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Katie and the Union give advice for substitute teachers. Travis found an apartment, Christina is dog sitting and Katie went to AEW (21:15). Is Ben Simmons cool (39:14)? Is Aaron Rodgers growing his hair out for a Halloween costume (1:07:18)? Gronk doesn't watch film (1:17:00). The Pope has some haters within the Vatican (1:27:20). Lastly, if you started a team what would your mascot be (1:33:45)?
Katie and the Union discuss hangover cures, Katie's new favorite show Squid Game (25:37), and, of course, Travis' Big Announcement (31:40). Then, does Justin Fields hate Wednesdays (51:34)? Give Zach Wilson some time (1:04:05). Urban Meyer pleads with Jags fans for forgiveness (1:14:21). Has Kyler Murray seen Star Wars (1:22:06)? What's worse: the NFL taunting rule or the college targeting rule (1:48:45)? Lastly, if you could vote any team off the island, who would it be?
Katie and Travis discuss food and drinks they only like in specific instances. Friendly banter includes 20/20 and Dancing with the Stars (11:05). The Raiders can't find their kicker (27:40). Darren Waller is the best Jon Gruden has ever coached. Jeopardy has a ghost hosting this week (46:08). Plus, the most comprehensive breakdown of the Met Gala you can find (51:16). Lastly, what shows do you go back and watch again (1:42:02)?
Katie and Travis discuss where they would like to live for one year. Travis has a review of Click Bait (Spoiler Alert 13:56-18:35). What happened at the VMA's (18:36) and AMC needs to get realistic (24:36). Tom Brady…still good (35:40). Urban Meyer's NFL tenure is off to a bad start (40:34). Daniel Snyder…fix your stadium (51:41). Jameis Winston was prepared (1:15:50). Joe Judge is no longer a football guy (1:21:25). Can you propose after a loss (1:42:20) and can you take engagement photos while wearing jerseys (2:00:00)?
Katie and the Union discuss trying to stay connected with friends. Friendly banter includes French toast, technology and new shows (11:14). Should Mac Jones propose to his girlfriend (36:41)? Lane Kiffin gets bonus for a game he didn't coach (43:05). Is Billy B trusted (52:28)? The lone highlight from Hard Knocks (58:08). Katie is proud of her geography knowledge (1:09:02). Lastly, what famous person would you like to be related to (1:16:06)?
Katie and the Union discuss proper etiquette at the grocery store. Christina needs dance friendly shoes, Katie meal prepped for Myrtle and Travis' face is feeling better (9:55). Nobody does comedy better than Brian Kelly (36:30). Travis tweets too much during OSU games (50:30). Naomi Osaka is stepping away from tennis and people need to leave Sloane Stephens alone (1:27:50). Finally, what to do with meeting your significant others family for the first time (1:39:03).
Katie and the Union decide when it's time to decorate for the fall. Myrtle has had a bad 24 hours (9:28). Cam Newton got released by the Patriots (34:56). Mark Davis' house is a transformer (48:47). Don't call me Brooksie (56:55). The Mets are a mess (1:05:48). Jeopardy, still (1:10:36). Lastly: what color of the rainbow would win in a battle royale (1:32:24)?
Katie and the Union give advice for making friends at a wedding. Travis' weekend didn't go so well, Christina found a new show and Myrtle puked on Dan (8:59). Thumbs down for the Mets (45:54). Katie regrets watching another Paul fight (54:10). Naomi Osaka had a message everyone can relate to (1:09:30). Did Trent Dilfer cross the line (1:21:54)? The Union tries their hand at an F1 recap again, and Lewis Hamilton had an interesting trip to the bathroom (1:30:42). Lastly: What makes a traitor (1:42:15)?
