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Full Court Chat with Dave Schilling

Full Court Chat with Dave Schilling

By Dave Schilling
Sportswriter and journalist Dave Schilling (ESPN, Bleacher Report, The Ringer, The Guardian) sits down with the biggest names in sports and culture for in-depth, no-holds-barred conversation.

The questions will be hard. The answers will be harder.

Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling

Hosted by Dave Schilling
Produced by Liz Maupin
Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer
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BONUS EP. - THE QUARANTINE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Thanks to the pandemic, this Christmas is just a little bit lonelier than usual. We can't go home, see our parents, and enjoy their "unique" opinions on the world. But, with technology, we can capture just a little bit of the magic of being with our families this holiday season. We've created a unique commentary track to play over the popular "Fireplace For Your Home: Classic Edition" film on Netflix that simulates the experience of being home with your folks. Through the magic of high-tech, futuristic tools, we have computerized and digitized your parents, down to the questionable ideas about race relations. Sync this track with the "Fireplace For Your Home" film and relive the joys of one uninterrupted hour with your mom and dad in your beloved small town. Mom: Halle Kiefer Dad: Dave Schilling
01:01:01
December 21, 2020
BONUS EP. - A SNITCH IN TIME (OR "REGARDING LISA")
The truth is revealed. A hero will rise. The Bubble is burst. Goodbye, and thanks for the memories. Lisa, the Snitch Hotline Operator: Megan Gailey Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer Produced by Liz Maupin Written by Dave Schilling, Halle Kiefer, Cullen Crawford, Megan Gailey, CJ Toledano, Joe McAdam, and Liz Maupin
17:04
September 2, 2020
EP. 12 - STANLEY PURCHASE / DEMI ADEJUYIGBE
In the series two finale of Full Court Chat, Dave takes time out of his busy schedule of walking on a secluded bike path for 15 minutes every day to speak to Stanley Purchase (Demi Adejuyigbe: Gilmore Guys, The Good Place, Late Late Show With James Corden), boy wonder and teenage NBA superfan. Little Stanley loves the NBA so much that he drank gallons and gallons of Sprite and checking hundreds of bottle caps in order to win a contest to be the only fan in attendance during the NBA bubble. You might not see Stanley on the ESPN or TNT broadcasts, but he's there. He's always there...taking notes for some reason. Stanley says the NBA is hiding a dark secret that only he has uncovered. The truth could bring down the entire sport. Can Dave save the day...or will his ankle bracelet explode first? Demi Adejuyigbe: Stanley Purchase Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer Produced by Liz Maupin Written by Dave Schilling, Halle Kiefer, Cullen Crawford, Megan Gailey, CJ Toledano, Joe McAdam, and Liz Maupin
28:48
September 1, 2020
EP. 11 - STEPHEN A. SMITH & MICHELE ROBERTS / JACQUIS NEAL & NICCOLE THURMAN
It's time to embrace debate! Today, Full Court Chat gets a First Take makeover, as Dave moderates a heated conversation between ESPN pundit Stephen A. Smith (Jacquis Neal: Culture Kings podcast) and National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts (Niccole Thurman: A Black Lady Sketch Show, Shrill, The Opposition With Jordan Klepper). Stephen and Michele debate sex in the NBA bubble, player safety,  LeBron James's political activism, and, oh yeah, all those cameras in the hotel rooms Dave won't shut up about. Jacquis Neal: Stephen A. Smith Niccole Thurman: Michele A. Roberts Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer Produced by Liz Maupin Written by Dave Schilling, Halle Kiefer, Cullen Crawford, Megan Gailey, CJ Toledano, Joe McAdam, and Liz Maupin
30:55
August 25, 2020
EP. 10 - DR. LAVAN BRITISH / LACI MOSLEY & IFY NWADIWE
The Oura Ring, called the "key to finishing the [NBA] season" by Sports Illustrated, is the wonder device that athletes can wear to find out if they have symptoms of COVID-19 during the NBA's bubble season. Through the magic of journalism, Dave Schilling (journalist) secured an interview with the inventor of the Oura Ring, Dr. Lavan British (Laci Mosley: Scam Goddess Podcast, Single Parents), who explains why she created it and some of the more remarkable applications for the device. The Oura Ring can detect signs of COVID infection, but did you know it can also tell if you're cheating on your wife? The Future Is Now, and Dave Schilling is 100 percent balls deep in the future. Laci Mosley: Dr. Lavan British Ify Nwadiwe: The Oura Ring Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer Produced by Liz Maupin Written by Dave Schilling, Halle Kiefer, Cullen Crawford, Megan Gailey, CJ Toledano, Joe McAdam, and Liz Maupin
27:25
August 18, 2020
EP. 9 - J.R. SMITH / JOSIAH JOHNSON
The Lakers are gunning for their 17th NBA Championship during this wild bubble season. At the center of that historic chase is J.R. Smith (Josiah Johnson: Comedy Central's Legends of Chamberlain Heights), a player best described as the Mr. Bean of the NBA. Instead of practicing, J.R. is sneaking weed into Disney World up his butt and falling asleep during media availabilities. Tune in this week to hear J.R. discuss his relationship with LeBron James, the finer points of throwing soup at another grown adult, and how best to receive "that pipe." Josiah Johnson: J.R. Smith Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer Produced by Liz Maupin Written by Dave Schilling, Halle Kiefer, Cullen Crawford, Megan Gailey, CJ Toledano, Joe McAdam, and Liz Maupin
21:09
August 12, 2020
EP. 8 - RUDY GOBERT / CARL TART
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (Carl Tart: Comedy Bang Bang, The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) is a man of many talents: basketball, wine connoisseurship, playing Zelda, etc. But did you know he also loves open-mouth kissing strangers? This is one of the many shocking revelations in this week's episode of Full Court Chat. Dave remains inside the NBA bubble, thrilling to the hot basketball action while also trying to stay alive. After all, there's still a bomb strapped to Dave's ankle set to go off in the event he comes within six feet of an NBA superstar. If he gets too close to Rudy, who wants nothing more than to cough directly into Dave's mouth, it could be "game over" for our hero. Rudy Gobert: Carl Tart Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer Produced by Liz Maupin Written by Dave Schilling, Halle Kiefer, Cullen Crawford, Megan Gailey, CJ Toledano, Joe McAdam, and Liz Maupin
25:22
August 5, 2020
EP. 7 - THE SNITCH HOTLINE / MEGAN GAILEY
The teams have arrived. The positive tests are down to zero. Lou Williams went to Magic City and was never heard from again. But Dave has some complaints about the accommodations inside the Walt Disney World NBA Bubble. Some anonymous complaints. Most of them are about ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst. Lisa, the Snitch Hotline Operator: Megan Gailey Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer Produced by Liz Maupin Written by Dave Schilling, Halle Kiefer, Cullen Crawford, Megan Gailey, CJ Toledano, Joe McAdam, and Liz Maupin
22:23
July 29, 2020
SEASON 2 TRAILER: WELCOME TO THE BUBBLE
The year is 2020. Earth is a techno-dystopia of disease, famine, and paranoia. Also, basketball. Serious journalist Dave Schilling (Bleacher Report, ESPN, Bet630GamblingSite.net) reports on all the drama and excitement from inside the NBA Bubble at Walt Disney World. While the planet copes with the COVID-19 pandemic, Dave and his fellow elite NBA writers enjoy boxed lunches, wine on demand, and 24/7 surveillance from the most advanced civilian monitoring network in history.  The passion. The intensity. The ankle bracelets. The NBA: It's fantastic! Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer Produced by Liz Maupin Written by Dave Schilling, Halle Kiefer, Cullen Crawford, Megan Gailey, Joe McAdam, CJ Toledano, and Liz Maupin
01:29
July 16, 2020
BONUS EP. - NOAH JOHN JACOBS / JOE MCADAM
Full Court Chat is back! Maybe! Dave has received an email from a mysterious benefactor, promising to advertise on the show. A lifeline. A life preserver. One of those little floaty noodles they give to kids who can't swim. Noah John Jacobs says he has a product he wants to advertise on the show, and he's also willing to pay! This could be exactly what Dave needs to keep the show afloat, or it could be the curse that finally kills it dead. Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Noah John Jacobs: Joe McAdam Produced by Liz Maupin  Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer
23:35
June 30, 2020
EP. 6 - REGGIE BRUBAKER / JON GABRUS
It's the season finale, and Dave is on the brink of losing it. Without sponsors, there's no way he can continue the show. His final, Hail Mary guest is professional wrestler Reggie Brubaker (Jon Gabrus: Comedy Bang Bang, Drunk History). Considering Dave's illustrious career as a writer for WWE, this guest should be a real "slam dunk," but Reggie proves to be a danger to both society and to himself. Can Dave keep it together long enough to finish the episode, or will Reggie drive him over the edge? Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling  Reggie Brubaker: Jon Gabrus Produced by Liz Maupin  Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer
29:37
June 24, 2020
EP. 5 - MARLOWE JENKINS / WILDER SMITH
This week's guest isn't even old enough to drive, but he is old enough...to shred. Teenage X-Games skateboarder and Instagram influencer Marlowe Jenkins (Wilder Smith) is as gnarly, radical, and extreme as it gets, but he's never had to withstand the harsh, journalistical grilling of master interviewer Dave Schilling. Marlowe's one million IG followers worship him for his sick tricks and fresh clothes from super hot brands like Supreme, but Dave is not easily impressed by all that. Finally, someone has come along to take this child down a peg or three. Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Marlowe Jenkins: Wilder Smith Produced by Liz Maupin Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer
21:20
June 17, 2020
EP. 4 - CEDRIC DEVANE / LOU WILSON
Formula 1 race car driver Cedric DeVane (Lou Wilson: The King of Staten Island, American Vandal) has always wanted to be the best, but for most of his career, he's had to settle for second place. Growing up black in South Los Angeles, the Italian racer had dreams of being a champion, but tragedy struck and changed everything. Do I ask him about this horrible boating accident that almost killed him, even though his publicists told me not to? Of course. This is real journalism, folks. Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Cedric DeVane: Lou Wilson Produced by Liz Maupin Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer
26:29
June 10, 2020
EP. 3 - SHELLY BOPKIN / KRISTEN STUDARD
Precious lil Leslie Bopkin is one of the most promising young gymnasts in America. At 13-years-old, the Dyersberg, Tennessee, native is as close to a shoe-in for the next Summer Olympics as anyone. She's a superstar in the making, but she's not the guest this week. In fact, Leslie has never spoken to the media, thanks to her mother, Shelly Bopkin (Kristen Studard: I Think You Should Leave, The Mindy Project, Who Cares About the Rock Hall podcast), who strong-armed herself onto the show in her daughter's place. Shelly discusses her recent viral fame, being a gymnastics mom, and how she prevents her daughter from achieving puberty. Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Shelly Bopkin: Kristen Studard Produced by Liz Maupin Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer
33:20
June 3, 2020
EP. 2 - PREACHER STUBBS / CARL TART
1970s NFL icon Preacher Stubbs (Carl Tart: Comedy Bang Bang, The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joins the show to tell Dave (Dave Schilling: Sports Journalism) about true smashmouth football, lament how soft today's NFL is, and confess to an unspeakable crime. Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Preacher Stubbs: Carl Tart Produced by Liz Maupin Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer
22:04
May 25, 2020
EP. 1 - STEVE BARTMAN / BEN CAHN
Absent-minded baseball fan Steve Bartman's innocent attempt to catch a foul ball in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series cost the Chicago Cubs a chance to go to the World Series for the first time since 1945 and changed the course of baseball history forever. Death threats, public shaming, and a life spent in hiding were Bartman's rewards for his brush with infamy. The scapegoat of the 2003 NLCS has never agreed to an interview...until now. Thanks to brilliant journalist and "Best American Sports Writing" Honorable Mention Award Winner Dave Schilling (Bleacher Report, Grantland, The Ringer), the truth can finally be told. Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Dave Schilling: Dave Schilling Steve Bartman: Ben Cahn Produced by Liz Maupin Created by Dave Schilling and Halle Kiefer
35:06
May 21, 2020
SEASON 1 TRAILER
Welcome to Full Court Chat With Dave Schilling, a podcast in which noted sportswriter and journalist Dave Schilling (ESPN, Bleacher Report, The Guardian) sits down with some of the biggest athletes in the world. The conversations will be candid. The questions will be hard. The answers will be even harder. Join us next week for an in-depth discussion with baseball's greatest villain, Steve Bartman. Follow Dave on Twitter @dave_schilling Hosted by Dave Schilling Produced by Liz Maupin
06:42
May 1, 2020