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Sports, drafts and nonsense with Joe Posnanski and The Good Place's Michael Schur.

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    A Few More Words Podcast is back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 57:16

    Let me tell you what a trooper Molly Knight is. She has been deathly ill the last couple of weeks dealing with Covid. Like SUPER sick — can’t get out of bed sick.But she texted me after Vin Scully passed away and said we HAD to do a podcast. So we recruited Mike Schur and talked a whole lot about Vin Scully … and the Dodgers … and the Juan Soto trade … and the sad existence of the Angels … and how much better peanut M&Ms are than regular M&Ms … and so much more!Shortly after we did this, Molly had to check into a hospital for severe dehydration.She’s much better now. But I gotta tell you, that’s the sort of Kellen Winslow commitment you get from Molly Knight. Sign up for her Substack, like, right now! Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe

    Molly and Joe talk baseball

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 46:56

    This is fun — Molly Knight and I talk about our five “favorite” baseball stories of the year so far. Only they aren’t really our favorites since we HAD to talk about the Yankees. I mean, the Yankees are overshadowing everything else in baseball so far.So we do talk about the Yankees … and we also talk about some of our favorite stuff like Byron Buxton, the Joc Pederson-Tommy Pham thing that never ends, the Phillies’ and Braves’ winning streaks, etc. Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe

    Talkin' Baseball with Molly Knight

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 47:45

    If you haven’t gotten enough baseball preview stuff here the last couple of weeks, Molly Knight and I talked some baseball, why the Dodgers didn’t bring back Kenley, how much magic the Giants lose without Buster, how much we love the Blue Jays infield and so on.Please check out Molly’s Substack “The Long Game” because it’s fantastic. Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe

    A Few More Words with Jackie Stiles

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 44:48

    Jackie Stiles is one of the greatest college basketball players ever — she set the NCAA scoring record while playing at what was then Southwest Missouri State and most of you, surely, will remember her team’s extraordinary run to the Final Four that year.She is also an amazing person. I’ve known her now for closing on 25 years, and followed her from when she was just a kid in Claflin, Kansas, making 1,000 shots a day, through her incredible college career, through her injury-plagued pro career and into her post-career life as she has searched to find the person she is without basketball. On March 1, a new documentary by Brent Huff called “The Jackie Stiles Story: Anything is Possible,” will premier in her hometown of Springfield, Mo. With that in mind, it seemed a good time to catch up with Jackie, talk a bit about her life and, sure, relive a couple of Jackie Stiles legends (like the time she won the Kansas state track titles in the 400, 800, one mile and two mile on the same day).Super fun conversation. Hope you’ll like it. Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe

    Talking Hall with Bob Costas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 52:23

    Listen now | Hey, hey, talking a little Baseball Hall of Fame with Bob Costas. I don’t think there’s anything else I can really add to that … hope you enjoy. While I have you, many of you have noticed a bit of a rough PosCast transition with the move to Meadowlark Media — this is particularly true on Apple PodCasts and Stitcher. I believe much smarter people than me are working on it, but best I can tell, this is the best thing I can tell you. Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe

    A Conversation with Molly Knight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 36:39

    Listen now (36 min) | Been trying to get this podcasting this worked out now that the PosCast is with the goons over at Meadowlark media. Last week, this bonus JoeBlog podcast somehow got mixed up with the PosCast, it was mayhem, hopefully we got things worked out. This week, the magnificent Molly Knight — Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe

    PodCast: Talking HOF with Molly Knight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 44:08

    Listen now (44 min) | As a little bonus, the great Molly Knight — and if you haven’t signed up for her Substack The Long Game yet, well, frankly, I’m not sure what you’re waiting for — and I will do the occasional podcasts, talk about whatever is going on in baseball. In this episode of Molly and Joe, we talk some Hall of Fame … and we talk a bit about our friend Ken Rosenthal and his alleged firing over at MLB Network. Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe

    End of the Year PosCast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 99:59

    Joe and Mike deal with the fallout from the Holiday Draft PosCast, talk some Baseball Hall of Fame, NBA and take several official positions.

    A Hall of Fame Emergency

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 100:05

    Time for another emergency PosCast, so Mike and Joe break the glass and bring in the incomparable Howard Bryant to talk about one of the craziest Hall of Fame ballots in baseball history.

    It's The Holiday Draft!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 104:32

    Joe and Mike and a cast of thousands — Nick Offerman! Linda Holmes! Brandon McCarthy! Alan Sepinwall! Alexis Gay! Mike DiCenzo! Ellen Adair! — draft holiday objects in the fourth (or fifth or eighth, who remembers?) annual PosCast Holiday Draft. 

    Draft: Least Favorite Plays

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 68:05

    Joe and Mike draft their least favorite plays in sports, and consider the the difference between 4.7 and 4.8 stars at Amazon.

    Mothership: Wilford Brimley talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 68:48

    Joe and Mike spend a shockingly long period of time talking about actor Wilford Brimley for reasons that remain unclear. They also take more official positions.

    The Mothership: Are There Any Good Teams?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 56:08

    Joe and Mike, pressed by the goons at Meadowlark Media, have been forced to tighten up the PosCast, and so they sneakily split it into two parts. In Part I, they talk about a blah World Series, and how there are no good teams in the NFL.

    The Draft: Stuff We Can Never Find

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 57:04

    Joe and Mike, pressed by the goons at Meadowlark Media, have been forced to tighten up the PosCast, and so they sneakily split it into two parts. In Part II, they draft "stuff they always need but can never find."

    The World Series PosCast!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 81:40

    Listen now (81 min) | Joe and Mike break down the World Series point by point, delving deep into each team’s strengths, weaknesses and optimal strategies … or maybe they just talk about how Atlanta should be called the Hammers and how large Yordan Álvarez is. They also break down the different types of injuries in the NFL and deal with the latest baseball emergency — the looming return of Tony La Russa. Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe

    PosCast: Yelling at Sepinwall

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 89:34

    Listen now | Joe and Mike get out all their Yankees frustrations as Rolling Stone critic Alan Sepinwall returns to the PosCast after his long suspension. Alan also breaks down the top five television characters he would like to have serve him food at a ballgame. Joe and Mike also announce the first PosCast charity partner — the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City — and talk about the museum with President Bob Kendrick. Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe

    Live (on tape) from Cooperstown!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 82:29

    Listen now (82 min) | Joe and Mike sit in the hallowed Grandstand Theater at the Baseball Hall of Fame and talk about the obvious subjects — fruit, the Cleveland Browns and the New York Times Spelling Bee — as the PosCast makes its debut on Meadowlark Media. Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe

    Conversation with Bill James

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 69:54

    In a special episode of the PosCast, we offer a recorded conversation between Joe and the legendary Bill James from Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City. The conversation was set up by Rainy Day Book to kick off Joe’s Baseball 100 book tour.Also: Joe and Mike are going to the Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 9! Joe will be doing a Baseball 100 book event at 11 a.m., and then Joe and Mike will be doing a PosCast in front of an audience in the Grandstand Theater at 1:30 p.m. All museum guests will be welcome. More information to come. Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe

    PosCast: The Announcement

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 82:05

    Joe and Mike talk about the awesomeness of Juan Soto and the frustrating success of the St. Louis Cardinals while also offering some expert thoughts on cryptocurrency. They also make an earth-shattering announcement about the future of the PosCast. Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe

    The PosCast: Emergencies!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 114:58

    There are emergencies across baseball, emergencies everywhere. Will the Yankees destroy us all? Will Tony La Russa win manager of the year? How do the Giants keep on winning? Joe and Mike talk for way too long about all of them. Also includes an interview with Nick Davis, director of the ESPN’s upcoming 30 For 30 documentary, “Once Upon A Time in Queens” about the 1986 Mets. Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe

    The Field of Dreams PosCast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 76:53

    It just so happens that Mike and Joe were both at the Field of Dreams Game in Dyersville, Iowa, so they talk all about that. They also catch up with special guest Jason Kander. And they answer some listener questions. Get on the email list at joeposnanski.substack.com

    Emergency PosCast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 49:52

    In this emergency PosCast, Joe, Mike and former big-league pitcher Brandon McCarthy discuss the urgent issues of the day — should relievers’ ERAs go up when they give up inherited runs, how should we feel about the new Cleveland Guardians name and who is the worst hugger in Major League Baseball. Get on the email list at joeposnanski.substack.com

    PosCast: Athletes we'd like to be

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 77:11

    PosCast! Puh-puh-puh-puh-puh PosCast! Mike and Joe are back, answering five penetrating questions from listeners and drafting athletes that they’d like to be. Get on the email list at joeposnanski.substack.com

    The new PosCast with Mike Schur!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 65:11

    PosCast! Puh-puh-puh-puh-puh PosCast! Mike and Joe are back with a new format, new segments and the same level of meaninglessness. Get on the email list at joeposnanski.substack.com

    Segments, Phil Mickelson & More Segments

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 139:33

    The PosCast says farewell to The Athletic by setting a record for the most segments in one episode. Joe and Mike discuss everything from “Fruit Talk” to “Yankee Minute,” “Tony La Russa The Opposite of Appreciation,” “Scooter Gennett Update,” “Sports Movie Time” and much more. Plus, it’s a Phil Mickelson themed draft you don’t want to miss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    John Means’ No-Hitter, Mike Trout Appreciation & Drafting Baseball Card Poses

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 111:14

    The PosCast makes history with it’s first ever “live look-in!” Joe and Mike take you to Seattle to announce John Means’ no-hitter. Then, they dive into multiple segments including the debut of “Mike Trout Appreciation” and “Tony La Russa The Opposite of Appreciation.” Plus, they talk Lakers, strawberries, calculators and the return of the “Tommy Pham Update.” Finally, they discuss what’s going on with the Dodgers before their baseball card poses draft.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Baseball’s Surprises and Disappointments of 2021 with Ellen Adair

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 114:05

    There is plenty to talk about across baseball so Joe welcomes back the delightful Ellen Adair to break it all down. They start by discussing how they feel about the new rules in a full 162 game season. Then, Ellen explains what she loves the most about Aaron Nola and Joe creates the Joe Davis Fan Club. Plus, what’s going on with the Yankees? They joyfully react to New York’s rough start. Finally, they wrap things up by talking about the most surprising and disappointing teams of 2021.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brooklyn Nets Fascination, MLB’s PosCast Player of the Week & Drafting Team Abbreviations

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 83:41

    Can Joe and Mike cram segments, a draft and One Last Meaningless Thing in 75 minutes? You bet! They kick things off my discussing their love for açaí and their fascination with the Brooklyn Nets. Later in the show they debate MLB’s PosCast Player of the Week and check in on the Cleveland Browns after their deal for Jadeveon Clowney. Finally, they draft team abbreviations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 MLB Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 139:22

    The PosCast celebrates 10 years of nonsense with their annual baseball preview. Before Joe and Mike dive into the 2021 MLB season, they have a little ‘Fruit Talk’ followed by an ‘NBA checkin’ and ‘Science Appreciation.’ (Spoiler: New segment tracks are a must listen!) Then they break down each division by giving their predictions which are guaranteed to have an 98.3% accuracy rate. They wrap things up by discussing The Elite Moving Company and sunglasses in One Last Meaningless Thing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Legends, Myths & the Romance of Sports with Bob Costas

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 96:42

    It’s Bob Costas on The PosCast! Joe Posnanski welcomes on his longtime friend and the sportscasting great to talk about spring training, the state of baseball and much more.  They discuss what makes players “legendary,” how baseball’s analytics have actually lost many fans’ attention and what can be done to enhance the entertainment of the game.  Finally, how much stock can we put into last year’s 60-game season? They preview what to expect on the field in 2021.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bringing Back Segments & Drafting Rivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 105:36

    Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur are bringing back segments from the early days of The PosCast, with a twist of course. Hear the first edition of “Fruit Talk” before they dive into “Pointless baseball memories” and a jam packed “NBA check-in.” Plus, they draft American rivers and talk about a painting elephant in One Last Meaningless Thing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Fun & Games with Flula Borg

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2021 59:53

    Joe Posnanski welcomes back German actor, musician, comedian, YouTube personality and avid sports fan Flula Borg for a fun-filled episode of The PosCast! Before ranking American sports, the two discuss Flula’s viral baseball video and his early memories of the game in Germany.  Plus, Joe is on a mission to find Flula a MLB team. Hear the requirements necessary for his fandom.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Super Bowl ads are dead, Tom Brady is not a great athlete and the Dodgers are the new Yankees

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 105:30

    The commissioner has spoken and Alan Sepinwall's lifetime ban from The PosCast is over after about six weeks. He joins Joe to recap the Super Bowl and another year of disappointing Super Bowl ads. They also reflect on the career of legendary NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer. Joe and Alan go on to explain what's great about WandaVision, why the Dodgers are the new Yankees and they finish up with one last meaningless thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Super Bowl Shenanigans, J. T. Realmuto’s Return to Philly & Cardinals’ Trade for Nolan Arenado

