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The Stop Playin' Podcast
The Stop Playin' Podcast
Whether it's current events, politics, entertainment, or sports, please join Sham and Shaka as they share their takes on today's hottest topics.
May 22, 2021
S04 Ep. 105: When Podcasting Goes Wrong
Intro and important announcements; (14:37) Ceasefire in Middle East, a Black Wall Street witness gives testimony, North Carolina makes some good and bad news, the secret to a long life thrives in Australia; (37:45) RIP Paul Mooney, A$AP Rocky makes declares his love for Rhianna, Joe Rogan plays the victim, Joe Budden feels dark energy, Kimora Lee Smmons attempts a heist; (1:31:40) Kwame Brown wants all the smoke, NBA playoff discussion, Shaka brings smoke for Stephen A., a horse racing scandal gets intense, two historical hires make sports news. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
2 hr 11 min
May 17, 2021
S04 Ep. 104: Glee Club President
The power of the pen yields results; (17:52) The GOP middle school circus, no peace in the Middle East, the mask mandate is lifted, Sham takes a stand; (36:40) TV finale and renewal updates, Sham ponders Harry Potter, Ellen quits and Wendy throws shade, Bennifer 2.0, Tom Cruise doubles down, Friends reunion update; (1:11:30) Kentucky Derby scandal and Preakness fallout, NBA Play-in preview, Basketball HOF recap, Chad Johnson reemerges, NFL schedule reaction. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
1 hr 49 min
May 12, 2021
S04 Ep. 103: Grandma Gossip
Wacky Wednesday at Wegman’s; (17:34) States continue to reopen, India’s COVID fate worsens; Uncle POTUS reaches 100 days, Florida rides Georgia’s voter suppression coattails, Grandma gossip tips the Feds; (46:11) the Smith’s are back in the news, Oscars recap, TV/movie recommendations; (1:17:22) the Caps/Rangers rivalry heats up, NFL Draft recap, the NBA season “whines” down with Bradley Beal and LeBreeze leading the way. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
1 hr 50 min
Apr 28, 2021
S04 Ep. 102: Operation Part-Time
Intro and weekly recap; (07:00) a conviction--FINALLY, a city fails a teen, India is in crisis, can't knock the Italian hustle; (34:00) Verzus hits a new peak, KUWTK winds down, Levar Burton has a new gig, a new Captain America emerges; (1:08:26) LaMarcus Aldridge and Jordan Reed retire, NBA recap, D. Wade makes a surprising move. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
1 hr 30 min
Apr 11, 2021
S04 Ep. 101: Grand Champ
Shaka gets fully vaxed as we discuss Easter (13:37); Vaccine news stays positive, Uncle Joe pushes gun control, Matt Gaetz shuns cash, Prince Phillip en memoriam; (39:25) We remember DMX, "The Black Full Monty" exposes racism, Elliot Stabler returns, another legendary matchup on Verzuz, Falcon and Winter Soldier woes; (1:29:10) NCAA wrapup, Megan Rapinoe piles on Draymond, DeShaun Watson strikes back. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
1 hr 50 min
Apr 2, 2021
S04 Ep. 100: Centennial
We reflect and celebrate our 100th Episode; (10:50) Derek Chauvin’s trial begins, Samaria Rice unloads, Georgia suppresses votes, South Dakota discriminates, a racist teacher rants, vaccinations spread; (52:25) Operation Varsity Blues recap, Godzilla vs Kong preview, the Falcon and Winter Soldier heats up; Real World Homecoming headlines Paramount+ update, Twitter’s “Mayor” resigns, Derrick Jaxn is exposed, Sharon Osbourne exits The Talk; (1:48:35) Michigan’s men and UConn’s women drive the headlines, the Watson scandal widens, NBA trade deadline recap, Shaq continues his weekly embarrassment, Megan Rapinoe and others school Draymond Green. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
2 hr 43 min
Mar 25, 2021
S04 Ep. 99: Chatting w/Retired NFL Player Tim Jacobs
On this episode, we welcome retired Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins Cornerback Tim Jacobs, to discuss his current health and wellness initiatives, growing up in the DMV, the state of our socio-political nation, what he does for entertainment, and of course, SPORTS!!! He also gives us insight on his experience as an undrafted NFL free agent and pushing through the labels and obstacles to become a successful player. #stopplayinandsubscribe For more information on Tim Jacobs' health and wellness initiatives, please contact him at email@example.com.
2 hr 5 min
Mar 14, 2021
S04 Ep. 98: Uncle Joe's Stimmy
Sham drops and rolls; (17:20) The stimulus finally passes, the border crisis worsens, the GOP tries to suppress votes, jury selection begins for Derek Chauvin, the Royals are in the sunken place, Cuomo rolls the dice, Uber passengers go viral; (1:01:31) Epix update, Coming 2 America recap, Versuz sells and Tyriq St. Patrick ain’t havin’ it; (1:19:45) March Madness is here without major blue bloods, Georgetown wins the Big East, Juwan Howard is ejected, Drew Brees retires, Dak gets paid, NBA All Star recap, Russ struggles at the line while the Rockets just struggle, MLB prepares to open stadiums. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
2 hr 1 min
Mar 5, 2021
S04 Ep. 97: Shaq-splaining
Sham gets a gift and reveals a hobby as we approach an unfortunate date; (16:22) The stimulus stays on track despite resistance, the National Guard chief brings HIS receipts, Andrew Cuomo faces accusations, new Texas fallout, chaotic vaccination in DC, rejection in Detroit; (47:21) Inside the NBA turns 30, a new Fyre Fest special is coming, Golden Globes recap, Operation Varsity Blues hits Netflix, the Justice League of racism, WandaVision Finale; (1:26:33) JJ Watt heads West, Dallas debates paying Dak, Shaq’s old school approach gets a new school lesson, Georgia takes a stance on transgender athletes. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
2 hr 4 min
Feb 28, 2021
S04 Ep. 96: Be Better in Alaska
Sham avoids a trap; (06:52) Two confirmation hearings have different outcomes, House passes the stimulus, Biden makes the wrong choice, Capitol Police Chief brings receipts, CPAC lowlights, Andrew Cuomo’s reckoning, Peter Luger's Steakhouse meets Madame Tussaud, an Alaskan skier is butthurt; (47:47) Disney+ updates, Superman Returns...to TV, WandaVision heats up, Frasier reboot?; (1:13:11) Russell Wilson has a wishlist, Cam Newton gets challenged, the Atlanta Dream makes it right, the Wizards surge as Lebron slumps, Primetime wins and loses. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
1 hr 35 min
Feb 19, 2021
S04 Ep. 95: Everything’s Colder in Texas
