Le Batard & Friends - STUpodity
After months of negotiation, profound laziness and slovenly entitlement, Stugotz has finally aGREED to join the LeBatard and Friends Podcast Network. Join Stugotz and his guests for a hastily-assembled weekly podcast of unknown quality about his quest for worldwide domination eventually ending with the S in ESPN standing for Stugotz.
Weekend Observations 12.0: 9/25/20
Stugotz, Mike Golic, Jr. and the cast of Weekend Observations raise the curtains on another performance full of Oliver Twists and turns.
Weekend Observations 11.0: 9/18/20
Stugotz, Mike Golic, Jr. and the Weekend Observations crew get together for another helping of high jinks.
The Levy Lounge: 9/10/20
Stugotz talks to ESPN's Steve Levy about both the texts he got and the calls he made after getting the MNF job, why he doesn't think he'll be nervous in the booth before kickoff, and whether or not the Islanders can hoist the Stanley Cup, Plus, a game of Take It or Lev It.
Part 2: It's An Important Conversation, I'm Glad We're Having It: 9/3/20
Stugotz listens to ESPN Audio's Terrika Foster, Shannon Penn, Roy Bellamy, and Cliff Augustin in Part 2 of an ongoing conversation about race relations in America.
Uncle Key: 8/20/20
Stugotz talks to Keyshawn Johnson whether or not he demanded top billing on ESPN Radio's new morning show, the thing about NYC that he hates the most, and the late 90s Jets.
The STUpodity Bump: 8/14/20
Stugotz chats with Laura Rutledge about her new gig hosting NFL Live and why a mistake by Stugotz has led to the creation of her alter ego.
Hand in the Dirt: 8/6/20
Stugotz talks to Mike Golic about the end of his 22 year run as the morning host on ESPN Radio, what he's been doing in his first week without the show, what it was like to work with his son, and if he'd trade his broadcast career for a Super Bowl ring.
Birthday Buddies: 7/30/20
Stugotz and Adnan Virk chat about how they share the same birthday, play a quick round of Movies, Baseball, and Canada, and Adnan reveals the one ESPN personality that patted him on his back side.
Radio Real Estate: 7/23/20
Stugotz discusses ESPN Radio's new morning show with the outgoing host, Trey Wingo, the incoming host, Zubin Mehenti, and his agent.
Weekend Observations 10.0: 7/15/20
Stugotz, Mike Golic, Jr., and the Weekend Observations crew reconvene to create some more codswallop, including a big announcement and a game show devised by Mikey C.
What up yall. This week my guest is Stugotz but this isnt the Stugotz you see every day. We get into how his career started, being a girl dad, dealing with a school shooting and more. Plus, another edition of #AskMarty
The Genius Behind Inside the NBA: 6/30/20
Stugotz and Stanczyk talk to Tim Kiely, the executive producer of Inside the NBA on TNT, about how his philosophy originally filled Ernie Johnson with rage, how he started to mine conversations in commercial breaks for content, and why the top moment in the history of the show involves feces.
A Percussion Discussion: 6/23/20
Stugotz talks to Cavs center Andre Drummond about music, acting, who he's dunked on, who's dunked on him, and his best Stan Van Gundy stories. Plus, athletes and entertainers that connote an instrument.
Father's Day Spectacular: 6/19/20
It's a Father's Day Spectacular and it might be Stugotz' favorite episode yet- because he didn't have to do any work.
Intergalactically Dumb: 6/11/20
Stugotz talks to ESPNs Joe Tessitore about saying Uranus repeatedly on Holey Moley and gets him to do play-by-play of Noahs ark.
It's An Important Conversation, I'm Glad We're Having It: 6/6/20
Stugotz listens to ESPN Radio staffers Roy, Cliff, Shannon, and Terrika talk about the emotions they've felt over the past few weeks, months, and years when it comes to being black in America. They also discuss what it's like to deal with law enforcement, the extra steps they take in raising their children, and what white privilege actually is. It really is an important conversation and we're glad we had it. Now we hope that everyone listens.
