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A bi-weekly podcast that covers the world of sport, popular culture, and more. New episodes every Tuesday and Friday.


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    Swift Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2023 96:00

    How often do you think about the Roman Empire? Probably less than the NFL thought about Taylor Swift last weekend. Kelce-Swift relationship coverage overshadowed the Dolphins' record-setting win and surprising losses for the Ravens, Jags, and Cowboys. Plus reaction to the Premier League weekend; including Newcastle's 8 different scorers against Sheffield United, Manchester City's sense of invincibility, and Chelsea's continued struggles.

    Tua, Tucci, and ten Hag

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2023 118:10

    Reaction to Week 2 of the NFL season. Are the Miami Dolphins the best team in the NFL? Is the Browns season over after the Nick Chubb injury? and which 0-2 teams have a chance of making the playoffs. Plus Manchester United's struggles have Eddie questioning whether Erik ten Hag is up to the job, Stanley Tucci's food recommendations, the differences between Europe and the USA, and the problem with Jury Duty. 

    NFL Week 2 Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2023 49:57

    Our previews and picks for every game from week 2 of the NFL. Can the Bills, Chargers, and Chiefs bounce back? And can the Niners, Dolphins, and Browns continue their strong starts to the season?

    Week 1 Overreactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2023 89:08

    Aaron Rodgers' debut for the Jets lasted only 75 seconds as his season ended with an Achilles injury. Plus reaction to the 49ers' dominant win, the Dolphins' impressive performance against the Chargers, and disappointing outings from the Chiefs, Bills, and Seahawks. Plus Djokovic and Gauff win the US Open, Eddie speaks about his chaotic experience at the Rugby World Cup, and is Southgate's defensive nature holding England back?

    NFL Week 1 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2023 72:14

    We preview each matchup ahead of the opening weekend of the NFL Season. Plus Djokovic's dominance and the start of the Rugby World Cup.

    NFL Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2023 144:00

    Our full NFL season preview includes predictions for every team and division ahead of the 2023/24 NFL Season. Just how bad will the Cardinals be? Can the Chiefs repeat their Super Bowl success? And how optimistic is Eddie about the 49ers? Plus more travel frustrations, bachelorette planning, and Premier League football discussions.

    What can you eat on a hunger strike?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2023 77:16

    Luis Rubiales' mother goes on a hunger strike as the fallout continues from the Spanish FA's president's World Cup Final kiss. Reaction to Liverpool coming from behind to beat Newcastle and Arsenal dropping points against Fulham. Plus an NFL quiz and a discussion on whether the 49ers trading Trey Lance now makes him one of the worst draft decisions of all time. 

    Going for gold medal glory

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2023 80:06

    Luis Rubiales doubles down as he defends his decision to kiss Jenni Hermoso. Eddie then asks if Chelsea have actually had a good start to the Premier League season and Jude Bellingham continues his fantastic start at Real Madrid.  Plus would Frank and Eddie decide to split a gold medal and just how bad are Rotten Tomatoes top 25 movies from the last 25 years? 

    Kissing Controversy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2023 96:58

    Spain's World Cup win is overshadowed by a kiss. Manchester City pass their first real test of the season as Chelsea and Manchester United struggle. In Europe, Kane makes an impressive Bundesliga debut, Jude Bellingham's brilliance for Real Madrid, and PSG fail to win again. Plus engagement stories, the oldest quarterbacks in the NFL, and the Rotten Tomatoes rankings of the top 20 TV Shows from the last 25 years. 

    Premier League Week One Wrap-up

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2023 59:31

    We cover the major talking points from the first week of Premier League action. Including Newcastle's impressive display, United's unconvincing win, and whether Kevin De Bruyne's injury will impact Manchester City's title hopes. Plus Paris Saint Germain look weak after Neymar's exit, Barcelona fail to win on the opening weekend, the San Francisco 49ers look as if they've resolved their quarterback dilemma, and Ben Stokes makes his return to the England ODI squad ahead of the cricket World Cup.

    Premier League Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2023 131:17

    We preview and make predictions for every team for the 23/24 Premier League Season. Can Manchester City be stopped? How many goals will Haaland score? Which teams will make the top 4? Can Burnley, Luton Town, or Sheffield United avoid the drop? Plus reaction to Harry Kane's transfer to Bayern Munich, the US being knocked out of the Women's World Cup, and Eddie encounters an awkward proposal.

