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Unfiltered: David Kaplan’s Chicago sports podcast

Unfiltered with David Kaplan features interviews with athletes and coaches, and debates with a rotating guest list of Chicago media members and reporters.

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Ep. 567: Early tournament reaction, Bulls win second straight

Hub Arkush, Chris Bleck and Gabe Ramirez join Kap on the panel.0:00- Bradley gives Michigan State a huge scare. Tom Izzo gets angry. And did Bradley help its brand by hanging with the Big Ten champs?12:20- The Bulls win their 2nd straight game to avoid getting closer to the Bottom 3 in the NBA standings. Are they better off focusing on player development instead of trying to get better lottery odds?19:00- Ichiro retires in his home country. Will he be a unanimous Hall of Famer?21:30- Will Eloy Jimenez be able to handle the pressure that will come with his new contract?25:30- Will the Cubs get in on extension season and extend either Kris Bryant or Javy Baez soon?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

22 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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Ep. 596: What's up with Jon Lester?

David Haugh, Hub Arkush and Ben Finfer join Kap on the panel.0:00 - The Cubs had chances but fall to the Phillies after Jon Lester gets roughed up again. Is anybody worried?4:00 - It's Kap's daily call for the Cubs management to sign Craig Kimbrel.8:00 - The White Sox look for a split. Do they need to try to compete in the division or just focus on developing their future stars?13:00 - The Bears' Top 100 players list is out. The guys debate if Brian Urlacher is too low and if "The Fridge" should have cracked the list.20:00 - Drake's shoulder rub is dominating the Eastern Conference Finals. The guys weigh in on the touchy subject.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22mins

24 May 2019

Rank #2

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Ep. 644: Eddy Pineiro wins the Bears kicker battle, but the war is far from over

Chris Bleck, Sam Panayotovich and Jay Cohen join Kap on the panel.0:00- Eddy Pineiro wins the Bears kicker battle, but the war is far from over. Will he still be the kicker for Week 1?6:00- Pro Football Focus says Mitch Trubisky is the 26th-best QB entering the season. Kap would like a word.9:30- The guy discuss the Bears's punishment to Kyle Long for his practice fights and look back at life and career of Cedric Benson.16:00- A trip to the Little League World Series did wonders for the Cubs. So after winning the last two on their road trip, are they back?20:00- Jose Quintana has been on fire of late. Is he the Cubs' ace?24:00- Eloy Jimenez leads A.L. rookies in home runs. With Vlad Jr. out, can he win the rookie of the year? Plus the guys discuss Dylan Cease's struggles another big weekend for Luis Robert in Charlotte.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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Ep. 590: Cubs shutout by Brewers, Addison Russell's return

0:00- The Brewers blank the Cubs 7-0 as Gio Gonzalez shuts down the red-hot Cubbie lineup. The guys discuss the game.8:00- The panel reacts to Addison Russell's comments to the Sun-Times that if fans wants to boo, "then that's on them."14:00- Tim Anderson heads to Toronto to face noted bat flip-hater Randal Grichuk. When will baseball lighten up?20:00- David DeJesus and Doug Glanville join Kap to discuss the Cubs' loss, Bryzzo's hot May, the shift and bat flipping.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

29mins

11 May 2019

Rank #4

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Ep. 635: Do they White Sox have the ace they need to compete?

Anthony Herron, Chris Bleck and Gabe Ramirez join Kap on the panel.0:00 - Ozzie Guillen joins the show to talk about the White Sox Game 1 win over the Twins including Dylan Cease's start. They also discuss who will be the team's ace when they are ready to compete. Ozzie says that guy isn't on the roster yet.13:30 - Trey Burton misses his fourth straight training camp practice. Should Bears fans be concerned?16:30 - The Cubs bullpen takes another hit as Brandon Kintzler goes on the I.L. How much does Pedro Strop's return help?22:30- The guys discuss the best nicknames for the upcoming MLB Players' Weekend.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22mins

7 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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Ep. 248: Will Mitch Trubisky start for the Bears?

