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Episode 17: Political Football
October 17 2018
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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Episode 21: Mark Shapiro Managing Blue Jays Culture Change
November 14 2018

Stephen and Jeff sit down with Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro to talk about building team culture, the new manager, Josh Donaldson, super-agent Scott Boras and the future of the facilities in Dunedin as well as the Rogers Centre.

This episode was produced by Amil Delic and Ryan Walsh.

Audio Credits: Fox Sports, Sportsnet and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

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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