IndyCar 2021 Race 1 recap with Barber winner Alex Palou
April 19, 2021
Charlie goes one-on-one with Chip Ganassi Racing's Alex Palou after his incredible performance at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. Palou, who joined CGR this offseason, showed his strong finish to 2020 was no fluke. The 24-year-old Spaniard used a two-stop strategy to land his first victory on the IndyCar series, celebrating alongside teammate Scott Dixon who finished third. Palou dishes on the victory, teaming up alongside Jimmie Johnson for the 7-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion's IndyCar debut and his underdog quest racing across the world to reach this moment. Plus: The Car Cuz Josh is back all season! His first race recap of 2021 is a must listen.
2021 Masters recap with PGA Tour’s Patrick Rodgers
April 12, 2021
Following Hideki Matsuyama's triumph Sunday at The Masters, Charlie and PGA Tour professional Patrick Rodgers relive the drama at Augusta National Golf Club. Rodgers shares insight on the reaction from inside PGA Tour circles on this historic victory and the magnitude of this moment for the game of golf going forward. Join us for an inside look at Matsuyama's rise to stardom and the incredible pressure he deals with on a weekly basis on tour. Plus: What happened to some of golf's biggest stars this past weekend? From Dustin Johnson to Bryson DeChambeau, Augusta was not kind to the odds on favorites and Rodgers points out why this challenge was much different than the one we watched last fall. Before signing off, Rodgers also shares his special bond with a childhood friend and how the relationship recently came full circle on the PGA Tour.
2021 Masters preview with Bryson DeChambeau’s Coach Chris Como
April 07, 2021
The Masters week is here and patrons return to Augusta National Golf Club for the first time in two years. As reigning champion Dustin Johnson returns as the odds on favorite, Charlie zeroes in on the biggest story on and off the course: Bryson DeChambeau's quest for his first Green Jacket. On this episode, Charlie connects with DeChambeau's Swing Coach Chris Como to break down the exciting weekend ahead. Como works with golfing stars across the PGA and LPGA tour, including a previous run with Tiger Woods from 2014 to 2017. Can DeChambeau and Como conquer the greatest tournament in golf? Either way, the buzz on the range once again centers on the longest player in the game.
Jared Jeffries on Indiana’s coaching search, MJ stories & more
March 22, 2021
Charlie tracks down former Indiana University All-American forward Jared Jeffries for his take on the search for the next head basketball coach in Bloomington, Ind. Jared shares his take on whether Indiana should pursue someone with direct ties to the Bob Knight era, and sorts through additional potential rumored candidates. Charlie and Jared also retrace NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 history, reliving Indiana's thrilling upset of No. 1 seeded Duke in 2002 en route to the Hoosiers national championship game appearance. Those stories, along with Jared's upcoming fishing expedition with long-time friend and former NBA teammate Michael Jordan are all ahead on this episode. Plus: a full look back at a wild opening weekend of March Madness in Indy!
Inside the March Madness Bubble with Winthrop’s Pat Kelsey
March 14, 2021
Charlie tracks down decorated Winthrop Men's Basketball Head Coach Pat Kelsey, who is one of the first to arrive inside the NCAA Tournament Bubble in Indianapolis. From the special scene at the airport to COVID-19 testing and getting situated inside the bubble, Kelsey breaks down what the first 24 hours is like for his team in Indy. Plus: If you need a sleeper pick this March... these Eagles may be your answer. The story behind the Big South Champs and a special connection between Charlie and Coach Kelsey are on the way in this episode.
Romain Grosjean on miraculous comeback, transition from F1 to IndyCar
March 13, 2021
Charlie connects with racing star Romain Grosjean who owns one of the best comeback stories of 2021. Grosjean, a veteran of the top racing series in the world, Formula One, is heading to the United States this spring to race on the IndyCar circuit for the first time. The 34-year-old's final race of the 2020 F1 season ended in a horrifying, fiery crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Pinned inside the cockpit and engulfed in flames, Grosjean miraculously escaped the scene. Despite severe burns to his hands, Grosjean made a fully recovery and is set to return to racing with IndyCar's season opener next month at Baber. On this episode, Grosjean shares with Charlie how the terrifying crash has changed his life, in addition to his first impressions of the IndyCar world.
