About This Show
Neighborhood Play is a podcast designed to explore the cultural connections that link cities, teams, and fandoms.
Through in-depth conversations with musicians and athletes from all walks of life, Neighborhood Play Podcast paints a vivid picture of sports and culture in a unique and refreshing way.
Hosted by music industry veteran Danny Samet, the show achieves a perfect balance of lighthearted joking and in-depth thought in a tone that is appealing to everyone from diehard sports fans to the most apathetic.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 34 - Nick Dika (Arkells)
Nick Dika of Canadian rock band Arkells joined us this week for a special edition episode where we spent three consecutive hours talking about Joey Votto. Kidding. We wish, though. Nick's constant traveling, coupled with his work with Baseball Prospectus gives him a unique perspective on the world of baseball and sports. We discussed a myriad of topics, ranging from baseball culture in Canada, to Jose Bautista's facial hair, and Bartolo Colon's secret weapon. Additionally, we talked a little shop musically. Arkells are out touring on their new record Morning Report and new single "Knocking At The Door." We touched on changes in the music business landscape, and how in modern times you use an album to promote a tour and not vice versa. Make sure to catch Arkells on tour this spring and summer. If you're at Coachella, Shaky Knees, or Bunbury, you will see your favorite podcast hosts in the crowd.