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S03 Ep. 82: Walk it Like I Talk it
We start with updates on our increased listenership and share DMV adventures; (15:17) COVID-19 hits the first family and Harris camp, dueling townhalls make airwaves, and two well-known rappers make the news; (55:09) Phil Collins feels something in the air, reality TV roundup; (1:10:27) the Lakers don’t disappoint, several new prospects ride the NBA coaching carousel, positive COVID tests make the NFL scramble, scandal shakes up the Japanese Olympic swimming team.FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcastTwitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
S03 Ep. 81: From Gold to Tarnished Brass
We begin the episode by bringing back one of our favorite segments; (16:31) the week is dominated by the President’s Covid-19 announcement and the Vice Presidential debate; (49:43) Eddie Van Halen is remembered, Jaguar Wright continues spilling tea, Fall TV begins in earnest, and “Ghost” has its mid-season finale; (1:26:54) the Lakers are up in the “Bubble” Finals, COVID forces the NFL to shuffle games, the Texans fire Bill O’Brien, Washington continues to feel the “Doug Williams curse.”FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcastTwitter: @Stop_PlayinPod#StopPlayinandSubscribe
S03 Ep. 80: A Different Level of Crazy
We celebrate our 80th episode and continue to chart the show's progress with an announcement; (6:35) the first Presidential Debate is a debacle, the Supreme Court nomination fight begins, Breonna Taylor is denied justice, college students engage in “swatting,” the Vietnamese take recycling to all the wrong levels; (51:52) Chadwick Boseman’s legacy continues to shine, Power Book 2 continues to deliver; (1:22:27) Mark Cuban steps up for Delonté West, the NBA Finals begin with the Lakers dominating the Heat, Doc Rivers and Clippers finally part ways, a COVID outbreak headlines an extensive NFL roundup, the NHL and MLB seasons come to a close.FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcastTwitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
S03 Ep. 79: Do You Know What Today Is?
It's our anniversary! We reflect on the show's progress and acknowledge and thank our listeners; (8:10) the death of the "Notorious RBG" leaves the nation in mourning, Mitch McConnell teases his next move, a resurgence in COVID cases in Europe puts the world on notice, colleges contradict themselves, COVID surcharges begin in parts of the US; (32:36) The Fresh Prince and Aunt Viv finally reconcile, "Good Times" gets an animated makeover, KUWTK bids us adieu, DWTS comes out swinging, Power Book II is surprisingly entertaining; (1:20:32) the Clippers fall short and Dame gets the last word, AD seals the deal, Giannis takes a stand, ESPN's Maria Taylor receives unnecessary criticism, the Big Ten does a reverse, the Falcons are exactly who we thought they were, NFL round up.
A Stop Playin' Bonus: The 2020 NFL Preview Episode
NFL Football is finally back! On this SUPERsized bonus episode, we go round robin and discuss the upcoming NFL season. Here's the breakdown: NFC North (6:15); NFC South (33:56); NFC East (58:35); NFC West (1:31:56); AFC North (1:53:37); AFC South (2:09:20); AFC East (2:24:44); and AFC West (2:41:09).IG & FB: thestopplayinpodcastTwitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
S03 Ep. 78: We Never Freeze (featuring Reese Waters)
We start the podcast with an introduction of our guest--television and radio personality--Reese Waters, (12:44) Jacob Blake’s shooting and the Kenosha protests, along with the RNC dominate the week, (54:43) The entire country mourns the sudden death of Chadwick Boseman, NBCNews gives COVID to the wrong celebrity, Cardi B claps back on the GOP, Taylor Swift receives a public apology, and we give our picks in the upcoming Verzuz with Brandy and Monica, (1:28:26) We acknowledge the passing of a lovable NBA veteran, the NBA reacts to the happenings in Kenosha with other major sports following their lead.FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcastTwitter: @Stop_PlayinPod