Holy Smokes, It's a Podcast! An Unnamed One, Featuring Sahadev Sharma and Brett Taylor

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Holy Smokes, It’s a Podcast! An Unnamed One, Featuring Sahadev Sharma and Brett Taylor

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And Bleacher Nation leaps into 2005 …

Over the years, I’ve been asked a few times why the site doesn’t have (or I don’t do) a podcast. Invariably, the reason always came back to some combination of time and talent (I have little of either). I held out for the possibility that someone with mad podcasting skillz would come along and offer me the possibility of teaming up with someone smart, talented, and able to, like, actually produce a podcast (I think it involves wires and eye of newt). Someone great. Someone with credibility. Someone worth dusting off my headphones, and digging in for the hard work.

Well, I waited for a few years, and that person never came. So, I settled for Sahadev Sharma.

I kid. Sahadev’s great, and you undoubtedly know his work from ESPNChicago, Baseball Prospectus, and Twitter, among other places. We’re going to try our hand at the weekly podcast thing, with our debut episode down there below. Eventually it’ll be on iTunes and all that good stuff, but there’s a learning curve. We’ll get there.

And, in the interim, you can send questions, comments, etc. to the official podcast email address ([email protected]) if you want your thoughts included on a future show. Make sure you include your name and city, and all that usual stuff.

For now, hopefully you enjoy the first edition, which ran a bit longer than anticipated (what, me and Sahadev, verbose? No way!), but features a useful discussion on the virtues of Halloween as a mustache-growing excuse.

Of course we also talk about baseball, with a look at Ozzie Guillen’s firing, the Cubs’ scouting staff changes, the death of the Cardinals (spoiler alert: Sahadev loves the Cardinals (probably)), Bob Brenly’s replacement, and what might have been in 2012 for the Cubs – good and bad.

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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.