Le Batard & Friends - South Beach Sessions

Le Batard & Friends - South Beach Sessions

There's way more behind the biggest and most beloved personalities from sports, music, comedy and more... all it takes is longtime host and reporter Dan Le Batard revealing more about himself than ever before too. South Beach Sessions is the critically acclaimed flagship podcast in the LeBatard and Friends Podcast Network. These one-on-one conversations aren't the same old, boring sitdowns - there's no success story without some struggle, no laughs without a few tears, and no questions left unanswered by Dan who gets past what you've already heard and into more with Dan Le Batard.


December 1, 2023 69 mins
"I don't know if God brung me here to get a lot off my chest..." Nicky Jam, a beloved Latin icon recognized around the world as a Reggaeton pioneer, shares with Dan the harsh truth about the isolating nature of fame, his battle through addiction, and the chaotic struggle for authentic connections in the spotlight. In what Nicky describes as “the best interview I’ve ever done”, Dan guides him through the demons he had to confront ...
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This is a rare glimpse into the soul of a man who's not afraid to tackle any situation - a front-row seat to the unfiltered wisdom of Marcellus Wiley. Dan and Marcellus toss aside the small talk and dive straight into the sacrifices necessary for chasing dreams, battling doubts, complacency, and the pivotal moments that drive them forward. Marcellus also lays bare his regrets on his fatherhood, unpacking the heavy baggage of shame...
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November 3, 2023 83 mins
Joy Taylor is a beacon of strength. In this emotionally charged and moving heart-to-heart, Joy shares the moments that tested her spirit and the lessons that propelled her to rise above adversity and find purpose in the face of challenges. Together, with candor and vulnerability, they uncover the profound connections that bind them as Joy reveals to Dan the pivotal role that Dan's brother, David "Lebo" Le Batard, played in shaping...
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October 20, 2023 59 mins
Success required a lot of sacrifices for Gabriel Iglesias and that's no joke. Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias may be one of the most beloved comedians in the world, but it's in Los Angeles, performing in front of sold-out crowds at Dodger Stadium where he feels most at home and equally on top of the world. Dan meets Gabriel in Los Angeles for a special conversation that goes well beyond what he's ever shared on stage or anywhere before....
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October 6, 2023 89 mins
Some things are better left unsaid... yeah, no. It's been years since Katie Nolan and Dan worked together at ESPN and a lot has changed since then... in more ways than either of them ever shared with one another until now. Katie and Dan pull out all the stops in addressing the challenges they've faced since they last saw each other, the immense joy and growth they've found on the other side of pain, and clear the air on how thing...
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September 22, 2023 59 mins
You think you know Kevin Hart, but you don't know him like this... It takes a lot to go from a household name to a name that sells out stadiums around the world, especially when the journey began as "a complete accident". Kevin reveals to Dan how he overcame crushing setbacks to reach unimaginable success, why the fear of failing never gets in his way, and how his unending ambition has led to ultimate learning lessons... especiall...
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August 4, 2023 85 mins
This isn't about politics. Days after the passing of Dan's brother, David "Lebo" Le Batard, Beto O'Rourke opens up about the recent loss of his younger sister, Erin, and seeking solace in their shared struggle to navigate through their grief. How do we say goodbye to those we love so deeply, that have shaped who we are and continue on through the pain to honor? The two also reflect on the startling fight for survival all around u...
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July 28, 2023 112 mins
Late night shows may come and go, but for Roy Wood Jr. the hustle-and-grind never stops. Roy visits Dan in Miami for a South Beach Sessions unlike any other, reflecting on how far he's come from his scary, early days as a comedian and why he wanted to be the next Stuart Scott at ESPN. Amidst strikes and layoffs in a shaky entertainment landscape, Roy also shares what The Daily Show was like under Trevor Noah, and what the future ...
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June 23, 2023 57 mins
Tommy Vietor may have left the White House, but imposter syndrome followed him to Hollywood... Dan welcomes the co-founder of Crooked Media for a conversation more powerful than politics. Tommy shares his realization that leaving politics was the best decision for his personal growth; how opening up about tragedy can bring strength and solace to others. Dan and Tommy also compare what they've learned from starting media companies ...
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June 16, 2023 79 mins
