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Sasha Graham Podcast Host, Sports Will Save Us All

Sasha Graham is the host of the award-winning podcast, Sports Will Save Us All, a sports podcast for the NPR crowd. Sasha has worked as a television writer and producer, at Walt Disney Studios as Vice President of National Publicity, and has published two children's books, Milo Does Not Like Mornings and Whitney Wins Everything.

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Ep. 92 - Riding The Waves With Pro Surfer And Entrepreneur Jeremy Ryan &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 92 – Riding the Waves with Pro Surfer and Entrepreneur Jeremy Ryan

Join us on this episode of "Sports Will Save Us All" as host Sasha Graham chats with Jeremy Ryan, a professional surfer who spent over 15 years riding waves around the globe. Now a successful entrepre…

Join us on this epis…

Join us on this episode of "Sports Will Save Us All" as host Sasha Graham chats with Jeremy Ryan, a professional surfer who spent over 15 years riding waves around the globe. Now a successful entrepreneur, Jeremy owns three businesses: a surf school, a clothing brand, and a digital marketing agency. He shares his journey from competitive surfing to balancing multiple ventures while staying connected to his passion for the ocean. Dive into stories of the surf world, insights on the entrepreneurial spirit, and Jeremy's tips for living a fulfilling life.   You can learn more about Jeremy, his su…

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Ep. 91 - Spike Of Success: A Dive Into Beach Volleyball With Standout Alex Dale &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 91 – Spike of Success: A Dive into Beach Volleyball with Standout Alex Dale

Things get personal this week as Sasha welcomes her volleyball coach, Alex Dale, to the studio! Discover how Sasha's husband Alan's knack for making friends led to an exciting connection with Alex and…

Things get personal …

Things get personal this week as Sasha welcomes her volleyball coach, Alex Dale, to the studio! Discover how Sasha's husband Alan's knack for making friends led to an exciting connection with Alex and hear about the profound effect he’s had on their team. Dive into Alex's journey from picking up volleyball at age 23 to making waves as a professional player. Speaking of which, learn what it truly means to be a pro in volleyball, the thrill of AVP tournaments, and the secrets to building strong partnerships on the court. Alex also shares how his Kinesiology degree from Arizona State University…

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Ep. 90 - Unleashing Greatness: A Conversation With Multi-Sport Athlete Kris Diehl &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 90 – Unleashing Greatness: A Conversation with Multi-Sport Athlete Kris Diehl

Kris Diehl, a multi-sport dynamo and Ironman athlete, shares her passion for sports and for life in this week’s episode of SPORTS WILL SAVE US ALL. At 43, Kris was the oldest contestant on the reali…

Kris Diehl, a multi-…

Kris Diehl, a multi-sport dynamo and Ironman athlete, shares her passion for sports and for life in this week’s episode of SPORTS WILL SAVE US ALL. At 43, Kris was the oldest contestant on the reality show Pickleball Paddle Battle, but Kris’s accomplishments extend far beyond her appearance on television. With a background in law and an MBA under her belt, Kris’s athletic journey is nothing short of remarkable. From her days as a five-sport athlete in high school to competing as a two-sport Division I athlete in college and even dabbling in professional tennis, Chris has conquered challe…

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Ep. 89 - Sports On Screen: Challengers-Sexy Romp Or Depressing Dud? &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 89 – Sports on Screen: CHALLENGERS-Sexy Romp Or Depressing Dud?

It’s game on, Sports Fam! Sasha and Steve are back with another episode of Sports on Screen, and this time they're taking on the season's hottest tennis movie; CHALLENGERS. Directed by Luca Guadagni…

It’s game on, Spor…

It’s game on, Sports Fam! Sasha and Steve are back with another episode of Sports on Screen, and this time they're taking on the season's hottest tennis movie; CHALLENGERS. Directed by Luca Guadagnino, CHALLENGERS tells the story of Tashi (Zendaya), a tennis prodigy who suffers a career ending injury and turns to Coaching her husband to satisfy her own competitive drive. When her husband goes on a losing streak she enters him into a low-level “Challengers” tournament to get his confidence back, only to find him facing his ex-best friend, who is also Tashi's ex-boyfriend, in the climactic…

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Ep. 88 - Driven To Win: A Special Episode With Professional Race Car Driver Colin Garrett &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 88 – Driven to Win: A Special Episode with Professional Race Car Driver Colin Garrett

In this exhilarating episode of Sports Will Save Us All, host Sasha Graham teams up with Sports on Screen co-host Steve Bollinger for a thrilling conversation with race car driver Colin Garrett.  Tog…

