Cautiously Optimistic Podcast

Cautiously Optimistic Podcast

By Cautiously Optimistic
Sports. Los Angeles. Hot Takes. Fast Food Flavor.

Welcome to Cautiously Optimistic, a podcast brought to you by three young men who were born and raised in LA and know they have their own twist on the world of sports with some extra sauce tossed on. Like a lot of sauce.
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CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 100 - ENDGAME
INTRO (0:00 - 10:09) - boys back in the Silver Lake studio for 100 - enemy of the pod Josh is here! - Pokemon meat C.O. MAILBAG (10:10 - 50:29) - Let's Be Frank - future of Fast Food Flavor - Dodgers-Padres - best hair in sports - another Nick freestyle - NFL kickoffs - Jesse vs. Sasha Vujacic NBA (50:30 - 1:06:29) - second round of playoffs - summer predictions NFL (1:06:30 - 1:10:49) - way-too-early Super Bowl picks LUCKY BOY (1:10:50 - 1:11:59) - offering catering + delivery - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ START-BENCH-CUT (1:12:00 - 1:20:19) - ranch soda, buffalo wing soda, edible crickets MLB (1:20:20 - 1:32:19) - Dodgers' Kenley Jansen, Travis d'Arnaud - Reds release Matt Kemp, hit 3 homers in 3 pitches - Kansas City baseball culture CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (1:32:20 - 1:33:49) - new Challenger Clean Cream Pomade - available now at ChallengerCare.com - special promotion for Episode 100 WHAT THE PUCK? (1:33:50 - 1:42:59) - NHL player or famous Russian? - Stanley Cup predictions FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:43:00 - 1:53:59) - Wendy's bringing back Spicy Chicken Nuggets - Top 5 fast food restaurants - last meal? SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:54:00) - Josh's 50 seconds - closing up shop :( Released: May 6, 2019 Editor: Nick Ostiller
2:03:29
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 99 - PENULTIMATE
INTRO (0:00 - 7:44) - Happy birthday Jesse! - Fred McGriff - Minnesota minute - Taco Bell party C.O. MAILBAG (7:45 - 22:49) - Josh gets roasted - coolest dad? - new mascot? - future plans NFL (22:50 - 37:39) - draft recap - Rosen to Miami NBA (37:40 - 50:59) - second round of playoffs - Vinsanity will be back LUCKY BOY (51:00 - 52:09) - offering catering + delivery - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ MLB (52:10 - 1:02:44) - Dodgers' first month - Tim Anderson's bold statement - Vladito + Lil Nas X CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (1:02:45 - 1:03:44) - new Challenger Clean Cream Pomade - available now at ChallengerCare.com FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:03:45 - 1:06:59) - McDonald's 2 for $5 Mix & Match - Sonic Red Bull Slush SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:07:00) - Twitter - SpongeBob - Bran from GoT Released: May 3, 2019 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:15:07
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 98 - SWINECHELLA 2019
INTRO (0:00 - 12:29) - Jesse's Coachella experience - Sunday Service NBA (12:30 - 43:44) - playoffs underway - "next question" - Clippers' future - Luke Walton in hot water - Magic Johnson tweets LUCKY BOY (43:45 - 45:29) - offering catering + delivery - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ MLB (46:30 - 1:02:29) - Dodgers crush Josh Hader - Vlad Jr. finally arrives - Puig's brawl shirt - Tim Anderson suspended CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (1:02:30 - 1:03:44) - new Challenger Clean Cream Pomade - available now at ChallengerCare.com WHAT THE PUCK? (1:03:45 - 1:07:14) - Capitals bounced from playoffs FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:07:15 - 1:15:19) - Taco Bell Loaded Nacho Taco - jelly on breakfast sandwiches? SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:15:20) - WNBA - Lloyd Pierce - Torii MacAdams' dad Released: April 25, 2019 Editor: Sully Engels
1:20:36
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 97 - CREMA
INTRO (0:00 - 12:39) - Joe Beimel Episode - Tiger wins Masters - Florida man likes 7-Eleven NBA (12:40 - 35:34) - Magic steps down - Lakers' future - playoffs chatter LUCKY BOY (35:35 - 36:49) - offering catering + delivery - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ MLB (36:50 - 47:49) - Dodgers' early season - Chris Davis gets a hit - fantasy squabble CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (47:50 - 48:59) - new Challenger Clean Cream Pomade - available now at ChallengerCare.com FAST FOOD FLAVOR (49:00 - 53:59) - Dodger Sausage - crema pronunciations SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (54:00) - Nets - Tiger - Old Town Road Released: April 15, 2019 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:01:35
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 96 - GOAT DEBATE
INTRO (0:00 - 8:14) - Sully's March Madness experience - opening weekend recap LUCKY BOY (8:15 - 9:29) - offering catering + delivery - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ MLB (9:30 - 25:59) - It's time for Dodger baseball! - Braun forgets passport - farewell, Ichiro NBA GOAT DEBATE (26:00 - 1:18:19) - who's the greatest player of all time? CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (1:18:20 - 1:19:19) - new Challenger Clean Cream Pomade - available now at ChallengerCare.com FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:19:20 - 1:27:29) - Swine tries Steak 'n Shake - Crown Burgers in SLC - Dodger Stadium's new offerings SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:27:30) - Rebels busting brackets - Nick's sister - oatmeal raisin cookies Released: March 26, 2019 Editor: Sully Engels
1:35:48
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 95 - BRACKETS N RACKETS
INTRO (0:00 - 7:59) - USC admissions scandal - Twitter like and retweet count MARCH MADNESS (8:00 - 37:59) - bracket code of conduct - our upsets and Final Four picks LUCKY BOY (38:00 - 39:29) - offering catering + delivery - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ NFL (39:30 - 48:39) - OBJ traded to Browns - Le'Veon signs with Jets - more Chiefs trouble - Adrian Peterson back with Skins MLB (48:40 - 55:29) - 3-batter minimum for relievers - $1 million prize in HR Derby CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (55:30 - 56:29) - new Challenger Shower Trio Sampler Pack - available now at ChallengerCare.com/Free FAST FOOD FLAVOR (56:30 - 1:02:19) - McDonald's Cheesy Bacon Fries - Taco Bell vs. Del Taco SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:02:20) - Landon Collins - Justin Timberlake - summer approaching Released: March 18, 2019 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:06:37
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 94 - FAIGEN SENSE OF THE LAKERS
INTRO (0:00 - 5:39) - Kansas concerts - March Madness bracket challenge HARRISON FAIGEN (5:40 - 41:29) 7:45 - assigning blame for Lakers' downfall 12:00 - LeBron's culpability 21:00 - where do they go from here? 25:00 - comparing clout 26:30 - In N Out and IHOP talk 34:00 - Super Hot Interesting Take & Shoutouts LUCKY BOY (41:30 - 43:09) - offering catering + delivery - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ NFL (44:10 - 55:14) - Antonio Brown to Raiders - Case Keenum to Skins CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (55:15 - 56:14) - new Challenger Shower Trio Sampler Pack - available now at ChallengerCare.com/Free MLB (56:15 - 1:07:49) - Bryce Harper to Phillies - Kershaw improving - D'backs sign Adam Jones FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:07:50 - 1:11:49) - Taco Bell Rattlesnake Burrito - Fire Sauce saves lives SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:11:50) - Archie to Oregon - defining dunks - José Canseco Released: March 11, 2019 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:18:44
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 93 - WASHED
INTRO (0:00 - 10:59) - snow in LA - IHOP vs. Denny's HOOPS (11:00 - 34:44) - Zion's shoe - Lakers outlook - Nurkic/Simmons beef - Tristan Thompson's troubles - Ja Rule stays struggling LUCKY BOY (34:45 - 36:39) - offering catering + delivery - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ MLB (36:40 - 48:29) - Dodgers spring training - Bryce Harper latest - Manny Machado to Padres - pitch clock NFL (48:30 - 58:19) - Robert Kraft arrested - Steelers disintegrating CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (58:20 - 59:29) - new Challenger Shower Trio Sampler Pack - available now at ChallengerCare.com/Free FAST FOOD FLAVOR (59:30 - 1:06:59) - Nick's pilgrimage to the Taco Bell Cantina - McDonald's Donut Sticks SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:07:00) - Paul George - more Harper - washed up Released: February 25, 2019 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:15:22
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 92 - SUPER BIRTH
INTRO (0:00 - 6:39) - 1992 - 21 Savage NFL (6:40 - 35:59) - Nick's Super Bowl experience - game recap + halftime review - Raiders in SF LUCKY BOY (36:00 - 37:49) - offering catering + delivery - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ NBA (37:50 - 52:39) - Anthony Davis saga - LaVar Ball back in the news - Porzingod to Dallas CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (52:40 - 53:49) - new Challenger Shower Trio Sampler Pack - available now at ChallengerCare.com/Free C.O. MAILBAG (53:50 - 1:18:29) - best bar in Topeka? best boy band? best YouTube video? - most memorable sports moment witnessed? - Jesse's stance on naps FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:18:30 - 1:21:19) - McDonald's app deal - Taco Bell limited-time box - Shake Shack Chick'n Bites - Jack in the Box Pannido - nugget chatter SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:21:20) - doubling down - Boogie - 2 Chainz Released: February 5, 2019 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:24:54
