On this week's episode of Inside Outside Innovation, we sit down with Kevin Leland, CEO and Founder of Halo and Matt Muller, Director of Applied Innovation at Baxter. The three of us talk about the changing world of open innovation and what it takes to connect and collaborate, to solve big industry problems. Let's get started. Inside Outside Innovation is the podcast to help new innovators navigate what's next. Each week, we'll give you a front row seat into what it takes to learn, grow, and thrive in today's world of accelerating change and uncertainty. Join us as we explore, engage, and experiment with the best and the brightest innovators, entrepreneurs, and pioneering businesses. It's time to get started. Interview Transcript with Kevin Leland, CEO and Founder of Halo and Matt Muller, Director of Applied Innovation at BaxterBrian Ardinger: Welcome to another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. I'm your host, Brian Ardinger. And as always, we have another amazing set of guests. Today, we have Kevin Leland, who is the CEO and Founder of Halo. And Matt Muller, who is the Director of Applied Innovation at Baxter. Welcome. Kevin Leland: Thank you. Brian Ardinger: Hey, I'm excited to have you both on the show to talk about a topic that's near and dear to a lot of folks out there. That's the topic of open innovation and how to corporates and startups and new ideas get started in this whole world of collaborative innovation. Kevin you're the CEO and founder of Halo. What is Halo? And how did you get started in this open innovation space? Kevin Leland: Halo is a marketplace and network where companies connect directly with scientists and startups for research collaborations. It's about as simple to post RFP or a partnering opportunity on Halo as it is to post a job on LinkedIn. And then once it's posted scientists submit their research proposals. We went live in January. Matt and the team of Baxter was our very first customer. So, the earliest of early adopters and they were a really fantastic partner.I came across the idea of Halo and got into open innovation really kind of by accident. The original concept for Halo was crowd funding for medical research. So, a little bit different, but we would work with technology transfer offices at universities to identify promising technology that just needed a little bit of funding to get to the next level.And through that experience, I learned that scientists needed more than just funding. They needed the expertise and the resources of industry. Meanwhile, I was learning how industry was actively trying to partner with these scientists and these early-stage startups, because they realized that they were less good at the early-stage discovery process of research. And so to me, it seemed like an obvious marketplace solution. And so that's where the impetus of the business came and how we started. Brian Ardinger: Let's turn it over to you Matt. From the other side of the table, from a corporation, trying to understand and facilitate and accelerate innovation efforts. What is open innovation mean to you and how did Halo come to play a part in that?Matt Muller: As you mentioned earlier, I'm Director of Applied Innovation here at Baxter and I am in our Renal Care Business. And so that's the business at Baxter that's focused on treating end stage kidney disease. And that's one of Baxter's largest businesses. As a company, we have over $12 billion in sales annually, and dialysis in the renal care businesses, is our largest business unit.And it is an area that we've struggled with innovation. And particularly what we excel at, at Baxter is we excel at treating kidney disease in the home. So, this is a particular therapy called peritoneal dialysis. Patients are able to do it in their home while they sleep. And one of the big challenges that we have today with peritoneal dialysis is that patients need dialysis solution. They use about 12, 15 liters of this sterile medical solution every night to do their therapy. And today the way we do that and the way we've done it ever since this therapy has been around since early seventies is we literally deliver that solution in bags, by trucks. We make it in big plants in the United States and trucks drive all across the country and they deliver it to patients in their home.And as a company, we, for a long time have said, we really need to change this business model. It's not sustainable for us. It requires our patients store a lot of water in their home or the solution rather in their home. And they have to essentially dedicate a whole room of their houses to storage of their supplies.So, we have, for the longest time said, we want to change how this is done. And we want to be able to use the patient's own water in their home. And instead of delivering all these bags of solutions deliver concentrates much like if you go on, you buy a soft drink at the movie theater, it comes from a concentrated box of syrup that is, you add water to it and you have your soft drink. And so that's our vision. And we've struggled for many years of how to bring innovation into the marketplace for making that pure water that we need in the home. We have a lot of very bright scientists at Baxter. The problem is that as Kevin mentioned before, our scientists are really good at solving particular problems in particular getting products to market. Where we've been struggling is that the science has not or at least we haven't been aware of the science that could really allow us to break this barrier and make the leap to be able to make this pure solution medical grade solution in the home. And that's why we've reached out to Kevin and his platform as a way to do that is to go out to a really broad community of researchers to bring new ideas into the company, to help us figure out new ways to approach the problem.Brian Ardinger: The history of open innovation is long. And there's a lot of things that have been tried in the past. Did Baxter try other methods in the past? Or how did you go about trying to determine what things we should innovate internally and try to solve that way versus when and where we go outside for solutions? Matt Muller: I would say as a company, we probably hadn't been as involved specifically in the university and in the startups space. So, a lot of times as a company, we have a lot of people that come to us with ideas and looking for funding. Most of the time, it's a very common proposition that they give you. They need a certain amount of funding, and in three years, they'll have a product. Three years is like the magic number. And the reality is that it's frequently the claims and the charity are very oversold, and we haven't been really successful in that type of space. And so, we've been really looking at different ways to engage a larger community. The other element of it too, is sometimes when you talk open innovation, we're limited by our existing network of people. And so that is the employees and who they work with. Maybe it's the fact we're in Northern Illinois, we're close to Northwestern University and people here have relationships with professors at Northwestern.So, we develop those relationships and the open innovation opportunities through those connections. We've been looking into how do we expand that? Reach a broader audience and get a global connection, so to speak and open to new ideas. Brian Ardinger: And that's a great segue. Kevin, you've worked with companies also besides Baxter out there and that. What are some of the typical mistakes or challenges that you see corporations making when trying to get started in an open innovation.Kevin Leland: First of all get started is kind of the big challenge, because there's still some resistance to open innovation, and even the term open can be scary to some companies because it implies, or it can be interpreted as we're letting all of our competitors know what our strategic interests are. And