The Big Podcast With Shaq

Much bigger than sports, the show is fun, topical, and slightly irreverent. Shaquille O'Neal talks news, entertainment, controversy, and the crazy life of the Diesel himself. He and his sports sidekick, John Kincade never know who will show up to shoot the proverbial shh..uh, well, you know. To access the archive, go to PodcastOne.com.


  • Shaquille O'Neal and Taylor Rooks talk NBA and building careers, plus texts to the show and a round of Walmart or Waffle House on The Big Podcast with Shaq

    May 26 2020

    Shaq reflects on closing out our fifth year of the podcast as we get ready to celebrate our anniversary on June 1st. We talk about the infamous Shaq-vs-Hakeem one on one that never came to be, and jump into some nostalgic stories as we answer some great texts to the show. The incredible Taylor Rooks joins the show to talk about the second season of her Bleacher Report show "Take It There", and as a Georgia girl we get her to stick around for a round of Walmart or Waffle House! And on the eve of ...more

  • Shaq reflects on The Last Dance, talks sports and breaks news with Cari Champion and recaps the huge NBA Zoom call on The Big Podcast with Shaq

    May 21 2020

    Shaquille O'Neal seems to be doing well during life in quarantine, as we get caught up on the Last Dance as Shaq compares the story about Michael's "flu game" to the lie he made up about David Robinson. We're also joined by the incredible Cari Champion and after Shaq's proposal, Shaq seems to accidentally break the news that she's joining his family at Turner Sports! We get into Phil Jackson's recruitment to LA by Shaq, the huge NBA Zoom call where Shaq revealed how he once almost choked Pat Ril...more

  • Shaquille O'Neal says to scrap the shortened NBA season because it won't count like a regular championship and much more on The Big Podcast with Shaq

    May 14 2020

    Shaq kicks off the show with the question on everyone's mind... did Shaq really say to scrap the rest of the NBA season? He comes back by saying that a shortened season would not count toward a championship - like he thinks Time Duncan shouldn't get credit for 1999. He backs up his controversial argument and how he could never play in an empty arena, as the fans control the game as much as the players. We of course touch on The Last Dance since Shaq's 95 Magic team was featured as they knocked t...more

  • Shaq and Stephen Jackson talk about Draymond Green, the NBA's status and Jordan's dominance on The Big Podcast with Shaq

    May 07 2020

    Shaquille O'Neal opens the show with Stephen Jackson, as they get into Draymond Green's comments that he and Steph would destroy Shaq on the pick-and-roll, their hopes for the future of the NBA and classic memories from the old days of the NBA. Shaq also talks about The Last Dance - which of course Kincade has an issue with - and has to answer for his kids getting haircuts at the dinner table in the latest episode of Shaq Life. Plus hilarious audio from a prank-gone-wrong on Kincade, and Charles...more

  • Shaq and Frank Caliendo have a hilarious round table, Shaq's great conversation with DJ Carnage and the latest on the NBA on The Big Podcast with Shaq

    Apr 30 2020

    Shaquille O'Neal opens the show by talking about the NBA trying to find a way back, the status of the nation as states start to open up, The Last Dance and the 80's/90's Pistons actually created the character of "Shaq" by bringing that brand of rough basketball to the streets. We also have an incredible talk with the DJ that helped Shaq become DJ Diesel, as Carnage jumps in with the show and tells his incredible story. And the show goes off the rails when we're joined by the hilarious Frank Cali...more

  • Shaquille O'Neal and Todd Gurley talk about the Falcons and Todd's money due by LA, plus Shaq on Jordan's greatness and quarantine stories on The Big Podcast with Shaq

    Apr 22 2020

    Shaq opens the show this week by declaring Michael Jordan as the best to ever play, and strongly declares that no one else is even close regardless of the names being thrown out. We also talk to new Falcons running back Todd Gurley about why he chose the number 21 in spite of protests from Deion Sanders and what he's doing about his owed money in Los Angeles. And we get a great laugh at Frank Caliendo's hilarious Shaq impression during his call of viral videos. We cut it up in another round of "...more

  • Shaq talks to Jalen Hurts about the draft, his college career and more, plus his response to the JR Rider story and quarantine antics on The Big Podcast with Shaq

    Apr 15 2020

    Shaquille O'Neal opens the show this week by responding to the story JR Rider put out in the news... that Shaq offered him $10K to get into it with Kobe. Shaq waivers on his response, but definitely says he can't watch the Hall of Fame ceremony this year because it's too painful having just lost Kobe in January. We also talk to Oklahoma QB and soon to be NFL Draft pick Jalen Hurts about his college career, playing for Nick Saban, and what he expects at the next level. We also discuss the Rudy Go...more

  • Shaq talks to LSU quarterback and projected #1 pick Joe Burrow, plus weighs in on the Hall of Fame class and talks quarantine stories on The Big Podcast with Shaq

    Apr 08 2020

    Shaquille O'Neal is joined by fellow LSU alum and projected #1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Joe Burrow - and they discuss draft plans, life at LSU and Joe's journey ahead in the league. We also find out what hat Shaq was wearing on SportsCenter this week, and how Ray Allen challenged him to show off his hair now that it's not getting shaved. We also get the big man's thoughts on the NBA Hall of Fame class of Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and of course Kobe Bryant - and what is was like to compete aga...more

