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The PosCast with Joe Posnanski & Michael Schur

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Sports, drafts and nonsense with Joe Posnanski and The Good Place's Michael Schur.

Sports, drafts and nonsense with Joe Posnanski and The Good Place's Michael Schur.


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Sports, drafts and nonsense with Joe Posnanski and The Good Place's Michael Schur.




Remembering Henry Aaron

Joe Posnanski is joined by Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick to remember the life and career of the great Henry Aaron. They discuss Aaron’s legacy, what he went through while pursuing the home run record and their personal memories of the historic ballplayer. Later in the show, Joe welcomes Peter King to talk about the NFL’s conference championship games. They also discuss Kevin Stefanski’s season with the Browns, why Eric Bieniemy has yet to land a head coaching job and...


The Browns are Terrific & Drafting Honorifics

The gang is back together! The very intimidating Brandon McCarthy joins Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur for a jam packed episode of nonsense. They begin the show by talking about teddy bear qualities, Mike’s wavering Red Sox fandom and the practical joke he’s still mad about. Then Joe discusses what it was like watching his beloved Browns destroy the Pittsburgh Steelers for their first playoff win since 1994. This sparks a conversation about Brandon’s appreciation for droughts in sports....


MLB Teams in Search of an Identity & Browns’ COVID-19 Disaster Ahead of Playoffs

Ellen Adair joins Joe Posnanski to kick off 2021! They start the show by talking about the Phillies and their decision to hire Dave Dombrowski which leads them into a discussion about all 30 MLB teams and their identities. Plus, Joe’s Browns are finally playoff bound after 18 seasons yet a rise in COVID-19 cases clouds Cleveland’s rematch with the Steelers. They discuss the latest situation and the NFL’s handling of the pandemic. They wrap as always with One Last Meaningless Thing. Learn...


End of Year Wrap-Up

Before getting to the meaninglessness, Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur discuss MLB’s plan to finally recognize the Negro Leagues. They talk about why it’s taken so long and how it’s a step in the right direction. They then dive into all sorts of listener questions including a North Pole vs. South Pole debate, a Fremulon Insurance check-in and whether or not Mike is ready to jump on the Browns’ bandwagon. Finally, it’s a best of the year draft and you’re crazy to think they’re selecting...


4th Annual Holiday Draft

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the annual PosCast Holiday Draft! In the biggest show yet, Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur welcome Nick Offerman, Brandon McCarthy, Alan Sepinwall, Mike DiCenzo, Linda Holmes, Jason Kander, and Ellen Adair. Plus, Joe serves as a proxy for Megan Amram. This year the crew drafts holiday movies and as you’d expect the episode is full of surprises. Tune in to hear who makes the most spiteful pick, why a Mike can’t stand a specific ‘Bad Santa 2’ joke and...


Kansas City’s Road to Sports Stardom with Sam Mellinger

Joe Posnanski welcomes to the show his former colleague at The Kansas City Star, Sam Mellinger (that’s Mellinger not Ehlinger.) Joe begins by expressing his jealousy towards Sam and the exciting Kansas City sports he’s had the opportunity to cover. Then they discuss Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ unstoppable offense as they reminisce on the team’s QB history over the past several decades. Plus, they dive into the Royals and talk about how their championship in 2015 transformed the city. The...


Phillies, free agency and scam phone calls with Ellen Adair

Joe Posnanski or shall we say “Joey” Posnanski welcomes back Ellen Adair for a pre-Thanksgiving edition of the show. Joey discusses the interesting call he received about his book ‘The Soul of Baseball’ and Ellen expresses her excitement about Kim Ng. Later in the show they talk about the Phillies general manager search and baseball free agency. Plus, what should Theo Epstein do next? Joey weighs in on how Epstein can help save the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Celebrating Kim Ng

Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur are thrilled to discuss Kim Ng being named the first female GM in MLB. They talk about Ng’s impressive resume, why it’s taken so long for a woman to be hired in the role and her plans for the Marlins. Plus, they explain how this changes their view of Derek Jeter and they draft teams they “like” even though they don’t know why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Sharing Buck O’Neil stories with Bob Kendrick and talking Jeopardy! with Claire McNear

Joe Posnanski welcomes back longtime friend Bob Kendrick to celebrate the 109th birthday of Buck O’Neil. The two share stories about the baseball legend and preview their livestream event through the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum with Ken Burns and Bob Costas ( Later in the show, Claire McNear chats with Joe about her new book, ‘Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider's Guide to Jeopardy!’...


