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Takeoff with John Clark: Philly Sports Interviews

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John Clark sits down and interviews the biggest names in Philadelphia sports.

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Kyle Schwarber on historic June production and the turning point for the Phillies

June 29th, 2022


John Clark sat down with the hottest player in June, Kyle Schwarber, to talk about:

0:00 - Intro

0:32 - Settling into Philadelphia

1:11 - Historic production in the month of June

5:20 - The turning point in the Phillies …

Eagles RB Miles Sanders on his surprising goal for the season and his bet with a big rival

June 28th, 2022


John Clark talks with Eagles running back Miles Sanders to discuss how he is trying to make an impact in his community. Plus, Sanders talks about what he needs to make an impact on the football field and a big bet he …

John Kruk on the Phillies' winning streak, playoff chances & favorite memories

June 14th, 2022


John Clark sits down with Phillies legend John Kruk to talk about the Phillies finally turning a corner and if they have a chance to catch the Mets …

Devon Allen training to be the fastest on the track and on Eagles

June 10th, 2022


John Clark sits down with track star and Eagles wide receiver Devon Allen to talk about juggling both sports at the highest level. Plus, who is the fastest player on the Eagles?

Watch Devon Allen race reigning world …

Aaron Nola on facing his brother and the Phillies getting back on track

May 17th, 2022


John Clark sits down with Aaron Nola to talk about welcoming the Padres and his brother Austin Nola to Citizens Bank Park.

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Georges Niang on the Sixers' playoff run, mental toughness & battling injuries | Takeoff

May 15th, 2022


John Clark talks with Georges Niang after the Sixers were eliminated from the Playoffs by Jimmy Butler and the Heat. #Sixers #Heat #NBAPlayoffs

0:00 - Sixers playoff run

5:00 - Joel Embiid battling through injuries

Howie Roseman, Jordan Davis and Ross Tucker react to the Eagles 2022 Draft results | Takeoff

May 2nd, 2022


(0:00) — Welcome to Takeoff with John Clark

(1:17) — John Clark sits down with Eagles GM Howie Roseman

(8:31) — Checking in with Eagles first-round pick Jordan Davis after the 2022 NFL Draft

(11:28) — NFL Analyst Ross …

Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis weigh in on Eagles draft plan

April 27th, 2022


John Clark is in Las Vegas for the 2022 NFL Draft. With less than 48 hours until Round 1, Clark caught up with NFL analysts Daniel Jeremiah and …

NBA Playoffs: Allen Iverson on Sixers-Raptors series and James Harden's struggles

April 27th, 2022


0:00 - Iverson's reaction to Game 5 loss

2:40 - Joel Embiid dealing with torn ligament in right thumb

5:08 - Sixers need more aggressive play out of James Harden

7:41 - Tyrese Maxey's improvement in his second NBA season

Tim Legler on James Harden, Joel Embiid & Sixers Raptors playoff matchup | Takeoff

April 14th, 2022


This week John Clark sits down with Tim Legler ahead of the Sixers round 1 playoff matchup against the Raptors.

0:00 - Concerns about James Harden

Larry Bowa on the Phillies' deep lineup, potential MVPs & playoff expectations | Takeoff

April 7th, 2022


John Clark sits down with Phillies great Larry Bowa before opening day to discuss expectations for this heavy hitting team. #Phillies

0:00 - Can this team make the Playoffs?

1:42 - Adding Kyle Schwarber Nick Castellanos

NFL Draft 2022: Daniel Jeremiah on how the Eagles could use their 3 first round picks

April 1st, 2022


John Clark talks with NFL Network analyst and Draft expert Daniel Jeremiah about how the Eagles could use their three first round draft picks and if …

Bryce Harper on Kyle Schwarber, fatherhood, and the Phillies playoff drought

March 17th, 2022


Coming off his 2021 National League MVP, Bryce Harper sits down with John Clark in Clearwater, Florida to discuss what winning the MVP was like, the Kyle Schwarber signing, fatherhood, and the Phillies chances of making …

Talking March Madness, Eagles, Sixers & Tom Brady with Jay Wright and Jameer Nelson

March 14th, 2022


On selection Sunday, John Clark sits down with Jay Wright and Jameer Nelson ahead of the NCAA tournament.

