The Joey Vendetta Show

Joined by compelling guests from the sports and entertainment worlds, Joey Vendetta tackles Canada’s top stories of the week, tees-off on hot-button topics and throws in some sports-business discussion for good measure.

Listen live Saturdays from noon to 3:00 PM ET on Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN and Sportsnet 650.

Recent Episodes
Aug. 8: Buds cheat Death, Canada's Greatest Music Manager, Hall of Famer Pronger & Canuck Master
Aug 8, 2020
Aug 8, 2020
Aug. 8: Buds cheat Death, Canada's Greatest Music Manager, Hall of Famer Pronger & Canuck Master

What a night of NHL action! Legendary Canadian music manager Bruce Allen discusses his career, the return of live music, and how impressed he's been with the product the NHL is putting on the ice (9:20). Toronto Raptors TV voice Matt Devlin talks about the team's impressive play since the restart before last night's loss to the Boston Celtics (29:56). Stanley Cup Champion and Hart and Norris trophy winner Chris Pronger assesses the competition inside the NHL hubs, talks about representing Canada internationally, and the importance of wellness and health during the pandemic (52:30). Gangsters? Strip clubs? And bears serving beer at hockey games? Filmmaker Gabe Polsky joins Joey to share the details about his movie Red Penguins (1:33:22). 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir joins Ian Leggatt and Joey for RBC Off the Tee (1:50:59)!

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. 

Aug 1, 2020
Aug. 1: Hockey's Back, NBA Smack, Baseball's Wack, and a PGA Pro Snack

Philadelphia Flyers forward and NHLPA representative James van Riemsdyk joins Joey from Toronto's NHL hub and discusses how he felt after stepping on the ice for an NHL game for the first time in months, and how life has been on the inside (5:26). NBA.com's Gilbert McGregor previews tonight's Raptors-Lakers matchup; the first regular season game for the NBA Champions in the Orlando bubble (30:47). Shi Davidi assesses the early play of the Toronto Blue Jays, notably Nate Pearson's debut in Washington and Vladimir Guerrero's slow start (51:23). Sportsnet's Luke Fox joins the show from Scotiabank Arena during a full day of NHL action, and discusses who he likes in the opening series, particularly the Canadian teams (1:15:14). 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Brent Sopel opens up about his struggles with dyslexia, the importance of starting his foundation, and discusses his experience playing overseas in the KHL (1:36:30). Canadian golfer and grill master Graham DeLaet joins Ian Leggatt and Joey for RBC Off The Tee (1:50:25)!

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. 

Jul 25, 2020
July 25: NHL Insiders, Blue Jays, Gamers, and a High-Performance Trainer

Sportsnet's Brian Burke weighs-in on the upcoming Maple Leafs-Blue Jackets series, an even playing field with all teams getting healthy, the Seattle Kraken and their new state-of-the-art arena, and more around the NHL (5:04). Chris Overholt, President and CEO of Overactive Media, discusses securing a team for Toronto in Overwatch ESports, how the lack of live spectators has affected the world of ESports, and the report of a possible ESports venue in Toronto (27:14). Mike Wilner recaps last night's Blue Jays victory on Opening Day and talks about he found the experience calling it from the studio (50:14). Toronto FC Head Coach talks about his club's play in the MLS in Back tournament to this point, the emergence of Ayo Akinola, and looks ahead to their match against NYC FC in the round of 16 (1:13:50). Sportsnet's Chris Johnston discusses the latest on the NHL's bubble plans, access being limited to the media, and discusses the Canadian teams in contention (1:36:22). High-performance trainer Gary Roberts joins Ian Leggatt and Joey for RBC Off The Tee (1:55:23)!

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. 

Jul 18, 2020
July 18: Anxiety Pucks, Blue Jays Luck, Dallas Green Rocks

Former NHL goaltender Clint Malarchuk discusses his struggles with mental illness and how it has impacted his life and the lives of those around him (04:39). Liz Clarke of the Washington Post discusses her recent story that she co-authored on sexual harassment running rampant throughout Washington's NFL organization (28:09). Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins discusses his time as a player in the minor leagues, what fans can expect from Hyun-jin Ryu, the influx of young talent throughout the organization, and more surrounding the team as the 60-game MLB season begins next week (48:18). Dallas Green of City and Colour and Alexisonfire discusses his love for sports and previews the latest edition of Budweiser Stage at Home (1:09:53). Dr. Michael Clarfield looks back on his time as the Toronto Maple Leafs team doctor and touches on how far medicine has advanced from the 1980s to the present day (1:33:50). Claude Harmon III joins Joey and Ian Leggatt for the latest edition of RBC Off the Tee (1:52:13)!

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. 

Jul 11, 2020
July 11: A Super Agent, Country Star, A-List Celeb Poker, 'Bugsy' & 'The Golf Whisperer'

NHL Player agent Pat Brisson of CAA Hockey joins Joey to touch on a variety of topics around the sport, notably players opting out of the NHL's restart and Olympic participation with the CBA now ratified (9:16). Canadian Country star Dean Brody reflects on his successful career and previews tonight's edition of Budweiser Stage at Home (48:31). Entrepreneur and the author and subject of Molly's Game, Molly Bloom discusses her fascinating life and recounts when she hosted her famous poker games for celebrities and deep-pocketed tycoons (1:12:37). Former NHLer Ryan 'Bugsy' Malone talks about life in retirement after hanging up the skates and becoming a firefighter (1:36:32). 'The Golf Whisperer' Sean Foley joins Joey and Ian Leggatt for this week's edition of 'RBC Off The Tee' (1:59:10)!

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.