Katie and the Union pick their favorite one hit wonder song. Friendly banter includes Katie being on time, Christina's grandparents and Travis watching reality TV (8:50). College football is basically Survivor (33:25). Everson Griffin might want to talk to Kirk Cousins (44:55). Who has the sexiest college mascot (56:00)? Jeopardy has a mess on their hands (1:07:25). Finally, if you wrote a book about yourself, what would the title be (1:31:50)?
Katie and the Union discuss meals they wish they could cook. Travis is mad at a TV show, Katie took out the trash and Christina had real plans (21:05). What should Washington's new name be (53:55)? Justin Fields sees his future (1:02:30). Jeopardy has a little problem on their hands (1:20:40). A MLB Tiktok update (1:30:34). Finally, fictional guests Katie should interview (1:48:30).
Katie and the Union give advice for asking out your bartender. Friendly banter includes wearing pajamas outside and fake eyelashes (13:08). Tim Tebow still can't seem to catch a break (43:32). Taunting is ruining the youth (49:34). Travis thinks he's Jamal Adams (58:01). Is Megan Rapinoe retiring? Still no (1:13:36). MLB thirst trapping on TikTok (1:16:05). Finally, what athlete should unretire and try another sport (1:25:46)?
Katie and the Union discuss doing things alone. Christina talks about her grandparents wedding anniversary (18:38), while Katie and Travis talk TV shows (22:15). Rookie QBs made their debut this weekend (37:50). NFL player has his trade announced by his wife on Twitter (50:48). Stop stealing receptions from Tebow (54:02). Breanna Stewart is still good at basketball (1:04:25). Get ready for Chris Davis Day (1:12:57). Would you rather pull wires or play baseball (1:19:13)? Finally, who has the best French fries (1:38:15)?
Katie and the Union discuss what they should do when they finally meet. Friendly banter includes dogs (12:41), getting your nails done (18:04) and baby sitting (23:44). What words can't you say when playing tennis (44:08)? Dennis Schroder bet on himself…it didn't go well (50:30). Leave the McGriddle alone (54:02). JR Smith is going back to school (59:36). Finally, what is something you could do without in your life (1:23:52)?
Katie and the Union try to answer a voicemail question...but end up talking about Ginger Ale. Friendly banter includes Friday Night Lights, Karate Kid and DQ (9:30). Draymond Green wants people to root for America (33:28). Allyson Felix is fast and awesome (41:30). Drink a beer for Molly Seidel (43:40). Team USA makes history in women's volleyball (47:43). The most comprehensive breakdown of rhythmic gymnastics you can find (50:31). What would you buy with $150M (1:22:21)? Finally, what daily task would you like a robot to do for you (1:55:50)?
Katie and the Union discuss what animals/dinosaurs would be best at playing volleyball. “Football” is “back” (21:17). Simone Biles continues to be awesome (25:53). Jeopardy has a new host (33:15). Don't spook the horses (42:08). Put some respect on Jason Garrett's (nick)name (52:28). What do you eat when you're sad (1:05:27)? What's the perfect level of famousness (1:13:04)? What mascot would you like to go camping with (1:20:23)? Finally, what music do you listen to after a long day (1:26:42)?
Katie and the union chat about freak injuries. Friendly banter includes sports bars (10:50), weddings (16:10) and flying (26:10). Carson Wentz is hurt again (34:45). The USWNT team lost….we don't want to talk about it (40:52). Simone Biles will compete in the balance beam (47:15). Suni Lee wants pizza (56:50). Would you skip your senior year of high school (1:03:40)? There's nothing wrong with sharing first place (1:13:20). Mets draft pick gets screwed (1:33:00). What meal would you want named after you (1:37:30)?
Katie and the Union give their favorite Olympic sports to watch. How do you deal with loud neighbors (14:10)? Australia has a crazy coach (35:24). Don't propose to your girlfriend after she loses in the Olympics (56:04). What stadium would you want to live in (1:16:21)? Who would win in a speed walking race between Katie and the Union (1:40:50)? Finally, do you keep your read receipts on (2:00:11)?