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 91 - THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
INTRO (0:00 - 11:59) - watching classic TV shows - Fyre Fest - big announcement! NFL (12:00 - 40:39) - Rams-Saints fiasco - overtime rules - Patriots won't die - early Super Bowl predictions - Romostradamus LUCKY BOY (40:40 - 42:59) - support our friends after their kitchen fire! - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ NBA (43:00 - 56:14) - Lakers chatter - L.A. favorite landing spot for Melo - Harden ties Kobe's MSG record CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (56:15 - 57:59) - new Challenger Shower Trio Sampler Pack - available now at ChallengerCare.com/Free MLB (58:00 - 1:04:29) - Hall of Fame class + snubs - Dodgers FanFest this Saturday FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:04:30 - 1:07:39) - KFC bowls - Taco Bell anniversary drop - Blaze testing new item SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:07:40) - Lonzo Ball - Guapdad 4000 - Tacos Villa Corona - ATL Released: January 24, 2019 Editor: Sully Engels
1:15:50
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 90 - THREE-TIMERS CLUB
INTRO (0:00 - 11:59) - Kyler Murray's career - Dodgers catchers NFL PLAYOFFS (12:00 - 36:39) - divisional round recap - conference championship previews NBA (36:40 - 44:29) - Blake curves Ballmer - Thunder retire Nick Collison's jersey MIRIN FADER (44:30) 45:20 - thoughts on pet Instagrams 49:00 - reflecting on 2018 stories 51:50 - covering a transgender athlete 57:00 - favorite stories of the past year 1:05:40 - learning on the road 1:08:00 - confidence as a writer 1:11:00 - "rapid-fire" questions 1:21:45 - ketchup talk 1:23:30 - Super Hot Interesting Takes and Shoutouts Released: January 15, 2019 Editor: Sully Engels
1:26:11
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 89 - THE USUAL SUSPECTS
INTRO (0:00 - 4:29) - Nick's sports watching credibility questioned COLLEGE FOOTBALL (4:30 - 30:29) - Clemson/Alabama Natty - Jesse's new side hustle - Kliff Kingsbury to Kardinals NFL (30:30 - 57:59) - Double Doink - The Usual Suspects - divisional round preview NBA (58:00 - 1:07:59) - Young Lakers get inspired - Thibs out in Minnesota - Chandler Parsons saga FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:08:00 - 1:10:59) - Top 5 Best-Sellers of 2018 - Sully tries Sonic breakfast bowl SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:11:00) - Polyana Viana - Sierra Nevada Resilience IPA Released: January 9, 2019 Editor: Sully Engels
1:13:31
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 88 - HAPPY NEW YEAR
INTRO (0:00 - 7:59) - 365 burgers - Bevo vs. Uga - dog Instagrams NFL (8:00 - 25:59) - playoffs preview/predictions - Vikings recap - Steelers drama NCAAF (26:00 - 37:29) - CFP semifinals - New Year's 6 - Natty talk NBA (37:30 - 51:39) - LeBron drinks wine, calls himself GOAT - Lakers' young players turning up - Kobe expecting another daughter MLB (51:40 - 59:59) - Dodgers trade Puig - Harper sources say... FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:00:00 - 1:06:29) - Sonic breakfast - Carl's Jr. Double Deals - Taco Bell bringing it back - No Fry January? SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:06:30) - Northwestern football - Super Bowl pick Released: January 3, 2019 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:10:20
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 87 - MIRJAM SWANSON
INTRO (0:00 - 4:59) - Gronk Episode - bean soup - Let Our Communities Adjust Late-Night Act FOOTBALL (5:00 - 30:34) - Rams struggling, Vikings back, Skins win! - Week 16 locks/upsets - Early Signing Period MLB (30:35 - 36:44) - Dodgers sign Joe Kelly - Puig trade rumors WHAT THE PUCK? (36:45 - 38:29) - Ovi ballin' MIRJAM SWANSON (38:30) 40:20 - career path 43:15 - 'Jammer' nickname 44:00 - fan to reporter 48:00 - Clippers chatter 58:50 - working with Jovan Buha 1:03:00 - covering Kawhi 1:08:45 - D-Fish coaching Sparks 1:14:50 - Women's Drew League 1:17:20 - Fast Food Flavor 1:21:30 - Super Hot Interesting Takes & Shoutouts OUTRO (1:25:35) Released: December 20, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:27:16
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 86 - STEEZE
INTRO (0:00 - 9:44) - Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years - Cardi B and Offset split NCAAF (9:45 - 25:59) - bowl preview - playoff format - USC hires Kliff Kingsbury NFL (26:00 - 56:39) - Kareem Hunt and Reuben Foster - Sanchise back - NFC playoff implications - bandwagon Rams fans - Packers fire McCarthy - Week 14 locks/upsets MLB (56:40 - 1:05:09) - Dave Roberts gets extension - Paul Goldschmidt to Cardinals - Mariners-Mets trade WHAT THE PUCK? (1:05:10 - 1:08:49) - Seattle gets a team! FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:08:50 - 1:16:14) - KFC chicken and waffles - fry servings - In N Out to Oklahoma SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:16:15) - Meek Mill - baseball shifts - Celebrity Deathmatch - Friends - Justin Jackson Released: December 6, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:26:21
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 85 - CORN DOGS 2018
INTRO (0:00 - 10:59) - Corn Dogs 2018 - Episode Ochocinco - Jesse in Pacific Northwest NFL (11:00 - 27:39) - Rams no longer undefeated - Saints sign Dez - Skins lose more than game - Week 10 locks/upsets NBA (27:40 - 37:29) - Is Luke Walton's job safe? - LeBron coasting - Lakers sign Tyson Chandler - All-Star Draft televised MLB (37:30 - 53:59) - Kersh, Doc, Freese back - Zaidi, Woodward, Ward out - Should Dodgers sign Harper? NCAAB (54:00 - 55:59) - Duke lays smackdown - early showdowns FAST FOOD FLAVOR (56:00 - 1:03:59) - McDonald's Triple Breakfast Stacks - Guy Fieri wins re-election SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:04:00) - Bill Walton - Yasiel Puig - Ochocino thank you Released: November 8, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:10:51
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 84 - SPOOKY SZN
INTRO (0:00 - 5:19) - Happy Halloween - Randy Moss episode WORLD SERIES (5:20 - 35:39) - back-to-back losses - 18-inning marathon - Game 4 decisions - Kershaw's future NFL (36:30 - 1:05:39) - Rams 8-0, Gurley ties Crazylegs, acquire Fowler - Adrian Peterson turns back the clock + HaHa - Vikings lose to Saints + Chiefs update from Kansas - Demaryius to Texans, Golden Tate to Eagles - Browns clean house - Week 9 locks/upsets NBA (1:05:40 - 1:24:29) - Lakers lose 2 straight after Lance game - Brandon Ingram back, Lonzo starting over Rondo - LeBron's 'patience' quote - Klay Thompson gets buckets - Beverley vs. Westbrook Part II - Austin Rivers tribute video FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:24:30 - 1:28:29) - Jack in the Box Steak and Egg Breakfast Burrito - spooky deals - McRib rehashed SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:28:30) - Utah State - hot dogs vs. corn dogs Released: October 31, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:33:56
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 83 - LET'S GET THIS BREAD
INTRO (0:00 - 3:59) - bread MLB (4:00 - 25:29) - NLCS recap - World Series preview - Manny Machado antics NBA (25:30 - 34:59) - Lakers fight! - off to 0-3 start LUCKY BOY (35:00 - 36:29) - catering services for your watch party - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ NFL (36:30 - 51:59) - Rams 7-0, Chargers apathy - Raiders trade - Justin Tucker's miss - Week 8 locks/upsets - fantasy team names FAST FOOD FLAVOR (52:00 - 57:59) - Jack in the Box Ribeye Burgers - Buffalo Wild Wings BBQ Pumpkin Ale Sauce - "Nightmare King" - Del Taco advice - Freddy's Steakburgers SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (58:00) - "The Flip" - candy corn Released: October 23, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:05:44
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 82 - SOMETHING'S BREWIN'
INTRO (0:00 - 17:39) - baseball announcers - Khabib-McGregor MLB (17:40 - 36:09) - Dodgers beat Braves - NLCS preview - Angel Hernandez NFL (36:10 - 53:49) - Drew Brees record - Vikings/Rams recap - Sully at Arrowhead - Week 6 locks/upsets LUCKY BOY (53:50 - 55:09) - catering services for your watch party - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ NBA (55:10 - 1:02:29) - Jimmy Butler goes in WHAT THE PUCK? (1:02:30 - 1:04:59) - NHL is back! - Nick's hockey update FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:05:00 - 1:08:24) - Carl's Jr. Pastrami Thickburger - Little Caesar's under attack - Freddy's Steakburgers SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:08:25) - sweater weather - friends of the pod doing big things Released: October 11, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:12:08
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 81 - VERIFIED
INTRO (0:00 - 10:29) - Kobe controversy - Sully gets the blue check MLB (10:30 - 44:29) - Dodgers 6th straight division title - postseason predictions NFL (44:30 - 1:06:29) - Rams/Vikings - fantasy issues - Earl Thomas finger - farewell Fitzmagic - Week 5 locks/upsets LUCKY BOY (1:06:30 - 1:07:59) - catering services for your watch party - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ NBA (1:08:00 - 1:16:59) - Lebron’s helicopter - Lakers preseason - Sixers phone bucket WHAT THE PUCK? (1:17:00 - 1:22:19) - Canucks ban Fortnite ban - Caps' Tom Wilson suspended 20 games FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:22:20 - 1:25:59) - National Taco Day! SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:26:00) - Addison Russell - Eric Reid - love in the air - BTS Army Released: October 4, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:33:46
