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The Players’ Tribune: R2C2

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Two ‘R’s. Two ‘C’s. Two friends with a Star Wars obsession and four days of down time between starts. Thus, a podcast is born. Join Yankees’ pitcher CC Sabathia and media personality Ryan Ruocco as they bring fans inside the mind of one of MLB’s most successful and durable performers. Recorded in-season and exclusively between CC's days on the mound, you never know who will enter the bullpen as the duo discuss sports, music, culture and more.

Two ‘R’s. Two ‘C’s. Two friends with a Star Wars obsession and four days of down time between starts. Thus, a podcast is born. Join Yankees’ pitcher CC Sabathia and media personality Ryan Ruocco as they bring fans inside the mind of one of MLB’s most successful and durable performers. Recorded in-season and exclusively between CC's days on the mound, you never know who will enter the bullpen as the duo discuss sports, music, culture and more.
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Two ‘R’s. Two ‘C’s. Two friends with a Star Wars obsession and four days of down time between starts. Thus, a podcast is born. Join Yankees’ pitcher CC Sabathia and media personality Ryan Ruocco as they bring fans inside the mind of one of MLB’s most successful and durable performers. Recorded in-season and exclusively between CC's days on the mound, you never know who will enter the bullpen as the duo discuss sports, music, culture and more.

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Episodes

Coming of Age with Caris LeVert

1/12/2018
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R2C2 takes a trip to Brooklyn to talk hoops with young Nets star, Caris LeVert. CC, Ryan and Caris touch on a number of hot NBA topics, look at how Brooklyn has changed into an organization known for their culture, and address the challenges faced by young athletes. Caris also shares some of his top “I made it” moments, including what it was like to meet Jay Z for the first time. The crew then asks Caris to break todays rap scene down into categories to give CC (an unabashed fan of old rap)...

Duration: 00:53:52


New Year, New Season ... Who Dis?

1/10/2018
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R2C2 returns from the holidays — and from a major re-signing announcement — with a new look and renewed energy. Ryan and CC play catch-up, discussing their new logo and breaking down CC’s return for one more year with the Yankees. CC’s excitement for the upcoming season is apparent in the way he talks about New York’s newest acquisitions, including Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Boone. CC also gets personal, regaling Ryan with tales from his recent trip to South Africa. Later, the duo answers...

Duration: 00:42:19


Tall Tales and Giant Personalities with Michael Strahan

11/29/2017
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This week Ryan and CC welcome Super Bowl champion and sports personality Michael Strahan for a trip down memory lane. Michael shares some colorful moments from his 15-year career, including the 2007 Super Bowl and David Tyree’s improbable catch. Michael and CC also chat about bringing championships to New York, and Michael talks candidly about his shy personality and how he avoided stereotypes while making the transition from athlete to media personality. He also shares some great stories...

Duration: 00:34:16


Knicks, Kicks and Cuisine with Action Bronson

11/22/2017
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Just in time for Thanksgiving, Ryan and CC are back with another installment of R2C2, chopping it up with rapper and former chef, Action Bronson. The episode was recorded on the set of Bronson’s new television show at Vice studios in Brooklyn, where Ryan, CC and Action break bread and dive deep into New York sports. Action discusses everything from being fired by Omar Minaya, to the time he left Derek Jeter’s final game early, to how to build Frank Ntilikina’s confidence, to LeBron’s...

Duration: 00:38:57


Jerry Ferrera talks Power and Entourage, and the future of the Knicks

11/15/2017
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CC and Ryan are back as R2C2 welcomes actor Jerry Ferrara to the show. The trio talk about Ferrara’s work on the Starz series Power, what it’s like to be killed off on a television show (2:20), and which Entourage actors are most like their television alter egos (27:28). Ferrera also reflects on some words of wisdom that Mark Wahlberg shared with him when he was auditioning for the part of Turtle on Entourage (22:22), and discusses his man crush on Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis (48:45)....

Duration: 01:10:01


Alex Rodriguez Loosens the Reins ... a little

11/8/2017
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This week Fox Sports analyst, Yankees great and friend of the program Alex Rodriguez sits down with Ryan and CC for a heavy dose of candid conversation and baseball nerdery. Alex speaks openly about his journey from being a baseball pariah to the public’s good graces, and waxes poetic about Didi Gregorius and Gary Sanchez — and his simple methods for helping a player get the most out of his at bats. Alex also talks about the Yankees’ managerial situation, and discusses whether or not he’d...

Duration: 00:53:51


2017 Yankees Season Recap = Bonus Episode!!

11/2/2017
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They’re back! After a great run in the postseason, CC returns to breathe life into R2C2 as the duo does a deep dive on the 2017 Yankees season. Ryan and CC talk ALCS loss, CC answers listener questions, relives his favorite moments of the season and shares his thoughts of on playing with Joe Girardi. R2C2 fans rejoice: you needed closure and our hosts are here to provide it. CC & Ryan are here to provide it. Get ready for R2C2: The Offseason.

