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SportsTalk Live Podcast is hosted by David Kaplan and features a rotating panel of Chicago media members and reporters discussing the daily news surrounding sports and the city's five teams.

SportsTalk Live Podcast is hosted by David Kaplan and features a rotating panel of Chicago media members and reporters discussing the daily news surrounding sports and the city's five teams.


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SportsTalk Live Podcast is hosted by David Kaplan and features a rotating panel of Chicago media members and reporters discussing the daily news surrounding sports and the city's five teams.




Ep. 863: SportsTalk Live says farewell

David Haugh, Jesse Rogers, Mark Potash join David Kaplan on the final episode of SportsTalk Live. They talk the Blackhawks-Oilers series and what comes next, Luis Robert's chances at MVP, and Cubs chances at the championship. Plus, David Kaplan says farewell to SportsTalk Live after the show was on the air for over 16 years.


Ep. 862: What the Blackhawks need to do if they want to win

Mark Carman, David Haugh and Teddy Greenstein join David Kaplan on SportsTalk Live to discuss the incredible Cubs' start, the White Sox six-game winning streak, and what the Blackhawks will need to do if they want to win the series against the Oilers.


Ep. 861: Should the Cubs and Cardinals play this weekend?

Scott King, Adam Hoge and Maddie Lee join David Kaplan on SportsTalk Live to discuss the upcoming series between the Cubs and Cardinals and whether or not they should play. Plus, Jon Heyman joins to talk Cubs and White Sox baseball and how they pan out across the league.


Ep. 860: Cubs and White Sox sweep the weekend, Blackhawks come out strong

David Haugh, Charlie Roumeliotis and JJ Stankevitz join David Kaplan on a Monday edition of SportsTalk Live. The crew discusses the incredible weekend in Chicago sports as the Cubs and White Sox both sweep their series and the Blackhawks take Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers from the Edmonton Oilers. 0:00 - Intro 0:37 - Blackhawks explode for six goals in Game 1 4:13 - Blackhawks defense steps up 7:44 - White Sox winning streak improves to four games 9:19 - Javier Beaz completes...


Ep. 859: The NBA is back! The NHL is back! MLB is... postponing games

Jason Goff, David Haugh and Charlie Roumeliotis join Kap for a Friday edition of STL. Two St. Louis Cardinals players test positive for COVID-19 postponing their game with the Brewers. How much longer can MLB continue its season? Meanwhile, Nick Madrigal gets the call up to the majors to help the White Sox. Can he pitch? Blackhawks-Oilers Game 1 is Saturday. Can Corey Crawford steal the series for the Hawks? Later, KC Johnson joins Kap to discuss the NBA’s restart and Joakim Noah’s return...


Ep. 858: One week into baseball... who are you most concerned about?

SportsTalk Live is back with David Haugh, Laurence Holmes and Mark Carman joining Kap. We are just a week into the baseball season. So which team are we more concerned with- White Sox or Cubs? Meanwhile, two Phillies staffer test positive for COVID-19 as the outbreak continues on the Marlins. The guys discuss how MLB should handle this. Later, Eddie Olczyk joins Kap on the show as the Blackhawks get ready for their series opener against the Oilers. Can Corey Crawford steal this series for...


Ep. 857: Happy Opening Day!

It’s finally Opening Day. SportsTalk Live hits the road and visits Guaranteed Rate Field where the White Sox being the 60-game season against the AL Central champion Twins. Adam Hoge, Andy Masur and Scott Podsednik join Kap to talk about the young Sox. Are they ready to compete this season? Does the shortened season help or hurt them? And what’s the one weakness that they need to overcome to return to the playoffs? 0:00 - Adam Hoge joins Kap to preview the opener and discuss the hype...


Ep. 856: Is it okay for White Sox fans to dream big?

Jason Goff, Mark Carman and Jordan Bernfield join Kap on a Thursday edition of STL. The Nationals’ Juan Soto tests positive for COVID-19 just hours before the season begins. Is this just a sign of things to come this season? Meanwhile, the White Sox begin their season Friday and fans can’t wait. Is it ok for them to dream of a championship in 2020? Later, NBC Sports Washington’s Nick Ashooh joins Kap to talk about Soto’s absence as well as the “Washington Football Team.” Finally, the...


Ep. 856: Do the White Sox have enough to be contenders?

JJ Stankevitz, Charlie Roumeliotis and Scott Merkin join Kap on a Wednesday edition of STL. Baseball’s Opening Day is almost, finally here. Do the White Sox have enough pitching to be championship contenders? Meanwhile on the north side, can the Cubs make one last playoff push with this group of players? Later, KC Johnson joins Kap to discuss why the Bulls haven’t moved on from Jim Boylen yet. Plus, do the Bulls regret trading Jimmy Butler? Finally, there will be no NFL preseason games....


Ep. 855: White Sox complete exhibition sweep against Cubs

Vinnie Duber, Anthony Herron and Nick Shepkowski join Kap on a Tuesday edition of STL. Eloy Jimenez and the White Sox offense pound Yu Darvish as they complete an exhibition sweep. Should Sox fans be disappointed if their team misses the playoffs? Meanwhile, Anthony Rizzo knows that this is the last dance for this Cubs core. Do they have a chance to win another ring? The NFL proposed eliminating the preseason. If that happens, does that give Mitch Trubisky the edge in the QB competition?...


