Tracker: Student Athlete Podcasts and Paid Guest Series
Below we have compiled all known podcasts hosted, or co-hosted, by current student athletes. We’re also tracking student athletes who are being paid to do a series of interviews on other people’s podcasts.
We will be adding to this list continuously as new podcasts and partnerships are launched. Have one you’d like us to add? Please send details to us through our contact form.Last Updated on January 17, 2023
- Student Athlete Hosted Podcasts
- Emily Cole and Kristi Dosh: The Players’ Platform
- D’Eriq King and Ryan Ragone: The King & Ragone Show
- Darien Rencher: The Players Club ’21
- Anna Camden: Courtside with Camden
- Adrian Martinez: Athletes Unfiltered
- Myreon Jones: The Midnight Domino Show
- Mitchell Pehlke: Pelk Talk
- Mo Hasan: Momentum
- Donovan Williams: What’sTheWord with D Will
- Jordan McCabe: Subject to Change
- Bryce Young: The Bryce Young Podcast
- Patrick Cacciatore: No Struggle No Story
- Lauren Stivrins and Nicklin Hames: On Set with Nick and Lo
- Jeremiah Hall and Brayden Willis: The Podcast on the Prairie
- Trey and Bryce McGowen: Off Court on Huskers Online
- JoJo Domann: The Beat on Huskers Online
- Leah Clapper: Zest and Progress
- Dreamfield Ambassadors: Inside the Locker Room
- Student Athletes Being Paid to be on Podcasts
Student Athlete Hosted Podcasts
Emily Cole and Kristi Dosh: The Players’ Platform
Duke track and field athlete Emily Cole and Business of College Sports founder Kristi Dosh have teamed up for The Players’ Podcast. Every week, they interview student athletes who are leveraging their name, image and likeness and personal brands to make money and make a difference. Guests share their ups and downs—both in and out of the jersey—to help and inspire their fellow athletes.
D’Eriq King and Ryan Ragone: The King & Ragone Show
Miami quarterback D’Eriq King and teammate Ryan Ragone launched a new podcast in October 2021 called “The King & Ragone Show” in conjunction with the Bleav Podcast Network and The Draft Network. They say the podcast will be about “life, football and family” with a range of guests.
Darien Rencher: The Players Club ’21
Clemson RB Darien Rencher is the host of The Players Club ’21 presented by Embassy Row and a product of NIL marketplace MOGL. The Players Club ’21 is a weekly college football video podcast described as a “player-only perspective on what’s going on in college football both on and off the field.” The Players Club ’21 is also available as a video podcast on YouTube.
Anna Camden: Courtside with Camden
Courtside with Camden is a video podcast hosted by Penn State’s women’s basketball forward Anna Camden. Anna interviews athletes, coaches and other surprise guests.
Adrian Martinez: Athletes Unfiltered
Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez is joined by co-host Geoff Exstrom, a Lincoln Journal Star reporter and KRNU Sports Director, for the podcast Athletes Unfiltered on the Hurrdat Media podcast network. In addition to talking about their own experiences, the pair also bring on guest athletes and coaches to discuss life in sports.
Myreon Jones: The Midnight Domino Show
The Midnight Domino Show is hosted by Florida men’s basketball player Myreon Jones and Penn State men’s basketball player John Harrar. They talk about their own journeys as college basketball players and bring on guests from other college basketball programs as well.
Mitchell Pehlke: Pelk Talk
Ohio State men’s lacrosse attack Mitchell Pehlke is the host of Pelk Talk. He brings on current and former student athletes, as well as recruits, to talk about everything from their sport (which goes beyond lacrosse) to their work as content creators and influencers.
Mo Hasan: Momentum
University of Southern California QB Mo Hasan, along with co-host Justice Shelton-Mosley (former Kansas City Chiefs WR), have Momentum, streaming on both podcasting platforms and YouTube. The pair are joined by Mo’s teammates and other athletic personalities inside of a food truck for an unscripted conversation. Topics have ranged from USC football to dating, life in Hollywood and more.
Donovan Williams: What’sTheWord with D Will
In What’sTheWord with D Will, UNLV men’s basketball player Donovan Williams covers “hot social topics from around the world.” The podcast description says it is “intended to spread peace, love, positivity, and understanding to all people from all walks of life.”
Jordan McCabe: Subject to Change
UNLV men’s basketball student athlete Jordan McCabe hosts Subject to Change alongside co-host Thomas Weingarten, also known as Overtime Tom. They dive into basketball from AAU up to the pros, while other episodes have featured boxers (like Jake Paul), YouTube stars and more.
