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Hosts Wayland McQueen and Greg Nix dive into the long history, weird quirks, crazy stats, and best stories of America’s pastime… BASEBALL. Every week they’re joined by a special guest to break down just what makes baseball such a fun and fascinating hobby for millions — and what makes it dull for everyone else. Featuring comedians, sportswriters, characters from baseball history, and tons of other special guests, Ducksnort is either the world’s funniest baseball talk or the world’s baseballiest comedy talk. Give it a listen either way!

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True Blue LA managing editor Eric Stephen stops by to talk about the Dodgers’ bipolar season, including their recent 1-16 stretch, Dave Roberts’s managerial prowess, and the tough decisions they need to make about their playoff roster. Then aspiring R&B singer Melanie Barnett (Ego Nwodim, Upright Citizens Brigade) sings us a few baseball-inspired songs in preparation for performing the Nat...
South Side Sox managing editor Jim Margalus talks about the stages of a rebuilding team, the Indians’ epic winning streak, the evolution of sports blogging, and working for SB Nation. Then Field of Dreams’ Ray Kinsella (Mark Schroeder, Upright Citizens Brigade) stops in to explain the other things that ‘the Voice’ asks him to do, and pitch his new movie Corn Ghost. And the Ducksnort Boys l...
Greg, Joe, and guest host Eric Acosta (Rick and Morty) discuss the benefits and mysteries of September call-ups, and their feelings on the start of football season eclipsing the end of baseball season. Then Jose Canseco (Josh Simpson, Upright Citizens Brigade) comes in with a chip on his shoulder to explain why he thinks he could out-homer Aaron Judge, pranking Rickey Henderson, and the magical ni...
Comedy writer and Tigers fan Ben Axelrad (Definitely Dying podcast) breaks down the Tigers-Yankees brawl, including Miguel Cabrera’s poor fighting technique, Gary Sanchez’s sucker punch, and the Justin Verlander/Victor Martinez beef. Then the Assistant Director of The Sandlot (Alex Fernie, Childrens Hospital) tells some surprisingly horrifying stories from the set of the classic baseball movie...
The AL Wild Card Race is complete chaos, but Wayland and Greg try to pick the likely winners, as well as who they’d prefer to see grab a spot. Next comedian Ryan Meharry (Black-ish) talks about his beloved Royals, superstitions, and his least favorite sportswriters. Then a mystery guest (David Brown, Upright Citizens Brigade) seeks to reveal the biggest conspiracy baseball -- nay, American -- hi...
White Sox prospect Louie Lechich talks about playing with Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger, his conversion from centerfielder to relief pitcher, and why the minor leagues are “boring as shit.” Then Shirley the Vlogger (comedian Anais Fairweather, Upright Citizens Brigade) explains how tasting different ballpark foods led to serious health problems and a very small online following. Plus Greg and...
The Dodgers are playing historically great baseball, so Greg and Wayland try to figure out what it would take to beat them. Then sportswriter Jonah Keri (CBS Sports, The Jonah Keri Podcast) calls in to tell the story of Tim Raines thanking him during Raines’s Hall of Fame induction speech, the prospect of MLB expanding back into Montreal, and how baseball could be better leveraging phenoms like ...
Greg and Wayland rank the 2017 Hall of Famers, salute Adrian Beltre for his 3,000th hit, and express shock at deadline trades (including some that haven’t happened yet). Then comedian and Red Sox fan Mike Mitchell (Netflix’s Love, Doughboys Podcast) breaks down the Dennis Eckersley/David Price feud, and speculates whether this year’s Boston team will be a triumph or a disaster. Finally, anot...
Greg and Wayland talk about how bullpen usage might shape the trade deadline and playoffs, and wonder if anyone cares about the boring stuff they buy off Amazon. Then White Sox and ESPN play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti calls in to give his opinion on homerism in TV broadcasts, and what makes a well-rounded announcer. Finally, minor league concessions worker Cindy Thibodeau (aka comedian Marcy ...
Greg and Wayland break down the Jose Quintana trade from the point-of-view of a White Sox fan and a Cubs fan, respectively, and Wayland reminisces about getting married during the NLCS. Then friend of the podcast Evan Riney (Upright Citizens Brigade) calls in to discuss the Braves rebuild, what the Royals should do at the trade deadline, and Andruw Jones’s place in baseball history. Finally acto...
The Ducksnort boys preview the All Star Game and suggest ways to get your baseball fix during the two baseball-less days afterwards. Then actor/comedian Johnny Meeks (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) joins the podcast to talk about his beloved St. Louis Cardinals including Paul DeJong’s surprising season, Willie McGee’s old man face, and the somewhat controversial “Cardinal Way.” Finally, inventor Pam...
Wayland and Joe talk about how Joe’s views of baseball have changed since starting the podcast. Then comedian/Diamondbacks fan Cody Kopp talks about the best ballparks in MLB and the evolution of ballpark food. Finally, fifteen-year-old Charlie Pickles (Jess Seay-Klatt, Upright Citizens Brigade) shares with us his dreams of breaking into the big leagues, and the best ways to break your arm. Plus...
Greg and Wayland try to decide who would win an Astros-Dodgers World Series, plus what the baseball equivalent of Air Jordans is. Then baseball commentator Megan Brown calls in to pick All Star starting lineups, explain why she’s a Brewers fan from Indianapolis, and remind everyone that Bill Hall was a baseball player. Finally, tech entrepreneur Katy Plootner (Paige Klone, Upright Citizens Briga...
The Ducksnort Boys share Father’s Day baseball memories (one of them involves sabotage) and weigh whether the Royals and Blue Jays should buy or sell at the trade deadline. Then internet baseball celeb Lana Berry calls in to talk about growing up on Nolan Ryan, switching her loyalty to the Dodgers, and why the team should create a robot Vin Scully. Finally, Marty Norworth (Patrick McDonald, The...
