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Let's Talk Sports with Kanoa Leahey & Jordan Helle
52 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
Episode 91: Timmy Chang
New University of Hawaii head football coach Timmy Chang joins the show. In a sometimes emotional interview, Chang expresses his appreciation for returning home and his plan to see the program succeed. Plus Kanoa and Jordan end the show with their "Best and Worst".
75 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
Episode 90: Brian McInnis
BMac is back! Brian McInnis of the Spectrum News app joins the show to talk about his return to covering sports, including the continuing saga of the new Aloha Stadium development, the curious situation involving the Hawaii Pacific University women's basketball program, and much more. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan share their thoughts on UH football's upcoming Hawaii Bowl appearance and how they fared on the early signing day. And they end the show (the last of the year) with a special "Best and Worst" segment.
83 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Episode 89: UH Football Alums
In the wake of the recent announced departures from the UH Football team, the guys talk with a couple Hawaii alums, Darryl McBride Jr. and Rich Miano. McBride initiated a Twitter Spaces discussion yesterday featuring current and former players regarding their concerns about the state of the program. And Miano is...well, our resident football guru. Plus Kanoa and Jordan share their "Best and Worst" picks.
71 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
Episode 88: Larry Beil
Former Hawaii sportscaster and current news/sports anchor for ABC7 in San Francisco, Larry Beil, joins the show to tell it as he sees it with regard to the University of Hawaii football team. Larry shares his thoughts on the team's struggles this season and his concerns about the big picture impact for the program. It's an honest conversation that traverses many areas, including Steph Curry and accusations of Leahey and Helle nepotism. Plus, as always...Kanoa and Jordan close things out with their "Best and Worst".
91 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
Episode 87: Matt Youmans
After a "forced" two week hiatus, we talk football through the lens of the sports gambler with our buddy Matt Youmans, Vegas Stats and Information Network editor, who breaks down UH vs UNLV, the topsy-turvy NFL season, and his most painful bad beat. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan discuss the current status of Rainbow Warriors football, the season debut of 'Bows basketball and the Saint Louis Crusaders' march to an ILH football championship. And back by popular demand, the "What the (Bleep)?!" segment makes a return. As always, the show concludes with our "Best and Worst".
50 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Episode 86: Rich Miano
Our resident football guru Rich Miano joins to the show to discuss the firing of Nick Rolovich as Washington State head football coach, as well as the trade rumors surrounding Tua Tagovailoa, and the Rainbow Warrior football team's upcoming hana hou matchup with New Mexico State. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan express their distaste for a possible Braves-Astros World Series. And they end the show as always, with their "Best and Worst".
53 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Episode 85: ”What the (Bleep)!”
Kanoa and Jordan go guest-less...while discussing the commitment of Saint Louis Crusader quarterback AJ Bianco to the University of Hawaii, the Warriors' weekend matchup with Nevada, the welcoming back of fans (in limited fashion) to local sporting events...before introducing a new segment called "What the (Bleep)!" where they tackle the controversies around Jon Gruden, Kyrie Irving and the Giants-Dodgers check swing. Plus, as always, the show ends with their "Best and Worst".
65 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Episode 84: Khoury Bethley
Hawaii football defensive standout Khoury Bethley joins the show to discuss his nationally recognized performance in the Rainbow Warriors' upset over Fresno State, as well as the early life challenges he overcame to become a decorated collegiate student-athlete. Plus...Kanoa and Jordan talk about the announcement to move the Maui Invitational to Las Vegas, who the MLB MVP should be in both leagues, and as always, their "Best and Worst".
63 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Episode 83: Darren Hernandez
The fellas hang with Darren Hernandez - Kapolei Head Football Coach and Spectrum OC16 football analyst - to talk about the OIA getting the green light to open practice for the upcoming season and his approach to coaching and commentating. Plus...Kanoa and Jordan discuss the epic Super Bowl Halftime news, the homecoming matchup for UH football against Fresno State, lineup changes for the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, and a "Best and Worst" Lions-Bears wager that only these guys could care about.
51 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Episode 82: Calvin Turner Jr
The Rainbow Warrior football team's "human highlight reel", Calvin Turner Jr., joins the show to talk about his approach to the game, dealing with a 1-3 start to the 2021 season and his experience with traditional Hawaiian food. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan discuss the UH football team's loss to San Jose State, the debate over whether fans should be allowed into University of Hawaii sporting events, the idea of UH football going independent amid widespread conference realignment, and their "Best and Worst".
54 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Episode 81: Carissa Moore
Hawaii's Carissa Moore joins the show fresh off winning her fifth world surfing championship, adding to her Olympic gold medal from earlier this summer. She discusses her come-from-behind effort at the Rip Curl WSL Finals, and what motivates her to keep striving for more. Plus the Kanoa and Jordan talk about the 1-2 start for the University of Hawaii Football team, another "would've, could've" weekend for the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, a calamitous week for Navy football, the biggest surprise from Week One of the NFL season, and their picks for "Best and Worst" of the week.
