On his new podcast, Stephen A. Smith brings his unique energy, signature insight, and sharp analysis to daily news and stories from the worlds of politics, entertainment, social issues, and business. In episodes, Smith will be joined by an array of guests including Snoop Dogg, Sean Hannity, LL COOL J, Chris Cuomo, and Sue Bird – just to name a few.
Starting September 26, tune in Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for new episodes. Listeners can look forward to regular segments like “Just a Thought,” where Smith opens the episode with a personal story that molded his perspective and voice. Smith’s career and varied life experiences will set a themed backdrop for episodes to break barriers and create new rules for when it’s time to show mercy. By the end of each episode, Smith will share his trademark style of closing thoughts in the “Bottom Line” segment.
Of the project, Smith said, “Ecstatic doesn’t begin to describe how I feel about the opportunity to do this podcast. My podcast. My content. Completely within my control, and extending far beyond the world of sports. A podcast with no limitations is a dream come true after years of limiting myself to one genre.”
“I’m excited for what the future holds — primarily because I’m not aware of how far it may take me. There’s something to be said about finding out exactly how far that could potentially be. It’s a ride I’ve been waiting for, I can’t wait to see who’ll join me, and I’m excited to do it with Cadence13.”
Smith previously worked at The New York Daily News and reported on high school sports. He was also a college and NBA beat reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer who became one of ESPN’s most popular and well-established commentators. Smith stars on the morning sports talk show, First Take, is an NBA Countdown analyst during NBA seasons, and hosts/produces this podcast.
In 1991, Smith graduated with a BA in mass communication from Winston-Salem State University. He is part of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, a Brand Ambassador for the HBCU Week Foundation, and helped over 2,000 high school students get into HBCUs.
Smith gives back with scholarship funding, and has raised over $12 million to help prospective students attend HBCUs. He boasts over 12 million followers on social media and his sports opinions often grace headlines.
Tune in weekly for new episodes of “Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith.”