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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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December 7, 2022 -
December 7, 2022 -
This week, we welcome back Tim Jackson to review the college football season that was and preview the playoff games and bowl season! Other topics include the USMNT's exit from the World Cup, other World Cup headlines, NFL RedZone complaints, and much more. 
43:32
December 08, 2022
November 30, 2022 - World Cup and More with Sarah Spooner
November 30, 2022 - World Cup and More with Sarah Spooner
Some time off for the Run That Back team means we're rested and fired up for this week's show! We welcome Sarah Spooner back to revel in the USMNT's advancements in the World Cup despite an excruciating end of the match against Iran. We also discuss the quietly surging Washington Commies, Sarah's favorite NFL team, and much more! #indiesportsradio
46:06
December 01, 2022
November 9, 2022 - Asheville Championship College Basketball with Chris Smith
November 9, 2022 - Asheville Championship College Basketball with Chris Smith
The 2022 Asheville Championship tournament is back this week! We speak with Chris Smith of the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission to learn more about this year's tournament. Plus, Dusty Baker's superstitions, Buffalo Bills fans' superstitions, and saying goodbye to Ray Guy. 
47:11
November 11, 2022
November 2, 2022 - Hockey Talk with Bob Clausen
November 2, 2022 - Hockey Talk with Bob Clausen
Are you talking hockey? Yes, we're talking hockey! When it's hockey time, we always get Bob Clausen back in the studio. We'll also discuss his beloved Bears, the surprisingly active NFL trading deadline, and leaving a game early and then your team comes back! #indiesportsradio
45:58
November 03, 2022
October 26, 2022 - Carolina Panthers Season Highlight with Phillip Chester
October 26, 2022 - Carolina Panthers Season Highlight with Phillip Chester
Time to check in with our Senior Carolina Sports Correspondent Phillip Chester after the Carolina Panthers took down the Tom Brady-led Buccaneers despite (or because of) firing their head coach and trading arguably their best player! We also talk with Phillip about the Charlotte Hornets at the beginning of the NBA season and much more.  #indiesportsradio
45:28
October 27, 2022
October 19, 2022 - Philly Sports with Jonn Buzby
October 19, 2022 - Philly Sports with Jonn Buzby
Everything is coming up Philadephia in the world of sports right now with the Phillies in the NLCS and the Eagles as the last undefeated team in the NFL! We welcome Jonn Buzby back to the show to talk with him about this Philly sports run and more. 
47:25
October 20, 2022
October 12, 2022 - NY Mets Playoff Disappointment with Simpsons Writer Michael Price
October 12, 2022 - NY Mets Playoff Disappointment with Simpsons Writer Michael Price
Old friend Michael Price - writer for The Simpsons and diehard New York Mets fan - returns to talk about the season that was for the Mets and provides us with a sneak peek at the upcoming Treehouse of Horrors episode and other Simpsons stuff.  #indiesportsradio
25:36
October 13, 2022
October 5, 2022 - October Sports Month Spectacular with Gerry Leonard
October 5, 2022 - October Sports Month Spectacular with Gerry Leonard
October marks a great time on the annual sports calendar. To recognize the start of this fun sports month, we welcome Gerry Leonard back to the show as he can speak intelligently about any sports topic thrown his way. We'll discuss his beloved Liverpool FC, his not-so-beloved-anymore Washington Commanders, and much more.  #indiesportsradio
46:51
October 06, 2022
September 28, 2022 - New York Mets Baseball with Jon Reid
September 28, 2022 - New York Mets Baseball with Jon Reid
We're approaching the end of MLB's regular season and the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves are dead-locked in first place of the NL East. We invite Mets fan Jon Reid back to the show for an emotional temperature check. Other discussion topics include kick-in-the-pants football, Roger Federer's retirement, and LET'S GOOOOOOO.  #indiesportsradio
46:36
September 29, 2022
September 14, 2022 - Old/New NASCAR Track & Live College Football with Ed Southern
September 14, 2022 - Old/New NASCAR Track & Live College Football with Ed Southern
Ed Southern joins us to report on his visit to the revived North Wilkesboro Speedway and has more than a few thoughts to share about attending Wake Forest football games. Other show topics include week 1 of the NFL as well as the US Open finals.  #indiesportsradio
49:28
September 15, 2022
September 7, 2022 - NFL Preview & Baseball Stadium Tour with Ryan Smartt
September 7, 2022 - NFL Preview & Baseball Stadium Tour with Ryan Smartt
THE NFL IS BACK. Our NFL season preview is here in which we welcome back Ryan Smartt to help us understand the clash of the titans that constitutes the AFC West race this year. We also hear about Ryan's east coast baseball stadium road trip with his song. All this and more on #indiesportsradio!
