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Ep. 143: Previewing the ALCS between Houston and Boston

10/13/2018
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The ALCS is here! The Chron’s Hunter Atkins joins Austin on the phone line to breakdown this historic series between the Astros and Red Sox. How historic is it? This is the first postseason series since World War II that features to teams that won more than 103 regular season games. The guys discuss the key matchups on the mound and why the Astros’ hitters will work to extend at-bats in order to jump into a Boston bullpen that has played “Naked and Afraid” this postseason. Then, Hunter...

Duration:00:35:18

Ep. 142: NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti; Astros-Red Sox set for ALCS

10/10/2018
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The NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti makes her return to the podcast to discuss the wild NFL season. With overtime games on a weekly basis and concern over NFL rule changes, has this season lived up to the hype? Then, Taylor discusses her surprise teams, rookies that have impressed, and the top young QBs in the game. The show opens as Austin discusses the Astros’ sweep of the Indians and a brief preview of the ALCS against the Red Sox.

Duration:00:29:20

Ep. 141: Chron’s Hunter Atkins and SportsRadio 610’s Derek Fogel preview the MLB postseason

10/3/2018
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The Braintrust, Hunter Atkins and Derek Fogel, join Austin Staton on The Weekly Brew for the annual MLB postseason preview. The guys discuss the extra-inning thriller between the Rockies and Cubs that opened the postseason and the initial implications that the game has on the playoffs — over managing and MLB replays. Then, the guys discuss the local series as the defending World Series champs open the playoffs at home against the Cleveland Indians. With the teams nearly mirroring each other...

Duration:00:53:27

Ep. 140: Chron’s Hunter Atkins on the Astros’ Pennant Race; NFL Highlights; SCOTUS

9/24/2018
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Hunter Atkins makes his return to the podcast to discuss the Astros pursuit of a second-straight AL West Crown. Entering the final week of the season with a all-but-certain playoff date with the Indians on the horizon, Hunter and Austin discuss the x-factors heading into postseason play. Will the offense find consistency in the playoffs? Will Keuchel’s early-inning struggles continue? How will the postseason roster shape up, and will Josh James have an impact in October? The show opens with...

Duration:00:50:13

Ep. 139: Texans struggle out of the gates; Astros locking in on October

9/17/2018
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Austin and Jeremy are joined alongside fantasy football expert Jordan Wathen as the guys breakdown the NFL season to date, and the struggles out of the gate by the Houston Texans. Historically, only 12.1 percent of teams that begin the season 0-2 make the playoffs. Can the Texans buck the trend in the now-competitive AFC South? Then, the guys discuss the hunt for October as the Astros close in on their second-straight AL West Crown. The show closes as insane news breaks of the retirement of...

Duration:00:31:25

Ep. 138: College Football Week 1 recap; NFL Preview; Colin Kaepernick and NIKE

9/3/2018
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After a summer vacation, Austin and Jeremy are back to breakdown the first week of college football action including the major upsets and storylines that dominated the start of the season. Then, ahead of week one of the NFL season, the guys make their Super Bowl picks before diving into the latest controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick and NIKE — will the continuation of bridging politics and sports hurt the footwear giant? Sponsor: Episode 138 of The Weekly Brew is sponsored by...

Duration:00:41:11

Ep. 125: Hunter returns from Florida to offer insights on the Astros; Golden Era of Houston Sports

3/20/2018
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Hunter Atkins is back in Houston and joins Austin Staton to share his first-hand insights from covering the Houston Astros in West Palm Beach, Florida. What are the biggest areas of need for the defending champs, and is the club built for longterm success, or a year of complacency? The show opens as Austin discusses Jose Altuve’s $151 million contract extension with the Astros, the Rockets push toward the postseason, and the Texans acquiring all-Pro safety, Tyrann Mathieu.

Duration:00:37:07

Ep. 124: Astros spring training prospectus, the starting rotation, and bullpen concerns

2/26/2018
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Hunter joins Austin to breakdown the Astros through week one of spring training in Florida. What can the club expect from a full season of Justin Verlander at the top of the rotation, and how will he mentor the younger pitchers on the staff? Also, Hunter discusses Gerrit Cole’s debut in an Astros uniform and why his cerebral approach on the mound might pay dividends for the organization in 2018.

Duration:00:40:53

Ep. 123: NBA analyst Ben DuBose talks the Rockets' title hopes; PyeongChang 2018; Trump and Russia

2/20/2018
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We’re not going to lie — our podcast has a sick travel addiction so we’ve been on hiatus for a few weeks. Fear not, we’re back. While Hunter Atkins is away covering the Astros in West Palm Beach, Florida, Austin and Jeremy begin the show by discussing the 2018 Winter Games and the scandals that have rocked the IOC. Are the games a success? Has the media covered Russia and North Korea correctly? Then, the guys discuss the Mueller indictments and what it means going forward for the United...

Duration:00:54:31

Ep. 122: Jake Kaplan + Derek Fogel on the Gerrit Cole acquisition; Rockets “melee” in LA

1/16/2018
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Hunter Atkins takes over a bonus episode of The Weekly Brew podcast and is joined by two of the best baseball minds in Houston — Jake Kaplan and Derek Fogel — to discuss the Astros acquisition of RHP Gerrit Cole. Then, the guys briefly discuss the NFL playoffs before diving into Monday’s scuffle between the Rockets and Clippers. Is this the new rivalry that the NBA needs? How will it impact the Rockets heading into the stretch run for the postseason? Also, Clippers coach Doc Rivers stops by...

