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White Sox broadcasters Jason Benetti and Len Kasper talk with Chicago celebrities and figures around baseball, some with close White Sox ties, and some six degrees away. No topic is off limits in this free-flowing conversations around the White Sox universe.

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    • Aug 1, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 43m AVG DURATION
    • 24 EPISODES


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    Sox Degrees S2 Ep9 Dylan Cease

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 41:57

    Dylan Cease joins the podcast to talk about everything between the lines and beyond them. The ace talks about his nasty stuff, his all-star snub, and of course, the meaning of life. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sox Degrees S2 Ep8: Paul Konerko

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 43:37

    This week on Sox Degrees we revisit the Paul Konerko episode. Paulie talks about managing success and disappointment in different seasons throughout his career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    S2 Ep7: Bears GM Ryan Poles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 28:34

    Jason Benetti and Len Kasper talk to new Bears GM Ryan Poles. Poles talks about building a culture and their plan to develop quarterback Justin Fields Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    S2 Ep6 Darrin Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 38:22

    Len Kasper's radio partner Darrin Jackson joins the podcast to tell a lot of great White Sox stories and talk the late, great Ed Farmer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    S2 Ep5: Gordon Beckham

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 33:13

    Former White Sox Infielder and current broadcaster Gordon Beckham joins Jason and Len. Beckham talks about how he handled the ups and downs of his big league career, how he has transitioned into broadcasting and how he takes care of his impressive head of hair. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    S2E4: Jake Burger

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 47:19

    Before Jake Burger was optioned to AAA, Len and Jason spoke with him about coming back from multiple injuries in the minors and how he worked on his mental health through that process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    S2 Ep 3: Dave Sims

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 32:34

    Mariners broadcaster Dave Sims joins Jason and Len on Sox Degrees to talk about arriving late to play-by-play broadcasting, working with Coach K and the celebrities he meets as a play-by-play broadcaster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    S2 Ep2: Paul Konerko

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 43:44

    It's the Captain himself, Paul Konerko this week on Sox Degrees. Paulie talks about his life now, how he obsessed over hitting mechanics, and why the 2005 team succeeded where others didn't. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sox Degrees Season 2 Episode 1: Jason and Len

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 31:22

    In the Sox Degrees Season 2 premiere, Jason Benetti and Len Kasper catch up and talk about the latest developments in baseball and on the White Sox. Hear their thoughts on new additions AJ Pollock and Josh Harrison, plus their projections for Luis Robert's Season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    14. Stacey King and Adam Amin

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 49:08

    Jason and Len are joined by Chicago Bulls TV broadcasters Stacey King and Adam Amin as they discuss King and Amin filling in on a recent White Sox telecast, the differences between calling basketball and baseball and looking ahead to the coming NBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    13. Andrew Vaughn

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 30:16

    White Sox rookie Andrew Vaughn joins Jason and Len to talk about his first big-league season in Chicago. The trio chats about how Andrew made his transition to playing outfield, his interactions with Sox greats Jim Thome and Paul Konerko, and fishing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    12. Dan Epstein

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 55:58

    Len and Jason are joined by baseball historian and author of the book “Big Hair and Plastic Grass” Dan Epstein to talk about 1970's baseball, the South Side Hitmen team, their picks for the greatest album of all time and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    11. Céspedes Family BBQ

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 56:22

    Jason and Len are joined by baseball bloggers and podcasters Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman from Céspedes Family BBQ to discuss how Tony La Russa's hiring caused Jake to bike 1,200 miles, how they came up with their Twitter handles, surviving internet culture and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    10. Uni Watch's Paul Lukas

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 62:10

    It's an hour of jersey talk with Uni Watch's Paul Lukas. Len, Jason and Paul discuss what makes a uniform's look “classic,” some of their favorite and least-favorite redesigns of all time, and reminisce about MLB's “Turn Ahead The Clock” uniform series.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    09. Sarah Langs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 53:19

    Len and Jason are shared by MLB.com reporter/researcher Sarah Langs to discuss taking part in the first all-female broadcast in MLB history, how she combined her love of baseball and writing into a career and how she covers the sport on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    08. Gavin Sheets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 47:06

    Jason and Len are joined by White Sox rookie Gavin Sheets. The left-handed hitter and 2017 second-round Draft pick talks about joining the Sox in the middle of a playoff race, growing up in a Major League baseball family and what he learned from Hall of Famer Jim Thome. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    07. Roger Bennett

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 59:11

    Roger Bennett, host of “Men in Blazers” and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Reborn in the USA,” joins the podcast to talk about his history of cheering on the White Sox and Bears from across the pond. Bennett discusses how he became a Chicago sports fan, his deep love of Joey Cora and his enjoyment of this year's current White Sox team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    06. Sean Evans from “Hot Ones”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 58:39

    Sean Evans, host of the hit YouTube show “Hot Ones,” joins the podcast to talk about his love of the White Sox, how he learned to interview guests on-camera by watching David Letterman and Howard Stern, his affinity for Anthony Bourdain and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    05. Happy Fourth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 2:08

    Sox Degrees is off this week, but check out highlights from the first month of episodes. Hope you had a happy and safe Fourth of July, we will see you next week with guest Sean Evans of Hot Ones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    04. Liam and Kristi Hendriks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 65:51

    White Sox closer Liam Hendriks and his wife Kristi join the podcast this week. The couple talk about “embracing the crazy,” Liam's strange path to becoming an elite closer and why Pride Month is so important to them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    03. Rob Friedman of @PitchingNinja

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 55:00

    Rob Friedman, owner of the @pitchingninja social media handles and FlatGround Pitching, joins Len and Jason to discuss all things pitching. They talk about how a lawyer became one of the biggest names in MLB social media circles, advising Major Leaguers on adding new pitches to their arsenals, and more. Plus, special White Sox guests join the show to ask their own questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    02. Bob Odenkirk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 59:19

    Jason and Len are joined by Bob Odenkirk, star of “Better Call Saul” and the new film, “Nobody.” They talk about Bob's memories of Disco Demolition Night, his unproduced TV series about minor-league baseball, Midwestern comedy stars and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    01. Rick Hahn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 47:58

    White Sox VP/GM Rick Hahn joins Sox Degrees' first episode! He discusses his earliest baseball memories, his emotions watching the team from the GM's chair, and catching a game with Bo Jackson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sox Degrees trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 1:30

    Starting June 7, join Len Kasper and Jason Benetti as they have conversations around the White Sox and baseball universe. New episodes drop every Monday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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