30 episodes

This show takes no prisoners and does not suffer fools. Decades of experience in major college basketball, and a rolodex to match. The big names visit this show. Passionate about Indiana basketball, the Chicago Cubs, the lovely Leigh Ross-Dakich, and his kids. Opinions about everything, afraid of nothing.

The Dan Dakich Show Podcast The Dan Dakich Show

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    • 3.0 • 733 Ratings

This show takes no prisoners and does not suffer fools. Decades of experience in major college basketball, and a rolodex to match. The big names visit this show. Passionate about Indiana basketball, the Chicago Cubs, the lovely Leigh Ross-Dakich, and his kids. Opinions about everything, afraid of nothing.

    Dan reacts to USC and UCLA joining the Big Ten and the Pacers trading Malcolm Brogdon, Jason Benetti looks at the ramification of the USC-UCLA move to the Big Ten, Kevin Bowen talks Colts countdown to training camp

    Dan reacts to USC and UCLA joining the Big Ten and the Pacers trading Malcolm Brogdon, Jason Benetti looks at the ramification of the USC-UCLA move to the Big Ten, Kevin Bowen talks Colts countdown to training camp

    (0:00-23:49) – Dan is back to close out the week with his reactions to USC and UCLA joining the Big Ten and what it means for college athletics. Plus, where does Notre Dame stand in all of this and should they attempt to join one of the conferences? Also, are we headed towards two mega conferences in college football and if so who gets left out?        

    (23:50-42:28) –WIBC’s Jason Hammer of Hammer and Nigel joins the show to give his thoughts on the state of college athletics following USC/UCLA’s move to the Big Ten and what’s next for big fish like Notre Dame. Later, we look at the expectations to for       

    (42:29-1:02:19) –The first hour of the show closes with Dan sharing what he plans to discuss with Kevin Bowen regarding the NFL next season.  

    (1:02:20-1:22:11) –The Fan’s own Kevin Bowen of Kevin & Query joins the program to react to USC/UCLA to the Big Ten and what it means for Notre Dame, college football as a whole, and March Madness. KB also chats with Dan on Pro Football Focus’ NFL power rankings and where the Colts are listed. Later, KB shares his thoughts on the Pacers post draft and reflects on the interview he and Jake did with Pacers General Manager Chad Buchanan.  

    (1:22:12-1:36:57) – The outgoing president of Indiana Sports Corp the great Ryan Vaughn stops by to look back at all of the fantastic events they helped bring to Indianapolis during his tenure. Plus, breaking news regarding the Indiana Pacers.

    (1:36:58-1:46:26) – Dan dives deeper into what the Malcolm Brogdon trade means for the Pacers to end the second hour of the show.

    (1:46:27-2:08:13) – The great Jason Benetti, the TV Voice of the Chicago White Sox, joins the program to chat with Dan about whether Benetti enjoys fruity drinks. Also, Jason talks on whether or not he is a picky eater. Additionally, Benetti updates us on the White Sox and reveals the MLB ball park he’s finally checking off his list. Later, Dan and Jason discuss the ramifications on college athletics from USC-UCLA joining the Big Ten. 

    (2:08:14-2:20:19) –Our pal Alan Cashman of TheCashmanWins.com hands out his best bets for 4th of July Weekend.   

    (2:20:20-2:26:13) – Friday’s show concludes with Dan asking show producer Jimmy Cook for the JCook Plays of the Day. Plus, Dan give his final thoughts on the Brogdon trade, the future of college athletics and wishes everybody a wonderful 4th of July Weekend.   

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    • 2 hr 26 min
    Best Of The Dan Dakich Show - Friday 7/1/22

    Best Of The Dan Dakich Show - Friday 7/1/22

    Today’s Best of Features:

     (00:00-18:52) – The Fan’s own Kevin Bowen of Kevin & Query joins the program to react to USC/UCLA to the Big Ten and what it means for Notre Dame, college football as a whole, and March Madness. KB also chats with Dan on Pro Football Focus’ NFL power rankings and where the Colts are listed. Later, KB shares his thoughts on the Pacers post draft and reflects on the interview he and Jake did with Pacers General Manager Chad Buchanan.  

     (18:53-26:43) – The outgoing president of Indiana Sports Corp the great Ryan Vaughn stops by to look back at all of the fantastic events they helped bring to Indianapolis during his tenure.

    (26:44-48:22) – The great Jason Benetti, the TV Voice of the Chicago White Sox, joins the program to chat with Dan about whether Benetti enjoys fruity drinks. Also, Jason talks on whether or not he is a picky eater. Additionally, Benetti updates us on the White Sox and reveals the MLB ball park he’s finally checking off his list. Later, Dan and Jason discuss the ramifications on college athletics from USC-UCLA joining the Big Ten. 