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 80 - BOYS GOT BEEF
INTRO (0:00 - 16:59) - National Pancake Day - Vikings beef NFL (17:00 - 38:29) - Week 4 recap - Baker time - Week 5 locks/upsets MLB (38:30 - 51:29) - Dodgers coming down to the wire - Joe West ejections LUCKY BOY (51:30 - 52:59) - for your watch parties - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ NBA (53:00 - 1:05:39) - Kawhi's laugh - Lakers media day - Jimmy Buckets drama FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:05:40 - 1:10:19) - Taco Bell boxes - more Steak 'n Shake research - cheesy list SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:10:20) - Tyga - YG feat. Kiké - making up Released: September 27, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:15:07
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 79 - THIS GURLEY'S ON FIRE
INTRO (0:00 - 27:19) - Nick's Bitmoji - Eminem responds to MGK - Drake, Kanye, Maroon 5 - USC football struggles - Space Jam 2 MLB (27:20 - 34:49) - Dodgers rolling - postseason outlook LUCKY BOY (34:50 - 36:19) - thanks to our proud sponsor - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ NFL (36:20 - 58:59) - Fitzmagic continues - Clay Matthews penalty - Patrick Mah-O-M-G - halftime retirement - Boston Tree Party (Josh Gordon) - Week 3 upsets/locks NBA (59:00 - 1:04:49) - Jimmy Buckets drama - GM Elton Brand FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:04:50 - 1:09:49) - Taco Bell Breakfast Stacker - Kansas Steak 'n Shake - Sonic dessert SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:09:50) - don't @ me - MGK - September call-ups Released: September 20, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:17:07
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 78 - ONE FOR MAC
INTRO (0:00 - 12:24) - iPhone XS - Kobe friendship - Andrew Bynum comeback? - Waffle House weather service NFL (12:25 - 32:49) - Week 1 roundup - Week 2 upsets/locks NCAAF (32:50 - 44:59) - USC loss + coaching questions - Kansas ends streak - fist-pump injury LUCKY BOY (45:00 - 46:39) - thanks to our proud sponsor - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ MLB (46:40 - 55:09) - Dodgers deja vu - NL playoff push FAST FOOD FLAVOR (55:10 - 1:01:09) - Double Cheesy Gordita Crunch - Taco Bell Top 15 reaction - In N Out appreciation SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:01:10) - Jonah Hill - Allie Clifton - Mac Miller tribute Released: September 13, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:13:43
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 77 - POD DEVIL
INTRO (0:00 - 16:59) - Dennis Santana pod - Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad - MGK vs. Eminem LUCKY BOY (17:00 - 18:39) - 1.2 pound burrito will fill you up - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ NFL (18:40 - 45:49) - Le'Veon Bell holdout - Donald, Mack get paid - Week 1 upsets/locks - Super Bowl predictions NCAAF (45:50 - 54:19) - USC gets the W - Nick Saban's outburst - Kansas football woes MLB (54:20 - 1:03:59) - Dodgers roller coaster - new faces in LA - Ohtani ouch FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:04:00 - 1:08:44) - Fruit Loops donuts at Carl's Jr. SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:08:45) - Lil Jon - Yahoo - support for #FriendOfThePod Released: September 7, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:15:57
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 76 - BLESS'M
INTRO (0:00 - 9:44) - Kansas check-in - Nick says Yahoo! LUCKY BOY (9:45 - 11:14) - catering services - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ MLB (11:15 - 27:09) - Dodgers chasing - Kenley's struggles - Players' Weekend - new haircuts? NCAAF (27:10 - 42:39) - JT Daniels starting for USC - Week 1 matchups NFL (42:40 - 57:49) - new contracts - backup QB trades - Hard Knocks NBA (57:49 - 1:01:44) - Manu retires - fresh kicks FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:01:45 - 1:07:29) - Top 15 Taco Bell items of all time SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:07:30) - Clint Dempsey - Saquon Barkley - #FriendOfThePod engagement Released: August 30, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:15:47
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 75 - SONIC BOOM
INTRO (0:00 - 11:19) - Scott Alexander episode - Kansas moves - rip @sullayyy - NCAA hoops rule changes LUCKY BOY (11:20 - 13:19) - family/friend visits - catering services - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ MLB (13:20 - 26:24) - Dodgers & Dre Day - Joe Simpson shook - Big Sexy history - trash can ejection NBA (26:25 - 31:59) - schedule leak - new Lakers jerseys - KD-McCollum podcast beef - Wade, Dirk, Kawhi FAST FOOD FLAVOR (32:00 - 39:39) - Sonic shoutout - Qdoba vs. Chipotle SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (39:40) - California love - NBA writing - football mullet - new music Released: August 10, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
47:37
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 74 - KENLEYFORNIA
INTRO (0:00 - 4:29) - Shark Week - breaking bews? LUCKY BOY (4:30 - 5:59) - catering services - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ MLB (6:00 - 29:29) - Dodgers chatter - Machado/Swine hair - trade deadline approaching - more Miami chains - Poncedeleon NFL (29:30 - 43:39) - Rams' contracts - Darnold not paid yet - Browns on Hard Knocks - Skins/Vikings early thoughts NBA (43:40 - 1:03:09) - Michael Beasley joins Meme Team - LeBron roasting predictions - mural vandalism air-it-out - Wade, Dirk, Kawhi - New Balance courting Gordon Hayward FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:03:10 - 1:06:14) - Complex's best Taco Bell menu items SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:06:15) - Instagram music - Machavez Ravine Released: July 26 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:13:23
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 73 - MANNYWOOD 2.0
MLB INTRO (0:00 - 24:59) - weather update - Mannywood 2.0 - HR Derby/ASG recap - Josh Hader tweets - old Dodgers tweets POP QUIZ (25:00 - 29:59) - recent Dodgers All-Stars NBA (30:00 - 46:09) - Kawhi traded to Toronto - Lakers Summer - LeBron makes an appearance - bye-bye IT and Brook FAST FOOD FLAVOR (46:10 - 54:49) - Nacho Fries back at Taco Bell - new flavor at Wing Stop - Alondra's challenge SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (51:09) - LA murals - Liz Cambage - BDE - Bryce Harper Released: July 19, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
59:36
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 72 - LABRON
NBA INTRO (0:00 - 28:24) - LeBron James signs with Lakeshow - Lakers' ceiling going forward - rest of NBA free agency + Kawhi saga MLB (28:25 - 38:49) - Dodgers chatter - Coors Field return - Freeway Series WORLD CUP (38:50 - 49:14) - Nick's negativity - soccer appreciation - Team USA questions FAST FOOD FLAVOR (49:15 - 54:49) - Naked Chicken Chalupa last call - Nacho Fries returning soon - cold McDonald's emergency - Cheba Hut SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (54:50) - fireworks - July 4 hot dogs vs. July 4 hamburgers - AIR7 Released: July 6, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:04:42
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 71 - ESCALATION
INTRO (0:00 - 6:59) - Wyoming updates POP QUIZ (7:00- 11:59) - new segment! LUCKY BOY (12:00 - 13:59) - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ MLB (14:00 - 27:59) - Dodgers chatter - hair talk re: Bryce Harper + Swine - Hanley Ramirez needs new friends NBA (28:00 - 57:39) - draft recap - awards analysis - Paul George #FutureLaker FAST FOOD FLAVOR (57:40 - 1:03:29) - Taco Bell news - Wyoming freshness - unfortunate closures SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:03:30) - Woj's thesaurus - NBA trade take - Robert Williams Released: June 27, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:11:46
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 70 - A NEW ERA
INTRO (0:00 - 7:59) - Sully live from the 307 - Coors Field - Vegas pit stop WHAT THE PUCK? (8:00- 10:59) - Capitals win Stanley Cup - top Alex Ovechkin moments LUCKY BOY (11:00 - 12:49) - Sully's last meal in SoCal - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ MLB (12:50 - 24:14) - Big Sexy, Beltre at The Ravine - Dodgers chatter - Joc Pederson's new diet? - All-Star voting NBA (24:15 - 50:19) - Finals recap - LeBron's legacy, future - "Kylie Kuzma" - Clippers to Inglewood? FAST FOOD FLAVOR (50:20 - 55:19) - Jack in the Box asada fries - early Wyoming selections SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (55:20) - Game of Zones - RIP Anthony Bourdain - Kim's recovery - Burger King Released: June 13, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:04:03
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 69 - NICE
INTRO (0:00 - 22:24) - last in-studio podcast together - around the room - Lucky Boy love - Sully sendoffs - welcome back Joe LET'S BE FRANK CROSSOVER (22:25 - 35:59) - beach ball/wave debate continues JOVAN BUHA (36:00 - 48:09) - NBA Twitter for ESPN - Drake vs. Pusha T analysis JONAH ROSENBAUM (48:10 - 1:02:09) - favorite karaoke song - Wyoming thoughts - Michigan/Dodgers predictions - quick hitters JUSTIN POSTHUMA (1:02:10 - 1:10:24) - greetings from Tennessee - Your Call Football + Johnny Manziel - J.R. Smith musings SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:10:25) - All Caps - bon voyage Sully Released: June 5, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:14:02
