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On the Wake up and Win podcast we focus on the intersectionality of sports, politics and culture. Our goal in every episode is to give our listeners a formula to go out and win.

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    Episode 174: "Victory Lap" Featuring Criss Partee

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 37:39

    On this episode Criss Partee of Deadspin joins to discuss the NBA Playoffs and Pat Bev the broadcaster!

    Episode 173: "Star Power"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 79:45

    We share our excitement about the very anticipated Kendrick Lamar album (8:06), Tom Brady's mega broadcast deal with Fox Sports (30:36), NBA playoffs (58:12) and more!

    Episode 172: "The Hunted" Featuring Brian Billings

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 50:14

    On this episode DeVon discusses Dillon Brooks dirty foul against GP2 (2:00), Coach Brian Billings of Pacific University joins to discuss his team becoming back-to-back Northwest Conference Champions(16:03) random fan attacks Dave Chappelle during live show (39:25) and more.

    Episode 171: "More Concerned Than Excited" Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 46:27

    On this episode DeVon discusses the Brooklyn Nets debacle (1:43), Shares more thoughts on the current state of the NBA playoffs (26:15), why he thinks this will be a special year for music (33:50) and more good news about Portland Street Response (43:01)

    Episode 170: "More Concerned than Excited"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 66:09

    On this episode we discuss the current state of the NBA Playoffs (15:15), anticipation around Kendrick Lamar and other upcoming musical releases (53:40) and more! Subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wakeupandwinpod

    Episode 169: "Instant Gratification"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 53:13

    On this episode the guys discuss the play-in games up to this point (:22), who will win MVP now that the regular season is over? (27:25), the tragic passing and media framing of Dwayne Haskins (32:15) and more!

    Episode 168: "The Wasted Race" Featuring Alex Moore

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 46:49

    On this episode former producer of the "Justin and DeVon" show Alex Moore joined to reflect on he and DeVon's early days of their broadcast careers. Alex also discusses his new podcast called "The Wasted Race" (17:05), NBA talk (30:35) and more!

    Episode 167: "The Proud Big Brother" Featuring Cam Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 52:22

    On this episode Cam Jones, the older brother of Stanford Women's Basketball star Haley Jones joins to discuss tonight's Final Four as Stanford prepares to take on Uconn, the backstory of Haley Jones that led to her present decorated career and more! Also, DeVon and Spencer discuss Shaheen Holloway landing the HC job at his alma mater Seton Hall University (39:55), whether they agree or not with the NFL's new rule to make every NFL team hire a female or minority offensive coach (44:53) and more! P.S. If you want to hear DeVon and Spencer's discussion about the slap heard around the world after Will Smith struck Chris Rock on the Oscars stage, subscribe to our patreon channel for just $5/month as that episode is OUT NOW! https://www.patreon.com/wakeupandwinpod

    Episode 166: "Because it's the Blazers, it can't be Easy" Featuring Tara Bowen-Biggs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 51:16

    On this episode Tara Bowen-Biggs joins to discuss the current state of the Trailblazers (6:22), bad fan behavior and Nurks reaction or lack thereof (21:45)thoughts on Chauncey Billups as first year HC of the Blazers (31:47) and more NBA talk!

    Episode 165: "Pull Up a Chair to this Table" Featuring AJ McCord

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 44:11

    On this Episode AJ McCord of Koin News joins to discuss her becoming just the 2nd woman in history to win Oregon Sportscaster of the Year (1:20), Russell Wilson traded to the Broncos (23:00), Britney Griner's arrest in Russia and things we should consider because of it (30:55) and more!

    Episode 164: "Potential Pest" Featuring Andrew Greif

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 39:24

    On this episode Andrew Greif joins to recap NBA All-Star weekend, shares his thoughts on Adam Silver's comments about journalists not having locker room access, the current state of the Los Angeles Clippers and more! (15:19) Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wakeupandwinpod

    Episode 163: "All the G.O.A.Ts"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 57:23

    On this episode the guys do a Super Bowl recap that includes the game and halftime show (8:50) Michele Tafoya using her retirement as a sideline reporter as a rollout to her new venture into a political career? (21:47), DeVon reflects on the process of creating Portland Street Response as the program celebrates its 1-year anniversary (44:15) and more!

