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The only podcast you'll ever need...
New name. Same crap podcast. Join Andy from Desipio.com, Sam from Deadspin, and Kyle from...Wisconsin as they regularly talk about the irregular Chicago Cubs. And, there are special interview podcasts with interesting people mixed in, too.

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The only podcast you'll ever need...
New name. Same crap podcast. Join Andy from Desipio.com, Sam from Deadspin, and Kyle from...Wisconsin as they regularly talk about the irregular Chicago Cubs. And, there are special interview podcasts with interesting people mixed in, too.

    69. Good S*ht or Bull Sh*t? - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    69. Good S*ht or Bull Sh*t? - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Andy, Sam and Kyle discuss the Cubs' 10-2 start (while in the background they get smoked by the hapless Royals) and play a fun game that will soon be sweeping the nation titled, "Good Sh*t or Bull Sh*t." They look at the starts of many of the Cubs and try to figure out if that performance, good or bad is the real thing or an illusion. They try to figure out where Jose Quintana should go when he returns from injury, if this is the end of the road for Albert Almora and just what the hell was that thing with Mark Grace this week? 


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    68. "Any pitching evaluation system can have a bad decade" - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    68. "Any pitching evaluation system can have a bad decade" - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Andy, Sam and Kyle have actual Cubs games to discuss and they dig into the soggy underbelly of the team--it's bullpen. What's more amazing, a decade plus and still no arms produced from the farm system, or the ponderous but historic efforts last week by both Craig Kimbrel and Dillon Maples? Andy debuts a new segment, "Is this joke too mean?" They rehash a full week of Marquee programming, try to figure out just who Ryan Dempster is supposed to amuse and why Taylor McGregor is at the games. Then they discuss Josh Phegley's inability to crouch, Kris Bryant's annual Cincinnati injury and look at what should be a pretty easy schedule this week. 


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    67. How we learned to stop worrying and love pandemic baseball

    67. How we learned to stop worrying and love pandemic baseball

    Andy, Kyle and Sam are back to talk about the 2020 baseball season, why the playoffs were expanded at the last second, why Dillon Maples is still around, and how hard it will be for the Cubs to miss the playoffs. Andy dispels three annoying myths about baseball roster constructiona, Kyle has been watching Marquee and he has thoughts, Sam has thoughts about pretty much everything. They discuss what new rules are unlikely to ever go away and who the real victims are in the Blue Jays homelessness. Basically, they all have reservations about playing sports in a pandemic but are going to enjoy whatever they get. As long as the Cardinals don't win anything. 


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    66. "It's going to be a weird baseball cup"

    66. "It's going to be a weird baseball cup"

    Baseball season's back (sorta) and so are Andy, Sam and Kyle to talk about the re-start, whether it's a good idea (you can probably guess) what would make this weird, short, season worth watching, how the Cubs should approach it and Andy describes what the Marquee Sports Network has actually been like so far to two guys who can't get it. And, Andy and Sam tell stories about saying and writing things that got them or people close to them in trouble. It's great to be back! 


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    65. Last Dance wrap up with Kelly Dwyer - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    65. Last Dance wrap up with Kelly Dwyer - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Kelly Dwyer joins Andy to put a bow on The Last Dance. Among the topics they flog are why Michael Jordan really hates Scott Burrell, why Reggie Miller is wrong about everything, who the biggest omission from the documentary is, what's up with Toni's camera angle, why Dan Majerle belonged in Phoenix, how "close" did the Bulls ever really come to losing, 1.8 seconds, "the Mailman doesn't deliver on Sundays," Cedric Ceballos' jet ski, why Jerry Krause deserved it, but why does Jerry Reinsdorf always get off so easy, and Tim Floyd. 


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    64. Bruce Miles - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    64. Bruce Miles - Pointless Exercise Podcast

    Bruce joins Andy to talk about the different return to play scenarios for baseball, the "unintended" consequences of a short season that baseball will inevitably use to change the game permanently (for good and bad), who the biggest redass on the Cubs is and why it's a good thing, the next Cub to get a statue, why Bruce has never won an Emmy, the Sosa-McGwire documentary, what the Rickettses deal with Sosa is and other Cubs' self-inflicted PR disasters, and fun with the 1995 Cubs. 


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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Beers and Beat Guys ,

A hoot!

If you ever wanted to listen to the 2 old guys in the balcony from The Muppet Show do a Cubs podcast, this is for you!

Santo's Wooden Legs ,

Where the Other 15% Congregate

Sweden’s most popular Cubs podcast is nonstop hijinx. Andy Dolan (of Desipio.com fame) and Mike Bradt (aka Bad Kermit) reminisce about Mike Quade’s eyebrows, Luis Valbuena’s bat flips (RIP), Al Yellon’s crummy baseball blog and Chicago’s worst sportswriters (spoiler alert — Phil Rogers takes the cake). They even occasionally discuss the current Cubs team! 10/10 will purchase again!

Desipio ,

This really is the only podcast I’ll ever need.

These guys are hilarious, and I would assume handsome, especially the tall one, whichever one that is.

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