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

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






Jay Williams on Life After Near-Death and What He Learned Coaching High School Hoops

Basketball player, ESPN analyst, and bestselling author Jay Williams joins our man Stefan Marolachakis to talk about his recent experience coaching high school basketball and his quest to become the Oprah of the sports world. Other topics covered: the Celtics's chances of winning it all next season, the future of the Porzingod, what he learned from Coach K, and the art of living a full life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Rod Strickland on Boogie's Decision, the Kyrie Comparisons, and the Incoming Rookie Class

Rod Strickland a.k.a. the Point God joined us to weigh in on the incoming rookie class, the comparisons to Kyrie, and Boogie's decision to join the Warriors. He also talks about Charles Oakley's unique ability to foul you and talk trash at the very same time, as well as just how dirty a player John Stockton was/wasn't. Oh, and you'll want to stick around for the Arvydas Sabonis portion of the conversation. Bonus: This episode features friend o' the show Kyle Mann of the Dime Drop!...


NBA Summer League Wrap-Up a.k.a. Open Run Takes Vegas! feat. Kyle Mann of The Dime Drop and Nat Livingston Johnson

Our man Stefan headed out to Las Vegas with longtime friend o' the show Nat Livingston Johnson for their first—but certainly not last—visit to NBA Summer League, where they did their due diligence on the incoming rookie class. Kyle Mann of The Dime Drop joins the show to talk about the standout rookies, so-so basketball, and fantastic hobnobbing on offer at Summer League. Viva Las Vegas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Open Run x Dime Drop NBA Draft Preview Extravaganza!

Open Run's favorite NBA Draft Nostradamus, Kyle Mann of the Dime Drop, joins us for the one-stop NBA Draft pop-up shop of your dreams. That's right: it's the official Open Run x Dime Drop 2018 NBA Draft Preview! Heart-stopping predictions and life-changing new nicknames abound. The draft won't know what hit it. Follow Kyle Mann on Twitter: @jkylemann ...and Instagram: @jkylemann Follow The Dime Drop on Twitter: @dimedrophoops ...and Instagram: @thedimedrop Subscribe to the Dime Drop...


Diss Tracks, Free Agents, and Flat-Earth Drama!

There's a whole lot of drama this week as Jesse and Stefan wrap up the NBA Finals, crown a Championship Parade King, and look ahead to what is going to be a wild summer of free agency. We're talking LeBron, Kawhi, Paul George—oh, and don't miss their dramatic reading of Kyrie's latest flat-earth musings. You're gonna like the way you look, we guarantee it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Midnight in the Garden of Game 5

It's Midnight in the Garden of Game 5! So Jesse and Stefan met up on an NYC rooftop to talk about the Celtics' strong Game 5 victory and the impressive Game 4 performance by the Rockets. Can the Rockets withstand another old-school Warriors haymaker? Can the young Celtics really oust LeBron James? Does making it to the Finals another time without winning the chip actually hurt LeBron's legacy? So many questions, not enough rooftops. It's time for...Midnight in the Garden of Game 5 a.k.a....


The Podcast Gotham Deserves

Jesse and Stefan meet at an undisclosed NYC location to have a much-needed playoffs catchup. We're talking about: LeBron's scary new level; the dismissal of Coach of the Year Dwane Casey; the Rockets' chances against the Olympic team—er, the Warriors; the seeming inevitability of Cavs-Warriors IV; and Becky Hammon, and the path to the NBA's first female head coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


It's NBA Playoffs Party Time

Who knew Round 1 would be this fun?? Jesse and Stefan share their thoughts on the high-flying Pelicans, the surprising Jazz, and the arrival of The Process: Playoffs Edition. The new guard has arrived! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Abe Streep on "What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing For"

Journalist Abe Streep joins the show to talk about his experience reporting a New York Times Magazine cover story about the Arlee Warriors of Montana's Flathead Indian Reservation. This high school basketball team started the season looking to repeat as state champs, then found themselves starting a "warrior movement" to help prevent suicide. Related Links: "What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing For" by Abe Streep for The New York Times Magazine Arlee Warriors State Dedication...


Ray Allen on Becoming a Hall of Famer, Hitting THAT Shot, and the G.O.A.T. Debate

Newly minted Hall of Famer Ray Allen joins Jesse and Stefan to talk about the art of shooting, the best teams of the modern era, and how he hit one of the greatest shots in NBA history. He takes the guys behind the scenes of his legendary career, shares his take on the G.O.A.T. debate, and decides which animals best represent the members of the 2008 NBA champion Boston Celtics team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Jesse Williams is Back! Dave Hartley of The War on Drugs & Nightlands is Back! It's All Happening!

All is right again in the world of Open Run: This week sees the homecoming of our co-host and co-founder Jesse Williams, as well as the long-awaited return of longtime friend-of-the-show Dave Hartley! First, Jesse's on the Hot Bench talking about all the hottest NBA matters. Then Stefan heads down to Philly to catch the Sixers-Knicks game with Dave Hartley—of the *Grammy-winning* band The War on Drugs—and they discuss the state of The Process, the magic of Ben Simmons, the surprisingly...


Luke Bonner on Player Advocacy and the Real March Madness

Former NCAA and professional basketball player Luke Bonner joins the show to talk about his new life as a player advocate, taking us behind the scenes of NCAA hoops and outlining how he'd like to change the broken system of so-called "amateur" athletics. He shares tales of his time playing ball for both West Virginia and UMASS, as well as his tenure in the Lithuanian league—letting us know just what the Ball brothers should expect over there, and rhapsodizing about his life-changing...


The Shape of the Process to Come a.k.a. Deep Thoughts with Stefan

Your man Stefan is out here roaming the NBA podcast wilds all by his lonesome this week! He ponders what the future might hold for the injured Splash Brothers, The Process, LeBron James, his tanking Knicks, and soon-to-be free agent Isaiah Thomas. Throw on your headphones—it's time for a little basketball walkabout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Rise of the Brow and the Thrill of the Tank with Nathaniel Rich

Open Run's special New Orleans correspondent Nathaniel Rich joins the show to talk about the state of the Pelicans and the utterly dominant play of the Brow. Then, it's time for the hard questions: Why can't the NBA embrace the thrill of the tank and the weird, wild race to the bottom? Will the Rockets finally, finally, finally pose a threat to the Warriors? Should Porzingis be up and walking around already?? Is Kawhi Leonard going to play basketball this year??? There's one way to find...


NCAA Funny Business and the Slam Top 100

Jesse and Stefan weigh in on the latest NCAA scuttlebutt, and then talk about being on the panel for Slam's new Top 100 issue—and which player earned their much-deserved Honorable Mention spot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Mystery of Kawhi, the Battle for ROY, and the Emotional Cost of Tanking

The All-Star break is over and the NBA is back in full swing! We have questions. What on earth is going on with Kawhi? Who will win Rookie of the Year? If your team is tanking, do you have to watch them do it? And once more, with feeling: can anyone give the Warriors a run for their money? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


All-Star Weekend Wrap-Up feat. Draymond Green

Jesse and Stefan slept a total of 47 minutes during All-Star Weekend just so they could return with a full report for you, our dear listeners! From a conversation with 3-time All-Star Draymond Green at UNINTERRUPTED headquarters, to the game at Staples Center, to one of Dave Chappelle's legendary juke joint parties, this is the one-of-a-kind All-Star Weekend recap you won't find anywhere else. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ian Begley of ESPN on the Porzinjury and the Knicks' Rebuilding Process

Stefan has been inconsolable ever since Kristaps Porzingis tore his ACL, so we called in ESPN's Knicks specialist Ian Begley to help bring him back from the edge! They discuss the future of the Unicorn, the team's plans for rebuilding, the latest on the Joakim Noah situation, and how on earth the Knicks will ever claw their way back into title contention. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Y'all Like Brazilian Music? Open Run Takes on the NBA Trade Deadline Madness!

There's no sleep for your Open Run hosts when it's NBA trade deadline time! Jesse and Stefan hop on the phone at the midnight hour to talk about the flurry of trades by the Cavs, the Lakers, and...well, that one trade the Knicks made. Then they marvel at the Quincy Jones interview for a while. The question is: Y'all like Brazilian music? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Gilbert Arenas a.k.a Agent Zero

Gilbert Arenas a.k.a Agent Zero joins us to talk about dropping 60 on Kobe, the state of the point guard position, and the mystery of Markelle Fultz. He shoots us straight on the whole gun issue and shares his picks for the All-Star team—and even explains how he once wanted to own every DVD ever made. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit