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From Delaware ... almost live! This is the show where host Earl Holland interviews guests about their connection with sports, journalism, pop culture and more.

Set your coordinates and lock in your location for your sports escape.

    Who's the Boz? with Greg Bozman Sr.

    Who's the Boz? with Greg Bozman Sr.

    Greg Bozman's basketball journey began as a young boy playing in the backyard with his older brother and ultimately led to him playing at the highest level of college basketball – Division I.

    But during Bozman's time playing college ball, what we now know as 'stretch-four,' a big man that could shoot from long range with deadly accuracy, wasn't even in its embryonic phase, let alone its infancy; relegating the 6-foot-8-inch Crisfield, Maryland native to a traditional post player.

    This dissatisfaction, along with other events, led to Bozman playing at two Division I programs, before returning home to Somerset County Maryland.

    But even after coming home, his passion for the game still burned as it eventually led to him coaching at the high school level while maintaining a rigorous daily shooting routine.

    In this episode, Bozman shares his passion for basketball with host Earl Holland in addition to discussing what led to his arrivals and departures from two Division I programs, the lessons he learned from those experiences, and how he found his way into the coaching ranks.

    Bozman also talks about the player he ever faced, what's it like being the athletic director of two schools at the same time in one county, and more.

    For more on the Sports Refuge Podcast, follow @TheSportsRefuge on Twitter.

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    • 59 min
    Jersey, Son! with Ben Penserga

    Jersey, Son! with Ben Penserga

    Every professional team has a definitive look and color scheme that are synonymous with a particular player or period of time.

    While not all of them make it to the annals of throwback-worth jerseys, there are ones that are timeless.

    In this episode, self-professed jersey collector Ben Penserga joins host Earl Holland to discuss their favorite jerseys, the cyclical nature of uniforms, and more.

    Penserga will also go in-depth about his podcast, 'Movies & A Meal' as well as a recent milestone his show recently reached.

    For more on the Sports Refuge Podcast, follow @TheSportsRefuge on Twitter.

    You can also follow host Earl Holland @TheEarlHolland on Twitter.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Off the Charts with Meredith Esguerra

    Off the Charts with Meredith Esguerra

    Meredith Esguerra turned to astrology during a tough time in search of a better understanding of her circumstances in life.

    In her experience in learning astrology and tarot reading, Esguerra has gained a greater appreciation of the study and its potential influence on human affairs and the natural world.

    In this episode, coinciding with host Earl Holland's birthday, Esguerra returns to not only discuss how she has handled the COVID-19 pandemic but to analyze Holland's natal and solar return charts.

    Meredith will also participate in a test of sports trivia ranging from a variety of categories.

    For more on the Sports Refuge Podcast, follow @TheSportsRefuge on Twitter.

    You can also follow host Earl Holland @TheEarlHolland on Twitter.

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Dr. Swag with Steve Wagner

    Dr. Swag with Steve Wagner

    Steve Wagner is not your ordinary dentist. How many dentists do you know that know the real names of the members of the group N.W.A.?

    In addition to that, Wagner's path to being a dentist as well as owning and running his own practice by the age of 30, was a far-from-ordinary one.

    In this episode, Wagner discusses with host Earl Holland how he found an interest in medicine, what it was like earning an undergrad as a young father while attending the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and, eventually, is doctorate of dental sciences from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

    Also, Wagner will discuss is passion for the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Football Team.

    For more on the Sports Refuge Podcast, follow @TheSportsRefuge on Twitter.
    You can also follow host Earl Holland @TheEarlHolland on Twitter.
    Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, and wherever else podcasts are heard.
    You can also visit the Sports Refuge on Facebook.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Recruit University with Kuartez James

    Recruit University with Kuartez James

    Kuartez James started his coaching career in the high school and Pop Warner ranks in Berlin, Maryland, as an extension of his love for football.

    James's passion for helping young athletes led to the creation of his program, Recruit University, whose mission is to help aspiring athletes earn the opportunity to play college sports.

    In this episode, James discusses how his interest in coaching and how putting players in the best position to succeed led to developing his recruiting program. He will also discuss what led to putting that knowledge to paper and becoming a published author.

    In addition to James telling his story, he will also share some advice for parents and student-athletes about what they can do in the recruiting process.

    For more on the Sports Refuge Podcast, follow @TheSportsRefuge on Twitter.

    You can also follow host Earl Holland @TheEarlHolland on Twitter.

    Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, and wherever else podcasts are heard.

    You can also visit the Sports Refuge on Facebook.

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    • 53 min
    2021 Baseball Hall of Fame Fan Panel

    2021 Baseball Hall of Fame Fan Panel

    With baseball, there's a romanticism that is unmatched by any other sport.

    There's no other sport where the numbers are more meaningful than in “America's Pastime.”

    And there's no more hallowed place than Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame, which announced its 2021 class on January 26.

    Who will share the stage with 2020 electees Derek Jeter, Larry Walker, Ted Simmons, and the late Marvin Miller?

    Will players of the steroid era languishing on the ballot finally have their day?

    Will any of the new nominees transcend to baseball immortality?

    In this episode, host Earl Holland is joined by a panel of baseball fans who give their thoughts on what makes a hall of famer. The panelists will also opine on potential hall-worthy players no longer on the ballot as well as their choices for this year's class.

    Guests on the fan panel include Ben Penserga, Therran Dennis, Vinny Varadarajan, Jeff Scott, Veronica Day, and Brandon Berns.

    For more on the Sports Refuge Podcast, follow @TheSportsRefuge on Twitter.

    You can also follow host Earl Holland @TheEarlHolland on Twitter.

    Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, and wherever else podcasts are heard.

    You can also visit the Sports Refuge on Facebook.

    For previous episodes, go to the Sports Refuge Podcast landing page.

    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

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Entertaining

Because Earl finds such interesting and diverse guests for his podcast no two episodes are the same, which means the listeners never get stuck in a rut of the same subject matter.

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