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Ep. 136: Trump meets Kim Jong-un; Astros 11-game streak; The best week in sports

6/17/2018
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Jeremy returns to the podcast to discuss his recent engagement before he dives into a conversation with Austin on the recent summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Then, the duo discusses the Astros 11-game winning streak including the offensive outburst led by DH Evan Gattis. The show wraps by dissecting the best week in sports including thoughts on the World Cup, Landon Donovan, and the U.S. Open.

Duration:00:36:09

Ep. 135: On the road with Hunter Atkins — Astros, NBA Free Agency and Jeremy gets engaged

6/12/2018
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Hunter was on the road this past weekend covering the Astros four-game sweep of the Rangers. The guys discuss the offensive outburst and whether or not Dallas Keuchel’s struggles on the mound can be corrected. Also, Hunter offers insights into the new approach in the backend of the bullpen and why Astros hitters tend to struggle at Minute Maid Park. Then, the duo ponders free agent landing spots for LeBron James before closing the show by offering marriage advice and bachelor party advise to...

Duration:00:46:00

Ep. 134: Recapping the Rockets v. Warriors; NBA Finals Preview; Marriage Advice from Ben DuBose

5/31/2018
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Ben DuBose joins Austin Staton and Hunter Atkins to recap the seven-game series between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors. Will the Rockets make moves during the offseason to bolster their rotation? Is LeBron James a legitimate target to land in Houston? The trio discuss this and more while previewing the NBA Finals that begin on Thursday night in the Bay Area.

Duration:00:40:23

Ep. 133: Rockets-Warriors update; Astros streaking; Reaction to Santa Fe HS shooting

5/21/2018
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Austin and Hunter sit down after the Rockets 41-point loss to Golden State on Sunday to offer their analysis on the series and whether or not Rockets fans should be concerned heading into game four on Tuesday night. Then, the guys discuss the Astros series win against the Indians, the historic start for the pitching staff, and the ongoing question marks surrounding Houston’s offense. The episode closes by reflecting on the tragedy at Santa Fe HS — just 29 miles away from the studio — that...

Duration:01:10:47

Ep. 132: Previewing the Rockets-Warriors w/ Ben DuBose and Hunter Atkins

5/14/2018
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The Houston Rockets are set to square off against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. SportsTalk790’s Ben DuBose joins Austin and Hunter to preview the series that NBA fans have been waiting for all season. The trio outlines expectations for game one of the series and which team has the mental edge as both squads have undertaken mental warfare leading up to the series. Then, the guys discuss matchup expectations for Draymond Green, Steph Curry, Clint Capela and why...

Duration:00:31:20

Ep. 131: Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, discusses his campaign for U.S. Congress

5/7/2018
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Dan Crenshaw, Lieutenant Commander (Ret), is a former Navy SEAL running for Texas CD-2, and joins The Weekly Brew to discuss his campaign and the massive runoff election on Tuesday, May 22. Crenshaw, who served five deployments overseas, shares his life-changing story after he was hit by an IED blast in 2012 during a mission in Afghanistan. The interview then dives into his campaign platform which focuses on national security, foreign policy, flood control in Houston, the second amendment,...

Duration:00:38:41

Ep. 130: Magic + Mayhem with Ben Jackson; Barbara Bush + Avicii remembered; Astros streaking

4/22/2018
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Ben Jackson is international award-winning magician who has been featured on NBC's TODAY alongside David Copperfield, and has consulted for the Hollywood film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, staring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Ben joins The Weekly Brew to breakdown his career, his influences, and his Magic, Music & Mayhem show at Houston’s La Colombe d'Or, one of the world's smallest luxury hotels. The show opens as Austin and Jeremy discuss the legacy of Barbara Bush, who passed away last week at...

Duration:01:06:50

Ep. 129: The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan on the Astros + NBA Playoffs

4/17/2018
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Jake Kaplan is no stranger to the podcast and has covered the Houston Astros for the past season. However, in 2018, Kaplan has a new affiliate — The Athletic. Kaplan sits down with the podcast to discuss the new journalistic platform that should excite Astros fans, breaks down the first few of the 2018 season, and why the pitching staff is locked and loaded with Verlander and Cole on the hill. Kaplan closes out the interview with a few nuggets featuring Spring Training with Hunter Atkins,...

Duration:00:50:15

BONUS EPISODE: ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy previews the 2018 NBA Playoffs

4/13/2018
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Former NBA head coach and current NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joins The Weekly Brew to preview the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Van Gundy opens the interview (2:08) by giving Austin and Hunter his pick for the NBA MVP, then reacts to the Rockets 65-win campaign (2:39). As Houston opens their playoff run on Sunday night, JVG breaks down whether or not the Wolves are equipped to push the Rockets during their first round series (3:52), and then forecasts a potential western conference finals showdown...

Duration:00:16:42

Ep. 128: @LockedOnRockets’ Ben DuBose talks NBA playoffs and postseason scenarios for Clutch City

4/10/2018
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Ben DuBose, who covers the Rockets for Locked On Rockets and SportsTalk 790, joins the show to discuss the NBA Playoffs and the potential first round matchups for the Houston Rockets. Is there a team that could give Houston fits in the first round? Are the Thunder equipped for the postseason? Will Steph Curry’s injury give the Rockets an edge in a potential Western Conference showdown?

Duration:00:28:14

Ep. 127: Chron’s John McClain talks Astros and Rockets; Facebook + Amazon woes

4/3/2018
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The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, The General, has covered the NFL for more than 40 years and is no stranger to The Weekly Brew. However, in this episode, McClain joins the podcast to discuss the Golden Era of Houston sports with a heavy focus on the Astros and the Rockets. McClain expresses his excitement for the Astros’ defense of the World Series crown, the exciting talent on the roster, and the changes of baseball in a data-driven era. The General then opines on James Harden and the...

Duration:01:14:40

Ep. 126: NFLPA President Eric Winston addresses the state of the NFL; Astros + Rockets

3/26/2018
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Eric Winston is a 12-year NFL veteran and was just elected to his third term as the president of the NFL Players Association earlier this month. Winston joins The Weekly Brew to discuss the state of the NFL, player safety, the CBA and guaranteed contracts, the NFLPA’s study on the potential use of marijuana as a pain management tool for players, and his plans for the 2018 season. Winston also discusses the cloud surrounding Texans owner Bob McNair and whether his questionable remarks could...

Duration:01:06:03

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. 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...

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. 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,...

Duration:01:55:35

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,...

Duration:00:47:52