In this exhilarating…

In this exhilarating episode of Sports Will Save Us All, host Sasha Graham teams up with Sports on Screen co-host Steve Bollinger for a thrilling conversation with race car driver Colin Garrett.  Together, Sasha, Steve, and Colin explore Colin's journey in the world of motorsports, discussing his experiences, successes, and challenges as a professional race car driver. From the thrill of high-speed races to the dedication required to excel in the sport, Colin shares insights into what drives him to pursue his passion for racing. Listen in as the trio delves into topics ranging from Colin's ra…

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Ep. 87 - Beyond The Wake: Scottish Champion Chris Heron'S Incredible Journey In Competitive Waterskiing &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 87 – Beyond the Wake: Scottish Champion Chris Heron's Incredible Journey in Competitive Waterskiing

In this week’s episode, join Sasha on an exhilarating journey into the world of competitive waterskiing with the extraordinary Scottish Waterski Champion, Chris Heron. In this episode, Sasha and Chr…

In this week’s epi…

In this week’s episode, join Sasha on an exhilarating journey into the world of competitive waterskiing with the extraordinary Scottish Waterski Champion, Chris Heron. In this episode, Sasha and Chris explore the dynamic intersections of sports, community, and personal growth. From the scenic landscapes of Scotland to the adrenaline-pumping waters of international championships, Chris shares his remarkable trajectory as a standout waterskier and the driving force behind Waterski & Wakeboard Scotland. Through engaging conversation, Sasha delves into Chris's deep-rooted passion for watersk…

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Ep. 86 - Living Without Limits: Athletes Charlie Duffy And Jack Florez From United Cerebral Palsy On Resilience, Determination And Triumph &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 86 – Living Without Limits: Athletes Charlie Duffy and Jack Florez from United Cerebral Palsy on Resilience, Determination and Triumph

In this fun and inspiring episode of Sports Will Save Us All, host Sasha Graham sits down with Charlie Duffy and Jack Florez, two remarkable athletes from Arizona who are breaking barriers in sports d…

In this fun and insp…

In this fun and inspiring episode of Sports Will Save Us All, host Sasha Graham sits down with Charlie Duffy and Jack Florez, two remarkable athletes from Arizona who are breaking barriers in sports despite facing challenges associated with cerebral palsy (CP). Joined by Camille Ridley, VP of Marketing and Development at United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (UCP), they delve into the intersection of sports, disability, and community. Charlie and Jack share their personal journeys of overcoming physical challenges, misconceptions and doubts to pursue their athletic dreams. As ambassadors fo…

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Ep. 85 - The Incredible State Of Women'S Basketball: A Conversation With Coach Jared Zeidman &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 85 – The Incredible State of Women's Basketball: A Conversation With Coach Jared Zeidman

On this week’s episode, Sasha dives into the fascinating world of women's college basketball with guest Coach Jared Zeidman. Coach Zeidman brings a wealth of experience, having coached at both the D…

On this week’s epi…

On this week’s episode, Sasha dives into the fascinating world of women's college basketball with guest Coach Jared Zeidman. Coach Zeidman brings a wealth of experience, having coached at both the D3 and D1 levels, and shares insights from his interviews with coaches and players for his new book, "Nail the Recruiting Process, The Data Driven Gear You Need to Become a College Athlete." In this enlightening conversation, Sasha and Coach Zeidman explore the recent NCAA women's basketball tournament, placing it in a historical context that highlights the strides made in equity and recognition fo…

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Ep. 84 - Flame Bearers: Spotlighting Women Olympians And Paralympians With Jamie Mittleman &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 84 – Flame Bearers: Spotlighting Women Olympians and Paralympians with Jamie Mittleman

In this episode, host Sasha sits down with Jamie Mittleman, the brilliant mind behind Flame Bearers, a groundbreaking storytelling platform spotlighting women Olympians and Paralympians from around th…

In this episode, hos…

In this episode, host Sasha sits down with Jamie Mittleman, the brilliant mind behind Flame Bearers, a groundbreaking storytelling platform spotlighting women Olympians and Paralympians from around the globe. Join Sasha and Jamie as they delve into the genesis of Flame Bearers and its mission to amplify the voices of extraordinary athletes. From heartwarming anecdotes shared by legends like Sue Bird to exploring the nuances of coverage in women's sports, this conversation is a deep dive into the world of athletic excellence and empowerment. As the Paris Olympics and Paralympics approach, Jamie…

