View from the Cheap Seats with the Sklar Brothers

View from the Cheap Seats with the Sklar Brothers

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In a fresh iteration of a classic formula, comedians Jason and Randy Sklar share their unique comedic takes on an assortment of sporting issues and chat with an amazing array of guests.
Jake Weisman
Jan 12 • 70 min
Randy and Jason discuss the College Football National Championship Game. Then comedian Jake Weisman joins the show to talk: the NFL playoffs, why Nick Foles to the Giants make sense, the Sklars finding out about OJ while traveling in Europe, and more! In…
The 2018 Character Episode
Jan 4 • 64 min
Listen in for this year’s character episode extravaganza!
Kyle Brandt
Dec 28, 2018 • 64 min
Kyle Brandt joins the show!
The Music Episode: VFTCS Mixtape 2018
Dec 21, 2018 • 90 min
It’s the holiday season once more, and time for the Sklar Brothers to pass the cord! Good music, good vibes, and plenty of holiday cheer with guests Matt Price, Jonah Ray, and J-Logic. Happy Holidays!
Jon Rudnitsky
Dec 14, 2018 • 67 min
Randy and Jason discuss the controversy around Heisman winner Kyler Murray. Then comedian Jon Rudnitsky joins the show to talk Garry Shandling, Jon’s mom doing stand up, SNL, Derek Jeter, George Clooney, and more! In Quick Hits: Steph Curry on the moon…
Scot Armstrong
Dec 7, 2018 • 58 min
Randy and Jason discuss the Kareem Hunt situation. Then the guys are joined by writer/director/producer Scot Armstrong to talk about fantasy football, the Bears’ prospects, the state of the Bulls, and more! In Quick Hits: John Johnson backing up Sanchez,…
Ryen Russillo
Nov 30, 2018 • 77 min
At the top of the show, Randy and Jason discuss the Dwight Howard controversy. Then sports journalist/host Ryen Russillo joins the show to talk: growing up a Red Sox fan, the NBA, how sports scandals should be dealt with, Rivers vs Eli, and more! In Quick…
Ryan Sickler
Nov 23, 2018 • 57 min
To start off the show, Jason and Randy discuss Jacob deGrom winning the Cy Young. Then Ryan Sickler joins to show to talk the Orioles, a wild Todd Cruz story, fishing, crabbing, sports as an escape, and more! In Quick Hits: Floyd Mayweather at a football…
Adam Carolla
Nov 16, 2018 • 59 min
To start off the show, Jason and Randy explain how to fix College Basketball through the portioning of 5-star recruits. Then the Sklars are joined by the great Adam Carolla to discuss: how to make marathons more interesting, Liam Neeson, Rich-Guy…
Dave Dameshek
Nov 9, 2018 • 63 min
At the top of the show, Jason and Randy take on why the College Football Playoff should expand to eight teams. Then they’re joined by Dave Dameshek to talk: Le’Veon Bell, one-sided rivalries, what’s giving teams the edge in the NFL this season, the…
Tom Scharpling
Nov 2, 2018 • 60 min
At the top of the show, Randy and Jason discuss the controversy surrounding D.J. Durkin and Maryland football. Then comedian Tom Scharpling joins the guys to talk about working on the new “What We Do In The Shadows” TV series, Rob Ford, LeBron, Kevin…
Dan Dierdorf
Oct 26, 2018 • 63 min
At the top of the show, Jason and Randy talk “good” bad blood vs. “bad” bad blood in sports. Then Hall of Fame football player and sportscaster Dan Dierdorf joins the show! The Three discuss their common Canton connections, playing football in the wild…
Rob Neyer and Gar Ryness
Oct 19, 2018 • 63 min
We are deep into October, so this week is a deep dive into baseball. Jason and Randy talk fan interference, as it relates to the MLB playoffs, before getting into all things baseball with Rob Neyer, author of “Power Ball.” Then Gar Ryness, the Batting…
Al Madrigal
Oct 12, 2018 • 63 min
Randy and Jason discuss the ALCS and NLCS before jumping in with comedian Al Madrigal! The three talk all things Bay Area sports fandom, a deep dive into the Warriors, LeBron on the Lakers, Kevin Durant, and more! In Quick Hits: the fallout from an…
Paul Shirley
Oct 5, 2018 • 71 min
At the top of the show, the Sklars discuss the unfortunate Earl Thomas situation. Then they’re joined by writer and former NBA player Paul Shirley to talk about what it takes to make it to the NBA; playing basketball for love, money, and revenge in Spain;…
Gregg Rosenthal
Sep 28, 2018 • 62 min
Randy and Jason talk all about Tiger’s return, before being joined by Gregg Rosenthal (The Jeselnik & Rosenthal Vanity Project) to talk all things NFL, including: Baker Mayfield, what’s going on with the Pats, Carr vs Goff, and much more! In Quick Hits:…
Matt Besser
Sep 21, 2018 • 65 min
Randy and Jason start the show off with a discussion of Vontae Davis’ contoversial mid-game retirement. Then they’re joined by improv legend, UCB’s Matt Besser, to talk Razorbacks football, Besser’s baseball nightmares, the Jets, the NBA, and much more!…
Brody Stevens
Sep 14, 2018 • 52 min
Jason and Randy start off the show by discussing why they empathize with Serena in the face of her US Open Finals controversy. Then the duo are joined by comedian Brody Stevens to talk Brody’s experience playing baseball, gay players in professional…
Michael Kosta
Sep 7, 2018 • 78 min
Jason and Randy discuss the current Kaepernick/Nike controversy, before bringing in Michael Kosta (The Daily Show) to talk all things tennis, Tom Brady, and much more. In Quick Hits: Serena vs the French Open, Canadian football rule changes, and NFL…
Rich Eisen
Aug 31, 2018 • 68 min
This week, Jason and Randy discuss what can be done to create better mental health safety infrastructure in eSports. Then the Sklars talk to the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen about Lebron coming to LA, the story behind Eisen’s famous annual 40 yard dash, what…
Jay Larson
Aug 24, 2018 • 78 min
This week, the Sklars discuss the ridiculousness of the Urban Meyer suspension, then Jay Larson of The CrabFeast joins in to talk all about the CrabFeast Home Run Derby. In Quick Hits: LaVar vs LeBron, a US Swim Team gaffe, Ray Lewis’s HOF speech, and a…
Mike Hall
Aug 17, 2018 • 67 min
This week, the Sklars talk about coaching styles in light of the tragic Jordan McNair death at the University of Maryland, and why tough coaches are not necessarily winning coaches. Then, they continue that conversation with Mike Hall (Big Ten Network),…
Erik Anders Lang
Aug 10, 2018 • 69 min
This week, the Sklars cover the Urban Meyer and Zach Smith scandal, before they’re joined by Erik Anders Lang (Adventures in Golf, The Erik Lang Show) to talk all things golf! During Quick Hits, Brady Reiff mistakes a cop car for an uber, Ryan Lochte gets…
Ryan Dempster
Aug 3, 2018 • 42 min
This week, the Sklars talk to former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster in Chicago about the fundamentals in baseball, pitching in the 2008 All Star game, how he felt when the Cubs won in 2016, what to do about Hall of Famers who might have used steroids, and…
Special Episode: Richard Simmons
Jul 27, 2018 • 57 min
This week, we’re bringing you a vintage episode from the vault! The Sklars, with help from Dan Van Kirk, interview Richard Simmons in a very special and musical episode - conducted before Richard vanished from the public eye.
