Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast

Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast

With two new episodes each month, Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast gives athletes and leaders in sports a platform to tell their stories and share their perspectives on issues of race, social justice and diversity, equity & inclusion in sports. Hosted by Ian Cutler, our podcast features interviews on how athletes are making a difference in their communities, and the power of sports to bring people together, improve race relations and advance racial equity and social justice.


February 28, 2023 41 mins
We were thrilled to welcome an array of outstanding guests on the Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast during the Super Bowl, and to honor Black History Month, we are excited to present a two-part series. In this second part, we had the honor of engaging with former player Picasso Nelson Jr., Antoine Wesley of the Cardinals, and Dakoda Martin of the Saints. Each interview was impactful, bringing a unique perspective and inspiring ...
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While the Chiefs and the Eagles were making history on the field, we had the opportunity to connect with leading figures in the NFL community to discuss how they are making history off the field. In the first part of a two-part series, we sat down with former NFLPA Lawyer, Joe Briggs, to discuss the impact the NFLPA has on all aspects of player development and his thoughts on how we can move forward. Next, we interviewed former NF...
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On MLK Day, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact on civil rights. Please tune in to the Champions of Change podcast where we explore how to carry on his work through sports and the sports community. With guests Jesse Luketa, outside linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals and Shaun Mayo, the Chief People Officer for the Arizona Cardinals, we delve into athlete activism, promoting safe spaces for dialogue, a...
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Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 through October 15, highlighting the many contributions made by those with Hispanic heritage. During this month, many Latin American countries also celebrate their independence. The month is marked by the celebration of history, culture and contributions of generations of Hispanic and Latinx people that have shaped and influenced society. In this conversation, RISE's Scarlen M...
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