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Hour 1 - 00:00 - Commanders Moving Closer To RFK Stadium Deal 19:33 - Ben White On The Commanders Stadium Situation 33:47 - The Bears Are A Mess
Boise State associate athletic director Michael Walsh has proposed a promotion and relegation system for college football among western U.S. schools. The proposal aims to create an exciting media product while reducing travel for non-football sports. Front Office Sports reporter Amanda Christovich joins to explain what she's hearing on the idea from school and conference administrators. Plus FOS senior reporter A.J. Perez joins from the U.S. capitol for a report on Washington, D.C.'s, push to bring the Commanders back to RFK Stadium.
Sam Fortier of the Washington Post joins the show looking ahead to next week's game against the Bills. Sam discusses how the game is a measuring stick game for the team before talking about a few injury updates the Commanders are facing heading into Week 3. Plus, there's an update on the RFK stadium site.
9.20.23 Hour 1 **Short Show due to Nationals 1PM game**1:00- Grant & Danny broadcast from Nats Park as the Nats win the rubber match vs the White Sox. They quickly recap their day at the ballpark, and look ahead to some of the big stories in DC sports today. 7:00- Today, the House Oversight Committee approved a bill that is a major step toward RFK Stadium's site moving to be controlled by the city of Washington DC, which furthermore means the Commanders could be on a path to get their new stadium in DC. Grant & Danny detail the latest.
Kicking off the episode, Nate pays tribute to Sinead O'Connor and Paul Reubens before being joined by Eric Bazilian (The Hooters). They talk about Eric's 70th birthday, the Hooters show at North Penn High School, growing up, learning music, the transformative performance of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, The Limestones, spirituality, Evil Seed, going to college at Penn and meeting Rob Hyman, joining Wax, Baby Grand, seeing Madness live and the birth of the Hooters, Ska music, returning to their early ska days with Rocking & Swing, how the early Portastudio 4-track demos were used to create the new album, "Pete Rose," opening for the Who, the Clash and Santana at RFK Stadium, vocal issues, Live Aid and the Bob Geldolf beef, breaking in Europe with One Way Home, collaborating with women, the recent European tour, reworking old Hooters songs as ska songs, how "Splice Up the Dance" was put together, and the Philly Music Fest Low Cut Connie show appearance. Then, Eric graciously enters The Jawntlet!The Hooters websiteThe Hooters InstagramThe Hooters on X (Twitter)The Hooters on Facebook :: Episode Sponsors :: Liquid IV :: Ready to shop better hydration, use my special link to save 20% off anything you order. (use Code: YTMJ) Subscribe to the Y!TMJ Newsletter! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ytmj/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ytmj/support
The first in our WP from the Vault series! Alex and Dave give a quick intro and then it's a re-release from March 22, 2022:Dead Heads Alex and Dave discuss the Grateful Dead's spooky, spacey, psychedelic show from July 12, 1990 at RFK Stadium in DC. Topics include: our first Brent Mydland show(!); Bob Bralove and MIDI; our first Drums>Space; Box of Rain; Victim or the Crime; late-period Dark Star; and Touch of Grey.If you're enjoying the show, send us a note on Twitter, @workingmanspod, or Instagram, @workingmans_pod!Links:Video of the Second Set: https://youtu.be/ZZ2JUjYcroc?t=9960Grateful Seconds: http://www.gratefulseconds.com/Garrett Graham on "Victim": http://artsites.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/votc.htmlJerry Garcia on "Victim": https://www.dead.net/features/greatest-stories-ever-told/greatest-stories-ever-told-victim-or-crimeLost Live Dead: https://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/
Hour 2 - 00:00 - Ron Rivera and Sam Cosmi Speak To The Media 20:40 - Phidarian Mathis Speaks To The Media 27:29 - DC Councilman Charles Allen Does Not Want A New Stadium At The RFK Site
12:08 - Commanders: thoughts on a bipartisan bill that could pave the way for the Commanders' next stadium being on the RFK Stadium land in Washington, D.C...and react to and discussion of comments from head coach Ron Rivera and edge defender Chase Young at post-training-camp-practice press conferences on the great turnout by fans at the first open practice of 2023 Commanders Training camp, Young feeling much better with his right knee, Young's offseason work with Ohio State associate head coach and defensive-line coach Larry Johnson and more 28:02 - Commanders: react to and discussion of comments from quarterback Jacoby Brissett and head coach Ron Rivera at post-training-camp-practice press conferences on Brissett's approach to both helping and competing with quarterback Sam Howell, how much the Commanders having taken Howell in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft as opposed to an earlier round should matter, how the Commanders' revamped offensive line is doing, Samuel Cosmi's transition from right tackle to right guard, is receiver Dyami Brown poised for a breakout season? and the potential for more pass-catching production from Commanders running backs 38:43 - Nationals: breakdown of a 2-1 rain-delayed loss at the New York Mets that happened despite starting pitcher Josiah Gray tossing six scoreless innings Visit PaulsonAndNace.com and tell Paulson & Nace that Al Galdi sent ya! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Washington Commanders' franchise hasn't called RFK Stadium home since 1996. Clinton Yates joins Craig Hoffman for his weekly appearance discussing the possibility of DC regaining control of the RFK site and what that could mean for the city, the team and its fanbase.
