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Episode 20: Apple Cup Preview - Christian Caple and Jacob Thorpe, plus Gabe Marks returns
Episode 20: Apple Cup Preview - Christian Caple and Jacob Thorpe, plus Gabe Marks returns by Darnay Tripp
Episode 18: Jordan Conn
Jordan Conn is a features writer for The Ringer. Long before he landed that gig he was a high school friend of mine, who inspired me to pursue a career in sports journalism. We discuss the types of stories he enjoys writing, and the process of writing them - from immersing himself in the topic or subject, to piecing it together on the page. I asked Jordan how he had such a clear vision for his career as a teenager, and he described the path he took since our high school days. He reflects...
Episode 17: Shea Serrano
Two-time New York Times bestselling author Shea Serrano discusses his new book, Basketball (And Other Things). He talks about the anxiousness that comes with a new release, even with the previous success of The Rap Year Book. Shea explains the idea behind BAOT and how he came up with the questions that formed its 33 chapters, as well as his relationship with illustrator Arturo Torres. We talk about two basketball icons that spurred our love for basketball. He discusses how he got into...
Episode 15: River Cracraft
The week after Washington State's milestone win over USC, former WSU wideout River Cracraft joined 'The Press' and spoke about the importance of the victory and the team's perfect start to 2017. River got us updated on his health, after a torn ACL ended his college career. He gave the lowdown on his workout with the Patriots, and the experience of sharing the field with NFL stars during his rehab. We got into his football background and how he ended up at WSU. As well as some of the...
Episode 13: Gabe Marks
As he gets ready to start his own podcast - 'West Coast Offense' - former Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks catches us up on his career and life. He talks about his experience in camp with the New York Jets, and interests outside of playing football that have grabbed his attention. The Venice, California native describes the tough surroundings he grew up in, the experiences that shaped him, and his transition to life in Pullman, Washington. Gabe gave his thoughts on the protests...
Episode 12: Will Davis
Spokane native turned NFL defensive back Will Davis takes us through his rapid rise in football. He talks about his time spent as a kid in Compton, including the scariest thing he witnessed. Will explains his late start in football, how his career almost ended in college, and his success at Utah State. After two ACL injuries he looks back on a tough couple years, and ahead to his new opportunity with the 49ers. Plus - he's a really good photographer.
Episode 11: Camping with Sean Widmer
Good buddy Sean Widmer of the Jay and Kevin Show and the Sean Widmer Podcast invited me on his annual Sullivan Lake trip, so I took him up on the offer and we sat on a log and talked about camping. We chatted about the trip he takes with friends each summer, and my first experience as a camper. This episode features 'where did Sean put his girlfriend's car keys?' As well as his Sullivan Lake power rankings.
Episode 8: Tom Sherry
Tom Sherry takes us all the way back to the start of his 27-plus years working for KREM 2. Now the Chief Meteorologist, he recounts how he got his start doing television in Spokane, and what led him to eventually land the main weather gig at KREM. The Southern California native also explains how the Inland Northwest became home. Tom talks about his sports idols as a kid, as well as his favorite athletes to come through Spokane.
Episode 4: Will Green
Spokane native Will Green stops by to talk about sports betting. Will is the Senior Director of Research at the American Gaming Association. He discusses the current federal law that prohibits single game betting in much of the United States, and the ongoing sports gambling climate that exists across the country. We talk about what legalized sports betting would look like in the U.S., and the concerns many have about opening its doors in more states. Will also updates us on daily fantasy...
Episode 3: Kyle Wiltjer
On the heels of his first season as a pro Kyle Wiltjer talks about his Jordan collection and why he can't wear certain players' signature shoes. He also chats about getting adjusted to life in the NBA, his fit with the Houston Rockets, and playing with James Harden. Kyle reflects on his experience in college - playing for two passionate fan bases; the benefit and challenge that came with his decision to transfer and sit out a season. Kyle also looks back on Gonzaga's run to the Final Four...
Episode 2: Brian Stelter
Host of CNN's Reliable Sources Brian Stelter - a fellow member of Towson's Class of 2007 - stops by to discuss a variety of media related topics. Brian talks covering President Trump, and the current state of journalism for those on the White House beat. He also gives his thoughts on ESPN's recent layoffs, and the state of local and cable news. Brian also talks Twitter, and the challenge of keeping people engaged in the ever-evolving digital age.