With Rich Eisen enjoying a family vacation for the 4th of July holiday week, producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman take over the reins and host a second installment of the “Best of the Rich Eisen Podcast.” The episode includes some memorable moments and guest interviews from the past four years, as well as some behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the show. Some of the guests featured include actress Gillian Jacobs, actor Colin Hanks, director Jeff Schaffer and interactions Chris Cooley, Reggie Wayne and Ed Reed… Read
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52 weeks a year The Rich Eisen Podcast discusses the ins and outs of the greatest game in the world with some of the biggest names from the gridiron, the silver-screen and beyond. This week the #REP strays a bit from its pigskin coverage to bring a first-hand account of a story that gripped the nation, nay the world last week. Podcast producer Chris Law was aboard US Airways flight 598 last week when man’s (alleged) “best-friend’ caused the aircraft to emergency land mid-flight. His live-tweeting of the event made international, yes international headlines. So what exactly happened 30,000 feet up? Law recalls the full, unfiltered account of the near thirteen hour flight to both Rich Eisen and Chris Brockman to kick off this week’s show.
Up next, Fox Soccer VP of Programming Jason “The Worm” Wormser returns to the show after a long hiatus. The former NFL Network senior producers discusses with the crew some of the offseason NFL storylines and then previews the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup, which begins next week in Brazil.
A little more than two weeks removed from being selected 32nd overall by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2014 NFL Draft, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater dials into “The Rich Eisen Podcast.” The three-year standout Louisville Cardinal talks with Eisen about the draft process, getting acclimated to life as a pro early on, if he expects to be the starter Week 1and more.
Actor and friend of the program Jerry Ferrara then swings by our NFL Media studios to talk about his Giants draft class and a sneaky undrafted free agent signing of the G-Men that he’s pretty stoked about. Ferrara just wrapped up shooting the highly anticipated “Entourage” movie and the film’s set was no stranger to some big-name NFL players who have cameos in the flick, which hits theatres in the summer of 2015. Ferrara tells one story of Russell Wilson’s day on set shooting his scene — one that ended with a star of the movie heading to the hospital with a broken leg as a result. Jerry’s been a busy man of late, training to play Arturo Gatti in an upcoming biopic about the late boxing champion, and he also has “Think Like A Man Too” hitting theatres June 20th. It’s always a fun time when Ferrara stops by, and of course we can’t let him leave without having him weigh in on the Johnny Manziel/Memorial Day Weekend/Las Vegas story — or non-story depending on how you look at it.
The show wraps up with two of the funniest guys in the business, Randy and Jason Sklar of the popular “Sklarbros Country Podcast” join the #REP crew in studio. “The Sklar Bros: What Are We Talking About?” is a newly released comedy special the duo have on Netflix, and the introduction to the special is hosted by none other than Rich Eisen himself, so be sure to check it out and stream it… Read
With the 2014 NFL Draft in the books, Rich Eisen and podcast producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman recap the highlights of a draft that drew over 32 million viewers for Round 1 and set ratings records across the board during its three days at Radio City Music Hall. Eisen and the gang are joined midway through the podcast by NFL Media draft analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis to discuss a variety of draft topics, including: Will Johnny Manziel be under center when the Browns head to Pittsburgh in Week 1? How did Jaguars general manager David Caldwell keep it a secret that Blake Bortles was his guy all along with the third-overall pick? Michael Sam finally heard his name called with the 249th pick in Round 7, but when the dust settles, does he have the skill set to… Read
It’s the 6th annual NFL Media Mock Draft from league headquarters in New York City! Find out where the draft’s top prospects land as eight analysts select for four teams each. Who does Brian Billick take with the No. 1 overall pick as he selects for the Houston Texans? Marshall Faulk gets a pair of selections for the St. Louis Rams, and he shakes up the draft with the No. 2 selection for his old team. Rich Eisen has high hopes, selecting for the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 3 overall. Will Johnny Manziel be there for the taking? Read
Just three days from the 2014 NFL Draft, Rich Eisen is joined by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and actor/comedian Tracy Morgan on this special edition podcast. Find out where the draft could be headed as Goodell hints at potentially moving the 3-day event from New York City to Los Angeles or Chicago in the coming years. Plus, Eisen and Goodell discuss playoff expansion, HGH testing and the future of Thursday Night Football.
