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Black Heart Gold Podcast 159

May 7th, 2015

You might think that the Iowa sports season ended in the second weekend of the women's basketball tournament, but NO! Iowa baseball has been on an unprecedented run this season, breaking into the top 25 for the first time in years and setting the stage for a potential Big Ten title and NCAA tournament appearance.

We're not going to pretend to be experts about college baseball, but we have two guys who are close: Hayden's Aviators and Randy Johnson's Mullet, the BHGP baseball correspondents, who join us this week to give us the current state of Iowa's postseason chances and just how Rick Heller and his seamheads are doing it.
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Black Heart Gold Podcast 158

April 29th, 2015

Spring football is in the books.  We recap a month of news and scrimmages with Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow), who has joined Rick Brown on the Iowa beat for the Des Moines Register and Iowa City Press-Citizen this year.  Yes, we talk about walk-ons and the offensive line, but we also find some time for C.J. Beathard and Akrum Wadley.  We gotta stay positive.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 157

March 26th, 2015

Welcome back to the podcast, our sixth annual Wrestlemania preview.  Adam and Pat are joined by Jackson Young, a/k/a Smokin' Herb Grigsby, to run down Sunday night's card.  We answer all the questions: Is this a WrestleMania 27 situation?  Why are we not getting Mizdow, Stardust and Axelmania?  And is the main event just a Louis CK/David Letterman situation?

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“Can’t Tell Me Nothing” (Not a podcast)

March 5th, 2015

So @edsbs and @actioncookbook wrote Kirk Ferentz parody music this week.  Our friend Tim Stop (@timstop24) gave it the professional recording treatment it deserved. 

But if anyone's going to crack wise on KF in verse, it's sure as hell not going to be a Cincinnati Bearcat and some Florida Gators. Hell no it won't.  And so, I finally finished a long-lost project of mine: Kanye West's "Can't Tell Me Nothing" as told by Kirk Ferentz. 
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Black Heart Gold Podcast 156

March 2nd, 2015

With a week to go in the regular season and a Championship Fortnight forthcoming, we jumped at the opportunity to talk brackets and basketball (bracketsball?) with SB Nation tenured bracketologist Chris Dobbertean.  We talk Iowa, UNI, the Big Ten, and the state of college basketball in general.  We also make jokes about tall guys in New Mexico, because it's us.

You can read Chris' work at the mothership or at Blogging the Bracket.
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Black Heart Gold Podcast 155

February 4th, 2015

Adam was busy on Wednesday night, so Vint's flying solo on this week's episode. Have no fear, though: He's joined by a BHGP regular. Fellow podcaster, INP generator and Twitter bon vivant Planned Sick Days is on the show to discuss National Signing Day in the only way we know how.  Which is, sarcastically and with a complete lack of hope.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 154

January 20th, 2015

Football season has finally come to an end, and as much as Jacobi and I might want to talk about the greatest fake sports event of the year -- Sunday's Royal Rumble -- we figured you'd probably rather hear something about basketball.  So we have brought back Friend of the Pants, Burlington Hawk beat writer and Twitter superhero John Bohnenkamp (@johnbohnenkamp) to talk about the season to date, this week's game against Wisconsin, and what might lie ahead for the Hawkeyes.

And, of course, because it's a new sports season, we have new podcast theme music.  Who loves you?  BHGP loves you, baby.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 153

January 7th, 2015

Podcasts with our good friend Marc Morehouse (@marcmorehouse) are less interview and more discussion.  There aren't questions so much as issues.  And with a smoldering crater where the Iowa football offices used to be following the Hawkeyes' implosion at the Taxslayer Bowl and soul-crushing 7-6 season, there are plenty of issues to discuss.  So it's an hour of Mas Casa, and we think it's well worth it.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 152

December 31st, 2014

We've had breaks for weddings and holidays this year, but Black Heart Gold Podcast wouldn't finish 2014 without one more show. This time, it's a Taxslayer Bowl preview with Will Shelton (@wshelton2) from SB Nation Tennessee site Rocky Top Talk.  We discuss old video games, Phil Fulmer, and the art of being Josh Dobbs.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 150

November 30th, 2014

It's one of the big ones: Episode 150. And while we're certainly proud of the accomplishment, the postseason news continues to flood us.  So where we've done retrospectives in the past, today we look forward.  We are first joined by Brian Cook from mGoBlog to discuss the coaching situation at Michigan.  Then, in the second part of the show, we talk with former Hawkeye tight end (and potential future Iowa assistant) Marv Cook about his time at Iowa, his current view of the coaching staff, and his son, Iowa commit Drew Cook.

One might say this episode has Too Many Cooks.
Of course, since it's episode 150, we made up some new theme music.  Hope you enjoy it.
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