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Relatively Speaking Podcast
90 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
Artist Nick Zav joins for the quarantine special
Everyone is bored. So were we. The Relatively Speaking Podcast, once again, is back with a random edition of the show. In this episode, musician Nick Zav joins the show to talk about everything under the sun, including his music. Other topics: What is everyone doing during this debacle? YouTube is dominating Nick and Joe's lives. Best Sports Movies Ever... with MULTIPLE Ed O'Neil references. So much more. It's all over the place, kids. Listen to Nick's music on Spotify or Apple. His music is all that and a bag of chips. Some might even dare say it's the cat's meow. The GOAT is on Twitter here. Support Joe and Jared by following them on the mean streets of twitter @JMintzHoops and @JosephNardone. For real, jokes aside, be safe.
80 minutes | Mar 7, 2020
Relatively Speaking: Random "Winter" Episode
Once dormant, the Relatively Speaking Podcast returns to yell about cats, talk about the Lakers, Nets and Knicks. Also, man, butter knives are dangerous.
55 minutes | Nov 24, 2019
The Relative Return: NBA's proposed new rules, Knicks stink, James Wiseman
On this edition of the Relatively Speaking Podcast: A random Star Wars tangent. New NBA rules... ? The Knicks stink. The James Wiseman saga. The Walking Dead could be so much better. Follow Jared @JMintzHoops and Joseph @JosephNardone - his work at Forbes here - and his Newsletter of Enchantment.
54 minutes | Jul 7, 2019
Relatively Speaking Podcast - Kawhi Leonard madness, Lakers fallout, Knicks
After a long hiatus, the Relatively Speaking Podcast returns with the fury of one exploding sun. On this edition of the show, the guys discuss a variety of topics, including the entire fallout that comes with Kawhi Leonard choosing the Los Angeles Clippers over the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers. New York Knicks talk is also involved, as is Joseph shoehorning in a few college basketball references. The show ends with Absurd Questions, which somehow involves possibly eating people. You can listen to and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast: iTunes – Anchor – Google Podcasts – Spotify – Breaker – Overcast – Pocket Casts– RadioPublic – Stitcher. Joseph Nardone has covered college basketball for nearly a decade at various outlets. You can follow him on Twitter @JosephNardone. Jared Mintz spent time with ESPN in the stats and information department, write for FanRag Sports and out reputable outlets, and currently enjoys dropping Knicks knowledge over @JMintzHoops. - Follow CBB Today on Twitter @CBBToday and like us on Facebook. We can now also be found on Flipboard where you can subscribe and follow us. As always, don’t forget to subscribe to our college basketball, recruiting, NCAA Tournament and NBA Draft email newsletter. It’s the only way to survive the impending alien invasion.
60 minutes | Mar 30, 2018
Relatively Speaking Podcast Episode 132
The sports media industry landscape is constantly changing, and FanRag sports is changing with it. After 132 episodes, Jared Mintz and Joseph Nardone (that's right, he's back) wrap up their podcast by reflecting on the last couple of years, their careers to this point as writers, where the industry's been and where it's going. The duo, who also host the Off The Wall Podcast for The Knicks Wall, fondly reminisce on some of their previous stops as writers, the running gag that the podcast would be cancelled shortly after it kicked off, and some of their favorite episodes and conversations with their esteemed guests. They also make fun of Kevin Durant, because they're blogger boys and he's not. For amateur basketball coverage and takes on Marty Jannetty, you can follow Joseph on Twitter at @JosephNardone. As always, you can follow Jared on Twitter at @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
49 minutes | Feb 21, 2018
Relatively Speaking Podcast Episode 131
