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NDInsider.com's "Pod of Gold" podcast is powered by The South Bend Tribune and recorded at the studios of WNDU-TV, South Bend Indiana's NBC affiliate. Notre Dame football beat writers Mike Berardino, Tom Noie and Austin Hough talk Irish sports, pop culture and the latest athletic news swirling around the Golden Dome with special guests. 

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    • 4.6 • 238 Ratings

NDInsider.com's "Pod of Gold" podcast is powered by The South Bend Tribune and recorded at the studios of WNDU-TV, South Bend Indiana's NBC affiliate. Notre Dame football beat writers Mike Berardino, Tom Noie and Austin Hough talk Irish sports, pop culture and the latest athletic news swirling around the Golden Dome with special guests. 

    Notre Dame football podcast: Talking Sun Bowl, early signees and Irish OC search

    Notre Dame football podcast: Talking Sun Bowl, early signees and Irish OC search

    SOUTH BEND — There's plenty of Notre Dame football news to unpack on this week's Pod of Gold podcast.

    South Bend Tribune and NDinsider.com beat writers Tom Noie and Mike Berardino size up the Irish transfer portal finds, their 2024 early signees and of course what to expect from the Dec. 29 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl matchup with No. 21 Oregon State in El Paso, Texas.

    Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. It's the 90th Sun Bowl contest and marks the third post-season battle with the Beavers who won both the 2001 Fiesta Bowl and 2004 Insight Bowl by a combined average score of 39.5-15.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Talking Notre Dame's surprise matchup vs. Oregon State with Sun Bowl executive director Bernie Olivas

    Talking Notre Dame's surprise matchup vs. Oregon State with Sun Bowl executive director Bernie Olivas

    SOUTH BEND — How did this happen? How did No. 15 Notre Dame football land in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl opposite No. 21 Oregon State? How do Irish fans get excited about this?

    South Bend Tribune and NDinsider.com beat writers Tom Noie and Mike Berardino chat with equally surprised Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas to scratch at those answers on this week's Pod of Gold podcast.

    Kickoff on Friday, Dec. 29 is set for 2 p.m. It's the 90th Sun Bowl contest and second for the Irish, who topped Miami (Fla.) 33-17 on New Year's Eve 2010. The game also marks the third post-season matchup between Notre Dame and Oregon State, with the Beavers winning both the 2001 Fiesta Bowl and 2004 Insight Bowl — both in Phoenix — by a combined average score of 39.5-15.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Talking Notre Dame football: Can Irish get banged-up offense going against Wake Forest?

    Talking Notre Dame football: Can Irish get banged-up offense going against Wake Forest?

    SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame football didn't have the benefit of an opponent last week to help eradicate the taste of its flop at Clemson Nov. 4. Senior Day against Wake Forest Saturday can't seem to get here fast enough.

    Kickoff at Notre Dame Stadium Saturday is 3:30 p.m. with a ceremony honoring 31 Irish seniors shortly beforehand. Notre Dame (7-3) still has a 10-win season in its sights even though a New Year's Six Bowl is off the table.

    On this week's Pod of Gold Notre Dame football podcast, hosts Tom Noie and Mike Berardino unpack the Irish disappointment in South Carolina, assess how the ND can get its offense back on track and monitor transfer portal percolations. They also breakdown the Wake Forest game with Learfield sideline reporter Dave Goren.

    • 52 min
    ACC Network analyst Eric Mac Lain joins Pod of Gold to talk Notre Dame vs. Clemson at Death Valley

    ACC Network analyst Eric Mac Lain joins Pod of Gold to talk Notre Dame vs. Clemson at Death Valley

    SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame football landed at No. 15 in the first College Football Playoff rankings unveiled Tuesday night. The Irish need to win their final three games starting Saturday against a struggling, but still very dangerous Clemson team in Death Valley, in order to have any chance at a New Year's Six Bowl invitation.

    As are South Bend Tribune Pod of Gold hosts Tom Noie and Mike Berardino unpack Notre Dame's impressive win over Pitt last Saturday and breakdown what it needs to do against the Tigers this Saturday. They are joined this week by Eric Mac Lain, a former Clemson football captain and current analyst for the ACC Network.

    Kickoff Saturday at Memorial Stadium is noon ET.

    • 50 min
    What does USC Week mean? Notre Dame icons Justin Tuck and Eric Penick join Pod of Gold to explain

    What does USC Week mean? Notre Dame icons Justin Tuck and Eric Penick join Pod of Gold to explain

    South Bend Tribune ND beat writer Mike Berardino and columnist Tom Noie are joined on this week's Pod of Gold by former players Justin Tuck and Eric Penick

    • 55 min
    Talking the halfway point of the Notre Dame football's season, Sam Hartman, Mitchell Evans and 'Freakin' Rico Flores Jr.

    Talking the halfway point of the Notre Dame football's season, Sam Hartman, Mitchell Evans and 'Freakin' Rico Flores Jr.

    SOUTH BEND — Another week, another undefeated opponent, another night game. And another episode of Pod of Gold as we breakdown Notre Dame football vs. Louisville. Kickoff Saturday at L&N Federal Credit Union Stadium is 7:30 p.m. on ABC

    South Bend Tribune ND beat writer Mike Berardino and columnist Tom Noie take us through the final moments at Duke from the sidelines, talk the emergence of tight end Mitchell Evans and "freakin" Rico Flores Jr. And when will QB Sam Hartman throw his first interception since the Gasparilla Bowl? He's had his struggles against the Cardinals

    Tom and Mike are joined by former Major League manager and Notre Dame enthusiast Dave Trembley on how Marcus Freeman has adapted to the spotlight under the Golden Dome.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
238 Ratings

238 Ratings

Jmd2017 ,

Very Informative

Excellent podcast for good insights on Irish football. Great choices of guests covering a wide variety of topics. Tyler and Eric have good chemistry as well.

Pbh101($&@ ,

Good interviews and content but production value lacking

Frequently this podcast is mixed to the left ear only. Should be a quick fix that really improves the end product!

jdirish005! ,

Mic makes it nearly unlistenable

Got to fix that one dudes mic or whatever the issue is as can’t hear any of his questions and makes the podcast that was once good now amateurish.

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