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Cleveland's best sports talk and entertainment you'll find on the dial. Hosted by Mike James, The Defend Cleveland Show has proudly filled the airwaves of northeast Ohio on 91.1-FM WRUW every Monday morning for 8 years and counting, and now it's finally available as a podcast!

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    Episode 197 - When Sports Clearly Shouldn't Be Compared To Art

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 242:33

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments for this episode were recorded live on October 9th (Day 282 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on October 11th (Day 284 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – And after an epic game where the Browns came up short on the road against a really good Chargers team, somehow Stefanski is now the bad guy? Maybe he just needs a national insurance ad campaign too to help his image around here Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:30:00) That sure wasn't too smart of Baker Mayfield to tell the whole world he's playing hurt, and we're so glad none of the sport chatter-heads would shut up about it The 3 best reasons to root for the Tampa Bay Rays... (sorry, we recorded this segment before the dreaded Red Sox ending up winning the series, which also means now we have nothing to root for left in the postseason -- ugh)  Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Teaching an astronaut how to survive in the vacuum of space sure seems like a lot harder job than talking about grown men playing a kids game (begins around 1:29:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Speech Impediment” (begins around 1:45:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:51:00) After almost two years, finally going out and having it feel really good, even though we drank WAY too much MLB Playoffs on the MLB Network went about as 82 year old and white as you'd expect it to go Urban Meyer is failing in the most spectacular historical fashion each and every week, and it's his on-brand arrogance and ego that's doing most the damage, too (12 more losses and counting until infamy). And remembering way back 2 years ago when Urban was somehow (supposedly) co-teaching a class on "Leadership and Character" at OSU Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:47:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:05) Some of the difference between the platform of Dave Chappelle as an artist and Kyrie Irving as a basketball player Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from Myriam Gendron "Ma délire - Songs of love, lost & found" available via Feeding Tube Records The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 196 - People Always Gonna Be Greedy, It's Some Of What We Do Best

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 228:23

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments for this episode were recorded live on October 3rd (Day 276 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on October 5th (Day 278 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The blown whistle on Facebook, how it happened, why it happened, and why we should never trust the extraordinarily rich to ever do the right thing whenever making more money is the other option Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:22:00) Due to the gift shop witches curse our time machine malfunctioned and we got to watch the Browns beat Minnesota before we recorded, i.e., Browns Week 4 review time! Baker Mayfield is relatively the same QB as Kirk Cousins in so many ways except he's not an anti-vaxxer and he's generally more likeable (and we say this because it's accurate and not because we hatin') The day regular season baseball was more important on a Sunday than the NFL Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The Idles band wrote a very cool song called "The Beachland Ballroom", and here's the inside story behind the track (begins around 1:19:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Three Hard No's” (begins around 1:31:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:37:00) The most popular Halloween candy in 2021 for each state is... Urban Meyer is a train wreck that keeps careening off the rails in new unexpected and exciting ways each and every week  A reminder that Kyrie and Bradley Beal aren't the only guys in the NBA who haven't received the vaccine, and how it's not right for a couple of black men to be receiving all the attention when there's at least 45 other players around the league who are just as irresponsible and selfish Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:38:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:02) A gentle farewell to Country Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the lead single "The Beachland Ballroom" from Idles' upcoming new album CRAWLER due out November 12th on Partisan Records The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 195 - A Coven Of Outer-Rim Gift Shop Witches Have Cursed This Show... Possibly?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 234:44

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments for this episode were recorded live on September 25th (Day 261 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on September 27th (Day 264 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Remembering that the last two weeks when we thought the Browns defense might not be very good. Turns out that was either premature or the Bears have the worst offensive line in the league. And three weeks in and so far so good in the hopes of Urban Meyer going 0-17 in his first season as an NFL coach Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:21:00) With the Cavs season set to begin Kevin Love responds to Jerry Colangelo for throwing him under the bus (and we respond to Kevin Love's response) The great unvaccinated NBA players and what it means if they play in SF or NY, i.e., Andrew Wiggins and Kyrie Irving (aka Dumb and Dumbest) are about to have to make a 15 million dollar decision that should have already made Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – And now this show has been cursed by a coven of outer-rim gift shop witches, because of it is... maybe (begins around 1:19:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “Family Heirloom” (begins around 1:32:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:36:00) What if the Cleveland Baseball Team had kept all its best players they've lost the last two years, and asking how much different this year could have been Learning another way in which billionaires don't have to pay for things like everyone else, and doing the very simple math of how becoming a billionaire just doesn't add up in the first place (unless of course you are the creators of South Park) The worst rated fast food brands in every country Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:34:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:00) Discussing the 218 categories in Scene Magazine's "Readers Best Of Cleveland" list for 2021, where it's right, where it's wrong, and witches Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the 30th Anniversary edition of the Pixies "Trompe Le Monde" The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 194 - Goats Are Scary As Hell And Why Would Anyone Want To Pet The Damned Things

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 240:12


    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments for this episode were recorded live on September 18th (Day 261 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on September 21st (Day 264 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – How long do we have to be patient with this Browns defense before we find out if it's actually any good or not? And the month old lawsuit filed against Omar Vizquel that no one seems to be paying any attention to that's far more frightening and horrifying than most anything you would ever imagine Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:20:00) Talking QB tiers in the NFL and why Baker is in tier 3, which is not just our opinion, it's also the opinion of 50 current NFL coaches and scouts (according to The Athletic) Rooting for Urban Meyer to fail is befitting the monster he has proven himself to be time and time again If there's no justice, just empty words and promises for the greatest gymnasts this country has ever proved, can we ever expect justice for any other women who are victims of sexual assault and violence? Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Dumb people going to dumb, no matter what (begins around 1:18:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “Cleveland's Angriest Door Guy” (begins around 1:33:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:41:00) The digital Van Gogh is to the art world what planetarium laser light shows are to seeing Pink Floyd live in concert Definitively proving that we are living in the worst decade for music while ranking each era from the 60's to present day Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:41:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:03) The new 30 For 30 documentary "Once Upon A Time In The Queens" is fantastic, and not just because of how great and unique the '86 Mets were Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the album "Structure" by Water From Your Eyes The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.


    Episode 193 - Wondering If Baker Mayfield Would Be A Better QB If His Name Was Dick Bush?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 248:27

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments for this episode were recorded live on September 11th (Day 254 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on September 14th (Day 257 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Browns lose to KC, time for Week 1's React/Overreact, and wondering if Baker Mayfield would be a better QB if his name was Dick Bush Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:24:00) This show's weekly time travelling is going to suck during football season, at least for the terrestrials Don't ever forget College Football is (still) evil Thinking about the upcoming Browns and what season we should expect, and being concerned about injuries early in the year and why Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The 40th MTV VMA Show depicted, quite vividly and definitely, that we're living in the worst era of pop music ever (begins around 1:19:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “Go Long” (begins around 1:40:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:50:00) Michael admits he's lied about something, and then admits to drinking and enjoying Miller Lite, and we're not sure which is worse Going to a Cleveland Baseball Team game this late in a down year means cheap tickets and beautiful weather, but you still can't predict who you'll end up sitting behind Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:47:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:11) Explaining how Mollie's Weekly Reports help us all better navigate social situations and casual conversations  Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the newest full length from the band Low, "HEY WHAT" The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 192 - The Conspirituality Rabbit Hole

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 253:20

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: Scheduling Note: We will be off for a week and won't be back in the Then/Now Defend Cleveland time machine studio to record Episode 193 until September 6th (Day 249 of 2021). Thank you for your support, talk to you again soon~ All terrestrial segments for this episode were recorded live on August 21st (Day 233 of 2021), and all podcast segments were (also) recorded live on August 21st (Day 233 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:28:00) Chub Crunch has officially hit the shelves... And of course people are freaking out over it MLB's newest idea of what to do with the revenue split is dead on arrival, non-starter, and it's looking more and more like there is going to be a lockout beginning December 1st Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Go or listen to the Ohio City Stages show on Wednesday, August 25th, because last week's was amazing and this week's is the last one! (begins around 1:27:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “Bologna Summer” (begins around 1:47:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:53:00) The pandemic hot potato has been passed all the way down to local venues and they did the only thing they could do, which of course pissed off everyone who's put us all in this situation in the first place The road to Wellness has turned into a path towards QAnon These QAnon ideas sure sound an awful lot like the same things the Nazi's were really into Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:49:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:15) The states who voted for Trump and have Republican governors are the far worse places to be for Covid cases, hospitalization, deaths, and low vaccine rates, because of course they are Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the Superior Viaduct early 80's reissue of the self-titled full length (and only full length release ever) from the band Suburban Lawns The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 191 - Hooray... Go On With Your Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 223:35

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on August 14th (Day 226 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on August 16th (Day 228 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The relative ho-hum, business as usual, nothing to see here preseason football is officially under way, and it's been another welcome sign that your Cleveland Browns are indeed a good team about to have another good season #FullBlownBrownsFeverInEffect Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:15:00) Removing 2020 from existence so we can deal with 2021... Hooray, go on with your day. Learning that there are still upwards of 3 million children attending school in districts all around the country who still have a schools with a native themed mascot and/or name, and also learning about the National Congress Of American Indians and how they've been tracking these schools in hopes of getting them to change their ways for a couple decades now and counting Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Ever have a jazz legend sing happy birthday to your grandma at a sold out show before? (begins around 1:12:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “Hearing Impaired” (begins around 1:29:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:34:00) If you write a story of fan fiction that's made into a popular sports fantasy drama... then some three decades later it will become a real thing somehow and end up the most watch regular season baseball game in almost 20 years Just when you think it's absolutely impossible that anyone could become a billionaire while maintaining their integrity and moral compass, the impossible has happened Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:30:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:48) The beauties of DMT Week 19 (or is it 20... or who really cares?) of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities  Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from the band Clibbus "Horsesatelite" The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 190 - Rooting For The Athletes But Finding It Difficult To Cheer For Our Flag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 252:28