Duration:00:45:59

Ep. 121: Chron’s Jenny Dial Creech on the Rockets; Yay! Go, Sports! on the greatest NFL RB

1/15/2018
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The Chron’s Jenny Dial Creech joins the The Weekly Brew to breakdown the Houston Rockets as the franchise nears the All-Star break with injury woes posing cause for concern. Creech offers her insight on the signing of lights-out shooter Gerald Green, James Harden’s hamstring, and whether or not the Rockets have the answers needed to compete with the Warriors in the Western Conference. Then, Creech discusses the recent hiring of Kendal Briles at U of H and what kind of message it sends to...

Duration:00:57:48

Ep. 120: The Atlantic’s David Graham on Trump v. Bannon; Rockets defensive woes; Art Briles

1/8/2018
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The Atlantic’s David Graham joins Austin and Jeremy to discuss Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury,” which profiles the Trump administration, and the schism between Donald Trump and his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Graham also offers his analysis on the reception from the American electorate on the latest tax legislation and foreign policy issues that could impact the U.S. in 2018. To open the show, Hunter makes his triumphant return to breakdown the defensive woes facing the Houston...

Duration:01:07:08

BONUS EPISODE: Previewing the NFL Wild Card Weekend with the NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti

1/5/2018
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The NFL Wild Card Weekend is here and the NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti joins The Weekly Brew to break down the big games of the weekend. How do the Titans stack up against the Chiefs? Will Todd Gurley and the dynamic Rams offense handle the Falcons with ease? Is Blake Bortles the new Joe Flacco? Can Drew Brees and the Saints knock off the Panthers for the third time this season? Bisciotti also offers her analysis on the NFL head coaching vacancies and reflects on her Rose Bowl experience...

Duration:00:19:34

Ep. 119: Amateurism in College Athletics; The Bitcoin and Crypto Craze

12/17/2017
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The college football bowl season is here and conferences and schools are projected to collectively take home more than $600 million in revenue. Should student-athletes receive a cut? Chris Yandle, who spent more than a decade working in collegiate athletics, and is currently enrolled in a PhD program at Mercer, joins the podcast to discuss amateurism in college athletics. Are student-athletes treated as property? Should student-athletes be allowed to capitalize on their own personal image?...

Duration:01:47:23

Ep. 118: SI’s Lee Jenkins on the Rockets, 2017 season, LeBron’s future; The Roommates HTX

12/11/2017
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Lee Jenkins is a senior NBA writer at Sports Illustrated and joins Austin and Hunter to breakdown the first two months of the NBA season. Are the Rockets the team to beat? Is LeBron James heading to Los Angeles during free agency? Will Lonzo Ball make an impact in the league? Jenkins offers his expert analysis and also discusses the major NBA storylines this season. Then, Hafeez and Chris from The Roommates Podcast join Austin and Jeremy for a wide-ranging discussion on Baker Mayfield, LaVar...

Duration:01:55:28

Ep. 117: Matt Lauer’s fall from grace; College Football Playoff; Luke Brawner’s podcast empire

12/4/2017
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After a two week hiatus, The Weekly Brew’s jet-setting co-hosts return to breakdown the sexual assault scandals that have shaken the nation in recent weeks. How will this impact The Hill and how the national news is covered? Austin and Jeremy discuss. Then, the guys discuss the College Football Playoff, make their predictions, and evaluate the ongoing coaching carousel. Houston podcast icon Luke Brawner is this week’s guest and joins the show to discuss his latest venture, Yay! Go, Sports!,...

Duration:00:47:52

Ep. 116: The NFL w/ Taylor Bisciotti; Rockets, Texans and the gun control debate

11/15/2017
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With the World Series behind us, Austin, Jeremy and Hunter discuss the struggling Texans, the CFB playoff picture and the hot start by the Houston Rockets. Then, the guys have a candid conversation on the recent mass shootings in the United States and what, if anything, can be done to limit such atrocities in the future. Then, the NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti joins the show to breakdown the NFL playoff picture, Andrew Luck’s injury woes, and the national conversation that has impacted the...

Duration:01:27:34

Ep. 115: Astros are World Series Champions; Deshaun Watson's ACL; Colin Kaepernick as a Texan

11/6/2017
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The Houston Astros won game seven of the World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers to bring the City of Houston its first World Series title. Austin, Hunter, Derek and Jeremy recap the dramatic series, what a title means for the city following Hurricane Harvey, and whether or not the Astros are tabbed as favorites heading into the 2018 season. Also, the guys breakdown the Texans 20-14 loss against the Colts in their first outing without all-Rookie QB Deshaun Watson. Can the Texans still...

Duration:00:58:59

Ep. 114: ESPN's Tim Kurkjian joins to discuss the World Series

10/29/2017
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Tim Kurkjian is a Major League Baseball analyst on ESPN's Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter, and joins The Weekly Brew to discuss the epic World Series between the Astros and Dodgers. Kurkjian breaks down the series to date and what fans can expect in game five and beyond. Also, Kurkjian offers his thoughts on bat flips in the postseason, the heroic efforts of Cody Bellinger and George Springer, Ken Giles’ struggles and more.

Duration:00:19:25

Ep. 113: Astros drop the Yankees, head to LA; Lance Berkman breaks down the Fall Classic

10/23/2017
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The Astros clinched the AL Pennant on Saturday night with a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees, and Houston will now travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers in the Fall Classic. Back by popular demand, Astros legend and 15-year MLB veteran Lance Berkman joins The Weekly Brew to recap the ALCS, provide insight into the World Series, and offers his thoughts on why this “could be the opening of a dynastic-type window” for the Houston Astros. Then, Austin and Jeremy record the outro segment...

Duration:00:50:21