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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...

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

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. 116: The latest in the NFL w/ Taylor Bisciotti; Rockets, Texans and the 2A 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...

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. Sponsor: Episode 113 of The Weekly Brew podcast...

Duration:00:28:05

Ep. 112: Astros legend Lance Berkman previews the Astros-Yankees in the ALCS

10/13/2017
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The Houston Astros are set to square off against the New York Yankees in the ALCS. Astros legend and 15-year MLB veteran Lance Berkman joins The Weekly Brew's Austin Staton and Hunter Atkins to break it all down. Berkman discusses AJ Hinch’s handling of the postseason roster, how the depth of the starting rotation will impact the series, and how important homefield advantage is in the postseason. Also, Lance discusses the challenges of switch hitting in the postseason, his World Series run...

Duration:00:45:03

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