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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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    • May 23, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Episode 78: Hairs Coming Out of the Woodwork

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 9:36

    Join Erin and Charissa on this week's Pregame as they talk about their recent trip to Las Vegas, battling unwanted, pop-up hairs, and answer a listener question about getting back on the dating scene!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 77: Captain Andrew Whitworth

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 34:28

    On this episode of the Calm Down podcast Erin and Charissa welcome special guest Andrew Whitworth to the show to discuss some of his favorite moments from the Super Bowl and his career, how to curate an experience for the group at a dinner table, how that relates to his time with Nick Saban, what's next for him and more!   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 76: The Secret Art of Fork Twirling

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 30:54

    On this episode of the Calm Down podcast, “high-risk returning” comes up again, and this time the main offender is Charissa! Plus, Erin talks about "fork twirlers" and how not to eat your pasta. Later in the episode, is it ok to kick someone out of their table if you had a reservation and are left waiting?   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 75: Charissa's Big Mistake

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 7:10

    This week's pregame kicks off when Erin and Charissa debate sleeping with dogs in the bed or on the floor. Plus, Charissa owns up to getting called out about a big-time mistake.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 74: Partying With The Kardashians?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 32:54

    It's a jam-packed episode of the Calm Down podcast this week! Erin kicks it off by explaining what all the commotion was about on a recent trip, and Charissa uses the occasion of their shared birthday to rhapsodize about why she's unfazed by getting older. Then, to wrap it all up, they share stories about their time at Stagecoach and why one of them felt like an animal on National Geographic?!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 73: Time For A Difficult Conversation

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 31:32

    We get real on this episode of Calm Down. Charissa opens up about a major change in her personal life while Erin offers full support along the way. Then they switch gears to a lighter note debating the benefits and potentially smelly downfalls of spray tanning and Erin's interesting sleep habits.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 72: What happened to my voice?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 10:35

    Erin and Charissa kickoff the Pregame telling you which sports figure they want to have dinner with and if Charissa could compete on Dancing With The Stars.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 71: Bold Moves with Matthew Stafford

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 37:34

    It's a "Super Bowl Champion" edition of Calm Down with Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford joining Erin and Charissa! You'll find out why he wasn't even aware his team had just won the Super Bowl, settling the Matthew vs Matt debate and how he another star NFL QB got stood up for a lunch date.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 70: Vacationing with Cristiano Ronaldo?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 10:23

    The "Pregame" is back with Erin and Charissa answering your questions: How do you stop armpit sweat? Who really hacked into the mainframe? And did Erin take a secret vacation with Cristiano Ronaldo?! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 69: Robo Calls & Bathroom Stalls

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 39:52

    This week's Calm Down starts off with Charissa recapping her weekend at The Masters after nearly missing her flight. Erin explains why she thought he sister might have been kidnapped (don't worry she's safe!) and how she ended up in a bathroom stall trying to "shoot up" in the dark. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 68: Giving Yourself Pep Talks

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 34:08

    Big-time laughs on this episode of Calm Down that runs the gamut all the way from Charissa trying to ski for the first time in years to Erin "hacking into the mainframe". After they reminisce about the good times of their recent trip, Charissa can't believe what Erin admits about the first time she traveled with her husband Jarret.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 67: I Love It When You Call Me Big Papa

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 9:41

    On this week's "Pregame" Erin and Charissa tell you what their walk-up songs would be and why they could never see themselves working in Hollywood.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 66: Sharing Secrets

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 30:11

    Wow, there's A LOT to unpack on this episode of Calm Down. Erin comes clean with a confession to her friends that she can't keep to herself anymore. Charissa has her own secret she decides to share in order to help Erin. At the end, a story so unbelievable it left one of the ladies almost speechless.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 65: The Slap Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 10:13

    Erin and Charissa give their thoughts on the shocking confrontation between Chris Rock and Will Smith at The Oscars. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Episode 64: Sue the Waitress, Cigarette, Tractor and Blanket

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 39:25

    On this week's episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa get all nostalgic as a conversation about fragrances causes flashbacks to days gone by including some bad haircuts. Plus, Charissa vents about dealing with "adult stuff" and Erin admits to being a "square".  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 63: Charissa the Dog, Erin the Linebacker

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 12:36

    On this week's Pregame, Erin and Charissa answer your questions and even go off-script for some unexpected fun. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 62: Seasons Change: I'm Sad, but So Happy for Them

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 38:47

    It's time to get real on this episode of Calm Down! Erin opens up for the first time about the departure of her longtime Fox Sports colleagues, Troy Aikman and Joe Buck. Charissa explains why she embraces change in her life, and Erin admits it's something she struggles with. Remember, don't apologize for your emotions!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 61: Pregame - Wait… Tom Brady's Back?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 12:36

    The ladies discuss Tom Brady's announcement to end his retirement and return to the NFL. Were they surprised? Did they already know this was coming?! The “Pregame” gets you ready for a BIG week on Calm Down.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 60: I Wanna Be Cool Like Rachel Zoe

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 51:56

    Erin and Charissa can hardly Calm Down as they welcome fashion icon, businesswomen, podcast host, mother and so much more, Rachel Zoe to the show! They discuss what it takes to break through in a demanding industry, having children later in life and balancing personal life with a crazy work schedule. Erin wants to know what Rachel smells like and Rachel leans on the ladies to help her with some sports knowledge.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 59: Pregame - Erin Rips Her Pants

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 13:30

    On this week's pregame, Charissa praises Erin for latest efforts to take up a new “hobby” after being forced to learn how to sew following a fashion emergency.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 58: I'm Either a Disaster or a Good Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 44:12

    Get your headshots ready for this week's "Calm Down" as the ladies debate if it's a good or bad thing to have a terrible photo on your passport. Charissa shares her enthusiasm for karaoke and Erin busts out with a surprise performance! Also, stick around to hear a story about one of their more regrettable career moments.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 57: Pregame Anyone?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 12:51

    On this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa have come up with a name for their short Monday chats! So on this "pregame", the ladies answer some of your questions. Listen as they tell you about some of their craziest on-air moments, which NFL athlete makes them laugh the most, Erin's Dancing with the Stars experience as a contestant and a host, and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 56: West Coast Rap While Skiing

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 43:12

    Internet problems, Harry Potter, and finding old weaves! This episode has it ALL! Erin describes her experience hitting the slopes in the off season and how Snoop Dogg helps her improve her skills. They discuss Erin's latest ailment and why she's tired of using WedMD. Plus, Charissa's surprising connection to the Marvel Universe!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 55: Charissa Gets Detention

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 11:17

    The ladies answer your questions including a story from Charissa about causing trouble in school and Erin's favorite pump up music.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 54: I'm Embarrassed To Admit This

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 38:27

    It's a busy week as Erin and Charissa share what shows they are going to dive into during the early off-season. Erin discusses the areas of her life she plans to get in order, while Charissa's reluctant to disclose something's she's not proud of. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Bonus Episode! The Day After

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 13:03

    On this bonus episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa recap the big game. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 51: Frosted Mini Wheats & Cheez Whiz with Jim Cantore

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 42:57

    Pack your winter coat and your best rain gear because we're taking on the elements! On this episode of Calm Down, Erin and Charissa welcome in legendary meteorologist Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel to share some incredible stories about covering Hurricane Katrina, thunder snow and which super star athlete is a weather fanatic. Erin also expresses her childhood dream of having Jim's job if she didn't cover sports and puts her skills to the test with an impromptu live report.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Bonus Episode! Worst First Date Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 13:06

    Everybody wants more and we're here to give it to ya! Erin and Charissa get together for a bonus episode to answer some of your questions. Charissa describes her worst first date ever, Erin tells you why she still gets nervous interviewing super star athletes and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 50: Charissa's Big Fumble & Best Day Ever with Tom Brady

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 41:58

    On this week's episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin is still reentering at home, and Charissa is on the road in Vegas for the Pro Bowl! Listen as they react to Tom Brady's retirement with Erin sharing her unique take on why she will miss the GOAT, while Charissa explains how she almost dropped the ball on the goal line!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 49: Reentry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 47:48

    This week on the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa talk about the crazy weekend of playoff football we just saw. Erin talks about her time nearly being on the IR in Green Bay and Charissa gets locked out of the bathroom! Later in the show, Erin takes on an impossible challenge. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 48: Talkin' Trash To Tom Brady with Cam Jordan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 53:58

    Saints DE Cam Jordan is this week's guest on the Calm Down podcast and Erin and Charissa could hardly wait to talk to one of their favorite players! Listen as Cam describes what it's like to play against some of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, how players actually talk to each other during the game and some of the things he's never done in his 11-year career in the NFL. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 47: Care or Don't Care with Jay Cutler

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 51:40

    A special guest joins Erin and Charissa on this week's episode of the Calm Down podcast! Former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler stops by to cover a wide range of topics from the upcoming NFL playoffs, how players feel about the media and what's the proper window for texting someone back? But first, Erin addresses a "controversy" she somehow found herself in and officially sets the record straight! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 46: A Shocking Start to 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 42:46

    On this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa catch up after the holidays as they share stories about their time away that include a rather surprising gift that Erin received from her dad. But first, they talk football as the season nears its end and are you in or out on acupuncture?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 45: Best of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 47:47

    On this episode of Calm Down, Erin and Charissa share some of their favorite moments from the podcast this year. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 44: Are You One Spritz or Two?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 47:08

    We all make mistakes, just own up to it! On this episode of Calm Down, Erin starts by sharing a behind-the-scenes look at dealing with an on-air flub and addressing the critics. A very special guest joins the show to reminisce about holiday memories, a potential Christmas home invasion and smoking cigarettes in the 3rd grade?! Put on your best perfume for this one as we wish everyone Happy Holiday's from all of us at Calm Down! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 43: Dinged Out at the Airport

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 39:24

    On this episode Erin and Charissa talk about social media sneak attacks and Charissa's pet peeve at the airport. They share some helpful tips on buying gifts for your loved ones and you'll find out why Erin is shocked Charissa still hasn't crossed this item off her to-do list. Listen as the mysteries thicken on this episode of Calm Down with Erin and Charissa. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 42: Drinking Wine With Cameron Diaz & Katherine Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 44:31

    Erin and Charissa are the ones who need to CALM DOWN after welcoming in some special guests on this week's episode. Actress Cameron Diaz and entrepreneur superstar Katherine Power join the ladies to discuss launching their wine company Avaline, running a company with your best friend and why this Pinot Noir pairs well with fading sunlight and your favorite song. Stick around to find out if Cameron goes back and watches her own movies!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Episode 41: Ruining Towels & Gifts Gone Wrong!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 44:17

    On this episode of the Calm Down podcast, Erin and Charissa have a post-Thanksgiving catchup. They talk a little football, and Charissa continues her “Questions, Comments and Concerns” segment incorporating some listener feedback. Later in the episode, the ladies talk about some unfortunate childhood memories and Charissa shares the details of a gift for Erin that went terribly awry! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    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

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