Bryce Young: The Bryce Young Podcast
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young is hosting The Bryce Young Podcast in partnership with iHeartRadio and The Volume. Co-host Jake Crain of the “The JBoy Show,” this podcast gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Alabama football.
Patrick Cacciatore: No Struggle No Story
Nebraska tennis student athlete Patrick Cacciatore is the host of No Struggle No Story, a podcast about how athletes overcome adversity. Patrick interviews athletes who’ve struggled with physical injuries, mental health issues and other setbacks so they can serve as inspiration for others trying to overcome obstacles.
Lauren Stivrins and Nicklin Hames: On Set with Nick and Lo
Nebraska volleyball student athletes Lauren Stivrins and Nicklin Hames co-host On Set with Nick and Lo. Episodes so far have focused on their volleyball careers and that of the other volleyball athletes they bring on as guests. The podcast is also available with video on YouTube.
Jeremiah Hall and Brayden Willis: The Podcast on the Prairie
Oklahoma football student athletes Jeremiah Hall and Brayden Willis host The Podcast on the Prairie. Joined by former and current teammates, the guys give Oklahoma fans an inside look at the football program. The podcast is also available with video on YouTube.
Trey and Bryce McGowen: Off Court on Huskers Online
“Off Court” with Nebraska basketball players Trey and Bryce McGowens is part of the Huskers Online network and launched on July 1 as soon as NIL rights went into effect. Each week Trey and Bryce give fans an inside look at the Nebraska basketball team and more. Huskers Online manages and produces the show, but the McGowens receive the advertising revenue.
JoJo Domann: The Beat on Huskers Online
“The Beat” with senior linebacker JoJo Domann is also part of the Huskers Online network. Each week, JoJo shares the latest insights on Huskers football and more. Throughout the 2021 season, JoJo took fan questions and addressed each win/loss. Huskers Online manages and produces the show, but JoJo receives the advertising revenue. JoJo also had a charity giveback on his show with his title sponsor Edgewater. Each week the show donated $1,000 to 12 different local charity groups. After home games, recipients of the gift also came down and met JoJo near the locker room.
Leah Clapper: Zest and Progress
Hosted by University of Florida gymnast Leah Clapper, Zest and Progress uncovers athletes’ stories of resilience, energy, and self-confidence.
Dreamfield Ambassadors: Inside the Locker Room
Inside the Locker Room is hosted by various student athletes serving as Dreamfield ambassadors, which has included Obi Eboh, Kingsley Eguakun, Jake Slaughter, Michael Braun, Joshua Braun and more.
Student Athletes Being Paid to be on Podcasts
The Jboy Show
The JBoy Show, an SEC-centric college football podcast hosted by former college football coach Jake “JBoy” Crain, signed seven SEC football student athletes for weekly segments on the show. Each student athlete is receiving $500 per show for 15 weeks during the 2021 season for a total of $7,500 each.
The seven student athletes are Bo Nix (Auburn), Connor Bazelak (Missouri), Jordan Battle (Alabama), Jalen Wydermyer (Texas A&M), Todd Harris (LSU), Kearis Jackson (Georgia) and Jamaree Salyer (Georgia). Each player will join The JBoy Show for a 15-20 minute segment once a week to discuss the latest games.
As mentioned above, Auburn quarterback Bo Nix is one of the student athletes being paid to appear on The JBoy Show, for which he is receiving $500/week for a total of $7,500 for the season.
Nix is also being paid to appear weekly through the week of December 5, 2021 for appearing on The Next Round (with Jim Dunaway, Ryan Brown and Lance Taylor).
TexAgs.com paid Texas A&M football players Isaiah Spiller and safety Demani Richardson $10,000 each for exclusive feature interviews during SEC Media Days as part of a deal with local company, GreenPrint Real Estate Group.
Illinois State volleyball student athlete Kendee Hilliard has signed an NIL deal to co-host the 1.Q Leadership podcast. She will conduct a number of interviews exploring the nuances of leadership and student athlete engagement.
Ryan McNeill worked with Dreamfield to book 12 student athletes for his “Talking Season” podcast to discuss adversity in their sports, NIL and their experiences in their respective sports. The first 12 student athletes booked for the podcast include:
- Sam Jackson (UCF Football)
- Trinity Thomas (UF Gymnastics)
- Brevin Galloway (BC Basketball)
- Obi Eboh (UCLA Football)
- Shane Porter (Kansas State Football)
- Joshua Brawn (UF Football)
- Colin Castleton (UF Basketball)
- Lily Richmond (FAU Beach Volleyball)
- Amber Gaston (FAU Basketball)
- Christian Hlinka (UVA Baseball)
- Jeremiah Williams (UF Football)
- Jaylen McNair (Buffalo Football)
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