Date?

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. 

2021-02-28
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E24) | Cam Newton:I Can't Go Out Like That

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.

2021-02-23
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I AM Woman (S1E3)- No Need To Lie About It

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.

2021-02-19
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E23) | I AM Black: What Should I Do With My Money?

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.

2021-02-16
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I AM Woman (S1E2)- Mental Health & Marriage

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. 

2021-02-12
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E22) | Jake Paul: Everyone Wants To Knock Me Out

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.

2021-02-08
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I AM Woman (S1E1)- Beside Every Good Man Is A Strong Woman

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.

2021-02-08
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E21) | Road To The Super Bowl: A Year In Review

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. 

2021-02-01
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E20) | Chad vs. Current NFL & WNBA Stars

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. 

2021-01-25
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I AM ATHLETE (Season 2) | NFL Championship Sunday - Special Edition

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.

2021-01-25
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E19) | Michael Vick Talks CTE & Adversity

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.

2021-01-18
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E18) | Are Those Fighting Words?

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.

2021-01-11
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I AM ATHLETE (Season 2) | NFL Playoffs - Special Edition

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.

2021-01-08
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E17) | Learning The Hard Way & Starting New In 2021

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.

2021-01-04
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E16) | Rick Ross Rings In The New Year

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.

2020-12-28
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E15) | What's It Like To Be The Spouse Of An Athlete?

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.

2020-12-21
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E14) | COVID Battles, Boxing & Relationship Stress

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.

2020-12-14
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E13) | Breaking Down Baker Mayfield

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.

2020-12-07
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E12) | Marriage, Mental Health & Moving On From The NFL

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.

2020-11-30
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E11) | Making Headlines, Paying Fines & $100K Bets

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.

2020-11-23
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E10) | Race, Rocky Relationships and Role Play

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.

2020-11-16
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E9) | Is A Woman There For The Money or Is She The One?

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.

2020-11-09
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E8) | NFL Deep Threat or Team Distraction...And When The Game is Taken Away From You- Who Are You?

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.

2020-11-02
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E7) | LEBRON or MJ & The Next Black NFL Coach

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.

2020-10-26
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E6) | Did the Dallas Cowboys not believe in Dak?

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.

2020-10-19
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E5) | What Do Athletes Do With Their Money?

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.

2020-10-12
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E4) | Breaking Down The Debate & COVID In The NFL

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. 


2020-10-05
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E3) | What Defines an Athlete Outside of Sports?

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.

2020-09-28
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E2) | The Year Of The Black Quarterback

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.

2020-09-21
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I AM ATHLETE (S2E1) | The NBA Bubble & NFL Restart

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.

2020-09-04
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