Whe're They At podcast

Whe're They At podcast

Podcast hosted by Nabaté Isles checking in on retired, accomplished athletes.

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August 20, 2021 74 min

The 44th edition of Whe're They At features 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist, 5-time Olympian and National Track and Field Hall of Famer, Gail Devers. Gail started running at age 15 at Sweetwater High School in San Diego (CA), as their stadium is now named after her. She went on to star as a sprinter at UCLA. After being diagnosed with Graves Disease, Gail persevered to become the most decorated American female track and field athl...

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The 43rd edition of Whe're They At features Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the National Basketball Association and 2-time NBA All-Star, Kiki VanDeWeghe. He was a second generation NBA player as his father, Ernie had a 6-year career. Kiki starred within the rich tradition of UCLA Basketball as he led the Bruins to the 1980 NCAA Title game. He became a 2-time NBA All-Star, while being one of the most potent...

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The 42nd edition (Part 2 of 2) of Whe're They At features Oscar-winning film director and producer, Taylor Hackford. He is one of the prolific filmmakers over the past four decades. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, he started his career as a journalist and documentarian. Taylor won an Academy Award in 1978 for Best Live Action Short for his film, 'Teenage Father'. He proceeded to direct a myriad of memorabl...

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The 42nd edition (Part 1 of 2) of Whe're They At features Oscar-winning film director and producer, Taylor Hackford. He is one of the prolific filmmakers over the past four decades. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, he started his career as a journalist and documentarian. Taylor won an Academy Award in 1978 for Best Live Action Short for his film, 'Teenage Father'. He proceeded to direct a myriad of memorabl...

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The 41st edition of Whe're They At features Pro Football Hall of Famer, Marshall Faulk. Born and raised in New Orleans (LA), he had a distinguished high school career in football and track. Marshall starred at San Diego State University as a 3-time All-American Running Back. He was the #2 overall pick in the 1994 National Football League (NFL) Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year and becomin...

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The 40th edition of Whe're They At features Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and pioneer, Spencer Haywood. He was born and raised in poverty in Silver City, Mississippi and moved to Detroit, Michigan during his teenage years to become a star prep player. He won the Olympic gold medal in 1968 as part of the USA Men's Basketball team, while breaking US individual records in Points, Rebounds and Blocks. He became an All-Ameri...

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The 39th edition of Whe're They At features 6-time Major League Baseball All-Star and 6-time World Series champion, Willie Randolph. He was born in South Carolina but raised in the tough area of Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City. After starring at Tilden High School, he made his major league debut at age 21 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The next year, he was traded to the New York Yankees, starting at 2nd Baseman and winning ...

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The 38th edition of Whe're They At features longtime NBA team President of Basketball Operations and Executive, Donnie Walsh. He was a star player in the New York City area, graduating Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx. He went on to play with the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) Tarheels, under Hall of Fame coaches Frank McGuire and Dean Smith. After receiving a law degree at UNC, he joined Coach McGuire's ...

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The 37th edition of Whe're They At features one of the most prolific saxophonists in the music history, Branford Marsalis. Branford is the eldest sibling within the great families in music, The Marsalis family. He has been an innovative musician, composer, bandleader and educator for four decades, winning 3 Grammy awards. Branford has worked with a cornucopia of greats, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Herbie Hancock, Wynto...

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The 36th edition of Whe're They At features 1974 National League (MLB) Most Valuable Player and World Series Champion (w/1981 Los Angeles Dodgers), Steve Garvey. Steve was born in Tampa, Florida and lettered in Baseball AND Football at Michigan State University. He became a major part of the consistent winning of the Los Angeles Dodgers throughout the 1970's and early-1980's. During his illustrious career, he was a 10-t...

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The 35th edition of Whe're They At features International Boxing Hall of Famer and Golden Boy Promotions Partner, Bernard Hopkins. Born and raised in the rich boxing city of Philadelphia, Bernard was one of greatest Middleweights of All-Time, defending his title for a record 20 times. He went on to win the Light Heavyweight championship three times. When he was gained the Light Heavyweight championship for a 2nd time, he became...

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The 34th edition of Whe're They At features Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer as a player AND coach, Lenny Wilkens. He was one of the greatest players to come out of the New York City area, graduating Boys High School in Brooklyn. He starred at Providence College, later being inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. He was a 9-time NBA All-Star as a player AND 4 times, he coached in the All-Star Game. Coach Wi...

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The 33rd edition of Whe're They At features Track and Field great and impactful social activist, Dr. John Carlos. Dr. Carlos was the first person in history to win the 100, 200, and 4x100 races in both the NCAA and NAIA Finals (for East Texas State and San Jose State, aka Speed City). He co-founded the Olympic Project for Human Rights with with Dr. Harry Edwards and Dr. Tommie Smith. He won the Bronze Medal in the 1968 Summer O...

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The 32nd edition of Whe're They At features 5-time National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star and United States Hockey Hall of Famer, Keith Tkachuk. Keith played 19 seasons in the NHL for the Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes, Atlanta Thrashers and St. Louis Blues. He was the FIRST U.S. born player to lead the NHL in goals (1996-97 season) with the Coyotes and is 1 of 5 American-born players to score 500 career goals. One of the most de...

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The 31st edition of Whe're They At features 4-time All-Pro and Pro Bowl Safety, Super Bowl (XXXI) champion & broadcaster, LeRoy Butler. LeRoy emerged from a tough childhood to help spearhead a renaissance with Florida State University's football program in the late-1980's. He went on to excel with the Green Bay Packers for all 12 years of his NFL career as a major contributor to another renaissance as the Packers wo...

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The 30th edition of Whe're They At features 5-time NBA All-Star and one of the most exciting point guards in the last three decades, Tim Hardaway, Sr. Tim is one of most celebrated basketball players from the rich tradition of Chicago, Illinois. He starred at the University of Texas-El Paso under the tutelage of groundbreaking Hall of Fame coach, Don Haskins. He was drafted 14th overall in the 1989 NBA Draft by the Golden State...

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The 29th edition of Whe're They At features National Football League Most Valuable Player, Super Bowl (XVII) Champion Quarterback and current motivational speaker, Joe Theismann. Joe is one of the most celebrated players from the historic University of Notre Dame football program. He led the Washington Football Team to a Super Bowl Championship in the 1982 season and won the 1983 NFL Most Valuable Player Award. He is the All-Ti...

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The 28th edition of Whe're They At features Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and current Syracuse University Men's Basketball head coach Jim Boeheim. Coach Boeheim has been associated with Syracuse since 1962 as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach. He has coached the Syracuse Orange to Final Fours in 4 different decades. He won the NCAA Championship in 2003 & made 2 other championship games in 1987 and 19...

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The 27th edition of Whe're They At features Baseball Hall of Famer and current Atlanta Braves television analyst Tom Glavine. Tom was drafted by two different sports leagues in 1984 out of high school, the National Hockey League (Los Angeles Kings) and of course, Major League Baseball by the Braves. He chose to play baseball and proceeded to win two (2) National League Cy Young Awards (best pitcher), make ten (10) All-Star appe...

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The 26th edition of Whe're They At features NFL All-Pro Linebacker from the New Orleans Saints, Demario Davis. Demario is the first active athlete to be a guest on the podcast as he has been a major activist for social change, taking action against police brutality and systemic racism. During this offseason, he has traveled around the United States looking to facilitate talks between the police and citizens, creating and sellin...

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