With almost a week in between meaningful NBA games, myself and millions of others are going crazy just waiting for the second half of the season to pick back up. Returning to the show for his third appearance, and helping Jared discuss the most important and interesting storylines for the last leg of the season is Josh Eberly. Josh is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association, and is a contributor for Hoop Mag, as well as the host of the Hot Takes and Shot Fakes Podcast. The two talk about Cleveland being the team to beat in the East, the Rockets being incredible close to the Warriors, Kawhi Leonard's strange situation in San Antonio, and LeBron's future. To stay in the loop of what's important on NBA Twitter, make sure you follow Josh at @JoshEberley. As always, you can follow Jared on Twitter at @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
64 minutes | Feb 16, 2018
Relatively Speaking Podcast Episode 130
The NBA had a wild trade deadline last week, and with All-Star weekend literally hours away from tipping off, there's only one team that we should all be talking about. No, the Relatively Speaking Podcast is not going to discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers, rather the team that worked with them to fix their problems and potentially steal their franchise's greatest player in free agency this upcoming summer...the Los Angeles Lakers! Joining Jared to discuss one of the NBA's most prominent franchises is Jacob Rude, who is a contributor for Lakers Outsiders, and the host of the Coast 2 Coast Podcast. Jared and Jacob talk about the Lakers' youth movement, long term plans for Isaiah Thomas and Julius Randle, and whether or not they have a shot at LeBron. For great Lakers and NBA thoughts you can follow Jacob on Twitter at @JacobRude. As always, you can follow Jared on Twitter at @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
56 minutes | Feb 1, 2018
Relatively Speaking Podcast Episode 129
The NBA is the greatest league in professional sports. Even with Super Bowl LII on deck, all we can talk about is NBA All-Star weekend, LeBron's drama in Cleveland, DeMarcus Cousins season ending injury, and James Harden's ridiculousness. And then, unexpectedly, five-time All-Star Blake Griffin gets traded in the prime of his career! The Clippers moving Griffin to Detroit represents the death of Lob City, which was more than likely the franchise's most glorious run. Joining Jared to discuss the end of an era, Blake's legacy, the future for Los Angeles's other team, and the potential of landing LeBron is Rob Flom, column editor for SB Nation's Clippers blog Clips Nation. For great Clippers and NBA content, and other thoughtful tweets, you can follow Rob on Twitter at @RichHomieFlom. As always, you can follow Jared on Twitter at @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
37 minutes | Jan 22, 2018
Relatively Speaking Podcast Episode 128
Between Chris Paul's controversial return to the Staples Center, Arron Afflalo literally trying to take Nemanja Bjelica head off, and the Cavs dropping five of their last six games and looking like the worst defense the NBA has seen in years, things are heating up around the NBA. Somewhere in the background of the madness has been the Chicago Bulls, who are 15-8 since Nikola Mirotic returned to the team in early December, and have won 4 of their last 5 games. After trading Jimmy Butler during the offseason, the Bulls are in full rebuilding mode, and things are seemingly further along than expected. Joining Jared to make sense of the Bulls hot stretch and talk about their young core is Vijay Vemu, who covers the team for SB Nation's BlogABull.com. You can follow Vijay on Twitter at @VJVemu. As always, you can follow Jared on Twitter at @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
36 minutes | Jan 11, 2018
Relatively Speaking Podcast Episode 127
Considering we haven't talked about the New York Knicks since the Carmelo trade, Jared had a special guest on the podcast to discuss his hometown team. Joining the show this week is Bryan Gibberman, who used to host the Podium Game Podcast, and has made several appearances on the LockedOn Knicks podcast. Bryan doesn't hold any punches when it comes to discussing the Knicerbockers, and with strong ties to the Michigan basketball program, he was the perfect person to talk to about a potential Tim Hardaway Jr./Trey Burke reunion. Bryan also had a special guest column for The Knicks Wall this week, where he discussed the below average job that Knicks' coach Jeff Hornacek has done this season. For mostly rational Knicks, Phoenix Suns and other NBA takes, and the occasional New York Jets bashing, make sure you follow Bryan on Twitter at @Gibberman10. As always, you can follow Jared on Twitter at @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
50 minutes | Jan 5, 2018
