Top Athlete Reddit IAmA's The latest Athlete IAmA's collected from Reddit AthleteI am Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer involved in the Ryan Lochte Rio gas station scandal. Ask me anything I came to America at 22 with nothing - lived in the back of my van - and pitched my way into HSN with zero experience. Since then, I’ve sold more than a billion in products, had my own show on Discovery Channel, and started a successful production company.

Now, I’ve written a book that teaches others how they can learn to pitch, so you can take control of your life and find success like I did.

Ask me anything about:

*my life’s journey *working with Billy Mays *what really happens behind the scenes of infomercials *having my own TV show *running a production company *Anything pitching! Like how mastering the skill of the pitch can change your life. *Anything at all! This is an AMA!

Buy my book here:

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EDIT: Thanks so much for all your questions! I've gotta run to a shoot, but I'll get back on later to answer some more. You guys rock.

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
[AMA Request] Michael Kramer and Kate Reading (The married VO artists who work with Brandon Sanderson) That's all the time I have for today. Thanks everyone!

I’m a 5 time Grammy-nominated guitarist with six #1 blues albums to my name along with a string of #1 mainstream rock singles and numerous awards. My new album Lay It On Down just came out last week - buy it at Amazon - and I’ll be on tour throughout the summer/fall.


Sun, 06 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteI am Minda Dentler, a polio survivor and the first female wheelchair athlete to complete the Ironman World Championship. I’m working to end polio. AMA! On June 12, Rotary and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced an extension and increase of their financial commitment in an effort to eradicate polio worldwide once and for all. Additionally, 16 governments and several organizations have just pledged $1.2B to eradicate polio. Rotary has already contributed over 1.6 billion U.S. dollars and hundreds of thousands of hours of volunteer time to the eradication of polio. When we succeed in eradicating polio, it would become only the second disease to be eradicated by vaccines, the other being smallpox.

Personally, I have known Dr. Salk, creator of the inactivated polio vaccine, and Dr. Sabin, creator of the oral polio vaccine through my work at the National Institutes of Health. In 1979 the last case of endemic polio was reported in the U.S. I, along with Rotary International president, Clem Renouf, brought to Rotary the idea to make it our chief goal to eradicate polio worldwide. For the last 11 years, I have been carrying on the visions of Drs. Salk and Sabin as the vice-chairman of Rotary International’s PolioPlus program, which helps oversee Rotary’s polio vaccination efforts worldwide.


In 1916, polio was an epidemic in the United States with over 27,000 cases and 6,000 deaths. Following the availability of Dr. Salk’s inactivated vaccine in 1955 and Dr. Sabin’s oral polio vaccine in 1962, polio began to decline in developed countries where they were used. That decline began to accelerate as groups such as Rotary International began to champion the issue in the early 1980s.

Today, polio is nearly eradicated globally, as we’ve seen a 99.9% reduction – from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to just 6 reported cases so far in 2017. Polio is virtually eradicated, but there is still so much more to do. If we don’t continue to vaccinate, we could see 200,000 new cases every year – giving polio an unprecedented resurgence.


EDIT: Thanks very much for all of your questions today. I enjoyed the conversation. For more information, please visit:

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteI am Patti Catalano Dillon, a Native American and a former World and American record holder for long distance road racing, and a pioneer for women's athletics. AMA. Hi Reddit, I’m excited to be hosting my first AMA live from E3 2017.

I’ve been working in video games for the last 31 years, and I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the most talented people in the industry. Not only are video games the fastest growing form of entertainment, they’re beloved by communities of players around the world and we believe that they can enrich peoples’ lives.

Beyond games I’m passionate about new technology, new methods of managing creative talent and new types of transportation… and chocolate!

Yesterday we held our annual E3 conference where we announced what I think is one of our strongest lineups of games in recent years. If you haven’t seen it yet, I won’t spoil it for you, watch it here >>

Edit 1 - I'll start answering questions at 10:30am PT keep them coming!

Edit 2 - Thanks so much for your questions, I really enjoyed hearing from you all, unfortunately that is all the time I have for today. I hope we can do this again soon!

