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Like everybody else, we have that stack of way too many books that we're never going to get through... but we're going to try. Join Jack Dodgen and Jack Wilkie for the twice monthly "Too Many Books" podcast as they review books about the Bible, ministry, Christian living, and more. To suggest or submit a book, contact Strong Church on Facebook (@strongchurchministries) or Twitter (@strongchurch).
 
Join Jack Vita, sportswriter (jackvita.com), journalist and Valparaiso alum each week for an in-depth recap of the latest news, stories and scores from the world of sports, featuring thoughtful, fun and entertaining analysis, and exclusive conversations with a wide variety of guests, including professional athletes, reality TV personalities, musicians, writers, podcasters, friends and other interesting folks! In addition to his weekly sports recaps, Jack will occasionally discuss a Chex Mix ...
 
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Former MLB player and current Tampa Bay Rays broadcaster Orestes Destrade visits the Jack Vita Show. Orestes is in his 11th year with the Rays. Prior to joining the organization, he played four seasons in the bigs, along with several years playing professionally in Japan, where he won three straight home run titles. After his playing career ended, …
 
With Valparaiso University ditching the "Crusaders" team name and mascot, Jack is joined LIVE by Valparaiso alumni Andrew Stem and Parker Gatewood for a brainstorming session, hoping to help Valpo find a new team and mascot! Tweet Jack (@JackVitaShow), vote in his Twitter poll and let us know what Valpo's new team name should be!…
 
Jack is pleased to welcome rising sports media star and writer at Outkick.com, Gary Sheffield Jr., to the podcast, to help recap the weekend that was in the world of sports. Phil Mickelson has shocked the world and won the PGA Championship at the age of 50 (0:00 - 12:20); Gary and Jack share their thoughts. Then, they make way for a lengthy discuss…
 
Jordan Kimball, star of 'The Bachelorette' and 'Bachelor in Paradise' visits the Jack Vita Show for an unforgettable interview. Jordan tells the story of how he was cast on Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette (season 14), how he was depicted as the season's villain, how he was supposed to be cast on the most recent season of MTV's The Challen…
 
Back from Texas, Jack has a lot to recap and share his thoughts on from the world of Major League Baseball! After being released by the Angels, Albert Pujols has signed with the Dodgers, with the Angels paying him the remaining $30 million on his contract. Jack shares why he believes Pujols' retirement tour should be receiving the same amount of at…
 
Jack welcomes a very special guest to the show; it's golf pro Garrett Powell, contestant and fifth-place finisher on season 15 of The Bachelorette (Hannah Brown's season)! Garrett not only collected roses on national television, but he's also a huge sports fan! Garrett weighs in on day 1 of the NFL Draft (00:00 - 27:05). He and Jack attempt to proj…
 
Brian Cohen, cohost of The Challenge RHAP-Up podcast on the Rob Has a Podcast network, visits the Jack Vita Show for a lively conversation centered around the past week in baseball action. Brian is a diehard Yankees fan that is very frustrated with his team. The Yankees (5-10) own the worst record in the American League, after the Rays swept them i…
 
Jack is back for a one-man episode, recapping the latest from the world of sports, including: Hideki Matsuyama wins the Masters, Major League Baseball moves its All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver (don't worry - Jack remains apolitical), the New York Yankees' struggles in Tampa Bay over the weekend (is there cause for concern with the Bronx Bomber…
 
The NCAA Tournament is over, and Jack is back on a livestream with Andrew Stem, once again, to break it all down. How did Baylor win it all this year? What happened to Gonzaga? Was Gonzaga overrated? Did UCLA beat Gonzaga for Baylor (0:00 - 30:25)? We also provide the latest updates on the NCAA men's basketball coaching carousel, with Roy Williams …
 
In the spirit of Holy Week and Jesus coming back to life, Jack welcomes Seth Foor of 'The Traveling Team' to discuss the greatest sports comebacks of the last 20(ish) years. Before running through Seth's top 10 list (15:00 - 44:25), Jack reveals the listeners' favorite sports comebacks, submitted to him on Twitter (0:00 - 15:00). Later, Jack and Se…
 
All the way through the Elite Eight, only four teams remain in the NCAA Tournament! Jack once again teams up with Andrew Stem (sports reporter at the Omaha World-Herald) to recap the Elite Eight (Houston Cougars-Oregon State Beavers, Baylor Bears-Arkansas Razorbacks, Gonzaga Bulldogs-USC Trojans, Michigan Wolverines-UCLA Bruins), discuss head coach…
 