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 68 - CHICKEN STRIP
INTRO (0:00 - 10:19) - National Donut Day - Drake vs. Pusha T - "ye" LUCKY BOY (10:20 - 11:39) - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ NBA (11:40 - 25:19) - JR Smith's Game 1 sausage - looking ahead in the Finals - Bryan Colangelo burner accounts START-BENCH-CUT (25:20 - 28:44) MLB (28:45 - 35:29) - Kershaw back to DL - weekend series with Rockies - Dodgers' All-Stars? WHAT THE PUCK? (35:30 - 37:54) - Stanley Cup Final update FAST FOOD FLAVOR (37:55 - 41:59) - Homestyle Ranch Chicken Club from Jack in the Box - best chicken strips in the game? SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (42:00) - Don Nelson - Ross Stripling Pod - Nick's Twitter announcement - Sully roast Released: June 2, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
47:34
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 67 - WAVY
INTRO (0:00 - 10:44) - Taj Gibson episode - Happy birthday Sully - Dodgers chatter LUCKY BOY (10:45 - 12:20) - vegetarian and vegan options - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ NBA (12:30 - 38:45) - Warriors/Cavs preview - Conference Finals recap - LeBron/MJ debate - Kobe writes a book - Lakers work out Gelo, Welsh C.O. MAILBAG (39:00 - 57:29) - Dodger Dogs - Drake - beer WHAT THE PUCK? (57:30 - 1:00:29) - Stanley Cup Final update SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:00:30) - beach balls and waves at the stadium? - New Girl Released: May 30, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:07:45
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 66 - PUIG POD
INTRO (0:00 - 11:54) - Yasiel Puig Pod - Dodgers bouncing back - MLB chatter BREAKING NEWS (11:55 - 15:14) - old guys still chugging along NFL (15:15 - 17:59) - national anthem policy PLAYERS' LOUNGE (18:00 - 25:19) - Wyoming edition LUCKY BOY (25:20 - 26:59) - catering service info - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ NBA (27:00 - 36:09) - Conference Finals WHAT THE PUCK? (36:10 - 39:34) - Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final - facing expansion Vegas Golden Knights FAST FOOD FLAVOR (39:35 - 42:09) - Naked Chicken Chalupa is back at Taco Bell - check out the Swine Scale infographic! SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (42:10) - more congrats - Dylan Covey Released: May 25, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
45:44
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 65 - JASON OCHART
INTRO (0:00 - 17:39) - Laurel or Yanny? - sports betting is now legal - Browns on Hard Knocks - ketchup coach - Nick's article on Matt Kemp JASON OCHART (17:40 - 39:59) 18:10 - www.drivelinebaseball.com/ 20:00 - pro ambassadors 21:00 - attack angle analysis 24:00 - valuing exit velocity 26:00 - consulting with MLB teams 28:30 - Trevor Bauer connection 34:10 - Dodgers talk 36:00 - Fast Food Flavor LUCKY BOY (40:00 - 41:39) - catering service info - more info: luckyboyburgers.com/ NBA (41:40 - 57:09) - Conference Finals chatter - draft lottery and Luka Doncic - Kawhi spotted at Dodger Stadium - Chimezie dreamin' WHAT THE PUCK? (57:10 - 59:34) - Capitals capitalizing in the playoffs SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (59:35) - #CautiousFam - Boogie - Lloyd Pierce - Nick Collison Released: May 18, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:04:31
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 64 - FUZZY ZADDY
INTRO (0:00 - 9:29) - Fuzzy Thurston episode - Dodgers downers - MLB expansion? - Bartolo's anniversary START-BENCH-CUT (9:30 - 15:04) - old guys still chugging along LUCKY BOY (15:05 - 15:54) - take your mom out for a burrito NBA (15:55 - 31:09) - Zaddy issues in LeBronto - Brad Stevens' sorcery - Kobe advises Ben Simmons - Becky Hammon and the coaching carousel C.O. HEADLINES (31:10 - 33:34) - A.I. renaissance - lube FAST FOOD FLAVOR (33:35 - 35:59) - Burger King Sourdough King - Taco Bell update SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (36:00) - Sprout God - moms - Rachel Nichols Released: May 8, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
39:21
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 63 - MAYDAY
INTRO (0:00 - 16:39) - happy birthday, Swine! - Yimi Garcia episode - NFL Draft recap LUCKY BOY (16:40 - 18:29) - new sponsor and its related Cinco de Mayo fiesta MLB (18:30 - 50:44) - Corey Seager done for the season - how do the Dodgers proceed? - new segment: In or Out? CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY PASADENA (50:45 - 51:24) - 8th annual Poker Bowl coming up - cscpasadena.org for more info NBA (51:25 - 1:13:54) - second round of the playoffs - Thunder's demise FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:13:55 - 1:22:44) - Burger King Spicy Nuggets - Swine's favorite fast food of the past year - Nick's Fatburger experience - local renovations SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:22:45) - milkshake madness - Westworld Released: May 1, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:30:25
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 62 - CHRISTINA KARAGIAS
INTRO (0:00 - 22:19) - Wilmer Font DFA eulogy - Jesse's Coachella vs. Nick's Coachella - Kanye controversy LUCKY BOY (22:20 - 36:59) - new sponsor! - Christina Karagias interview NBA (38:00 - 55:44) - Pelicans sweep Blazers - Trust the Process + #FreeMeek - Paul George, future Laker? - Derek Fisher/Matt Barnes updates MLB (55:45 - 1:06:39) - Walker Buehler's first start - Pedro Baez disappointment - are the Angels for real? - Sean Manaea no-no START-BENCH-CUT (1:06:40 - 1:16:04) - QBs in the NFL Draft SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:16:05) - baseball Twitter - Shaq mocks Joe Ingles Released: April 26, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:21:48
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 61 - CHAN HO POD
INTRO (0:00 - 15:00) - Chan Ho Park episode - Kanye is tweeting again - Nick's Coachella recap - G-League increases player salaries - Dodger Stadium proposal ideas CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY PASADENA (15:05 - 15:59) - National Young Adult Cancer Awareness - more info: www.cscpasadena.org NBA (16:00 - 37:14) - NBA playoffs early musings - James Harden step-back reevaluated - Lonzo gets first Fortnite win MLB (37:15 - 1:01:29) - Dodgers chatter - Trayce Thompson cut again - Ohtani rattled by us? - Jose Bautista back in the league - postponements galore WHAT THE PUCK? (53:29 - 55:24) - Golden Knights beat Kings, co-favorites to win Cup FAST FOOD FLAVOR (55:25 - 58:59) - Cholula Buttery Jack - Dodger Dog on the Swine Scale SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (59:00) - Coachella paella/IG Released: April 19, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:03:55
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 60 - AVERY YANG
INTRO (0:00 - 6:40) - Andrew Toles episode - Dodgers to host 2020 ASG - basebrawls CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY PASADENA (6:45 - 8:05) - National Young Adult Cancer Awareness - more info: www.cscpasadena.org AVERY YANG ON SHOHEI OHTANI (8:40) 11:00 - Shohei Ohtani playing schedule 12:40 - media hype 16:00 - relationships with teammates/coaches 20:00 - Japanese baseball background 22:30 - Can Ohtani win MVP? 27:45 - Start/Bench/Cut 31:45 - Ohtani batting practice NBA (33:00 - 1:24:59) - Andre Ingram & Boban - playoffs preview - awards predictions FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:25:00 - 1:29:29) - Avery Yang's favorite SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:30:00) - Angels World Series? Released: April 13, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:32:37
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 59 - MASTERFUL
INTRO (0:00 - 25:44) - Guillermo Mota episode - NBA 2K League - RGIII signs with Ravens - Conor McGregor flips out - Dodgers' early scuffles - Ok Ohtani! CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY PASADENA (25:45 - 26:59) - National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week - more info: www.cscpasadena.org GOLF GUYS (27:00 - 50:59) - Masters chatter - Henry Moffly in studio - Adam Ochart on the line NBA (51:00 - 1:01:29) - Kyrie's injury - Western Conference playoff race FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:01:30 - 1:04:39) - Taco Bell's new Triple Melt duo SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:04:40) - James Harden's step-back Released: April 7, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:10:20
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 58 - APRIL FOOLIN'
INTRO (0:00 - 6:54) - Chad Billingsley episode - welcome back, Sully - MLB Opening Day - Dodger baseball returns CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY PASADENA (6:55 - 8:09) - National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week - more info: www.cscpasadena.org PLAYERS' LOUNGE (8:10 - 14:14) - 2006 Dodgers JONAH ROSENBAUM (14:15 - 20:29) - #FriendOfThePod live from Final Four HOOPS (20:30 - 44:44) - Final Four chatter - Grayson Allen's future - Arike Ogunbowale ousts UConn women - Lakers winding down and summer considerations - LiAngelo Ball declares for NBA draft - NBA Hall of Fame inductees NFL (44:45 - 50:19) - Rams' offseason additions - should Sully's Vikings be worried in NFC? - Jesse's RG3 jersey deal FAST FOOD FLAVOR (50:20 - 53:22) - Swine Scale debut - Burger King's Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (53:23) - Wendy's mixtape - LAFC - The Brow no more? Released: April 1, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:08:48