    Episode 162: "Deadline Day Shenanigans" Feat. Danny Marang

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 46:03

    On this episode host of the "Jacked Ramsays" podcast, Danny Marang joined to discuss CJ McCollum being traded away from the Blazers (16:25), The blockbuster trade between the 76ers and Nets which included James Harden and Ben Simmons (32:09) and more!

    Episode 161: "Who Told Bill?"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 48:26

    On this episode we discuss the retirement of Tom Brady (9:42), Brian Flores sues the NFL for discrimination (22:38), Musiq Soulchild Verzuz Anthony Hamilton announcement (41:17) and more!

    Patreon Exclusive: "LAPD Social Media Surveillance?" Featuring Dr. Jules Boykoff

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 24:17

    A continued Patreon exclusive conversation with Dr. Jules Boykoff about the LAPD surveilling activists social media posts and Boykoff being an activist they were surveilling. We discuss what it could possibly mean and more! We would GREATLY appreciate if you would support our Patreon for more weekly exclusive bonus content starting at just $5/month: https://www.patreon.com/wakeupandwinpod

    Episode 160: "Unrepentant Commentary" Featuring Jules Boykoff

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 46:09

    On this episode Dr. Jules Boykoff joins to discuss misinformation surrounding Antifa following Mark Martello's in-game commentary during a Portland State Vs. Montana State women's basketball game that led to his job termination (5:30), political chicanery connected to the winter olympics (25:45) and more! Also, subscribe to our patreon (https://www.patreon.com/wakeupandwinpod) to hear Jules Boykoff discuss the surveilling of his social media posts by the LAPD on Monday 01/31. Lastly, DeVon joined the I-5 Corridor podcast hosted by Tyson Alger to discuss his career journey listen or watch here: https://www.i-5corridor.com/p/episode-24-a-conversation-with-devon

    Patreon Exclusive: Virtual Reality & Sports Featuring Joe Arnold

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 28:50

    On this exclusive patreon episode Joe Arnold discusses how virtual reality could impact sports in the future in regards to how fans will interact with sports! Subscribe to our patreon channel for more exclusive content like this: https://www.patreon.com/wakeupandwinpod

    Episode 159: “You rockin', I'm rollin'”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 47:08

    On this episode DeVon discusses the passing away and legacy of Sidney Poitier (5:12), Klay Thompson has returned and what that could mean for Steve Kerr and the Warriors (18:50), wishing Damian Lillard a healthy recovery (29:50), and DeVon's RAIDERS MADE THE PLAYOFFS (39:25)!!!!!

    Episode 158: "The Madden Effect"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 53:22

    On this episode we discuss the passing of John Madden and his influence on all of us (18:55), AB's leaving the field mid-game against the New York Jets on Sunday (30:46), Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson returning to the NBA (45:22) and more! Also, we have officially launched on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/wakeupandwinpod)! Our first tier is only $5 a month so please subscribe. You will get WEEKLY bonus content by subscribing to our first tier which is titled "Just win, baby"! Happy New Year!

    Episode 157: "Cultural Karma" Featuring Criss Partee

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 79:10

    On the final episode of 2021 Criss Partee of Deadspin joins to discuss Steph Curry surpassing Ray Allen for all-time 3-pointers made (6:15) Do the Bucks have a Big 3? (27:34), Oregon Ducks Football hire Dan Lanning as their new Head Coach (43:33), Damian Lillard expresses his increased lack of trust in the media (50:57) and more!

    Episode 156: The Fan Who Commentates

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 77:04

    On this episode we discuss Mario Cristobal leaving Oregon and where do they go from here?(14:48), Neil Olshey firing and our tiredness of reports surrounding Dame (35:31)DeVon and Spencer's experience at the Thundercat show (51:32), Drake withdraws his grammy nominations (1:00:46) and more! P.S. And yes, I know Jeff Van Gundy coached Mark Jackson with the Knicks and not the Pacers. Things happen when you talk too much!

    Episode 155: "LeFishy"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 84:34

    On this episode we discuss the rise of West Coast college basketball (7:35), The passing of Virgil Abloh and his impact on sports (25:50), NBA talk (50:06), and the recipient of the "Takin L's" segment is Enes Kanter Freedom (1:06:34)

    Episode 154: "Nobody Wins"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 50:35

    On this episode we dive into the current state of the Portland Trailblazers and some of the controversy surrounding them (8:20), the unfortunate passing away of hip-hop artist Young Dolph (23:45), Drake and Kanye make-up? (38:50) and more! P.S. We will be taking next week off of the podcast due to the Thanksgiving holiday! Happy Thanksgiving/ Indigenous People's Day

    Episode 153: "Becoming Slick" Featuring Myles Bullock

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 42:15

    On this episode actor Myles Bullock AKA "Slick" from the hit 50 Cent produced TV show "BMF" on Starz joined to discuss his journey to become Slick, the respect he's earned from 50 Cent during this journey, his viral death scene on the show and more!

    Episode 152: "The Justin Myers Takeover"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 95:31

    On this episode Justin Myers of Rip City Radio joins to take a victory lap after the Atlanta Braves won the world series (11:05), shares his thoughts on the Portland Trailblazers (31:34), his experience witnessing his best friend Troy Polamalu being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (41:00). After the Justin conversation the guys discuss Henry Ruggs massive mistake (57:22), Aaron Rodgers tests positive for Covid-19 and is unvaccinated (1:09:27) and more!

    Episode 151: "There Are Other Bags to Get" Featuring Brian Hooks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 49:21

    On this episode the guys discuss DeVon's trip to Atlanta DJ'ing for Symba at the A3C Fest (12:47), Comedian Brian Hooks joins to discuss what to expect at his comedy show in Portland tonight and shares his thoughts on the Dave Chapelle controversy (22:39), NBA on TNT no longer broadcasting on Thursday's during NFL season and what that could mean? (38:45) and more!

    Episode 150: "The Kaepernick" Featuring Dave Zirin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 80:17

    On episode 150, Dave Zirin of The Nation joins discuss his newly published book "The Kaepernick Effect" (7:08), he shares his thoughts on Jon Gruden and the Washington Football Team Investigation (27:15), addresses Kyrie Irving criticisms (35:00)and more! Lastly, after the Zirin interview, the fellas put their NBA predictions "on wax" as the new season is now underway(50:13)!

    Episode 149: "Middling at Best"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 90:30

    10:55 Jon Gruden resigns as Head Coach of the LAs Vegas Raiders after emails were leaked. 45:10 Dave Chappelle controversy after latest Netflix comedy special 59:58 NBA Talk (Ben Simmons returns to Philly, Kyrie speaks out, Predictions leading up to this season)

    Episode 148: "Law and Ethics"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 50:42

    On this episode we discuss Marshawn Lynch becoming the NFLPA Cheif Brand Ambassador (21:36), DeVon takes a solidarity stance with victims of the Portland Thorns after being sexually harrassed and coerced by their former coach (27:21), Portland Street Response update (35:33) and more!

    Episode 147: "Where Continuity Lacks..."

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 56:54

    In this episode host DeVon Pouncey tries to make sense of a vaccination narrative in the NBA that makes San Francisco and New York seem hypocritical and DeVon disagrees (15:10) Manny Pacquiao retires from boxing (35:03), Oregon Ducks Head Football Coach Mario Cristobal clip goes viral chewing out his player and DeVon reacts (39:28) and "Takin L's" segment (51:48)

    Episode 146: "Leading with the Ladies"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 99:50

    On this episode the guys discuss recent historic successes of women in sports media (18:25), Lamar Jackson bounces back on SNF (33:30), Manny Pacquiao running for president of the Philippines (42:57), Ben Simmons wants out of Philly (52:52), Diddy Verzuz Jermaine Durpri (65:22), "Takin L's" segment (74:41), "Fantasy Rewind" segment featuring Doug (86:50) RSVP for Street Roots Family Breakfast Broadcast Edition 2021: https://secure.givelively.org/event/street-roots/street-roots-family-breakfast-broadcast-edition-2021-purchase-breakfast/street-roots-family-breakfast-broadcast-edition-2021-purchase-breakfast

    Episode 145: "Clear the Pac-(12)"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 85:51

    On this episode Criss Partee of Deadspin joins the guys to discuss the Oregon Ducks upset win over Ohio State (12:15), Can the NFL sustain the success of week 1 for the remainder of the season? (20:03), Fat Joe Verzuz Ja Rule (31:25), "Takin L's segment" (57:07) On this episode we also introduce a NEW SEGMENT called "The Fantasy Rewind" where DeVon's fantasy football opponents will call-in to the show after competing against each other to put their bragging rights on display! And his first opponent was Chef Kenny James who is Damian Lillard's personal chef (70:46)

    Episode 144: "The Summer of George" Featuring Tyson Alger

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 33:50

    On this episode Tyson Alger of the I-5 Corridor joins to discuss mental health in sports media (4:40), What is the I-5 Corridor? (13:15), preview of Ohio State Buckeyes Vs. Oregon Ducks this Saturday (17:54), Damian Lillard running it back in PDX (24:22), "Certified Lover Boy" Vs. "Donda", and more!