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on August 7th (Day 219 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on August 10th (Day 222 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Who knew shouting "Dinger!" at a purple polkadotted dinosaur mascot could sound so much like something else altogether? Meanwhile, the reports of who MLB is considering as a possible broadcast sponsor really couldn't be much worse. Especially since this is the same League with a supposed "zero tolerance" policy towards racism and sexism Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:23:00) With Browns Fever at a fevered pitch... Chubb signs a deal that heavily reeks of being overly "team friendly, i.e., when a top tier pro athlete works at a discount even though the billionaire owners never are made to take less Speaking of B.A.B.s, Paul Dolan is again making headlines for acting broke, this time to get a new stadium lease along with hundreds of millions of extra taxpayer money, which the family will turn into even greater profits. Isn't the American billionaire controlled and monopolized system just the best? Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Did the show Ted Lasso just trivialize black protests in professional sports? Spoiler Alert: Yeah, it kind of did (begins around 1:22:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “Night Shift” (begins around 1:44:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:51:00) Our broken, polarized country and all the idiocy, racism, white nationalism, religious and political greed and corruption that's ripping everything truly great about this nation all apart, even during the time of the Olympics, makes it incredibly hard to root for our country. And that really, really sucks Just when you think we can't talk anymore about racism this episode, we present to you the history of (ball) golf and the PGA Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:53:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:18) Larder Delicatessen and Bakery has a long running, prepubescent grade dick joke postings on its social media account, and it's really a shame that's how this James Beard recognized and absolutely world class deli chooses to showcase itself, time and time again Week 18 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities (Go Guardians!) Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the 1992 New Zealand post-punk masterpiece by Dadamah "This Is Not A Dream" The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 189 - Sick Of All These F'n B.A.B.s (Broke A$$ Billionaires)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 242:26

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on July 31st (Day 212 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on August 2nd (Day 214 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – How is it that the most dominant force for the USA Olympic athletes the last 3 decades is something that gets next to no attention at all? (Hint: The answer might be systemic racism) Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:23:00) One week into the Guardians existence and the team gives up on trying to win, meanwhile, the B.A.B. Dolan family is certainly to make a profit regardless Just because someone doesn't like the Guardians team name and thinks the logo and artwork is trash, doesn't necessarily mean they prefer the name "Indians" Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Answering (resoundingly) the age old of question of which is better, "ball" golf or disc golf? (begins around 1:21:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Science Project” (begins around 1:32:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:38:00) You should always get the full context if ever you want to fully understand something, or someone A long overdue apology Why going to the movies continues to suck right now, and it's not just because of the pandemic  Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:40:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:05)  Week 17 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities (Go Guardians!) Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the reissue Lipstick Killers "Strange Flash - Studio And Live '78-'81" The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 188 - Go Guardians!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 255:10


    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on July 24th (Day 205 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on July 26th (Day 207 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – A cranky 90 year old in the outer-rim and a Portage County Sheriff both react to the Cleveland Baseball Team's name change exactly on brand  Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:18:00) We finally have a baseball team name, go Guardians! Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Watching Woodstock '99: Peace, Love & Rage and realizing that angry nonsensical white male rage crowd from 20 years ago looks an awful lot like all the same angry, nonsensical white male rage going on now, except it's 20 years older (begins around 1:20:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Alias” (begins around 1:53:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:58:00) Yet more to discuss about the Cleveland Guardians new name Being sad and frustrated at the Rock Hall, and not just because Iron Maiden still isn't inducted Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:54:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:23)  Week 16 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities with Tom Hanks! Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album by Mega Bog 'Life, And Another' The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.


    Episode 187 - The Origin Of Memes Probably Isn't What You Think It Is, And Hoping There's Never An NBA Finals Game On A Saturday Night Ever Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 241:54

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on July 17th (Day 198 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on July 19th (Day 200 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – We were most likely right about the Bucks winning the NBA Finals, but looks like we were entirely wrong about Giannis being a false prophet (plus Mike learns how to shuck oysters and somehow he likes it more than actually oysters) Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:21:00) Hopefully this is the first and last time ever the NBA will schedule a Finals game on a Saturday Does not wanting to hate on Space Jam: A New Legacy mean that you can't watch it? Getting meme'd and then looking up the origin of memes to only find out that memes aren't really what we think of as memes at all, and that they've even made a meme out of that Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Don't ever taste or consume anything that's put in your fossil fuel burning, earth destroying, automobile (begins around 1:23:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “TV Party” (begins around 1:38:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:44:00) And now there's no hope at all Kevin Love will be traded, and it sucks for Cleveland as much as it does Kevin Love Ranking what's worse between 20 year old student activists, Notre Dame University, Chick-Fil-A, Lindsey Graham, and the Catholic Church Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:39:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:04)  Week 15 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities.  Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the debut 1988 hip-hop classic "Goin' Off" by Biz Markie.  This episode includes the playing of "Benny And The Jets" by Beastie Boys (featuring Biz Markie), this song was included without permission by the artists or label. R.I.P. Biz Markie The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 186 - Microdosing Pyschedelics (And Mollie Gets Her Shane)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 228:39

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on July 10th 26th (Day 191 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on July 12th (Day 193 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Of course the latest edition of the agony of defeat within sports ended in racism because the players were black Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:21:00) And now that Team USA also didn't include her on the relay team, we have an entirely different take on Sha'Carri Richardson from last week Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content –Microdosing: results of a one day study (begins around 1:19:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “Driver's Education” (begins around 1:29:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:33:00) There's microdosing and then there's that moment when you realized Dave Matthews Band is shit (and other true psychedelic stories) Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:30:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:53)  Week 14 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities.  Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the reissue of the 1974 Italian library music masterpiece 'Feelings' by Jay Richford & Gary Stevan The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 185 - Happy Freedom! Go! Boom!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 241:49

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on July 3rd 26th (Day 184 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on July 6th (Day 187 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Explaining what's really going on at ESPN, or at least what we can piece together of what's going on there Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:31:00) No we will not be ending our Defend Cleveland ban on supporting and watching NCAA sports (explaining what the NIL bill really means for big program sports)   Ohio representatives Jena Powell and Jean Schmidt and the (most recent) gross actions of Ohio's Republican Super Majority who represent only a tiny fraction of the state's nearly 12 million residents, but somehow they can do whatever they want Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Euro Cup and the NBA Finals given the Cleveland Baseball Team's recent losing ways, and there's really nothing else right now for CLE sports fans to root for (begins around 1:24:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “Little League Horrors” (begins around 1:35:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:42:00) The path to the Finals for the Suns given their opponents injuries has been, let's just say, very favorable Sha'Carri Richardson's failed drug test demonstrates just how far weed has yet to go in its acceptance across the world Trevor Bauer is a sociopath, and the story this week that really no one was surprised by Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:40:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:07)  Week 13 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities.  Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new Snapped Ankles album 'Forest Of Your Problems' The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 184 - Zero Love (Brought To You By Mayonnaise)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 238:49

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on June 26th (Day 177 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on June 28th (Day 179 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Stop the publicity stunts of blowing smoke up the ass of minority hires and hire one already (first female NBA head coach edition) Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:22:00) Welcome back to the world of seeing people you haven't seen in 18 months, and to drinking way too much in celebration The Sparks Brothers Ohio representatives Jena Powell and Jean Schmidt and the (most recent) gross actions of Ohio's Republican Super Majority who represent only a tiny fraction of the state's nearly 12 million residents, but somehow they can do whatever they want Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Michael does not have a "summer camp" imaginary girlfriend, no matter what you might think (begins around 1:21:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “Accident Prone” (begins around 1:35:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:40:00) MLB's Frisky Business Carl Nassib becomes the first active NFL player to reveal he's gay, but the first thing that made him stand out as different in the NFL wasn't his sexual orientation, it was his intellectual curiosity Kevin Love seems a perfect fit for this year's Team America  Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:34:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:00)  Week 12 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities.  Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from Sault "Nine" The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 183 - Rich American Irony, Hooray

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 234:12

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on June 19th (Day 170 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on June 21st (Day 172 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Happy Summer Solstice! Now stay in doors and watch some NBA Playoffs. And here we thought last year's bubble life was unique, this year is also shaping up to be unlike any other Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:23:00) Happy Juneteenth, now another national holiday that can't be taught in schools just like Columbus Day and Thanksgiving (Oh, the rich American Irony of it all) The return of fans also means the return of Schadenfreude, which is the best thing about fans being at games in the first place The Defend Cleveland word association game with the term, "warrior" James Karinchak throw ball hard, and he most likely shouldn't be counted on to understand much else Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Now they're telling us, because he's a "hero", Batman doesn't give oral sex?! (begins around 1:24:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “Local Legend” (begins around 1:35:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:42:00) Rediscovering just how great college radio is in Cleveland, and how it's the most remarkable aspect of the city that so very few of its residents are actually aware of Do you live in a real city if you can't buy a cigarette because no gas station is open at midnight on a Saturday night? The NFL is effectively outing anti-vaxxers with its new Covid-19 protocols for the upcoming mini-camp and preseason, and Cole Beasley is the first selfish idiot out the gate Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:37:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:57)  Week 11 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities.  Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the Gang Of Four "77-81" box set reissue on Matador The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 182 - Bring On The MLB Goo Cops!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 239:30