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party Dr. Hynek spent some 20 years debunking UFO reports for the Air Force, until he realized that there was something real going on, and that UFOs were worthy of serious scientific study. I’ve spent the past five years researching Dr. Hynek’s dual careers as a prominent astronomer and pioneer in celestial imaging and as a world-renowned UFO researcher, and have come to share his beliefs that the UFO phenomenon represents a new aspect of reality, and needs to be studied.


Wed, 14 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
PoliticsIamA Jared Polis, Member of Congress, announcing my candidacy for CO Governor on Reddit! AMA! My short bio: My name is Michael Eckert, Sgt USMC. IG @Michaeleckert_fit

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteI am Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and I have dedicated my life to CrossFit. AMA! We will be departing from Brussels, Belgium on July 1st as a part of the Mongolia Charity Rally, and we will be driving 11,226 miles to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia all in the pursuit of delivering an ambulance to be used in rural Mongolia’s fledgling healthcare system. We purchased an Ambulance last week, and had it inspected by a mechanic. Besides a few minor issues, she’s almost prepped for the journey. Our tentative route is below. It currently takes us through 23 countries where 20 languages are spoken, and 16 different currencies are used. If you have any suggestions for places to go, things to pack, skills to learn, please let us know. Otherwise, ask away!

Ambulance Pics:

Map Link:



Edit: Sorry for the slow responses, the new puppy required some attention

Edit 2: Thanks for all the support guys. We'll try to answer the questions as soon as possible. I honestly didn't even think we would make it off the "new" page. I added the donation page for those who are interested.

Edit 3: Here is our playlist. Add some songs if you like!

Edit 4: Due to numerous questions/comments, all donations and contributions we have received are going to a cash donation for the charity and towards the purchase price of the vehicle. All other expenses are coming out of our pockets.

Edit 5: Sorry guys, but it is getting pretty late here, and I've been at it for over 12 hours. I'll answer some more in the morning. Thanks for all the support!

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteI'm NASCAR driver Matthew DiBenedetto. AMA My short bio: I am riding the favorite, Classic Empire, in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6, at Churchill Downs. Since starting my riding career in 2005 after coming to the U.S. from France, I have won more than 2,300 races and $139-million in purses but never the Kentucky Derby. I will answer questions at noon ET (9a PT) on Tuesday, May 2!

My Proof:

Tue, 09 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherIamA Still Ken Bone, the guy in the red sweater. AMA! My short bio: Hello!

Some redditors suggested that I should do an AMA about becoming a smith, so here it is! If you'd like to know how to start that kind of a business, just shoot me a question and I'll answer!

About me: I was born in a tiny hamlet in the woods of Poland. My stepfather was the village blacksmith and I learned by observing him. When I was 15, I left the village and went to the nearest city to seek a better life. I found work as a helper at various smithing shops and finished my high school, then the university. Faced with little job opportunities beyond McDonald's, I decided to start a swordmaking operation of my own.

My company, AudentiaGuild, makes highly embellished swords, armour and other metalwork.

I'm 26 now. Took me some time getting there!

I also teach sword moves on YouTube - some of you might know me as The Sword's Path. My background as a fencer is mainly in HEMA, but I also trained kendo, kenjutsu and sport fencing.

Here's one of my previous posts, if you'd like to see my crafts!

My Proof:

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteI am Nadia Kean, AKA Smarty Pants, a skater for USA roller derby. AMA! My short bio:

My name is Matt Cameron. I think about, write about, and practice immigration law nearly seven days a week. I have been a licensed attorney for twelve years as of September, and the managing partner of a three-attorney law office in the Boston area for the past seven years with a special focus on deportation defense and mitigating the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. I teach "Immigration and Urban America" at Northeastern University's School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, am a member of the board of the Student Immigrant Movement, and regularly contribute background and commentary to local, state, national, and international media on American immigration matters.

I am here for you to AMA because there is probably no other major public policy issue in the U.S. with such a massive gap between the realities of the current policies and what Americans seem to believe the policies actually are. While the other big issues du jour like healthcare and climate change usually touch on things that we all have to live with, immigration is not an issue that most U.S. citizens ever have to personally confront in their own lives. (This, among many other things, might explain why we just elected a man who ran on the ugliest and most determinedly nativist platform in a century or more of American history while willfully failing to inform himself as to the system that we actually have.)

I thought an AMA might be one easy thing that I could do right now to do my part to fill the gap. For as long as I have been studying this issue, I have always seen people ask counterfactual questions like "why don't they just get in line?" or "why can't you fill out the forms like everyone else?" or "what part of legal immigration don't you understand?", and I thought this might be a good way to provide concise, factual answers to these counterfactual inquiries that could be useful to anyone who is genuinely trying to understand this stuff as well as to gain the benefit of the experience of discussing all of this with people beyond my immediate and extended social circles. (And to be clear: any and all of those three questions are absolutely welcome for further discussion, as are any others at all so long as they are made in good faith. Trolls will starve.)

I will keep my answers as objective and factually-grounded as possible, but full disclosure: I do have a strong pro-immigration (and pro-immigrant) bias, and am well past the point where I can study or work within the American immigration system without recognizing that it is foremost a function of centuries of historic racism and colonialism. So I won't pretend that I don't have my own ideological approach to this... but I also truly believe that immigration should be a non-partisan issue, and one which deserves an adult, open-minded dialectic.

I WILL NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE OR ANYTHING THAT LOOKS LIKE LEGAL ADVICE here, so please no questions requesting a complete review of possible options once your H1B has expired or if your arrest record could cause current or future immigration problems or if you have all of the right supporting documents for your marriage visa or whatever. I am more than happy to answer those questions--on the phone or in person--for money.

My Proof:

1) My MA ID and bar card:

2) My FB page, in which most of my public posts are about immigration issues:

3) Twitter: @matt_cam

4) A recent piece in The Baffler on the realities of the American deportation machine:

5) Boston Globe story on three of my cases this week:

6) Interview this morning on Democracy Now:

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteI’m Mikaela Shiffrin - US Alpine Ski Racer, 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist with an eye on The Winter Olympics in 2018. Ask me Anything! Edit: Thanks for all the questions and congratulations guys! My time is up for the day but I love hearing what you have to say! :)

Hello! I’m Mikaela Shiffrin - 22 year old from Vail, CO. US Alpine Ski Racer, 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist with an eye on The Winter Olympics in 2018. You can follow me on Instagram at, read more about Team USA athletes at and learn more the Winter Olympics at I’m ready for you to Ask me Anything!


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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteIamA Lucha Underground Wrestler Marty The Moth - Martin Casaus AMA! I am a federal budget analyst. My focus is macro fiscal policy, including the main drivers of spending and revenue, deficits, and debt. I am happy to talk about the Trump skinny budget, and I am happy to talk about the American Health Care Act, though I'm not a health policy expert. The opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect those of my place of employment.

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteIAmA Special Olympics Athlete ask me anything Hey guys - happy to be here for an AMA today at 2:15pm PT / 5:15pm ET. T2 Trainspotting opens in the US March 17th.

Thank you guys so much for a great AMA. A lot of great questions. Go see T2 TRAINSPOTTING in the US beginning next Friday, March 17th!

Get tickets for T2 TRAINSPOTTING here -

Watch the trailer here -

Follow me on Twitter - @mcgregor_ewan


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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteIamA Kulbila Agyarko African Bodybuilder AMA! A clip from "Alive Inside" of Old Man in Nursing Home Reacts to Hearing Music from his Era first went viral on Reddit!

"Brian's Songs" is a story of Love, Friendship, Music and ALS

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Fri, 27 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteIAmA Pakistani ultra-marathon athlete competing in the toughest footrace in the world! I'm Kate and my husband Doug and I bought a farm in the Kona Coffee belt in Feb. 2013. We planted our 8 acre coffee orchard and have now been farming coffee for 4 years. We originally are from Chicago where I was a lawyer and he was a proprietary futures trader.

My farm is Sunshower Farms and our website is

*My Proof *

Edit - In response to requests for a coupon code you can use the code "reddit" to take 15% off your order and "ship100" for free shipping if you spend over $100.

Edit - okay this has been really fun but I need to detach from my phone/laptop for a bit. If you have more questions just add them and I will try to get to every question in the next couple days. I will also keep the coupon code up until 1/31 at 11:59PM HST.

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT