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Norse Code
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The official podcast for the Daily Norseman, the best Minnesota Vikings blog on the planet.
 
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Norse Code: The #1 Podcast for Your Minnesota Vikings
 
Our formula is this: Keep Teddy Alive! Norse Code is a twice-weekly show featuring Minnesota Vikings blogger extraordinaire Arif Hasan, host Dusty O'Connell, and producer James Pogatshnik. Each week they delve deeply into the previous week's matchup, preview the following week's game, and cover all the important NFL news of the week. New for Season 3: A segment wherein Dusty and Arif discuss the finer points of NFL Daily Fantasy Sports strategy!
 
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Andy Luke & Arif Football Machine
 
The Andy Luke & Arif Football Machine is a weekly conversation between two cerebral football minds.... and Andy Carlson. Arif Hasan breaks down the game through an analytic approach and has had his work featured in the Star Tribune, LA Times, Forbes, SB Nation, International Business Times, the Bleacher Report and MSNBC. He's currently a staff writer for the Daily Norseman and Cold Omaha. Luke Inman is the resident NFL Draft guru and has been breaking down prospects and tape for eDraft and C ...
 
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Wide Left
Weekly
 
Two football writers—Arif Hasan and Ben Natan—with some political experience attempt to dissect a pair of issues each week through their fairly far left political lenses. This can't possibly go wrong.
 
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Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says he's committed to focusing more on the offense and special teams than the defense, his pride and joy. Is it a good idea? Luke Inman, Arif Hasan, and Andy Carlson discuss that plus Listener Twitter Qs and Open Phone Lines. All that and more action on this edition of the Andy Luke & Arif Football Mach ...…
 
Minnesota Vikings mandatory mini-camp has wrapped up and of course the Purple couldn't make it a day into the summer break without drama. Luke Inman, Arif Hasan, and Andy Carlson chat about the latest Michael Floyd situation, actual FOOTBALL storylines from camp, and each draft their All-Time Vikings Greats Fantasy Team. All that and more actio ...…
 
Arif Hasan and Ben Natan discuss legalized slaughter from law enforcement officers on people of color and how modern valorization of police leads to holding them to lower standards while holding blacks up to impossible standards. We also discuss the complex divisions forming among the gulf states in the Middle East and how that informs the conf ...…
 
Join Brandon Warne, Giles Ferrell, Ben Remington, Heather Rule, Arif Hasan and Tom Schreier as they re-evaluate the Sam Bradford index, speculate on Teddy Bridgewater's and then mock the NHL Expansion Draft and the NBA Draft.
 
Arif Hasan and Ben Natan discuss the nefarious acts the Senate and House have been up to while the country has had their attention focused on the Comey and Sessions hearings, including a budget reconciliation strategy for health care in the Senate and a repeal of Dodd-Frank having already passed the House. We also cover Labour's surprisingly po ...…
 
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Andy Luke & Arif Football Machine
 
Eric Decker (The PRIDE of Cold Spring, MN & former Gopher) was abruptly released by the New York Jets on Tuesday. Unleash the #VikingsTwitter takes. Luke Inman, Arif Hasan, Andy Carlson, and Producer Zach Bennett talk about that, other Vikings OTA talkers, Listener Twitter Qs, and Open Phone Lines (finally!) as Hour 2 of ALAFM rolls along. All ...…
 
Arif Hasan and Ben Natan discuss the President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords and what it means for the United States and the world when it comes to climate change. A quick rundown on the realities of climate change precedes a discussion about solutions. They also briefly touch on the politics of terror and t ...…
 
Arif Hasan and Ben Natan talk about the most recent Jared Kushner revelations with attempting to establish a backchannel with Russia and then delve into the largely successful H-1B visa program that is now under fire. After that, they briefly discuss the budget once more and talk about why the budget proposed by Donald Trump is both politically ...…
 
"Why do we fall, Master Wayne? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up." The Arif Hasan Defensive Back Redemption Tour rolls along as the ALAFM crew chats about scorching hot movie takes, the Definitive Johnny Depp Debate, Harry Potter's book 7 was BAD, plus listener Twitter Questions, and NO Open Phone Lines as Hour 2 of the Machine moves al ...…
 
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Andy Luke & Arif Football Machine
 
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he'd coach with one eye. Well Arif Hasan will broadcast with one bruised ego. He, Luke Inman, and Andy Carlson are back to chat about week 2 of Vikings OTAs, rookies defying the NFLPA and signing their contracts, Jerick McKinnon being the odd man out, and the crew plays a game of FIRSTS. All that an ...…
 
Teddy Bridgewater threw at Vikings OTAs this week. Let that sink in. OTAs that head coach Mike Zimmer missed as he rests after his 8th eye surgery. Luke Inman, Arif Hasan, and Andy Carlson talk about all the OTA storylines, what the NFL rule changes mean, and play a rousing round of WHO THEY BE? Young Vikings Edition. All that and more action o ...…
 
Arif Hasan and Ben Natan do a quick rundown on all the updates with the Trump scandal, but they also cover a bevy of news that's been easy to miss over the past week, including updates in health care news, education policy, prison and criminal justice reform, trade policy, Iran, North Korea, free speech and more.…
 
2nd year wideout Laquon Treadwell was a disappointment his rookie season. He's doing and saying all the right things during the offseason, but will it produce results in the fall? Luke Inman, Arif Hasan, and Andy Carlson debate some over/unders with the Ole Miss product in 2017. Plus Open Phone Lines as always as Hour 2 rolls along. All that an ...…
 
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Andy Luke & Arif Football Machine
 
Vikings legend emeritus Bud Grant is having his LAST garage sale EVER. (Again.) Luke Inman, Arif Hasan, and Andy Carlson dive into the bargains as well as run through the latest in Minnesota Vikings news. Is a Sam Bradford extension on the horizon? Was Xavier Rhodes disrespected on the NFL 100? Plus two new signings, two favorites cut from the ...…
 
Arif Hasan and Ben Natan review a particularly hectic week for the Trump administration that includes three separate (at least) scandals, including a new one involving Israeli intelligence and the old bogey, Russia. That also means talking about the new developments in the Comey scandal and touching briefly on the Flynn scandal.…
 
Sam Ekstrom speaks to Vikings writer Arif Hasan and breaks news of a roster move.
 
Sam Ekstrom speaks to Vikings writer Arif Hasan and breaks news of a roster move.
 
Join Sam Ekstrom, Arif Hasan, Heather Rule and Tom Schreier as they welcome a new member to the Zone Coverage family, discuss the NBA and NHL playoffs and compare the 2016-17 Wild with the '06 Twins and KG-Saunders Wolves.
 
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Andy Luke & Arif Football Machine
 
Rookie mini camp went down over the weekend as the new crop of Minnesota Vikings rookies, tryouts, and a few 2nd year players tried their best to crack the 90 man before trying to crack the 53 man. Andy Carlson, Luke Inman, and Arif Hasan are back in the building to discuss being one step closer to Mankato, the Vikings FINALLY signing Michael F ...…
 
Arif Hasan and Ben Natan return to talk about the AHCA, single-payer and the French elections. Once again, a deep dive into policy analysis for the health care bill is interspersed with a larger philosophical discussion about the nature of government services and an ethic of care. After that, they try to divine potential lessons learned from th ...…
 
The NFL Draft has come and gone and Santa Ricky has brought many toys (via trades) for all the good girls and boys of Minnesota Vikings-ville. Luke Inman, Arif Hasan, and Andy Carlson sift through the new shipment of Vikings players, gauge how they will fit in 2017 and beyond, which long-shot horses have the best chance of a payout, and which t ...…
 
There's no podcast this week! Arif Hasan and Ben Natan have been swamped covering the NFL Draft in their other job, so they won't be able to provide you with the fully-researched, detailed podcast you deserve. If you missed it, be sure to listen to last week's podcast, where we discuss the benefits and drawbacks of political strategies centered ...…
 
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Andy Luke & Arif Football Machine
 
The NFL Draft is finally upon us and even though the Minnesota Vikings don't have a first round pick, fans should still be amped up because of the depth of this class. Luke Inman, Arif Hasan, and Andy Carlson are back at it to drop some last minute draft info bombs, discuss Adrian Peterson signing with the Saints, the Vikings not picking up Ted ...…
 
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Norse Code: The #1 Podcast for Your Minnesota Vikings
 
Arif Hasan engages in blatant cronyism when he discovers he has to host a podcast, and brings on his co-host from another podcast to do draft analysis. They talk about the Vikings options at pick 48 and run down the positions of need before they cave in and compare Eagles players to the Trump White House (Producers note: not our idea, mind you. ...…
 
Arif Hasan and Ben Natan use the Berkeley protests as a jumping off point to discuss the place violence has in politics and how the lens with which we should view violence should start at the structure of politics. Is it ethical to punch Richard Spencer but protest the violence of Nathan Damigo, and what contexts separate the two acts? They als ...…
 
In episode 14 of Slight Work we interview Arif Hasan, NFL Correspondent for Zone Coverage, Optimum Scouting and Daily Norseman. He has also recently launched the “Wide Left” Podcast . Make sure to subscribe to our I-Tunes feed right here and leave us a review! (Tweet over your review name for a chance to win gear from Gotham City Crew). Arif di ...…
 
Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd's career in jeopardy as he tries to recover from reported nerve damage stemming from his knee surgery. Andy Carlson, Luke Inman, and Arif Hasan take stock of where the talented 3-tech's career is currently, what could have been, and how he'll be remembered by Vikings fans if this is indeed the end of #73's run. Pl ...…
 
Evaluating NFL Draft prospects is subjective (despite some of the factpinions on Twitter dot com) and it's natural for people to disagree. This week, Andy Carlson tries to start a riot up in here as he picks a few prospects Luke Inman and Arif Hasan disagree on have them Embrace Debate. Plus the crew discusses new Vikings quarterback Case Keenu ...…
 
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Andy Luke & Arif Football Machine
 
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer made some interesting comments about Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford at the NFC coaches breakfast on Wednesday. A quarterback love triangle is brewing! Andy Carlson, Luke Inman, and Arif Hasan discuss as well as Open Phone Lines and Listener Twitter Qs as The Football Machine chugs along. All that and ...…
 
The Annual Round Table Mock Draft (aka ALAFM doesn't want to prep for this week's show) is afoot! Andy Carlson, Luke Inman, and Arif Hasan rotate through the Top-48 picks (for obvious reasons) with Producer Zach Bennett of course having his customary Arizona Cardinals selection (he nailed Robert Nkemdiche last year). Andy throws a pretty huge w ...…
 
Ben Natan and Arif Hasan decide to delve deep into the heart of the talk about Russia, and examine not just all of the connections built between Trump, his associates and Russia but the risks the Democrats may incur by pursuing the story and the intentions of Russia as a geopolitical actor.
 
Former Vikings WR Charles Johnson joins the show to discuss his time in Minnesota, his new home and his path to the NFL. Arif Hasan also chimes in to discuss some late-round sleepers, and Luke and Sam analyze some mock draft surprises.
 
Andy Carlson, Luke Inman, Arif Hasan are back and ready to decipher Mike Zimmer's interview comments from Tuesday. Notably throwing shade at Riki Ellison (which we love), indirectly throwing shade at Adrian Peterson (which we also love), and thoughts on Minnesota Vikings free agent crop. They guys also run through who the Vikes have lined up fo ...…
 
Ben Natan and Arif Hasan break down a bad budget and dig deep on a nuclear North Korea. We figure out the significance of arts and sciences funding to the fabric of a nation and check out congressional testimony and publicly available intelligence reports on North Korea.
 
Sam Ekstrom and Arif Hasan talk about the legacy of Adrian Peterson, Minnesota's free agent moves and much more.
 
The podcast starts with Scott and Billy recapping the Panthers moves in free agency, and how those moves might affect the Panthers strategy in the draft. Spoiler Alert: The Panthers continue to build well defensively but fail miserably at finding legitimate offensive talent to support Cam NewtonThen we are delighted to be joined by Arif Hasan o ...…
 
Arif Hasan and Ben Natan take on the repeal-and-replace debate with health care and go deep in the weeds when it comes to health care law. After that, they take on the US-Iranian relationship and it's complicated but important history—especially with clarity on the deal that President Barack Obama struck with Iran not too long ago.…
 
Arif Hasan joins Karl Safchick and Eric Hardter to give an in depth look at the 2017 rookie class.
 
In the inaugural episode for Wide Left, Ben Natan and Arif Hasan not only introduce themselves, they also tackle the recent DNC chair elections featuring Tom Perez and Keith Ellison. After that they have a broad discussion about the refugee crisis and what it means to act as an international actor beyond immediate economic or security gains.…
 
Brandon Fusco is gone (hurray!), Mike Harris is too (sad), and Blair Walsh signed with the Seahawks (for some reason). Just another week in the life of the Minnesota Vikings. Andy Carlson, Luke Inman, and Arif Hasan are back in the building for another edition of the Football Machine. The crew chats about the latest transactions, wish Randy Mos ...…
 
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Football and More Pod with Ethan Hammerman
 
Welcome to Football and More with Ethan Hammerman! This week's special Super Bowl episode has Arif Hasan joining us for his fourth (or fifth?!) show! Arif was at the Senior Bowl and gives us his thoughts. We discuss inside information about the Vikings and other teams. Finally, we have a short Super Bowl preview - and we disagree on the outcome ...…
 
Mike Band isn't a household name, yet. However, behind the scenes Band has been one of the most influential and impactful people in football putting his unique fingerprint of intelligence on everything he touches. Band got his start down in Florida where he jumped in with Gators head coach Will Muschamp as a recruiter. He focused on the defensi ...…
 
The Senior Bowl kicks off next week in Mobile: the Crown Jewel of Southern Alabama. Luke Inman & Arif Hasan are heading down there to crank out some boss content and already have the -itis. The guys preview the festivities as well as listener tweets and Open Phone Lines as usual for Hour 2 of ALAFM. All that and more action on this edition of t ...…
 
The Divisional Round is in the books. Andy Carlson, Luke Inman, and Arif Hasan are back in studio to recap the games and look ahead to Sunday's Conference Championships. The crew also touches on Luke's 1st round mock draft collaboration. Plus Andy partially tore his pec muscle being a bro and may have placed a substantial wager on a certain tea ...…
 
Arif Hasan joins Sam Ekstrom for a discussion about WR Stefon Diggs, DT Shamar Stephen and the variance in player grades on multiple analytics websites.
 
This week we're replaying a segment with Arif Hasan of ESPN 1500 up in Minneapolis, Minnesota to discuss which backup quarterbacks we'd rather have over Blake Bortles. Next week we'll talk about the 2016 NFL season recap for the Jaguars with Alfie Crow of SBNation.com and BigCatCountry.com and (hopefully) a head coaching hire for the Jacksonvil ...…
 
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Andy Luke & Arif Football Machine
 
The Minnesota Vikings got their asses handed to them on Christmas Eve by the Green Bay Packers, but hey, at least there was insubordination! Andy Carlson rode solo with producer Zach Bennett (Arif Hasan & Luke Inman were still stuck in an undisclosed location) to talk about the Vikes, where they go from here, and what should be priorities in th ...…
 
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