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Ben Ennis and JD Bunkis share their fearless and unique opinions on sports, pop culture and life in Toronto with a wide variety of interesting guests. They’re two guys who try not to take themselves too seriously and have fun every day.

Listen live weekdays from 9:00 to noon on Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

Recent Episodes
June 14: Shi Davidi, Justin Bourne, and Jays’ bullpen needs
Jun 14, 2021
Jun 14, 2021
June 14: Shi Davidi, Justin Bourne, and Jays’ bullpen needs

Ben & JD discuss the Blue Jays’ offensive eruption against the Red Sox on Sunday, the team’s depleted bullpen, and Robbie Ray’s impressive start to the 2021 season (0:15). Justin Bourne, co-host of Hockey Central, stops by to chat about the Islanders’ success this post-season, whether the Maple Leafs moved on from Lou Lamoriello prematurely, and tonight’s series opener between the Canadiens & Golden Knights (54:27). Sportsnet MLB Insider Shi Davidi weighs in on the Blue Jays’ lack of bullpen depth, the similarities between this year’s Blue Jays team and their 2015 squad, the possibility of deploying Thomas Hatch or Nate Pearson in a relief role, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s emergence as an MVP candidate (1:42:36). 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jun 11, 2021
June 11: Dan Shulman and “Not Your Fault” players

Jeff Marek, co-host of 31 Thoughts: The Podcast, checks in to chat about Nazem Kadri’s track record of playoff suspensions and the Vegas Golden Knights advancing to the semi-finals (32:22). Dan Shulman, Blue Jays play-by-play voice, weighs in on Toronto’s lack of maturity against Dallas Keuchel on Thursday, Bo Bichette’s aggressive approach at the plate, and Lourdes Gurriel’s defensive struggles in left field (56:36). Coolbet’s Kris Abbott stops by to offer his pick for today’s Italy-Turkey Euro 2020 opener and his favourite bets for the weekend (1:29:50). The Washington Post's Michael Lee discusses the Bucks’ critical Game 3 win over the Nets, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s offensive usage in this series, and the pressure on the Clippers to mount a comeback against Utah (1:43:05). The guys dive into a debate about the most notorious “Not Your Fault” players in sports - athletes who didn’t succeed but you’ll always believe they could have under different circumstances (2:08:48). 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jun 10, 2021
June 10: Max Kellerman and early impressions of Alek Manoah

James Sharman, Sportsnet soccer analyst and co-host of The Footy Prime Podcast, checks in to chat about the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship and the most compelling narratives heading into the tournament (26:48). Odds Shark sports analyst Joe Osborne stops by to offer his favourite picks for tonight’s NBA and NHL matchups (44:09). Joe Siddall, former MLB catcher and current Sportsnet analyst, discusses his early impressions of Alek Manoah, Riley Adams’ transition to the Big Leagues, and the Blue Jays’ depleted bullpen (51:42). Max Kellerman, co-host of First Take on ESPN, joins Ben & JD to discuss Logan & Jake Paul’s involvement in boxing, the Brooklyn Nets’ pursuit of a championship, and the art of sports debate commentary (1:37:41).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jun 9, 2021
June 9: Chris Bosh and MLB’s pitch-doctoring saga

Ben & JD share their thoughts on the CN Tower being lit in Montreal Canadiens colours and the Blue Jays’ series-opening loss to the White Sox (0:14). Andy Martino, MLB Insider for SNY and author of Cheated, weighs in on the latest controversy in MLB regarding pitch-doctoring, the use of Spider Tack, Gerrit Cole’s comments from yesterday, and his new book on the Astros’ cheating scandal (29:37). Sportsnet NHL Insider Chris Johnston stops by to chat about the legacy of the North Division, Montreal’s playoff success, and the Maple Leafs’ outlook for free agency (1:34:04). Chris Bosh, former NBA forward, 2021 Naismith Hall of Fame inductee, and author of Letters to a Young Athlete, discusses the genesis of his new book, his time in Toronto, and LeBron James’ early playoff exit (2:02:07).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jun 8, 2021
June 8: Vernon Wells, Frank Isola, and Habs advance

Sportsnet’s Maria St. Aubin stops by for our weekly edition of Text Line Tuesday (27:47). Anthony Stewart, former NHL forward and current Sportsnet analyst, weighs in on the Canadiens’ sweep of the Jets and Winnipeg’s struggles throughout the series (53:56). Frank Isola, co-host of SiriusXM NBA’s The Starting Lineup, checks in to chat about Kevin Durant’s dominance against the Bucks, Milwaukee’s lacklustre performance in Game 2, Kristaps Porzingis voicing his frustration about his role with the Mavericks, and the team with the best chance of emerging from the Western Conference (1:12:04). Vernon Wells, former MLB outfielder and contributor to Blue Jays Central, stops by to discuss Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s torrid start to the season, George Springer’s impending return to the lineup, and offers a special story about former Jays manager John Gibbons (1:36:42). 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.