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on June 12th (Day 163 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on June 14th (Day 165 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Being inspired by what was once normal finally returning again, and counting all the ways in which injuries have plagued this NBA postseason Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:22:00) Barroco sets the bar in Lakewood (without even having one), and the band Ropa Vieja might be the best band to ever play a restaurant Browns fever is running high even in the middle of the offseason Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The Euro Championships are on which means for most casual fans in this country, you might actually be watching some soccer (begins around 1:22:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Breaks” (begins around 1:33:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:45:00) Here come the Goo Cops! As we state pretty much every week because the evidence keeps piling up, billionaire's not only suck they also don't play by the same rules everybody else has to, which makes them suck even more The NBA postseason and all the reasons why true NBA fans are tuning in Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:46:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:09)  Week 10 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities.  Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is newest album from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "Butterfly 3000" The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 181 - Yep, It's Sure Sounding Like The Cleveland Baseball Team Is Going To Choose A Terrible New Name (If They Ever Even Get Around To Doing It Instead Of Just Talking About It)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 251:37

    DC's Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on June 5th (Day 156 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on June 7th (Day 158 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Sad times when the best thing on a sports Sunday is a PPV boxing exhibition between 2 absolutely terrible and despicable human beings, and a soccer match that was tremendously awful in its play that also featured some of the worst fan behavior on the planet Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:28:00) No masks are great for all those who are vaccinated but there's still inconsistencies in the messaging The NBA doesn't need LeBron or the Warriors in the Playoffs with all the young blood showing off, and if you think it does then you're just not a fan of the NBA Noticing the differences between Australian broadcasts and USA broadcasts, and also noticing just how gross fans have been during the NBA playoffs so far Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Realizing without masks that you can see everyone's full face now, but maybe more importantly everyone can now see your full face. And two more very noticeable differences between Australian broadcasts and USA broadcasts (begins around 1:27:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon's ‘Best of Edition' Let Me Tell You A Story: “Collinwood SVU” (begins around 1:49:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:53:00) The Cleveland Baseball Team announces they have come up with 1,198 possible new names for the team, and that they have been asking a bunch of "local influencers" to help with the process... Yeah, talk about pure marketing BS, and we dissect it all thoroughly for you Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie's Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:48:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:15)  Week 9 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities.  Mollie's Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon's best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family'! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is Can's "Live In Stuttgart 1975" release The intro and outro to Lachlan's segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it's used with permission.

    Episode 180 - We're All Getting A Job At Cedar Point This Summer, And MLB's Problem With Sticky Balls!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 237:38

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on May 22nd (Day 142 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on May 24th (Day 144 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Contrary to fans of golf (who themselves also mostly suck), rooting for Phil "Mick the Dick' (aka FIGJAM) Mickelson is akin to rooting for the douchey villainous antagonists in every summer comedy film ever made Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:20:00) Now that Cedar Point has decided to actually pay it's seasonal help a fair wage... LET'S ALL GO WORK AT CEDAR POINT THIS SUMMER! Haslam Corp has a great idea to renovate our city that they will surely be the only ones to profit from, and being ready for them leveraging the Browns leaving in 2028 to get whatever and everything they want Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – This year's NBA Playoffs beginning with the play-in games is rounding out to be the best first round of the playoffs possibly ever (begins around 1:17:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Bathroom Of Horrors” (begins around 1:31:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:38:00) Baseball's got a real sticky balls problem on their hands Shohei Otani and Mike Trout playing for the woeful, who gives a shit Angels continues to be one of MLB's biggest issues Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie’s Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:35:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:58)  Week 7 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities.  Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from black midi "Cavalcade" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 179 - Living In A Vax-a-Million World

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 233:56

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on May 15th (Day 135 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on May17th (Day 137 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The Viagra Boys get some Nike money Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:27:00) Vax-a-Million! Good idea or bad idea? Celebrating being vaccinated and not worrying about all those who are refusing to get it, except for the few things that are very worrying about it There's clearly an equity problem when the prospect of $300 weekly federal aid is better pay than working 40 hours a week, and other basic facts big corporate will one day hopefully be held accountable for Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Kobe's legacy largely gets a pass from discussing its darkest chapter, whereas women often don't get a pass even when they're the victim. (begins around 1:27:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Our Body, Ourselves” (begins around 1:38:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:42:00) Discussing the Rock Hall's latest class of great Inductees, and its clear genre prejudice, and also talking a little bit a couple of legends and their infamous Versace vs Armani feud. Even corporate sports talk realizes how stupid an event the NFL Schedule Release show is. Week 6 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities.  Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie’s Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:37:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:02)  Discussing the obvious reason(s) why people are resisting going back to work to jobs with little pay and no benefits Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from St. Vincent "Daddy's Home" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 178 - Separating Sports (and Star Wars) Fan Fiction From What's Real

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 262:13

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on May 8th (Day 121 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on May10th (Day 123 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Trying to look past all the barriers and the seemingly unsolvable riddle of finding interest in hockey if you aren't already into it  Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:25:00) NFL Fan Fiction with Aaron Rodgers MLB Fan Fiction with Albert Pujols Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Ranking the only important parts of the Star Wars universe (i.e., justifying "May the 4th be with you" and weeding out the Fan Fiction stuff) (begins around 1:24:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Slurpee Situation” (begins around 1:53:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:60:00) Counterintuitively the grossest most disease ridden thing on your person is now a part of the dinner table at most places Anderson Varejao signing with the Cavs is yet another classic nonsensical Old Man Gilbert move Just in time for his being able to receive a max deal this offseason it's time the Cavs recognize Collin Sexton isn't the cornerstone of a roster before it's too late Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie’s Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:59:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:26)  Bribing people to get vaccines is the way it's going to be from now on, and all of us who already got it are probably going to miss out on some sweet offers Week 5 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities.  Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from Squid "Bright Green Field" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 177 - Grading The 2021 NFL Draft In CLE, And Fixing Things By Painting A Dick On It

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 236:50


    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on May 1st (Day 114 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on May 3rd 26th (Day 116 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The month of April sure put a historically large exclamation point on just how out of control strikeouts are in MLB. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:21:00) The recap/aftermath of the NFL Draft coming to Cleveland... Whoever Leon is his Kings sure do suck now, and so does their hit song about how it burns when they pee. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Getting to know Joe Woods (begins around 1:18:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Graduate” (begins around 1:35:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:39:00) NFL Drama Candy isn't as good as NBA Drama Candy but it keeps getting better tasting all the time, and noticing the amount of opportunities afforded Tim Tebow and being pissed off about it. Selecting by position the worst First Round picks of the reincarnated Browns of all-time Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie’s Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:38:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:02)  We clearly kept the wrong Kevin on the Cavs. Week 4 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities.  Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from Topaz Jones "Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.


    Episode 176 - The Draft "Experts" Are Worse At What They Do Than The CLE Baseball Team Is At Hitting The Ball, And Other Factual Musings About The 2021 NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 254:41

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on April 24th (Day 107 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on April 26th (Day 109 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Sometimes drawing too much attention to idiot racist white people in the outer-rim has unintended and undesired results. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:25:00) The biggest football sports story of the year happened last week, and it had nothing to do with the NFL The fan frenzy around the NFL Draft is the most nonsensical of all nonsensical big sporting events of the year, but there's maybe nothing more nonsensical than listening to the "experts" who are at best only 20% accurate in their predictions. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Bauer v Tatis Jr, and the Dodgers v Padres being the best stories in baseball (begins around 1:22:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Busted Whig” (begins around 1:38:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:49:00) Acclimating to going out again might take a while for many of us. The restaurant industry is in serious trouble but the biggest issues were problems that have existed long before the pandemic and aren't going to be easy to fix, if they're fixable at all. Defunding the police and abolishing the police are simply bad ideas, but there is one good idea we could establish right now. Because no matter who you are if you think it's okay for so many Americans to be killed by police each year, you're either sick or flat wrong, or both. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie’s Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:46:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:18)  Missing Kluber but not as much as expected. Week 3 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities.  Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from Big Brave called "Vital" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 175 - The Browns Are (Finally) The Best Team In Town, But Bieber (aka 'Tushy Raw') Is Clearly The Best Player In Town, And By A Lot

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 253:40

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on April 17th (Day 100 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on April 20th (Day 103 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Do you know what all this new money pouring into the NFL means? It means don't worry about the Browns having to cut Sheldon Richardson, this team is positioned to be fighting deep into the postseason for quite some time. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:23:00) Browns were thinking ahead with how much they spent on free agency because the overall talent in the 2021 Draft is looking like it's going to be historically bad. The Cavs have a chance of being the 10th seed and how the next couple weeks go will tell us all we need to know on whether that chance is for real, or if it's time to start preparing for next year already. Anthony Edwards is not only our vote for NBA ROY, he's also proven (again) he gets our vote for best rookie soundbites, too. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – If everyone sees, feels, tastes and hears the world slightly different from one another, how can we ever expect to agree on anything ever? And experimenting with new baseball rules and playing the game: Name the teams in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (begins around 1:19:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Neighbors” (begins around 1:47:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:53:00) "People actually live in Crocker Park!" and other things discovered while making a trip to the cookie-cutter corporate dumping grounds of outer-rim CLE. Fine dining and hospitality is in a bad way and it might be years before it comes back, if it even comes back to what it was ever again. Taking a look at all those going to Cleveland Baseball Games on a nice Saturday afternoon is looking like anyone who's not a "Wahoo On My Hat!" might want to just watch the game at home. The sheer greatness of Bieber and the 5 best reasons to watch the Cleveland Baseball Team right now, even though they're going to be a frustrating .500 team all year. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie’s Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:50:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:16)  Week 3 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities.  Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from Spirit Of The Beehive "ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 174 - Two Years In The Making, It's WRUW's 2021 Telethon!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 244:44