In the grand finale of the Jack Vita Show's 2021 MLB Preview Series, Jake Paliga and Jack cover their final division: the American League Central. How will the Central stack up comparatively this season? Can the Tigers and Royals take a step in the right direction towards competition? Without Lindor, will the Indians remain a player for the divisio…
 
Two days after seeing conference foe Loyola-Chicago get bounced from the Tournament, Valparaiso men's basketball associate head coach Luke Gore joins Jack to recap the weekend's games, including UCLA-Alabama, Michigan-Florida State, USC-Oregon, Gonzaga-Creighton, Baylor-Villanova, Arkansas-Oral Roberts, Oregon State-Loyola, and Houston-Syracuse. La…
 
In the fifth edition of the 2021 MLB Preview Series, Jack is joined by Survivor: South Pacific second runner-up Albert Destrade (@ZeroVotes) and Jordan Morandini to preview what looks to be the league's most competitive division, the NL East. The Miami Marlins stunned the league last season when they won a playoff series. Will their 2020 success ca…
 
Paul Oren of the Northwest Indiana Times, and Valparaiso men's basketball beat writer, joins Jack LIVE to recap the biggest games and stories from the second round of NCAA Tournament, including Big Ten disappointment, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma State and West Virginia's early exits, Loyola, Oral Roberts, UCLA and Syracuse reaching the Sweet 1…
 
With the help of basketball savant Andrew Stem, Jack recaps the first three days of March Madness action LIVE on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Together they discuss the Tournament's biggest upsets and surprises, including 15 Oral Roberts, 14 Abilene Christian, 13 Ohio and 12 Oregon State all advancing, Ohio State, Texas and Virginia disappointing,…
 
In the fourth edition of the 2021 MLB Preview Series, Jack is joined by Cubs fan Grant Smith for a comprehensive look at the Pittsburgh Pirates (9:15 - 23:35), Cincinnati Reds (23:35 - 34:05), Milwaukee Brewers (34:05 - 46:45), St. Louis Cardinals (46:45 - 59:55) and Chicago Cubs (59:55 - END). Is the NL Central really the worst division in basebal…
 
Not all who fill out NCAA Tournament brackets are college basketball junkies. In fact, year in and year out, casual fans that tend to not watch much college basketball prior to the Tournament are the ones that win their office pools. Jack wanted to find a non-college basketball fan to have on the show, and have them fill out their bracket on-air. H…
 
In a special Selection Sunday edition of the Jack Vita Show, Jack welcomes Andrew Stem to the podcast for an in-depth look at all 68 teams entering the NCAA Tournament. Andrew and Jack share all of their round one picks and take a broader look at each region. Beginning with the West Region (0:00 - 44:10), then moving to the East (44:10 - 1:16:00), …
 
In the third edition of the 2021 MLB Preview Series, Yankees fan Jonathan "JJ" Jaggard joins Jack to preview the AL East. JJ and Jack offer their thoughts on the Baltimore Orioles (0:00 - 17:20), Boston Red Sox (17:20 - 28:45), Toronto Blue Jays (28:45 - 44:20), Tampa Bay Rays (44:20 - 1:01:35) and New York Yankees (1:01:35). Longtime Toronto area …
 
One week out from Selection Sunday, Jack welcomes James Ivkovic back to the podcast for a lively discussion recapping the latest news, stories and scores from the world of college basketball. Including: a look at the four teams that have already punched their tickets to the Big Dance, Morehead State, who beat Belmont on Saturday - can Belmont get a…
 
In the second edition of the 2021 MLB Preview Series, Jack welcomes back Makayla Perkins (social media director of DNVR Sports, and contributor to the DNVR Rockies podcast) to the show. Makayla is a diehard Colorado Rockies fan that is VERY unhappy with the organization following the February trade of Nolan Arenado; what is her outlook on the Rocki…
 
Jack is joined by Jake Paliga to recap the past week of college basketball action, including: the greatest time of year (8:30 - 12:15), The Big Ten hierarchy, Ohio State's losing skid, Michigan State's big wins over Illinois and Ohio State, and their heartbreaking loss to Maryland Sunday, Illinois bounces back from their mid-week loss with a win ov…
 