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Ep. 83 - Chasing The Wind With Jason Frink &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 83 – Chasing the Wind With Jason Frink

Join Sasha as she dives into the exhilarating world of wind sports with her adventurous Uncle, Jason Frink. From windsurfing to kite surfing and now wing & kite foiling, Jason's passions exist at the …

Join Sasha as she di…

Join Sasha as she dives into the exhilarating world of wind sports with her adventurous Uncle, Jason Frink. From windsurfing to kite surfing and now wing & kite foiling, Jason's passions exist at the forefront of wind sports. In this special family edition of the podcast, Sasha reminisces about her earliest memories of Jason's sporting exploits and explores the evolution of his interests, culminating in his latest obsession with hydrofoiling.  From the shores of Mexico to the waves of innovation pioneered by legends like Laird Hamilton, Sasha and Jason discuss the awe-inspiring sight of hydro…

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Ep. 82 - (Part 2 Of 2) Sports On Screen: The Replacements-Flashback To 2000'S Gridiron Glory &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 82 – (Part 2 of 2) Sports on Screen: THE REPLACEMENTS-Flashback to 2000's Gridiron Glory

Host Sasha Graham is joined by her co-host Steve Bollinger for another exciting installment of Sports on Screen. Sasha & Steve dive back into the world of sports cinema with a discussion on the 2000 f…

Host Sasha Graham is…

Host Sasha Graham is joined by her co-host Steve Bollinger for another exciting installment of Sports on Screen. Sasha & Steve dive back into the world of sports cinema with a discussion on the 2000 film THE REPLACEMENTS, recommended by Britt Willard. In this episode, Sasha and Steve take a nostalgic journey back to the turn of the century as they explore the plot, characters, and memorable moments from THE REPLACEMENTS. Directed by Howard Deutch and starring Keanu Reeves and Brooke Langton, this gridiron comedy tells the story of a ragtag team of replacement players during a professional foot…

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Ep. 81 - (Part 1 Of 2) Sports On Screen: The Replacements-Flashback To 2000'S Gridiron Glory &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 81 – (Part 1 of 2) Sports on Screen: THE REPLACEMENTS-Flashback to 2000's Gridiron Glory

Host Sasha Graham is joined by her co-host Steve Bollinger for another exciting installment of Sports on Screen. Sasha & Steve dive back into the world of sports cinema with a discussion on the 2000 f…

Host Sasha Graham is…

Host Sasha Graham is joined by her co-host Steve Bollinger for another exciting installment of Sports on Screen. Sasha & Steve dive back into the world of sports cinema with a discussion on the 2000 film THE REPLACEMENTS , recommended by Britt Willard. In this episode, Sasha and Steve take a nostalgic journey back to the turn of the century as they explore the plot, characters, and memorable moments from THE REPLACEMENTS. Directed by Howard Deutch and starring Keanu Reeves and Brooke Langton, this gridiron comedy tells the story of a ragtag team of replacement players during a professional foo…

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Ep. 80 - Stepping Into Nature: Unveiling Flagstaff’s Barefoot Trail With Leah Williams &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 80 – Stepping Into Nature: Unveiling Flagstaff’s Barefoot Trail with Leah Williams

In this episode, we venture outdoors with Leah Williams, the visionary behind The Barefoot Trail in Flagstaff, Arizona. Join us as we kick off our "little foot prisons" and explore the concept of eart…

In this episode, we …

In this episode, we venture outdoors with Leah Williams, the visionary behind The Barefoot Trail in Flagstaff, Arizona. Join us as we kick off our "little foot prisons" and explore the concept of earthing and grounding in nature. Leah shares her journey of creating The Barefoot Trail, a unique outdoor park designed to reconnect people with the Earth. Discover the inspiration behind this project and the benefits of walking barefoot on natural surfaces. From the healing properties of earthing to the sensory experiences awaiting visitors, Leah invites us to envision a space where nature serves as…

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Ep. 79 - Inside The Playbook: Kenisha Nichelle'S Journey Through The Sports Industry &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 79 – Inside the Playbook: Kenisha Nichelle's Journey Through The Sports Industry

Kenisha Nichelle has been working in sports for a long time for organizations like the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, the Orange bowl, Super Bowl, and currently as the Senior Director of Operations for t…