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    • 48 min
    Jimmy Cook is in for Dan today as he talks NBA Free Agency, James Boyd Joins to talk Pacers, and JJ Stankevitz calls in to talk Colts training camp and more

    Jimmy Cook is in for Dan today as he talks NBA Free Agency, James Boyd Joins to talk Pacers, and JJ Stankevitz calls in to talk Colts training camp and more

    (00:00-22:04) – Jimmy Cook is in for Dan today, as the show opens with him talking about the beginning of the free agency period in the NBA, and giving a rundown of what’s to come over the course of the program. Jimmy talks about the Atlanta Hawks, Dejounte Murray, and how Trae Young intrigues him. He talks about how he would develop the Pacers rebuild, and how this shouldn’t be a rush job, as well as why Malcolm Brogdon hasn’t been traded.

    (22:04-41:19) – Jimmy talks to Greg Rakestraw, voice of the Indy Eleven, about the growth of the franchise and the plans for the squad. They talk about the potential for a new stadium, and the importance of that venue for the team to make the jump to the MLS. The conversation turns to the Colts, and on how optimistic the Colts and Greg are with Matt Ryan under center now. They also go over training camp, and what usually stands out during that. 

    (41:19-43:48) – The first hour of the show wraps up with Jimmy talking about the potential for the Pacers getting top market free agents. 

    (43:48-1:10:50) – James Boyd joins the start of the 2nd hour to talk Pacers, and if they should bring back Lance Stephenson, and if Stephenson would accept a lesser role, similar to Udonis Haslem. They dive into who else the Pacers should bring back, as well as target in free agency. Malcolm Brogdon is discussed, mainly if he will be moved during free agency, or if they’ll wait until the start of the season. They project the Pacers upcoming season and where the team will be at this point next year. Jimmy brings up the Jalen Smith situation, and what to expect out of that. 

    (1:10:50-1:27:02) – Dan Purcell, formerly of the New Orleans Pelicans, calls in to continue the NBA conversation. Dan gives his most valuable free agents in this free agent class, and what he expects to happen to those players. Dan also discusses what players the Pacers could be focusing on, specifically Deandre Ayton. Jimmy then breaks some news that USC and UCLA are planning to leave for the Big 10 in 2024. 

    (1:27:02-1:32:11) – The 2nd hour finishes with Jimmy going over the huge USC/UCLA news.

    (1:32:11-1:56:41) – JJ Stankevitz of Colts.com joins to first discuss the massive news out of college sports, and whether it’s a good thing or not. They go over how the realignment will impact the NFL, specifically in terms of scouting. They preview the Colts upcoming training camp, and what JJ sees in the position battles, and how players improve themselves. Jimmy asks about the state of the AFC South, and how the Colts should win the division this year, while JJ believes it will be another “grind it out” year for Indy. 

    (1:56:41-2:08:36) – Jimmy continues to talk about the news out of college sports, and how it will impact the football side of things. He also goes over how the move makes the Big 10 stronger.

    (2:08:36-2:13:39) – Thursday’s show concludes with Jimmy sharing the result from the Horseshoe Indianapolis Racing and Casino Race of the Day. Also, Jimmy Cook gives the JCook Plays of the Day. Finally, Jimmy breaks the news that Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, and that the UCLA/USC Big 10 news is reportedly a “done” deal.

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    • 2 hr 13 min
    Best Of The Dan Dakich Show - Thursday 6/30/22

    Best Of The Dan Dakich Show - Thursday 6/30/22

    (00:00-17:23) - Jimmy talks to Greg Rakestraw, voice of the Indy Eleven, about the growth of the franchise and the plans for the squad. They talk about the potential for a new stadium, and the importance of that venue for the team to make the jump to the MLS. The conversation turns to the Colts, and on how optimistic the Colts and Greg are with Matt Ryan under center now. They also go over training camp, and what usually stands out during that. 

    (17:23-42:47) – James Boyd joins the start of the 2nd hour to talk Pacers, and if they should bring back Lance Stephenson, and if Stephenson would accept a lesser role, similar to Udonis Haslem. They dive into who else the Pacers should bring back, as well as target in free agency. Malcolm Brogdon is discussed, mainly if he will be moved during free agency, or if they’ll wait until the start of the season. They project the Pacers upcoming season and where the team will be at this point next year. Jimmy brings up the Jalen Smith situation, and what to expect out of that. 

    (42:47-57:37) – Dan Purcell, formerly of the New Orleans Pelicans, calls in to continue the NBA conversation. Dan gives his most valuable free agents in this free agent class, and what he expects to happen to those players. Dan also discusses what players the Pacers could be focusing on, specifically Deandre Ayton. Jimmy then breaks some news that USC and UCLA are planning to leave for the Big 10 in 2024. 

    (57:37-1:19:58) – JJ Stankevitz of Colts.com joins to first discuss the massive news out of college sports, and whether it’s a good thing or not. They go over how the realignment will impact the NFL, specifically in terms of scouting. They preview the Colts upcoming training camp, and what JJ sees in the position battles, and how players improve themselves. Jimmy asks about the state of the AFC South, and how the Colts should win the division this year, while JJ believes it will be another “grind it out” year for Indy.  

