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Swish FM

NBA deep-dives, drafts and analysis—new episodes every week hosted by Chris Wendelken and Ben Craw.

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July 29, 2021 62 min

This week we're joined by editor, writer and former VICE News editor-in-chief Ryan McCarthy for a two-part discussion on the legacy of Hulk Hogan—from his iconic stardom in the 80s and 90s WWF to his eventual involvement in temporarily disbanding a media company. 

Ryan J. McCarthy
Twitter: @mccarthyryanj
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Swish FM is Chris Wendelken and Ben Craw.

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This week we're joined by editor, writer and former VICE News editor-in-chief Ryan McCarthy for a two-part discussion on the legacy of Hulk Hogan—from his iconic stardom in the 80s and 90s WWF to his eventual involvement in temporarily disbanding a media company. 

Ryan J. McCarthy
Twitter: @mccarthyryanj
MORE: ryanjmccarthy.net

Swish FM is Chris Wendelken and Ben Craw.

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July 23, 2021 27 min
The 2021 NBA season is over and it's time to talk about it and get the next one started as soon as possible no one is allowed to stop watching the dribbles and dunks, never stop watching, must trade all assets for an immovable contract make the orange ball go swishy in the hoop whammy is a max contract mamba,,,,,, Swish FM is Chris Wendelken and Ben Craw. SWISH FM: Web: SwishFM.com Email: swishfmradio@gmail.com Twitter: &...
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July 15, 2021 57 min

With the series tied up, we endorse a candidate for the NBA Finals.

Brandon Lisy (Whammy)
Twitter: @brandonlisy
TikTok: @whammy45

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This week we're discussing the Eastern and Western Conference Finals, next steps for the Sixers, Jazz, Nuggets and Nets, and the issues surrounding in-arena violence among NBA fans.

Brandon Lisy (Whammy)
Twitter: @brandonlisy
TikTok: @whammy45

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June 18, 2021 63 min

Swish FM league insider Brandon Lisy, AKA Whammy, joins the pod to discuss an absolutely dizzying week on and off the court in the NBA!

Brandon Lisy (Whammy)
Twitter: @brandonlisy
TikTok: @whammy45

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June 9, 2021 69 min

This week Brandon Lisy, AKA Whammy, joins the pod to give his spiciest takes on Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs!

Brandon Lisy (Whammy)
Twitter: @brandonlisy
TikTok: @whammy45

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Trevor Einhorn returns to Swish FM to discuss producing and performing in a one-act play, "The Great Filter" at the Wild Project, donating the proceeds to the Cultural Solidarity Fund and the importance of getting relief microgrants to artists and cultural workers impacted by the pandemic. Then we talk about the Lakers elimination from the NBA Playoffs, what's next for LeBron & AD and Frank Sinatra.

"The Great Fi...

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May 28, 2021 73 min

This week Brandon Lisy, AKA Whammy, joins the pod for an update on the 1st round of the NBA Playoffs!

Brandon Lisy (Whammy)
Twitter: @brandonlisy
TikTok: @whammy45

Swish FM is Chris Wendelken and Ben Craw.

SWISH FM:
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Email: swishfmradio@gmail.com
Twitter: @SwishFMRadio
Instagram: @SwishFMRadio
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May 25, 2021 126 min

Swish FM's spinoff podcast, The Rewatchables—dissecting the greatest, most underrated and under-discussed films in cinematic history—returns this week with special guest Brendan Shields to revisit Jerry Zucker's 2001 tour de force Rat Race.

Rat Race features Mr. Bean, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Wayne Knight, Jon Lovitz, Kathy Najimy, Lanai Chapman, Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, Seth Green, Vince Vieluf, John Cleese and D...

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May 17, 2021 99 min

We've been down the rabbit hole the last few weeks discussing the NBA's officiating scandal. If referees were (and maybe still are?) fixing games, ensuring certain results and outcomes, the NBA is closer to a scripted entertainment product (like a play or movie) than a fair and level competitive sport. How different is the NBA from professional wrestling?

The WWF has had its own issues with the credibility of referees.

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May 10, 2021 76 min

We've been down the rabbit hole the last few weeks discussing the NBA's officiating scandal. If referees were (and maybe still are?) fixing games, ensuring certain results and outcomes, the NBA is closer to a scripted entertainment product (like a play or movie) than a fair and level competitive sport. How different is the NBA from professional wrestling?

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May 3, 2021 48 min

Maybe Tim Donaghy and corporate greed aren’t the problems with the NBA. Maybe it’s us?

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April 26, 2021 49 min

This week journalist, producer and host, Tim Livingston, joins the show to talk about Whistleblower, his podcast series that investigates the betting scandal surrounding ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy. While Donaghy resigned in disgrace and went to jail in 2007, Whistleblower surmises that he did not act alone, and the NBA league office not only knew about games being fixed, they were deeply involved in the process.

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April 19, 2021 87 min

Brandon Lisy, AKA Whammy, once again joins the pod to draft lines from the comedy sketch "Fuggedabuddies". What is that? Who is that?

The Fuggedabuddies are Jon Glaser and H. Jon Benjamin. Below is the sketch, originally performed in 2007 at underground NYC comedy venue/bar Rififi. Just watch it, both parts.

Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSfV_NHxCN0&

Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io_Lzn6HmPc&

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This week Brandon Lisy, AKA Whammy, joins the pod to draft basketball franchises that have never won a championship. It's a whooper.

Brandon Lisy (Whammy)
Twitter: @brandonlisy
TikTok: @whammy45

Swish FM is Chris Wendelken and Ben Craw.

SWISH FM:
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Email: swishfmradio@gmail.com
Twitter: twitter.com/swishfmradio
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April 1, 2021 61 min

Jen Shah. Rapaport vs. Durant. JJ Redick. Gambling refs. G. Gordon Liddy. Efficiency gods on valuable contracts. We cover it all.

Swish FM is Chris Wendelken and Ben Craw.

SWISH FM:
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March 23, 2021 67 min

The deadline is upon us. Fire up the trade machine, crack your finest IPA (1) and let’s make the salaries match.

Swish FM is Chris Wendelken and Ben Craw.

SWISH FM:
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Email: swishfmradio@gmail.com
Twitter: twitter.com/swishfmradio
Instagram: instagram.com/swishfmradio
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This week we're joined by veteran labor lawyer and author Joshua Mendelsohn to talk about his new book, THE CAP: How Larry Fleisher and David Stern Built the Modern NBA. The book deals with the creation and evolution of the salary cap, ownership, unionization in the NBA and it's a must read.

THE CAP: How Larry Fleisher and David Stern Built the Modern NBA
by Joshua Scott Mendelsohn
https://bit.ly/3bYGBKB

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The 1991 Royal Rumble was a WWF (World Wrestling Federation) pay-per-view event that took place at the Miami Arena in Miami, Florida on January 19, 1991, two days after the United States and it's allies waged war against Iraq in the Gulf War (codenamed Operation Desert Shield and later Operation Desert Storm).

The evening featured several marquee matchups—The Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels) v. The Orient Express (Kat...

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