The Word Podcast features Rich Abernethy and James Mundia as they give their humorous takes on the world of Sports, News, and Stuff.
Broadcasting buddies since college, James and Rich bring a light-hearted but thorough approach to discussing what's on the front pages, as well as bringing in guests from all parts of the sports and entertainment world to weigh in on the show.
Episode 22: NFL Postponements, LeBron's Greatness and Covid Confessions
We're baaaack! After an extended summer break, Rich and James return to discuss the start of the NFL season and the conclusion of an exciting NBA Playoffs, including how we take Lebron's greatness for granted. Plus James has a "Covid Confession", Trump confesses to having Covid, for some reason there's a Travis Scott burger and Rich has a new favorite pizza topping.
Episode 21: College Education vs Covid-19 with Professor Kris Jordan
With the NBA back in all its glory, Rich and James take a few minutes to reflect on some of the highlights from the bubble. (21:17) They are soon joined by Professor Kris Jordan from UNC-Chapel Hill to discuss some of the challenges facing college students and educators amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, how they are changing their procedures to help keep students safe, the pros and cons of distance learning and the impact on higher education in the years ahead.
Episode 20: NBA Restarts, MLB Regresses
Rich and James dive into the latest sports news as the NBA season resumes, the MLB season threatens to fall apart and football seems inevitable despite the warning signs. Plus the guys get cathartic by bringing back "15 Minutes of Shame."
Episode 19: Person, Sports, Movies, Camera, Podcast
James and Rich are back after a bye week to break down the latest sports news, as the MLB season is now underway and the return of the NBA is only a few days away. They also debate whether "John Wick" and "Taken" are the same movie and Rich offers a few streaming recommendations.
Episode 18: Movie Heroes & Villains Draft
On this week's episode, Rich and James break down the latest sports news, including the changing landscape of college football for the 2020 season and Pat Mahomes' new contract. Then they draft movie heroes and villains to form the cast for the ultimate blockbuster.
Episode 17: They're Playing Basketball
As NBA teams begin reporting to Orlando, Rich and James break down a few players and teams to watch when the season restarts, including a look ahead to some potential playoff matchups. Plus a quick Covid-19 update as part of our new recurring segment "15 Minutes of Shame."