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The Beat (04/27/19): Adam Hoge recaps the Bears draft, Addison Russell making a return, and more!

Mark Carman and Joe Brand (In for Harry Teinowitz), recap the Bears picks in the NFL Draft with WGN Radio’s Bears Insider Adam Hoge. What made the Bears pick David Montgomery? What’s the scouting report on the other players they selected? Adam’s got that and more! Later Joe and Mark discuss the potential of Addison Russell returning to the Cubs lineup. Should he stay in AAA Iowa? Is he better off not playing for the Cubs anymore? They also take […]


Carm & Harry: Magic Johnson, NHL playoffs, happy for coach Q, and does Carm have Sleep Apnea?

Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz are back in the studio discussing a wide range of topics. They first are joined by Lauren Lapka after co-hosting ‘White Sox Weekly’ with Mark. After Lauren says farewell, Carm and Harry get down to business. Topics on the show include Magic Johnson leaving the Los Angeles Lakers. Was this a great idea on Magic’s part? Where will Magic get his next job? Speaking of jobs, the guys discuss former Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville […]


Life after the NBA: Former NBA star Al Harrington finds new joy in Marijuana sales

Former NBA star Al Harrington joins Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz to talk about his Marijuana business Viola Brands and a few storylines from around the NBA. How did he get into the business? Why does Marijuana a safer option for athletes to take compared to prescription drugs? What is Viola? Viola’s goal is to provide great service while producing the finest and purest medicinal cannabis concentrates possible. Al Harrington founded the company, and locations can be found in four […]


The Beat 03/09/19: LeBron passes MJ, Blackhawks talk with Chris Boden, and Carm’s hot take on the Bulls

This week on ‘The Beat’ with Carm and Harry, the guys discuss LeBron James passing Michael Jordan in scoring. Ahead of the Blackhawks game against the Dallas Stars, Chris Boden joins the show to talk about the Hawks playoff chances, Patrick Kane, Jeremy Colliton’s job as a head coach, and more. Later Carm dishes out his hot take regarding the Bulls and… Nachos? Listen to hear his explanation.


The Beat 02/23/19: Carm and Harry talk to Bill Leff, Cody Parkey is no longer a Bear, and more…

This week on a shortened show of ‘The Beat’, Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz talk to WGN Radio’s own Bill Leff about their most recent tennis match. Cody Parkey is no longer a Chicago Bear! Should the Bears have given him a chance? Is Robbie Gould an option to return to the team? Or is drafting a kicker the better option? The guys discuss… Then later Harry has your Oscar nomination odds and Robert Kraft’s recent arrest in Florida.


The Beat: Marc Ganis on the Cubs new TV deal: “The money is going to go three places, the players, Wrigley Field, and Theo Epstein”

Earlier this week, the Chicago Cubs announced their new television deal with Sinclair Broadcasting. What does it mean for fans? How much is it going to cost? Marc Ganis from Sportscorp Limited, talks to Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz, and gives insight into the new partnership.


The Beat Full Show (02/16/19): The Cubs new TV deal, Michael Jordan turns 56, Blackhawks stay hot, and Mark and Harry’s stories of the week

This week on The Beat with Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz, Marc Ganis joins the show to discuss the Cubs new TV deal with Sinclair Broadcasting. Is the new deal going to hurt the Cubs viewership? How much could the channel cost? Marc has those answers and more. After Marc, Carm and Harry go over Michael Jordan’s top 56 moments and highlights in honor of his 56th birthday. Later Troy Murray joins the show to preview the Blackhawks matchup against […]


The Beat Full Show (02/09/19): National Pizza Day, Bobby Portis, Michael Jordan Game and more…

This week on The Beat, Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz start off with a little controversy amongst Carm’s niece’s basketball game. Did the refs get it right? Later Carm and Harry welcome Officer Frasco from the Chicago Police Department and Officer Groo from the New York City Police Department to debate the ever changing opinion on pizza. Which pizza would you take, Chicago or New York? Finally to wrap up the show, Carm and Harry invite the listeners to play […]


The Beat: Chicago Or New York? Which City Has The Best Pizza?

On The Beat, Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz invite Officer Frasco from the Chicago Police Department and Officer Groo from the New York City Police Department to debate the ever changing opinion on pizza. Is Chicago better? Or do you prefer a New York slice? What is your favorite Chicago pizza place?


The Beat Full Show (2/2/19): Super Bowl Preview, Gladys Knight’s Anthem prop bet & more

Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the week in sports: The guys kick around some more prop bets and other Super Bowl miscellany; Former Bears WR Earl Bennett checks in from Atlanta and we stack up the Rams and Pats; Carm issues a challenge to the listeners based on the prop bet for Gladys Knight singing the National Anthem, and more.


