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Calm Down With Erin Andrews and Charissa Thompson is all about the conversations you would have with your friends when you think others aren't listening. It's like a text chain put into a podcast. This is the place where Erin and Charissa get real, and no subject is off limits. It’s a “pull back the curtain” look into their lives, while they also ask questions about everyone else’s. Get ready for unfiltered conversations between two girlfriends about life, gossip, sports, and pretty much every random topic that needs to be dissected. Get ready to Calm Down with Erin and Charissa.

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    • Nov 25, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 48m AVG DURATION
    • 41 EPISODES


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    Episode 40: A Breakfast for Champions and Picking Up After Your Dog

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 40:06

    Oh boy, this episode gets a little messy! Erin and Charissa share their fear of becoming the talk of the neighborhood. Plus, Erin thinks she needs to make adjustments to her eating habits only to be surprised by what Charissa has been eating for breakfast. Later in the episode, Charissa teaches Erin a new trick on Instagram! A very grateful and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 39: Keep Up!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 45:53

    It's a sweaty start to this week's episode of Calm Down. Charissa finds herself in the middle of a social media snafu that we've all had to deal with in some form or fashion, while Erin discovers a reoccurring issue that she needs help solving. Fawning over Adele and an unfortunate slip on live TV, this one's got it all!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 38: Warning! Don't Share Pens with Erin

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 41:26

    Lately, when you get Erin and Charissa together to talk on the podcast, nothing is out of bounds! Erin sums it up best on this episode, “we talked about earwax, we talked about earplugs, sleeping naked with your girlfriend, sharing deodorant, the gynecologist, std's, one night stands…” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 37: Let's Clean Up this Mess!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 38:33

    Well then… Even we didn't think we'd end up going there on this episode! A spilled cup of soup starts us off, and then a seemingly innocent story about a neti pot quickly steers Charissa into uncharted waters! Thanks to the ladies' quick thinking, they are able to correct course as they steer the conversation toward pet peeves like, when it's time to blow your nose, and should you really be pressing that button again? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 37: Silencing The Haters & Selling Cigarettes with Pat McAfee

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 48:17

    The ladies asked and the universe answered! Former NFL punter and current media superstar Pat McAfee joins this episode to talk about being teammates with Peyton Manning, navigating the media landscape after the NFL and some “interesting” businesses he ran as a kid. You'll also want to hear why Erin was left with no other choice than getting up and moving to the other room. (PS: Anyone have a plane we can borrow?!)  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 35: Relationship Advice, How to Act on an Airplane and Dak Prescott is Having an MVP Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 46:28

    Believe it or not, there was a plan for this episode, but Erin and Charissa wad up the script from the get-go, toss it away and scurry down the path toward understanding. From relationships to the idiosyncrasies of fellow travelers, they seek to explore some of life's greatest mysteries on this episode of the Calm Down podcast! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 34: T's & P's & Bodysuit Struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 49:50

    On this week's episode, Erin has a wild week on the road and Charissa shares her experience with a wardrobe malfunction. Plus, the ladies have a new favorite phrase and let's just say… Well you'll have to find out! Sit back, listen and CALM DOWN.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 33: The Return of Charissa & the Horrors of Public Bathrooms

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 41:29

    Charissa is back, and wow she has got a story to tell! Tune in to this week's episode of the Calm Down podcast as 2 different trips to the hospital and sprinting to the bathroom doesn't even begin to cover everything that goes down. So join them and become submerged in something serious and hilarious all in the same hour. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 32: Stories from the Sidelines & Double Standards with Melissa Stark

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 49:29

    With Charissa out this week, Erin flies solo when she talks about her experience covering the Buccaneers vs Rams in LA and what that electric atmosphere was like. She welcomes in a special guest and mentor Melissa Stark to get perspective on how the media landscape has changed, working alongside a legend like John Madden and the double standards of being a women in a male dominated industry.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 31: “If You Leave the Door Open, We're Comin' In” with Peter Schrager

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 45:57


    This week the ladies welcome their friend and NFL reporter Peter Schrager onto the show to discuss the NFL season… Right? Not so fast! A laidback night out to dinner quickly turns into an unforgettable evening when a door is left open.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Episode 30: What's That Smell?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 52:25

    Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books and on this episode of “Calm Down” you're in for another wild ride! Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for an emergency outfit situation, forgetting to wear deodorant and answering life's questions like: Is it okay to share a toothbrush with a significant other? Huddle-up for a good time, but maybe not too close…Is that you who smells? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 29: Back To Work! The Return of Football Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 47:45

    It's here! Now that football season is in full swing, Erin and Charissa reminisce about some of their favorite "in the moment" moments from working the games. And later, Erin and Charissa play a fun 5-question lighting round of "Know Your Co-host". So join in on the fun and games in this episode of the Calm Down podcast! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 28: Remembering The Good 'Ol Days

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 44:14

    Tailgaitin' season is officially back and on this episode of Calm Down, Erin and Charissa take a trip down memory lane to reminisce about their days in college. From attending rivalry games as students to covering them as reporters you'll find out what a "Hurricane" is and which historical upset one of the ladies witnessed live. Plus, some very exciting news you don't want to miss and can find at calmdownpod.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 27: Outside the Lines with Jalen Rose

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 47:17


    On this episode of the Calm Down Podcast, join Erin and Charissa as they welcome special guest Jalen Rose to the show to discuss the legacy of the “Fab Five”, his podcast, “Renaissance Man” and the struggle to stay creative. But first, Jalen reveals something to the ladies that he hasn't told anyone until now!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Episode 26: High Risk Returner & Dog Problems

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 38:48

    It's a wild and wooly ride on this week's episode of the Calm Down podcast! Erin and Charissa start by getting personal, then go completely off script - winding their way through a conversation that begins with critiquing tv shows and ultimately ends with the two discussing their behavior on the internet and addressing their own critics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 25: Cheat Day, Hangover Foods and Keeping It Real

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 49:31

    On this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa answer some of your questions: Do's & Don't's for planning a wedding, favorite cheat day foods and the art of a great interview. But first, one of the ladies opens up and shares a personal update about struggle in her life that many can relate to.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 24: Charissa Exits Stage Left

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 45:35

    This week on Calm Down with Erin and Charissa, the ladies are holed up in Arizona along with their Fox Sports colleagues doing some team building! They discuss their excitement for the upcoming NFL season, and find out why Charissa leaves mid-show and which special guest she leaves behind as her replacement!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 23: Matt Damon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 32:09

    This week on the Calm Down podcast, Matt Damon joins Erin and Charissa! Listen as they discuss looking forward to getting back out to see live entertainment, getting made fun of constantly by your kid, Matt's new movie, "Stillwater" and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 22: Today's Preparation...

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 41:17

    In this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa explore the possibilities of the upcoming football season, but first, Erin tells the tale of a rather dangerous crispy chicken sandie! They also reveal a wonderful surprise in store for everyone next week. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 21: The Entrepreneurial Spirit with Alli Webb

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 49:04

    This week on the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa begin to realize that football season is fast-approaching. So for the sake of trying to eke out the last of the joys of summer, Charissa continues down the path of self-care by disappearing from social media for a spell while Erin has now slid into a late vacation bliss. Alli Webb also joins the show to talk about her Dry Bar success, keeping the entrepreneurial spirit alive, the importance of maintaining a healthy love life and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 20: Overcoming Obstacles with Nicole Lynn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 56:54

    This week on the Calm Down podcast, join Erin and Charissa as they sit down with NFL agent Nicole Lynn, fresh off writing her new book, “Agent You: Show Up, Do the Work, and Succeed on Your Own Terms” to talk about the push and pull of trying to retain your individuality as a woman in a traditionally male profession while also trying to fit in. But first, they catch up with each other after the festivities from the July 4th weekend and discover why Erin seriously needs to CALM DOWN. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 19: Summer Vacation with Erin and Charissa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 35:42

