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Run That Back

Run That Back

By Scott Bunn
Run That Back is a sports talk show with a dash of comedy. Correspondents from across the region and around the world will join us to talk about their favorite teams, special sports events, and personal histories. Mostly, we will find guidance from the words of that great sports philosopher Rasheed Wallace: “Both teams played hard.” This is indie sports radio.
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October 20, 2021 - Baseball Playoffs and More with Sarah Spooner
We're excited to announce the triumphant return of Sarah Spooner to the show! So much to cover with Sarah, including her favorite baseball team - the Boston Red Sox - in an ALCS showdown in which the rest of the sports world wonders who to root for. We'll also tackle the Washington Football Team, the NFL, and much more. It's all fair game with Sarah Spooner! #indiesportsradio
October 21, 2021
October 13, 2021 - Premier League and Liverpool FC with Stephen Zerdelian
October is always an insane sports time with baseball playoffs, the NFL and college football seasons in full swing, the start of the NHL season, and NBA starting soon! Also, we are in the midst of a terrific Premier League season. This week, we speak with Stephen Zerdelian about how he started following the Premier League (before it was even the Premier League), found his love for Liverpool FC, and the current state of Liverpool and the Premier League. #indiesportsradio
October 14, 2021
October 7, 2021 - Fight Songs: Love & Sports in a Complicated South with Author Ed Southern
This week's episode of Run That Back was recorded live at Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, NC on October 6, 2021. We were excited to talk with Ed Southern about his new book Fight Songs: Love & Sports in a Complicated South.  #indiesportsradio
October 7, 2021
September 30, 2021 - NFL Hot Starts and NBA Teaser with Phillip Chester
With the help of our Senior Carolina Sports Correspondent, Phillip Chester, we dive into the hot starts of the NFL season for the Carolina Panthers as well as a season preview for the Charlotte Hornets. We also dive into the NFL RedZone as well as the alternate ESPN “Monday Night Football” MegaCast featuring Peyton and Eli Manning.  Also, Run That Back is the new name of this podcast! We've received a polite but firm request to change the name of this show. Don't be confused or alarmed if you see a new name and logo in this podcast subscription feed. It's still us bringing you the best in indie sports radio!
September 30, 2021
September 22, 2021 - Once Upon a Time in Queens with Producer/Director Nick Davis
We are thrilled to welcome Nick Davis back to the show! Nick is the producer and director of Once Upon a Time in Queens, the latest installment of ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary series. The documentary tells the story of the 1986 New York Mets with breathtaking archival footage and contemporary interviews with Keith Hernandez, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Lenny Dykstra, and more.  #indiesportsradio
September 22, 2021
September 15, 2021 - The NFL Returns with Josh Batenhorst
The NFL is back! To help us welcome it back into our lives, we turn to Captain Josh Batenhorst to discuss moral victories by certain teams, Aaron Rodgers as his owns sleeper agent, the inevitability of Patrick Mahomes as well as lots of US Open talk and our last Asheville Tourists game attendance of the year. #indiesportsradio
September 15, 2021
September 8, 2021 - College Football Returns with Tim Jackson
We celebrate the return of college football by welcoming back Tim Jackson, our Senior College Football Correspondent, to discuss his beloved Alabama, the too-early reports of Clemson's demise, and the radical notions of the Presbyterian College football team.  #indiesportsradio
September 8, 2021
September 1, 2021 - Baseball and More with Jon Reid
Lots happening on this episode of Steve Sax Syndrome! Tom and Scott discuss Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Manchester United and Scott's instant Asheville High fandom. Then Jon Reid of Race to the Bottom joins us to talk about the New York Mets and the "thumbs down" trend as well as sports fandom in general.  #indiesportsradio
September 1, 2021
August 25, 2021 - Bowling Life and Pete Weber's freakout with Jason Collins
"WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? I AM!" Bowling is our focus this week, and we welcome Jason Collins as our new Senior Bowling Correspondent to talk about his bowling life as well as his first-hand eyewitness account of one of bowling's most infamous freakouts by legend Pete Weber. Other topics this week include baseball road trips, preseason football, the 2000 football film The Replacements, and much more.  #indiesportsradio
August 25, 2021
August 18, 2021 - Premier League, Russell Westbrook, and the Washington Football Team with Gerry Leonard
So much to cover in the world of sports that we brought our own five-tool analyst Gerry Leonard back to help us hit everything! We talk about the start of the new Premier League season, the return of Brentford to England's top division after 74 years, Gerry's beloved Liverpool FC, the Field of Dreams baseball game, preseason football, and much more.  #indiesportsradio
August 18, 2021
August 11, 2021 - US Women's National Soccer Team at the Olympics with Liddell Shannon
This week, we wrap up the Olympics with Liddell Shannon, who joins us to talk about the USWNT, who did not meet expectations in Tokyo, as well as badminton and artistic swimming. We also discuss Kevin Durant and a little bit of football news.  #indiesportsradio
August 11, 2021
August 4, 2021 - Olympics and Formula One with Matt Pogatshnik
Sports finds a way! So much is happening as we welcome Matt Pogatshnik back to the show to get a Twin Cities perspective on Sunisa Lee's gold medal win and break down the latest wackiness in the world of Formula One. We also talk about the comings and goings of NBA free agency, fixing the NBA draft, and an unusually active MLB trade deadline.  #indiesportsradio
August 4, 2021
July 28, 2021 - Olympics, Italian Soccer Culture, and More with Bryan Morrissey
We're back after a week off and excited to welcome back old friend Bryan Morrisey to talk about soccer culture in Italy as well as our favorite aspects of the Olympics. Tom and Scott wrap up the NBA season and roll our radio eyes at the Aaron Rodgers coverage.
July 28, 2021
July 14, 2021 - Euro 2020 with Jeff Carnivale
It's coming Rome! Italy wins the Euro 2020, and we welcome back our Senior Soccer Correspondent Jeff Carnivale to break down everything about this thrilling tournament and final.  #indiesportsradio
July 14, 2021
Interview with Gift of Gab of Blackalicious
The world of music lost a much-loved and influential figure in Gift of Gab, known for his solo work as well as the beloved Blackalicious. We were thrilled to talk with Gift of Gab on the show a few years ago when he traveled through Asheville on tour. So here is the Steve Sax Syndrome conversation with Gift of Gab from March 22, 2017. #Indiesportsradio
July 12, 2021
July 7, 2021 - NHL Hockey with Bob Clausen
It's Hockey Night on Steve Sax Syndrome! Hockey enthusiast Bob Clausen returns to the show to break down the Stanley Cup playoffs and finals as well as giving us an update on the latest with the Asheville Hockey League.  #indiesportsradio
July 7, 2021
June 30, 2021 - NBA Playoffs and 2020 Euros
Short podcast this week talking the war of attrition that is the NBA Playoffs, the insanity of 2020 Euros, John Facenda in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and saying goodbye to the Gift of Gab from Blackalicious.  #indiesportsradio
June 30, 2021
June 23, 2021 - with former pitcher Lindsey Caughel
So much to eat from the sports buffet: NBA playoffs, NHL playoffs, Euro 2020, and more! We'll discuss all those things and we are also excited to welcome former pitcher Lindsey Caughel to explore everything happening with MLB's crackdown on pitchers using the "sticky stuff."  #indiesportsradio
June 23, 2021
June 16, 2021 - Asheville City Soccer Club's Jonny Wangrin
We are pleased to welcome Jonny Wangrin back to the show. Jonny is Men’s Assistant Coach and Boy’s AC Academy Head Coach for Asheville City Soccer Club. Jonny was scheduled to come on the show in March 2020 and a lot has happened with the club since that time! We talk about the men's season and the academy program at the club. We also discuss the very exciting UEFA European Championship and the matches and players we are most looking forward to watch.  #indiesportsradio
June 16, 2021
June 9, 2021 - NBA Playoffs, CONCACAF Nations League, and Sports Goodbyes
No interview this week as we are re-airing last week's interview on the radio version of Steve Sax Syndrome. But plenty of fresh Syndrome on Celtics management shakeup, Kawhi Leonard, the US Men's National Team playing Mexico week, and a lot of goodbyes! #indiesportsradio 
June 9, 2021
June 2, 2021 with Reynolds High Soccer Coach Patrick Gladys
We're honored to welcome Patrick Gladys back to the show! Patrick is the head coach of the girls and boys soccer team at Reynolds High School. He leads us through a tumultuous, exhausting, and ultimately rewarding year for both teams. In addition to being a coach, Patrick remains a sports fan to the end, so we discuss the Milwaukee Bucks, their sweep of the Miami Heat, and chances of moving on in the playoffs.  #indiesportsradio
June 2, 2021
May 26, 2021 - NBA Playoffs and Recognizing Marv Albert with Nathan Duvall
We celebrate the return of the NBA playoffs by welcoming Nathan Duvall back on the show! We talk to Nathan about the Los Angeles Lakers performance in the play-in game and their prospects for the playoffs. Then we recognize the career of ubiquitous announcer Marv Albert, who will be retiring at the end of the playoffs.  #indiesports
May 26, 2021
May 19, 2021 - Celebrating Stick It with Writer/Director Jessica Bendinger
We are pleased to welcome writer/director Jessica Bendinger back to the show! Jessica joined us in the fall to talk about her screenplay for Bring It On, and this time she is here to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the gymnastics movie Stick It! Jessica wrote and directed Stick It, and she shares stories from the making of the movie along with the impact it has had over the past 15 years. Stick It certainly confronts and shines a light on many issues that the world of gymnastics is still grappling with today.  #indiesportsradio
May 19, 2021
May 12, 2021 - 8th Anniversary Spectacular and Talking Soccer with Jeff Carnivale
It's our 8th Anniversary Spectacular! Celebrating eight years of bringing you indie sports radio, we dig into the archives and find something from the very beginning of Steve Sax Syndrome that you've never heard before! Then we bring on Jeff Carnivale, our Senior Senior Senior Soccer Correspondent to break down the all-English Champions League final and the end of the Premier League season.  #indiesportsradio
May 12, 2021
May 5, 2021 - NFL Draft with Clark Aycock and Jason Thurston
Most of you tune in every week to hear our show no matter what. But we know that all of you wait for the one show every year in which we cover the NFL Draft! It's a sporting event that features no actual physical sporting activity at all. It's a job fair and millions of people tune in every year. We love it too! We welcome back our own draftniks Clark Aycock and Jason Thurston to go deep and discuss everything about this year's NFL job fair.  #indiesportsradio #NFLjobfair
May 5, 2021
April 28, 2021 with Michael Poandl
We welcome Michael Poandl to talk about the connection between AIDS/HIV and sports. Also, plenty of NFL Draft, NBA, and Super League fallout discussion.  #indiesportsradio
April 28, 2021
April 21, 2021 - Super League and more with Gerry Leonard
April is an insane sports month, and we get some of the insanity during this week's show. The craziest sports story this week is the Super League in world soccer. Gerry Leonard returns to help us sort through the madness while also talking about what went wrong this year for his beloved Liverpool FC and new Washington Football Team nicknames.  #indiesportsradio
April 21, 2021
April 14, 2021 - The Masters with Don Pocock
We celebrate The Masters with our guest Don Pocock! Don talks about his own relationship with golf, traveling to Augusta, the showing of Wake Forest's Will Zalatoris, and much much more.  #indiesportsradio
April 14, 2021
April 7, 2021 with UNC superfan Charlie Flynn-McIver
College basketball week as we break down our favorite games and moments of the men's and women's tournaments! Then, we welcome back Charlie Flynn-McIver, our Senior Carolina Basketball Correspondent, to talk about the retirement announcement of Roy Williams, the longtime successful coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team.  #indiesportsradio
April 7, 2021
March 31, 2021 with filmmaker Nick Davis
We welcome back filmmaker Nick Davis, who pulls back the curtain to talk about his dream project, an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about the 1986 Mets.
March 31, 2021
March 24, 2021 with Loyola Chicago alumnus Brian McKeown
Our March Madness coverage continues this week as we talk with Loyola Chicago alumnus Brian McKeown about Sister Jean and the Ramblers' run in this year's tournament. We also discuss the abundance of college basketball upsets, Cinderella stories, and much more.  #indiesportsradio
March 24, 2021
March 17, 2021 with Andrew Korba from App State and Phillip Chester
March Madness is here! To celebrate, we welcome Andrew Korba, Assistant Director of Strategic Communications at Appalachian State University, to talk about App's first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2000! Then we talk with Phillip Chester, our Senior Carolina Sports Correspondent, about the legitimately fun to watch Charlotte Hornets as well as the Carolina Panthers' offseason moves.  #indiesportsradio
March 17, 2021
March 10, 2021 with Jeff Kingsley
March Madness is upon us so we welcome back Jeff Kingsley, our Senior Legal Counsel, to discuss the Michigan Wolverines, his favorite college program, who are having a terrific season under alum and second year head coach Juwan Howard. We also litigate the rules surrounding how you choose your favorite teams and when you can switch alliances.  #indiesportsradio
March 10, 2021
March 3, 2021 - Southern Conference Basketball with Demp Bradford and NFL Films with Claudia Looze and Tony Wood
Really fun and packed show this week as we first welcome Demp Bradford of the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission to talk about the start of March Madness with the Southern Conference's basketball tournaments in Asheville this weekend. Then, we talk with Claudia Looze and Tony Wood about their love of NFL Films. Lastly, Scott and Tom discuss the new 30 for 30 documentary Al Davis vs. the NFL.  #indiesportsradio
March 3, 2021
February 24, 2021 with Liddell Shannon
This week, we're covering the SheBelieves Cup, and we are pleased to welcome first-time guest Liddell Shannon, who immediately becomes our Senior Women's Soccer Correspondent. We discuss the US Women's National Team, the familiar faces on the team and the newcomers as well as Liddell growing up as an Auburn football fan.  #indiesportsradio
February 24, 2021
February 17, 2021 with Jeff Carnivale
We transition from football to futbol so we are pleased to welcome back Jeff Carnivale, our Senior Futbol Correspondent back to the show! We discuss Manchester City's dominance in the Premier League, the most fun teams to watch in the Premier League, and preview the Champions League round of 16 games.  #indiesportsradio
February 17, 2021
February 10, 2021 with Josh Batenhorst
On this week's show, we welcome back old friend Josh Batenhorst to help us bid a fond farewell to football! We break down a disappointing Super Bowl, discuss this year's Puppy Bowl, summarize our favorite teams' seasons, and give impressions on the new inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. #indiesportsradio
February 10, 2021
February 3, 2021 with David Broshar
Our guest this week is David Broshar who was in attendance for Hank Aaron breaking the career home run record. We talk with David about his memories of that historic moment as well as Atlanta sports stories. We also breakdown the Stafford-Goff trade, fun Super Bowl prop bets, and more.  #indiesportsradio
February 3, 2021
January 27, 2021 with Eric Gabrynowicz
Wide ranging show this week as Scott comes to grips with not having the Buffalo Bills to watch every week. Then, we welcome Eric Gabrynowicz back to the show to talk about his favorite New York teams: the Jets, Mets, and Nets. We discuss the new big three at the Nets, future QB options for the Jets, and the good/bad of being a Mets fan.  #indiesportsradio
January 27, 2021
January 20, 2021 with Nathan Duvall
Happy Inauguration Day! We can think of no better way to celebrate than talking about Tommy Lasorda! We welcome Dodgers fan Nathan Duvall to discuss our favorite memories of Lasorda. Also, don't miss NFL playoff talk!  #indiesportsradio
January 20, 2021
January 13, 2021 with Ed Southern
Alabama has once again been crowned College Football National Champions! To help us discuss the college football season and Alabama's achievement, we turn to Ed Southern, perhaps the only individual still buying glossy college football magazines found in the supermarket magazine aisle. Also, we get a preview of Ed's new book focused on relationships, college sports, and the South coming out in the fall.
January 13, 2021
January 6, 2020 with Sarah Spooner
The NFL Playoffs are here! We welcome back Senior WFT/WTF Correspondent Sarah Spooner to help us break down the wackiness of week 17, playoff match-ups as well as the return of the Washington Football Team to the playoffs. 
January 7, 2021
December 30, 2020 - Year in Review with Phillip Chester
2020 was certainly a garbage pile fire of a year, but there were sports moments that helped us distract, forget, and celebrate. To recognize these moments, we welcome back Phillip Chester, the show's first and (sometimes) most frequent guest, as well as contributions from many past Syndrome guests and correspondents.  #indiesportsradio
December 30, 2020
December 23, 2020 with Tim Jackson
Is that college football's music that we hear? If so, we know that it's time to welcome Tim "MACtion" Jackson back to the show to talk about his beloved Alabama Crimson Tide, the cowardice of the playoff committee, and our favorite Syndrome gameshow: Will You Be Watching This Bowl Game? Also we casually discuss the Buffalo Bills clinching the AFC East.  #indiesportsradio
December 23, 2020
December 16, 2020 with Gerry Leonard
We are always thrilled to welcome Gerry Leonard back to the show to talk about EVERYTHING: the Washington Football Team, the new look Washington Wizards, and on-the-fly work-shopping new names for the Cleveland professional baseball team.  #indiesportsradio
December 16, 2020
December 9, 2020 with David Smiley
Fun show this week as we welcome David Smiley back to the show! David is a man of many talents and passions, and we talk with him about top-of-the-table Tottenham, the English Premier League, the race for eighth place in NBA conferences, and much more.  #indiesportsradio
December 9, 2020
December 2, 2020 with director Paul Bonesteel
We're excited to welcome Paul Bonesteel of Bonesteel Films to discuss Muni, his new documentary about the African-American caddies-turned-players who built a rich and vibrant golf culture at the Asheville Municipal Golf Course. The film is being hosted online by Callaway Golf and has been screened on the Golf Channel. Listen for much more about this great look at an enduring Asheville sports story.  #indiesportsradio
December 2, 2020
November 25, 2020 with Jessica Bendinger
"This is not a democracy, it's a cheerocracy."  Sports movie week! We are thrilled to welcome Jessica Bendinger, who is responsible for two great sports movies: the gymnastics film Stick It and the immortal cheerleading classic Bring It On. We talk to Jessica about the stories behind both movies and much more.  #indiesportsradio
November 25, 2020
November 18, 2020 with Demp Bradford of Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission
The Maui Invitational is coming to the mountains! That's right, the kickoff to the college basketball season is in Asheville this year. On this week's show, Demp Bradford of the Asheville Regional Sports Commission talks about bringing the tournament to Western North Carolina and also discusses the safety protocols put in place for participants and residents alike. Also, The Masters in November, Hail Murray, NBA trades, and more on #indiesportsradio! 
November 19, 2020
November 11, 2020 with guest Maria C. Young
This week's show combines sports and theater as we are happy to welcome Maria C. Young to Steve Sax Syndrome! Maria is the writer and director of Transition, a staged reading and streaming event happening on November 21 at Asheville Community Theatre. Transition is based on Maria's book exploring the tumultuous world of college athletics and the search for self identity. Hear more about Maria's story as a star basketball player and coach and her desire to share her story to inspire others.
November 14, 2020