ESPN Sports Poll creator Dr. Rich Luker
March 01, 2021Charlie sits down for an insightful conversation with renowned social psychologist Dr. Rich Luker. The best part? This episode centers on YOU! For decades Dr. Luker has studied sports fans and what makes them tick. His creations include the original ESPN Sports Poll and countless studies across societal trends. As we come out of this evil, global pandemic, Charlie presses Dr. Luker on how this time period will change sports fanatics both now and into the future. Is the golden age for the teams and leagues we love over? Dr. Luker's data shares an alarming story.
Super Bowl & Waste Management Open recap with CBS’ Jed DeMuesy
February 08, 2021
Charlie chats with our good pal Jed DeMuesy, reliving the oddest moments of Super Bowl LV, the Buccaneers convincing victory, and Tom Brady’s latest preposterous feat. We debate The Weeknd’s halftime performance, the best commercials of Super Bowl Sunday, and whether Bill Belichick tuned in to watch Brady and Rob Gronkowski hoist the Lombardi trophy yet again. Plus: Reaction to the PGA Tour drama at the Waste Management Open, including the latest details on Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth’s interesting weekends.
February 06, 2021
Charlie chats with Andretti Autosport’s rising IndyCar star Colton Herta ahead of the 2021 season. The 20-year-old already proved he is a winner, and on this episode we break down why 2021 may be another massive jump for the California native. Also, the two discuss the best prank behind the scenes at the 104th Indianapolis 500 that Herta *may or may not* have been involved with. Plus: “Car Cuz” Josh returns with the latest updates around racing’s wild offseason including new details on driver changes in IndyCar, NASCAR, and Formula 1.
Podcast: Colts running back Nyheim Hines looks back at the 2020 season
January 22, 2021Charlie and Colts running back Nyheim Hines discuss this week's major NFL news: The retirement of quarterback Philip Rivers. Hines shares stories from Rivers lone season in Indianapolis, including the hilarious behind the scenes moments that the 2020 Colts roster will share for years to come. As a youngster Hines, a Garner, NC native, watched Philip Rivers lead the North Carolina State Wolfpack and morph into a legend in the Raleigh area. Ironically, Hines later starred at running back for NC State and finished Rivers' final NFL season as his leading pass catcher, in terms of receptions, in Indy. From Rivers' trash talk on the golf course, to the cornhole setup in the Colts locker room -- Hines' stories are worth a listen. Plus: We discuss Colts General Manager Chris Ballard's challenging offseason ahead, as the fifth year general manager is officially on the hunt for his fifth different Week 1 starter at quarterback.
Bill Polian + Colts offseason preview
January 13, 2021
Charlie connects with Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian to discuss his NFL days working alongside Frank Reich. From Buffalo to Carolina and later Indianapolis, Polian shares his thoughts on Reich's incredible journey across the NFL. He also address a couple of hot topics regarding the Colts future in 2021 and beyond. Plus: Charlie breaks down the Colts offseason agenda, beginning with the looming decisions on quarterback Philip Rivers' future, a replacement for Anthony Castonzo at left tackle, and star wide receiver T.Y. Hilton entering free agency.
NFL Wildcard Weekend Preview with Kevin Bowen
January 07, 2021Charlie sits down with 93.5 & 107.5 The Fan's Kevin Bowen to discuss the six games ahead on the NFL's *super* Wildcard Weekend. The pair discuss the Colts and Bills game at length, as 39-year-old, future Hall of Fame quarterback Philip Rivers meets MVP candidate Josh Allen in Buffalo. Can the Bills snap their playoff drought of 25 years? Or will Rivers ride off into the sunset with an underdog run through the AFC with the Colts? Charlie and Kevin break it all down here.
Indiana Pacers Forward Kelan Martin
December 15, 2020
Former Butler Bulldogs star and current Indiana Pacers small forward Kelan Martin joins Charlie to discuss his return to Indiana following a whirlwind professional basketball journey over the past two seasons. Martin, Butler University's second all-time leading scorer, departed campus and traveled 4,400 miles from home in order to keep his NBA dream alive. This past season, he earned a spot on the Minnesota Timberwolves bench, later being reunited with childhood friend and fellow Louisville, Kentucky native D'Angelo Russell. Together, along with Timberwolves star Center Karl-Anthony Towns, the trio spent the beginning of the 2020 NBA shutdown living and working out together. We'll discuss those stories, along with Martin's unique connection with Pacers rookie Head Coach Nate Bjorkgren.
Carolina Panthers Safety Jeremy Chinn
December 02, 2020
Panthers star rookie safety Jeremy Chinn joins Charlie to discuss his instant NFL success, a historic two-touchdown defensive performance this past Sunday against the Vikings, and his promising candidacy for the league's Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Chinn also weighs in on his personal underdog story, from nearly giving up on football all together after high school, before ultimately changing positions and working his way towards stardom at a tiny NCAA Division I program.
2020 IndyCar Season Recap with Scott Dixon & Car Cuz Josh
November 21, 2020
Charlie is joined by IndyCar's 2020 Season Champion Scott Dixon, who capped off a dominating year with a third place finish at St. Petersburg to clinch his sixth title on the circuit. Dixon is now in reach of America's all-time open wheel racing record holder A.J. Foyt, and his incredible mark of seven season championships. The 'Ice Man' discusses his respect for 2020 runner-up Josef Newgarden, the bizarre twists and turns of the shortened season, and his drive to keep winning at the highest level well into his 40s. Plus: The 'Car Cuz' Josh pops in to breakdown the 2020 IndyCar drama, team by team, as we look ahead to an exciting 2021 for IndyCar, NASCAR and Formula 1.
2020 Masters Preview with CBS’ Jed DeMuesy
November 10, 2020Charlie and Jed take you on a stroll of Augusta National Golf Club, as the famed property hosts The Masters during November for the first time. How will reigning U.S. Open Champion and long drive extraordinaire Bryson DeChambeau handle the pressure of being the odds-on-favorite? Will 44-year-old Tiger Woods once again return to form and contend for a sixth Green Jacket? Plus: A breakdown of the big names still gunning for their first victory at Augusta. This year's tournament, certainly, is worth the wait. Charlie and Jed cover all the changes you can expect to see beginning Thursday morning on the first tee.
Tamika Catchings on Election Day 2020, memories with the late Kobe Bryant
November 02, 2020
Charlie visits with the Indiana Fever General Manager and 2012 WNBA Finals MVP Tamika Catchings for a wide ranging conversation ahead of Election Day 2020. Catchings is volunteering as a poll worker on Tuesday, coincidently helping voters at her former home -- Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This is not a conversation about politics. This is about the importance of using your vote and your voice. Additionally, Catchings shares her memories of the late Kobe Bryant. The pair were childhood friends, dating back to their father's professional playing days overseas. Catchings opens up on Kobe's legacy, on and off the basketball floor, including his support of the WNBA and women's basketball everywhere.
IndyCar St. Pete Preview with Simon Pagenaud & The Car Cuz
October 24, 2020
2019 Indianapolis 500 Champion Simon Pagenaud joins Charlie ahead of IndyCar's 2020 season finale Sunday at St. Petersburg. The Frenchman shares his thoughts on an up and down season for Team Penske, Scott Dixon's dominant 2020 run, and his relationship with IndyCar newcomer Scott McLaughlin and his old boss -- Roger Penske. Then the Car Cuz Josh hops back in with a full St. Pete preview. Plus: Josh shares new details on the drivers across all racing series who already are on the move to new teams in 2021.
