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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 5.5k ratings
  • Dom foxworth

    Thank you for putting dom on in the absence of Stephen A. Truly appreciate it he has great takes that more people should here, consider this man more when Stephen A is on break. Thank you again!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States7 days ago
  • Stephen A

    This podcast is great. It has lots of good insights on things. Also everyone almost always has a good reason for something. It’s also fun to choose sides on which you think is better. Also hearing Stephen A’s voice is always a joy

    Apple Podcasts
    United States21 days ago
  • Stop including first take her take

    Please for the love of god stop adding their episodes to this channel

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Stephen a is the goat

    This show is only good because of Stephen a and Kendrick Perkins besides that the show is awesome keep it up

    Apple Podcasts
    lets go warriors
    United Statesa month ago
  • Not the same.

    I use to listen heavy. Nothing wrong with the show. I just hate how’s it broken up into 2 parts. I can’t be on my phone so I can’t listen to stream. I wish it was the easy it was. Where the whole episode is in one stream.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago

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