David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Adam Jahns (Chicago Sun-Times) and Brian Hedger (NHL.com) join Kap on the panel. Mike Glennon has another terrible performance. Is it finally Trubisky time? Will Danny Trevathan be suspended for the hit that sent Davante Adams to the hospital? Plus Jake Arrieta may not start Sunday. Could he miss the NLDS?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22mins

29 Sep 2017

Rank #6

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Ep. 499: All signs point to Mitch Trubisky missing the Thanksgiving game in Detroit

Chris Bleck, Jordan Bernfield and Jason Goch join Kap on the panel.0:00- All signs point to Mitch Trubisky missing the Thanksgiving game in Detroit. Can Chase Daniel lead the Bears to a win? Will the offense even miss a beat? Will the defense dominate as usually?10:00- Mark Schanowski joins Kap to preview the DeAndre Ayton/Wendell Carter, Jr. matchup and discuss if the Bulls should be interested in trading for John Wall or Bradley Beal. Meanwhile, the panel get into a heated debate about whether or not the Bulls should make a trade now for a disgruntled star on another team. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

23mins

22 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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Ep. 645: Will the next 12 games determine the Cubs season?

On this edition of the Sports Talk Live podcast David Kaplan is joined by Hub Arkush, Mike Esposito and Jason Goch. The guys discuss whether or not the next 12 games will determine the Cubs season. (1:30) Plus how concerned should Cubs fans be with Cole Hamels? (4:15) And the panel discusses who would be the odd man out of the Cubs playoff rotation. (5:20) Plus would you choose to re-sign Nicholas Castellanos over another star? (8:00) Kyle Long apologizes for getting kicked out of practice last week. (11:45) The guys weigh in on the new trend of NFL players not playing at all in the preseason. (13:00) Plus the guys discuss an unlikely candidate to solve the Bears kicking issues. (15:30) Can Joakim Noah coexist with Lebron James? (16:30) The panel discuss whether or not the White Sox should bring back Ivan Nova next season and where does Jose Abreu fit in the rebuilding plans. (18:45) And Sox skipper Rick Renteria gives a strong response to all his social media critics. (20:40) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22mins

21 Aug 2019

Rank #8

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Ep. 322: Reviewing the return on Nikola Mirotic

On tonight's episode of SportsTalk Live Kap is joined by Matt Zahn, Ben Finfer and Jason Goch. The guys first go over the trade that sent Nikola Mirotic and second-round pick to the Pelicans in exchange for Omer Asik and first-round draft pick (in addition to two other players expected to be waived). So how did GarPax do?Then they move on to the Blackhawks... is it time for the Hawks to move on from Crawford due to his injury history? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22mins

2 Feb 2018

Rank #9

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Ep. 223: Mike Glennon says there is no QB competition, but is he right?

Patrick Finley (Chicago Sun-Times), Danny Parkins (670 The Score) and Jordan Cornette (ESPN 1000) join Kap on the panel. Mike Glennon says there isn’t a quarterback competition but is there? Joe Girardi rips the umpires for losing control of the Yankees-Tigers “base-brawl” game. Does he have a point or is it the players’ fault? Plus, right now, should Jake Arrieta be the Game 1 playoff starter for the Cubs?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22mins

24 Aug 2017

Rank #10

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Ep. 636: Are the White Sox getting better, or are the Tigers terrible?

Hub Arkush and Jordan Bernfield join Kap on the panel.0:00 - The Cubs take 2 of 3 from the A's to complete a 5-1 home stand. Now, they hit the road for 10 games. Can they turn around their struggles away from Wrigley?8:15 - Jon Lester calls himself the weakest link in the Cubs rotation. Can he turn around his struggles before the playoffs? Right now, would he be the starter for a Game 163?12:20 - The Bears begin the preseason tomorrow. How many series should Mitch Trubisky and the Bears starters play? Should they play at all this preseason?16:00 - The guys discuss Trey Burton's absence from practice and preview the kicker competition in the 1st preseason game.19:00 - Ozzie Guillen calls Kap a fraud for drinking decaf coffee. Plus, the White Sox complete a 5-2 road trip. Are they playing much better or are the Tigers extremely terrible?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

28mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #11

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Ep. 217: Does Joe Maddon deserve criticism for his late-game decisions?

Adam Jahns (Chicago Sun-Times), Danny Parkins (670 The Score) and Ben Finfer (ESPN 1000) join Kap on the panel. The Cubs manage just a single run after scoring 15 the night before. Does Joe Maddon deserve criticism for his late-game decisions? Plus everybody is fired up about Mitch Trubisky except for Mitch Trubisky. When will the hype become reality and he gets the starting nod?Plus Dwyane Wade is reportedly set to accept a buyout and Jerry Reinsdorf wouldn’t hire Ozzie Guillen to be his manager ever again.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

23mins

16 Aug 2017

Rank #12

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Ep. 351: Will Cam Meredith return to the Bears?