44:33
September 08, 2022
August 31, 2022 - Throwing Out the First Pitch with Allen Lulu
August 31, 2022 - Throwing Out the First Pitch with Allen Lulu
This week, we welcome actor and musician Allen Luly, who serves as the spokesman for A&W restaurants in Canada, to share his story about throwing out the first pitch at a recent Toronto Blue Jays game. Plus, college football, NASCAR back in Western North Carolina, and the continuing amazement of Serena Williams. 
45:23
September 01, 2022
August 24, 2022 - College Football Preview with Tim Jackson
August 24, 2022 - College Football Preview with Tim Jackson
College football starts this weekend, kicking off with a game in Ireland of all places. And when it's time to celebrate college football, we turn to Tim Jackson, who most assuredly will be watching that game in Dublin. We also discuss Kevin Durant staying put in Brooklyn, fantasy football drafts, Tom Brady's disappearance, and more. 
47:24
August 25, 2022
August 17, 2022 - English Premier League Season Start with Jeff Carnivale
August 17, 2022 - English Premier League Season Start with Jeff Carnivale
The Premier League is only two weeks old but not too soon to welcome back Jeff Carnivale and for him to crow about Arsenal's good start and to revel in the unraveling of Manchester United! All this and more on #indiesportsradio. 
45:17
August 18, 2022
August 10, 2022 - Fantasy Sports Inventions & Kevin Durant with Mike Vago
August 10, 2022 - Fantasy Sports Inventions & Kevin Durant with Mike Vago
As we approach the start of the new NFL season, we welcome back Mike Vago, our Senior Fantasy Sports Imagineer, to talk about his latest fantasy sports invention. We'll also discuss Kevin Durant's ultimatum with the Brooklyn Nets and much more. 
48:53
August 11, 2022
August 3, 2022 - The Worst People in Sports and Food-Related Minor League Baseball Team Names with Sarah Spooner
August 3, 2022 - The Worst People in Sports and Food-Related Minor League Baseball Team Names with Sarah Spooner
When Sarah Spooner is on the show, you don't want to miss it! We'll hit on many topics, including the worst people in sports, minor league baseball teams embracing food items for their alternative nicknames, MLB's trade deadline, and saying goodbye to Bill Russell and Vin Scully.  #indiesportsradio
48:23
August 04, 2022
July 27, 2022 - Formula One Boom with Matt Pogatshnik
July 27, 2022 - Formula One Boom with Matt Pogatshnik
Formula One has become the new "it" sport on the scene, so we welcome Matt Pogatshnik, our Senior World Auto Racing Correspondent, back to the show to discuss the booming interest in F1.  #indiesportsradio
48:45
July 28, 2022
July 20, 2022 - Women's Soccer with Liddell Shannon
July 20, 2022 - Women's Soccer with Liddell Shannon
Once again, it's time to get a report from Liddell Shannon on the latest from the US Women's National Soccer Team, especially after winning the CONCACAF championship this week! We'll also discuss international women's soccer, the Asheville City Soccer Club, and much more.  #indiesportsradio
45:47
July 21, 2022
July 13, 2022 - Carolina Sports with Phillip Chester
July 13, 2022 - Carolina Sports with Phillip Chester
It's time to take the temperature of Carolina sports by welcoming back Phillip Chester, our Senior Sports Correspondent! He's been ranting about the state of the Charlotte Hornets and the Carolina Panther to his family, so it's time for him to get these thoughts off of his chest with us. We also discuss Charlotte FC, the Carolina Hurricanes, and more! #indiesportsradio
41:39
July 14, 2022
July 6, 2022 - NBA Free Agency with Eric Gabrynowicz
July 6, 2022 - NBA Free Agency with Eric Gabrynowicz
