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92 minutes | Dec 15, 2016
CS 55: Airing of Grievances with Special Guest Josh Innes
I'm joined by Josh Innes to discuss his time in Philly, getting fired from WIP, his sad walk home after it happened, his disdain for Anthony Gargano, admiration for Tony Bruno and Jody Mac, working for Andy Bloom and Spike Eskin, any regrets he has, the Philly market, how Houston is different, and more.
73 minutes | Oct 28, 2016
CS 54: Double Bird
Jim and I talked about Joel Embiid's amazing debut, the recent changes at WIP, Double Bird Man, the "We Matter" shirt controversy, and watching NBA League Pass. Sponsor: Jim and I talked about Joel Embiid's amazing debut, the recent changes at WIP, Double Bird Man, the "We Matter" shirt controversy, and watching NBA League Pass. Sponsor: Draft Kings: Play for a chance to win $1 million in Draft Kings' Week 8 contest. Entry is $20. Create your team here.
84 minutes | Sep 15, 2016
CS 52.5: Gotcha Moments
Jim and I are joined by Eliot Shorr-Parks to discuss the Eagles, Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson and the NFC East. We also talk about the dangers of doing TV and radio appearances, Twitter trolls, stalking, and, of course, Apple. Sponsors: Tapped Craft Beer Festival: The Tapped Craft Beer Festival, the ultimate craft beer festival, will be held at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown on Saturday, September 24. There will be two four-hour sessions– one starting at 11 a.m. and another at 5 p.m. There will be over 100 beer, wine and cider tastings, as well as great food offerings and animal encounters throughout the zoo’s 16 acres. You can get tickets at TappedFest.com/Philly. Draft Kings: Join our Crossing Broad league and compete in weekly contests against other Crossing Broad readers. This week, there is a $500 FREEROLL. The top 75 finishers win money. Create your team here.
23 minutes | Sep 3, 2016
CS 52: The Sam Bradford Trade
Jim and I discuss the Sam Bradford trade and Carson Wentz becoming the starter. Brought to you by Tapped Craft Beer Festival at the Elmwood Park Zoo on Saturday, September 24. There will be over 100+ beer, wide and cider tastings, as well as great food and animal encounters. For tickets, visit TappedFest.com/Philly.
89 minutes | Aug 25, 2016
CS 51: RADIO WARS
RADIO WARS. Jim and I discuss the week and then we're joined by Billy Penn's Dan Levy (26:50), a longtime sports writer-blogger-podcaster-radio host. We get his thoughts on what did (and didn't) happen at 97.5 and WIP. We also discuss our somewhat confrontational past and Philly Twitter circa 2010. You can read Dan's work at BillyPenn.com and follow him on Twitter (@DanLevyThinks).
54 minutes | Jul 19, 2016
CS 50: Special Guest John Gonzalez
On Crossing Streams, Jim and I were joined by John Gonzalez, who recently left CSN to go be a first househusband of LA. We talked about the Sixers, the antiquated views regurgitated by many in the local media, why Philly probably wasn't the right place for tanking, Sam Hinkie's brilliance and flaws, Joshua Harris, and more. Really good, insightful conversation with someone who spent a lot of time around the Sixers organization.
102 minutes | Jul 15, 2016
CS 49: Tracking Dario
On Crossing Streams, Jim, John and I discuss the upcoming Liberty Podcasts app, why no one watches baseball anymore, the horrible reporting about the Sixers, why Philly might have a misplaced problem with Ben Simmons and Dario Saric, what to with too many bigs, and take your questions. And there's bonus content in the beginning talking about Jim's day tracking Dario at the airport.
93 minutes | Jun 13, 2016
CS 48: Live at New Media Studios
Jim, John and Kyle were live at New Media Studios on Thursday. Joined by Sales Guy Ed, we talked about the compelling nature of the NBA Finals and how appointment viewing has come to define TV. The Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton campaign that will sweep the nation. How hockey is ruined. Ben Simmons. Which faux commenter spurred the real person to reach out to me. And we take your questions.
110 minutes | May 16, 2016
CS 47: Unscrambling The Teet
Jim, John and I discuss ESPN and the possibility of cutting the cord and still being a local sports fan using PlayStation Vue. We also talk about e-sports, Phillies broadcasters, Donald Trump, John's incredible channel 97 habit when he was young, and take your questions. We touched on a lot of different topics, but this was a fun show. And a reminder that we'll be recording at NewMediaStudios on June 9 at 7 p.m.
94 minutes | May 10, 2016
CS 46: Lick Your Fingers and That's How You'll Know
Jim, John and Kyle discuss the Eagles' offseason. Everything. From Bradford to Wentz to high-level strategy and planning. If you like the show, this is the one you've been waiting for. We also discuss Chickie's and Pete's Crab Fries Chips and take your questions.
