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

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


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




MLB Hall of Fame and Football's Worst Rules

Hosts Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur return to congratulate Derek Jeter and Larry Walker's election into the 2020 class of the National Baseball Hall of Fame! Michael pretends like Jeter isn't a Hall of Famer for a moment, raising eyebrows across the Twitterverse that he might have been the one that didn't vote for Jeter (it wasn't really him!) The pair peeks ahead to future candidacies of other potential future nominees -- including defensive wizard Omar Vizquel and the dominant, yet...


PosCast Draft: 3rd Annual Holiday Blowout

It's the annual PosCast Holiday Blowout Show, featuring everyone's favorite guests of the PosCast! Hosts Joe Posnanski & Michael Schur are joined by Nick Offerman, Brandon McCarthy, Alan Sepinwall, Mike Dicenzo, Linda Holmes and Michael even serves as a proxy for Megan Amram! Tune in as this holiday-themed food draft spirals off into a deep dive about the merits of a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. Duck a l'Orange, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches and cold water all jockey for position as...


PosCast Draft: Things We're Thankful For in 2019

The PosCast is back with another episode -- and we're talking about everybody's favorite autumnal debate...warm fruit vs cold fruit. Yes, it's back! So are the shirts! So go to to buy the type of fruit you prefer, it's for a good cause! Joe & Mike join forces to talk about how great Lamar Jackson has looked during his MVP-caliber sophomore season. The duo wonders how much more fun ti would be if he were on a team that weren't the Ravens. How much...


PosCast Draft: 2019 World Series Games

Hosts Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur return to recap the first World Series in Washington Nationals history. The pair drafts their favorite games from the 2019 World Series! The draft is followed by a long-overdue Cleveland Browns Check In! Unfortunately, despite great expectations for 2019, they're still really bad. Get the input of a lifelong (Joe) and a passive (Mike) Browns fan as they address why the AFC just hasn't been that much fun since the rise of the Patriots. One Last...


Houdini Puns with TV Writer Megan Amram

Hosts Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur welcome in Megan Amram (acclaimed writer of "The Good Place" on NBC) for a PosCast full of Houdini puns and baseball predictions. The group chats about how the Yankees can and will miraculously crawl out of the steep ALCS deficit they face against the Houston Astros and give their prediction for who will go on to win the 2019 World Series. Megan does her best to come up with off-the-cuff Houdini puns in a pseudo-draft in which she is responsible for...


Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh

Host Joe Posnanski is joined by legendary comedian Gary Gulman as he prepares for the debut of his live HBO Special "The Great Depresh" on October 5. Gary talks about the trials and tribulations that a young comedian faces while trying to get their break and dives into the mental health issues that he has overcome along the way. Be sure to tune in to the HBO Special on Saturday, October 5 at 10 PM ET! The PosCast with Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur regularly posts new episodes of...


The Good Place Is Back & Checking In On The PosCast Players

The PosCast is back for another episode! Hosts Joe Posnanski & Michael Schur talk about the Season 4 Premiere of "The Good Place" which airs September 26 on NBC at 8:30 PM! The duo looks back on their time at Wrigley Field -- and the ensuing freefall by the Chicago Cubs that's occurred since their departure. Then, we take a look at how our favorite PosCast players, such as Khris Davis, Tim Anderson and Franmil Reyes are faring. Baseball's longball epidemic hasn't shown any signs of subsiding...


Nick Offerman & Ryan Dempster From Wrigley Field!

Wrigley Field Weekend continues as the PosCast welcomes both Nick Offerman and Ryan Dempster to the WGN Booth in the Windy City! This rare, segment-free version of the PosCast spends a strange amount of time talking about Dempster's hitting stats (although he was a pitcher.) The group also makes its cases for why Ryan should be a MLB Hall of Famer and is treated to the story of why Ryan hit Alex Rodriguez during his first post-suspension at-bat at Fenway Park. Nick performs yet another...


The "Live" PosCast With Nick Offerman At Wrigley Field

PosCast hosts Michael Schur & Joe Posnanski are joined by friend of the show, Nick Offerman for a "live" PosCast episode from Chicago's Wrigley Field! Nick serves as a special musical guest as he sings all of The PosCast's glorious segment jingles, talks about his beloved Cubs and their playoff prospects and helps nickname a new PosCast player. In the draft, the gang picks their favorite teams that just plain suck. Who makes the list? Stick around for One Last Meaningless Thing, in which...


PosCast Draft: Childhood Gadgets and an Important Announcement!

Important Announcement! The PosCast will be joined by Nick Offerman for live PosCast episodes the weekend of September 13-15 at Chicago's Wrigley Field! Follow Joe & Mike on Twitter for more information about this special, live event. The Yankees continue to roll while the Red Sox season appears it will conclude without any postseason games. Michael chimes in on the departure of Dave Dombrowski while Joe shares his thoughts about the new-look Browns' latest shellacking in Week 1. Then, it's...


Michael is Back! Time to Draft

Michael Schur is back again to start another exciting season of the PosCast! He and Joe look into the juiced baseball phenomenon of 2019 and the bevy of 20+ HR players that it's led to. What can be done? What will be done? We give the expert takes. Because a PosCast Player of 2019 was never selected, we bring you updates across the board for what will become known as the PosCast Player Jubilee! Will Khris Davis hit .247 again? How many homers will the Orioles give up? Then it's time for...


Drafting Baseball Stats with Ellen Adair

Actress & Baseball Fanatic Ellen Adair re-joins The PosCast for a strictly baseball episode with host Joe Posnanski! Ellen dips into her Phillies fandom to give her take on year one of being a Bryce Harper fan and talks about how baffling his power drought has been in 2019 given how everyone else is hitting dingers this season. The pair give their ideas on how to tweak MLB in order to make the game better and cut down on home runs. The duo then takes on a baseball stats draft -- wOBA, WRC+...


The Return! Picking the 2019 PosCast Player

The PosCast makes its triumphant return as regular hosts Joe Posnanski & Michael Schur reunite after a short break. All of your favorite segments are back, including a heartfelt "Yankee Minute" where the crew talks about bona fide MLB stars, Gio Urshela, Luke Voit and Domingo German and their roles on the first-place Yankees. A new segment called "Ask Mike" makes its debut! Just like the name suggests, Joe fires off questions for Mike to answer. We make our nominations for the 2019 PosCast...


PosCast Draft: Shakespeare Lines with Ellen Adair

Ellen Adair (of hit TV shows Homeland, Billions & The Sinner) is the latest guest to grace The PosCast! Ellen joins Joe as the tandem holds court on an awesome draft where they pick their favorite Shakespeare lines of all time. Ellen also details her intense Phillies fandom while also admitting she likes to admire greatness around the league. Hear why Ellen's family brought her up to hate the Yankees in "Yankee Minute" and find out which under-the-radar baseball player was her first love....


PosCast Draft: Great Olympic Moments with Mechelle Voepel

Acclaimed ESPN & ESPNW sports writer Mechelle Voepel joins the show this week as part of the "Cavalcade of Guests" tour during Michael's absence. The duo talks about the NCAA Women's Final Four before working into Mechelle's new-found love as Cardinals fan during the Paul Goldschmidt era. This episode's draft focuses on the greatest Olympic moments in history as recalled by Joe and Mechelle. Remember the greatness of Olympians like Mike Eruzione, Michael Phelps and Simone Biles! The PosCast...


BONUS PosCast with Author Wayne Coffey!

Joe is joined by acclaimed author Wayne Coffey, to talk about his newest project, "They Said It Couldn't Be Done: The '69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History" which goes deep inside the 1969 World Series-winning New York Mets! Wayne and Joe scratch the surface on some of his favorite stories he uncovered writing this book -- including stories about Mets legends such as Tom Seaver and Gil Hodges! Pick up your copy wherever you get your books or audiobooks!


PosCast Draft: 1980s Movie Crushes With Linda Holmes

PosCast Pop Culture Correspondent Linda Holmes joins the show this week and takes a trip down memory lane for a riveting draft of crush-worthy 1980s movie characters! Get Linda's thoughts on the beginning of baseball season and hear which team she's gravitating to now after spending the past couple of seasons as an Astros fan. Joe & Linda also chat up Linda's new book release slated for June of this year, get your pre-orders for "Evvie Drake Starts Over" wherever you get your reading...


MLB Preview Episode

Michael Schur makes his triumphant return for the annual MLB Preview Episode! Since the season is already underway, Joe & Mike have an even clearer picture of how things will play out in 2019 and attempt to improve upon their near-flawless track record of predicting what will happen this season on the diamond. Hear if your team will make the playoffs this season (Hint: if they didn't win on Opening Day, it's not looking good!) Stick around for this episode's epic One Last Meaningless Thing,...


PosCast Draft: Madmen Characters with Alan Sepinwall

Friend (and also beloved enemy) of the PosCast, Alan Sepinwall, joins Joe just before baseball season's first full slate of games to chat about his displeasure for the penny-pinching New York Yankees in an unforgettable Yankee Minute. Alan admits that he's ready to start rooting for the Cleveland Browns following the Odell Beckham Jr. trade and the duo goes back and forth as they draft their best 5-person squad from the cast of Madmen. Also, One Last Meaningless Thing is back! Hear what...


PosCast Draft: TV Animals With Comedian Steve Hofstetter

Another week, another hilarious comedian on the PosCast -- this time, it's Steve Hofstetter! Stay tuned as Joe & Steve draft who they deem to be the 10 most superior television animals. Steve talks about his fandom for the New York Mets, which teams Mets fans consider to be their biggest rivals and delivers his take on the Bryce Harper signing in Philadelphia. Joe also gets Steve's reaction on the new MLB rule changes and gets a prediction on the 2019 Mets. Also, the Browns are back with our...