A Proposal, A Performance, And A Parade: 6/3/20
Stugotz congratulates Dianna Russini on her recent engagement and then showers her with gifts to celebrate.
The Shark: 5/28/20
Stugotz talks to World Golf Hall of Famer and reputed businessman Greg Norman, The Shark, about his busy schedule, The Match Part II, and the three craziest things he's done in his life. Plus, athletes that connote an animal.
The Sounds and the Fury: 5/22/20
Stugotz and Stanczyk rank the top 10 sounds in STUpodity history before talking to Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins, who quickly finds the way into Stu's good graces- complimenting him.
Stugotz and Stanczyk rank the top 5 Fordham alums before talking to Mike Breen about calling the Malice at the Palace, why he'll fight anyone who says something bad about Bill Walton, and a quick game of Mark (Jackson), Jeff (Van Gundy), or Clyde (Frazier).
Weekend Observations 9.0: 5/15/20
The only way to follow up Tom Brady and Rory McIlroy was to bring in the Weekend Observations crew and an angry, bitter, jealous Mikey C. Plus, Stugotz' commencement speech for the Class of 2020.
The GOAT, #1, and Jimmy Dunne: 5/12/20
Tom Brady (8:01). Rory McIlroy (20:08). Jimmy Dunne (44:21). STUpodity. Collision course.
Dream Team: 5/8/20
Stugotz talks to a member of his media dream team- Maria Taylor- about her best Brent Musburger story, being fellow faculty members in Ernie Johnson's journalism school, her experience on College Gameday, what her dream job is, and tequila.
Big Z: 5/5/20
Stugotz and Stanczyk compile a top 5 of athletes whose last names start with a Z before talking to Cody Zeller about trying to learn how to play the guitar, the time he accidentally big timed Michael Jordan, and who would be on the all-time Hornets team.
Weekend Observations 8.0: 5/1/20
Stugotz, Mike Golic, Jr., and the Weekend Observations crew serve up another helping of hogwash, including a joint best man speech for Stanczyk that turns into a roast.
The Royale, Captain: 4/30/20
Stugotz talks to Brian Koppelman about his hit series Billions, the Royale, his all-time Knicks team, and his film Rounders. Plus, the Jets drafted a quarterback out of FIU, so Stugotz and Billy pepper him with questions.
The Mural of Life: 4/23/20
Stugotz has never done less work on a podcast. He simply gets out of the way and lets the real Bill Walton talk to the fake Bill Walton (Frank Caliendo). Plus, Frank sticks around to voice an NFL Draft spectacular.
First Dance: 4/21/20
Stugotz lists his top five rising stars at ESPN before talking to Laura Rutledge about going to Florida during the Tebow years, being named Miss Florida, and the movie-like way in which she met her husband. Plus, some bad Chewbacca impressions and a game of Either, Neither, or Both
Greeny, Are You Still There? : 4/16/20
Mike Greenberg has nothing but time to answer any and all of Stugotz' questions about The Masters, covering the Bulls in the 90s, what the Jets should do in the NFL draft, and more.
Initial Thoughts: 4/14/20
Stugotz and Stanczyk talk to Portland Trailblazers guard C.J. McCollum about adopting a rescue puppy, what shows he's been watching on Netflix, the many ways in which he is annoying his fiancé, watching NBA players play video games against each other, his bachelor party plans, and who should be on the all-time Blazers team
Rate My Professor: 4/9/20
Stugotz somehow weaseled his way into Ernie Johnson's online journalism school, so he checks in with EJ about his performance as a professor as well as the history of Inside the NBA. Plus, he asks the Emmy Award winning broadcaster to play a game of Shaq, Kenny, or Chuck.
The Stock Pitch: 4/7/20
Stugotz and Stanczyk rank the top 5 all-time people with the name Ross before talking to Dodgers All-Star pitcher Ross Stripling about his secondary career as a stock broker, getting pulled from his major league debut with a no-hitter intact, and how Justin Turner stole Stugotz' idea about ending tie games with a HR Derby.