111 minutes | Mar 7, 2016
CS 45: Low High
Jim and Kyle with EMERGENCY BYRON MAXWELL-KIKO ALONSO TRADE REACTION. Then they're joined by John and talk about the OJ series and the fact that it's all back in the news, media outlets paying for video and information, the state of sports reporting, sports Twitter, how social media could change sports reporting, Philly's Voice and why the concept is good but the execution is mostly lacking, Kyle's John Bolaris story, and of course your questions.
97 minutes | Feb 26, 2016
CS 44: Chips Are Good
We discuss the greatness of Shayne Gostisbehere, why we wouldn't be opposed to trading Claude Giroux, and the anti-Villanova bias in the local media. We do a deep dive on ESPN, cord-cutting, and why it's a tough problem to solve right now. Also, Cole Hamels suing Victoria's Secret, good looking Jim, your questions, and debating the merits of crab-flavored chips. Our apologies for some of the sound issues and editing in this one.
113 minutes | Feb 11, 2016
CS 43: Maestro-ing McCoy
Jim, John and Kyle discuss the process of obtaining and buying the LeSean McCoy video and Jim's sharp eye in spotting Shady. A short discussion about that weird Nick Foles report, which may or may not be accurate, and the state of the Eagles front office. Digging in against the Sixers and their concerning missteps, and the recent announcement that they will run all ticket sales through StubHub beginning next year. We then have on Kyle's college friend, Jim Metaxas, a CPA turned professional ticket broker, to talk about what the StubHub news will mean for the entire market and how the Sixers might essentially be able to control it. Also, daily fantasy followup, Squatty Potty, your questions, and more.
111 minutes | Feb 2, 2016
CS 42: Special Guest John Kincade (updated)
Jim, John and Kyle are joined by 680 The Fan (Atlanta) and CBS Sports Radio host John Kincade, formerly of WIP. John, who also hosts a podcast with Shaq, gives his criticisms of Philly sports talk radio and talks about his effort to transition from old to new media. After the interview with John, which lasts about 30 minutes, we discuss the state of daily fantasy sports, the Phillies’ new alternate jerseys, Grease Live, the most influential CB reader, and answer your questions.
110 minutes | Jan 26, 2016
CS 41: Housebound
Jim, John and Kyle turn the page on Doug Pederson in an attempt to reconcile his existence as head coach of the Eagles. A RADIO WARS discussion about Josh Innes, his suspension, ratings talk, why streaming matters, and the general state of sports talk radio. Football rule changes to keep sanity and drama. Ranking the lead NFL broadcast crews from the four major networks-- ESPN, NBC, CBS and FOX. And your Twitter questions, answered. Brought to you by Tonight Dough ice cream.
90 minutes | Jan 15, 2016
CS 40: What Did The Eagles Just Do?
Podcast reboot as Jim and Kyle are joined by podcast superhost John Barchard, who will play point on the show. We discuss everything Eagles-- Chip Kelly firing, Doug Pederson hiring, and everything in-between. Also, Jim's secret Sixers blogger cabal that gets together to watch games and shoot hoops.
58 minutes | Sep 2, 2015
CS 39: Eagles Season Preview with Eliot Shorr-Parks
Eagles beat writer for NJ.com Eliot Shorr-Parks joins us for our Third Annual Eagles Pajama Gram Jammy Jam Preseason Pow Wow to talk about the upcoming season, his misguided views about Mark Sanchez, Sam Bradford's ability (and sleeves), the three-headed monster running game, the upgraded defense, Chip's culture taking over, media food at the NovaCare Complex, working on Thanksgiving, and why he'll be wearing a Culture Wins Football shirt to Eagles practice before the NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia.
68 minutes | Jun 30, 2015
CS 38: Emerging From The Shadows
Jim and I discuss John Middleton's emergence, Andy MacPhail's introduction, and the Phillies' use of sabermetrics. The state of the Sixers' plan, drafting Okafor, Embiid, and the rebuild. And finally, some praise for Ron Hextall.
83 minutes | Jun 16, 2015
CS 37: Back In The Sh*t Saddle
Hey, we're back. Lots to tackle. Joel Embiid's injury, RADIO WARS, racist Chip Kelly, Ruben Amaro's worst move as GM, and the Taylor Swift concert.
30 minutes | Mar 9, 2015
CS 36: Special Guest Sixers Head Coach Brett Brown
Kyle and Jim have a 30-minute conversation with Brett Brown in which they talk about the team's use of analytics, his campaigning on behalf of Michael Carter-Williams, his working relationship with Sam Hinkie, the struggles of tanking, the development of Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel, Dario Saric being the real deal, and how Gregg Popovich and the Spurs were using many modern philosophies long before anyone else.
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