The PosCast with Joe Posnanski & Michael Schur
The PosCast with Joe Posnanski & Michael Schur
The Athletic
Sports, drafts and nonsense with Joe Posnanski and The Good Place's Michael Schur.
Bringing Back Segments & Drafting Rivers
Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur are bringing back segments from the early days of The PosCast, with a twist of course. Hear the first edition of “Fruit Talk” before they dive into “Pointless baseball memories” and a jam packed “NBA check-in.” Plus, they draft American rivers and talk about a painting elephant in One Last Meaningless Thing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 4
1 hr 45 min
Fun & Games with Flula Borg
Joe Posnanski welcomes back German actor, musician, comedian, YouTube personality and avid sports fan Flula Borg for a fun-filled episode of The PosCast! Before ranking American sports, the two discuss Flula’s viral baseball video and his early memories of the game in Germany.  Plus, Joe is on a mission to find Flula a MLB team. Hear the requirements necessary for his fandom.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26
59 min
Super Bowl ads are dead, Tom Brady is not a great athlete and the Dodgers are the new Yankees
The commissioner has spoken and Alan Sepinwall's lifetime ban from The PosCast is over after about six weeks. He joins Joe to recap the Super Bowl and another year of disappointing Super Bowl ads. They also reflect on the career of legendary NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer. Joe and Alan go on to explain what's great about WandaVision, why the Dodgers are the new Yankees and they finish up with one last meaningless thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10
1 hr 45 min
Super Bowl Shenanigans, J. T. Realmuto’s Return to Philly & Cardinals’ Trade for Nolan Arenado
Ahead of Super Bowl LV, Joe Posnanski sits down with Ellen Adair to talk about her thoughts on the big game, the silly storylines and what it’s like covering the event. Then, Ellen discusses her excitement surrounding J. T. Realmuto’s return to Philly and they dive into Nolan Arenado’s trade to the Cardinals. Later in the show, they assess how each division stacks up and debate the idea of expanded playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 4
1 hr 53 min
Hall of Fame Conundrum, NFL Playoffs & Best Places to Sit
Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur have plenty to get to on today’s 2-hour PosCast. They begin by discussing MLB’s Hall of Fame voting, Curt Schilling’s comments and what will happen when Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz join the ballot next year. Before drafting the best places to sit, they talk about the Packers’ decision to kick a field goal in the NFC Championship and Tom Brady’s 10th Super Bowl appearance. Finally, they wrap with an epic One Last Meaningless Thing involving “taste clusters” and the “Oh REALLY?!” concept. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28
2 hr 6 min
Remembering Henry Aaron
Joe Posnanski is joined by Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick to remember the life and career of the great Henry Aaron. They discuss Aaron’s legacy, what he went through while pursuing the home run record and their personal memories of the historic ballplayer.  Later in the show, Joe welcomes Peter King to talk about the NFL’s conference championship games. They also discuss Kevin Stefanski’s season with the Browns, why Eric Bieniemy has yet to land a head coaching job and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22
1 hr 8 min
The Browns are Terrific & Drafting Honorifics
The gang is back together! The very intimidating Brandon McCarthy joins Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur for a jam packed episode of nonsense.  They begin the show by talking about teddy bear qualities, Mike’s wavering Red Sox fandom and the practical joke he’s still mad about.  Then Joe discusses what it was like watching his beloved Browns destroy the Pittsburgh Steelers for their first playoff win since 1994. This sparks a conversation about Brandon’s appreciation for droughts in sports. Finally, they wrap things up by drafting honorifics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15
2 hr 5 min
MLB Teams in Search of an Identity & Browns’ COVID-19 Disaster Ahead of Playoffs
Ellen Adair joins Joe Posnanski to kick off 2021! They start the show by talking about the Phillies and their decision to hire Dave Dombrowski which leads them into a discussion about all 30 MLB teams and their identities.  Plus, Joe’s Browns are finally playoff bound after 18 seasons yet a rise in COVID-19 cases clouds Cleveland’s rematch with the Steelers. They discuss the latest situation and the NFL’s handling of the pandemic.  They wrap as always with One Last Meaningless Thing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 6
1 hr 35 min
End of Year Wrap-Up
Before getting to the meaninglessness, Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur discuss MLB’s plan to finally recognize the Negro Leagues. They talk about why it’s taken so long and how it’s a step in the right direction. They then dive into all sorts of listener questions including a North Pole vs. South Pole debate, a Fremulon Insurance check-in and whether or not Mike is ready to jump on the Browns’ bandwagon. Finally, it’s a best of the year draft and you’re crazy to think they’re selecting anything from 2020. They take this draft all of the way back to 1923.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
1 hr 35 min
4th Annual Holiday Draft
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the annual PosCast Holiday Draft! In the biggest show yet, Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur welcome Nick Offerman, Brandon McCarthy, Alan Sepinwall, Mike DiCenzo, Linda Holmes, Jason Kander, and Ellen Adair. Plus, Joe serves as a proxy for Megan Amram. This year the crew drafts holiday movies and as you’d expect the episode is full of surprises. Tune in to hear who makes the most spiteful pick, why a Mike can’t stand a specific ‘Bad Santa 2’ joke and Brandon’s suggestion for a promotion/relegation system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 9, 2020
1 hr 48 min
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