  • Shaq goes OFF about the Tiger King coverage, talks NBA with Hawks star Trae Young and jokes about the best quarantine stories of the week on The Big Podcast with Shaq

    Apr 02 2020

    Shaquille O'Neal opens the podcast this week with some STRONG words for those who are lumping him in with Joe Exotic from the Netflix show "Tiger King", and he is NOT happy with how he's being painted by people. He lightens the mood though as we joke about the videos and fun he's having with his kids and family during quarantine. We also catch up with one of the hottest young stars in the NBA, Trae Young from the Atlanta Hawks, who talks about his quarantine time and what his hopes are for the r...more

  • Shaq and Mark Cuban speculate about the return of the NBA, plus Shaq explains his relationship with the "Tiger King" and more on The Big Podcast with Shaq

    Mar 25 2020

    Shaquille O'Neal opens the show by talking about the wildly popular Netflix documentary "Tiger King" and the character named Exotic Joe - and how Shaq came to know him, and make a cameo in the show. We're also joined by the owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban, and he and Shaq speculate about the return of the NBA, Mark running for office in the future, whether he ever considered trade Dirk Nowitski, and the fallout from the current pandemic. We also joke about the fallout from No-bama prank...more

  • Shaq talks Coronavirus, his status with TNT and the NBA this week, and Kincade's Obama prank spins the show wildly out of control on The Big Podcast with Shaq

    Mar 20 2020

    It's been a rough week for everyone, and Shaq is finally able to check in with the crew from Orlando to give us some updates about how he's weathering the Coronavirus, his status at TNT and what he knows about the pending status of the NBA. John also promised to deliver Barack Obama to the show this week - and despite promising it was not a prank... of course it turned out to be a prank... which set Rob OFF and spun the show wildly out of control. Once we recover, it's the audio of the week, and...more

  • Shaq recaps some of the funniest sound clips of the year in the 2020 Borderline Playoffs, plus Detective Shaq investigates people defiling food

    Mar 09 2020

    We open the show this week with a John Kincade prank call, which of course was coerced by Shaq... and we also get Detective Shaq to investigate the guy who was drinking straight from the soup ladels at Whole Foods last week, and how that would be handled in public. And it's one of the biggest days of the year we kick off the 2020 Borderline Bracket, recapping and counting down the funniest clips of the entire year. And to break up the nonsense, we play a round of Kincade's Match Game 2020. Follo...more

  • Shaq talks about LeBron as an ambassador of the game, the coronavirus, his daughter's dunk and the national debate about Red Vines versus Twizzlers

    Mar 02 2020

    Shaquille O'Neal opens the show with an uncharacteristic rant about politics, namely the NFL player who made some controversial comments about the President this week. Shaq and John also launch into a heated debate about LeBron's ambassadorship of the league and how he's trying to lead younger players. We also get Shaq's raw emotions on people overseas who are intentionally spreading germs in the wake of the coronavirus. Plus we talk about Shaq's TNT stumble, his daughter Me'arah's dunk on a 10 ...more

  • Shaq reflects on the Kobe Tribute and talks about Zion's game, Shareef's future and Dwyane Wade's legacy

    Feb 25 2020

    Shaquille O'Neal is fresh off the Kobe Bryant tribute in Los Angeles, and reflects on the event and how he became involved with an invite from Vanessa Bryant. We also get to officially discuss Shareef's transfer to Shaq's Alma mater LSU. The crew is of course all over the NBA this week, talking about the Sixers, Zion's impact on the game (and why Shaq thinks he's NOT the next big man), Kevin Durant's comments on Shaq, Trae Young's Shaq-like accomplishment, and the awesome career of Dwyane Wade a...more

  • Shaq talks about the Kobe tribute in LA, answers a lot of questions in Dear Shaq and we build racial bridges in a round of "Why Do"

    Feb 18 2020

    Shaquille O'Neal talks a bit about the Kobe tribute in Los Angeles next week, and how he feels he needs to be there to pay tribute. That gets us right into "Dear Shaq", where we get Shaq's thoughts on making Kobe the new NBA logo, why he hasn't taken the advice of Bill Walton and the big man's favorite TV shows. We also attempt to build bridges (and have some laughs) with a new segment called "Why Do"... featuring questions from B-Dog and John about habits of the opposite race. Of course we get ...more

  • Shaq reflects on the weeks following the loss of Kobe, gets back to NBA business with Embiid and Simmons and laughs again on The Big Podcast with Shaq

    Feb 10 2020

    Shaquille O'Neal is trying to get back to normal, but admits he is still struggling with the loss of Kobe Bryant when he's home alone and sees so many posts on social media. He also speculates on the landing spot of his son Shareef, and says that he spoke to Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons at the Super Bowl and doesn't understand why they can't play together. And no one on the show seems to enjoy the new NBA All Star Game format. Of course we get Borderline, and we play a round of our favorite game ...more