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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. 137: The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan on the Astros; LeBron to LA; SCOTUS

7/2/2018
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The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan joins the podcast to discuss the first half of the season for the Astros. Will the organization make a move at the trade deadline? Can Keuchel regain his form in the second half? How do the Astros stack up in the AL race? Kaplan discusses all of this and more in a live recording at Baileson Brewery. The show opens as Austin and Jeremy dissect LeBron to the Lakers and the implications of Anthony Kennedy’s resignation from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Duration:01:42:14

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...

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...

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. 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