Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith

By Stephen A. Smith and Cadence13

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Stephen A. Smith knows mercy…when it’s warranted. On “Know Mercy” Stephen A. will give you his straight shooter point of view beyond the world of sports, breaking barriers and pulling back the curtain on politics, entertainment, and business. Three times a week, you’ll hear his unfiltered opinions on front page news and pertinent cultural events, as well as interviews with outspoken celebrities and thought leaders across the societal arena. You’re guaranteed to be entertained, informed, and motivated. And one thing will be clear: you don't need to know sports to know mercy. “Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith” is a presentation of Cadence13, an Audacy studio.

Episode Date
Redefining Manhood w/ Laurence Fishburne and Jason Wilson
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Laurence Fishburne and Jason Wilson visit Stephen A. to discuss their award-winning film, “The Cave of Adullam”. The poignant documentary centers on four Black boys who attend Wilson’s Detroit martial arts studio and the transformative principles he instills in them as they each deal with unresolved trauma, anger, fear, and anxiety. It is a revealing conversation about the importance of Black fatherhood, community, and a testament to the healing power of love as Wilson sets these fragile tween boys on a path to become whole and healthy adults.  “The Cave of Adullam” is available to stream on ESPN+. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 28, 2022
Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt
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On this critically important episode, Stephen A. sits down with Anti-Defamation League CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, to discuss the meaning of antisemitism, the controversies surrounding Kanye West, Kyrie Irving, and Dave Chappelle, the longstanding relationship between Jewish people and African Americans that dates back over a century, and the path forward to education and understanding. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 21, 2022
Introducing: It Was Said Season 2
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It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it’s important to never forget them.  It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2022
Breaking Stereotypes w/ Omari Hardwick
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Stephen A. shares the importance of breaking stereotypes. Known as a sports analyst most of his career, he discusses the time he stepped out of his comfort zone to host a late night talk show and how it changed people's perception of him. He is later joined by accompished actor, Omari Hardwick, who shares his own journey from homelessness to star of the hit Starz series, Power, and the multi-dimensional roles he has tackled since. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2022
REACTION - Dave Chappelle's SNL Monologue
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Dave Chappelle’s recent appearance as guest host of Saturday Night Live had social media buzzing. Stephen A. shares his thoughts on the brilliance of Chappelle’s opening monologue, that touched on Kanye West, the NBA’s Kyrie Irving, the midterm elections, and the enigma that is Donald Trump. Stephen A. questions why the public reaction is often just as sensational as the original offense. As it pertains to these hot-button topics, he discusses cancel culture, antisemitism and the response of the ADL, the critical importance of intent, and the role of comedians in today’s woke world. It's a can’t miss episode in the midst of a pivotal moment in society. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2022
Fat Joe - Don't Knock the Hustle
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Stephen A. shares something in common with today's guest. Outside of being from New York, they both have overcome significant obstacles to achieve their respective level of success. On today's show Stephen A. interviews Bronx-born rapper Fat Joe about his early struggles growing up in the projects of New York, his award-winning and pioneering music career, the state of Hip Hop today, and his life now as a mentor and philanthropist to the next generation. They also discuss Joe’s compelling memoir, The Book of Jose. Say what you want, but you can’t knock the hustle of one of the music industry’s most resilient artists. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 14, 2022
Isiah Thomas and the State of the NBA
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It’s been a wild and strange start to the NBA season, both on and off the court. The drama-filled Nets, the putrid Lakers, the shocking success of the Utah Jazz, and the devastatingly mediocre Knicks…Stephen A. gets into it all.  Then, he is joined by two-time NBA Champion and Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas to discuss the state of the league, life after basketball, and the most important players today: Lebron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.  Stephen A. does what he does best -- talk basketball. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2022
Midterm Elections Reaction - IT’S NOT POLITICS, IT’S LIFE
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Stephen A. is fired up about the midterm elections. Hear what he has to say about the hotly contested senate and gubernatorial races, along with what he's sensing for the future of our democracy on this special Know Mercy episode. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022
STATE OF THE UNION w/ Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
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On this special Election Day episode, Stephen A. talks to New York Times bestselling author and distinguished University Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, about the hot button issues of the day. From affirmative action, cancel culture, and the conservative Supreme Court, the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and the dilemmas rapper Kanye West and NBA’s Kyrie Irving find themselves embroiled in. It’s a candid hour with one of the country’s premier intellectuals.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 08, 2022
Gabriel Iglesias AKA "Fluffy"
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Stephen A. gets candid about surviving two bouts of COVID-19, getting older, and prioritizing his health. He is then joined by the most watched comedian on YouTube and the first comedian to sell out back-to-back shows at historic Dodgers Stadium Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. They discuss his life on the road 46 weeks a year, representing Latin culture, and comedy in the "woke" era. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 07, 2022
Are you a Warrior for Your Dreams w/ Akbar Gbajabiamila
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How far are you willing to go to make your dreams come true? That’s the question Stephen A. poses on this episode. He talks to Akbar Gbajabiamila, co-host of The Talk and American Ninja Warrior about growing up in South Central LA, journey in the NFL, dream career in entertainment, and his inspirational book, Everyone Can Be A Ninja: Find Your Inner Warrior and Achieve Your Dreams. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2022
What Happened to Civility in this Country?
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Respectful disagreement, compromise, basic human decency… what happened to it? Stephen A. gives his thoughts on the lack of civility in American society and how politicians on both sides of the aisle have failed to set the tone for the country. From their lack of leadership following the attack on the Capitol to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton labeling Americans as Deplorables, Stephen A. exposes immaturity, recklessness, and hypocrisy. He also addresses the recent attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of the Speaker of the House. The lack of manners and decorum has gotten out of control. When will it end and what will it take? Only time will tell. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2022
Charlamagne tha God - Don't Let Your Dreams Kill You
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Everyone, including some of the most successful and well-known people in our society, experiences internal struggle. Stephen A. shares key examples and opens up about how he gets through his own dark days. He’s then joined by outspoken radio host, TV personality and bestselling author, Charlamagne tha God for a candid conversation about his rise as a radio titan, battles with anxiety and depression, work as a mental health advocate, the importance of putting family first, and refusing to let others dictate his standard for success. It’s an insightful, honest, and real hour with one of the media’s brightest stars. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 31, 2022
Are we on the verge of a new Civil War? w/ author Steve Phillips
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The attack on American democracy is a topic on Stephen A’s mind. On this episode he talks to New York Times and Washington Post bestselling author Steve Phillips, host of the color-conscious political podcast Democracy in Color with Steve Phillips, to discuss the history of white supremacy in this country, how Barack Obama’s historic presidency ushered in the possibility of a Trump administration, what the January 6th insurrection proved, and Phillips latest book, How We Win the Civil War: Securing a Multiracial Democracy and Ending White Supremacy for Good. It is a nuanced and thought-provoking hour ahead of the important midterm elections. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2022
Tired of These Damn Taxes
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Stephen A. is fired up about many things, but there is one subject that really gets under his skin – taxes. Income tax. Sales tax. Property tax. Payroll tax. Capitol gains tax. FICA. He shouts it loudly, I Am Tired of These Damn Taxes. On this solo episode, Stephen A. gripes about the IRS. The rich who stay wealthy through loopholes. And talks about celebrities who tried to game the system – Nicolas Cage, Shakira, Wesley Snipes, and the first winner of Survivor, Richard Hatch, who went to prison for not paying taxes. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2022
Know Your Worth w/ Master P
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Stephen A. opens up about a pivotal moment in his career, what it taught him, and how learning to value his worth changed his journey. He is then joined by rapper/entrepreneur Master P, who shares the decision to walk away from a million-dollar deal and bet on himself early in his career, the business ventures that landed him on the prestigious Forbes list, and his desire to now help others in the Black community build generational wealth. It’s an inspiring conversation with one of Hip Hop’s most forward-thinking visionaries. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 24, 2022
Kanye West Part 2 - The Tide is Turning
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Stephen A. admits he was wrong about Kanye West. He revisits and breaks down the recent and ongoing controversies surrounding the artist, including his social media ban, outbursts on talk shows, antisemitic claims, and major public figures speaking out against him. Is the tide turning on one of hip-hop’s wealthiest and most talented moguls? Stephen A. believes so. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2022
Roe v. Wade & Tonya Lewis Lee
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Stephen A. tackles the hot-button topic of Roe v. Wade. Then, he is joined by award-winning producer/director Tonya Lewis Lee, whose Hulu documentary film, 'Aftershock', explores the movement around Black maternal health and birth justice. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2022
All Things NBA
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On this episode Stephen A. does what he does best -- sports. Ahead of the 2022-2023 NBA season, he shares his thoughts on who will be making noise in the East and the West, updates his take on both the Ime Udoka situation and the Draymond Green punch, and, of course, delves into his love-hate relationship with the New York Knicks! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2022
Sheryl Lee Ralph
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Stephen A. has a charmed life. But getting there hasn’t been easy. There were obstacles along the way. He didn’t give up, though. He learned from his mistakes, continued to grind, and is now at the top of his game. The lesson Stephen A. learned is that when it is your time, nothing can stop you. On this episode, he talks to Emmy Award-Winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph about her Hollywood career, her role on ABC’s hit comedy, Abbott Elementary, her social activism work, and why her first Emmy win after fifty years in the business meant so much. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 17, 2022
Jake Paul
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Gone are the days of the traditional media dictating the narrative. Social media has changed the landscape of how people interact and tell their stories. At the top of that world are influencers. Yes, social media influencers are the new frontier. Stephen A. sits down with one of the biggest stars in the social media game, Jake Paul. It’s an honest, no holds barred conversation about Jake’s early life, relationship with his brother Logan, the regrets, and plan to take on the world of professional boxing on his own terms. Tune in for an eye-opening and real conversation with one of social media’s most outspoken and controversial names.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2022
Don't Count Me Out w/ Tamron Hall
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Stephen A. shares the trials and tribulations on his road to success and pays homage to those that helped him get there. He is then joined by Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show host, Tamron Hall, who details her historic role as the first Black woman to co-host The Today Show, betting on herself after her departure, the joy of motherhood in her late forties, and passion for helping people on her daytime show. She is a woman that has experienced significant tragedy, but is incredibly strong and a source of light in the world.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2022
Kanye; He's Not Going Away
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Stephen A. jumps into headline-making news and addresses what's on his mind: Kanye West. He shares his point of view on Kanye's recent decision to wear a White Lives Matter shirt at his Paris Fashion Week show, the fallout from the decision, and the public reaction it stirred up. Stephen A. goes deep, dissecting Kanye's conscious and subconscious motivations and tactics, whether his billionaire status makes him immune to cancel culture, and thoroughly critiques the social and political dialogue around these matters. No guest, no problem. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 10, 2022
The Right is Coming, Brace Yourselves w/ Sean Hannity
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Stephen A. has a lot on his mind ahead of the midterm elections – and a warning—that the Right-Wing is on a mission to take back control of the country. On this episode, he is joined by Fox News pundit, Sean Hannity. The two spar over conservatism, the liberal agenda, and the state of U.S. politics. Stephen A. also asks the question on the minds of many Americans: Why is the Republican party so beholden to Donald Trump? It’s a provocative hour as only Stephen A. can bring. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2022
Chris Cuomo + Is it Time for a Third-Party System?
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Stephen A. thinks the two-party political system in this country is broken. In this episode, he examines the problems with the Democratic and Republican parties, and why it might be time for a third-party (or more!) option. He’s also joined on the show by multi award-winning broadcast anchor and attorney, Chris Cuomo who shares his regrets, life-lessons, the self-work he has done since leaving CNN, and his return to primetime as host of the nightly NewsNation program, ‘Cuomo’. It’s a deeply personal and engaging hour with one of the news industry’s most well-known personalities. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2022
Dana White
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Stephen A. is down with the disruptors of the world – the ones that have the courage to do things their way and in doing so, impact the world at large – from Muhammad Ali and Elon Musk to Charles Barkley and George Steinbrenner. Stephen A. also chops it up with UFC President Dana White about living on his own terms, disrupting the boxing industry, and what it took to build the sport of mixed martial arts into a global empire. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 03, 2022
Snoop Dogg
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Snoop Dogg invites Stephen A. into his world for a candid conversation about growing up in Long Beach, life as a gangbanger, the important advice he received behind bars, and the meeting with legendary producer Dr. Dre that changed his life. Snoop also details his business acumen, and advice for the next generation of artists entering the game. It's an eye-opening hour with a true music and entertainment icon. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2022
Ladies, we need to hear you!
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The Ime Udoka situation has led Stephen A to collect and crystallize his thoughts on how women are treated in society. He shares his views on the societal double standards that exist for women and why men need to listen. Then, he is joined by CNN Legal Analyst and award-winning Civil Rights Attorney Areva Martin to discuss politics and her latest book, 'Awakening: Ladies, Leadership, and the Lies We've Been Told.' To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2022
The American Dream w/ LL COOL J
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In this inaugural episode, Stephen A. shares his American dream success story and sits down with multi-platinum rapper LL COOL J to discuss his barrier-breaking music journey, their shared experiences growing up in Hollis, Queens, and LL’s meteoric rise to Hip Hop icon. It is a provocative hour of storytelling only Stephen A. Smith can bring. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
Introducing Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith
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Stephen A. Smith knows mercy…when it’s warranted. Tune in every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to get Stephen A’s unfiltered opinions on all things culture, as well as interviews with outspoken celebrities and societal thought leaders. “Know Mercy” kicks off on September 26th. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022