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Lauren Brownlow on the latest sports headlines, topics plus trending pop culture events.

Lauren Brownlow on the latest sports headlines, topics plus trending pop culture events.
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United States

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Lauren Brownlow on the latest sports headlines, topics plus trending pop culture events.

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English


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Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by play-by-play man Patrick Kinas

4/18/2019
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On this week's episode of Topics and Takes, Lauren Brownlow is joined by Patrick Kinas, voice of the Durham Bulls and NC State women's basketball and play-by-play voice of all kinds of sporting events nationwide. He talks about his play-by-play start on the Strat-O-Matic as a 7-year-old and how he had one shot to get the Michael Phelps' call exactly right during his final Olympics in Rio - and almost messed it up.

Duration:00:59:46

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by The Sports Shop's Kevin McClendon

4/12/2019
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This week, Lauren Brownlow is joined by The Sports Shop co-host Kevin McClendon, aka K-Mac. The two talk his extremely short baseball career and growing up a basketball nerd in football-mad Mississippi.

Duration:00:59:49

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by longtime radio host Joe Ovies

4/5/2019
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Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by longtime radio host Joe Ovies This week, Lauren Brownlow is joined by Adam and Joe Show co-host Joe Ovies, who has been on the air here since 2005. Find out about his sports fan roots in Miami, his baseball career derailed by his love for food, and his unique relationship with sports.

Duration:00:59:43

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by The Sports Shop's Errol Reese

3/28/2019
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On this week's episode, Lauren Brownlow is joined by Errol Reese, co-host of The Sports Shop on Buzz Sports Radio. Errol talks growing up in Alabama loving basketball in a football-crazy world, how Bear Bryant almost recruited him and how he got started in this business after working for IBM.

Duration:00:59:43

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by North Carolina FC's Austin DaLuz

3/22/2019
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On this week's episode, Lauren Brownlow is joined by North Carolina FC's Austin DaLuz, who talks about Wake Forest, what it's like to be a professional athlete and growing up a rebellious soccer player who got banned from a league for too many red cards.

Duration:00:59:43

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by The Sports Shop's Candace Cooper

3/11/2019
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This week, Lauren Brownlow is joined by co-host of The "Out of My League" podcast and Sports Shop contributor Candace Cooper. The former college swimmer talks about being the first black swimmer at UNC and growing up competing in a sport that requires so much time and sacrifice. She also talks about her attempt to find her niche in sports radio, a place she never thought she'd end up.

Duration:00:59:44

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by Bruins' beat writer Matt Porter

3/8/2019
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On this week's Topics and Takes, Lauren Brownlow is joined by Matt Porter of the Boston Globe, who covers the Boston Bruins. Matt talks about the years he spent covering the Miami Hurricanes for the Palm Beach Post and how those two fanbases compare, plus what he and Boston-area fans think of the Carolina Hurricanes, aka the "bunch of jerks".

Duration:00:59:49

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by play-by-play man Patrick Kinas

3/1/2019
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On this week's episode of Topics and Takes, Lauren Brownlow is joined by Patrick Kinas, voice of the Durham Bulls and NC State women's basketball and play-by-play voice of all kinds of sporting events nationwide. He talks about his play-by-play start on the Strat-O-Matic as a 7-year-old and how he had one shot to get the Michael Phelps' call exactly right during his final Olympics in Rio - and almost messed it up.

Duration:00:59:46

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by author and Triangle sportswriter Shawn Krest

2/22/2019
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On this week's episode, Lauren Brownlow is joined by Shawn Krest, who covers all of the Triangle teams for the North State Journal and works as a freelance journalist for many other outlets. Shawn talks about his late arrival to the industry after helping credit card companies and the airline industry make everyone's lives more difficult. He also talks about the writing and publication of his book, Baseball Meat Market.

Duration:00:59:43

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by unofficial NC State sports historian, Tim Peeter

2/15/2019
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This week, Lauren Brownlow is joined by NC State community relations manager Tim Peeler. They talk about it all, from his fascination with Wolfpack sports history to growing up in North Carolina and having to finish hoeing peanuts so he could watch David Thompson play. Peeler worked as a sportswriter for many years before being hired by NC State, and he talks about covering some of the great coaches in this area. 5

Duration:00:59:39

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by longtime radio host Joe Ovies

2/6/2019
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This week, Lauren Brownlow is joined by Adam and Joe Show co-host Joe Ovies, who has been on the air here since 2005. Find out about his sports fan roots in Miami, his baseball career derailed by his love for food, and his unique relationship with sports.