so, I'm even hesitant sometime about using the word open. I mean, we're really about facilitating partnerships between companies and researchers who have mutually shared interests and can work together to solve problems. Some of the approaches in the past to me just seemed really inefficient, like traveling around the world and going to conferences and hoping you hear somebody speak or get a referral from someone or just call up the universities. Or just more likely to just work with Harvard, Yale, and Princeton are just example of select universities as if there couldn't possibly be great research coming out anywhere else.And so that was part of the problem that I was trying to solve with Halo in terms of democratizing access to companies like Baxter for all scientists, regardless of where they are in the world, or what institution, where they reside and making the process a lot easier for both the scientists and for the company.Because one of the reasons that companies don't pass a wider net is because it's a lot of tedious administrative work in terms of emailing and downloading attachments and PDFs. So, the platform is designed to streamline that entire process so they can cast a wider net. 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So it's not a challenge site where just anybody can submit an idea. So that's one of the key differences. Brian Ardinger: Are the types of businesses or types of challenges that seem to work better in this type of environment.Kevin Leland: In the case of Halo, we seen everything from very specific requirements that were similar to what Baxter was looking for where they lay out the actual technical requirements of what they're looking for. And then on the other side of the spectrum, we have what Bayer has done, which is a very open-ended call for proposals around the area of sustainable agriculture. And so, the platform is flexible enough that it works for either approach. The key difference, I mean, it really depends on the goal of the company. So in the case of Baxter, a lot of our other customers like Pepsi or Reckitt, they're looking for a very specific solution, to a challenge that they have. Whereas a company like Bayer kind of doesn't know what they don't know, and they're just kind of want to see what's out there.And then from a management perspective, when you do have a very open-ended call, you get a lot more proposals and the more specific requirements the fewer you are going to get. So, it kind of depends on, on what your ultimate strategy is. Brian Ardinger: That's a great way to segue it back to Matt. I'm assuming that your work with Halo is not the only type of innovation initiative that's going on at Baxter. Can you talk a little bit about some of the other innovation efforts that are going on there and how does your work with Halo fit in with those?Matt Muller: As a company, really, a lot of our innovation framework is built into our core business objectives. The way we're structured as a company we're in business units. So, as I said, I work in renal care, so everything, we start with our business and understanding what does that business strategy. Where do we want to play as a company? And then what are the key problems that we want to solve?And I mentioned up front one of the key problems right now that we want to solve, is we want to figure out how to be a more sustainable business and get away from shipping water across the globe. So that's a key strategic initiative for our business. So, then what we define at that point, what are the key elements or the problems that we need to solve in meeting that strategic initiative. One is how do we purify water in the home? And then we figure out what are the ways, you know, based on those specific problems we find we have, what are the best ways to solve that problem?So, in some cases, we're at a point where we need more ideas. Whereas a company, we stagnated and we tried these pathways are not fruitful. We're kind of keep banging our head against the wall. Let's really go out there and see what's out there. And that was an example of what we did with Halo. We also have our own internal engineering organization. We're a global company. So, there are specific things that we may do from an innovation project where we would work on it internally because we feel like we have the internal expertise. Or a lot of times what we will do is we'll look for external partnerships and that may be in the form of through various engineering consulting companies and product development consulting companies that we may partner with because they may have very specific experiences in a space that we're interested in, or maybe an adjacent space.And that's another big element is we get siloed and focused in medical. But there are a lot of adjacent areas where technologies are being developed and, you know, maybe it's the petroleum or refining industry, or maybe it's, you know, some other area of medical that we just don't play in. And we can bring in these consultant firms that just have much broader exposure. And so that's also an element that we look at. So it's really a mix between this open concept like what we do with Halo, engineering consulting and partnerships, and then internal. Brian Ardinger: You know the world is changing so fast and everything is happening so rapidly that it's tough to keep up. Even if you're an expert in your particular industry, like you said, even understanding what's going on in cross industries and that. Kevin, can you talk a little bit about the types of industries that you serve and why a platform like this can give advantage to corporate?Kevin Leland: Yeah, absolutely. I thought it was interesting when Matt was talking about getting inspiration from other industries like oil and gas or petroleum, because that's really what the platform is designed for. Researchers don't necessarily think in terms of what the commercial application is. They think of what their expertise is. And by collecting all this data on what their focus area is and then on the flip side, what companies are interested in, we can more programmatically find connections that in potential partners where otherwise, it would really have no idea that there might be a fruitful opportunity there. In general, we've been focused like broadly on the area of sustainability, which can include anything from sustainable agriculture, like Bayer to sustainable packaging or work with PepsiCo and then water treatment, which is what we did with Matt and his team.So that's a really broad category. We do have a few other opportunities are kind of outside that scope. But we are also looking at doing more in the medicine and pharmaceutical areas as well. Brian Ardinger: Matt, can you talk a little bit about the early days of finding an innovation effort like this? What were some of the challenges or pitfalls or things you had to do to get buy in and then go and actually execute on this particular challenge? Matt Muller: It's hard to sometimes in a large company get traction. And so, you need a champion. And Kevin's known that cause we've actually worked together to help to get that traction within Baxter. I think it helped as we got started because Kevin had some prior connections with some core people at Baxter, which helped to get some initiative.But I think the biggest challenge is getting started and showing the value and gaining the buy-in to get something like this funded internally in a large company. I think a lot of people have an opinion of large companies have endless resources. And can do anything they want. But the reality is everything's looked at very closely.You're constantly getting distracted with the new crisis or the new area of focus. And people are constantly changing roles and companies. So, you need that champion internally. You need to then be able to get that own internal opportunity to influence. To get the approval, to fund something like this.But