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Jesse Williams and Stefan Marolachakis swap notes on sports, art, and life with a slew of special guests.

Episodes

Chris Paul  

Chris Paul, one of the greatest point guards of all time and the Mayor of Lob City, joins us to discuss the keys to the Clippers' great start, how his game has evolved over 12 years in the NBA, and the toughest players he's ever had to guard. Then we open up to CP3 about our problem with initial-based nicknames, and attempt to work through it...together.

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Maverick Carter  

In a stunning move, Maverick Carter (CEO of UNINTERRUPTED and SpringHill Entertainment) appears in studio POSSE-free to set the record straight. Some hoops analysis by Chris Broussard peppered in for flavor.

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Nick Young, Rachel Nichols & Jinx Live from ComplexCon!  

It's Open Run's first-ever live taping! We talk early NBA season business with ESPN's Rachel Nichols and Complex's Jinx—and then Nick Young aka Swaggy P joins us to talk about the surging Lakers, his newfound defensive prowess, and what it is that makes Coach Walton so special. Uncle Swag also shares the magical tale of how he got his nickname, and the time Kobe threw his sneakers in the trash.

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Season Preview Mixtape, Vol. 2  

It's season preview time, which means...Mixtape Madness! Welcome to our 2nd annual musical season preview, in which we choose songs that represent how each team will do this year. In volume two, we’re taking a look at the Eastern Conference. Our pal Garrett Colton joins us again to talk about the Eastern Conference.

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Season Preview Mixtape, Vol. 1  

It's season preview time, which means...Mixtape MadnessTM! Welcome to our 2nd annual musical season preview, in which we choose songs that represent how each team will do this year. First up: the Western Conference. Our pal (and OKC native) Garrett Colton joins us to talk about the Wild West. 

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Luke Walton, This Is Your Life!  

We talk to Luke Walton about his playing days, his time as the Warriors' assistant coach, and his new job as the head coach of his former team. His old friend Richard Jefferson also swings by to surprise him and talk about the good ol' days.

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Tyronn Lue on the Art of the Comeback  

The head coach of the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers joins us to talk about his record-breaking rookie season, and his team's unprecedented NBA Finals comeback. He also shares classic stories from his playing days about Kobe, Rodman, Jordan, and Iverson, walks us through a certain moment from the '01 finals (yes, that one), tells us what it was like learning from the likes of Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers -- and lets us know which Hall of Famer practiced in his pajamas.

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Athletes Are People, Too! feat. Chris Bosh, Arian Foster, & Jesse's Anthem Assessment  

Jesse shares some thoughts on the National Anthem drama (2:48), Arian Foster takes a knee and calls us up to talk about it (11:33), and Chris Bosh stops by the studio to tell us all about the road back to training camp (31:50).

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Kyle Lowry Takes Open Run From Philly to Rio—Then Straight to the Express Lane at Target  

Fresh off the cruise ship in Rio, NBA All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist Kyle Lowry calls Jesse and Stefan while he's out on a little shopping spree to talk USA basketball, Drake's unique hoop stylings, and how close he came to becoming a Knick (hint: very close). The three then discuss Raptors basketball, trash talk in the modern world, and the state of the NBA nickname.

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LeBron James Sits Down with Open Run—on Purpose!  

Jesse and Stefan welcome The King himself into the studio: LeBron helps kick off a new era of Open Run with a historic sit-down interview. The trio dives into the making of a magical comeback, discovers what animal JR Smith would be, examines how LeBron builds his team—on and off the court—and, most importantly for Stefan...did the Knicks ever have a chance during the decision?! Helluva way to usher in a beautiful new partnership between Open Run and UNINTERRUPTED!

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This Is Not A Test  

A message from the Open Run Emergency Broadcast System.

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Episode 44: Game 7! a.k.a. The Best Two Words in Sports  

Jesse and Stefan discuss the masterful play of LeBron, the sad state of Kevin Love, the pros and cons of Draymond Groin, and the marvelous sight of a blonde Andrew Bynum.

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Episode 43: The Finals, The Thunder, and The Greatest of All Time  

Game 1 of the NBA Finals wasn't the greatest—but Ali certainly was. We talk Warriors, Cavs, Ali, and the end of OKC's playoff run.

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Episode 42: Feisty Phil Jackson and Playoff Thunder  

Jesse and Stefan meet up in New York to talk about the Knicks' hiring of Jeff Hornacek (and Phil's feisty ways), the Conference Finals matchups, the madness of Gilbert Arenas, and the endless joy Russell Westbrook brings them.

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Episode 41: Western Conference Finals Preview  

Jesse shares behind-the-scenes tales of his recent visit to Inside the NBA, and then the guys talk Dwight Howard, Curry's unanimous MVP, and LeBron's reaction to it—all before diving into what looks to be a playoff matchup for the ages: Warriors vs. Thunder.

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Episode 40:  Bad Boys w/Dave Hartley  

Dave Hartley (The War on Drugs, Nightlands) joins Jesse and Stefan once again to talk about Frank Vogel, Phil Jackson's coaching search, the ousted Detroit Pistons, the Bad Boys documentary, and Charles Oakley vs. Charles Barkley.

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Episode 39: The Curry Worry and Memories of Prince  

Stefan and Jesse rejoin the living, kick off the NBA Playoffs, wax poetic about the '90s Orland Magic, and fondly remember our beloved Prince.

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Episode 38: First Anniversary Party!  

Just in time for Valentine's Day, hosts Jesse Williams and Stefan Marolachakis celebrate the first anniversary of the show. Also discussed: All-Star weekend, what it's like to work with Denzel Washington, and a Draymond-centric Shame or Fame. Happy anniversary to us!

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Episode 37: LeBroogie Nights  

This week, Jesse and Stefan find that all conversational roads lead to David Blatt's firing at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the future of the organization, and its big, bright shining star: LeBron James.

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Episode 36: A Tale of Two Boroughs  

Jesse and Stefan catch up on the high-flying Knicks, the chaos in the land o' the Nets, and play a game of God or Shammgod. Then, it's time to answer listeners' questions with #TweetsIsWatching.

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