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Hosted by Dante Marchitelli, George Galante, David Steele and Jeff Turner, this Orlando Magic podcast is off the record, unscripted and everything Magic.

Hosted by Dante Marchitelli, George Galante, David Steele and Jeff Turner, this Orlando Magic podcast is off the record, unscripted and everything Magic.
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Hosted by Dante Marchitelli, George Galante, David Steele and Jeff Turner, this Orlando Magic podcast is off the record, unscripted and everything Magic.




The Pat Williams Story: The NBA in Central Florida

Earlier this week Pat Williams, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of the Orlando Magic, announced his retirement and he joins the Pod Squad guys. Pat has spent more than 50 years in the NBA and more than 30 years with the Orlando Magic, and dives into bringing a team to Orlando, putting together the very first team, promotions he brought to the NBA from minor league baseball that went well (or not so well) and so much more. Trust us, you don't want to miss this one.


How about them Magic? Evan Fournier Sits Down to Chat Game 1 and How the Magic Can Make a Run

The Magic found success in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series with the Toronto Raptors. On this week's rendition, our crew is joined by swingman Evan Fournier. The guys discuss a big game 1 win, the pulse of Toronto and what he whispered into DJ Augustin's ear after his game-winning three.


The Magic is Back: Orlando is back in the NBA Playoff Dance and What this Means Moving Forward

On this week's episode of the Orlando Magic Pod Squad, the crew discusses what it means for this club to make the NBA's postseason party. Why this year was so integral and why the Magic, even as a bottom three seed, might be one of the most dangerous team's in the postseason dance.


Michael Carter-Williams: How a Rookie of the Year Winner Deals with Life on the NBA Ledge

On this week's episode of the Orlando Magic Pod Squad, the crew is joined by Michael Carter-Williams. MCW has experienced everything life in the NBA has to offer; From Rookie of the Year honors, to the uncertainty the comes with a 10-day contract. MCW details the strife and adversity that has led him to the City Beautiful and how a new mentality has helped him push the Magic to cusp of a playoff run.


The Scouting Report with Matt Lloyd: Magic AGM Talks Bamba, Fultz and Orlando's Scouting Philosophy

On this week's episode of the Orlando Magic Pod Sqaud, Orlando's Assistant General Manager Matt Lloyd joins the show. Among the topics discussed: How Orlando plans to watch this year's NCAA Tournament from a different perspective, the first time he saw Mo Bamba and Markelle Fultz play together, and why their draft prep this season is different than any other year he's been here.


Catching Up with Captain Magic: Steve Clifford Hops On to Chat Playoffs, His Mentor and JI

In this week's episode of the Orlando Magic Pod Squad, Magic Head Coach Steve Clifford joins the crew. Orlando's head man covers everything from the things he learned from his mentor in Stan Van Gundy, to what makes Jonathan Isaac such an intriguing talent and why it would be disappointing if this club doesn't make the postseason.


Story Time with Rafer Alston: On Playing with Dwight, Tales from a Playoff Run and Missing Orlando

On this week's episode of the Orlando Magic Pod Squad, Dante is joined by former Magic Point Guard Rafer Alston. The two reminiscence about his time in Orlando, what it was like the day he was traded to the Magic, and how his 29 game run might have been one of the most meaningful in franchise history.


The Big Man in the Big Apple: Nik Vucevic on the All-Star Game, This Season & a recent Hall of Famer

The Pod Squad convenes in New York and welcomes an All-Star big man to the round table. Orlando Magic center Nik Vucevic joins the Pod Squad guys to discuss his All-Star weekend in Charlotte, the season that he has had under Steve Clifford this season and a certain recent inductee into the Magic Hall of Fame (*cough cough* David Steele).


Jameer Nelson Drops by, As a Former Magic Point Guard Offers Advice for the Newest Member

On this week's edition of The Orlando Magic Pod Squad, former Magic Point Guard, Jameer Nelson drops by the pod.


Trade Deadline Speak with Jeff Weltman: On the Trade for Markelle Fultz, Deadline Stress and A Playoff Push

On this week's episode of the Orlando Magic Pod Sqaud, the gang is joined by President of Basketball Operations, Jeff Weltman. The five-man crew discusses how the deal came together, what to expect from Fultz and how the Magic plan to unleash the former No. 1 overall pick.


