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Gambling with The Pope
103 minutes | 11 days ago
Blue Rising with Psycho Comedy's Shaun Powell
Powelly's back to torture a wounded Pope over Everton's victory at Anfield.We discuss the fallout from the game, The Blues ambitions, Jamie Carragher's jarg leather jackets, Michael Owen's pub lifestyle and whether Shaqiri's hair transplant is getting him more minutes under Klopp? You'll struggle to find a funnier Merseyside Derby review. Away from football there's Tiger Woods talk, while Shaun shares his concerns as a musician of the impact lockdown is having on the industry. Thanks for the listen. Give us a shout @gamblingwiththepope on instagram to get involved in the show.
44 minutes | 18 days ago
Peter Reid: Merseyside Derby Special
Another chance to hear our interview with Everton legend Peter Reid. Reidy talks us through what playing football in Liverpool was like in the 80s, his derby memories and his personal highlights within the game. He gives his take on the current Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp squads and even has a few words about the Tory Government's handling of the pandemic. The show's wrapped in a Merseyside soundtrack from a mix of quality Scouse bands. There's no better way to get in the mood for the weekend's big match. Thanks for listening, follows us @gamblingwiththepope on instagram. x
78 minutes | 24 days ago
Ground Control: Tom Brady, Captain Tom & The Toffees
Super Bowl LV's done and dusted with Pope landing the spoils, having tipped Tom Brady's Tampa at the start of the playoffs. We breakdown the game, workout what went west with The Chiefs and look at next year's NFL odds. Can a 44 year-old Brady and his Buccs repeat?Footy talk takes us to Goodison for Carlo's cup run and sideline cappuccino, Liverpool's loosening grip on the title, plus some funny feedback from Leeds United fans on the back of Adam Forshaw's appearance on last week's show. Boxing's back but once again outmuscled by the UFC's weekend action. There's a couple Keegans of The Week and Unlikely Lookalikes, plus an interesting development on our Celebrity Death Race, following the passing of Captain Tom Moore. Tonnes of Sopranos shouts and an Uncle Al Michael Douglas impression thrown in for good measure Get involved with the show @myconvoswiththepope on Instagram. Thanks for tuning in. x
112 minutes | a month ago
Leeds United's Adam Forshaw + Super Bowl LV Preview
Our mate & Leeds midfielder Adam Forshaw joins us for a quality football chat.Adam talks his career, his comeback and Bielsa's famous training sessions. He tells us about the greatest players he's played against and breaks down Leeds' season, as well as previewing this week's big Premier League games, including Liverpool v Man City. Second half of the show moves stateside, for our big Super Bowl 55 preview. There's some huge priced tips for the Buccs-Chiefs game, plus a big value bet on the NBA and an Everton wager in our Soho Tip of the Week section. The usual random carry on comes in the form of Roy Hodgson impressions and Tiger Woods' Dad's Winnebago. Get involved with the show @myconvoswiththepope on instagram, where we'll be live streaming for the Super Bowl on Sunday. x
106 minutes | a month ago
In The Doghouse (with 'Showtime' Sunny Edwards)
Is Pope more obsessed with freebies or retweets? British Super Flyweight Champion 'Showtime' Sunny Edwards (and his dogs) joins us for a brilliant, boxing heavy show. Sunny talks openly about his world title ambitions, his struggles finding opponents, making weight and the performance enhancing drug problem he feels is rife stateside within the sport. "Showtime' makes some future big fight picks, including Joshua-Fury, and gives his take on Frank Lampard's reign at his beloved Chelsea.We slot in some Joe Biden bantz, Unlikely Lookalikes and a couple of big priced bets in the Soho Tip of the Week section.Thanks for listening. Give us a shout @myconvoswiththepope on Instagram to get involved in the show. x
100 minutes | 2 months ago
Singin' The Blues (with Psycho Comedy's Shaun Powell)
