Dave McMenamin, ESPN: 1/23/20
Zach talks to ESPN's Dave McMenamin about the powerhouse Lakers (15:58), Kyle Kuzma's future (24:57), Frank Vogel's rotations, Zion's debut (2:14), and much more.
Danny Green: 1/22/20
Zach talks to Lakers guard Danny Green about late-career LeBron (2:16), why this is the most fun team environment he has ever experienced (18:44), those classic Spurs-Heat Finals, the Ray Allen shot (23:00), Kawhi's decision (33:34), much more.
ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz: 1/16/20
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the rising Grizz (1:07), the race for No. 8 in the West (12:38), the Nuggets, Jazz, Rockets, and Clippers, and Frank Vogel's coaching job with the Lakers (1:02:57).
Mini Pod: Joe Ingles Addendum: 1/15/20
Zach tracks Joe Ingles down to have him tell a ridiculous story he forgot to ask him about the other night.
Jazz F Joe Ingles: 1/14/20
Zach talks to Utah forward Joe Ingles about the surging Jazz (4:02), the art and limits of trash talk (19:04), the wild fires ravaging his native Australia (42:53), much more.
Bleacher Report's Howard Beck: 1/8/20
Zach and Bleacher Report's Howard Beck pick their Western Conference All-Stars, plus talk Kyle Kuzma trade value (25:20), Kyrie Irving's injury (33:04), and more.
ESPN's Dan Le Batard: 1/6/20
Zach talks to ESPN's Dan Le Batard about the legacy of the LeBron-era Heat as the 2010s come to a close.
Steven Adams: 12/30/19
Zach talks to Oklahoma City center Steven Adams about his unconventional path to the NBA (9:25), the departures of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook (39:05), the best and worst trash talkers (35:35), the Draymond Green incident (21:33), much more.
Koreen & Arthur: 12/26/19
Zach talks to Eric Koreen of The Athletic and Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star about the post-Kawhi Raptors, trade questions, the top of the East and All-Star picks.
The Ringer's Bill Simmons: 12/19/19
Zach and Bill Simmons of the Ringer fill out their early MVP (3:02) and All-NBA ballots (44:02).
Woj & Lowe Show: 12/16/19
Zach and Adrian Wojnarowski open NBA trade season: buyers (2:18), sellers, big names that could be on the move (11:09), much more.
John Hollinger: 12/11/19
Zach talks to John Hollinger of The Athletic about trade buyers and sellers (3:33), Kevin Love (21:15), much more.
The Harden Puzzle: How Houston Rockets Star James Harden Confounds NBA Defenses: 12/10/19
James Harden's basketball strengths are varied and, for a defense trying to guard him, frustrating. Now, teams are trying something different against the Houston Rockets' versatile star. ESPN senior writer Zach Lowe joins Mina Kimes to measure Harden's impact on the league this season and to discuss effective ways to stop him.
Marc Spears: 12/5/19
Zach talks to Marc Spears of The Undefeated about his Damian Lillard feature story (1:40), the Blazers (28:36), Chris Paul's comments about his trade to the Thunder (32:20), Utah's struggles, and more.
Gary Gulman: 12/4/19
Zach talks to comedian Gary Gulman about his HBO special "The Great Depresh," basketball as coping mechanism (5:20), the 1980s NBA versus today's game (38:36), the art of writing jokes, and the origin of his state abbreviations bit (48:20).
Marcus Smart: 11/25/19
Zach talks to Boston's Marcus Smart about being a stretch 6, tension in last season's Celtics locker-room (3:18), what's different now, being an inch away from losing basketball (9:22), and guarding Kyrie Irving (26:13).
Burke & Arnovitz: 11/22/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Doris Burke about first impressions of the Kawhi-PG Clippers (4:19), what's different about this Boston team (17:26), whether this is the end of the Spurs (31:19), and more. Then ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz joins to discuss his story on an epic NBA scam (41:02).
The Good Place: 11/18/19
Zach talks to "The Good Place" creator Michael Schur and writers Joe Mande and Jen Statsky about their NBA fandom, their favorite jokes in the history of the show, and behind-the-scenes stories.
Howard Beck: 11/14/19
Zach talks to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report about Knicks chaos (2:55), Andrew Wiggins (33:09), and the 9-2 Lakers (49:09).
Rick Carlisle: 11/12/19
Zach talks to Mavs coach Rick Carlisle about the Luka Doncic-Kristaps Porzingis partnership (4:23), Dallas' 2011 title run (16:59), the Malice in the Palace (22:10), the 1986 Celtics (28:29), facing Michael Jordan in the playoffs, much more.
Chris Herring: 11/7/19
Zach talks to Chris Herring of 538 about load management mania (1:13), and four interesting teams around the West: Phoenix (11:24), Dallas (1:00:31), Houston (30:04), and San Antonio (48:15).
