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A couple Barstool Sports bloggers turned podcast hosts, White Sox Dave and Barstool Carl, bring you insightful, engaging and humorous weekly baseball content with a Chicago bias. Interviews, conversation, laughs. Red Line Radio. Intro & close song: 'Dennehy' by Serengeti.

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A couple Barstool Sports bloggers turned podcast hosts, White Sox Dave and Barstool Carl, bring you insightful, engaging and humorous weekly baseball content with a Chicago bias. Interviews, conversation, laughs. Red Line Radio. Intro & close song: 'Dennehy' by Serengeti.

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2047 Ratings
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1977
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37

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By Sir P Stacks - Jan 31 2020
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You throw like a beached whale with a chode. All hail fat WSD. Viva

Better then anything on AM radio in the CHI

By Toddeggs - Jan 15 2020
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Love all four of these guys. 2020 is going to be great. They are cranking on all cylinders.

iTunes Ratings

2047 Ratings
Average Ratings
1977
10
13
10
37

Arm angle

By Sir P Stacks - Jan 31 2020
Read more
You throw like a beached whale with a chode. All hail fat WSD. Viva

Better then anything on AM radio in the CHI

By Toddeggs - Jan 15 2020
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Love all four of these guys. 2020 is going to be great. They are cranking on all cylinders.
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Red Line Radio

Latest release on Feb 27, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 16 hours ago

Rank #1: Episode 8: Rick Hahn

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Without a doubt the biggest episode we've released to the internet, Dave & Carl talk with the man behind the best offseason a Major League Baseball team has ever had, White Sox General Manager, Rick Hahn.

I'm not going to say Rick divulged organizational secrets and basically guaranteed the Sox would sign Cuban slugger Luis Robert, but I'm also not going to say he didn't. 

Chicago White Sox GM, long-time friend of the show, Rick Hahn (3:02); Was Rick making fun of Dave for watching single-A ball in April? (40:12); Reaction to the Cubs series wins against both the Cardinals and Brewers (46:29).

Apr 11 2017

52mins

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Rank #2: Episode 2.9: Jeff Samardzija Was Not A Shark

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Carl Dave and Ozzie split the show in half with White Sox taking the first half and the Cubs starting at 32:52 on the dot. Topics include: your weekly Moncada update, Lucas Giolito is no good (Carl) vs. Maybe He Isn't (Dave), How should Rick Hahn handle Avi Garcia?, Rick Hahn's Trade for Giolito and Lopez, Kris Bryant almost got murdered, The Cubs should retaliate (Carl) vs. No they shouldn't (Dave), Javy and Albert are killing it at the top of the order, Is Javy the new #2 prototype?, Carl defends several opinions, Jason Heyward is Good, a bunch of other stuff and then some time for Ozzie at the end. 

Apr 25 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #3: Cubs Hire David Ross + Spittin Chiclets

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Huge week of news with Cubs hiring David Ross. Bears get ready for the biggest game of the season and we have the #1 hockey podcast in the world join us for an extended look at the Chicago Blackhawks dynasty. All Gas No Brakes. 

Oct 24 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #4: Red Line Radio: The Second City's #1 Podcast

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The crew goes to HQ in NYC for the big announcement. We open with Big Apple observations followed by an exclusively non-exclusive interview with RLR Executive Producer Big Cat to break down the ins and outs of what to expect from Red Line Radio now that it's aboard the Barstool pirate ship. The crew then goes deep on all things Khalil Mack and why it might be the best trade, ever, of all time with serious implications on postseason expectations. Carl goes off on why Kyle Hendricks is back, Dave pumps/blows Northwestern football (again) while Chief and Eddie remind you that the best Bears talk from now and til forever will be right here on Red Line Radio. And last but not least, as always, voicemails 224-544-9194.  

Sep 04 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #5: Rick Hahn + March Madness

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The boys are delighted to present Rick Hahn week, a sacred tradition at RLR where WSD does a face to face with his best friend and White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. In and around that amazing interview, the boys recap St. Paddy's, prep for a March Madness party in Wrigley, break down the Hawks late season resurgence and new Bears roster moves while undergoing the stark realization that Chicago is officially a Destination City for all professional athletes outside the NBA. After that Carl puts up some counter-logic on why the Cubs had a big offseason and they need to start playing baseball pronto. Afterwards there's a brief grabbag, voicemails, beefs and big shoulders. Special thanks to title sponsor Miller Lite as well as our Best Friend Rick Hahn for making this week a special one. ALL GAS. NO BRAKES. 

Mar 19 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #6: Episode 22: QUINTANA TRADE SPECIAL EDITION

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Soak it up ladies. 