Duration: 00:46:00


For the Record, CC Ghosted Andy Pettitte Too

10/4/2017
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The Yanks are back in the postseason and R2C2 is back in the driver’s seat. Back in July, CC and Ryan traveled to Houston and sat down with former New York pitcher Andy Pettitte. Andy and CC traded pitching bits of pitching wisdom, and Andy shared his thoughts on what it will take for the latest incarnation of the Bronx Bombers to make a run for the title. Andy also reminisced about his early days as a Yankee, when he was frequently ignored by manager Buck Showalter — all while Ryan was...

Duration: 00:54:03


Thumbs-Down, Yanks Up: A Yankees Playoff Preview

10/3/2017
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What’s that? Playoffs you say? The Yankees’ faithful should never doubt that R2C2 has their best interests at heart. We’re back with a special bonus episode and playoff preview. CC shares his excitement about the young team’s chemistry and about how well equipped the club is to handle the postseason. The big lefthander also sets the record straight: Even if the Yanks win it all, he’s not retiring.

Duration: 00:41:07


Michael Rapaport Tears S*** Down

9/20/2017
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This episode delivers exactly what it promises. Actor, author and sports fan Michael Rapaport joins R2C2 at Yankee Stadium, and the results are both raunchy and hilarious. Along with Ryan and CC, he discusses fantasy football reputations, and the team cultures that pervade both sports and film. The trio also touches on Lebron, Lonzo, and the unsurprising rise of social-media tough guys. Amateurs podcasters take note: This is how you do it.

Duration: 01:06:12


Time Travel with Jay Williams

9/6/2017
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Once upon a time R2C2 was only a fledgling idea in the minds of two ambitious friends. The NBA playoffs were just getting started when Ryan and CC reached out to The Players’ Tribune about their idea for a podcast. They knew that their chemistry had the potential to make them a great on-air team — they just needed an opportunity. Jay Williams, who had just joined TPT as an executive producer, loved the idea and was eager to lend a hand. In April, the three met to produce the very first...

Duration: 00:47:27


Didi Gregorius + Aaron Hicks = Bonus Episode!

9/1/2017
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Fresh off a bench-clearing brawl in Detroit, and gunning for first place in the AL East, these Yankees give you a little taste of what it’s like inside the clubhouse. Didi and Aaron join the R2C2 crew as they recap the Motor City melee, get ready for another epic series against the Red Sox and share thoughts on which Yankee is most likely to slide into a celebrity DM. Didi describes his road to the majors, meeting Aaron at 17 and the joys of playing in one of baseball’s largest markets....

Duration: 00:46:59


Nobody Wants to Play Catch with Dellin Betances

8/23/2017
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The All-Star Yankees reliever sat down with us back in May. At the time, the Yankees were hosting the Kansas City Royals and a Warriors-Cavs NBA Finals seemed all but inevitable. Dellin joined R2C2 to talk brotherly love with CC, the joys of his new marriage and the reasons why he prefers relief pitching to being a starter. Not to be outdone, CC reveals that he has never found a good slice of pizza in the nine years that he's spent in New York. And as you might suspect, those were fighting...

Duration: 00:37:32


Fat Joe Is So Excited!

8/9/2017
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This week we're back in the Bronx with hometown hero and hip-hop legend, Fat Joe. Fresh off a birthday bash at which he broke his latest song, “So Excited,” Joe joins us to talk about chance meetings with Phil Rizzuto, and lessons in fat-guy confidence that he learned from Biggie, Big Punisher and Heavy D. Also, Joe discusses going to a Kanye West concert with some of the Yankees and names Scott Disick an honorary member of the Terror Squad, and CC reveals the real reason why Aaron Judge...

Duration: 00:46:43


From Oaktown to H-Town with Jeff Van Gundy

7/26/2017
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This time the dynamic duo pays a visit to Houston and chats with former NBA coach and current ESPN commentator Jeff Van Gundy. Jeff and CC discuss their Bay Area roots, the Oakland Coliseum and the bright future that awaits the Raiders in Las Vegas. They also do a deep dive on Phil Jackson and Paul George, while Jeff dishes on some of Pat Riley’s greatest locker room speeches.

Duration: 00:39:32


WNBA All-Star Weekend + Sue Bird = Killer Bonus Episode!

7/22/2017
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Bonus Episode!!! We're taking this show on the road! 10-time WNBA All-Star Sue Bird joins the crew as R2C2 takes Seattle by storm. (Yes, our puns are crazy. You're welcome.) The trio talk hoops, Sue's fabled relationship with Nick Carter, gender biases and how no one bothered to ask about Megan Rapinoe until now. Sue and CC share their secrets to staying young, and the world rejoices -- Game of Thrones is back!

Duration: 00:48:47


That time that CC ghosted Derek Jeter

7/12/2017
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What better way to kick off a podcast with the The Players’ Tribune than an interview with the captain himself? Derek Jeter joins CC & Ryan to talk Yankees legacy, his golf game and retirement while our hosts flex their knowledge of Game of Thrones. Derek adds to his legend with an elaborate tale of his days as a clubhouse prankster and he also calls out CC for being a pretty unreliable golf buddy. R2C2 has landed.

Duration: 00:32:58


Teaser Episode

7/6/2017
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R2C2 begins Wednesday July 12th with special guest Derek Jeter.

Duration: 00:01:39