ESPN's Jay Williams: 10/31/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Jay Williams about Stephen Curry's injury (5:53), the Joel Embiid-Karl-Anthony Towns fight (15:02), early-season surprises and disappointments, and more.
Zach LaVine: 10/28/19
Zach talks to Bulls guard Zach LaVine about adapting to Jim Boylen, the Bulls' future, his Vontae Mack moment (14:43), wild KG stories (37:44), and more.
ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Mina Kimes: 10/24/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Brian Windhorst about all those contract extensions (20:52), trade targets, and the start of the season. Mina Kimes joins to discuss the Sixers, dog people versus cat people, and much more (45:03).
MINI POD: Game 1 of the 2019-20 season: 10/22/19
The Clippers defeated the Lakers on opening night of the 2019-20 season and Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst broke it down from the floor of Staples Center immediately following the game.
ESPN's Baxter Holmes: 10/16/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Baxter Holmes about his feature on Carmelo Anthony being out of the NBA, Melo's career and legacy, and more.
Jeff Van Gundy: 10/15/19
Zach discusses LeBron James' comments on China, and previews the NBA season with Jeff Van Gundy.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski: 10/11/19
Zach and ESPN Senior Insider Adrian Wojnarowski discuss the NBA's China issue, 2020 title favorites, trade targets and more in a TV special.
ESPN's Dave McMenamin: 10/8/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Dave McMenamin about his piece on the Anthony Davis deal, the 2019-20 Lakers, the LeBron/AD partnership, player empowerment, and more.
Joel Embiid and Josh Richardson: 9/30/19
Zach talks to Joel Embiid about the new-look Sixers, last season's heartbreak, his diet, and trash talk habits; Josh Richardson joins for a chat about being traded to Philly, Miami memories, and more.
Kevin Arnovitz: 9/24/19
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz rank their Five Most Confusing Teams for the 2019-20 NBA season.
J.J. Redick: 9/17/19
Zach talks to New Orleans guard J.J. Redick about signing with the Pelicans, that Kawhi Leonard shot, leaving Philly, his old Clippers teams, dunking, and much more.
Sam Anderson: 9/12/19
Zach talks to Sam Anderson of The New York Times Magazine about his book "Boom Town," the history of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant's recent comments, the Russell Westbrook and James Harden trades, and much more.
David Epstein: 9/9/19
Zach talks to David Epstein about his books "Range" and "The Sports Gene" -- what they say about how NBA teams make decisions, injury prevention, load management, parenting, and much more.
Bill Simmons: 9/4/19
Zach talks to The Ringer's Bill Simmons about Team USA, Eastern Conference sleepers, the weird Lakers, and much more.
Ramona Shelburne: 8/28/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne about her epic Donald Sterling podcast -- plus an aside on Caris LeVert's extension.
Kevin Arnovitz: 7/17/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about Chris Paul's legacy, the Mavs and Kings, and much more.
Ryan Saunders: 7/15/19
Zach talks to Minnesota Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders about building around Karl-Anthony Towns, the legacy of his father, Flip, being Kevin Garnett's ball kid, Sam Cassell's trash talk, and much more.
Beck & Nichols: 7/9/19
Zach talks to Rachel Nichols and Howard Beck over drinks in Las Vegas about Russell Westbrook trade rumors, under the radar interesting offseason teams, the player empowerment era in the wake of Kawhi pulling Paul George from Oklahoma City, and more.
John Collins: 7/8/19
Zach talks to Hawks big man John Collins about the future in Atlanta, his All-Star aspirations, the wild free agency period, and much more.
Chris Herring: 7/6/19
Zach welcomes 538's Chris Herring and together they react to the Kawhi Leonard and Paul George deals before discussing how the moves alter the landscape of the league.
Adrian Wojnarowski: 7/6/19
In a crossover edition of The Lowe Post and The Woj Pod, Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski react to the Kawhi Leonard signing and Paul George trade. The two NBA insiders discuss how these deals immediately change the league, when Leonard targeted George as the guy he wanted to pair with, Oklahoma City's cloudy future, who could be in the market for Russell Westbrook if he's made available, how Toronto will move forward and more.
Williams & Bontemps: 7/1/19
Zach talks to Jay Williams about Kevin Durant's decision, the Sixers makeover, the Knicks failure, and more. Then ESPN's Tim Bontemps joins to talk about Utah, Portland, Denver, and the West.
Brian Windhorst: 6/26/19
Zach and ESPN's Brian Windhorst pick their five most interesting teams in NBA free agency -- plus news, rumors, trade ideas, and more.
Marks & Givony: 6/21/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Bobby Marks and Jonathan Givony about the NBA draft and free agency.
Nick Nurse: 6/18/19
Zach talks to Raptors head coach Nick Nurse about Toronto's championship season.
Kevin Arnovitz: 6/17/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the Anthony Davis trade (1:48), what's next for the Pelicans and Lakers (20:10), Boston's year from hell (32:27), the wide-open 2020 title chase (49:19), free agency, and much more.
MINI POD: Game 6 of the 2019 Finals: 6/13/19
Brian Windhorst, Zach Lowe, Andrew Han and Kendrick Perkins offer instant reaction to the Toronto Raptors' Game 6 win over the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals on the floor of Oracle Arena. Special cameo by 2019 NBA champion Marc Gasol.
Howard Beck: 6/12/19
Zach talks to Bleacher Report's Howard Beck about the aftermath of the Kevin Durant injury, what to expect in Game 6, the latest with Anthony Davis and more.
MINI POD: Game 5 of the 2019 Finals: 6/11/19
Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst, Cassidy Hubbarth, Andrew Han and Kendrick Perkins offer instant reaction to the Golden State Warriors' Game 5 win over the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals on the floor of Scotiabank Arena.
Arthur & Koreen: 6/9/19
Zach talks to Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star and Eric Koreen of the Athletic about the Raptors on the brink, how the Warriors can get back in the series, and what a title would mean to the city of Toronto.
MINI POD: Game 4 of the 2019 Finals: 6/7/19
Brian Windhorst, Zach Lowe, Ramona Shelburne, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan offer instant reaction to the Toronto Raptors' Game 4 win over the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals on the floor of Oracle Arena.
Chris Herring: 6/6/19
Zach talks to FiveThirtyEight's Chris Herring about the Raptors' Game 3 win, the keys for both teams moving forward and much more.
Doris Burke: 6/4/19
Zach talks to Hall of Famer Doris Burke about where we stand as the NBA Finals shifts to Oakland, what to expect from both teams moving forward and much more.
Richard Jefferson: 5/31/19
Zach talks to Richard Jefferson about Toronto's Game 1 win, and what comes next.
Baxter Holmes: 5/29/19
Zach talks to ESPN.com's Baxter Holmes about his explosive story on the inner workings of the Lakers.
Jeff Van Gundy: 5/29/19
Zach and Jeff Van Gundy look ahead to every aspect of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Raptors.
Arnovitz & Arthur: 5/22/19
Zach talks to Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about Raptors-Bucks, how Toronto has evened the series, what to expect moving forward and more.
Howard Beck: 5/20/19
Zach talks to Bleacher Report's Howard Beck about the Eastern Conference Finals (6:30), Golden State without Kevin Durant (34:24), Lakers dysfunction (49:52), and much more.
Kevin Arnovitz: 5/17/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the lottery (1:45), Anthony Davis (11:55), Boston's fraught offseason (19:06), other trade targets (35:01), Warriors-Blazers (42:41), and more.
Chris Herring: 5/13/19
Zach talks to Chris Herring of 538 about that epic weekend of NBA basketball, Kawhi's shot, Houston's failure, Bucks-Raptors, Warriors-Blazers, and much more.
Dave McMenamin: 5/10/19
Zach and ESPN's Dave McMenamin talk Sixers-Raptors Game 7, Nuggets-Blazers, the Lakers' coaching search, Game of Thrones, and much more.
Jackie MacMullan: 5/8/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Jackie MacMullan about Nuggets-Blazers, Jamal Murray & Nikola Jokic, the Celtics on the brink and more.
Bontemps & Andrews: 5/5/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Malika Andrews about Kawhi Leonard's season-saving Game 4 performance in Philadelphia, Bucks-Celtics, Rockets-Warriors, and more.
Stan Van Gundy: 5/1/19
Zach talks to Stan Van Gundy about Bucks-Celtics, Warriors-Rockets, the Orlando glory days, the state of the NBA game, and more.
Kirk Goldsberry: 4/30/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry about his new book, Sprawlball, Raptors-Sixers, Nuggets-Blazers, the Rockets officiating controversy, and more.
Thorpe & Friedell: 4/26/19
Zach previews Raptors-Sixers with David Thorpe of TrueHoop (1:00), and talks Warriors-Clippers with ESPN's Nick Friedell (40:26). Plus Nuggets-Spurs Game 7.
Kevin Arnovitz: 4/24/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about Damian Lillard's epic shot, the fallout in Oklahoma City, Sixers-Raptors, Bucks-Celtics, and more.
Dan Devine: 4/18/19
Zach talks to Dan Devine of The Ringer about Thunder-Blazers (3:00), James Harden carving up Utah (27:09), Dan worrying about the Celtics (45:43), and much more.
Richard Jefferson: 4/16/19
Zach talks to Richard Jefferson about the Clippers' incredible Game 2 win, the DeMarcus Cousins injury, the 2016 Finals, and more.
Mega Hoops Playoff Podcast: 4/12/19
Zach Lowe, Ryen Russillo, Brian Windhorst and Bomani Jones each take you through their playoff previews. Zach thinks Rockets-Jazz is going to be the most interesting first-round series. Russillo and Bomani talk about Warriors playoff fatigue, who can beat them in the west and more. Plus, Brian Windhorst and the Hoop Collective discuss Denver-San Antonio, OKC-Portland and many other playoff matchups.
Zach and David Thorpe of TrueHoop do their annual eight-by-eight podcast: eight minutes of analysis on all eight first-round series
Tim Bontemps: 4/10/19
Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps reveal their awards ballots, and discuss the Lakers mess.
Chris Herring: 4/3/19
Zach talks to Chris Herring of 538 about the inconsistent Thunder and Celtics, the remaining playoff races, All-NBA, MVP, All-Rookie, and much more.
Howard Beck: 3/27/19
Zach talks to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report about his Dwyane Wade/Dirk Nowitzki feature, the MVP race, All-NBA votes, and much more.
Ryen Russillo: 3/20/19
Zach and Ryen Russillo pick All-NBA teams, and talk D'Angelo Russell, awards races, and much more.
Brett Brown: 3/14/19
Zach talks to Brett Brown about trying to figure out the new-look Sixers before the playoffs, the Ben Simmons-Joel Embiid relationship, Markelle Fultz, playoff pressure, old Spurs stories, and much more.
Kevin Arnovitz: 3/6/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about his Suns feature (3:20), and LeBron and the Lakers likely missing the playoffs (48:43).
Daryl Morey: 3/4/19
Zach talks to Houston GM Daryl Morey about the Rockets' strange season, revisiting the Chris Paul trade, fixes for tanking, a potential play-in tournament, and more.
Jason Concepcion: 3/4/19
Zach talks to The Ringer's Jason Concepcion about the origin of NBA Desktop, his beloved Knicks, regrettable Harry Potter takes, the end of Game of Thrones, and more.
Bob Myers: 3/1/19
Zach talks to Golden State GM Bob Myers about the Draymond Green-Kevin Durant incident, Durant's looming free agency, signing DeMarcus Cousins, and much more.
Zach Lowe & Lakers drama: 2/26/19
Russillo on the Lakers drama and LeBron calling out his teammates, a Ceruti "Magic Minute" plus Zach Lowe stops by.
Joe Harris & Sarah Kustok: 2/26/19
Zach talks to Joe Harris of the Nets and YES Network's Sarah Kustok about Joe winning the 3-point shootout, Brooklyn's feel-good season, baked goods, and much more.
Ian Begley: 2/22/19
Zach talks to Ian Begley about the inner workings of the Porzingis trade (1:23), the impact it still will have this summer (13:40), rumblings around MSG (36:15) and more.
Dan Devine: 2/14/19
Zach talks to Dan Devine of The Ringer about the top (3:03) and bottom (29:55) of the Eastern Conference, crazy Lottery fantasies (41:00) and much more.
Tim MacMahon: 2/13/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Tim MacMahon about the Rockets' progress (3:04), the MVP race (10:17), Paul George's contributions for the Thunder (26:52), Giannis (36:44) and much more.
Bobby Marks: 2/8/19
Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks break down all things trade deadline: Anthony Davis (15:38), the arms race in the East (23:45), Marc Gasol (31:28), and much more.
Woj & Lowe Trade Deadline Special: 2/6/19
Zach & Woj run through all of the deals that you should keep an eye on leading up to Thursday's trade deadline in the NBA.
Kevin Arnovitz: 2/4/19
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz pick their most intriguing trade deadline teams (22:13), dissect the Kristaps Porzingis deal (3:00), and much more.
Dirk Nowitzki: 2/1/19
Zach talks to Dirk Nowitzki about the Kristaps Porzingis trade, Luka Mania, the highs and lows of his career, and much more.
Howard Beck & Brian Windhorst: 1/28/19
Zach talks to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report and ESPN's Brian Windhorst about the Anthony Davis trade request.
Jackie MacMullan: 1/23/19
Zach talks to ESPN's Jackie MacMullan about her Jamal Murray feature (1:20), Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns (20:21), the end of the Grizzlies (29:20), and more.
Jeanie Buss: 1/22/19
Zach talks to Lakers owner Jeanie Buss about signing LeBron, Luke Walton's job security, the Shaq/Kobe era, walking with wolves, and much more.
Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN: 1/16/19
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz make their All-Star picks, talk trade rumors, and much more.
Bill Simmons: 1/9/19
Zach talks to Bill Simmons of The Ringer about the ten teams with the best NBA championship odds.
Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors : 12/31/18
Zach talks to Toronto's Pascal Siakam about his improbable journey to the NBA, getting to know Kawhi Leonard, the upcoming game against DeMar DeRozan in San Antonio, the trade, Dwane Casey's firing and much more.
Eric Koreen & Bruce Arthur : 12/27/18
Zach talks to Eric Koreen of The Athletic and Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star talk about the Raptors (10:00), Kawhi Leonard (34:00), the top of the East (45:00), Golden State's issues (55:00) and more.
Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight: 12/19/18
Zach talks to FiveThirtyEight's Chris Herring about legitimate Western challengers (1:45), the Kings' competency (17:39), Indiana's competitiveness (39:09) and much more.
Brook Lopez: 12/18/18
Zach talks to Bucks C Brook Lopez about the evolution of his game (4:04), playing with Giannis (9:20), some crazy stories from his time with the Nets (13:40) and much more.
Woj & Lowe : 12/15/18
Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe host a very special NBA trade season kick-off show where they discuss, possibilities for the Lakers, the futures for Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard and other superstars. Plus, recap the trades of the 2018 summer.
Jackie MacMullan: 12/12/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Jackie MacMullan about her Jaylen Brown feature, Boston's slow start and recent hot streak, dreams of Anthony Davis, the East, and more.
Tim MacMahon: 12/10/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Tim MacMahon about the floundering Rockets, Luka Doncic, the Western Conference landscape, and more.
Tim Bontemps: 12/5/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Tim Bontemps about Markelle Fultz, Raptors-Sixers, the reeling Spurs, surprising Mavs, and more. Plus, a special appearance by Rachel Nichols.
Mike Conley, Grizzlies G: 11/29/18
Zach talks to Mike Conley about the revitalized Grizzlies, the hell of last season, David Fizdale, whether he still cares about being an All-Star, and more.
Kevin Arnovitz: 11/28/18
Zach talks to Kevin Arnovitz about the Jimmy Butler Sixers, the Wolves and Bulls, rookie big men, the MVP race, and much more.
Tom Haberstroh: 11/20/18
Zach talks to Tom Haberstroh of NBC Sports about the Wizards' dysfunction, Boston's struggles, the Clippers, Jazz, Grizzlies, and much more.
Howard Beck: 11/15/18
Zach talks to Howard Beck about Warriors drama, Jimmy Butler's fit in Philly, confusing teams, the best and worst new jerseys, and much more.
Max Kellerman: 11/14/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Max Kellerman about the Warriors drama, Jimmy Butler, the Raptors, the power structure in the East, and much more.
Evan Turner, Blazers F: 11/7/18
Zach talks to Evan Turner about recovering from a sweep, what Damian Lillard means to Portland, getting drunk with Lou Williams, being booed in Philly & loved in Boston & more.
Mike D'Antoni, Rockets: 11/2/18
Zach talks to Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni about Houston's early struggles (1:20), being reunited with Carmelo Anthony (11:39), his system (16:18), chasing Golden State (21:14) and more.
Adrian Wojnarowski: 10/29/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski about Cleveland firing Ty Lue, Kevin Love's trade value, the cratering Wizards, Jimmy Butler, and much more.
Nick Friedell: 10/26/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Nick Friedell about covering the Warriors, Steph's 51-point explosion, Zach LaVine, the red-hot Pistons, Jimmy Butler, and more.
Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight: 10/24/18
Zach talks to Chris Herring of FiveThirtyEight about some of the early trends this season, and the most fascinating teams out of the gate.
Chauncey Billups & Rachel Nichols: 10/19/18
Zach talks to Chauncey Billups about his career and his best KG stories, and discusses the Jimmy Butler situation with Rachel Nichols.
Inside Gordon Hayward's Misery-Filled Fight: 10/17/18
Gordon Hayward talks about how his return has been slower and more challenging than expected. By Zach Lowe.
Zach Lowe on "I'm Interested": 10/16/18
Mike Greenberg talks to Zach Lowe about his expectations for the 2018-19 season (1:30), the historical context of the Warriors' greatness (9:10), the forgotten era of the league (18:00), expectations for LeBron James in L.A. (31:15), the biggest threat to come out of the Eastern Conference (40:30) and much more.
Jeff Van Gundy: 10/12/18
Zach talks to Jeff Van Gundy about the Jimmy Butler situation, and the big questions for the 2018-19 NBA season.
Ike Barinholtz: 10/9/18
Zach talks to actor and comedian Ike Barinholtz about his new movie "The Oath," being a lifelong Bulls fan, comedy inspirations, hooping with Barack Obama, and much more.
Most Confusing Teams 2018-19: 10/4/18
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz pick their five Most Confusing Teams for the 2018-19 NBA season.
Elton Brand, Sixers GM: 9/26/18
Zach talks to new Sixers GM Elton Brand about his new job, Philly's future, his winding career, and much more.
Jackie MacMullan & Rafe Bartholomew: 9/17/18
Zach talks to Rafe Bartholomew and ESPN's Jackie MacMullan about "Basketball: A Love Story," their must-read new oral history of basketball.
JJ Redick : 9/13/18
Sixers' JJ Redick shares why he's detached himself from social media, his off season conditioning, the vibe in Philadelphia's locker room and much more.
Ian Thomsen: 9/12/18
Zach talks to author and NBA contributor Ian Thomsen on this novel The Soul Of Basketball that examines the 2010-2011 season and the key players from that season that helped shift the NBA's popularity, marketability and more.
Howard Beck: 9/5/18
Zach talks to Bleacher Report's Howard Beck about this year's Hall of Fame class (7:30) and some interesting Hall of Fame cases to be made for players down the road.
Royce Young; Chris Herring : 7/31/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Royce Young about the Thunder's offseason, and then Chris Herring of 538 (35:00) about the Rockets, Carmelo Anthony, and much more.
Michael C. Wright: 7/24/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Michael C. Wright about the Kawhi Leonard fallout now that the dust has settled, how the Spurs can remain relevant, the stories that may come out & more.
Kevin Arnovitz; Bruce Arthur : 7/18/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz (:20) and Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star (31:00) about the Kawhi Leonard trade.
Brian Windhorst; Nick Friedell: 7/16/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Nick Friedell about the Bulls signing Jabari Parker and then Brian Windhorst about what comes next for the Bucks -- plus Kawhi, Lakers and much more.
Howard Beck & Rachel Nichols: 7/11/18
Zach talks to Howard Beck and Rachel Nichols about potential postseason restructuring (3:42), the Lakers' rebuild (18:50), Kevin Durant's future (27:00) and much more.
Rudy Gobert, Jazz C: 7/10/18
Zach talks to Utah's Rudy Gobert about his rise in the NBA, chasing Golden State, Donovan Mitchell, proving doubters wrong, and more.
Tim Kawakami: 7/3/18
Zach talks to The Athletic's Tim Kawakami about Demarcus Cousins signing with the Warriors.
Brian Windhorst: 7/2/18
Zach talks to Brian Windhorst about LeBron heading to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers and all things free agency.
Offseason Preview Special: 6/29/18
Zach and Adrian Wojnarowski discuss their expectations for what promises to be a wild offseason in the NBA.
Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN: 6/26/18
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz pick their five most intriguing free agency teams. Plus, they discuss LeBron, Paul George, the cap boom coming in the summer of 2019, and much more.
Rachel Nichols & Brian Windhorst: 6/22/18
Zach talks to Rachel Nichols & Brian Windhorst about the NBA draft, LeBron's future, the impact on the rest of free agency and much more.
Jonathan Givony, ESPN: 6/18/18
Zach talks to ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony about this week's NBA draft -- trade rumors, swing picks, players who might rise and fall, and much more.
Howard Beck: 6/15/18
Zach talks to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report about LeBron's 3-6 Finals record as well as his place in history (4:19), fun what-ifs (15:32), Golden State's culture (55:55), Kevin Durant weirdness (1:01:32) and much more.
Steve Kerr: 6/11/18
Zach talks to Warriors coach Steve Kerr about another championship (:30), the struggles against the Rockets (22:20), re-connecting with Kevin Durant (34:30), the future of the team (39:45) and much more.
Chris Herring & Ethan Strauss: 6/7/18
Zach talks to Chris Herring and Ethan Strauss about Bryan Colangelo and the Sixers parting ways (1:32), the Warriors putting the Cavs in a strangle hold (14:17), Golden State's ultimate legacy (37:45) and more.
Doris Burke: 6/5/18
Zach talks to Doris Burke about her new contract (3:40), the 2018 Finals (29:45), her preparation for broadcasts (10:58), favorite career moments (18:13), and much more.
Brian Windhorst, ESPN: 6/1/18
Zach talks to Brian Windhorst about J.R. Smith's gaffe (:45), the possibility of a Kevin Love suspension (9:13), LeBron's performance, level of frustration (16:49) and more.
Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN: 5/30/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the strange story surrounding Bryan Colangelo in Philly (:24), the NBA Finals (25:53) and more.
Marcus Thompson: 5/25/18
Zach talks to Marcus Thompson of the Athletic about the Western Conference finals, the stakes for the Warriors (3:00), Chris Paul's injury (5:44), and much more.
Howard Beck, Bleacher Report: 5/22/18
Zach talks to Bleacher Report's Howard Beck about the prevalence of isolation basketball (7:28), Houston's evolution (24:30), Boston-Cleveland (42:49), and much more.
Conference Finals Focus : 5/18/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Brian Windhorst (00:27) and Tim MacMahon (36:30) about the conference finals.
Bill Simmons, The Ringer: 5/14/18
Zach talks to Bill Simmons of The Ringer about the Eastern Conference Finals, the crazy NBA summer ahead, lost hoodies, and more.
Raptors Fire Coach Casey : 5/11/18
Zach talks to David Thorpe about Dwane Casey's firing, the Western Conference finals, and more.
Kevin Arnovitz: 5/7/18
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz discuss all of the conference semifinals series as they currently stand, break down what the future holds for the Raptors and more.
Brian Windhorst & Dave McMenamin: 5/2/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin about Cleveland's wild Game 1 win in Toronto, how the Raptors can respond, and more.
Ramona Shelburne, ESPN: 5/1/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne about the Kawhi Leonard saga and what could be next for all involved.
Kevin Arnovitz: 4/24/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about Raptors-Wizards (1:04), isolation basketball, Wolves-Rockets (39:34), and more.
Chris Herring: 4/19/18
Zach talks to Chris Herring of FiveThirtyEight about Pelicans-Blazers (5:52), Jrue Holiday's great series, how concerned the Cavs should be (22:26), Thunder-Jazz (48:10), and Donovan Mitchell.
Dan Devine, Yahoo! Sports: 4/17/18
Zach talks to Dan Devine of Yahoo! Sports about Wizards-Raptors (1:53), Thunder-Jazz (18:25), Rockets-Wolves (38:33), and Sixers-Heat (56:08).
David Thorpe: 4/13/18
Zach and David Thorpe go rapid-fire through all eight first-round playoff series.
Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN : 4/11/18
Zach Lowe and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz reveal their NBA awards ballots including MVP (4:00), DPOY (18:00), ROY (36:00), COY (45:00) and more.
Royce Young, ESPN: 4/5/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Royce Young about the Thunder's strange season, Paul George's shooting slump, Carmelo Anthony's down year, Billy Donovan, and playoff hopes.
Chris Forsberg & Bruce Arthur: 4/4/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Chris Forsberg and Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star about the Celtics, Raptors, Cavs, East playoff matchups, Coach of the Year, and much more.
Howard Beck, Bleacher Report: 3/29/18
Zach talks to Bleacher Report's Howard Beck about his Jason Kidd feature (3:03), LeBron's MVP case (31:15), playoff races (44:15), and more.
Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight: 3/23/18
Zach talks to FiveThirtyEight's Chris Herring about his time with the Pacers (5:30), All-NBA dilemmas (16:20), the Eastern Conference playoff race (31:34), the Spurs (46:43) and more.
Steve Clifford, Hornets: 3/20/18
Zach talks to Hornets coach Steve Clifford about his health scare, the Ty Lue situation, Kemba Walker's development, the mid-2000s Rockets, Stan Van Gundy Magic, and more.
Jackie MacMullan, ESPN: 3/14/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Jackie MacMullan about Chris Bosh's desire to play again (3:00), NBA players opening up about mental health issues (45:00), the Rockets (21:00), the Kyrie trade (50:00) and much more.
Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN: 3/9/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the Eastern Conference playoff race, the Sixers threat, Washington without John Wall, the evolving Heat, and more.
Monty McCutchen: 3/5/18
Zach talks to the NBA's Monty McCucthen about player-referee relations, crunch-time officiating, his biggest mistakes, flops, tricky rules, and more.
Tim MacMahon, ESPN: 3/1/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Tim MacMahon about the wild Western Conference playoff race, Anthony Davis' MVP case, the scuffling Thunder and more.
Nets PG Jeremy Lin: 2/24/18
Zach talks to Nets point guard Jeremy Lin on his future in Brooklyn, the highs and lows of Linsanity, his relationships with Melo and Kobe, and more.
Rockets GM Daryl Morey: 2/24/18
Zach talks to Rockets GM Daryl Morey about acquiring Chris Paul, the last secret of the James Harden trade, his rental car return habits, Hakeem Olajuwon's ping-pong skills, and more.
Former Cavs GM David Griffin: 2/23/18
Zach talks to former Cavs GM David Griffin about the Kyrie Irving trade, Cleveland remaking its team mid-season, his time with the Seven Seconds or Less Suns, and more.
Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report: 2/20/18
Zach talks to Jonathan Abrams of Bleacher Report about his new oral history of "The Wire."
Howard Beck, Bleacher Report: 2/13/18
Zach talks to Bleacher Report's Howard Beck about Steve Kerr's coaching gambit (4:59), the new-look Cavs (17:35), the oncoming tank brigade (33:50) and much more.
Brian Windhorst, ESPN: 2/9/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Brian Windhorst about Cleveland's wild trade deadline (2:44), LeBron's future (14:15) and other deals that were made this week (44:12).
Adrian Wojnarowski: 2/5/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski about the chaos in Cleveland, what to expect out of several teams at the trade deadline and much more.
Lee Jenkins (and others): 1/31/18
Zach talks to Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins about the Blake Griffin trade and more. Plus, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Rachel Nichols pop in to talk more trade rumors, Chris Paul in Houston and many more topics around the NBA.
Brian Windhorst, ESPN: 1/24/18
Zach talks to ESPN's Brian Windhorst about the Cavs' dysfunction, possible lineup changes, trade candidates, the All-Star draft, gambling and more.
Bill Simmons: 1/16/18
Zach talks to Bill Simmons of The Ringer about Clippers-Rockets craziness (:45), Eastern Conference All-Stars (14:12) and much more.
Jim Petersen: 1/12/18
Zach talks to Wolves analyst Jim Petersen about the rising Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler's impact, the environment under Tom Thibodeau, private Prince concerts, and more.
Jeff Van Gundy: 1/10/18
Zach talks to Jeff Van Gundy about the state of the NBA at the halfway point, dangerous playoff underdogs, the All-Star game, and more.
Goran Dragic: 1/4/18
Zach talks to Heat PG Goran Dragic about the Miami culture, Waiters Island, winning Eurobasket, Shaq's rookie duties, being left-handed and much more.
Talkin' Toronto: 12/27/17
Zach talks to Eric Koreen of The Athletic and Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star about all things Raptors, the Eastern Conference and more.
Dwane Casey, Raptors: 12/22/17
Zach talks to Toronto coach Dwane Casey about the new-look Raptors, coaching in Japan, the 2011 Mavericks, Southern lingo, and much more.
The Passing Fancy of Lonzo Ball: 12/20/17
Doubletruck Stories: The Lakers drafted Lonzo Ball to be the star of their post-Kobe era. There's just one (possibly insurmountable) problem: Dude can't score. By Kevin Arnovitz.
Doug Kezirian, ESPN: 12/15/17
Zach talks to ESPN's Doug Kezirian about why the Warriors are hard to bet (2:00), the future of sports gambling (15:15), living in Vegas (29:10), working in TV (40:30) and more.
Kevin Pelton & Ramona Shelburne: 12/12/17
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Pelton and Ramona Shelburne about Joel Embiid (15:10), the Sixers (34:11), surprise teams in the East (42:30), the Thunder's issues (51:09) and more.
Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN: 12/8/17
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the Jahlil Okafor trade (4:25), the red-hot Rockets (19:53), disappointing Western Conference teams (38:52), and more.
Rachel Nichols, ESPN: 11/29/17
Zach talks to ESPN's Rachel Nichols about David Fizdale's firing, the reeling Clippers, hot food and beverage takes, her best and worst interviews and more.
Jeff Van Gundy, ESPN/ABC: 11/21/17
Zach talks to Jeff Van Gundy about the Wolves' defense, the Thunder's struggles, the Clippers' collapse and strange starts across the Western Conference.
Howard Beck, Bleacher Report: 11/17/17
Zach talks to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report on Celtics-Warriors, the Cavs' issues, the top of the East, the Nuggets and more.
Joe Ingles, Jazz G/F: 11/16/17
Zach talks to Utah's Joe Ingles about his one-in-a-million path, Gordon Hayward leaving, American foibles, Quin Snyder's midnight texts, Dante Exum hero worship and more.
Gary Harris, Nuggets G: 11/8/17
Zach talks to Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris about rebounding from a bad rookie season, the way of the Joker, altitude sickness, the future of the Nuggets and more.
Brian Windhorst: 11/1/17
Zach and ESPN's Brian Windhorst debate six pressing questions about the Eastern Conference.
BONUS: 30 for 30 Season Two Sneak Peek: 10/30/17
The Lowe Post shares the trailer for Season Two of 30 for 30 Podcasts, launching November 14th, as well as one of our favorite episodes from Season One, A Queen of Sorts.
Kevin Arnovitz: 10/27/17
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the rise of Giannis Antetokounmpo (1:50), the future of the Bucks (19:32), the surprising Grizzlies (43:10) and more.
Ben Falk: 10/24/17
Zach talks to Ben Falk of "Cleaning The Glass" about The Process in Philly, the Phoenix debacle, early trends and more.
Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated: 10/19/17
Zach and legendary Sports Illustrated writer Jack McCallum discuss his new book on the Warriors, the 1972 Lakers, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor and more.
Joe Mande: 10/17/17
After sharing his thoughts on the latest news involving LaMarcus Aldridge, Zach talks to comedian and NBA superfan Joe Mande about his beloved Wolves, the best and worst new Nike jerseys, writing for "The Good Place," the art of stand-up and more.
Ryen Russillo, ESPN: 10/10/17
Zach talks to ESPN's Ryen Russillo about the Joel Embiid extension (1:02), teams chasing the Warriors (16:43), the Lakers' future (40:38) and more.
Jeff Van Gundy, ESPN/ABC: 10/3/17
Zach talks to Jeff Van Gundy about roster upgrades in Cleveland and Oklahoma City, chasing the Warriors, the bottom of the Western Conference playoff race and more.
Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN.com: 9/26/17
Zach talks to ESPN.com's Kevin Arnovitz about Carmelo Anthony, not sticking to sports and the most confusing teams heading into the NBA season.
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