Katie and the Union get listen to the best voicemail ever. Giannis' trip to Chick-fil-A (30:04). Devin Booker should book a private flight to Tokyo (35:47). USA softball is off to a hot start (44:20). Not so much for the soccer team (45:25). NFL announced their COVID plan for the upcoming season (54:20). Get ready for the Big 17…it's conference expansion time, again (1:08:45). Stop being sexist (1:29:40). Finally, would you want amazing parking or no traffic (1:38:50)?
Katie and the Union discuss how a bathroom should be decorated. Friendly banter (8:47) includes a concert, golfing and binging a TV show. Did LeBron sneak a bottle of tequila into game 5 (35:28)? The Olympics allegedly start on Friday and a lot of stars won't be there because of COVID (43:00). Are the Olympic beds anti-sex beds (51:20)? The Union is allowed to talk F1 (1:13:52). Was Space Jam 2 cool (1:39:24)? Finally, things that make you feel old (1:50:33)
Katie and the Union discuss things they hate for irrational reasons. Friendly banter includes Below Deck JV (9:50), brunch (20:35) and listening to songs you don't like (37:10). Sorry England, it's not coming home (49:20). Before there was Shohai Ohtani…there was Katie Nolan (1:13:05). Greg Hardy got knocked out and stop replaying injuries (1:20:31). Is Addison Rae a UFC reporter (1:47:48)? Nerds can also be jocks (2:03:38). Finally, what athletes would you want to room with in college (2:15:25)?
Katie and Travis discuss things that bring them joy. Katie chats about her trip out west….she's tired (9:57). Why won't anyone ask Chris Paul the hard hitting questions (30:04)? Mayors gonna mayor (41:11). Dan Campbell isn't going to wipe your butt (1:07:06). How many hot dogs can you eat (1:12:20)? What sports pet peeves do you have (1:27:16)?
Oh, I don't know. I was upset and I had to do a podcast, so I recorded myself working through it. It's not the greatest listen of all time, but it's incredibly transparent, and I only edited out one part (I was sobbing), and if I opened up like this on someone else's podcast it would've been called a "great interview" so can't we just pretend this is an interview? and that it's good actually? let's try.
Katie and the Union discuss things they like that they thought they wouldn't. Friendly banter that includes a wedding, McDonalds and going out (17:15). Katie explains why she couldn't be a NBA ref (51:46). Reporters need to ask Chris Paul the hard hitting question (58:30). Scottie Pippen said hold my whiskey (1:01:06). Just call your grandparents (1:11:22). Are Uncrustables good (1:38:53)? Sayings that equate to YOLO (1:50:02). Finally, thoughts on e-sports (1:56:35).
Katie and the Union (+1) discuss things they should enjoy but would rather get done quickly. What's going on with Ben Simmons (32:08)? Alternatively, what's up with Doc Rivers (46:27)? The NCAA took an L but issued a statement that tried to make it sound like a W (57:33). Chris Paul isn't out; he's the basketball (1:09:00). Allyson Felix stays good at running (1:21:24). And lastly, a question about names (1:46:10).
Katie and The Union dodge a question about zoom trivia before diving into a vast sea of sports news. Chris Paul in the Protocol (41:55), Lebron's tweets about NBA injuries (59:40), Reggie Miller's terrible take (1:07:35), MLB goop (1:24:20), Ronaldo's water supremacy (1:55:00), a late WCWS update (2:08:00), a very messy slip n slide (2:11:12), and more. Lastly: a question about hiding things from your family (2:21:05).
Katie and the Union discuss taco must-haves and non-starters. A quick update on Travis' love life (16:50), then lots and lots of sports, including: An in-depth discussion on the logistics of jersey swaps (39:27). Julio Jones is a Titan (53:13). A USMNT win that felt like a fever dream (57:37). Some moderate-to-severe yelling about the Mayweather/Paul “fight” (1:09:55). The College Softball World Series (1:34:00)The NFL's pledge to stop race-norming (1:42:10). Simone mf Biles (1:49:25). 3 examples of why this weekend was a bad one to have a commanding lead (1:50:32). And finally, a listener question about the ideal crew for a Below Deck charter (2:05:10).