Hub Arkush (Pro Football Weekly/670 The Score), Mark Grote (670 The Score) and Mark Carman (WGN Radio) join Luke Stuckmeyer on the panel. Quenton Nelson works out at Notre Dame’s pro day. If he’s still on the board at 8, should the Bears take him? Plus the panel talks about the Cubs outfield heading into 2018 and if it’s time to shut down both Jonathan Toews and Lauri Markkanen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

23mins

23 Mar 2018

Rank #13

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Ep. 269: How many wins can the Bears get over their last 8 games?

David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Mark Carman (Fanside/WGN Radio) and national college football analyst Anthony Herron join Kap on the panel. The Bears are back from the bye. How many wins can they get over their last 8 games? And if the Bears stay competitive, will John Fox be back?The panel also discusses if it’s fair for Bobby Portis to be playing while Nikola Mirotic is out. Finally, they debate the Cubs offseason moves. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

33mins

7 Nov 2017

Rank #14

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Ep. 264: Will Ryan Pace regret not drafting Deshaun Watson?

David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Danny Parkins (670 The Score) and Seth Gruen (“Big Ten Unfiltered” podcast) join Kap on the panel. The guys discuss Zach Miller’s medical emergency, and Jerrell Freeman’s 10-game suspension. Plus could Ryan Pace regret not drafting Deshaun Watson and does Notre Dame have a good chance to make the College Football Playoff?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

29mins

31 Oct 2017

Rank #15

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Ep. 503: New coach, same woes: have the Blackhawks improved at all?

Hub Arkush, Luke Stuckmeyer and Mark Carman join Kap on the panel.0:00- Mitch Trubisky was limited in practice Wednesday. Should he play against the Giants on Sunday? Plus the guys discuss Eddie Jackson’s Defensive Player of the Week performance and Hub tells us how close the Bears are to the Saints in the NFC.12:00- The Blackhawks give up an 8-spot against Vegas. Jeremy Colliton says it’s a “step back” but have they actually improved at all?15:00- Lauri Markkanen is close to returning. How much will he improve the Bulls?18:00- Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Georgia are the current top 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings. Do either Ohio State or Oklahoma have a chance to make it into the Top 4 after Championship Saturday? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

23mins

29 Nov 2018

Rank #16

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Ep. 401: Did the Cubs offense get on the plane to St. Louis?

Kap is joined by David Haugh, Patrick Finley and Nick Friedell. The guys start by remembering the 20th anniversary of the Bulls winning their sixth title. What would the Warriors have to do to surpass the Jordan-era dynasty? Moving to the NBA Draft, Michael Porter Jr. missed a workout due to a hip injury... is his health too much of a risk for the Bulls if he falls to No. 7? Plus, the Cubs' offensive woes continue after they were shut out two games in a row. Can they regain their groove in St. Louis? Finally, is the pitch Kris Bryant took to the face getting in his head at the plate?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

28mins

15 Jun 2018

Rank #17

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Ep. 505: Should Bears play it safe with Daniel or risk it with Trubisky?

Seth Gruen, Fred Mitchell and Jason Goch join Leila Rahimi on the panel. 0:00- Mitch Trubisky is once again doubtful. Should the Bears risk playing him Sunday against the Giants?  Plus the panel discuss why the Bears need to be weary of falling into a trap.11:30-  Teddy Greenstein join Leila to discuss Urban Meyer’s future, Notre Dame chances of slipping out of the College Football Playoff and Northwestern’s chance of winning the Big Ten championship.20:00- The Cubs tender a contract to Addison Russell.  Was it the right move by Theo Epstein?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27mins

1 Dec 2018

Rank #18

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Ep. 579: Have the Cubs turned the corner?

Hub Arkush, David Schuster and Mark Grote join Kap on the panel.0:00- The Cubs sweep the Marlins and have won 7 of their last 10. Have they finally turned the corner?8:00- The White Sox keep playing but the controversy surrounding Tim Anderson's bat-flip-heard-round-the-world continues. Does baseball need to lighten up or does Anderson deserve some blame?14:30- The guys remember Chet Coppock. The "Godfather of Sports Talk Radio" died at the age of 70.18:00- Carlos Zambrano drops by the studio. He talks to Kap about his comeback with the Chicago Dogs, his thoughts on the Cubs winning it all and his hopes to once again pitch in the majors.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

19 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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Ep. 254: What to expect in Trubisky's second start

Chris Hine (Chicago Tribune), Kevin Dziepak (670 The Score) and Matt Verderame (Fansided.com) join Chuck Garfien on the panel. What should we expect from Mitch Trubisky in his second career start? JJ Stankevitz joins Chuck with the latest. Plus the panel discusses Derrick Rose’s performance against the Bulls and how many goals Alex DeBrincat could score this season.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

48mins

12 Oct 2017

Rank #20