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The Lede with Jeff Blair and Stephen Brunt
Episode 10: Clubhouse Culture
August 08 2018
Episode 25: Brian Burke On Going From NHL Exec To The Media
December 19 2018

Until last season, Brian Burke spent 30 years working for NHL teams or the league itself. But now, he is a member of the media, which gives him a unique viewpoint from which to comment on the love-hate relationship hockey executives and the media has with each other. Burke joins Jeff and Stephen to discuss that and much more. And surprise, surprise, he doesn’t hold back.

This episode was produced by Amil Delic and Ryan Walsh.

Audio Credits: Calgary Flames, CBC, CityNews, Global TV, Sportsnet 960, Sportsnet, The FAN 590, Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

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Episode 24: Going To School With Cito Gaston
December 11 2018

The former big-league player and manager lived and played through the Civil Rights Movement, earning a reputation as a student of the game who later became an excellent teacher of it. Gaston sat down with Stephen to discuss his life on and off the diamond.

This episode was produced by Amil Delic and Ryan Walsh.

Audio Credits: The Fan 590, Sportsnet and Toronto Blue Jays.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

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Episode 23: Being Big Time in Bytown
November 28 2018

You may not know him, but Jeff Hunt is a major player in Canadian sports. He's an owner and the President, Sports Operations for both the CFL's Ottawa Redblacks and the OHL's Ottawa 67's. Hunt speaks with Jeff and Stephen about running teams in Canada's capital city, attracting younger audiences, co-existing in a market with multiple franchises and much more.

This episode was produced by Amil Delic and Ryan Walsh.

Audio Credits: CBC, Ottawa Redblacks and Rogers TV.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

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Episode 22: Five Ring Circus
November 21 2018

Olympian, Lou Marsh Trophy winner, author, academic and Order of Canada recipient Dr. Bruce Kidd joins Stephen and Jeff in studio. They discuss what happened with the Calgary 2026 bid, the future of the Olympics, how a restructuring of the Winter Games would help sell them to cities and finding a way to make youth sports more affordable.

This episode was produced by Amil Delic and Ryan Walsh.

Audio Credits: ABC Denver, Calgary Herald, CBC, City TV, Denver Public Library, Global TV, International Olympic Committee and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

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