Relatively Speaking Podcast Episode 126
The Toronto Raptors have the second best record in the East, but lead the conference in ret rating, and have been one of the most exciting teams to watch in all of the NBA over the last couple of months. Joining Jared to discuss their hot start, and whether it's sustainable, is Sean Woodley, who writes and hosts a podcast for LockedOn Raptors, and contributes to SB Nation's Raptors HQ. Sean opens the show explaining how Masai Ujiri and Dwane Casey have implemented a culture change, before getting into what makes DeMar DeRozan so good. The two also discuss preserving Kyle Lowry, the team's depth being driven by a youth movement and more. Keep up with great Raptors content and other fire sports tweets by following Sean on Twitter at @WoodleySean. As always, you can follow Jared on Twitter at @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
27 minutes | Dec 30, 2017
Relatively Speaking Podcast Episode 125
As we prepare our good-byes for 2017, Jared dedicates this episode of the Relatively Speaking Podcast to his five most important NBA storylines from the past year, as well as the five things he's most excited for in 2018. The Golden State Warriors won their second championship in three seasons, but was it a big deal? Why don't people like Kevin Durant anymore? Who are the league's new must-watch stars? Jared covers these topics, heart-wrenching break-ups, and also, happily, leaves the Phil Jackson/Carmelo Anthony Knicks in 2017. For the future, we look at reasons we won't see the Cavs and Warriors meet up again in the NBA Finals, both in 2018 and beyond. Will there by a blockbuster trade? If so, this episode looks at the candidates for relocation. And don't worry, Lavar Ball gets a shout-out as well. As always, you can follow Jared on Twitter at @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.?
78 minutes | Dec 14, 2017
Relatively Speaking Podcast Episode 124
After talking about the Cleveland Cavaliers surprisingly yet unsurprisingly taking over the Eastern Conference last week, the Relatively Speaking Podcast went back to the top of the West this week, to discuss a couple of teams in Texas who are giving the Golden State Warriors a run for their money. Helping Jared make sense out of the surging Houston Rockets, and the early success of a Kawhi-less San Antonio Spurs team is Kelly Scaletta, whose writing can be found at Fanrag Sports, Bleacher Report, Dime Uproxx and BBall Breakdown
64 minutes | Dec 10, 2017
Relatively Speaking | Cleveland Cavaliers getting back on track
If you've been keeping up with the NBA, and the Relatively Speaking Podcast for that matter, you know there are few topics, teams and players more worthy of discussion at the moment than the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James. After a 5-7 start, the Cavs have reeled off 13 wins in their last 14 games, and are back near the top of the Eastern Conference. Joining Jared to discuss the Cavs righting the ship, LeBron having a career-year in his 15th season in the league, unsung heroes, and more is Carter Rodriguez. Carter writes for SB Nation Cav's blog Fear the Sword, and he's the co-host of The Chase Down podcast with Justin Rowan For Jeff Green stanning, great Cavs/NBA takes and the occasional Twitter beef with less than favorable former sports reporters turned political voices, make sure you're following Carter at @Carter_Shade. As always, you can follow Jared on Twitter at @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
47 minutes | Nov 29, 2017
Relatively Speaking Podcast Episode 122
After taking a Thanksgiving week break, the Relatively Speaking Podcast has returned, with a very special guest. Joining Jared this week is the first person he ever recorded a podcast with, Varoon Bose, who's a social media specialist with a focus on the NBA for Bleacher Report. Jared and Varoon go back several years, having written and podcasted at the now defunct Bro Jackson together, and they reunited to discuss Varoon's hometown team the Portland Trail Blazers and other general NBA current events. The show takes a look at the Blazers' surprisingly good defense, if their hot start has been smoke and mirrors, and some of the team's unsung heroes. You can get great NBA content, iffy food takes, and hilarious memes and GIFS by following Varoon on Twitter at @VaroonBose. As always, you can follow Jared on Twitter at @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.?
58 minutes | Nov 17, 2017
Relatively Speaking Episode 121
The Boston Celtics are the hottest team in the NBA, and the Relatively Speaking Podcast had on one of their biggest followers to discuss what's going right so far. If you're on Twitter you probably know him as Snottie Drippen, but James Holas is an incredibly talented writer who eats, sleeps and breathes the NBA. Before getting into the Celtics, Jared and James talk about the Oklahoma City Thunder's slow start, and if the pieces all fit together. They also discussed OKC's elite defense, and if it's for real. You can find James' writing at BBallBreakdown and Real Ball Insiders, and check out his NBA podcast The B.O.D. Pod on All Mighty Baller Radio. If you aren't already, make sure you follow him on Twitter as the infamous @SnottieDrippen. As always, you can follow Jared on Twitter at @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
61 minutes | Nov 10, 2017
Relatively Speaking Episode 120
We had a pretty big trade in the NBA this week, as the Eric Bledsoe saga came to an end, with the 28 year old guard being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for Greg Monroe's expiring contract and a first round pick. To help Jared make sense of the trade, as well as the status of a topsy turvy Eastern Conference is Bucks' writer and podcaster extraordinaire Ti Windisch! After rapid fire questions, Jared and Ti open up the show discussing why the Bucks made the trade, and how it could help propel them to the top of the East. You can find Ti's writing at The Step Back and FanSided's Behind the Buck Pass, and check out his NBA podcast Timeout with Ti. Keep up with Ti on Twitter @TiWindisch. As always, you can follow Jared on Twitter at @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.?
82 minutes | Oct 30, 2017
Relatively Speaking Podcast Episode 119
The NBA season is back and so is the Relatively Speaking Podcast! After taking a week off, Jared's back with a familiar personality joining him as this week's guest. That's right, former Relatively Speaking Podcast Joseph Nardone makes his long anticipated return to the show to help make sense of the young basketball season. After exchanging pleasantries and getting caught up with one another, Jared and Joseph create their own version of "buy or sell" to discuss early season narratives. Can Kristaps Porzingis lead the NBA in scoring? Will LeBron's Cavs bounce back? How good are hot-starters like the Grizzlies, Clippers and Magic? You can keep up with Joseph and his college basketball takes by following him on Patreon, and by reading his work at UnpaidLaborers. Stick around for said fire takes and bad jokes on Twitter at @JosephNardone. As always, you can follow Jared on Twitter at @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. ??
56 minutes | Oct 16, 2017
Relatively Speaking Podcast Episode 118
Not only are we just a day away from the NBA season tipping off with Kyrie Irving returning to Cleveland, and Chris Paul making his Rockets debut against the defending champion Warriors, we're also wrapping up our NBA season preview today! After running through the Western Conference with Aimee Stiegemeyer last week, Jared goes over the East with FanRag's own Nekias Duncan. Get excited for the NBA season by checking out Nekias's work and follow along with Miami Heat Beat this NBA season. You can also get A+ puns and great pizza tweets by following Nekias on Twitter at @NekiasNBA.As always, follow Jared on Twitter @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
58 minutes | Oct 9, 2017
Relatively Speaking Podcast Episode 117
With the New York Knicks already sitting at 0-3 and the NBA preseason under way, it's officially time for the Relatively Speaking Podcast to begin previewing the 2017-18 season. Joining Jared to preview the Western Conference is Aimee Stiegemeyer, the co-founder and co-editor of Memphis Grizzlies blog All Heart in Hoop City. Aimee is a long time friend of the podcast, whose statue resides in the Ask Me Anything Hall of Fame. The two discussed what it's going to take to beat the Warriors, how the Rockets and Thunder stack up against Golden State, the Wolves and Nuggets' improvements, and the perennially slept on Spurs. Make sure you follow along with All Heart in Hoop City this NBA season (they cover the WNBA and G-League too!), and follow Aimee on Twitter at @HoopCityHellCat. As always, you can follow Jared on Twitter at @JMintzhoops, and subscribe to the Relatively Speaking Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
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