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You, Me and a Song makes its return to the podcast, as political scientist/teacher/contact tracing manager Mary Beth Melchior (and, yes, also my wife of 32 years) breaks down her favorite song from one of her favorite movies. We discuss "We Know the Way" from Moana, as performed by Opetaia Foa’i and Lin-Manuel Miranda. She talks about her reasons f…
 
Are The Monkees a real band? Does any one of their vocalists stand out above the others? These are just a couple of the questions that Joe Adragna of The Junior League and Sadabouts addresses on this episode of You, Me and An Album, which is centered on The Monkees’ 1967 album, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. Joe also talks about working w…
 
This week’s guest, Ray Castronovo — frontman and guitarist for Streetwise and the founder of DayQuest Records — joins me to dig into Green Day’s 2004 rock opera, American Idiot. We talk about what appeals to Ray about Green Day and this album in particular, as well as his recent return to a music career and the musical roots he developed growing up…
 
Scott Pianowski of Yahoo Sports joins me on this episode to discuss the Pretenders’ 1979 debut album. In addition to breaking down this classic album in depth, Scott talks about how he got started playing fantasy sports, how he embraces variety in both sports and music and how sees the Pretenders’ musical legacy beyond their first album. Random not…
 
What better time than the World Series to sit down and have a chat with Steve Wynn of The Baseball Project and The Dream Syndicate? Steve chose Cosmo’s Factory as his album to discuss on this episode. In addition to breaking down the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic, he talked about wanting to be a sportswriter growing up (and how he is essenti…
 
Nando, Ian and DVR discuss an easy fix to issues with balls and strikes, and several takeaways from a very early 2022 draft that DVR was a part of in tandem with Todd Zola. Follow Nando on Follow Nando on Twitter: @nandodifino Follow Ian on Twitter: @IanKahn4 Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper E-mail: fantasypods@theathletic.com, use subject lin…
 
Stephen Deusner, author of Where the Devil Don't Stay: Traveling the South with the Drive-By Truckers, drops by the show to talk about — who else? — the Drive-By Truckers and their acclaimed 2003 album, Decoration Day. In addition to breaking down each of the album’s 15 tracks, Stephen reflects on how he became a music journalist, how being a music…
 
Betsy Wright of Bat Fangs and Ex Hex takes You, Me and An Album to another dimension on this episode, marking the first time a guest has brought a soundtrack album to the show. Betsy and I dig into Bob Dylan’s 1973 soundtrack for Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and along the way, we discuss Betsy’s progression from folk guitar and jazz piano to the …
 
Nando, Ian and DVR discuss the end of the 2021 fantasy baseball season and check in on a few old wagers from the past year, as they prepare to turn the page and begin the process of getting ready for 2022. Follow Nando on Twitter: @nandodifino Follow Ian on Twitter: @IanKahn4 Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper E-mail: fantasypods@theathletic.com…
 
Sweet Megg and Ricky Alexander take this episode further back than this podcast has gone before, as they introduce me to the Billie Holiday and Lester Young compilation, A Musical Romance. Most of the songs on this compilation were recorded in the late ‘30s and early ‘40s, and Megg and Ricky talked about how they came to love jazz and swing decades…
 
Thanks for listening to Fantasy Baseball in 15 this season! Al and DVR discuss a few starting pitchers to consider streaming from Friday's slate, the biggest year-over-year risers and fallers in K-BB% among pitchers with an eye toward 2022. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTube page: http…
 
Al and DVR discuss a few starting pitchers to consider streaming from Thursday's slate, the biggest year-over-year risers and fallers in K-BB% among pitchers with an eye toward 2022. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTube page: http://bit.ly/AthleticFantasy Email us: tafantasysports@gmail.…
 
Al and DVR discuss a few starting pitchers to consider streaming from Wednesday slate, the biggest year-over-year risers and fallers in barrel rate among hitters with an eye toward 2022. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTube page: http://bit.ly/AthleticFantasy Email us: tafantasysports@gm…
 
Al and DVR discuss a few starting pitchers to consider streaming from Tuesday’s slate, the biggest year-over-year risers and fallers in swinging-strike percentage among pitchers with an eye toward 2022. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTube page: http://bit.ly/AthleticFantasy Email us: ta…
 
Al and DVR discuss a few day-to-day players heading into the final week of the fantasy baseball season before looking at some of the biggest year-over-year risers and fallers in O-Swing% among hitters with an eye toward 2022. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTube page: http://bit.ly/Athle…
 
Novelist, video game writer and musician Antony Johnston (The Coldest City, Resident Evil Village) not only introduced me to a band and album I’d never heard of, but also educated me on the subgenre of doom metal. Antony chose Paradise Lost’s Draconian Times as this week’s featured album. He also discussed his soon-to-be-published book and upcoming…
 
DVR and Al go through the probable pitcher grid one last time to find starters who could make an impact for your fantasy teams' final push, including Brady Singer, Tanner Houck and Alex Cobb. They also highlight a few hitters to add and a widely-available closer who appears primed for a productive week. Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow …
 
For many fantasy baseball managers, this is the final weekend of the season. For all fantasy baseball managers, the season will be over in 10 days. Beller and Al help you get ready for that homestretch on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Subscribe to our YouTube channel: …
 
DVR is joined by Matt Eddy of Baseball America to discuss several players getting late-season opportunities who may prove to be sneaky long-term adds in keeper and dynasty leagues, or undervalued targets to consider in deeper redraft leagues in 2022. Plus, Matt shares a few overlooked prospect risers worth adding in long-term formats, what he's lea…
 
Joe Ryan dominated the Cubs on Wednesday, further announcing himself as a potential fantasy force in 2022. Juan Soto has long been a fantasy force, but will be worthy of consideration with the first overall pick in fantasy drafts next season? Al and Beller discuss that, and a whole lot more, on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. Follow Beller …
 
Beller and Al break down all the fantasy-relevant news from the diamond on Tuesday, including a big day for catchers, strong outings from Cal Quantrill and Jake Woodford, and a handful of under-the-radar players who could provide some sneaky value over the final week and half of the fantasy regular season. The guys also dive into Wednesday's SP str…
 
Nando, Ian and DVR discuss another season largely lost to injury for Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis, Anthony Gose's return to the big leagues as a reliever, varying levels of trust in Salvador Perez as a very early-round, big-bid catcher entering 2022, and more. Follow Nando on Twitter: @nandodifino Follow Ian on Twitter: @IanKahn4 Follow DVR on Tw…
 
John Means dominated the Phillies on Monday, while Dietrich Enns picked up a save for the Rays, so we hope you'll forgive us the title of this podcast. Beller and Al discuss those two developments, as well as the rest of the fantasy-relevant news from Monday's action on the diamond. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchi…
 
Al and DVR discuss the promotion of Shane Baz, expectations for his debut against Toronto on Monday, several Sunday standouts including Jarred Kelenic, Eddie Rosario and Frankie Montas, plus streamers for Monday and a few sit-start dilemmas for weekly leagues. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to ou…
 
DVR and Al take a look across the grid of probable starters for the week starting September 20 to find streaming options, including Jon Lester, Jake Woodford and the debuting Shane Baz, They also look into a number of available hitters who could help during the season's final stretch. Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Al on Twitter: @alm…
 
It's rare that I get to talk about a band I know as well as U2 on this podcast, but I got a real education on the band and on their Pop album from Jordan Stepp of Athens Music Junkie. In addition to walking me through the dozen tracks of Pop, Jordan talked about working for an academic press, writing as a freelance music journalist and the importan…
 
DVR is joined by Nick Pollack of Pitcher List to discuss the evolution of Freddy Peralta, second-half pitching surprises -- including Blake Snell, Nathan Eovaldi, Logan Webb, Robbie Ray and Triston McKenzie -- a way too early look at the top of the 2022 pitching ranks, and the need to turn more baseball fans into fantasy baseball players. Follow Ni…
 
Jordan Montgomery fanned 12 Orioles on Thursday, while Alex Cobb made a successful return from the IL in a tough spot against the White Sox. They're just two of Thursday's standouts Beller and Al discuss on today's Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys also dig into Friday's streamable pitchers and preview the FAB weekend to come. Follow Beller on Twitt…
 
Antonio Senzatela, Ranger Suárez and Nestor Cortes were among the non-star pitchers who had great days on Wednesday. Sure, Cy Young candidate Robbie Ray outshined them all, but they've proved that there is still plenty of production to be found on the waiver wire over the final weeks of the season. Beller and Al break it all down and look ahead to …
 
The Blue Jays? No problem for Drew Rasmussen. The Astros? No problem for Jordan Lyles. The Reds? No problem for Dillon Peters. How seriously should we be taking these pitchers the rest of the season for fantasy purposes? Beller and Al discuss on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Al on Twitter: @almelc…
 
DVR and Ian discuss late-season risers and fallers -- including Sandy Alcantara, Yu Darvish and Logan Webb -- Max Scherzer as a 2021 version of Nolan Ryan, how they're re-tracing their steps across various leagues and auctions to correct mistakes for the future, and more. Follow Ian on Twitter: @IanKahn4 Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscr…
 
Sandy Alcántara and Alek Manoah turned in dominant performances on Monday that should have their managers feeling awfully good about what they'll bring to the mound the rest of the season. Beller and Al discuss those performances, as well as Logan Gilbert's rest-of-season value, Clayton Kershaw's return, Yu Darvish's struggles, José Siri's place in…
 
Al and DVR discuss Max Scherzer reaching the 3,000-strikeout milestone, other weekend standouts -- including Eric Lauer and Garrett Hampson -- a few streamers to consider for Monday, and sit/start conundrums. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTube page: http://bit.ly/AthleticFantasy Email …
 
A classic artist from the ‘80s (and beyond) joins Al to discuss a classic album from the 70s. Mike Skill of The Romantics provides insight into what makes The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St. such an important album in their catalog. In a wide-ranging conversation, Mike also explores his Detroit rock ’n roll roots, the great music that has come ou…
 
DVR shares his weekly free-agent bidding process while looking for viable options on the wire with just three weeks remaining in the 2021 fantasy baseball season. Which pitchers are one-week streamers, and which fringe guys have appeal the rest of the way? Is Seth Beer primed to be one of the last remaining long-term impact bats getting the call th…
 
Pitching was the name of the game on Thursday, with the biggest news in the fantasy baseball world coming from the mound. Beller and Al discuss Cal Quantrill, Jesús Luzardo, Nestor Cortes, John Means, Ranger Suárez, Carlos Hernández and closer situations in Oakland, Philadelphia and Atlanta on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys also g…
 
DVR is joined by Todd Zola of Mastersball & RotoWire to discuss their missteps in the very early 2021 draft ('The Kenyon League') as they prepare to begin the 2022 draft in just a few weeks. Is Adalberto Mondesi still a viable early-round option after another injury plagued season? Who will move into the first-round for 2022 drafts? Which 2021 pitc…
 
Joe Ryan looked dominant in his second start of the season, and could be the late-season callup who makes a huge difference in fantasy leagues. Beller and Al discuss his rest-of-season outlook on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys also get into the rest of Wednesday's standouts, Thursday's best streamers, and players trending in eithe…
 
A couple of pitchers' duels and six two-homer games highlighted the action on the diamond on Tuesday. Beller and Al are here to break it all down on Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys discuss Aaron Civale's return, John Gant's change in pitch mix, Packy Naughton's amazing name, Steven Matz's mastery of the Yankees, Wednesday's best streamers, and mor…
 
Nando, Ian and DVR discuss their interest in several late-season contributors -- including Rangers starter A.J. Alexy -- a looming Trout v. Harper debate in the early stages of 2022 drafts, and their future expectations for Robbie 'The Grunt' Ray in the wake of his career year in 2021. Follow Nando on Twitter: @nandodifino Follow Ian on Twitter: @I…
 
Beller and Al break down the fantasy baseball news you need to know from Monday, including A.J. Alexy's great start, big games from Thairo Estrada, Darin Ruf and Brad Miller, Frank Schwindel's continued hot streak, and more. The guys also get into Tuesday's best pitchers to stream. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchio…
 
Al and DVR discuss a round of weekend news notes including a few Sunday standouts -- DJ Peters, Lane Thomas and Taylor Hearn -- plus, streaming options for Monday, and difficult sit-start decisions for the upcoming week. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTube page: http://bit.ly/AthleticFa…
 
This week, Miami-based recording artist, producer and visual artist Michael Lazar joins me to chat about Britney Spears’ 2007 album, Blackout. Michael talks about his experience of learning to play music using the Suzuki method, why he decided to move on from musical theatre, how he came to be a self-produced recording artist and why Blackout is on…
 
Beller and Al look into the FAB and waiver options for Sept. 5, covering the week from Sept. 6 to Sept. 12. They consider how much to prioritize hitters like Keibert Ruiz, Bobby Dalbec and Josh Harrison and discuss the appeal of adding Giovanny Gallegos, Adam Ottavino and Carlos Estévez to your fantasy bullpen. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Fo…
 
Logan Webb, Eric Lauer, Triston McKenzie, Mitch Keller and Eduardo Rodriguez all turned in great performances on Thursday. On Friday, fantasy baseball managers get one of the deepest slates of streamers they've seen all season. Beller and Al indulge in this pitching-heavy environment on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. Follow Beller on Twitt…
 
Nando, Ian and DVR discuss the return of Khris Davis to the A’s, expectations for Joe Ryan, stashing Derek Hill and DJ Peters, the future outlooks of Cody Bellinger and Adalberto Mondesi, and more. Follow Nando on Twitter: @nandodifino Follow Ian on Twitter: @IanKahn4 Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper E-mail: fantasypods@theathletic.com, use su…
 
Wednesday was a night filled with a fantasy baseball player's delight: the combo meal. Marcus Semien, Adalberto Mondesí and Lorenzo Cain were among the players who both hit a homer and stole a base on Wednesday. We've come to expect that of Semien, but it's great to see the other two getting back to their healthy, productive ways. Beller and Al dis…
 
The pitchers named in the title of today's Fantasy Baseball in 15 all stood out on Tuesday. For Snell, it continued a pattern that he has set recently. For Kikuchi, it's par for the course this season. For Plesac, however, it was another step in the right direction that has him back on the fantasy radar. Beller and Al discuss all three pitching per…
 
DVR and Al examine several 2020 breakouts -- including Randy Arozarena, Teoscar Hernández, and Luke Voit -- and attempt to set expectations for 2022 and beyond. Plus, they take an early look at how the fantasy community might approach Matt Olson, and Christian Yelich entering next season. Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Al on Twitter: …
 
Beller and Al take a look back at Monday's MLB action, a day on which streaming pitchers stood out as a class. Bailey Ober, Luis Patiño and Jon Lester all had great days, while Chris Paddack returned from the IL and showed he just might have something in the tank for September. The guys also discuss the best streamers to use on Tuesday, and wonder …
 
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