Episode 25: Jim RoseHouse of L podcast add
For almost 40 years, Jim Rose has been at Channel 7. That's AMAZING! It's weird, his name came up in the episode with Michael Kim, so I thought it would be a good idea to talk about Jim's career. It's a quick interview, but it's really good. Jim Rose was synonymous with the Jordan Bulls and we talked about that. Also, in this episode, I share, why I'm taking a much needed break...
Episode 23: John WiedemanHouse of L podcast add
Hockey is the hardest sport to do play-by-play for. I'm fascinated by the guys that do it. Chicago is lucky to two great play-by-play men, but doing it on radio is more difficult. I love John Wiedeman's call and this conversation went in directions I wasn't expecting. He's terrific.
Episode 22: Bears 16 Cardinals 14House of L podcast add
The Bears are in first place in the NFC North, but does it feel like it? We'll explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of the win out in the desert, with particular attention to the play of the Mitch Trubisky.
Episode 21: Charles "Peanut" TillmanHouse of L podcast add
This was a lot of fun. The people have been asking for Charles on the podcast. This is a combo interview. The first part was supposed to air on the Score, but the Cubs schedule made me condense it. So here's the WHOLE thing! Eventually, Charles starts interviewing me (He's pretty good at it).
Episode 20: Bears 24 Seattle 17House of L podcast add
The Bears won, but there were some ugly moments by the offense. Mitchell Trubisky struggled, but the defense kept Russell Wilson on the run. Here's my breakdown of the game and what was going on at NBC Sports Chicago studios.
Episode 19: Michael KimHouse of L podcast add
Michael Kim and I did a national sports show for awhile. I consider him a friend, colleague, and mentor. We talk about that. We also discuss his days at ESPN, learning from Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann and what it was like launching ESPNNews. He took a year off from the business and traveled the world with his family. Really interesting dude, with some great thoughts about the business.
Episode 18: Packers 24 Bears 23House of L podcast add
The Bears played a great 1st half. Everything looked perfect and then Aaron Rodgers showed you why he's the baddest man on the planet. I have some thoughts about all the good we saw and where things went wrong.
Episode 17: Kopech (DAMN!)House of L podcast add
White Sox prospect Michael Kopech is going to have Tommy John surgery. I'm in my feelings about it, like most Sox fans. So I talk about what this means and you'll hear from Rick Hahn and Michael Kopech. This sucks, but it's probably, eventually going to be ok.
Episode 16: Shannon RyanHouse of L podcast add
Small-Town Girl makes good in the big city! This was such a great conversation. Shannon and I talked about her humble beginnings in Ohio, how Philly toughened her up, and why she laughs when fans in Champaign think she's citified. Plus, we both share fears about where journalism is going and Shannon opens up about being a white mom, raising a black son.
Episode 15: Khalil Mack TradeHouse of L podcast add
Since I don't have a show today, I wanted to share my thoughts about the Bears trading for pass rushing monster, Khalil Mack. I explain why I think it's a move that can change the trajectory of Ryan Pace's tenure. Also, in this episode, my wife falls down the stairs, while I was recording (she's alright though).
Episode 14: Barry RoznerHouse of L podcast add
Barry Rozner is one of the best storytellers in the business. The Daily Herald columnist & Hit & Run host sat down with me and talked about his humble beginnings as a beer vendor. Turns out, Barry is in the Baseball Hall of Fame (kinda). What was it like making deadline for Game 7 of the World Series? And, Barry shares his thoughts on fatherhood.
Episode 13: Sarah SpainHouse of L podcast add
Sarah Spain's way into the sports world was unorthodox, but fascinating. We sat down and discussed her love of Saturday Night Live, gaining confidence as she rose up the ranks at ESPN, dealing with twitter trolls and being a role model. Sarah was on my hit list of guest when I started the podcast and this conversation, exceeded my expectations.
Also, in the listener email segment, I drop the F bomb (Clutch The Pearls).
Episode 12: Lin BrehmerHouse of L podcast add
This week, I sat down with one of radio's best DJs, Lin Brehmer. We talked about the art of DJing, vinyl vs cd vs digital and why WXRT just sounds so good. Oh, and it wouldn't be a conversation with Lin without talking Cubs. That's in here too.
Episode 10: Ben BradleyHouse of L podcast add
I thought that this would just be two friends who have known each other for 30 years shooting the breeze, but it turned into a very serious conversation about the state of news. If you know Ben, you know that he's a fun and most times silly guy, but he takes storytelling VERY seriously. The WGN Anchorman & I discussed the news industry as a whole.
Episode 9: Dan Zampillo (Me & Z Show)House of L podcast add
Dan Zampillo is my old on-air partner. Back in the late 90s early 00s, we had a ridiculous weekend, late-night show on The Score. I thought we had a chance to be big as a duo, but it wasn't meant to be. Z went into management. He's now the Operations Manager for ESPN Radio-LA. He offers some great advice for broadcasters, we talk about how the industry has changed since we started and why he broke up a good thing.
Episode 8: Mike HallHouse of L podcast add
Mike Hall was the winner of ESPN's Dream Job, but he's gone on to do so much more than that. He's now one of the main faces of the Big Ten Network and his show "Sports Lite" teaches us not to take sports so seriously. Mike and I talked about navigating being a contest winner at ESPN (not everyone was nice to him) and what it's like to launch a network. We also giggled...
Episode 7: Justin RomanHouse of L podcast add
One of the more surprising sitdowns that I've had so far. Justin Roman has had many lives. He was star high school athlete, in a boy band, a successful singer/song writer, and for the last 16 years, he's been 1/2 of the Stylz & Roman show. Once on pop station B-96, now having success doing country at US99.
Episode 6: Kyle HigginsHouse of L podcast add
This week I sat down with one of my favorite comic book writers. Kyle Higgins is a writer and director who's written Batman for DC, Captain America for Marvel & C.O.W.L. for Image. We talk about what it's like to create at that level. It may not be all it's cracked up to be. Great conversation with an intelligent and passionate subject.
Episode 5: U of C Sports HistoryHouse of L podcast add
The University of Chicago is known for its academic reputation, but it has one of the most fascinating Athletic histories. I had an incredible conversation with Dave Revsine about Amos Alonzo Stagg's rule of the university when it began, but a friend at U of C, told me another crazy sports story from Hyde Park, so I wanted to share it with you.