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Robert Land & Stephen Kerr host the most comprehensive podcast on the Houston sports scene. Since 2013, we've interviewed Houston's most recognizable players, coaches and media. Robert brings 3 decades in sports television & 3 Regional Emmy Awards. Together Robert & Stephen have 6 decades of Journalism experience & a lifelong Houston sports passion. Subscribe on Spotify, iTunes or the Google Podcasts app

Robert Land & Stephen Kerr host the most comprehensive podcast on the Houston sports scene. Since 2013, we've interviewed Houston's most recognizable players, coaches and media. Robert brings 3 decades in sports television & 3 Regional Emmy Awards. Together Robert & Stephen have 6 decades of Journalism experience & a lifelong Houston sports passion. Subscribe on Spotify, iTunes or the Google Podcasts app

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Robert Land & Stephen Kerr host the most comprehensive podcast on the Houston sports scene. Since 2013, we've interviewed Houston's most recognizable players, coaches and media. Robert brings 3 decades in sports television & 3 Regional Emmy Awards. Together Robert & Stephen have 6 decades of Journalism experience & a lifelong Houston sports passion. Subscribe on Spotify, iTunes or the Google Podcasts app

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@HSTpodcast

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English


Episodes

Ep. 412: Remembering Gordie Howe with Houston Aeros voice Jerry Trupiano (Throwback Thursday)

4/2/2020
This week Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, would've turned 92 years old. To honor him, we listen back to Host Robert Land's conversation with Jerry Trupiano, who was the voice of the Houston Aeros in the World Hockey Association. Trupiano shares memories of getting to know Gordie, those days when the Aeros were a big ticket in Houston, how the Aeros landed in Houston and how Howe treated Aeros fans. We also got a bonus story about how Trupiano nearly got Calvin Murphy kicked out of a game when he...

Duration:00:21:46

Ep. 411: Astros voice Steve Sparks (on Mike Fiers, Dusty Baker, Jimmy Wynn and fun minor league stories)

3/30/2020
How long would it take pitchers to be ramp up after this long hiatus and is a shorter MLB Draft even worse for the Astros after the sign stealing penalty? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr welcome back Astros voice Steve Sparks. We look at: 1) Which Astro pitchers impressed in Spring Training 2) Impressions of Forrest Whitley, Dusty Baker and James Click 3) Should fans hate Mike Fiers? 4) Jimmy Wynn memories 5) Crazy minor league stories 6) Best baseball movies This episode is brought to...

Duration:01:01:22

Ep. 410: Saying goodbye to Astros Icon Jimmy Wynn, The Toy Cannon

3/27/2020
With the death of Jimmy Wynn this week, re-visit our interview with the Astros Hall of Famer and former Astros Broadcaster Greg Lucas joins Host Robert Land to look back at the life and career of one of baseball's most underrated stars. We've got some fun facts about Wynn's life and career, along with a couple of his classic Astros homerun calls. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions or comments. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

Duration:00:24:53

Ep. 409: Remembering Nolan Ryan with Kevin Bass, Kenny Hand and Biographer Rob Goldman (Throwback Thursday)

3/26/2020
Host Robert Land looks back at the life and career of Nolan Ryan with former teammates and Astros Kevin Bass and Bob Aspromonte, along with former Chronicle and Post reporters Kenny Hand and Mickey Herskowitz. Plus, Nolan Biographer Rob Goldman tells us stories from Ryan's younger days up until his time in Houston, including his relationship with a Texas historic figure. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions or comments. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

Duration:00:28:42

Ep. 408: Locked on Rockets Host Jackson Gatlin on D'Antoni's Future and Harden's weird 2020

3/22/2020
Can we find the positives in a tough last 2 weeks of the NBA? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr welcome back Locked on Rockets Host Jackson Gatlin. We look at: 1) Glass half full thoughts on NBA's hiatus 2) Why Harden has struggled in 2020? 3) Does D'Antoni deserved to be back? 4) What should the playoff rotation be? This episode is brought to you by Any Lab Test Now. They’re the quick and easy way to get direct access lab testing when you’re trying to manage your healthcare budget. For...

Duration:00:34:06

Ep. 407: Phi Slama Jama Guard Reid Gettys with stories about Olajuwon, Drexler and Michael Jordan (Throwback Thursday)

3/19/2020
Since this is usually NCAA Tournament time, Host Robert Land figured it was the perfect time to jump into the Throwback Thursday Time Machine and reminisce about Phi Slama Jama, the most exciting time in Houston college sports history. Phi Slama Jama's own Reid Gettys talks about Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Guy V. Lewis, Michael Young & the search for Benny Anders. What was it like playing Michael Jordan's UNC team in the Final 4? Gettys describes that moment and shares anecdotes about...

Duration:00:29:52

Ep. 406: Steph Stradley on DeAndre Hopkins trade and Bill O'Brien hate

3/16/2020
Is there any rationale for the DeAndre Hopkins trade? Host Robert Land vents with the Houston Chronicle's Steph Stradley. We ask her about: 1) What this means for Deshaun Watson's future 2) Will season ticket holders start leaving? 3) Why won't Cal McNair wake up? 4) What's wrong with the new NFL CBA? This episode is brought to you by Any Lab Test Now. They’re the quick and easy way to get direct access lab testing when you’re trying to manage your healthcare budget. For more info, go to...

Duration:00:28:12

Ep. 405: UH Cougars Insider on the post-COVID-19 future of the basketball and football programs

3/15/2020
What's the future of the Houston Cougars' basketball after the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr welcome back Scott and Holman Pawdcast Host Dustin Rensink. We ask Dustin: 1) Are next year's Coogs even better? 2) Who surprised and disappointed this past year? 3) Has Coach Dana Holgerson had a good offseason? 4) Where's the football program after recruiting season? This episode is brought to you by Any Lab Test Now. They’re the quick and easy way to get...

Duration:00:27:28

Ep. 404: Emergency Virus Pod | Could suspended season help Rockets and Astros? | Did a DUI cost the Texans a draft pick?

3/12/2020
Can we find a silver lining to the doom and gloom of the COVID virus? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at: 1) What COVID means for the Rockets and Astros 2) Some potential positives for suspended seasons 3) Texans' signings and draft pick news This episode is brought to you by Any Lab Test Now. They’re the quick and easy way to get direct access lab testing when you’re trying to manage your healthcare budget. For more info, go to www.AnyLabTestNow.com Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net...

Duration:00:33:02

Ep. 403: Harden getting in his feelings | Verlander breaking down | Officiating helping Houston team! Really?

3/9/2020
Is James Harden quitting on the Rockets? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at: 1) The truth about Harden 2) 3 Big Stories from Astros Spring Training 3) Strong finish by Cougars basketball 4) Roughnecks dominating This episode is brought to you by Any Lab Test Now. They’re the quick and easy way to get direct access lab testing when you’re trying to manage your healthcare budget. For more info, go to www.AnyLabTestNow.com Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions or comments. Like...

Duration:00:36:51

Ep. 402: Astros Voices Julia Morales, Bill Brown and PA Announcer Bob Ford (Throwback Thursday)

3/4/2020
We compiled some of our best conversations from the Astros voices. Bill Brown tells us about his beginnings, his relationship with a former President and how working at a bowling alley helped ignite his career. AT&T SportsNet Southwest sideline reporter Julia Morales shares her experience interviewing Kevin Costner and Matthew McConaughey and what Astros fans may find most offensive about her. Former Astro voices Greg Lucas and Jerry Trupiano remember the signature voices of Milo Hamilton...

Duration:00:40:11

Ep. 401: What's the Rockets worst contract? | 3 Big Astros Spring Training stories | Bill O'Brien gives up playcalling

3/3/2020
Which Rockets' player isn't carrying his weight? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at: 1) Eric Gordon's awful season 2) 3 Big Stories from Astros Spring Training 3) Bill O'Brien gives up playcalling This episode is brought to you by Any Lab Test Now. They’re the quick and easy way to get direct access lab testing when you’re trying to manage your healthcare budget. For more info, go to www.AnyLabTestNow.com Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions or comments. Like us on Facebook...

Duration:00:35:46

Ep. 400: Houston radio legend Barry Warner on Yao Ming, JJ Watt and Oiler memories (Throwback Thursday)

2/27/2020
How did Houston sports radio legend Barry Warner start in the business 64 years ago? He joins Host Robert Land to look back at his career and discuss: 1) His confrontation with Al Davis 2) Writing speeches for a U.S. Presidential candidate 3) Getting thrown off an Oilers' team plane 4) Where JJ Watt ranks among the all-time greats 5) His friendship with Yao Ming 6) Getting dumped in an ice tub by Elvin Bethea Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions or comments. Like ‘Houston Sports...

Duration:00:38:39

Ep. 399: Is this Morey's deepest Rockets team? | Another Michael Jordan moment? | Should Texans look at Roughnecks WR?

2/24/2020
Are we starting to believe in the 'Pocket Rockets'? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at: 1) Why these Rockets are more playoff ready? 2) Should Bill O'Brien look at Cam Phillips? 3) A more authentic Michael Jordan 4) Did a Houstonian inspire the 'Miracle on Ice' moniker? This episode is brought to you by Any Lab Test Now. They’re the quick and easy way to get direct access lab testing when you’re trying to manage your healthcare budget. For more info, go to www.AnyLabTestNow.com Email...

Duration:00:42:03

Ep. 398: AstrosFuture.com Founder Jimmy Price on Forrest Whitley, catching prospects and pitching depth

2/24/2020
How soon will Forrest Whitley be in an Astros uniform? Jimmy Price (Founder of AstrosFuture.com) joins Host Robert Land to look at: 1) Pitching phenom Forrest Whitley 2) Astros pitching depth and the 5th starter 3) Catching prospect Korey Lee 4) New Manager Dusty Baker and GM James Click 5) How national media has handled the cheating scandal This episode is brought to you by Any Lab Test Now. They’re the quick and easy way to get direct access lab testing when you’re trying to manage your...

Duration:00:34:26

Ep. 397: Sports Artist Graig Kreindler on his Negro League Museum Exhibit (Throwback Thursday)

2/20/2020
What goes into creating amazing renditions of the baseball legends of the past? Kreindler, whose worke is currently exhibited in the Negro League Museum, joins Host Robert Land. Kreindler describes Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller's reaction to seeing his portrayal. He compares painting Jackie Robinson and Joe DiMaggio to modern players like Aaron Judge and Mike Trout. Plus, he describes the research that goes into his work. Look for his artwork at GraigKreindler.com, on his Facebook page or...

Duration:00:22:05

Ep. 396: Correa defends Altuve | Texans called liars by Hall of Famer | Awesome NBA All-Star Weekend

2/16/2020
Is Jose Altuve innocent and did Correa go too far? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at: 1) The latest in the Astros firestorm 2) Texans release cornerback 3) Are the Roughnecks the best team in the XFL? 4) NBA All-Star Weekend Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions or comments. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

Duration:00:44:59

Ep. 395: Rockets Forward Rodney McCray on playing with Hakeem and Michael Jordan (Throwback Thursday)

2/13/2020
What was like to play with Hakeem Olajuwon and win a championship with Michael Jordan? 1980's Rockets' Forward Rodney McCray sits down with Host Robert Land to reminisce about: 1) Setting up Ralph Sampson for the miracle shot 2) His relationship with Clyde Drexler 3) Being apart of Phi Slama Jama vs. the Doctors of Dunk 4) Winning a title at Louisville with Coach Denny Crum 5) Guarding Larry Bird, James Worthy & Dominique Wilkins 6) Playing with 'Dr. Dunkenstein' Darrell Griffith Email...

Duration:00:48:52

Ep. 394: Can the Rockets win a title with Harden? | Rockets' superfan Roosh Williams debates with Robert

2/11/2020
Can the Rockets win a title with Harden? One of Rockets' Twitter biggest presences, Roosh Williams, joins Host Robert Land to look at: 1) If Harden has championship DNA 2) How has losing Capela hurt Harden? 3) Is Eric Gordon a liability after this year? 4) What Morey's Kryptonite has been Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions or comments. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

Duration:00:33:23

Ep. 393: AJ Hinch: Politician or liar? | Is Rockets small ball working? | Are the Roughnecks worth watching?

2/10/2020
Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at: 1) Breaking down the AJ Hinch interview 2) Are the Roughnecks a fun watch? 3) Same Rockets issues 4) Great week for Cougars hoops Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions or comments. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

Duration:00:37:45