Katie and The Union talk break-up songs they listened to growing up. Travis recaps his date (23:20), Christina had food amnesia (35:23) and Myrtle got to sleep with Katie and Dan last night (41:38). Unfortunately we had another fan acting stupid, this time in Boston (56:44). Naomi Osaka withdraws from the French Open (1:17:25). Do people like Aaron Rodgers on Jeopardy (1:31:52)? We don’t know. What kind of wizard are you (1:49:30)?
It’s Thursday so you know what that means... Katie and the Union gather to FMK social media, discuss dating app experiences, debate changing your last name, and just generally meander through topics that are vaguely related to sports sometimes. We’re not reinventing the wheel here. It’s a free swim.
Katie and The Union come up with hobbies for the summer. Friendly banter about beer (11:35), milk (15:06), and sleeping (18:10),. Katie takes a page out of Travis’ book and has rant about commercials (28:46). Julio kind of wants out of Atlanta (39:13). Frustrated Knicks fans are fun to watch (50:32). What kind of candles do you like (1:09:40)? Bedlam at the PGA Championship (1:29:18). Don’t injure your gearbox (1:48:32). Lastly, when’s the last time you cried from joy (2:01:50)?
Katie and the Union answer a voicemail question about the ideal breakfast sandwich. The jury’s out on whether or not Travis’ selfie counts (9:00). Katie’s officially on board with Below Deck (18:14). LeBron and Steph are headed to the Redemption Tournament (33:42). Did the Clippers tank and do you blame them (41:50)? Sue Bird is the realest (49:27). The NFL’s new schedule presents a problem for Fantasy folks (55:15). The NHL Playoffs are the best playoffs and you will show them respect (1:14:50). Lastly: advice for two listeners on a cross-country road trip (1:32:42)
Katie and the Union name athletes who would make great teachers. Travis has to take a selfie (26:02). Is it Tebow Time? Again (32:36)? The internet mourns a breakup (44:360. Was there ever a rat? Are raccoons cute (50:00)? Medina Spirit did drugs and/or ate piss hay (1:02:41). Adam Thielen likes the finer things in life (1:15:23) and Aaron Rodgers is thirsty for Jeopardy (1:19:07). Finally, would you rather drive, play DJ or act as snack coordinator on a road trip (1:25:54)?
Katie and the Union(s?) discuss dog nicknames, roundabouts (21:26), and the definition of “friendly banter.” An apology is issued for last week’s apology (31:40). The 49ers are alive (42:00), the Eagles are struggling to stay that way (56:38), and prank calls are still funny (1:06:15). Wearing gym shorts on a date (1:07:30). The Lakers need Vivien (1:19:00). T-Pain’s Instagram (1:32:10). Planet Fitness for gamers (1:37:30). And lastly: what do you watch when you don’t know what to watch (1:53:10)?
Katie & the Union answer questions someone asked. Topics include: How to prevent yourself from doomscrolling. Minor inconveniences (12:28). The art of putting off a simple task (23:30). MTV needs help with their reunion shows (42:35). What’s the best soda (58:10)? Katie spoke to room full of high schoolers…shoutout Mr. Fuller (1:02:40). A heartfelt apology to the listeners (1:09:22). A random rant about Russell Wilson (1:20:59). Unethical jobs we’d thrive at (1:25:00). Plus, condiment talk (1:33:50) and breakfast treat rankings (1:41:45). No, it isn’t Tuesday.
