In Depth With Graham Bensinger
Billie Jean King: Tennis Icon & Gender Equality Advocate

Billie Jean King: Tennis Icon & Gender Equality Advocate

July 4, 2022

Billie Jean King’s triumph against Bobby Riggs at their historic Battle of the Sexes match in 1973 not only elevated the 39-time Grand slam champ to icon status, but also reinforced the mission of the newly passed Title IX.

Forward Progress with Kevin Love: Being present and finding balance

Forward Progress with Kevin Love: Being present and finding balance

June 30, 2022

NBA Star Kevin Love opens up about his struggles with mental health and reflects on the importance of setting goals, being present and finding balance in life.

Richard Petty: “The King” of NASCAR

Richard Petty: “The King” of NASCAR

June 28, 2022

NASCAR legend, Richard Petty, regales Graham with tales of an unconventional childhood as the son of a moonshiner, tobacco farmer and race car driver and reflects on the highs and lows of his own history-making career.

Forward Progress with Jake Paul: Making the decision to not give up

Forward Progress with Jake Paul: Making the decision to not give up

June 23, 2022

This week’s motivational moment comes from influencer-turned-boxer Jake Paul. The YouTube star reflects on the grueling demand for content creation and how he overcame suicidal thoughts associated with the pressure.

Doug Ellin: Entourage Creator/Writer

Doug Ellin: Entourage Creator/Writer

June 20, 2022

In this 2015 interview with Doug Ellin, the creator and writer of Entourage opens up about his desperate career dry spells and the overwhelming success of the show. Plus, Graham gets the inside scoop on celebrity cameos and Ellin’s favorite moments.

Dennis Rodman on perseverance, perspective

Dennis Rodman on perseverance, perspective

June 16, 2022

In this week’s Forward Progress podcast, Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman reflects on his partying ways and explains how his perspective on life matured over the years.

Arthur Blank - Atlanta Falcons Owner & Co-Founder of Home Depot

Arthur Blank - Atlanta Falcons Owner & Co-Founder of Home Depot

June 13, 2022

This week: Graham sits down with self-made billionaire, Arthur Blank.  Co-Founder of the Home Depot, Blank discusses the management principles that built the hugely successful company- as well as his painful departure from it. Now owner of the Atlanta Falcons, Blank also shares his thoughts on defining moments from his time thus far with the NFL team - from Michael Vick’s conviction to Coach Bobby Petrino’s bizarre betrayal.

Forward Progress with Tom Hanks: The trial and error of parenting

Forward Progress with Tom Hanks: The trial and error of parenting

June 9, 2022

This week’s Forward Progress podcast features Tom Hanks. The Academy Award-winning actor and father of four discusses his parenting strategies, including how he tried to shield his kids from the public eye when they were young and how he helped them (but not too much) in their acting pursuits.

Jesse Ventura: Former WWE wrestler & Minnesota governor

Jesse Ventura: Former WWE wrestler & Minnesota governor

June 6, 2022

We revisit Graham’s 2015 chat with Jesse Ventura. The former WWE wrestler and governor of Minnesota emotionally remembers spending a day with Muhammad Ali, explains his falling out with Hulk Hogan and discusses his time in office – which included a trip to Cuba to meet with the late Fidel Castro. Plus, Ventura reflects on Navy SEAL training and his role in the movie Predator.

Forward Progress with Novak Djokovic: Finding inspiration from my rivals

Forward Progress with Novak Djokovic: Finding inspiration from my rivals

June 2, 2022

In this week’s motivational podcast, 20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic discusses what he has learned from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. He also reveals a trick that he uses to help him focus when playing against his two rivals.

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