30 for 30 COVID-19: 4/3/20
Stugotz gives his all-time Phoenix Suns team, unveils a 30 for 30 trailer on the COVID-19 pandemic, and talks about two of his favorite things (lacrosse and business) with someone who is better at both: Paul Rabil.
Weekend Observations 7.0 Quarantine Edition: 3/31/20
Stugotz, Mike Golic, Jr., and the Weekend Observations crew get together for a video chat from their respective homes, which means that Mikey C can smoke throughout and playing a Smoke Break interview becomes a bit of a challenge.
Poop Room: 3/27/20
Stugotz chats with ESPN's Pablo Torre about the makings of his mashup video of Linkin Park's song "In the End" featuring a host of ESPN personalities, his foray into fatherhood, and what it's like living in NYC during the corona virus pandemic.
Dream Weaver: 3/25/20
Stugotz gives his all-time Utah Jazz team, talks to golfer Billy Horschel about his life on the PGA tour, and asks a priestess to analyze a dream.
The Long and the Short of It: 3/19/20
Stugotz discusses his quarantine routine and then talks to 2-time Super Bowl champ Chris Long about not texting someone back, running into a familiar face halfway around the world, and his foundation's charitable efforts in Africa. Plus, Stanczyk surreptitiously checks in on Stugotz's wife Abby to see how she's holding up with Stugotz in the house all day.
Weekend Observations 6.0: 3/12/20
Stugotz, Mike Golic, Jr., and the Weekend Observations crew reconvene for some more tomfoolery.
Everywhere You Look, Everywhere You Go: 3/5/20
Stugotz chats with Bob Saget about whether or not he'd get along with someone like Danny Tanner, the best television sitcom dads of all-time, and his relationships with Norm McDonald, John Stamos, and John Mayer. Plus, a game of Saget, Stamos, or Coulier and athletes or entertainers that connote bowling.
Camp Counselor Weiner: 2/27/20
What was Stugotz like as a camp counselor? One of his former campers will tell you. Plus, the top 10 Johns of all-time, the return of athletes/entertainers that connote, and a surprise appearance by Abby.
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems: 2/20/20
Stugotz talks to country music super star Kenny Chesney about his love of sports, who he'd most want to collaborate with, and the celebrity he was most star struck to see at one of his shows. Plus, a game of Chesney, Church, or McGraw.
Stu's Your Daddy 2.0: 2/13/20
There's no love lost as Greg and Chris Cote go up against Bob and Jon Weiner in another edition of Stu's Your Daddy, hosted by Hank Azaria.
STUpodity has made it a full year and instead of paying Stugotz for all of his hard work, ESPN gave him the chance to interview his idol.
The Mayor of Radio Row: 1/31/20
Stugotz is in his personal heaven as he goes on a tour of radio row in Miami with a slew of ESPN affiliates to discuss the origins of The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, his relatability, whether or not a host should name his child Stugotz, what kind of fart he would be, and what he has or hasn't agreed to with the city of Sioux Falls.
On a tour of radio row in Miami Stugotz gets an exclusive with Saquon Barkley, a hug from a Hall of Famer, and interrupts a live TV Show (25:58). Plus, a spontaneous game of over/under with the truthsayer of our generation, what it would sound like if Tony Romo ordered a pizza, and a Super Bowl champ confirms that his teammates didn't pay attention to their captain (37:26).
Stugotz asks Jorge Masvidal about a potential fight with Conor McGregor. Plus, where there's smoke there's fire and that's what ESPN's seldom used 49ers expert provides.
Big Momma: 1/16/20
Stugotz asks Mike Golic, Jr. what it was like to compete against the GOAT. Plus, major leaguer Derek Dietrich offers tanning tips, explains how he met his gold medal winning girlfriend, and weighs in on the Astros' cheating scandal.
Stugotz talks with SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett about going to concerts with Bill Walton, his path to ESPN, and what a typical day for him is like.
New Year's Recommendations: 1/3/20
Stugotz and Stanczyk show you how the STUpodity sausage is made. Without a plan of any kind, they churn out an episode thanks to fortuitous timing and two sensational guests.
Weekend Observations Holiday Spectacular: 12/19/19
Stugotz and the Weekend Observations crew- Mike Golic, Jr., Mikey A, Mikey C, and Stanczyk- gather around to spread some holiday cheer.
Coffee Is For Closers: 12/12/19
Stugotz finally speaks with the person whose name he's said the most in 2019. Plus, Adam Schefter recounts the time an NBA star accosted him in Miami as well as his recent bout with kidney stones.
Life is Magic: 12/5/19
Stugotz talks to 2-time Pro Bowl long snapper Jon Dorenbos about reconciling with his father 27 years after he killed his mother, performing magic on America's Got Talent, how his football career ended with open-heart surgery, and getting a Super Bowl ring from a team that traded him a year earlier.
Thanks, But No Thanks: 11/27/19
Stugotz runs through ten of the presumably countless opportunities he's thankful to have been presented with, yet failed to show up for.
The Big Show: 11/21/19
Stugotz and Dan Patrick discuss Dan Le Batards wedding and the glory days of ESPN.
Wedding Week: 11/14/19
Stugotz delivers his best man speech for Dan Le Batard (8:03) and then talks about the upcoming nuptials with the officiant, Pablo Torre (20:17).
Class Action Park: 11/7/19
What if I told you that from 1978 to 1996 there was a waterpark that regularly killed patrons, but had the survivors longing to come back. That on its opening day over 100 swimmers were saved from the wave pool. That the wave pool was often referred to as the grave pool. That employees were described as under aged, undertrained, and often, under the influence. That ride designers may have had insufficient training in physics and engineering. That a successful day at Action Park wasn't measured in fun. It was measured in survival.
Stugotz talks to a witch (37:02) as well as the ESPN personality who cares the most about Halloween (6:59).
Seeing Ghosts: 10/24/19
Despite multiple titles for Boston area teams since 2001 The Ringer's Bill Simmons still has demons in his attic so Stugotz talks to him about Sam Darnold seeing ghosts and then looks ahead to the NBA season, even though it's already started.
Adult Playground: 10/17/19
Stugotz wanders around the halls of ESPNs campus in Bristol and talks to anyone he can find.
The Atonement Burger: 10/10/19
Stugotz atones for his sins of the past year. Plus, with Dan Le Batard on his honeymoon Stugotz tries to see if he still has chemistry with his fallback plan, who is, coincidentally, another overweight bloviator.
Stu Stoops to New Lows: 10/3/19
Stugotz ranks his Top 10 best friends at ESPN, tries to talk his way on to Always Late with Katie Nolan, and asks Bob Stoops what he'd say if Antonio Brown wanted to play for his XFL team.
Weekend Observations 4.0: 9/26/19
Stugotz, Mike Golic, Jr., and the rest of the Weekend Observations crew gets together for some more poppycock.
Pull Up: 9/19/19
Stugotz talks to Blazers guard C.J. McCollum about his contract extension, Team USA's disappointing performance at the FIBA World Cup, and his favorite and least favorite NBA cities. Plus, fast food tips in frugality from Guillermo.
A Magician and a TV Wizard: 9/12/19
Stugotz talks with NFL Red Zone host Andrew Siciliano about the success of the show, his Sunday routine, and his appearance on the game show The Weakest Link. Plus, Stugotz interviews a magician.
The Mort Report: 9/5/19
Stugotz talks with Chris Mortensen about their decade long friendship, his career as a writer growing up in LA, his relationship with Adam Schefter, the story of his career that involves the mafia, and his battle with cancer.
Bear Down: 8/29/19
Stugotz talks with College Gameday's Chris Fallica about how he became known as "The Bear," how he fell in love with gambling at an early age, and what it was like dealing with Dan Le Batard in college at the University of Miami. Plus, a game of Rece, Herbie, or Des.