    Erin and Charissa are back from their (separate) trips to Mexico, and while the memories are fresh on their mind, they take the opportunity to recount some of the idiosyncrasies of their travel partners, and of traveling in general. From charging up the stairs to gain an advantage in the customs line, to observations of the airport as a microcosm of all that is human behavior, join Erin and Charissa on a trip down holiday road in this episode of the Calm Down Podcast! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 18: Rediscovering Your Path with Lori Locust

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 59:31

    In this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin shares an untold story with Charissa about a lost "item" that's discovered months later and the result was a bit surprising to say the least. Plus, they welcome the venerable Coach Lori Locust to the show to discuss the road she took to make it to the top level of her sport, detours and all! Listen as they talk about being a woman in football, the best part of being a coach in the NFL, making your dreams come true, and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 17: What's Up Daddy-O? with Steve Andrews and Scotty Thompson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 58:21

    For a special Father's Day edition of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa welcome their dads to the show to discuss their favorite moments from their daughter's careers so far, the difficulties that come with seeing your child have to battle against all the naysayers, the games they wished they'd been at and much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 16: Getting Down to Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 58:45

    In this episode of the Calm Down podcast, listen as Erin and Charissa talk about their experiences starting up businesses amid their busy lives and discuss some of the challenges that come along with getting outside of your comfort zone to try and get something going for yourself. Later in the show, they answer some of your questions about the daily grind! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 15: I'll Be There for You with Dr. Caroline Leaf

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 62:28

    Friends! We now have the reunion from the popular TV show, but we also need good ones in real life too! On this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa naturally discuss the "Friends" reunion, but they also talk about the importance of having friends around not just during the highs, but especially for the lows that will inevitably come in life. Also in this episode, communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf provides a glimpse into some of the techniques you will find in her new book, “Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess” that can help you make better sense of everything going on around you. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 14: Vision Boarding with Heather McMahan

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 43:50

    After catching up for the week, Erin and Charissa welcome comedian, actor and fellow podcaster Heather McMahan to the show to discuss philosophies about food, life's curveballs, Super Bowl antics and much, much more in a whirlwind conversation that will leave you wanting more!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 13: Erin the Tattletale & Charissa Gets in Trouble

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 53:39

    On this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa catch up for the week, and then go back in time to when they were a couple of little rascals. Erin talks about the time her parents tried to scare her straight, and Charissa shares a story about how a friend had an unfortunate meeting with a flight of stairs. And for the grand finale, they play a fun round of “2 Truths and a Lie”! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 12: Career Tides

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 55:14


    Charissa talks about the time Tom Brady whispered softly into Larry David's ear in a hotel elevator, and later Erin unearths a near disastrous moment on the sidelines as the two share stories about the early days of their careers, and the struggles that come with trying to make it in sports television.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Episode 11: Fashion Flashback with The Ryaens

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 49:56

    Have you ever had one those moments when you look back at photos of yourself from years gone by and try to answer that fundamental question, “wtf”. Don't worry, you're not alone! On this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa welcome back Ryen Russillo and Ryan Randall, affectionately known as “The Ryaens” to take a trip down memory lane and talk about some of their best, worst looks from yesteryear. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 10: All the Colors with Brian Baumgartner

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 62:10

    Erin and Charissa reminisce about past jobs before entering the sports world, like a tanning salon that might not have actually been a tanning salon, or how Erin became a "lifeguard" one summer.  Later, they invite Brian Baumgartner on to discuss “The Office Deep Dive” podcast, the big mistake he made at the Emmy's, his color-coded preference when it comes to drinking and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 9: Getting Khalil Mack'd While Walking Howie and Interviewing Jas Leverette

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 67:26

    Are you a dog lover? Of course you are and we have the perfect episode for you! Erin and Charissa share their affinity for our furry friends by telling stories from childhood all the way to becoming full grown 'dog moms'. Have the tissues ready! Plus, dog training expert Jas Leverette joins the show and tells you the biggest mistake you've been making with your canine.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 8: Listeners Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 40:16