07/28 Hour 2: How can Washington return to glory - 1:00 Will Jacoby Brissett be a mentor for Sam Howell - 26:00 Mayor Bowser on the RFK stadium site - 39:00
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07/27 Hour 1: Around the NFL / Breaking news on the RFK stadium site - 1:00 Barry Svrluga joins the show - 17:30 Honeymoon phase for the Harris group - 45:00
Tips for guessing within two years when a song was played.Larry Mishkin reviews the Grateful Dead concert from August 4th, 1994, at Giant Stadium. He discusses the show and welcomes guest Christian Sauska, who attended that concert and shares his love for New Orleans-style music and his journey as a Deadhead. The conversation delves into the 80s and 90s eras of the band, and they discuss their musical backgrounds and the band's new music.Produced by PodConx Deadhead Cannabis Show - https://podconx.com/podcasts/deadhead-cannabis-showLarry Mishkin - https://podconx.com/guests/larry-mishkinRob Hunt - https://podconx.com/guests/rob-huntChristian Sauska - https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-sauska-5aab2310/Jay Blakesberg - https://podconx.com/guests/jay-blakesbergRecorded on Squadcast Grateful DeadAugust 4, 1994Giant's StadiumEast Rutherford, NJTraffic opened the show Jerry sits in with Traffic on Dear Mr. Fantasy and Gimme Some Lovin INTRO: Box of Rain Track No. 2 3:42 – 4:51 SHOW #1: Jack Straw Track No. 3 5:00 – 6:09 SHOW #2: Eternity Track No. 7 0:36 – 1:45 A “new” Bob Weir song, music by Bob and Rob Wasserman and lyrics by Willie Dixonfirst played on February 21, 1993 at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Played 44 times in concert Last played July 8, 1995 at Soldier Field – second to last show Released on Dead's first post-Jerry box set, So Many Roads Rob Wasserman (Rat Dog with Bobby) Wasserman started playing violin, and graduated to the bass after his teenage years. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied composing with John Adams and double bass with San Francisco Symphony bassists.He worked with Van Morrison, Oingo Boingo, and David Grisman. His 1983 album Solo won Down Beat magazine's Record of the Year award. On the albums Duets and Trios, he worked with Bobby McFerrin, Rickie Lee Jones, Cheryl Bentyne, Lou Reed, Stéphane Grappelli, Jerry Garcia, Brian Wilson, Willie Dixon, Branford Marsalis, Bob Weir, Edie Brickell, Les Claypool, Neil Young, and Elvis Costello.Duets was nominated for three Grammy Awards. Bobby McFerrin won for "Brothers", which was performed with Wasserman. Wasserman also won Holland's Edison Award for Record of the Year.His 2000 album, Space Island, incorporated more contemporary musical elements. RatDog, which he co-founded with Bob Weir from the Grateful Dead, occupied much of his time. He toured extensively with Lou Reed.Wasserman was a judge for the sixth-tenth annual Independent Music Awards.Rob Wasserman died on June 29, 2016. Cause of death was cancer. Entombment was made in Salem Memorial Park and Garden at Colma, California. Willie Dixon (1915-1992) was one of the preeminent blues songwriters and performers of all time. The Grateful Dead covered a fairly lengthy list of his songs, attesting to his influence on the band: “Down in the Bottom,” “I Ain't Superstitious,” “I Just Want to Make Love To You,” “Little Red Rooster,” “The Same Thing,” “Spoonful,” and “Wang Dang Doodle.” The song was written during the sessions for Rob Wasserman's Trios album. “Guitar Player” magazine ran an interview with Weir in 1993:“I had this chord progression and melody that I wanted to run by Willie to see if he liked it .... he did, so he started dashing off words. He wanted me to run a certain section by him again and stuff like that, and we started working on a bridge. Then he dashes off this sheet of lyrics and hands it to me. Now I'm really stoked to be working with the legendary Willie Dixon and I'm prepared for just about anything.“He hands these lyrics to me and I'm reading through them. And they seem, you know, awfully simplistic. Like there wasn't a whole lot to them....“....Now he wants me to read through it and sing the melody I have and see if they fit. And so I started singing through these simplistic lyrics, and that simplicity takes on a whole other direction.