Ep. 854: Recapping a game of real (exhibition) baseball

Gordon Wittenmyer, Paul Sullivan and Peggy Kusinski join Kap for a Monday edition of STL. The White Sox bats beat the Cubs in the exhibition opener. Can the Sox offense carry them into the offense? Will the Cubs pitching staff be a problem all season? And how many wins will we see on both sides of town? Later, Jason Benetti joins Kap on the show. They discuss how nice it feels to have baseball back, the vibe around the young Sox and if this could be a special season on the South...


Ep. 853: Is it time to force Dan Snyder out of ownership?

Hub Arkush, Dionne Miller and Alex Maragos join Kap on a Friday edition of STL. 15 women accuse the Washington NFL franchise of sexual harassment and say Daniel Snyder created a hostile work environment. Should these allegations be enough to force Daniel Snyder to sell his team? Meanwhile, NFL training camp report dates are fast approaching and the league still does not have an agreement with its players on testing protocols. Could the season be delayed? Later, NBC Sports Washington’s...


Ep. 852: Cubs name their Opening Day starter

David Haugh, Pat Boyle and Mark Carman join Kap on a Thursday edition of STL. Kyle Hendricks is the Cubs’ Opening Day starter. Could Yu Darvish have handled the pressure if he received the nod? Luis Robert is getting a ton of hype leading up to Opening Day. Can he live up to it? Plus, the guys discuss how they would feel if the Sox struggle in 2020. Corey Crawford remains “unfit to play”. Pat weighs in on the Hawks’ chances if he doesn’t face the Oilers. Meanwhile, the NBA bubble now has...


Ep. 851: Anthony Rizzo voices worry about MLB testing process

David Haugh, Gordon Wittenmyer and Scott King join Kap for a Wednesday edition of STL. Testing issues continue to plague MLB. Anthony Rizzo said he thinks more players could opt out before the season starts. Could this happen with Opening Day a little over a week away? Meanwhile, Yoan Moncada still has not reported to White Sox camp. Will he be ready for next Friday’s opener? Speaking of absences, Corey Crawford is still deemed “unfit to play.” Are the Blackhawks in trouble if he isn’t...


Ep. 850: Where the Blackhawks' chances stand without Corey Crawford

JJ Stankevitz, Charlie Roumeliotis and Russ Dorsey join Kap on a Tuesday edition of STL. Corey Crawford has been “unfit to play” thus far at Blackhawks camp. If he can’t play, do the Blackhawks have any chance to upset the Oilers? Meanwhile, was the criticism of Jonathan Toews’ COVID-19 comments warranted? MLB testing delays continue to play restart plans. Will all 30 teams play all 60 games this season? Two NFL training camps are scheduled to open on Saturday. Will the league be able to...


Ep. 849: Life inside the NBA bubble... from someone inside

David Haugh, Mark Potash and Scott Merkin join Kap for a Monday edition of STL. Michael Kopech won’t play in 2020 and that’s all we know. Should Sox fans be concerned? Meanwhile, David Ross and 5 other Cubs team members don’t take part in Monday’s practice while they await test results. Why can’t MLB get its testing squared away before the season starts for real? Later, USA Today’s national NBA writer Mark Medina joins Kap from inside the Disney World bubble. He discusses the protocols...


Ep. 848: Discussing the Big Ten's plan for football this fall

Jason Goff, David Haugh and Corey Robinson join Leila Rahimi for a Friday edition of STL. We are two weeks away from Opening Day. Do we feel any better about the season happening? Plus, the panel discusses Buster Posey’s decision to opt out of the season. The Big Ten won’t play non-conference football games this fall. Are more changes coming? Meanwhile, what happens to Notre Dame’s schedule? Luol Deng says he felt betrayed when the Bulls traded him and also took a veiled shot at Gar...


Ep. 847: Potential problems in the NHL bubble?

Gordon Wittenmyer, Scott King and Nick Shepkowski join Kap on a Thursday edition of STL. The White Sox and Cubs begin intrasquad games as preparations continue for the upcoming season. Has MLB sorted out its testing issues? Meanwhile, a COVID-19 outbreak in Edmonton has closed the doors at a hospital there. Should the NHL be worried that this is happening in one of its potential hub cities? Later, Yahoo! Sports columnist Dan Wetzel joins Kap. Does the Ivy League cancellation of fall sports...


Ep. 846: Are there any current Chicago athletes who deserve a 10-year deal?

Pat Boyle, David Haugh and Mark Carman join Kap on a Wednesday edition of STL. MLB teams continue their preparations for the shortened season. Should they feel any more confident in the testing the league has put in place? Patrick Mahomes got a 10-year extension from the Chiefs. Right now, are there any Chicago athletes who deserve a 10-year deal? Later, KC Johnson joins Kap on the 10th anniversary of “The Decision”. Just how close were LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade to joining...


Ep. 845: Who's more poised for a hot start to the baseball season?

Charlie Roumeliotis, Vinnie Duber and Hub Arkush join Kap on a Tuesday edition of STL. Another day and more issues with MLB’s COVID-19 testing. Will baseball figure this out before they start playing games? Speaking of the games, will either the Sox or Cubs be able to get off to a hot start when the season begins? Patrick Mahomes gets a mind-blowing contract extension from the Chiefs so, of course, we need to talk about the Bears and Mitch Trubisky. Is it time for the comparisons to...