then secondly, you need the success stories to come out of it, because if you don't have that initial success, chances are that then you're not going to get that momentum and people aren't going to believe in following through with it. And that was key to our relationship here is getting really some initial successes that we could point to. And then things have kind of evolved from there. Brian Ardinger: And that's a great point. I think a lot of companies are naturally more fearful because failing in an existing business model is not a good thing, but yet to innovate, you know, that there are some things that are probably not going to work and that. Open innovation almost gives you some opportunity to try and test and experiment a little bit outside of your core realm.Gives you a little bit more ground cover sometimes to have different types of conversations than you would have, just if it was only internal and working from that perspective. Kevin, what else are you seeing when it comes to the benefits of companies reaching outside of their four walls to create their innovation initiatives? Kevin Leland: The biggest benefit and maybe Matt can speak to this is they're identifying partners that they would have never known about otherwise. So Matt was able to identify a team in Australia. UNSW Sydney. And I don't think Baxter has anyone on the ground there, and probably wouldn't have found that otherwise. And then the secondary benefit is it's almost like a market analysis tool or market intelligence tool because the companies are learning about new technologies and trends and different pockets of innovation around the world that they really didn't have visibility into previously.Brian Ardinger: What are you guys most excited about moving forward?Kevin Leland: I'm really excited to see this working. So, you know, I did a ton of customer discovery before launching Halo. I had dozens of interviews with innovation executives on one side and scientists on the other side. But you never really know until you actually go into the wild and introduce a platform to the users to see if it's going to work. And we've done 20 plus RFPs now since Baxter. We work to put 12 Fortune 500 companies, every one of them has resulted in signed agreements. And, you know, obviously it takes time to see these products into the marketplace, but that's the next thing I'm excited about is when Baxter introduces a new home dialysis device, where patients can make the dialysis solution from their kitchen and don't have to have 900 pounds of solution sitting in their bedroom.Brian Ardinger: Matt, what are you excited about? Matt Muller: Well, I like your vision of the future there, Kevin, first of all. Beyond that, you know, and obviously helping us accelerate, getting the innovative products to market. The other thing that I've really enjoyed is being able to make these broader connections that we never would have before. Kevin used the example of we're connected now with the University of New South Wales on a really interesting research project.But the other thing that this connected us with is a whole network of experts on an NSF Foundation called New, which is very well aligned with some of our core business and research interests that we never would have had before. You know, if we hadn't been involved with this initiative. And so, it's those types of things that also really get me excited because it really helps us.You know, at the end of the day we're scientists. We're engineers. We all like collaborating with other scientists and engineers to solve problems. And this is just exciting because it broadens that network for us even more. For More InformationBrian Ardinger: Matt and Kevin, thank you for collaborating here at Inside Outside Innovation and sharing some of the insights on what's working in this new changing landscape that we're in. So, I appreciate you both being on. If people want to find out more about yourselves or the companies and that that you work at, what's the best way to do. Kevin Leland: For me, they can connect with me on LinkedIn. Just search Kevin Leland should be one of the top three, I think, or go to Halo. Science Matt Muller: And similarly, you can connect with me on LinkedIn. I'm Matthew Muller, Director of Applied Innovation, Baxter Healthcare. We also have a company bio description on Kevin's platform. Halo. We also have put out two new challenge statements with respect to some of the key technical challenges that we have in our space. So, you know, go to Kevin's platform and check those out as well, please.Brian Ardinger: Well, Matthew, Kevin, thank you again for being on Inside Outside Innovation. I look forward to continuing the conversation and thank you very much.Kevin Leland: Thanks Brian.Brian Ardinger: That's it for another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. 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Patrice M. Dabrowski's book The Carpathians: Discovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine (Northern Illinois UP, 2021) tells story of how the Tatras, Eastern Carpathians, and Bieszczady Mountains went from being terra incognita to becoming the popular tourist destinations they are today. It is a story of the encounter of Polish and Ukrainian lowlanders with the wild, sublime highlands and with the indigenous highlanders--Górale, Hutsuls, Boikos, and Lemkos--and how these peoples were incorporated into a national narrative as the territories were transformed into a native/national landscape. The set of microhistories in this book occur from about 1860 to 1980, a time in which nations and states concerned themselves with the frontier at the edge. Discoverers not only became enthralled with what were perceived as their own highlands but also availed themselves of the mountains as places to work out answers to the burning questions of the day. Each discovery led to a surge in mountain tourism and interest in the mountains and their indigenous highlanders. Although these mountains, essentially a continuation of the Alps, are Central and Eastern Europe's most prominent physical feature, politically they are peripheral. The Carpathians is the first book to deal with the northern slopes in such a way, showing how these discoveries had a direct impact on the various nation-building, state-building, and modernization projects. Dabrowski's history incorporates a unique blend of environmental history, borderlands studies, and the history of tourism and leisure. Patrice M. Dabrowski has taught and worked at Harvard, Brown, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the University of Vienna. She is currently an associate of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, an affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, a member of the Board of Directors of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA), and editor of H-Poland. Dr. Dabrowski is the author of three books: Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland (2004), Poland: The First Thousand Years (2014; paperback edition, 2016), and The Carpathians: Discovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine (release date: October 15, 2021). In 2014 she was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. Steven Seegel is Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Patrice M. Dabrowski's book The Carpathians: Discovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine (Northern Illinois UP, 2021) tells story of how the Tatras, Eastern Carpathians, and Bieszczady Mountains went from being terra incognita to becoming the popular tourist destinations they are today. It is a story of the encounter of Polish and Ukrainian lowlanders with the wild, sublime highlands and with the indigenous highlanders--Górale, Hutsuls, Boikos, and Lemkos--and how these peoples were incorporated into a national narrative as the territories were transformed into a native/national landscape. The set