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Ep. 109: Justice Don Willett; Sports Illustrated + MMQB’s Tim Rohan; Taylor’s Top Takeaways

9/18/2017
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Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett headlines this week’s show as he discusses his career as one of the most respected legal minds in the United States, his ties to Antonin Scalia’s vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, and more. Willett also offers commentary on his wildly popular social media presence and Baylor’s rebuilding job under Matt Rhule. Next, Sports Illustrated’s Tim Rohan joins Hunter and Austin to discuss his MMQB story in which he documents his experience wearing a Colin...

Duration: 01:49:32


Ep. 108: College Football Recap; NFL Network's Taylor Bisciotti's Top Takeaways

9/12/2017
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The College Football season is in week two and the Baylor Bears are off to an 0-2 start. Austin and Jeremy analyze what has gone wrong for first-year head coach Matt Rhule, whether the team can rebound this season, and why fans in Waco should stop clamoring for Art Briles. Then, Taylor Bisciotti from the NFL Network joins Austin to debut her new segment on the show called Taylor’s Top Takeaways. This week, Taylor discusses her biggest surprises from week one of the NFL season, teams that...

Duration: 00:46:55


Ep. 107: Texans preview with John McClain; Hurricane Harvey relief; Justin Verlander

9/4/2017
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The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain joins The Weekly Brew to preview the 2017 Texans as they franchise prepares for their week one showdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars. McClain opines on JJ Watt’s fundraising efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims, Tom Savage leading the offense, offensive line depth with Duane Brown’s holdout, and the race for the AFC South. Hunter Atkins then channels his Stone Cold Steve Austin personality and takes over the podcast to discuss the Houston Astros...

Duration: 01:32:44


Ep. 106: Hurricane Harvey dumps historic rain on Houston; CFB preview w/ Stewart Mandel

8/28/2017
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The City of Houston is currently experiencing catastrophic flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. While Austin safely fled to Dallas on Friday night, Jeremy and Hunter are still in Houston and dial in to provide updates on a storm that has crippled the nation’s fourth largest city. To provide some relief from the storm, Stewart Mandel, editor-in-chief of The All-American, previews the college football season as we prepare for a full slate of games during the Labor Day Weekend. Mandel...

Duration: 00:38:13


Ep. 105: Trump + North Korea; Astros Slumping; Terror in Charlottesville

8/13/2017
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Austin and Jeremy open the show by discussing the war of words between The White House and the North Korea, and what it means for regional stability for the U.S. and its allies. Then, the guys talk key surprises during preseason football and celebrate that college football is just two weeks away. Hunter and Derek then join Austin in studio to analyze the faltering Astros and whether or not they can regain their composure and winning ways heading into the postseason. Derek also offers his...

Duration: 01:22:06


Ep. 104: ESPN Radio’s David Smoak on Baylor + Cowboys; Weekly Headlines

8/6/2017
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Austin and Jeremy open the show by discussing Hunter’s phenomenal work in the Houston Chronicle that profiles the woman who sleeps across from Minute Maid Park. Then, the guys break down the Amway Coaches Poll, the hypocrisy of the NCAA’s YouTube ban for UCF’s Donald De La Haye, and another tumultuous week at The White House. Then, David Smoak of ESPN Central Texas joins Austin to discuss the mood in Waco heading into fall camp, expectations for the football program, Rico Gathers’ chances to...

Duration: 01:27:20


Ep. 103: Lance McCullers, Astros struggle in Detroit; MLB trade deadline speculation; Bagwell HOF

7/30/2017
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Hunter Atkins joins Austin Staton from Detroit to discuss the Astros recent road trip, Lance McCullers’ struggles since the All-Star break, trade deadline speculation and Jeff Bagwell’s induction into the MLB Hall of Fame. Sponsor: Episode 103 of The Weekly Brew podcast is brought to you by audible - get a FREE audiobook download and a 30 day free trial at audibletrial.com/WeeklyBrewCast. There are more than 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, or Kindle device.

Duration: 00:42:57


Ep. 101: Chron’s Jake Kaplan on the Astros; Maximize your travel with TPG’s Julian Mark Kheel

7/17/2017
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Jake Kaplan, Astros beat reporter for the Houston Chronicle, joins The Weekly Brew to discuss the Astros heading into the second half of the season. Kaplan breaks down expectations for the club as October nears, the health of the rotation, potential postseason matchups and whether or not Houston will make a move ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline to solidify the starting rotation and bullpen. Julian Mark Kheel, a senior writer for The Points Guy and a former TV producer and director for...

Duration: 01:25:44


Ep. 100: NYT best-selling author Mark Bowden on North Korea; NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti

7/9/2017
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Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, joins Austin and Jeremy to discuss the crisis on the Korean Peninsula, the role that China plays in mitigating a potential conflict with DPRK and more. Bowden also shares insights into the production of his his latest work, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam. Next, the NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti discusses the major storylines from the NFL...

Duration: 01:12:39


Ep. 99: Astros legend Larry Dierker; NBA Draft/Free Agent recap, Ryan O’Callaghan and Globetrotters

6/25/2017
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Ep. 99: Astros legend Larry Dierker; NBA Draft/Free Agent recap, Ryan O’Callaghan and Globetrotters by Austin Staton, Kevin Cook, Jeremy Paxton and Hunter Atkins

Duration: 01:40:29


Ep. 98: Miami Heat’s Justise Winslow, S.A. Stars GM Ruth Riley; Amazon/Whole Foods, NBA Draft & more

6/18/2017
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Justise Winslow makes his second appearance on The Weekly Brew to preview his upcoming St. John’s basketball youth skills camp and talk NBA Draft and the Houston basketball scene. Likely top-five pick De’Aaron Fox was Winslow’s teammate on a Houston Hoops AAU team that featured Justin Jackson and Kelly Oubre, and said that it was apparent even when Fox was a freshman that he was special. San Antonio Stars GM Ruth Riley, a WNBA and NCAA champion, as well as an Olympic gold medalist, joins...

