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Better Leagues, Better Lives Podcast ("BL2")
31 minutes | Nov 8, 2018
Episode 008 - Jarmere Jenkins
On the 8th episode of the Better Leagues Better Lives Podcast, Joey Brander sits down with Jarmere Jenkins. At Virginia, Jenkins was the first Atlantic Coast Conference athlete to win ACC athlete of the year solely for tennis. He's currently the hitting partner of Serena Williams.
40 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
Episode 007 - Jenn Brown
On Episode 007 of BL2, host Joey Brander spends time with Jenn Brown. Jenn grew up in Orlando as the daughter of olympic gymnastic coaches, played 7(!) sports in high school as specialized at the University of Florida as a Gator softball player. After UF, Jenn was diverted from her first dream of being a sports agent to become a TV host and sportscaster. She hasn't looked back since and in addition to her TV responsibilities spends time her with two sons and husband.
48 minutes | Oct 10, 2018
Episode 006 - Kevin Laue
Episode 006: The first one-armed student to get a scholarship to play Division 1 basketball, Kevin Laue has an inspirational story. From being told he's never make it, to being featured in Sports Illustrated and meeting one-on-one with the President of the United States, Kevin has experienced a lot - and he's not even 30! BL2 Host Joey Brander sits down with Kevin to find the source of his infinite positivity and inspiration.
33 minutes | Sep 26, 2018
Episode 005 - Lexie Brown
First-round WNBA draft pick and former Maryland and Duke standout Lexie Brown discusses her basketball career thus far, starting as the daughter of an NBA slam dunk champion, growing into a Division 1 NCAA star and then going 9th overall in the 2018 WNBA draft. In her conversation with Joey Brander, Lexie also opens up about embracing her femininity and staying true to herself.
31 minutes | Sep 18, 2018
Episode 004 - Roman Harper - Part 2
Episode 004, Part 2: Former Alabama Crimson Tide and New Orleans Saint DB Roman Harper (@Harp41) speaks with BL2 Host Joey Brander about his NFL career, which included a Super Bowl Championship, a Super Bowl loss and uniting New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
18 minutes | Sep 17, 2018
Episode 004 - Roman Harper - Part 1
Episode 004, Part 1: Former Alabama Crimson Tide and New Orleans Saint DB Roman Harper (@Harp41) speaks with BL2 Host Joey Brander about growing up in Alabama, joining a football team against his mother's wishes and how the colors Crimson and White helped to convince Roman to spend his college years in Tuscaloosa. Part 2, covering Roman's NFL career will be posted tomorrow.
37 minutes | Aug 20, 2018
Episode 003 - Maurice Clarett
Episode 003: In anticipation of his appearance at the TLC Summit at the Bo Jackson Elite Training Facility in Columbus, Joey speaks with former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett. Clarett, who played one year at Ohio State, winning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors (and a National Championship), saw his football career go sideways after some off-field issues. Displaying amazing candor, self-awareness and personal growth, Clarett opens up about where he strayed, his time in prison and how those tough life lessons now inspire his work at The Red Zone, his mental health and drug addiction treatment centers.
28 minutes | Aug 14, 2018
Episode 002 - Roy Hamilton - Part 2 of 2
Episode 002, Part 2: Joey sits down with former UCLA basketball All-American Roy Hamilton. In Part 2, Joey and Roy discuss Roy's transition to the NBA and his great success in sports television (including 6 Emmy awards). Roy shares some great stories about embarrassing a rookie Magic Johnson and being trash-talked by George "The Iceman" Gervin. Roy reflects on his career arc and what led to his successes, both on and off the court.
25 minutes | Aug 13, 2018
Episode 002 - Roy Hamilton - Part 1 of 2
Episode 002, Part 1: Joey sits down with former UCLA basketball All-American Roy Hamilton. In Part 1, Joey and Roy discuss Roy's childhood in South Central Los Angeles, his recruitment by John Wooden and eventually Roy's selection with the #10 overall pick in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons.
35 minutes | Aug 9, 2018
Episode 001 - Mohamed Massaquoi
Episode 001: Joey speaks with former Georgia Bulldog and Cleveland Browns star Mohamed Massaquoi (@ironmassaquoi) about his journey to the NFL, learning from Matthew Stafford, and how he found strength from his friends after tragically losing four fingers of his left hand.
13 minutes | Aug 1, 2018
Episode 000 - Introduction
Join Joey Brander and Alex Prasad as they discuss what listeners have to look forward to when they subscribe to the Better League, Better Lives Podcast, powered by League Network. Every Monday morning, Joey and Alex will bring you inside the stories of iconic athletes and leaders and how their respective youth sports experiences shaped them.
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