of microhistories in this book occur from about 1860 to 1980, a time in which nations and states concerned themselves with the frontier at the edge. Discoverers not only became enthralled with what were perceived as their own highlands but also availed themselves of the mountains as places to work out answers to the burning questions of the day. Each discovery led to a surge in mountain tourism and interest in the mountains and their indigenous highlanders. Although these mountains, essentially a continuation of the Alps, are Central and Eastern Europe's most prominent physical feature, politically they are peripheral. The Carpathians is the first book to deal with the northern slopes in such a way, showing how these discoveries had a direct impact on the various nation-building, state-building, and modernization projects. Dabrowski's history incorporates a unique blend of environmental history, borderlands studies, and the history of tourism and leisure. Patrice M. Dabrowski has taught and worked at Harvard, Brown, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the University of Vienna. She is currently an associate of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, an affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, a member of the Board of Directors of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA), and editor of H-Poland. Dr. Dabrowski is the author of three books: Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland (2004), Poland: The First Thousand Years (2014; paperback edition, 2016), and The Carpathians: Discovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine (release date: October 15, 2021). In 2014 she was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. Steven Seegel is Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
Patrice M. Dabrowski's book The Carpathians: Discovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine (Northern Illinois UP, 2021) tells story of how the Tatras, Eastern Carpathians, and Bieszczady Mountains went from being terra incognita to becoming the popular tourist destinations they are today. It is a story of the encounter of Polish and Ukrainian lowlanders with the wild, sublime highlands and with the indigenous highlanders--Górale, Hutsuls, Boikos, and Lemkos--and how these peoples were incorporated into a national narrative as the territories were transformed into a native/national landscape. The set of microhistories in this book occur from about 1860 to 1980, a time in which nations and states concerned themselves with the frontier at the edge. Discoverers not only became enthralled with what were perceived as their own highlands but also availed themselves of the mountains as places to work out answers to the burning questions of the day. Each discovery led to a surge in mountain tourism and interest in the mountains and their indigenous highlanders. Although these mountains, essentially a continuation of the Alps, are Central and Eastern Europe's most prominent physical feature, politically they are peripheral. The Carpathians is the first book to deal with the northern slopes in such a way, showing how these discoveries had a direct impact on the various nation-building, state-building, and modernization projects. Dabrowski's history incorporates a unique blend of environmental history, borderlands studies, and the history of tourism and leisure. Patrice M. Dabrowski has taught and worked at Harvard, Brown, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the University of Vienna. She is currently an associate of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, an affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, a member of the Board of Directors of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA), and editor of H-Poland. Dr. Dabrowski is the author of three books: Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland (2004), Poland: The First Thousand Years (2014; paperback edition, 2016), and The Carpathians: Discovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine (release date: October 15, 2021). In 2014 she was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. Steven Seegel is Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/geography
The latest on mid-major realignment with Belmont reportedly departing the OVC, contract details for Northern Illinois' Sean Frazier and more. Be sure to check your inbox to see more of today's news and notes from around the nation. We would love to know what you think of the show and you can let us know on social media @D1ticker. If you are not subscribed to D1.ticker, you can and should subscribe at www.d1ticker.com/.
After witnessing the majesty of the 2021 Wolverines firsthand, Jared and Andy are ready to open their hearts and let the belief back in. The fellas recap the beatdown against Northern Illinois, look around the Big Ten, and preview the upcoming game against the 3-0 Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Michigan Wolverines are 3-0 and the early-season hype train has reached typical September levels of noise heading into Big Ten play. It's time for us to pull apart the three victories over Western Michigan, Washington and Northern Illinois and find out what we've learned about this group so far in a critical season for Jim Harbaugh. Maize n Brew discusses this and more in this week's early podcast. We'll chat about what went down over the weekend and how it might have changed the outlook moving forward. Also, fans decided to bust out the quarterback debate again and if Michigan could be doing more in the passing game. All of our Maize n Brew podcasts are available wherever you get your shows! Subscribe, rate, and leave us a review: Apple | Spotify | Google | Stitcher | Megaphone Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaizenBrew Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maizenbrewsbn/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maizenbrewsbn Discord: https://discord.com/invite/vZMsMTF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today on the show we're talking all about the Lions taking on the Green Bay Packers tonight. Huge and some of his guests discussed expectations, likelihood of winning, what to expect from Aaron Rodgers, and so much more. We also talked about both the Wolverine and Spartan wins as both teams are looking pretty good so far. In our first hour we were joined by Chris Balas so he and Huge could talk about Michigan's explosive win over Northern Illinois. In our second hour we were joined by our friend Jeff Risdon from Lionswire.com so he and Huge could talk about Dan Campbell and this Lions team leading up to the game. They focused on what the Lions need to do to win, what needs to be fixed before heading into the game, and more. In our final hour, Jeff Risdon stuck around for one more segment to continue the conversation regarding the Lions. We were then joined by Mike O'Hara to get his initial thoughts on the team going into tonight's game. We wrapped up the show talking about the MSU win over Miami with Matt Charboneau. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on the show we're talking all about the Lions taking on the Green Bay Packers tonight. Huge and some of his guests discussed expectations, likelihood of winning, what to expect from Aaron Rodgers, and so much more. We also talked about both the Wolverine and Spartan wins as both teams are looking pretty good so far. In our first hour we were joined by Chris Balas so he and Huge could talk about Michigan's explosive win over Northern Illinois. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Michigan Wolverines put a 63-10 beatdown on Northern Illinois this past weekend and looked good doing it.But are they looking good enough to challenge the Buckeyes in the Big Ten?Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the Michigan game and dissect how what they saw on Saturday will apply to the Buckeyes in November.
The Wolverines dominate Northern Illinois to improve to 3-0. How much has the Big Ten East outlook changed based on each team's start to the season? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Michigan State upsets Miami and Michigan cruises past Northern Illinois. The guys recap all of the NFL action over the weekend.Plus:Rookie QB growing painsLions vs Packers predictionsListen Live on FB, YouTube and TwitterFollow The Woodward Sports Network!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/woodwardspo...Twitter: https://twitter.com/woodwardsportsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoodwardSports/Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/woodwardsportsTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@woodwardsport...Watch our Shows Live on Youtube, Facebook & TwitterThe Morning Woodward Show | Monday - Friday 8am-10am Big D Energy | Monday - Friday 11am-1pmThe Bottom Line | Monday - Friday 3pm-5pm
Just some guys talking football, Gabby Petito update, Calvin Johnson v. the Detroit Lions, Jason London is a mess, Nicki Minaj supporters v. the CDC, and it was a Drew Crime weekend bonanza.College Football Recap: Michigan defeated Northern Illinois. Michigan State rolled Miami (FL). Virginia Tech made Drew yell at the TV. Alabama held on to beat Florida. Penn State is good. ITT Tech does not have a football team, as they are not a school anymore.Clemson fans need to stop using this cool arthritic gesture.Thanks to the mystery Bonerliner who sent in some Cameos. Dean Blandino reached out to Drew, while BranDon received some uplifting words from Paul Severino.Nicki Minaj's supporters are attacking Dr. Fauci and the CDC.Drew Crime: The Gabby Petito case is taking twists and turns. LuLaRoe is a ponzi scheme your Facebook friends got scammed on. Carrie has emailed 'thrice' to give us insider info on the Murdaugh Family Murders. 48 Hours covers the death of Bianca Devins. Robert Durst is FINALLY found guilty of murder. 20/20 did a piece on the Stanford Murders. Dateline covered the disappearance of Amy Mihaljevic.More Norm: Regis Philbin cost Norm Macdonald's charity $500,000.00. Conan O'Brien and Artie Lange put out tributes to the late comic. Jimmy Fallon put out a tribute, but failed to mention when his writers "cried" and canceled Norm's appearance. Breaking News: A body has been found in the search of Gabby Petito.Andy Dick is doing bits on his Instagram page.Mitch Albom wants more forgiveness.Kamala Harris tossed the coin for a football game in front of 7 fans.The Justice for J6 Rally was a flop.The FAA banned drones from filming the Texas border... so those filming just grabbed a helicopter.You can't work for the Federal Government without being vaccinated, but illegal immigrants don't have to get the jab.The Pentagon admitted to accidentally killing innocent allies and children.A hostess at a NYC restaurant was attacked by Texas tourists, but now she is the bad guy and BLM is pissed.Mask fights are back!Calvin Johnson will not reunite with the Detroit Lions until they pay him the $1,600,000.00 he feels they owe him... even though it's the other way around.A Virginia Tech professor apologizes for her white privilege. And straight privilege. And financial privilege. And every other privilege.Jason London is in even more trouble. Reminder that he once pooped his pants while in custody.The FCC received more complaints about the MTV Video Music Awards than people that actually watched the show.TikTok'ers and YouTube stars are going to be the biggest stars on TV and film.The Emmy's are Sunday night and Marc predicts a ratings BOMB.Drew and Marc want Jojo Siwa off DWTS right NOW.Shanna Moakler's ex-boyfriend really wants you to see his penis stem.Why did 98° have a bald, blind guy with a dad-bod in the band?Kim Kardashian apparently made two sex tapes.Social media is dumb but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).
In this episode, we recap the Michigan football team's 63-10 win over Northern Illinois, along with taking a more macro look at the Wolverines' 3-0 performance in non-conference play. We begin by taking a look at our biggest lasting thoughts from Michigan's blowout win. We discuss Blake Corum's continued success, the ascension of Daylen Baldwin and Cornelius Johnson, a consistent performance from the Wolverines' defense and if Michigan answered the bell in the passing game. Next, we expand our discussion to the entire month so far, breaking down what we learned and what has surprised us so far about Michigan through three games. We look at the Wolverines' offensive line, defensive line and contributions from underclassmen. We close the episode by looking at remaining questions about Michigan heading into Big Ten play, and debating if the Wolverines' 3-0 start was dominant enough to change expectations for the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are live from Levels in Center Line! Today on the show Joique Bell, Neal Ruhl, and Darren McCarty preview MSU vs Miami and UofM vs Northern Illinois. Plus: Golladay Screams At Jones Hard Knocks Heading To Indy
Today on the show we talked about Michigan State's game against Miami Florida this weekend, Michigan taking on Northern Illinois, the Detroit Lions and Monday Night Football, and so much more. In our first hour we were joined by our friend Matt Charboneau so he and Huge could break everything down heading into tomorrow's MSU game. We kicked off our second hour playing Huge's interview with Michigan State Head Basketball Coach Tom Izzo. He came on to talk about about the Spartan off-season, Name/Image/Likeness, Mel Tucker and Spartan Football. We also wanted to play an interview that Anthony Bellino from X's and Bro's had this morning with Miami play-by-play voice Joe Zagacki. During the Draft Kings Power Hour, we looked all around the NFL and talked some Detroit Lions with a few of our great NFL Insiders. Lomas Brown joined us initially to give his thoughts on how the Lions looked last weekend, and how he feels about Monday night's game against the Packers. Merril Hoge then joined us to talk some more the Lions and looked around to some over the bigger games in the NFL. Lee Sterling then came on with us so he could tell us which picks to take on the Draft Kings Sportsbook app. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's expected to be another blowout win for Michigan football on Saturday, but what can we really expect from the Wolverines when they take on yet another Huskies team in NIU? Former Michigan tight end Jake Butt joins the show to discuss the matchup and what he's looking for in Week 3. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! SweatBlock Get it today for 20% off at SweatBlock.com with promo code LockedOn, or at Amazon and CVS. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 100% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today on the show we talked about Michigan State's game against Miami Florida this weekend, Michigan taking on Northern Illinois, the Detroit Lions and Monday Night Football, and so much more. In our first hour we were joined by our friend Matt Charboneau so he and Huge could break everything down heading into tomorrow's MSU game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jim Harbaugh responds to critics of Michigan's run-dominant offense. Details of the football team's 'Beat Ohio' drill. A scouting report for Michigan vs. Northern Illinois. Former walk-on Carter Selzer excels on special teams. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Luke Ghiardi, Von Lozon, Scotty White, and Anthony Broome are back with another pick'em podcast with a grouping of the best games in the Big Ten, along with a few intriguing matchups across college football. We recorded this episode on Wednesday night, for reference on when these took place. Here are the games on this week's slate: Maryland (-7.5) at Illinois Michigan State at Miami (FL) (-6.5) Cincinnati (-3.5) at Indiana Purdue at Notre Dame (-7.5) Central Michigan at LSU (-19.5) Alabama (-14.5) at Florida Auburn at Penn State (-6.5) Northern Illinois at Michigan (-27.5) All of our Maize n Brew podcasts are available wherever you get your shows! Subscribe, rate, and leave us a review: Apple | Spotify | Google | Stitcher | Megaphone Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaizenBrew Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maizenbrewsbn/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maizenbrewsbn Discord: https://discord.com/invite/vZMsMTF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
To start the show, Huge wanted to look ahead to the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straights next week. He asked the audience if they're looking forward to the event or if they don't plan on investing any time at all. We were joined by Bill Hobson in our first hour to get his thoughts on the event and to talk about some comments made by Brooks Koepka yesterday. In our second hour we looked ahead to Michigan State's game against Miami Florida this weekend. Jim Comparoni joined us to break everything down with Huge. We then moved on to talk about Michigan taking on Northern Illinois on Saturday. We were joined by Chris Balas to get his thoughts going into the game. We kicked off the final hour with Michigan State Head Basketball Coach Tom Izzo. He came on with Huge to talk about about the Spartan off-season, Name/Image/Likeness, Mel Tucker and Spartan Football, and so much more. We were then joined by Frank Schwab to talk a little NFL and Lions as we wrap up week 1. We wrapped up the broadcast with Tom Rosenbach from BeeneGarter so he could take Bill's college football picks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In our second hour we looked ahead to Michigan State's game against Miami Florida this weekend. Jim Comparoni joined us to break everything down with Huge. We then moved on to talk about Michigan taking on Northern Illinois on Saturday. We were joined by Chris Balas to get his thoughts going into the game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
My guest today says there is no pressure on Northern Illinois this week in the Big House. They are a program that welcomes the challenge. With us today is the radio play by play voice of Huskies football Bill Baker
Our resident coaches breakdown the Michigan Wolverines big win against the Washington Huskies last Saturday in the Big House. How did Michigan over come the Ronnie Bell injury and what is the game plan coming up next Saturday against Northern Illinois. They break it all down and Coach Scarcelli gives us his pick of the week!
After a dominant victory in the Big House last Saturday, Andy and Jared talk about their confidence level heading into the Northern Illinois game on September 18th. They also talk about some of the other Big Ten happenings, the open coaching position at USC, and what that might mean for the Wolverines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this episode, we discuss a number of key talking points about the Michigan football team this week, along with previewing the Wolverines' matchup against Northern Illinois. We begin by discussing the atmosphere surrounding the Michigan football team's night-game win over Washington. We discuss what worked, why the Wolverines' fan atmosphere might be underrated and how games like Saturday can change that reputation. We discuss how valuable it can be to recruiting, and if Michigan should incorporate more night games. We then turn our attention back to the field. On defense, we look at the long-term significance of so many young and inexperienced players making early impacts on the Wolverines' defense, and why that should really excite fans. We then offer our concern levels of Michigan's run-happy game plan, and if fans should worry about that already. We close by looking at Michigan's Saturday tilt against Northern Illinois. We look at what would constitute as a successful weekend this week for the Wolverines, then make our over-under and score predictions for the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Michigan Football is now ranked at No. 25 in the nation after convincing wins to start the season over Western Michigan and Washington. Their Week 3 opponent, Northern Illinois, beat Georgia Tech in an upset Week 1, and lost by a touchdown in a high-scoring affair to Wyoming a week ago. Northern Illinois has a familiar face at quarterback, Rocky Lombardi, who beat Michigan a season ago as Michigan State's starting quarterback. Northern Illinois is a team that nobody will be picking to win this one, but they're a team that has battled early in the season and has a QB who already knows what it's like facing Michigan. To dive deeper into what to expect from the Huskies on Saturday, we spoke with Northern Illinois sideline reporter Andy Garcia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Cody and the team pregame Northern Illinois
Jacketsonline publisher Kelly Quinlan and recruiting editor Russell Johnson chat about the heartbreaking and disappointing loss to Northern Illinois, what that means in the big picture for Georgia Tech football and they preview the upcoming game with Kennesaw State and dive into some quarterback recruiting chat as well.