Inspired by Scooter Gennett’s four home run game, Greg and Wayland play “Would You Rather” with incredible baseball achievements, and talk about their favorite ways to digest baseball stats. Then writer-director Matty Smith (Funny or Die) stops by to talk about ways baseball should move into the 21st century, including making Mike Trout and Bryce Harper into bigger pop culture stars. Finall...
Greg and Wayland discuss Albert Pujols’s 600th home run and Edinson Volquez’s no-hitter, the mysterious comings and goings of a pitcher’s best stuff, and what a useless statistic the ‘win’ is. Then Chicago sports fan (and Joe’s rec league teammate) Anna Kryczka visits the studio to talk about the Cubs’ disappointing start, Joe Maddon’s wacky managing, and whether she’d buy David ...
The Ducksnort boys review the most disappointing teams of 2017 (hi Mets!), then talk baseball superstitions after Greg jinxed (aka “Dursted”) Miguel Gonzalez’s perfect game attempt. Next, comedian and actor Matt Cordova (Superior Donuts) stops by to tell us about facing Dallas Braden as a kid in Babe Ruth league, his hometown’s self-centered umpire, and “Casey at the Bat.” Finally, inj...
A trip to Angels Stadium for Mike Trout bobblehead night prompts the Ducksnort boys to discuss the lack of great pitchers amongst baseball’s young stars and decide which of them are Hall of Fame locks. Then Kansas City Royals jumbotron director Jeff Johnson tells us about the process that goes into showing everything from the Kiss Cam to rain delay programming at baseball stadiums, why you’ll ...
Blue Jays centerfielder Kevin Pillar’s incredible catch reminds Greg and Wayland of their favorite baseball fets (including Chris Sale’s slider and Bo Jackson’s everything), plus the guys do some REALLY great transitions. Then comedian Mary Sasson (Upright Citizens Brigade) talks about being a fan of the Pirates during the Barry Bonds years, and picking back up again in the era of Andrew McC...
Greg and Wayland try to break down what the hell has been going on with Manny Machado and the Red Sox, then Joe guesses what BABIP is. Guest Eric Acosta (Rick and Morty) talks about being a White Sox fan in Cubs crazy chicago, where Frank Thomas ranks among the best hitters of the 90’s, whether Ken Harrelson (aka The Hawk) is a good announcer, and what his wife thinks of his baseball obsession. Then ex-convict Little Charlie Ballstein (Peter Banifax, Veep, The UCB Show) tells the story of how learning baseball in prison saved him from a life of crime and turned him on to Annie: The Musical....
The Ducksnort boys try and figure out if they’re baseball experts, and shine a spotlight on some of the funnest players of 2017, including Wil Myers, Anthony Rendon and Gift Ngoepe. Then Joel Church-Cooper, creator of IFC’s baseball announcer comedy Brockmire starring Hank Azaria, tells us about the show’s origins, notable dead person Ray Chapman, the best sports video games, and attending a Japanese league game. Finally, baseball whiz kid Cody Jenkins (Nicole Byer: Girl Code, Loosely Exactly Nicole) explains how she learned the rules of baseball by growing up in a Target, then almost ge...
Wayland and Greg banter about the absences of Madison Bumgarner and Starling Marte, as well as guess if Eric Thames or Jason Vargas is for real, and if the Blue Jays are screwed. Then comedian Matthew Brian Cohen (SNL Weekend Update, McSweeney’s) judges whether everyone from Alex Rodriguez to Bernie Williams to Jason Giambi to Austin Powers are True Yankees. Finally, best-selling author Maddox (The Best Page in the Universe, The Alphabet of Manliness) tells us his one opinion on baseball....
Wayland, Greg, and Joe reflect on Jackie Robinson Day and celebrate the round mound of the pitching mound, Bartolo Colon. Then stand up comedian and “Mayor of New Orleans Sports” Chris Trew calls in to tell us about spending a week living in the AAA baseball stadium of the newly renamed New Orleans Baby Cakes. Finally, legendary broadcaster Vin Scully (Josh Simpson) stops by accompanied by non-legendary batboy Ronald Turkin (Jake Jabbour), and they both tell stories of their 67 years spent with the Dodgers....
Wayland, Greg, and Joe pick second favorite teams for the 2017 season, and Wayland proposes a rule change. Comedian Emily Schmidt (Netflix’s Girlboss) talks about being a Minnesota Twins fan with typical midwestern politeness, including crushing on Brad Radke and missing Justin Morneau, even as Greg vents about how much he hates the Twins. Then Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson (Carl Tart, MadTV) tries to tell stories of his historic career, but mostly talks about Green Day. ...
Wayland and Greg share observations about the first week of baseball, including Madison Bumgarner’s insane first game and Ken Giles’s insane beard. Then comedian Will Hines (Broad City, Adam Ruins Everything) joins the guys to make 2017 predictions and talk about growing up with Fred Lynn and Jim Rice, life as Red Sox fan in Yankees country during the Pedro Martinez/Manny Ramirez years, and whether Mariano Rivera is overrated. Then they make 2017 predictions, including for AL MVP not named Mike Trout and NL Cy Young not named Clayton Kershaw. ...
Wayland, Greg, and Joe talk about attending the World Baseball Classic semifinal, whether Spring Training is fun, becoming baseball fans, NOT becoming baseball fans, the Black Sox, advanced stats, trumpets, Javier Baez, the Royals, Matthew Brown, and more in a preview of Ducksnort Baseball Podcast -- a new new sports and comedy show on Boardwalk Audio. tl;dr Listen to laugh about baseball.&nbs...