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 57 - TYE RICHARDSON
INTRO (0:00 - 16:29) - Alex Wood episode - Justin Turner broken wrist - Jordan Clarkson's dinosaur theory - Fortnite fun TYE RICHARDSON (16:30 - 56:19) 17:20 - bracket update 21:00 - covering South Regional in Nashville 26:00 - UMBC shocks Virginia 31:45 - Tye's alma mater Arkansas bows out 36:00 - looking ahead in tourney 41:00 - Start-Bench-Cut from first weekend 44:50 - Southern #FastFoodFlavor 50:10 - Is Paul George coming home? OUTRO (56:20) - our updated picks - ketchup shoutout - Sully's off to Hawaii Released: March 21, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:03:33
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 56 - LET THE MADNESS BEGIN
INTRO (0:00 - 9:19) - Travis Wear breaking news - "You like that?" - USC snubbed MARCH MADNESS (9:20 - 1:01:39) - things to watch - Round of 64 picks - upsets/cinderellas - Final Four predictions C.O. HEADLINES (1:01:20 - 1:03:49) - the last white rhino - Trump and North Korea FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:03:50 - 1:07:19) - The Swine Scale has arrived SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:07:20) - Al Kaline - #FuncleSwine - Julius vs. Draymond Released: March 14, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:15:38
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 55 - BREAKING NEWS
INTRO (0:00 - 10:25) - Orel Hershiser and Russell Martin Episode - Kobe Bryant, Oscar winner - happy birthday Shaq - SoCal High School Hoops: Pasadena v Chino Hills - a taste of March Madness C.O. HEADLINES (10:30 - 13:50) - new segment where we dissect the latest news headlines to feature the phrase "cautiously optimistic." We are the experts after all. CHALLENGER HAIR CARE(14:00 - 15:10) - new shampoo and conditioner! - order now: www.amazon.com/dp/B078HYRX3M NBA (15:20 - 24:30) - Lonzo getting buckets - JR Smith throws soup at assistant coach - Clippers swipe right on Bumble - disrespect level in the NBA rapidly rising START-BENCH-CUT (24:45 - 33:50) - dunked on, crossed over with fall, rejected - what gets started as most disrespectful? MLB (33:50 - 41:40) - Dodgers vs Yu coming up, Kemp hitting dongs - Lester bounce pass - return of the bullpen cart? FAST FOOD FLAVOR (41:45 - 48:10) - super expensive Crunch Wrap - McDonald's adding fresh beef for the first time since the 70s SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (48:15) Released: March 7, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
52:40
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 54 - STRAIGHT OUTTA LITHUANIA
INTRO (0:00 - 7:19) - happy "birthday" Nick! - NCAA scandal - Horace Grant episode CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (7:20 - 8:29) - new shampoo and conditioner! - order now: www.amazon.com/dp/B078HYRX3M MIRIN FADER (8:30) 9:50 - "The LaMelo Show" genesis & focus 12:50 - sitting down with LaVar Ball 14:50 - access in Lithuania 17:15 - Big Baller Brand takeover 21:10 - new experiences for LaMelo, Mirin 25:20 - analyzing Lithuanian surroundings 32:30 - Ball in the Family 35:10 - LaVar as head coach 38:30 - What about Gelo? 41:20 - close encounters with BBB 43:45 - #LithuanianFoodFlavor 51:45 - Start-Bench-Cut OUTRO (55:40) - Lakers chatter - The Beard disrespects Clippers - Dodgers spring training update - 2020 birthday instructions Released: March 1, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:05:50
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 53 - GARY KLEIN
INTRO (0:00 - 7:49) - Don Drysdale episode - What the Puck? USA women win gold - NBA All-Star Weekend quick recap CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (7:50 - 8:59) - new shampoo and conditioner! - order now: www.amazon.com/dp/B078HYRX3M GARY KLEIN (9:00) 10:25 - Rams' first two seasons back in LA 17:50 - Can Rams overtake USC as LA's football team? 18:40 - covering the Super Bowl 21:50 - reuniting with former USC players in NFL 24:00 - checking in with Jeff Fisher 30:00 - Sean McVay and the Rams' offense 38:25 - NFL media rhythms compared to college 42:00 - Todd Gurley chatter 48:30 - Conquest book and Carson Palmer 57:35 - Coliseum chronicles 1:01:00 - #FastFoodFlavor 1:04:15 - new media and staying relevant Released: February 22, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:08:11
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 52 - SILKY SMOOTH
INTRO (0:00 - 5:59) - Jamaal Wilkes episode - Snapchat update OLYMPICS (6:00 - 20:34) - Winter Games begin - #AngelenoOlympics NBA (20:35 - 33:14) - Lakers trade chatter - future of the new-look Cavs START-BENCH-CUT (33:15 - 47:34) - Slam Dunk, Three-point Contest, Skills Challenge - predictions for each MLB (47:35 - 56:04) - pitchers and catcher report - Yu Darvish to the Cubs - top players remain unsigned WHAT THE PUCK? (56:05 - 58:19) - Team USA in the Olympics FAST FOOD FLAVOR (58:20 - 1:02:04) - Jack in the Box Food Truck Series - Swine Scale coming soon? SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:02:05) - NBA Finals - Vikings QB - USC recruiting - snowboarders - RIP Wally Moon Released: February 13, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:09:31
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 51 - SUPER POD
INTRO (0:00 - 5:14) - Jonah calls in - Jonathan Broxton episode - USC updates NFL (5:15 - 18:19) - Super Bowl chatter - Patriots' coaches - Start-Bench-Cut commercials - Kevin Hart's apology? - selfie kid NBA (18:20 - 25:29) - Lakers fined for tampering again - Giannis ain't down with BBB - trade deadline + free agency WHAT THE PUCK? (25:30 - 26:26) - Kings host Dodgers Night FAST FOOD FLAVOR + SHOUTOUTS (26:27) - Swine has to bounce mid-pod - Let's be Frank - Chico State baseball Released: February 7, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
29:58
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 50 - PART II
PART II OF EPISODE NO. 50 celebrating our one-year anniversary! We look back on some of our best guest interviews: - KENYATTA SMITH (0:15 - 6:09) - DYLAN COVEY (6:10 - 11:19) - JOE NATALIZIO & JONAH ROSENBAUM (11:20 - 13:03) - STEFAN JARRÍN (13:04 - 18:19) - JUSTIN POSTHUMA (18:20 - 21:34) - SHEA SERRANO (21:35 - 27:29) - SAM DEKKER (27:30 - 32:54) - BÈISBOL FRANK (32:55 - 36:49) - MIRIN FADER (36:50 - 48:44) - HARRISON FAIGEN (48:45 - 58:59) - ARASH MARKAZI (59:00 - 1:07:59) - TORII MACADAMS (1:08:00 - 1:14:49) - JOVAN BUHA (1:14:50 - 1:25:49) OUTRO (1:25:50) Released: February 1, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:27:18
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 50 - PART I
PART I OF EPISODE NO. 50 celebrating our one-year anniversary! INTRO (0:00 - 6:19) - Alex Smith trade reaction - Darren Rovell challenges Hot Sauce - Todd Coffey episode C.O. MAILBAG (6:20 - 57:44) -- (6:40) Do the Lakers still run this town or have the Dodgers taken a slight lead? -- (11:30) Have you had the Taco Bell Fries? -- (15:25) Start-Bench-Cut: Sully, Nick, Jesse -- (20:35) What would your last meal be? -- (22:35) What's the biggest L you've ever taken? -- (25:00) If named your kid after a Taco Bell item, what would it be? -- (26:00) Clippers questions surrounding Blake Griffin trade -- (36:10) If you could be alive for one moment or watch one player in LA sports history in the past, what or who would it be? -- (38:20) What are your top 3 favorite condiments? -- (42:00) What's the most delicious way to eat potatoes? -- (44:45) Do you think Kyle Kuzma has a legit chance to win Rookie of the Year? -- (50:45) Are the Cavs done or finished... or not? -- (54:40) Are the Brew Crew for real? OUTRO (57:45) - Part II preview - thanks for listening Released: January 31, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
59:26
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 49 - JOVAN BUHA
INTRO (0:00 - 4:44) - Vikings eulogy - Tommy Touchdown does it again CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (4:45 - 5:49) - Amazon Prime eligible - order now: amzn.to/2mUkKeV JOVAN BUHA (5:50 - 55:44) - path to ESPN - Lakers/Clippers rivalry - Clippers-Rockets fiasco - covering first MMA fight - hanging out with LaVar Ball - Drake's tattoos and afterparty - NBA fashion - Fast Food Flavor START-BENCH-CUT (55:45 - 1:05:44) - self-congratulations SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:05:45) - Dear Basketball - Kim K - ID Chief - ABC 7 Released: January 24, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:09:39
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 48 - TORII MACADAMS
INTRO (0:00 - 12:33) - Javy Guerra episode - Sully's SKOL experience in New Orleans CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (12:34 - 13:32) - Amazon Prime eligible - order now: amzn.to/2mUkKeV TORII MACADAMS (13:33 - 1:05:19) - 03 Greedo profile for Noisey - underground hip-hop in LA - Passion of the Weiss - G Perico radio interview - #BoycottLAWeekly - Falcons' demise + NFL Playoffs - Lakers chatter + BBB - Torii's Fast Food Flavor START-BENCH-CUT (1:05:20 - 1:15:29) - NBA fights FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:15:30 - 1:19:36) - Sully tries Whataburger and Waffle House SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:19:37) - Big Easy bites - NBA Twitter - Lou Williams - Mike Mitchell Released: January 18, 2018 Editor: Sully Engels
1:27:51
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 47 - TUA TIME