    Episode 143: "The AirBnb for Sports" Featuring Casey Trujeque and Molly Kline

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 38:02

    On this episode co-founders (Casey Trujeque and Molly Kline) of the newly launched Sport Source appwhich is easily described as the AirBnb for sports joined to discuss all things about the app(2:07). Casey is also Payton Prtichard's trainer, so we discuss Pritchards 92-point performance in the Portland Pro-am (25:48) and more!

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    Episode 142: "Campus Athletic Workers" Featuring Nathan Kalman-Lamb

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 55:14

    On this episode Duke University lecturing fellow and co-host of "End of Sport" podcast Nathan Kalman-Lamb joins to discuss all things Name, image and likeness (NIL), his podcast and more! His stance on NIL (1:55) The downside of NIL being the exclusive form of compensation for college athletes (15:42) How working at Duke impacted Nathan's outlook on College Sport (25:10) The forming of "End of Sport" podcast (43:28)

    Episode 141: "One of America's Greatest Sins" Featuring Criss Partee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 75:45

    Criss Partee of Full Press Coverage joins the show in-studio to discuss Simone Biles withdrawal from the Olympics (7:40), Valerie Cleary leaves Portland State for the MAC (19:00), The Lox Verzuz Dipset predictions (40:53), new NFL Covid-19 Memo (50:00), and "Takin L's" segment (1:04:05).

    Episode 140: "The Best Ability is Avail-ability"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 62:15

    On this episode we discuss the Milwaukee Bucks winning the NBA title and is Giannis now the best basketball player in the world? (12:30) "Wake Up and Win" inaugural guest Malika Andrews becomes the youngest ever host of the NBA Championship trophy presentation (29:37), LeBron becomes the first active NBA player to become a billionaire (40:30), Sha'Carri Richardson/Beats/Kanye ad collab (46:16), "Takin L's" segment (55:25) and more!

    Episode 139: "Highest Form of Competition" Featuring Tim Moore Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 51:46

    On this episode Tim Moore Jr., owner of World Series Company joined to discuss his HBCU experience and the significance of celebrity support for them 1:35, the intention of his apparel company World Series Company 13:55, NBA Playoffs 23:36, the "6th man" 46:03 and more!

    Episode 138: "Suns in 4" Featuring Gina Mizell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 51:32

    On this episode Gina Mizell of Suns.com joined host DeVon Pouncey to discuss Chris Paul being out due to covid protocols (1:21), Gina's experience covering her hometown team during a historic run (7:00), the Suns socio-political impact in Phoenix during the last year (11:38), Monty Williams Coach of the Year snub (19:43), the viral Video of Suns fan fighting Nuggets fan (27:40), Jazz Vs. Clippers series (38:43) and much more!

    Episode 137: "Blazer Therapy" Featuring Mike Richman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 46:25

    On this episode Mike Richman of NBC Sports Northwest and "Locked on Blazers" podcast joins host DeVon Pouncey to discuss the Portland Traiblazers vs. Denver Nuggets playoff madness (2:34), terrible fan behavior in NBA arenas (19:24), NBA Playoff landscape at-large (23:35), Naomi Osaka withdraws from the French Open due to her mental health (30:25), and "The Sixth Man" segment on NBA reporters (40:57).

    Episode 136: "We Paid Our Dues" Featuring Kavitha Davidson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 61:46

    On this episode Kavitha Davidson of The Athletic joins host DeVon Pouncey to discuss the New York Knicks bringing NBA playoff basketball back to Madison Square Garden & NBA playoffs at large (8:20), Tony La Russa and his stance on the unwritten rules of baseball (23:51), her appearance on "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" and how the lack of sports has negatively impacted youth athletes mental health during the pandemic (35:30), "The 6th Man" Segment on female sports figures (47:11)and more!

    Episode 135: "Cancel the Olympics?" Featuring Dr. Jules Boykoff

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 65:16

    On this episode Dr. Jules Boykoff joins host DeVon Pouncey to discuss his latest New York Times opinion piece demanding cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (8:19). Is the city of Portland ready for a Major League Baseball team(37:19)? Thoughts on the NBA playoffs (51:50).