Indiana Pacers heir Steve Simon
October 19, 2020
Charlie sits down with Steve Simon, the eldest son of Indiana Pacers Owner Herb Simon. Steve’s impressive background outside of basketball ranges from private equity to combating climate change. This wide ranging discussion includes Steve’s thoughts on the Pacers’ centerpiece Victor Oladipo, entering the final year of his contract with club amid rumors he is ultimately set on finding a new home in 2021. A pivotal head coaching search that enters its final stages and the looming 2021 NBA All-Star Game heading to Indianapolis in the middle of what appears to be another season dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus an introduction to TechStar’s Sports Accelerator based here in Indianapolis.
NFL Week 5 Preview with NBC Sports Betting Analyst Sam Panayotovich
October 08, 2020
Charlie and Sam breakdown the NFL Week 5 betting lines ahead of Thursday Night Football in Chicago between the Bears and the Buccaneers. Sam shares why he isn't touching the majority of the Week 5 board, as a pile of blowouts are on the horizon for the first time during the 2020 season. Plus: Can the Colts get past the Browns in Cleveland despite a growing list of injuries to star players?
ESPN’s Chris Fowler
October 05, 2020Charlie chats with ESPN's lead collage football and professional tennis play-by-play voice Chris Fowler. For 35-years Fowler has been a key piece of some of the network's biggest moments. As we find out, his personal story is one for the record books as well.
September 25, 2020
Charlie connects with Reggie Wayne, one of the most beloved figures in Colts history, to discuss a wide range of items including his first impression of Philip Rivers in Indy, his conversation this week with a slumping T.Y. Hilton, missing being around Andrew Luck, and insight on the Colts taking action for racial equality. The NFL's 10th all-time leading pass catcher (yards, receptions) also dishes on the state of the wide receiver position across the league and his pal Edgerrin James' big plans for 2021 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Plus: Reggie's quest to win big this weekend for the American Heart Association during DraftKings Reignmakers competition.
Matt Overton & NBC Sports’ Sam Panayotovich
September 22, 2020
NBC Sports Betting Analyst Sam Panayotovich returns to relive a wild Week 2 across the NFL. Plus: Indianapolis Colts fan favorite Matt Overton joins to discuss his former team's blowout of the Vikings, his old pal Adam Vinatieri, and Charlie's latest conspiracy theory involving two college football special teams units.
NFL Week 1 Recap with NBC Sports Betting Analyst Sam Panayotovich
September 14, 2020
Charlie reconnects with one of NBC Sports most trusted gambling insiders after a wild NFL opening weekend. From the top upsets, to the teams and players that are already moving the betting lines for the rest of 2020 -- Charlie and Sam share their takeaways from each Week 1 matchup.
The NFL is BACK with Kevin Bowen
September 11, 2020
Trusted 93.5 & 107.5 FM "The Fan" voice Kevin Bowen joins Charlie to banter on the best moments from the NFL's 2020 season opener in Kansas City, the start of the Philip Rivers era in Indy, and a full assessment of the Colts rebuild heading into season four under General Manager Chris Ballard.
Ohio State Head Basketball Coach Chris Holtmann
August 31, 2020
Buckeyes Head Men's Basketball Coach Chris Holtmann joins Charlie to retrace his remarkable coaching journey through the college basketball, beginning at tiny Taylor University (NAIA). Chris lends advice to young coaches, professionals, and dreamers who are searching for their passion in life. Plus: Chris comes clean about his run as the "worst hall director" in the history of campus life.
Amp Harris on NBA boycotts, George Hill’s leadership
August 28, 2020
Over the past 24 hours, 31 professional sporting events have been boycotted in the wake of Sunday's police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. The individual who sparked star athletes heading to the sidelines? Milwaukee Bucks guard and Indianapolis native George Hill. Hill's good friend, promoter Amp Harris, rejoins the podcast to discuss Hill's actions and the impact the sports world is having on the fight to end systematic racism.
Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato
August 25, 2020
Charlie is joined by the winner of the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 Takuma Sato. Sato discusses the drama behind Sunday's victory, the empty stands at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and his IndyCar legacy. Plus: "Car Cuz" Josh Stiegman visits for a full Indy 500 race recap.
