Episode 27

Published on:

14th Feb 2023

Dhani Jones (Persistence and Exhaustion)

His name is Dhani Jones. He was a middle linebacker in the NFL from 2000 to 2011, from the New York Giants to the Eagles to the Cincinnati Bengals. And that’s only part of the story. Dhani hosts TV shows on The Travel Channel and CNBC, publishes a book about his sport, starts companies and creative agencies and invests in visionary organizations that are shaping the future, all while working for equality in our schools and workplaces. He’s one of the most inspiring people I know, in a rare class of doers — the kind that talks the talk and walks the walk. In this episode of ‘All Your Days,’ Dhani Jones is my mind-blowingly passionate guest for a deep talk about persistence and recognition, passion, curiosity — and about exhaustion as a process rather than an obstacle. It’s a big one. This is Dhani Jones.

Clips in this episode:

  1. ‘Vin Scully was the voice of baseball. Hear some of his greatest calls.’ (MLB - 2022)
  2. ‘Hedman turn, he shoots, he scores!’ (SPORTSNET - 2017)
  3. ‘NFL Announcers "Speaking Too Soon”’ (Ding Productions - 2021)
  4. ‘Dhani Jones Interview with Adam Neft on 97.1 The Fan’ (97.1 The Fan - 2011)
  5. ‘Dhani Tackles the Globe’ (RedL1neF1lms - 2011)
  6. ‘Dhani Tackles the Globe (Thailand)’ (freelandfilms - 2011)
  7. ‘Rachel Jacobson - From The Hardwood Court To The Sky’ (The Pathfinders with Dhani Jones - 2022)
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All Your Days
A podcast about creativity, art, work, crisis, and persistence.
'All Your Days' is a weekly podcast and newsletter featuring conversations, essays, reviews and roundups with a focus on creativity, art, work, crisis, persistence, and how creative lives transform over time.

Host: James O'Brien

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James O'Brien

James O’Brien is a studio recording artist who toured the U.S. and the U.K. from 1998–2004 playing politically aware rock and roll, sometimes solo and sometimes with a band. In 2017, after a 13-year hiatus, he began to release new material again, and in 2022 he became the host of 'All Your Days — The Podcast'.