    Episode 134: "Natural Born Leader" Featuring Jase Coburn

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 44:15

    On this episode DeVon Pouncey is joined by the new Portland State Univeristy Men's Head Basketball Jase Coburn. Time Stamps below: 0:47- Origin story, how growing up in a dojo and being a black belt correlates to him becoming a Division 1 College basketball head coach 7:20- The Process of becoming the New HC at Portland State University (MBB)after former Head Coach Barrett Peery left to Texas Tech 10:20- Going Viral after his introductory Press Conference 14:43- Having the opportunity to be a Head Coach under the leadership of PSU Director of Athletics Valerie Cleary 18:29- Being a positive representation of the Asian Community during what has been a tough year plus for the community at large 20:58- Goals for Porltand State Men's Basketball under his leadership 26:05- Getting married on the Big Sky Conference Tournament floor in 2020 after season cancellation due to Covid 32:40- "The 6th Man" segment (Top 6 favorite fighters of all-time) 37:20- Rallying cry for listeners and community members to support Portland State Men's Basketball under his leadership

    Episode 133: Was Justice Served?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 58:41

    On this episode the guys react to the Derek Chauvin verdict- 6:26, Steph Curry brilliance and MVP conversation- 23:57, DMX and Black Rob passes away - 41:03 and more!

    Episode 132: "It's Expected" Featuring Gary Payton II

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 42:02

    GPII discusses Historic tournament run for Oregon State (1:05) DeVon and GPII reflect on days together as AAU teammates (6:17) Gary Payton influence on GPII (9:25) GPII wins G-League DPOY and his chosen career path (16:04) Reflects on "Uncle" Kobe Bryant (23:19) Relationship with Damian Lillard (26:26) The "Sixth Man" Segment: Greatest Defenders of All-Time (28:23) A word for the youth (35:55) and more! P.S. Since the recording of this episode Gary Payton II has signed with the Golden State Warriors!

    Episode 131: "The Gym Rat"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 87:37

    12:50 LeBron becomes part owner of the Red Sox 26:47 Jason Verrett re-signs with 49ers 34:25 High school commentator says racist slurs with hot mic 38:15: Asian attacks in ATL and beyond 49:34 Portland Police Association president steps down after false allegations against Portland City Commissioner Joann Hardesty 101:10 Cahoots Bill introduced to Congress 105:03 Damian Lillard goes for 50! 118:40 Grammy’s recap and more!

    Episode 130: "The New Normal" Featuring Brian Hooks

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 55:41

    On this episode actor, comedian, director and "3 Strikes" star Brian Hooks joined to discuss his independence within the film industry (0:44), mental health within comedy (14:16), the importance of comedy in today's society (34:16), his relationship with E-40 (43:10) and more! We also introduced a new segment called "The Sixth Man" segment (45:49)

    Episode 129: "I'm Rich"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 75:28

    On this episode we discussed the reported single car accident of Tiger Woods (9:33), Vanessa Bryant calls out Meek Mill for Kobe Bryant reference in leaked song (32:25), Cam Newton gets in verbal back and forth with youth football player (45:43), NBA All-Star Snubs (54:52) and more!

    Episode 128: MVP Dame?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 68:16

    On this episode we discuss MVP Dame? (14:20), Draymond Green rant player treatment Vs. team treatment(31:30), Russell Wilson demands more protection from the Seahawks (41:30), Naomi Osaka Vs. Serena Williams recap (49:10), Dave Chapelle Redemption Song clip (52:55) and more!

    Episode 127: What Does the Anthem Mean to you?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2021 119:20

    On this episode we take a deep dive on the national anthem and what it means to us individually, also within the world of sport (10:15), new OPB report that black people in Portland get arrested 4.3 times more than white people, which is the 5th worse in the country (1:19:00), condemning the abuse of elderly Asian Americans (1:39:12), Super Bowl LV recap (1:41:30), Charles Woodson headed to the Hall of Fame (151:45), In memoriam segment for the year 2021 thus far (152:25).

    Episode 126: Sticking to Sports for the Super Bowl?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 60:52

    On this episode we discuss our Superbowl LV Predictions (5:44), Chad Wheeler domestic violence incident (27:27), the passing of Hank Aaron (33:18), Funk Flex's comments on the current state of radio (39:36), Reporter Klay (51:13) and more!

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