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on April 3rd (Day 93 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on April 6th (Day 96 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The 2021 MLB season is under way and the best and worst things that have happened so far, all of which has nothing to do with the Cleveland Baseball Team. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:21:00) WRUW 2021 Telethon and the importance of supporting college/public radio, now more than ever. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – With Deli and "Zero" Love back in the mix for the Cavs (for now...) the young team is again watchable, but the best thing to happen in the world of the NBA involves some drama candy and a retired player we used to hate. (begins around 1:21:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Full Frontal” (begins around 1:38:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:44:00) Cleveland (and most other MLB teams) not being able to sign Lindor to the fair market deal he signed is a baseball problem, and the real issue with the Dolan's is that they can actually work to fix this problem but they'd rather blame their fans for not going to games. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie’s Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:44:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:06)  Week 1 of your 2021 Cleveland Baseball Team's Weekly Playoff Probabilities.  Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from 파란노을 (Parannoul) "To See The Next Part Of The Dream" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 173 - Wondering If We Will Ever Forget (Or Forgive) Vaccine Line Jumpers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 244:06

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on March 27th (Day 86 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on March 30th (Day 89 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The positives (which are mostly only attributable to the owners and the fans) and the negatives (which pretty much only effects the players and they know full well they're getting screwed in the deal) of the NFL expanding to 17 game regular season. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:21:00) WRUW 2021 Telethon is one week away and since we didn't have one last year that makes this year's twice as important. Running out of things to capably distract us from all the headlines of misery and mass killing sprees we have every given day. Finding a hidden westside gem in Lucky's Market, and realizing that one of the single best things about being in Lakewood is a place that's actually in Cleveland. Because of course it is. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mike's "magic dick" finally reveals its power, and who will win the fight in Godzilla vs King Kong 2021? (begins around 1:20:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Soggy Bottoms” (begins around 1:43:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:48:00) The Cavs weren't super busy at the trade deadline but Kobe Altman still found a way to improve this team, just like he's been doing undistracted by a meddling owner for going on 2 years now. The NBA proved again that it and only it knows how to pull off a thrilling trade deadline, and rooting against the odds on title favorites because the other option of rooting for them just doesn't seem to be on the table. If the MLB season begins and no one seems to care, including the MLB, does said tree falling in the woods still make a sound? Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie’s Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:47:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:10)  Vaccine line jumpers will summon any reason they can to justify their cutting ahead of others in need, but can we ever justify forgiving them for it? Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from Armand Hammer & The Alchemist "Haram" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 172 - Why Browns Fans Will Be Having Their Cake And Eating It Too During The 2021 NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 233:24

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on March 20th (Day 79 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on March 23rd (Day 82 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The NFL Draft in Cleveland in a month will be held in front of a live audience, and there will be 6,000 members of the media in attendance too... What could go wrong. And for all those people who put on 20lbs or more during the pandemic, once you get your vaccine you can get free donuts all year! Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:22:00) "Legal Tampering" period in the NFL, aka the beginning of Free Agency, has been very good for the Browns, so good that Browns fans should be having their cake and eating it too come the NFL Draft. Those who still want Deshaun Watson as their team's QB are either monsters or they just haven't been paying attention lately. The NFL viewership is apparently doing just fine considering what they just renewed their broadcasting contracts for... Which means what we already knew that Trump and anyone stating the NFL's ratings are "way down" because of player protests are lying their asses off. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – It's easy to see the NFL's got the biggest dick in the room (sorry boxing and UFC your dicks ain't anywhere near the size), and it's also easy to see how racist this nation is by seeing who supports the athletes racial protests and who doesn't (begins around 1:16:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Date Night” (begins around 1:29:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:35:00) The aftermath of St. Patrick's Day 2021, and finding out a Truck Park doesn't necessarily mean it's solely for truck people even if it sure does look like it. Kevin Love's contract is called the "greatest heist of the century" and Collin Sexton agrees. #NotNCAAProperty makes it pretty apparent that to affect change it really needs to become #NotPlaying. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie’s Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:34:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:55)  Calling a hate crime a hate crime and all the ways in which it is, and calling out the church and teachings that informed and nurtured this hate. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards sadly ended up reminding too much of the 59th Grammy Awards, even though it tried so hard to act like it now championed diversity. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the 2017 compilation "Mr. Brown Eyed Soul" available via Big Crown featuring recordings from 1966-1972 from Texas and Latino legendary soul man Sunny Ozuna and his group Sunny & The Sunliners The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 171 - The Return of Samples!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 234:34

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on March 13th (Day 72 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on March 15th (Day 74 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – We say this twice a year, Daylight Saving is stupid and dangerous and it's got to go! Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:20:00) Changing the workplace culture of the Cleveland Baseball Team goes way beyond and deeper than merely addressing things around the office place. Cancelling Pepe Le Rape Skunk from Space Jam 2 sounds like the right thing to do until you hear what the scene was that they decided to cut out. Turns out Meyers Leonard is a racist after all, which is what we all correctly assumed back when he first refused to join all of his teammates and kneel during the national anthem a year ago. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Wondering if someone in Lakewood is afraid of black and brown people because it appears most whites in Lakewood are afraid of black and brown people. (begins around 1:16:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Obstinate” (begins around 1:34:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:38:00) Even a truncated NBA All-Star Game was a success, and proposing a couple ideas to make the game better all the way around. St. Patrick's Day may typically be overwhelmed by a sea of awful Kelly green and amateur partiers, but having some corned beef, potatoes and cabbage is still a must. Legendary underground CLE venue Pat's In the Flats sold for an unbelievably cheap price. The NCAA Tournament has a Covid plan, and it really ain't much of a plan. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie’s Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:35:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:58)  Sharing that you have received the vaccine on social media sure seems like a dick move. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from Altın Gün 'Yol' The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 170 - The Curious Case Of Baker Mayfield

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 235:00

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on March 6th (Day 65 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on March 9th (Day 68 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The only thing proven to be worse than billionaires in this world is British Royalty, and yet no matter how many times over this fact is proven, people still care about it way too much. Plus, all praise the glorious display of the female nipple (and really hoping all the lizard brain dickholes out there don't ruin it for everyone) Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:25:00) The NBA All-Star Weekend is easily criticized but when the players themselves want nothing to do with it you have to be even more critical over why they're even doing it in the first place. Approaching the trade deadline the Cavs are not only making clear the players they're willing to trade, but also who the core four players are going forward. And we couldn't be more happy that the Cavs core has grown to include four players. Recognizing something interesting that all 3 CLE teams have in common at the moment, which may be the first time ever that it's actually a thing. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Texas University digs deep into the historical record of its "Eyes Of Texas" school song and finds out the song may not actually be racist after all, however, everyone who performed it at the school for over 60 years at the University (aka Texans) were definitely HUGE racists (begins around 1:22:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Temple Of Doom” (begins around 1:34:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:38:00) The Beachland Ballroom turned 21 over the weekend and the fact that they're still around another year means CLE still being cool is also going to survive this pandemic. The Curious Case Of Baker Mayfield. 'Dick Pick Mick' and the problem with him being unfaithful is not the real story here, and the we really need to be focusing on the sexual harassment in the work place issues where this story broke in the first place. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie’s Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:37:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:58)  With 'Coming To America 2' a new bar is set for film sequels no one ever asked for. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new Jane Weaver album "Flock" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 169 - The 2021 NFL Draft In Cleveland: A Study Of Pavlov's (Dawg)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 241:22

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on February 27th (Day 58 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on March 2nd (Day 62 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Who and what "Dick Pic Mick" has consensual sex with is his business, but this story seems to be a lot more than that of just another unfaithful husband philandering all about. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:26:00) Pavlov's Dawg and the NFL Draft, which with any luck won't end up as just another stupid and unnecessary super spreader event. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Never losing sight of the difficult world that's all around us. (begins around 1:22:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Stitches” (begins around 1:41:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:44:00) Hey, this time Kyrie Irving is at least half right. The Pinball Museum in Vegas, aka the only good reason to go to Vegas, needs help. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie’s Weekly Reports...  (begins around 2:41:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:04)  Happy 21st Birthday, Beachland Ballroom! What a year it's been, and we couldn't be more fortunate this Cleveland institution is somehow miraculously still around. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the latest release from Stereolab "Electrically Possessed [Switched On Volume 4]" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 168 - It's Too Easy To See How Dangerously Awful Ohio Is, And It Definitely Won't Be An Easy Fix

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 234:19


    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on February 21st (Day 52 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on February 23rd (Day 54 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – A failed experiment leads to a brighter and better Defend Cleveland future... And fighting through insecurities to be more present in the moment. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:22:00) The Cleveland Baseball Team reports for Spring Training and we find out Tito has a concrete toe and Mollie claims she is the one who nursed Bieber back to health after he recently contracted Covid-19. The Athletic's Cleveland Baseball Team's new name game where fans get to vote on which new moniker they like the most. The Boat that saved one of the slowest week's in sports of the year. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Round 2 of The Athletic's CBT new name game, and then there were 8 names left! (begins around 1:19:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Hernia” (begins around 1:33:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:37:00) .Rush Limbaugh is dead but his hate, racism, misogyny, homophobia, lies, white nationalism and fear mongering will sadly live on. Ohio's got real issues and there's really only one way to fix it, if it can even be saved at all. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie’s Weekly Reports... Well, sort of. (begins around 2:33:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:58)  Trevor Bauer is already acting the fool again on social media, because of course he is. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album by Django Django "Glowing In The Dark" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.


