Reading Royals Equipment Manager Jason “J Bird” MacDonald and Sean “Berbs” Berberich host the Bird & Berbs Podcast. The show will take an inside-the-locker-room look at the 2018-19 Royals. Voice of the Royals David Fine will also be a contributor to the show.
We’re back after a long November spent mostly on the road. Movie buff Adam Schmidt joins the podcast (13:00-54:50) and answers some interesting fan questions, including that about his “poo slippers.” Schmidt also explains why he deserves a Super Bowl ring for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles.
Live from the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, JBird and Sean talk about the perils of getting to the bathroom on the team’s sleeper bus and how Sean got a face full of Cool Ranch Doritos at 3:30 a.m. (1:00-18:00). Second-year forward Michael Huntebrinker explains his resemblance to Steve Buscemi, how he found Coach MacDonald’s teeth in a pizza box and the time he was happy there WASN’T video of his first career fight (18:00-42:00). We wrap up with rapid-fire questions (37:00) and Michael has to answer questions about Steven Swavely’s night terrors, dumpster diving and living with Frank “The Tank” Hora.
BREAKING: In "Rapid Fire Questions," forward Tyler Brown reveals why he would have been an astrophysicist had he not played hockey (32:00). Bird and Berbs also explore the origins of his "6" tattoo and if he believes in love.
We start out (0:00-9:00) talking about some epic eating experiences in Maine (P.S. we all ate way too much sushi). Plus, we give out grades for Brampton in our "Life on the Road" (37:00-46:00)
"The Chief" Head Coach Kirk MacDonald is here for one of our funniest episodes so far. The boys have "teeth talk" during the interview with Coach, in which he explains the worst times he's forgotten to wear his teeth. Coach is fired up about the new Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper movie. Plus, Coach answers a few fan questions and does 20 questions. In "Life on the Road," Kirk sticks around and remembers his first weekend as Royals Head Coach.
We have a FUN episode with new Royals F Frank DiChiara, as he joins us for the entire episode. We go through 20 rapid-fire questions (33:00-38:00) and he sings the Yale fight song (1:00). Plus, Bird and Berbs talk about the star of Royals training camp, Russian-born D Ilya Nekolenko.
Training Camp is here, which means Equipment Manager Jason "J Bird" MacDonald and Athletic Trainer Sean "Berbs" Berberich already have new stories. Bird's wife the "Koala Bear" saves the couple's first child (4:40) in the opening segment. In a laugh-out-loud interview with forward Chris McCarthy, we explore how he has survived living with Steven Swavely (18:30-44:00). In "Life on the Road," we also explore how the gang overcame potential "staff" trauma in Boise, ID, home of the Steelheads (8:00-17:00).
Former Royals Goaltender Mark Dekanich - "The DexShow" - is next up on the Bird & Berbs Podcast (17:00-53:00). He talks about his obsession with Pokémon Go, a crazy story involving a zamboni driver and two Russians in Vancouver and how he was once ranked #1 in the world on Xbox Live for the NHL 2k6 video game. Bird can't wait to tell you how many times he's watched "Moana" and Berbs gives you a preview of the Royals leadership group (1:00-17:00). In "Life on the Road", the boys highlight the great city of Cincinnati, home to the ECHL's Cylcones (53:00-1:01:00).
Royals Equipment Manager Jason "J Bird" MacDonald and Sean "Berbs" Berberich are FIRED UP on a rainy morning in Reading. First off, the boys recap the shenanigans of a fun weekend at Fall Fest in West Reading, plus Bird highlights the Royals Theme Night Schedule and single-game tickets going on sale (1:00-15:00). Next up, the "Hummelstown Hammer" Dillan Fox joins and talks about the time he got caught going to the hotel pool by Head Coach Kirk MacDonald (15:00-36:00). To complete the podcast, the boys discuss the best spots to eat and grab a drink in Toledo, OH with "Life on the Road."
Single-game tickets for the Royals 2018-19 season are available by calling 610-898-7825 or visiting Royalshockey.com.
Royals Equipment Manager Jason "J Bird" MacDonald and Sean "Berbs" Berberich catch up with new Royals assistant coach Mike Marcou (16:00-38:00). Coach tells us how he learned to make a potato gun and why he came back to Reading. To kick things off (1:00-16:00), Sean and J Bird explain why they're excited for some new paint and cabinets in the locker room. Sean also puts on his best Wheeling, WV accent (38:00-47:00) as we get you acquainted with the home of the Nailers in "Life on the Road."
This is not your typical hockey podcast. On the first-ever episode of the "Bird & Berbs Podcast", Equipment Manager Jason "J Bird" MacDonald and Athletic Trainer Sean "Berbs" Berberich chat with Royals forward Steven Swavely about his night terrors, how he earned the nickname "Spring Break Steve" and his expectations for the 2018-19 Royals. Plus, we take fan questions and get to the bottom of the old chicken & waffles place in Glens Falls, NY, home of the Adirondack Thunder.