Friendly Confines Chicago Cubs Baseball Podcast

By Chad Gordon and Ryan Lieber

Cubs talk for Cubs fans. Hosts Ryan Lieber and Chad Gordon, hatched their plan for this Podcast while watching the Cubs take batting practice before World Series Game 6. Each episode explore 9 "innings" of topics with a special 7th Inning guest conductor/interview with a Chicago sports reporter/anchor or a leader in the sports broadcasting world. Previous guests include Andre Dawson, Joe Buck, Mike Wilbon, Chris Myers, Karl Ravech, Len Kasper, Pat Hughes, MIke Greenberg, Sarah Spain, Marc Silverman, Ryan Dempster and many more. Fresh takes by guys that follow Cubs baseball religiously! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theconfines/support

  1. 1.
    Cubs Back to 100% at Wrigley-Brenda Hilton of Officially Human joins us the Boys
    44:27
  2. 2.
    NPR host, CBS Sunday Morning Contributor, and Huge Cubs Fan Scott Simon Full Interview.
    27:04
  3. 3.
    The Red Hot Cubs Continue to Surge-Mark Schanowski from ABC 7 Sports joins the boys.
    49:08
  4. 4.
    Full length interview with Iowa Cubs broadcaster Alex Cohen.
    26:26
  5. 5.
    Cubs Battle Back Into 1st Place-NPR Host and CBS Sunday Morning reporter Scott Simon joins the boys.
    57:13
  6. 6.
    Full Length interview with NBC Sports-Bay Area host Jessica Kleinschmidt
    28:45
  7. 7.
    Are the Cubs a Legit Contender? Iowa Cubs broadcaster Alex Cohen joins the boys.
    50:46
  8. 8.
    Up and Down Cubs-Michelle Margaux of the SNY Network joins the boys.
    50:42
  1. 9.
    Full Length Interview with David Kaplan of ESPN Radio 1000 Chicago.
    20:55
  2. 10.
    The Cubs Surge-Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports California joins the boys.
    48:41
  3. 11.
    Full length interview with Pulitzer Prize winner Ira Berkow of The NY Times.
    34:28
  4. 12.
    Cubs Continue to Tease-David Kaplan from ESPN 1000 Chicago joins the boys.
    50:31
  5. 13.
    Full length interview with Cubs broadcaster Boog Sciambi of the Marquee Sports Network.
    20:35
  6. 14.
    Rough Start Turnaround. The boys welcome Pulitzer Prize winning sports reporter Ira Berkow.
    46:09
  7. 15.
    Is it Time for Cubs Fans to Panic?-Part 2 W/ Boog Sciambi
    43:54
  8. 16.
    Full interview with comedy legend Tom Dreesen a Chicago Original
    36:03
  9. 17.
    2021 Season is here-Cubs Announcer Boog Sciambi joins the boys!
    41:30
  10. 18.
    Gearing up for the 2021 season-Part 2 of our interview with legendary comedian Tom Dreesen.
    47:45
  11. 19.
    Jay Mariotti-Full interview
    34:32
  12. 20.
    Spring Into the Final Roster Spots-Comedy legend Tom Dreesen joins the show!
    47:04
  13. 21.
    First week of Spring Training. Part 2 with Jay Mariotti
    52:45
  14. 22.
    Kevin Kaduk Full Unedited Episode
    19:53
  15. 23.
    Spring Training has Begun. Jay Mariotti Joins the Boys
    50:51
  16. 24.
    Mike Wilbon Full Unedited Interview
    36:11
  17. 25.
    Spring Has Sprung. The Boys are in Mesa-Kevin Kaduk Joins the Show
    52:56
  18. 26.
    Friendly Interruption: Michael Wilbon Joins the Boys for Part 2
    47:47
  19. 27.
    Pardon The Confines-Michael Wilbon ESPN’s PTI Joins the Boys
    53:05
  20. 28.
    Wayne Messmer Full Interview
    28:59
  21. 29.
    Wayne Messmer Joins the Boys as Cardinals Make a Big Splash While Cubs Keep Making Puddles
    52:58
  22. 30.
    Marv Levy Football Hall of Famer Full Interview
    25:18
  23. 31.
    Hall of Fame Head Coach Marv Levy talks Championship Weekend as the boys breakdown Lester’s goodbye
    53:37
  24. 32.
    Full Interview with The Athletic’s Jon Greenberg
    21:12
  25. 33.
    2021 Season is Here. Jon Greenberg Athletic joins the Boys
    45:16
  26. 34.
    Full Interview with Marc Silverman
    34:22
  27. 35.
    New Year/New Show Marc Silverman Joins as the Boys Countdown 2020 Top Stories-Part 2
    50:12
  28. 36.
    Marc Silverman-ESPN’s Waddle&Silvy-Show Joins as the Boys Countdown 2020 Top Stories-Part 1
    47:50
  29. 37.
    Heading into the Holidays-Sports Business Analyst Rick Horrow joins us.
    47:04
  30. 38.
    Chris Bleck ESPN1000 Joins the Boys-Plus Winters Meetings End with a Virtual Wimper. Lester Returns?
    44:34
  31. 39.
    Maddie Lee-NBC Sports Chicago Joins Boys-Len Kasper Shocker! Kyle Schwarber’s Goodbye. Bryant Stays
    58:10
  32. 40.
    Cy Young Coach-Cincinnati Reds Pitching Coach Derek Johnson Part 2-Jed Takes The Reigns. New GM?
    43:14
  33. 41.
    David Haugh Mully/Haugh The Score Sports Radio 670 Joins the Boys-Theo’s Last Dance-End of an Era
    46:54
  34. 42.
    Award Week Show-Cincy Reds Pitching Coach Derek Johnson Joins Boys to Discuss Bauer’s Cy Young Win
    43:07
  35. 43.
    Pulitzer Prize Winner George Will Joins Pt 2 Season Ends/Award Season Begins. Javy/Rizzo are Golden
    45:30
  36. 44.
    Now What? 2020 Season Ends & Free Agency Begins, While Sox Shock Everyone-David Schuster Joins
    40:08
  37. 45.
    Marquee Network’s Taylor McGregor Joins the Boys to talk Cubs & World Series Week
    44:38
  38. 46.
    Derek Shelton Pittsburgh Pirates Manager Joins The Show: 2020 Cubs Season Breakdown
    40:32
  39. 47.
    Out with a Whimper. Cubs 2020 Ends with a Thud. Marquee Network's Tony Andracki Joins: What's Next?
    45:34
  40. 48.
    Cubs vs Marlins Playoff Preview Plus Pulitzer Prize Winning George Will Joins the Show
    49:01
  41. 49.
    Cubs Sox Weekend Comes After Roughest Week of Cubs Year-Bryan Mullins SIU/Saluki Basketball Joins
    43:17
  42. 50.
    Suddenly Clutch Cubs Week of Dominance Comes at the Right Time: Mitch Moss Joins the Boys
    42:17

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