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10 Athletes Who Need Their Own Podcast

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One of the most popular forms of media out today is the podcast. The accessibility allows listeners to download and listen to the various interesting stories and interviews anywhere at anytime and anyone can start one. Here are 10 athletes, past and present, who would translate well to the world of podcasting.

10. Richard Sherman

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10. Richard Sherman

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is widely recognized as being not only one of the best defenders in the NFL, but also one of the more well-spoken and out-spoken players in the league today. Hearing Sherman's thoughts on the league every week would be must-listen.

9. Novak Djokovic

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9. Novak Djokovic

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Tennis star Novak Djokovic is known throughout the sports world as being one of the more gregarious athletes today. This joking nature would translate well to an interview-based podcast that would captivate listeners.

8. Paul Bissonnette

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8. Paul Bissonnette

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Hockey player Paul Bissonnette, aka 'Biznasty,' is famous thanks in large part to his highly entering actions of Twitter, which is chock full of solid party pictures, interesting quips about his life and career, and fantastic put-downs of trolls. A podcast of the crazy life of Biznasty would be an instant hit.

7. Brendon Ayanbadejo

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7. Brendon Ayanbadejo

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Former NFL player and current analyst Brendon Ayanbadejo is known for great special-teams play, and also for being one of the first pro athletes in any American sports to support gay marriage and LGBT rights. His interest in social advocacy is tailor-made for a NPR-like podcast.

6. Brian Wilson

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6. Brian Wilson

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Dodger relief pitcher Brian Wilson is a free spirit, to say the least. From the tattoos and the beard to his general, carefree personality and constant references to "The Machine" from the movie '8mm,' he would make for a great free-for-all podcast.

5. CM Punk

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5. CM Punk

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Known for dropping "pipe bombs" on the mic on Monday nights, recently retired pro wrestler CM Punk's noted gift for the gab would make for an interesting podcast full of crazy wrestling stories and comic book talk.

4. Chris Kluwe

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4. Chris Kluwe

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Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe, along with Ayanbadejo , was quite outspoken about supporting same-sex marriage, enough so where Kluwe feels that it cost him his career. Kluwe would be an interesting podcast host, as he would be able to talk about notably sports and social issues, but also the world of gaming as Kluwe is an avid gamer.

3. Metta World Peace

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3. Metta World Peace

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Metta World Peace's personality and life experiences would be an excellence podcast where World Peace would sit down and tell the full stories on various events throughout his career and life, which would bring in downloads in droves.

2. Shaquille O'Neal

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2. Shaquille O'Neal

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Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O'Neal wears many different hats: basketball player, analyst, actor, rapper and entrepreneur, to name a few, so why not add podcast host to the list?

1. Charles Barkley

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1. Charles Barkley

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Podcasting is the perfect outlet for "Sir Charles" as its lack of rules and format would be the perfect conduit for Barkley to voice his no-holds-barred opinions on all topics NBA and not NBA-related. An uncensored Barkley podcast would probably break the Internet with the sheer amount of downloads.