The Bun and Cardigan Show: A Detroit Pistons Podcast

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The Athletic's James Edwards III and Nicolas Henkel bring you the latest news and notes around the Detroit Pistons.

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    • Dec 6, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 56m AVG DURATION
    • 65 EPISODES

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    Ep. 62: Pistons mailbag! (Also, surprise(!): BxC Instrumental Tape Available on bandcamp)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 36:45

    The Athletic's Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel answer listener questions about the Pistons. Also, the duo reveals that they've dropped the long-awaited BxC instrumental album, which features 16 beats that have been on the podcast. If you purchase the instrumental album for $10, send a receipt to jedwards@theathletic.com for a chance to be on an entire podcast! Here's the link: https://bunandcardiganshow.bandcamp.com/releases

    Ep. 61: Recapping the Pistons' Los Angeles stint, James and Nic finally meet!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 50:50

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel dive into the latest week of Pistons basketball, talking about the fan base's relationship with the second-year players and Cade Cunningham. Also, the two podcast partners finally meet and talk about their adventures throughout Los Angeles.

    Ep. 60: "The Almost Melee at LCA"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 50:40

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about the Pistons-Lakers game from Sunday, which feature a tense moment between Beef Stew and LeBron James.

    Ep. 59: Is Killian Hayes figuring it out? Cade Cunningham up 3-0 over Jalen Green

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 58:21

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about Killian Hayes' improvements, Cade Cunningham's clutch gene, a possible Marvin Bagley trade and more. Don't forget to subscribe to The Athletic for the best Pistons coverage out there. A subscription gives you access to everything The Athletic offers.

    Ep. 58: A conversation about Isaiah Stewart, Cade Cunningham showing glimpses

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 48:00

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about the weird discourse surrounding Isaiah Stewart, Cade Cunningham showing signs against Brooklyn and the first game of the Motor City Cruise.

    Ep. 57: Cade Cunningham's debut, the expectations of Pistons fans

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 43:28

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about the long-awaited debut of Cade Cunningham, Detroit's rough start and fan expectations.

    Ep. 56: Breaking down the Pistons' first two games, Killian Hayes' struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 57:11

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel dive into the Pistons' first two games, what they've liked and didn't like, as well as concerns with Killian Hayes' start to the season.

    Ep. 55: Recapping preseason, Cade Cunningham's injury

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 51:57

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel recap the Pistons' preseason slate, talk about Cade Cunningham's injury and more.

    Ep. 54: Cade Cunningham's ankle, Pistons' first preseason game

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 36:29

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III goes solo this week and talks about his observations following the Pistons' first preseason game and open scrimmage. He also provides an update on Cade Cunningham's ankle and answers Twitter questions.

    Ep. 53: Pistons preseason basketball is here

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 42:41

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about the Pistons' training camp, preseason and what will make Nic sad this season.

    Ep. 52: Pistons media day and training camp thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 43:27

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel dive into the start of the Pistons' season, talking about the sights and sounds of media day, as well as the hoopla coming out of the first week of training camp.

    Ep. 51: Nic tries out for the Motor City Cruise, answering Twitter questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 46:26

    In the latest episode of The Bun and Cardigan Show, The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about the latter's recent tryout for the Motor City Cruise. The two also answer Twitter questions!

    Ep. 50: Wrapping up the Pistons' offseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 40:11

    The Athletic's James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel put a bow on the Pistons' offseason, talking Hamidou Diallo signing, Sekou Doumbouya trade and Detroit's financial books.

    Ep. 49: Pistons Summer League reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 35:47

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about what they liked from the Pistons' Summer League stint.

    Ep. 48: Pistons Summer League and free agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 49:14

    The Athletic's James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel dive into the Pistons' first two Summer League games, talk free agency and NBA ownership.

    Ep. 47: Talking NBA Draft, Pistons free agency and Summer League

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 41:11

    The Athletic's James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel reflect on draft night, which James was at, the Pistons' free agency so far and what to expect from Summer League.

    Ep. 46: It's NBA Draft day!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 26:57

    The Athletic's James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about what to expect during Thursday's 2021 NBA Draft.

    Ep. 45: Pistons mailbag, Nic's adventure in Milwaukee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 56:20

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel answer listener questions regarding the Pistons. Also, Nic talks about his time roaming Deer District as the Bucks clinch the NBA championship.

    Ep. 44: Will the Pistons go for the playoffs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 66:02

    The Athletic's James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about the Pistons and the 2021 NBA Draft, Hamidou Diallo, rank best jumpers on the team and, at the end, Nic lists every single NBA champion from 2019-1979.

    Ep. 43: Pistons draft talk and Nic's newfound success

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 54:00

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel have a conversation about the No. 1 pick, Detroit trading back into the first round and Nic's success on YouTube.

    Ep. 42: Addressing the rhetoric surrounding the Pistons and No. 1 pick

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 42:38

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about the Pistons having the No. 1 pick, Cade Cunningham, the discourse around the potential of trading the pick and more.

    Ep. 41: The Motown Noah Awards with special guests

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 74:55

    The Athletic's Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel do the Motown Noah End-of-Year Awards with 20 listeners, do a Q &A.

    Emergency episode: The Pistons land the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 35:18

    The Athletic's Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel react and analyze the Pistons landing the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

    Ep. 40: Nicolas' birthday eppy! (and Pistons talk)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 56:12

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer and co-host Nicolas Henkel return to celebrate Nic's birthday -- they also talk Pistons, Bucks and nonsense.

    Ep. 39: A fun and informative convo with a Pistons historian

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 63:52

    The Athletic's James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel are joined by Keith Black Trudeau to discuss his vault of Pistons game footage dating back decades, franchise history, the teal era and much more.

    Ep. 38: Breaking down the hiring of John Beilein

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 44:38

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel dive into the recent hiring of John Beilein in Detroit. The two also talk about the playoffs and the championship-or-bust mentality of fans.

    Ep. 37: NBA playoffs talk, random Pistons chatter

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 60:23

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel dive into the first round of the NBA playoffs. After, and sprinkled in, they talk about random Pistons topics and do Tankathon spins.

    Ep. 36: Which Pistons free agents do you want back?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 56:35

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about draft prospects, scenarios and which of the team's free agents are most likely to return.

    Ep. 35: Putting a bow on the Pistons' season/looking ahead to the offseason

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 53:26

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel put a cap on the Pistons' 2020-21 season, dissect the first year of the rebuild and look ahead to the offseason.

    Ep. 34: Re-living the Pistons practice mutiny of 2010 with Yahoo!'s Vinny Goodwill

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 77:46

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writers James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk Dwane Casey's extension and the loss to the Timberwolves. Then, for the last hour, former Pistons beat writer and current Yahoo! NBA columnist Vincent Goodwill joins the show to tell a series of tremendous stories from his time covering Detroit (2010-15) -- his verbal fight with Rip Hamilton, the practice mutiny against John Kuester. Please rate, review and subscribe.

    Ep. 33: Answering your mailbag questions!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 66:27

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel answer listener questions in the latest episode of the Bun and Cardigan Show.

    Ep. 32: Hamidou Diallo's ceiling and a brief talk about Detroit's starting lineup next year

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 70:09

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel dive into Hamidou Diallo and wonder if he's the best-kept secret of the franchise's rebuild. That and a lot more Pistons talk in the latest episode of the B&C.

    Ep. 31: Will the Pistons tank tank?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 56:40

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and Nicolas Henkel talk about the Pistons and the final stretch of the season. Can they tank tank?

    Ep. 30: To tank or not to tank? That is the question.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 57:52

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel spill their thoughts on how the Pistons should handle the last 10 games, and why the franchise should "reward" itself for doing things the right way up until now.

    Ep. 29: Jerami Grant's future with the Pistons, NBA playoff race

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 55:30

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel dive into Jerami Grant's recent comments and his future with the Detroit. Also, the two look at the playoff race as the regular-season nears.

    Ep. 28: Answering mailbag questions!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 56:03

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel answer listener questions while watching the first half of Pistons-Mavs live.

    Ep. 27: Isaiah Stewart's spectacular week, ranking the Pistons' youngsters

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 68:34

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel dive into Isaiah Stewart's career week. After that, Nick ranks his Pistons youngsters. James ranked and dove into the breakdown of Detroit's 24-and-unders on The Athletic, so go check that piece out.

    Ep. 26: NBA Twitter star Nekias Duncan stops by to talk Pistons

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 62:59

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel are joined by Basketball News writer and co-host of The Dunker Spot podcast, Nekias Duncan, and get an outsider perspective on the Pistons.

    Ep. 25: Sekou's good week, more draft talk!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 68:40

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about what they've seen from Sekou Doumbouya this week, combining the 2020 and 2021 NBA Draft prospects and much more!

    Ep. 24: Killian Hayes' standout game, Tankathon simulations

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 62:40

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about Killian Hayes' solid performance against OKC. Also, the two do five Tankathon simulations and discuss possible draft scenarios for Detroit. As always, don't forget to subscribe to The Athletic.

    Ep. 23: Thoughts on Killian Hayes return, re-drafting the 2020 NBA Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 62:08

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about the return of Killian Hayes. Also, the two look and see where Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart would go in a re-draft of the 2020 NBA Draft.

    Ep. 22: The end of The Bun and Cardigan Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 68:18

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel come together to talk the Pistons for one last time...

    Ep. 21: Pistons mailbag - on NBA Draft, future of Detroit and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 68:06

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel answer listener questions regarding the Pistons and the 2021 NBA Draft, the future of the organization and much, much more.

    Ep. 20: Breaking down the Pistons' NBA trade deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 58:59

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about the Pistons' lone trade on Thursday, why there weren't more and dive into other trades that happened around the NBA.

    Ep. 19: The Jackson 2, Pistons draft prospects, trade deadline and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 63:31

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel dive into the performances of Frank Jackson and Josh Jackson. Also, the two talk about some potential future Pistons in March Madness and the NBA trade deadline.

    Ep. 18: Killian Hayes returning soon? Fake trades!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 71:56

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel talk about the possible return of Killian Hayes to start April. Also, Nic pitches five fake trades as the deadline nears.

    Ep. `17: Breaking down the Hamidou Diallo trade, when will the Pistons be good again?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 69:24

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel dive into the Pistons-OKC trade, lack of 3-point shooting, the rebuild and much, much more.

    Ep. 16: Troy Weaver the quote machine, NBA trade deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 71:10

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel spend the majority of this pod talking about Troy Weaver's honest and entertaining media press conference, as well as the NBA trade deadline and how it pertains to the Pistons.

    Ep. 15: The Bun and Cardigan Show vs. Pistons vs. Everybody vs. Locked on Pistons

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 78:40

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel are joined by Pistons podcast OGs Laz Jackson, of Pistons vs. Everybody, and Matt Schoch, of Locked on Pistons, to talk the state of the team, journalism/come-up in media and other randomness. Please subscribe, rate and review if you're enjoying the podcast! You'll enjoy this conversation between the three entities.

    Ep. 14: Pistons trivia challenge!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 76:12

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel spend most of the podcast quizzing one another on Pistons history between 2000-2021. Each person asked the other 10 questions. Who won? How did you do? Let us know on Twitter!

    Ep. 13: Dennis Smith Jr. finding a rhythm, the good and bad of Josh Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 61:00

    The Athletic's Detroit Pistons beat writer James L. Edwards III and co-host Nicolas Henkel dive into DSJ's comfortability this week, the good and bad of Josh Jackson and the other usual shenanigans.

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