501 episodes

Longtime Washington, D.C. sports personality Al Galdi takes an in-depth look at D.C.-area sports every weekday, giving hard-hitting analysis on - and having some fun with - the Commanders, Nationals, Orioles, Capitals, Wizards, Terrapins, Hoyas and more.

The Al Galdi Podcast Al Galdi

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    • 4.9 • 1.3K Ratings

Longtime Washington, D.C. sports personality Al Galdi takes an in-depth look at D.C.-area sports every weekday, giving hard-hitting analysis on - and having some fun with - the Commanders, Nationals, Orioles, Capitals, Wizards, Terrapins, Hoyas and more.

    Episode 500: chats with Barry Svrluga on Commanders and Nats and with Charley Casserly on Bobby Beathard

    Episode 500: chats with Barry Svrluga on Commanders and Nats and with Charley Casserly on Bobby Beathard

    14:58 - Guest: Barry Svrluga, columnist for The Washington Post, on the state of the Commanders and on the stalled sale of the Nationals, including whether Ron Rivera getting fired within the next 12 months is essentially inevitable, the proper way to judge Rivera as Washington head coach, the prospect of new ownership for the Commanders, why exactly the Lerners are having a hard time selling the Nats, the potential for a resolution to the MASN dispute and more

    38:36 - Guest: former Redskins general manager Charley Casserly on the man who he succeeded as Skins GM, Bobby Beathard, including Beathard’s process in being such a great GM, Beathard’s relationship with Joe Gibbs, the involvement of Jack Kent Cooke, the Skins’ all-time-great 1981 NFL Draft and more

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    • 1 hr
    Episode 499: RIP Bobby Beathard, chat with ex-Skins executive George Perry on one year of Commanders & more

    Episode 499: RIP Bobby Beathard, chat with ex-Skins executive George Perry on one year of Commanders & more

    17:23 - Commanders: a tribute to Bobby Beathard, including why he is the greatest executive in Washington, D.C.-sports history

    23:31 - Commanders: react to Ron Rivera conducting an in-person interview of Anthony Lynn in California in the Commanders' offensive-coordinator search, making a certain criticism of Rivera look even more foolish

    30:37 - Guest: sports-business expert George Perry, who is a professor at the George Mason University School of Business and is a former Redskins business executive, on the Commanders' rebrand on its one-year anniversary, including where the team has gone wrong, what has made the rebrand especially challenging, whether new ownership of the team should ditch Commanders and engage in another rebrand for the team, whether Dan Snyder could have stood his ground and kept the name Redskins, the truth about Snyder as a marketer and more

    54:36 - Georgetown Basketball: analysis of a 63-53 loss to Creighton

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    • 58 min
    Episode 498: conversation with Josh Hermsmeyer on what Commanders can learn from Eagles and more

    Episode 498: conversation with Josh Hermsmeyer on what Commanders can learn from Eagles and more

    15:37 - Guest: Josh Hermsmeyer of FiveThirtyEight.com on what the Commanders should take away from the NFC-champion Philadelphia Eagles, including insight on the Eagles' team-building and quarterback-drafting philosophies and the truth about drafting quarterbacks in the current NFL

    37:08 - Capitals: analysis of a 4-3 overtime win at the NHL-worst Columbus Blue Jackets

    41:50 - College Basketball: breakdowns of Maryland's 66-55 win over No. 21 Indiana and Virginia's Tech's 92-83 loss at No. 23 Miami

    48:02 - Nationals: react to another report indicating that a sale of the Nats likely isn't coming anytime soon

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    • 53 min
    Episode 497: deep dive on Eric Bieniemy with NFL insider Arif Hasan of Pro Football Network and much more

    Episode 497: deep dive on Eric Bieniemy with NFL insider Arif Hasan of Pro Football Network and much more

    14:52 - Commanders: analysis of the NFL salary cap for the 2023 season being set at a record $228.4 million and where the Commanders are from a cap standpoint

    19:26 - Guest: NFL insider Arif Hasan of Pro Football Network on Eric Bieniemy, including the truth about why he still hasn't been hired as an NFL head coach, the extent to which he deserves credit for the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive success, whether he would leave his job as Chiefs offensive coordinator to become the Commanders' offensive coordinator and more

    41:05 - Wizards: react to a 127-106 win at the San Antonio Spurs for the Wizards' first regular-season win at the Spurs since Dec. 11, 1999

    47:45 - Virginia Basketball: breakdown of the No. 6 Cavaliers winning their seventh consecutive game with a 67-62 victory at Syracuse

    51:45 - Nationals: thoughts on Joe Ross signing with the San Francisco Giants and on the Nats signing Alex Colome

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    • 54 min
    Episode 496: conversation with Redskins great Joe Theismann on Super Bowl XVII and Sam Howell and more

    Episode 496: conversation with Redskins great Joe Theismann on Super Bowl XVII and Sam Howell and more

    15:43 - Commanders: react to the Commanders wanting to interview Eric Bieniemy for their offensive-coordinator job...and react to Rex Ryan on ESPN floating the possibility of the Commanders acquiring both Sean Payton and Tom Brady

    23:33 - Guest: Redskins all-time great Joe Theismann on the Skins' Super Bowl XVII win on its 40th anniversary, John Riggins' iconic touchdown run in the game, the 1982 Skins' unique season, whether the 1983 Skins actually were better than the '82 Skins, Sam Howell, what went wrong for Carson Wentz with the Commanders and more

    47:24 - Capitals: thoughts on a hideous 5-1 loss at the Toronto Maple Leafs

    50:56 - Wizards: analysis of a 113-103 win at the New Orleans Pelicans

    56:58 - College Basketball: breakdowns of Maryland's 82-63 win over Nebraska, Georgetown's 75-73 loss at St. John’s, No. 7 Virginia's 76-57 win over Boston College and Virginia Tech's 85-70 win over Syracuse

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 495: film breakdown of Florida QB Anthony Richardson with Pro Football Network's Ian Wharton and more

    Episode 495: film breakdown of Florida QB Anthony Richardson with Pro Football Network's Ian Wharton and more

    16:49 - Guest: Ian Wharton of Pro Football Network with a deep dive on Anthony Richardson, including whether he would be worthy of the Commanders taking with their No. 16-overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft (or even trading up for), how he compares with Sam Howell, whether the Commanders would be well-served to have both Howell and Richardson, how Richardson compares with the other top quarterbacks in the 2023 NFL Draft and more

    42:09 - Capitals: breakdown of a big 3-2 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins

    47:18 - Nationals and Orioles: a look at MLB Pipeline's preseason list of the top 100 prospects in baseball including four Nats prospects and eight Orioles prospects...analysis of the O's trading for Cole Irvin...and react to the latest ugliness in the Angelos family feud

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Kemps0724 ,

Great show

I love the show. Great content. Great delivery

MTH804 ,

#500 incoming

Al continues to evolve and improve with this Pod. Always current, always topical, always early! I “quote” what I hear to friends all the time , Al’s takes are always legit, not bombastic and speculative. See you at #1000 🎉

dcrud ,

Could be better…

The show is good but there are things that are irritating. He uses the same sound bites over and over again. If I hear “position flex” one more time, I am going to throw up. Half the show is him doing advertisements. I am really tired of hearing about Weed Man.

I never want to hear 2.2.22 ever again!

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