“By the time I had sung through them, it's like my head is suddenly eons wide. I can hear what's happening just sort of echoing around in there and I'm astounded by the simple grace of what he has just presented to me. I'm sitting there with my mouth open literally, and Willie's laughing. He's just sitting there laughing, saying, 'Now you see it. Now you see it. That's the wisdom of the blues.'” David Dodd (author of Complete Grateful Dead Annotated Lyrics) – “Weir's songs from this era (anything from “Victim or the Crime” forward) seem aggressively innovative, shall we say. The rhythmic patterns, the big multi-layered chords, the changes in meter and tone, all add up to something that seems calculated to disrupt any comfort we might have been sinking into. OK, I didn't say that very well, but anyone who has struggled with these late-period Weir songs knows what I mean.” SHOW #3: Childhood's End Track No. 8 3:10 – 4:15 A “new” Phil tune, first played July 24, 1994 at Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN Played 11 times in concert Last played July 9, 1995 at Soldier Field – last show Never released on a studio album “Childhood's End” on 7/20/94 – the last original Grateful Dead song to enter the live repertoire, written and sung by Phil Lesh. Per John Hilgart of 4CPComics, the background story is that Lesh (and perhaps the others) felt that new songs would help fuel Garcia engagement in a period when Jerry was headed in the same direction as in the mid-1980s, when his drugged-out-bad-health put him in a coma that he narrowly survived – living on to drive the 1989-onward renaissance of the band. In the 1995 remake, Jerry died. The big musical difference between those two episodes is that everyone else in the band had their shit together in 1994, whereas the whole band was a mess in 1986. John's general take on post-Brent 1990's Dead is that they were not to be dismissed – a band that had stopped depending on Garcia's leadership to determine the musical outcome, but who were always therefore also ready when Garcia was feeling spry. Weir has said something to that effect. And when Garcia was feeling spry, it was just as you would wish it to be. SHOW #4: Way To Go Home Track No. 14 2:59 – 4:12 A “new” Vince song music by Vince and Bob Bralove, lyrics by Robert Hunter. First played February 23, 1992 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Played 92 times Last played June 28, 1995 at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills Also wrote Samba In The Rain for the Dead. Bob Bralove is a keyboard–synthesizer player who worked as a sound technician with the Grateful Dead from 1986 to 1995. Throughout his tenure, he performed as an auxiliary musician throughout "Drums" and "Space", the band's signature aleatoric music segments.Accordingly, he played a key role in their integration of MIDI technology (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related audio devices for playing, editing, and recording music. ; Before the development of MIDI, electronic musical instruments from different manufacturers could generally not communicate with each other. This meant that a musician could not, for example, plug a Roland keyboard into a Yamaha synthesizer module. With MIDI, any MIDI-compatible keyboard (or other controller device) can be connected to any other MIDI-compatible sequencer, sound module, drum machine, synthesizer, or computer, even if they are made by different manufacturers.), first working with drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, keyboardist Brent Mydland, and later guitarist Bob Weir and synthesizer/piano player Vince Welnick. He also co-wrote several songs with Weir and Welnick, including "Picasso Moon" on Built to Last (1989) and "Way to Go Home" and "Easy Answers", which were slated to appear on the band's unfinished fourteenth studio album. (A live reconstruction, Ready or Not, was ultimately released in 2019 and contains both songs.) Perhaps his most significant project with the band was curating excerpts from "Drums" and "Space" on Infrared Roses, a 1991 compilation album. "Parallelogram" and "Little Nemo in Nightland" are some of his most notable "compositions" from this release.Bralove was also a member and producer of the Psychedelic Keyboard Trio, along with Welnick and fellow former Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten. Bralove and Constanten also collaborated as Dose Hermanos, a showcase for their improvisational keyboard work; since 1998, they have toured irregularly and released five albums under the moniker. Bralove also worked with Stevie Wonder, setting up and programming Wonder's synthesizers including while he was touring. OUTRO: Days Between Track No. 20 5:55 – 7:24 “new” Jerry tune First played February 22, 1993 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Played 42 times by the Dead Last played June 24, 1995 at RFK Stadium in D.C. It has become a favorite of the surviving band members, played the third night at the 50th Anniversary Shows at Soldier Field in 2015 and frequently played by Dead & Co. with Bobby singing, Also played by Bob Weir and Wolf Bros. and Phil and Friends. Great tune to end this episode. David Dodd: “Days Between” has come to be an anthem that makes us remember Garcia in a particular way, and, in particular, the days between his birth date of August 1 and his death date of August 9. It's a fitting song for such thoughts, with its big sweeping chords and its lyrics heavy with nostalgia and longing.There's a word in German, sehnsucht, that lacks a proper emotional counterpart in English, but which means, roughly, “longing.” It carries a sense of wishing you could see something—see something again, see something at all—that something is missing from your eyes and from your presence. I find that “Days Between” belongs with a raft of songs that induce this feeling in me.“Days Between,” a late song in the Robert Hunter / Jerry Garcia songbook, was perhaps their last collaboration on a big, significant song, one that ranks with “Dark Star” and “Terrapin Station” as ambitious and intentionally grand. (I was talking the other day with a friend, about Garcia's playing and songwriting, and the thought came up that Garcia, like few others, was unafraid of grandeur, and could successfully pull it off. Same with Hunter.) During its relatively short time in the live repertoire, they played it 41 times, always in the second set, and fairly frequently rising out of the Drums. Phil: “I don't know whether to weep with joy at the beauty of the vision or with sadness at the impassable chasm of time between the golden past and the often painful present.”
1:12 - Josh Harris pens letter to Washington fans in the Washington Post 11:03 - State of play in DC: Latest on the RFK stadium site 23:59 - Calls: Do you want to see the stadium back at RFK?
Washington is on the cusp of a new stadium debate: The Commanders, now under new ownership, want out of Landover, and the mayor wants to bring them back to the old RFK Stadium site. But it's not a slam-dunk. Even if you ignore the question of who pays for it, plenty of people don't think a football stadium is the best use for one of the city's few open parcels of land. The Washington Post's Sam Fortier is here to explain who's who. Want some more DC news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey DC. Interested in advertising with City Cast? Find more info HERE We're also on Twitter! Follow us at @citycast_dc. And we'd love to feature you on the show! Share your DC-related thoughts, hopes, and frustrations with us in a voicemail by calling 202-642-2654. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7.11.23 Hour 21:00- Sam Fortier, covers the Commanders for the Washington Post, joins G&D to discuss his story on the RFK stadium situation as the Commanders continue to kick the tires on the RFK site, and DC may be getting close to that happening. 23:50 - With this news coming out, do you now believe RFK stadium is the most likely spot for a new Commanders stadium? 36:45- What's going on in our lives that has nothing to do with sports?
Dead Heads Alex and Dave discuss the Grateful Dead's longest ever show, featuring sit ins from the Allman Brothers band, from 6/10/73 at RFK Stadium!This is the band's newest official release, now available wherever you stream music. To celebrate the occasion, Zach Cropper--host of Rock Talk with Dr. Cropper--joined us to draft our favorite songs from this super-sized show, which Rolling Stone described at the time as, "far less a concert than an event." Get on the bus with Workingman's Pod!Links:Follow Rock Talk with Dr. Cropper wherever you listen to podcasts!Deadessays monumental piece on The Dead and The Allmans - https://deadessays.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-dead-and-allmans.htmlDeadessays on “The Proto-Solomon Jam” - http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-proto-solomon-jazz-jam.htmlGrateful Seconds talkin' 6/10/73 - http://www.gratefulseconds.com/2017/04/rfk-1973-certified-killer.htmlAll samples come from Monte Barry's excellent AUD, available at https://archive.org/details/gd1973-06-10.fob.barry.90351.flac16/gd73-06-10d2t03.flacFollow us on social media! @workingmanspod on Twitter and @workingmans_pod on Instagram
7.10.23 Hour 21:00- Meagan Flynn, covers D.C. government & politics for the Washington Post, joins G&D after she broke the story on legislation being opened up on the Commanders possibly returning to RFK. 18:50- Danny has a really boring activity that he has to do as a parent, and he wants to reach all of them out there. What's the most boring activity you have to do as a parent? 33:55- What's going on in our lives that has nothing to do with sports?
