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The Lockdown - Willie Mays Aikens

10/12/2018
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On the first episode of 'The Lockdown' host Alex Scantlebury speaks with former Major League slugger Willie Mays Aikens about crack cocaine, mandatory minimums, and the 14 years he spent behind bars.

Duration:00:49:25

Roll The Tape: Tyson/Holyfield II(Episode 7)

9/18/2018
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In the latest episode of Roll The Tape, Kyle and Afi explore the most infamous moment in boxing history - Mike Tyson biting a part of Evander Holyfield's ear off. You've seen this moment countless times, but what about this moment still provides a lasting impact to both fighters, and the sport of boxing.

Duration:00:51:10

[Pros & Prose Book Club] 'Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football' with Michael Weinreb

9/8/2018
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On the fourth episode of the Pros & Prose Book Club, host Micah Wimmer speaks with author Michael Weinreb about his book 'Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games'.

Duration:00:56:08

Roll The Tape: The Enigmatic Conor McGregor (Episode 6)

8/23/2018
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In this week's episode of Roll The Tape, Producer Riley steps in for Afi - and Riley and Kyle pull no punches talking about the Notorious One. From welfare cheques being cashed to worldwide superstar in a sport that doesn't create many, Conor McGregor's rise went from steady to meteoric after knocking out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds.

Duration:01:01:56

[Pros & Prose Book Club] 'The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini' with Mark Kriegel

8/20/2018
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On the third episode of the Pros & Prose Book Club, host Micah Wimmer speaks with author Mark Kriegel about his book 'The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini'. **** The Pros & Prose Book Club is the latest podcast on the Grandstand Central Podcast Network. Each month, the club reads a sports book as a group, discusses it, and then podcast host Micah Wimmer uses that discussion as a basis for an interview with the author. To join the Pros & Prose Book Club, visit us on Facebook:...

Duration:00:56:00

Roll The Tape: The Do-Or-Die Menace (Episode 1)

6/12/2018
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In their debut episode, Kyle and Afi break down all the things you can expect to hear on Roll The Tape. They also get into talking about Game 7s and clutch elimination game performers. This in turn obviously leads to a debate involving Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James. Subscribe to The Grandstand Central Podcast Network for more great GSC content!

Duration:00:37:43

[Schtick to Sports] Who's in the lead for the soul of China?

5/30/2018
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The panel explores how China's relationship with sports is changing, the role of technology in this evolution, and what North American sports leagues are doing to stake their claim there.

Duration:00:42:42

[Schtick to Sports] Should Taxpayer Money Be Used to Build Private Stadiums?

4/11/2018
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This week, the panel looks at what’s behind the recent stadium construction boom, the upcoming stadium battles that should have fans worried, and whether or not public money should be used to build billionaire playgrounds.

Duration:01:04:25

[Schtick to Sports] Which of the Big 4 is winning the race to rule the world?

3/13/2018
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The GSC panel looks at the battle between the NHL, MLB, NBA and NFL to expand globally, the cultural factors that stand in their way, and the strategies each league is deploying in the race to become the first truly global empire.

Duration:00:51:57

[Schtick to Sports] What happens when an endorsement deal goes wrong?

2/24/2018
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The GSC panel breaks down the evolution of athlete endorsement deals, what makes for a strong brand-athlete partnership, and how to navigate the fallout when an endorsement deal goes wrong.

Duration:01:00:43

[Schtick to Sports] The terrible, mostly white men who own sports teams.

2/17/2018
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From scam artists to sexual assaulters to socially-conservative zealots, the ownership ranks in pro sports are in desperate need of a shake-up. In this episode, the panel breaks down the most egregious owner behaviour and examine what needs to change to better balance the ownership class.

Duration:01:13:43

[Schtick to Sports] 'Burn Baby Burn, Olympic Inferno'

2/8/2018
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State-sponsored doping scandals, economic albatrosses and nuclear tensions provide the backstory for the 2018 games in Pyeongchang. We break down these stories and ask the question-- are the Olympics still worth it?

Duration:00:50:24

[Schtick to Sports] How to Fix the NCAA

1/26/2018
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Between coaching kickbacks, playoff controversies, and athletes being used and abused, it's clear that the NCAA is broken. Luckily, the GSC staff are here to fix it.

Duration:01:06:27

[Schtick to Sports] 'She's Got Game'

1/4/2018
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We're talking the rise of the WNBA, challenging perceptions of women in sports, and the chances of breaking down the gender barrier.

Duration:01:09:03

[Schtick to Sports] 'Lonzo, I Am Your Father'

12/15/2017
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On the first episode of ‘Schtick to Sports’ the panel deals with hockey dads, the rise of a media megalomaniac, and what (if anything) teams are doing to police overbearing player parents.

Duration:00:50:10