The FAN Morning Show

JD Bunkis, Blake Murphy and Ailish Forfar discuss the biggest stories in sports and the teams that matter most to Toronto fans. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 6am-10am ET.

Recent Episodes
May 20, 2022
Hour 4: Trap Series? Jays-Reds Caution and Votto's HOF Case w/ Dan Shulman

Blue Jays play-by-play voice Dan Shulman stops by to discuss how opposing teams have adjusted their approach against Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Joey Votto’s level of resonance with Canadian baseball fans, his Hall of Fame candidacy, and why this weekend’s matchup against Cincinnati could be a trap series for the Blue Jays. Later, Colby Armstrong, former NHL forward and current Sportsnet analyst, joins JD, Blake and Ailish to chat about the Penguins’ off-season priorities, whether Evgeni Malkin or Kris Letang will re-sign in Pittsburgh, and the Leafs’ ongoing search for a killer instinct (25:48). 

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 affiliate.

May 20, 2022
Hour 3: Battle of Alberta Observations w/ Mike Commodore + Wake and Rake!

Mike Commodore, former NHL defenceman, 2006 Stanley Cup champion, and current hockey analyst for Sportsnet 960, joins the show to discuss the unique intensity and aura that comes with playing in the Battle of Alberta, Calgary’s wild Game 1 win over Edmonton, the pressure and excitement that stems from playing in a Canadian market, and why Leafs fans should remain optimistic about the team’s future. Later, JD, Blake and Ailish tee up the betting lines for tonight’s Blue Jays-Reds game and assemble their daily Wake and Rake parlay (24:10).

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

May 20, 2022
Hour 2: Vladdy's Regression and Votto's Legacy w/ Ben Ennis

Ben Ennis, co-host of The FAN Drive Time, joins JD, Blake and Ailish to discuss Joey Votto’s legacy and his place in Canadian baseball lore, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s lack of production despite his current 15-game hitting streak, concerns about the Blue Jays’ bullpen depth, and Tiger Woods’ struggles on Day 1 of the PGA Championship. Later, the team weighs in on the Celtics’ Game 2 win over the Heat and what lessons the Raptors can derive from Boston’s style of play (38:27).

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 affiliate.

May 20, 2022
Hour 1: Jays Weekend Urgency + Cam Neely vs. Leafs Brass

JD, Blake and Ailish discuss the level of urgency for the Blue Jays heading into their weekend series against the Reds and whether the Jays can capitalize on a golden opportunity to ignite their offence. Afterwards, the team chimes in on the Lightning claiming a 2-0 series lead over the Florida Panthers and the contrast in tone between Bruins President Cam Neely during his season-ending address and that of Brendan Shanahan and Kyle Dubas (24:22). Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List, headlined by rapper J Cole joining the Scarborough Shooting Stars of the CEBL (38:20). 

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 affiliate.

May 19, 2022
Hour 4: Would A Juan Soto Trade Be Feasible For The Jays? w/ David Samson

David Samson, former MLB executive and host of the Nothing Personal podcast, joins JD, Blake and Ailish to discuss why Juan Soto isn't a likely trade candidate for the Blue Jays, how MLB front offices typically determine when to explore the trade market, potential left-handed bats that could become available this summer, and MLB's deadened ball theory. Later, the team breaks into a spirited debate about their favourite variety of apples, how the outcome of the Tampa-Florida series might impact fans’ view of this year's Leafs playoff exit, and the most appealing Stanley Cup Final matchup (38:14). 

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