It's a new era at ND Insider's "Pod of Gold" podcast as Notre Dame football beat writers Fernando Ramirez and Mike Berardino talk Irish sports, pop culture and the latest athletic news swirling around the Golden Dome with special and insightful regular guests.
Pod of Gold: Former Lou Holtz-era recruiting coordinator Bob Chmiel says, 'I believe in Marcus Freeman'
Much has changed since Bob Chmiel was Notre Dame football's recruiting coordinator in the 1990s under former head coach Lou Holtz. Chmiel joined South Bend Tribune and ND Insider “Pod of Gold” hosts Mike Berardino and Fernando Ramirez this week to discuss the current Irish recruiting push, his reverence for the University growing up as a Catholic kid from Chicago, and the direction of the program under first-year coach Marcus Freeman.
Pod of Gold: Notre Dame is a baseball school ... for the next two weeks, at least. Tom Noie and John Brice explain
Disregard that football in the Pod of Gold logo today. Imagine instead a baseball. Because that's what ND Insider and South Bend Tribune columnist Tom Noie is talking about on this episode as the Irish are set to play in their first College World Series since 2002. That's two decades for those scoring at home.
Joining Tom is Footballscoop.com's John Brice, a college football and baseball expert who used to cover University of Tennessee athletics. Notre Dame punched its ticket to Omaha with a three-game Super Regional upset of the No. 1 Volunteers in Knoxville.
The Irish open CWS play Friday at 7 p.m. (ET) against Texas.
Pod of Gold: Former Notre Dame transfer Adam Shibley encouraging current Irish players to help coach camps
Former Notre Dame graduate transfer and linebacker Adam Shibley joined South Bend Tribune and ND Insider “Pod of Gold” host Mike Berardino and Fernando Ramirez this week to speak on his business that helps put on football camps. His company, TUFF, only charges a donation of at least $1 for young athletes to attend. This helps kids learn from some of the best players in the nation and the camp isn’t charging ridiculous prices.
Pod of Gold: Brandon Wimbush talks Steve Angeli, cold weather quarterbacking and the pressure of starting a season opener
Former Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush and his MOGL co-founder Ayden Syal joined “Pod of Gold” this week to lend their perspective on how their fast-growing, compliance-centric company can help restore sanity to the Name, Image, Likeness process.
Wimbush, who went 13-3 as the starter in 2017-18 before moving on to Central Florida as a graduate transfer, also weighed in on several Irish football topics, including the potential (on and off the field) of freshman quarterback Steve Angeli; the advantages of being a cold-weather quarterback once you get to South Bend; and the pressure of starting a season opener under center with little prior experience.
Pod of Gold: Former Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire talks NIL, NFTs and QB battles
Former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire knows a thing or two about QB battles. Nicknamed The Lucky Lefty, Zaire, now lives in California. He joined Pod of Gold hosts and Notre Dame football beat writers Fernando Ramirez and Mike Berardino Wednesday for a wide ranging conversation that touched on the state of the QB position for the Irish, recruiting and life in the NIL and cryptocurrency world.
Country music legend Garth Brooks talks college football and performing at Notre Dame Stadium
We know for sure now that Garth Brooks has friends in low places.
The music megastar and hall of famer, chatted with South Bend Tribune and NDInsider Pod of Gold hosts Fernando Ramirez and Mike Berardino prior to Saturday's 7 p.m. concert at Notre Dame Stadium.
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.
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.
Bring back Eric & Tyler!
I’ve listened to the two episodes without Eric Hanson and Tyler James. The quality of this has really gone down hill. This has gone from a 5 star podcast to a 1 star. I doubt I will listen to this much in the future.
What a huge loss in the name of cost cutting. Ugh.