Good Show

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
May 26: Pet Peeves Draft With Jackie Redmond, Tom Wilson On Fighting Zdeno Chara
May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020
May 26: Pet Peeves Draft With Jackie Redmond, Tom Wilson On Fighting Zdeno Chara

Ben and JD share their thoughts on the ratings from The Match: Champions for Charity (15:40). Maria St. Aubin stops by for our weekly edition of Text Line Tuesday (29:09). Chris Williams, Bundesliga reporter and co-host of the Gegenpressing Bundesliga Podcast, weighs in on Alphonso Davies’ ascent to stardom and tees up today’s much-anticipated matchup between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund (54:47). NHL Network host Jackie Redmond joins the guys to participate in a special Pet Peeves draft (1:02:19). Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson discusses the NHL’s proposed return-to-play strategy, dropping the gloves with Zdeno Chara, and the enjoyment of playing against his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs (1:40:10).

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

May 25, 2020
May 25: Connor Carrick on his days in Toronto, Shams Charania on the NBA’s return strategy

New Jersey Devils defenceman Connor Carrick joins Ben and JD to chat about his new podcast and the pressures of playing in Toronto (23:28). Justin Bourne stops by to discuss Tyson Barrie’s recent comments about free agency, how the Leafs can benefit from a mini-training camp, and the NHL’s proposed 24-team return-to-play format (50:03). Ben and JD share their thoughts on The Match: Champions for Charity (1;35:56). Shams Charania, NBA Insider for The Athletic and Stadium, weighs in on the NBA’s return strategy, ongoing dialogue with Disney World as a potential playing site, and possible reseeding for the playoffs (1:59:02).

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

May 22, 2020
May 22: Alex Pietrangelo “optimistic” about NHL return, Jay Triano on interacting with Michael Jordan

Ben and JD discuss ESPN’s announcement about a new Tom Brady docuseries coming in 2021 (28:43). St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo chats about his relationship with Marc Savard and the NHL’s proposed 24-team return strategy (55:55). Former NBA forward David West discusses his involvement with the Professional Collegiate Basketball League and his experience winning back-to-back titles with the Warriors (1:15:02). The guys take a moment to pay homage to legendary Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, who passed away Friday at age 76 (1:32:25). Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Jay Triano discusses how he’s staying busy during the NBA’s current pause, his interactions with Michael Jordan, and the state of Canada’s men’s national program (1:36:14). Maurice Jones-Drew, former NFL running back and current NFL Network analyst, opines on Tom Brady’s legendary career and the most dominant players he’s ever encountered (2:01:32).

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

May 21, 2020
May 21: Quarantine with Matthew Tkachuk, CJ and Burke on NHL’s 24-team playoff proposal

Chris Johnston joins Ben and JD to chat about the NHL’s proposed 24-team playoff format and possible pushback from the players’ association (21:23). Sean Casey, former major leaguer and current MLB Network analyst, discusses his relationship with Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins, a potential career in coaching, and the Blue Jays’ exciting young nucleus (52:16). Brian Burke weighs in on the NHL’s return-to-play strategy and the economic impact of no fans in the stands (1:09:29). Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk checks in to chat about how he’s staying busy and competing against his younger brother, Brady (1:35:43). Evan Drellich, MLB insider for The Athletic, chimes in on the stalemate between MLB and the MLBPA (2:03:03).

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

May 20, 2020
May 20: J.P. Arencibia on disconnect between MLB-MLBPA, Matt Serra on the UFC’s return

Former MLB catcher J.P. Arencibia joins Ben and JD to chat about Blake Snell’s Twitch rant and the growing disconnect between MLB and the MLBPA (23:54). Raphael Honigstein, senior soccer scribe for The Athletic, weighs in on the Bundesliga’s return, the absence of fans in stadiums, and the Premier League’s testing protocols (53:19). Matt Serra, former UFC Welterweight champion and co-host of the UFC Unfiltered podcast, chimes in on the UFC’s return and his experience competing against Hall of Fame inductee Georges St. Pierre (1:36:34). Richard Deitsch, co-host of Writers Bloc and the Sports On Pause podcast, stops by to chat about the return of select live sports and how COVID-19 has altered the sport media landscape (2:01:12).

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