The Podcass by Ian Casselberry
Relaunching from quarantine! With proper social distancing!

Relaunching from quarantine! With proper social distancing!

April 22, 2020

And we're back! Yes, The Podcass has returned after an ashamedly long hiatus. No, we didn't just decide to podcast while sheltering at home from COVID-19. We've done this before! Really. What have we been doing in quarantine (2:03)? How closely has the coronavirus crisis hit (14:15)? And is baseball's plan for a season completely wacked (27:33)? Thank you for checking back in to listen! Please subscribe on Apple Podcasts! 

Mister Rogers, fast cars, and Huey Lewis in the neighborhood

Mister Rogers, fast cars, and Huey Lewis in the neighborhood

November 29, 2019

Thankful for a new Podcass? We’re thankful for you listening! First, we review the Mister Rogers movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (06:45). Then, some WISE Sports Radio talk on Major League Baseball’s bold proposal to cut down the minor leagues (13:20). One more movie review, catching up with Ford vs. Ferrari (25:57). And we close out with some love for Huey Lewis and the News (34:03). Thank you for listening! Please subscribe on Apple Podcasts! 

Astros’ sign-stealing, Parasite’s life-stealing, and never read the comments

Astros’ sign-stealing, Parasite’s life-stealing, and never read the comments

November 15, 2019

Stepping into controversy, sign-stealing, and life-stealing on The Podcass! First, a brief response to an Awful Announcing article I wrote (02:41). Then, baseball talk on WISE Sports Radio with the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal and MLB awards (09:18). We change it up with a review of Bong Joon-Ho’s new film, Parasite (24:39). And close it out with sports radio football chatter, digging into Colin Kaepernick’s workout and other Week 11 NFL headlines (31:34).

Watching Watchmen and Terminator’s dark fate

Watching Watchmen and Terminator’s dark fate

November 8, 2019

After talking about a new job (which was an old job), we review the latest Terminator flick, Terminator: Dark Fate, and wonder if we’ve already seen this movie (05:34). Then, we finally get to Watchmen, HBO’s new series that is already fascinating, challenging, and intriguing (16:18).

Radio, sports radio! Top MLB free agents, NFL Week 10 headlines

Radio, sports radio! Top MLB free agents, NFL Week 10 headlines

November 7, 2019

Baseball and football on this Podcass! First, a look at some early storylines like top free agents and Hall of Fame balloting as MLB slides into the offseason (02:50). Then it’s on to the NFL and Week 10 headlines, most of which concerned off-the-field news like quarterbacks and franchises possibly moving (20:57).

Congrats Nats, Browns down, and Mr. Biscuit

Congrats Nats, Browns down, and Mr. Biscuit

November 2, 2019

The Nationals won the World Series! We cover the events leading up to Game 7 between the Nats and Houston Astros on Asheville’s WISE Sports Radio (01:50). Then, thoughts on 15 seasons of Nationals baseball (18:52), followed by reflection on that surprise championship with Edmonton’s TSN 1260 (31:47). Football talk closes us out as we shovel dirt on the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, and Mitchell Trubisky (39:14).

Movie tickets rant, Springsteen Cowboy, Astros awaken

Movie tickets rant, Springsteen Cowboy, Astros awaken

October 29, 2019

It’s good for the soul to let out a good rant once in a while, and my experience buying advance movie tickets online recently provided just such an opportunity (0:36). Then, we review Bruce Springsteen’s new concert film, Western Stars (09:57). And our WISE Sports Radio segment from Monday recaps the drastic turn in the World Series with the Houston Astros taking control (19:14).

Mini-Pod! Brady, Harbaugh, Cam, NFL Week 8

Mini-Pod! Brady, Harbaugh, Cam, NFL Week 8

October 26, 2019

We’re all sports this time around with our NFL segment from WISE Sports Radio (06:45). We discuss the possibility that this is Tom Brady’s last season, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh shooting down speculation that he’ll return to the NFL, whether or not the Carolina Panthers could trade Cam Newton, and other Week 8 storylines to watch.

Zombieland 2 and a baseball triple tap

Zombieland 2 and a baseball triple tap

October 23, 2019

Baseball and zombies! We review Zombieland: Double Tap (11:31), then preview the World Series with Edmonton’s TSN 1260 (03:21) and Asheville’s WISE Sports Radio (18:58). Then we close out with a chat on Baseball America’s report of a proposal to eliminate 42 minor league teams (28:00).

Double Will Smith, NFL Week 7, and the Nats!

Double Will Smith, NFL Week 7, and the Nats!

October 18, 2019

Sports-heavy on The Podcass this week! But first, a review of Will Smith’s double-take in Gemini Man (23:38). And it’s a week with two segments from WISE Sports Radio on our Friday show. First, we preview the big storylines going into Week 7 on the NFL schedule, including Jalen Ramsey getting traded to the Los Angeles Rams (04:37). Then, we close out with baseball talk, focusing on the amazing, improbable run of the Washington Nationals and the Yankees-Astros ALCS (33:59).