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S04 Ep. 99: Chatting w/Retired NFL Player Tim Jacobs

S04 Ep. 99: Chatting w/Retired NFL Player Tim Jacobs

March 25, 2021

On this episode, we welcome retired Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins Cornerback Tim Jacobs, to discuss his current health and wellness initiatives, growing up in the DMV, the state of our socio-political nation, what he does for entertainment, and of course, SPORTS!!! He also gives us insight on his experience as an undrafted NFL free agent and pushing through the labels and obstacles to become a successful player. #stopplayinandsubscribe

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S04 Ep. 98: Uncle Joe’s Stimmy

S04 Ep. 98: Uncle Joe’s Stimmy

March 14, 2021

Sham drops and rolls; (17:20) The stimulus finally passes, the border crisis worsens, the GOP tries to suppress votes, jury selection begins for Derek Chauvin, the Royals are in the sunken place, Cuomo rolls the dice, Uber passengers go viral; (1:01:31) Epix update, Coming 2 America recap, Versuz sells and Tyriq St. Patrick ain’t havin’ it; (1:19:45) March Madness is here without major blue bloods, Georgetown wins the Big East, Juwan Howard is ejected, Drew Brees retires, Dak gets paid, NBA All Star recap, Russ struggles at the line while the Rockets just struggle, MLB prepares to open stadiums. #StopPlayinandSubscribe

S04 Ep. 97: Shaq-splaining

S04 Ep. 97: Shaq-splaining

March 5, 2021

Sham gets a gift and reveals a hobby as we approach an unfortunate date; (16:22) The stimulus stays on track despite resistance, the National Guard chief brings HIS receipts, Andrew Cuomo faces accusations, new Texas fallout, chaotic vaccination in DC, rejection in Detroit; (47:21) Inside the NBA turns 30, a new Fyre Fest special is coming, Golden Globes recap, Operation Varsity Blues hits Netflix, the Justice League of racism, WandaVision Finale; (1:26:33) JJ Watt heads West, Dallas debates paying Dak, Shaq’s old school approach gets a new school lesson, Georgia takes a stance on transgender athletes. #StopPlayinandSubscribe

S04 Ep. 96: Be Better in Alaska

S04 Ep. 96: Be Better in Alaska

February 28, 2021

Sham avoids a trap; (06:52) Two confirmation hearings have different outcomes, House passes the stimulus, Biden makes the wrong choice, Capitol Police Chief brings receipts, CPAC lowlights, Andrew Cuomo’s reckoning, Peter Luger's Steakhouse meets Madame Tussaud, an Alaskan skier is butthurt; (47:47) Disney+ updates, Superman Returns...to TV, WandaVision heats up, Frasier reboot?; (1:13:11) Russell Wilson has a wishlist, Cam Newton gets challenged, the Atlanta Dream makes it right, the Wizards surge as Lebron slumps, Primetime wins and loses. #StopPlayinandSubscribe

S04 Ep. 95: Everything’s Colder in Texas

S04 Ep. 95: Everything’s Colder in Texas

February 19, 2021

Shaka upgrades and Sham gets an offer; (09:37) 45 gets acquitted again, Rush Limbaugh loses his cancer battle, Texans suffer from climate change while Ted Cruz bounces, pandemic positivity; (37:37) Streaming update and WandaVision discussion, the Best Man returns, Gina Carano is fired, Anne Boleyn gets a new look, Eddie Murphy and Spike Lee take on a D.C. icon; (1:26:21) Osaka vs Williams recap, Super Bowl wrap-up, Vincent Jackson tribute, NFL hot stove, Urban Meyer fumbles again, NBA roundup. #StopPlayinandSubscribe

S04 Ep. 94: Spell “District” for Us

S04 Ep. 94: Spell “District” for Us

February 5, 2021

Weekly update and snowstorm stories; (09:26) Democrats follow through on their promise, 45’s team folds, the House makes an inside ban, voting machine companies are BIG mad, Axios is back, Uber changes the alcohol game; (46:00) We talk TV and movies and remember two big stars, Nicholas Cannon makes a reconciliation, Disney+ makes a Black Panther announcement, Lil Kim/Foxy Brown Verzuz rumors spark a debate; (1:31:52) Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal headline our NBA discussion, Jared Goff’s disrespect fuels a trade, Marty Schottenheimer is in our thoughts, a Carson Wentz trade is looming, final thought on the upcoming Super Bowl. #StopPlayinandSubscribe

S04 Ep. 93: Tributes to Excellence

S04 Ep. 93: Tributes to Excellence

January 29, 2021

We recap our week and remember a close friend; (17:40) Democrats prepare to steamroll the GOP, the vaccine rollout is still messy, Deborah Birx breaks her silence, 45 prepares for impeachment, GameStop and AMC disrupt the market; (51:32) We honor “Queen” Cicely Tyson, broadcast legend Larry King, and Temple icon John Chaney, recap on current shows and movies, Amanda Gorman continues to shine, more details from the Verzuz fallout, Trey Songz and Tory Lanez make the wrong headlines; (1:33:34) Baseball HOF comes up empty, we discuss Chad Wheeler in detail, Duce Staley headlines a disappointing NFL coaching carousel, thoughts on the Super Bowl. #StopPlayinandSubscribe

S04 Ep. 92: Uncle POTUS

S04 Ep. 92: Uncle POTUS

January 22, 2021

No news is good news so far in this supersized episode; (07:45) The Inauguration dominates the week, Uncle Joe issues orders, Uncle Tony is relieved, MyPillow gets smothered, Instacart drops the hammer, the Capitol Insurrection gets a reckoning; (45:21) Excitement about upcoming shows and movies; the latest “Verzuz” disappoints, Clubhouse stirs controversy, Sex and the City reboot, Power Book II recap; (1:20:05) We remember Hank Aaron, Dan LeBetard’s exit stirs an ESPN shakeup, NCAA basketball update, James Harden and Kyrie Irving make moves, Delonte West has an awesome update, NFL playoff and coaching carousel roundup. #StopPlayinandSubscribe

S04 Ep. 91: An Evening w/Super Bowl Champion Ray Rice

S04 Ep. 91: An Evening w/Super Bowl Champion Ray Rice

January 8, 2021

We open the 4th season joined by Super Bowl Champion Ray Rice; (09:25) We reflect on the Capitol insurrection and political landscape while reminiscing on the 90’s; (22:30) Dr. Dre’s recovery inspires an idea about union reps; (33:45) the Kardashian machine stays in the news and we break down some of our favorite TV shows; (47:01) The NBA season has begun, we revisit “The Last Dance”, LBJ vs. MJ, success of the NBA bubble; (1:00:10) the College Football National Championship is upon us and Ray shares his experience as a college athlete; (1:12:35) Ray’s thoughts on the NFL regular season, playoff predictions, tells some stories from his playing days and Super Bowl experience.

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S03 Ep. 90: Two Days to Go

S03 Ep. 90: Two Days to Go

December 30, 2020

In the third season finale, Sham and Shaka reflect on some of their favorite news stories of 2020.

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S03 Ep. 89: The Rollout

S03 Ep. 89: The Rollout

December 15, 2020

Intros and holiday shopping discussions; (08:45) Vaccinations are televised, the election is certified and SCOTUS has had enough, Bill Barr resigns, the clock ticks on the stimulus; (27:23) Lil’ Wayne stirs up a debate, Kanye gets sued, Disney+ raises its price, tribute to Tiny “Zeus” Lister; (52:38) Vandy is on the right side of history, the Big Ten makes changes despite Michigan’s efforts, Coach K gets challenged, long-awaited name change in Cleveland, NFL round up, the “Greek Freak” and the “Beard” make NBA headlines.

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S03 Ep. 88: Aubrey-in-Chief

S03 Ep. 88: Aubrey-in-Chief

December 7, 2020

Thoughts on the holiday season; (9:40) Details emerge on the vaccine rollout, Biden names his Cabinet, a party gets busted in Belgium, another great breakthrough in science; (43:11) Grammy announcements stir controversy, Drake gets a big endorsement, a Baby Yoda reveal, Power Book II is back; (1:15:52) Len Bias is finally recognized, South Carolina Women’s Basketball suffers a loss, Men’s College Basketball breakdown, Harden is a no-show, NFL heads down the final stretch, the US Women’s National Team gets big news.

S03 Ep. 87: Vaccination Wars

S03 Ep. 87: Vaccination Wars

November 23, 2020

It’s Shaka’s birthday! We shoutout another local podcast and discuss Hampton connections; (9:45) The vaccine is on the horizon, Hugo Chavez steals the election; (39:51) Bobby Brown suffers another tragedy, Conan calls it quits, Warner Brothers restrategizes, Parler is the new dumpster; (57:40) NBA free agency begins, Klay Thompson's season ends before it starts, Westbrook/Wall trade rumors begin, NFL roundup.

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S03 Ep. 86: Wear the Damn Mask

S03 Ep. 86: Wear the Damn Mask

November 14, 2020

General updates for the week; (10:25) 45’s conspiracies continue, daily COVID records increase, a vaccine is announced; (41:09) Marvel gives a final word, Wiz Khalifa finds a remedy, 2 Chainz gives up on Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes drops a new album, a surprising “Jeopardy” host is suggested, fall TV is back; (1:12:08) girl power in Miami, drama in Houston and other NBA news, NFL roundup.

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S03 Ep. 85: Saving the Republic

S03 Ep. 85: Saving the Republic

November 8, 2020

Sham gives a Starbucks update; (12:40) the Presidential election is finally called, Trump’s campaign storms the Courts; black women receive praise, COVID cases surge, Biden makes a plan; (49:38) Alex Trebek leaves the world mourning, Mo’Nique keeps Oprah’s name in her mouth, Dave Chappelle returns to SNL; (1:14:39) the NBA returns in December, LeBreeze plans to cherry pick, a post-World Series celebration violates COVID protocol, tragedy strikes again in Washington, Drew Brees stakes his claim, NFL roundup.

S03 Ep. 84: It is Time! (w/special guest Councilman Opel Jones)

S03 Ep. 84: It is Time! (w/special guest Councilman Opel Jones)

October 30, 2020

We open the show reflecting on the upcoming winter months; (3:57) Howard County, Maryland Councilman Opel Jones joins the pod; Deborah Birx is over it, a peculiar lawsuit arises, a Florida man gets a little too close, the black male support myth doesn't fly; (56:04) Audible teams up with Charlamagne and Kevin Hart, Desperate Housewives recollection, Eddie Murphy and Amazon give viewers an early Christmas Gift; (104:07) Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID, NFL round-up, the Dodgers win the World Series, and Tony LaRussa is back in the game.

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S03 Ep. 83: Wind Kills Birds

S03 Ep. 83: Wind Kills Birds

October 24, 2020

Sham shares her woes with Lowe’s; (17:55) the debates close, coronavirus numbers resurge, a Colorado landlord intimidates his residents, Jeffrey Toobin rubs one out; (45:00) 50 Cent threatens a move, Shonda Rhimes and Disney bump heads; Quibi takes a final bow; (1:00:50) the Pelicans sign a new coach, NFL round up, the World Series is underway.

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S03 Ep. 82: Walk it Like I Talk it

S03 Ep. 82: Walk it Like I Talk it

October 17, 2020

We start with updates on our increased listenership and share DMV adventures; (15:17) COVID-19 hits the first family and Harris camp, dueling townhalls make airwaves, and two well-known rappers make the news; (55:09) Phil Collins feels something in the air, reality TV roundup; (1:10:27) the Lakers don’t disappoint, several new prospects ride the NBA coaching carousel, positive COVID tests make the NFL scramble, scandal shakes up the Japanese Olympic swimming team.

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S03 Ep. 81: From Gold to Tarnished Brass

S03 Ep. 81: From Gold to Tarnished Brass

October 8, 2020

We begin the episode by bringing back one of our favorite segments; (16:31) the week is dominated by the President’s Covid-19 announcement and the Vice Presidential debate; (49:43) Eddie Van Halen is remembered, Jaguar Wright continues spilling tea, Fall TV begins in earnest, and “Ghost” has its mid-season finale; (1:26:54) the Lakers are up in the “Bubble” Finals, COVID forces the NFL to shuffle games, the Texans fire Bill O’Brien, Washington continues to feel the “Doug Williams curse.”

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S03 Ep. 80: A Different Level of Crazy

S03 Ep. 80: A Different Level of Crazy

September 30, 2020

We celebrate our 80th episode and continue to chart the show's progress with an announcement; (6:35) the first Presidential Debate is a debacle, the Supreme Court nomination fight begins, Breonna Taylor is denied justice, college students engage in “swatting,” the Vietnamese take recycling to all the wrong levels; (51:52) Chadwick Boseman’s legacy continues to shine, Power Book 2 continues to deliver; (1:22:27) Mark Cuban steps up for Delonté West, the NBA Finals begin with the Lakers dominating the Heat, Doc Rivers and Clippers finally part ways, a COVID outbreak headlines an extensive NFL roundup, the NHL and MLB seasons come to a close.

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S03 Ep. 79: Do You Know What Today Is?

S03 Ep. 79: Do You Know What Today Is?

September 20, 2020

It's our anniversary! We reflect on the show's progress and acknowledge and thank our listeners; (8:10) the death of the "Notorious RBG" leaves the nation in mourning, Mitch McConnell teases his next move, a resurgence in COVID cases in Europe puts the world on notice, colleges contradict themselves, COVID surcharges begin in parts of the US; (32:36) The Fresh Prince and Aunt Viv finally reconcile, "Good Times" gets an animated makeover, KUWTK bids us adieu, DWTS comes out swinging, Power Book II is surprisingly entertaining; (1:20:32) the Clippers fall short and Dame gets the last word, AD seals the deal, Giannis takes a stand, ESPN's Maria Taylor receives unnecessary criticism, the Big Ten does a reverse, the Falcons are exactly who we thought they were, NFL round up.

A Stop Playin’ Bonus: The 2020 NFL Preview Episode

A Stop Playin’ Bonus: The 2020 NFL Preview Episode

September 9, 2020

NFL Football is finally back! On this SUPERsized bonus episode, we go round robin and discuss the upcoming NFL season. Here's the breakdown: NFC North (6:15); NFC South (33:56); NFC East (58:35); NFC West (1:31:56); AFC North (1:53:37); AFC South (2:09:20); AFC East (2:24:44); and AFC West (2:41:09).

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S03 Ep. 78: We Never Freeze (w/Get Up DC’s Reese Waters)

S03 Ep. 78: We Never Freeze (w/Get Up DC’s Reese Waters)

August 29, 2020

We start the podcast with an introduction of our guest--television and radio personality--Reese Waters, (12:44) Jacob Blake’s shooting and the Kenosha protests, along with the RNC dominate the week, (54:43) The entire country mourns the sudden death of Chadwick Boseman, NBCNews gives COVID to the wrong celebrity, Cardi B claps back on the GOP, Taylor Swift receives a public apology, and we give our picks in the upcoming Verzuz with Brandy and Monica, (1:28:26) We acknowledge the passing of a lovable NBA veteran, the NBA reacts to the happenings in Kenosha with other major sports following their lead.
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S03 Ep. 77: Ask and You Shall Receive the Smoke

S03 Ep. 77: Ask and You Shall Receive the Smoke

August 22, 2020

In a super-sized episode filled with astute observations, (12:59) The DNC dominates the week, 45 tweets in response while another of his cronies gets arrested, a hotel brawl goes viral, and a Florida man thinks outside the box. (1:00:08) Jam Master Jay’s case is FINALLY cracked, Tavis Smiley gets an overdue reckoning, Thundercats returns, Batman joins the “Crisis,” Megan Thee Stallion speaks out, and Aunt Becky finally gets sentenced. (1:34:33) Drama ensues as the playoffs begin in the NBA bubble and Ron Rivera’s announcement in Washington headlines NFL news as the season quickly approaches.

S03 Ep. 76: The Pick is In

S03 Ep. 76: The Pick is In

August 14, 2020

Pushing through the “dawg” days of summer! (05:07) Kamala Harris headlines the week as the Democratic VP Nominee. 45 campaigns from the briefing room yet there’s no second stimulus. A Russian “vaccine” does little to help New Zealanders and school kids in Georgia.   (42:53) The 90’s continue to resurge with a “Fresh Prince” reboot and a new look for Blockbuster Video. Lauryn Hill and R. Kelly cause controversy outside the studio while Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion drops “WAP.” (1:15:21) An attempt at disguise goes horribly wrong in Seattle, NFL players and coaches prepare for the season while the owners give mixed messages. FBS conferences announce their plans, and the NBA bubble continues to thrive. 

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S03 Ep. 75: The Diamond Episode

S03 Ep. 75: The Diamond Episode

August 7, 2020

We’re 75 episodes in and still kickin’! (09:13) The explosion in Beirut wears on our hearts and minds, spitters keep spitting, a Mayor goes after Joe Biden, an AXIOS interview with 45 raises eyebrows, plus much more (56:35) Ellen is under fire, Zoe Saldana makes an odd choice, Anthony Mackie is here for all of it, Disney makes a bold move (134:38) COVID-19 hits the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff, the XFL gets another rejuvenation, MLB rearranges games, and the NBA has is right--so far. 

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S03 Ep. 74: Check the Transcript

S03 Ep. 74: Check the Transcript

July 25, 2020

We’re back with a new sound and big news! (05:00) The First Black Stock Exchange is poised to open, the NAACP president fumes as the Portland protests rage, private schools receive unnecessary relief, 45 has a bad week, Andrew Gillum resurfaces, & AOC shines (42:39) Nick Cannon plans his future, Kim Kardashian makes a statement, Friends reunite, Taraji lands a new deal with Fox, DMX and Snoop Dogg shatter Verzuz records, and we pay tribute to Regis Philbin. (125:39) Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr are getting back into the ring, black anchors dispute at ESPN, the NBA moves forward as the Knicks make a new hire, MLB games begin, and the NFL makes cuts to its preseason as Washington simplifies its team name. 

 

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S03 Ep. 73: Pullin’ a Sprewell

S03 Ep. 73: Pullin’ a Sprewell

July 18, 2020

Another week, another episode! (2:45) DC extends its state of emergency, we pay our respects to two civil rights greats, coronavirus numbers are rerouted, two Southern governors go wild while a Northern governor goes against the family, and Native Americans in Oklahoma get a win. (46:22) Cannon’s Class fails as Viacom cuts ties with Nick, and Megan Thee Stallion is shot by Tory Lanez?? Tamera Mowry-Housley and Tyra Banks make career changes, the HBOMax/Roku/Amazon saga continues, and Mo’Nique gets a small victory. (1:33:04) James Harden’s mask choice raises questions, major MLB stars sit out, “The Big House” and “The Linc” make COVID-related adjustments, and a Virginia man offers his trademark services to the NFL. 

 

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S03 Ep. 72: 100% Right

S03 Ep. 72: 100% Right

July 13, 2020

After a short break, the pod is back!! (11:00) Central Park Karen gets her charges, a former mayor opens up, travelers to the EU get denied, COVID testing in DC is questioned, GOYA gets the boot, school openings are up in the air, Roger Stone commutes, and Chuck Woolery replaces Uncle Tony. (55:12) Mixed reviews for The Wonder Years and Princess Bride reboots, a new Batwoman is announced, we pay our respects to two beloved actresses, and Will & Jada create a new buzz word. (1:38:53) Duke women’s basketball gets a new coach, WNBA players demand change, COVID hits major NBA stars, and the Washington football team makes an announcement. 

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S03 Ep. 71: The $100,000 Bill

S03 Ep. 71: The $100,000 Bill

June 28, 2020

Sunday Brunch is not so on deck. (03:55) COVID numbers in southern states lead the US in the wrong direction. The task force is BACK, bringing the usual mixture of facts and fiction. 45’s cabinet REELS as the NY Times reports low poll numbers. Racism continues to be embraced then ignored by the administration. Michael Flynn skates again while Captain Crozier gets closure. (33:50) Jamie Foxx portrays Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic and Spike Lee drops another joint. The BET Awards prepares for its 20th anniversary show and a hip-hop legend’s appearance on reality TV nearly makes Shaka weep. Cancel culture stretches from the Ivy League to Disneyland, making a stop at Family Guy. (57:22) In sports, both the MLB and NBA announce starting dates, while the FBS struggles to find its way. The Hall of Fame game is cancelled but the NFL remains on schedule despite growing questions.

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S03 Ep. 70: Tik-Tok-Troll

S03 Ep. 70: Tik-Tok-Troll

June 21, 2020

We celebrate our 70th episode! (10:20) Scientists make a major breakthrough. Florida residents disrespect the pandemic while systematic inequality is exposed. Video of a police shooting in Atlanta surfaces, the Supreme Court makes two surprising decisions and Zoomers band together for a generational troll. (58:25) Dave Chappelle receives acclaim and inspires a story close to the pod. The NY Times exposes “Central Park Karen” while the #MeToo movement catches up to a former sitcom star. Netflix and major TV networks face tough decisions for the fall season and Insecure finishes strong. (1:42:55) As MLB players become ill, arguments about money continue. The NBA season comes with more questions than answers. Hard Knocks announces its teams as NFL players get mysterious injuries. Scrutiny on the Washington Redskins and other brands is renewed by a statue removal.

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S03 Ep. 69: Cancel Culture Overdrive

S03 Ep. 69: Cancel Culture Overdrive

June 13, 2020

Reasons behind “Megxit” are further revealed. New Zealand stifles the pandemic. DC Mayor catches 45 off-balance before BLM rallies sweep the nation. Cries to “defund the police” increase as distractions and laziness threaten the movement. Uncle Joe enjoys his biggest lead in the polls, while 45 does a rare reversal. The Oscars and Grammys make major changes. Reality TV cancels some of its major stars, and we discuss Insecure’s penultimate episode. Myles Garrett receives the BLM care package as NFL executives reverse course. While MLB players and owners go public with their dispute, the NBA’s plans come under scrutiny.  NASCAR makes a stunning “cancel-culture” announcement.

S03 Ep. 68: From Crisis to Crisis

S03 Ep. 68: From Crisis to Crisis

June 4, 2020

Central Park Karen circles the pod back to an earlier episode. BLM resurges due to fresh tragedy. 45 goes full “dictator” against protesters in DC and on Twitter. Faith Evans goes HAM on Stevie J. HBO Max brings back Looney Tunes, Boondocks and 90’s sitcoms.  Insecure continues to impress as the season winds down. Drew Brees leads the NFL apology tour, while MLB is unapologetic about its financial disputes.  The NBA has a new playoff proposal with more questions than answers. Tributes to Wes Unseld and Jerry Sloan close out the pod.

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S03 Ep. 67: Everybody’s Trippin’

S03 Ep. 67: Everybody’s Trippin’

May 25, 2020

Memorial Day kicks off the unofficial start of summer as all 50 states have limited reopenings. “Civil liberties” are at question as some Americans protest state mandated orders. Barack Obama’s commencement address trolls the current administration. The pandemic gives Kwame Kilpatrick a reprieve. More details surface about Ahmaud Arbery. A paycheck snafu causes a stir.  A head-to-head convo with Charlamagne goes left when Joe Biden qualifies blackness. Lori Laughlin pleas out and we FINALLY go in-depth on HBO’s Insecure. ESPN’s The Last Dance concludes with rave reviews. There’s still no deal for Dak and the NFL undermines it’s Rooney Rule.

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S03 Ep. 66: Low Hanging Fruit

S03 Ep. 66: Low Hanging Fruit

May 9, 2020

As states start to reopen, death tolls increase. Details of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder are revealed. A spit spat goes viral.  Michael Flynn gets a pass and Mike Pence gets caught with a hot mic. We pay our respects to two music legends and a Vegas Showman.  Pablo and Bomani get an extension, Jason Whitlock trolls Lebron and Kendrick Perkins wants all of the smoke. Earl Thomas finds himself in a pickle and the NFL schedule is released.

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S03 Ep. 65: Pence Moonwalk

S03 Ep. 65: Pence Moonwalk

May 3, 2020

Consumers go wild over wearing masks. VP Pence goes maskless at the Mayo Clinic. A Chicago son’s foolishness puts his front-line worker mom at risk. Joe Biden demands an investigation while 45 makes a declaration. The Last Dance dominates TV as Homeland says farewell. “Mr. Kardashian” shows receipts. Clone Wars? The Peacock Network is here and Sham’s excited. The US Women’s National Soccer Team takes a HUGE “L.” “Crab legs” and Andy Dalton get new deals.

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S03 Ep. 64: Skittles With a Lysol Chaser

S03 Ep. 64: Skittles With a Lysol Chaser

April 26, 2020

White House briefings come to a close but Sham isn’t buying it. Strong opinions arise as the public speculates Joe Biden’s running mate. A much anticipated Verzuz battle breaks the IG record--TWICE--but not without epic failure, memes and elite-level shade. A new movie becomes a Netflix hit while a Showtime favorite bids us adieu. Moms put their stamp on the NFL Draft, which went without a hitch. The NBA contemplates resuming its season.

S03 Ep. 63: Try to Take Over the World

S03 Ep. 63: Try to Take Over the World

April 12, 2020

The US Navy saga continues as a high-ranking authority steps down and the Surgeon General makes a blunder. While two similar incidents in Maryland cause major concern, a new area is predicted as the next COVID-19 hotspot. Bernie drops out and Uncle Joe’s past extracurriculars are brought to the forefront. In entertainment, Lori Loughlin’s case heats up and we welcome the return of one of our favorite animated programs. Ex NFL RB Chris Johnson gets caught slippin’, the NFL fears the worst on Draft Day, and CJ McCollum’s article brings light to an NBA issue.

S03 Ep. 62: Drama at the Wharf

S03 Ep. 62: Drama at the Wharf

April 5, 2020

Uncle Tony beefs up his security as a Navy Captain gets a raw deal. Social Media entertainment gets a boost as quarantine battles heat up. Tiger King wins the streaming wars and the anniversary of Nipsey Hussle’s death makes us reflect. The USWNT gets an apology, inducts its new class, COVID causes a few NFL contracts to collapse, and sports commissioners gear up for a call with the POTUS.

S03 Ep. 61: Ask Uncle Tony

S03 Ep. 61: Ask Uncle Tony

March 29, 2020

As #QuarantineandChill becomes the new normal, we discuss its impact on our nation’s leaders. At the White House briefings, 45 and Anthony Fauci create “must-see TV” while state governors put words into action. Nostalgia hits the forefront as folks are rewatching their favorite shows and movies, and we have a hard chuckle as D. Wade and Carmelo reflect on “Super ‘Bron.” In sports, the IOC finally presses pause on the 2020 Olympics, the US Women’s National Soccer Team hits a hurdle on their quest for equal pay, and NFL free agency opens with huge moves.

S03 Ep. 60: Sexagenarians

S03 Ep. 60: Sexagenarians

March 15, 2020

We continue the discussion about the pandemic that sweeps the globe. Uncle Joe and Bernie shine in the interim as Andrew Gillum finds himself in a peculiar situation. An Olive Garden employee takes action and HIV is cured for the second time. The Fast and Furious franchise takes a hit while Johnny Depp seamingly gets a win. The BBC proves why they are superior as cancellations due to COVID-19 rock the entertainment and sports worlds. The NCAA toys with the idea of releasing the bracket despite tournament cancellations.

S03 Ep. 59: Everybody Gets $2

S03 Ep. 59: Everybody Gets $2

March 7, 2020

The episode starts with a coronavirus discussion and reflection on the results of a McDonald’s touchscreen test. Privilege rears its ugly head as racist backlash targets a new business. Chris Matthews and Mick Mulvaney get the ax and Michael Bloomberg's exit from the democratic primary race leads to really bad math. In entertainment, we question Nicki Minaj’s decision-making and applaud Halle Berry's. Shaka gets excited for two new movie releases and we finally weigh in on "Megxit." In sports, NFL free agency offers some intrigue, James Harden is salty, the Chuck/Draymond saga continues, and Spike Lee gets shown the right door.

S03 Ep. 58: Generational What??

S03 Ep. 58: Generational What??

March 3, 2020

In this Super Tuesday edition of the pod, we discuss “Syringe Man” and how the impending Coronavirus epidemic causes 45 to pass the buck. Trials wrap up for two big names while another big name gets a lucky break. Fans say their final good-byes to Kobe while LeBron outthinks himself and D. Wade shares his life with the world. We reminisce about our past as Lark Voorhies makes a rare TV appearance and Flavor Flav gets “fired.” Finally, in sports we share our thoughts on NBA All-Star Weekend, the new NFL CBA and more.

S03 Ep. 57: Fallout Week

S03 Ep. 57: Fallout Week

February 17, 2020

The New Hampshire Primary has the country buzzing. Charlamagne tha God puts pressure on SC voters. Post-impeachment antics make news while Michael Avenatti goes down. Snoop makes a u-turn as “Cheaters” excites Shaka with a new host. The Power finale brings many questions...and spin-offs. NBA All-Star weekend is underway and NCAA Basketball heats up. The Raiders threaten a huge play for Tom Brady and the Houston Astros face the music while their newly hired manager carries the weight.

S03 Ep. 56: The Super Season 3 Premiere

S03 Ep. 56: The Super Season 3 Premiere

February 9, 2020

After a long break, we start our show reflecting on the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant. In politics, the impeachment trial closes and the Iowa Caucus raises eyebrows. In entertainment, a not-so-sweet scent may hit the market soon as Power airs its final episodes. In sports, the Kansas City “Chefs” are the new kings of the NFL and LeBron gets a leg up on Giannis as the NBA All-Star game makes charitable, but questionable changes. MLB makes a decision about the Astros, but the “Hammer” and “Charlie Hustle” are unimpressed.

A Stop Playin’ Bonus: Best of Season 2

A Stop Playin’ Bonus: Best of Season 2

January 26, 2020

Join us for some of our favorite segments from Season 2! Season 3 coming soon! Stay tuned.

S02 Ep. 55: Kuji-Shaka-Lia (Season 2 Finale)

S02 Ep. 55: Kuji-Shaka-Lia (Season 2 Finale)

December 28, 2019

We lead our Season 2 Finale with the impeachment as Nancy Pelosi goes “G-Code.” Rudy Guiliani falls from grace while 45 pushes forward on the campaign trail. In Colorado, a caretaker makes the news for doing just the opposite. After 35 years, Eddie Murphy makes a splash on SNL and holiday movies find us both pinned to the couch. In the NBA, Kawhi upstages "LaBreeze" again as Patrick Beverley solidifies a win. A midseason tournament may be upon us and Russ takes FULL advantage of load management. LSU and Clemson head to the CFP National Championship and the NFL makes bold scheduling moves to intensify the final playoff push.

S02 Ep. 54: Fake Outrage

S02 Ep. 54: Fake Outrage

December 14, 2019

Hide your kids and your dogs as the episode starts with startling news in Florida and Oregon. A dentist hovers while a thoughtful gift causes a national stir. Michael Avenatti is in the news again as the Nike case heats up. In political news, the impending impeachment causes 45 to lose his cool while the walls of hypocrisy come crashing down on the First Family. Reboots keep coming as we say good-bye to a beloved actor. In sports, the MLB’s stove is scorching hot. In the NBA, two teams move ahead of the class, Jimmy Butler escapes the madness and Luka Doncic dazzles in Dallas. Former NFL players arrested for cheating the system and Billy B makes a statement about the Bengals situation as the NFL approaches the home stretch.

S02 Ep. 53: I’m Standing Right HERE

S02 Ep. 53: I’m Standing Right HERE

December 3, 2019

KFC wins the vegan race as Burger King stumbles, and Chick-Fil-A finally comes to its senses. Two high profile female politicians take walks of shame as the impeachment and democratic debates heat up. Mo’nique takes on a streaming giant while “Jussée Smollier” takes on a giant city. Disney Plus underwhelms but new reboots may make all the difference. In the NBA, Carmelo returns and steals the show while Chuck is up to his usual antics. Off-the-field issues lead the NFL news and we close with our usual round-robin analysis.

S02 Ep. 52: I Have No Reputation

S02 Ep. 52: I Have No Reputation

November 16, 2019

The news segment begins with another tragedy in California. The impeachment is underway and sets the stage for a blockbuster while Politico blasts a 2020 candidate. In entertainment, Disney Plus premiers to critical acclaim, Tyler Perry Studios captures an EPIC photo, and DC Comics prepares for a major crossover arc on TV. Injuries cripple the NBA season as it cracks down on load management and Carmelo gets another shot. NCAA Football makes waves with a ruling on Chase Young while NCAA Basketball starts with bang. The NFL is in midseason with its most successful franchise at the center of the news.

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