Naked with Cari Champion

Naked with Cari Champion

In a world where being vulnerable is often considered weak, it would be refreshing to hear an authentic and honest story from some of our heroes. Cari Champion will ask some of the greatest in sports and entertainment to remove the veil and get Naked. Being Naked on this podcast means describing life-altering circumstances and events that helped shape who you plan to become. There is a difference between what the public sees and what is real. There is a difference between the champion you see on and off the court. Your favorite celebrity isn't always ready to perform at will. Naked with Cari Champion invites your hero to tell their whole story.

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June 27, 2022 43 min

This week on Naked will talk about “Citizen Ashe”. the new documentary about tennis champion and activist Arthur Ashe, and we are joined the films creators Rex Miller and Sam Pollard. During the episode we discuss Arthur Ashe as a child in Richmond Virginia, becoming the first black man to win a tennis Grand Slam, and how his success gave him a platform to  become an activist. 

Cari also take a moment to give her thoughts on the Su...

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Gabrielle Dennis is a multi-hyphenated artist with a background as a trained dancer, actress, and singer. Being a triple threat was traditional approach to training and an upfront blessing for her career.  She is best known for her comedic flare and several television drama (The Game, Blue Mountain State, Luke Cage). Dennis uses all of her training to stay out of the corner of being pigeonholed into one category. She elaborates on ...

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Wosny Lambre is a cultural critic and NBA analyst with The Athletic who joins Cari for a full NBA Recap as the ’22 season comes to an end. In this episode, Cari offers a dissection of the basketball season and doesn’t hold back any punches while Lambre shares his thoughts on the NBA Finals. Why won’t Westbrook change his game? Has Lebon come face-to-face with his basketball mortality? Did we get the best out of Anthony Davis? Shoul...

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June 6, 2022 50 min

Michael Harriot is an author, culture critic, and humorist.  He is an “expert” on white people (aka a Wypipologist) and their behavior patterns and also coined the phrase, “invited to the cookout”.

Harriot is the Senior Writer at TheRoot.com where he covers the intersection of race, politics, and culture.  Also, animal attacks. (But mostly the politics and race stuff.) His work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, NBC...

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Jacque Reid s an American television and radio personality and journalist. She was the lead news anchor of The BET Nightly News from 2001 to 2005. On this episode, Reid shares her opinion on how important it is for the culture to have an outlet that reports our stories and information.  After BET dissolved nightly news, Reid pivoted and created, Vegan Sexy Cool – a modern guide to being vegan and fabulous curated by an ethical vega...

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May 23, 2022 66 min

Creative control cannot be given to Katt Williams, he has and always had control. After releasing 11-self-produced specials, Williams releases his second collaborative production with Netflix entitled “World War III”.  Yes, this is a comedic special and yes you will laugh, but the topics/theme of misinformation breaking down the lies vs the truth are worthy of sparking conversation. 

In addition, Katt shares; stories of mutual inst...

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I know I can change. We know we can change. Vote. Vote. Vote! We hear people saying this often and how important it is. Latosha Brown is an American community organizer, political strategist, and consultant. She is the co-founder of the voting rights group Black Voters Matter.  Brown grew up with the notion that some people had more power than/over others. After beginning her career, she understood and was activated by the power of...

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Younger women who weren’t born or active during a time when abortion was legal, don’t have a reference to the pre-Roe vs Wade era. But what is it? What is Roe vs Wade and why is overturning it causing such an upset?

Roe v. Wade is the name of the lawsuit that led to the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion in the United States. 

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In the second half of this interview with Brandon Marshall, we learn more about Marshall’s personal evolution as a man. He expounds on his steps toward healing and how they inspired his platform on mental health and wellness. 

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April 25, 2022 50 min

This week is the upcoming 2022 NFL draft, so of course, the topic for discussion is, "football." Joining us today is Brandon Marshall who gets Naked about his time in the league and in media as a journalist. After five years of not taking interviews, Marshall recently speaks with Colin Kaepernick on his show "I AM Athlete" about his hope to return back to the league. The debate is will it happen and if it's poss...

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April 18, 2022 48 min

On this episode of Naked, Taj George (SWV) walks us through her experience of the music industry in the 90s, her battles with self-esteem, and what really went down on Versus.

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April 11, 2022 37 min

The undrafted hero on the court keeps the temperament in the locker room and exemplifies his position as a "power forward". Udonis Haslem approaches a milestone of twenty years in the league and as we know that is not an easy feat to accomplish. In this episode of Naked, Haslem expounds on the drama on and off the court over the years, his upcoming retirement, and his investments outside of the game. 

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April 4, 2022 56 min

In this premiere episode of Season 2, we return with the incomparable Omar Epps. The spectrum of topics ranges from; his first film at seventeen, finding his wife, his experiences with Sidney Poitier and 2Pac, the teachable moment that was the 2022 Oscars incident, and his upcoming film, “The Devil You Know”.  He is a quiet force and throughout his career has exemplified that art speaks louder and great art creates an undeniable le...

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February 28, 2022 32 min

What better way to conclude Black History Month and the first season of NAKED than with a hip-hop legend. The Philadelphia-born hip-hop guardian moved to Los Angeles and became a bicoastal champion. Kurupt’s unique style was cultivated and influenced by the different environments which set him apart during the time when the east and west coast were seemingly at odds. As a veteran, he shares his concern for the new school and how th...

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February 21, 2022 32 min

Before we get into the summary of today's episode. Cari announces her forthcoming show, "Speak Easy" scheduled to air on CNN Plus this Spring! We are excited and looking forward to sharing more details soon! 

Today's episode highlights Amber Riley, singer, actress, and humble trailblazer. Amber walks us down her path to stardom, the beginning, and her goals moving forward!

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February 14, 2022 48 min

New York Times Bestselling author Luvvie Jones is a professional disruptor towards necessary change. Jones speaks with conviction and writes with a genuine pen that inspires and ignites thought. We start the conversation by discussing the quantifiable impact of “Share The Mic,” which had twenty billion impressions, created countless relationships, and redefined what allyship looks like in culturally tense spaces. Luvvie Ajayi Jones...

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February 7, 2022 34 min

If you have a list for your, "Top Five Most Beautiful Woman”, we can be pretty sure our next guest has made that list at some point in your life, but she wasn’t always this undeniable. In this episode, she will share stories from her childhood; where she had to overcome bullying, doubt, and racism with the power of her faith. Today, she transforms those moments into a relatable light to connect with others who have experienced ...

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Bozoma Saint John wants more. She is the Chief Marketing Officer at Netflix, and Saint John didn’t get to where she is because it was easy, so with the armor of unabashed ambition, she is determined to go even farther. She is a disruptor who knows her power and has the foresight to make the sacrifices needed to build a legacy for tomorrow. In this episode, Cari and Bozoma kiki over trips to Cabo, how they first met, and Bozoma also...

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January 24, 2022 44 min

Bresha Webb is from Baltimore and she will tell you proudly! In this episode, Webb shares her story of evolving and expanding beyond her humble beginnings and how EVERYTHING has changed. Growing up she always knew what career she gravitated towards, but after embracing comedy and now Directing her career is also changing. She embraces it all and lets her faith take the lead.

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January 17, 2022 62 min

Veteran NBA player and analyst, Jalen Rose joins us on today's episode. We discuss the yesteryears; the unhealthy anger he carried as a young Jalen from the North West Side of Detroit, the Fab FIVE Era/the documentary, and the regrets of not winning more championships. Who doesn't know a child named, "Jalen" despite all odds he is inspiring and evolving. 

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