Kenisha Nichelle has…

Kenisha Nichelle has been working in sports for a long time for organizations like the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, the Orange bowl, Super Bowl, and currently as the Senior Director of Operations for the Orange Blossom Football Classic. Join us for this week’s episode where Kenisha and Sasha discuss Kenisha’s road to a career in sports, the challenges she has faced, and the advice she has for anyone who is interested in a career in sports. Join our Sports Fam online! Instagram: @sportswillsaveusall Facebook: @sportswillsaveusall Website: www.SportsWillSaveUsAll.com

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Ep. 78 - From Hot Nude Yoga To Himalayan Healing: A Journey With Yogi Aaron On Yoga, Resilience, And Life'S Unexpected Twists &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 78 – From Hot Nude Yoga to Himalayan Healing: A Journey with Yogi Aaron on Yoga, Resilience, and Life's Unexpected Twists

In this week’s episode, we delve into the fascinating world of yoga with the visionary Yogi Aaron, creator of the global phenomenon, Hot Nude Yoga. Join us as we explore Aaron's unique perspective o…

In this week’s epi…

In this week’s episode, we delve into the fascinating world of yoga with the visionary Yogi Aaron, creator of the global phenomenon, Hot Nude Yoga. Join us as we explore Aaron's unique perspective on yoga, where he describes himself as a leader in a global rebellion against the perceived harmful practice of stretching. From the early 2000s sensation of Hot Nude Yoga to his current role as the owner and operator of a yoga retreat in the serene Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, Yogi Aaron shares insights into the transformative power of yoga and the profound impact it can have on one's life. Yogi A…

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Ep. 77 - Pickleball Athlete Sheldon Kolawole Is Taking His Shot &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 77 – Pickleball Athlete Sheldon Kolawole Is Taking His Shot

Sheldon Kolawole, a pharmacist from St. Louis, is one of 16 pickle ball athletes selected to compete on Pickle Ball Paddle Battle, an upcoming reality show hosted by former Bachelor, Clayton Echard. I…

Sheldon Kolawole, a …

Sheldon Kolawole, a pharmacist from St. Louis, is one of 16 pickle ball athletes selected to compete on Pickle Ball Paddle Battle, an upcoming reality show hosted by former Bachelor, Clayton Echard. In this week’s episode Sheldon and Sasha talk about his journey to Pickle Ball Paddle Battle, the lack of diversity in pickle ball, the bonding on set (was there romance?!) and why Sheldon should be selected to receive a Pickle Ball Kingdom Franchise by the fans. You can learn more about Pickleball Paddle Battle online at pickleballpaddlebattle.tv and on Instagram @pickleballpaddlebattle. Sheldon…

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Ep. 76 - Sports On Screen: Bs High &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 76 – Sports on Screen: BS HIGH

Buckle up, Sports Fam, because this movie was bananas! In 2021 the world watched ESPN in horror as perennial prep powerhouse, IMG Academy, absolutely decimated an unknown opponent from Ohio called Bis…

Buckle up, Sports Fa…

Buckle up, Sports Fam, because this movie was bananas! In 2021 the world watched ESPN in horror as perennial prep powerhouse, IMG Academy, absolutely decimated an unknown opponent from Ohio called Bishop Sycamore High School. By halftime the Internet was going bonkers and the game kicked off an investigation into Roy Johnson, the architect behind a scam so audacious that even Bomani Jones seems gobsmacked.  In this week's episode Steve and Sasha offer their takes on this dumpster fire of a con and their deep thoughts on HBO’s BS HIGH.  Join our Sports Fam online! Instagram: @sportswillsave…

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Ep. 75 - (Part 3 Of 3) Is It Fair For Transgender Women To Compete At The Highest Levels Of Sport? Dr. Bobbi Lancaster Doesn’t Think So.. &Raquo; Ssua
Ep. 75 – (Part 3 of 3) Is It Fair For Transgender Women To Compete At The Highest Levels Of Sport? Dr. Bobbi Lancaster Doesn’t Think So..

This episode is a collaboration between Sports Will Save Us All and “T-Time with Tori Totlis”,  the number one women’s golf podcast in the world. Tori and Sasha sat down with Dr. Bobbi Lancaste…

This episode is a co…

This episode is a collaboration between Sports Will Save Us All and “T-Time with Tori Totlis”,  the number one women’s golf podcast in the world. Tori and Sasha sat down with Dr. Bobbi Lancaster, a transgender woman who competed as a professional golfer after her transition from male to female at age 60. Bobbi was the first transgender athlete to compete in the LPGA’s Q-School and she was instrumental in changing the Cactus Tour’s female-at-birth gender policy. Bobbi has been such a force for change in the golf world and had been such a vocal supporter of other transgender athletes,…

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