Episode 26: Matthew McConaughey (featuring A’ja Wilson)
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It's another double dose of star power on this week's 'Old Man and the Three'. First, JJ and Tommy welcome in Oscar winning actor Matthew McConaughey to discuss his new book "Greenlights", as well as his "Give Thanks" campaign with Wild Turkey, career highlights and lowlights, making friends with mountain lions, and much more. Then, to cap things off, WNBA superstar and reigning MVP A'ja Wilson joins the program to talk about WNBA news, current and past coaches Bill Laimbeer and Dawn Staley, her foundation for Dyslexia, and the TOP 5/Draft. 


RUNDOWN 

Matthew McConaughey

  • Explains the "With Thanks" Wild Turkey campaign
  • Talks about his new book
  • Discusses a moment in rehearsals that changed his professional life
  • On understanding the process of acting and what makes a take successful
  • Retells a story about taking Peyote in Mexico and sitting with a mountain lion. 
  • Where does his curiosity in life come from
  • Is there a time where he exceeded his dreams and expectations
  • How his journal has played such an integral part in his life - through good and bad
  • JJ brings up one of MM's not so known films Reign of Fire
  • How prevalent are existential crisis' in Hollywood
  • Who has he worked with that he felt just really had it all together
  • There's no secret sauce to acting, sports, etc. It's preparation and the basics
  • On getting fully into character and having cast-mates do the same
  • Breaking down Interstellar and it's impact​


A'ja Wilson

  • ​What her offseason plan is looking like and what she is expecting for next year
  • Was the game different for her in the bubble
  • On the current conditions and how next season will be effected
  • Putting the WNBA MVP award in context within her career achievements
  • What impact did being benched in her freshman year have on her career
  • On the level of trust between her and SC Coach Dawn Staley
  • What is Bill Laimbeer like as a coach
  • Does the social justice movement help ratings in the WNBA as well as awareness​
  • The importance of having the top players lead the movement by example
  • Discusses her foundation for Dyslexia https://www.ajawilsonfoundation.org
  • TOP 5/Draft

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