Jon Dore
Jul 20, 2018 • 65 min
This week, the Sklars cover the Papa John Schnatter controversy, before they’re joined by comedian Jon Dore to discuss the John Tavares trade, the Stanley Cup, Seth Curry, and more. During Quick Hits, Japan’s psychic octopus gets eaten, an English World…
Michael Showalter
Jul 13, 2018 • 99 min
This week, the Sklars discuss LeBron signing to the Lakers and DeMarcus Cousins joining the Warriors, before they’re joined by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, Wet Hot American Summer) to talk Eagles fandom and Michael Vick forgiveness, Michael’s love of…
Brad Morris
Jul 6, 2018 • 60 min
This week, the Sklars talk about listening to baseball on the radio before they’re joined by Brad Morris (Great News, Playing House) to talk all about the Cubs. During Quick Hits, Christoph Waltz drops by to share his thoughts on Porzingis and James Do…
Erin Foley
Jun 29, 2018 • 55 min
This week, the Sklars cover Deandre Ayton’s Puma collaboration and Trae Young before they’re joined by Erin Foley (Sports Without Balls) to talk Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley, the softball World Series, NBA strategy, and Porzingis. During Quick Hit…
Jay Onrait
Jun 22, 2018 • 88 min
This week, the Sklars cover Phil Mickelson’s meltdown, before they’re joined by Jay Onrait (SC with Jay and Dan) to talk hockey, Vegas as a sports market, and the Cavs. During Quick Hits, J.R. Smith’s Cavaliers Game 1 jersey up for auction, a jockey pu…
Adam Cayton-Holland
Jun 15, 2018 • 65 min
This week, the Sklars cover Alexander Ovechkin and the Stanley Cup, before they’re joined by Adam Cayton-Holland (Performs His Signature Bits, Those Who Can’t, _Comedy Plus Time_) to talk about fantasy baseball, the Nuggets, LeBron’s legacy, the World …
Mark Hoppus
Jun 8, 2018 • 64 min
This week, the Sklars cover the Eagles not going to the White House and athletes getting political before they’re joined by Mark Hoppus (Blink 182) to talk about being a Dodgers, Rams, and Eagles fan, and music flubs at sporting events. During Quick Hi…
Zach Harper
Jun 1, 2018 • 67 min
This week, the Sklars talk about the Huston Rockets honoring the Santa Fe students at Game 5, before they’re joined by Zach Harper (Count the Dings) to talk Celtics vs Rockets, Klay Thompson, the Michael Jordan vs LeBron James photo, where Lebron is go…
Jeff Cesario
May 25, 2018 • 77 min
This week, the Sklars discuss the current state of US soccer and the recent Zlatan Ibrahimovic slapping incident, before they’re joined by Jeff Cesario (Play With Pain) to talk about Barry Alvarez, the NHL finals, the World Cup, and the Cavaliers vs. t…
J. Keith van Straaten
May 18, 2018 • 65 min
This week, the Sklars make their predictions about where LeBron will go next, before they’re joined by J. Keith van Straaten (Go Fact Yourself) to talk all things Angels. During Quick Hits, Iranian women dress as men to watch soccer, a Virginia Tech co…
Jimmy Pardo
May 11, 2018 • 64 min
This week, the Sklars talk about hitters only focusing on home runs, before they’re joined by White Sox fan Jimmy Pardo (Never Not Funny) to talk even more baseball. During Quick Hits, people hating on the Cardinals, catcher jock straps, Mets vs Reds, …
Big Jay Oakerson
May 4, 2018 • 61 min
This week, the Sklars talk about the NHL playoffs and what that means for Vegas, before they’re joined by Big Jay Oakerson to talk about the Superbowl and the Eagles’ most intense fans, the 76ers at the playoffs, and the Inuit Ear Pull Championships. A…
Scott Rogowsky
Apr 27, 2018 • 55 min
This week, the Sklars talk about racism in golf and at country clubs before they’re joined by comedian Scott Rogowsky (HQ) to talk about the Mets, the NFL Draft, and the NBA playoffs. During Quick Hits: a high school baseball game ends in a 82-0 score,…
Dave Anthony
Apr 20, 2018 • 70 min
This week, the Sklars talk Shohei Ohtani before they’re joined by comedian Dave Anthony (The Dollop) to talk all about his love of the SF Giants. During Quick Hits:. Tristan Thompson cheating scandal and the former Dolphins’ cheerleader claiming she wa…
Rob Riggle
Apr 13, 2018 • 76 min
This week, the Sklars share their memories of Mitzi Shore, and talk about Ole Miss and the flawed macho culture of sports. Then, they’re joined by comedian Rob Riggle to talk about his love of the Chiefs, dropping in on the Seahawks OTAs, why he’s havi…
Ozzie Smith
Apr 6, 2018 • 73 min
This week, the Sklars are joined by baseball legend Ozzie Smith to talk about his incredible career, Whitey Herzog, and the current shape of baseball. A voicemail from Dick Vitale wraps up the show!