Indianapolis 500 Preview & Pole Day interview with Marco Andretti
August 19, 2020
Charlie shares his interview with Marco Andretti after he claimed the pole position for the 104th Indianapolis 500. "Car Cuz" Josh joins for a full breakdown of qualifying and the drama ahead at the greatest race in the world -- set for Sunday, August 23rd.
Graham Rahal and the “Car Cuz” Josh
August 13, 2020
INDYCAR star Graham Rahal joins Charlie to size up the 104th Indianapolis 500, a historic two-week stretch at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and his lucky mustache that dates back to a May afternoon in 1986. THAT stache changed his family's life forever. Plus: The "Car Cuz" Josh returns for a full recap of Day 1 of Indy 500 practice.
Western Amateur Champ & Texas Longhorns golfer Pierceson Coody
August 06, 2020
Pierceson joins Charlie to discuss his thrilling victory last week at the toughest test in amateur golf, a unique relationship with PGA star Bryson DeChambeau, and his grandfather's storied past at The Masters.
Joey Mulinaro of Barstool Sports
August 04, 2020
Joey rejoins WGN for the breaking news regarding no spectators allowed at the 104th Indianapolis 500. Joey delivers insight on how this changes the pre-race festivities and what fans may do away from the track on August 23rd (race day). Plus: Joey and Charlie discuss the first NBA games inside the bubble and the Cubs red-hot start to the 2020 MLB season.
Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher JT Brubaker & CBS’ Jed DeMuesy
July 29, 2020
Pirates pitcher JT Brubaker joins Charlie to discuss his Major League debut this past Sunday in St. Louis, along with his bizarre life within baseball during the COVID-19 crisis. Later, comrade Jed DeMuesy returns to describe covering games at an empty ballpark and changes to MLB television broadcasts in 2020.
TNT’s Kenny “The Jet” Smith
July 20, 2020
Two-time NBA Champion and famed wingman of TNT's Inside the NBA Kenny "The Jet" Smith joins Charlie to discuss the NBA bubble in Orlando, Victor Oladipo's dilemma at Disney, and classic stories of the past including his rivalry with Pacers Head Coach Nate McMillan and Arvydas Sabonis.
IndyCar Road America winner Felix Rosenqvist & “Car Cuz” Josh
July 16, 2020
2019 IndyCar Rookie of the Year Felix Rosenqvist joins Charlie to discuss his first career IndyCar victory this past Sunday at Road America. Felix details his journey to the U.S. from a tiny town in Sweden, which includes an insane decade of racing across the globe leading up to the 2020 season. Plus: Josh looks ahead to the IndyCar doubleheader at Iowa, rookie Cole Custer's epic NASCAR win & Ferrari's F1 struggles.
Indy Eleven CEO Greg Stremlaw & the “Car Cuz” Josh
July 10, 2020
Indy Eleven CEO Greg Stremlaw joins Charlie to discuss how the United Soccer League is the first among professional team sports to host fans. Greg details the changes and new COVID-19 protocols at Lucas Oil Stadium for the club's 2020 home opening match on Saturday and beyond. Plus: Josh is back to break down a historic weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
NASCAR Driver Aric Almirola
July 03, 2020
Stewart-Haas Racing's star Aric Almirola joins Charlie to discuss an emotional weekend at Talledega and the excitement surrounding the upcoming historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader at Indianapolis. Plus: the "Car Cuz" Josh sizes up the biggest weekend of racing across the globe thus far in 2020.
WNBA All-Star MVP Erica Wheeler
June 25, 2020
Indiana Fever point guard Erica Wheeler shares the story of her rise from complete unknown to WNBA stardom. A tragic death, professional seasons abroad and a newfound home in Indiana all plays into the important platform Erica now owns.
Amp Harris on NBA/NFL/WNBA/NCAA “Players Only” panel for racial equality
June 15, 2020
Promoter Amp Harris details his recent panel discussion on racial inequality that featured Milwaukee Bucks point guard George Hill, Pacers center Myles Turner, Pro Basketball Hall of Fame member Tamika Catchings, Colts linebacker Anthony Walker and Butler Head Basketball Coach LaVall Jordan.
IndyCar’s Charlie Kimball & Josh Stiegman – Race 1 at Texas
June 09, 2020
IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball discusses his wild, 23-hour day at IndyCar's 2020 season debut at Texas along with the latest on the 104th Indianapolis 500, and the story of his pal Andrew Luck's fun dad duties during quarantine. Plus: 'The Car Cuz' Josh hops in for full highlights from Scott Dixon's victory.
June 03, 2020
The former Pacers point guard joins Charlie to discuss his abrupt retirement from the NBA, how close he was to teaming up with LeBron James and the Lakers this season, and his current mentorship of three high school stars heading to Kentucky this fall.
WISH-TV News Director Al Carl on weekend protests, riots in Indianapolis
June 01, 2020
In Indianapolis this past weekend, thousands marched peacefully through the streets protesting the killing of George Floyd. Upon nightfall, chaos arrived with riots and looting downtown. Our dedicated team of WISH-TV reporters and photojournalists were aided by the reporting of our News Director Al Carl. Al joins Charlie to share the details of the events he witnessed.
CBS’s Jed DeMuesy on the best moments from “The Match”
May 25, 2020
Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson turned in an epic afternoon of golf Sunday, briefly saving us from the barren desert of quarantine sports. Jed and Charlie revisit the most hilarious moments from Tiger & Peyton's dramatic victory which raised $20M for COVID-19 relief.
Full gambling preview on THE MATCH between Woods, Manning, Mickelson & Brady
May 23, 2020
Charlie visits with Chicago's gambling expert Sam Panayotovich on Sunday's golf showdown. Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning take on Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady for a great cause. Plus: Why the Colts just hopped the Titans as the 2020 favorites in the AFC South.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian Donald Davidson on Indy 500’s absence this weekend
May 22, 2020
Charlie chats with IMS icon Donald Davidson to discuss the first Memorial Day weekend since 1945 in which an Indianapolis 500 will not be held. Also, racing Josh Stiegman joins to recap NASCAR's return.
Travis Best recaps epic 1998 Pacers-Bulls series, MJ documentary finale
May 18, 2020
Former Pacers guard Travis Best joins WISH-TV’s Charlie Clifford to relive the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals between the Pacers and Bulls. Best details the drama in ‘98 and his best Michael Jordan stories as ‘The Last Dance’ concludes on ESPN.
Last Dance reviews, Indy Sports insider Derek Schultz and 2020 NFL schedule
May 11, 2020
On today's episode of the 'Who's got Next?' podcast with WISH-TV's Charlie Clifford on the All INdiana Podcast Network, one of Indy’s most popular and insightful sports voices Derek Schultz joins Charlie to discuss Philip Rivers new adventure, the 2020 NFL schedule and the hit MJ documentary.
Charlie chats with the BOB & TOM Show’s famed wingman Chick McGee
May 04, 2020
On today's episode of the 'Who's got Next?' podcast with WISH-TV's Charlie Clifford on the All INdiana Podcast Network, Charlie is joined by the famed wingman of the Bob and Tom Show -- Chick McGee. Come along for the wide-ranging conversation involving humble beginnings, decades of radio gold, and where this planet is heading in 2021.
2020 NFL Draft + comedian Joey Mulinaro from Barstool Sports
April 27, 2020
On the inaugural episode of the ‘Who’s Got Next’ podcast with WISH-TV’s Charlie Clifford on the All INdiana Podcast Network, Charlie sits down with comedian Joey Mulinaro to discuss his skyrocketing brand, joining the team at Barstool Sports, and the most hilarious moments from the 2020 NFL Draft.
WHO’s GOT NEXT Trailer
April 15, 2020
The days of waiting on the sidelines for access to the players and teams you live for in Indiana, are done. From the all new All INdiana Podcast Network, WHO's GOT NEXT is officially a weekly must listen.