INTRO (0:00 - 2:14) - Andrei Kirilenko episode - rain in SoCal COLLEGE FOOTBALL (2:15 - 14:49) - Alabama/Georgia Natty - Tua Tagovailoa takeover - UCF's championship parade START-BENCH-CUT (14:50 - 40:49) - sports playoffs - CFP, March Madness, Olympics - Kendrick Lamar albums - Subway, Jersey Mikes, Jimmy John's - New York, Boston, San Francisco NFL (40:50 - 53:39) - Wild Card Weekend - Vikings/Saints - Browns parade NBA (53:40 - 1:03:44) - LaVar vs. Luke - Tyler Dorsey returns to LA - Lakers' trade block - hard fouls by IT, Delly FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:03:45 - 1:06:19) - $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu at McDonald's SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:06:20) - Johnny Manziel - Mekhi Brown - Tommy Wiseau Released: January 10, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:11:11
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 46 - FOOTBALL FRENZY
INTRO (0:00 - 7:09) - welcome back Justin Posthuma - New Year's Eve - Coachella lineup - Glenn Mickens episode COLLEGE FOOTBALL (7:10 - 26:59) - Justin's season at Eastern Illinois - Big Ten bowls + UCF undefeated - CFP semifinals review - Natty picks NFL (27:00 - 1:08:42) - Bills are in! - round-by-round playoff predictions - Marvin Lewis back with Bengals FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:08:43 - 1:13:24) - Snoop Dogg's Merry Munchie Meal - Justin's first Taco Bell experience SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:13:25) - Justin's water jar - congrats Pete - happy birthday to Nick's dad Released: January 4, 2018 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:17:12
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 45 - BEST/WORST OF 2017
INTRO (0:00 - 4:44) - A.C. Green episode COTTON BOWL PREVIEW (4:45 - 25:54) - Joe Natalizio guest appearance - questions for USC vs. Ohio State CHALLENGER HAIR CARE (25:55 - 29:26) BEST/WORST OF 2017 (29:27 - 1:03:46) - best Twitter beef - best celebration - best album/song - best LA sports memory - worst sports performance - worst song that got too popular - worst take by someone else on the pod - worst person in sports - biggest surprise - best food ingested - best game BOWL PICK 'EM PT. 2 (1:03:47 - 1:12:29) FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:12:30 - 1:16:29) - Taco Bell Stacker - best/worst items of 2017 SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:16:30) Released: December 29, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
1:19:01
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 44 - HAPPY HOLIDAYS
INTRO (0:00 - 18:41) - Is Christmas music good? - Star Wars debate - Big Baller League - Jerry West vs. Lastings Milledge NBA (18:42 - 34:59) - Kobeland and #Ko8e24 - Lakers vs. the best - lineup considerations MLB (35:00 - 48:09) - Matt Kemp is back ... for now - Dodgers' other moves and plans - Derek Jeter vs. Marlins Man FOOTBALL (48:10 - 1:03:16) - Rams, Vikings heading toward playoffs - Pats-Steelers controversy - Bowl pick 'em FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:03:17 - 1:08:01) - 7-Eleven wild card SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:08:02 - 1:11:19) - Jared Goff - Christmas music pt. 2 - Bill Walton - fire relief CHRISTMAS TREAT (1:11:20) Released: December 21, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
1:13:26
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 43 - PRIENU VYATAUTAS
INTRO (0:00 - 8:54) - Raul Mondesi episode - Brook Lopez's cat - Matt Barnes retirement - Baker Mayfield wins Heisman HOOPS (8:55 - 22:59) - Lakers on the road - lineup considerations - preparing to face LeBron - BBB to Lithuania MLB (23:00 - 32:35) - Yankees acquire Stanton - Ohtani chooses Angels - Morrow signs with Cubs - Dodgers' targets at Winter Meetings NFL (32:36 - 40:13) - Skins/Vikings/Rams lose - Browns almost win, but lose - Wentz done, still MVP candidate? - Rodgers returning FAST FOOD FLAVOR (40:14 - 42:42) - Blue Star Donuts SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (42:43) - Easy E's drones - our fire relief effort Released: December 13, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
45:58
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 42 - JACKIE POD
INTRO (0:00 - 6:29) - Jackie Robinson - Bill Walton's bridges MLB (6:30 - 17:44) - Shohei Otani sweepstakes - Giancarlo Stanton trade rumors HOOPS (17:45 - 33:14) - KD/Boogie confrontation - Lakers chatter - BBB update FOOTBALL (33:15 - 58:49) - College Football Playoff finalized - Herm Edwards to Arizona State - Steelers/Bengals physicality on MNF - Vikings + Redskins + Rams FAST FOOD FLAVOR (58:50 - 1:02:05) - Big acquisition for Arby's - Taco Bell news SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:02:06) - NBA jersey follow-up - Power 106/MTV collaboration Released: December 7, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:06:46
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 41 - ARASH MARKAZI
INTRO (0:00 - 1:00) COVERING BBB IN CHINA (1:01 - 10:19) WORKING DREAM JOB (10:20 - 11:40) LA FOOTBALL (11:41 - 13:49) FRIENDS IN THE INDUSTRY (13:50 - 15:19) KATE UPTON (15:20 - 17:09) BEING A FAN (17:10 - 18:29) DODGERS + INTERRUPTION (18:30 - 22:35) PARTYING WITH CAVS IN VEGAS (22:36 - 26:23) SOURCES + TEACHING (26:24- 29:29) FAST FOOD FLAVOR + SAUCE (29:30 - 35:29) SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (35:30) Released: November 30, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
37:13
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 40 - HARRISON FAIGEN
INTRO (0:00 - 1:00) HOOPS PASSION (1:01 - 3:40) BREAKING INTO THE GAME (3:41 - 12:18) LONZO CHATTER (12:19 - 18:30) SUMMER LEAGUE + KUZ (18:31 - 28:52) RANDLE + LOPEZ (28:53 - 33:53) LEBRON TO LA? (33:54 - 38:13) LOCKER ROOM ACCESS (38:14 - 41:29) SASHA + KOBE (41:30 - 48:55) NBA JERSEY DEBATE (48:56 - 52:01) BALL IN THE FAMILY (52:02 - 57:18) FAST FOOD FLAVOR (57:19 - 1:05:30) SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:05:31) Released: November 20, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:10:11
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 39 - CAMPY
INTRO (0:00 - 10:00) - Stranger Things debate (continued) - UCLA trio are home and thanking Trump - Aubrey Huff Twitter experience HOOPS (10:01 - 24:54) - Lakers chatter - Cavs/Knicks fun - KAT goes herbal - college basketball is back FOOTBALL (24:55 - 47:36) - Vikings beat Redskins, will face Rams - Minny QB debate - NFL Week 11 locks/upsets - USC vs. UCLA - CFP outlook - Parent Bowl preview C.O. MAILBAG (47:37 - 58:16) - Jesse's thoughts on Redskins loss to Vikings - Sully's thoughts about potential Vikings/Rams - CFP national champion predictions - least favorite athletes of all-time - best chicken wings in the game FAST FOOD FLAVOR (58:17 - 1:01:44) - McRib is back at McDonalds SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:01:45) - Ronald Jones - KFC's Herbs - Cousin Hen Released: November 16, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
1:07:11
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 38 - MIRIN FADER
INTRO (0:00 - 2:12) BREAKING INTO THE GAME (2:12 - 9:59) FREELANCE GRIND (10:00 - 11:49) INDUSTRY IDOLS (11:50 - 13:29) LONGFORM LIFE (13:30 - 16:51) BIG STORIES (16:52 - 30:12) WOMAN AMONG MEN (30:13 - 36:59) DREAM/FAVORITE STORY (37:00 - 42:54) LAKERS CHATTER (42:55 - 48:42) FAST FOOD FLAVOR + SAUCE (48:43 - 54:42) SHOUTOUTS (54:43) Released: November 10, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
58:36
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 37 - ARTEST POD
INTRO (0:00 - 10:00) - Stranger Things - Big Burglar Brand - Ron Artest episode NBA (10:01 - 31:20) - Lakers chatter - Eric Bledsoe trade - LeBron's "Angry Arthur" meme NFL (31:22 - 53:51) - fights fights fights - Redskins/Rams/Vikings roundtable - Week 10 locks/upsets - That annoying Patriots fan (Henry Moffly) MLB (53:52 - 1:02:32) - RIP Roy Halladay - Dodgers' early offseason notes - Justin Verlander skips parade to marry Kate Upton - stop it, Sports Illustrated FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:02:33 - 1:08:28) - Chili Cheese Tamale from Wienerschnitzel - condiment kegs? SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:08:29) - Arizona basketball - NBA jerseys Released: November 8, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:15:10
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 36 - RIP THIS TEAM
INTRO (0:00 - 3:00) - Taps for Dodgers - welcome back Jonah Rosenbaum - This Team's eulogy MLB (3:01 - 31:11) - coping with World Series loss - Game 7 revisited - remembering missed opportunities - Kershaw's legacy - Puig's home burglarized - Uptons, proposals and wheelbarrows NBA (31:12 - 42:08) - Jonah and Spencer Dinwiddie - D'Angelo Russell returns to Staples - Larry Nance Jr. breaks finger - Steph Curry mentioned in GOP tax proposal - around the league NFL (42:09 - 58:03) - Color Rush question - DeShaun Watson out for season - Jimmy Garoppolo trade - Josh Gordon reinstated - Week 9 locks/upsets COLLEGE (58:04 - 1:10:18) - USC football + possible felony - Jonah's Michigan football update - rankings + CFP projections - Jesse's USC basketball update - LiAngelo Ball's UCLA debut - Chico State + Santa Clara check-ins FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:10:19 - 1:13:38) - Chicken Avocado Burrito from El Pollo Loco SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:13:39) - Chromeo - Andre Ethier - Giancarlo Stanton trade - Lonzo vs. Kuzma Released: November 3, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:17:13
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 35 - STREET CRED
INTRO (0:00 - 2:00) - Barstool Van Talk MLB (2:01 - 35:05) - Nick's World Series experience - new Double-Double segment - predictions heading into Houston NBA (35:06 - 52:09) - first week of Lakers basketball - Ball/Wall matchup - Lavar chatter - undefeated Clippers - around the league STREET CRED TANGENT (52:10 - 54:53) NFL (54:54 - 1:06:12) - Ravens/Dolphins Thursday chatter - Vikings in London - Redskins/Cowboys - Beastmode practices with HS team - Week 8 locks/upsets FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:06:13 - 1:09:16) - Ribeye Burger from Jack in the Box SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:09:17) - weddings - apology to Nick - defense of Pepper Drive and Altadena Released: October 27, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
1:13:56
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 34 - WORLD SERIES BOUND
INTRO (0:00 - 17:39) - Dodgers going to the World Series! - staying Cautiously Optimistic though - unsung heroes among Boys in Blue - Fernando episode MLB (17:40 - 29:40) - Who do we want the Dodgers to play next? - strong Yankees opinions NBA (29:41 - 49:29) - Lonzo Ball era begins in Lakers loss - Patrick Beverley's antics - unwanted D'Angelo Russell update - Where does John Wall rank among PGs? - Gordon Hayward/Jeremy Lin injuries - BAOT book signing NFL (49:30 - 1:04:47) - pick logistics/misspelling controversies - Raiders/Chiefs Thursday chatter - Week 7 locks/upsets FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:04:48 - 1:09:04) - Swine tries Whataburger SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:09:05) - Milwaukee Bucks - other podcasts - Dodgers bandwagon Released: October 20, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
1:16:17
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 33 - BÈISBOL FRANK
INTRO (0:00 - 2:55) - Blake DeWitt Episode - Béisbol Frank welcome - Let's Be Frank podcast MLB (2:56 - 25:54) - Dodgers NLDS sweep - rest of postseason matchups - Joe Davis + playoff broadcasting NFL (25:55 - 43:00) - MNF/Vikings recap - Rams lose - Ravens chatter with Frank - Chris Foerster, LINE coach - Ochocinco update NBA (43:01 - 51:09) - Frank's take on the Ball family/Lakers - Jeremy Lin's dreadlocks upset Kenyon Martin FAST FOOD FLAVOR (51:10 - 59:59) - Taco Bell's Crispy Chicken Quesadilla - Frank's McDonald's McNuggets + Pizza Mania - Taco Bell vs. Del Taco SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:00:00) - Uncle Swine - BAOT - thanks to Frank Released: October 10, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:04:35
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 32 - OCTOBER MAGIC
INTRO (0:00 - 11:20) - getting saucy - Lavar to homeschool LaMelo MLB (11:21 - 51:12) - Dodgers' NLDS opponent - predicting Dodgers' playoff roster - postseason bracketology FOOTBALL (51:13 - 1:10:10) - reconciling Redskins on MNF - are Rams for real? - NFL Week 5 locks/upsets - USC loses FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:10:11 - 1:12:37) - Carl's Jr. $5 All Star Value Meals SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:12:38) - Patriots/Colorado fan condolences - big birthdays - spicy Texans Released: October 3, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:17:31
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 31 - SAM DEKKER
INTRO (0:00 - 12:30) - 280 characters - NCAA scandal - Trump and Dave Roberts MLB (12:45 - 24:30) - Dodgers pitching/playoff starters - Kershaw rest - Puig’s ordeal NFL (12:35 - 35:20) - Week 3 recap/trash talk - Week 4 quick preview - locks and upsets NBA (35:30 - 52: 15) - Sam Dekker interview - Melo to OKC - Wade to Cleveland - Lakers open training camp NCAAF (52:30 - 58:20) - USC recap/preview - UCLA, Rosen OK? - Rosen-Darnold debate SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUT OUTS (58:30) Released: September 29, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
1:02:53
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 30 - SHEA SERRANO
INTRO (0:00 - 2:54) - Basketball (and Other Things) NBA PART 1 (2:55 - 4:34) - Lakers/Spurs TWITTER (4:35 - 7:57) - old students - accessibility - block criteria HIP-HOP PART 1 (7:58 - 12:40) - Rap Yearbook - Bodak Yellow - J. Cole vs. LaMarcus Aldridge - best rapper/hooper FAST FOOD FLAVOR (12:41 - 16:01) - Wingstop order - In N Out vs. Whataburger HIP-HOP PART 2 (12:42 - 18:46) - Southern rap RELATIONSHIPS (18:47 - 21:59) - Arturo Torres - Boy A, Boy B, The Baby NBA PART 2 (22:00 - 24:24) - shared Dwightmares - Lonzo + LaVar HURRICANE HARVEY (24:25) - relief charities - FOH Army Released: September 19, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
28:00
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 29 - THE BOYS ARE BACK
INTRO (0:00 - 5:32) - USC/Texas - vacated losses - Reggie Bush MLB (5:33 - 14:00) - Dodgers win! - late-night baseball - Windians NFL (14:01 - 34:18) - Younghoe Koo - Rams, Redskins, Vikings - Week 2 locks/upsets NBA (34:19 - 54:29) - Kobe jersey retirement - Lonzo's rap game + Ball in the Family PLAYERS' LOUNGE (54:30 - 1:05:46) - MLB/NFL crossover FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:05:47 - 1:10:06) - Jack in the Box Munchie Mash-Ups SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:10:07) - Dodgers prediction - Rams prediction Released: September 14, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:13:35
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 28 - JUSTIN POSTHUMA
INTRO (0:00 - 10:14) - Dodgers struggling - Red Sox stealing signs - favorite college football games from past weekend JUSTIN POSTHUMA (10:15 - 1:08:46) - early football memories (12:50 - 15:34) - career path to Eastern Illinois (15:35 - 22:39) - Rams/Chargers (27:40 - 33:22) - Saints/Bucs OTAs (35:15 - 38:15) - Ezekiel Elliott/Cowboys (45:37 - 49:55) - best young QBs (49:56 - 52:39) - NFL season predictions (52:40 - 1:05:51) FAST FOOD FLAVOR (1:08:47) - Potato-rito - Naked Egg Taco Released: September 7, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:13:09
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 27 - STEFAN JARRÍN
INTRO (0:00 - 1:45) FAMILY LEGACY (1:46 - 5:29) - Jaime Jarrín - Jorge Jarrín - different path - baseball passion SULLY AND STEFAN AT ELAC (5:30 - 10:47) - Coach Hines - Calvin - elbow double whammy DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (10:48 - 14:45) - Campo Las Palmas - mosquitos/bad food - Rubby De La Rosa PRO BALL (14:46 - 26:46) - drafted by Dodgers - rookie league - concussion - Yasiel Puig TRADE TO PHILLIES (26:47 - 32:40) - player to be named later in Shane Victorino deal - Jesse's beef with the Flyin' Hawaiian LIFE AFTER MINORS (32:41 - 45:59) - release from Phillies - Ecuadorian national team - scouting for Dodgers/prospect update - working in the booth FUTURE OF 2017 DODGERS (46:00 - 48:50) FAST FOOD FLAVOR + RAPID-FIRE QUESTIONS (48:51) Released: August 28, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
53:29
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 26 - COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW
INTRO (0:00 - 20:42) - Jonah Rosenbaum & Joe Natalizio welcome - settling Twitter beef - concert etiquette - Hard Knocks - Clippers chatter GAMEDAY EXPERIENCES (20:43 - 26:15) - USC body paint - Ohio State blackout - early mornings JONAH ON MICHIGAN (26:16 - 33:24) - Jim Harbaugh's top offseason moments - Joe's rebuttal HEISMAN CANDIDATES AND PICKS (33:25 - 41:43) TOP 10 FIRST LOOK (41:44 - 49:49) - preseason rankings review - food bets - Archie cameo CONFERENCE CHAMPION PREDICTIONS (50:00 - 1:19:38) - Pac-12 - Big 12 - ACC - SEC - Big 10 + Michigan/Ohio State banter PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS (1:19:39) Released: August 24, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:31:16
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 25 - DYLAN COVEY
INTRO (0:00 - 1:16) WELCOME BACK TO LA (1:17 - 6:49) - getting the call - fanhood - ticket requests - high school memories EARLY PRO BASEBALL JOURNEY (6:50 - 18:44) - 2010 draft - Diabetes - USD - Kris Bryant - A's WHITE SOX (18:45 - 27:34) - clubhouse clowns - MLB debut - 9-K game - wife - Mamba Mentality FAST FOOD FLAVOR (27:35 - 28:26) - Dylan's favorite spot? SAN DIEGO (28:27 - 30:13) - Baked Bear - surfing - offseason home FINAL WORDS (30:14) - White Sox youth movement Released: August 16, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
32:41
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 24 - GROWING UP WITH CANDACE (KOBE EPISODE)
INTRO (0:00 - 17:17) - their maturity - Shaq diss track / LAVAR vs. MJ - Sully at the Dodger game and his stitches - LA Olympics 2029 ***with v special news*** MLB (17:20 - 34:50 ) - We welcome Yu to LA - trade deadline chatter - Adrian Beltre for 3,000 HOOPS (34:55 - 48:58) - Lavar and the ref - Lamelo vs. Zion and the state of youth hoops - other NBA news NFL TRAINING CAMP FAST FOOD FLAVOR SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS Released: August 3, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
1:06:24
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 23 - JORDAN POD
INTRO (0:00 - 11:33) - Shark Week - RGIII - old tweets - Sherman/Wilson, 23 MLB (11:34 - 31:21) - Kershaw injury - trade deadline - Twins/Dodgers - Big Sexy NBA (31:22 - 48:28) - Kyrie/LeBron breakup? - Drew League - Draymond sued PLAYERS' LOUNGE (48:29 - 55:48) FAST FOOD FLAVOR (55:49 - 58:07) - Whataburger's bold statement SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (58:08) - John Kundla - Tyler the Creator - Edward Paredes - Snooty the Manatee - Peter Miller - Kimberly Ostiller Released: July 25, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:03:21
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 22 - HAM HORN
INTRO (0:00 - 10:22) - Sandwich shade - O.J. parole - "Kurt" Cousins NBA (10:23 - 30:41) - Lakers summer league champs - backup PG? - new jerseys - Manu return - Lonzo style - James Jones MLB (30:42 - 47:57) - Dodgers chatter - Giant struggles - J.D. Martinez trade - Trout/Harper - major Uber for minor leaguers PLAYERS' LOUNGE (47:58 - 59:19) FAST FOOD FLAVOR (59:20 - 1:02:21) - Chipotle's SAVOR.WAVS SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:02:22) - Ham Horn - Vander Blue Released: July 20, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:07:56
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 21 - EXTRA SAUCE
INTRO (0:00 - 10:06) - Nick at Las Vegas Summer League - Mayweather-McGregor - ESPYs, Tyler the Creator MLB (10:07 - 28:14) - HR Derby - All-Star Game - Dodgers trade rumors NBA (28:15 - 39:13) - Lonzo mania - KCP/Caruso signings FAST FOOD FLAVOR (39:14 - 41:59) - "Fan First Menu" at Mercedes-Benz Stadium C.O. MAILBAG (42:00 - 1:03:02) - Least favorite NBA players - Nick's opinion of podcast guests - Popeyes vs. KFC - Snapchat hot dog - favorite movies - swaggiest people alive - best Disneyland ride SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:03:03) - Sucio - Sammy Sosa Released: July 14, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
1:05:45
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 20 - BORN IN THE USA
INTRO (0:00 - 7:00) - Fourth of July recap - Swine's Mexico adventure - 20th episode milestone MLB (7:01 - 19:37) - #VoteJT - HR Derby preview NBA (19:38 - 46:24) - CP3/PG13 trades - free agency chatter - Ball family reality show? FAST FOOD FLAVOR (46:25 - 50:22) - Top 5 breakfast menus SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (50:23) - Vic "The Brick" back on the air - Chris Haynes journalism flex Released: July 6, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
53:26
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 19 - SPITTING WISDOM
INTRO (0:00 - 3:25) - Swine's wisdom tooth - Snapchat update NBA (3:26 - 13:59) - LaVar Ball RAW - NBA Awards - Woj to ESPN MLB (14:00 - 29:54) - Dodgers chatter - Freeway Series - ASG - Tebow promoted - baseball memorabilia PLAYERS' LOUNGE (29:55 - 37:59) - NBA free agents of 2017 C.O. MAILBAG (38:00 - 47:05) - aliens - clutchness - chicken or egg? FAST FOOD FLAVOR (47:06 - 49:40) - double chalupa SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (49:41) - Young Thug - C-Rod's dog - Enes Kanter Released: June 28, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
53:26
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 18 - LONZANGELES
INTRO (0:00 - 6:43) - RIP Prodigy - XXL Freshman Class - Mayweather-McGregor NBA (6:44 - 28:26) - Lonzangeles! - D'Angelo trade - LeBron to LA? - new-look T'wolves - so long Swaggy - Clippers nab The Logo MLB (28:27 - 47:17) - Dodgers chatter - nicknames on jerseys - stadium argument PLAYERS' LOUNGE (47:18 - 57:08) - second-round picks FAST FOOD FLAVOR (57:09 - 59:07) - Chickstars SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (59:08) - Gatorade vs. Powerade - MLB draft congratulations Released: June 23, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:03:01
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 17 - DOGGIN' IT
INTRO (0:00 - 8:53) - Swine at 1 OAK - XXXTentacion KO'd - Cautiously at the Park recap NBA (8:54 - 30:55) - Finals - LeBron to LA? - Lonzo works out - D-Fish DUI - 3-on-3 MLB (30:56 - 44:18) - Dodgers chatter - Ls for Giants - Oregon State - Bachelor Canada PLAYERS' LOUNGE (44:19 - 57:20) - video game cover athletes FAST FOOD FLAVOR (57:21 - 1:00:51) - general prices beef WHAT THE PUCK? (1:00:52 - 1:03:04) - Crosby/Subban tussle SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:03:05) - Cal State Fullerton baseball - Rob Stone's goon - Tommy Lasorda Released: June 10, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:07:52
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 16 - FIDGETING UNTIL FINALS
INTRO (0:00 - 5:30) - Tiger's troubles - rise of fidget spinners NBA (5:31 - 35:07) - Finals preview - Draymond argument (continued) - Lonzo/LaVar latest - "Basketball Reasons" revisited PLAYER-WORD ASSOCIATION (35:08 - 46:02) MLB (46:03 - 57:40) - Dodgers chatter - Harper-Strickland fisticuffs - Cautiously at the Park preview WHAT THE PUCK? (57:41 - 59:27) - Catfish on ice FAST FOOD FLAVOR (59:28 - 1:01:52) - Carls Jr. Baby Back Rib Burger SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (1:01:53) - Congrats Pete - pitcher errors and ERA Released: May 31, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:07:20
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 15 - FOR THE FANS
NFL (1:20 - 6:00) NBA PLAYOFFS (6:04 - 15:40) DODGERS BASEBALL (15:45 - 22:30) PLAYER-WORD ASSOCIATION  (22:40 - 33:00) C.O. MAILBAG  (33:05 - 53:40) FAST FOOD FLAVOR (53:45 - 56:55) SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (57:00) Released: May 24, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
1:03:28
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 14 - SUPER LOTTO PLUS
INTRO (0:00 - 9:15) - What's the deal with male rompers? - Bryson Tiller's veggie aversion - odd combine questions NBA (9:16 - 34:17) - Lakers keep their pick! - Wiz-Celts Game 7 - Zaza-gate - Fear the Beard's goons? MLB (34:18 - 45:02) - Dodgers still chasing Rockies - Twins talk - Bryce Harper gets paid FAST FOOD FLAVOR (45:03 - 48:15) - Live nude chips! WHAT THE PUCK? (48:16 - 49:53) - Nashville's Ryan Kesler infestation SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (50:00) - Washington imposter? - Go 'Cats! Released: May 17, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
53:34
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 13 - BATTLE OF DRAYMOND
INTRO (0:00 - 7:20) - Kanye in Wyoming - The mullet and the Fantasy Factory - RIP BIG BLACK - Bieber-Migos Mashup the best yet? NBA (7:50 - 36:09) - NBA Playoffs - HOW GOOD IS DRAYMOND? - Wiz-Celts - Manu turns back time - Lakers at the lottery - PorzinGOD's tweets FAST FOOD FLAVOR (36:10 - 39:45) - McD's new fancy burgers and all that artisan jazz WHAT THE PUCK? (39:36 - 41:55) - Ducks WIN!! #PlayoffHockey #HockeyGuys SUPER HOT INTERESTING TAKES AND SHOUTOUTS (42:00) - Carter gets his nuggs! Released: May 11, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
55:02
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 11 - MEETING SHEA + ESPN DOOMSDAY
This week, the squad discusses: - Shea's endorsement - ESPN shakeup - NBA playoffs - Taco Bell - Dodgers' first month - MadBum's tumble Released: April 23, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:09:51
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 10 - NBA PLAYOFFS AND AWARD SHOW
The gang breaks down: - NBA Rookie of the Year - NBA Coach of the Year - West bracket - East bracket - Finals prediction Released: April 14, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
1:17:17
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 9 - A TRADITION UNLIKE ANY OTHER
This week, the squad discusses: - Sunday of the Masters - NBA season coming to an end - Lakers struggle to struggle - Who's the real MVP? - MLB SZN - Lastings Milledge - Wendy's nuggets - more sauce Released: April 12, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
42:38
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 8 - MUSECAST
The squad discusses: - NCAA Final Four - UCLA goes down - The MLB is back! - Are the Cavs in trouble?? - What is your Muse? - Crunchwrap chatter Released: April 1, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
55:22
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 7 - KENYATTA SMITH
Cautiously Optimistic welcomes its first guest to the podcast as the guys sit down with former Harvard University basketball player Kenyatta Smith to discuss his experience busting brackets in March Madness, what it was like to be on the best teams in Crimson history, going up against Anthony Davis and much more. Released: March 20, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
37:07
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 6 - MARCH MADNESS EXTRAVAGANZA
The gang has you covered for the best tournament in sports: - Bracket analysis for each matchup - Biggest upsets - Final Four predictions - Who's cutting down the net? LET'S DANCE! Released: March 15, 2017 Editor: Nick Ostiller
1:13:00
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 5 - LIL' CAST
INTRO - NCAA tourney warmup NBA action + Buss family + Dirk 30K Cautious Court (Foster, Arian vs. Wolf, Lone) WBC and Tebow Fast Food Flavor What the Puck? OUTRO - NCAA tourney special next week Released: March 8, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
32:32
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 4 - JACK MURPHY & THE CULTURE
The gang goes in on a group of topics including: - NBA trade deadline - The Ball family - Dodgers spring training - Jack Murphy - The Ringer's fast food list - Adult hockey player brawls with kids Released: March 1, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
46:05
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 3
ALL NBA - Lakers, Boogie, The Brow MLB- rule changes, Dodgers Fast Food Flavor What the Puck? Super Hot Interesting Take Released: February 22, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
1:01:16
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 2
The guys start their second podcast talking about the Super Bowl comeback and Tom Brady's legacy. They talk about the Lakers bringing back Magic, Mitch Kupchak's future, Swaggy P shooting 3s, Sergio Romo joining the Dodgers and much, much more. Released: February 7, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
1:06:52
May 13, 2019
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC 1 - FRESH SAUCE
The guys welcome the fans to the show and discuss the Super Bowl, the Lakers and other NBA chatter, NCAA hoops, and the MLB. Jesse's Fast Food Flavor covers a new treat from Taco Bell. Nick defends Draymond Green. Released: February 1, 2017 Editor: Sully Engels
1:12:36
May 13, 2019