The RMNB Podcast is back after a three-week hiatus and we’re here to talk about all the important issues facing our new world like Why did Nintendo make so few NES Classics?
Wednesday night, literally 120 minutes before the Caps had their most emphatic victory of the season, former Capital Andrew Gordon and myself chatted about all the latest Caps gossip. But we also jumped head first into some other interesting topics like how angry do NHL coaches get behind the scenes (AKA do they really throw chairs?), how much money do NHL players actually make after taxes/agent fees/escrow, and what it takes to achieve maximum line chemistry.
And if you don’t care about any of that, we talk about President-elect Donald Trump. Hoooo boy.
Monday afternoon, Andrew Gordon and I plugged in our semi-professional microphones and baked up another fresh RMNB Podcast. Joining us on the show this week was special guest: Capitals defenseman Taylor Chorney.
The articulate and funny Chorney spoke to us about his long and winding road to the NHL, his best friend on the team, what the Caps Halloween Party was like, his favorite music, playing at North Dakota with TJ Oshie, why no one can walk on the Caps logo in the locker room, being a #CapsDad, and if he’s heard of the Chorn Horn.
You’re not going to want to miss this episode.
Feel the intensity of the deep offseason. Hockey is in hiatus, so Ian and I are salving our wounds by watching denizens of the Old Line State rack up gold in Rio. Yeah, here’s a fresh pod that we just casted into the dead zone of August as we celebrate Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps, and an Olympic event called Eventing.
It’s not actually about gardening and pornography, but those are two topics on our minds this week. Really, Ian and I got together to talk about our fondest memories of beloved outgoing Capitals players like Mike Weber.
Good morning, hockey fans. Yesterday I gathered a bunch of RMNB contributors to talk about the heartbreak of game six, what’s next for the Capitals, and how one could ever withstand the universe’s stark indifference to the suffering of man.
Photo: Sophie Hsu
Right after the final goal horn went off on Thursday night, I chatted with Andy and Steve, two fervent Caps fans who also happen to be members of the band Young Rising Songs. We talked about the win, hockey, and rock and roll. It was fun chat and now you get to hear it.
David Steckel and Matt Bradley, 2009
You guys ready for the playoffs to start? Same here. This week I got two folks on the line that you probably know of but might not have heard from.
First up is Sam “The Horn Guy” Wolk, the superfan behind the toots and veteran of many years at Verizon Center. Also in the lineup is Chris Cerullo, aka Chris From the Comments, one of RMNB’s newest contributors.
Happy Wednesday, RMNBers. Last night I spoke with Jen LC, @RegressedPDO herself, about inclusion in hockey and her new project, Hockey 101.
I also took Ian’s temperature on the Caps’ recent problem with one-goal games and slow starts, but that was all a feint so I could play a trivia game I designed just for him. The Ian Oland Cultural Literacy Quiz is an exploration of surprising pop-culture blind spots, but it’s also just an excuse to make fun of Ian.
Plus, deep in the podcast, there’s some big news about an upcoming RMNB event you’ll want to hear about.
The Capitals roster is pretty much set for the postseason. After a wild Sunday, the Caps had a quiet deadline day on Monday, but there was still plenty us to unpack in a podcast featuring RMNB’s Pat Holden and Adam Stringham of Japers Rink fame.
Yeah. Two podcasts in a week. Whoa.
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