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Sasha and Joe chop it up on all things metro-Detroit sports, comic books, movies, interesting hobbies, and more! While they have their differences in rooting interests and favorites, they both have the Beards For Radio!
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Beards for Radio: Lions &Wolverines disappoint/Spartan offense comes alive/Our first & fav concerts
In this episode the Beards dish on a disappointing Lions tie, a close call for the Michigan football team, an exciting night for the Spartans, and our first and our favorite concerts! Brought to you by
September 13, 2019
Beards for Radio - Week 1 of MSU and Michigan/ Star Wars And Joker trailers
Recorded 9/3/19: recapping Michigan State’s win over Tulsa and Michigan’s win over Middle Tennessee State. Looking ahead at the Lions and reviewing trailers for The Joker and Rise of Skywalker
September 4, 2019
Beards for Radio - Andrew Luck, The Split of Spider-Man, and Obi-Wan Kenobi
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August 26, 2019
THE Beards for Radio Podcast- Previewing MSU/UM Football/Rumors of a Ninja Turtles Netflix Show
On this episode: Quick looks into keys for Michigan State and Michigan Football 2019 and some discussion on the rumors of a live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show coming to Netflix!
August 17, 2019
Beards for Radio - Talking NBA/Recapping Stranger Things 3/Peeking at MCU Phase 4
In the dead heat of summer, we bring you an episode full of Beards Talk! We get into the Houston Rockets trade for Russell Westbrook and it's impact. Juwan Howard got his first commitment as head coach of Michigan basketball, and it's a familiar name. We discuss that, too! Also, a quick recap of Stranger Things 3...Who knew there were post-credit scenes on that? Finally, as we speak, we get a sneak preview of what's to come in the MCU as the schedule for Phase 4 is announced at San Diego ComicCon... THIS is the Beards for Radio podcast, a Sasha and Joe podcast sponsored by
July 21, 2019
Beards for Radio - Free Agency in the NBA/Spider-Man: Far From Home review
The Beards bite on the biggest moves in the NBA and update the landscape in both conferences, then dish on what they took away from Spider-Man: Far From Home. This episode is sponsored by
July 10, 2019
Beards for Radio - Beard Man Gets Paid.
Bucket. Layup. Sasha and Joe are here to talk about all the recent happenings in the world of the NBA: Kawhi and the Raptors taking the title in 6, the Lakers pulling the trigger on a big time trade, and the takeaways from the recent MBA draft.
June 22, 2019
Beards for Radio - Howard Presser and NBA Finals
We talk about our thoughts on Juwan Howard's intro press conference and Games 1 & 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals
June 6, 2019
Beards for Radio - Juwan Howard, NBA Finals and Marvel TV Shows coming to Disney +
On this episode, the beards go in depth on Michigan Basketball's hiring of former player Juwan Howard as head basketball coach, and preview the upcoming NBA Finals between the Raptors and Warriors, as well as some of the Marvel shows coming to the new Disney + streaming channel! Visit to buy some new shirts, hoodies, hats and other fashion products!
May 26, 2019
Beards for Radio - Endgame Episode W/ Farebar
This episode is 100% dedicated to a discussion on Avengers: Endgame and other comic book movies, with special guest Farebar joining the Beards again! Obviously, spoilers ahead.
May 21, 2019
Beards for Radio: Bye to Beilein, NBA Playoffs and Lottery, and Batman's DC Direction w/ Farebar
Special episode and special guest on this edition of Beards for Radio: Farebar joins the Beards and we discuss: John Beilein departs Michigan basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers and who could be next in line/The Warriors, Trail Blazers, Bucks and Raptors remain in the NBA playoffs, Who will advance and what should the Pelicans do now that they have the #1 overall pick?/ The new Batman has been cast: Robert Pattinson. What direction will DC take Batman and Pattinson? The same old, or follow the comic books?  THIS. IS. BEARDS. FOR. RADIO. Visit!
May 19, 2019
Beards for Radio - NFL Draft, NBA Playoffs, 2020 College Basketball
We are back and special guest Mike is with us to talk about the NFL Draft, specifically from the Detroit Lions view, and what Michigan State and Michigan's basketball rosters will look like come next year, and the NBA Playoffs, and why not, we all pick our NBA Champs! Visit for fresh products and to support small businesses!
