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
Sept. 29: Blue Jays-Rays A.L. Wild Card Preview with Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale, and Carlos Pena
Sep 29, 2020
Sep 29, 2020
Sept. 29: Blue Jays-Rays A.L. Wild Card Preview with Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale, and Carlos Pena

Ben and JD discuss Charlie Montoyo’s decision to start Matt Shoemaker in Game 1 against the Rays and the Lightning’s Stanley Cup victory (3:39). Sportsnet’s Maria St. Aubin stops by for our weekly edition of Text Line Tuesday (39:12). Brady Quinn, former NFL quarterback and Good Show NFL analyst, weighs in on Lamar Jackson’s development as a passer, Russell Wilson’s torrid start to the season, and concerns about Drew Brees’ diminishing arm strength (49:43). Dan Shulman, Blue Jays announcer for Sportsnet, and Dick Vitale, Tampa Bay Rays superfan, join the show to discuss Game 1 of Toronto’s A.L. Wild Card series against Tampa (1:13:53). Carlos Pena, former MLB first baseman and current MLB Network analyst, chimes in on the prevalence of analytics in baseball and how the Blue Jays’ young roster can adapt to the pressure of the post-season (1:40:54). At The Letters’ Ben Nicholson-Smith discusses Hyun-Jin Ryu’s health heading into the playoffs and possible lineup configurations for Game 1 (2:02:18). 

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.

Sep 28, 2020
Sept. 28: NFL Week 3 with Mike Florio, Justin Bourne on Stanley Cup Final, and “Alejan-bro" J.P. Arencibia

Ben and JD look ahead the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays series now that the matchup is official; but who will start Game One (0:11)? Will the Stanley Cup be awarded tonight? Hockey Central’s Justin Bourne weighs-in on the Final ahead of Game 6, the play of Corey Perry and Tyler Seguin for Dallas, and the Maple Leafs hiring of Paul MacLean as an assistant coach (51:50). Former Blue Jays catcher and FOX Sports analyst J.P. Arencibia reveals if he would’ve liked to see the Blue Jays face Tampa Bay or Cleveland in the Wild Card round and gives the low down on Blue Jays catcher/DH Alejandro Kirk (1:49:02). ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio recaps a busy Week 3 in the NFL that concludes with tonight’s marquee Ravens-Chiefs matchup and shares his thoughts on the tough starts to the season for teams like the Eagles, Falcons, and Texans (2:06:29). 

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.

Sep 25, 2020
Sept. 25: John Calipari, Rasheed Wallace, Chael Sonnen, and the playoff-bound Blue Jays

Ben and JD discuss the Blue Jays clinching a post-season berth and Hyun-Jin Ryu’s strong first year in Toronto (0:01). Mike Tanier, national NFL writer for Pro Football Network, weighs in on Russell Wilson’s early MVP candidacy and Josh Allen’s torrid start to the season (32:53). Kentucky men’s basketball head coach John Calipari discusses his experience coaching Jamal Murray and his rapid ascension to NBA stardom (52:20). Cool Bet sports analyst Kris Abbott joins the guys to share his favourite picks for Week 3 of the NFL season and JD reveals his weekly Cowards parlay (1:12:59). Chael Sonnen, former UFC fighter and current ESPN analyst, chimes in on Saturday night’s UFC 253 card and Israel Adesanya’s main event title fight against Paulo Costa (1:39:02). Rasheed Wallace, former NBA forward and co-host of the Let’s Get Technical podcast, shares his thoughts on the Lakers’ Game 4 win over the Nuggets, Rajon Rondo’s importance to Los Angeles’ title aspirations, and memories of guarding Shaquille O’Neal (2:02:42). 

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

Sep 24, 2020
Sept. 24: Chuba Hubbard, Dallas Braden, and Tyler Herro’s breakout with Howard Beck

Ben and JD discuss Tampa Bay’s Game 3 win over Dallas in the Stanley Cup Final and the Blue Jays’ dominant victory over the Yankees on Thursday (7:28). Odds Shark sports analyst Joe Osborne tees up Thursday night’s Dolphins-Jaguars game and offers his best bets for this weekend’s full NFL slate (39:32). Howard Beck, host of The Full 48 podcast, weighs in on Tyler Herro’s playoff breakout, the Celtics’ long-term ceiling, and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s future (51:13). Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State running back and Sherwood Park, Alberta native, checks in to chat about the Cowboys’ start to their 2020 season, adjusting to life on campus during COVID-19, and his Canadian roots (1:23:25). Antoine Bethea, former NFL defensive back and co-host of The Man To Man Podcast, discusses Tyrod Taylor’s unfortunate lung injury and the genesis of his podcast with former teammate Darius Butler (1:37:59). Dallas Braden, former MLB pitcher and co-host of The Starting 9 podcast, chimes in on the long-term benefits of the Blue Jays’ current playoff push, the depreciation of this winter’s free agent market, and the exciting debut of Alejandro Kirk (1:58:14). 

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.

Sep 23, 2020
Sept. 23: Andrew Tinnish, Eduardo Perez, and Jamal Murray’s star status with Andrew Sharp

Ben and JD discuss the Blue Jays’ loss to the Yankees on Tuesday and Tanner Roark’s continued struggles (0:13). Andrew Tinnish, Blue Jays Vice President of International Scouting, discusses the organization’s signing of Alejandro Kirk back in 2016, his rapid progression through the minor leagues, and how the team’s scouting process has changed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic (23:13). Robert Mays, host of The Athletic Football Show, weighs in on Cam Newton’s impressive start to the season and Josh Allen’s continued maturation (1:13:41). Andrew Sharp, co-host of the Greatest of All Talk podcast, chimes in on the Clippers’ off-season needs and Jamal Murray’s dominance inside the bubble (1:34:57). Eduardo Perez, former MLB first baseman, current ESPN analyst and co-host of The Leadoff Spot on MLB Network Radio, shares his thoughts on Kirk’s arrival in the Big Leagues and how this year’s playoff race will benefit the development of the Blue Jays’ young core (2:00:25). 

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.