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Dan talks if the Pacers should be shopping Myles Turner; Seth Greenburg goes over the Pacers draft, and Boog Sciambi discusses the Cubs.

    Dan talks if the Pacers should be shopping Myles Turner; Seth Greenburg goes over the Pacers draft, and Boog Sciambi discusses the Cubs.

    (00:00-25:04) - Wednesday’s show opens with Dan celebrating finding his wallet, as well as returning to the question of if he would eat fish out of Geist Reservoir. Dan then talks about why the Pacers aren’t shopping Myles Turner. He goes over the headlines of the day. 

    (25:04-41:36) - Dan discusses the Colts with the Youtube Chat, and how this year is a big year for the current regime. He also touches on the Britney Griner situation. The conversation then returns to the the Colts, and what would be considered a “winning” season this year.

    (41:36-49:48) - The first hour of the show ends with Dan taking some calls about Herb Simon and his willingness to spend money. 

    (49:48-1:10:49) - Seth Greenburg calls in to talk about the Pacers new draft choices, and what makes up a great NBA player. They go over if Bennedict Mathurin needs to be humbled a little bit after his Lebron comments, as well as Andrew Nembhard’s player profile. Seth also weighs in on Kendall Brown and if he likes the Pacers picking him up. Dan then asks if there were any surprises from the draft this year. They go over other players that got selected, and the situations those players are entering into, and how long it takes for a player to establish himself as a leader. 

    (1:10:49-1:32:03) - Dan talks to the Youtube Chat about a variety of topics; Uwe Blab then joins the show where he and Dan talk about good retirement sports, and getting older in general. Fishing and curling also make their way into the conversation, specifically curling during the Winter Olympics and the strategy behind it. The conversation then turns to the differences in the NBA from when Uwe played vs now. They then discuss their adult beverage preference.

    (1:32:03-1:36:41) - The 2nd hour ends with Dan going over training camp for the Colts, and what fans can expect this year, as well as taking some questions from the Youtube chat.

    (1:36:41-1:57:39) - The final hour of the show kicks off with Boog Sciambi, voice of the Chicago Cubs, calling in to discuss the team, how its more fun when the team is winning, and how cool his job is even when the team isn’t doing great. The topic turns to Assembly Hall and how Boog needs to go to a game there. Dan then asks if the Cubs have hope based on their young talent. They also briefly go over if Boog has ever seen anything weird in the crowd during the game. The conversation wraps up with Dan asking about Boog’s football experience, and the difference of calling baseball on radio vs television.

    (1:57:39-2:13:34) - Dan talks the Cubs, and if they should move Kyle Hendricks before the trade deadline. Dan goes over some recent trade moves in the MLB. Moving to the NFL, Dan rehashes the Deshaun Watson situation. Dan then talks about what he would rather watch instead of fishing. 

    (2:13:34-2:23:05) - Wednesday’s show concludes with Dan sharing the result from the Horseshoe Indianapolis Racing and Casino Race of the Day. Also, Dan asks show producer Jimmy Cook for the JCook Plays of the Day. Dan and Jimmy end the show talking about having discipline with your bets, as well as in other areas of life.

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    • 2 hr 23 min
    Best Of The Dan Dakich Show - Wednesday 6/29/22

    Best Of The Dan Dakich Show - Wednesday 6/29/22

    Today’s Best of Features:

    (00:00-21:00) - Seth Greenburg calls in to talk about the Pacers new draft choices, and what makes up a great NBA player. They go over if Bennedict Mathurin needs to be humbled a little bit after his Lebron comments, as well as Andrew Nembhard’s player profile. Seth also weighs in on Kendall Brown and if he likes the Pacers picking him up. Dan then asks if there were any surprises from the draft this year. They go over other players that got selected, and the situations those players are entering into, and how long it takes for a player to establish himself as a leader. 

    (21:00-39:51) - Uwe Blab then joins the show where he and Dan talk about good retirement sports, and getting older in general. Fishing and curling also make their way into the conversation, specifically curling during the Winter Olympics and the strategy behind it. The conversation then turns to the differences in the NBA from when Uwe played vs now. 

    (39:51-59:36) - The final hour of the show kicks off with Boog Sciambi, voice of the Chicago Cubs, calling in to discuss the team, how its more fun when the team is winning, and how cool his job is even when the team isn’t doing great. The topic turns to Assembly Hall and how Boog needs to go to a game there. Dan then asks if the Cubs have hope based on their young talent. They also briefly go over if Boog has ever seen anything weird in the crowd during the game. The conversation wraps up with Dan asking about Boog’s football experience, and the difference of calling baseball on radio vs television.

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
733 Ratings

733 Ratings

Jmb1033 ,

Great content

Dan is very entertaining and keeps the Indy media on blast.

Kapplegate44 ,

Highly recommended

Very entertaining podcast. Keep up the great work.

cashew1130 ,

Consistency for decades

Fascinating how so many people who hate the show also listen to the show and have the time to write a negative review. Welcome to entitlement through a phone keyboard

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