    Barbenheimer on blast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2023 121:20

    Stuart Broad's cricket career comes to an end in dramatic fashion in the Ashes, under-the-radar MVP picks in the NFL, and Harry Kane's proposed move to Bayern Munich. Plus Frank and Eddie share their thoughts on both 'Oppenheimer' and 'Barbie' and Eddie explains why he's had enough of Christopher Nolan.

    Mbappe and Hemingway

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2023 88:47

    Eddie has a run-in with the French police and Frank has a breakdown on a way to a wedding. Plus Mbappe's astronomical offer from Saudi Arabia, the problem with running backs in the NFL, and Eddie's dream acting role as Ernest Hemingway. 

    Story time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2023 72:38

    Frank talks about his trip to Portland and a listener goes to extreme lengths to prove their sexuality. Plus reaction to Alcaraz's triumph at Wimbledon, the start of Major League Cricket, and Emmy nominations. 

    4th of July Weeknd

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2023 78:35

    We test ourselves on all things America and the 4th of July, before discussing the USWNT's World Cup commercial. Plus reaction to Bairstow's controversial stumping, Stokes' stunning innings, and England being 2-0 down to Australia in the Ashes. We then round things off with Domingo German's perfect game and the most desirable statistical achievements in baseball and The Weeknd's awful acting in The Idol.

    Ascot, Ashes, and AI

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2023 75:13

    We share our thoughts on our trip to Royal Ascot 2023 and our visit to the Oval for a record-breaking Vitality T20 match between Surrey and Middlesex. Plus should Harry Kane move to Bayern Munich to win things or remain in the Premier League to break records. Is Declan Rice worth £100m+? And England's Ashes hopes start to crumble as Bazball comes unstuck.

    Ashes Preview and the Future of Cricket with Dan Jadz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2023 99:08

    We're joined by Dan Jadzevics from Our Cricket to talk about the Ashes, the prospects for Major League Cricket and the future of franchise cricket, and cricket content creation and YouTube. Plus travel stories and reaction to Manchester City winning the Champions League.

    The PGA Tour is LIV'in it up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2023 86:24

    We take a closer look at the details of the PIF's latest investment into golf and explain why it isn't a PGA Tour - LIV Golf merger. The big money continues as Benzema cashes-in in Saudi Arabia and Messi moves to Miami. Plus Jokic puts on a masterclass in the NBA Finals and is Serbia the best pound-for-pounds sports nation at the moment?  

    The Ted Lasso Finale

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2023 107:32

    After a short break, we catch up on a busy period of sport as Borussia Dortmund fall at the final hurdle to hand the Bundesliga to Bayern Munich and Roland Garros gets underway. Plus, who had a better Premier League season? Harry Kane or Erling Haaland? Then we finish things off with a recap of the series finale of Ted Lasso.

    Bring on the gravy with Emmet Kennedy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 123:47

    We're joined by Emmet Kennedy to talk about the animal welfare protests and racing, potential changes to the Grand National, Aidan O'Brien's remarkable dominance, and tips for the Oaks, Derby, and Royal Ascot. Plus reaction to Manchester City's dismantling of Real Madrid, Nadal missing out on the French Open, and the benefits of bus travel.

    The Fraudulencey of Arsenal

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 80:40

    Frank has a run-in with Easy Jet while Eddie's softball season falls apart. Eddie labels Arsenal as frauds after their title challenge completely collapses against Brighton. Plus, who's happier this season: Saka or Foden? Plus reaction to Ja Morant's latest suspension and a discussion about which movie stars would get you to go to the cinema. 

    Higgins' mother eats what?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2023 85:56

    Reaction to the first round of the Champions League Quarterfinals as Sane and Mane get into a fight following Manchester City's comfortable win over Bayern Munich. Chelsea face an uphill battle after defeat against Real Madrid, and there's a prospect of a Milan derby in the semis. Plus an update on the strike situation in France, Brittney Griner plans to write a book on her time in Russian prison, and Ted Lasso continues to throw an endless combination of storylines at a struggling season.

    The Premier League Tide Turns

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2023 86:07

    Liverpool blow a 2-0 lead to potentially hand Manchester City back the advantage in the Premier League title race. While Brooks Koepka implodes in the 4th round as Jon Rahm cruises to his first Masters win. Plus Eddie asks Frank how far out he'd have to be to win the Masters, Ted Lasso season 3 episode 6 reaction, and Rudy Gobert throws a punch at a teammate in the NBA.

    The State of German football with Raphael Honigstein

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2023 78:51

    The Masters get underway, Frank Lampard takes temporary charge at Chelsea, and First Lady Jill Biden upsets the LSU women's team. We're then joined by The Atlantic's Raphael Honigstein to discuss Tuchel replacing Nagelsmann at Bayern Munich, the 50+1 rule and parity in the Bundesliga, Klopp's future at Liverpool, the German national team, and more...

    Masters Feud

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2023 83:20

    The LIV Golf and PGA feud continues as The Masters gets underway Scottie Scheffler serves up an uninspiring Champions Dinner at Augusta. Plus reaction to Harry Kane's dive and another round of sackings in the Premier League before Frank is put to the test at Family Feud.

    The Darren Tulett Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2023 111:00

    Scotland record an impressive win over Spain and England get off to a perfect start in their Euro 2024 qualifiers. Plus reaction to the latest Lamar Jackson drama and episode 3 of Ted Lasso. We're then joined by beIN Sport presenter Darren Tulett to talk about his career in broadcasting, how he became the 'British face' of French football, and some career highlights including Lance Armstrong, Eric Cantona, and Zinedine Zidane.

    The Ted Lasso Experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2023 86:27

    Was Lamar Jackson right to demand a trade and is he being properly valued by NFL teams? Plus Harry Kane breaks the England goalscoring record and Ted Lasso season 3 gets off to a rocky start.

    The LIV Golf Experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2023 94:20

    Frank reviews the LIV Golf experience in Tuscon. Plus reaction to Blackburn's FA Cup exit, a March Madness full of upsets, and Michael B. Jordan's ranking as a Friday Night Lights character.

    The Last of Us Season Finale Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2023 83:37

    Frank gets to hear his reviews, reactions to some major moves in NFL free agency, England suffer a record-breaking defeat in the Six Nations, and our thoughts as The Last of Us wraps up its first season.

    Jonesing for a train ride

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2023 86:32

    Daniel Jones gets a new deal, Harry Kane's future is in doubt, and Eddie's unnecessary layover on a trip to Croatia.

    Comebacks and Cannibalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 72:26

    Arsenal fight back to pick up a vital 3 points, Liverpool embarrass Manchester United, and Blackburn Rovers continue their fine form. Plus the NFL offseason begins to hit full swing and Frank is seduced by LIV Golf. And reactions to an action-packed penultimate episode of The Last of Us.

    Worst First Kiss

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2023 79:49

    The politics of birthday celebrations and Jake Paul's surprising defeat. Plus Byron Jones' openness about his chronic pain following his NFL career and Chelsea's continued struggles. And our reaction to episode 7 of The Last of Us as Ellie experiences a dramatic first kiss, has a complicated understanding of the modern world, and how bad would it really be to become a zombie? 

    Welcome to Jackson's Hole

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2023 68:24

    Eddie suggests an NFL rule changes that he'd like to see and brings up the issues with All-Star games. Plus reaction to Arsenal's important comeback against Aston Villa and episode 6 of The Last of Us.

    Same Old Tiger

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2023 61:19

    Tiger Woods draws attention with a subpar joke at the Sony Genesis Open. Plus City's big win over Arsenal, Marcus Rashford's incredible form, possible rule changes in the NFL, and reaction to episode 5 of The Last of Us.

    Super Bowl Reactions: Give me that Octopus

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2023 80:43

    Reaction to the Kansas City Chiefs' win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl. Are the Chiefs now a dynasty? Was Jalen Hurts the real MVP? 

    Super Bowl Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2023 106:34

    We preview and make our predictions for Super Bowl LVII as the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to take on the Philadelphia Eagles - including our favorite prop bets and potential record-breakers. Plus reaction to LeBron James becoming the NBA's all-time leading points scorer.

    Ellie's got a gun

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2023 83:10

    Manchester City's future faces uncertainty on the back of a Premier League investigation into their financial activity and England's Six Nations bid is over before it even starts. Plus reaction to the latest episode of The Last of Us and popular culture that we would have missed out on had the world come to an end in 2003.

    NFL Championships Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 71:27

    We discuss all of the major storylines following the NFL Championship Weekend as the Eagles and Chiefs make it through to the Super Bowl. Plus reaction to Djokovic's dominance in the Australian Open and Lebron James' tantrum during the Lakers' loss to the Celtics.

    NFL Conference Championship Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 98:15

    Preview and predictions for the NFL Conference Championships as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs host the Cincinnati Bengals. LIV Golf drama resumes as Patrick Reid takes a flick at Rory McIlroy and Buzz Aldrin causes a stir by getting remarried at 93.

    NFL Divisional Round Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 92:12

    Preview and predictions for every game of the Divisional Round in the NFL Playoffs. Plus reaction to Manchester City's comeback against Tottenham and the first episode of The Last of Us.

    Wild Reactions to Wild Card Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 104:52

    All of our reactions to the games from the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs. Plus the problems with the offside law in the aftermath of Manchester United's win against Manchester City.

    Wild Card Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 95:22

    We preview every game from NFL Wild Card Weekend. Plus a look ahead at some crucial matches in the Premier League and debate the problems with the College Football system.

    The playoffs are set

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 65:20

    The NFL regular season wraps up and the playoff matchups are set. The Green Bay Packers miss out, the Seahawks sneak in, and the Texans inexplicably throw away the first pick in the draft.  Plus Barcelona edge ahead of Real Madrid in a tight title race in La Liga.

    Playoff Permutations and Movie Anticipations

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 89:47

    Arsenal's draw against Newcastle and Manchester City's win against Chelsea means that the Premier League race is back to as it was. The NFL gets creative in figuring out how to deal with the canceled Bills vs. Bengals game - meaning that week 18 has some more complicated playoff permutations. And some thoughts on the most highly anticipated moves slated for release in 2023. 

    New Year, Same Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 99:25

    Reaction to Damar Hamlin's collapse during Monday Night Football and the implications for both the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals. Plus what's at stake in the NFL heading into Week 18. Are Arsenal becoming title favorites after Manchester City slip-up in the Premier League? How does Ronaldo's move to Saudi Arabia impact his legacy? And Frank makes Eddie revisit some of his more controversial takes from 2022.

    Wrapping up 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 90:55

    The Premier League is back and some of the NFL divisional and playoff races are going down to the wire.  Plus a look back at some of the biggest sports stories from 2022 and our predictions for 2023.

    The Wildest Sports Weekend Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 86:57

    Reaction as the dust settles on the World Cup and Argentina beat France in the final. Was it the greatest final ever? How did the performances of Messi and Mbappe impact their respective legacies? Were Martinez's antics acceptable? Plus a dramatic weekend in the NFL full of comebacks, blown leads, and close games and our thoughts on who the best 5 quarterbacks in the NFL are right now.

    The inevitable disappointment

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 87:25

    England's 2022 World Cup post-mortem and Southgate's long-term future. Plus Argentina's lack of class, Tom Brady's nightmare return home, and Eddie stands outside of a bar that he's not allowed into.

    World Cup Quarterfinals Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 89:45

    Preview and predictions for each of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals. Will Brazil continue their dominance against Croatia? Who will come out on top between the Netherlands and Argentina? Can Morocco stifle Portugal's attacking threat? And can England beat France? Plus which young quarterback has the best prospects in the NFL and just how hard it is to act?

    Penalties, Purdy, and Pressing

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 95:14

    Reaction to the round of the last 16 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Including England's second-half masterclass, Mbappe's unstoppable France, Brazil's samba style, Portugal's Ronaldo solution, and more. Plus what are the San Francisco 49ers' prospects now that they have Purdy at quarterback? And Brady rolls back the years with a vintage 4th quarter comeback. 

    World Cup Chaos

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 82:22

    We wrap up all of the action from the group stages of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and make our predictions for the first round of the knockout stages. Plus new EU regulations could lead to some annoying in-flight experiences.

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