Vucevic is an All-Star! Blown Calls, Traveling Over the All-Star Break and the Trade Deadline

The Orlando Magic Pod Squad convenes in New York, as the Magic get set to take on the Brooklyn Nets. The guys discuss blown calls and breakdown the NFC and AFC Championship games. They also continue to pound the "Nik Vucevic is an All-Star" drum, talk about traveling over the all-star break and what Orlando may be up to at the trade deadline on February 7.


New Year's Eve, Twice? Holiday Traveling, Taking Away Stats and Garbage Time

On a Midwest edition of the pod, the crew is in Minneapolis as the magic get set to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a six-game road swing. Dante, George, David and JT talk about who still has their Christmas decorations up, traveling over the holidays with the team, the process for taking away stats and broadcasting a player's first NBA points.


International Flair: The Magic's Two-Game Tour, Teaching Moments with Cliff, & Getting back on track

Six-years after participating in an NBA experiment, the Magic return to Mexico City as the host the NBA’s Global Games. The gang takes a look at the impact the NBA has had on the country of Mexico, how it continues to grow, and why this was a perfect opportunity for the Magic.


Is This Anything? An Energizing run, a November Feast and The Left Coast Looms

In this week's edition of the Orlando Magic Pod Squad, our crew revisits a run of games that has seen the Magic crawl from a 2-6 ledger to an impressive 9-8 mark through their first 17 games. How a massive block against one of the leagues most formidable foes, could alter the trajectory of one of Orlando's youngest players? Why this run feels more sustainable than past Magic Mirages, and David finds out not everything is anything.


Hedo Turkoglu Invades the Show. A Candid Chat about the State of the Magic and Today’s NBA

Today, the Orlando Magic Pod Squad welcomes former Magic great Hedo Turkoglu to the studio. Orlando welcomed Hedo back to thank him for his 8 seasons in Blue & White as part of the franchise’s year-long 30th Anniversary season celebration. Turkoglu joins our cast of characters for an unscripted conversation about everything including his celebrity status at Lake Highland Prep, his thoughts when Rashard Lewis joined the team, sacrificing for the good of the squad, how Steve Clifford impacts...


About last Night...On The Fearless Mo Bamba, An Electric Debut and a Raucous Amway Center

On this week's rendition of the Magic Pod Squad, the gang reconvenes the morning after the Magic the lit the torch on their 30th campaign. Among the topics discussed: Just how impressive was Mo Bamba's debut? The Amway Center Fanfare and David Steele provides us with a Coach update.


Back in the Saddle: 30 years of Magic, Getting to know a new Skipper & why this feels different

The Orlando Magic Pod Squad makes a triumphant return as the franchise gets set to embark on their 30th run. In this week's episode, our cast of characters take a look at the late Rich DeVos, longtime owner of the Orlando Magic and the franchises patriarch, and share some of their favorite memories. In the second half of the program the crew discusses how Magic Head Coach Steve Clifford will make a difference, what is possible for rookie Mo Bamba in season one, and why this campaign has a...


Who's In, Who's Out: Selecting the Magic's Next Hall of Famer & David Plays a Game of What if...

In the latest installment of Central Florida's favorite podcast, our Pod Squad takes a look a Loyola Chicago's marvelous run to the the NCAA tournament's Final Four and how Sister Jean continues to push the Ramblers to new heights. In the second half the show, our crew debates who the next member of Orlando's hall of fame class will be and David Steele closes out the program by playing a game of What if?


Going for Gold: Bobby Knight's snarl, Michael Jordan the Pool Shark and the Last Amateur US team

This week on the Pod Squad, Dante Marchitelli, David Steele, Jeff Turner and George Galante dish on the Winter Olympics, and JT shares stories and memories from his time on the 1984 US Men's Basketball team.


NBA Trade Diaries: Magic Musings, the rise and fall of Eflrid Payton and Near Deadline Misses

The NBA's trade deadline has come and gone and after Cleveland's Cavaliers asserted themselves, the Magic had a few tricks up their sleeves as well. On this episode of Orlando's favorite podcast, our Pod Squad takes a look at Orlando's decision to part ways with Elfrid Payton and what it means moving forward, the Cavs' decision to reshape their roster and trade deadline near misses.