Geoff Collins is missing the big picture at Georgia Tech. Dan Mathews joins in to talk about coaches taking accountability. Chris Landry joins us for his weekly visit to recap what we saw in the first week of college football. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Geoff Collins is missing the big picture at Georgia Tech. Dan Mathews joins in to talk about coaches taking accountability. Chris Landry joins us for his weekly visit to recap what we saw in the first week of college football. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The guys got together to recap the action from an eventful Week 1 in the ACC, including: Clemson's loss to Georgia might just point to a little bit more mortality from them than we've seen in recent years. The issue with Miami's loss to Alabama isn't the "what", it's the "how". Florida State looked SIGNIFICANTLY improved in an overtime loss to a high-caliber Notre Dame team. Virginia Tech's win over North Carolina taught us quite a bit about both programs and what they'll be capable of this year. Georgia Tech lost to Northern Illinois, and Joey's pretty much done with the Geoff Collins era. Lots of teams in the conference took care of their business and won comfortably! All of this, plus the return of weekly awards, and MORE! Use promo code "GOACC" for 10% off your first order of premium, great-looking, officially-logo'd Georgia Tech gear at Section103.com! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
Our next guest, Brian Tenclinger, is a dynamic non-profit association executive and senior level higher education practitioner. He's the former executive director of Triangle fraternity noted for growing the organization by 61% and creating signature education programs for undergraduates. He's also got 15 years of experience working in higher education administration as a director and assistant dean with extensive experience in strategic planning, project management, talent management, organizational assessment and auditing, market trend and data analysis, fundraising, organization growth, volunteer recruitment, and risk and harm assessment. We find out why Brian chose Northern Illinois for his undergraduate experience, why he joined Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and how they are different from other fraternities, what makes Sigma Phi Epsilon so special, how he was able to grow Triangle Fraternity by 60%, what things you should consider when you change fraternity/sorority branding, how chapters of fraternities and sororities can grow during the pandemic, whether fraternities and sororities are still staying true to their mission, what he's doing to help grow Kiwanis, why everyone should have a personal board of directors, and his favorite restaurant in Indianapolis. Enjoy!
Hear "The Buck Belue Show" every weekday morning from 10-11a on 680 The Fan and 93.7 FM, the 680 The Fan App available on Apple and Android, with your Smart Speaker by saying Alexa or wherever you get and listen to your favorite podcast! Buck BIG Take, Atlanta Falcons may have a new looks with a lot of new faces after the 53 man roster has been released but that is not a bad thing. Chop It Up presented by Haug Law Group, Atlanta Braves lost another close one last night in Los Angeles but there are positives around the game and still on the road trip plus we hear from Braves Manager Brian Snitker. Buck's College Football Nuggets presented by Ace Hardware College Football Toughest Schedule Georgia Tech preparing for a tough test with Northern Illinois per Head Coach Geoff Collins 680 The Fan & ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen joined Buck for The Mort Report presented by Atlanta Painting Company and got Buck caught up on the latest after all teams have gotten down to their 53 man roster and the preseason has come to an end, the release of Patriots QB Cam Newton and Bills QB Jake Fromm and much more Georgia Bulldog Roundtable presented by Georgia's Own Credit Union, Georgia Pack And Load and Attorney Ken Nugent yesterday we heard from Clemson DC Brent Ventables on his plan and thoughts for the Georgia Bulldogs today we hear from Georgia Head Coach Kirby Smart and starting QB JT Daniels on the Tigers Former Braves OF and current Fox 5 Host Ron Gant joined Buck on his Bucks Beat Podcast and we hear a few clips from it including his thoughts on todays Atlanta Braves, playing High School Football and the "incident" with Kent Hrbek in the 1991 World Series The Final Word, don't be fooled by what you are hearing from Kirby Smart, Dabo Swinney and their respective teams 3 days out from their upcoming epic matchup See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Composer and Percussionist Alexis C. Lamb stops by to talk about her current percussion and composition duties and getting started on her composition doctorate at the University of Michigan (03:00), taking care of her physical and mental health (17:00), growing up in Colorado, her band “Local Youth”, and making coffee at a local trampoline park (26:30), studying at Northern Illinois for her undergrad and her work with Projeto Arcomusical (45:00), her 2 years as a high school band director in Illinois (58:20), heading to Yale for her composition master's, teaching second graders in New Haven, and the local pizza situation there (01:08:30), and finishes with the Random Ass Questions, with commentary on the descriptor “emerging” and other imposed labels, “bro-cussion” pieces, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the Colorado Rockies, and the band HAIM (01:20:30).Finishing with a Rave on the 1995 film The Usual Suspects (01:59:00).Links:Alexis Lamb's websiteWe the PurpleCurtis InstituteThird Coast PercussionProjeto Arcomusical“Wipeout” - Surfaris“When I Come Around” - Green Day“Funk 49” - James Gang“I Love Rock and Roll” - Joan Jett“Sunshine of Your Love” - Cream“Sympathy for the Devil” - Rolling Stones“Fortunate Son” - CCR“Bad Moon Rising” - CCR“Revolution” - The Beatles“The End” - The DoorsHamlet 2 trailerRobert ChappellLiam TeagueGreg BeyerCliff AlexisRich Holly on the podcastAbby Rehard on the podcastRaychel Taylor on the podcastMike MixtackiBen Wahlund Suzanne FarrinSt. Luke's Steel BandGuide to Pizza in New HavenDavid LangChocolat trailerSharknado trailerOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest trailerOne Flew Over the Cuckoo'w Nest - Ken KeseyEducated - Tara WestoverWhere the Crawdads Sing - Delia OwensColorado Rockies 2007 seasonHartford Yard GoatsLansing LugnutsBeloit Snappers“Chant” - Liam Teague“Hands Like Lightning” - Liam Teague“Pan 2000” - Cliff AlexisPig Minds Brewing Company“The Steps” - HAIMRaves:The Usual Suspects trailer
University of Illinois Extension entomologist Nick Seiter joins us to talk about the current status of corn and soybean insect pressure in the central corn belt. We discuss the resurgence of corn rootworm in Northern Illinois as well as fall armyworm in Southern Illinois, soybean gall midge in Iowa, and more!