Next, Morgan stops by with jokes galore, explaining what it was like growing up as a New York Giants fan and which players he rooted for as a child. Morgan shares his thoughts on working on the NBC sitcom “30 Rock”, preparing for his comedy tour “Turn it Funny” and his daily life as a new father. Don’t forget to catch “The Rich Eisen Draft Special” on Tuesday at 10:30pm ET on NFL Network. Read
With just a little more than a week until the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway at Radio City Music Hall, NFL draft maven Mike Mayock dials in to chat with Rich Eisen about this year’s class. Why is Teddy Bridgewater slipping out of the first round? Is there a chance Khalil Mack gets selected over Jadeveon Clowney? Is Johnny Manziel the answer for troubled franchises like Jacksonville or Cleveland? Mayock and Eisen hit on all of it and more.
The show then shifts gears in a major way, welcoming in actor and comedian Bob Saget. Saget joins the #REP crew in studio to talk about his new book “Dirty Daddy,” and shares stories from his past. Many know Bob Saget from his wholesome role on “Full House,” or as the goofy host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” And then there is a whole other section of Saget fans who know him from directing films like “Dirty Work,” his hysterical stand-up comedy or his profane appearances in “Entourage” or the documentary “The Aristocrats.” The latter is the Bob Saget that showed up for this edition of podcast, and he couldn’t have been… Read
The 2014 NFL season kicks off with a rematch of one of the more infamous games in NFL history. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers look to avenge their loss in the “Fail Mary” game when they head to the Pacific Northwest to take on Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. What a way to kick off the 2014 season, right? And that’s only a small sample of what the folks in the NFL scheduling department have served up for the 2014 schedule, which now includes 16 Thursday Night Football games that will air on both CBS and NFL Network. Rich Eisen, along with producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman, take a full look at the entire 2014 schedule and talk about some of the new broadcast rules, including the NFL’s ability to flex schedule Sunday Night Football games as early as week 5 and what the newly announced “cross-flexing” means for viewers on Sundays.
Broncos EVP of football operations John Elway then joins Rich to break down Denver’s 2014 schedule. The slate welcomes Andrew Luck and the Colts to Mile High for the Broncos’ season opener, plus a Super Bowl XLVIII rematch with Seattle in Week 3. Eisen then says “hello friend” to Jim Nantz, who takes over the play-by-play commentary on the new-look “Thursday Night Football” package on which NFL Network and CBS have partnered. Eisen and Nantz examine the entire TNF schedule, which includes an unprecedented 14 divisional… Read
We are now in the homestretch leading up to the start of NFL Draft on Thursday May 8 in beautiful New York City and Radio City Music Hall, which we’ve noted here on the show and producer Chris Law recently found out on his site survey, hasn’t changed since it became a landmark in 1978. And as we inch closer to the big day, us here at The Rich Eisen Podcast are doing our part to help you all weed through the unnamed sourced and faceless information that’s out there. This week, that starts with the help of NFL Media Draft experts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks, who decipher the intel and discuss the top prospects with our humble host, Rich Eisen. Next, comedian and actor Marlon Wayans, whose new film “Haunted House 2” hits theaters nationwide this Friday, stops by to chat growing up in a comedic family, what it’s like being both a Steelers and Dolphins fan from New York City, and even takes a selfie with the guys. Finally, friend of the podcast Colin Hanks comes in studio to discuss his new FX drama “Fargo,” how life has been since his last appearance spawned the… Read
Our humble host, Rich Eisen, returns to the NFL Media podcast studio from the islands and umbrella drinks of vacation, taking back the headphone reins from producers Chris Brockman and Chris Law, and he couldn’t have returned at a better time. We have a mega show in store with a couple friends of the program and a Hollywood mogul. First up, newest Raiders running back and inventor of the Rich Eisen Podcast End Zone Dance, Maurice Jones-Drew, who tells us about his return to northern California, Oakland’s busy offseason, and its chances in the loaded AFC West. Next is a man who’s always looking out for the betterment of the NFL, specifically with his suggestion to lengthen the goal posts, which finally was suggested, voted on and passed this offseason, Adam Carolla. A special, very influential guest on that exact matter also calls in to offer his congratulations, so don’t miss that. And finally, famed Hollywood director Ivan Reitman, who was behind the camera for the newest and bound to be classic sports film which hits theaters April 11, “Draft Day,” comes in studio to talk the ins and outs of making an NFL film, the on-set difficulties of working with Rich and Mike Mayock, as well as some of his classic films such as “Stripes,” “Ghostbusters” and many… Read