Big Blue and Flamboyant frontman Shaun Powell joins us for a very funny episode. We talk everything from Everton's season and his Merseyside Derby memories, to Danny Cadamarteri and Cenk Tosun's suspect hair. Shaun gabs to us about how the pandemic has affected his band Psycho Comedy's momentum and musicians lives in general. He throws us an Unlikely Lookalike and enters our Celebrity Death Race with an interesting pick.There's NFL coverage, Donald Trump chat and some big priced bets for the Soho Tip of The Week. Get involved with the show over @myconvoswiththepope on Instagram. Thanks for listening x
122 minutes | 2 months ago
Ta-Ra, 2020: Pod Awards, NFL Wildcard Weekend, Peter Ndlovu
Christmas is cooked and we're handing out our 2020 Awards. (Worst Lockdown Barnet, Funniest Show Moment, Best Unlikely Lookalike of the Year etc). Man City's recent form is making us Liverpool backers sweat. We sum up the Premier League's festive period and Pope 'the traditionalist' looks forward to the FA Cup 3rd Round. Away from footy we've got a big preview and picks for this weekend's NFL Wildcard Weekend, a Steph Curry betting shout and some predictions for the Gervonta Davis- Ryan Garcia fight, which looks to be edging closer. Death race updates and Uncle Douglas, plus a fresh batch of your Unlikely Lookalikes and Keegan's of the Week. Send your suggestions and comments to @myconvoswiththepope on Instagram. Thanks for listening. x
75 minutes | 2 months ago
Bobby, Bangles and Beads: Firmino, Death Race Douglas, NBA Preview
The Christmas Gift that nobody asked for; our 30th Episode is a festive tinged celebrity special. Pope's calling for Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John to appear as guests in the new year through a friend of the show with contacts to Hollywood. Uncle Al delivers maybe his best Michael Douglas impressions yet. Pope recreates a Scouse version of Pesci's 'Funny How' Goodfellas scene. Christopher Walken pops in following last week's Buzzfeed article claiming he's never owned a cellphone, computer or sent an email. 'Wowa'.In sport we pay tribute to Gerard Houllier, look at Bobby Firmino's blast back to form and preview the NBA season with some basketball picks in our Soho Juice Co sponsored Tip of the Week section. Get in touch @myconvoswiththepope with your Unlikely Lookalikes, Keegan of the Week nominations and anything else you'd like us to gab about on the show. x
84 minutes | 3 months ago
Those Were The Days: Football Chants, Maradona in Mexico, Joshua-Pulev Boycott
Shit broadband has lead to a funny, stripped back edition. 90 Minutes of boxing gabs, football talk and random bullshit. Why you shouldn't be buying Joshua-Pulev. Why you should be watching Diego in Mexico. Why isn't John Terry talking about the Anton Ferdinand case? Why are Liverpool still ridiculously good odds at Anfield?We discuss the funniest chants we've heard at football grounds and want you to submit yours (@myconvoswiththepope) on instagram. Thanks for listening. x
125 minutes | 3 months ago
The Big Boxing One (with Coach Wayne Smith)
Boxing Coach Wayne Smith will be in the corner of Lyndon Arthur for his massive British Light Heavyweight bout against Anthony Yarde on Saturday night. Wayne joined us to break down the fight, discuss last weekend's action involving Mike Tyson, Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois, and preview this weekend's other cards, including Billy Joe Saunders v Martin Murray and Errol Spence's comeback fight against Danny Garcia. Wayne also discusses his incredible personal road of recovery from a brain haemorrhage, suffered in a late 80s kickboxing bout. As the head coach of The Golden Gloves ABC in Toxteth, he shares his concerns about the impact of Covid on amateur boxing and the sport in general. Away from the fight game we gab about Klopp's strop, Diego Maradona and the heartbreaking losses Sheffield United keep inflicting on one of ours host's lives (Ste). There's a great batch of Unlikely Lookalikes and some big priced picks for the weekend. Thanks for listening, get in touch @myconvoswiththepope on Instagram.