We have another bonus episode to share with everyone! Nikki and Jen are joined by Chiara, Nicole, AND Kristen all sit down to talk about John Wayne Gacy. Since all of them grew up in Northern Illinois, they all have heard at least 1 story from someone about Gacy. We hope you enjoy it! Tell us your stories! Email us at email@example.com and follow us on Instagram and Twitter at 3_crackers! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Many of the stories from the now-defunct Northern Illinois Women's Center in Rockford sound as if they come from a low-budget slasher movie. The horrifying truth is that they were all too real. Dr. Mark Waters, professor of English at McHenry County College and author of the book, Signs from a Peculiar Institution: One Witness's Account of a Quite Ordinary Horror (And a Small Peace), spent years praying and counseling outside the clinic and witnessed many of the horrors first-hand. Join Illinois Right to Life Executive Director, Amy Gehrke, as she chats with Dr. Waters about his experiences at the Northern Illinois Women's Center and how the prayers and work of pro-life advocates eventually closed the deadly clinic. You won't want to miss this chilling episode of Life Chat!
With excitement allow me to introduce to you today's guest, Restauranteur- Author - Podcast Host - Strategist - Coach - People Connector- Samuel Stanovich. Samuel has been involved with the hospitality industry for over two decades. Samuel primarily works on the leadership and development as Area Representative for Firehouse Subs responsible for Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana. Samuel's restaurant serves as the training restaurant for the market. Before assuming his current position, Samuel was Director Partner Product Development & Industry Relations, National Restaurant Association including the support of the National Restaurant Association Military Foundation. Samuel's past experiences include: President & CEO of the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau, in addition, he is a 12-year veteran of Marriott International. Samuel holds a bachelor's degree in hospitality management and associates degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Johnson and Wales University. Samuel volunteers his efforts to serve on the board of directors and finance chair for the Bellwood - Proviso Chamber of Commerce and recent past board member of Housing Forward, an Illinois based homeless prevention organization. Other activities include: Advisory Board Member of the Illinois Restaurant Association, member of Les Amis d'Escoffier Society; and strategic adviser to Baci Hospitality. Past board of directors for the American Culinary Federation Chicago Chefs of Cuisine, past- president of the International Food Service Executives Association- Northern Illinois Chapter. Nightclub and Bar Magazine Advisory Council and co-chair of Teresa's Trotters Cancer Team. Check out S.M.A.R.T. Guide To Catering Domination by T.J. Schier and Sam Stanovich! Check out Rocketbook as highly recommended by Sam Check out Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo From Maslow by Chip Conley as mentioned ion today's episode. Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Join Restaurant Unstoppable Network and get your first 30 days on me! Connect with my past guest and a community of superfans. Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "Go big or go home." In today's episode with Samual Stanovich we will discuss: The Marriott family and culture Learning from the best in the beginning Promotion and marketing Opening a waterpark - lessons learned Networking [the pre-internet kind (it still works today)] Change fees: what are they? (They are important) Occupancy costs Advice on brokers The importance of partners Catering Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. PlateIQ- the leading AP automation platform in the hospitality industry. Since 2014, Plate IQ has been saving time and money for companies like Cava, Tender Greens, and more. 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Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? My wife What is your biggest weakness? My A.D.D. Keep a journal. What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? What does service mean to you? What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Getting the right people Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Treat everybody like family What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Do something unexpected What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? Don't Bullshit Yourself: Crush The Excuses That Are Holding You Back by Jon Taffer Your Restaurant Sucks by Donald Burns Don't Stop The Carnival by Herman Wouk GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Get out from behind the counter and spend time with the customers/ask them open-ended questions Name one service you've hired. CaterZen - catering software What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influenced operations? Facebook group for the restaurant If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Be passionate about what you do spend time with those that you love My legacy is what you see from my family, what I left behind Contact info: Samuel's podcast Samuel's website Sam on LinkdIn Catering Domination! -Sam's book Instagram: @chicago_sam Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you'd like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! 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The College Football Experience (@TCEonSGPN) on the Sports Gambling Podcast Network continues its 130 college football team preview series with the Northern Illinois Huskies. Pick Dundee aka (@TheColbyD) & Patty C (@PattyC831) breakdown the upcoming season for the Huskies and key in on this seasons roster. Is it bowl game or bust for Northern Illinois Huskies head coach Thomas Hammock? Can Northern Illinois find a way to win the close game? Can Northern Illinois get the ground game going? Why are the Huskies losing their defensive edge? We talk it all on this special Northern Illinois edition of The College Football Experience. Make sure you subscribe to The College Basketball Experience at sg.pn/tcbe Follow - Twitter | Instagram Watch - YouTube | Twitch Subscribe - Apple | Spotify Read - SportsGamblingPodcast.com Discuss - Slack | Reddit Download the SGPN app - https://sgpn.app Support for this episode - WynnBet | UnderdogFantasy code “SGPN” | PropSwap.com code “SGP” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices