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Over the next week or two, CelticsPod will be holding exit interviews with Boston Celtics media members. The aim is to bring you stories that you wouldn't usually hear, along with some insight into the life of a sports writer on the beat. John Karalis of Masslive.com joined Adam for the first of these interviews, touching on his most memorable mome…
 
Continuing with the media exit interviews, Adam is joined by The Athletics' Jay King. Discussing Jay's highs and low's from the NBA season, and how he handled COVID, the guys get into some fun stories, and of course they discuss the McDonald's moment and THAT interview with Brad Stevens via Zoom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/…
 
For ten years Sweden's Jonas Jerebko carved out a career as one of the 450 players in the toughest, most competitive basketball league in the world - the NBA. A gritty, hard-scrabble player as a rookie, he added a silky outside shot and became a key part of teams that made it to the conference finals in both the East and the West, and he came tanat…
 
The Celtics PRIDE team is joined by Coach Kevin Simmons to discuss and defend Kemba Walker. Certain sections of the Celtics fanbase are unhappy with Kemba's performance in the playoffs or even calling for him to be traded. We compile those narratives into a series of "devil's advocate" arguments and let Coach Simmons lead responses in evaluation of…
 
Danny Ainge has done a great job of walking the tightrope between contention and future success but eventually he will need to choose a lane and make some tough decisions. Adam and Brenden take a look at both avenues along with some reminiscing about the season just gone and the IT4 seasons of yesteryear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg…
 
The history of Northern Ireland is bloody, complicated and understood by few, and it has often been told by outsiders. No longer. Documentary-maker Seán Murray tells the stories of his community in West Belfast, talking to the victims of violence and exposing the bigotry, brutality and sheer bloody-mindedness that was at the heart of the conflict. …
 
The Celtics PRIDE team turns their focus to the Coaching Carousel discussing Doc Rivers' exit from the LA Clippers and Entrance in Philly. What happened in LA and whose decision was Doc's firing? How does the Philly fanbase feel about their new coach? Can Doc fix the Sixers? Steve Nash is the new Coach of the Brooklyn Nets... or is Kyrie Irving the…
 
Dublin in the late 80s was a hotbed of creativity and, for a while at least, no band was hotter than Guernica. Starting out in the mould of Joy Division and New Order, they morphed into a powerful live band driven by guitars and synths, and the rock-solid rhythm section of Darragh Broe on drums and Derek Lee on bass. At the mic stand was Joe Rooney…
 
The full Celtics PRIDE crew (Mike Minkoff, Josh Motenko and Adam Motenko) discuss the game 6 loss to Miami Heat, the Miami series as a whole and give a synopsis of this season. Were expectations met? Do we pile blame on certain players such as Jason Tatum, Kemba Walker or Gordon Hayward for not taking this team further? What about Brad Stevens who …
 
Adam and Josh Motenko discuss the Celtics Game 6 loss to the Miami Heat immediately after the game. What led to the loss in this game and this series? How should we feel about the team's performance against Miami? What are reasonable expectations for Tatum? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The Celtics PRIDE team discusses the Celtics sluggish first half and strong 3rd quarter on their way to a victory over the Heat. They discuss Tatum and Brown's play, Kemba's inconsistency, whether Brad Stevens is getting outwitted by Erik Spoelstra. Then they look to Game 6 and make their predictions for Game 6 (and beyond). Learn more about your a…
 
Coach Josh Motenko gives a bit of a somber, cynical reaction to watching the Celtics not quite be mature enough to win yet another game against the Miami Heat in the ECF. This was a short instant reaction podcast tonight, as the Celtics gave little motivation for eloquence after losing the turnover battle 19-8 and showing up with surprised expressi…
 
As journalists and editors we have a terrible habit of making the same mistakes over and over and over again, especially when it comes to reporting on the far right. We think we are showing them up for the buffoons they are, but we are actually giving legitimacy to ideas that should have been dead and buried at the end of the second World War. This…
 
The Celtics Pride team (Adam, Josh and Mike) provide a state of the Celtics after the big game 3 win. What concerns still exist? What are the reasons for optimism and... ahem... pride? Is the locker room incident a big deal? Can the Celtics win this series and what should we expect for game 4 in terms of adjustments and expectations for both the He…
 
The Boston Celtics came out victorious against the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. We break down what went right for them in this one compared to the first two, the return of Gordon Hayward, and question who can be the guy in crunch time for Boston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Adam Motenko and brother Josh Motenko hold it down with the Twin Take in this instant reaction podcast after the Celtics take game 3 vs the Miami Heat. The brothers break down why this win feels like both losses in games 1 and 2, and why the Celtics almost blew another lead. Will the young Celts lead by "Young Tatum" and his new nickname ever matur…
 
In today's episode, Adam and Brenden discuss the lackadaisical second-half defense which wound up costing Boston the game. They look at selfish plays, under performing stars and how Miami showed they wanted it more. The Zone defense gave the Boston Celtics trouble, as they turned the ball over 20 times throughout the game. This performance wasn't b…
 
Long hailed as a paragon of social democracy, Sweden is one of the only countries in the world - perhaps the only - where limited companies can profit from running schools. In a free-market project based on schools vouchers that proved a step too far even for Augusto Pinochet's Chile, pupils are treated as customers and choice is paramount. But whi…
 
On today's episode of CelticsPod Adam welcomes back Brenden as co-host. The guys dive into Kemba's poor shooting night, and what the Heat did to limit his impact, before taking a look at Tatum's continued transcendence towards superstardom. The guys highlight some defensive lapses they believe the Celtics should shore up, before looking at where th…
 
Adam Motenko, Josh Motenko and Mike MInkoff give an injury report on Gordon Hayward, and question whether Jaylen Brown is 100%, before diving into the main keys to the Celtics Preview. Is Jayson Tatum the best player in this series? How big is the rivalry between Danny Ainge and Pat Riley? The coaches' perspective on how you attack a zone defense, …
 
Adam Motenko, Josh Motenko, and Mike Minkoff discuss what it's like watching Jayson Tatum mature before our very eyes just like proud papas. They break down the highlights of an epic game seven and the entire Raptors Celtics series that will go down as the official beginning of a historic rivalry. They also discuss whether beating a grittier defend…
 
On the whole, fear is a good thing - it's what helps us stay alive in dangerous situations. But it's also used to manipulate how we think, how we feel - and how we vote. Arash Javanbakht is an associate professor at Wayne University, and he is an expert in fear, trauma and PTSD. He explained the nuts and bolts of fear to me, how it works in the tri…
 
Following the Boston Celtics loss to the Toronto Raptors in game three, the CelticsPod team break down what they saw from both teams. Is the defense an issue? How can the Celtics shut down Kyle Lowry? What did Toronto do to nullify Tatum? We ask the tough questions, so we can look ahead to Saturday with some optimism. Learn more about your ad choic…
 
The Celtics Pride gang reacts to game 1 of the second round series between the Celtics and The Raptors. Is a trend of Celtics victories forming that will continue? What led to this blowout victory? How does Toronto adjust? Is Brad Stevens out-coaching Coach of the Year Nick Nurse? Should we worry about Kemba's knee after tweaking it in the second q…
 
On today's episode, the CelticsPod team dive into the Celtics game one victory against the Toronto Raptors, looking at the key narratives to arise from the match-up. Most notably, how did the Celtics hold the Raptors to just 25% from deep, and limit their success in transition. The benefits of a Theis/Timelord big man rotation, and why we don't exp…
 
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