As the fun and silliness of NBA free agency has returned! With Kevin Durant requesting a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, we turn to Eric Gabrynowicz, the only Nets fan we know, to help us break down all of the drama. We'll also discuss the rest of NBA news, Wimbledon, and much more.  #indiesportsradio
46:06
July 07, 2022
June 29, 2022 - Atlanta Braves Drama with Wade Solomon
June 29, 2022 - Atlanta Braves Drama with Wade Solomon
We are pleased to welcome back Wade Solomon, an Atlanta Braves fan, who attended the Braves game that saw Freddie Freeman's return to Atlanta for the first time since departing for the Dodgers in the offseason. Wade has thoughts! Also, NBA free agency, Wimbledon, and much much more. #indiesportsradio
49:09
June 30, 2022
June 15, 2022 - NBA Finals and Sports-Music Crossovers with Josh Batenhorst
June 15, 2022 - NBA Finals and Sports-Music Crossovers with Josh Batenhorst
Plenty of NBA Finals talk this week as the Celtics are against the wall and the Warriors only need one win to secure the championship. We talk with our intern Fran Murphy about attending game 4. Then we welcome old friend Josh Batenhorst back to discuss sports-music crossovers and much more. #indiesportsradio
44:02
June 16, 2022
June 8, 2022 - Remembering Roger Angell with Filmmaker and Writer Nick Davis
June 8, 2022 - Remembering Roger Angell with Filmmaker and Writer Nick Davis
This week, we recognize the passing of the great baseball writer Roger Angell of The New Yorker. To discuss, Angell's life and career, we're pleased to welcome back the filmmaker and writer Nick Davis, who interviewed Angell several times and befriended him over the years. Tune in for this fascinating conversation as well as NBA Finals talk and a recap of the Champions League final.  #indiesportsradio
48:18
June 09, 2022
June 1, 2022 - NBA Finals Preview with Bobby Long
June 1, 2022 - NBA Finals Preview with Bobby Long
The NBA Finals are upon us! Run That Back is well-represented by Celtics fans, so we're happy to welcome back Bobby Long, former basketball player, coach, and current Warriors fan! This week's show also features sporting events in recent movies, tennis talk, and more!
43:47
June 02, 2022
May 25, 2022 - English Premier League with Jeff Carnivale
May 25, 2022 - English Premier League with Jeff Carnivale
The English Premier League ended in dramatic fashion this weekend with Manchester City emerging as champions of the league! We welcome Jeff Carnivale back to the show to break down everything that happened on this tense Sunday as well as previewing the upcoming Champions League final featuring Liverpool and Real Madrid. 
44:26
May 26, 2022
May 18, 2022 - NBA Playoffs with David Greenson
May 18, 2022 - NBA Playoffs with David Greenson
We are in the thick of the NBA playoffs, so we're excited to welcome back David Greenson, our resident Golden State Warriors fan, to talk about being back in the Western Conference Finals and the matchup against Luka Doncic and the Mavs. Plus, Celtics talk as well as Premier League final weekend. 
45:50
May 19, 2022
May 11, 2022 - Baseball with Jon Reid
May 11, 2022 - Baseball with Jon Reid
Time to talk some baseball with Jon Reid! He tells us about the first-place New York Mets and his experiences coaching a middle school baseball team. We also touch on the NBA playoffs, the Kentucky Derby, and much more! #indiesportsradio
44:03
May 12, 2022
May 4, 2022 - Mocking the NFL Draft with Clark Aycock
May 4, 2022 - Mocking the NFL Draft with Clark Aycock
No mock drafts from us, only mocking the draft! We welcome back NFL draft enthusiast Clark Aycock to get his insights on everything that happened this past week in Las Vegas with additional commentary from Jason Thurston. We also discuss the NBA playoffs, Champions League play, and the start of the NHL playoffs. 
46:16
May 05, 2022
April 27, 2022 - Going Viral with Andy Corren
April 27, 2022 - Going Viral with Andy Corren
The craziness of April as a sports month continues with the NFL Draft, the NBA playoffs firing on all cylinders, the start of baseball, and more! With that we bring back old friend and viral star Andy Corren to the show. You may have heard or seen Andy on any number of radio shows, podcasts, and television broadcasts when his brilliant, funny, and heartfelt obituary about the passing of his mother went viral. We talk with Andy about the Laramy Tunsil viral video and discuss his list of approved topics that mostly centers on Jimmy Garoppolo.
41:27
April 28, 2022
April 20, 2022 - NBA Playoffs with Rod Murphy
April 20, 2022 - NBA Playoffs with Rod Murphy
The NBA playoffs are back and are serving up a host of fun matchups, especially the Celtics-Nets series! Rod Murphy joins us to discuss Jayson Tatum's buzzer-beater from game 1 and what we can expect from the rest of the series. Also, we'll sneak in some 1980 Lakers talk thanks to HBO's fun Winning Time series. 
46:12
April 21, 2022
April 6, 2022 - Men's College Basketball Championship with Ryan Smartt
April 6, 2022 - Men's College Basketball Championship with Ryan Smartt
The Kansas Jayhawks disappointed Carolina Tarheel fans with their championship win on Monday night. Jayhawk-for-life Ryan Smartt shares his thoughts about the season and the victory as well as Royals and Chiefs off-season takes. 
44:26
April 07, 2022
March 30, 2022 - Return of Baseball with Filmmaker Nick Davis
March 30, 2022 - Return of Baseball with Filmmaker Nick Davis
We welcome filmmaker Nick Davis back to the show to talk about the response to his 30 for 30 documentary Once Upon a Time in Queens as well as previewing the season of his beloved New York Mets! Also, Tom and Scott discuss perhaps the biggest game in Carolina-Duke history, coming this weekend, along with some contributions from friends of the show. 
32:16
March 31, 2022
March 23, 2022 with Comedian Joe Zimmerman
March 23, 2022 with Comedian Joe Zimmerman
We welcome comedian Joe Zimmerman back to talk about the world of bird watching and much more. Plus, Tom and Scott discuss the Madness of March and the continuing hold that the NFL has on us.  #indiesportsradio
45:09
March 24, 2022
March 16, 2022 - Conversation with Scooter Christensen of the Harlem Globetrotters
March 16, 2022 - Conversation with Scooter Christensen of the Harlem Globetrotters
For this week's show, we're thrilled to present a conversation with Scooter Christensen of the Harlem Globetrotters! Scooter talks about his basketball life and the joys of playing with Globetrotters. Also, Tom and Scott discuss March Madness brackets, Tom Brady's return, and more.  #indiesportsradio
45:35
March 17, 2022
March 9, 2022 - March Madness and More with Sarah Spooner
March 9, 2022 - March Madness and More with Sarah Spooner
Madness starts here! March Madness came in like a lion with a classic buzzer-beater at the Southern Conference tournament! Sarah Spooner joins the show to discuss college basketball, the NFL's quarterback carousel, new Washington Commander Carson Wentz, and much more.  #indiesportsradio
47:04
March 10, 2022
March 2, 2022 - History of Black Baseball in Asheville with Justin McGuire
March 2, 2022 - History of Black Baseball in Asheville with Justin McGuire
We're excited to welcome Justin McGuire to the show to talk about his recent Mountain Xpress article sharing the history of black baseball teams in Asheville! #indiesportsradio
40:42
March 03, 2022
February 23, 2022 - SoCon Tournament with Demp Bradford
February 23, 2022 - SoCon Tournament with Demp Bradford
It's almost time for March Madness! Demp Bradford of the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission returns again to preview the 2022 Southern Conference Basketball Championship as well as the Billie Jean King Cup coming to Asheville soon. All this and more on #indiesportsradio!
43:55
February 24, 2022
February 16, 2022 - Super Bowl, Racial Inequities with NFL Coaching, and NBA Trade Deadline with Gerry Leonard
February 16, 2022 - Super Bowl, Racial Inequities with NFL Coaching, and NBA Trade Deadline with Gerry Leonard
We are happy to welcome Gerry Leonard back to the show to check in on the NBA after the dust settled from a busy trade deadline. We also can't wait to talk to Gerry about the Brian Flores lawsuit against the NFL. Oh yeah, Tom and Scott will also discuss a certain football game that happened this past Sunday night.
45:21
February 17, 2022
February 9, 2022 - Super Bowl Week with Jessica Tomasin and Waylon Wood
February 9, 2022 - Super Bowl Week with Jessica Tomasin and Waylon Wood
It's Super Bowl Week on Run That Back! Senior Party Planning Correspondent Waylon Wood returns to provide his tips for the best things to serve for this year's big game. We also welcome Jessica Tomasin back to discuss how one roots for a favorite player who has moved on to a new team. In this case, it's Matthew Stafford who is going to the Super Bowl with his new team, not Jess's beloved Detroit Lions. #indiesportsradio
42:57
February 10, 2022
February 2, 2022 - Super Bowl Matchup with Daniel Walton
February 2, 2022 - Super Bowl Matchup with Daniel Walton
We have ourselves a Super Bowl! The Bengals-Rams meet for Super Bowl LV in a couple of weeks. We welcome Daniel Walton to the show to discuss the Bengals and their Super Bowl run after a generation of disappointment and heartbreaking close calls (his words).  #indiesportsradio
43:58
February 03, 2022
January 26, 2022 - NFL Playoffs with Storyteller Chuck Fink
January 26, 2022 - NFL Playoffs with Storyteller Chuck Fink
Another week and another opportunity to talk about the NFL playoffs! We welcome storyteller Chuck Fink to the show to tell us about the last time the Cincinnati Bengals won a playoff game. Also, there will probably be some discussion about a certain team losing a game in which they were winning with only 13 seconds left and somehow lost.  #indiesportsradio
48:16
January 27, 2022
January 19, 2022 - NFL Playoffs with Matt Clarke
January 19, 2022 - NFL Playoffs with Matt Clarke
The NFL playoffs are back! Matt Clarke calls in to discuss the end of the season for the Belichick Patriots as well as the blunder-ful 49ers-Cowboys game. Also, Djokovic takes!  #indiesportsradio
47:21
January 20, 2022
January 12, 2022 - NFL Playoffs with Actor Joe Fria
January 12, 2022 - NFL Playoffs with Actor Joe Fria
The NFL playoffs are back and the favorite teams of Run That Back's co-hosts both made it to NFL Festivus! Joining us on the show this week is actor Joe Fria to talk about his love for the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger's last season in the league.  #indiesportsradio
48:03
January 13, 2022
January 5, 2022 - College Football Bowl Season and National Championship with Tim Jackson
January 5, 2022 - College Football Bowl Season and National Championship with Tim Jackson
Since we are on the verge of college football's national championship game, Tim Jackson is back on the show to talk about the just-finished bowl season, and we talk through Georgia's chances against Tim's beloved Crimson Tide.  #indiesportsradio
47:03
January 07, 2022
December 29, 2021 - Year in Review with Gerry Leonard
December 29, 2021 - Year in Review with Gerry Leonard
Tom and Scott clear out and play iso-ball with one of our favorite guests, Gerry Leonard, hitting on the biggest moments in the English Premier League, NFL, and the NBA. We also say goodbye to John Madden.
46:38
December 30, 2021
December 22, 2021 - Wrestling with Jennifer Russ
December 22, 2021 - Wrestling with Jennifer Russ
This week, we're excited to welcome Jennifer Russ to talk about her experience as a scorer at the Great Smoky Mountain Grapple which happened this past weekend in Asheville! Listen to hear about Jen's longtime wrestling fandom that started in a small town outside of Rochester, NY. This town is a future 30 for 30 film waiting to happen. 
43:09
December 23, 2021
December 15, 2021 - Dramatic End to the Formula One Season with Matt Pogatshnik
December 15, 2021 - Dramatic End to the Formula One Season with Matt Pogatshnik
The big news of the week is the controversial end to the Formula One season! Helping us sort out what happened and how we think about it is Run That Back's Senior Global Car Racing Analyst Matt Pogatshnik! Also, we start a new feature on throwback jerseys.
46:39
December 16, 2021
December 8, 2021 - College Football Championship Week with Author Ed Southern
December 8, 2021 - College Football Championship Week with Author Ed Southern
Author Ed Southern returns to the show to talk about attending the 2021 ACC Championship Game as well as those plucky underdogs from Alabama. Tom and Scott will also consider sports in inclement weather and much more.
46:17
December 09, 2021
December 1, 2021 - Michigan Wolverines Football with Jeff Kingsley
December 1, 2021 - Michigan Wolverines Football with Jeff Kingsley
We're back this week talking about football - both college and pro! We welcome back Senior Legal Counsel Jeff Kingsley to the show to discuss the victory of his beloved Michigan Wolverines over their bitter rival Ohio State. Jeff will also weigh in on the Buffalo Bills season, including the cold and wet visit to Highmark Stadium on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
46:16
December 02, 2021
November 17, 2021 - Fantasy Arts Market with Nancy Sokolove
November 17, 2021 - Fantasy Arts Market with Nancy Sokolove
Fantasy sports are everywhere these days and can even be found in the world of visual arts! We welcome Nancy Sokolove to the show to talk about the world of fantasy art collecting and sales.
47:44
November 18, 2021
November 11, 2021 - with Demp Bradford of the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission
November 11, 2021 - with Demp Bradford of the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission
We're excited to welcome back Demp Bradford of the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission to the show! Demp will tell us all about the inaugural Asheville Championship featuring Western Kentucky, Princeton, South Carolina, and Minnesota happening this weekend at Harrah's Cherokee Center - Asheville.
38:20
November 11, 2021
November 3, 2021 - College Football Spectacular with Josh Batenhorst and Tim Jackson
November 3, 2021 - College Football Spectacular with Josh Batenhorst and Tim Jackson
A big college football show this week! Josh Batenhorst joins us to talk about his trip to the Texas Tech-Oklahoma game and Tim Jackson calls in to break down the BCS ranking, allowing Scott to shout from the rooftops about little ol' Wake Forest!
42:32
November 04, 2021
October 27, 2021 - Atlanta Braves in the World Series with Wade Solomon
October 27, 2021 - Atlanta Braves in the World Series with Wade Solomon
Hollywood mover and shaker Wade Solomon calls in from Los Angeles to discuss the Atlanta Braves return to the World Series. Plus, plenty of NFL talk, the ManUSlaughter from the previous Premier League weekend, and more!  #indiesportsradio
35:47
October 28, 2021
October 20, 2021 - Baseball Playoffs and More with Sarah Spooner
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
39:02
October 21, 2021
October 13, 2021 - Premier League and Liverpool FC with Stephen Zerdelian
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
40:51
October 14, 2021
October 7, 2021 - Fight Songs: Love & Sports in a Complicated South with Author Ed Southern
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
50:45
October 07, 2021
September 30, 2021 - NFL Hot Starts and NBA Teaser with Phillip Chester
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!
30:32
September 30, 2021
September 22, 2021 - Once Upon a Time in Queens with Producer/Director Nick Davis
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
52:03
September 22, 2021
September 15, 2021 - The NFL Returns with Josh Batenhorst
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
52:13
September 15, 2021
September 8, 2021 - College Football Returns with Tim Jackson
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
51:13
September 08, 2021
September 1, 2021 - Baseball and More with Jon Reid
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
55:04
September 01, 2021
August 25, 2021 - Bowling Life and Pete Weber's freakout with Jason Collins
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
52:25
August 25, 2021
August 18, 2021 - Premier League, Russell Westbrook, and the Washington Football Team with Gerry Leonard
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
50:08
August 18, 2021
August 11, 2021 - US Women's National Soccer Team at the Olympics with Liddell Shannon
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
51:40
August 11, 2021
August 4, 2021 - Olympics and Formula One with Matt Pogatshnik
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
50:49
August 04, 2021
July 28, 2021 - Olympics, Italian Soccer Culture, and More with Bryan Morrissey
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.
49:42
July 28, 2021
July 14, 2021 - Euro 2020 with Jeff Carnivale
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
46:17
July 14, 2021
Interview with Gift of Gab of Blackalicious
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
13:33
July 12, 2021
July 7, 2021 - NHL Hockey with Bob Clausen
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
43:13
July 07, 2021
June 30, 2021 - NBA Playoffs and 2020 Euros
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
21:52
June 30, 2021
June 23, 2021 - with former pitcher Lindsey Caughel
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
51:23
June 23, 2021
June 16, 2021 - Asheville City Soccer Club's Jonny Wangrin
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
45:13
June 16, 2021
June 9, 2021 - NBA Playoffs, CONCACAF Nations League, and Sports Goodbyes
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 
23:07
June 09, 2021
June 2, 2021 with Reynolds High Soccer Coach Patrick Gladys
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
53:04
June 02, 2021
May 26, 2021 - NBA Playoffs and Recognizing Marv Albert with Nathan Duvall
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
50:51
May 26, 2021
May 19, 2021 - Celebrating Stick It with Writer/Director Jessica Bendinger
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
47:56
May 19, 2021
May 12, 2021 - 8th Anniversary Spectacular and Talking Soccer with Jeff Carnivale
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
47:35
May 12, 2021
May 5, 2021 - NFL Draft with Clark Aycock and Jason Thurston
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
51:18
May 05, 2021
April 28, 2021 with Michael Poandl
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
50:51
April 28, 2021
April 21, 2021 - Super League and more with Gerry Leonard
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
51:08
April 21, 2021
April 14, 2021 - The Masters with Don Pocock
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
49:32
April 14, 2021
April 7, 2021 with UNC superfan Charlie Flynn-McIver
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
52:03
April 07, 2021
March 31, 2021 with filmmaker Nick Davis
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.
27:49
March 31, 2021
March 24, 2021 with Loyola Chicago alumnus Brian McKeown
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
48:11
March 24, 2021
March 17, 2021 with Andrew Korba from App State and Phillip Chester
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
52:30
March 17, 2021
March 10, 2021 with Jeff Kingsley
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
50:23
March 10, 2021
March 3, 2021 - Southern Conference Basketball with Demp Bradford and NFL Films with Claudia Looze and Tony Wood
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
51:12
March 03, 2021
February 24, 2021 with Liddell Shannon
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
53:04
February 24, 2021
February 17, 2021 with Jeff Carnivale
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
52:37
February 17, 2021
February 10, 2021 with Josh Batenhorst
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
49:50
February 10, 2021
February 3, 2021 with David Broshar
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
49:56
February 03, 2021
January 27, 2021 with Eric Gabrynowicz
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
56:40
January 27, 2021
January 20, 2021 with Nathan Duvall
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
52:58
January 20, 2021
January 13, 2021 with Ed Southern
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.
52:39
January 13, 2021
January 6, 2020 with Sarah Spooner
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. 
56:16
January 07, 2021
December 30, 2020 - Year in Review with Phillip Chester
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
45:21
December 30, 2020
December 23, 2020 with Tim Jackson
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
52:27
December 23, 2020
December 16, 2020 with Gerry Leonard
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
40:17
December 16, 2020
December 9, 2020 with David Smiley
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
50:50
December 09, 2020
December 2, 2020 with director Paul Bonesteel
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
49:17
December 02, 2020
November 25, 2020 with Jessica Bendinger
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
49:02
November 25, 2020
November 18, 2020 with Demp Bradford of Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission
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! 
45:11
November 19, 2020
November 11, 2020 with guest Maria C. Young
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.
46:40
November 14, 2020