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For fans of the New York Islanders.

Islanders Anxiety: A New York Islanders podcast Islanders Anxiety

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    • 4.9 • 252 Ratings

For fans of the New York Islanders.

    Country Club Atmosphere (Sample) - The Islanders are Cricket's Team

    Country Club Atmosphere (Sample) - The Islanders are Cricket's Team

    In this special free sample of our latest episode of Country Club Atmosphere, Mike talks about how the NHL and the Islanders managed to seep into his time at the T20 Cricket World Cup games played at Eisenhower Park in the last couple of weeks.
    He tells us why ex-cricket players make better on-air talent than ex-NHL players, how one visiting journalist became an Islanders fan over the course of his short stay on Long Island, and how one unfortunate Islanders fan video still haunts the team across the continent.
    To hear the full episode, and all of our other Country Club Atmosphere episodes (it's our non-hockey podcast that somehow always ends up back at hockey), head over to Patreon.com/IslandersAnxiety and sign up for our Country Club tier.
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    • 12 min
    Monthly Mail Bag podcast - June 2024 (Sample)

    Monthly Mail Bag podcast - June 2024 (Sample)

    Enjoy this sample of June's Monthly Mail Bag podcast. Here, we look at sad fanbases, the death of Capfriendly, celebs at Islanders games and the least worst name choice for the NHL's newest team.
    Later, we tackle some different possible timelines for the Islanders, body switching, time travelling and uses for a few other super powers. We also discuss jersey choices, Islanders media choices, and UBS Arena food choices, and joke about making movies and starting our own podcast network. Things get wild, but it feels good to talk Islanders in the middle of summer.
    To hear the full episode, head over to Patreon.com/IslandersAnxiety and sign up for our Country Club tier.
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    • 32 min
    Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Olli Jokinen (with guest David Skurnik)

    Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Olli Jokinen (with guest David Skurnik)

    Joined by David Skurnik of Skurnik Wines and The Pinot Project, Mike and Dan remember the short Long Island stint of "superstar journeyman" Olli Jokinen. Jokinen arrived and left in two of the worst trades in Islanders history. In between, he was ridiculed by his general manager, dismissed by fans, endured long slumps and trade rumors, and only finally came alive after it was too late. Once free of the Islanders, he found his game in Florida, then began a decade-long tour through the NHL before coming back into the Islanders' orbit as a coach... for a prospect who was also traded. David tells us his philosophy on the wine business, how kids birthday parties at Nassau Coliseum could easily get ruined and how a small bounce here or there can really change a team's fortunes.
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    Vintage Ice Hockey for t-shirts, hoodies and jerseys with hundreds of classic hockey logos, and our Al Arbour and The Island merch which benefit dementia research. Use the code ANXIETY20 to save 20% off an order of two items.


    The Pinot Project has a Rosé, a Pinot Grigio and a Wine Enthusiast Best Buy Pinot Noir, all under $15 a bottle. Available at local wine stores and UBS Arena.

    Visit Lighthousehockey.com for the most up-to-date Islanders news and discussion.

    Islanders Anxiety podcasts are part of the Fans First Sports Network (@FansFirstSN).


    Our theme is "Knuckles" by Björn Falk. Hear more of his music on Spotify and at Bandcamp.
    Drum sfx via Zapsplat.com.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Islanders Anxiety - Indescribable Relief

    Islanders Anxiety - Indescribable Relief

    Mike and Dan take a deep breath as the Rangers get eliminated from the playoffs, opening the door for the first ever edition of "Ranger Piece Theater." We do some dramatic readings of Blueshirts postmortems and examine how a fanbase that is catered to almost exclusively by the NHL's biggest broadcast partners somehow still seems to feel they are being targeted unfairly (maybe they'll make a documentary about that, too). We also throw in one Panthers-focused work that is somehow a referendum on the Maple Leafs continued struggles. But because we're not just here to hate, we start by discussing the recent changes at the top of the Islanders goaltending department, with new voices coming in and exiting, and congratulate captain Anders Lee on a much deserved King Clancy Trophy.
    Subscribe to our Patreon! Members get ad-free episodes of the shows, bonus podcasts, written posts, discounts and much more.
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    Vintage Ice Hockey for t-shirts, hoodies and jerseys with hundreds of classic hockey logos, and our Al Arbour and The Island merch which benefit dementia research. Use the code ANXIETY20 to save 20% off an order of two items.


    The Pinot Project has a Rosé, a Pinot Grigio and a Wine Enthusiast Best Buy Pinot Noir, all under $15 a bottle. Available at local wine stores and UBS Arena.

    The fine folks at FOCO have two new Islanders bobbleheads commemorating the Stadium Series game at Met Life Stadium. Order your Ilya Sorokin or Sparky The Dragon bobblehead today at FOCO dot com. These are limited to 124 pieces so act now.

    Visit Lighthousehockey.com for the most up-to-date Islanders news and discussion.

    Islanders Anxiety podcasts are part of the Fans First Sports Network (@FansFirstSN).


