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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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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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