Ducks on the Pod 25 | National League Championship Series

It’s an NLCS rematch with the Cubs and Dodgers meeting again at this penultimate stage.  Chicago needed everything it had to get past the Washington Nationals.  L.A., on the other hand, didn’t struggle at all in brushing aside the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Host Mitch Gatzke details all the important stuff from the Division Series and gets us as prepared as we can be for what’s sure to be a clash for the ages. Continue reading

Ducks on the Pod 24 | American League Championship Series

The Astros and Yankees have made it to the ALCS.  They did so in different ways; Houston disposing of Boston quite easily, New York taking out Cleveland in an epic five-game set.  Nevertheless, they’re both one step from the World Series.  Host Mitch Gatzke walks us through the highlights of both Division Series, with all the moments and facts you’ll want to remember.  Then, we dive into a preview of what’s to come.  To finish up, a good friend and our Resident Red Sox Fan, Chaise Spangler, drops by to help sort out what just happened and what’s next for his team. Continue reading

Ducks on the Pod 23 | National League Division Series

The Diamondbacks won an absolutely insane Wild Card Game against the Rockies.  Arizona now heads to Los Angeles for a showdown with the Dodgers.  How did the D-backs make it past Wednesday night?  And what now?  Stay tuned for answers to both of those questions.  But first, host Mitch Gatzke works through a showdown series between the Nationals and the defending champion Cubs.  Later in the show, our Cubs correspondent, Reid Maus, stops by to talk about the series against the Washington. Continue reading

The SEC: Yesterday and Today 5 | Evie Van Pelt, The Rebel Walk

Evie Van Pelt (@OleMissEvie) joins Bird (@Autull) on this week’s podcast. The two begin the show with the obligatory exchange of pleasantries and then get into a conversation on various topics pertaining to their respective schools and Evie’s journey from being a graduate of Texas A&M to her becoming the Managing Editor and Publisher of The Rebel Walk.

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Ducks on the Pod 22 | American League Division Series

The New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins in a wild Wild Card Game on Tuesday night.  They get to play the Cleveland Indians as a reward.  Host Mitch Gatzke is joined by his good friend and our Indians Insider, Evan Skilliter, to discuss that series from a Tribe fan’s perspective.  Before that, hear full previews of both ALDS matchups, including what to watch for and home run picks for each and every game!
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Ducks on the Pod 21 | Wild Card Round Preview

At long last, October has arrived and with it, postseason baseball.  First up is the Wild Card round.  The Minnesota Twins became the first team ever to go from 100 losses to a playoff appearance in just one year.  They travel to New York to face the new-look Yankees on Tuesday night.  In the National League, the West division sends its second and third place finishers to the Wild Card game to determine who’ll get another shot at the first place Los Angeles Dodgers.  The Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet for the twentieth time this season, in a battle between two more surprise playoff teams.  Host Mitch Gatzke has compiled quite the sneak peek with history lessons, marquee matchups, home run picks, and everything else you need to know for both games.  He even makes predictions so you can poke fun at him later for being wrong.  Take a listen and get ready for postseason baseball. Continue reading

Kyrie Irving and the Myth of Millennial Job Satisfaction

Do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I can’t even begin to count how many times I heard that growing up. It has skewed countless young peoples’ view as to what constitutes happiness in the workplace. As a generation, millennials (myself included) seem to struggle with this most of all. We have a difficult time separating what we do from who we are, and we struggle to find fulfillment in our work if we are not happy with it. This causes us to change jobs frequently, and to leave jobs we may have been happy to keep if we had been raised in a different time. Kyrie Irving, perhaps one of the most famous millennials alive, is apparently no exception to this possible paradigm.

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The SEC: Yesterday and Today 4 | Sharp Williams, Hog Database

The program begins with Bird (@Autull) giving some vital statistics on the Arkansas-Texas A&M series and then he welcomes Hog fan extraordinaire, Sharp Williams (@SharpTusk), to the show. Sharp shares some fascinating historical information in the conversation, including Arkansas football’s first nickname, which was not the Razorbacks.

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