White Sox Weekly (2/2/19): Will the hot stove ever come out of a deep freeze?

Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the week in White Sox (offseason) baseball: The guys discuss another week of non-developments in free agency, as the the Padres are now reportedly involved in discussions with Bryce Harper and Manny Machado; Michael Kopech’s discussion on his rehab from Tommy John surgery sparks discussion on the growth of sports psychology and mental skills in the game, and more.


Earl Bennett has faith in Sean McVay and the Rams: “This is the time for the young coaches to really cement themselves”

Former Bears WR and host of the Prostyle Podcast Earl Bennett joins Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz from Atlanta as we preview Super Bowl LIII. They discuss whether Aaron Donald and the Rams defense can put enough pressure on Tom Brady, Todd Gurley’s health and how the LA’s overall talent stacks up against the playoff experience of Bill Belichick and the Pats, and more.


The Beat Full Show (1/26/19): Who’s kicking for the Bears in 2019?

Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the week in sports: Carm is at a SoxFest panel, so Harry begins the show solo and we observe the 33rd anniversary of the Bears victory in Super Bowl XX; Matt Youmans of VSiN previews some Super Bowl prop bets and other things to look at when you’re making a play on the big game; Earl Bennett checks in and talks about his conversation with Robbie Gould on the Prostyle Podcast and whether […]


Sox pitching coach Don Cooper on new pitching trends and more: “I’m not into bullpenning quite yet…”

White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper joins Adam Hoge and Kevin Powell live from SoxFest 2019. They discuss Coop’s passion for pitching and why he never really wanted a full time managing job, how the influx of data and information has changed the job over the years and finding the right balance of delivering that message to the players, “bullpenning” and the future of handling a pitching staff, and more.


Michael Kopech is taking his recovery in stride: “I feel about as good as I can right now”

Adam Hoge and Kevin Powell sit down live at SoxFest with White Sox righthander Michael Kopech, who talks about his progress and his mindset as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, bonding with fellow TJ recipient and top prospect Dylan Cease over the mental and physical parts of the game, why it can be difficult to pinpoint indicators of future injury in young pitchers, and more.


Rich King talks Sox with Tom ‘Wimpy’ Paciorek: “If all this young talent comes to fruition, I think they can be competitive this year”

Legendary WGN-TV sportscaster Rich King sits down with Tom ‘Wimpy’ Paciorek at White Sox Fantasy Camp in Arizona for a discussion on a slate of Sox topics, including the winnable AL Central Division, key cogs for 2019 like Tim Anderson and Carlos Rodon, next steps for Yoan Moncada and more.


The Beat Full Show (1/19/19): Carm is engaged, Yadi Molina is enraged, and more…

Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the week in sports: Carm finally popped the question to his longtime girlfriend and Harry can’t wait to weigh in; we preview NFL Championship weekend with FS1’s Nick Wright, we hear from Theo Epstein and Kris Bryant at the Cubs Convention as they tackle questions about a quiet offseason; meanwhile Bryant and Ryan Dempster land in hot water with Yadier Molina and Cardinal Nation, and more.


FS1’s Nick Wright: “There were plenty of times for the moment to be too big” for Patrick Mahomes

Nick Wright, host of First Things First on Fox Sports 1, joins Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz to preview NFL Championship Weekend. They discuss whether or not Patrick Mahomes can continue to deliver on the biggest stage of his career, if the Rams can knock off Drew Brees and company in NOLA and the overall evenly-matched feel of this weekend’s games; they also talk about Kareem Hunt and what his future might look like in the league, Carm’s engagement (and […]


Nicky Delmonico is all aboard on Manny Machado: “He can really do it all… he’s a very special player”

White Sox OF Nicky Delmonico joins Mark Carman from Arizona, where #30 and some of the other Sox are gearing up for camp to begin in a few weeks. Nicky discusses the prospect of the Sox signing Manny Machado and the possibilities that a player of that caliber would open up for the club, getting inspired by the Bears’ Club Dub and the future of victory celebrations on the South Side, and more.


Carm and Teinowitz talk with the woman behind the scream: The NU Sports “Shrieker” Emily Harriott

Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz visit with the President of the Northwestern Wild Side Student section and the now-infamous “Shrieker” Emily Harriott, who’s signature scream has been a mainstay on opposing possessions at Wildcat hoops games for the last three years. She talks about her gimmick getting widespread attention after coverage from Teddy Greenstein in the Tribune and why her Northwestern super-fandom is still as strong as ever despite getting asked to stop by the school, and much...