    Episode 167 - Don't Worry We're Not (Ever) Changing The Name Of The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 229:04

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on February 12th (Day 43 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on February 16th (Day 47 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The Cavs woes, the Andre Drummond situation, and why Dramond Green really has a good point. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:21:00) The buffets are back open and Guy Fieri's FlavorTown is comin' to town... Just the probability of J.J. Watt becoming a Brown, either way, stokes Browns Fever even more. The 2021 Rock Hall Nominations make many things clear about the Rock Hall, beginning with the fact that this year's class ALL deserve to be inducted (and will all eventually get in). Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Shoveling too much snow and trying to grow plants indoors  (begins around 1:18:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Snow Balls” (begins around 1:30:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:40:00) The Atlanta Baseball Team seems to be taking its cues directly from the GOP with its latest gaslighting effort, meanwhile the Cleveland Baseball Team sent out a questionnaire from the promotions department disguised as a survey about their name change. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Mollie’s Weekly Reports: (begins around 2:37:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:53)  Larry Nance Jr and all the local businesses he's supported so far this season, even while recently injured. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the debit album from Black Country, New Road "For the first time" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 166 - The True (Cool) Clevelander Test, And Getting By With The Great American Stop&Swap

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 237:30


    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on February 5th (Day 36 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on February 9th (Day 40 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Explaining why Tom Brady is still not the G.O.A.T. you matter what you might think and what you were told, and the NFL is almost as good as Trumpsters and the Republican Party at gaslighting people. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:25:00) Rest In Peace Les Levine, your humor, knowledge and kindness will forever be remembered. Those facing the most serious charges for the insurrection at Capitol Hill are disproportionately former and current military, which directly points to a very serious problem within our military and its culture. (Again) Explaining white entitlement and systemic racism facing black QBs in the league by taking a taking a look at recent comments from the completely hypocritical Brett Farve. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Getting the internet setup in 2021 really shouldn't be this difficult.  (begins around 1:25:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Super Donut” (begins around 1:36:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:43:00) What does the NBA know about Neo-Expressionism? More than you ever would have guessed, apparently. Taking the True (Cool) Clevelander test. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Michael isn't the only one having difficulty with internet service, and learning the hard way over what you can and can't do on the internet is still a really big problem for most.   Mollie’s Weekly Reports: (begins around 2:38:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:00:00)  The only thing we ever want to see from Trevor Bauer has nothing to do with watching him pitch in MLB. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the newest album from Shame 'Drunk Tank Pink' The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.


    Episode 165 - Race Baiting Football Fans Is (Still) Way Too Easy, And We Really Need To Reschedule The 2021 NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 249:14

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on January 30th (Day 30 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on February 1st (Day 32 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The 2021 NFL Draft is in Cleveland and it's somehow, someway still happening... Which totally blows for Cleveland. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:21:00) Noticing how different headlines and news stories are now that we don't have a giant piss baby president fueling his ego by dominating all media attention, 24-7. Who you would rather have as the Browns QB, Baker Mayfield or Deshaun Watson, might say a lot about you depending on your answer. Now that the Cleveland Baseball Team is no longer a contender they finally go out and improve their outfield, i.e., too little, too late. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The Oscar's are nothing more than a money grab masquerading as a shameless awards show, and 2021's version is certain to make these facts abundantly clear(er).   (begins around 1:18:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Collinwood Famous” (begins around 1:37:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:51:00) Rethinking the merits of retiring Tristan Thompson's jersey. The Top 10 best artists who should perform the Super Bowl Halftime Show who haven't headlined before. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Sweden's quite interesting film festival, and anyone willing to eat tuna salad at a Subway really shouldn't be asking what's in it. - Mollie’s Weekly Reports: (begins around 2:48:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:12:00)  Choosing a diet and exercise routine should be something that works best for you, and just makes sense in general. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from Elori Saxl 'The Blue Of Distance' The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 164 - Tom Brady Is Not The Greatest (He's The Luckiest!), And Young Mollie Riding A Tractor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 243:11


    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on January 22nd (Day 22 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on January 26th (Day 26 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The next two weeks of Tom Brady slurping is going to be unbearable, meanwhile, LeBron James is still the G.O.A.T. and don't ever forget it. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:25:00) Being thankful for having a smart, well spoken coach in Kevin Stefanski, especially after listening to the loud mouth buffoon the Lions just hired. The Cavs are must see TV and Colin Sexton is leading the show. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  The Patriot Party has a history that predates Trump, and definitely doesn't align with Trumpers. (begins around 1:19:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Speech Impediment” (begins around 1:35:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:42:00) Covid-19 is real, and anyone can catch it. What testing and dealing with a positive can be like. What we now know, and what we still don't know. Ted Cruz does not know what the Paris Agreement is, and is an idiot who should be kicked out of office along with anyone still supporting Trump's insane fraudulent election claims. What will Trump supporters do if they can't listen to Garth Brooks anymore? Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Explaining the Mollie on a tractor, Cleveland based Jeopardy! questions are only difficult if you're not from Cleveland, and rich assholes moving from the city to the country are still assholes no matter where they live - Mollie’s Weekly Reports: (begins around 2:37:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:08:00)  Conor McGregor is despicable and most people tune in to his fights only with hopes of seeing him get knocked out, but he isn't anywhere near as despicable and loathsome as Dana White is. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from Here Lies Man 'Ritual Divination' The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.


    Episode 163 - "The Scramble", And The Biggest Concern In Having A Real Bad Case Of Browns Fever

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 236:35

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on January 17th (Day 17 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on January 19th (Day 19 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Asking why Kyrie is always painting on the edges of both extremes, and why it is his most positive press always seem to come around right after he's just received a bunch of bad press for being a selfish knucklehead. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:21:00) "The Scramble Game", another ignominious one-line defeat for the Browns, but it's certainly not the only reason fans have to be upset about with the heartbreaking Divisional round to Kansas City. The biggest fear of catching a severe case of "Browns Fever" we had never considered before.  The Harden trade to the Nets and how it is somehow the Cavs ended up winning the deal. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  The vaccine rollout situation in Ohio, and of course some of the right wing extremists recently arrested for their part in the insurrection at Capitol Hill were from Ohio. (begins around 1:18:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Three Hard No's” (begins around 1:36:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:41:00) Najee Harris is a trip. What it would cost to eliminate tuition at all state college and universities, and how just using the money Division 1 sports generates would pay for 25% of it (and where you can easily get the rest of the money). The word "foment" has sure been used a lot lately and though it's pretty easy to know what the word means given its context, there's another archaic definition for it that means something entirely different. Ariel Pink is just another over-privileged and entitled white dude who has sucked and been a despicable human being for a long time, and now the universe is finally correcting for it. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Human Composting and the San Francisco Museum of Art almost did the unthinkable - Mollie’s Weekly Reports: (begins around 2:39:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:59:00)  Just when Kyrie Irving was again causing issues for his team to a tune of almost $1mill in fines, he also officially became the "third wheel" in Brooklyn... Yeah, that's going to go over real well.  Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from Uno Lady 'Grounded' The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 162 - F@#k Me, The Browns Finally Won A Playoff Game!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 245:32

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on January 8th (Day 8 of 2021), and all podcast segments were recorded live on January 11th (Day 11 of 2021) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – There's Browns Fever and then there's whatever it is we've all contracted from the Browns beating the dreaded Steelers in the playoffs! Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:29:00) Reacting to the fall of democracy, which began well before the siege of Capitol Hill, January 6th, 2021. Capitol Security, i.e., Mall Cop. Literally. Dismissing the claims of Antifa agents with the application of the most base level common sense. How commercial sports talk has failed our country at best, and contributes to the problem at worst. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Even though most fans will be rooting for OSU to win the National Championship we here at Defend Cleveland remind you, yet again, that rooting for anything Div 1 Football and Basketball other than the pay of its athletes is the absolute wrong thing to be doing. (begins around 1:27:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Hearing Impaired” (begins around 1:44:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:49:00) Allowing the foolishly ignorant to dominate the conversation and determine what art we most celebrate, and all the ways it's selfish and wrong to do so (yet most everyone does it). Doing a deep dive into the year 1994, the last season the Browns team won a playoff game. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content – GQ steals Mollie's 'Pinto Ron' thunder (and ruins it everyone else, too), and how Fan Hobo came to be defined on this show - Mollie’s Weekly Reports: (begins around 2:47:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:07:00)  Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from the Viagra Boys, "Wellfare Jazz" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 161 - Our Last Episode 2020, A Year Unlike Any Other (And Good Riddance To It, Too)All