Stugotz' America: 8/22/19
Which of Stugotz' phrases will Mina Kimes use in her next NFL broadcast, what's the best piece of advice Marty Smith has ever received, and who is Stugotz' hall pass?
Stu's Your Daddy: 8/15/19
Which father-son duo knows each other better- Stugotz and his dad or Phil and Chris Simms?
Weekend Observations 3.0: 8/8/19
The Weekend Observations crew reconvenes for another round of malarkey.
Déjà Stu: Russini and Gase: 8/1/19
Stugotz explains why he likes lakes, what he's a snob about, and why he lies about his age (1:54). Then he picks a bone with Dianna Russini (16:48) before presenting Jets HC Adam Gase with another t-shirt idea (36:05).
The Big Fish: 7/25/19
In the wake of Dan Stanczyk's firing, the Shipping Container guest produces this week's episode of "Stupodity". Stugotz tries to book the single biggest get in sports... Will he succeed? Or will he just end up mailing another episode in?
The Female Stugotz: 7/18/19
Stugotz talks to Dianna Russini about her weird relationship with Mina Kimes, the time she threw a trash can at her high school coach, and what it was like to work the red carpet at the ESPYs (6:41). Plus, a surprise guest (25:54) and the super hero power Stugotz would want most (1:04:02).
Panic! at the Wedding and a Patio Chat: 7/11/19
Stugotz gets a full recap of Field Yates' wedding from Adam Schefter, including a shirt snafu and why you want to invite him to your wedding if it's in December (7:16). Plus, Stan Van Gundy fires some NBA, MLB, and USWNT takes from his patio (24:53).
Home and Home: 6/27/19
Stugotz and Bill Simmons discuss how hard it is to name things, why no one criticizes female athletes, the swipe right generation, and the best and worst case scenarios for NBA teams in free agency.
Surveying the Field: 6/20/19
Stugotz and Mike Golic, Jr. pepper Field Yates about his wedding (1:27) before letting him know what he'll be missing out on by not inviting them (17:08). Plus, Jay Bilas evaluates Stugotz's fraudulent analysis of NBA Draft prospects (25:32).
Weekend Observations 2.0: 6/13/19
The Weekend Observations crew gets together for another round of ridiculousness and hilarity, including appearances by Mina Kimes and Trey Wingo.
Don't Ease Me In: 6/6/19
Stugotz talks to Blazers guard CJ McCollum, who happens to be a more polished podcast host than he is, about the media, airplane etiquette, and baby wipes (4:41). Plus, can an interview be good if the host fails to ask a question? Stugotz takes a trip with a Hall of Famer to find out (30:07).
Stugotz complains about how overworked he is and then talks to Jorge Sedano about the discord within the Lakers organization as well as their time working together in Miami (9:50). Plus, he talks about marijuana with former NBA player Al Harrington (38:10).
Stugotz vents about a major frustration he has with his alma mater (3:32). Plus, he talks to the reporter who inspired Stugutz (16:14).
Good Afternoon Everybody: 5/16/19
Stugotz reacts to a busy week of NY sports the only way he knows how (7:52). Plus, Stu and the shipping container create a new game and it nearly takes longer to establish the rules than it does to play (27:57).
Weekend Reservations: 5/9/19
Stugotz tries to secure a last minute Mother's Day brunch reservation and then talks to David Cone about how he had more fun off the field with the late 1980s Mets and more fun on the field with the late 1990s Yankees.
Weekend Observations Reunion: 5/2/19
Stugotz, Mike Golic, Jr., and crew reunite for another edition of the short-lived Sunday morning ESPN Radio show.
The STUlywed Game: 4/24/19
Which couple knows each other better- the Weiners (Stugotz and Abby) or the Golics (Mike and Christine)?
The Lazy River: 4/18/19
Stugotz compares just about everything to a lazy river, so it was only a matter of time before he applied his favorite analogy to the podcast. In an effort to get dumber, Stu chats with Kirk Goldsberry (the map guy with a PHd in data visualization) about who's most responsible for the 3-point evolution in the NBA, whether or not dunks should be worth three points, and their shared obsession with The Grateful Dead.
