The Podcass by Ian Casselberry

The Podcass by Ian Casselberry
Yes, even Ian Casselberry has a podcast

Podcass Sporto: Play ball? Or will COVID-19 call baseball out?
Jul 22 • 42 min
Turning the lights back on and brushing away the cobwebs! The Podcass returns with a “Sporto” edition of sports radio clips focused on the return of baseball. After a how-do-you-do, a chat with Clint Domingue on Louisiana’s 103.7 The Game (08:47) on how…
Relaunching from quarantine! With proper social distancing!
Apr 22 • 49 min
And we’re back! Yes, The Podcass has returned after an ashamedly long hiatus. No, we didn’t just decide to podcast while sheltering at home from COVID-19. We’ve done this before! Really. What have we been doing in quarantine (2:03)? How closely has the…
Mister Rogers, fast cars, and Huey Lewis in the neighborhood
Nov 29, 2019 • 41 min
Thankful for a new Podcass? We’re thankful for you listening! First, we review the Mister Rogers movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (06:45). Then, some WISE Sports Radio talk on Major League Baseball’s bold proposal to cut down the minor leagues…
Astros’ sign-stealing, Parasite’s life-stealing, and never read the comments
Nov 15, 2019 • 52 min
Stepping into controversy, sign-stealing, and life-stealing on The Podcass! First, a brief response to an Awful Announcing article I wrote (02:41). Then, baseball talk on WISE Sports Radio with the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal and MLB awards…
Watching Watchmen and Terminator’s dark fate
Nov 8, 2019 • 34 min
After talking about a new job (which was an old job), we review the latest Terminator flick, Terminator: Dark Fate, and wonder if we’ve already seen this movie (05:34). Then, we finally get to Watchmen, HBO’s new series that is already fascinating,…
Radio, sports radio! Top MLB free agents, NFL Week 10 headlines
Nov 7, 2019 • 41 min
Baseball and football on this Podcass! First, a look at some early storylines like top free agents and Hall of Fame balloting as MLB slides into the offseason (02:50). Then it’s on to the NFL and Week 10 headlines, most of which concerned off-the-field…
Congrats Nats, Browns down, and Mr. Biscuit
Nov 2, 2019 • 63 min
The Nationals won the World Series! We cover the events leading up to Game 7 between the Nats and Houston Astros on Asheville’s WISE Sports Radio (01:50). Then, thoughts on 15 seasons of Nationals baseball (18:52), followed by reflection on that surprise…
Movie tickets rant, Springsteen Cowboy, Astros awaken
Oct 29, 2019 • 30 min
It’s good for the soul to let out a good rant once in a while, and my experience buying advance movie tickets online recently provided just such an opportunity (0:36). Then, we review Bruce Springsteen’s new concert film, Western Stars (09:57). And our…
Mini-Pod! Brady, Harbaugh, Cam, NFL Week 8
Oct 26, 2019 • 34 min
We’re all sports this time around with our NFL segment from WISE Sports Radio (06:45). We discuss the possibility that this is Tom Brady’s last season, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh shooting down speculation that he’ll return to the NFL, whether or not the…
Zombieland 2 and a baseball triple tap
Oct 23, 2019 • 49 min
Baseball and zombies! We review Zombieland: Double Tap (11:31), then preview the World Series with Edmonton’s TSN 1260 (03:21) and Asheville’s WISE Sports Radio (18:58). Then we close out with a chat on Baseball America’s report of a proposal to eliminate…
Double Will Smith, NFL Week 7, and the Nats!
Oct 18, 2019 • 54 min
Sports-heavy on The Podcass this week! But first, a review of Will Smith’s double-take in Gemini Man (23:38). And it’s a week with two segments from WISE Sports Radio on our Friday show. First, we preview the big storylines going into Week 7 on the NFL…
Lions suffer larceny at Lambeau
Oct 15, 2019 • 32 min
Some near-instant response to the Detroit Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football (0:32). Then, our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment covers big wins by the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals in the MLB playoffs over the…
Gym rants, Braves and Dodgers collapse, Prodigal Son and Emergence talk
Oct 11, 2019 • 38 min
First, grievances fuel motivation at the gym (01:29). From WISE Sports Radio, we cover the playoff collapses of the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Philadelphia Phillies firing manager Gabe Kapler. On the football side, we dig into the…
More Joker talk, MLB postseason, and Sports Illustrated’s slide
Oct 8, 2019 • 32 min
More Joker talk (01:10), followed by some baseball talk from WISE Sports Radio (11:42), including the Chicago Cubs’ managerial search. Then the show wraps up with thoughts on what’s happened to Sports Illustrated (25:20).
