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Black Heart Gold Podcast 168

October 8th, 2015

It's Illinois Week, which means it's time to talk about Illinois with our good friend Tom Fornelli (@tomfornelli), former proprietor of The Champaign Room and current chronicler of the nation's worst football for CBS Sports.  Because it's Illinois Week, we talk some about Illinois.  Because it's Tom, we also talk about former WCW wrestler Hugh Morris' alter egos and the USC-Washington game being played while we recorded.

Enjoy.  You know we did.
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Black Heart Gold Podcast 167

October 2nd, 2015

We get prepped for Saturday's gigantic Iowa-Wisconsin game with Jake Kocorowski (@JakeKocoB5Q) of Bucky's 5th Quarter, the SB Nation Wisconsin site.  Jake knows two things especially well: Wisconsin football and pro wrestling.  So you can see where this is going.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 166

September 17th, 2015

Goodbye Hate Week. Hello Pitt Week! And the beauty of Pitt Week is that Pitt Twitter is one of the most reasonable, hilarious, self-deprecating Twitter communities of all.  Podcasting with guys like Mike (@85mf), who joins us this week, is what we will miss most about Pitt dropping off the schedule after this year.

That is, until the Big Ten comes to its senses and boots Rutgers in favor of our Panther brethren.
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Black Heart Gold Podcast 165

September 10th, 2015

Welcome to Hate Week, and as in Hate Weeks past, we discuss Saturday's game with KnowDan (@WRNLKnowDan) from Wide Right & Natty Lite.  Yes, yes, he may be a dirty, dirty Cyclone fan, but he's also probably a ginger or something.  Maybe an engineer.  A gingeneer, of sorts.

He knows.  He's KnowDan.  And he's here.
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Black Heart Gold Podcast 164

August 27th, 2015

It's the last week before game week, which means only one thing: It's time for Theory of Iowa Football with The Gazette's Marc Morehouse.  Topics on your syllabus include: Why eight wins every season might make Brian Ferentz the next head coach, how Iowa intends to change everything without changing anything, and how all of this probably depends on a decision made by the Board of Regents next month.  I apologize for the audio difficulties -- we were having Skype connection problems off and on throughout -- but it's worth the listen nonetheless.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 163

August 10th, 2015

It's a two-parter this week. We're first joined by Meg Rife from the University of Iowa Children's Hospital to talk about this year's Touchdowns for Kids effort.  Meg is followed by Rick Brown from the Des Moines Register, who wants to give students free football tickets and is a bit worried about the offensive line.  In other words, he's one of us.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 162 Part 2

July 1st, 2015

Here's Part 2 of Viewer Mail.  It's two full hours of semi-informed Iowa analysis and punnery for your holiday weekend.  Enjoy.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 162 Part 1

July 1st, 2015

As promised, here's Viewer -- well, Listener/Reader -- Mail.  The podcast went almost two hours, so we split it in two.  You get them both now.  Happy birthday, America.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 161

June 23rd, 2015

After what can only be called the most successful recruiting month in the last decade of Iowa football, we felt it was time to reconvene our semiannual recruiting Creepycast.  For this edition, we're joined by Andrew Kulha (@Hawkeyes247), recruiting analyst for Voice of the Hawkeyes, the Iowa 247 Sports site.  We recap what has happened, preview what's coming next, and try to get to the bottom of that whole star ranking thing.

Oh, and there's new theme music.  Because why not.
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Black Heart Gold Podcast 160

June 2nd, 2015

Dan Gable's on the show.

No, seriously. It's Dan Gable.
The former Olympic champion and legendary Iowa wrestling coach has a new book out: "A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable."  It's excellent, whether you know anything about wrestling or not, and comes highly recommended from us.
Given that this is about actual wrestling, we turned the podcast over to Ross.  What follows is an hour with a man who needs no further introduction.  Enjoy.
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