78 minutes | 3 months ago
Casino, Calvert-Lewin, Cardiff Cup Finals
It's 25 years since Casino was released in cinemas. We're gabbing gambling, Scorsese films and chasing on a Sunday. Liverpool and Everton reviews include DCL being better than we thought and Andy Robertson being better than Lionel Messi. Pope's got beef with Welsh people, John Parrot and Derry Mathews. We revisit Christmas destroying stories from our younger days and relive some post-cup final carry on from the Cardiff years. Previews focus on the weekend's Daniel Dubois-Joe Joyce and Roy Jones-Mike Tyson fights in the Soho Tip of the Week section. Plus, Uncle Al's back with the best Michael Douglas impression you're likely to hear. Get in touch with us and submit your Unlikely Lookalikes/Keegan's of the Week @myconvoswiththepope on Instagram. Thanks for listening. x
113 minutes | 4 months ago
Bruck 'Em Up: Busta, Bellew, Trump-Biden
That was one bad, bad Matchroom card Saturday. We're looking at all the weekend's boxing action, including Davis-Santa Cruz and Tony Bellew's terrible punditry. With a big bet on Biden, Ste's in for a sweaty US Election night. We revisit the high/lowlights from Trump's presidency, as Pope predicts a landslide victory for the Orange one. We read out an incredible batch of Unlikely Lookalikes from the listeners. There's Christopher Walken doing Tony Soprano and all the usual funny sound clips from the week's sporting events, as well as an early Liverpool-City preview.The whole episode's wrapped in a soundtrack of Busta Rhymes' ace new album Extinction Level Event 2. Rate, subscribe and get in touch @myconvoswiththepope on Instagram x
68 minutes | 5 months ago
Demolition Derby: ACL's, UCL, Betting on Mookie
Jesus, what a Derby. After crying to Peter Reid last week about how timid the Merseyside rivalry had become, we finally get into the fallout of Everton & Liverpool's wild clash last weekend. There's a World Series preview and look at main man Mookie Betts. Some 49ers and Steelers talk from the NFL, and a couple of tremendous Unlikely Lookalike's thrown at Pope from our listeners. The Soundtrack features all sorts, from Blue Mick's favourite Everton player to Uncle Al's Michael Douglas impression and Killer Crab Men's new Keegan of the Week theme. We blimp over the returning Champions League and pull a tremendous Tony Warner story from the archives. Get involved with us on Twitter and Instagram.
100 minutes | 5 months ago
Merseyside Derby Special (with Peter Reid)
Everton legend Peter Reid joins us to preview The Merseyside Derby. Reidy's on top form; talking 80s rivalries with Liverpool, winning that first trophy under Howard Kendall and his massive distrust of The Tory Government. He goes head-to head with Popey over Saturday's big game, gives his opinion on Carlo's side and throws us a curveball Derby pick for the Soho Tip of The Week. Away from Merseyside we review the NBA Finals, look at Vasyl Lomachenko's upcoming fight this weekend and discuss whether pool player Earl 'The Pearl' Strickland was an amateur soft-porn star on the side? Everyone from The Lightning Seeds to MiC Lowry provide the episode's Scouse soundtrack. Follow us @myconvoswiththepope on Instagram and Twitter.
97 minutes | 5 months ago
All Bets Are Off: Klopp's Flops, Everton Top, LeBron Beef, Bookie Trouble
Power! On what felt like our pre, pre-Merseyside Derby show, we're in search of Kevin Campbell for next week's episode. Pope gives his 30-day Everton appraisal. We tear a strip out of Liverpool's lacklustre defending, lap-up Richard Keys' Messi-Ronaldo take and ask what LeBron James is doing with the 1.5 million dollars he's spending on his body each year? Unlikely Lookalike involves Jerry Seinfeld, the soundtrack includes everyone from Homeboy Sandman to Liam Gallagher. Give us a follow over @myconvoswiththepope on Instagram. Thanks for listening. x
116 minutes | 5 months ago
The Brys is Right: Devastating DeChambeau. Thiago-Rodriguez talk. NFL crazies. Feeling the Heat?
