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Hosted by Austin Staton and Jeremy Paxton, The Weekly Brew is the Voice of Houston for sports, pop culture and political commentary brewed up in an hour or less.

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Hosted by Austin Staton and Jeremy Paxton, The Weekly Brew is the Voice of Houston for sports, pop culture and political commentary brewed up in an hour or less.

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It's a good show. Very interesting and detailed. Great guests!

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By TheDBradley20 - Jan 30 2017
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Yes I enjoyed it a lot. Loved it great thing to listen to while sitting around

iTunes Ratings

68 Ratings
Average Ratings
65
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2

I enjoy listening to it

By sam-1984 - May 03 2017
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It's a good show. Very interesting and detailed. Great guests!

Great!!

By TheDBradley20 - Jan 30 2017
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Yes I enjoyed it a lot. Loved it great thing to listen to while sitting around
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The Weekly Brew

Latest release on Oct 13, 2018

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Hosted by Austin Staton and Jeremy Paxton, The Weekly Brew is the Voice of Houston for sports, pop culture and political commentary brewed up in an hour or less.

Rank #1: Ep. 109: Justice Don Willett; Sports Illustrated + MMQB’s Tim Rohan; Taylor’s Top Takeaways

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Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett (audio at 24:39) headlines this week’s show as he discusses his career as one of the most respected legal minds in the United States, his ties to Antonin Scalia’s vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, and more. Willett also offers commentary on his wildly popular social media presence and Baylor’s rebuilding job under Matt Rhule.

Next, Sports Illustrated’s Tim Rohan (audio at 44:25) joins Hunter and Austin to discuss his MMQB story in which he documents his experience wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey to a Bills-Jets game in Week 1. Rohan also opines on key storylines (hint: Kaepernick) that will drive the narrative throughout the 2017 NFL season and his locks for the college football playoff.

Then, the NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti (audio at 1:41:26) recaps week two of the NFL season in Taylor’s Top Takeaways before Hunter and Austin (audio at 1:14:06) close out the show by dissecting the Astros AL West crown, and what the club needs to do in order to find success as October nears.

Sep 18 2017

2hr 4mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 8: MLB Playoffs; The Sepp Blatter regime; Charlie Strong; #Selfies at the ballpark

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Episode 08 of The Weekly Brew diversifies its staff with the addition of Kevin Cook – A Houston-based sports writer and self-proclaimed liberal; Andrew Cooley joins the show to discuss the MLB Playoffs; A referendum on FIFA’s Sepp Blatter; Charlie Strong and Shakespeare; and the art of #Selfies.

Oct 06 2015

32mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 113: Astros drop the Yankees, head to LA; Lance Berkman breaks down the Fall Classic

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The Astros clinched the AL Pennant on Saturday night with a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees, and Houston will now travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers in the Fall Classic. Back by popular demand, Astros legend and 15-year MLB veteran Lance Berkman joins The Weekly Brew to recap the ALCS, provide insight into the World Series, and offers his thoughts on why this “could be the opening of a dynastic-type window” for the Houston Astros.

Then, Austin and Jeremy record the outro segment from Kirby Ice House in Houston and discuss the impact of the World Series for the city of Houston, expectations for the Fall Classic, and Baylor's sudden QB controversy.

Sponsor: Episode 113 of The Weekly Brew podcast is brought to you by audible - get a FREE audiobook download and a 30 day free trial at audibletrial.com/WeeklyBrewCast. There are more than 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, or Kindle device.

Oct 23 2017

50mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 132: Previewing the Rockets-Warriors w/ Ben DuBose and Hunter Atkins

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The Houston Rockets are set to square off against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. SportsTalk790’s Ben DuBose joins Austin and Hunter to preview the series that NBA fans have been waiting for all season.

The trio outlines expectations for game one of the series and which team has the mental edge as both squads have undertaken mental warfare leading up to the series. Then, the guys discuss matchup expectations for Draymond Green, Steph Curry, Clint Capela, and why this series bodes well for James Harden and his legacy in Houston.

May 14 2018

31mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 129: The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan on the Astros + NBA Playoffs

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Jake Kaplan is no stranger to the podcast and has covered the Houston Astros for the past season. However, in 2018, Kaplan has a new affiliate — The Athletic.