May 9, 2019
Beards for Radio - The Return of Yzerman / The Rise of Skywalker Trailer Reactions
Sasha and Joe are here to discuss Steve Yzerman being introduced as the GM of the Detroit Red Wings, the Pistons' struggles vs the Milwaukee Bucks in Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs and other match-ups, and give their reactions to the first trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker. Beards for Radio - brought to you by
April 21, 2019
Beards for Radio - Recapping the Final Four, Previewing the NBA Playoffs, Joker Trailer and more
In this episode, we talk about Michigan State's loss to Texas Tech in the Final Four, and the futures of both the Spartans and Wolverines in basketball. The Pistons are in the playoffs, and we also preview the rest of the field. We also discuss the first trailer for DC's Joker film, and the Season 9 finale of The Walking Dead.  Brought to you by Farebar, this is Beards for Radio!
April 12, 2019
Beards for Radio - The 2019 Final Four/Movie Talk
The beards discuss all things around Michigan State and the Final Four, how the Spartans made it this far and if they can make it even farther. After the basketball talk, be weary of spoilers as Sasha and Joe dish on two movies that recently hit theaters: Captain Marvel and Jordan Peele's Us. This is Beards for Radio\
April 6, 2019
Beards for Radio - The Madness of March, The Anger of Izzo, The Sweet 16!
Now that the Big Dance is a third of the way through and 16 teams remain (including the Wolverines and Spartans), Joe and Sasha are here to take you through how Michigan and Michigan State got here, and what they face this week. How far is too far between a coach and a player? Sasha and Joe come to the defense of Tom Izzo following a media "controversy" regarding an interaction between Izzo and freshman, Aaron Henry, in the first game of the NCAA Tournament vs Bradley. There is one episode remaining in Season 9 of The Walking Dead, and they may have saved the shock for last! Be weary of spoilers, as the beards work out what happened in the latest episode. LeBron James and the Lakers will miss the NBA Playoffs this spring, but don't feel sorry for him... All of this and more on this episode of Beards for Radio - A Sasha and Joe Podcast, sponsored by Farebar
March 26, 2019
Beards for Radio - Michigan vs Michigan State Part 3, The Tourney, and News in Marvel
Sasha and Joe discuss the third (and final?) game between Michigan and Michigan State, Another victory for the Spartans, and briefly preview the brackets for both teams. The Walking Dead keeps building towards the season finale, and we discuss that, too! Finally, we have the latest trailer for Avengers: Endgame, and it was quickly followed with news regarding James Gunn and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and we both hope to see Captain Marvel before it's too late! The Beards for Radio Podcast is brought to you by
March 20, 2019
Beards for Radio - Spartans down the Wolverines again/Catching up on The Walking Dead
Joe and Sasha are back to discuss the de facto Big Ten Championship game in East Lansing from Saturday night, and what both want from their team in the Big Ten Tournament. Also, there are three episodes left in Season 9 of The Walking Dead, Sasha and Joe play catch up on what is striking with them this season. In partnership with, THIS is Beards for Radio!
March 12, 2019
Beards for Radio - Recap of Michigan State at Michigan/Looking Ahead to March 9th/Review of Glass
Once again, special guest Mike is back with the beards! Sasha, Joe and Mike recap Michigan State's 77-70 victory in Ann Arbor, but Michigan has rebounded better from the big game than the Spartans have, and they are less than a week away from re-matching in East Lansing, March 9th. The gang also reviews what they liked and disliked about M. Night Shyamalan's "GLASS"...Obviously, there are some spoilers on that movie, so, beware. Also, Some sad news out of Boston regarding former Wolverines basketball player, Kendric Price, who was shot and killed on Sunday. Repping beards and radios everywhere, this is Beards for Radio, ft. Mike, Sasha and Joe - Sponsored by
March 4, 2019
Beards for Radio - Michigan and Michigan State Face-Off, Part 1 and "Halloween" February
Sasha and Joe are joined by Mike as the beards look ahead to the first match-up of the season between #10 Michigan State and #7 Michigan at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, and relive some of their favorite moments from rivalry games past. The projected top pick in the NBA Draft, Zion Williamson of Duke, suffered a sudden injury, which sparks a debate on college athletes, as the NBA is also in the early, early stages of lowering the NBA Draft eligibility age from 19 to 18, which would essentially do away with the one-and-done rule in college basketball. And we finally get to reviewing Halloween (2018) and discuss our takes on the latest installation of the Michael Meyers Myth. This is Beards for Radio WSG Mike Olsson, brought to you by Farebar:
February 23, 2019
Beards for Radio - NBA All-Star Weekend and Return of TWD; Marvel, DC; MSU, Michigan
On this episode: A quick recap of Super Bowl 53 between the Rams and Patriots, News on Kareem Hunt and Antonio Brown... On the NBA side, it's All-Star Weekend and we look at our hopes and favorites for the Dunk Contest and Three Point Contest. The Walking Dead's Season 9 Mid-season premiere aired last weekend, and we've got topics on what's new with TWD... The Spartans bounced back from a 3-game skid with emphatic wins and John Beilein got controversially tossed in Michigan's loss to Penn State, but where does U-M go from here? Sasha picked up on some patterns with Marvel since being purchased by Disney, and how there's a stark contrast to what DC is doing... Beards for Radio, sponsored specially by
February 16, 2019
Beards for Radio - NBA Trades, Super Bowl Preview and Batman
On this episode, we discuss the looming trade of Anthony Davis from New Orleans and the sudden trade between the Knicks and Mavericks featuring Kristaps Porzingis and two former Wolverines. We also discuss more on the state of Michigan and Michigan State basketball, including the injury news regarding Joshua Langford and how it affects MSU. The Super Bowl is imminent and Joe is pulling hard for the Rams, while Sasha thinks Brady has another punch for "Father Time"... And finally, we finish with breaking news on the announcement of The Batman movie coming in 2021, sans Ben Affleck, and other Batman projects that could be in the works... Sponsored by, THIS is Beards for Radio!
February 1, 2019
Beards for Radio - Talkin' Spider-Man and Glass, and of course, Basketball
Once again we are back, and basketball in the state of Michigan is still riding high! At least for the two major college programs, Michigan State and Michigan, who sit atop the Big Ten standings. Sasha and Joe also give insights into the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home and some theories before seeing the new M Night Shyamallamalan movie, GLASS. Sponsored in part by, this is BEARDS for RADIOOOO
January 27, 2019
Beards for Radio - Bad Bowls, Basketball and Star Wars Petitions
It's another session of the Beards for Radio Podcast -  Fans have taken to online petitions when it comes to Star Wars Episode VIII and their disappointment. Speaking of disappointments...Sasha and Joe give quick recaps of the Peach Bowl and Redbox Bowl and the College Football Playoff. Culture changes are needed in Detroit sports, which isn't really news, but at least Michigan and Michigan State basketball are leading on that front and others... Sponsored by, this is the Beards for Radio Podcast!
January 6, 2019
Beards for Radio - Happy Beardsmas Season
Brought to you by Joe and Sasha celebrate the 3rd day of Christmas (or Beardsmas) by digging into the upcoming bowl games for Michigan and Michigan State and dish on what players are choosing to sit out the game and why. Then, a discussion about the NFL playoffs becomes a rant about why the Lions have been so sucky for so long and if there's any hope in professional Detroit sports right now.  How does Jordan Peele follow up his debut hit "Get Out"? With a new thriller titled: "US"...the beards break it down and also talk on an article from the director of Venom on why Venom doesn't need Spider-Man to be a successful for Radio! 
December 28, 2018
Beards for Radio - A+ Basketball in Michigan, Venom and the Urban "Retirement" (technical difficulties)
On this episode of the Beards for Radio podcast, Sasha and Joe get right into what they like about the way Michigan State and Michigan basketball looks right now. Can they both keep it up? Urabn Meyer is stepping out of Ohio State, but is he walking away from football for good? Does Venom exceed expectations? And takeaways from the first trailer for Avengers: Endgame
December 9, 2018
Beards for Radio Podcast - Revenge Torn.
On this episode of the Beards for Radio Podcast: Joe and Sasha dive into Michigan's breakdown in Columbus and the sad state of Michigan State football. But, things start to lighten up when they get into the excitement surrounding both Michigan and Michigan State's basketball teams with a mini debate on the play of Spartans point guard, Cassius Winston. The Marvel world got a small tease about Captain America post-Avengers 4, and the Kansas City Chiefs do the right thing by releasing running back Kareem Hunt the day a video of him being violent with a woman breaks by TMZ. This episode is brought to you by ...check out the products and buy one, because it's Farebar's birthday!
December 1, 2018
Beards for Radio Ft. Mike Olsson - Turkeys, Buckeyes, and Basketball vs Football
Happy Thanksgiving! Mike Olsson is back as a guest on the podcast to discuss the upcoming game between Ohio State and Michigan. Joe get pissed off at Michigan State football...again. Sasha, Joe and Mike answer the question: Is your school a football school or a basketball school? Also, no one cares about the Lions. Check out! This is Beards for Radio!
November 22, 2018
Beards for Radio - Catching up on The Walking Dead (The TV show AND MSU football!)
In this new episode of Beards for Radio, brought to you by - "Brock Osweiler is a stupid bitch!" Sasha and Joe catch up on The Walking Dead (Spoiler alerts) and dish on college football AND basketball in the state of Michigan....Particularly breaking down Michigan Stat's loss to Ohio State and looking at the rematch of the 2018 National Championship: Michigan at Villanova! Please pardon the few technical difficulties we suffered this episode.
November 13, 2018
Beards for Radio - The Rocky Era in East Lansing?
Beards for Radio, sponsored by! Before Michigan State and Michigan take the field on Saturday, listen to Joe and Sasha dish on Michigan State's win over Purdue (ROCKY! ROCKY! ROCKY!) and preview Michigan's clash with Penn State at the Big House. The Lions are making moves again, this week trading away a player. And, Pirates of the Caribbean is getting a reboot, sans their most popular character...
November 3, 2018
Beards for Radio - Post Rivalry Week
Sasha and Joe dish on the latest in Detroit sports: The Michigan-Michigan State game and some highlights from the Lions and Pistons!
October 25, 2018
Beards for Radio Ft. Mike Olsson - Paul Bunyan and Michael Myers
Brought to you by! Special guest Mike Olsson joins us this week to discuss BIG wins for both Michigan State and Michigan and also help us preview Saturday's Battle for Paul Bunyan! Also, Mike and Sasha take over roles as Horror movie connoisseurs and tell Joe about which Halloween/Horror films are essential to get in the Halloween spirit! We also discuss the many sub-genres of horror, and which are our favorites! Mike and Joe talk about James Gunn moving to DC, and if that can get us to watch Suicide Squad... This is Beards for Radio Season 3 Episode 12, brought to you by Farebar!
October 14, 2018
Beards for Radio - All Aboard the 7-5 Express!
Brought to you by - Browse new products now like reconstructed denim jeans, shirts and more! In Season 3 Episode 11, Joe has some harsh words for everyone in the Michigan State football program, Sasha dishes on Michigan as they start to roll and a look at the big game under the lights on Saturday. The Lions won the most shameful victory of all-time, but still beat a rival, even if that rival was a group of zombies... Speaking of which, Season 9 of The Walking Dead debuted on Sunday long did YOU stay awake for?
October 10, 2018
Beards for Radio - The Lions...Playing with our hearts?
Let our beards sooth you to sleep this late night... The Lions did what we said they wouldn't do, they pulled a 180 and BEAT the Patriots, and we are #SorryNotSorry. Does it say more about the Lions or the Pats? Does it say anything at all? Are the Lions playing with our hearts now? A little bit of our takes on the Le'Veon Bell sweepstakes. A dive into the Big Ten opening wins for both Michigan and Michigan State. We also peep game on the new trailers for Captain Marvel and what it means for the future of the MCU! Then we wrap it up with two bold takes. Beards for Radio - New Farebar products October 1st
September 28, 2018
Who's Got It Bearder Than Us?!
NOOOOBODDDYYYY! Beards for Radio brought to you by Farebar - New products coming soon! Sasha and Joe are back to throw some football talk at you regarding the state of the Wolverines, Spartans and Lions! As the Red Wings get their pre-season underway, there is news regarding two Captains from their past and present. Henry Cavill is walking away from his role as the Man of Steel. Where does DC go from here? Your guess is as good as ours...but they should look at how their animated movies are doing it. This is Beards for Radio!
September 20, 2018
Beards for Radio - MSU/UM Week 1 Recap, Ranking the MCU
Hope y'all don't sleep on this one! We break down the opening week performances from both the Spartans and Wolverines, sure to be full of homer takes! Then we introduce some lists on our rankings of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both good and bad! Presented by Farebar clothing, fashion and designs - This is Beards for Radio! Go to
September 3, 2018
Beards for Radio - The last week before college football!
Presented by Farebar. Sasha and Joe break down the opening college football games for Michigan State and Michigan with their takes on what to watch for and predictions for both games...A brief look on what happened with Urban Meyer and Ohio State...Star Wars Episode IX gets a new cast member! Respect the beard! It's a new episode of #BeardsForRadio Check out for the next great addition to your clothing lineup!
August 25, 2018
Beards for Radio - Urban Meyer, James Gunn and More!
This episode brought to you by Sasha and Joe break down the Urban Meyer/Zach Smith situation in Columbus and what it could mean for the 2018 Ohio State Buckeyes, and discuss the stand that Dave Bautista is taking in support of ex-Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn, as well as the happenings from San Diego Comic Con 2018 and some injury news out of East Lansing. #BfR #FarebarFashion
August 7, 2018
Flashback #3 - Previewing Michigan State at Michigan 2017
First time with special guest, Mike Kowalsky of the MT Sports Show. Sasha, Joe and Mike look ahead to that week's impending match-up: The in-state rivalry battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy. But, that's not all. The Lions' impressive early season is also discussed, and each dish on their top three albums of 2017 to that point. Recorded the week of October 7th, 2017.
July 28, 2018
Beards for Radio - New Trailers, NCAA, NFL & NBA Off-Season
In Season 3 Episode 5, Sasha and Joe talk about the work of M. Night Shyamalan following the release of the trailer for "Glass", as well as the Season 9 Trailer for The Walking Dead, and a new list of potential fantasy and sci-fi movies that could be in the works, including a Jabba the Hutt Movie! In the sports world, most is quiet. Some local players have been named to pre-season watch lists including Brian Lewerke and Karan Higdon. Le'Veon Bell is following the footsteps of his former college teammate, and Kawhi Leonard is on the move...
July 23, 2018
Beards for Radio - The Return of Billy Dee and the Rise of the (Joaquin) Phoenix
It's the return of Billy Dee Williams as Lando in Star Wars Episode IX, as well as some news of a movie in the works on the most-famous villain in comics. Some Shady things are going on in the NFL, and while we wait for football season to return, Ssha and Joe talk about the state of some Big Ten quarterbacks. #BfR
July 16, 2018
Flashback #2 - Recap MSU/U-M, the first NFL game, Hot-Takes
In the second throwback episode, Sasha and Joe chop up and dissect the first two victories from Michigan State's and Michigan's 2017 season, as well as the Chiefs stunning the Patriots, a new segment called "Hot-Take Hotline" and a shout out to Specs Howard and BMA 6-16. Episode recorded early September, 2017.
July 15, 2018
Flashback #1 - 2017 Pre-Season Football and Kenobi Talk
Our past episodes have been taken off our last website, so we are treating y'all to some throwback treats! In this episode from our first season, Sasha and Joe discuss baseball (very briefly), injuries in the NFL pre-season, and debated if it's time to do away with Thursday Night Football and is it better to get your tickets or watch on TV, and an outlook on Zetterberg's future. The episode is capped with some talk of a Kenobi movie in the works, the Batman movies, and Joe stood by the Dolphins signing Jay Cutler (Hindsight is 20-20?) Episode recorded August, 2017
July 14, 2018
Beards for Radio - More NBA, The Incredibles 2, Ant-Man and The Wasp
The title says it all! Sasha and Joe update you on the professional basketball happenings, a slight look at the Detroit Red Wings, and the new hit movies of the last month... #BfR
July 9, 2018
Beards for Radio - NBA Free Agency Frenzy
LeBron is now a Laker! Who would've predicted that? Oh, right...lots of people for the last 8 years. Why is OKC working so hard to keep Carmelo, Russ and George together? What is going on at the home of Janoris Jenkins? What does it mean for The Walking Dead that key actors are leaving? And how long will it take for a Lavar vs LeBron beef? (OK, not that last one) This is Beards for Radio S3 E2 #BfR
July 2, 2018
Beards for Radio - Anchor Debut: Kawhi Leonard and Infinity War
Sasha and Joe recap the NBA Finals and their favorite parts of the NBA Draft, as well as discuss what Kawhi and LeBron could do next, and some talk on Avengers Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story
June 23, 2018
We are still here! - Beards for Radio is Coming Soon to Anchor!
Joe going Solo to say that Beards for Radio is now on Anchor for the upcoming Season 3. Sasha and Joe will be reunited soon!
June 9, 2018
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