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Most Valuable Podcast with Charlotte Wilder and Jess Smetana

Why wait for an award when you can give yourself one? This is your one-stop shop for the most correct opinions, funniest jokes, and best insight in the world of sports and pop culture courtesy of your hosts Charlotte Wilder and Jessica Smetana. In addition to a weekly news rundown, MVP also features segments like Takes In The Wild (the most outrageous opinions from bars and the internet), Cheat Sheet (how to talk about sports if you don't know how), Ask Aunt Char (bad advice from Charlotte's alter-ego), Fountain of Youth (Jess will provide information that the kids know so you can seem less washed-up), Is It Sports? (where Charlotte and Jess debate whether a thing is or isn't sports, duh), and many more. Give it a listen: By the end, you'll have nothing but respect for your MVP.

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#14: Special guest Bill Barnwell, everyone hates Pats fan Charlotte, Ja Rule is cancelled

NFC Championship game: Was Jimmy Buffett trolling us with The National Anthem?, two super moons: the actual moon and Michael Thomas’s butt, the Saints were screwed over, what's up with Todd Gurley and the Rams? The Pats won so get ready to hate Charlotte for two weeks, Jess hops on the Pats bandwagon to try to make them lose, overtime rules should be like college football, Tony Romo shouldn't be a head coach, what foods represent both Super Bowl teams?, Maroon 5 super fans, Kyrie wanted us to know he called LeBron real bad, DRAMA in Philly!!!, Dan Synder wants to be Jerry Jones. UNPROTECTED SEGS: Arizona nachos are our undefeated personal news, is Ja Rule cancelled? (plus Fyre Fest documentary reviews), Deb wants to know if opera and super moons are sports, True Gritty Chapter 11, TWO NEW segments: Underrated: provolone cheese, Talking Tennis: Serena the GOAT, Ask an old: What's the ten year challenge? And ESPN's football expert Bill Barnwell discusses our Great British Bake Off MVPS of all time!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 42mins

22 Jan 2019

Rank #1

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Jess and Charlotte are reunited on the Weinermobile, Gritty went streaking, Charlotte faces the truth about the Patriots

Zion Williamson's shoe exploded and Wall Street CRASHED, Robert Kraft is in some trouble, Manny Machado is going to San Diego for some reason? Antonio Brown overshares on social media again, Charlotte does a Kyrie impression, an honest take on Hitler jokes, Ja Rule thinks he's Lil B (he's not), Charlotte knows all the deets on Tristian Thompson, Gritty went streaking, Jess absolves Brian Kelly of his Office sins (and Bohemian Rhapsody takes.)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 29mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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#12: Trolling Bama fans in Nashville, the p-word is cancelled, NFL Playoff wine pairings

Clemson destroyed Alabama in the National Championship and Jess is thrilled (0:56), Imagine Dragons sucks and Char’s first CD she ever bought is really embarrassing (7:01), we trolled a Bama fan on the streets of Nashville last weekend (13:15), NFL Playoffs: the double doink heard round the world (13:47), our playoff predictions (27:39), the Timberwolves fired Thibs and want to hire Fred Hoiberg (lol) (30:09), Trevor Bauer is harassing a random woman on Twitter and where is the Indians PR staff??? (31:07), NFL coaching rumors starring Bruce Arians and Kliff Kingsbury (33:02) UNPROTECTED SEGS: Swearing is cancelled (39:03), Deb loves Trevor Lawrence’s hair (44:51), Aunt Char might be the next host of The Bachelor (52:24), award shows are not sports (56:21), Jess has a very on-point Notre Rant (58:04) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

8 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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#17: Travis Kelce and Deshaun Watson, Super Bowl LIII behind the scenes, TB Times is back

We’re alive after the Super Bowl and had the best week ever, Charlotte is ecstatic the Pats won, Jess is deeply upset and unhappy about the Pats winning, The TB Times is back and we are freaking out, our Super Bowl post-mortem with live recordings from the game. SpongeBob fans are rightfully angry, a recap of the Patriots locker room, we had a dance-off with Snoop Dogg at the Sports Illustrated party, Charlotte had Chick-fil-A for the first time, stop second-guessing women in sports, our thoughts on Atlanta as a host city.UNPROTECTED SEGS: Agro facts with Deshaun Watson: He knows a thing or two about chickens!, Underrated with Travis Kelce and an appreciation of Dumb and Dumber, Call Deb: She narrates a Greek battle and tells us what we missed from Tony Romo and the commercials, The NFL 100 commercial rules, Are the Knicks cancelled?, Ask a Youth: 21 Savage’s deportation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 21mins

5 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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#13: "Motivational AF" Jeff Fisher stories, we're still not saying the p-word, and we go through the transfer portal

If the Patriots and Saints meet in the Super Bowl (2:39), who will Atlanta fans hate more?, our thoughts on stadiums with roofs, Aqib Talib didn’t get the memo that we cancelled swearing last week, Sean McVay is now the youngest coach to win a playoff game  = the new Chris Hogan played lacrosse, Kyler Murray can do whatever he wants (13:58), our NFL conference championship predictions (18:28), TOO SOON, CODY PARKEY! (21:04), head coaching rumors and also we’re a Jeff Fisher podcast now (34:58), Andy Murray is retiring after Wimbledon (38:47), Tim Tebow proposed in a way only Tim Tebow could (40:17), The Transfer Portal, Machado/Harper rumors (44:09), some hockey talk (45:50), Clemson ate fast food at the White House (48:21) UNPROTECTED SEGS: Char got drunk at a WalMart and Jess’s mouse is back (52:40), handshakes are canceled (54:13), NEW SEGMENTS: What Did Charlotte Miss? (55:36) and Agriculture Facts (57:43), Is shutting down the government sports? Ask a youth: What is baby shark? (59:25) What is the egg thing on Instagram? Aunt Char is drunk (1:01:50) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 9mins

15 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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Russell Wilson's contract announcement made us uncomfortable

We talk about Tiger winning the Masters and crack the code on mock-neck turtlenecks, the Warriors blew another 3-1 lead (kind of) but the jokes were so played out that we didn’t make any, Milwaukee is the people’s team but the Nuggets are fun too, John Tortellini and the Blue Jackets swept the Lightning and Ovechkin punched a “kid,” Russell Wilson and Ciara’s in-bed announcement about his new $140 million contract made us very uncomfortable.Unprotected Segs! Some Personal News in which Jess reads her funny Masters tweets and Charlotte explains the cake she made in the shape of Gritty’s head, The MLB’s Father’s Day acid-washed hats are cancelled, Ask A Youth about what archiving on Instagram means, we call Deb to find out if Easter and Passover are sports, Agro Facts about eggs, Patriot of the Week: Lynnette Wukie, the first Notre Dame woman leprechaun! Mike Trout Fan Club (his groin is better and he likes Tiger Woods a lot), Game of Thrones update where Jess explains to Charlotte what happenedA special thanks to our sponsors at Robinhood. Don't forget to go to valuable.robinhood.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

18 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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#15: Live from the Super Bowl, Pat Patriot’s mascot organs got crushed, and Sean McVay talks about his age

This week, Jess and Charlotte are in Atlanta for the Super Bowl! This week’s news includes, getting to Atlanta, does Pat Patriot have to go to a special mascot doctor? Bon Jovi and Lin Manuel-Miranda hung out, Jimmy Haslam wants to be a football guy, Derek Carr vs. Stephen A. Smith in the octagon? Maori Davenport should play ball, the NHL All-Star skills challenge was awesome, Rhonda Rousey has a message about her reproductive organsA special report live from Media Night! Unprotected Segs:Is Coca-Cola canceled in Atlanta? Some tennis talk, Aunt Char goes off the rails (as usual) Agro facts - Georgia commodities ranked, Yeet - Ochocinco and his neighbor Roger.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

29 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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The worst cities to land in during NFL free agency, Colton did sex, carat talk

