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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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United States

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

Language:

English


Episodes

John Means’ No-Hitter, Mike Trout Appreciation & Drafting Baseball Card Poses

5/6/2021
The PosCast makes history with it’s first ever “live look-in!” Joe and Mike take you to Seattle to announce John Means’ no-hitter. Then, they dive into multiple segments including the debut of “Mike Trout Appreciation” and “Tony La Russa The Opposite of Appreciation.” Plus, they talk Lakers, strawberries, calculators and the return of the “Tommy Pham Update.” Finally, they discuss what’s going on with the Dodgers before their baseball card poses draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:57:40

Baseball’s Surprises and Disappointments of 2021 with Ellen Adair

4/22/2021
There is plenty to talk about across baseball so Joe welcomes back the delightful Ellen Adair to break it all down. They start by discussing how they feel about the new rules in a full 162 game season. Then, Ellen explains what she loves the most about Aaron Nola and Joe creates the Joe Davis Fan Club. Plus, what’s going on with the Yankees? They joyfully react to New York’s rough start. Finally, they wrap things up by talking about the most surprising and disappointing teams of 2021. Learn...

Duration:02:06:03

Brooklyn Nets Fascination, MLB’s PosCast Player of the Week & Drafting Team Abbreviations

4/15/2021
Can Joe and Mike cram segments, a draft and One Last Meaningless Thing in 75 minutes? You bet! They kick things off my discussing their love for açaí and their fascination with the Brooklyn Nets. Later in the show they debate MLB’s PosCast Player of the Week and check in on the Cleveland Browns after their deal for Jadeveon Clowney. Finally, they draft team abbreviations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:24:46

2021 MLB Season Preview

4/1/2021
The PosCast celebrates 10 years of nonsense with their annual baseball preview. Before Joe and Mike dive into the 2021 MLB season, they have a little ‘Fruit Talk’ followed by an ‘NBA checkin’ and ‘Science Appreciation.’ (Spoiler: New segment tracks are a must listen!) Then they break down each division by giving their predictions which are guaranteed to have an 98.3% accuracy rate. They wrap things up by discussing The Elite Moving Company and sunglasses in One Last Meaningless Thing. Learn...

Duration:02:20:19

Legends, Myths & the Romance of Sports with Bob Costas

3/12/2021
It’s Bob Costas on The PosCast! Joe Posnanski welcomes on his longtime friend and the sportscasting great to talk about spring training, the state of baseball and much more. They discuss what makes players “legendary,” how baseball’s analytics have actually lost many fans’ attention and what can be done to enhance the entertainment of the game. Finally, how much stock can we put into last year’s 60-game season? They preview what to expect on the field in 2021. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:37:06

Bringing Back Segments & Drafting Rivers

3/4/2021
Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur are bringing back segments from the early days of The PosCast, with a twist of course. Hear the first edition of “Fruit Talk” before they dive into “Pointless baseball memories” and a jam packed “NBA check-in.” Plus, they draft American rivers and talk about a painting elephant in One Last Meaningless Thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:49:12

Fun & Games with Flula Borg

2/26/2021
Joe Posnanski welcomes back German actor, musician, comedian, YouTube personality and avid sports fan Flula Borg for a fun-filled episode of The PosCast! Before ranking American sports, the two discuss Flula’s viral baseball video and his early memories of the game in Germany. Plus, Joe is on a mission to find Flula a MLB team. Hear the requirements necessary for his fandom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:17

Super Bowl ads are dead, Tom Brady is not a great athlete and the Dodgers are the new Yankees

2/10/2021
The commissioner has spoken and Alan Sepinwall's lifetime ban from The PosCast is over after about six weeks. He joins Joe to recap the Super Bowl and another year of disappointing Super Bowl ads. They also reflect on the career of legendary NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer. Joe and Alan go on to explain what's great about WandaVision, why the Dodgers are the new Yankees and they finish up with one last meaningless thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:44:03

Super Bowl Shenanigans, J. T. Realmuto’s Return to Philly & Cardinals’ Trade for Nolan Arenado

2/4/2021
Ahead of Super Bowl LV, Joe Posnanski sits down with Ellen Adair to talk about her thoughts on the big game, the silly storylines and what it’s like covering the event. Then, Ellen discusses her excitement surrounding J. T. Realmuto’s return to Philly and they dive into Nolan Arenado’s trade to the Cardinals. Later in the show, they assess how each division stacks up and debate the idea of expanded playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:00:26

Hall of Fame Conundrum, NFL Playoffs & Best Places to Sit

1/28/2021
Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur have plenty to get to on today’s 2-hour PosCast. They begin by discussing MLB’s Hall of Fame voting, Curt Schilling’s comments and what will happen when Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz join the ballot next year. Before drafting the best places to sit, they talk about the Packers’ decision to kick a field goal in the NFC Championship and Tom Brady’s 10th Super Bowl appearance. Finally, they wrap with an epic One Last Meaningless Thing involving “taste clusters”...

Duration:02:03:37

Remembering Henry Aaron

1/22/2021
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...

Duration:01:09:30

The Browns are Terrific & Drafting Honorifics

1/15/2021
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....

Duration:02:11:44

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

1/6/2021
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...

Duration:01:38:21

End of Year Wrap-Up

12/23/2020
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...

Duration:01:35:08

4th Annual Holiday Draft

12/9/2020
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...

Duration:01:49:14

Kansas City’s Road to Sports Stardom with Sam Mellinger

12/2/2020
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...

Duration:01:37:18

Phillies, free agency and scam phone calls with Ellen Adair

11/25/2020
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...

Duration:01:35:53

Celebrating Kim Ng

11/17/2020
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:27:23

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

11/11/2020
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 (https://www.facebook.com/NegroLeaguesBaseballMuseum/posts/10157451227257007) 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!’...

Duration:01:38:56

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

11/6/2020
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...

Duration:01:25:58