0:00 - Jay Wright

17:43 - Jameer Nelson

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Jay Glazer discusses NFL scoopage and powerful new book on battling anxiety, depression

March 11th, 2022


Jay Glazer joins Takeoff with John Clark to drop an intriguing report on Howie Roseman's aggressiveness in the trade market. Glazer also speaks candidly about his lifelong battle with anxiety and depression and gives …

Charles Barkley on James Harden's NBA championship window with Sixers

March 10th, 2022


John Clark sits down with Charles Barkley ahead of the epic showdown between the Sixers and Nets. They discuss Ben Simmons' return to the Wells Fargo Center and how far the Sixers can go with Joel Embiid and James …

Tyrese Maxey on James Harden's home debut & Sixers excitement

March 2nd, 2022


John Clark sits down with Tyrese Maxey before James Harden's home debut with the Sixers. They talk about the excitement around the team and how …

Danny Green on what to expect in James Harden's debut with the Sixers | Takeoff

February 25th, 2022


John Clark talks with Danny Green on the eve of James Harden's debut with the Sixers. Green talks about what fans can expect from Joel Embiid and harden in the final 24 games of the season. Plus, Green tries to clear …

DeVonta Smith, Rodney McLeod & Michael Irvin | Day 1 at Super Bowl LVI | Takeoff On The Road

February 10th, 2022


John Clark is taking the podcast on the road. He caught up with DeVonta Smith, Rodney McLeod and Michael Irvin in Los Angeles ahead of Super Bowl LVI. Rodney McLeod talked about winning the 2022 Alan Page Community …

Cris Collinsworth on Bengals vs. Rams Super Bowl & when the Eagles will return

February 7th, 2022


John Clark is taking the podcast on the road and heading to the Super Bowl. His first stop is with Cris Collinsworth who will be calling the game on …

Jimmy Rollins on Baseball Hall of Fame, what's missing with Phillies

January 26th, 2022


John Clark sits down with Phillies legend Jimmy Rollins about the state of the Phillies and what this team is missing. Plus, who from the 2008 World …

Jason Avant on Jalen Hurts, Reagor & the Eagles' rebuild

January 24th, 2022


John Clark talks with former Eagle Jason Avant about the Eagles offseason and what they need to do to make a deep playoff run.

00:00 - How far away are the Eagles from a deep playoff run?

01:35 - Can the Eagles' roster …

Malcolm Jenkins on trying to get inside Tom Brady's head

January 13th, 2022


John Clark talks with Eagles great Malcolm Jenkins about how the Saints were able to beat Tom Brady and the Buccaneers this season.

0:00 - Malcolm …

Greg Olsen on how to stop Tom Brady & Gronk

January 12th, 2022


John Clark talk with former Tight End Greg Olsen about the Eagles' Wild Card round matchup against the Buccaneers.

0:00 - Greg Olsen

2:37 - Jalen Hurts vs. Tom Brady

4:45 - Biggest changes since week 6

7:00 - Challenges of …

Phillies announcer Tom McCarthy on calling the Eagles-Bucs in the playoffs | Takeoff Podcast

January 11th, 2022


John Clark talks with Phillies play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy about calling the Panther-Buccaneers game last Sunday and what he learned from Tom …

Steve Mariucci on Jalen Hurts getting 'freaky' & Eagles' playoff chances

January 6th, 2022


John Clark sits down with Steve Mariucci to talk about how Jalen Hurts has gotten "freaky" this season and got the Eagles to the Playoffs. Plus, Mooch tells stories from coaching against the Eagles at the Vet and fans …

Tony Dungy on Eagles' playoff chances, Jalen Hurts' future & remembering John Madden

December 29th, 2021


John Clark sits down with Tony Dungy to discuss:

0:00 - Eagles' chances to make the Playoffs

4:00 - Covid outbreak in the NFL

5:00 - Could Nick Sirianni …

Kurt Warner evaluates Jalen Hurts and discusses his new movie "American Underdog"

December 13th, 2021


John Clark talks with Kurt Warner about Jalen Hurts and the Eagles quarterback situation. Plus, we take a look at the new movie "American Underdog" …

Doug Pederson on Jalen Hurts, Nick Sirianni & the state of the Eagles

December 2nd, 2021


Doug Pederson returns to the Takeoff podcast to talk about Jalen Hurts' progression and how the Eagles can take the pressure off Jalen Reagor. Plus, will Doug Pederson return to coaching in the NFL and does he have …

Rodney McLeod on what sparked the Eagles after the loss to the Raiders

November 24th, 2021


John Clark sits down with Rodney and Erika McLeod to talk about their upcoming Sneaker Ball on December 6th. Tickets at

Plus, Rodney talks about what sparked the Eagles after their tough …

How Darius Slay and DeVonta Smith are making each other better at Eagles practice

November 18th, 2021


Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay joins John Clark on the Takeoff podcast to discuss adjusting to Jonathan Gannon's defense, DeVonta Smith''s rookie season and his Pro Bowl aspiration this season.