    Our theme is "Morning Haze" by Family Dinner. Hear more of their music on Bandcamp and on Spotify.
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Islanders Anxiety - A Multi-Leg Thing

    Islanders Anxiety - A Multi-Leg Thing

    In their Rangers-free zone, Mike and Dan discuss the recent trade the Islanders made with the Chicago Blackhawks that netted them an extra second round pick and some flexibility this offseason. Through a swap of first rounders, the Islanders received a well-traveled group of assets that could help them get rid of an onerous contract (whether they need to or not), or be used to trade for an impact player. And one particular talented but troubled player - who might be on the outs with his hometown team - could be a target of the Islanders, who have a lot of connections back to him, assuming he even wants to be traded. We also talk about some different players who are rumored to be on the move, and whether Lou Lamoriello could just use the picks to draft some other dudes we've never heard of in a month. Either way, this seemingly random Memorial Day Weekend news dump is something we'll be thinking about for the next few weeks.
    Subscribe to our Patreon! Members get ad-free episodes of the shows, bonus podcasts, written posts, discounts and much more.
    Visit our friends:


    Vintage Ice Hockey for t-shirts, hoodies and jerseys with hundreds of classic hockey logos, and our Al Arbour and The Island merch which benefit dementia research. Use the code ANXIETY20 to save 20% off an order of two items.


    The Pinot Project has a Rosé, a Pinot Grigio and a Wine Enthusiast Best Buy Pinot Noir, all under $15 a bottle. Available at local wine stores and UBS Arena.

    The fine folks at FOCO have two new Islanders bobbleheads commemorating the Stadium Series game at Met Life Stadium. Order your Ilya Sorokin or Sparky The Dragon bobblehead today at FOCO dot com. These are limited to 124 pieces so act now.

    Visit Lighthousehockey.com for the most up-to-date Islanders news and discussion.

    Islanders Anxiety podcasts are part of the Fans First Sports Network (@FansFirstSN).


    Our theme is "Morning Haze" by Family Dinner. Hear more of their music on Bandcamp and on Spotify.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 58 min
    Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Weirdest Islander of the Year 2024 (with guest Jon Zella)

    Weird Islanders: The Podcast! - Weirdest Islander of the Year 2024 (with guest Jon Zella)

    Along with Nassaumen Hockey's Jon Zella, Mike and Dan crown the first ever Weirdest Islander of the Year per the results of a listener vote. While several had the qualifications (less than 50 games played for the Islanders this season), only one man truly epitomized what makes a Weird Islander, with a long NHL tenure on other teams, a notable arrival on Long Island, and an eventful season that included a memorable ending. His victory might have come in a runaway but that doesn't mean there wasn't intrigue! The race for second place was a surprising one, and the man who lost might be the more interesting (and fitting) of the two. We also have some honorable mentions, who we don't expect to stay Weird Islanders for very long, and we name the trophy that will henceforth be awarded annually. It's a fine and festive way to celebrate the 50th episode of a show that’s a testament to the fans of this very weird team. Thank you all for listening to these and rest assured that we are nowhere near done.
    And, of course, thanks again to Jon for joining us again. He’s one of our favorites to talk to all through the season. Follow him at @JonZella and look for the season finale of the Nassaumen Hockey podcast soon (I think).
    Subscribe to our Patreon! Members get ad-free episodes of all our shows, bonus podcasts, written posts, discounts and much more.
    Visit our friends:


    Vintage Ice Hockey for t-shirts, hoodies and jerseys with hundreds of classic hockey logos, and our Al Arbour and The Island merch which benefit dementia research. Use the code ANXIETY20 to save 20% off an order of two items.


    The Pinot Project has a Rosé, a Pinot Grigio and a Wine Enthusiast Best Buy Pinot Noir, all under $15 a bottle. Available at local wine stores and UBS Arena.

    Visit Lighthousehockey.com for the most up-to-date Islanders news and discussion.

    Islanders Anxiety podcasts are part of the Fans First Sports Network (@FansFirstSN).


    Our theme is "Knuckles" by Björn Falk. Hear more of his music on Spotify and at Bandcamp.
    Drum sfx via Zapsplat.com.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
252 Ratings

252 Ratings

ithuy1971 ,

The quintessential Islander podcast

There are many Islander podcast, some I like and some not so much. Of all of them Islanders Anxiety is my favorite. It’s neither one of those overly optimistic where everything is prefect nor doom and gloom let’s tear down the team l, fire everybody and celebrate Islander losses to show how right they are. Dan and Mike sound like your run of the mill Islander fans, suffering and celebrating with the rest of us. I also love when they point out the hypocrisy of other teams. I highly recommend. It’s a must listen for me.

StillWeavens ,

The best snapshot of the heart and soul of Isles fans

What a terrific place to go to immerse yourself in a fandom and franchise that is drowning in lore. Mike and Dan each offer their unique perspectives on a team that is both constantly overlooked and yet chock full of absurdist anecdotes. While neither host claims to take an analytical approach to their content, their wisdom, and curiosity around the Islanders, the NHL, and the NY metro area shows something that amounts to an emotionally intelligent conversation about fandom and life.

John Frusciante ,

#1 isles podcast / top 10 across NHL

If you’re an isles fan and appreciate sarcasm, you’ll love this

If you’re a hockey fan curious to hear how ridiculous of an existence isles fans have you’ll love this too

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