12:36 - Guest: WUSA9 chief investigative reporter Eric Flack on the Commanders' quest for a new stadium, including Rep. James Comer preparing legislation that would allow Washington, D.C. to develop the RFK Stadium site into a new Commanders stadium and where things stand with Virginia and Maryland as potential sites for the team's next stadium 40:08 - Nationals And Orioles: react to the Nats taking LSU outfielder Dylan Crews with the No. 2-overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft and to the O's taking Vanderbilt outfielder Enrique Bradfield Jr. with the No. 17-overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft 54:08 - Nationals: analysis of the Nats winning two of three games against the American League West-leading Texas Rangers, including a resurgent series for first baseman/DH Joey Meneses with him smashing four homers in three games 01:07:18 - Orioles: breakdown of a three-game sweep at the Minnesota Twins, including an offensive eruption in a 15-2 win and excellent pitching from the O's throughout the series 01:14:39 - Wizards: thoughts on new details on the contract to which the Wizards re-signed unrestricted free agent Kyle Kuzma and on comments from Kuzma, Jordan Poole and Wizards general manager Will Dawkins Visit TurfCenterLawns.com and tell Turf Center Lawns that Al Galdi sent ya! Visit InsuranceBMC.com and tell BMC Insurance that Al Galdi sent ya! Visit PaulsonAndNace.com and tell Paulson & Nace that Al Galdi sent ya! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Washington Commanders quarterbacks Sam Howell and Jacoby Brissett could both play in the regular season according to new projections from NFL.com. In a recent starting lineup projection article by NFL.com the Commanders are predicted to potentially play both of their quarterback candidates, but a lack of context leaves the circumstances surrounding the two players' time in the huddle up to chance. Then, two more projections with impacts on the fantasy football futures of running backs Brian Robinson Jr. and Antonio Gibson, and the impact of drafting two defensive backs in the top rounds of the NFL Draft. Finally, a Washington D.C. politician is trying to keep the RFK Stadium rebirth hopes alive. Follow & Subscribe on all Podcast platforms…
Final Hour with Scott Jackson! The Washington Post recently reported the Washington Commanders involvement with DC taking control of the land at RFK Stadium. Do the Commanders belong back in the District? Scott also speaks to Rick Doc Walker.
15:02 - Commanders: react to reports revealing more of the members of the Josh Harris group, including one of the richest families in Colombia - the Santo Domingo family...and thoughts on a report from The Washington Post that the Commanders are lobbying federal legislators to give Washington, D.C. control over the RFK Stadium site 28:28 - Guest: NFL Draft analyst Kent Lee Platte of Pro Football Network on the Relative Athletic Score (RAS) metric that he created for NFL Draft prospects, Washington's recent penchant for drafting players who excel in RAS, insight on players who the Commanders took in the 2023 NFL Draft, whether the NFL should be better at drafting players, what the league should do differently in its testing of NFL Draft prospects and more 49:53 - Nationals: breakdown of a 4-3 walk-off win over the Chicago Cubs that featured big home runs from outfielders Alex Call and Lane Thomas, a terrific outing from starting pitcher Patrick Corbin and manager Davey Martinez using relievers Hunter Harvey and Kyle Finnegan each for a third consecutive game 58:48 - Orioles: examining yet another wild win for the O's - a 13-10 victory at the Kansas City Royals in which the O's blew an 8-1 third-inning lead but also overcame a 9-8 eighth-inning deficit Visit ShadyRays.com and use the code AlGaldi for 50 percent off two or more pairs of polarized sunglasses! Visit PaulsonAndNace.com and tell Paulson & Nace that Al Galdi sent ya! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In the second hour of the morning show, Larry O'Connor and Patrice Onwuka talked to Sean Kennedy. They also discussed a liberal caught midsentence making a prolife argument on TimCast, the latest at the Commanders RFK Stadium and shared the latest John Solomon reports. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you, visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 FM from 5-9 AM ET. To join the conversation, check us out on Twitter: @WMALDC, @LarryOConnor, @Jgunlock, @patricepinkfile and @heatherhunterdc.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5.4.23 Hour 4 *Short show due to Nats vs Cubs**1:00- We open up on the NBA Playoffs, and then we get back to your calls on RFK Stadium and if you want it there. 19:00- Sam Fortier, covers the Commanders for The Washington Post, joins G&D to discuss a story he wrote on the potential competition brewing over RFK Stadium. 33:00- Hunter Dickinson, one of the best basketball players in the country, did NOT choose Maryland to be his destination. We discussed this. ReplyReply allForward
The Washington Commanders are lobbying federal legislators to give D.C. control over the RFK Stadium site. Craig welcomes Sam Fortier, who did some reporting on this story in the Washington Post, to shed more light on the Commanders' continued pursuit of RFK.