Everybody smile! It’s Joker time!
Oct 4, 2019 • 47 min
Joker is the big movie release of the weekend and drawing a lot of buzz, so we have a review for you (2:11). Then baseball and football radio segments from WISE Sports Radio. Up first is a preview of the 2019 MLB postseason (15:05), followed by a look at…
Lions are good, Zellweger is great, and Spidey’s back
Oct 1, 2019 • 40 min
We get a little geeky, talking about Sony and Marvel realizing they’re better together with Spider-Man (03:06). Then, how about those Detroit Lions, hanging with the Kansas City Chiefs and almost beating them (07:45)? We also review Renee Zellweger in…
Brad Pitt in Space, Cam Newton’s foot, and Rambo in Mexico
Sep 28, 2019 • 39 min
Catching up on some movies, we review Ad Astra (01:51) and Rambo: Last Blood (29:07). In between is my WISE Sports Radio NFL segment (10:24) and a couple of corrections from the last episode (37:06).
Not Podfade Away
Sep 25, 2019 • 35 min
We break out of “podfade,” recapping our summer absence (3:31), the shutdown of the Amusement Park Podcast (6:55), and a brief fling with an NFL writing gig (15:25). Also, my radio baseball segment (21:00), catching up on what we would’ve talked about…
Breaking the seal
Sep 20, 2019 • 38 min
No, this is not a glitch. The Podcass is back! First, some baseball, including what’s going on with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals (7:12). Then we hit the NFL, particularly the current mishegas with the Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey and Patriots’…
Endgame’s endings, Def Leppard fame, and Miguel Cabrera complaints
May 15, 2019 • 34 min
Cleaning up on topics from the previous week including Avengers: Endgame and its many endings for beloved characters (04:58), Def Leppard’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and redemption (18:19), the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera blaming others for…
Free Comic Book Day and favorite Pastimes
May 1, 2019 • 50 min
Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 4, and we talk to Scott Russell of Pastimes Comics and Games in Asheville, North Carolina about the business of running a comic book shop, how Free Comic Book Day affects it, and the overall health of the comics…
Hold the door, La Llorona – Steve Yzerman is back!
Apr 23, 2019 • 27 min
How long should you be expected to hold a door open for someone? Also, a review of The Curse of La Llorona, a movie I never would’ve watched had I not been assigned a review. And Steve Yzerman — The Captain — returning to the Red Wings as general manager…
Hellboy and Lighten Up, Francis
Apr 15, 2019 • 14 min
On the latest Podcass, a review of Hellboy, which is just killing time at the movies until Avengers: Endgame is unleashed upon pop culture. But before that, I need to cool out a little bit. I’ve been wound way too tight lately, and maybe that’s what got…
Shazam! and some Uncle Ian stuff
Apr 10, 2019 • 16 min
And we’re back! After fighting the cold I managed to avoid all winter long, The Podcass is back on track. First, Uncle Ian explains how he’s now driving a minivan school bus for his beloved nieces and we review the new superhero movie sensation, Shazam!…
Waiting Room
Mar 31, 2019 • 7 min
The rhythm of the past week was thrown out of whack by an unexpected development. My baby niece hasn’t been feeling well and showed symptoms that prompted a trip to the emergency room. And that meant an hours-long wait in the ER. No worries. My niece is…
Us review
Mar 29, 2019 • 8 min
Us is the movie sensation sweeping the nation. Jordan Peele is considered by many fans and critics to be the new master of horror, and his second film does nothing to dispute that. Some might not like Us as much as Get Out, but there’s a whole lot to…
It’s a teaser!
Mar 21, 2019 • 4 min
Hello and welcome to The Podcass! Thank you for listening and downloading. My name is Ian Casselberry, and I’m a writer, editor and podcaster. You might know me from such outlets as Awful Announcing, The Comeback, Big League Stew, MLive and Bless You…