Leading off our 2021 MLB Preview series, Jack is joined by the chief meteorologist of Newswest 9 (Midland, Texas) Anthony Franze to preview the American League West. Anthony is a diehard Rangers fan; what are his thoughts on the rebuilding Rangers and new executive Chris Young heading into the 2021 season? (0:00 - 20:55). Mario Lanza, author of the…
 
Jack is once again joined by Andrew Stem to recap the past week in college basketball action. Including: Luka Garza sets a program record, Houston suffers a bad loss, how many tournament teams will the American Athletic Conference receive? (0:00 - 16:10), Jalen Johnson's decision to opt out of the 2020-21 season, Duke's subsequent improvement, and …
 
With the help of Albert Destrade, second runner-up on Survivor: South Pacific, the Jack Vita Show creates a fictional Survivor season consisting ONLY of 19 Major League Baseball players. Jack and Albert run the simulation via Brandt-Steele. Who will outwit, outplay and outlast to claim the million dollar prize? Tune in to Survivor: King of the Diam…
 
Jack is joined by Andrew Stem to recap the weekend's college basketball action, including: Valparaiso University dropping the name "Crusaders" (9:00 - 20:45), Valpo's men's basketball team's recent play (20:45 - 26:00), how the extra year of eligibility being offered to student athletes by the NCAA will impact the sport + Iowa basketball talk (26:0…
 
Dubbed "The Future of 'The Challenge" in an article by Jack last week, Jay Starrett visits the Jack Vita Show to discuss his latest run on The Challenge (The Challenge: Double Agents), his rookie season (The Challenge: Total Madness), his time on Survivor 33 (Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X), how to prepare for reality television (during COVID-19, …
 
Jack is joined by Haley Jordan (@tvhaleyjordan on Instagram) to recap the 2021 Super Bowl. First, however, Jack discusses his experience at a 2021 college basketball game from the weekend (0:00 - 7:45). Then: What went wrong for the Chiefs, and what went right for the Buccaneers (7:45 - 16:40)? Thoughts on the 2020 NFL season (16:45 - 19:50), the C…
 
With both Jordan Morandini and Chase Beebe OUT this week, Nate Smith slides into the role of cohost for our final NFL Playoff livestream of 2021 on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Jack and Nate also are provided assistance from guest producer Sam Quiat and meteorologist Anthony Franze (Newswest 9 in Midland Texas). Before previewing the big game, Ja…
 
Jack is back to recap and share his thoughts on the weekend's sports news, including the Colorado Rockies potentially trading Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (0:00 - 10:25), the Detroit Lions trading Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for Jared Goff and several draft picks (10:25 - 14:55), the l…
 
For part two of Jack's conversation with Jake Paliga, the two catch up on the latest from the world of college hoops, including internet outrage over a Coach K clip (0:00 - 12:15), the lack of fans at college basketball games (12:15 - 15:10), Purdue's impressive start, Indiana's prolonged struggles and the strength of the Big Ten (15:10 - 23:15), N…
 
Jack welcomes back Jake Paliga to the Jack Vita Show for a discussion centered around the MLB Hall of Fame. No new members will be inducted in 2021. Jack and Jake examine the curious case of Curt Schilling (0:00 - 13:45) and the cases of overlooked HOF candidates, including Andruw Jones, Jeff Kent, Billy Wagner, Scott Rolen, Todd Helton, Tim Hudson…
 
Jack welcomes New Trier and Indiana University alum Grant Forsyth to the Jack Vita Show for the first time, to recap the NFL Conference Championship games and the first six episodes of MTV's The Challenge. The weekend was highlighted by a number of questionable coaching and officiating decisions. Grant and Jack break down Green Bay Packers' head co…
 
Jordan Morandini has a week off, so Bills fanatic Chase Beebe takes his place this week, to preview this weekend's Conference Championship games on our livestream on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Jack and Chase also are provided assistance from guest producer Nate Smith and meteorologist Anthony Franze. Before getting to the games however, Chase a…
 
Jack welcomes sports reporter, recent Indiana University graduate and Miss Indiana 2017 Haley Jordan (@_haley.jordan on Instagram) to the show. Haley graduated from IU-Bloomington last month and spent her senior season covering the Indiana football team. She's also a diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan, and has a LOT of thoughts on yesterday's 22-17 thr…
 