Personal. Thoughtful. Intimate. MIchael Wilbon brings a whole new meaning to "PTI" on South Beach Sessions.  Raw, uncut, and as real as it gets - Dan says all the things he's always wanted to and in return, Wilbon shares moments from his life that he's never told anyone. Would love to tell you more but you'll just have to listen... you won't regret it.  Watch Michael Wilbon & Tony Kornheiser on "Pardon the Interruption" weekdays ...
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June 9, 2023 81 mins
Mike Breen hits South Beach Sessions with a BANG. The voice of the NBA Finals for the past 18 seasons will be more than comfortable calling his 100th Finals game, but sitting down with Dan to talk openly about HIMSELF? That's history in itself too. Mike shares with Dan how he still feels like the shy kid who is simply a fan of the game, and the love he has for his broadcast brothers, Jeff Van Gundy & Mark Jackson, even when they w...
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June 2, 2023 69 mins
We don't deserve Ernie Johnson... A legend, a national treasure, and the glue that has made "Inside the NBA" on TNT the best show on television for nearly three decades, Ernie Johnson is the best of the best because he's done it all with love. Dan explores the secrets behind the magic of what Ernie does, the humbling wisdom learned from his son, Michael, and the unspoken sensitivities surrounding Shaq, Charles, and Kenny. Ernie al...
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May 26, 2023 87 mins
Protect Mina Kimes at all costs.  Dan and Mina don't hold back about the crazy, anxiety-filled playground that was "Highly Questionable", the ways they've learned to turn criticism into confidence over the years, and fighting off embarrassment, disappointment, and the downright stupid frustrations that still eat at them today. No one would dare sh*t on Mina or Dan after this... alright, maybe Dan. Watch Mina co-host "NFL Live" we...
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May 19, 2023 63 mins
You truly shouldn't be allowed to listen to this... Get ready to have all of your preconceived notions and feelings towards David Samson tested. David has his relationship with Dan pushed to the limits as they chew over their complicated and controversial friendship, how they've helped each other to grow emotionally through pain, and why Dan has unknowingly hurt him these past few weeks as their personal and professional lives bec...
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May 12, 2023 66 mins
Israel "Izzy" Gutierrez is an open book so he came ready to read Dan... Even after twenty years of friendship, there is a lot these two have never told each other until now. From how Izzy connected deeply with Dan before they ever met to the fear, frustration, and pride of being an openly gay man in sports media, and why Izzy feels so far away from Dan lately, when he's still a "local Miami kid" right around the corner. They also s...
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April 28, 2023 70 mins
Pablo Torre may be all smiles today, but he never imagined any of this. Enter Dan Le Batard. Pablo reflects on how a panic attack upended a life he thought he was destined to live, the pressures he put on himself as the child of accomplished Filipino immigrant parents, and why Dan's advice changed everything for him. They also admit their biggest moments of insecurity, where they feel the most confident, and Pablo also reveals to D...
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April 21, 2023 69 mins
Amin Elhassan never has a problem dishing out NBA hot takes or speaking his mind on any number of cultural topics, but getting him to communicate about his own emotions? That's another story... Amin opens up to Dan with a heavy heart about the ongoing conflicts in Sudan, grappling with feelings of shame, and tells Dan why all this time, he relates more to Papi than him. Amin and Dan also reflect on personal struggles they're workin...
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April 11, 2023 52 mins
Only Dan and Greg Cote's hilarious, heartfelt and storied friendship could lead to a conversation for the ages... this episode will forever lovingly be known as "Sob Beach Sessions". Greg and Dan share how they managed to avoid forging a fierce rivalry, reveal why Chris Cote's dismissal (*cough* firing) from ESPN was the truest test of loyalty, and listeners will be stunned to find out the never-before-heard decision regarding Stug...
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April 7, 2023 49 mins
John Heilemann, host and creator of Showtime’s "THE CIRCUS" joins South Beach Sessions to bring da motherf-ckin' ruckus. So bring it on! Dan and John discuss what is likely to come from the felony charges brought against Trump, why Trump's mugshot will only help his 2024 reelection campaign, and how the majority of Americans don't want to see another presidential election between Biden and Trump. John also reveals his feelings to h...
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March 31, 2023 74 mins
Leave it to Domonique Foxworth to be the one to lead Dan into the most vulnerable conversation he's ever had on air. Domonique joins Dan in a cathartic discussion about finding love late in life, breaking down masculinity, the struggles to find joy, unwrapping their identities from work, and what kind of legacy Dan hopes to leave behind. Thanks to Domonique, this is the Dan you've always wanted to know... New episodes of The Domon...
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