Ben & Woods On Demand - Big moments from the show, weekdays, 5AM - 9AM on 97.3 The Fan.
The Ben & Woods On Demand Podcast is an absolute joy to listen to. This show has some of the best chemistry between hosts that I have ever encountered, and their ability to make me laugh out loud is unparalleled. Whether they're discussing the latest sports news or sharing personal anecdotes, Ben, Woods, and Paul always keep me engaged and entertained. I look forward to tuning in every morning to not only stay informed about the sports scene back home in San Diego, but also to enjoy the obvious camaraderie and banter these guys have in spades. Here's hoping for many more years of listening pleasure!
One of the best aspects of The Ben & Woods On Demand Podcast is the perfect balance between analysis and laughter that Ben and Woods bring to every episode. They provide insightful commentary on sports topics while also infusing humor into their discussions. This dynamic keeps me informed and entertained, making it a great way to start my day.
Unfortunately, there is one issue that detracts from the overall enjoyment of this podcast - the lack of "foreplay" segments. As mentioned by another reviewer, these segments seem to be missing from recent episodes, which can leave listeners feeling shortchanged. The "foreplay" segments were a highlight for many listeners, as they provided a fun and light-hearted introduction to each episode. It would be greatly appreciated if these segments could be reinstated.
In conclusion, The Ben & Woods On Demand Podcast is a fantastic show that offers a perfect blend of sports analysis and entertainment value. The chemistry between hosts Ben, Woods, and Paul is undeniable and adds immense enjoyment to each episode. While there may be some room for improvement regarding segment formats, overall this podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking for a fun and informative sports show. Keep up the great work!
Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour talking about the conference championship games this weekend which starts tonight between Washington and Oregon, and the College Football Playoff implications that're on the line for everyone. Then at the bottom of the hour we get to The Reindl Report and Paulie's top headlines of the morning before we fire up the flubs and head into the weekend! Listen here!
Ben & Woods start the 8am hour with a fairly heated semantics debate that has been driving us absolutely insane. Then we talk about Juan Soto's future, whether or not he will be traded, and how the Padres must decide SOON if they're keeping him or trading him so that they can start addressing other needs on the roster. Listen here!
Ben & Woods kick off the 7am hour talking about an interesting move by the Milwaukee Brewers this week, where they signed their top prospect to an 8 year, $80 million deal before he's even played one game at the major league level. Is that something the Padres should consider with a player like Ethan Salas? Then at the bottom of the hour our pal Craig Elsten makes his weekly appearance on the show! Listen here!
Ben, Woods, and Paul are here for you on a Friday-Friday! We start the show with some foreplay which includes Woodsy discovering a TikTok video from 10 News featuring our beloved Ben Higgins?? Then we get a Daily Ditty from Paulie before we talk about Jeff Passan's latest on ESPN+ where he, along with everyone else in the national media, believes Juan Soto will be traded soon. But Fernando Tatis Jr said he wants Soto back in San Diego, so what will happen? Listen here!
Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour with The Reindl Report and Paulie's top stories of the day, including the newest Las Vegas residency at The Sphere! Then we get to our weekly Football Threesome segment and we spin the topic wheel a few times before we get out of here on a Thursday! Listen here!
Ben & Woods start the 8am hour with a little Throwback Thursday as we listen back to TWO hilarious moments from the show that happened one year ago! Then we learn more about San Diego State's new football coach Sean Lewis before we get back to some Padres talk and try to figure out what the Padres plan to do with Trent Grisham, and whether or not he could be on the move. Listen here!
Ben & Woods kick off the 7am hour talking about how it feels like we're all just waiting for the Padres to make a decision on whether or not they will trade Juan Soto before they make any other significant moves this offseason. Then we get to "Don't Do This" before we're joined by newly announced New York Yankees bench coach Brad Ausmus to catch up with him and hear about his new coaching gig! Listen here!
Ben, Woods, and Paul are here for you on a Thursday morning! We start with a little foreplay as Woodsy is feeling nice and refreshed after sleeping in wayyyy later than he normally does. Then we get to our Daily Ditty before we discuss Ryan Flaherty leaving the Padres to become the bench coach for the Chicago Cubs and work under Craig Counsell. Plus, while we were sleeping, former Padres pitcher Nick Martinez got a nice little payday after signing a 2 year contract with the Cincinnati Reds. Listen here!
Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour with The Reindl Report and Paulie's top stories of the day, including some big news regarding Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban! Then we react to some new reports on the Shohei Ohtani Sweepstakes before we revisit our conversation with Phillies pitcher Matt Strahm who joined the show early in our 6am hour and talked about pitching in the postseason, a great Bryce Harper story, and more! Listen here!
Ben & Woods start the 8am hour reacting to continued reports regarding Juan Soto, and trade talks between the Padres and the Yankees possibly starting to heat up. Then we go through our "Spotify Wrapped" lists that dropped this morning before we catch up with our pal Eno Sarris and pick his brain on the MLB Hot Stove ahead of next week's Winter Meetings and how active he thinks the Padres will be! Listen here!
Ben & Woods kick off the 7am hour talking about San Diego State football's hire of Colorado offensive coordinator Sean Lewis to be their next head coach. Then we get to "Don't Do This" before we read a terrific thread on social media yesterday from former MLB player Xavier Scruggs who gave great perspective on what it was like to play for Mike Shildt earlier in his career. Listen here!
Ben, Woods, and Paul are here for you on a Wednesday morning! We start the show with a little foreplay which involves a good amount of frozen food talk. Then we get our Daily Ditty from Ben and talk about the difficulties of gift-giving this time of year before we're joined by Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Matt Strahm who shares his perspective of pitching in a high leverage playoff moment! Listen here!
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and Tier 1 listener Matt Strahm joined Ben & Woods on Wednesday morning! Listen here as Matt reflects back on his season that ended in the NLCS, the nerves of pitching in the postseason, and MUCH more!
Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour by chatting with Kevin Charity from Madfriars who covers the Padres farm system and gives us a full offseason update on the minor league teams. Then we talk about “Giving Tuesday” before we get to The Reindl Report and Paulie's top stories of the morning, including news about a Spinal Tap sequel!? Listen here!
Ben & Woods start the 8am hour by talking with Tom Seidler, brother of the late Peter Seidler, about the San Diego Padres' plans to honor his brother in 2024 and beyond. Then we talk about the MLB Winter Meetings which begin next week in Nashville before Ben tells us about a new tic that he discovered he does quite often, that none of us had ever noticed? Listen here!
Tom Seidler, Padres Senior Vice President of Community & Military Affairs, joined Ben & Woods on Tuesday morning. Listen here as Tom talks about what kind of brother Peter was to him, the Padres plans to honor him with The Peter Seidler Legacy Fund, and MUCH more
Ben & Woods kick off the 7am hour talking about last night's AWFUL Monday Night Football game which ended in a 12-10 victory for the Chicago Bears. Then we get to "Don't Do This" before we discuss the Aztecs 20 point win over Point Loma last night as they improved to 6-1 on the young season. Listen here!
Ben, Woods, and Paul are here for you on a Tuesday morning! We start the show with some foreplay as the guys talk about a video of a Dallas Cowboys fan that captivated all of us due to the fact that he looks and acts EXACTLY like Woodsy! Then we get a Daily Ditty from Paul before we discuss an announcement made by the San Diego Padres yesterday about their plans to honor Peter Seidler before we talk about the latest on Juan Soto from Ken Rosenthal who REALLY appears to want the Padres to trade Soto. Listen here!
Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour with The Reindl Report and Paulie's top stories of the morning, including a WILD situation that unfolded on NFL Network's Redzone yesterday. Then we discuss some of the many Padres needs to be filled out on the roster this offseason before we spin the Topic Wheel and get out of here on a Monday! Listen here!
Ben & Woods start the 8am hour with Woodsy telling us all about the vacation dilemma he is dealing with, as Hannah and the boys want to travel to some snow next month when we're off for the holidays...and he wants none of it. Then at the bottom of the hour we open up the phone lines as we ask who SHOULD the Padres be targeting, as the roster still has quite a few spots that need to be addressed this offseason. Listen here!
Ben & Woods kick off the 7am hour talking about a wild weekend of NFL football, and another head coach fired this morning. Then we get to "Don't Do This" before we talk a little San Diego State as the Aztecs men's basketball team survived a 2nd straight late blown lead over a Pac 12 school. Listen here!