Jul 14 2017

22mins

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Rank #7: Bears Lose + Electric Chair Review + AJ Pierzynski

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The Barstool Chicago boys are absolutely devastated after a soul crushing defeat this weekend. No one saw it coming and there's loads of reaction packed into this week's episode. It's hard to pin blame on one player, so they say, but that doesn't stop us from going through each and every person who should be accountable for that devastating loss. At the same time, the boys do every they can to keep it together and stay big picture. This was the best season for Bears fans arguably in 12 years, arguably since 1985 because of how much fun we had along the way. After that, Carl and Dave do some baseball talk as they get ready for their seasons. Dave brings on good friend of the program AJ Pierzynski who basically injects a shot of life into everyone in the room. AJ is the fucking man as evidence by his 26 minutes with the boys this week. After that they do some mild grabbag, obviously voicemails, beefs, big shoulders before closing with the world debut on Red Line Radio of Imma Buy You A Beef. It's a big week even if it sucks. We're happy to be here with you, holding your proverbial hair as you puke your guts out over this defeat. Stay strong Chicago. We got this. 

Jan 08 2019

1hr 38mins

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Rank #8: Bears Defense Mauls Rams + Hot Stove's Warming Up?

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This week on Red Line Radio the boys absolutely lose their shit over how awesome the Bears defense is. Whitesoxdave leads the charge on what he's hearing the White Sox are doing at the Winter Meetings. Listen to all of this as well as Cubs hot stove, the debacle on Madison street, and more

Dec 11 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #9: Episode 21: Trade Deadline and Tryout Part II

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Jul 13 2017

59mins

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Rank #10: Kris Bryant + Cup Snakes

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The most controversial Red Line Radio to date follows the aftermath of Wrigley Usher LigmaBallSack getting fired for talking Cup Snakes on Dog Walk. And spoiler alert - it's total bullshit. The boys recap the chaos then turn it over to a brief yet insightful interview with future Hall of Famer Kris Bryant. It remains to be seen if the Cubs fire KB for coming on our show much like they did to LigmaBallSack. In and around that, we get an update on the Humboldt Park Gator and a bunch of other shit but honestly does any of that matter with Ligma out of a job? Does Kris Bryant like to cuddle and eat pancakes with his wife? Tune in this week to find out. All Gas No Brakes. 

Jul 16 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #11: Episode 2.8: David Ross Cancelled So We Got White Sox Top Scout Nick Hostetler

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Carl Dave and Ozzie are joined by White Sox #1 Scout and Huge Fan Of The Program, Nick Hosteler. Segments with Nick include Who Are You Picking 4th Overall, Glory Holez Glory Dayz and Over/Unders You Probably Shouldn't Answer. Carl and Dave also make a hard sell on Nick to add low-cost depth to the scouting department, but not before Carl has a bonafide meltdown about the Cubs' slow start. Finally, Dave and Carl dive into how they kidnapped Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini last week and what that means for the show moving forward. 

Apr 19 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #12: Bran The Broken

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Episode 102 opens with GoT bar bag reactions followed by a new grabbag segment featuring apartment hunting and bachelor parties as the opening topics. Following that, Carl gets real excited about Kyle Hendricks personally addressing his theory about Kyle's historical slow starts on ESPN. You would too. General Cubs talk follows with an emphasis on the Jake Arrieta / Yu Darvish storyline. Opposite that, WSD talks everyone into the White Sox being a playoff contender. Like actual, real playoffs. Carl & Eddie then briefly recap a trip to NYC's new HQ before going deep on what the Bulls can do at 7 while Chief considers a former UCLA standout against Eddie's wishes. Chief then makes a bold request - tapping into Eddie's black magic for the #3 pick in the NHL draft. After that WSD debuts the first ever Cut, Start, Statue segment that does better than expected if we're being honest. Naturally beefs follow but no voicemails. What the fuck? 224-544-9194. Thank you Miller Lite, Napleton River Oaks Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Roman, Hello Fresh and SeatGeek. We love you. 

May 21 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #13: Episode 2.15: Hawk Harrelson

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Presented by SeatGeek (promo = REDLINERADIO), Hawk Harrelson joins Red Line Radio and it's downright amazing. Segments include: Waiting For Hawk (10:20-27:00), Hawk (27:00-59:25), Breaking Down Our Hawk Interview (59:25-1:15:20), Voicemails featuring Fuck Stick #2, Tommy Kaz, Shep's Sister (kinda) and Addison Russell's Sex Life. It's our favorite show to date, by far. Enjoy. 

Jun 08 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #14: Episode 18: Len Kasper & Tryouts

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Jun 21 2017

59mins

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Rank #15: Chicago Bears Captain Kyle Long

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The Red Line boys are back after going through another weekend closer to normal life. The Conference Championships on Sunday were down right amazing and we're here to debate who lost the worst: Bears, Saints or Chiefs. We then follow it up with an outstanding interview with Bears' Captain, Kyle Long to give his first interview since the Bears lost. Spoiler Alert: he's moving on from the loss with a lot of anticipation towards starting the 2019 campaign. Naturally we left in shock and awe as we always do when talking to Chicago Bear greats. Kyle Long is no exception and NBD he invites us over for a pool party. After that, Carl goes through the Cubs convention festivities this weekend including a story about how he accidentally got hammered at Don Shula's steakhouse in the Sheraton Hotel. After that, Dave updates the crew on Manny Machado, virtually saying he is coming to the White Sox without the WSD scoop city stamp of approval. Chief follows to announce that the Hawks are officially dead but not really because there's a non-zero chance, whatever the fuck that means. There's some beefs, voicemails, and a very light grabbag to close out the show. We're still licking our wounds as we look to baseball season. Oh PS the Bulls suck. 

