Indeed, folks, the rumors are true. We can officially put any gossip to rest. Yes, The Inside the Bearcats Podcast has returned. <Waits for raucous cheers> <Awkwardly sits down to sound of single slow clap>
I'd prefer to imagine all of you doing your best Rocky Balboa/Apollo Creed in your living room.
It's been quite a hiatus and search for a new format to work with but the ITBP (still lacking the catchy acronym) has a new home thanks to the public library.
What the library has given to me in the form of free music, movies and now podcasting has been life-changing. If you aren't aware of all the services and locations, you need to be visiting the Greater Cincinnati Library system web page right now.
Regardless, with basketball season upon us and football entering the critical stretch run I'm here to bring you all the conversations that give a deeper glimpse at UC athletics from people you may know and maybe even a few you don't, but should.
In the past we've had Tom Gelehrter, Mike DeCourcy, Josh Katzowitz, Whit Babcock as well as Sean Kilpatrick and Cashmere Wright.
I hope to deliver more with those folks this year and hopefully some new faces as well.
You definitely should know my two guests on today's basketball season preview podcast. First I sit down with Voice of the Bearcats Dan Hoard from the gym prior to Tuesday's game with the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils then catch up via phone with Mo Egger. We talk all UC hoops all the time, as well as the standard devolving into Party Rock Anthem, my particularly shoddy setup and complete misunderstanding of recording technology.
But, the whole podcast sounds legit now because we've added a spicy new open with much thanks to Shane Harrison and the video team at UC. Without further ado, time from some soul.
Minute 1: Time to get off on the good foot.
Minutes 1-3: Dan and I discuss my impressive setup and philosophy behind using only the finest equipment from the Wal-Mart bargain bin.
3-7: Are the Bearcats nationally undervalued? What will it take for UC to put the word perennial in front of their name?
7-11: Say it every year, but needs to be said again, let's talk about the job Mick Cronin has done and how it's different even this year.
11-15: Games we are most looking forward to and the standard discussion of why the road trip food always comes into play.
15-18: The possibility of a catchy new nickname within this year's team.
18-20: Mo Egger live from a hotel room in Atlanta discussing his rapid ascension to the backup to the backup to the backup play-by-play man.
20-24: The pressure as caretaker of "The Streak."
24-30: As well-equipped for a deep NCAA Tournament run as any since ...
30-35: The anatomy of the relationship breakthrough between Cronin and the fan base.
35-40: Developing a relationship with
the student section DJ and the sad state where we Mo and I weave
nostalgia for the days of our long-standing enemy: Party Rock Anthem.
As always, I want to hear from you. Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions, comments or podcast suggestions. Would love to do a podcast answering fan questions in the future, so shoot them on to me. Or hit me up on Twitter at @pauldehnerjr.