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I AM Athlete Podcast

Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor, Channing Crowder

20 episodes

Jan 18, 2021

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.

Jan 11, 2021

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.

Jan 8, 2021

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.

Jan 4, 2021

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.

Dec 28, 2020

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.

Dec 21, 2020

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.

Dec 14, 2020

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.

Dec 7, 2020

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.

Nov 30, 2020

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.

Nov 23, 2020

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.

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