Spinsters

Spinsters

Blue Wire
Sports>Basketball
22 episodes
Spinsters is putting a spin on the NBA with candid conversations, featured interviews, and original storytelling. Co-hosted by Haley O’Shaughnessy and Jordan Ligons.
  • Jordan and Haley talk Booker’s fantastic Game 1, the Sixers meltdown, and the messy politics of the sports unions. This episode is sponsored by LMNT Learn more at http://drinklmnt.com/Spinsters
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  • Jordan & Haley discuss the Suns having fun, the Nets struggling, and the Clippers being boring. Plus they try to figure out who is the face of Gen - Z in the NBA and weigh in on Portland and Orlando's coaching searches. This episode is sponsored by LMNT Learn more at http://drinklmnt.com/Spinsters
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  • Director, executive producer, and NBA fan Adam McKay joins the show to talk about his upcoming series on the Showtime Lakers, his podcast Death At The Wing, and basketball fandom. Later, he plays a Spinsters special: Six Degrees of Kevin with Kevin Porter Jr.
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  • As the second round begins, Haley and Jordan react to some of the biggest surprises from the Bucks/Nets series so far, the rise of the Hawks and how to fix the Sixers, what everyone can learn from the Suns, and what they expect from the Jazz/Clippers series.
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  • Travel restrictions, a shorter offseason, and arenas with limited crowds made this year all the stranger and more exhausting for players. Producer Martin Kessler asks the question: Did Hustle guys — the ones who bring the energy — successfully make up the difference?
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  • As the first round of the NBA playoffs continue, Haley and Jordan discuss what could be fixed and the recent incidents between NBA players and fans. Later, sommelier and 76ers fan, Maeve McDermott joins the show to talk about Embiid, playoff anxiety, the process, and more as they review One Barrel,...
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  • Playoffs are here and it’s hard not to jump to conclusions after the opening games. Jordan and Haley discuss the opening games and decide which dramatic reactions do and don’t need to be brought back to reality.
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  • Haley and Jordan preview the first ever play-in tournament. Later, writer and Burn it All Down co-host Lindsay Gibbs joins the show to talk about the WNBA playoff format and what the NBA can learn from the W’s willingness to experiment.
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  • May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. It's also when Tamika Catchings is being officially inducted into the Hall of Fame in a packed class featuring Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Tim Duncan. Contributor Nia Symone talks to Tamika about her journey to the HOF, which includes learning to play bask...
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  • As the regular season comes to a close, Jordan and Haley are joined by tarot card reader and Denver Nuggets fan Ariana Lenarsky (@aardvarsk) to address the concerns listeners sent in about the Suns, Mavericks, Sixers, and more.
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  • It's Knicks night! Jordan and Haley are joined by late night radio host Steve Silk, who navigates why this season means so much by taking calls from Knicks fans. Then, Rodger Sherman joins the show to talk about the beauty of hope and falling in love again (with Tom Thibodeau)
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  • Haley and Jordan highlight top players who have impossibly made leaps this year. Then, speaking of the rich getting richer, they discuss the expectations and regrets of owners about the play-in tournament, and what the NBA can learn from the WNBA about a lack of time off and the rise in injuries.
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  • In April 2001, the NBA changed forever when it voted out its infamous illegal defense rule. Twenty years later, Jordan and Haley hear from people who were in the room where it happened, then explore why eliminating this forgotten rule changed everything about the game we love and how it's played tod...
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  • With about a month left in the regular season, Haley and Jordan highlight some players who have a very particular set of skills that could help their teams in the playoffs. Later, they review Dikembe Mutombo's coffee, Mutombo Coffee, in a new segment of the podcast we're calling Player Product Place...
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  • It's an all-Lonestar State episode where Haley and Jordan recap the Final Four madness from the weekend, review the NBA’s Texan teams, and anticipate their expectations for the second half of the season. Plus, writer, Spurs fan, and friend Shea Serrano stops by to channel Gregg Popovich.
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  • Basketball Writer Katie Heindl joins Haley and Jordan to explore the question we don't ask enough following the trade deadline: What happens behind the scenes of an NBA trade? Katie talks to players to examine the real life implications for those on the move. Emotional rollercoasters, uprooted lives...
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  • As the trade deadline approaches, Haley and Jordan breakdown the moves they'd like to see, as well as an alternate universe where you could trade GMs, coaches and owners. They also talk through a listener question: Is your basketball team doomed when they trade away their superstar?
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  • Writer Natalie Weiner, Haley, and Jordan dive into the question that's often (quite frustratingly!) asked about women's basketball: Why don't women and girls dunk more? Natalie clears up misconceptions about physicality and the actual limitations that girls and women face. Follow Spinsters everywhe...
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  • As Haley and Jordan reflect on All-Star Weekend, they also discuss Blake Griffin joining the Nets, and Lloyd Pierce and Black coaches in the NBA. Also, they investigate a listener question: Has Brad Stevens lost what makes him good?
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  • Haley and Jordan speak with doctors and former NBA/NBPA employees to uncover how the basketball world responded to Magic Johnson's 1991 HIV diagnosis, and the lessons that could be applied to the current pandemic.
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  • Meet Haley and Jordan as they talk about the basketball joys this season has brought them so far. It's time to celebrate the Hornets backcourt, the Knicks and Tom Thibodeau, and the Jazz overcoming last season's Rudy Gobert - Donovan Mitchell divide, and more.
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