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Joe Banner, ex-Eagles president, on Russell Wilson pursuit and current state of the Birds

November 11th, 2021


John Clark sits down with Joe Banner to discuss:

:00 - Where do you see the Eagles finishing the season?

1:21 - What was this year all about for the …

Jon Dorenbos on the importance of mental health awareness and life after football

November 3rd, 2021


Former Eagles' long snapper and magician Jon Dorenbos joins Takeoff with John Clark to discuss:

  • (0:48) - Lane Johnson opens up on his battle with …

Terrell Owens compares his Eagles holdout to the Ben Simmons saga

October 22nd, 2021


John Clark sits down with Hall of Fame wide receiver and Eagles legend Terrell Owens to discuss how his holdout 16 years ago compares to that of Ben …

Charles Barkley on Ben Simmons and his ongoing ordeal with Sixers | Takeoff

October 15th, 2021


John Clark talks with Charles Barkley about all the drama surrounding Ben Simmons and the Sixers.

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Eagles great Brian Westbrook on the season and Ben Simmons

October 6th, 2021


Eagles great Brian Westbrook joins John Clark to discuss:

  • (1:05) — The Eagles are struggling because they are a young team and have \ young coach.

Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher on the start of a new season | Takeoff with John Clark

September 27th, 2021


This week John Clark talks with Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher about the start of training camp and all the changes in the offseason.c

0:00 - Chuck Fletcher

1:13 - New Flyers

4:26 - Building team chemistry

6:22 - offseason moves

EAGLES COWBOYS WEEK with Fletcher Cox and Ike Reese

September 23rd, 2021


This week on the Takeoff with John Clark, it's Dallas week. John sits down with Fletcher Cox to talk about facing the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football and losing Brandon Graham for the season. Plus, Ike Reese …

Eagles legend Chris Long on this season and favorite Super Bowl moments

September 14th, 2021


Last week, John Clark talked with Eagles great Chris Long about the Phillies, fantasy football and the 2021 Eagles. Also, they reminisce about their favorite moments from the Eagles Super Bowl parade and what happened …

Nick Sirianni & Jalen Hurts ahead of Week 1: Eagles at Falcons

September 7th, 2021


John Clark catches up with Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni and quarterback Jalen Hurts as they prepare to face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 of the …

Eagles Safety Anthony Harris & 53-man roster with Barrett Brooks

September 1st, 2021


John Clark talks with Eagles Safety Anthony Harris about what fans should expect from him this season and his history with Rodney McLeod. Plus, …

Eagles Training Camp 2021: Brandon Graham & Quez Watkins

August 17th, 2021


This week John Clark catches up with Brandon Graham and Quez Watkins at Eagles training camp. Graham talks about the changes on the Eagles defense. …

Eagles Training Camp with Miles Sanders and Mike Quick

August 3rd, 2021

  • (0:00) - Miles Sanders
  • (1:40) - First impressions of Nick Sirianni
  • (2:30) - How different is the offense going to be this season?
  • (4:30) - Is Jalen …

Eagles training camp with Avonte Maddox and Mike Garafolo

July 29th, 2021


On the latest episode of the Takeoff Podcast with John Clark, Avonte Maddox and Mike Garafolo discuss all the happenings at Eagles training camp.

Dave Dombrowski on Phillies' playoff chances & MLB trade deadline

July 19th, 2021


President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski joins John Clark to discuss:

  • (0:00) - What are the Phillies biggest strengths and weaknesses
  • (5:14) - …

Danny Green on not reaching the NBA Finals, boos from Sixers fans & free agency

July 8th, 2021


On the latest episode of the Takeoff Podcast with John Clark, we talk with Danny Green about why the Sixers failed to reach the NBA Finals. Plus, Danny Green addresses rumors about his future with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Ben Simmons' evolution in the NBA, as seen by his high school coach

June 25th, 2021


On the newest episode of Takeof with John Clark, Kevin Boyle head coach of Montverde Academy boys basketball team joins to discuss his former player …

TJ McConnell discusses the narrative around his former Sixers teammate Ben Simmons

June 23rd, 2021


John Clark is joined by former Sixer TJ McConnell to discuss:

  • (1:30) - Sixers Game 7 loss.
  • (9:55)​ - Ben Simmons is receiving some unfair criticism.

