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May 8, 2018

We have a very special episode of the Popcast for you today. First, Daily News MLB columnist John Harper (@NYDNHarper) joins host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) to talk the end of Matt Harvey’s tenure with the Mets and how we all should feel about this unceremonious divorce. Then, Popper plays for you his exclusive 20-minute sit-down conversation with Joe Namath, who was making an appearance at local charity art event in Manhattan. Popper asks Namath about Sam Darnold and the trials of playing quarterback in NYC. Also, in this week’s Popping off, Popper discusses the best story in sports that is flying under the radar.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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May 1, 2018

Sports Illustrated’s Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) joins the Popcast this week to talk NBA playoffs. Popper and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss what’s next for the teams that lost, like the Thunder, Blazers and Wizards, and look ahead to what should be a captivating Round 2. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper explains why Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov may be unfit to lead an NBA franchise.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Apr 25, 2018

The NFL Draft starts Thursday night, and we have you covered on the Popcast this week. Daily News Jets columnist Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) and Giants columnist Pat Leonard (@PLeaonrdNYDN) join host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) in back-to-back segments to discuss what each New York football team will do with its pick, and whether those selections are the right decisions.

 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Apr 17, 2018

Daily News Knicks beat writer Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) joins the Popcast this week to discuss the team’s ongoing coaching search and the current state of the franchise. Bondy and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) cover the pressure facing Steve Mills and Scott Perry, the possible gridlock between the front office and Kristaps Porzingis this offseason and much more, including a look at the NBA playoff bracket. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper explains the detriments of dehumanizing athletes.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Apr 3, 2018

Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) of The Record joins the Popcast this week to preview what will assuredly be a dramatic and entertaining Masters this weekend. Vasquez and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) dissect all the storylines surrounding Tiger Wood’s return to Augusta and what it means for golf and sports. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper gives his final thoughts on the NCAA Tournament after Villanova’s title-game victory Monday night.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Mar 27, 2018

MLB.com's David Adler (@_dadler) joins the Popcast this week to talk baseball with Opening Day just two days away. Adler and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) bounce around the league and touch on all the contenders and potential surprises as the smell of spring and the sounds of America’s pastime are upon us. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper explains why he’s rooting for Markelle Fultz, the 19-year-old Sixers rookie who finally returned to the court Monday night.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Mar 20, 2018

Daly News columnist Carron Phillips (@carronJPhillips) joins the Popcast this week to talk the NCAA Tournament. Phillips and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) re-hash the first two rounds — touching on UMBC’s massive upset of UVA, Syracuse reaching another Sweet 16, Loyola-Chicago’s Cinderella run, and much more. Then Phillips and Popper look ahead to the most intriguing matchups coming this weekend. Also, in this week's Popping Off, Popper discusses the NBA's latest important social movement. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Mar 13, 2018

The Daily News’ Bracket Guru Ian Powers (@IanPowers) joins the Popcast this week to break down the NCAA Tournament field. Powers and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) go region by region to discuss the favorites, sleepers and interesting matchups in this year’s Big Dance. Also, in this week's Popping off, Popper analyzes Kirk Cousins' reported fully-guaranteed contract with the Vikings, and how it may change the NFL landscape in the years to come. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Mar 6, 2018

Sports Illustrated’s Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) joins the Popcast this week to talk NBA as teams head down the home stretch of this 2017-18 season. Can the Rockets dethrone the Warriors in the West? Are the Raptors the favorites to win the East? Fischer and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss those topics and much more.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Feb 27, 2018

Daily News enterprise writer Kevin Armstrong (@KevinGArmstrong) joins the Popcast this week to discuss the NCAA scandal looming over college basketball as conference tournaments begin. Armstrong and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss the bombshell Yahoo! report that divulged illegal payments made to some of the biggest stars in the sport and what it all means to collegiate athletics moving forward. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper checks back in with Mack Beggs, the transgender high school wrestler who won his second straight state title this past weekend

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Feb 20, 2018

Daily News MLB columnist John Harper (@NYDNHarper) joins the Popcast this week to talk baseball as spring training gets underway. Harper and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) start by discussing the peculiar free agent market before delving into the Yankees and Mets. Also, in this week's Popping Off, Popper illuminates the ongoing athlete awakening and what it means for society.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Feb 6, 2018

Daily News Knicks beat writer and columnist Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) joins the Popcast this week with the NBA trade deadline just two days away. Bondy and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss the Knicks’ stalled rebuild, the development of Frank Ntilikina, possible resolutions to the Joakim Noah debacle, and much more. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper explains why the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory makes the owners look obtuse for their treatment of Colin Kaepernick.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jan 30, 2018

Penn Live Eagles reporters Aaron Kasinitz (@AaronKazreports) and Daniel Gallen (@danieljtgallen) join the Popcast this week to look ahead to a Super Bowl showdown between Philadelphia and the Patriots. Kasinitz, Gallen and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) talk Nick Foles replacing Carson Wentz, key matchups to look for, and what Foles should do if he wins the Eagles’ first-ever Lombardi Trophy. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper details the systematic failures at Michigan State, and what needs to happen next.

 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jan 23, 2018

Daily News NFL columnist Gary Myers (@garymyersNYDN) joins the Popcast this week to talk the Giants’ hiring of Pat Shurmur as their next head coach. Myers and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) also break down the conference championship games from this past weekend. In this week’s Popping Off, Popper calls for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State to open up independent investigations into the cover-up of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jan 16, 2018

We're back after a brief holiday break, and Daily News NFL columnist Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) joins the Popcast this week. Mehta and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) start by discussing Doug Marrone’s success in Jacksonville before jumping into the Jets’ offseason plans. Will John Morton be back as offensive coordinator? Are the Jets really considering signing Kirk Cousins? Is Saquon Barkley an option with the sixth pick? That and more.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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