61 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Episode 80: Erik Logan
In this episode, Kanoa and Jordan are joined again by World Surf League CEO Erik Logan ahead of the first ever Rip Curl WSL Finals event, where the world's top ranked surfers will compete head-to-head for a world championship. In addition, the fellas look back on the first ever true home game for the Rainbow Warrior football team at Clarence TC Ching Athletic Complex, the rough weekend on the road for the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, McKenzie Milton's magical comeback moment, and much more...including their "Best and Worst" to end the show.
60 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Episode 79: Brian Ah Yat
Feature guest for this episode of the podcast is former 'Iolani School and Montana Grizzlies quarterback, Brian Ah Yat, talking about his induction into the University of Montana Sports Hall of Fame. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan recap the week in Hawaii sports...including the Rainbow Warrior football team's opening loss to UCLA, Rainbow Wahine volleyball's return to action, the HNL Boyz falling just short at the Little League World Series, and as always, they end the show with their "Best and Worst".
53 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Episode 78: The UH Season Is Upon Us
In this week's podcast, Kanoa and Jordan lament the temporary restrictions of fans at Hawaii sporting events, and get into a discussion about the season opener for the UH football team vs UCLA, as well as the first weekend of action in almost 2 years for the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team. Plus, Honolulu advances further in Little League World Series, the college football conference alignment landscape continues to shift, and the fellas introduce a new segment - "Questions you never thought would be asked". And as always the episode ends with Kanoa and Jordan sharing their "Best and Worst".
62 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Episode 77: Our Resident Football Guru Rich Miano
NFL veteran and former Hawaii player and coach, Rich Miano, now the analyst for Spectrum Sports per-per-view telecasts, joins the podcast to talk about the upcoming Rainbow Warrior football season. Plus, the guys reflect on the Field of Dreams Game in MLB, the continuing tradition of Hawaii teams reaching the Little League World Series in Williamsport. Kanoa and Jordan also introduce a new segment: "Unpopular Opinion". And, as always, they end the show with their "Best and Worst".
51 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
Episode76: Here We Go Again
After two weeks off, the podcast returns as the fellas discuss the DOE announcement regarding the postponement of prep sports and the vaccination requirement for participation. Kanoa and Jordan also reflect on the significance of Carissa Moore's historic surfing gold medal victory in the Olympics, while hearing from Carissa courtesy her interview with the WSL. Plus...their reaction to Simone Biles' withdrawal from a portion of the gymnastics competition, citing her mental health...the USA men's basketball team advancing to the gold medal round....which team improved itself the most in NBA free agency...and as always, they end the show with their "Best and Worst"
61 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Episode 75: Kurt Suzuki
Maui native and veteran MLB catcher Kurt Suzuki joins the show to share what it's like to be the primary catcher for Angels teammate Shohei Ohtani as well as his thoughts on how the game has changed over his 15 years in the Bigs. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan discuss such obligatory sports topics as "the Giannis Finals block vs the Lebron Finals block" and "is Conor McGregor still must-see TV". They also talk about their favorite MLB Draft storyline and close the show, as always, with their "Best and Worst".
55 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Episode 74: Kevin Wong
Kanoa and Jordan welcome Kevin Wong to the show. Wong, considered volleyball royalty in the islands, is preparing to once again serve as commentator for NBC's olympic coverage of the Beach Volleyball event. He also discusses the evolution of his Spike and Serve volleyball club. In addition, the fellas share their thoughts on the NBA Finals, the NIL era in college sports, and as always, their "Best and Worst".
48 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Episode 73: Remembering Robert Kekaula
KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello joins the show to share his feelings about the sudden passing of friend and mentor Robert Kekaula, for whom both Rob and Kanoa once worked under at KITV. The fellas ditch the standard show format to talk openly and honestly about their relationship and memories of the Hawaii icon.
60 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Episode 72: Jhenna Gabriel
Texas Longhorns setter and Maryknoll school alum Jhenna Gabriel serves as the guest on this week's show. She shares her experiences leading the Longhorns women's volleyball team to the national championship match and carrying on the Gabriel name with her cousin Dillon, the high profile QB at UCF. Plus, the Kanoa and Jordan introduce new intern/producer Kenna Tanouye, who pitches in as the guys discuss everything from the University of Hawaii Baseball coaching search, the "sticky" situation in MLB, the proposed 12-team format in the College Football Playoff, KD's legendary game and whether Tua's five interceptions in training camp is a big deal or not. As always, they end the show with their "Best and Worst"
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