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First Take

ESPN, Stephen A. Smith, Molly Qerim Rose

First Take is always a heated discussion as Stephen A. Smith and guests debate about the day's top stories.


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4 out of 5 stars from 6k ratings
  • Insecure SAS

    The whole episode was Steven A jealously jabbing Molly while he flamboyantly flexes options in Miami & other options

    Apple Podcasts
    United States4 days ago
  • Outstanding Show

    Absolutely love the show, huge sports fan. Mad Dog has been an outstanding addition, he really brings the show’s energy to a whole new level. Stephen A is always great, appreciate the honesty & love how he holds athletes, management, owners accountable. Always smash like, rate/review & subscribe so we keep the show going. ESPN is still the leader in sports & the very best in the industry.

    Apple Podcasts
    Oakley Fight Club
    United States10 days ago
  • Love but

    Stop talking about Cowboys please.

    Apple Podcasts
    your trash kid and weird
    United States13 days ago
  • Big fan here

    I used to listen to Undisputed, because I love Shannon Sharp’s NFL analyses. Ever since Shannon moved over to First Take, I’ve become a big fan of the show! Stephen A and the crew are excellent and fun to listen to. Dan O. is enjoyable, but I always agree with Stephen A and Shannon. Still love ya tho DO.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States20 days ago
  • Need less add.

    I don’t think there’s enough ads. Take notes from first things first.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago

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