The Greatest

The Greatest

The Greatest is a podcast that takes every sports fan’s favorite pastime of discussing, debating, or even all out arguing, who or what are the best of anything relating to sports. From players, teams, games, seasons to even movies (It’s “White Men Can’t Jump” obvi), hosts Megan Gailey and C.J. Toledano, both die-hard sports fans and more importantly married to each other, will cover it all. It’s like if the hosts of Pardon The Interruption also had to raise children together.

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February 17, 2021 42 min

In this, the farewell episode of "The Greatest" podcast, Megan and C.J. reminisce about some of their favorite memories of doing the show. 

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The Super Bowl is upon us, and believe it or not, many out there say they watch The Big Game just for the commercials! Now, not all of us feel that strongly about the breaks in the action, but you can't deny that they have become an essential part of the show. This week, Megan and C.J. welcome Mary Santora (Alan Cox Show, "Hillbilly Boujee" https://orcd.co/hillbillyboujee) as they discuss their picks for the greatest Su...

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January 27, 2021 73 min

It's a big topic for the Big Game this week on The Greatest! Prime yourself for the Super Bowl with the greatest duo Megan and C.J. as they welcome Heather Pink (PinkDear, NFL) to the mic to discuss the greatest super bowls of all time.

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January 20, 2021 59 min

On this episode of The Greatest, listen as Megan, C.J. and guest, Joe Kwaczala (Who Cares About the Rock Hall? podcast) fondly recall a time when throngs of fans would move as one to the irresistible sound of a stadium anthem. Perhaps those times will be back again soon, but until then, get hyped to this conversation about the greatest stadium songs ever and look forward to our return to the stands.

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Basketball has been popular in Europe for decades, and over the years, many of Europe's best have gone on to flex their skills alongside the world's best in the NBA. In this episode, Megan and C.J. celebrate the best of the European NBA players with comedian Zach Pugh (What Things are What Things podcast).

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Megan and C.J., along with their guest Kara Klenk ("That's Messed Up" podcast), kick off the new year with a listener-suggested topic as they explore some of the more notable athletes who have appeared on the arm of a Real Housewife over the years. 

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Ahhhhhhhh! It's the holiday season once again, and although this year may be different for many of us out there, one thing will remain the same – NBA Christmas games! So rejoice in the joy of the Christmas basketball spirit with The Greatest duo and their guest, Kenny DeForest (James Corden, Seth Meyers) as they get you ready for the occasion and discuss the best of the NBA Christmas games.

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December 15, 2020 61 min

It was one year ago that Megan and C.J. became teammates in life, and in that year, a lot happened. Now we find ourselves here as we join The Greatest duo as they mark the occasion by celebrating the greatest sports couples of all time and reminisce about some of the great sports moments they have shared together. 

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When it comes to years, 2020 has been a strange ride in so many ways. For fans of Los Angeles' sports, it has been a particularly wild one with a few more loop-de-loops and twisty turns than the other's. Los Angeles: The City of Angels, and this year, the City of Champions. There may not be a better time to join Megan, C.J. and their guest, comedian and fellow podcaster Steve Hernandez (Chatterbox, Views From the Vista) as ...

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December 1, 2020 69 min

It's a showboatin' celebration of the athletes who play with their own style; the ones with so much panache that even their adversaries have to stand back to watch in awe at times! On this week's episode of The Greatest, Megan and C.J. welcome Curt Neill (Writer/Director "Derek's Dead") to the show to run through some of the most joyous showboats of all time. https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/dereks-dead/id1...

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November 24, 2020 72 min

Quitters never win...except here, where if you didn't quit, you wouldn't be considered one of The Greatest ever! Megan and C.J. welcome Joe McAdam (BUTT Comedy) to the show to celebrate those who left their games in grand fashion!

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When our neighbors to the north go to play, they play for keeps! In this highly anticipated and fan requested episode, Megan and C.J. welcome Rachel Bonnetta (Fox Sports, Hall of Shame podcast) to the show to discuss the greatest Canadian athletes of all time.

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A special athlete can turn a small market team into an iconic franchise simply because of the mythology that develops around the player. After all, fans across the planet flock to stand behind a superstar who stays loyal to the underdog! Megan and C.J. welcome Ian Karmel (The Late Late Show and All Fantasy Everything Podcast) to the show this week to give some big-time love the the small-time markets. 

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The cities make the fans, and the fans make the team. Fans are, without a doubt, the lifeblood of any professional sports team. Most fans would argue that their team's city is the best, and always be right! On this episode, Megan and C.J. welcome Michael Joyce (Doing My Best with Michael Joyce podcast) to the mic to discuss their top 3 greatest sports cities.

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Sports bring us together by running us through a gamut of common human emotions; and there is very little in the life of a sports fan that is more heartbreaking than when your team is the best, but fails to win it all. In this episode, Megan and C.J. are joined by Rob Haze (Sherman's Showcase, Espy's, Desus & Mero) as they give their picks for best teams to never reach the top of the heap.

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The Greatest duo welcome the Los Angeles Sparks’ head coach, 5-time NBA champion, basketball legend Derek Fisher to the mic as they discuss a variety of topics including The Bubble, The Lakers and what it means to be a leader.

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New York is a great sports city with some great sports venues that have seen some great sports moments. The Greatest duo, Megan and C.J. welcome writer, comedian and Astorian Jordan Temple (Atlanta, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) to the show to talk about some of the best of all time.

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September 29, 2020 65 min

As summer winds down, The Greatest heats up as Megan and C.J. discuss the greatest hotties in sports with Rae Sanni (A Black Lady Sketch Show, The Good Place, and The President's Show).

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September 22, 2020 63 min

Whether we like to admit it or not, having a good cry from time to time can be the best medicine. Sports fans keep coming back not only for the game, but for the emotional rollercoaster ride; a ride on which bouts of tears may appear seemingly out of the blue. In this episode, Megan and C.J. invite Liza Treyger (glittercheese) back to The Greatest to talk about their most memorable tearjerkers.

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September 15, 2020 64 min

From time to time, emotions, in combination with a blast of adrenaline professional athletes experience while in the throes of a sporting contest, rear themselves in confounding ways. Add tv cameras, fans, opposing players and teammates to the mix and well, you have the recipe for the classic sports meltdown. From the wonderfully theatrical, to the downright concerning, Megan and C.J. talk about their top three with their guest, co...

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