156 episodes

Cubs talk for Cubs fans. Hosts Ryan Lieber and Chad Gordon, hatched their plan for this Podcast while watching the Cubs take batting practice before World Series Game 6. Each episode explore 9 "innings" of topics with a special 7th Inning guest conductor/interview with a Chicago sports reporter/anchor or a leader in the sports broadcasting world. Previous guests include Andre Dawson, Joe Buck, Mike Wilbon, Chris Myers, Karl Ravech, Len Kasper, Pat Hughes, MIke Greenberg, Sarah Spain, Marc Silverman, Ryan Dempster and many more. Fresh takes by guys that follow Cubs baseball religiously!

Friendly Confines Chicago Cubs Baseball Podcast Chad Gordon and Ryan Lieber

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    • 4.9 • 125 Ratings

Cubs talk for Cubs fans. Hosts Ryan Lieber and Chad Gordon, hatched their plan for this Podcast while watching the Cubs take batting practice before World Series Game 6. Each episode explore 9 "innings" of topics with a special 7th Inning guest conductor/interview with a Chicago sports reporter/anchor or a leader in the sports broadcasting world. Previous guests include Andre Dawson, Joe Buck, Mike Wilbon, Chris Myers, Karl Ravech, Len Kasper, Pat Hughes, MIke Greenberg, Sarah Spain, Marc Silverman, Ryan Dempster and many more. Fresh takes by guys that follow Cubs baseball religiously!

    Cubs Open 2022 Season-Roy Wood Jr. Joins the boys - Ep. 50

    Cubs Open 2022 Season-Roy Wood Jr. Joins the boys - Ep. 50

    1st inning: How do we get excited about the 2022 Cubs?

    2nd inning: Dissatisfied they didn’t sign any big names in the off-season?

    3rd inning: What player are you most interested in watching?

    4th inning: Is the rotation better now?

    5th inning: Will Contreras last the season?

    6th inning: Who are they better than in the NL Central?

    7th inning: Roy Wood, Jr. Interview

    8th inning: Ricketts buying Chelsea Soccer club

    9th inning: Ultimate prediction on the season?

    @ryandlieber @thechadgordon @roywoodjr @cubbiescrib @fansided
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    • 42 min
    Biggest off-season questions for the Cubs-WSB-TV Sports Anchor Zach Klein of joins the boys!

    Biggest off-season questions for the Cubs-WSB-TV Sports Anchor Zach Klein of joins the boys!

    1st inning-Work stoppage shutdown Dec 2nd 2nd inning-Contreras future3rd inning- Wisdom Silver Slugger finalist 4th inning- 3 biggest holes to fill this off-season?5th inning- McLeod leaves organization 6th inning- Is a game at Wrigley Field too expensive now? 7th inning- Klein Int 8th inning-Dusty still blames Bartman 9th inning-What if the Cubs had won the 2003 World Series @thechadgordon @ryandlieber @zachkleinWSB www.theconfines.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconfines/messageSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 52 min
    What does the Cubs off-season look like? Chicago Party Aunt Chris Witaske joins the boys!

    What does the Cubs off-season look like? Chicago Party Aunt Chris Witaske joins the boys!

    1st inning-Final thoughts on 2021 season 2nd inning- New GM in town 3rd inning- First move Hawkins needs to make? 4th inning-Which shortstop do you want? 5th inning- How long before they can contend again?6th inning- Where do Baez, Rizzo and Bryant end up next season? 7th inning- Witaske Int8th inning-Favorite TV show or movie filmed in Chicago? 9th inning-Which ex-Cub do you want to succeed the most in the post season? @ryandlieber @thechadgordon @chipartyaunt @chriswitakse @cubsconfines www.cubsconfines.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconfines/messageSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 52 min
    What does the Cubs future look like? Mark Carman from NBC Sports Chicago joins the boys.

    What does the Cubs future look like? Mark Carman from NBC Sports Chicago joins the boys.

    What does the off-season look like for the Cubs? How does this team rebuild? Plus Mark Carman from Fansided, WGN Radio and NBC Sports Chicago joins us. @ryandlieber @thechadgordon @thecarm --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconfines/messageSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 48 min
    3 Weeks to Go…Cubs Shift to Spoilers while Evaluating those Left Behind

    3 Weeks to Go…Cubs Shift to Spoilers while Evaluating those Left Behind

    Chad and Ryan Breakdown those left behind, look at the Big 3 (Bryant, Baez and Rizzo). --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconfines/messageSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min
    The Dog Days of the 2021 Season-Orioles Broadcaster Melanie Newman joins the show!

    The Dog Days of the 2021 Season-Orioles Broadcaster Melanie Newman joins the show!

    1st Inning-Jake’s Legacy2nd Inning-Cubs Lovable Losers Again?3rd Inning-Does Rafael Ortega have Staying Power? 4th Inning-Can Ian Happ Return to Form?5th Inning-What New Face Stays in 2022?6th Inning-Why/Why Not Watch7th Inning -Melanie Newman Int8th Inning-Field of Dreams Game Reax/Cubs Rumors9th Inning-Best/Worst Baseball Movies Twitter: @thechadgordon @ryandlieber @cubsconfines @melanielynneN www.theconfines.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theconfines/messageSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

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Smart, smarter, smartest

Smart and entertaining. Keep listening.

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Great Content & GREAT Guests!

The guys get right to the point. They are well-informed fans that are also organized when it comes to talking Cubs Baseball on a podcast.
They bring in guests like Pat Hughes and Mike Greenberg—and it just adds to the conversation. It also brings credibility. You need that in a podcast. You learn something new in every Friendly Confines podcast. Lots of respect to Ryno and Chad.

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The best Cubs podcast!

If you’re looking for a podcast about the Cubs, look no further! Entertaining, informative, passionate. These guys are the best!