Duration: 01:14:32


Ep. 97: Inside Baseball; James Comey after Three Drinks; NBA Finals Update

6/10/2017
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Derek Fogel of CBS Sports stops by the studio and joins Austin and Hunter to discuss the latest on Dallas Keuchel and the Astros as the club inches toward the All-Star break. Then, the Brew Crew offers their opinions on the James Comey hearing with Jeremy, who is three Vodka Tonic's deep in Boston but offers cogent takes on the mess in Washington. The show closes as Austin and Hunter provide a recap of game four of the NBA Finals as the Cavs knocked off the Warriors, 137-116, to force a...

Duration: 01:26:26


Ep. 96: Astros streaking past the AL West; NBA Finals; Top 100 Athletes; London Attacks

6/4/2017
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The guys welcome back Kevin after a brief stint in the hospital and discuss the Astros historic pace to the 2017 season. The crew then breaks down the NBA Finals, what the Rockets can do to compete in 2017-18, and whether the playoffs have been entertaining. Then, the guys discuss ESPN's list of the most famous athletes on the planet before focusing on the latest terror attacks in the U.K.

Duration: 00:40:10


NBA Finals Preview with Jeff Van Gundy

5/30/2017
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Austin and Hunter are joined by former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy as they preview the highly-anticipated NBA Finals showdown between the Cavs and Warriors. Van Gundy explains why difficult defensive matchups for the Cavs will force Kevin Love off the floor, how injured Warriors coach Steve Kerr can coach well without being on the floor and that the Cavs can win only if something "unexpected" happens: "When you have LeBron James, you always have a chance." Also, be sure to check out...

Duration: 00:35:29


Ep. 95: Astros update; NBA Finals Preview; Brock Osweiler's game film

5/26/2017
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In a special Memorial Day episode, Austin and Hunter are joined by CBS Sports' Derek Fogel and discuss the Astros heading into their weekend series with the Baltimore Orioles. The guys also discuss the highly-anticipated NBA Finals series between the Warriors and Cavs, and why the pressure is all on Golden State. Lastly, the crew breaks down Brock Osweiler's comments that his game film over the last two years speaks for itself. Hint: It does, and it's not good.

Duration: 00:43:34


Ep. 94: Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay; Dallas Keuchel to the DL; Weekly Headlines

5/21/2017
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The guys breakdown the news of Astros LHP Dallas Keuchel heading to the disabled list for the first time in his career as a result of a pinched nerve in his neck. What does this mean for the Astros, and how does self-reporting injuries in baseball compare to other sports? Austin and Jeremy offer their analysis. Then, The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay joins Kevin Cook to discuss problematic owners, the sports media landscape and whether or not James Harden is the right “cultural fit” for...

Duration: 01:17:44


Ep. 93: UH AD Hunter Yurachek talks #HTownTakeover; RotoWire’s Michael Rathburn talks Astros, MLB

5/14/2017
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Hunter Yurachek is the Vice President of Athletics for the University of Houston, and he joins the show to break down his first major hire (Major Applewhite, head football coach), the astounding facilities expansions and upgrades he is overseeing and the overall state of the union for UH Athletics (as well as how he made Tom Herman $1.6m richer before he left for UT). Next, Michael Rathburn (“Rath,” to those of us in the know), of RotoWire, joins us to break down the Astros’ hot start and...

Duration: 01:17:47


Ep. 92: Wade Phillips promotes his book, Son of Bum; Luke Brawner of The H explores Houston

5/7/2017
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Wade Phillips, a 40-year NFL coaching veteran, son of legendary Texas coach Bum Phillips, is tied as deeply into the fabric of Houston as any other figure in sports. Phillips, who graduated from the University of Houston, coached for the Houston Oilers during the height of the Luv Ya Blue era, then served as defensive coordinator and interim head coach for the Houston Texans. His new book, Son of Bum: Lessons my Dad Taught me about Football and Life, deals with all of that history and...

Duration: 01:17:10


Ep. 91: John McClain talks NFL Draft; The Ringer's Bryan Curtis; Jake Kaplan on the Astros

4/30/2017
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If you’re a Houston sports fan, it’s been a massive week of news and headlines and The Weekly Brew has you covered. The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain joins the show to break down the 2017 NFL Draft and the Texans acquisition of Clemson QB Deshaun Watson. Then, Houston Astros beat reporter Jake Kaplan joins Austin and Hunter to discuss the first-place ‘Stros after a 16-9 April to analyze the first month of the season and the outlook for the club moving forward. Of course the biggest...

Duration: 01:26:57


Instant Reaction: Rockets eclipse Thunder, advance to second round

4/26/2017
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The Houston Rockets win their first-round series against the Thunder after taking game five, 105-99, on Tuesday night. The Weekly Brew also got a big win this week, breaking the 10,000-listener mark last week. Accordingly, Hunter Atkins and Kevin Cook jump on the mic to thank the listeners and break down the Thunder series and Houston's chances against the Spurs-or-Grizzlies, and Warriors, going forward. Stay tuned for more bonus TWB content coming soon.

Duration: 00:26:49

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