Shaka upgrades and Sham gets an offer; (09:37) 45 gets acquitted again, Rush Limbaugh loses his cancer battle, Texans suffer from climate change while Ted Cruz bounces, pandemic positivity; (37:37) Streaming update and WandaVision discussion, the Best Man returns, Gina Carano is fired, Anne Boleyn gets a new look, Eddie Murphy and Spike Lee take on a D.C. icon; (1:26:21) Osaka vs Williams recap, Super Bowl wrap-up, Vincent Jackson tribute, NFL hot stove, Urban Meyer fumbles again, NBA roundup. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
2 hr 16 min
Feb 5, 2021
S04 Ep. 94: Spell "District" for Us
Weekly update and snowstorm stories; (09:26) Democrats follow through on their promise, 45’s team folds, the House makes an inside ban, voting machine companies are BIG mad, Axios is back, Uber changes the alcohol game; (46:00) We talk TV and movies and remember two big stars, Nicholas Cannon makes a reconciliation, Disney+ makes a Black Panther announcement, Lil Kim/Foxy Brown Verzuz rumors spark a debate; (1:31:52) Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal headline our NBA discussion, Jared Goff’s disrespect fuels a trade, Marty Schottenheimer is in our thoughts, a Carson Wentz trade is looming, final thought on the upcoming Super Bowl. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
2 hr 21 min
Jan 29, 2021
S04 Ep. 93: Tributes to Excellence
We recap our week and remember a close friend; (17:40) Democrats prepare to steamroll the GOP, the vaccine rollout is still messy, Deborah Birx breaks her silence, 45 prepares for impeachment, GameStop and AMC disrupt the market; (51:32) We honor “Queen” Cicely Tyson, broadcast legend Larry King, and Temple icon John Chaney, recap on current shows and movies, Amanda Gorman continues to shine, more details from the Verzuz fallout, Trey Songz and Tory Lanez make the wrong headlines; (1:33:34) Baseball HOF comes up empty, we discuss Chad Wheeler in detail, Duce Staley headlines a disappointing NFL coaching carousel, thoughts on the Super Bowl. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
2 hr 24 min
Jan 22, 2021
S04 Ep. 92: Uncle POTUS
No news is good news so far in this supersized episode; (07:45) The Inauguration dominates the week, Uncle Joe issues orders, Uncle Tony is relieved, MyPillow gets smothered, Instacart drops the hammer, the Capitol Insurrection gets a reckoning; (45:21) Excitement about upcoming shows and movies; the latest “Verzuz” disappoints, Clubhouse stirs controversy, Sex and the City reboot, Power Book II recap; (1:20:05) We remember Hank Aaron, Dan LeBetard’s exit stirs an ESPN shakeup, NCAA basketball update, James Harden and Kyrie Irving make moves, Delonte West has an awesome update, NFL playoff and coaching carousel roundup. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
2 hr 21 min
Jan 8, 2021
S04 Ep. 91: An Evening w/Super Bowl Champion Ray Rice
We open the 4th season joined by Super Bowl Champion Ray Rice; (09:25) We reflect on the Capitol insurrection and political landscape while reminiscing on the 90’s; (22:30) Dr. Dre’s recovery inspires an idea about union reps; (33:45) the Kardashian machine stays in the news and we break down some of our favorite TV shows; (47:01) The NBA season has begun, we revisit “The Last Dance”, LBJ vs. MJ, success of the NBA bubble; (1:00:10) the College Football National Championship is upon us and Ray shares his experience as a college athlete; (1:12:35) Ray’s thoughts on the NFL regular season, playoff predictions, tells some stories from his playing days and Super Bowl experience. https:\\stopplayinpodcast.com FB & IG: @thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod #StopPlayinandSubscribe
1 hr 52 min
Dec 30, 2020
S03 Ep. 90: Two Days to Go
In the third season finale, Sham and Shaka reflect on some of their favorite news stories of 2020. www.stopplayinpodcast.com FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod #StopPlayinandSubscribe
1 hr 31 min
Dec 15, 2020
S03 Ep. 89: The Rollout
Intros and holiday shopping discussions; (08:45) Vaccinations are televised, the election is certified and SCOTUS has had enough, Bill Barr resigns, the clock ticks on the stimulus; (27:23) Lil’ Wayne stirs up a debate, Kanye gets sued, Disney+ raises its price, tribute to Tiny “Zeus” Lister; (52:38) Vandy is on the right side of history, the Big Ten makes changes despite Michigan’s efforts, Coach K gets challenged, long-awaited name change in Cleveland, NFL round up, the “Greek Freak” and the “Beard” make NBA headlines. www.stopplayinpodcast.com FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod #StopPlayinandSubscribe
1 hr 47 min
Dec 7, 2020
S03 Ep. 88: Aubrey-in-Chief
Thoughts on the holiday season; (9:40) Details emerge on the vaccine rollout, Biden names his Cabinet, a party gets busted in Belgium, another great breakthrough in science; (43:11) Grammy announcements stir controversy, Drake gets a big endorsement, a Baby Yoda reveal, Power Book II is back; (1:15:52) Len Bias is finally recognized, South Carolina Women’s Basketball suffers a loss, Men’s College Basketball breakdown, Harden is a no-show, NFL heads down the final stretch, the US Women’s National Team gets big news.
2 hr 9 min
Nov 23, 2020
S03 Ep. 87: Vaccination Wars
It’s Shaka’s birthday! We shoutout another local podcast and discuss Hampton connections; (9:45) The vaccine is on the horizon, Hugo Chavez steals the election; (39:51) Bobby Brown suffers another tragedy, Conan calls it quits, Warner Brothers restrategizes, Parler is the new dumpster; (57:40) NBA free agency begins, Klay Thompson's season ends before it starts, Westbrook/Wall trade rumors begin, NFL roundup. www.stopplayinpodcast.com FB & IG: @thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod #StopPlayinandSubscribe
1 hr 27 min
Nov 14, 2020
S03 Ep. 86: Wear the Damn Mask
General updates for the week; (10:25) 45’s conspiracies continue, daily COVID records increase, a vaccine is announced; (41:09) Marvel gives a final word, Wiz Khalifa finds a remedy, 2 Chainz gives up on Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes drops a new album, a surprising “Jeopardy” host is suggested, fall TV is back; (1:12:08) girl power in Miami, drama in Houston and other NBA news, NFL roundup. www.stopplayinpodcast.com FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
2 hr 12 min
Nov 8, 2020
S03 Ep. 85: Saving the Republic
Sham gives a Starbucks update; (12:40) the Presidential election is finally called, Trump’s campaign storms the Courts; black women receive praise, COVID cases surge, Biden makes a plan; (49:38) Alex Trebek leaves the world mourning, Mo’Nique keeps Oprah’s name in her mouth, Dave Chappelle returns to SNL; (1:14:39) the NBA returns in December, LeBreeze plans to cherry pick, a post-World Series celebration violates COVID protocol, tragedy strikes again in Washington, Drew Brees stakes his claim, NFL roundup.
1 hr 43 min
Oct 30, 2020
S03 Ep. 84: It is Time! (w/special guest Councilman Opel Jones)
We open the show reflecting on the upcoming winter months; (3:57) Howard County, Maryland Councilman Opel Jones joins the pod; Deborah Birx is over it, a peculiar lawsuit arises, a Florida man gets a little too close, the black male support myth doesn't fly; (56:04) Audible teams up with Charlamagne and Kevin Hart, Desperate Housewives recollection, Eddie Murphy and Amazon give viewers an early Christmas Gift; (104:07) Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID, NFL round-up, the Dodgers win the World Series, and Tony LaRussa is back in the game. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod www.stopplayinpodcast.com #StopPlayinandSubscribe
1 hr 27 min
Oct 24, 2020
S03 Ep. 83: Wind Kills Birds
Sham shares her woes with Lowe’s; (17:55) the debates close, coronavirus numbers resurge, a Colorado landlord intimidates his residents, Jeffrey Toobin rubs one out; (45:00) 50 Cent threatens a move, Shonda Rhimes and Disney bump heads; Quibi takes a final bow; (1:00:50) the Pelicans sign a new coach, NFL round up, the World Series is underway. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: Stop_PlayinPod www.stopplayinpodcast.com
1 hr 48 min
Oct 17, 2020
S03 Ep. 82: Walk it Like I Talk it
We start with updates on our increased listenership and share DMV adventures; (15:17) COVID-19 hits the first family and Harris camp, dueling townhalls make airwaves, and two well-known rappers make the news; (55:09) Phil Collins feels something in the air, reality TV roundup; (1:10:27) the Lakers don’t disappoint, several new prospects ride the NBA coaching carousel, positive COVID tests make the NFL scramble, scandal shakes up the Japanese Olympic swimming team. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
2 hr 3 min
Oct 8, 2020
S03 Ep. 81: From Gold to Tarnished Brass
We begin the episode by bringing back one of our favorite segments; (16:31) the week is dominated by the President’s Covid-19 announcement and the Vice Presidential debate; (49:43) Eddie Van Halen is remembered, Jaguar Wright continues spilling tea, Fall TV begins in earnest, and “Ghost” has its mid-season finale; (1:26:54) the Lakers are up in the “Bubble” Finals, COVID forces the NFL to shuffle games, the Texans fire Bill O’Brien, Washington continues to feel the “Doug Williams curse.” FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod #StopPlayinandSubscribe
1 hr 59 min
Sep 30, 2020
S03 Ep. 80: A Different Level of Crazy
We celebrate our 80th episode and continue to chart the show's progress with an announcement; (6:35) the first Presidential Debate is a debacle, the Supreme Court nomination fight begins, Breonna Taylor is denied justice, college students engage in “swatting,” the Vietnamese take recycling to all the wrong levels; (51:52) Chadwick Boseman’s legacy continues to shine, Power Book 2 continues to deliver; (1:22:27) Mark Cuban steps up for Delonté West, the NBA Finals begin with the Lakers dominating the Heat, Doc Rivers and Clippers finally part ways, a COVID outbreak headlines an extensive NFL roundup, the NHL and MLB seasons come to a close. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
2 hr 21 min
Sep 20, 2020
S03 Ep. 79: Do You Know What Today Is?
It's our anniversary! We reflect on the show's progress and acknowledge and thank our listeners; (8:10) the death of the "Notorious RBG" leaves the nation in mourning, Mitch McConnell teases his next move, a resurgence in COVID cases in Europe puts the world on notice, colleges contradict themselves, COVID surcharges begin in parts of the US; (32:36) The Fresh Prince and Aunt Viv finally reconcile, "Good Times" gets an animated makeover, KUWTK bids us adieu, DWTS comes out swinging, Power Book II is surprisingly entertaining; (1:20:32) the Clippers fall short and Dame gets the last word, AD seals the deal, Giannis takes a stand, ESPN's Maria Taylor receives unnecessary criticism, the Big Ten does a reverse, the Falcons are exactly who we thought they were, NFL round up.
1 hr 54 min
Sep 9, 2020
A Stop Playin' Bonus: The 2020 NFL Preview Episode
NFL Football is finally back! On this SUPERsized bonus episode, we go round robin and discuss the upcoming NFL season. Here's the breakdown: NFC North (6:15); NFC South (33:56); NFC East (58:35); NFC West (1:31:56); AFC North (1:53:37); AFC South (2:09:20); AFC East (2:24:44); and AFC West (2:41:09). IG & FB: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
3 hr 3 min
Aug 29, 2020
S03 Ep. 78: We Never Freeze (w/Get Up DC's Reese Waters)
We start the podcast with an introduction of our guest--television and radio personality--Reese Waters, (12:44) Jacob Blake’s shooting and the Kenosha protests, along with the RNC dominate the week, (54:43) The entire country mourns the sudden death of Chadwick Boseman, NBCNews gives COVID to the wrong celebrity, Cardi B claps back on the GOP, Taylor Swift receives a public apology, and we give our picks in the upcoming Verzuz with Brandy and Monica, (1:28:26) We acknowledge the passing of a lovable NBA veteran, the NBA reacts to the happenings in Kenosha with other major sports following their lead. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
2 hr 2 min
Aug 22, 2020
S03 Ep. 77: Ask and You Shall Receive the Smoke
In a super-sized episode filled with astute observations, (12:59) The DNC dominates the week, 45 tweets in response while another of his cronies gets arrested, a hotel brawl goes viral, and a Florida man thinks outside the box. (1:00:08) Jam Master Jay’s case is FINALLY cracked, Tavis Smiley gets an overdue reckoning, Thundercats returns, Batman joins the “Crisis,” Megan Thee Stallion speaks out, and Aunt Becky finally gets sentenced. (1:34:33) Drama ensues as the playoffs begin in the NBA bubble and Ron Rivera’s announcement in Washington headlines NFL news as the season quickly approaches.
2 hr 11 min
Aug 14, 2020
S03 Ep. 76: The Pick is In
Pushing through the “dawg” days of summer! (05:07) Kamala Harris headlines the week as the Democratic VP Nominee. 45 campaigns from the briefing room yet there’s no second stimulus. A Russian “vaccine” does little to help New Zealanders and school kids in Georgia. (42:53) The 90’s continue to resurge with a “Fresh Prince” reboot and a new look for Blockbuster Video. Lauryn Hill and R. Kelly cause controversy outside the studio while Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion drops “WAP.” (1:15:21) An attempt at disguise goes horribly wrong in Seattle, NFL players and coaches prepare for the season while the owners give mixed messages. FBS conferences announce their plans, and the NBA bubble continues to thrive. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
1 hr 51 min
Aug 7, 2020
S03 Ep. 75: The Diamond Episode
We’re 75 episodes in and still kickin’! (09:13) The explosion in Beirut wears on our hearts and minds, spitters keep spitting, a Mayor goes after Joe Biden, an AXIOS interview with 45 raises eyebrows, plus much more (56:35) Ellen is under fire, Zoe Saldana makes an odd choice, Anthony Mackie is here for all of it, Disney makes a bold move (134:38) COVID-19 hits the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff, the XFL gets another rejuvenation, MLB rearranges games, and the NBA has is right--so far. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
Jul 25, 2020
S03 Ep. 74: Check the Transcript
We’re back with a new sound and big news! (05:00) The First Black Stock Exchange is poised to open, the NAACP president fumes as the Portland protests rage, private schools receive unnecessary relief, 45 has a bad week, Andrew Gillum resurfaces, & AOC shines (42:39) Nick Cannon plans his future, Kim Kardashian makes a statement, Friends reunite, Taraji lands a new deal with Fox, DMX and Snoop Dogg shatter Verzuz records, and we pay tribute to Regis Philbin. (125:39) Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr are getting back into the ring, black anchors dispute at ESPN, the NBA moves forward as the Knicks make a new hire, MLB games begin, and the NFL makes cuts to its preseason as Washington simplifies its team name. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
2 hr 5 min
Jul 18, 2020
S03 Ep. 73: Pullin' a Sprewell
Another week, another episode! (2:45) DC extends its state of emergency, we pay our respects to two civil rights greats, coronavirus numbers are rerouted, two Southern governors go wild while a Northern governor goes against the family, and Native Americans in Oklahoma get a win. (46:22) Cannon’s Class fails as Viacom cuts ties with Nick, and Megan Thee Stallion is shot by Tory Lanez?? Tamera Mowry-Housley and Tyra Banks make career changes, the HBOMax/Roku/Amazon saga continues, and Mo’Nique gets a small victory. (1:33:04) James Harden’s mask choice raises questions, major MLB stars sit out, “The Big House” and “The Linc” make COVID-related adjustments, and a Virginia man offers his trademark services to the NFL. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
1 hr 56 min
Jul 13, 2020
S03 Ep. 72: 100% Right
After a short break, the pod is back!! (11:00) Central Park Karen gets her charges, a former mayor opens up, travelers to the EU get denied, COVID testing in DC is questioned, GOYA gets the boot, school openings are up in the air, Roger Stone commutes, and Chuck Woolery replaces Uncle Tony. (55:12) Mixed reviews for The Wonder Years and Princess Bride reboots, a new Batwoman is announced, we pay our respects to two beloved actresses, and Will & Jada create a new buzz word. (1:38:53) Duke women’s basketball gets a new coach, WNBA players demand change, COVID hits major NBA stars, and the Washington football team makes an announcement. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
2 hr 6 min
Jun 28, 2020
S03 Ep. 71: The $100,000 Bill
Sunday Brunch is not so on deck. (03:55) COVID numbers in southern states lead the US in the wrong direction. The task force is BACK, bringing the usual mixture of facts and fiction. 45’s cabinet REELS as the NY Times reports low poll numbers. Racism continues to be embraced then ignored by the administration. Michael Flynn skates again while Captain Crozier gets closure. (33:50) Jamie Foxx portrays Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic and Spike Lee drops another joint. The BET Awards prepares for its 20th anniversary show and a hip-hop legend’s appearance on reality TV nearly makes Shaka weep. Cancel culture stretches from the Ivy League to Disneyland, making a stop at Family Guy. (57:22) In sports, both the MLB and NBA announce starting dates, while the FBS struggles to find its way. The Hall of Fame game is cancelled but the NFL remains on schedule despite growing questions. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
1 hr 16 min
Jun 21, 2020
S03 Ep. 70: Tik-Tok-Troll
We celebrate our 70th episode! (10:20) Scientists make a major breakthrough. Florida residents disrespect the pandemic while systematic inequality is exposed. Video of a police shooting in Atlanta surfaces, the Supreme Court makes two surprising decisions and Zoomers band together for a generational troll. (58:25) Dave Chappelle receives acclaim and inspires a story close to the pod. The NY Times exposes “Central Park Karen” while the #MeToo movement catches up to a former sitcom star. Netflix and major TV networks face tough decisions for the fall season and Insecure finishes strong. (1:42:55) As MLB players become ill, arguments about money continue. The NBA season comes with more questions than answers. Hard Knocks announces its teams as NFL players get mysterious injuries. Scrutiny on the Washington Redskins and other brands is renewed by a statue removal. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
2 hr 4 min
Jun 13, 2020
S03 Ep. 69: Cancel Culture Overdrive
Reasons behind “Megxit” are further revealed. New Zealand stifles the pandemic. DC Mayor catches 45 off-balance before BLM rallies sweep the nation. Cries to “defund the police” increase as distractions and laziness threaten the movement. Uncle Joe enjoys his biggest lead in the polls, while 45 does a rare reversal. The Oscars and Grammys make major changes. Reality TV cancels some of its major stars, and we discuss Insecure’s penultimate episode. Myles Garrett receives the BLM care package as NFL executives reverse course. While MLB players and owners go public with their dispute, the NBA’s plans come under scrutiny. NASCAR makes a stunning “cancel-culture” announcement.
2 hr 23 min
Jun 4, 2020
S03 Ep. 68: From Crisis to Crisis
Central Park Karen circles the pod back to an earlier episode. BLM resurges due to fresh tragedy. 45 goes full “dictator” against protesters in DC and on Twitter. Faith Evans goes HAM on Stevie J. HBO Max brings back Looney Tunes, Boondocks and 90’s sitcoms. Insecure continues to impress as the season winds down. Drew Brees leads the NFL apology tour, while MLB is unapologetic about its financial disputes. The NBA has a new playoff proposal with more questions than answers. Tributes to Wes Unseld and Jerry Sloan close out the pod. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
2 hr 17 min
May 25, 2020
S03 Ep. 67: Everybody’s Trippin'
Memorial Day kicks off the unofficial start of summer as all 50 states have limited reopenings. “Civil liberties” are at question as some Americans protest state mandated orders. Barack Obama’s commencement address trolls the current administration. The pandemic gives Kwame Kilpatrick a reprieve. More details surface about Ahmaud Arbery. A paycheck snafu causes a stir. A head-to-head convo with Charlamagne goes left when Joe Biden qualifies blackness. Lori Laughlin pleas out and we FINALLY go in-depth on HBO’s Insecure. ESPN’s The Last Dance concludes with rave reviews. There’s still no deal for Dak and the NFL undermines it’s Rooney Rule. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
2 hr 7 min
May 9, 2020
S03 Ep. 66: Low Hanging Fruit
As states start to reopen, death tolls increase. Details of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder are revealed. A spit spat goes viral. Michael Flynn gets a pass and Mike Pence gets caught with a hot mic. We pay our respects to two music legends and a Vegas Showman. Pablo and Bomani get an extension, Jason Whitlock trolls Lebron and Kendrick Perkins wants all of the smoke. Earl Thomas finds himself in a pickle and the NFL schedule is released. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
1 hr 33 min
May 3, 2020
S03 Ep. 65: Pence Moonwalk
Consumers go wild over wearing masks. VP Pence goes maskless at the Mayo Clinic. A Chicago son’s foolishness puts his front-line worker mom at risk. Joe Biden demands an investigation while 45 makes a declaration. The Last Dance dominates TV as Homeland says farewell. “Mr. Kardashian” shows receipts. Clone Wars? The Peacock Network is here and Sham’s excited. The US Women’s National Soccer Team takes a HUGE “L.” “Crab legs” and Andy Dalton get new deals. FB: TheStopPlayinPodcast IG: @thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
1 hr 12 min
Apr 26, 2020
S03 Ep. 64: Skittles With a Lysol Chaser
White House briefings come to a close but Sham isn’t buying it. Strong opinions arise as the public speculates Joe Biden’s running mate. A much anticipated Verzuz battle breaks the IG record--TWICE--but not without epic failure, memes and elite-level shade. A new movie becomes a Netflix hit while a Showtime favorite bids us adieu. Moms put their stamp on the NFL Draft, which went without a hitch. The NBA contemplates resuming its season.
1 hr 12 min
Apr 12, 2020
S03 Ep. 63: Try to Take Over the World
The US Navy saga continues as a high-ranking authority steps down and the Surgeon General makes a blunder. While two similar incidents in Maryland cause major concern, a new area is predicted as the next COVID-19 hotspot. Bernie drops out and Uncle Joe’s past extracurriculars are brought to the forefront. In entertainment, Lori Loughlin’s case heats up and we welcome the return of one of our favorite animated programs. Ex NFL RB Chris Johnson gets caught slippin’, the NFL fears the worst on Draft Day, and CJ McCollum’s article brings light to an NBA issue.
1 hr 57 min
Apr 5, 2020
S03 Ep. 62: Drama at the Wharf
Uncle Tony beefs up his security as a Navy Captain gets a raw deal. Social Media entertainment gets a boost as quarantine battles heat up. Tiger King wins the streaming wars and the anniversary of Nipsey Hussle’s death makes us reflect. The USWNT gets an apology, inducts its new class, COVID causes a few NFL contracts to collapse, and sports commissioners gear up for a call with the POTUS.
1 hr 36 min
Mar 29, 2020
S03 Ep. 61: Ask Uncle Tony
As #QuarantineandChill becomes the new normal, we discuss its impact on our nation’s leaders. At the White House briefings, 45 and Anthony Fauci create “must-see TV” while state governors put words into action. Nostalgia hits the forefront as folks are rewatching their favorite shows and movies, and we have a hard chuckle as D. Wade and Carmelo reflect on “Super ‘Bron.” In sports, the IOC finally presses pause on the 2020 Olympics, the US Women’s National Soccer Team hits a hurdle on their quest for equal pay, and NFL free agency opens with huge moves.
1 hr 49 min
Mar 15, 2020
S03 Ep. 60: Sexagenarians
We continue the discussion about the pandemic that sweeps the globe. Uncle Joe and Bernie shine in the interim as Andrew Gillum finds himself in a peculiar situation. An Olive Garden employee takes action and HIV is cured for the second time. The Fast and Furious franchise takes a hit while Johnny Depp seamingly gets a win. The BBC proves why they are superior as cancellations due to COVID-19 rock the entertainment and sports worlds. The NCAA toys with the idea of releasing the bracket despite tournament cancellations.
1 hr 26 min
Mar 7, 2020
S03 Ep. 59: Everybody Gets $2
The episode starts with a coronavirus discussion and reflection on the results of a McDonald’s touchscreen test. Privilege rears its ugly head as racist backlash targets a new business. Chris Matthews and Mick Mulvaney get the ax and Michael Bloomberg's exit from the democratic primary race leads to really bad math. In entertainment, we question Nicki Minaj’s decision-making and applaud Halle Berry's. Shaka gets excited for two new movie releases and we finally weigh in on "Megxit." In sports, NFL free agency offers some intrigue, James Harden is salty, the Chuck/Draymond saga continues, and Spike Lee gets shown the right door.
2 hr 2 min
Mar 3, 2020
S03 Ep. 58: Generational What??
In this Super Tuesday edition of the pod, we discuss “Syringe Man” and how the impending Coronavirus epidemic causes 45 to pass the buck. Trials wrap up for two big names while another big name gets a lucky break. Fans say their final good-byes to Kobe while LeBron outthinks himself and D. Wade shares his life with the world. We reminisce about our past as Lark Voorhies makes a rare TV appearance and Flavor Flav gets “fired.” Finally, in sports we share our thoughts on NBA All-Star Weekend, the new NFL CBA and more.
1 hr 52 min
Feb 17, 2020
S03 Ep. 57: Fallout Week
The New Hampshire Primary has the country buzzing. Charlamagne tha God puts pressure on SC voters. Post-impeachment antics make news while Michael Avenatti goes down. Snoop makes a u-turn as “Cheaters” excites Shaka with a new host. The Power finale brings many questions...and spin-offs. NBA All-Star weekend is underway and NCAA Basketball heats up. The Raiders threaten a huge play for Tom Brady and the Houston Astros face the music while their newly hired manager carries the weight.
1 hr 51 min
Feb 9, 2020
S03 Ep. 56: The Super Season 3 Premiere
After a long break, we start our show reflecting on the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant. In politics, the impeachment trial closes and the Iowa Caucus raises eyebrows. In entertainment, a not-so-sweet scent may hit the market soon as Power airs its final episodes. In sports, the Kansas City “Chefs” are the new kings of the NFL and LeBron gets a leg up on Giannis as the NBA All-Star game makes charitable, but questionable changes. MLB makes a decision about the Astros, but the “Hammer” and “Charlie Hustle” are unimpressed.
2 hr 13 min
Jan 25, 2020
A Stop Playin' Bonus: Best of Season 2
Join us for some of our favorite segments from Season 2! Season 3 coming soon! Stay tuned.
Dec 27, 2019
S02 Ep. 55: Kuji-Shaka-Lia (Season 2 Finale)
We lead our Season 2 Finale with the impeachment as Nancy Pelosi goes “G-Code.” Rudy Guiliani falls from grace while 45 pushes forward on the campaign trail. In Colorado, a caretaker makes the news for doing just the opposite. After 35 years, Eddie Murphy makes a splash on SNL and holiday movies find us both pinned to the couch. In the NBA, Kawhi upstages "LaBreeze" again as Patrick Beverley solidifies a win. A midseason tournament may be upon us and Russ takes FULL advantage of load management. LSU and Clemson head to the CFP National Championship and the NFL makes bold scheduling moves to intensify the final playoff push.
1 hr 48 min
Dec 13, 2019
S02 Ep. 54: Fake Outrage
Hide your kids and your dogs as the episode starts with startling news in Florida and Oregon. A dentist hovers while a thoughtful gift causes a national stir. Michael Avenatti is in the news again as the Nike case heats up. In political news, the impending impeachment causes 45 to lose his cool while the walls of hypocrisy come crashing down on the First Family. Reboots keep coming as we say good-bye to a beloved actor. In sports, the MLB’s stove is scorching hot. In the NBA, two teams move ahead of the class, Jimmy Butler escapes the madness and Luka Doncic dazzles in Dallas. Former NFL players arrested for cheating the system and Billy B makes a statement about the Bengals situation as the NFL approaches the home stretch.
1 hr 50 min
Dec 2, 2019
S02 Ep. 53: I'm Standing Right HERE
KFC wins the vegan race as Burger King stumbles, and Chick-Fil-A finally comes to its senses. Two high profile female politicians take walks of shame as the impeachment and democratic debates heat up. Mo’nique takes on a streaming giant while “Jussée Smollier” takes on a giant city. Disney Plus underwhelms but new reboots may make all the difference. In the NBA, Carmelo returns and steals the show while Chuck is up to his usual antics. Off-the-field issues lead the NFL news and we close with our usual round-robin analysis.
2 hr 18 min
Nov 15, 2019
S02 Ep. 52: I Have No Reputation
The news segment begins with another tragedy in California. The impeachment is underway and sets the stage for a blockbuster while Politico blasts a 2020 candidate. In entertainment, Disney Plus premiers to critical acclaim, Tyler Perry Studios captures an EPIC photo, and DC Comics prepares for a major crossover arc on TV. Injuries cripple the NBA season as it cracks down on load management and Carmelo gets another shot. NCAA Football makes waves with a ruling on Chase Young while NCAA Basketball starts with bang. The NFL is in midseason with its most successful franchise at the center of the news.
2 hr 9 min
Nov 11, 2019
A Stop Playin' Bonus: The NBA Episode
Our "preview" and hot takes for the 2019 NBA season.
1 hr 41 min
Nov 8, 2019
S02 Ep. 51: No One Can Stop Us
November 10, 2019 - A stunning reversal takes place in Kansas City while the country gets ready for impeachment hearings. Surprising election results in Virginia and Kentucky and one 2020 candidate drops out as another enters prior to the upcoming debate. The race for Elijah Cummings’ seat heats up. Power drives its theme home and the GOAT has a rare sit down with mainstream media. The NFL is in midseason but the MLB wraps up with the World Series Champion Washington Nationals.
1 hr 35 min
Oct 19, 2019
S02 Ep. 50: We Do This All the Time
October 19, 2019 - Elijah Cummings' passing kicks off a massive day in political news. The crisis in Syria is "resolved" temporarily. Nancy Pelosi trends up while Mick Mulvaney melts down. In entertainment, the fall lineup brings back a familiar face for comedy and a surprisingly different dramedy. Batman apparently isn't dark enough and as a result disappears. Power heads towards its Finale. Simone Biles is immortalized, the NFL rolls toward midseason, and the Nats win the NL pennant!
2 hr 2 min
Oct 13, 2019
S02 Ep. 49: Rasp-Cast
October 12, 2019 - The crisis in Syria headlines the news as the President searches for the whistleblower. 2020 candidates prepare for their next debate. In entertainment, Alex Trebek tugs at our heartstrings, Amanda Seales makes unnecessary news, and Wesley Snipes makes a strong statement. Power rolls towards its conclusion. In sports, the Nats take a big step toward making MLB history. Daryl Morey lights a match over Twitter. One-third of the NFL season is behind us, but not without some unexpected results.
1 hr 51 min
Oct 5, 2019
S02 Ep. 48: South Lawn Network
October 5, 2019 - The show celebrates a milestone upon Sham's return to the States. A major court case has a confusing ending. The impeachment story grows on the South Lawn while Bernie survives a scare. Nicki Minaj, Eddie Murphy, and the Joker all return with differing results. The Mystics advance in the playoffs and Simone Biles continues to dominate--neither without controversy. The MLB winds down as the NFL settles in, and Team USA shines at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships.
1 hr 56 min
Sep 13, 2019
S02 Ep. 47: General Assembly Gone Wild
September 13, 2019 - The show begins with a discussion about podcast analytics. The political climate heats up with the democratic debates and a petty situation in North Carolina. 50 Cent satisfies his fans as Hustlers receives critical acclaim. AB unhinges and makes his way to the other coast, while Simone Biles gets in front of her brother’s situation fairly quickly. The US Open wraps up with the usual suspects and Team USA shows us exactly who we thought they were.
2 hr 2 min
Aug 30, 2019
S02 Ep. 46: White Guilt with a Side of Crocodile Tears
August 31, 2019 - A blunder on an Oklahoma City news program warrants discussion. Border wall improvements are proposed as a hurricane approaches. The Popeyes craze takes a legal turn. Dave Chappelle causes a stir while three other comedy legends make news. Backlash to the new Power theme causes 50 Cent to make a statement. Andrew Luck's retirement and Carli Lloyd’s 55-yarder spark nationwide debates. The US Open offers a glimpse into the past and future.
Aug 23, 2019
S02 Ep. 45: He-Man: Unresolved
August 24, 2019 - A major retail chain undergoes rebranding. Racism is expressed near our Northern border. Uncle Joe's weekly gaffe and another dropout headline the 2020 campaign week. As Dave Chappelle and He-Man return, Spiderman departs. Anticipation builds for the Power premier and 90210 gets another reboot. Steph Curry starts a unique program while David Blatt gives an inspiring message. Danielle Williams finally gets her opportunity. The NFL preseason winds down with MAJOR breaking news.
1 hr 48 min
Aug 18, 2019
S02 Ep. 44: The Marcy Unicorns
August 18, 2019 - Jay-Z’s deal with the NFL sparks a debate. A surprisingly good outcome in Philly and an unsurprisingly morbid one in Manhattan make headlines. 2020 candidates drop out while CNNs anchors go wild. Patience is tested on VH1. Lonzo Ball steps into the light as the NCAA takes a step back. As disaster strikes Boogie Cousins, the Lakers get desperate. Simone Biles triple-doubles while Nick Kyrgios continues to be a clown.
1 hr 27 min
Aug 10, 2019
S02 Ep. 43: Into the Light
August 11, 2019 - Thirsty friends and bad customer service lead to a revelation. Presidential candidates continue to stumble while the President himself has a reversal. VH1 takes us on a cruise as Black Girl Magic shines and Lauryn Hill gets booed across the pond. In sports, AB goes OC, the NCAA attempts to move against Rich Paul, and Carmelo makes his last stand. US Soccer misses the mark yet again.
1 hr 26 min
Jul 24, 2019
A Stop Playin' Bonus: The NFL Preview Episode
Are you ready for some football? Sham and Shaka go round robin and discuss the upcoming NFL season.
1 hr 47 min
Jul 21, 2019
S02 Ep. 42: What About Wes?
July 22, 2019 - Political rallies produce unfavorable behavior as the country gears up for the Mueller hearings. It’s a long-time coming for one of our favorite comedians, the MCU brings a surprising, yet satisfying update to one of their characters, and a self-submission to the Emmys reaps its rewards. Jamaica denounces their best hurdler, the Westbrook trade stalls, and Rich Paul’s ego disrupts business.
1 hr 37 min
Jul 13, 2019
S02 Ep. 41: I'm the Manager!
July 15, 2019 - After a two-week break, the episode starts with a recap of Sham’s birthday festivities. DC tops a list while a fast food fail leads to an unlikely escalation. A possible return to The Bronx leads the political segment while “Black Twitter” comes through for Halle. The USWNT and Coco Gauff cement their place in history as the Wimbledon finals spark a debate.
1 hr 51 min
Jun 29, 2019
S02 Ep. 40: One Bama at a Time
June 30, 2019 - The show turns 40 and proclaims a mission. Political news doesn't live up to expectations. A photo on a yacht generates reflections to previous episodes. An updated MCU character raises eyebrows and a BET Awards recap dominate the entertainment news. USWNT rolls on in World Cup, baseball is a circus across the Pond, and Wimbledon gears up. MEET THE METS! The NBA free agency wrapup shows dreams fulfilled and crushed.
Jun 22, 2019
S02 Ep. 39: Notlanta
June 22, 2019 - Impeachment becomes "hopeless." A new slogan starts in Orlando and the frontrunner gets exposed. If it's Sunday, another war may be underway. Khal Drogo may soon be a Twin, which leads to a discussion on preservation and other entertainment quick hits. The NBA Draft has crying moments while free agency is looming. An MLB discussion reveals the star of DC who, in turn, should run all DC sports. The U.S Women’s National Team continues to thrive.
1 hr 30 min
Jun 20, 2019
S02 Ep. 38: 121 Percent
June 15, 2019 - The death toll in DR sparks another social media war. One woman can no longer lie while another's wrath level is reached. #MeToo will NOT include #TheOne. HBO, reality TV, and music updates. The NBA crowns a new champion and there is plenty to discuss in the aftermath. The US Women’s Soccer Team is carrying the banner hard for our nation.
1 hr 42 min
Jun 7, 2019
S02 Ep. 37: A Throuple?
June 8, 2019 - The Obamas’ podcast deal sparks some interest and saturated stories take over the news. A former prosecutor gets her “just deserts” as Netflix scores with a new documentary. The NBA Finals continues and sparks moments of outrage, while an NFL player becomes victim to a betrayal.
1 hr 39 min
May 30, 2019
S02 Ep. 36: Light's Out
June 1, 2019 - After “light’s out,” a principal makes national news. A CEO and corporate board are at odds. Mueller speaks and says...nothing, as a visit across the pond has a nasty result. The ending of GoT takes a heavy toll on one of its stars while another HBO show shines. NBA Finals is under way as Magic promises to go away. Hard Knocks challenges the Gruden brothers to a duel.
1 hr 51 min
May 24, 2019
S02 Ep. 35: The Carrier Gets Carried
May 24, 2019 - Texting and walking becomes a crime while a clergyman gets partially-absolved from his. Trump and Pelosi battle it out as Michael Avenatti walks the plank. The GoT finale and Norman Lear’s revival cause head-scratching and a former psychic throws shade at Queen Bey. The NBA Finals are upon us as the All-NBA teams are released. Magic doubles down and what’s up with the J-E-T-S, Jets!?!
1 hr 42 min
May 24, 2019
S02 Ep. 34: Never Can Say Goodbye
May 24, 2019 - The episode starts with a tribute to a loved one. Charcoal doesn’t need help from the meat and North Carolina one-ups Alabama in the worst way. The “front-runner” and the defensive “GOAT” lead the charge as Zion dodges a bullet. A double-dose of 34 turns into a petty clash of titans, and an NFL CB breaks Sham’s heart.
1 hr 26 min
May 10, 2019
S02 Ep. 33: MIND YOUR BUSINESS
May 11, 2019 - Minding someone else's business puts a DC author out of business. Georgia and Alabama make unfavorable headlines. The Mother of Dragons makes a playoff appearance and a promise. A “Power” outage is imminent. Despite a new addition to the royal family, the Queen is not going anywhere. Britney Spears is back in the news. NBA Playoffs and local MLB updates. Breaking news!
1 hr 50 min
May 3, 2019
S02 Ep. 32: The Mayor??
May 4, 2019 - After some light house-dusting, racism pops up at a fan event. One of our original stories takes an UNnatural and unacceptable turn. A collegiate hero risks his life to take down an active shooter. Research is completed for two mayoral stories. Impeachment has weak legs as two Attorneys General make differing stances. GoT and Endgame live up to the hype, while Jon Singleton gets a tribute. The NBA Playoffs shows us Bucks have no time for philosophy and that Kyle Lowry should be looking over his shoulder at Vince Carter in Toronto.
1 hr 37 min
Apr 26, 2019
S02 Ep. 31: Spoiler Alert
April 27, 2019 - Crayola tries its hand in a peculiar marketplace. A hate crime in California and general craziness in Minnesota capture the news for the week. The Sunshine State finally gifts us with a happy story. Two classic sitcoms become a combined reboot. The weekend brings two major events, but people cannot control their need to spoil them. Dame and Russ highlight the discussion as the NBA Playoffs continue. The NFL draft fuels negative emotions from fans in the Big Apple. College basketball scandal update.
1 hr 40 min
Apr 22, 2019
S02 Ep. 30: Treinta
April 22, 2019 - We celebrate our 30th with a Starbucks update. Gentrification runs awry while Ancestry.com takes a chance. Mueller Report wrapup leads to impeachment analysis. Kim K prepares for the California bar before Thanos arrives. Russell Westbrook looks bad at the outset of the NBA playoffs. Sylvia Hatchell has to BE better while the NFL Draft IS better.
1 hr 34 min
Apr 11, 2019
S02 Ep. 29: Red Carpet Courtroom
April 13, 2019 - Wading through technical difficulties, the first Zoomcast starts off with some house cleaning. The tragedy of Nipsey Hussle leads to some humor around Chris Darden. Nike tries to cash in on its Blue Chips. Aunt Becky takes the Red Carpet while the Finding Neverland director takes a U-Turn. GoT preview. Malware at Mar-a-Lago. NBA playoff preview including a challenge to Dame Lillard. Not enough Magic to fix the problems at the Lakers. Dwayne Wade gets his props.
1 hr 53 min
Apr 2, 2019
S02 Ep. 28: Three the Hard Way
March 30, 2019 - The Lakers crumble but Lebron outshines the Marines. The Two Towers reigns supreme as WOW becomes an unsuccessful sensation. Religion precludes pragmatic decisions as Chick-Fil-A takes a hit. A doctor’s incomprehensible bedside manner leads to a tragic result. Betsy DeVos misses the mark, Vili is finally free, and how real is too real for Cardi B?
1 hr 19 min
Apr 1, 2019
S02 Ep. 27: Next Case
March 30, 2019 - A few investigators need to move on as the Mueller Report lands with a thud and the city of Chicago is exposed. Wendy Williams competes with the college scandal for the headlines. March Madness gets even crazier with bad marketing. MLB season has some early highlights. April entertainment teaser.
1 hr 28 min
Mar 23, 2019
S02 Ep. 26: Real Life Excellence
March 23, 2019 - Work and travel make for an eventful week. Sunshine State shenanigans incite a challenge. Black excellence stories expand beyond Hidden Figures. Anticlimactic Friday night political news sets the stage for a victory lap. A big business merger redefines the entertainment world and nostalgia ensues. March Madness goes into full swing and ignites a debate involving the NBA. Barriers get broken in the NFL.
1 hr 46 min
Mar 15, 2019
S02 Ep. 25: Less Fuller House
March 15, 2019 - Back in the studio, the sins of the privileged dominate the news. Hallmark and Netflix take swift action but the Feds take things to the next level. An alternate income stream lands in Newark and sets the stage for a leak to the government. The Avengers trailer and two presidential candidates receive some spotlight. NFL free agency results in surprise signings and releases.
1 hr 6 min
Mar 9, 2019
S02 Ep. 24: The GOAT
March 9, 2019 - On this SUPERSIZED episode, stories about bowling turn into confessions. Entertainment updates range from Chicago to Hollywood to Westeros. The First Lady of the Commonwealth matches her husband. AB shuts it down and Zion switches it up, while MJ shirks his title and the Lakers fall apart. Baseball free agency comes to a close with some headscratchers on.
1 hr 44 min
Feb 21, 2019
S02 Ep. 23: Just the DM
February 20, 2019 - A second shutdown is avoided but crisis isn't. Politics in the Commonwealth become a sandwich of the wrong type. Jussie Smollett update does not look good. AD, Rich Paul, Magic and Lebron set fire to the Pelicans with one immediate result. Two diva receivers have news updates and Duke adjusts to life without Zion.
1 hr 29 min
Feb 18, 2019
S02 Ep. 22: We Love LA
February 17, 2019 - The show goes bi-coastal when Sham visits the entertainment capital of the world. Celebrity stories dominate the news cycle for all the wrong reasons. Complete recap of the Grammys.
1 hr 22 min
Feb 3, 2019
S02 Ep. 21: The Super Season Premiere
February 2, 2019 - On the eve of the Big Game, Sham and Shaka’s return helps convince the government to reopen. Black Excellence in the arts is not mutually exclusive. Kristaps and Bob Sugar wreak NBA havoc on each coast. NBA All-Star debate and MLB HOF wrap up. Oh, and there might a football game to discuss.
1 hr 50 min
Jan 23, 2019
A Stop Playin' Bonus: Best of Season 1
Some of our favorite segments from Season 1! Season 2 coming soon! Stay tuned.
1 hr 41 min
Jan 16, 2019
A Stop Playin' Bonus: Shaka's Raiders Rant
Shaka goes back on his promise (for the first time of many about the Raiders) and kirks out about the Amari Cooper trade.
Dec 22, 2018
S01 Ep. 20: The REAL Finale
December 22, 2018 - Sham and Shaka open up about the creative process. The government shutdown begins and Michael Flynn's party ends. Wrap-up on topics from the first season and gratitude for the listeners.
1 hr 41 min
Dec 17, 2018
S01 Ep. 19: Overtime and Holiday Pay
December 16, 2018 - Shaka narrowly avoids Guantanamo Bay in the Finale of Airline Problems. The holiday season kicks off with an extra generous timesheet and some double-dipping employees. NFL regular season winds down while both NCAA and NBA season heat up. Circling back on one of our earlier entertainment stories.
1 hr 30 min
Dec 8, 2018
S01 Ep. 18: I Don't Get Mad, I Just Kirk A Lot
December 8, 2018 - Airline Problems, Part Deux. The Oscars get a new host for the wrong reasons. Grammy nominee wrap up. Season three better be good! Shaka eats some Texan crow, and Sham fumbles a Monday Nighter.
1 hr 38 min
Dec 2, 2018
S01 Ep. 17: Bad Week for "Brothas"
December 2, 2018 - Holding the brothas accountable on an ALL NEWS episode. Bush 41 reflection and entertainment wrap-up.
1 hr 30 min
Nov 25, 2018
S01 Ep. 16: Post Holiday Edition
November 25, 2018 - Birthday party fallout and interracial dating. Impromptu press conferences. The Game of the Year reaction. Brees for MVP!
1 hr 33 min
Nov 16, 2018
S01 Ep. 15: Curb-Melo
November 16, 2018 - Primetime Friday Night Lights! Vouching for friends when worlds collide at brunch. Fallout from midterm results. Tension in the Western Conference leads to an unfortunate drop-off.
1 hr 48 min
Nov 7, 2018
S01 Ep. 14: Moments of Intense Rage
November 7, 2018 - Road rage leads to unacceptable vandalism. Fun at the movies. Student/teacher conflicts get physical.
1 hr 18 min
Nov 7, 2018
S01 Ep. 13: Midterm Crisis
November 7, 2018 - Coffee fail and letter writing leads into a lack of courtship. Immediate post-election reaction. Sports season is heating up which leads to reformatting.
1 hr 32 min
Oct 28, 2018
S01 Ep. 12: Spotlight on the Sunshine State
October 28, 2018 - Luv Vouchers make everything ok. The Battle of Extremes is one example of the Gift That Keeps On Giving.
1 hr 36 min