Kaplan sits down with the podcast to discuss the new journalistic platform that should excite Astros fans, breaks down the first few of the 2018 season, and why the pitching staff is locked and loaded with Verlander and Cole on the hill. Kaplan closes out the interview with a few nuggets featuring Spring Training with Hunter Atkins, and even makes a friendly NBA Playoffs wager.

Apr 17 2018

50mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 138: College Football Week 1 recap; NFL Preview; Colin Kaepernick and NIKE

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After a summer vacation, Austin and Jeremy are back to breakdown the first week of college football action including the major upsets and storylines that dominated the start of the season.

Then, ahead of week one of the NFL season, the guys make their Super Bowl picks before diving into the latest controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick and NIKE — will the continuation of bridging politics and sports hurt the footwear giant?

Sponsor: Episode 138 of The Weekly Brew is sponsored by BetDSI.com. BetDSI offers betting options for everything!  Bet on Football and all other major sports, politics, reality TV, Esports…virtually everything. Try Live Betting at BetDSI where you can bet on every play, every drive, and every score until the final whistle blows. Use Promo code Brew101 - First time deposits get 101% bonus match on your money up to $1000!

Sep 04 2018

41mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 126: NFLPA President Eric Winston addresses the state of the NFL; Astros + Rockets

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Eric Winston is a 12-year NFL veteran and was just elected to his third term as the president of the NFL Players Association earlier this month. Winston joins The Weekly Brew to discuss the state of the NFL, player safety, the CBA and guaranteed contracts, the NFLPA’s study on the potential use of marijuana as a pain management tool for players, and his plans for the 2018 season. Winston also discusses the cloud surrounding Texans owner Bob McNair and whether his questionable remarks could impact player personnel for the Texans in 2018 and beyond.

The show opens with Austin, Hunter and Jeremy discussing opening week in Major League Baseball, Jose Altuve’s giant contract extension, the Rockets pursuit of the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, and the NCAA Final Four.

Mar 26 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 115: Astros are World Series Champions; Deshaun Watson's ACL; Colin Kaepernick as a Texan

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The Houston Astros won game seven of the World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers to bring the City of Houston its first World Series title. Austin, Hunter, Derek and Jeremy recap the dramatic series, what a title means for the city following Hurricane Harvey, and whether or not the Astros are tabbed as favorites heading into the 2018 season.

Also, the guys breakdown the Texans 20-14 loss against the Colts in their first outing without all-Rookie QB Deshaun Watson. Can the Texans still salvage their season? Is Colin Kaepernick a viable option behind center?

Sponsor: Episode 115 of The Weekly Brew podcast is brought to you by audible - get a FREE audiobook download and a 30 day free trial at audibletrial.com/WeeklyBrewCast. There are more than 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, or Kindle device.

Nov 06 2017

59mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 71: Joseph Duarte talks UH head coach search; SI’s Sportsman of the Year, LeBron; too many bowls

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Houston Chronicle University of Houston beat writer and friend of the show, Joseph Duarte, calls in to discuss the Cougars’ head coaching search, spearheaded by athletic director Hunter Yurachek and Billion Dollar Buyer, Tilman Fertitta. By all accounts, Tom Herman was headed to Austin as soon as the Big 12 elected not to expand, so now names like Les Miles, Major Applewhite and Lincoln Riley are getting thrown around, and whoever takes over has a tall task ahead of them, keeping UH on the trajectory Herman set. Duarte discusses the effect Herman’s departure - and imminent poaching - will have on current Houston recruits and breaks down who is most likely to be announced as the head coach this week. The guys also break down the bowl season (THERE’S TOO MANY OF THEM) and discuss LeBron James’ selection as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year.

Dec 04 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 116: The NFL w/ Taylor Bisciotti; Rockets, Texans and the gun control debate

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With the World Series behind us, Austin, Jeremy and Hunter discuss the struggling Texans, the CFB playoff picture and the hot start by the Houston Rockets. Then, the guys have a candid conversation on the recent mass shootings in the United States and what, if anything, can be done to limit such atrocities in the future.

Then, the NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti joins the show to breakdown the NFL playoff picture, Andrew Luck’s injury woes, and the national conversation that has impacted the NFL this season.

Editor’s Note: Austin joined our friends at The Roommates Podcast this week to talk the politics of sports. Be sure to give it a listen!

Sponsor: Episode 116 of The Weekly Brew podcast is brought to you by audible - get a FREE audiobook download and a 30 day free trial at audibletrial.com/WeeklyBrewCast. There are more than 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, or Kindle device.

Nov 15 2017

1hr 27mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 137: The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan on the Astros; LeBron to LA; SCOTUS

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The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan joins the podcast to discuss the first half of the season for the Astros. Will the organization make a move at the trade deadline? Can Keuchel regain his form in the second half? How do the Astros stack up in the AL race? Kaplan discusses all of this and more in a live recording at Baileson Brewery.

The show opens as Austin and Jeremy dissect LeBron to the Lakers and the implications of Anthony Kennedy’s resignation from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jul 02 2018

1hr 42mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 118: SI’s Lee Jenkins on the Rockets, 2017 season, LeBron’s future; The Roommates HTX

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Lee Jenkins is a senior NBA writer at Sports Illustrated and joins Austin and Hunter to breakdown the first two months of the NBA season. Are the Rockets the team to beat? Is LeBron James heading to Los Angeles during free agency? Will Lonzo Ball make an impact in the league? Jenkins offers his expert analysis and also discusses the major NBA storylines this season.

Then, Hafeez and Chris from The Roommates Podcast join Austin and Jeremy for a wide-ranging discussion on Baker Mayfield, LaVar Ball, SI’s 2017 Sportsperson of the Year, Russia and the 2018 Winter Games, and the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Israel. This is a discussion that you won’t want to miss.

Dec 11 2017

1hr 55mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 111: Astros advance to the ALCS; Mike Pence, JJ Watt and a wild NFL weekend

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The Houston Astros knocked off the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, Monday afternoon to advance to the ALCS. Hunter Atkins is the host for the episode and is joined by Austin Staton and CBS Sports’ Derek Fogel to break down all of the action in another roundtable discussion. The guys discuss the use of Justin Verlander out of the bullpen, Alex Bregman’s game-tying homerun, scouting reports and a preview of a potential ALCS showdown with the Cleveland Indians.

Then, Jeremy Paxton joins the show to discuss Mike Pence’s political stunt to steal the spotlight in week five of the NFL season, JJ Watt’s season-ending injury and much more.

Sponsor: Episode 111 of The Weekly Brew podcast is brought to you by audible - get a FREE audiobook download and a 30 day free trial at audibletrial.com/WeeklyBrewCast. There are more than 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, or Kindle device.

Oct 10 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 77: New Astros’ PBP voice Todd Kalas; Shehan Jeyarajah of SEC Country; week’s sports headlines

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Incoming Astros’ television play-by-play broadcaster Todd Kalas and SEC Country’s Shehan Jeyarajah are guests on this episode of The Weekly Brew, the self-proclaimed ‘Voice of Houston.’ Kalas reflects on some memories of a lifetime in and around baseball, including calling a World Series game with his father, the late, legendary broadcaster Harry Kalas. Kalas also looks forward to the upcoming season for the Astros and assesses just how big this year could be for the club. Jeyarajah is the definition of a college football insider and shares his insight into the recent Clemson/Alabama championship match and Deshaun Watson’s pro football prospects. Jeyarajah also examines Kevin Sumlin, and how hot his seat is, and obliges Austin and Jeremy with some Baylor talk. Not to be missed. And the guys run down the week’s biggest headlines. Give it a listen.

Jan 15 2017

1hr 17mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 75: Rockets GM Daryl Morey; the Texans, Rockets, NBA MVP race and the College Football Playoffs

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Daryl Morey, General Manager of the Houston Rockets, calls in to discuss James Harden’s hot start to the season and how much value the organization places upon his production (spoiler: it’s an asymptotic function). What would be a successful season for the organization when all is said and done? Is Daryl Morey really helping to create a musical (spoiler: yes, he actually is, and it’s amazing)? Kevin and Austin also delve into the NBA MVP race - a two-man race between Harden and Westbrook at the moment - and the Texans and the disappointing slate of semifinal College Football Playoffs matches.

Jan 02 2017

56mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 6: Scott Walker falls and Carly Fiorina rises; Coach Bro takes on the SEC

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Episode 06 of The Weekly Brew focuses on Scott Walker’s fall from grace, Carly Fiorina’s rise, Ben Carson controversial remarks, Texas Tech’s Coach Bro and week three of the college football season.

Sep 22 2015

20mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 122: Jake Kaplan + Derek Fogel on the Gerrit Cole acquisition; Rockets “melee” in LA

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Hunter Atkins takes over a bonus episode of The Weekly Brew podcast and is joined by two of the best baseball minds in Houston — Jake Kaplan and Derek Fogel — to discuss the Astros acquisition of RHP Gerrit Cole.

Then, the guys briefly discuss the NFL playoffs before diving into Monday’s scuffle between the Rockets and Clippers. Is this the new rivalry that the NBA needs? How will it impact the Rockets heading into the stretch run for the postseason? Also, Clippers coach Doc Rivers stops by for his analysis on what happened inside the Staples Center Monday night.

Jan 17 2018

46mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 127: Chron’s John McClain talks Astros and Rockets; Facebook + Amazon woes

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The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, The General, has covered the NFL for more than 40 years and is no stranger to The Weekly Brew. However, in this episode, McClain joins the podcast to discuss the Golden Era of Houston sports with a heavy focus on the Astros and the Rockets.

McClain expresses his excitement for the Astros’ defense of the World Series crown, the exciting talent on the roster, and the changes of baseball in a data-driven era. The General then opines on James Harden and the Rockets, and why they’re the favorites to bring home their third NBA title.

The show opens as Jeremy and Austin reflect on the Astros 4-1 start behind a stellar starting rotation and a potent offense, some freezing cold takes from Jeremy, and rule changes that are certain to change the way that we watch the NFL. The show closes as the duo discuss privacy concerns on Facebook, and President Trump’s war against Amazon and the free market.

Apr 03 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 128: @LockedOnRockets’ Ben DuBose talks NBA playoffs and postseason scenarios for Clutch City

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Ben DuBose, who covers the Rockets for Locked On Rockets and SportsTalk 790, joins the show to discuss the NBA Playoffs and the potential first round matchups for the Houston Rockets. Is there a team that could give Houston fits in the first round? Are the Thunder equipped for the postseason? Will Steph Curry’s injury give the Rockets an edge in a potential Western Conference showdown?

Apr 10 2018

28mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 70: Matt Mosley (DMN + Texas Monthly) talks Baylor football + basketball; Tom Herman to Texas

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The guys discuss the fallout from Tom Herman’s move to the 40 acres in Austin and what it means for the future of the football program at U of H. Dallas Morning News and Texas Monthly columnist Matt Mosley then calls in to discuss the coaching vacancy at Baylor and why Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre is the ideal candidate for the job. Mosley then opines on Herman’s move to Texas, why it isn’t necessarily a homerun hire for the Longhorns, and what U of H should look for in a new head coach (hint: Row the Boat). Lastly, Mosley analyzes Baylor basketball’s hot start following a come-from-behind win over Louisville in the Bahamas.

Nov 28 2016

34mins

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Ep. 143: Previewing the ALCS between Houston and Boston

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The ALCS is here! The Chron’s Hunter Atkins joins Austin on the phone line to breakdown this historic series between the Astros and Red Sox. How historic is it? This is the first postseason series since World War II that features to teams that won more than 103 regular season games.

The guys discuss the key matchups on the mound and why the Astros’ hitters will work to extend at-bats in order to jump into a Boston bullpen that has played “Naked and Afraid” this postseason. Then, Hunter offers his take that David Price is “teetering on the edge of a sunk cost” and why he matches up poorly against Gerrit Cole.

The show closes by analyzing the offense and x-factors in the series, and why the Astros should refuse to pitch to MVP-candidate J. D. Martinez.

Oct 13 2018

35mins

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Ep. 142: NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti; Astros-Red Sox set for ALCS

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The NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti makes her return to the podcast to discuss the wild NFL season. With overtime games on a weekly basis and concern over NFL rule changes, has this season lived up to the hype? Then, Taylor discusses her surprise teams, rookies that have impressed, and the top young QBs in the game.

The show opens as Austin discusses the Astros’ sweep of the Indians and a brief preview of the ALCS against the Red Sox.

Oct 10 2018

29mins

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Ep. 141: Chron’s Hunter Atkins and SportsRadio 610’s Derek Fogel preview the MLB postseason

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The Braintrust, Hunter Atkins and Derek Fogel, join Austin Staton on The Weekly Brew for the annual MLB postseason preview. The guys discuss the extra-inning thriller between the Rockies and Cubs that opened the postseason and the initial implications that the game has on the playoffs — over managing and MLB replays.

Then, the guys discuss the local series as the defending World Series champs open the playoffs at home against the Cleveland Indians. With the teams nearly mirroring each other strength for strength, what will be the difference maker? Who will make the bullpen cut on the roster, and how will AJ Hinch utilize his arms in the five-game series? 



The show closes by breaking down the starting rotation and the inconsistent play of both offenses. Who wins it all? We make our predictions.


Sponsor: Episode 141 of The Weekly Brew is sponsored by BetDSI.com. BetDSI offers betting options for everything!  Bet on Football and all other major sports, politics, reality TV, Esports…virtually everything. Try Live Betting at BetDSI where you can bet on every play, every drive, and every score until the final whistle blows Use Promo code Brew101 - First time deposits get 101% bonus match on your money up to $1000!

Oct 03 2018

53mins

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Ep. 140: Chron’s Hunter Atkins on the Astros’ Pennant Race; NFL Highlights; SCOTUS

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Hunter Atkins makes his return to the podcast to discuss the Astros pursuit of a second-straight AL West Crown. Entering the final week of the season with a all-but-certain playoff date with the Indians on the horizon, Hunter and Austin discuss the x-factors heading into postseason play. Will the offense find consistency in the playoffs? Will Keuchel’s early-inning struggles continue? How will the postseason roster shape up, and will Josh James have an impact in October?

The show opens with a recap of Week 3 of the NFL season and the Texans’ 0-3 start, and the latest news on SCOTUS.

Sponsor: Episode 140 of The Weekly Brew is sponsored by BetDSI.com. BetDSI offers betting options for everything!  Bet on Football and all other major sports, politics, reality TV, Esports…virtually everything. Try Live Betting at BetDSI where you can bet on every play, every drive, and every score until the final whistle blows Use Promo code Brew101 - First time deposits get 101% bonus match on your money up to $1000!

Sep 25 2018

50mins

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Ep. 139: Texans struggle out of the gates; Astros locking in on October

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Austin and Jeremy are joined alongside fantasy football expert Jordan Wathen as the guys breakdown the NFL season to date, and the struggles out of the gate by the Houston Texans. Historically, only 12.1 percent of teams that begin the season 0-2 make the playoffs. Can the Texans buck the trend in the now-competitive AFC South?

Then, the guys discuss the hunt for October as the Astros close in on their second-straight AL West Crown. The show closes as insane news breaks of the retirement of Bills CB Vontae Davis retiring at halftime on Sunday.

Sponsor: Episode 139 of The Weekly Brew is sponsored by BetDSI.com. BetDSI offers betting options for everything!  Bet on Football and all other major sports, politics, reality TV, Esports…virtually everything. Try Live Betting at BetDSI where you can bet on every play, every drive, and every score until the final whistle blows Use Promo code Brew101 - First time deposits get 101% bonus match on your money up to $1000!

Sep 17 2018

31mins

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Ep. 138: College Football Week 1 recap; NFL Preview; Colin Kaepernick and NIKE

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After a summer vacation, Austin and Jeremy are back to breakdown the first week of college football action including the major upsets and storylines that dominated the start of the season.

Then, ahead of week one of the NFL season, the guys make their Super Bowl picks before diving into the latest controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick and NIKE — will the continuation of bridging politics and sports hurt the footwear giant?

Sponsor: Episode 138 of The Weekly Brew is sponsored by BetDSI.com. BetDSI offers betting options for everything!  Bet on Football and all other major sports, politics, reality TV, Esports…virtually everything. Try Live Betting at BetDSI where you can bet on every play, every drive, and every score until the final whistle blows. Use Promo code Brew101 - First time deposits get 101% bonus match on your money up to $1000!

Sep 04 2018

41mins

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Ep. 137: The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan on the Astros; LeBron to LA; SCOTUS

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The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan joins the podcast to discuss the first half of the season for the Astros. Will the organization make a move at the trade deadline? Can Keuchel regain his form in the second half? How do the Astros stack up in the AL race? Kaplan discusses all of this and more in a live recording at Baileson Brewery.

The show opens as Austin and Jeremy dissect LeBron to the Lakers and the implications of Anthony Kennedy’s resignation from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jul 02 2018

1hr 42mins

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Ep. 136: Trump meets Kim Jong-un; Astros 11-game streak; The best week in sports

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Jeremy returns to the podcast to discuss his recent engagement before he dives into a conversation with Austin on the recent summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Then, the duo discusses the Astros 11-game winning streak including the offensive outburst led by DH Evan Gattis.



The show wraps by dissecting the best week in sports including thoughts on the World Cup, Landon Donovan, and the U.S. Open.

Jun 17 2018

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Ep. 135: On the road with Hunter Atkins — Astros, NBA Free Agency and Jeremy gets engaged

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Hunter was on the road this past weekend covering the Astros four-game sweep of the Rangers. The guys discuss the offensive outburst and whether or not Dallas Keuchel’s struggles on the mound can be corrected. Also, Hunter offers insights into the new approach in the backend of the bullpen and why Astros hitters tend to struggle at Minute Maid Park.

Then, the duo ponders free agent landing spots for LeBron James before closing the show by offering marriage advice and bachelor party advise to the newly engaged co-host, Jeremy Paxton.

Jun 12 2018

46mins

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Ep. 134: Recapping the Rockets v. Warriors; NBA Finals Preview; Marriage Advice from Ben DuBose

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Ben DuBose joins Austin Staton and Hunter Atkins to recap the seven-game series between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors. Will the Rockets make moves during the offseason to bolster their rotation? Is LeBron James a legitimate target to land in Houston? The trio discuss this and more while previewing the NBA Finals that begin on Thursday night in the Bay Area.

May 31 2018

40mins

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Ep. 133: Rockets-Warriors update; Astros streaking; Reaction to Santa Fe HS shooting

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Austin and Hunter sit down after the Rockets 41-point loss to Golden State on Sunday to offer their analysis on the series and whether or not Rockets fans should be concerned heading into game four on Tuesday night.

Then, the guys discuss the Astros series win against the Indians, the historic start for the pitching staff, and the ongoing question marks surrounding Houston’s offense.

The episode closes by reflecting on the tragedy at Santa Fe HS — just 29 miles away from the studio — that took the lives of 10 innocent lives. Hunter also offers his insights into covering Santa Fe’s playoff baseball game on Saturday, and thoughtful words offered by Astros’ manager AJ Hinch following the mass shooting.

May 21 2018

1hr 10mins

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Ep. 132: Previewing the Rockets-Warriors w/ Ben DuBose and Hunter Atkins

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The Houston Rockets are set to square off against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. SportsTalk790’s Ben DuBose joins Austin and Hunter to preview the series that NBA fans have been waiting for all season.

The trio outlines expectations for game one of the series and which team has the mental edge as both squads have undertaken mental warfare leading up to the series. Then, the guys discuss matchup expectations for Draymond Green, Steph Curry, Clint Capela, and why this series bodes well for James Harden and his legacy in Houston.

May 14 2018

31mins

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Ep. 131: Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, discusses his campaign for U.S. Congress

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Dan Crenshaw, Lieutenant Commander (Ret), is a former Navy SEAL running for Texas CD-2, and joins The Weekly Brew to discuss his campaign and the massive runoff election on Tuesday, May 22.

Crenshaw, who served five deployments overseas, shares his life-changing story after he was hit by an IED blast in 2012 during a mission in Afghanistan. The interview then dives into his campaign platform which focuses on national security, foreign policy, flood control in Houston, the second amendment, and whether or not his experience as a veteran could be a difference maker in Congress.

For our listeners who might not be aware, the 2nd Congressional District includes parts of West Houston, includes northern stretches of Harris County and includes Humble and Atascocita. On Tuesday, May 22, we encourage our listeners to support Crenshaw for Congress.

Editor's Note: Episode 131 of The Weekly Brew is dedicated to the life of Martin Paul Shelton. Rest in Peace, Umpa.

May 07 2018

38mins

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Ep. 130: Magic + Mayhem with Ben Jackson; Barbara Bush + Avicii remembered; Astros streaking

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Ben Jackson is international award-winning magician who has been featured on NBC's TODAY alongside David Copperfield, and has consulted for the Hollywood film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, staring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Ben joins The Weekly Brew to breakdown his career, his influences, and his Magic, Music & Mayhem show at Houston’s La Colombe d'Or, one of the world's smallest luxury hotels.

The show opens as Austin and Jeremy discuss the legacy of Barbara Bush, who passed away last week at the age of 28, and the death of Swedish musician, Avicii. The guys then pivot to discuss the streaking Astros and the Rockets playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Apr 23 2018

1hr 6mins

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Ep. 129: The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan on the Astros + NBA Playoffs

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Jake Kaplan is no stranger to the podcast and has covered the Houston Astros for the past season. However, in 2018, Kaplan has a new affiliate — The Athletic.

Kaplan sits down with the podcast to discuss the new journalistic platform that should excite Astros fans, breaks down the first few of the 2018 season, and why the pitching staff is locked and loaded with Verlander and Cole on the hill. Kaplan closes out the interview with a few nuggets featuring Spring Training with Hunter Atkins, and even makes a friendly NBA Playoffs wager.

Apr 17 2018

50mins

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BONUS EPISODE: ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy previews the 2018 NBA Playoffs

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Former NBA head coach and current NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joins The Weekly Brew to preview the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

Van Gundy opens the interview (2:08) by giving Austin and Hunter his pick for the NBA MVP, then reacts to the Rockets 65-win campaign (2:39). As Houston opens their playoff run on Sunday night, JVG breaks down whether or not the Wolves are equipped to push the Rockets during their first round series (3:52), and then forecasts a potential western conference finals showdown between the Warriors and Rockets (5:45).

Looking more broadly at the postseason (8:59), JVG analyzes the most compelling storylines of the playoffs, whether LeBron can will the Cavs to the Finals, and if Philly fans can #TrustTheProcess.

Van Gundy closes the interview (13:14) discussing his passion project, The Pro-Vision Academy.

Apr 13 2018

16mins

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Ep. 128: @LockedOnRockets’ Ben DuBose talks NBA playoffs and postseason scenarios for Clutch City

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Ben DuBose, who covers the Rockets for Locked On Rockets and SportsTalk 790, joins the show to discuss the NBA Playoffs and the potential first round matchups for the Houston Rockets. Is there a team that could give Houston fits in the first round? Are the Thunder equipped for the postseason? Will Steph Curry’s injury give the Rockets an edge in a potential Western Conference showdown?

Apr 10 2018

28mins

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Ep. 127: Chron’s John McClain talks Astros and Rockets; Facebook + Amazon woes

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The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, The General, has covered the NFL for more than 40 years and is no stranger to The Weekly Brew. However, in this episode, McClain joins the podcast to discuss the Golden Era of Houston sports with a heavy focus on the Astros and the Rockets.

McClain expresses his excitement for the Astros’ defense of the World Series crown, the exciting talent on the roster, and the changes of baseball in a data-driven era. The General then opines on James Harden and the Rockets, and why they’re the favorites to bring home their third NBA title.

The show opens as Jeremy and Austin reflect on the Astros 4-1 start behind a stellar starting rotation and a potent offense, some freezing cold takes from Jeremy, and rule changes that are certain to change the way that we watch the NFL. The show closes as the duo discuss privacy concerns on Facebook, and President Trump’s war against Amazon and the free market.

Apr 03 2018

1hr 14mins

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Ep. 126: NFLPA President Eric Winston addresses the state of the NFL; Astros + Rockets

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Eric Winston is a 12-year NFL veteran and was just elected to his third term as the president of the NFL Players Association earlier this month. Winston joins The Weekly Brew to discuss the state of the NFL, player safety, the CBA and guaranteed contracts, the NFLPA’s study on the potential use of marijuana as a pain management tool for players, and his plans for the 2018 season. Winston also discusses the cloud surrounding Texans owner Bob McNair and whether his questionable remarks could impact player personnel for the Texans in 2018 and beyond.

The show opens with Austin, Hunter and Jeremy discussing opening week in Major League Baseball, Jose Altuve’s giant contract extension, the Rockets pursuit of the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, and the NCAA Final Four.

Mar 26 2018

1hr 6mins

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Ep. 125: Hunter returns from Florida to offer insights on the Astros; Golden Era of Houston Sports

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Hunter Atkins is back in Houston and joins Austin Staton to share his first-hand insights from covering the Houston Astros in West Palm Beach, Florida. What are the biggest areas of need for the defending champs, and is the club built for longterm success, or a year of complacency?

The show opens as Austin discusses Jose Altuve’s $151 million contract extension with the Astros, the Rockets push toward the postseason, and the Texans acquiring all-Pro safety, Tyrann Mathieu.

Mar 20 2018

37mins

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By sam-1984 - May 03 2017
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It's a good show. Very interesting and detailed. Great guests!

Great!!

By TheDBradley20 - Jan 30 2017
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Yes I enjoyed it a lot. Loved it great thing to listen to while sitting around