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A couple Barstool Sports bloggers turned podcast hosts, White Sox Dave and Barstool Carl, bring you insightful, engaging and humorous weekly baseball content with a Chicago bias. Interviews, conversation, laughs. Red Line Radio. Intro & close song: 'Dennehy' by Serengeti.

Episode Date
Jewel Osco Live Show With Big Cat

The Red Line crew pulls off the improbable upset of selling out a bar at a Jewel Osco in honor of the single most premium Spirit brand on the planet, New Amsterdam Vodka. This is the full audio from the night's event, which we're turning over to you as a random bonus episode that was recorded, edited and produced from the bottom of our collective hearts. There's nothing related to Barstool Chicago that doesn't get covered in the live show including how Big Cat started the site, why Eddie really loves a Jewel-Osco, how long it would take to eat an aisle of cereal and the list goes on. Thanks to the filthy animals who showed up last Thursday, and thanks to those who are willing to retroactively consume this content. We love you, we love making this stuff and we hope you can visit us at our next live show on TBD at TBD. Most importantly, ALL GAS NO BRAKES. 

Dec 14, 2018
Bears Defense Mauls Rams + Hot Stove's Warming Up?

This week on Red Line Radio the boys absolutely lose their shit over how awesome the Bears defense is. Whitesoxdave leads the charge on what he's hearing the White Sox are doing at the Winter Meetings. Listen to all of this as well as Cubs hot stove, the debacle on Madison street, and more

Dec 11, 2018
Peanut Tillman + Shams Charania

***Live Show w/ Big Cat this Thursday 12/6 7pm @ the Jewel Osco on Clark & Division in Old Town*** The Red Line crew is back in action after the Bears dropped a heart breaker to the G Men. Eddie is understandably disappointed while Carl and Chief actively try to find silver linings for a deep Super Bowl Run. In other news, White Sox Dave declares War on KFC after a big, BIG weekend at the Big Ten Championships. The boys also nab Shams Charania to cover his breaking story from Monday that the Bulls fired Fred Hoiberg. Elsewhere, Chief isn't happy with Stan Bowman for a lot of reasons and the recent media tour isn't doing that ANY favors. Dave and Carl turn on the stove for a hot minute to talk some baseball before an extremely limited grab bag and abbreviated award session. Most importantly, this show is brought to you by Miller Lite. Please drink responsibly, but also please only drink Miller Lite from now on. Thanks. ***Live Show w/ Big Cat this Thursday 12/6 7pm @ the Jewel Osco on Clark & Division in Old Town*** 

Dec 04, 2018
Thanksgiving Hangover + Olin Kreutz

***Live Show Next Thursday 12/6 7pm @ Clark & Division Jewel Osco*** The Red Line crew is joined by Chicago legend and former All Pro center, Olin Kreutz. He is a certified bad ass in every respect and an awesome interview to go behind the 2000's Bears while learning a shit load about the NFL in the process. Around the Kreutz interview, the crew breaks down all their 1st Place Bears excitement, Hawks trade, baseball offseason updates, etc. There's a grab bag, some butchered segments, lost voicemails and a few other things. ***+ Live Show Next Thursday 12/6 7pm @ Clark & Division Jewel Osco***

Nov 27, 2018
Eddie Olcyzk Part 1 + Bears Roll + Behind The Scenes Of Dente Pizza Reviews

The Red Line crew is proud to present it's first Beefsgiving, a new holiday recognizing a beef sandwich meal before recording your Thanksgiving podcast in Chicago. Or something like that. Anyways we got some amazing behind the scenes stories from Eddie and WSD about their 4-hour beef/pizza/hot dog excursion this past Friday night in Chicago. Spoiler Alert: Eddie hates spoilers and Dave was full of them Friday. It's an argument/rant from Eddie for the ages. Next up is first place Bears talk about and why this team is ready to bury our insecurities as Bears fans once and for all. Cody Parkey obviously gets a few beefs. Carl then does some brain pretzeling on why the Cubs could land Harper, but likely sacrificing something major in the process that would leave Cubs fans shook. Next, Chief and WSD sit down with EDDIE OLCZYK, a certified living legend, to recap the state of the Blackhawks in Part 1 of a lengthy 2 part series with Edzo. It's an amazing interview loaded with the stuff we love to bring you: laughs, insight, familiarity. Per usual the boys close it down with a grab bag, some segments, a few beefs and of course voicemails.

Nov 20, 2018
Bears Destroy Lions + New Coach, Same Hawks + Guest Ryan Spaeder

The Red Line crew is absolutely FIRED UP about the Bears dominating performance against the Lions. Mitch looked awesome, Nagy is settling in, receivers are wide open, Khalil Mack murdered several people in a single play, and on and on and on it goes. The Bears are ROLLING and Red Line Radio is along for the ride. In the process Eddie explains why no matter how bad Cody Parkey kicks, he's not going anywhere anytime soon. Chief gives a phenomenal update on Jeremy Colliton's debut on the Hawks and where his challenges will be over the remainder of his presumably brief time with the Hawks. WSD gives a behind the scenes look at Bryce Harper while Carl blows some wind on Buster Olney's clickbait report on the Cubs trading Kris Bryant. Elsewhere, the boys make some huge announcements regarding Italian Beef sponsors, the Winter Meetings, the Winter Classic and then Carl drops an extended grabbag on some Chicago delicacies. After that the crew is joined by active Marine and renowned baseball statistician Ryan Spaeder (must follow @theaceofspaeder) to talk AMAZING baseball statistics and old school WW2 baseball guys. Amazing interview with a big friend of the program. Overall 77 is a loaded show that ends with segments, awards and as usual, voicemails. Thank you to Scotty and Ray from Napleton River Oaks Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for making Episode 77 happen. And a bigger thank you to all of our armed 

Nov 13, 2018
Bears Destroy Lions + New Coach, Same Hawks + Veteran's Day Baseball With Guest Ryan Spaeder

The Red Line crew is absolutely FIRED UP about the Bears dominating performance against the Lions. Mitch looked awesome, Nagy is settling in, receivers are wide open, Khalil Mack murdered several people in a single play, and on and on and on it goes. The Bears are ROLLING and Red Line Radio is along for the ride. In the process Eddie explains why no matter how bad Cody Parkey kicks, he's not going anywhere anytime soon. Chief gives a phenomenal update on Jeremy Colliton's debut on the Hawks and where his challenges will be over the remainder of his presumably brief time with the Hawks. WSD gives a behind the scenes look at Bryce Harper while Carl blows some wind on Buster Olney's clickbait report on the Cubs trading Kris Bryant. Elsewhere, the boys make some huge announcements regarding Italian Beef sponsors, the Winter Meetings, the Winter Classic and then Carl drops an extended grabbag on some Chicago delicacies. After that the crew is joined by active Marine and renowned baseball statistician Ryan Spaeder (must follow @theaceofspaeder) to talk AMAZING baseball statistics and old school WW2 baseball guys. Amazing interview with a big friend of the program. Overall 77 is a loaded show that ends with segments, awards and as usual, voicemails. Thank you to Scotty and Ray from Napleton River Oaks Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for making Episode 77 happen. 

Nov 13, 2018
Remembering Joel Quenneville With 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Brent Sopel

Not much else to say here. November 6, 2018 will go down in Blackhawks history for all the wrong reasons. Brent Sopel joins Chief and Carl to talk about what made playing for Q so different, why he was the best, always will be the best and got nothing but a good old fashioned fuck job on his way out of town. But like all good rememberances, we're not here to grieve. We're hear to celebrate. Sopes makes it so damn clear why Stan Bowman is a dead man walking, figuratively. Obviously. 

Nov 07, 2018
Bears Win + Hawks Can't Win + Machado To Chicago?

Episode 76 is as loaded as your Uncle at an Old Country Buffet baked potato bar. Spoiler Alert: very loaded. The Red Line crew spent some time in Evanston this past weekend watching Notre Dame continue its march to a perfect season against the Northwestern Wildcats and who would have guessed it Northwestern lost. Dave and Chief recount the game and tailgating at Northwestern. "Not Bad," says Chief, disappointedly. Elsewhere, Eddie is back from his week at the spa to explain why the Bears 41-9 victory was so damn sweet. Notably, Eddie got a good look despite a big blowout, and he thinks the boys are really starting to come together. In other words, the breakdowns are big and beefy, just how we like it. After that, Dave and Carl go back and forth in a hot debate about whether Machado or Harper fit into the Sox plans and what it would take to sign either. There's a noticeable difference the boys uncover later in the conversation. Chief then gives a passionate look at why the Hawks suck, why some heads need to roll and he even includes a great hypothesis included with a Thanksgiving Timeline. Elsewhere the Bulls suck big but Carl's convinced that clearly and convincingly means #1 overall pick. Finally, the boys take a lap around the block with a sealed Grab Bag from Carl that goes about 20 minutes longer than necessary but really no one gives a fuck because we'll see you next week. Segments: Beefs and Big Shoulders. 

Nov 06, 2018
Scottie Puppen + Bears Win

The Red Line Boyz are back in action after watching the Bears dismantle the New York Jets. Eddie got laid up in the hospital after some bad car wash beef but is still able to come off IR for solid Bears talk as always. Carl's new dog, Scottie Puppen, is introduced (not really) as the official mascot of Red Line Radio, the first true mascot in Barstool Sports history, allegedly.

Later, Chief and Dave go inside and out on Northwestern/ND this weekend with some piping hot takes and lots of arguing. Spoiler Alert: White Sox Dave loses the argument, but all signs point to a major Northwestern upset. So that's nice. Chief proceeds to solve the Blackhawks while Carl tells his Stan Bowman story for the 10th time in Red Line Radio recorded history. WSD then covers Chicago offseason baseball moves for what seems like an eternity, but only because there's so much juicy info. It's the first of many deep hot stove convos between WSD and Carl. 

Elsewhere, we have lots of beef sandwiches, segments (not really), voicemails, excitement and most importantly FIRST PLACE CHICAGO BEARS. 

Oct 30, 2018
Brian Urlacher

The biggest episode in the history of Red Line Radio featuring the boys' collective childhood hero, Brian Urlacher. #54 joins the boys to talk retired life, getting juked by Tom Brady, winning without a quarterback and everything else the Red Line guys could throw at him. As always, Urlacher does not disappoint. Around the interview, the boys give their Bears/Patriots reactions lead by Eddie's staunch belief that the Bears are trending up. Also, Chief explains why the Hawks are back but far behind the Elite teams as evidenced by the Lightning beatdown. Carl and Dave chat up the World Series, Eddie explains why Zach Levine looks like the real deal (note: before Lavine went off in Dallas btw) and then Carl drops a new cornucopia of questions on the boys. They close with segments Buy Him A Beef and Big Shoulders per usual. Thank you sponsors: Tropical Bros, The Athletic and Mack Wheldon. PROMO CODES = REDLINE

Oct 23, 2018
Big Cat + Bears Disgust

Big Cat joins the Red Line boyz to breakdown the most disappointing loss Chicago Bears fans have suffered since week 1 of this year. Not a long time, but still remarkably soul crushing. We have first place expectations, and we will honor those expectations regardless of their validity. Eddie and Big Cat assign blame, talk through their issues and help us move on to New England because God knows the Bears need everyone's help. Big Cat also helps the boys get through some Bulls expectations for the year, and we can all agree a successful year includes a lottery pick, post play development and some flashes from Zach Lavine. In other words, it's very very bad. But not all teams in the UC are destined for misery. The Hawks look PHENOMENAL and Chief is going to explain why that does not apply to Brandon Saad and why he will not be buying him a beef. Carl and Dave round out playoff observations on Chris Sale sucking and the new Cubs hitting coach. Other segments include Carls Cornucopia (a grab bag of Carl questions for the guys), Big Shoulders, Buy him a Beef? and other stuff. Thank you TROPICAL BROS and THE ATHLETIC  for making this episode happen (PROMO = REDLINE).

Oct 16, 2018
Thomas Jones + Bears Bye Week + Hawks Are Back + Cubs Are Not

The boys are back after a well deserved bye week and holy shit does Carl need it coming off the Cubs collapse. Before he explodes, the boys prepare you for your 1st Place Chicago Bears week 6 game against the overwhelmingly mediocre Miami Dolphins. Eddie has PTSD from the last time they came to town but is still confident this is a Bears beatdown and for good reason. White Sox Dave tries to jynx the season unintentionally but not really because he is a troll. And after done trolling the Bears, he turns his attention to Carl who finds a solid half hour of group therapy on this week's show to work through his Cubs related issues. Disclaimer: he does not mean any of the bad things he says about anyone this week. SPOILER ALERT LOTS OF BAD THINGS. White Sox Dave then plays a game of River Boat Gambler with Rick Hahn's checkbook as he pontificates the big swinging dick's moves this offseason. Chief explains why the Hawks are back including a remarkable profile on THE CAPTAIN. Voicemails, Gas Money Bob, Dope Ropes and then finally Super Bowl running back and Chicago Bear standout Thomas Jones joins the crew. NBD just the 25th all time rusher with 71 career rushing touchdowns called in while he was getting a goddamn lift in. Allow yourself to get the feels because they are there. TJ brings them, including a thorough explanation of why Green Bay sucks dong, the proverbial kind. Loaded show for a loaded audience. Bears are going to the Super Bowl ALL GAS NO BRAKES. 

Oct 09, 2018
Six Touchdown Passes. Six.
The Redline Radio boys are STRUGGLING after Carl's wedding weekend. It's an All Gas No Brakes Podcast, but they are running on fumes. RLR pulls back the curtain and unveils a new segment called "White Sox Daze" to let the listeners in on all the eyeroll inducing instances that occur when you're working with White Sox Dave.  The ONLY thing giving them life this week was that Monster of the Midway Defense and Mitch Trubisky showing signs of life. Eddie is bringing the noise, the energy, and the analysis of the Bears' blow out of the Tampa Bay Bucs. With the offense now showing real signs of life heading into the bye week and the team in first place, the guys reset their expectations for the rest of the year and circle a few dates on the schedule including games with the Patriots and the Rams.  Carl breaks down what went wrong with the Cubs down the stretch and the pickle they're in now with the Brewers in Game 163 and looks ahead to a potential Wild Card showdown and NLDS matchup with Milwaukee.  Eddie introduces a new segment "would you buy him a beef" where the guys discuss Jimmy Butler and where his reputation is within the City of Chicago. "Buy A Beef" leads to Chief going on a rant about Brandon Saad and his lack of passion so far in his second stint with the Blackhawks. The RLR boys close the show with another editon of 'Big Shoulders of the Week" to determine who had the brightest moments in Chicago sports.  ALL GAS NO BRAKES
Oct 02, 2018
ESPN 1000's Silvy + 1st Place Bears

The Bears are alone in first place and the boys are here to rub the world's best defense in your face. Never mind the quarterback problems, this is Chicago Bears football of course the quarterback is the only question mark. Fortunately Eddie is here to be your spiritual guide as you manage your Mitch Trubisky expectations. On the north side of town, the Cubs are still in first place. Silvy from ESPN 1000 joins the boys to talk October expectations while Carl predicts a 16-inch softball style lineup for the October Cubs. Chief gets his first full Hawks monologue, and it's loaded with names no one else can pronounce or spell. But's he's all fuckin jacked up with optimism and that's GOOD NEWS for Red Line Radio. We close with a new yet monstrously important segment: Big Shoulders Of The Week, an award voted on by the listeners based on 4 submissions from Carl, Dave, Eddie and Chief and one listener submission Tuesday after the show drops. This week it's Hendricks, Hawk, McManus and Lauri in that order. Listen in and follow along on Twitter and of course Barstool Sports dot com to get a piece of the action #AllGasNoBrakes

Sep 25, 2018
Red Line Radio Episode 3 - All Gas No Brakes: Bears 15-1? 

The Red Line boyz have a little extra bounce in their step this week after watching the Bears DISMANTLE Russell Wilson and the once great Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. The Bears defense is back to its rightful Bad Boy status while Mitchy Dual Threat Trubisky proves all the Patrick Mahaolmes Enthusiasts that a Win is a Win is A Win. Eddie and Chief take you through all the Bears highlights before letting Carl and Dave drag their baseball ballz all over the Cubs playoff talk. Fortunately it's never too early to start talking White Sox B-side Free Agency so Dave covers that too. Chief glazes the episode with some in-person observations from the Hawks first official scrimmage, which is very nice. And of course, voicemails 224-544-9194. #AllGasNoBrakes

Sep 18, 2018
Red Line Radio Episode 2: Was It Over When The Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor?

The boyz are here to face the music in the wake of getting tea bagged by Aaron Rodgers on national television. There's no time for crying though because Chicago is in the middle of a Super Bowl run (last time the Bears went 15-1? 1985) and soon to be a deep October run. Or something like that. White Sox Dave has PTSD following the Michael Kopech Tommy John surgery announcement, which is better than how Eddie is faring after Coach Nagy's disappearance in Sunday night's second half. Chief does his best to find a silver lining while Carl repeatedly reminds everyone at all times that the sun will rise tomorrow. Segments include: Red Line Radio official Matt Nagy press conference, White Sox Dave State of the Union, Cubs Counseling with Carl and of course VOICEMAILS 224-544-9194

Sep 11, 2018
Red Line Radio: The Second City's #1 Podcast

The crew goes to HQ in NYC for the big announcement. We open with Big Apple observations followed by an exclusively non-exclusive interview with RLR Executive Producer Big Cat to break down the ins and outs of what to expect from Red Line Radio now that it's aboard the Barstool pirate ship. The crew then goes deep on all things Khalil Mack and why it might be the best trade, ever, of all time with serious implications on postseason expectations. Carl goes off on why Kyle Hendricks is back, Dave pumps/blows Northwestern football (again) while Chief and Eddie remind you that the best Bears talk from now and til forever will be right here on Red Line Radio. And last but not least, as always, voicemails 224-544-9194.  

Sep 04, 2018
61*: Roger Maris

Remember that time White Sox Dave crashed a Rick Hahn podcast party? Because that recently happened. Carl gives a full breakdown on all things Cubs shortly before Chief goes full meltdown and turns Stan Bowman into a legitimate meatball. Eddie dissects the Bears week in Canton, Ohio with some inside info on Bourbonnais performances from our good friend Dope Ropes. Segments include: This Week In Nice Things We (Dave) Don't Deserve, MeatBall Of The Week, Rick Hahn Meet The Press and Who's In My Mouth

Aug 07, 2018

The boys go to hockey camp with Jeremy Roenick, despite Dave and Carl not ever playing hockey before. Eddie from the OG Barstool Chicago crew joins to talk Urlacher legacy and early observations from his expert opinion. Take a bath in his velvet voice while your here. Dave unloads major Eloy demands before honoring the heroic and historic Peoria, IL native Jim Thome. Carl tries to tarnish his legacy with alleged speculation of allegations. Cubs talk predominantly revolves around why Hendricks is getting touched up early and why Cole Hamels might be a bigger pick-up than you think. Some new segments include This Week In Nice Things We Do Not Deserveand Blowin Wind. We're working on more, we promise. Also, Carl loses his goddamn mind on Rick Morrisey for a solid 7 minutes starting around 1:13. Then of course, as always, for now and forever so god help our souls, the boys close it down with voicemails. This special batch includes some peculiar propositions that will make you want to join the action. Call 224-544-9194

Jul 31, 2018

Gooey morning afternoon and evening Chicago sports fans. Episode 59 (we think it's 59) is stuffed with the kind of insight that makes you want to run through a brick wall

  • Cubs - The boys went to a Cubs game. Carl reviews the 1914 Club (1:00)
  • Cubs / Sox - WSD hates Cubs fans because they cheered for Rizzo when he pitched. The Cubs use too many position players on the mound and have too much fun, allegedly. (6:14)
  • Sox - Dave reviews the time he peeked at Frank Thomas's penis in a men's room
  • Sox/Cubs -  Trade Deadline including why the Sox should be quiet and why the Cubs should target deGrom and Cubs' trade bait power rankings (16:45)
  • Bears - Camp has started and Roquan still sits out. Chief breaks down his concerns and how Roquan needs to fit into the scheme once he shows up (27:45)
  • Bears - Chief and Dave are so HYPE(d) for the offense. Dave says he's kissing a lot of titties this year. (36:31)
  • Blackhawks - The boys take on Jeremy Roenick's hockey camp this Friday. Neither of them can skate or play. Video to come. (43:20)
  • Bulls - Put a pin in this: GarPax can sign Kyrie and Jimmy Butler next offseason if they don't extend Bobby Portis. This is very exciting (50:30)
  • As always, Voicemails (52:30)
Jul 25, 2018
MLB All Star (Snub) Whit Merrifield

The boys take a big lap around Chicago Sports to combat what is unequivocally the slowest week in professional sports.Lots of Bulls and Hawks to open followed by the usual deep dive into all things Chicago Baseball. Then Whit Merrifield from the Kansas City Royals joins the show to discuss what it's like to get fucked out of the All Star Game, being an awesome big leaguer and a bunch more. And then finally, and as always, voicemails. 

Jul 18, 2018

EP 57 is a fully-loaded, double-sided pod just the way you like it after a long and steamy 4th of July. In the spirt of the show, Carl hands out 57 report cards while Dave gives a tour of his own personal academic achievements. PS because of Twitter the Bulls are back.  

Jul 10, 2018
Episode: July 4th

Happy 4th of July to our extremely patriotic audience. On this episode, Chief joins the crew to make a massive announcement. Other items:

  • 3:20 WhiteSoxDave goes to City Hall
  • 8:05 No taxation without representation
  • 10:50 White Sox Injuries / Prospects: Eloy (2-3 weeks) and Robert (6-10 weeks)
  • 17:25 Cardinals Trash Dexter Fowler
  • 27:35 Albert Almora vs. Javy Baez
  • 28:45 Reactions to the Cubs recent dominance
  • 30:30 Will the Players Union going on strike? 
  • 37:25 Barstool Chief is here to talk Blackhawks Offseason
  • 50:35 Carl has beef with Stan Bowman (STORY)
  • 55:25 Breaking Down The 4th of July: Movies, Cocktails & Activities
  • 1:07:30 Voicemails
Jul 03, 2018
Episode 2.18: The Time The Guys Shit Their Pants
Jun 29, 2018
2.17: Segments & Voicemails

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Jun 22, 2018
Episode 2.16: Download SeatGeek & Use RedLineRadio Promo Code

Seriously. Download the app and use REDLINERADIO to get $20 off your first order. Also, un/resubscribe with a positive comment please for the love of God.  

Jun 15, 2018
Episode 2.15: Hawk Harrelson

Presented by SeatGeek (promo = REDLINERADIO), Hawk Harrelson joins Red Line Radio and it's downright amazing. Segments include: Waiting For Hawk (10:20-27:00), Hawk (27:00-59:25), Breaking Down Our Hawk Interview (59:25-1:15:20), Voicemails featuring Fuck Stick #2, Tommy Kaz, Shep's Sister (kinda) and Addison Russell's Sex Life. It's our favorite show to date, by far. Enjoy. 

Jun 08, 2018
Episode 2.14: Voicemails
May 31, 2018
Episode 2.13: Machado to Chicago
May 23, 2018

Carl Dave and Nick Shepkowski go live from Declans for the CrossTown Classic. Lots of live and unbelievably awesome questions from listeners who came out to Declans. Thanks to everyone for an awesome time. 

May 13, 2018
Episode 2.11: Crosstown Classic

Carl Dave and Ozzie read their first SeatGeek ad before diving into a jam packed show about Crosstown classic as well as: Dave is from the Iron Islands, Jake Burger injury reactions AGAIN, Taking over Declan's this weekend for Cubs vs. Sox, Carson Fulmer vs. Walker Buehler, White Sox 1st Round Draft Picks, Cubs Swept Then Sweep: Carl's Reaction, Kris Bryant Draft 5 years later and a bunch of other stuff. 

May 10, 2018
Episode 2.10: Summer's back

Carl Dave and Ozzie do it again. Listen to the whole thing. 

May 03, 2018
Episode 2.9: Jeff Samardzija Was Not A Shark

Carl Dave and Ozzie split the show in half with White Sox taking the first half and the Cubs starting at 32:52 on the dot. Topics include: your weekly Moncada update, Lucas Giolito is no good (Carl) vs. Maybe He Isn't (Dave), How should Rick Hahn handle Avi Garcia?, Rick Hahn's Trade for Giolito and Lopez, Kris Bryant almost got murdered, The Cubs should retaliate (Carl) vs. No they shouldn't (Dave), Javy and Albert are killing it at the top of the order, Is Javy the new #2 prototype?, Carl defends several opinions, Jason Heyward is Good, a bunch of other stuff and then some time for Ozzie at the end. 

Apr 25, 2018
Episode 2.8: David Ross Cancelled So We Got White Sox Top Scout Nick Hostetler

Carl Dave and Ozzie are joined by White Sox #1 Scout and Huge Fan Of The Program, Nick Hosteler. Segments with Nick include Who Are You Picking 4th Overall, Glory Holez Glory Dayz and Over/Unders You Probably Shouldn't Answer. Carl and Dave also make a hard sell on Nick to add low-cost depth to the scouting department, but not before Carl has a bonafide meltdown about the Cubs' slow start. Finally, Dave and Carl dive into how they kidnapped Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini last week and what that means for the show moving forward. 

Apr 19, 2018
Episode 2.7: Jake Burger

Carl Dave & Ozzie are joined by White Sox 2017 1st round draft pick Jake Burger to talk about life as a top prospect. Segments include: Hitting Advice from a D3 Bullpen Catcher, Do You Remember 2005 White Sox?, Dumbest Thing You Bought, and Concessions Confessions. 

Apr 04, 2018
Episode 2.6: OPENING DAY

Carl Dave and Ozzie get ready for opening day with a 2-part show. First half Cubs, second half Sox, kinda. Lots of predictions including everything you can imagine. 

Mar 28, 2018
Episode 2.5: Nick Shepkowski

670 The Score Executive Producer and long time friend of Red Line Radio, Nick Shepkowski, joins Carl Dave and Ozzie to preview a delicious 2018 Chicago baseball season. 

SHEP - (1:00) Welcome Shep (3:54) Do you Remember the 05 White Sox? (5:48) Bobby Jenks almost killed WSD (7:30) What does an Executive Producer at 670 actually do and how do you get that job? (13:20) 2018 Cubs expectations/the Brewers suck (21:20) Theo's next big move (25:00) How do the Cubs sign Bryce? 

SEGMENTS - (31:30) Big D little d of the Week (33:35) Meat of the Week (36:30) Big J Journalist Spotlight featuring Jon Heyman not really (40:45) Concession Confessions

GRAB BAG - Gspot vs. Wrigley rankings, White Sox rotation leadership, David Ross as a manager, Chris Sale is coming back 2020


Mar 21, 2018
Episode 2.4: Welcome Home Dave

TOPICS: (1:20) Carl's trip to bring Dave home from Arizona, (6:15) Dallas Keuchel is a bitch, (11:15) the Cubs are better than the Astros, (15:00) Jake Arrieta has serial killer handwriting, (17:10) Jake Arrieta is leaving the Cubs and Carl is SAD!, (24:45) Eloy Jimenez King Kong Ding Dongs, (27:45) Dylan Cease Dominates again, (31:50) Michael Kopech weekly update, (35:30) Giolito doesn't look too shabby but can he start opening day? (42:40)

QUESTIONS: best outfielder in Chicago? Implications of late season cross town series? Carlos Rodon's ceiling? 

SEGMENTS: Glory Holez Glory Dayz, Hawkin Hawk, Debit Card Dave, Do You Remember The 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox?

Mar 15, 2018
Episode 2.3: Asked and Answered

Carl Dave and Ozzie put together a real team effort as they take on LOADS of Big J journalist questions like, "Do 1st base coaches matter?" and "Why do you talk about the White Sox?" 

1. (1:15) Dave gives a passionate State of the White Sox Union address from Scottsdale. 

2. (6:20) Pooping at baseball stadiums/Carlos Sanchez scouting report. 

3. (10:00)Your outfield is Skinny Ass Schwarber, Almora and Happ. 

4. (14:05) Listener Questions: Ticket Prices, Hahn Draft Picks, Base Coaches, Why We Like The Sox, Starting Rotations, Plate Appearance Predictions, ReNaming The Streets Around Wrigley, Reinsdorf Road/Frank Thomas Avenue, Snooki Nutting and Ozzie Hates Hawk.

5. (36:45) Segments: Meat of The Week, Remember The 05 White Sox, US Cellular Call To The Pen (Bullpen), Working For The White Sox, Rick Hahn Friend or Foe? 

6. (46:10) Obscure Over/Unders: Michael Kopech Starts, Baez Yabos, Moncada OPS, Lester ERA, White Sox Win Totals

Mar 08, 2018
Episode 2.2: White Sox Segments With White Sox Dave

Season 2 Volume 2 is loaded with nuclear threat level takes on:

MLB (2:37): JD Martinez deal, Lincecum back in big leagues, MLB teams getting sued for being cheap and Noah Syndergaard's shirtless debut

White Sox (19:10): Burger injured and why that's not good news, Kopech's first start, White Sox Dave had a 1-on-1 with Rick Hahn and Prospect Watch on Bisabe

Cubs (33:00): Schwarber stolen base update, Jon Lester is your opening day starter, Ian Happ is Carl's leadoff hitter every now and then, Anthony Rizzo is his captain always

Segments(44:02): Meat of the Week, Beating Big J's Beats, Remember the 05 White Sox?, Technical Flaws w/ WSD and DO NOT TALK TO WHITE SOX DAVE

Feb 28, 2018
Episode 2.1: SZN 2 SZN

Carl and Dave and Ozzie are back to debut the 2018 season and catch everyone up on their offseason including Dave in Scottsdale for Spring Training, tracking Rick Hahn down, Carl #ScoopyCity on Yu, Dave Hates Wheel of Fortune, Free Agent Updates, and plenty of segments including Do You Remember The 2005 White Sox? Glory Holez/Glory Daze, Big D's/Lil d's, JOE MADDON IS MAKING ME MAD_AGAIN, and others. 


Feb 19, 2018

Carl & Dave close out the first season of Red Line Radio with a double-length episode about the present and future state of Chicago Baseball.  They drink 3 bottles of champagne in the process. 

Nov 09, 2017
Episode 35.5: Cubs Catcher Taylor Davis

The Cubs' Taylor Davis joins Carl & Dave to talk about the NLCS and his path to the big leagues. Big time Baseball Guy.

Topics include:

  • Taylor becoming an internet sensation
  • How he even ended up with the Cubs in the first place (amazing story)
  • Minor league insights - AA vs. AAA
  • Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
  • The Cubs are FINE
  • Why is Kyle Hendricks so good?
  • Jon Jay is a professional hitter AND a professional leader
  • Albert Almora is the future. Seriously. 
  • How to beat Clayton Kershaw
  • How to beat the Dodgers
  • Javy Baez intangibles
  • Cubs in 7
Oct 17, 2017
Episode 35: Cubs Win NLDS

Carl gets drunk and calls White Sox Dave in the middle of the night to talk about the NLDS. 

Oct 13, 2017
Episode 34: Breaking Down The Nationals

Carl & Dave do a deep dive on all things Washington Nationals.

Oct 05, 2017
Episode 33: Playoff Preview
Sep 28, 2017
Episode 32: The Cubs Are Not Not-Back

The White Sox admittedly suck big time right now so Carl and WSD lightly gloss over some very minor details about the Go Go White Sox before taking the show up north. Cubs topics include an extended discussion about why John Lackey is an uncontrollable prick, the pro's and con's of being an uncontrollable prick, why Kyle Hendricks's (I'm sure that's the wrong way to use an apostrophe btw) balls drag on the ground, and Almora's progress. 

Also: Marry Fuck Kill Marcus Allen, Sandy Koufax and Magic Johnson. Reacting to the new home run record. Steroids in modern baseball. And of course, predicting 2018 free agency moves because it's never too early to start thinking about next year when it comes to Chicago baseball. 

Sep 21, 2017
Episode 31: MLB Roundup & WTF Cubs

(3:05) Greg Maddux is a legend so let's talk about his legendary status (14:15) Jose Abreu is underrated so what's his future with the White Sox? (20:10) Tim Anderson's September has been ridiculous (24:30) looking ahead at White Sox starting pitching including Rodon getting shut down, is Lucas Giolito a pussy?, Reynaldo Lopez definitely isn't a pussy, and how Carson Fulmer can calm the F down. (34:00) The Indians are awesome. (39:42) The Dodgers are not - right now - and why that's good news for the Nationals and Cubs. (45:30) Get to know Shohei "Showtime" Ohtani. (54:25) Carl saves his best for last with a meltdown worthy of Cooperstown consideration including a detailed breakdown of why the Cubs are driving everyone insane. (1:07:05) Reader Emails: Carl posterizes Jason Heyward, Willson Contreras Injury Concerns, and the best nicknames by position in baseball history.  


Sep 14, 2017
Episode 30: Is Dave a closet Cubs fan?

Magglio Ordonez did steroids. Ken Griffey Junior was very sweet and so was his baseball game. Adam Engel is not Aaron Rowand. Avi Garcia vs. Trevor Bauer... Is White Sox Dave really a White Sox fan or should we call him North Side Dave? Willson Contreras slides head first into Mia's DM's. Carl tips his cap to John Lackey before previewing the upcoming Brewers series this weekend - the biggest Cubs' series of the year according to the guys. Other topics include: Is Arrieta really hurt? Who pitches game 1? Happ for ROY? The Red Sox are dirty lying cheaters and, as always, fantastic listener emails.



Sep 07, 2017
Episode 29: Playoff Chasing

Carl & Dave breakdown a heavy dose of Scoop City on the south side of town while Dave speculates on Sox draft picks in 2018. 

Carl takes emails for a solid 40 minutes on everything related to the Cubs and playoff chase. Spoiler Alert: don't be nervous, the team is pretty good. 

Other Segments: Around the League, Carlos Rodon needs to shut it down (or does he?), the White Sox should get worse, Russell vs. Baez in the long and short term, Lackey or Montgomery?, Checking in on Anthony Rizzo's Hall of Fame candidacy, and Brian Anderson special event announcement. 

Aug 31, 2017
Episode 28: Segments On Segments (On Segments)

Carl & Dave get real deep on episode 28 starting off with WhiteSoxDave's Good Bad Ugly list for the week. Other Sox Segments Include: (1) Italian Meat Or Cheese/How Did Lucas Giolito's MLB Debut Go? (2) You Can't Spell "First Player In Franchise History To Hit 25+ Homeruns In His First Four Seasons" without the letters A-B-R-E-U (3) More Italian Meat Featuring (but not really) Nicky Delmonico. Carl then thanks the Blue Jays for a sweep and annihilates a Javy hater in the process. Other Cubs Segments: (1) Name Your Favor Secret Weapon (2) JV Squad Grown Up (3) Bullpen Cockshots. The boys then go Around The League: (1) Umpires Are Dying/Crying (2) Good Luck Curtis (3) Do The Dodgers Suck? Lets Make A Deal. Reader emails and, for our degenerate friends, a tip on the McGregor/Mayweather fight from the guy reading emails.

Aug 24, 2017
Episode 27 - WhiteSoxDave At The Bat

Carl & Dave breakdown a laundry list of amazing 27's before getting into some very important announcements: (1) the boys are going to the Winter Meetings but only if you buy stuff from RLR advertisers (2) Saturday 8/19 7pm Carl & Dave are throwing a RLR/Barstool At The Park party at Kane County Cougars game. Show up. 

Dave then breaks down his attempt at hitting a professional fast pitch softball superstar while getting shamed by Jennie Finch at the Chicago Bandits game last weekend. Carl goes on a tirade about not getting credit for his first major Scoop City from ESPN before calming down over Kris Bryant's last couple weeks.

Other topics: Giancarlo Stanton on the Cubs, Hawk Harrelson on Wrigley, American Legion Week, Ricketts handing out rings and the best Reader Emails yet. BIG SHOW. 

Aug 17, 2017
Episode 26: Wade Boggs Week & White Sox Head Scout Nick Hostetler

Carl and WhiteSoxDave pay homage to the greatest #26 in MLB history, Wade Anthony Boggs, and his relentless commitment to pounding Miller Lites (amongst other things). Dave gives his 20-80 scouting report on his 5 Drinking Beer Tools while Carl puts Keith Law in a body bag and sends him down the Cal Sag river. Later, Dave strokes his ego with White Sox #1 Scout Nick Hostetler who joins the guys to talk about Yoan Moncada, life on the road and working with his best friend, Rick Hahn. After, Carl gets very emotional about Willson Contreras but bounces back because Jake Arrieta is bouncing back. The guys then explain why Jennie Finch is terrified of WSD for several reasons and take a couple emails, but only 2 because WSD had to leave recording early for softball playoffs. He went 0-3 btw. 

Aug 10, 2017
Episode 25: Second Half Storylines & The Cubs Are Back

Loaded show as Carl and Dave recap the CrossTown Cup and why Dave is so mad at the Cubs. Dave then breaks down the Melky trade with Kansas City and why Ken Rosenthal beat him to the punch on scooping Sonny Gray. Other topics include: #ChicagoRiverBridgeGate, Yoan Moncada vs. Tim Anderson (as players), Yoan Moncada vs. Marcus Stroman (in a fight), The Cubs Are Back, 2nd Half Storylines, Ian Happ's weird numbers, BIG JON'S BIG STICK, and as always, listener/reader/redliner emails. 

Aug 03, 2017
Episode 24: Cubs vs. Sox

Carl & WSD break down the Crosstown Classic inside and out. Carl gives the history on why the series matters for the Cubs. Dave scoops a trade on air then gives his early read on Yoan Moncada's performance thus far. Hawk Harrelson makes two guest spots kinda but not really but still kinda. And as usual, the guys take questions their clubs' futures.  

Jul 26, 2017
Episode 23: More Sox Trades & The Cubs Are Back
Jul 20, 2017

Soak it up ladies. 

Jul 14, 2017
Episode 21: Trade Deadline and Tryout Part II
Jul 13, 2017
Episode 20: Illini Pitching Coach Drew Dickinson

Drew Dickinson might be the most insightful and entertaining up-and-coming baseball guy you can find. At 37, Drew has managed to groom 2 first round pitchers as well as 9 more draft picks in 5 years at Illinois. Prior to that, he was a two time All American at Illinois and AAA pitcher with the Oakland Athletics. Yes, he was a moneyball guy.

Drew is a remarkably brilliant individual. His baseball acumen is paralleled only by the game's brightest minds. On behalf of Carl, Dave and everyone else at RLR, we couldn't be more thrilled to share this episode with you

Jul 06, 2017
Episode 19: Mark Buehrle Day & WTF Miguel Montero
Jun 29, 2017
Episode 18: Len Kasper & Tryouts
Jun 21, 2017
Episode 17: Everything You Need To Know About The Draft & Cubs Mailbag
Jun 15, 2017
Episode 16: The Cubs & Quintana Kinda Suck (Right Now)

(1) Violent reactions to Cubs 0-6 west coast trip (2) Carl explains why Theo Epstein explains why the Cubs suck (3) 2017 Kyle Schwarber vs. 2011 Adam Dunn (4) WhiteSoxDave is not a Joe Maddon guy (5) Let him tell you why (6) Chris Sale gets his ass kicked on South Side (7) You should see the other guy, Quintana (8) In-depth look at Quintana's numbers and updated scouting reports (9) Rick Hahn's next move? (10) Does Cliff Lee have anything in common with Jose Quintana? (11) If Carl was his pitching coach... (12) Dave climbs down off the ledge (13) And then *PROMISES* Carl the Cubs are going to the playoffs (43:30)

Jun 02, 2017
Episode 15: State of the Union & Mailbag

(1) Dave Gives A State of the Union (2) Does Keith Law hate White Sox fans? (3) The Cubs leadoff problems have a simple solution (4) Trading for Chris Archer (5) Jose Abreu's future with the White Sox (6) Kyle Schwarber takes hacks (7) Handicapping White Sox starting pitching prospects (8) Are the Cubs heating up? (9) 3 P's of Death according to WSD (10) Carl and Dave form their favorite Cubs/Sox team from 1994-present sans current players. 

May 25, 2017
Episode 14: Chris Rongey

'Today in baseball' (1:01); Will Theo Epstein be pressured into making an early trade? (3:33); Ian Happ's Cubs debut (7:26); White Sox State of the Union (10:56); Reader E-Mails (16:16); Chris Rongey joins the show to remember White Sox post-game caller moments, diagnose the Cubs struggles and explain why it is managers don't mean a damn thing (24:35); ***How you can make money just by reviewing the podcast*** (1:14:33).

May 16, 2017
Episode 13: Barstool JJ

From Barstool New York, Barstool JJ joins Dave and Carl to preview this weekend's Cubs vs. Yankees showdown at Wrigley. 

May 05, 2017
Episode 12: Brian Anderson

Joining the show with memories of the 2005 World Champion White Sox is Brian Anderson. 

Cubs vs. Red Sox weekend wrap-up (1:50); Is the White Sox current success sustainable? (6:05); 2005 World Series Champion, Brian Anderson (11:01); Bobby Jenks would drink Wade Boggs under the table (35:01); Scott Podsednik was actually a psychopath (36:16); A first-hand account of the AJ Pierznyski vs. Michael Barrett brawl (42:11); Joey Cora bit a dude's leg (44:49); 2008 Blackout game memories (46:16); Brian's path back to the majors as a pitcher (48:43); A question from friend of the show and's Scott Merkin (52:47); Close, next episode preview (55:53). 

May 02, 2017
Episode 11: Jared Carrabis

A 'Leader of Men' in Boston and official keeper of Chris Sale, Jared Carrabis joins Dave and Carl for a Cubs vs. Red Sox series preview, Chris Sale memories. 

Apr 28, 2017
Episode 10: Chris Cotillo

Joining Dave & Carl for our eleventh episode is MLB insider and child phenom/prodigy Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. Dave may think he's an 'insider', but he's nowhere near Cotillo's level. 

Dave uses beautiful imagery to describe what Scoop City is (2:50); Chris Cotillo joins the show (7:01); Red Line Radio referral program reminder (53:41)

Apr 25, 2017
Episode 9: Todd Walker

12-year MLB veteran, nearly a career .300 hitter, former Cub heart-throb and current SEC/ESPN's 'Baseball Tonight' analyst, Todd Walker, joins the podcast. 

Is Avisail Garcia actually good?! (3:26); Carl's early Cubs-related frustrations (6:05); Todd Walker (21:40) waxes poetic on his jersey being retired at LSU (21:40); The hype around being drafted 8th overall in 1994 (27:04); Opening up his wallet at the casino in the minor leagues (32:13); Regrets re: not picking Paul Molitor's mind on baseball stuff more often (33:50); No wonder steroids are called a 'wonder drug' (36:02); Why David Ortiz didn't succeed in Minnesota (38:38); You hit .330 in the minors -- What makes you so different? (47:32); How he was able to crush Pedro Martinez (49:26); Potential White Sox draft picks from the SEC (55:25)

EP 111 will feature SB Nation Insider and 21-year old phenom, Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo). 

Apr 19, 2017
Episode 8: Rick Hahn

Without a doubt the biggest episode we've released to the internet, Dave & Carl talk with the man behind the best offseason a Major League Baseball team has ever had, White Sox General Manager, Rick Hahn.

I'm not going to say Rick divulged organizational secrets and basically guaranteed the Sox would sign Cuban slugger Luis Robert, but I'm also not going to say he didn't. 

Chicago White Sox GM, long-time friend of the show, Rick Hahn (3:02); Was Rick making fun of Dave for watching single-A ball in April? (40:12); Reaction to the Cubs series wins against both the Cardinals and Brewers (46:29).


Apr 11, 2017
Episode 7: Dante the Don

Here's the thing... You don't get anymore 'inside' than Dante 'The Don', baby! No one is closer to the Cubs, no one is trusted more and no one has better stories of your favorite 2016 World Series Champions than this episode's guest.

Cubs vs. Cardinals & Sox vs. Tigers recap (1:47); New segment, 'You're Killing Me, Smalls' (4:42); Introducing Dante 'The Don', the Chicago Cubs' DJ (15:29); Dante was responsible for Carl working at Barstool... Kind of (16:42); Carl spilled a beer all over Anthony Rizzo at a bar (22:57); Rizzo's friendship with Dante, how he got the DJ gig (29:04); Changes coming to Wrigley (46:18); The art of the walk-up song: Dave and Carl reveal their favorites (55:06); Punking Jon Lester (1:04:27); Dante flew on Rizzo, David Ross & Dexter Fowler's private jet to SNL (1:08:52)

Apr 07, 2017
Emergency Episode: Cheryl Scott



It's ABC 7 Chicago's Cheryl Scott!


Dave airs his grievances with the way the Opening Day rainout was handled and Cheryl Scott, Red Line Radio's Official Weather Correspondent talks about her favorite clouds and weather or not (get it?) she has a stylist. 


Welcome Cheryl to the team. 

Apr 05, 2017
Episode 6: Barstool Chief

The first of many remote podcast broadcasts, Red Line Radio is LIVE at HVAC Wrigleyville!


League-wide season over/unders (3:59); Addison Russell, Cubs season preview (10:22); Barstool Chief with Hawks, Cubs talk (19:47); Live listener questions, White Sox surprises? (36:41); Jon Lester's durability, Kyle Hendricks' dominance (46:11); Carl's friend from the Minnesota Northwoods League tells the story of hitting two consecutive grand slams off Chris Sale (52:28); Close, next episode preview (1:00:37)

Apr 02, 2017
Episode 5: John Baker

The Cubs are the only team in major league baseball to officially create the position of 'Mental Skills Coordinator'. Joining Dave & Carl in this week's episode is one half of that team: Former Cubs catcher, John Baker. 

Dave & Carl recap their appearance on CLTV Sportsfeed (0:42); Show business, announcing a live remote broadcast (5:13); Listener e-mails (8:58); 'Could Jose Quintana be dealt to the Cubs?' (9:50); 'Worried about Carlos Rodon's biceps strain?' (17:41); Cubs Mental Skills Coordinator, John Baker (20:26); Close, next guest announcement (1:04:55).

Mar 30, 2017
Episode 4: Listener Questions

Free of guests and interviews, Dave & Carl explore what it's like to really host a podcast together. 

Red Line Radio 'State of the Union' (1:36); Listener E-Mails (6:11), 'Worried about the decrease in Lucas Giolito's velocity?' (7:01), 'Brett Anderson or Mike Montgomery?' (13:24), 'How sexy was David Ross on Dancing with the Stars?' (20:52); Over/Under on Kyle Schwarber's total innings behind the plate (25:52); Kris Bryant impregnates women on the cover of SI (30:18); Stories of the Baseball Gods making their presence felt (32:15); Wrap-up, ticket giveaway (40:45).

Mar 23, 2017
Episode 2: Glendon Rusch (feat. Adam LaRoche)

Let's call Adam LaRoche on his cellphone (3:11); Two Scoops & A Lie: David Price's Tommy John surgery, Jose Quintana to the Astros, White Sox changing to Budweiser (5:48); Carl's happy there are minimal Cubs in the World Baseball Classic (10:16); Former Cub, infamous 88-mph flamethrower, Glendon Rusch (20:00).

Mar 09, 2017
Episode 1: Adam Greenberg

Red Line Radio's maiden voyage.

Reader email: I hate both of you -- I hope this podcast doesn't last (2:10); Carl's 'Adam Greenberg Invitational' (5:34); Chris Sale is a Red Sock & Yoan Moncada's closest comp (7:57); Joe Maddon, 'Leader of Men' (14:37); Adam Greenberg (16:20).

Mar 06, 2017
Episode 1: Adam Greenberg

Red Line Radio's maiden voyage.

Reader email: I hate both of you -- I hope this podcast doesn't last (2:10); Carl's 'Adam Greenberg Invitational' (5:34); Chris Sale is a Red Sock & Yoan Moncada's closest comp (7:57); Joe Maddon, 'Leader of Men' (14:37); Adam Greenberg (16:20).

Mar 06, 2017