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Robert Land & Stephen Kerr host the most comprehensive podcast on the Houston sports scene. Since 2013, we've interviewed Houston's most recognizable players, coaches and media. Robert brings 3 decades in sports television & 3 Regional Emmy Awards. Together Robert & Stephen have 6 decades of Journalism experience & a lifelong Houston sports passion. Subscribe on Spotify, iTunes or the Google Podcasts app

Robert Land & Stephen Kerr host the most comprehensive podcast on the Houston sports scene. Since 2013, we've interviewed Houston's most recognizable players, coaches and media. Robert brings 3 decades in sports television & 3 Regional Emmy Awards. Together Robert & Stephen have 6 decades of Journalism experience & a lifelong Houston sports passion. Subscribe on Spotify, iTunes or the Google Podcasts app

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Robert Land & Stephen Kerr host the most comprehensive podcast on the Houston sports scene. Since 2013, we've interviewed Houston's most recognizable players, coaches and media. Robert brings 3 decades in sports television & 3 Regional Emmy Awards. Together Robert & Stephen have 6 decades of Journalism experience & a lifelong Houston sports passion. Subscribe on Spotify, iTunes or the Google Podcasts app

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@HSTpodcast

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English


Episodes

Ep. 436: Mahomes sets up Deshaun Watson pay day | Astros schedule has surprises

7/7/2020
What does Patrick Mahomes 450 million dollar deal mean for Deshaun Watson? Original Houston Sports Talk co-host R.G. Seal makes a guest appearance with Host Robert Land to look at where the Texans are with Deshaun. We also break down the Astros 2020 schedule and the latest with George Springer's potential free agency. Plus, it's the 10th anniversary of 'The Decision'. What do we remember about it? Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Tunein app. Email...

Duration:00:46:59

Ep. 435: Carl Reiner's grandson Jake on Astros Championship, Bob Uecker and Andre the Giant (Throwback Thursday)

7/2/2020
With the passing of entertainment legend Carl Reiner, we listen back to our interview with his grandson Jake, who visited our show a couple years ago. He shares with us what it was like to cover the Astros series as a diehard Dodgers fan and gives his unique perspective on the World Series. Plus, he has harrowing stories from covering Hurricane Harvey and he learned about Houstonians in that experience. Jake also remembers a baseball roadtrip with his dad Rob Reiner, sharing a booth with Bob...

Duration:00:55:38

Ep. 434: Locked on Rockets Podcast Host Jackson Gatlin on Slim Harden, new schedule and D'Antoni job security

7/1/2020
Could skinnier Harden be a bad thing? What are 5 reasons this messed up season could help the Rockets? Will the shortened offseason help Morey and D'Antoni's job security? Locked on Rockets Podcast Host Jackson Gatlin joins Host Robert Land to look at the latest Rockets' news and what was behind the acquisition of David Nwaba and the release of Hartenstein. Plus, we ask Jackson what he learned about a particular Rockets' strategy during the long hiatus. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the...

Duration:00:41:06

Ep. 433: MLB.com Correspondent Alyson Footer on Astros return, Rob Manfred and Yankees cheating

6/30/2020
Is baseball's plan to return a mistake? What advantages will the Astros have in a shortened season? MLB.com Correspondent Alyson Footer joins Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr to look at baseball's return, Rob Manfred's job security and why the Yankees cheating isn't treated the same as the Astros. Plus, we ask her about Jim Crane's latest PR blunder and how impressive the Astros fanbase has become. With the passing of Carl Reiner, we finish up by asking about her favorite Reiner movie....

Duration:00:59:41

Ep. 432: What shortened season means for Astros | How the Yankees cheated | Roger Clemens managing a Houston baseball team

6/23/2020
Will the shortened baseball season and the new rules help the Astros? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at how the Astros pitching staff may benefit and what this could mean for free agents, like Springer, Brantley and Yuli. We also look at the latest on the Yankees cheating and how you can see former Astros Roger Clemens and Greg Swindell manage a baseball team. Plus, we ask if the Texas Rangers need to change their name. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or...

Duration:00:46:56

Ep. 431: Houston Sportscaster Memories with Lance Zierlein, Matt Musil and Craig Roberts (Throwback Thursday)

6/18/2020
In our Throwback Thursday, we listen back to our conversations with Houston’s most iconic sportscasters. You’ll hear from 97.5 FM's Lance Zierlein, KHOU-TV Sports Anchor Matt Musil, KPRC-TV longtime Sports Director Craig Roberts and former KPRC Reporter and AT&T SportsNet studio host and sideline reporter Bart Enis. Zierlein tells Hosts Robert Land and R.G. Seal about his radio marriage with John Granato and about the changing sports talk landscape. Roberts has his encounters with Charles...

Duration:00:35:32

Ep. 430: Nicknaming 5 Astros | Cheating Yankees | Texans with COVID-19

6/16/2020
Is this Yankees cheating story getting buried by national media? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at the double standard for the Yankees. Plus, we hit on the Coronavirus hitting the Texans, canceling UT's fight song and we take our shot at giving the Astros best players a nickname. We also look back at the '80 NLCS between the Phillies and Astros, including forgotten heroes and devastating injuries. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Tunein app. Email...

Duration:00:43:27

Ep. 429: How Texas football was integrated (with author Robert Jacobus)

6/14/2020
Author Robert Jacobus joins Host Robert Land to detail the integration of Texas high school and college football. Find out what players went through, who the heroes were and how one player's son is changing the world today. Jacobus tells the story in his new book "Black Man in the Huddle: Stories from the Integration of Texas Football”. Go to RobertDJacobus.com to purchase the book. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Tunein app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net...

Duration:00:33:44

Ep. 428: The Best Moments in Houston Sports Talk podcast history (Throwback Thursday)

6/11/2020
What moment changed Lance McCullers' life? Which Astros story should be a major motion picture? Did Charles Barkley really crash Lisa Malosky's Baby Shower? Why did Justin Verlander landing in Houston feel like the end of Goodfellas? What are the craziest Casey Candaele and Ken Stabler stories? In our Throwback Thursday, Host Robert Land looks back at the best moment's in the show's history. You'll hear stories from Bill Brown, Colby Rasmus, World Cup winner Meghan Klingenberg, Oiler safety...

Duration:00:42:58

Ep. 427: Weird Tilman Feritta Comments | Will the new NBA format help the Rockets? | Baseball blowing it

6/9/2020
Is this NBA plan going to help the Rockets? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at the return of the NBA and break down the new plan. They also wonder if baseball can screw themselves more than they are right now. Plus, they review comments this past week by Roger Goodell and DeAndre Hopkins on racial inequality. Is Tilman Fertitta really letting Morey decide D'Antoni's coaching fate? Find out what that's all about. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Tunein...

Duration:00:43:27

Ep. 426: The Legend of Muhammad Ali with Houston Columnist Mickey Herskowitz (Throwback Thursday)

6/4/2020
Has it already been 4 years since the world lost Muhammad Ali? Host Robert Land looks back at his interview with Houston Post and Chronicle columnist Mickey Herskowitz, who shares several unforgettable personal stories from his 5 decades of covering Houston sports. Herskowitz was there at the recruiting office in Houston when Ali made the decision not to fight in Vietnam. Mickey drove through Harlem with Ali and gives us his incredible firsthand accounts of Ali's legend. Subscribe to us on...

Duration:00:21:53

Ep. 425: Celebrating Jeff Bagwell's 52nd Birthday with a career retrospective (Throwback Thursday)

5/28/2020
To celebrate Jeff Bagwell's 52nd birthday, we listen back to some of our guests thoughts on Bagwell and his Hall of Fame career. In this week's Throwback Thursday, we listen back to our conversations with Astros broadcaster and author Greg Lucas, longtime Houston TV anchor and personality Craig Roberts and MLB.com Beat Writer Brian McTaggart. They covered Bagwell's entire career and share some personal stories. Plus, you'll hear from Bagwell himself. Subscribe to us on Spotify, iTunes,...

