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Sports, drafts and nonsense with Joe Posnanski and The Good Place's Michael Schur.

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Sports, drafts and nonsense with Joe Posnanski and The Good Place's Michael Schur.

    Meaningfulness & Meaninglessness With Ellen Adair

    Meaningfulness & Meaninglessness With Ellen Adair

    Frequent PosCast guest host and actress Ellen Adair joins host Joe Posnanski to discuss the many issues across the globe right now. The pair talks about the ongoing MLB labor discussions amid the pandemic and Ellen hints at some optimism that there will be a baseball season in 2020.

    Joe makes up some segments on the spot to make sure Ellen is on her toes. Say hello to "Ask Ellen If This Is A Great Player Or Not" and "A Reading With Ellen" where Joe gets to live out his dream of being an actor alongside Ellen.

    The PosCast with Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur regularly posts new episodes of meaninglessness each week. To ensure you never miss an episode, subscribe to the show in The Athletic App or wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Ultimate Cereal Draft With Linda Holmes

    The Ultimate Cereal Draft With Linda Holmes

    PosCast Pop Culture Correspondent Linda Holmes jumps on the latest episode of the PosCast to draft the world's greatest cereals with hosts Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur!

    Michael reveals how he navigated his numerous humiliations to ensure that the L.A. Regional Food Bank was supported - including eating a hot fruit pie and getting his hands on and wearing a Derek Jeter jersey. Plus, do writers really care about what critics have to say? Michael and Linda weigh in.

    Stick around for the hilarious cereal draft! See which cereal Michael describes as the "mainlining heroin of breakfast cereals" and hear how Linda selects her brigade of cereals that will help her attain her never ending quest for world domination.

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    • 2 hrs 12 min
    What Will A Socially Distant MLB Season Look Like?

    What Will A Socially Distant MLB Season Look Like?

    Talk of a potential 2020 baseball season is heating up and the PosCast is talking about it! Former MLB Pitcher Brandon McCarthy and Rolling Stone's Chief TV Critic Alan Sepinwall join host Joe Posnanski to ponder what a socially distant version of baseball could actually look like.

    Following the baseball talk, the crew drafts the things that they've discovered to replace the absence of sports during the global pandemic.

    The PosCast with Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur regularly posts new episodes of meaninglessness each week. To ensure you never miss an episode, subscribe to the show in The Athletic App or wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Boston Roots & Baseball Cards With Gary Gulman

    Boston Roots & Baseball Cards With Gary Gulman

    In what will surely go down as one of the shortest PosCasts in recent memory, hosts Joe Posnanski & Michael Schur say hello to comedian, Gary Gulman!

    Joe taps into Mike and Gary's Boston roots to talk about the town's many sports heroes and who they think is the most popular. Michael takes issue with the traditional end-of-game baseball celebration. Hear his fix for a situation that always seems to confuse the two guys that it most frequently involves.

    The trio takes a walk down memory lane to talk about their earliest memories from collecting baseball cards and how that evolved into playing Strat-O-Matic Baseball at a later age. All this in more in a brisk 68-minute episode!

    The PosCast with Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur regularly posts new episodes of meaninglessness each week. To ensure you never miss an episode, subscribe to the show in The Athletic App or wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Baseball's Life Lessons With Keith Law & Ellen Adair

    Baseball's Life Lessons With Keith Law & Ellen Adair

    Joe Posnanski and guest host Ellen Adair welcome acclaimed baseball writer Keith Law to discuss his new book, "The Inside Game: Bad Calls, Strange Moves, and What Baseball Behavior Teaches Us About Ourselves." (1:21)

    The book dives into how the inner workings of the game of baseball can forever impact baseball history. You can get your copy anywhere that books are sold!

    The group discusses the various shortcomings with baseball movies "Trouble With The Curve" and "The Babe" (30:42) before laying out what they think baseball will look like if and when it returns from its hiatus (35:36). For the draft, the group posits their life lessons that were learned because of baseball (49:52).

    The PosCast with Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur regularly posts new episodes of meaninglessness each week. To ensure you never miss an episode, subscribe to the show in The Athletic App or wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Name of The Year Bracket With Stefan Fatsis & Jonathan Hock

    Name of The Year Bracket With Stefan Fatsis & Jonathan Hock

    Joe and Michael welcome in Stefan Fatsis and Jonathan Hock for a delightful primer to the 2020 Name of the Year Bracket that takes place on unnamedtemporarysportsblog.com. Get your fill of some of the zaniest, real-life names and pick your favorites at @NOTYtourney on Twitter!

    Following the names discussion, the crew drafts the first baseball players that pop into their minds. Frank Duffy? Lee Lacy? Mark Quinn? The possibilities are endless!

    The PosCast with Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur regularly posts new episodes of meaninglessness each week. To ensure you never miss an episode, subscribe to the show in The Athletic App or wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 1 hr 53 min

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