Talking Dodgers with Molly Knight and the 25th anniversary of the Cleveland Browns move to Baltimore with Jason Lloyd

Go from L.A. to Cleveland with Joe Posnanski on this episode of The PosCast. First, The Athletic’s Molly Knight joins the show to discuss what the Dodgers’ championship means to a lifelong Los Angeleno. They also talk about the end of the Clayton Kershaw postseason narrative, old school vs. new school baseball and Molly’s journey to becoming a sportswriter. Later in the show, Joe welcomes The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd to share his story on the 25th anniversary of the Browns leaving Cleveland...


Emergency PosCast: Tony La Russa is back?

Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur call an emergency episode to discuss the White Sox decision to hire Tony La Russa. They also talk about AJ Hinch’s new role with the Tigers and the hiring process across Major League Baseball. Later in the show, Mike weighs in on the World Series and they examine the state of game in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Breaking down the World Series with Ellen Adair

Ellen Adair is back to help Joe Posnanski make sense of everything that happened during Game 6 of the World Series. They discuss Justin Turner’s positive COVID-19 test and his return to the field during the Dodgers’ celebration. Next, they break down Kevin Cash’s decision to pull Blake Snell which sparks the question, where does the manager draw the line at what the numbers say? Later in the show, Ellen weighs in on the Mike Trout vs. Mookie Betts’ debate and they talk about all of the...


The Mookie Betts vs. Mike Trout Debate

To warm up the show, Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur break down their World Series observations, Clayton Kershaw’s quest for a ring and the concerns surrounding the Dodgers’ starting pitching. Then they get into the conversation everyone is talking about, has Mookie Betts passed Mike Trout as the best player in baseball? They debate all the important intangibles including, who you’d rather go to Ikea with, who is the better hugger and, most importantly, who you’d rather go to a breakfast...


Checking in on the Browns with Joe Thomas and Remembering Baseball Greats with Bob Kendrick

Joe Posnanski welcomes in Cleveland Brown legend, 10-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle and current NFL Network analyst, Joe Thomas. They discuss Thomas’ life after football and what he’s enjoyed most about becoming an analyst. Plus, the Browns are 4-1 (that’s not a typo!) Thomas talks about the team’s success this season as well as the rise in offense around the NFL. Later in the show, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Bob Kendrick reflects on the life and career of Joe Morgan,...


Talking Postseason Baseball with Mike Vaccaro

Joe Posnanski welcomes in friend of 28 years and award-winning sports columnist at the New York Post, Mike Vaccaro. The two start the show by remembering Eddie Van Halen as well as the countless great baseball players we have lost this year. Before diving into the postseason, Mike discusses New York’s championship drought across the sports landscape and what it’s been like covering these teams over the past decade. Finally, they both weigh in on their thoughts from the first round of the...


The Jeff Garlin Experience… with Jeff Garlin

No description can do this episode justice. Comedian Jeff Garlin joins Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur to discuss just about everything. They talk about the NBA, the baseball postseason, cardboard cutouts, team’s making bad decisions, A-Rod on TV, the Marlins’ unidentifiable roster and of course Jeff’s Cubs. Plus, you aren’t going to want to miss this office supplies draft. Let’s just say Jeff wasn’t too happy with commissioner Roger Goodell’s ruling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


MLB Playoff Picture & Going Behind the Lens with Anthony Castrovince & Andrew Bernstein

Joe Posnanski welcomes in longtime friend and reporter, Anthony Castrovince to preview the 16-team postseason.They discuss all of the weirdness from the regular season and how the moves (or lack of moves) at the trade deadline could have a big impact on this year’s playoff format.Plus, they give their AL and NL predictions and of course talk a little Bruce Springsteen.Later in the show, legendary sports photographer Andrew Bernstein joins Joe from the NBA bubble.They discuss his...


Sports Lessons & Rock Stars with Jason Kander

Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur welcome back bestselling author and host of the Majority 54 podcast, Jason Kander. They discuss some of the most famous missed calls in sports and the life lessons that come from them. Plus, while Joe checks in on the Cleveland Browns, Jason discusses the excitement of being a Chiefs’ fan. Finally, they draft American rockstars, or at least that’s what Mike and Joe are drafting, we’re not sure about Jason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Assessing the Standings with Brandon McCarthy

Believe it or not, postseason baseball is almost here! Brandon McCarthy joins Joe Posnanski to talk about all of the weirdness in the standings. Plus, should ties exist in baseball? Is the pitch clock here to stay? What players have really caught their attention in this short season? They discuss it all, as well as Joe’s fascination for untangling things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Ellen and Alan Show

Ellen Adair and Alan Sepinwall are back for a “podcast screwball comedy” as Joe Posnanski would call it. Alan is forced to answer what’s been going on with the Yankees while Ellen tries to explain why she drafted Luke Voit in fantasy. The group then discusses other teams they are watching heading into the postseason. Later in the show, the trio debates the controversial question, did Dottie Hinson drop the ball on purpose? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit