The Four Star Podcast: a show about Chicago sports

The Four Star Podcast: a show about Chicago sports

The Four Star Podcast is a show hosted by Jordan, Nick, Teige, and Andrew: four longtime friends with a love for Chicago sports and making fun of each other. Join us every week as we recap the latest with the Bears, Cubs, Bulls, and Blackhawks, and provide you with the hard-hitting analysis and unfiltered reactions that only die-hard fans can give you. From the first pitch to the final buzzer, from free agency to the draft, we'll have everything you need to stay up to date on the latest in Chicago sports.

Episodes

March 19, 2024 59 mins
This week, the guys break down the numerous moves Ryan Poles has made for the Bears after the Free Agency window opened, including the addition of Keenan Allen, the extension of Jaylon Johnson, and the trade of Justin Fields. Recorded 3/17/24
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In this quick episode, Teige and Jordan discuss the changes coming to the channel and the moves the Cubs have made in the offseason. Recorded 2/25/23
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This week, the guys discuss the Bears season ending loss to the Packers and the implications for the offseason, touch on the lack of Cubs' moves in free agency, then discuss the Blackhawks injury woes, before finishing off with a Bulls update. Recorded 1/8/23
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This week, the guys break down the Bears' second division win in a row against the Lions, break down the Bulls' recent performance with Zach Lavine still on the bench, then discuss the Hawks' struggles, before breaking down the implications of Shohei Ohtani signing with the Dodgers.


Recorded 12/12/23

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This week, the guys break down the last two Bears games against Detroit and Minnesota and discuss the implications for draft position around the league, then look into how the Bulls have been playing with one of their stars on the Bench. After, they talk about how the losses of Taylor Hall and Corey Perry have been affecting the Blackhawks, before closing out by looking into the Cubs' chances of landing Shohei Ohtani and Yoshin...

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This week, the guys discuss the Cubs’ hire of Craig Counsell and the implications that holds, the Bears win over the Panthers and how that shakes up the draft order, the Bulls’ continued mediocrity, and the promise that Connor Bedard holds for the Blackhawks

Recorded 11/12/23



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This week, the guys dive into a busy week for the Bears and discuss the fallout from the Montez Sweat trade and extension and the Jalen Johnson trade request before recapping the game against the Saints. Then they discuss the Blackhawks bouncing back from a horrible loss against Arizona with a nice win against the Panthers Saturday night. The Bulls played some games so I’m sure Andrew will have something negative to say about that,...

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This week, the guys discuss the Bears poor showing against the Chargers and the implications that has for Justin Fields during his recovery, then move onto discussing the Blackhawks’ last couple games and their injury updates.  Finally, Andrew describes the Bulls’ flat opening to the season.

Recorded 10/30



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Recorded 10/22/23


This week, the guys recap Tyson Bagent’s first start at quarterback for the Bears and the implications the win holds for the rest of the team, then they break down the week the Blackhawks had against their tough start-of-season opponents, before Andrew touches on the Bulls and Jordan reports some news for the Cubs.



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This week, Jordan and Nick break down the Hawks' first three games of the season and discuss what they've seen so far, while Andrew comes in later to discuss the Bears' most recent loss and the implications it holds for the future.
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This week, the guys discuss the Bears finally getting a win against the Commanders and the implications that has on the future, then they cover the Blackhawks wrapping up their preseason and make some predictions for how the year could play out.  They wrap up by mentioning the Bulls starting their preseason and their Complete 180’s.

Recorded 10/9/23



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This week, the guys discuss the Cubs finishing their season on a low note, break down what went wrong for them down the stretch, and discuss what might be in store in the offseason. Then they recap another embarrassing Bears loss and all the on and off the field dysfunction that we’ve come to expect from this godforsaken team. We wrap up on a positive note and discuss Connor Bedard, Chicago’s only hope, getting his first taste of t...

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This week, the guys preview the final week of the regular season for the Cubs and look ahead to the possible return of playoff baseball to Chicago. Then, the guys recap a brutal week from the Bears, touching on everything from another pitiful performance against the Chiefs, the departure of their defensive coordinator, and whether or not anyone from this regime survives the season. Then they talk Connor Bedard’s performance and oth...
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This week, the guys break down another excruciating Bears loss. They discuss Justin Fields continuing to struggle, Luke Getsy continuing to have no idea how to call an offense, The defense continuing to suck, and whether or not Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus should be worried for their jobs. Then, they recap an absolutely miserable road drip for the Cubs who have now fallen out of a playoff spot. Then they discuss Connor Bedard makin...

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This week, the guys break down a disastrous performance by the Bears in a Week 1 loss to the Green Bay Packers. They discuss everything from the lack of adjustments, terrible game plan, and everything else that went wrong in a brutal game. Listener discretion is advised. Then, Jordan takes a victory lap as the Cubs call up top prospect PCA, and they discuss how he can make an impact on the playoff race. Then, Andrew discusses much ...

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8/27/23 

This week, the guys discuss the Cubs’ recent success as a team and the young pitchers being used as stop-gaps for Stroman and Smyly’s move to the bullpen.  As for the Bears, they recap the preseason matchup against the Bills and the roster cuts that were necessary to get to the 53-man limit before the start of the regular season.  Andrew ranks the 6 Bulls championship teams, Jordan discusses NASCAR’s latest scary wreck, Te...

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This week, the guys recap the Cubs splitting a two game series with their crosstown rivals before taking 2 of 3 from the Kansas City Royals. They discuss Christopher Morel’s iconic walk off home run against the White Sox, the implications of Marcus Stroman’s injury, Tucker Barnhart finally being DFA’d, and much more. Then, they discuss week 2 of the NFL season, the competition to be Justin Fields’s backup, and Tevin Jenkins’s lates...

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This week, the guys discuss the Cubs dropping a series to the Mets in New York before picking up a series win across the border against the Blue Jays. They discuss the implications of Marcus Stroman’s injury as well as comments from Carter Hawkins regarding a potential Pete Crow-Armstrong September call-up. Then, the guys dig into the Bears preseason win against the Titans, DJ Moore’s immediate impact, Fields showing some developme...

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8/7/23 This week, the guys discuss the fallout from the MLB Trade Deadline, recap the Cubs recent series wins against the Reds and Braves, and look ahead to the rest of the season. Then, they discuss the latest news coming out of Bears training camp, plus the latest acquisitions of Yannick Ngakoue and Marcedes Lewis. Then, Andrew angers the entire city of Chicago by claiming the 96 Bulls are NOT the best team of all time, Jordan br...
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7/31/23 This week, the guys discuss the Cubs’ recent winning streak, break down the moves that have happened and that they’d like to see at the trade deadline, give reactions to what’s happened in Bears training camp, and much, much more!
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