Le Batard & Friends - STUpodity

Le Batard & Friends - STUpodity

By ESPN, Stugotz

After months of negotiation, profound laziness and slovenly entitlement, Stugotz has finally aGREED to join the LeBatard and Friends Podcast Network. Join Stugotz and his guests for a hastily-assembled weekly podcast of unknown quality about his quest for worldwide domination eventually ending with the S in ESPN standing for Stugotz.


The Shark

Stugotz talks to World Golf Hall of Famer and reputed businessman Greg Norman, The Shark, about his busy schedule, The Match Part II, and the three craziest things he's done in his life. Plus, athletes that connote an animal.
28/05/2039m 46s

The Sounds and the Fury

Stugotz and Stanczyk rank the top 10 sounds in STUpodity history before talking to Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins, who quickly finds the way into Stu's good graces- complimenting him.
22/05/201h 9m


Stugotz and Stanczyk rank the top 5 Fordham alums before talking to Mike Breen about calling the Malice at the Palace, why he'll fight anyone who says something bad about Bill Walton, and a quick game of Mark (Jackson), Jeff (Van Gundy), or Clyde (Frazier).
19/05/2058m 47s

Weekend Observations 9.0

The only way to follow up Tom Brady and Rory McIlroy was to bring in the Weekend Observations crew and an angry, bitter, jealous Mikey C. Plus, Stugotz' commencement speech for the Class of 2020.
15/05/2058m 54s

The GOAT, #1, and Jimmy Dunne

Tom Brady (8:01). Rory McIlroy (20:08). Jimmy Dunne (44:21). STUpodity. Collision course.
12/05/201h 7m

Dream Team

Stugotz talks to a member of his media dream team- Maria Taylor- about her best Brent Musburger story, being fellow faculty members in Ernie Johnson's journalism school, her experience on College Gameday, what her dream job is, and tequila.
08/05/2050m 51s

Big Z

Stugotz and Stanczyk compile a top 5 of athletes whose last names start with a Z before talking to Cody Zeller about trying to learn how to play the guitar, the time he accidentally big timed Michael Jordan, and who would be on the all-time Hornets team.
05/05/2049m 10s

Weekend Observations 8.0

Stugotz, Mike Golic, Jr., and the Weekend Observations crew serve up another helping of hogwash, including a joint best man speech for Stanczyk that turns into a roast.
01/05/201h 10m

The Royale, Captain

Stugotz talks to Brian Koppelman about his hit series Billions, the Royale, his all-time Knicks team, and his film Rounders. Plus, the Jets drafted a quarterback out of FIU, so Stugotz and Billy pepper him with questions.
30/04/201h 1m

The Mural of Life

Stugotz has never done less work on a podcast. He simply gets out of the way and lets the real Bill Walton talk to the fake Bill Walton (Frank Caliendo). Plus, Frank sticks around to voice an NFL Draft spectacular.
23/04/2035m 52s

First Dance

Stugotz lists his top five rising stars at ESPN before talking to Laura Rutledge about going to Florida during the Tebow years, being named Miss Florida, and the movie-like way in which she met her husband. Plus, some bad Chewbacca impressions and a game of Either, Neither, or Both
21/04/2054m 39s

Greeny, Are You Still There?

Mike Greenberg has nothing but time to answer any and all of Stugotz' questions about The Masters, covering the Bulls in the 90s, what the Jets should do in the NFL draft, and more.
16/04/201h 9m

Initial Thoughts

Stugotz and Stanczyk talk to Portland Trailblazers guard C.J. McCollum about adopting a rescue puppy, what shows he's been watching on Netflix, the many ways in which he is annoying his fiancé, watching NBA players play video games against each other, his bachelor party plans, and who should be on the all-time Blazers team
15/04/2040m 0s

Rate My Professor

Stugotz somehow weaseled his way into Ernie Johnson's online journalism school, so he checks in with EJ about his performance as a professor as well as the history of Inside the NBA. Plus, he asks the Emmy Award winning broadcaster to play a game of Shaq, Kenny, or Chuck.
09/04/201h 0m

The Stock Pitch

Stugotz and Stanczyk rank the top 5 all-time people with the name Ross before talking to Dodgers All-Star pitcher Ross Stripling about his secondary career as a stock broker, getting pulled from his major league debut with a no-hitter intact, and how Justin Turner stole Stugotz' idea about ending tie games with a HR Derby.
07/04/2054m 13s

30 for 30 COVID-19

Stugotz gives his all-time Phoenix Suns team, unveils a 30 for 30 trailer on the COVID-19 pandemic, and talks about two of his favorite things (lacrosse and business) with someone who is better at both: Paul Rabil.
03/04/2055m 27s

Weekend Observations 7.0 Quarantine Edition

Stugotz, Mike Golic, Jr., and the Weekend Observations crew get together for a video chat from their respective homes, which means that Mikey C can smoke throughout and playing a Smoke Break interview becomes a bit of a challenge.
31/03/2057m 33s

Poop Room

Stugotz chats with ESPN's Pablo Torre about the makings of his mashup video of Linkin Park's song "In the End" featuring a host of ESPN personalities, his foray into fatherhood, and what it's like living in NYC during the corona virus pandemic.
27/03/2044m 34s

Dream Weaver

Stugotz gives his all-time Utah Jazz team, talks to golfer Billy Horschel about his life on the PGA tour, and asks a priestess to analyze a dream.
26/03/2057m 3s

The Long and the Short of It

Stugotz discusses his quarantine routine and then talks to 2-time Super Bowl champ Chris Long about not texting someone back, running into a familiar face halfway around the world, and his foundation's charitable efforts in Africa. Plus, Stanczyk surreptitiously checks in on Stugotz's wife Abby to see how she's holding up with Stugotz in the house all day.
19/03/2048m 4s

Weekend Observations 6.0

Stugotz, Mike Golic, Jr., and the Weekend Observations crew reconvene for some more tomfoolery.
12/03/201h 5m

Everywhere You Look, Everywhere You Go

Stugotz chats with Bob Saget about whether or not he'd get along with someone like Danny Tanner, the best television sitcom dads of all-time, and his relationships with Norm McDonald, John Stamos, and John Mayer. Plus, a game of Saget, Stamos, or Coulier and athletes or entertainers that connote bowling.
05/03/2050m 0s

Camp Counselor Weiner

What was Stugotz like as a camp counselor? One of his former campers will tell you. Plus, the top 10 Johns of all-time, the return of athletes/entertainers that connote, and a surprise appearance by Abby.
27/02/201h 4m

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems

Stugotz talks to country music super star Kenny Chesney about his love of sports, who he'd most want to collaborate with, and the celebrity he was most star struck to see at one of his shows. Plus, a game of Chesney, Church, or McGraw.
20/02/2041m 44s

Stu's Your Daddy 2.0

There's no love lost as Greg and Chris Cote go up against Bob and Jon Weiner in another edition of Stu's Your Daddy, hosted by Hank Azaria.
13/02/2049m 5s


STUpodity has made it a full year and instead of paying Stugotz for all of his hard work, ESPN gave him the chance to interview his idol.
06/02/2037m 48s

The Mayor of Radio Row

Stugotz is in his personal heaven as he goes on a tour of radio row in Miami with a slew of ESPN affiliates to discuss the origins of The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, his relatability, whether or not a host should name his child Stugotz, what kind of fart he would be, and what he has or hasn't agreed to with the city of Sioux Falls.
31/01/2041m 41s


On a tour of radio row in Miami Stugotz gets an exclusive with Saquon Barkley, a hug from a Hall of Famer, and interrupts a live TV Show (25:58). Plus, a spontaneous game of over/under with the truthsayer of our generation, what it would sound like if Tony Romo ordered a pizza, and a Super Bowl champ confirms that his teammates didn't pay attention to their captain (37:26).
31/01/2045m 43s


Stugotz asks Jorge Masvidal about a potential fight with Conor McGregor. Plus, where there's smoke there's fire and that's what ESPN's seldom used 49ers expert provides.
23/01/2049m 46s

Big Momma

Stugotz asks Mike Golic, Jr. what it was like to compete against the GOAT. Plus, major leaguer Derek Dietrich offers tanning tips, explains how he met his gold medal winning girlfriend, and weighs in on the Astros' cheating scandal.
16/01/2050m 5s


Stugotz talks with SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett about going to concerts with Bill Walton, his path to ESPN, and what a typical day for him is like.
10/01/201h 4m

New Year's Recommendations

Stugotz and Stanczyk show you how the STUpodity sausage is made. Without a plan of any kind, they churn out an episode thanks to fortuitous timing and two sensational guests.
03/01/2051m 33s

Weekend Observations Holiday Spectacular

Stugotz and the Weekend Observations crew- Mike Golic, Jr., Mikey A, Mikey C, and Stanczyk- gather around to spread some holiday cheer.
19/12/1952m 40s

Coffee Is For Closers

Stugotz finally speaks with the person whose name he's said the most in 2019. Plus, Adam Schefter recounts the time an NBA star accosted him in Miami as well as his recent bout with kidney stones.
12/12/1948m 49s

Life is Magic

Stugotz talks to 2-time Pro Bowl long snapper Jon Dorenbos about reconciling with his father 27 years after he killed his mother, performing magic on America's Got Talent, how his football career ended with open-heart surgery, and getting a Super Bowl ring from a team that traded him a year earlier.
05/12/1946m 49s

Thanks, But No Thanks

Stugotz runs through ten of the presumably countless opportunities he's thankful to have been presented with, yet failed to show up for.
27/11/1934m 25s

The Big Show

Stugotz and Dan Patrick discuss Dan Le Batard's wedding and the glory days of ESPN.
21/11/1953m 10s

Wedding Week

Stugotz delivers his best man speech for Dan Le Batard (8:03) and then talks about the upcoming nuptials with the officiant, Pablo Torre (20:17).
14/11/1940m 5s

Class Action Park

What if I told you that from 1978 to 1996 there was a waterpark that regularly killed patrons, but had the survivors longing to come back. That on its opening day over 100 swimmers were saved from the wave pool. That the wave pool was often referred to as the grave pool. That employees were described as under aged, undertrained, and often, under the influence. That ride designers may have had insufficient training in physics and engineering. That a successful day at Action Park wasn't measured in fun. It was measured in survival.
07/11/1946m 56s


Stugotz talks to a witch (37:02) as well as the ESPN personality who cares the most about Halloween (6:59).
31/10/1949m 59s

Seeing Ghosts

Despite multiple titles for Boston area teams since 2001 The Ringer's Bill Simmons still has demons in his attic so Stugotz talks to him about Sam Darnold seeing ghosts and then looks ahead to the NBA season, even though it's already started.
24/10/1956m 37s

Adult Playground

Stugotz wanders around the halls of ESPN's campus in Bristol and talks to anyone he can find.
17/10/1938m 1s

The Atonement Burger

Stugotz atones for his sins of the past year. Plus, with Dan Le Batard on his honeymoon Stugotz tries to see if he still has chemistry with his fallback plan, who is, coincidentally, another overweight bloviator.
10/10/1941m 17s

Stu Stoops to New Lows

Stugotz ranks his Top 10 best friends at ESPN, tries to talk his way on to Always Late with Katie Nolan, and asks Bob Stoops what he'd say if Antonio Brown wanted to play for his XFL team.
03/10/1955m 15s

Weekend Observations 4.0

Stugotz, Mike Golic, Jr., and the rest of the Weekend Observations crew gets together for some more poppycock.
26/09/1956m 45s

Pull Up

Stugotz talks to Blazers guard C.J. McCollum about his contract extension, Team USA's disappointing performance at the FIBA World Cup, and his favorite and least favorite NBA cities. Plus, fast food tips in frugality from Guillermo.
19/09/1953m 12s

A Magician and a TV Wizard

Stugotz talks with NFL Red Zone host Andrew Siciliano about the success of the show, his Sunday routine, and his appearance on the game show The Weakest Link. Plus, Stugotz interviews a magician.
12/09/1959m 2s

The Mort Report

Stugotz talks with Chris Mortensen about their decade long friendship, his career as a writer growing up in LA, his relationship with Adam Schefter, the story of his career that involves the mafia, and his battle with cancer.
05/09/1956m 7s

Bear Down

Stugotz talks with College Gameday's Chris Fallica about how he became known as "The Bear," how he fell in love with gambling at an early age, and what it was like dealing with Dan Le Batard in college at the University of Miami. Plus, a game of Rece, Herbie, or Des.
29/08/1956m 57s

Stugotz' America

Which of Stugotz' phrases will Mina Kimes use in her next NFL broadcast, what's the best piece of advice Marty Smith has ever received, and who is Stugotz' hall pass?
22/08/191h 13m

Stu's Your Daddy

Which father-son duo knows each other better- Stugotz and his dad or Phil and Chris Simms?
15/08/1942m 20s

Weekend Observations 3.0

The Weekend Observations crew reconvenes for another round of malarkey.
08/08/191h 13m

Déja Stu: Russini and Gase

Stugotz explains why he likes lakes, what he's a snob about, and why he lies about his age (1:54). Then he picks a bone with Dianna Russini (16:48) before presenting Jets HC Adam Gase with another t-shirt idea (36:05).
01/08/191h 0m

The Big Fish

In the wake of Dan Stanczyk's firing, the Shipping Container guest produces this week's episode of "Stupodity". Stugotz tries to book the single biggest get in sports... Will he succeed? Or will he just end up mailing another episode in?
25/07/1941m 17s

The Female Stugotz

Stugotz talks to Dianna Russini about her weird relationship with Mina Kimes, the time she threw a trash can at her high school coach, and what it was like to work the red carpet at the ESPYs (6:41). Plus, a surprise guest (25:54) and the super hero power Stugotz would want most (1:04:02).
18/07/191h 8m

Panic! at the Wedding and a Patio Chat

Stugotz gets a full recap of Field Yates' wedding from Adam Schefter, including a shirt snafu and why you want to invite him to your wedding if it's in December (7:16). Plus, Stan Van Gundy fires some NBA, MLB, and USWNT takes from his patio (24:53).
11/07/1956m 22s

Home and Home

Stugotz and Bill Simmons discuss how hard it is to name things, why no one criticizes female athletes, the swipe right generation, and the best and worst case scenarios for NBA teams in free agency.
27/06/191h 8m

Surveying the Field

Stugotz and Mike Golic, Jr. pepper Field Yates about his wedding (1:27) before letting him know what he'll be missing out on by not inviting them (17:08). Plus, Jay Bilas evaluates Stugotz's fraudulent analysis of NBA Draft prospects (25:32).
20/06/191h 1m

Weekend Observations 2.0

The Weekend Observations crew gets together for another round of ridiculousness and hilarity, including appearances by Mina Kimes and Trey Wingo.
13/06/191h 13m

Don't Ease Me In

Stugotz talks to Blazers guard CJ McCollum, who happens to be a more polished podcast host than he is, about the media, airplane etiquette, and baby wipes (4:41). Plus, can an interview be good if the host fails to ask a question? Stugotz takes a trip with a Hall of Famer to find out (30:07).
06/06/191h 1m


Stugotz complains about how overworked he is and then talks to Jorge Sedano about the discord within the Lakers organization as well as their time working together in Miami (9:50). Plus, he talks about marijuana with former NBA player Al Harrington (38:10).
30/05/1952m 19s


Stugotz vents about a major frustration he has with his alma mater (3:32). Plus, he talks to the reporter who inspired Stugutz (16:14).
23/05/1942m 55s

Good Afternoon Everybody

Stugotz reacts to a busy week of NY sports the only way he knows how (7:52). Plus, Stu and the shipping container create a new game and it nearly takes longer to establish the rules than it does to play (27:57).
16/05/1955m 27s

Episode Nineteen: Michael Lewis

Dan and one of his favorite authors, Michael Lewis, talk about books, baseball's stupidity and the human brain.
14/05/1944m 52s

Weekend Reservations

Stugotz tries to secure a last minute Mother's Day brunch reservation and then talks to David Cone about how he had more fun off the field with the late 1980s Mets and more fun on the field with the late 1990s Yankees.
09/05/1953m 1s

Weekend Observations Reunion

Stugotz, Mike Golic, Jr., and crew reunite for another edition of the short-lived Sunday morning ESPN Radio show.
02/05/191h 8m

The STUlywed Game

Which couple knows each other better- the Weiners (Stugotz and Abby) or the Golics (Mike and Christine)?
25/04/1952m 10s

The Lazy River

Stugotz compares just about everything to a lazy river, so it was only a matter of time before he applied his favorite analogy to the podcast. In an effort to get dumber, Stu chats with Kirk Goldsberry (the map guy with a PHd in data visualization) about who's most responsible for the 3-point evolution in the NBA, whether or not dunks should be worth three points, and their shared obsession with The Grateful Dead.
18/04/1949m 29s

Masters Week

Masters week is here and it's hard to tell who is more excited- Stugotz or Abby, albeit for different reasons. Greeny stops by to discuss what he'll be doing from Augusta, what makes this tournament so special, his dream scenario for Sunday, and what he remembers about the time he played there. Plus, Tom Rinaldi tells us about the best insult he's ever received, whether or not he travels with a piano, and what he'd ask Tiger Woods if he were to claim another green jacket.
11/04/1956m 3s

Ratings Monster

Stugotz finally made it to the mountaintop and appeared on Around the Horn. Tony Reali stops by for an honest, heartfelt, hilarious, and hardly edited conversation in which he reviews the tape and scores some arguments between Stugotz and Abby. Plus, Mina Kimes, Sarah Spain, and Frank Isola offer their critiques of Stu's debut.
04/04/1953m 42s

Inside The Fraudcast Booth

Stugotz made his debut in the broadcast booth last weekend and he wants all of the adulation possible. He asks fellow lacrosse announcers Mike Golic, Jr. and Chris Cotter to grade his performance, offer their favorite lax slang, and to discuss a ridiculous weight room story. Plus, Ron Darling offers stories about Lenny Dykstra, Jose Canseco, and Doc Gooden, describes how Jacob deGrom's new contract made him think of (fake ace) Matt Harvey, and predicts whether or not Tim Tebow will play in the big leagues this season.
28/03/1953m 1s

Fame And Fortune

When filling out his bracket, Stugotz relies on the things he loves most (in order): (his family), money, fame, and the sound of his own voice. Stugotz and Abby navigate the first round of the NCAA Tournament by looking at famous alumni, but their views on celebrity differ dramatically. A handful of ESPNers stop by to stump for their schools by offering their best college stories. Plus, Papagotz returns to interview the head coach that led his alma mater back to the big dance.
21/03/191h 4m

A Shoe, A Shot Glass, And The Stratosphere

Stugotz blames Mike Golic for not putting out a podcast last week (3:53) and then details the latest Weiner family vacation, in which he, once again, chickened out in front of his daughters (6:56). Plus, Rachel Nichols joins to discuss the success of The Jump, her most embarrassing moment on television, and how Stugotz was out-hot-taked twice in the same week (23:10).
14/03/1954m 32s

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree

Stugotz asks his father if he ever thought he would make it in this business (no) and why he initially disliked Dan Le Batard. Stu then tries to weasel his way onto Augusta National by chatting with Scott Van Pelt.
01/03/1955m 45s

A Star Is Born

Stugotz discusses Abby's first run in with fame, tells a story about their honeymoon, and then has the audience do the work in a new segment called Ask Abby. Plus, Ben Lyons stops by and previews the Academy Awards, tells stories about famous actors, and weighs in on Stugotz's best action movies of all-time.
01/03/1947m 9s

When Stugotz Met Abby

Stugotz details his first encounter with Abby (she does not have the same recollection) before presenting her with the greatest Valentine's Day gift of all-time, which he obviously outsourced. Plus, Mark Teixeira stops by and says that managers can only screw things up, listens to Stugotz, Billy, and Chris pitch wacky ways to fix baseball, and plays a movie game with Mina.
01/03/1941m 43s

Already Better Than Oprah

After reaching #1 on the Apple Podcast charts, Stugotz consults with his agent and considers holding out for more money. He then dips back into the Wake and Take well, tries to make weekend plans with his wife now that his Sundays are wide open, asks a parade of low level celebrities what he should do now that football season is over, and delivers a Sports Whisperer. How bout that?
01/03/1948m 3s

I Finally Got Paid So Here's The First Podcast

Now that the first check has cashed, Stu Gotz delivers the first episode of Stupodity. With a round of Wake and Take, an argument about yield signs between Stu and his wife and New York Jets HC Adam Gase, the first episode is everything you'd expect from an unprepared and overpaid Stu Gotz. How bout that?
01/03/1946m 28s

Episode 0: I'm Not Getting Paid For This

Stupodity is here and Stu Gotz isn't getting paid for this first episode so it's really short.
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