Category: Sports & Recreation
What It Is
Mike Greenberg & Mike Golic argue, have free-wheeling discussions, talk to interesting guests and dissect the latest sports news.
Mike & Mike are on the radio three hours every week-day morning, so you get four episodes dropped every week-day. Hour 1, Hour 2 & Hour 3 are all around forty-five minutes (you know, commercials and stuff) and the last episode is all three hours edited down into a solid hour to hour and a half of the best stuff. iTunes has the most recent twenty episodes; hit up the official site for a few more, but not too many.
What About It
This is my favorite ESPN podcast and, despite the insane pace of the episodes, I actually subscribe to this one; I throw out more episodes than I listen to, but I try to listen to them when particularly interesting things are happening in the world of sports. The show used to be called The Best of Mike & Mike and was only the compilation episode; I think that was a better idea really and that’s still the one I’d recommend you listen to. You really do get the best of the show that way; it would be fun to listen to all three hours in full IF ANYBODY HAD THE TIME. But the thing that sells this show is right there in the title; it’s Mike & Mike. Chemistry is one of those things you can’t manufacture. God knows ESPN has tried, as has just about every radio and television station. All too often, let’s say on PTI, it’s not that the hosts have chemistry exactly; it’s just more that they won’t stop yelling at each other, which is also kind of entertaining. But Golic and Greenberg have mad chemistry, no question, and even when they get too technical in their discussions, I’m still there, because these guys are so entertaining you could listen to them argue about the phone book. It’s good natured, but passionate; hilariously funny, but also seriously informed and thoughtful. I really love this show.
A podcast just isn’t worth your buy-in unless you’re getting more than four hours a day.
Avoid Like the Plague If
You’d listen to 60-Second Mind more often if it just wasn’t so darned time-consuming.
Best Entry Point
Get the latest compilation.