For the second week in a row, Jack is joined by Jordan Morandini for a livestream on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to preview the weekend's slate of NFL playoff games. This time they tackle the following games: Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers (11:15 - 19:35), Baltimore Ravens at Buffalo Bills (19:35 - 28:25), Cleveland Browns at Kansas City …
 
Jack is joined by reporter Andrew Stem of the Omaha World-Herald to put a wrap on the 2020-21 college football season. Andrew and Jack recap Alabama's dominant National Championship victory over Ohio State, discuss Devonta Smith and Justin Fields' draft stock and assess the top five picks of the NFL Draft. Then, they put into context Alabama's domi…
 
Jack welcomes guest Tyree Thomas Jr. (@tyreethomasjr on Instagram) to the show for the first time for a full recap of Wild Card Weekend. First, they share their preliminary thoughts on Super Wild Card Weekend and the expansion of 12 playoff teams to 14 (6:00 - 9:30) and Nickelodeon's first ever live sports broadcast (9:30 - 18:00). How did the Nick…
 
Throughout the NFL Playoffs, Jack will be joined by Jordan Morandini each week for a livestream on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, in which they will preview the weekend's coming games. This week, they kick off with a preview of Super Wild Card Weekend, featuring six opening round playoff games, including the following matchups: Indianapolis Colts a…
 
On the second day of 2021, Jack is joined by Andrew Stem, sports reporter at the Omaha World-Herald to recap the College Football Playoff semifinals. Justin Fields and Ohio State sent a message loud and clear to the rest of the country on Friday night. The Tide continued to roll, and a National Championship is set. Andrew and Jack discuss takeaways…
 
Happy New Year! Rachel Gerhardt returns to the show on the first day of 2021, this time to discuss life, sports, reality TV, and the year that was. While 2020 was a very challenging year for seemingly everybody, Rachel and Jack choose to reflect on the year's positives, rather than its negatives. They share the lessons they learned this year, and h…
 
Jack is back for a solo show, recapping the weekend in sports. He breaks down the NFL Playoff picture and provides a helpful recap of the weekend's games. Including: the Jaguars clinching the no. 1 pick, how to stop tanking in pro sports, the Bears' rollercoaster of a season, a Steelers bounce-back, and more. He also airs his grievances with Bowl s…
 
For a special bonus episode of the Jack Vita Show, Jack is joined by one of last year's winners of the elusive Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway. Every year, at halftime of each of the Power 5's conference championships games, students are given the opportunity to compete for a $100,000 scholarship from Dr. Pepper. They do so by throwing footballs throug…
 
Jack is joined by former Valparaiso Crusaders quarterback and current Fellowship of Christian Athletes employee Scott Staal, for an in-depth look at conference championship weekend and the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 4. Jack is unhappy and thinks the committee got it wrong. Scott is optimistic however, and excited for the Fin…
 
Chase Beebe joins Jack for PART TWO of a special TWO-PART episode of the Jack Vita Show. In part two, Chase and Jack recap the weekend that was in college football (0:00 - 14:45), and set the table for conference championship weekend. Jack would like to propose an eight-team playoff (14:45 - 25:15). Chase and Jack preview all of this week's major m…
 
Jack is joined by Chase Beebe for PART ONE of a special TWO-PART episode of the Jack Vita Show. In this edition, Jack and Chase tackle all things NFL. Chase is in great spirits after his Bills beat the Steelers for the second-straight year on primetime. They discuss NFL power rankings, the MVP race, and run through the weekend's games and stories (…
 
After taking a full week off, Jack is back in action, with Rachel Gerhardt! First, Jack has some personal news: he has COVID-19! Jack shares his experience with Covid and helps provide encouragement to the listeners wanting to know more about the illness (0:00 - 10:55). Then, Rachel and Jack dive head first into the GOAT Christmas Movie Bracket, cu…
 
Jack is back in action with a weekend recap of sports action with former Carthage College football player Nate Smith. Jack and Nate compare notes from the first week of college basketball action (0:00 - 23:15). Then they discuss the biggest headlines from college football, including Sarah Fuller's appearance in the Vanderbilt-Mizzou game, Northwest…
 
Six months after the first Sports Jeopardy on the Jack Vita Show, Jack attempts to defend his title. Can he fend off meteorologist Nathan Santo Domingo and JVS regular Chase Beebe? Chief meteorologist at NewsWest 9 in Midland, Texas Anthony Franze hosts once again for a night of sports trivia and fun!…
 
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