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.
May 7th, 2015
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.
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?
March 5th, 2015
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.
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.
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 Eye...um...Hawkeye 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.
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.
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.
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.