Masters Week: 4/11/19
Masters week is here and it's hard to tell who is more excited- Stugotz or Abby, albeit for different reasons. Greeny stops by to discuss what he'll be doing from Augusta, what makes this tournament so special, his dream scenario for Sunday, and what he remembers about the time he played there. Plus, Tom Rinaldi tells us about the best insult he's ever received, whether or not he travels with a piano, and what he'd ask Tiger Woods if he were to claim another green jacket.
Ratings Monster: 4/4/19
Stugotz finally made it to the mountaintop and appeared on Around the Horn. Tony Reali stops by for an honest, heartfelt, hilarious, and hardly edited conversation in which he reviews the tape and scores some arguments between Stugotz and Abby. Plus, Mina Kimes, Sarah Spain, and Frank Isola offer their critiques of Stu's debut.
Inside The Fraudcast Booth: 3/27/19
Stugotz made his debut in the broadcast booth last weekend and he wants all of the adulation possible. He asks fellow lacrosse announcers Mike Golic, Jr. and Chris Cotter to grade his performance, offer their favorite lax slang, and to discuss a ridiculous weight room story. Plus, Ron Darling offers stories about Lenny Dykstra, Jose Canseco, and Doc Gooden, describes how Jacob deGrom's new contract made him think of (fake ace) Matt Harvey, and predicts whether or not Tim Tebow will play in the big leagues this season.
Fame And Fortune: 3/21/19
When filling out his bracket, Stugotz relies on the things he loves most (in order): (his family), money, fame, and the sound of his own voice. Stugotz and Abby navigate the first round of the NCAA Tournament by looking at famous alumni, but their views on celebrity differ dramatically. A handful of ESPNers stop by to stump for their schools by offering their best college stories. Plus, Papagotz returns to interview the head coach that led his alma mater back to the big dance.
A Shoe, A Shot Glass, And The Stratosphere: 3/14/19
Stugotz blames Mike Golic for not putting out a podcast last week (3:53) and then details the latest Weiner family vacation, in which he, once again, chickened out in front of his daughters (6:56). Plus, Rachel Nichols joins to discuss the success of The Jump, her most embarrassing moment on television, and how Stugotz was out-hot-taked twice in the same week (23:10).
The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree: 2/28/19
Stugotz asks his father if he ever thought he would make it in this business (no) and why he initially disliked Dan Le Batard. Stu then tries to weasel his way onto Augusta National by chatting with Scott Van Pelt.
A Star Is Born: 2/21/19
Stugotz discusses Abby's first run in with fame, tells a story about their honeymoon, and then has the audience do the work in a new segment called Ask Abby. Plus, Ben Lyons stops by and previews the Academy Awards, tells stories about famous actors, and weighs in on Stugotz's best action movies of all-time.
When Stugotz Met Abby: 2/14/19
Stugotz details his first encounter with Abby (she does not have the same recollection) before presenting her with the greatest Valentine's Day gift of all-time, which he obviously outsourced. Plus, Mark Teixeira stops by and says that managers can only screw things up, listens to Stugotz, Billy, and Chris pitch wacky ways to fix baseball, and plays a movie game with Mina.
Already Better Than Oprah: 2/7/19
After reaching #1 on the Apple Podcast charts, Stugotz consults with his agent and considers holding out for more money. He then dips back into the Wake and Take well, tries to make weekend plans with his wife now that his Sundays are wide open, asks a parade of low level celebrities what he should do now that football season is over, and delivers a Sports Whisperer. How bout that?
I Finally Got Paid So Here's The First Podcast : 1/31/19
Now that the first check has cashed, Stu Gotz delivers the first episode of Stupodity. With a round of Wake and Take, an argument about yield signs between Stu and his wife and New York Jets HC Adam Gase, the first episode is everything you'd expect from an unprepared and overpaid Stu Gotz. How bout that?
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