Ike Barinholtz
Mar 30, 2018 • 62 min
This week, the Sklars talk about athletes thanking God for winning games, before they’re joined by comedian Ike Barinholtz (Blockers) to talk Chicago baseball and World Series predictions. During Quick Hits: Albert Belle’s indecent exposure, Marlins Ma…
Matt Jones
Mar 23, 2018 • 54 min
This week, the Sklars talk about Daniel Bryan returning to the WWE, before they’re joined by Matt Jones (Kentucky Sports Radio) to talk all about the NCAA. During Quick Hits: the gender pay structure in tennis, Deion Sanders’ twitter flub, and what kin…
Morgan Murphy
Mar 16, 2018 • 70 min
This week, the Sklars talk about the return of Tiger Woods, before they’re joined by comedian and writer Morgan Murphy (Los Feliz The Podcast) to talk about writing on the ESPYS for Drake, ankle breaking videos, and the NBA Eastern Conference. During Q…
Peter Schrager
Mar 9, 2018 • 64 min
This week, the Sklars discuss their issues with the Combine, before they’re joined by Peter Schrager (Good Morning Football) to talk about their draft predictions. During Quick Hits, they discuss Stephen Ross’ comments about the protests, a NASCAR driv…
Jay Larson
Mar 2, 2018 • 62 min
This week, the Sklars mourn Barry Crimmins and cover the Sean Miller scandal, before they’re joined by comedian Jay Larson (CrabFeast) to talk about Tiger Woods’ return to golf, the Red Sox, the Celtics, and the Patriots’ loss this year. During Quick H…
Sarah Tiana
Feb 23, 2018 • 62 min
This week, the Sklars discuss the LeBron James “Shut up and dribble” controversy. Then, they are joined by Roast Battle Queen, Sarah Tiana (from the podcast Riggle’s Picks with Rob Riggle & Sarah Tiana) to discuss Alabama’s recruiting tactics, Baker Ma…
Zach Harper
Feb 16, 2018 • 62 min
This week, the Sklars have Olympic fever! They cover curling, the Shaun White allegations, and Korea’s infamous Penis Park. Then, they’re joined by writer Zach Harper (Talk Hoops podcast) to talk Clippers vs. Celtics and NBA trades. During Quick Hits, …
Ben Schwartz
Feb 9, 2018 • 78 min
This week, the Sklars cover the Eagles’ impressive win, and then they’re joined by comedian Ben Schwartz to talk about the NBA, the Yankees’ chances, and Ben’s book Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F*cking Idiot. During Quick Hits, they…
John Henson
Feb 2, 2018 • 68 min
This week, the Sklars talk about their new documentary Poop Talk, give props to the Cleveland Indians for getting rid of Chief Wahoo, and wonder why the Redskins still haven’t changed their name. Then, they’re joined by John Henson (Wipeout, Talk Soup)…
Ron Funches
Jan 26, 2018 • 61 min
This week, the Sklars discuss the Larry Nasser trial and standing up against wrongdoing before being joined by comedian Ron Funches! They talk about eSports, professional wrestling, political statements in sports, and more. During Quick Hits, Pats vs E…
Bob Costas
Jan 19, 2018 • 59 min
This week, the Sklars discuss the fights breaking out at basketball games before being joined by legendary sportscaster Bob Costas! They talk about eulogizing Stan Musial, reporting during the O.J. Simpson car chase, the joy of interviewing, and more! …
Jake Weisman
Jan 12, 2018 • 79 min
This week, the Sklars cover Alabama’s victory at the College Football Playoff National Championship, before being joined by Jake Wiesman (Comedy Central’s Corporate)! They talk about Jake’s pain as a New York sports fan, what Eli Manning means to Giant…
The 2017 Character Episode
Jan 5, 2018 • 64 min
It’s time to ring in the new year with all the celebrities that come hang with us at View From the Cheap Seats! Randy and Jason welcome special guests Nicholas Cage, Jerry Jones, Johnny Depp, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, Dr. Phil…
The Music Episode: VFTCS Mixtape 2017
Dec 29, 2017 • 62 min
It’s the holiday season once more, and time for the Sklar Brothers to pass the cord! Good music, good vibes, and plenty of holiday cheer with guests Matt Price, Jonah Ray, and J-Logic. Happy Holidays!
Patrick Meagher
Dec 22, 2017 • 63 min
This week, the Sklars tackle the topic of college football stars sitting out of bowl games, before being joined by Patrick Meagher (The Wrap)! The three discuss: the Giants, Baker Mayfield, Alabama, an 8-team college football playoffs, and more! On Qui…
Adam Ray & Brad Williams
Dec 15, 2017 • 60 min
This week, the Sklars tackle the Russian ban in the Winter Olympics, before being joined by comedians Adam Ray & Brad Williams of the podcast About Last Night! The four discuss the innate coolness of Ichiro Suzuki, how the Yankees should stack their li…
Max Greenfield
Dec 8, 2017 • 60 min
This week, the Sklars tackle some questionable recent suspensions, before being joined by actor and hardcore Giants fan, Max Greenfield (New Girl)! The three discuss the tumultuous state of the New York Football Giants and what led to it, including: t…
Daniel Van Kirk
Dec 1, 2017 • 79 min
This week, the Sklars tackle the college basketball landscape and how to deal with the current scandal before being joined by old friend, comedian, and Dumb People Town co-host Daniel Van Kirk (Hindsight)! The three discuss: being a Cubs fan post-champ…
Ian Karmel
Nov 24, 2017 • 75 min
This week, the Sklars tackle the Duke “white villain” trope before being joined by comedian Ian Karmel (The Late Late Show with James Corden, All Fantasy Everything)! The three discuss Ian’s sports pilot, Ian’s Trailblazers love, the Sklars’ Juwan How…
Dave Dameshek
Nov 17, 2017 • 84 min
This week, the Sklars give their take on the UCLA basketball controversy in China, and then they’re joined by writer/podcaster Dave Dameshek (NFL.com, The Dave Dameshek Football Program)! The three talk best/worst team names, the Steelers, the Zeke El…
Nick Swardson
Nov 10, 2017 • 61 min
This week, the Sklars ask: What the hell is going on with the NFL? Then Jason and Randy are joined by comedian/actor Nick Swardson! The three discuss the Minnesota Vikings, Blair Walsh, the Timberwolves, Fantasy Football and more! In Quick Hits: the …
Rory Scovel
Nov 3, 2017 • 83 min
This week on View from the Cheap Seats the Sklars discuss the wild World Series before comedian Rory Scovel joins the show! The Sklars and Rory talk all about golf: the Masters, golf lessons, the nitty-gritty of playing the game and how it relates to t…
Mike Lawrence
Oct 27, 2017 • 73 min
This week, the Sklars tackle the topic of dealing with sports losses, before bringing on comedian, writer, and Roast Battle superstar: Mike Lawrence! The three talk about all things Roast Battle, as well as Mike’s famous takedown of the late, great Ra…
Thomas Q. Jones
Oct 20, 2017 • 78 min
This week, the Sklars are joined by actor and former NFL running back Thomas Q. Jones (Luke Cage, #25 on the all-time career rushing list). The three guys talk twins, the origin of Thomas wearing #20, paying NCAA players, and humble beginnings. After t…
Jonah Keri
Oct 13, 2017 • 86 min
The Sklars take on the US Men’s Soccer team woes, before joining baseball writer Jonah Keri (CBS Sports, The Jonah Keri Podcast) at his home in Denver! The three discuss which baseball player has blocked Jonah on Twitter, the age curve in baseball, Ma…
LIVE from Tulsa with Kyle Kinane & Scott Rogowsky
Oct 6, 2017 • 62 min
This week, the Sklars take on the issue of fan safety in baseball, and what needs to be done to address it. Then we jump into a live episode from Tulsa, OK! Randy and Jason do some Cheap Seat-ing over some videos from the internet, including “professi…
Dave Smith
Sep 29, 2017 • 76 min
The Sklars tackle the bombshell college basketball corruption controversy and how they see the story unfolding before diving into a discussion with comedian and libertarian, Dave Smith. The three chat about Dave’s new special “Dave Smith: Libertas,” p…
Will Leitch
Sep 22, 2017 • 89 min
The Sklars tackle the Jemele Hill situation, before Deadspin founding editor Will Leitch joins in to talk steroids in sports, how Deadspin came to be, Kaepernick, Curt Schilling, the state of the St. Louis Cardinals, and more! Will discusses his book,…
Dan Soder
Sep 15, 2017 • 85 min
This week, the Sklars tackle the current situation for US soccer, and how to make us more competitive. Then Dan Soder (The Bonfire) joins Randy and Jason to discuss the perfect beginner Philly accent sentence, Tom Brady’s future law firm, Dan’s NFL co…
Dan Cummins
Sep 8, 2017 • 83 min
The Sklars tackle the Red Sox sign-stealing-Apple-watch controversy. Then hilarious comedian Dan Cummins joins the show and discusses his podcast Timesuck, in which he deep-dives into whatever topic he’s currently obsessing about. The three guys chat a…
Brendan Schaub & Bryan Callen
Sep 1, 2017 • 82 min
Randy and Jason kick off the week by covering college football, Art Briles, and violence in the sport. Then, Brendan Schaub and Bryan Callen (The Fighter and the Kid, Big Brown Breakdown) join the Sklars to talk about how their podcast came to be, Ulti…
Zach Harper & Ramon Rivas
Aug 25, 2017 • 88 min
Randy and Jason start off this week’s episode by recapping the sports media’s reaction to last week’s episode with Blake Griffin and diving into Kyrie’s big move to Boston. Then, NBA writer Zach Harbor joins the Sklars to talk Mark Cuban’s mysterious w…
Blake Griffin
Aug 18, 2017 • 78 min
The Sklars discuss the NFL pre-season, Marshawn Lynch, and the Ezekiel Elliott situation. Then, Blake Griffin joins them to talk about venturing into comedy, Lonzo Ball, and politics’ place in the NBA vs in the NFL. In Quick Hits: Phil Kessel, ESPN’s N…
Bill Burr
Aug 11, 2017 • 82 min
The Sklars discuss Colin Kaepernick, before bringing on comedian Bill Burr (F is for Family) to talk about challenging audiences’ beliefs, Super Bowl L1, and the ESPN body issue. They cover Boston sports and the culture of winning, Ice Cube’s BIG3 leag…
Adam McKay
Aug 4, 2017 • 79 min
The Sklars tackle the big Kyrie Irving question before bringing on Oscar winner Adam McKay (The Big Short)! Adam talks about how unexpected The Big Short’s funny factor was, and tells of his upcoming film about Dick Cheney. The Sklars and Adam regale t…
James Davis
Jul 28, 2017 • 82 min
The Sklars discuss the Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather insult tour, and boxing vs MMA. Then, they’re joined by comedian James Davis (Hood Adjacent) to riff on sketch ideas, Hamilton, Colin Kaepernick, and the NBA. In Quick Hits, a dognapping, Tiger…
Nate Bargatze
Jul 21, 2017 • 67 min
The Sklars discuss the ESPN Body Issue, and body diversity in sports. Then, actor and comedian Nate Bargatze (The Standups) joins the Sklars to talk about his love of Vanderbilt sports, the NBA, and hockey. They cover the creepy allegations against Bob…
David Koechner: Remote Control Animatronic Bulls
Jul 14, 2017 • 77 min
On the very first episode of View from the Cheap Seats, Randy and Jason discuss the best way to solve the problems inherent in bullfighting. Then, comedian David Koechner (Superior Donuts) joins to talk local wrestling, having pennies thrown at him whi…