Two piss-taking hours packed with sports talk, soundbites, cool tunes and gambling picks. Pope's landed a Virgina Ham of a bet with 16-1 US Open winner DeChambeau, but seems more concerned about the bread he could lose with his injury plagued 49ers. We get into bulging Bryson, how he dominated Winged Foot and debate how long his body can 'rip shit up' the way it does. A mental NFL weekend is relived, while Everton & Liverpool talk centres around midfielders Thiago, James Rodriguez and the new defensive colossus Fabinho. There's an unusual accusation regarding Frank Lampard's revolutionary underwear and we roll out our new Unlikely Lookalikes section. Soho Tips of the Week are some big priced American Football picks, while there's Premier League betting angles a plenty for the weekend. Lots of funny non-sport stories in the mix to boot. If you enjoy the show, give us a shout on @myconvoswiththepope over on Instagram. x
78 minutes | 6 months ago
The Heat Goes On: Miami-Boston. Everton, Liverpool talk. US Open Preview & Picks
On our Miami themed 20th episode, we're gabbing Heat-Celtics, as Ste's pre-season 100-1 punt on Pat Riley's crew for the championship edges closer to landing. Pope's back. The NFL's back. The Prem's back. On Merseyside: are Everton as good as Spurs were bad? Is Klopp realising Fabinho's fragilities? Will Bobby Firmino ever score again? Away from sport, Pope's enrolled Baby Gronk in school and realised we've not seen each other since February in Amsterdam. Are we mates at this point, or just pen pals? Previews & picks for golf's US Open, as well as some literal toilet humour involving Steve Bruce and Pope's step-mother in-law. Thanks for listening and subscribing, get involved @myconvoswiththepope over on Instagram. x
98 minutes | 6 months ago
Put Me In, Coach: Sopranos Shouts, Povetkin Lands, NBA Bubble. Faldo, Monty & Robbie Revelations.
From The Streets to Satriale's, we've accidentally done a Sopranos themed episode. Meditating with Moltisanti, obscure shouts, Richie Aprile impressions and classic sound bites from the greatest TV show of all time. Povetkin finally landed a Soho Tip of The Week. We're going head-to-head with 33-1 shots in the BMW Championship for our next picks, while throwing out some salacious stories involving golfers Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie and singer Robbie Williams. The NBA action had been shit-hot pre-boycott. We talk bubble highlights and ask if the LA Clippers are the most gangsta side at Disney World. Thanks for listening. If you get a second please rate, review, subscribe and/or get involved with our instagram page @myconvoswiththepope.. x
78 minutes | 7 months ago
The Ballad of Ronnie O'Jackson: Pep's Problems, Whyte-Povetkin, Covid Tests, More Mike Skinner
Guy walks into a psychiatrists office... On Episode 18 Pope plays Melfi, tackling Ste on swerving last week's call due to his recent return to drinking. We talk Ste's meet with Mike Skinner and plan a podcast trip to Amsterdam for The Streets' Dutch weekender next year. On the sport front we're previewing the Whyte-Povetkin Fight Camp finale and weigh-up Pep Guardiola's precarious place amongst the greatest manager's of all time. Pope recalls his surreal meeting with a Ronnie O'Sullivan-Michael Jackson super-fan at one of the Rocket's exhibition snooker matches some years ago. With the Champions League and Europa finals this weekend, NBA's postseason and Golf's FedEx playoffs underway, as well as the first Subway Yankees - Mets series of the MLB season, is this the greatest sporting week of all time? Tips of the Week are 16-5, 13-2 and 14-1 shots, brought to you by The Soho Juice Co. Get involved in the show @myconvoswiththepope on Insta. Thanks for listening!
88 minutes | 7 months ago
Horses for Corpses: USPGA Tips, NBA Upsets, Europa Picks, City-Madrid, Call Centre Stories
Cocktails and Karaoke in Cantril Farm, Pope's FA Cup final day was everything he'd hoped for and more. We're previewing another big weekend of football with the Champions League back; getting into Real Madrid's trip to Manchester City while comparing United and Wolves' chances of going all the way in the returning Europa League. Our outside shout Brooklyn Nets beat the well fancied Milwaukee Bucks in basketball's biggest betting upset since 1993. We look at who's hot and who's snot in the NBA Covid bubble. Loads of advice around to bet on the USPGA, golf's first major of the year. Plus, we delve into some funny carry-on from our early days working in call-centres, including a few good gambling tales from our time on the phones at Betfred. Get rid of it Mick! Thanks for listening... get involved with the show on Instagram @myconvoswithpope. x
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