Athlete Minded: Stories

This podcast consists of the real stories from athletes about the toll athletics takes on the mind and body. We discuss the mental and emotional struggle athletes face, and what we can do about it.
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Apr 17, 2017

Today we talk to cait mccann, who played softball growing up in california, then played Division 2 at Pace University.  

Apr 11, 2017

Today we talk to Joe Crispin, who was one of my idols growing up, who played in the NBA for about a year, then played about 9 seasons overseas. An awesome episode, and he's now the head coach at rowan university.

Check him out at

Mar 21, 2017

Today, we talk to Breeja Larson, an Olympic gold medal swimmer who won her gold during the 2012 400 meter relay in swimming.  At the time, she had her pick of sponsors.

However, she didn't make the 2016 Olympic swimming team, and, as she says, the media people tried not to look at her when they passed by each other.  The reason for this is that she wasn't the "flavor of the day".  

Really awesome episode, and you can follow her on Twitter with @BreejaLarson

Mar 15, 2017

We spoke to Michelle Carter before the Rio Olympics about her journey into shot put, and alas, she won a gold medal!

We talk about her winning the medal, and what she has in store for the coming years.  Tokyo 2020!

Check her website at

Mar 7, 2017

Today we speak with former collegiate swimmer and co-founder of Dreamfuel, Emily White.  Dreamfuel is a platform that helps athletes raise money for competition or events they may have upcoming in the future.

Check them out at

Feb 21, 2017

Today's episode is awesome because we talk to my former teammate growing up playing basketball, Steve Castleberry.

Steve played Division 1 basketball, played for the Philadelphia 76ers for a few games, and then played overseas for about 5 years.

He's now a real estate agent in Florida, and his story is really inspiring.

Feb 14, 2017

In the 3rd part of our USA Handball series, we speak with Ford Dyke who is on the USA men's handball team and who also studies at Auburn University.  

This episode is cool because he was an extreme sports athlete growing up, grew into basketball, and now excels in handball.

Feb 7, 2017

In the 2nd part of our handball series, we talk to Jence Rhoads, who was an all-american basketball player in college, and who even played professionally overseas for a few years before picking up handball.  She has a really cool story, and it's great to see her transition her basketball skills to a new sport.

Jan 31, 2017

Today we talk to a USA handball athlete Sarah Gascon. Sarah's story is awesome because she was a softball, volleyball, soccer, and basketball player growing up, and now she combines all those sports into one by playing handball.

Follow her on twitter with @sj4usa.

Jan 24, 2017

Today is special because we get to talk to an olympian who was down in Rio who fought in Taekwondo, Stephen Lambdin. this is his follow up episode, and he talks about the training down in Brazil, his competition, and meeting President Obama when he got back to the states.

Follow him on facebook at stephen lambdin, or twitter with @stephenlambdin.