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The Undefeated's William C. Rhoden provides his unique perspectives on the world of sports and more.

The Undefeated's William C. Rhoden provides his unique perspectives on the world of sports and more.
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The Undefeated's William C. Rhoden provides his unique perspectives on the world of sports and more.

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English


Episodes

Serena & Aretha

9/11/2018
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On this week's Rhoden Fellows podcast, Bill, Allana and Zach talk about why there are so few black male players on the professional tennis circuit and do a temperature check on NFL players protests. Tucker heads to the US Open and Isaiah calls in from the Queen of Soul's funeral.

Duration:00:48:08

Serena's Legacy; Nike Ad

9/11/2018
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On this week's Rhoden Fellows podcast, Allana, Isaiah and Janae took over to talk about the new Nike Ad and Serena's legacy post US Open. Janae honors Mac Miller and debates the song of the summer.

Duration:00:49:17

BlacKkKlansman

8/28/2018
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On this week's Rhoden Fellows podcast, Bill welcomed his new cohosts - Janae, Tucker, Allana, Zach, Tiffany, and Isaiah. They shared why they chose to attend HBCUs, and debated whether Spike Lee's new film, BlacKkKlansman is worth seeing.

Duration:00:36:38

A New Class; Charlemagne Joins

8/13/2018
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Bill says goodbye to the inaugural class of Fellows and welcomes class #2! He also speaks with Charlemagne about controversy and his new book, "Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me."

Duration:00:52:25

Zach Lowe

7/11/2018
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This week, Isaiah, Miniya and Donovan rate their top 5 entertainers of all time. Bill weighs in with the help of renowned jazz musician, Wynton Marsalis and his son/author, Simeon Marsalis. Bill also speaks with Zach Lowe about his career, Kawhi and the Knicks. The Fellows share World Cup winner predictions.

Duration:00:55:18

Views Of the Six; Jason Collins

7/4/2018
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Miniya, Donovan and Isaiah give a full review of Drake's new album, Scorpion. (spoiler: Donovan inadvertently starts beef with Pusha T) Then Bill and former NBA player, Jason Collins join them to talk LeBron, and the way the NBA supports LGBTQ players.

Duration:00:41:33

Fellow Takeover

6/28/2018
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While Bill was covering the NBA Draft in NYC, Donovan, Miniya and Isaiah took over the pod. They discussed draft picks - surprises and let downs and redrafted the 2017 class. (spoiler: Fultz didn't do so well). Then they broke down on the ongoing beef between Drake and Jay Z, and their new albums

Duration:00:27:47

The World Cup

6/22/2018
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Bill Rhoden speaks with Mark Wright about racism and the World Cup, then the challenges black American athletes face in getting into soccer with Irv Smalls.

Duration:00:57:00

Michael Eric Dyson

6/8/2018
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Bill Rhoden speaks with CBS local sports writer, Jamal Murphy and author, Michael Eric Dyson about the anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's death and his impact on the black community. They connect the issues Kennedy grappled with to racial justice conversations happening today, especially regarding outspoken, prominent black athletes. Dyson also weighs on the MJ v. LeBron conversation.

Duration:00:52:29

Stephen A. Smith

5/24/2018
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Stephen A. Smith joins the podcast and shares why he thinks LeBron will NEVER surpass Jordan. (This debate will never end). Paul "The Truth" Pierce called in to tell us about promoting Bengay's #SoreWinners campaign with Baron Davis, and much more.

Duration:00:54:25

This Is America

5/15/2018
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Elle Duncan opens up about her career and what would make her rank LeBron over MJ. Then two graduating seniors, Brooklyn McDaniels and Ibrahim Conteh reflect on their college experiences and where they are going next. Spoiler: don't ask them if they're ready for the real world, ask them how they make an impact. Lastly, Bill, Isaiah, Donovan and Miniya break down Childish Gambino's latest video, This is America, with help from Clinton Yates' commentary on the video.

Duration:01:00:57

The MJ vs LeBron Debate

5/9/2018
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On this week's Rhoden Fellows podcast, Bill, Isaiah, Donovan and Miniya discuss Robert Kraft, the Kentucky Derby and more. Plus, Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of The Undefeated Kevin Merida weighs in on the NBA playoffs, Kendrick, and the MJ v. LeBron debate. Then international thoroughbred broker, Greg Harbut shares why Derby history is black history.

Duration:00:47:36

Fellows At The NFL Draft

5/2/2018
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Bill and the Fellows come to us live from the 2018 Draft in Dallas, Texas to follow up on the various prospects from HBCUs and more.

Duration:00:58:11

Beychella, Starbucks and the NFL Draft

4/25/2018
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It seems like everyone swooned over Beyonce's Coachella performances, but Mama Tina Knowles had to be convinced. Undefeated culture critic, Soraya McDonald tells us why. Are you boycotting Starbucks? Racial justice heavy weight, Rinku Sen shares some alternatives in case you can't let go, and how the coffee chain can do better to address racism and more.

Duration:00:43:00

Draft Disparities

4/19/2018
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This week on the Rhoden Fellows podcast, we talk NFL and golf. Draft prospect and left tackle, Brandon Parker speaks on disparities in the draft process and proposing to his fiance during a game! You may need a tissue. Then senior writer for The Undefeated, Michael Fletcher explains why we see so few black professional golfers. Spoiler alert -- it's not Tiger's fault.

Duration:00:38:07

NBA Predictions With Marc Spears

4/10/2018
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NBA playoff season is about to begin, which means we had to have Senior NBA Writer for The Undefeated, Marc Spears on the show. His championship predictions might make you cry. Plus, we asked Martenzie Johnson, Senior Researcher for The Undefeated to break down the problems at HU.

Duration:00:54:17

Ending The Madness

3/23/2018
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March Madness is over but conversations about Villanova, Notre Dame and their competitors are far from over. Bill, Isaiah, Donovan and Miniya talk with Duke basketball beat writer for the Raleigh News and Observer, Jonathan Alexander about Coach Krzyzewski's future with Duke, the pros and cons of recruiting one-and-done players, and what makes a good coach. Also, everyone gave their predictions for men's championship winner, only one person got it right.

Duration:00:35:26

Pay To Play?

3/15/2018
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This week on the Rhoden Fellows podcast, Bill talks with CBS local sports reporter, Jamal Murphy and former professional basketball player Ed O'Bannon about whether college athletes should be paid. They also discuss how O'Bannon took on the NCAA and won.

Duration:00:43:03

Influential Athletes

3/2/2018
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Black History Month and the Winter Olympics have come to a close, but Bill, Donovan and Isaiah will celebrate black greatness and history whenever they get the chance. This week, they start with the new NFL Network Film, Breaking Ground, about the way HBCU athletes influenced the NFL. Then they touch on the newest NCAA scandal and why some people didn't watch the 2018 Winter Olympics. Spolier alert - Isaiah has never tried curling.

Duration:00:48:04

Black Panther

2/16/2018
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The Black Panther is getting a lot of attention this week. The new Marvel film is in theaters, and star, Winston Duke shares what it's like to play a villain and be a part of one of the biggest and black film projects in super hero history. Then award-winning director, Stanley Nelson talks about producing a film about the Black Panther party, and how some people confused the two. His current film, Tell Them We Are Rising - about the history and importance of HBCUs in America.

Duration:00:44:17