Mark Jones/University of Illinois Athletics
November 15, 2017

Working and Trying to Get Better Every Day

Bandwagon talks to Nancy Fahey, one of the most successful Division III basketball coaches ever, about her transition from Washington University to the University of Illinois. Plus all the other usual shenanigans. 


Lisa Bralts
November 01, 2017

We Heart That Basketball

The latest ep has John, Lisa, and Brian firmly ensconced in the season. Which season, you ask? So many possible seasons! Football (which doesn’t come up), soccer (which also doesn’t come up, weirdly), baseball (which does)… but special guest Travis Tate takes us up and down the court, so basketball it is.


September 15, 2017

Getting Into the Swing

Our intrepid Bandwagoneers do their best (with mixed results) to stick to sports throughout this week's episode, which includes a chat with brand new University of Illinois head volleyball coach Chris Tamas. 


2 men and a woman talking
Michael O. Thomas
September 01, 2017

The Write Stuff?

In the second episode of the season, the gang chats with The Athletic Chicago's Jon Greenberg about working for a sports journalism startup that focuses on writing. They also revisit the controversy surrounding Renée Richards, and talk about the crazy start to the US Open Tennis Championship.


2 men and a woman talking
Michael O. Thomas
August 16, 2017

Getting the Band(wagon) Back Together

Bandwagon's hiatus is O-V-E-R. The third season gets off to a most excellent start with a roundtable discussion of current events in sports, guest Will Leitch talking the death of domes, a controversy involving the "scent of the game" (ew), and some fave moments in social media. 


Black and white photo of sportswriter Frank Deford
Bob Child/AP
May 13, 2017

Final’s Weak?

Yep, the Bandwagon lineup is taking a breather for much of the summer. But before we go: We muse on quantifying team chemistry with a scientist who's actually studying it, the work of sportswriter/commentator Frank Deford (who recently retired from NPR), and our pal Travis Tate comes in for the episode to talk about the NBA basketball playoffs and lots more. 


A woman at bat in a softball game
Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics
April 29, 2017

Giddy Up!

In this, the penultimate episode of the Bandwagon 'cast before summer break, the gang ruminates on marathons, the Kentucky Derby, and invites U of I softball standout Nicole Evans to the studio for a chat. (Spoiler alert: She accepted the invitation & you get to hear the results) 


A man in front of a painted wall
Photo courtesy Isaac Musgrave
April 10, 2017

Sports to the Sportsth Power

If you’ve ever wanted an episode of Bandwagon where John, Brian, and Lisa interview someone about their job operating a camera during the Final Four, tell a story about an actual Jim Nantz selfie, grump at Geno Auriemma, and ponder the proliferation of the OSP (Overbearing Sports Parent)… well, this is that episode.


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WILL Highlights

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The gang talks to Nancy Fahey of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame