Podcasts

GET Boys Basketball Head Coach Jared McCutchen – 12/1/2022

Jared talked about Cody Schmitz and the improved surrounding cast as they get their season underway. Listen to the conversation below:

UWL Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kent Dernbach – 12/1/2022

Kent joined the show to talk about their great early start, being highly ranked, and the start of the WIAC schedule! Listen here:

Holmen Wrestling Head Coach Justin Lancaster – 11/30/2022

Justin came on the show to talk about transitioning from one top program to another, how it happened, expectations for the season, and more, as they prepare for their first meet this weekend! Listen to the conversation here:

Packers Insider and Writer for The Packers Wire Paul Bretl – 11/9/2022

Paul talked about Aaron Rodgers and the offense, the addition of Johnathan Abram and what it means for the defense, as well as the injuries piling up. The full conversation is below:

West Salem Football Head Coach Justin Jehn – 11/9/2022

Justin joined the show to talk about their season and the upcoming matchup with Onalaska in Level 4 of the playoffs. Listen here:

Onalaska Football Head Coach Tom Yashinsky – 11/8/2022

Tom came on the show to talk about the most successful season in school history and how they can add to it with a win over West Salem on Friday in Level 4. Listen to the conversation:

Cross Country State Champion Manny Putz – 10/31/2022

Onalaska’s Manny Putz joined the show to talk about winning the State Championship by 0.2 seconds and the whole experience before, during, and after. Listen below:

Buffalo Bills Beat Reporter for syracuse.com Matt Parrino – 10/25/2022

Matt was on the show to get a preview of the Packers-Bills Sunday Night Football matchup! Listen here for the full conversation:

Onalaska Football Head Coach Tom Yashinsky – 10/18/2022

The Onalaska Hilltoppers went undefeated in the regular season and earned themselves a #1 seed in the division 3 playoffs. Coach Yash joined the show to talk about their Level 1 matchup on Friday against the Ashland Oredockers. Listen here:

Owner of Pack-A-Day podcast and writer for Packer Report Andy Herman – 10/12/2022

Andy came on the show to talk about the Packers through five weeks and what is going on with Joe Barry and the Green Bay defense. Listen to it here:

Aquinas Football Head Coach Tom Lee – 10/11/2022

Tom talked on the show about the Blugolds season so far, and what is coming up on Friday- A huge matchup with West Salem for the Coulee Conference title! Listen here:

Aquinas Forward Andrew Sutton – 10/5/2022

Andrew joined John to talk about the Blugolds’ season so far, his torrid start to the season, and what the plan for the future is. Listen to the full thing here:

WI State Journal Badgers Beat Writer Colten Bartholomew – 10/3/2022

Colten joined the show to talk about the firing of Badgers Head Coach Paul Chryst. What happened? Why now? And, what now? Listen here:

WXOW Sports Director Scott Emerich – 10/3/2022

Scott came on the show to discuss the firing of Paul Chryst and the Packers going into the London game against the Giants. Listen to the whole discussion here:

UWL Quarterback Cade Garcia – 9/29/2022

Cade hopped on the show to talk about the potential program-changing game against UW-Whitewater in a matchup of top-eight teams in the country. Listen here:

UWL Football Head Coach Matt Janus – 9/23/2022

Matt joined the show to talk about the Eagles big win over D2 Wayne State and their upcoming Top-8 matchup in D3 with Whitewater. Listen to the full interview here:

Former Badger and Co-Host of “Nine2Noon” Brian Butch – 9/20/2022

Brian came on the show to talk about the big Badger football game coming up on Saturday at Ohio State and how his show with John Kuhn got started! Listen here:

UWL Eagles QB Keyser Helterbrand – 9/19/2022

Keyser joined John to talk about the UWL Eagles big win over Wayne State, their upcoming matchup with UW-Whitewater, and what it is like being in a two-QB system. Listen to the full conversation here:

Badgers Football ILB Tatum Grass – 8/29/2022

The former Holmen standout came on the show to talk about his progression from last season into a rotational player this year and what to expect from the team this season. The full conversation is here:

ESPN Packers Reporter Rob Demovsky – 8/24/22

Rob joined the show to talk about all things Packers as they come up on the beginning of the regular season. Listen to the conversation below:

Sparta Football Head Coach Adam Dow – 8/16/2022

Adam joined the show live in-studio to talk about the halted field project, his team’s outlook, and their first game coming up on Thursday against Baldwin-Woodville. Listen to it below:

Central Football Head Coach Mitch Olson – 8/10/2022

Mitch joined John to talk about the RiverHawks’ upcoming season and what they will do to replace some of their top performers from last season. Listen here:

UWL Eagles Football Head Coach Matt Janus – 8/9/2022

Matt came on the show on UWL’s media day to talk about his team going into the season and what practice will look (including the QB competition) when it starts on Thursday. The full conversation is here:

Badgers Beat Writer for Wisconsin State Journal, Colten Bartholomew – 8/9/2022

Colten joined the show to talk about the first few days of Badgers football practice as well as the chances of former Holmen star, Tatum Grass, getting a starting spot on the defense. Listen below:

Matthew Coller, Writer for Purple Insider – 8/8/2022

Matthew joined John to talk about how the Vikings look so far in Training Camp and what to expect from them this season. Listen to the full conversation:

Jim Sannes, Senior Writer/Analyst for Number Fire – 8/8/2022

Jim hopped on the show to talk about all things fantasy football as the NFL regular season quickly approaches. For some advice, listen here:

West Salem Football Head Coach Justin Jehn – 8/5/2022

Justin came on the show to talk about the Panthers heading into the 2022 season and returning to the Coulee Conference. Listen below:

Aquinas Football Head Coach Tom Lee – 8/3/2022

Tom joined the show to talk about the first couple practices, the team’s outlook for the upcoming season, and expectations coming off of a State Championship. Listen to the full conversation:

Bart Winkler, host of the Bart Winkler Show – 8/3/2022

Bart came on the show to talk about the recent curious moves the Milwaukee Brewers made at the deadline and who is to blame. Listen to the full thing below:

New Holmen Wrestling Head Coach Justin Lancaster – 7/27/2022

Justin came on the show to talk about his quick transition to becoming the next Head Coach of the Holmen Wrestling team. The entire conversation is below:

New York Times Best Selling Author Jon Pessah – 7/20/2022

Jon joined the show to talk MLB, Brewers and his book “The Game”. The full conversation is below:

Bally Sports Analyst and Former Brewer Vinny Rottino – 7/7/2022

Vinny joined the show to talk about the current state of the Milwaukee Brewers, as well as what they could look like after the upcoming trade deadline. Listen here:

Holmen’s new Athletic Director Jason Lulloff – 6/30/2022

Jason joined the show to talk about becoming the new Athletic Director at Holmen! Listen to the full interview here:

UWL Baseball Head Coach Chris Schwarz – 6/29/2022

Coach Schwarz joined The Sports Lead to talk about two of his former players- Taylor Kohlwey and Caleb Boushley. Both players are currently in AAA and playing really well… well enough for a call up to the majors. However, both seem to be blocked from advancement at the moment and neither are currently on the 40 man roster. The entire conversation is below:

Brewers Vice President-Minor League Operations Tom Flanagan – 6/13/2022

Tom joined the show to talk about a plethora of highly-touted prospects in the Brewers organization. Listen to the entire conversation here:

Aquinas High School Athlete Collin Conzemius – 6/6/2022

Collin talks about his success at the State T&F meet this past weekend. Collin won the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes, as well as helping the 4×400 meter relay team to a second place finish. Listen here:

Luther Softball Head Coach Mark Ross – 6/3/2022

Coach Ross joined The Sports Lead with John Pappadopoulos to talk about the Knights going from a five seed to the State Tournament. Listen to their conversation here:

Sparta Football Head Coach Adam Dow- 6/1/2022

Coach Dow joined the show to discuss the new Sparta football facility and the details surrounding it. Listen to the conversation below:

Bangor Baseball Head Coach Todd Grant – 5/20/2022

Coach Grant jumped on The Sports Lead to talk about his team earning a share of the Scenic Bluffs Conference, what they still need to work on as they head into their first playoff game against North Crawford, and Ashton Michek- owner of three no-hitters this season. For the whole interview listen here:

Packers Writer Jacob Westendorf – 5/12/2022

Jacob talks all things Packers, including the NFL schedule release and some of the Packers rookies and the roles they will play this year. Listen to the whole conversation:

Former Sparta Standout and UW-Whitewater WR Ryan Wisniewski – 5/03/2022

Ryan joined The Sports Lead to talk about his opportunity to participate in the Packers rookie mini camp. Listen to Ryan and the attitude he is bringing to this weekend:

Packers ESPN Reporter Rob Demovsky – 4/26/2022

Rob joins the Sports Lead to talk about rumors surrounding the Packers and Darren Waller. Additionally, he talks about the draft and some of the WR options and even sprinkles in the idea that the Packers might be interested in trading for a young receiver. For the full interview, listen below:

Co-Owner of Iron Works Eric Anderson – 4/20/2022

Eric joins the show to talk about the Three River Showdown being held at the Omni Center on April 23. Additionally, he shares information about Iron Works and what it is all about! Listen to the full conversation here:

NFL Hall of Famer LeRoy Butler – 4/14/2022

LeRoy joined John Pappadopoulos to talk about all things Packers, including Aaron Rodgers deciding to skip voluntary workouts, the Sammy Watkins signing, and the upcoming NFL Draft! For the full conversation, listen below:

Badgers Football Beat Reporter Colten Bartholomew – 4/12/2022

Colten talks about what he has seen from the Badgers spring practices, the QB situation present and future, and Badgers in the upcoming NFL draft! The conversation starts with Colten talking about former Holmen player Tatum Grass and how he is molding into an important piece for the Badgers:

Former Packer and All-Pro Lineman Mike Wahle – 4/12/2022

Former Packers offensive lineman and All-Pro Mike Wahle shares great stories about his time with the Packers and lining up against the legendary Reggie White. He also talks about the current Packers roster and the news that Aaron Rodgers will not be at voluntary workouts. The full conversation with John Pappadopoulos can be heard below (two parts):

Vikings Reporter Chris Tomasson – 4/11/2022

Chris talks about the upcoming NFL Draft and what the Vikings have to do, especially at the cornerback position as well as the new front office regime! The entire conversation with John Pappadopoulos is below:

UWL Eagles Baseball Head Coach Chris Schwarz – 4/1/2022

On Friday, Coach Schwarz had some time to stop by and talk with John Pappadopoulos about his team’s strong start to the season and the outlook for the rest of the year! The full conversation can be heard right here:

Tomah Baseball Head Coach Ryan Brookman – 3/28/2022

Coach Brookman talked with John Pappadopoulos on the Sports Lead about the upcoming season (and the cold weather), and about former player and future MLB pitcher, Connor Prielipp and his recovery from Tommy John surgery. You can listen to the full conversation here:

Central Basketball Head Coach Todd Fergot – 12/9/2021

Coach Fergot joined John Pappadopoulos on the Sports Lead to talk about his current team’s early season success, former Central star and rising NBA prospect Johnny Davis, and his twin Jordan Davis, as well as Kobe King and his new start at Valparaiso. Listen to the entire conversation here:

Justin Jehn – 10/21/2021

This week the West Salem Panthers football team takes on Prescott in Level One of the postseason. The Panthers fought hard to comeback against Holmen in Week Nine, but this week will have to take on about as tough a five-seed as you can draw in the Cardinals and their leading rusher senior Aiden Russel. Justin Jehn is the head coach for West Salem, and he spoke with Adam Roberts about the comeback against the Vikings, sleepers on his roster going into the postseason, and the impact a 7-1 football season has had on the West Salem community. Also don’t forget to tune into Coulee Region Football this Friday night! Our coverage begins with the High School Football Preview Show at 6pm.

Bart Winkler – 10/19/2021

Tonight the Milwaukee Bucks begin their title defense at home against the Brooklyn Nets. The championship banner will be unveiled and we’ll learn a little about how serious the Bucks are to be a back-to-back champ. Bart Winkler hosts the weekday morning show on 1250 The Fan in Milwaukee, and was notably embroiled in a battle with City of Milwaukee officials over preserving a parade spot in downtown Milwaukee ahead of their Game Six win. We talk shop about tonight’s game with Bart, and because John always enjoys his Brewers’ talk we ask the question: should the Brewers trade Josh Hader for some offensive weapons?

Derek Martine, RCCW (Part 2) – 10/8/2021

This evening at the Roy L. Vingers American Legion Post 52, River City Championship Wrestling hosts its annual Tricks and Treats event, with names like The Natural Chris Black, Koda Jacobs, Jarrod Jaxx, and City of La Crosse Champion Kyle Roberts getting in the ring for a night of great wrestling and entertainment. Company co-founder Derek Martine joins John to talk about the show tonight plus the company’s next event Slamathon on October 23rd featuring names like former WWE superstar Swoggle and WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff.

Derek Martine, RCCW (Part 1) – 10/8/2021

This evening at the Roy L. Vingers American Legion Post 52, River City Championship Wrestling hosts its annual Tricks and Treats event, with names like The Natural Chris Black, Koda Jacobs, Jarrod Jaxx, and City of La Crosse Champion Kyle Roberts getting in the ring for a night of great wrestling and entertainment. Company co-founder Derek Martine joins John to talk about the show tonight plus the company’s next event Slamathon on October 23rd featuring names like former WWE superstar Swoggle and WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff.

Matt Schiebel – 10/5/2021

Last Friday, the Luther Knights football team turned a number of heads in the Coulee Region with a road upset win over then-2nd ranked Bangor 20-13. The Knights outgained the Cardinals 217-211 on the ground and 312-236 overall behind 213 all-purpose yards for quarterback Dillon Yang. A Knight interception late iced it for Luther. Matt Schiebel has been the head coach at Luther since 2016 and joined John to discuss the victory.

Scott Emerich – 9/27/2021

In front of 21 million eyes, Aaron Rodgers was given 37 seconds to make some magic happen. That’s exactly what he did, setting up Mason Crosby’s game-winning kick to knock of the San Francisco 49ers 30-28. WXOW’s Scott Emerich joined us again today to break down the victory and discuss the amount of growth the Packer defense showed last night compared to earlier in the season.

Scott Emerich – 9/21/2021

Last night, the Packers beat the Lions 35-17, and did so on 21 unanswered points in the second half after a difficult start on the defensive side of the ball in the first. WXOW’s Scott Emerich has served as the station’s sports director since 1995, and knows a thing or two about this Packers team. He joined the show today to react to last night’s win and weigh in on the Joe Barry conversation.

Chris Goodell – 9/20/2021

As the Major League Baseball season enters its final two weeks, the discussion for NL Cy Young has been centered around three names, the Dodgers’ Walker Buehler and Max Scherzer, and Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes. John and Reviewing the Brew’s David Gasper had an animated discussion about this last week, and John also sought the insight of La Crosse Loggers General Manager Chris Goodell. Chris has been a very public face of the Loggers since the team’s inception in 2002, and oversaw Scherzer during his season with the Loggers in 2004. In addition to the Cy Young conversation John also touches on that 20th anniversary of Loggers baseball coming up next season.

Andy Herman – 9/10/2021

The Packers open the season this Sunday in Jacksonville, which is hosting the Saints while New Orleans continues to recover from Hurricane Ida. With just a couple days left until kickoff, we turn to our film breakdown guru Andy Herman once again. Andy writes for Packer Report and is the owner of the Pack-A-Day podcast. His Twitter is also a dynamite place to view game-by-game film breakdowns so follow him @AndyHermanNFL!

Adam Dow – 9/9/2021

This Friday night, the Sparta-Tomah football rivalry is renewed for the 115th time since 1894. Last season, the two teams weren’t able to play against each other due to schedule shifts caused by COVID, so this year’s game will have a little extra juice. Since taking over as the head coach at Sparta, Adam Dow has amassed a 17-14 record including an unexpected 2018 run to Level Three of the postseason and a 7-3 2019. This season, the Spartans have started 2-1 and are coming off a 56-42 win over Logan last week. Adam talks with John about the meaning behind this rivalry, where the Sparta program stands three games in, and about soaking in every moment of the 2021 season after the chaos of the last two years.

Olivia Beeskau – 9/8/2021

The 45th-ranked female fighter pound-for-pound in the Midwest, Olivia Beeskau is getting ready to get back in the octagon this weekend at 3 River Throwdown 17. She’s been victorious in her last four amateur bouts, including her last two by unanimous decision. On top of her fights in the octagon, Olivia fights to save lives with her full-time job as an ER nurse. She’ll take on Amanda Lovato this weekend at the Omni Center in Onalaska. Check out nitrotickets.com to secure your seats!

 

Mirin Fader – 9/7/2021

“Giannis: The Improbable Rise Of An NBA MVP” is the latest work by sports writer Mirin Fader, detailing the journey of the Greek Freak from the streets of Sepoila, Greece to his ascension through the NBA to the pinnacle of the game. Fader is a staff writer for The Ringer and has written about other notable athletes such as Davante Adams, Ja Morant, LaMelo Ball, Tyler Skaggs, Breanna Stewart, Coco Gauff, Liz Cambage, and Tyler Herro. Folio Magazine named her a Top Woman in Media in 2019, and her work has been highlighted in the 2020 Best American Sports Writing collection, the Pro Basketball Writers Association, and the Football Writers Association of America.