Larry Brown on the Sixers' disastrous Game 5 & Ben Simmons' free throws

June 17th, 2021


John Clark talks with former 76ers head coach Larry Brown the morning after the Sixers' epic collapse in Game 5 against the Atlanta Hawks.

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Billy King on Joel Embiid, Allen Iverson and NBA Finals

June 14th, 2021


Former 76ers GM Billy King joins John Clark to discuss:

  • 0:00 - Former 76ers GM Billy King
  • 1:33 - How will Danny Green's injury effect the bench?
  • 4:38 - …

Stephen A. Smith on if Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid & the Sixers can beat the Nets

June 9th, 2021


John Clark talks with Stephen A. Smith about Joel Embiid failing to win MVP, Ben Simmons' struggles at the free throw line and if the Sixers can beat the Nets.

0:00 - Stephen A. Smith

2:45 - Comparing Joel Embiid to Allen …

NBA Playoffs: Tim Legler picks the Sixers in 6 games

June 5th, 2021


John Clark is joined by former NBA player Tim Legler to discuss:

  • (1:30) - The impact of Joel Embiid's injury.
  • (5:30) - Ben Simmons' hesitation to shoot.

NBA Playoffs: Pat Croce on the Sixers' trip to the NBA Finals 20 years ago

May 26th, 2021


John Clark is joined by former president of the 76ers, Pat Croce to discuss:

  • (0:00) - Pat Croce ringing the bell at Game 2.
  • (4:00) - Looking back at …

Dirk Nowitzki grades Joel Embiid's version of his signature one-legged fadeaway

May 25th, 2021


This week John Clark talks with legendary NBA big man Dirk Nowitzki about his friendship with Joel Embiid and how Embiid learned to shoot watching …

Ryan Kerrigan's first interview as an Eagle, plus special guest Lane Johnson

May 20th, 2021


On the newest episode of Takeoff, John Clark is joined by Ryan Kerrigan for his first interview as an Eagle to discuss:

  • (0:50) - Excited to join the …

Brian Dawkins on the Eagles offseason, mental health, and more

May 17th, 2021


On the newest episode of Takeoff with John Clark, former Eagle and Hall of Fame safety Brian Dawkins joins the podcast to discuss:

  • (0:50) - The …

2021 NFL Draft: Why Eagles first round draft pick DeVonta Smith is a perfect fit

May 3rd, 2021


On the newest episode of Takeoff with John Clark, Eagles 2021 first round pick DeVonta Smith and General Manager Howie Roseman join the podcast.

2021 NFL Draft: Eagles' Andy Weidl gives insight into the strategy

April 26th, 2021


On the newest episode of Takeoff with John Clark, Eagles vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl answers questions about:

  • (0:00) - Andy Weidl

Ron Jaworski on the Eagles' 2021 NFL Draft & helping a young Kyle Pitts

April 22nd, 2021


On the newest episode of Takeoff with John Clark, Eagles legend Ron Jaworski joins the pod to answer questions about the Eagles dysfunction, which …

NFL Draft 2021: Daniel Jeremiah breaks down his Eagles mock draft

April 9th, 2021


On the newest episode of Takeoff with John Clark, NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah joins the pod to discuss:

  • (1:10) — What the Eagles will do with the …

Bryce Harper on the state of the 2021 Phillies

April 1st, 2021


On the newest episode of Takeoff with John Clark, Phillies All Star Bryce Harper joins the pod to discuss:

  • (0:35) — Enjoys spring training, but …

Daryl Morey recaps the NBA trade deadline and the addition of George Hill

March 26th, 2021


On the newest episode of Takeoff with John Clark, Sixers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey joins the pod to discuss:

  • (0:47) — Trading for …

Jalen Mills no longer an Eagle but always the Green Goblin

March 20th, 2021


On the newest episode of Takeoff with John Clark, former Eagles defensive back Jalen Mills joins John Clark to discuss:

  • (0:00) — Will continue to be …

'Coming 2 America' actor, comedian Michael Blackson's return to Philly

March 17th, 2021


Comedian Michael Blackson joins John Clark to discuss:

  • (2:10) — Impressed by Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and the Sixers.
  • (9:15) — Moving to the United …

Doug & Josh Pederson on the NFL Draft and life after the Eagles

March 16th, 2021


On the first episode of Take Off with John Clark! We talk to Doug Pederson and his son Josh about entering the NFL draft and the possibility of being drafted by his father's former team. Plus, Doug talks to John about …

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