LOS ANGELES, Feb.1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Patriots Tight End Martellus Bennett took a break from his path to the Big Game to appear as the first guest on the Forbes Under 30 podcast, which launched today on PodcastOne. The NFL star displayed his creative side, in addition to discussing his brother's success in the League and why he continues to play football as he creates children's books, apps and more.
The show, hosted byForbes contributor and former PBS host, Steve Goldbloom, is jointly-produced by Forbes and PodcastOne, the nation's largest advertiser-supported podcast network. Centered around young innovators, disruptors and entrepreneurs who are changing the world, this millennial program features past and present members recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists, along with up-and-comers who match the profile of future list-makers. The first episode is available now on PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne app and iTunes.
Below are excerpts from the interview:
On Being Self-Aware
Goldblum: "You're also very self-aware. For instance, you voted for yourself for Captain, but then you kind of acknowledged that with a wink. Like you know it's funny."
Bennett: "[Laughter] It is funny though…I almost wrote myself in on the Presidential ballot."
On Competition With His Brother in the NFL
Bennett: "No, we've never competed with one another. We always push each other. Like Michael, his thing is, he always wanted to be in the NFL. He didn't get drafted, but he'll tell you, anytime you ever talk to him, that I've always told him that he could be the best defensive player in the league. Because I saw something in him that he didn't see in himself at one point. And it's the same thing with me, creatively. Michael believes that I'm one of the most creative people in the world…we just support each other, whatever our dreams. Like, whatever my brother's dreams are, they become my dreams. So, when he accomplishes his dreams, I feel a little fulfillment in myself too…I'm never envious. I'm super elated, if anything."
On His Legacy for His Daughter
Bennett: "I could leave a legacy behind that lives on forever and something that you can inherit. I can teach her how to create. I can't teach her how to play football. You know, football only lasts so long. That's not going to be my legacy, as who I am as a person – at least I hope not, because that I probably failed at life, if all I did is on the gridiron."
On Not Letting Football Define You
Bennett: "I've never been just an athlete. I've always been more than an athlete. I'm not a football player. That's just what I do. When football becomes who you are…if you live that life based on what you accomplish only on the field, then it's not always going to be great because you're not always going to be great every time on the field…they've got other people paid millions of dollars to come and replace you. Like, you start off - when I came into the NFL, I'm the lion. The guy in front of me, he's the gazelle. And every day he wakes up, he has to run. Every day, I have to run to chase him so I can eat. But now, I'm the gazelle. And all the younger cats are the lions."
Virtual Reality Series To Accompany Podcast:
Audiences Can Virtually Experience Annual Exclusive Forbes Under 30 Summit Featuring Some of the World's Leading Young Entrepreneurs
Accompanying the podcast is a virtual reality series available on YouTube's PodcastOne 360 channel. The series, produced in partnership by MandtVR and PodcastOne, features over an hour of immersive content with the world's biggest influencers. Ten, full-length experiences and twenty, short-form clips provide the rare opportunity to virtually attend the annual exclusive Forbes Under 30 Summit. With this activation, audiences can view the best of the conference on any smart phone in 360 degrees, or on virtual reality headsets.
About Forbes Media
Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia magazines, as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 94 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 38 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media's brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services, and technology license agreements.
PodcastOne, (www.PodcastOne.com) the nation's leading advertiser-supported podcast network, was founded by Norm Pattiz, founder of radio-giant Westwood One. The network currently hosts more than 200 of today's most popular podcasts, including Adam Carolla, Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Austin, Heather and Terry Dubrow, Dan Patrick, Barstool Sports, Laila Ali, Dr. Drew, Neil Strauss, Gabrielle Reece, Penn Jillette, Eddie Trunk, Ross Mathews, Rich Eisen, Chris Jericho, Jay Mohr, TheCHIVE, Malcolm McDowell, Chris Webber, Laura Ingraham, the Forbes on PodcastOne Network and more.
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