Former ballers on the court and field, Cal basketball player Rod Benson & Michigan Defensive End Chris Eddins talk sports, culture, art, and how they all crossover.
Fine art, music, media, and sports come together in this new podcast, The Crossover. Rod and Chris give a short explanation about their origins in sports and art and explain what's to come on this all new podcast.
In the midst of the television event known as The Last Dance, Rod and Chris take a look at one of the greatest creators of our time, Spike Lee, and his character Mars Blackmon. Find out why the guys think Mars had almost as great an impact on the Jordan Brand as MJ did.
The guys break down the show/film/book "Friday Night Lights," and discuss how it's lessons apply to success in athletics and in life. Rod spends too much time on cheerleading.
The guys discuss ESPN's first album, Jock Jams, and it's history and impact in the sports world. Rod laments his Jr High school dances and Chris gets real braggy that he had a father.
The guys invite Culture Kings' own Jacquis Neal, a Chicagoan, to discuss Dennis Rodman. Chris has a lot of pent up opinions. Jacquis knows a man who died. Rod thinks LeBron wouldn't leave a brotha hangin'.
The guys are joined by actor Eric Edelstein (Jurassic Park, We Bare Bears) to discuss The Last Dance. Rod accidentally calls Michael Jordan a bitch but doesn't mean it. Eric knows exactly what Improv people look like and makes a big announcement. Chris admits that he loved grape juice too much as a child so now he's a drunk.
In this special episode, Rod and Chris take time to answer questions from people regarding the black experience and how to be a proper ally in today's America. Due to technical errors, Kristina Bedrossian's contributions did not make it to the final cut. However, you should follow her at @kristina_arax because she knows what the F she's talking about.
Former pro basketball player turned multidisciplinary artist Coleman Collins talks about building an art career after sports, the racist Mt. Rushmore known as Stone Mountain, and eating at a "C" graded restaurant. Rod again tells the story of police brutality that lead to his own art career. Chris questions what it means to be a "different dude."
Rod and Chris are joined by two time Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Berg who talks about being a fashion star, taking pride in interior design, and building The Cuore project. Rod talks about the problem with college recruiting. Chris calls Detroit "hell" because of how cold it is there. It's so cold in the D!
Donnavan Kirk joins to talk about the platform he created called "Creator Connect," a service that connects artists with people looking to commission different works of art. But, Rod and Chris just wanna know WHY HE CHOSE TO DO IT IN BOCA RATON?