We're a Thursday podcast now!, OBJ went to the Browns and now there are expectations, Le’Veon Bell went to the Jets and Antonio Brown went to the Raiders and Jess has thoughts as a Steelers fan, Nick Foles got a sweet new sponsorship and we’re jealous, What’s the worst city-to-city trade in the NFL?, the Spurs have a big-time bat problem, James Dolan is still acting like a giant baby and maybe Charlotte is still not allowed at Knicks games?, Donovan Mitchell had a great response to the fan who yelled at Russell Westbrook. UNPROTECTED SEGS: Some personal news — Charlotte got sucked into The Bachelor and Jess is in Game of Thrones, Agro facts: J.Lo and A.Rod edition, we’re cancelling daylight savings time and air travel, Ask a youth: Jess explains the Vans challenge and we talk about cheese again, and an in-depth look at whether the college cheating scandal is sports.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 13mins

14 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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#19: Reader Mailbag! How to choose an AAF team, correct condiments for hot dogs, the major sports villains of 2019

READER MAILBAG: Char and Jess field your questions, which include but are not limited to: How do you choose an AAF team? We’re suspending judgement on the XFL, Was Super Bowl LIII sports? Best sporting event to go to with Martha Stewart? The Pats will get seven rings first and Jess hates them still, Worst movie sports scene of all time? Ideal celebrity golf partners, Favorite sports books, Best live atmospheres we’ve ever watched a game in, Who are each league's major villains? Favorite Muppets, Best podcasts (besides MVP, duh), overrated cities, What do you put on a hot dog? Nerd stuff, Aunt Char vs. Dirtbag Wilder, Favorite 3am snacks, and we call Deb to talk about weird winter sports! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 15mins

19 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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NFL Draft predictions and a review of Chicago

Our hot dogs blessed the Diamondbacks and cursed our own teams, predictions for the NFL Draft, Russell Wilson is being lame again but in a kind way, Gronk broke the Lombardi Trophy, Zeke Elliott got a tattoo of his face on his leg but it doesn’t look like him (+worst tattoos we've ever seen), Darren Rovell got dunked on by LSU gymnastics, CBS will broadcast the WNBA, Dabo vs BK: who you got?, NHL playoffs: Canada still sucks at hockey and Vegas got screwed by the refs, Damian Lillard saved the Blazers and a meme was born. UNPROTECTED SEGS: Some Personal News: Charlotte went to Easter with Jess’s family, we review Chicago, we love the Bean, Agro Facts: beans, Underrated: beans, Danny Amendola’s Instagram account is cancelled, the new Jeopardy guy is definitely sports, Unofficial Official Mike Trout Fan Club: wedding edition, Patriot of the Week: Everyone working at gate E11 at O’Hare, A Game of Thrones Recap, and we consider dipping our toes in the Avengers waters (let’s yeet this wheat) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 20mins

25 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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Magic Johnson just wants to tweet

Magic Johnson quit so that he can tweet, Is Dwayne Wade's Budweiser commercial too sad for a beer ad? March Madness is over, and the UConn-Notre Dame final was electric, Monday Night Raw recap, the new Jets uniform and color theory, Aaron Rodger's drama is fair game, Chris Davis' yips make us feel sad. In segs: Jess pissed off 24 hour clock twitter because of Le'Veon Bell, Charlotte has bizarre taste in drinks, New Seg: Patriot of the week! Ask a Youth: Old Town Road and the Tiger Woods meme, Are sexist antiques canceled? Is pegging batters canceled? The Antonio Brown vs. JuJu Smith-Schuster drama begs the question: Is keeping your emotion off the internet sports? Azalea facts, and an important Mike Trout Fan Club update! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 12mins

11 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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#8: We're in L.A.!, does Jerry Jones put horcruxes in former players?, Cris Collinsworth’s perfect outfit

A quick story about how Charlotte has messed up on our trip to L.A. followed by NEWS, coldest to warmest: Hugh Freeze’s junk-filled press conference (3:48), Cris Collinsworth’s Sunday Night Football outfit was après-ski chic and we want it (5:55), The Heisman Ceremony left a lot to be desired (8:20), the Packers fired a coach for a bad but not terrible tweet (13:17), Jerry Jones puts pieces of his soul into his players-turned-broadcasters (14:41), there’s so much drama in Pittsburgh that Jess is a Bears fan now (16:33), the Redskins might be in hell (20:24), Patrick Mahomes is scary good (23:57), Luka Doncic is the darling of the NBA (24:38), Charlotte thinks she doesn’t care about the Pats and then they lose and she does, the sports gods finally put Atlanta out of its Championship misery (29:34)SEGMENTS: Deb talks about the time she met Sean Connery in L.A. (33:58), Jess’ Notre Dame nightmare (39:22), Char’s logistical nightmare and campaign to become Colby College’s graduation speaker (41:41), gross pictures on Twitter are cancelled (42:52), ask a youth: What is Sweet Victory at the Super Bowl? (47:00), Gritty runs into trouble in Las Vegas (31:45), Aunt Char considers dating ghosts (53:36), MVPMVP: Titanic (57:06). Coming soon: A Grittmas Spectacular! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #12

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Bryce Harper is a mushroom, the Dad Wars are here, the NFL combine is so weird

This week we have many thoughts and questions about Jason Witten leaving broadcasting to play for the Cowboys again, Kyler Murray’s final measurements from the NFL combine and the bizarre questions scouts ask, Philadelphia’s "we got him" campaign after signing Bryce Harper, Brandon Nimmo maybe DIDN’T have food poisoning after undercooking chicken? Lebron James is living his best life and playing his worst basketball. UNPROTECTED SEGS: Charlotte went to Costco, Is cheating at running a marathon sports? A Call Deb to ask for her campaign slogan, Agro Facts: we found the most incredible website about Pennsylvania mushrooms, The Bachelor is canceled, Jess and Char get in a fight about melons, and a new segment called Dad Wars! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 9mins

6 Mar 2019

Rank #13

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Who owns each Kentucky Derby horse?

NFL Draft recap: Christian Wilkins bodied Goodell, Clash of the Bachelorettes in Nashville, Kyler Murray questions, Nick Bosa’s awkward weekend, Steelers draft power minute, Pete Carroll’s shirt is off, Josh Rosen proved Steve Smith wrong, Boston sports minute, James Harden’s eyeball, The perfect Guy Fieri meal to keep KD in Oakland, John Tortorella, the Tyreek Hill situation, Kentucky Derby horse names and who owns them. Jess’ bday extravaganza, is tweeting spoilers canceled? Cherries, Mike Trout help us out buddy, Vlad Jr. is the POTW, Game of Thrones recap Notre Rant.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 21mins

2 May 2019

Rank #14

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#18: Charlotte wants to eat a candle like Bill Walton, James Robert Cooter III, and we fix baseball

We ranked the news by how sick it is. Bill Walton ate a candle (1:48), the Alliance of American Football was kinda sick (6:22), Kyler Murray is a football boy (10:06), the NBA trade deadline doesn’t matter (15:26), Kevin Durant got in another fight ((25:41), Charlotte isn’t allowed to talk about the Celtics (19:23), MLB rule proposals don’t actually solve anything (28:31), Clemson’s PED scandal (and Julian Edelman) (36:00), Bob Costas and NBC parted ways because of concussions (39:05), Jim Bob Cooter, Kareem Hunt got signed to the Browns (43:12)Segments: Jess’ upcoming trip sparks an international agro fact debate (48:19), Charlotte’s new years resolution update (52:54), Zach Britton is canceled (54:55), True Gritty (56:28), Is the Grammy’s sports? (1:00:51) Is online dating sports? We ask Aunt Char about the Grammys (1:03:39), talk about Post Malone’s airplane, Jeff Bezos, and YEET it home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 15mins

12 Feb 2019

Rank #15