Duration:00:28:27

Ep. 424: 25 years since Hakeem destroyed The Admiral | Looking back at Lima Time | Our favorite non-Houston NFL Players

5/26/2020
How cool was it to see Hakeem Olajuwon crush David Robinson? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look back at the Dream's pinnacle moment 25 years later. Has it already been 10 years since the world lost Jose Lima? We remember 'Lima Time' and share a story or 2. We also give you our favorite few non-Houston NFL players with a personal story or 2 in the mix. Plus, one of last year's Texan stars finds a new home. Subscribe to us on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher and Tunein. Email...

Duration:00:48:53

Ep. 423: Remembering the '86 Finals run with Rockets' Historian Robert Falkoff and Forward Robert Reid (Throwback Thursday)

5/21/2020
For our Throwback Thursday, we look back at the '86 Rockets Finals run on the 34th anniversary of Ralph Sampson's buzzer beater against the Lakers (that put them in the Finals). Host Robert Land brings in former Houston Post beat writer Robert Falkoff to look at the build and the implosion of the '86 team, including the drug scandals and the injuries. Plus, Robert Reid joins us to give his perspective on what happened to Sampson, along with his memories of the '81 Finals run. Subscribe to us...

Duration:00:48:56

Ep. 422: Remembering Astros Legend Bob Watson | Michael Jordan teammate claims doc is fiction | Tribute to Robert's Mom

5/20/2020
Longtime Astros Broadcaster Greg Lucas joins Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr to look back at the life and career of Astros legend Bob Watson. We also ask Greg about the potential return of Major League Baseball and what are the concerns. Plus, Horace Grant fires shots at Michael Jordan and Robert looks at the life of his mom - who passed away earlier this month. Subscribe to us on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher and Tunein. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions or comments. Like...

Duration:00:56:52

Ep. 421: "America's Got Talent" Comic and Houston's Own Andy Huggins (Throwback Thursday)

4/29/2020
What's it like to be an overnight sensation at age 68? For our weekly Throwback Thursday show, Host Robert Land takes a departure from sports to sit down with Houston comic veteran Andy Huggins. Andy tells us about hanging out with David Letterman, opening for Robin Williams at the Comedy Store and being part of the legendary Texas Outlaw Comics with his friend and comedy legend Bill Hicks. We ask him about performing with Richard Pryor, Jay Leno, Sam Kinison and a young stand-up comic named...

Duration:00:39:56

Ep. 420: Breaking down the Texans draft with House of Houston's Brian Patterson

4/27/2020
How did Bill O'Brien do in his 1st draft as the Texans GM? Brian Patterson from HouseofHouston.com joins Host Robert Land to look at: 1) A pick-by-pick draft breakdown 2) How's the new Laremy Tunsil contract? 3) Why did they release safety Tashaun Gipson? Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions or comments. Like ‘Houston Sports Talk’ on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

Duration:00:49:39

Ep. 419: Former Texans QB Sage Rosenfels on Kubiak, Andre Johnson and the "Rosencopter" (Throwback Thursday)

4/23/2020
For our weekly Throwback Thursday, Host Robert Land is joined by former Texans backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels. He shares memories of his time in Houston, including stories about Andre Johnson, Gary Kubiak and Matt Schaub. Sage also crossed paths with a litany of legendary players and coaches over a 12 year NFL career so you'll hear his memories of Nick Saban, Marty Schottenheimer, Wes Welker and Hall of Fame Linebacker Junior Seau. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions or...

Duration:00:34:18

Ep. 418: Michael Jordan doc from a Rockets angle | Could NCAA basketball be in trouble? | Future of NBA

4/21/2020
Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at: 1) Hakeem vs. Jordan 2) Why Jalen Green's move could change NCAA hoops? 3) Future of the NBA 4) Houston sports figures giving back for COVID-19 Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions or comments. Like ‘Houston Sports Talk’ on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

Duration:00:41:36

Ep. 417: Remembering #42 on 'Jackie Robinson Day' (Throwback Thursday)

4/16/2020
Since it's the 73rd anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, we listen back to our conversations with his former teammates Randy "Handsome Ransom" Jackson and original Astros third baseman Bob Aspromonte, who share their memories of Jackie. Former Houston Buff Larry Miggins, who played against Robinson in his first game with the Dodgers organization, remembers his part of that historic game. Plus, Greg Lucas explains how his friend, Hall of Fame player Monte Irvin,...

Duration:00:22:55