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Hoops talk brought to you by Jesse Williams and Stefan Marolachakis. Talking shop about basketball, art, and life with a cast of special guests.

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Empire State of the Union

Jul 1 • 20:18

Stefan is back to talk about free agency, and not just any old free agency! We're talking Knicks free agency and Nets free agency. KD. Kyrie. It's a battle o' the boroughs—and the winner may not be as clear as you think. Or is it?! Only two ways to find out: buy a time machine, or download this fresh-out-of-the-oven episode of your favorite podcast's favorite podcast: Open...

Warriors Fans Have Feelings, Too

May 8 • 01:03:46

It's a bona fide homecoming as old-school Open Runner Ben Cruz rejoins the pod to talk about his beloved Warriors, their heated series against the Rockets, and the offseason that lies ahead. Will the Dubs win it all one more time? What will the team look like next season? Does Stefan finally...empathize with the Warriors?...

Dagger Dame & the Future King of New York

Apr 27 • 35:27

The NBA Fan's Guide to the Sweet 16 with J. Kyle Mann

Mar 28 • 01:08:56

J. Kyle Mann of The Dime Drop is back! And he's here to school Stefan and all the other college hoops ignoramuses on what to watch in this year's Sweet 16. The players to look out for, the most competitive games, the nicknames we need to work on—it's all here in Open Run's Guide to the Sweet 16....

Playing Possum with Krishna Andavolu

Mar 20 • 54:28

Vice News Tonight correspondent, Weediquette host, and fellow Knicks fan Krishna Andavolujoins Stefan to talk about the evolving definition of NBA success, the legacy of Kevin Durant's strange "The Servant" nickname, avant-garde rebuild theories, and doin' it for the Gram....

A Different Kind of Grouchy with Andrew Kuo

Mar 6 • 01:15:57

It’s all Knicks all the time as Stefan is joined by Andrew Kuo of our other favorite hoops pod, Cookies! Stefan and Kuo put on their GM hats and architect the Knicks rebuild of their dreams. Want a side of Mitchell Robinson with your Mitchell Robinson? You’ve come to the right place....

Does This Player Spark Joy? with Dave Hartley of The War on Drugs

Mar 4 • 01:07:23

Dave Hartley of The War on Drugs and Nightlands is back to talk about the state of The Process, the battle at the top of the East, and how good it hurts to get emotionally attached to a team. Other topics include: Is the Greek Freak the best player in the NBA? Will Mitchell Robinson be the new logo? What do Marie Kondo and Sam Hinkie have in common? And of course, don't mi...

Leaning Into Yes with J. Kyle Mann of The Dime Drop

Feb 21 • 01:06:34

Friend o' the show J. Kyle Mann is back and he's here to help Stefan tackle all the big questions! What is the proper way to pronounce Luka Dončić? Will he and Porzingis thrive in Dallas? Is LeBron James psychic? Is KD coming to the Knicks? Should Stefan by the KD 11s? Is Zion Williamson as good as everyone seems to think he is? And once more, with KD coming t...

Valentine's Day for KD & the Knicks

Feb 14 • 25:05

A Tale of Two Cities with Thomas Beller and Nathaniel Rich

Feb 9 • 01:04:05

Aaaaaand we're back! Stefan heads down to New Orleans to talk about a pair of franchises in flux with two of his favorite writers and basketball minds: Nathaniel Rich (New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, New York Review of Books) and Thomas Beller (novelist, essayist, hoops columnist for The New Yorker). Treat your ears to a three-man weave that covers the aftermath of ...

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