Ben, Woods, and Paul are here for you on a Monday morning! We start the show with a little foreplay as we recap our Thanksgiving weekends before we get a Daily Ditty and new theme for the week from Woodsy! Then we discuss some early news in baseball today, as quality starting pitchers continue to come off the board and we wait for the Padres, who definitely need pitching, to make some moves. Listen here!
Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour by bringing back our conversation with new Padres manager Mike Shildt, who joined the show EARLY around 6:20am this morning! Then we discuss some more dumb trade proposals from national media members before we wrap things up with The Reindl Report and Paulie's top headlines of the day before we head into the long Thanksgiving weekend! Listen here!
Ben & Woods start the 8am hour sharing what we are thankful for here on the show this year. Then, Woods went shopping yesterday in preparation for a Thanksgiving Taste Test for Ben in case he needs any food tomorrow while working his television job before we open the phones and hear from some Tier 1's before the Thanksgiving weekend, share some of our traditions, and more! Listen here!
Ben & Woods kick off the 7am hour continuing to talk about what we heard from new Padres manager MIke Shildt yesterday, including a quote from him about playing with "swagger and substance". Then we get to "Don't Do This" before we're joined by former Padres and Cardinals infielder Greg Garcia who played for Mike Shildt, and he tells us all about what Shildt brings as a manager. Listen here!
Ben, Woods, and Paul are here for you on a Wednesday morning! We start the show talking about our experiences down at Petco Park yesterday for the Mike Shildt introductory press conference before we get a Daily Ditty from Ben. Then, new Padres skipper Mike Shildt calls in to make his Ben & Woods debut, and we get to know him a little bit more! Listen here!
New Padres manager Mike Shildt joins Ben & Woods for the first time! Listen here as Mike talks about any nerves he had yesterday, what his first order of business is as the skipper, and we get to know him more when we talk about favorite Thanksgiving foods, his taste in music, and more!
Ben & Woods start the 8am hour with Woodsy sharing a heated debate that happened over at his house yesterday regarding a potential Thanksgiving dish to prepare for Thursday. Then Woods and Paul go on a silent protest until the Padres announce a new manager, and IT WORKS as just minutes later reports surface throughout baseball that the Padres plan to announce Mike Shildt as their new manager. Listen here!
Ben & Woods kick off the 7am hour talking some football as the Philadelphia Eagles came back to beat Kansas City last night on Monday Night Football. Then we get to "Don't Do This" before we talk about Shohei Ohtani and all of the different layers that will go into the decision-making process for teams hoping to win the Ohtani Sweepstakes this offseason. Listen here!
Ben & Woods start Tuesday's show with a little foreplay as they welcome Paulie back to the studio after his weekend in Denver, and it leads to an argument as Woodsy claims Colorado is known as "The Sunshine State"?? Then we get a Daily Ditty before we react to some audio of Padres managerial candidate Benji Gil who went on a podcast recently and discussed what getting the Padres job would mean to him. Listen here!
Ben and Woods roll on this Monday morning by looking back at last night's win for the San Diego State basketball team against Washington in overtime in the Continental Tire Main Event, Don't Do This and reaction to Jay Paris' comments about Peter Seidler and the 2023 Padres
Ben and Woods open a Monday show talking about Woodsy's emotional t-ball awards ceremony before looking into the Padres transactions from the weekend including a deep dive into the Scott Barlow-Enyel De Los Santos trade with the Cleveland Guardians
Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour with The Reindl Report and Paulie's top stories of the morning, including a very bizarre announcement from Snoop Dogg? Then at the bottom of the hour we're joined by Casey Pratt from ABC 7 Bay Area who will give us the latest on his Oakland A's and their impending move to Las Vegas that was unanimously approved by MLB owners on Thursday. Listen here!
Ben & Woods start the 8am hour by trying to figure out who poisoned Woodsy at "Manager's Breakfast" yesterday! Then for the rest of the hour we open up the phone lines for some "Spiritual Mouthwash" as we ask for the Tier 1's to call in, and let us know about something GOOD happening in their life so that we can all have some good vibes heading into the weekend after a long, tough week for the city of San Diego. Listen here!
Ben & Woods kick off the 7am hour congratulating Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna Jr on their MVP awards that were announced yesterday. Then we get to "Don't Do This" as we discuss the news everybody in sports media was discussing yesterday with Charissa Thompson and comments she made on a Barstool Sports podcast before we talk a little football, and the controversy that happened last night during the Bengals / Ravens game. Listen here!
Ben, Woods, and Paul are here for you on a Friday morning! We start the show with a little foreplay as Woodsy IS in fact back in studio after leaving early yesterday with a stomach bug. Then we get to our Daily Ditty before we discuss the news from yesterday that Peter Seidler's longtime business partner Eric Kutsenda has been appointed the "control person" for the Padres. Who is he? And at the bottom of the hour, our pal Craig Elsten makes his weekly appearance an hour earlier than normal. Listen here!
Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour with The Reindl Report and Paulie's top stories of the morning, including an odd superstition of Patrick Mahomes. Then we get to our weekly Football Threesome segment before we open up the phone lines and spin the Tier 1 Topic Wheel and get out of here for a Thursday. Listen here!
Ben & Woods start the 8am hour by enjoying some breakfast made for us by the managers here at Audacy, and we revisit a clip from a few years back for our Throwback Thursday segment. Then we discuss some depth additions the Padres made yesterday before we continue to talk about Blake Snell winning the 2023 NL Cy Young award and try to determine where he might end up in free agency this offseason. Listen here!
Ben & Woods kick off the 7am hour continuing to talk about Blake Snell's Cy Young season, and we play a clip from Snell last night where he talks about Peter Seidler. Then we get to "Don't Do This" before we take some more calls from listeners who did not get a chance to share about Peter Seidler yesterday morning, and we discuss the reports that Major League Baseball is considering making adjustments to their pitch clock rules that debuted last season. Listen here!
Ben, Woods, and Paul are here for you on a Thursday! We start the show with some gratitude as we reflect on yesterday's therapeutic show and thank all of our listeners and everyone who called in. Then we get a Daily Ditty from Ben before we react to some breaking news in baseball that the A's move to Las Vegas was unanimously approved by MLB owners. And we congratulate Blake Snell on his 2nd Cy Young award that he received last night! Listen here!
Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour by continuing to take as many calls as we can from Padres fans this morning as we reflect and celebrate the life of Padres owner Peter Seidler who passed away Tuesday at the age of 63. Thank you for listening
Ben & Woods start the 8am hour with our tribute to Peter Seidler that we opened the show with, and we bring back our all-time favorite clip of Peter that dates back to October of 2022 after his Padres eliminated the dodgers in the NLDS. Then at the bottom of the hour, Bernie Wilson of The Associated Press joins the show to share some memories of Peter Seidler after he wrote a beautiful obituary yesterday following the news of Peter's passing. Listen here
Ben & Woods spend the 7am hour continuing to share stories about Peter Seidler, we open up the phone lines to hear from Padres fans who are grieving the loss of Peter, and we play some clips from Padres broadcaster Jesse Agler who joined Gwynn and Chris on Tuesday afternoon to share what it was like to have Peter as his employer. Listen here
Padres super-fan Major Garrett (CBS News) joined Ben & Woods on Wednesday morning to reflect on the life of his friend Peter Seidler, share some stories of his experiences with Peter, and celebrate his legacy that will live on in San Diego for generations. Listen here
Ben, Woods, and Paul are here on a somber Wednesday morning as we reflect on the life of Padres owner Peter Seidler, who passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 63. Listen in as we celebrate Peter's legacy, share some stories, and at the bottom of the hour our friend Major Garrett calls in to pay his respects to the great Peter Seidler.
Ben & Paul kick off the 9am hour by talking with College Football insider Bruce Feldman and getting his thoughts on what direction San Diego State must go with their upcoming head coach hiring once Brady Hoke retires, and who can make the football program relevant. Then we discuss Benji Gil DELETING his Instagram story that we discussed in the 8am hour before we get to The Reindl Report where Paulie actually has a couple of updates from our Don't Do This segment earlier in the morning. Listen here!
Ben & Paul start the 8am hour talking about a post made by Padres managerial candidate Benji Gil on his Instagram story Tuesday morning that had "#LFGSD" in it, with brown and gold hearts. What does it all mean?? Then we discuss some new Padres tidbits from Jeff Passan who says the Padres could be looking to move relief pitcher Scott Barlow, which doesn't make any sense to us. Plus, has Jim Harbaugh lost his mind? The audio we found makes us think so. Listen here!