Jan 22 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #16: Episode 25: Second Half Storylines & The Cubs Are Back

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Loaded show as Carl and Dave recap the CrossTown Cup and why Dave is so mad at the Cubs. Dave then breaks down the Melky trade with Kansas City and why Ken Rosenthal beat him to the punch on scooping Sonny Gray. Other topics include: #ChicagoRiverBridgeGate, Yoan Moncada vs. Tim Anderson (as players), Yoan Moncada vs. Marcus Stroman (in a fight), The Cubs Are Back, 2nd Half Storylines, Ian Happ's weird numbers, BIG JON'S BIG STICK, and as always, listener/reader/redliner emails. 

Aug 03 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #17: ESPN 1000's Silvy + 1st Place Bears

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The Bears are alone in first place and the boys are here to rub the world's best defense in your face. Never mind the quarterback problems, this is Chicago Bears football of course the quarterback is the only question mark. Fortunately Eddie is here to be your spiritual guide as you manage your Mitch Trubisky expectations. On the north side of town, the Cubs are still in first place. Silvy from ESPN 1000 joins the boys to talk October expectations while Carl predicts a 16-inch softball style lineup for the October Cubs. Chief gets his first full Hawks monologue, and it's loaded with names no one else can pronounce or spell. But's he's all fuckin jacked up with optimism and that's GOOD NEWS for Red Line Radio. We close with a new yet monstrously important segment: Big Shoulders Of The Week, an award voted on by the listeners based on 4 submissions from Carl, Dave, Eddie and Chief and one listener submission Tuesday after the show drops. This week it's Hendricks, Hawk, McManus and Lauri in that order. Listen in and follow along on Twitter and of course Barstool Sports dot com to get a piece of the action #AllGasNoBrakes

Sep 25 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #18: WE'RE FULL TIME + Bears Playoff Preview

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Gooood morning good afternoon and good evening Chicago Sports Fans it is our distinct pleasure to present the first podcast we're releasing as Full Time Barstool employees. It's a whirlwind show for the guys as the go into some of the details on how it came together, what's to be expected and how Barstool Chicago is going to flourish under our leadership. It's loaded with emotion and rightfully so - we've worked out dicks off to get here for the better part of almost 6 years. After we're done blowing ourselves for being awesome, we get into the Bears Vikings beatdown, matchups against the Eagles and loads of other Bears Playoff considerations. After that Jeremy Roenick jumps on to talk about being the greatest video game athlete ever in Sega NHL '94. Then after THAT Eddie Olczyk comes on to talk all things Chicago Blackhwaks for what was an extremely sweet interview. There's a grab bag, some jokes and lots of shit talking along the way. Thanks for getting us here and expect nothing but the absolute best from us. We love you. All Gas NO BRAKES. 

Jan 02 2019

1hr 51mins

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Rank #19: Tiger Woods + Jon Snow + ASU Head Coach Tracy Smith

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The Red Line boys are delighted to be back this week after the best Sunday in the history of recorded history. And rightfully so there's plenty to talk about: Tiger, Game of Thrones, White Sox Dave doing the Roman ad read... it's a loaded show. Elsewhere, Chief/Eddie/WSD tease their day with Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern Football last week while rehashing their first taste of organized football drills in about 15 years. After that Carl and Dave bring on very good friend of the program and national baseball icon, Tracy Smith, head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devil Baseball Team. He rips on White Sox Dave while sharing some pretty cool stories. The interview ends with him calling out WSD to a homerun derby explicitly saying "I will crush you." Elsewhere Chief talks Carl and Dave out of going Russian with the #3 overall pick in the NHL draft but it's a hard sell. Now that it's baseball season they really want to play dirty. There's one voicemail, 3 beefs and your standard slate of good natured ad reads. Thanks to Miller Lite, SeatGeek, Roman, PolicyGenius and Napleton River Oaks Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for making tonight's episode happen. AG... 

Apr 16 2019

1hr 42mins

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Rank #20: Episode 7: Dante the Don

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Here's the thing... You don't get anymore 'inside' than Dante 'The Don', baby! No one is closer to the Cubs, no one is trusted more and no one has better stories of your favorite 2016 World Series Champions than this episode's guest.

Cubs vs. Cardinals & Sox vs. Tigers recap (1:47); New segment, 'You're Killing Me, Smalls' (4:42); Introducing Dante 'The Don', the Chicago Cubs' DJ (15:29); Dante was responsible for Carl working at Barstool... Kind of (16:42); Carl spilled a beer all over Anthony Rizzo at a bar (22:57); Rizzo's friendship with Dante, how he got the DJ gig (29:04); Changes coming to Wrigley (46:18); The art of the walk-up song: Dave and Carl reveal their favorites (55:06); Punking Jon Lester (1:04:27); Dante flew on Rizzo, David Ross & Dexter Fowler's private jet to SNL (1:08:52)

Apr 07 2017

1hr 18mins

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