1:12 - NFL workplace under investigation by California and New York attorney generals 13:46 - Another Josh Harris Group minority investor revealed 24:41.6 - Guest: Sam Fortier on the Commanders continued pursuit of RFK
In the Pilot Episode, the Pedestrians cover the National Cannabis Convention held at DC's RFK Stadium. The strains of the day, NBA Playoffs with the question of which athlete would transition to the other sport better, NBA or NFL. The smoothie of the episode breakdown and more on #PotheadPedestrianPodcast Brought to you by the Tellin Season Network!@Potheadpedestrians@CoolChrisSmith@Riverboatremy@TRAVGEEQ
Washington Commanders spent time with many offensive linemen at the NFL Scouting Combine including some winners from the draft event, and the team's new home may still have a chance of standing on hallowed ground. Peter Skoronski (Northwestern), Paris Johnson Jr. (Ohio State), and O'Cyrus Torrence (Florida) are just three of 19 names Washington spoke to in formal interviews from the combine's offensive line group. The focus on the position group shows a direct intent to get better up front and includes some of the event's winners. Joining them as winners from Indianapolis are tight end Darnell Washington (Georgia), quarterback Anthony Richardson (Florida), and offensive lineman Cody Mauch (North Dakota State) on offense while cornerback Christian Gonzalez (Oregon), edge defender Adetomiwa Adebawore (Northwestern), and cornerback Deonte Banks (Maryland) come away as winners on the defensive side. And finally, commissioner Roger Goodell is trying to help D.C. gain access to the RFK Stadium site as a potential spot for a new Commanders stadium in the near future. Follow & Subscribe on all Podcast platforms…
[This blog will always be free to read, but it's also how I pay my bills. So, if you like what you read, please consider a paid subscription.]It was August 17th, 2015—a typical, late summer, hot Monday morning—when I heard booming music outside the bedroom window of my apartment. It sounded like it was coming from RFK Stadium, which was just up the street on the east side of Washington, D.C.I was entering the final year of undergrad and needed a break from getting my class schedule in order and filing G.I. Bill benefits and looking at grad schools, so I decided to take a walk and locate the source of the revelry. As I got closer to RFK, I saw what appeared to be a stage and a small contingent of security officers keeping watch and no more than a hundred or so people dancing away the hot, late morning. Because the stage was facing away from me, I couldn't tell who was singing, but they sounded a lot like Stevie Wonder. Pitch perfect impersonation of him. Impressive, I thought, I don't mind listening to a great cover band for a while.I entered the area, a grassy plot of land in front of RFK, rounded the stage, and looked up to see a full band playing alongside—oh my god, that's Stevie Wonder.Stevie Wonder. In the flesh. Right in front of me.Songs in the Key of Life. Innervisions. I Just Called to Say I Love You. You Are the Sunshine of My Life. Fingertips. Superstition. Uptight (Everything's Alright). My Cherie Amour. For Once In My Life. Tell Me Something Good. The definitive musical prodigy. Three consecutive Grammys for Album of the Year, all of them earned in a span of four years, a record that will never be tied, much less broken, during a run of musical production that is without equal. An artist of such depth and genius and delightful creativity that even his most successful contemporaries, like Sir Elton John, readily concede there is no one like him and never will be again. Dr. Stevland Hardaway Morris. Little Stevie Wonder. And he was singing in my little neighborhood to a small audience. My jaw had become nearly detached from my face, and I dragged it forward to get closer to the stage, ignoring the heat and humidity and any and all responsibilities and worries that were on my mind. He was doing a surprise pop-up concert, announced just two hours prior through local media, which I had completely missed. When I went back to read the press mentions, several said the first 1,000 people to show up would get free donuts. And while I do remember the donuts and partook, but there weren't even close to a thousand folks there. It was a regular ole Monday morning in the District of Columbia. Folks were working, and anyone who wasn't working was getting in a final summer vacation before the new school year. And what few people weren't working or on summer vacation probably saw the news and didn't believe it would be so easy to attend the show. Maybe they missed that it's free. Maybe they thought it'd be too packed. Maybe they weren't sure it was worth the drive or metro ride to southeast D.C. Maybe they didn't know about the donuts. Maybe they didn't believe it.But he was in my neighborhood—a good, loud shout from my apartment—and I now stood with a hundred other folks, in the sweltering heat, listening to this man play his heart out for us. As word quickly spread, it would grow to several hundred by the end of his set, folks taking an early lunch and rushing over. I've never seen anything like it.Near the end, he suddenly got quite serious. He said he wanted to honor someone he deeply admired. He went on and on about this unnamed person. He talked about their humanity and grace and empathy. He talked about their leadership, and how