    On this episode of Calm Down, Erin and Charissa welcome a few listeners to the show and answer their questions centered around career advice. Stay plugged into the Calm Down pipeline for information on how you can join EA and CT on the podcast for future conversations by checking us out on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.instagram.com/calmdownpodcast/ https://twitter.com/calmdownpodcast Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 7: EA & CT Answer Your Questions Plus Dr. Oz!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 56:54

    There is no place like...where you are right now, listening to the Calm Down podcast with Erin and Charissa! This week, they welcome the venerable Dr. Oz to the show to talk relationships, Oprah, Jeopardy and more. But first, Erin and Charissa answer some of your questions where they reveal if nice guys really finish last. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 6: Popaholics Anonymous with Dr. Sandra Lee

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 55:55


    The pimple-popping craze is sweeping the globe and Erin is hooked! Charissa? Not so much, but she's coming around. The Calm Down crew welcome dermatologist and queen pimple-popper Dr. Sandra Lee to the podcast to talk about the popahilocs phenomenon and why people just can't seem to look away. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Episode 5: Erin Goes Full-On Fangirl with Jonathan Knight

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 56:06

    Erin and Charissa have the right stuff for all you who just can't seem to calm it down as they hang tough with 80's teenage heartthrob, New Kids on the Block's Jonathan Knight and his friend, designer Kristina Crestin as they discuss their new HGTV show “Farmhouse Fixer”. Are you down? If so, just click, click, click, hold on and take it step by step while listening to this week's episode of the Calm Down podcast! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 4: Drinking Azaleas and Making Cameos with Steven Galanis

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 57:20

    Erin and Charissa welcome Cameo co-founder and CEO Steven Galanis to the podcast to talk about the explosion of the platform that allows fans to make a personal connection with their favorite pop culture personalities. But first, they talk about the happenings down in “Tompa" Bay and the curious activity of drinking plants? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 3: Are You Actually Friends?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 48:21

    On this go-round of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa talk it out amongst themselves as they reflect on Tiger Woods' crash, The Golden Globes and other recent events. Pack your bags, roll-up pillows…whatever you need, and join Erin and Charissa as they take a trip down memory lane; all the way back to the beginnings of their friendship. And in the process, Charissa discovers some things about Erin that she never knew.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 2: Stories From The Road While Covering The NFL

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 52:30

    Still riding high off their debut podcast, Erin and Charissa share some surprising stories from their careers and what it is really like to cover the NFL on the road. They welcome in their friends, hairstylist Ryan Randall and sports personality Ryen Russillo to the show to discuss the ex-Royals, DMing and the thrills of being catfished in a segment they call “The 2 Rya(e)ns". The ladies also introduce Jen Green in a segment they call “Jen not Jenn”, as she brings them up to speed on everything they might have missed on the internet including an unexpected bathroom visitor in Alaska and a courtroom Zoom meeting gone wrong! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 1: Kevin Hart

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 47:59


    On the first episode of Calm Down, Erin and Charissa share why they finally decided to start their own podcast. Plus, they take the “go big or go home” adage to heart (pun intended!) by welcoming their first guest, Kevin Hart to the podcast. Listen as they discuss the pros and cons of sleeping in the nude, the ever-changing tides of life, finding balance, “Yellowstone” and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Introducing: Calm Down with Erin and Charissa

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 1:34

    Calm Down With Erin Andrews and Charissa Thompson is all about the conversations you would have with your friends when you think others aren't listening. It's like a text chain put into a podcast. This is the place where Erin and Charissa get real, and no subject is off limits. It's a “pull back the curtain” look into their lives, while they also ask questions about everyone else's. Get ready for unfiltered conversations between two girlfriends about life, gossip, sports, and pretty much every random topic that needs to be dissected. Get ready to Calm Down with Erin and Charissa. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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