Join Spencer Brown, former Missouri State University basketball player, and his mom, Allyson Twiggs, (former University of Arkansas basketball player) as they discuss all things basketball and sports. From the strategies and gameplay to shoes and jerseys, they’ll cover the game, past, present, and future. On this podcast, these two will share their hot takes on the state of play and beyond and invite their sports-loving friends as guests.
Episode 19: Spencer Goes to the Final Four
In this episode, Spencer talks about going to his first Final Four and his experiences in New Orleans. Spencer and Mom admit how wrong they were about Duke winning it all and talk about the final two games of March Madness. They discuss the women’s national championship and how women’s basketball has finally caught up to UCONN. Spencer and Mom discuss coaching styles and how coaches react to big moments and the latest coaching changes. They discuss how players like Brady Manek can use the portal to move to a bigger program. Spencer talks about the Lakers' terrible season and the big trade that happened to his KC Chiefs.
Episode 18: Celebrating Our One Year Anniversary
Spencer and Mom celebrate the one-year anniversary of the podcast and thank their listeners (especially Jay and Tyler) for listening and supporting the podcast. Spencer suggests that if listeners have questions or comments they should send them in so they can answer them on the next episode (hit us up in our Instagram DMs!). They talk about their brackets, which teams surprised them this year in the tournament and their predictions for the Final Four. Spencer and Mom discuss the great run the Razorbacks had in the tournament and their favorite player names they enjoy saying out loud. Spencer shared that he's going to the Final Four and he hopes to see the Duke/UNC matchup in person. Cheers to the next year of Spencer and Mom Talk Sports Podcast!
Episode 17: Damani Carter
Spencer and Mom welcome guest, Damani Carter to the podcast. Damani is a college football player, 3-time All SEC Academic honor roll member, podcast host (Trying to be Grown) and childhood friend of Spencer's. He shares his sports journey starting at a young age playing tackle football with Spencer and friends after (elementary) school to playing for the Razorbacks and Northeastern State University. Damani is still undecided about continuing his football career but is leaning towards becoming a college football coach once he is finished playing. Spencer and Damani share their NFL playoff predictions and how they fared in their fantasy football leagues. The three discuss the 5 people they would invite to their Super Bowl party and why.
Episode 16: Thankful for this Podcast
Spencer and Mom run through a list of topics on this episode: Spencer living his best life with a visit to the Chiefs game, Razorback football, Spencer and Mom's anxiety while flying, how Spencer's GA duties have changed now that season has started. They talk about what they are thankful for and their favorite food to eat at Thanksgiving (not turkey) and they completely spoil the movie The Eternals for any listeners who haven't seen it yet(36:40)! Finally, Spencer and Mom pay tribute to their beloved dog, Lewis, who passed away in October.
Episode 15: Football Coach Jonathan Hicks
Spencer and Mom welcome football coach and math teacher Jonathan Hicks to the podcast. Coach Hicks shares his sports journey from knocking over kids in youth soccer to playing high school football to college football and now coaching Jr. High and High School football at El Dorado. He loves math and has fun and interesting ways of teaching math to his students by using the popular show, Squid Game. Spencer and Coach Hicks met and became friends at Lyon College. Spencer, Mom, and Coach Hicks have a good discussion about Razorback football and what can be done about momentum-killing "injuries" in college football. Finally, we each choose the sport we'd be playing if we had a magic wand.
Episode 14: Former Razorback Steve Conley
Former Razorback Steve Conley joins the podcast to talk about his sports journey from walking on with the Razorback basketball team to joining the Razorback football team and earning 1st team All-SEC honors his senior year. Steve is also a two-time national champion in track and field at Arkansas. He's a personal trainer and owner of Conley Fitness in Fayetteville, AR. Spencer and Mom talk to Steve about his "welcome to the NFL" moment and the best quarterback he's ever played with and against. Steve chooses his "Mount Rushmore" of favorite NFL players.