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 232:45

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on December 18th (Day 353 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on December 21st (Day 356 of 2020) This will be our last Episode for 2020, we'll see you again with  Episode 162 on January 11th, 2021. Thank you for listening, be safe and strong during these unprecedented and trying times, and thank you most of all to our Patreon supporters who make this show possible. Happy Holidays from everyone at the Defend Cleveland Show! Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content  Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:16:00) Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content (begins around 1:11:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Browns History Lesson Pt 2” (begins around 1:29:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:37:00) Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Mollie’s Weekly Reports (begins around 2:34:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:57:00)  The need to support restaurants in Cleveland we don't want to live in Cleveland without, Part 3: Johnny Mango Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is one of the two amazing new albums released this year by the enigmatic group SAULT, "UNTITLED (Black Is)" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 160 - Full Blown Browns Fever During A Pandemic, And What 2020 Has Drawn Into Focus Most Clearly

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 229:53


    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on December 11th (Day 346 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on December 15th (Day 350 of 2020) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The Cleveland Baseball Team announces it is officially changing its moniker. Finally. And yes, this is bigger news than the Ravens vs. Browns Monday Night game of the year. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:18:00) Just when you think 2020 couldn't get any more crazy, the Browns are the best team in Cleveland. Cleveland fans demonstrating Stockholm Syndrom, and making the case that Frankie Lindor might be the greatest player to ever play baseball in Cleveland, which makes it all the worse the owners of the Cleveland Baseball Team don't value him enough to pay him. 2020 and the pandemic has drawn a lot of things into sharp focus, such as how criminal Division 1 football and basketball truly are. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Browns fever (even Mollie's caught it)! (begins around 1:16:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Browns History Lesson Pt 1” (begins around 1:36:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:39:00) Kyrie Irving and his repeated cases of when he does something stupid, shortsighted and selfish is a neverending well of NBA Drama Candy. Wiping student debt looks like a really good idea, but what Ted Cruz and so many conservatives have said against it is simply the dumbest argument possible. Seeing people eating and drinking at a popular Tremont location with no safety protocols,  nor any apparent concerns whatsoever, is so frustrating and troubling. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Mollie’s Weekly Reports: Santa super spreaders are of course a thing, and Nickelodeon Playoff NFL...? (begins around 2:34:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:55:00)  The need to support restaurants in Cleveland we don't want to live in Cleveland without, Part 2: Ginko and  TheSpotted Owl Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from Black Wing "No Moon" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.


    Episode 159 - Pandemic Silver Linings, And The 2020 Browns Are The Team Of Destiny!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 234:32

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on December 4th (Day 339 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on December 6th (Day 341 of 2020) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The Team Of Destiny... GO BROWNS. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:20:00) Pandemic silver linings. Freedom is being free of the need to be free, and you should never trust anyone who says they're "on a mission of God". Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  These days NBA drama is the best pro sport drama candy largely because of Kyrie Irving, and may he never cease regularly filling us up with his so bad for us goodness. (begins around 1:17:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Snow Day” (begins around 1:37:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:42:00) Roll that stuff, light that stuff and huff that stuff, NBA. Warner Bros films shocked the world of cinema with the news of them going straight to streaming, especially the part when everyone heard there was Sopranos prequel coming out. The history of the Cleveland Browns, circa the existence of the Defend Cleveland Show. (Hint, it's just now getting good after over 12 years of this show) Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Mollie’s Weekly Reports:  (begins around 2:40:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:01:00)  The need to support restaurants in Cleveland we don't want to live in Cleveland without: Flying Fig and Momocho Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the new album from Little Barrie & Malcom Catto, "Quarter Mass Seven" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 158 - Some Pandemic T-Day Leftovers And Cleanup

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2020 243:05


    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on November 27th (Day 332 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on November 29th (Day 334 of 2020) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Watching a 54 year old Mike Tyson step in the ring for the first time in 15 years, and realizing the pandemic has made us more interested in things we most likely wouldn't have cared at all about, otherwise. Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:25:00) Amazon and Bezos might represent pure evil capitalism incarnate but let's never forget it was Walmart that put mom and pop's out of business, all Amazon is doing is working to put Walmart out of business. Those Christmas Tree carney clans in CLE have the industry on lockdown, and they're monopolizing Google searches like skilled Russian hackers, too. Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade, unlike America in 2020, was the most inclusive Macy's Day Parade of all. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Realizing that we may not fully recognize ourselves and the places we love most whenever this pandemic is over. (begins around 1:21:00)  Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Sock Barrel” (begins around 1:40:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:45:00) Elitist poodles can suck it, and the greatest dog film ever is a golden retriever Grand Champion story of stories (An overview of the Westminster Dog Show, and a damn good movie idea). They weren't pilgrims and they definitely we're not seeking "religious freedom". The real truth is quite the opposite, literally (a quick reminder of the real Thanksgiving story) The fattest states and cities in the country, and being surprised where Ohio and Cleveland rank. Having real gravy for the first time ever, and may Thanksgiving dinner never be without it. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Mollie’s Weekly Reports: The havoc created by Amazon's cloud service crashing for a couple hours, turns out Tecate cerveza is not made in Mexico anymore, police blotter doesn't always suck but Mollie explaining her method of getting rid of snakes with a shovel is podcast gold. (begins around 2:40:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 3:07:00)  Tristan Kardashian-Thompson was a starter on the 2016 Championship Cavs and integral to their success, but let's not lose our minds here about how "great" he was now that he's gone. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is Harry Nilsson's 1970 masterpeice (and animated film) "The Point" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.


    Episode 157 - Trumpster Fires Are Burning Uncontrollably As The Great Con Continues Even In Defeat

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 216:57

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on November 13th (Day 318 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on November 17th (Day 322 of 2020) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:23:00) Now some of our best bars and restaurants are upset with DeWyne pandemic response instead of it just being the habitual rule breaking George Family and their slew of douche hole locations. Ohio may suck, but there are definitely worse places to be during a pandemic, that's for sure. Asking if Trumpster Fires are more dangerous than they are stupid, or more stupid than they are dangerous? Trump was beaten but his Great American Con continues on. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content –   (begins around 1:21:00) Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Collinwood SVU” (begins around 1:39:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:45:00) The NFL's newest contingency plan to battle the pandemic is just like every plan they've had so far, to maximize profits by adding more playoff games even at the sacrifice of regular season games. Beiber wins the Cy Young, and his trade value isn't ever going to be any higher... (an awful thing you have to consider being a fan of the Cleveland Baseball Team) Trevor Bauer goes from whistle blower to what seems to be, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em", and ends up with a Cy Young award and what's sure to be an even fatter payday as his reward. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Mollie’s Weekly Reports:  (begins around 2:40:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:56:00)  Congratulating those of us who voted to save the Post Office. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is De La Soul's 1993 masterpiece "Buhloone Mind State" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 156 - Outside Its Few Big Cities (literally), OHIO CAN GO F@%K OFF

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 232:25

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on November 6th (Day 311 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on November 8th (Day 313 of 2020) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Common sense clearly isn't for everyone.  Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:23:00) Biden won the election but not with any help from the state of Ohio, so we list all the states that voted in a greater percentage for Trump than Ohio, i.e., places that are even worse than Ohio (and noticing most of all the 2 states that use to always be on that list that aren't on it anymore) Randy Arozarena's story is way better than the movie will be, and we're also listing all the almost all white "cities" in Ohio that have a median household income that's higher than what Randy's pro-rated salary was to play this season in a middle of a pandemic. (Hint - There's a lot of them) Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  In need of a toothbrush jacket. (begins around 1:21:00) Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “And Still Champion” (begins around 1:39:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:45:00) Bruce Sprinsteen did not, in fact, write that incredible poem most everyone is now crediting him for after his reading of it went viral. Your billionaire Cleveland Baseball Team owner who inherited their great wealth, are acting penniless paupers again. But this time around it's looking like they're going to drive the team's payroll to the absolute cellar of all of baseball.  Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Mollie’s Weekly Reports: Dr. Amy Acton is willing to kick Mike Trivissono's slovenly ass, and here's hoping she gets a chance to do just that, a dumbass and a pair of handcuffs is always a bad combination, and a lot of things about Alabama needs changed, including their backwards racist constitution that's so big it's going to take years to fix. (begins around 2:40:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:56:00)  The annual disappointment called the "NFL Trade Deadline" was scheduled up against the day of the 2020 Presidential Election which made for some awkward moments in sports talk. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition!  All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the 2014 album by Defend Cleveland favorite Kikagaku Moyo on Rough Trade, 'Forest Of Lost Children" The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 155 - Since Rock 'n Roll (Like Our Democracy) Is On Life Support, All You Can Do Is Vote

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2020 221:43

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on October 30th (Day 304 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on November 1st (Day 306 of 2020) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Remember when Rock The Vote was a thing? Well, it still is even though "rock" (just like our democracy) is no longer a thing.  Terrestrial: Hour 1 (begins around 0:21:00) MLB crowns its 2020 World Series Champion and the winner and the moment itself, in so many ways, exemplifies exactly what's wrong with America.  Randy Arozarena's story is way better than the movie will be, and we're also listing all the almost all white "cities" in Ohio that have a median household income that's higher than what Randy's pro-rated salary was to play this season in a middle of a pandemic. (Hint - There's a lot of them) Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Halloween candy, the only time of year eating lots of commercial brand candy is a thing for some people. (begins around 1:17:00) Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Delivery Man” (begins around 1:31:00) Terrestrial: Hour 2 (begins around 1:36:00) The one thing Biden and Trump share in common, even with good reason, is still really hard to believe. The White Sox try to make up for a clear mistake made back the 80s by making yet another clear mistake, meanwhile, the Tigers hire a known cheater who prior to that was known as a winner, which, winning is exactly what he'll do for the Tigers, whether he gets caught cheating again or not.  True journalistic integrity is back and better than ever, baby, and it's also pissed off. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Mollie’s Weekly Reports: Some studies aren't as good as other studies if all they aim to do is point out the obvious, and Walmart stops selling guns for fear of what people might do with them heading into the most contentious election ever (before quickly changing their mind and continuing to sell guns).  (begins around 2:31:00) Terrestrial: Hour 3 (begins around 2:46:00)  The glories of (good) sushi, and Mollie's "regee-sweetburn" Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition! – Deep fried devil eggs are testing the theory you can deep fry anything. 2 single outer-rim Browns fan-hobos open a restaurant, and it's definitely not a well thought out idea. And a great Halloween decoration idea gets censored simply because uptight people suck. All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening this week is the Dischord Records Guide to Lungfish  The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 154 - Ohio Will Always Suck If The Most Influential People In The State Are (Disgraced) Ex-Football Coaches... And Remembering When Horror Films Were Scarier Than The Daily Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2020 244:54

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on October 23rd (Day 297 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on October 25th (Day 299 of 2020) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The World Series gets interesting, Nurmagomedov solidifies himself as the greatest MMA fighter of all time (nd then promptly retires from the octagon!), the Browns (barely) won against the hapless Bengals and CLE needs to recognize Baker isn't the QB of this team if it ever has any high hopes of success, and turns out Adele in 2020 is REALLY hot. Really, two disgraced college football coaches are seen as the most influential people in the state of Ohio? Should have gone with strippers like Atlanta did. You can't spell "conspiracy" without "con", and if you're mailing your vote in you have to use 2 stamps! Or, better yet, just make sure there's no doubt your vote is counted by going to vote early at your County Board Of Elections (you have until November 2nd to do so!). Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Politicizing a moment of standing up to cancer is exactly what you'd expect from some over-privileged white male, who, clearly, there's simply no hope in ever changing the backwards way in which they think.  (begins around the 1:31:00 mark) Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Collinwood's Wild World Of Sports” (begins around the 1:42:00 mark) Remember when Halloween was the spooky season, back before the daily headliners became the scariest things in all of our collective lives? A "scientific" study rates the scariest horror movies based on elevated heart rates, but there's something wrong with the study. Watching old television broadcasts with commercials is all about the commercials anymore. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Mollie’s Weekly Reports: Watching the local news is forcing Mollie into needing therapy, and there's some sad/angry/good news about the greatest God ever created, Santa Claus (begins around the 2:46:00 mark) Just wanting a President we don't have to think about every day. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition! – Almost cutting off a finger and wondering why chef's use all the right tools for things except when they don't. Headlines being nothing more than police blotter is bunk, but but pets are pets and people who trap animals and call them pets are not pets, and those people are weird. Murder Hornets... Yep, can't go a week without talking about them. A 35 art administration "artist" is doing well since there's idiots with too much money with an interest in collecting art (i.e., Dan Gilbert's art collection is as dumb as his comic sans public statements). All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening for the week is the new Adrianne Lenker double album 'Songs and Instrumentals' The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 153 - The Biggest Con Ever, And The World Of Reality TV That Made It All Possible (Yes, We Are Still A Sports Show)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 263:22

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on October 16th (Day 290 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on October 18th (Day 292 of 2020) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Okay, so the Browns still haven't beaten the Steelers in Pittsburgh since 2003, but there's good reason to still think this team is finally trending in the right direction. And go Rays! (aka, GO SULLIBALL!) Trump has pulled off the greatest con job maybe of all time, and it was reality TV that gave him the platform and power to do so, as well as an audience of idiots so easily duped by the con. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Golf courses should probably not be using native American imagery for their logos either. (begins around the 1:27:00 mark) Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Second String” (begins around the 1:48:00 mark) If you're not as interested in sports as you used to be in the Before Time, you are not alone. Listing the cinematic rarity of movie sequels and remakes that are actually better than the original. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Mollie’s Weekly Reports: Murder Hornets are in the news again! John Oliver, Michael Che, and Mollie Ames, the big 3. And finally, ashes are ashes, so even if those ashes are grandma, is it really that big of deal if lose them?  (begins around the 2:48:00 mark) Why Disney finally chose to do the right thing and are now properly acknowledging all of the racism found in so many of their classic films. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition! – Calling the cops on a sleeping bronze Jesus, and finding out Twinkies might not have as long a shelf life as a McDonald's single with cheese does. All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening for the week is the Kevin Morby album 'Sundowner' The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 152 - The Browns are 4-1...?! About The Only Thing "Normal" In 2020 Is JR Smith Celebrating A Championship With No Shirt On

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 248:22

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on October 9th (Day 283 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on October 12th (Day 286 of 2020) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The Browns are 4-1, and clearly we must be living in an alternate reality. About the only thing that appears normal in 2020 so far is JR Smith not wearing a shirt after winning a Championship. Oh, and Jimmy Butler is forever a legend of the game now, and LeBron James is, without question, the greatest to have ever played the game.  (You can also check out Greg Miller’s review of Week 5’s Browns win over the Indianapolis Colts by clicking here) RIP Eddie Van Halen, and remembering 'Back To The Future' by watching it again and being reminded that the good ol' days aren't always exactly as how we remember them. "Sulliball" is the only rooting interest left in MLB postseason right now David Attenburough's newest film "Life On Our Planet" (available on Netflix) is pretty much a 90 minute treatise on why no one should be having a baby right now. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Meatloaf may be terribly named, a gross looking aged popstar, and mostly nothing more than lazily made slop as a recipe, but it's definitely qualifies as a comfort food. (begins around the 1:21:00 mark) Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Night Terror” (begins around the 1:41:00 mark) If this vote ends up being the last days of Trump, it's a real shame we are too worried to enjoy the death spin he and his office appears to be in right now. Voting early, how to do so in Cuyahoga County, what the experience is like, and the unprecedented importance of voting this year. You may be able to fully trust voting by mail but have you ever really looked at the mail you get these days if you get any at all? Some weird sh*t out there that's being sent via the USPS, that's for sure. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Mollie’s Weekly Reports: Don't worry that new moon in our atmosphere is just some space junk, there are great Heinen's groceries out there, good ones, and not good ones, but there is no such things as a bad Heinen's (except for maybe the one in Middleburgh Heights). And Cleveland Browns brand of wine is a thing, even though it definitely should not ever be a thing. (begins around the 2:41:00 mark) The Neilson ratings are stuck in the 50's in how they gather information, so how can we believe anything at all that they list are TV ratings, especially since fewer and fewer people are actually TV in this nation anymore. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition! – There's cruises to nowhere now... And it might not be that bad of an idea, actually. A Cleveland Baseball Team fan hobo light had a novel way of rooting for their team during the pandemic, and thankfully Delonte West is doing better. All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening for the week is the 2017 album 'Terminal' by the band Circle available via Southern Lord The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 151 - Coping With The Hour By Hour Insanity Of This (Not So Great) America #WankForever #NeverForgetToWank

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 246:19

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on October 2nd (Day 276 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on October 5th (Day 279 of 2020) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Of course the Browns would finally end up being good in a year where the world is turned upside down and inside out, but are they good enough to be a playoff team?  (Also check out Greg Miller’s review of Week 4’s Browns win over the Dallas Cowboys by clicking here) Trump tests positive and is hospitalized with the 'Rona, something that anyone with any capacity for critical thinking and assessing complex risk could see coming. Masturbation as a "radical act of individualism", and the real story of the hate group called the Proud Boys. Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Proud gay men engage the Proud Boys in such the beautiful way. #WankForever #NeverForgetToWank (begins around the 1:21:00 mark) Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Walking Wounded” (begins around the 1:38:00 mark) If we can hate Hawaiian shirts on white dudes because of the Boogaloos, can we also hate stupid hipster mustaches because of the Proud Boys? Explaining everything that went wrong with the Cleveland Baseball Team, as if we should have ever expected something good to happen in 2020 at all. Watching the Yankees on ESPN is like watching the YES Network and its fan hobo coverage of that Bronx team. Kyrie Irving has done nothing except ride LeBron's coattails to a title, but that won't stop him from smelling himself way too much, aka, HOORAY, NBA Kyrie drama candy! Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Jimmy Mother F'n Butler! and Mollie’s Weekly Reports: John Oliver is stealing Mollie's thunder, and fine dining in an enclosed igloo may become the norm this winter at all your favorite restaurants.  (begins around the 2:40:00 mark) The NFL has its first 'Rona outbreak, further driving home the point that there's no eliminating risk with this virus. All you can only hope to do is limit the risk as best as possible. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition! – Haunted houses and a local carwash converge, swearing birds are the best, and some of the absolutely crazy things being sold on Trump's and Biden's official and unofficial merch pages. All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening for the week is the most recent full length by Mourning [A] BLKstar 'The Cycle' available via Don Giovanni Records The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 150 - MLB Bubble Life Predictions, And Remembering The 'Before Time' While Stuck In The 'During Time' (And Holding Out Hope For The 'After Time')

