Bill Bradley

12th March 2024

Bill Bradley has lived many lives. He’s a two-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and former U.S. Senator. He recounts all of this and more in his one-man show, Rolling Along: An American Story. Bill joins Bullseye to talk about his theatrical performance, his 2000 run for President of the United States, and so much more.

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For all of his 80 years, Bill Bradley has been driven by ambition. His ambition drove him to become a college basketball star, earning him an Olympic gold medal. He spent 10 years as a Hall-of-Fame forward for the New York Knicks, bringing the team their first ever NBA Championship in 1970, and again in 1973.

After he retired from basketball, Bill served for 18 years in the United States Senate, representing the state of New Jersey; and in 2000 was a Democratic candidate for President of the United States, challenging Vice President Al Gore for the nomination.

His defeat in 2000 marked his end in electoral politics but that didn’t stop Bill Bradley. He’s written seven New York Times bestselling books and hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM, celebrating the goodness of the American people. 

Bill’s most recent work is a solo theatrical show about his life, Rolling Along: An American Story. You can watch his one-man performance right now on Max. He joins us on Bullseye to talk about all of it and more.

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Bullseye is a celebration of the best of arts and culture in public radio form. Host Jesse Thorn sifts the wheat from the chaff to bring you in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary minds in our culture.

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