Katie and the Union try to come up with a good username for a fan. Christina is a star in the making (11:35), Travis napped this weekend (25:25) & Katie got an odd gift (35:44). What qualifies a no-hitter and new rules for bench clearing brawls (52:25). Don’t hug Roger Goodell (1:06:00). Unleash the Kraken Bar & Lounge (1:18:08). Shots of Jager (1:23:07). Get off Tom Brady’s lawn (1:30:24). A crazy night in the UFC (1:42:23). And, where is home (2:11:35)?
A Tuesday pod on a Thursday! ESPN producer (and former third mic on Sports?) Andrea Masenda joins Katie to talk about stuff that happened this week like they used to at the office in The Before Times. Topics include: how to make new friends as an Old; an incredibly inconsequential catfish situation we're genuinely sorry for caring about (21:50); the death of the Super League (43:44); that Raiders tweet and why it stinks even if they "meant well" (48:18). And lastly: a list of every TV show Andrea has watched over the last year and why you should or shouldn't watch it (1:06:08) and a voicemail about long distance relationships (1:45:42). Tomorrow is Friday, folks. You're almost there.
What zoo animals would make great wedding guests? Travis is condoning violence (11:15), while Christina made friends this weekend (18:25). Does Trevor Lawrence love football (37:45)? Champions League Coup (48:42). Aaron Rodgers is not the answer…maybe Joe Buck is (1:05:00). Katie recaps her Saturday night watching Jake Paul fight (1:25:26). Yankee fans aren’t happy (1:46:32). Mel Kiper Jr eats like a child (1:58:39). Zion likes MSG (2:01:14). Travis attempts to breakdown F1 (2:05:30). Finally, what is allowed in the shower (2:14:33)?
For a second consecutive week, the podcast fails to explain NFTs. Travis returns from the Masters with a tan (11:08), while Christina came back from Boston with blisters (19:35). Hideki Matsuyama is a man of the people after winning the Masters (31:16). Kevin James is going to play Sean Payton in a movie. This will be really good or really bad (39:05). Breaking news that makes Katie sad (55:06). Fashion advice. How much water do you consume on a daily basis (1:12:50)? It’s not fun, but a discussion on Deshaun Watson. Are bowling alleys dying (1:25:20)? And finally: what movie to watch on a 3rd date (1:55:30).
Jay Bilas has always covered college sports in a way that Katie gravitates towards, so she talked to him about that, and about the effect that player empowerment is already having on the system. They also cover the usual stuff: his kids, his life, and Young Jeezy.
Katie and Christina ditch Travis for a long-overdue catch up with [BEEP] (6:00), Christina has some pretty exciting life news (14:00), the crew dives into mental health and what they've learned about themselves over the last year (19:45) and then finally talk sports with the Women's NCAA Championship needing a banging highlights song. Plus, MLB & the Governor of Texas are at odds (1:00:00), breaking news of the Sam Darnold trade (1:17:00), Aaron Rodgers hosting Jeopardy (1:21:00) and so much more.
Katie and The Union discuss their “Singular Luminescent Points in Time” from the last year of their lives. A quick mental health update and then 3MCT comes to a thrilling conclusion with a bracket to determine the Best Network Sports Theme Song! Lastly: is gray a color? The answer matters more than you think.
Voicemails of concern pour in for Travis after Ohio State lost to 15-seed Oral Roberts. Then the gang shares middle school horror stories before diving into this weeks bracket: CEREAL! The union is proud of how this one turned out (52:18). And finally: the moment you knew you were getting old. (2:05:00)
Katie talks to comedian Megan Gailey about how the pandemic has affected her job, what it was like to get married right before quarantine, and the specific ways in which zoom funerals are weird. Also: a fun story from the time Megan wrote jokes for the ESPYs, and a less fun story about Katie’s worst memory from middle school.
Katie finally traveled for the first time in a year and well…it’s off to a rocky start. Plus, Christina's boyfriend is no longer smelly. And, this week’s bracket is best places to have a drink. Any complaints with it, take it up with the Sports? Union.