Duration:00:59:43

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by SB Nation's Caroline Darney

1/31/2019
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On this week's episode, Lauren Brownlow is joined by SB Nation's editor of NCAA team brands, Caroline Darney. She talks about the transition to digital media in sports, and her own transition from serving in the navy to writing about sports. Plus, she talks about growing up as a fan of NC State graduates. Her mom was a former Ms. Wuf. She also grew up overseas, and talks about how that impacts the way she looks at sports today.

Duration:00:59:42

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by The Athletic's Louisville beat writer, Jeff Greer

1/24/2019
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This week, Lauren Brownlow is joined by Jeff Greer, who has written for the Palm Beach Post, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and now covers Louisville for The Athletic. Find out about his days getting dunked on as a young AAU point guard, and his attempt to coin his own catchphrase doing radio for Pitt basketball. Plus, what it's been like to cover Louisville during a crazy time.

Duration:00:59:50

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by unofficial NC State sports historian Tim Peeler

1/16/2019
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This week, Lauren Brownlow is joined by NC State community relations manager Tim Peeler. They talk about it all, from his fascination with Wolfpack sports history to growing up in North Carolina and having to finish hoeing peanuts so he could watch David Thompson play. Peeler worked as a sportswriter for many years before being hired by NC State, and he talks about covering some of the great coaches in this area.

Duration:00:59:39

Topics and Takes: Brownlow joined by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Craig Meyer

1/11/2019
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On this week's episode, Lauren Brownlow is joined by Craig Meyer, who covers Pitt basketball for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Meyer talks about covering one of the worst ACC teams of all time, working with first-year head coach Jeff Capel and growing up in Louisville around all things basketball.

Duration:00:59:33

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by SportsChannel8's Brian Geisinger

1/4/2019
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On this week's Topics and Takes, Lauren Brownlow is joined by SportsChannel8's Brian Geisinger, who also writes for the ACC Sports Journal and ACCSports.com. He talks about breaking into the business as an intern for the David Glenn Show, finding a niche with basketball analytics, and growing up a tortured Wake fan.

Duration:00:59:44

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by 99-9 the Fan's Adam Gold

12/27/2018
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This week, Lauren Brownlow is joined by Adam Gold, co-host of the afternoon show on 99-9 the Fan. They talk about Gold's baseball career that almost wasn't, his football career that never should have been, and his rise through the business during a time when sports talk radio was still in its infancy.

Duration:00:59:33

Topics and Takes: Brownlow is joined by Carolina Hurricanes beatwriter Sara Civian

12/21/2018
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This week, Lauren Browlow is joined by The Athletic's Carolina Hurricanes beatwrither, Sara Civian. Find out about her whirlwind journey from Penn State to freelancing in her Boston hometown and now to Raleigh, how she and Canes fans were an immediate match, and how she came to love writing. She also talks about the importance of Twitter in shaping her career, and how she took the initial phone call to gauge her interest from The Athletic, while in a raft at a neighbor's pool.

Duration:00:59:34

Topics and Takes: Lauren Brownlow is joined by CBS Sports senior NFL writer Will Brinson

12/14/2018
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On this week's Topics & Takes, Lauren Brownlow is joined by CBS Sports senior NFL writer Will Brinson. Will talks about growing up in North Carolina as a Duke fan, going to NC State and getting into digital media at exactly the right time. Plus, he also talks about an unfortunate bet he lost to his father as a kid, and how many hours he actually works on Sundays.

Duration:00:59:23

Topics and Takes: Lauren Brownlow is joined by Carolina Panthers beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue

12/8/2018
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This week, Lauren Brownlow was thrilled to be joined by Jourdan Rodrigue, the main Carolina Panthers beat writer for the Charlotte Observer. At just 26 years old, few have has a faster ascent in the business, but Rodrigue has earned it through her hard work, which she details in the revealing conversation. How does she get to know the players and the game as well as she has? That, plus her secret past as a competitive jump-roper and more.

Duration:01:00:03