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Darren Smith has been a prominent voice in San Diego sports radio since 2004. When sports fans seek unique opinions on the world of sports, information on breaking news, and memorable interviews, Smith consistently delivers. The Darren Smith Show airs weekdays from Noon to 3pm on XTRA 1360 and features long-time producer and sidekick, Marty Caswell.

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    • Sep 18, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    Hour 3 - Aztecs vs Utah, Landon Donovan, Ian Fitzsimmons & Fusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 37:23

    Aztecs vs Utah, Landon Donovan, Ian Fitzsimmons & Fusion

    Hour 2 - Dennis Lin talks Padres, Marty's nuggets & #AskDarren

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 40:42

    Dennis Lin talks Padres, Marty's nuggets & #AskDarren

    Hour 1 - Padres win two in a row & start biggest series of the year, Clark Judge talks NFL

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 42:23

    Padres win two in a row & start biggest series of the year, Clark Judge talks NFL

    Ian Fitzsimmons "I promise you Utah is not going to be happy"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 12:08

    ESPN's Ian Fitzsimmons on what kind of Utah team the Aztecs can expect, Nebraska vs. Oklahoma & why CFB needs traditional rivalries & the impact firing Clay Helton during the season will have on USC's coaches and players.

    Landon Donovan on MLS interview & SD Loyal's tough Tacoma challenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 12:00

    Landon Donovan discussed interviewing for an MLS job, why he plans to be in San Diego the rest of the year and San Diego Loyal's upcoming challenge vs. a tough Tacoma team.

    Dennis Lin "Tingler's going to have to make some very interesting decisions?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 19:43

    Will Snell or Paddack pitch for the Padres again in 2021? Dennis Lin on a very frustrating season, if the offense can remain consistent vs. the Cardinals & why Jayce Tingler has decisions to make when Jake Cronenworth returns.

    Clark Judge "I think Rams are a team that will be a threat to Tampa"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 12:29


    Talk of Fame Network's Clark Judge previewed week 2 of the NFL and what we learned about Daniel Jones, why the Rams are the class of the NFC West, what AFC team can push the Chiefs & why Ben Roethlisberger is undervalued.


    Padres 7 Giants 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 49:39

    The Padres make it back-to-back wins and pull to within a half game of the 2nd Wild Card. Tatis homers and Nabil Crismatt shines in relief. Jon and Fletch break down the win, hear from Jayce Tingler and look ahead to this weekend's critical series in St. Louis.

    Hour 3 - Scott Hanson from NFL Redzone, Update on Padres game Best Bets & Fusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 39:28

    Scott Hanson from NFL Redzone, Update on Padres game Best Bets & Fusion

    Hour 2 - Xander Schauffele joins the show, Marty's nuggets & #AskDarren texts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 40:38

    Xander Schauffele joins the show, Marty's nuggets & #AskDarren texts

    Hour 1 - Padres finally win a game! and we hear from Joe Musgrove as he speaks up about the struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 41:15

    Padres finally win a game! and we hear from Joe Musgrove as he speaks up about the struggles

    Scott Hanson "Packers didn't come ready to play which seems inexcusable"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 19:39

    NFL Red Zone host Scott Hanson on why the Packers overwhelming loss to the Saints was the biggest standout from week 1 on the red zone, sports betting on NFL broadcasts & what stats say about teams that start 0-2.

    Xander Schauffele “The only way to make all this happen is to really believe in yourself”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 17:06

    Xander Schauffele on what winning Olympic gold meant to him and his family, being named to the Ryder Cup and why all his achievements, including being the 5th ranked golfer in the world was something he always knew he could achieve.

    The Wrap Up Show Padres 9 Giants 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 40:46

    A WIN!!! Padres finally get a win thanks to Joe Musgrove, Profar, Tatis & Frazier. Jon and Jim talk about win and how they need to string together games like this for the rest of the road trip

    Hour 3 - Kirk Morrison talks CFB, Aztecs & NFL, Best Bets & Fusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 36:00

    Kirk Morrison talks CFB, Aztecs & NFL, Best Bets & Fusion

    Hour 2 - Kevin Acee tries to explai what is happening with the Padres, Marty's nuggets & #AskDarren

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 44:14

    Kevin Acee tries to explai what is happening with the Padres, Marty's nuggets & #AskDarren

    Hour 1 - Padres lose....again. We take a loot back at what AJ Preller said in 2019 after Green was fired

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 41:24

    Padres lose....again. We take a loot back at what AJ Preller said in 2019 after Green was fired and if it sounds like what is happening in 2021 with Jayce Tingler

    Kirk Morrison “I'm not all the way sold it's not Urban Meyer”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 18:39

    NFL/CFB analyst Kirk Morrison on early returns from Matt Stafford, why Allegiant stadium embodies the Raiders brand, why USC needs to hire a star head coach & early thoughts on the SDSU Aztecs.

    Kevin Acee "I know what the box score says but they have not given up"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 21:17

    Padres beat reporter Kevin Acee on what he's seeing from a dejected, frustrated Padres team, why he doesn't see signs the players have given up and why Fernando Tatis needs to finish strong to lock his MVP chances.

    The Wrap Up Show Giants 6 Padres 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 67:43

    Another day another loss and now the Padres trail the Cardinals by 1 game for the 2nd wild card....

    Hour 3 - Scott Lewis, shout-out to Jim's Mom, Best Bets & Fusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 38:10


    Scott Lewis, shout-out to Jim's Mom, Best Bets & Fusion


    Hour 2 - Daniel Jeremiah talks NFL week 1 more on the Padres & #AskDarren

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 41:49

    Daniel Jeremiah talks NFL week 1 more on the Padres & #AskDarren

    Scott Lewis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 20:06


    Scott Lewis


    Hour 1 - Padres look lifeless & Stewart Mandel talks USC HC search

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 41:27

    Padres look lifeless and empty & Stewart Mandel talks USC HC search

    Daniel Jeremiah "I thought Mac Jones was the best of the group"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 21:50

    NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah broke down which rookie QB fared best week 1, why it's going to take time for Trevor Lawrence & the Jags, if Justin Fields is ready to play behind a bad oline & why Broncos are loaded.

    Stewart Mandel "The first name that comes up is Luke Fickell"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 10:39

    Stewart Mandel discussed USC's decision to finally fire Clay Helton, why the fan base and alumni had had enough years ago, who the top candidates are to replace him & why it would be hard to hire a coordinator without HC experience.

    The Wrap Up Show Giants 9 Padres 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 75:30

    Scorched earth & we have a problem 2.0

    The Wrap Up Show Giants 9 Padres 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 65:00

    Scorched Earth & we have a problem 2.0

    Hour 3 - Will Brinson recaps NFL week 1, Best Bets, Marty's nuggets & a trip to SoFi

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 38:28

    Will Brinson recaps NFL week 1, Best Bets, Marty's nuggets & a trip to SoFi

    Hour 2 - Mark Sweeney talks Padres, Aztecs roll Arizona & #BestBets

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 39:58

    Mark Sweeney talks Padres, Aztecs roll Arizona & #BestBets

    Hour 1 - Padres have a disaster in LA but somehow still are tied for 2nd WC, NFL week 1 recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 41:57

    Padres have a disaster in LA but somehow still are tied for 2nd WC, NFL week 1 recap

    Will Brinson "McVay & Stafford is everything they promised and more"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 22:58

    Will Brinson broke down the biggest takeaways from week 1 of the NFL, why Matthew Stafford gives the Rams immediate Super Bowl upside, a bad start for Urban Meyer, Winston/Payton dynamic & Aaron Rodgers' rough game.

    Mark Sweeney "The other reality is our process hasn't been working"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 19:57

    Are the Padres struggles on the player or management? Mark Sweeney on why the team needs to get more from its' complement players, lack of consistency & why the offensive approach needs to change.

    The Wrap Up Show dodgers 3 Padres 0

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 41:44

    Padres get shutout and to make things worse, Jake Cronenworh breaks his finger. Jon and Jim talk about this offense that is struggling take your calls and texts and should Tatis move back to shortstop? (The answer is yes)

    Hour 3 - Ian Fitzsimmons, Best Bets & Fusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 35:37

    Ian Fitzsimmons, Best Bets & Fusion

    Ian Fitzsimmons “Utah & BYU is one of the most underrated rivalries in all of sports”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 13:48

    Ian Fitzsimmons on if Michigan football is underrated, why Utah vs. BYU might be the best rivalry in all of sports and why Mac Jones is going to be a star.

    Hour 2 - Dennis Lin talks Padres, Marty's nuggets & #AskDarren texts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 42:40

    Dennis Lin talks Padres, Marty's nuggets & #AskDarren texts

    Hour 1 - Kind of a entertaining NFL opener, Padres start the roadtrip from hell & Clark Judge joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 41:23

    Kind of a entertaining NFL opener, Padres start the roadtrip from hell & Clark Judge joins the show

    Dennis Lin "The lack of focus throughout the season has come back to bite them"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 22:47

    Dennis Lin discussed a pivotal 10-game road trip for the Padres & what would qualify as a success, the advice Yu Darvish received from his former manager & what to make of the Padres inconsistent lineup combinations.

    Clark Judge "49ers are a real threat to the Rams"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 13:10

    Talk of Fame Network's Clark Judge on his NFL division picks, why Matthew Stafford will elevate the Rams in a way Jared Goff never could, why he's high on the Bills, 49ers and Patriots & which teams made the best off-season moves.

    Hour 3 - Michael Gehlken talks NFL season opener, Best Bets, TV listings & Fusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 38:59

    Michael Gehlken talks NFL season opener, Best Bets, TV listings & Fusion

    Hour 2 - Landon Donovan talks USMNT & Loyal, Marty's nuggets & #AskDarren texts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 41:35

    Landon Donovan talks USMNT & Loyal, Marty's nuggets & #AskDarren texts

    Hour 1 - Padres pick up big win, USMNT responds & Roxy Bernstein talks Aztecs vs Arizona

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 41:52

    Padres pick up big win, USMNT responds & Roxy Bernstein talks Aztecs vs Arizona

    Michael Gehlken

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 19:04

    Michael Gehlken

    Landon Donovan "That was a huge, huge win last night in Honduras"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 21:48

    Landon Donovan discussed a big win for the UWMNT over Honduras, why the team gained some valuable experience going forward, why Weston McKennie has to make it up to his teammates & Ricardo Pepe's stunning debut.

    Roxy Bernstein "Jordan Brookshire is going to have to make some throws"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 13:40

    Pac-12 Network's Roxy Bernstein previewed Aztecs vs. Arizona, why Jordan Brookeshire is going to have to make some throws for them to win on the road & how much substance you can give to what we saw in CFB in 2020.

    The Wrap Up Show Padres 8 Angels 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 46:34

    Yu Darvish pitches great and the offense busted out for 8 runs in the 2nd inning. Jon and Jim talk about the win, a shaky bullpen & they talk about the HUGE 10 game road trip starting in LA on Friday

    Hour 3 - Gregg Rosenthal talks NFL, Best Bets, Tv listings & Fusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 40:34

    Gregg Rosenthal talks NFL, Best Bets, Tv listings & Fusion

    Hour 2 - Stewart Mandel talks CFB, Washington's football teams new name & #AskDarren texts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 39:29

    Stewart Mandel talks CFB, Washington's football teams new name & #AskDarren texts

    Hour 1 - Snell shows up but the offense was horrible & Kevin Acee joins the show to talk Tatis & Padres

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 42:15

    Snell shows up but the offense was horrible & Kevin Acee joins the show to talk Tatis & Padres

    Gregg Rosenthal "I think this is the best AFC I can remember"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 17:26


    NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal on impact of 17-game season & if load management is coming to the NFL, the level of talent in the AFC, why 49ers are his Super Bowl pick, Patriots ceiling & Tom Brady's outrage on number changes.


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