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Longtime NBA writer Ben Dowsett brings you unique perspective, guests and real-time analysis on the Utah Jazz. Ben currently writes features for The Athletic. Follow him on Twitter @Ben_Dowsett

Longtime NBA writer Ben Dowsett brings you unique perspective, guests and real-time analysis on the Utah Jazz. Ben currently writes features for The Athletic. Follow him on Twitter @Ben_Dowsett
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Longtime NBA writer Ben Dowsett brings you unique perspective, guests and real-time analysis on the Utah Jazz. Ben currently writes features for The Athletic. Follow him on Twitter @Ben_Dowsett

Twitter:

@Ben_Dowsett

Language:

English

Contact:

415-488-7151


Episodes

Blue Wire Buckets: Episode 3 Selection

4/19/2019
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Ben joins Justin Rowan & Andy Liu for an episode of Blue Wire Buckets, Blue Wire's roundtable NBA Playoffs podcast. Here's a segment from the most recent episode of Blue Wire Buckets.

Duration:00:05:59

Episode 21: Jazz-Rockets Game 2 Recap & Analysis

4/18/2019
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Host Ben Dowsett and Dan Clayton of Salt City Hoops break down another Rockets blowout in Game 2 of their series over Utah.

Duration:00:38:25

Episode 20: Jazz-Rockets Game 1 Breakdown (Alternate Title: "They Played Like Crap")

4/15/2019
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Ben and guest Dan Clayton of Salt City Hoops break down a big Jazz loss to Houston in Game 1 of their series, and offer some minor optimism.

Duration:00:24:24

Episode 18: Special Guest Monty McCutchen

4/9/2019
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Monty McCutchen, NBA VP of Referee Development and Training, joins Ben to talk about the league's major points of emphasis this year, evolving player-referee relationships, playoff refereeing assignments and much more.

Duration:00:27:54

Episode 17: Special Guest Dr. Scott Goldman, Performance Psychologist

4/2/2019
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Ben is joined by Dr. Scott Goldman, performance psychologist active across North American team sports and inventor of the Athletics Intelligence Quotient Test.

Duration:00:48:29

Episode 16: Checking Back In, Mailbag

3/20/2019
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Host Ben Dowsett is joined by Salt City Hoops' Dan Clayton to jump around Jazzland and take listener questions. bluewirepods.com

Duration:00:52:22

Episode 15: Jody Genessy On "100 Things"

3/4/2019
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Host Ben Dowsett is joined by Jody Genessy to chat about his new book, "100 Things Jazz Fans Should Know & Do Before they Die"

Duration:00:49:55

Episode 14: Post-All-Star Break Mailbag

2/26/2019
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Host Ben Dowsett spends some time resetting Donovan Mitchell's progress as a sophomore, then takes listener questions on all things Jazz. bluewirepods.com

Duration:00:36:08

Episode 13: Comparing NBA and NHL Tactical Revolutions

2/18/2019
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Over the NBA All-Star break, Ben is joined by Athletic NHL writer Ian Tulloch to investigate a concept: Is hockey on the precipice of a tactical revolution similar to the one basketball recently experienced? bluewirepods.com

Duration:01:05:42

Episode 12: Trade Deadline Recap and the Utah Culture

2/10/2019
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Host Ben Dowsett is joined by Eric Woodyard, beat writer for the Deseret News, to talk about the impact of trade deadline rumors on the Jazz's locker room plus the culture present in Utah. bluewirepods.com

Duration:00:35:17

Episode 11: Jazz Trade Talk (Ft. Matt Moore)

2/4/2019
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On the latest Sharp Notes, Ben reviews the Rudy Gobert All-Star snub, a potential Mike Conley trade with the Memphis Grizzlies and welcomes on Action Network NBA writer Matt Moore to discuss the Jazz and other league-wide . topics. bluewirepods.com

Duration:00:53:11

Episode 10: Trade Season and Mailbag

1/29/2019
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Host Ben Dowsett breaks down the state of the Jazz headed into trade deadline season, then takes listener mailbag questions.

Duration:00:37:31

Episode 9: Jingles All The Way

1/23/2019
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Ben Dowsett is joined by The Ringer's Jonathan Tjarks to talk about Joe Ingles' importance to the Jazz's present and future, plus break down potential playoff matchups

Duration:00:38:46

Episode 8: Midseason Grades

1/15/2019
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Host Ben Dowsett is joined by Dan Clayton of Salt City Hoops to break down the Utah Jazz at the midseason mark and give grades to every player.

Duration:00:53:35

Episode 7: Mailbag & Lakers Preview

1/8/2019
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Host Ben Dowsett spends the first chunk of the podcast taking listener mailbag questions on all things Utah Jazz, including the team's likely approach to their new recent injuries. Then Ben is joined by Pete Zayas of Laker Film Room to get an early preview of Friday's Jazz-Lakers tilt - will LeBron play? How has the team looked without him? How do young players like Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball compare to Donovan Mitchell's situation in Utah?

Duration:00:44:17

Episode 5: Recent Losses, Refs, and Mailbag Questions

12/18/2018
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Host Ben Dowsett debuts his first solo podcast, discussing recent Jazz losses to the Rockets and Magic. He talks about missed layups, offense hurting defense, Donovan Mitchell's rough starts of late, and whether the discourse surrounding NBA referees has reached a point of ridiculousness. Then he spends the back half of the podcast taking listener questions on a variety of topics

Duration:00:39:41

Episode 4: Joe Ingles' remarkable improvement

12/12/2018
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Host Ben Dowsett is joined by Chris Herring of FiveThirtyEight and ESPN to discuss some Utah Jazz trends. The two begin by breaking down Joe Ingles remarkable continued improvement and impact on the Jazz - is their reliance on Ingles healthy (probably not)? Then they get into the theme of "continuity" - why haven't the Jazz seemed to have much despite virtually no roster turnover? Will it turn around? Listen to more podcasts like this: bluewirepods.com

Duration:00:43:35

Episode 3: Thabo's Triumphs & Tangling With Tony

12/6/2018
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Host Ben Dowsett is joined by The Athletic's Tony Jones to discuss Tony's powerful feature story on Thabo Sefolosha's run-in with NYPD, his marijuana suspension, and the struggles of multiple injury recoveries. Then Ben and Tony spend some time discussing several rapid-fire Jazz topics, including Dante Exum's struggles, Kyle Korver's addition and the improved play of Ricky Rubio.

Duration:00:45:42