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2020 256:55


    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on September 25th (Day 269 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on September 28th (Day 272 of 2020) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Trump and the Yankees are coming to town on Tuesday... And everything seems to be riding on who comes out ahead by Wednesday morning. Oh, and the Browns beat the two worst teams in the NFL the last two weeks, which means, hooray, the Browns are no longer one of the worst teams in the NFL! Which is definitely something. (Check out Greg Miller's review of Week 3's Browns win over the Washington Football Team by clicking here) Art is like cake and we got some cake this week! Finally. Explaining the MLB Postseason bubble life that begins on Tuesday, and how it is this unique postseason actually might favor your Cleveland Baseball Team. #TushyRawBeiber! Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Taking a long drive in the country just isn't as nice as it once was, but that doesn't mean there aren't still good people doing good things out there (a trip out to Kinsman and to Red Basket Farms market 'Good Intentions' is a prime example of good people doing good things way out in the outer rim) (begins around the 1:22:00 mark) Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Snow Day” (begins around the 1:51:00 mark) How you like the Clevinger trade now? Remembering when tickets to Cleveland baseball used to be a real hard ticket to get. An idiot in the outer-rim yet again makes headlines for refusing to wear a mask and it's all a reminder of how the lack of scientific understanding and thinking in this country adds up to a very imbalanced and dangerous society. You know, the exact thing Carl Sagan warned us about 25 years ago before his passing. Delonte West is a real American story that illustrates the problems people with serious mental health face in this country that doesn't seem to care about them at all. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Mollie’s Weekly Reports: Turns out you can't change time even in a time machine, when art and billboards converge to greet Trump and his trek to the first 2020 presidential debate, and one very cool rat. (begins around the 2:51:00 mark) Reconciling the fact that LeBron is about to win another Championship and being very much okay with it, even though we'll most likely be rooting against him. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition! – The long list of things you can't bring with you to the debate, kids going to school today will no longer have a day off that kids have always enjoyed before now, and reminding everyone that you can't reuse a condom. All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening for the week is the new album from Spillage Village 'Spilligion' The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.


    Episode 149 - No Idiot Fan Hobos In The Stands Is Not A Bad Thing, And Contemporary Christian Pop Is Still The Worst Music There Is

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2020 265:33

    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on September 18th (Day 262 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on September 21st (Day 265 of 2020) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Your viewers guide for the NBA Playoffs, aka the best thing on TV right now, LSU coach Ed Orgeron is just as contradictory and hypocritical as you would expect, and the importance of voting this year is actually the most important vote you've ever possessed. Browns beat the Bengals but let's not get too excited about it. Predicting what's going to happen in the NBA Conference Finals (NBA bubble life!). Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The NFL is actually better TV with none of its idiotic fan hobos in the stands to have to look at, and where should we draw the line at click-bait and show teasers? (begins around the 1:28:00 mark) Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Science Project” (begins around the 1:51:00 mark) Turns out there is a pretty safe way to go to a theater right now, you just have to rent out the whole theater (which is surprisingly affordable). That said, the main reason to go to the theater right now to see the new Christopher Nolan film is predictably not very good. Sean Feucht is the latest Christian conman to come to town, and it's a reminder that Christian pop music and how flat out awful it is should be all you need to rethink this whole being a Christian zealot thing. Who knew a farm downwind from a nuclear plant in the outer-rim would end up being an oasis of good people, not to mention amazing produce. Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Mollie’s Weekly Reports: The best place to live right now is probably Denmark, and the growing destruction, measures take to protect them, and the overall concerns with political signage (and the passive-aggressive act of having that stuff on your lawn in the first place) . (begins around the 2:53:00 mark) Your Weekly Cleveland Baseball Team Playoff Probabilities! Explaining the 2020 MLB postseason bubble, its rules, and the strategies we are about to see that will be unlike any you've ever seen before. Of course the BIG 10 changed course and will now play their 2020 season, and it's all thanks to politics in sports. You know, the thing conservatives have been against but this time they're not saying anything other than "play ball!" Go figure. Socialism and the Republican party are crossing streams, at least when it comes to the idea of compensating college athletes, i.e., cognitive dissonance within the party continues to be the only trickle down policy that actually trickles down. The Cleveland Public Library is amazing, but like many of the best things in this city most people seem to be unaware of how amazing it is. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition! – Saying farewell to a Cleveland institution, and wondering what's next for the space its vacating. All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening for the week is the new album from A. Swayze & The Ghosts "Paid Salvation" available via Ivy League Records The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.

    Episode 148 - Bleeding Brown... A Return To Normalcy, The Browns Still Suck

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 258:48


    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on September 11th (Day 255 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on September 14th (Day 258 of 2020) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The Brownsy Opening Day loss by the Browns is one of the only predictably normal things to happen in this pandemic to date, and so begins, assuredly, another long season of losing. (And check out Greg Miller's breakdown of the Week 1 game against the Ravens by clicking here) Today's NFL is different than the one back in 2016 when Kaepernick first began protesting police brutality and racial injustice, gone are the days where Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady are "the face of the NFL", in 2020 the face of the League are all black QBs. Harvard released the findings of a 4 year in depth study of the Massachusetts criminal system and what they found out should shock no one who's been paying attention lately, they found out our entire criminal system is racist against blacks and African-Americans. Hooray, USA is... 28th! (and dropping) Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – A true story about how you can do everything right, follow all the guidelines and precautions, and still end up catching Covid-19. (begins around the 1:29:00 mark) Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “Pumpkin Head” (begins around the 1:48:00 mark) USA beach volleyball great Kerry Walsh Jennings is the latest athlete to reveal they shouldn't be listened to at all when it comes to anything other than beach volleyball. And also asking why should we listen to someone who's been entirely complicit with the sexual exploitation within her sport, in the first place. Buying whiskey in the middle of the afternoon, in the middle of the week, in the middle of a pandemic. #DontBeHatin Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Mollie’s Weekly Reports: "Bleeding Brown", turns out kissing has a lot more going on with it between potential partners than you know, and a new kind of protest in sports we're hoping becomes popular worldwide. (begins around the 2:47:00 mark) Colin Kaepernick is the #1 free agent available... In Madden 2020 that is. Meanwhile, in the real world, he and Eric Reid are still being blackballed by the NFL. Your Weekly Cleveland Baseball Team Playoff Probabilities! What you need to be rooting for this season in the Central Division playoff race if you have any hope of Cleveland making the World Series. Nothing is better than the NBA Bubble Playoffs right now.  Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition! – Goddamn dumb gender reveal parties, and a karaoke fan hobo holds a pro-karaoke rally in Canada. All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening for the week is the Tropical Fuck Storm debut full length from 2018, 'A Laughing Death In Meatspace' The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.


    Episode 147 - A Win Sh*tting Win, 2020 Pandemic NFL Football Is Finally Here... And Go Browns

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2020 273:31


    DC’s Mike James and Mollie Ames discuss: All terrestrial segments were recorded live on September 4th (Day 248 of 2020), and all podcast segments were recorded live on September 7th (Day 251 of 2020) Part 1 of 3 of the Podcast only content – Bullying is the only thing Trump and his supporters really stand for, when boating parades go awry to delight of the majority, and predicting the lucky 6 thousand or so fans who are going to get to go to see Browns games in person this season are sure to be the same douchebags and fan hobos nobody wants to sit next to anyway. Your Defend Cleveland Show 2020 Browns season preview with full season predictions, and lots of fan hobo filled happy-fun-time. (And if you haven't yet read Greg Miller's Defend Cleveland Browns 2020 Season Preview, do so by clicking here) Part 2 of 3 of the Podcast only content – The AL Central Division is the hottest division in baseball but Shane Bieber's tuchus is still the hottest thing of all. And again explaining how the trade of Clevinger is way better than people are giving credit for. (begins around the 1:42:00 mark) Lachlan MacKinnon’s ‘Best of Edition’ Let Me Tell You A Story: “The Slurpy Situation” (begins around the 1:58:00 mark) Clay Travis and his Outkick blog that overnight became a success, and all he had to do was sellout to Trump so he could cash in on all the brainwashed Trumpers out there.  Explaining the systemic racism that exists and many of the ways there's no more criminal nor worse exploitation in this nation than that which occurs in the big dollar world of NCAA Division 1 sports. Then discussing what a fair share of the revenue would really look like if the players were to be played, and the generational wealth and complete transformation it would mean for so many black and African-Americans. Your Weekly Cleveland Baseball Team Playoff Probabilities! Part 3 of 3 of the Podcast only content –  Mollie’s Weekly Reports: "Local artist" finds the best use ever for dildos and butt-plugs. Guidelines for sex during the age of 'Rona and the kink it may end up informing, when a shitty job gets even shittier, and Mollie is as clumsy as clumsy gets. (begins around the 3:02:00 mark) Defend Cleveland considers what it would take for Mike and Mollie to sell out to all the right-wing nationalistic crazies out there and cashed in like so many others have. Your Cleveland Baseball Team Weekly Playoff Probabilities! Nothing is better than the NBA Bubble Playoffs right now. Nothing even comes close. Mollie’s Weekly Reports, terrestrial edition! – You heard all about NFL fan hobos on this show, but wait until you hear about this MLB fan hobo who has a pretty grandiose idea of how to best declare his fan hobo-ism via a whole bunch of tattoos. All this and so much more on this episode of the Defend Cleveland Podcast. Enjoy~ To contribute to this 100% listener supported show please go to our Patreon page by clicking here. Check out Lachlan MacKinnon’s best selling book, ‘Let Me Tell You A Story: Small Stories Of A Large Family’! Thank yous to  91.1-FM WRUW Cleveland for being home to the show, and to the city that inspires us, Cleveland, Ohio. Your recommended listening for the week is the 2016 Kevin Morby masterpiece "Singing Saw" available via Dead Oceans. The intro and outro to Lachlan’s segment is the song “My Summer In Traction” by the band Ohio Civil War , and it’s used with permission.


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