they embodied the love that he felt the world needs right now.As he continued talking up this apparent saint, I heard murmuring of guesses all around me. We were all waiting for the reveal. Who is this?And then he said: “…so, I would like to honor my friend, former president Jimmy Carter.”It was a sweet moment, but it was also mildly concerning. Did President Carter pass away that morning? Does Mr. Wonder know something we don't? I wasn't the only one thinking this, as I saw a few dozen folks quickly take out their phone to do the same thing I was doing: googling for any news on the 39th POTUS.No, he was doing just fine. He wasn't in the news. This wasn't a response to a tragic or sorrowful development. Stevie Wonder just felt like that moment was an appropriate time to honor a man he deeply admired.Yesterday, the Carter Center announced that the former president—by this point, at 98, the longest-living in American history—would be entering hospice care and foregoing further medical intervention in order to spend his remaining time with family. I've thought about a lot of things, from the trivial to the extraordinary, since I saw the announcement. I thought about how he gave up his family's peanut farm to run for president. I thought about how he once led the effort in saving a nuclear reactor as a young Naval officer and had radioactive urine for months afterward. I thought about his support for LGBTQ rights and the ordination of women clergy. I thought about his long association with Habitat for Humanity. I thought about when I was a little kid interested in presidential history and my grandfather, a world away from politics, beaming as he told the story of when he shook Carter's hand many years ago. I thought about how much I regret not getting the chance to shake his hand, too.But the first memory conjured when I heard the news was that pop-up show by Stevie Wonder and the kind words he had for President Carter, for no other reason than the sake of acknowledging his love for him and encouraging others to spread their own love, too — as he said: what the world needs right now.Thank you, Mr. President. 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The D.C. Housing Authority's troubles seem to just dig deeper and deeper. Lead Producer Priyanka Tilve and Mitch Ryals from the Washington City Paper are here to talk about that, plus we're dreaming up new uses for the RFK stadium space as it finally nears demolition. Need more DC news? Then sign up for our morning newsletter. You can also check us out on Twitter! Follow us at @citycast_dc And we wanna hear from YOU on our show! Share your DC-related thoughts, hopes, and frustrations with us in a voicemail by calling 2026422654. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Washington Commanders are looking for a new home. They currently play at the much-maligned FedEx Field in Landover, MD. But could they ever return to the District at the old RFK Stadium site? Sports columnist Rick Snider tells us why it's not as far-fetched as it seems. And we're doing a holiday giveaway!! You can win two free tickets to the Heurich House Christmas Markt by sending us a voicemail about your D.C.-focused New Year's Resolutions. How do you want to see the city improve in 2023? Tell us, by calling 2026422654, and you'll be entered into the raffle. Want some more DC news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter (TRY TO CHANGE IT UP EVERY TIME) We're also on Twitter! Follow us at @citycast_dc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TRUMP IS REALLY, REALLY, SCREWED A BLOCK (1:50) SPECIAL COMMENT: A Justice Department photo shows at least five bright yellow TOP SECRET/SCI files strewn on a gaudy carpet. Some pictures are worth a thousand words - this mind-blowing one looks like it's worth 10 to 20 in a Supermax for Trump. The DOJ answer to Trump's ill-conceived "Special Master" suit is released early Wednesday morning and in it, Trump destroys his own defense that he "declassified" all the documents, as government agents swear Trump did NOT assert Executive Privilege over any of the documents he turned over in June, nor did he claim any of them had been declassified. There are countless lesser Trump self-destructions in the DOJ filing that add up to Obstruction of Justice, Concealing Classified Documents, and Falsely Sworn Documents - and all this is BEFORE WE EVEN KNOW FOR SURE WHAT'S IN THE DOCUMENTS. (7:20) And this may not even be the worst news of the day for Trump. President Biden is clearly on offense, slamming Lindsey Graham for his "riots in the streets" promise. (8:06) Graham actually makes it worse: he goes back on Fox and flatly lies, and denies he said what he said on Fox two nights earlier (10:33) Biden's willingness to call out Republicans normalizes the terms he uses like "semi-fascism" and builds momentum for others to use them on a daily basis (14:20) To paraphrase "The Manchurian Candidate": "Are they saying ARE there any fascists in the Republican Party? Of course not! They're saying HOW MANY fascists are there in the Republican Party!" (14:20) Trump meanwhile goes full QAnon, posting direct messages from the imaginary figure and all but calling for another coup to be led by people who believe prophesy tells them to participate (17:15) But overarching all of it is that one photo: glowing TOP SECRET/SCI files on a carpet like so many baseball cards. B BLOCK (19:42) EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY: Hadley (20:57) POSTSCRIPTS TO THE NEWS: Gorbachev dies just before Putin finishes undoing all his work. How will your town look under 10 inches of melted glacial water? How come the dirty words on the GOP headquarters were carefully sprayed AROUND the Republican logo? (23:32) IN SPORTS: Sweden warns its players: don't go to Russia. Why are we letting Russians play in the NHL? And sports blogger Clay Travis actually compares vaccine-refuseniks Aaron Rodgers, Kyrie Irving and Novak Djokovic to Muhammad Ali's refusal to be inducted into the military: "Covid is our modern era Vietnam," says the dumbest man on the planet (29:47) THE WORST PERSONS IN THE WORLD: Ted Cruz, Joe Rogan, and Herschel Walker - proudly insisting "My bike is not bent" compete for the honors. C BLOCK (34:43) THINGS I PROMISED NOT TO TELL: It's the birthday of the late Daniel Schorr, the last man hired by Ed Murrow at CBS News, a proud member of Richard Nixon's enemies list, and my colleague at CNN 40 years ago. The best story? The day I had to delay his interview with the CIA chief for breaking... College Football Rankings News!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Calling all sports fans! We're joined by author KD Casey to talk about America's pastime, baseball, through the lens of modern legend, romance, and inclusivity. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of sexism, ableism, anti semitism, and homophobia. Guest KD Casey is a romance writer and baseball enthusiast living in the Washington, DC, area, whose journey into baseball spans watching the Orioles play in the `90s, the Pirates play in the 2000s, and the Nationals play at RFK Stadium in the early, ignominious days of the franchise. On the nonfiction side, she's written for a variety of baseball analysis websites, though can primarily be found at Baseball Prospectus. She believes in high socks, unbuttoned jerseys, and the designated hugger, not the designated hitter. Come discuss writing and baseball on Twitter and Instagram at @KDCaseyWrites. Housekeeping - Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends The Last Sun by KD Edwards! - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests' books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books - Call to Action: Check out Join the Party, a collaborative storytelling and roleplaying podcast co-hosted in part by Julia and Amanda. Search for Join the Party in your podcast app, or go to jointhepartypod.com. Sponsors - OSEA creates clean, vegan, and cruelty-free products that are safe for your skin and the planet. Get 10% off your first order with promo code SPIRITS at OSEAmalibu.com. - Blueland creates everyday eco-friendly cleaning productions that save you money and space, without any plastic waste. Get 20% off your first order when you go to blueland.com/spirits. - BetterHelp is a secure online counseling service. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/spirits Find Us Online If you like Spirits, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us @SpiritsPodcast on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. You can support us on Patreon (http://patreon.com/spiritspodcast) to unlock bonus Your Urban Legends episodes, director's commentaries, custom recipe cards, and so much more. We also have lists of our book recommendations and previous guests' books at http://spiritspodcast.com/books. Transcripts are available at http://spiritspodcast.com/episodes. To buy merch, hear us on other podcasts, contact us, find our mailing address, or download our press kit, head on over to http://spiritspodcast.com. About Us Spirits was created by Julia Schifini, Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Schneider. We are founding members of Multitude, an independent podcast collective and production studio. Our music is "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.
On today's episode, it's time for some listener questions! The whole crew is back on mic to answer your questions: 1) What are the best ways to better understand soccer strategy and formations? Aside from watching games, are there online resources or something of that ilk? 2) Why do Mexican clubs have so many sponsors on their kits? Are there any other leagues who handle sponsors similarly? 3) How are we feeling about Leeds' transfer window so far? 4) What went wrong at Barcelona for Riqui Puig? 5) Is it a disadvantage for the USWNT to play in the CONCACAF W Championship while the UEFA Women's Euros are happening? Does the overall strength of NWSL balance out any difference in international competition? 6) How did Wembley come to be a national stadium where no club team plays? What other nations have this arrangement, and what in your eyes are the benefits of having a national stadium? 7) Why do people make fun of RFK Stadium and FedEx Field so much? Sponsors! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at HelixSleep.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code 'TSS' at american-giant.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Segment 3 - After RFK Stadium caught fire yesterday, Kevin looks back at some of his favorite memories from his days visiting RFK Segment 4 - Calls on your favorite RFK Stadium memories Segment 5 - Chris Knoche was supposed to join to discuss conference realignment and the NBA, but we go down a fun path about Knoche's family history