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 113:31

    Ahead of Super Bowl LV, Joe Posnanski sits down with Ellen Adair to talk about her thoughts on the big game, the silly storylines and what it’s like covering the event. Then, Ellen discusses her excitement surrounding J. T. Realmuto’s return to Philly and they dive into Nolan Arenado’s trade to the Cardinals. Later in the show, they assess how each division stacks up and debate the idea of expanded playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Hall of Fame Conundrum, NFL Playoffs & Best Places to Sit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 126:43

    Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur have plenty to get to on today’s 2-hour PosCast. They begin by discussing MLB’s Hall of Fame voting, Curt Schilling’s comments and what will happen when Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz join the ballot next year. Before drafting the best places to sit, they talk about the Packers’ decision to kick a field goal in the NFC Championship and Tom Brady’s 10th Super Bowl appearance. Finally, they wrap with an epic One Last Meaningless Thing involving “taste clusters” and the “Oh REALLY?!” concept. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Remembering Henry Aaron

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 68:54

    Joe Posnanski is joined by Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick to remember the life and career of the great Henry Aaron. They discuss Aaron’s legacy, what he went through while pursuing the home run record and their personal memories of the historic ballplayer.  Later in the show, Joe welcomes Peter King to talk about the NFL’s conference championship games. They also discuss Kevin Stefanski’s season with the Browns, why Eric Bieniemy has yet to land a head coaching job and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Browns are Terrific & Drafting Honorifics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 125:20

    The gang is back together! The very intimidating Brandon McCarthy joins Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur for a jam packed episode of nonsense.  They begin the show by talking about teddy bear qualities, Mike’s wavering Red Sox fandom and the practical joke he’s still mad about.  Then Joe discusses what it was like watching his beloved Browns destroy the Pittsburgh Steelers for their first playoff win since 1994. This sparks a conversation about Brandon’s appreciation for droughts in sports. Finally, they wrap things up by drafting honorifics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    MLB Teams in Search of an Identity & Browns’ COVID-19 Disaster Ahead of Playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 95:31

    Ellen Adair joins Joe Posnanski to kick off 2021! They start the show by talking about the Phillies and their decision to hire Dave Dombrowski which leads them into a discussion about all 30 MLB teams and their identities.  Plus, Joe’s Browns are finally playoff bound after 18 seasons yet a rise in COVID-19 cases clouds Cleveland’s rematch with the Steelers. They discuss the latest situation and the NFL’s handling of the pandemic.  They wrap as always with One Last Meaningless Thing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    End of Year Wrap-Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 95:44

    Before getting to the meaninglessness, Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur discuss MLB’s plan to finally recognize the Negro Leagues. They talk about why it’s taken so long and how it’s a step in the right direction. They then dive into all sorts of listener questions including a North Pole vs. South Pole debate, a Fremulon Insurance check-in and whether or not Mike is ready to jump on the Browns’ bandwagon. Finally, it’s a best of the year draft and you’re crazy to think they’re selecting anything from 2020. They take this draft all of the way back to 1923.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    4th Annual Holiday Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 108:25

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the annual PosCast Holiday Draft! In the biggest show yet, Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur welcome Nick Offerman, Brandon McCarthy, Alan Sepinwall, Mike DiCenzo, Linda Holmes, Jason Kander, and Ellen Adair. Plus, Joe serves as a proxy for Megan Amram. This year the crew drafts holiday movies and as you’d expect the episode is full of surprises. Tune in to hear who makes the most spiteful pick, why a Mike can’t stand a specific ‘Bad Santa 2’ joke and Brandon’s suggestion for a promotion/relegation system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kansas City’s Road to Sports Stardom with Sam Mellinger

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 100:02

    Joe Posnanski welcomes to the show his former colleague at The Kansas City Star, Sam Mellinger (that’s Mellinger not Ehlinger.) Joe begins by expressing his jealousy towards Sam and the exciting Kansas City sports he’s had the opportunity to cover. Then they discuss Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ unstoppable offense as they reminisce on the team’s QB history over the past several decades. Plus, they dive into the Royals and talk about how their championship in 2015 transformed the city. The wrap by examining the current state of the team and the status of the rebuild. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Phillies, free agency and scam phone calls with Ellen Adair

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 98:17

    Joe Posnanski or shall we say “Joey” Posnanski welcomes back Ellen Adair for a pre-Thanksgiving edition of the show. Joey discusses the interesting call he received about his book ‘The Soul of Baseball’ and Ellen expresses her excitement about Kim Ng. Later in the show they talk about the Phillies general manager search and baseball free agency. Plus, what should Theo Epstein do next? Joey weighs in on how Epstein can help save the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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