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Off the Bench Podcast

The Benchers are back for your listening pleasure! 

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Podcast 4/21: CSNMA's Chris Miller

Podcast 4/19: The Vertical's Michael Lee

Podcast 4/17/17: Kelly Oubre Jr. and Sr.

Podcast 4/14/17: Bradley Beal

Podcast 4/7/17
It's time for playoff basketball! Almost. The Benchers look back at the Wizards' final stretch and look ahead to the fast approaching postseason.

Podcast 3/29/17
Mystics assistant coach Eric Thibault joins the guys to discuss the Wizards' division championship (1:00), the current road trip (4:30), the playoff picture (15:00), the future of VR in the NBA (19:30), female coaches in the NBA (26:00), the Mystics' trip to Abu Dhabi (30:30), and the Final Four (35:00).

Podcast 3/17/17
The guys welcome Christian Laettner to talk everything from Duke and the NCAA Tournament to the Olympics Dream Team and Muskie fishing. Other topics included Smashing Pumpkins, the Christian Laettner Basketball Academy and of course, the Wizards' season.

Podcast 3/15/17

Daniel Ochefu joins the podcast to talk about his experience winning the National Championship at Villanova last season. Other topics include the squad's 4-1 trip out west and NCAA Tournament picks.

Podcast 3/7/17
The guys preview the week long West Coast road trip which includes tilts against the Suns, Nuggets, Kings, Blazers and Wolves.

Podcast 3/2/17

The newest Wizard, Brandon Jennings, joins the pod to talk how he'll fit into the squad, his first 24 hours in DC and much more.

Podcast 2/24/17
The guys discuss the Wizards' acquisition of Bojan Bogdanovic as well as the rest of the deadline day action around the NBA.

Podcast 2/15/17
The guys reflect on the first "half" of the season and look ahead to the All-Star break and March.

Podcast 2/10/17
Mystics superstar Elena Delle Donne joins the pod on her first day in DC. Other topics include the conclusion of the 17 game home winning streak and the upcoming slate of games.

Podcast 2/3/17
Marcin Gortat joins the pod as a special guest to discuss the team's recent run of play and Polish Heritage Night.

Podcast 1/30/17
The guys discuss the team's incredible recent run of play and John Wall's selection to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. Guest appearance by Zach Rosen, writer for

Podcast 1/17/17
Fresh off the Wizards' 12th straight home win, the Benchers examine that success at Verizon Center. And as we await the announcement of All-Star voting, the squad says John Wall is a lock...but what about Bradley Beal?

Podcast 1/9/17
We kick off the new year with Wizard Jason Smith joining the show to discuss everything from the team's home streak and progress from the second unit, to the new CBA and his favorite movies of 2016.

Podcast 12/29/16
The Benchers talk the recent uptick in play from the team, particularly in the Verizon Center, and All-Star voting.

Podcast 12/13/16

It's the Real Talk edition. Jeremy is back on the bench and brings a more realist outlook. The squad breaks down the team's defense and makes the case for Wizards during All-Star weekend, especially the young fella Kelly Oubre Jr. 

Podcast 12/1/16
WIth a new Bencher pinch hitting for the episode, the squad looks back at the month of November from both Wizards and league perspectives.

Podcast 10/25/16
The NBA regular season starts this week! The Benchers say goodbye to the pre-season, welcome the final roster of players, give record predictions for the season, and their picks for MVP and x-factor. And there may or may not be some football and World Series talk in there, too!

Podcast 10/11/16
With the preseason in full swing, here's a fresh view from the Bench. John Wall is back, there are six guys competing for 2-3 bench spots, and the schedule takes some Wizards to familiar territories.

Podcast 9/23/16
In this new OTB, we look ahead to Wizards training camp and the expectations and story lines we anticipate coming out of Richmond. Then a pivot to baseball's pennant race.

Podcast 9/9/16

A fresh #OTB discussion focused on the Wizards schedule, and why the beginning of the season is crucial for a front-loaded home schedule against tough opponents.

Podcast 8/8/16

In mid-offseason form, the Benchers check in to discuss the re-signing of Bradley Beal, free agency, the trade for Trey Burke and the Wizards' Summer League outing.

Podcast 6/22/16

Wes, Wall, the Pearl, Beal. On the eve in lieu of the 2016 Draft, the Benchers conduct a Bullets/Wizards snake draft of players originally selected by the franchise.

Podcast 4/28/16

The Wizards have a new coach, Scott Brooks, and the Benchers share their thoughts on the hire and future of the franchise. They can't ignore the NBA Playoffs or the upcoming Draft, even though the Wizards have no part in either.

Podcast 4/14/16:

Join in as the Benchers discuss the ups and downs of the 2015-16 Wizards season, the departure of Randy Wittman, their favorite memories from the season, predictions for the NBA Finals, and a special announcement.

Podcast 4/4/16:

A look back at the Wizards' west coast trip, as the Benchers' discuss the playoff odds. Plus, Syracuse University alum Jeremy Hyman revels in the men's and women's teams making it to the Final Four.

Podcast 3/22/16:

The Wizards are riding a five-game winning streak, so the Benchers discuss potential playoff scenarios. And, like the rest of the sports world, they can't resist tackling the NCAA tourney.

Podcast NCAA 2016 Edition:
It's Tourney time! Check out the Benchers' pick for March Madness 2016.

Podcast 3/14/16:

The Benchers convene at Verizon Center following the Wizards' blowout of the visiting Detroit Pistons to discuss the outlook down the stretch. 

Podcast 3/5/16:

The Benchers talk right after the heartbreaking loss to the Pacers about the tough losses to Cleveland and Indiana and the road ahead.

Podcast 2/22/16:
The view from the bench of NBA All-Star weekend festivities, the addition of Markieff Morris and the Wizards' push for the playoffs.

Podcast 2/4/16:
A break down of the Wizards' win in Houston, co-host Jeremy's moment in the spotlight in OKC, the Curry-Wall showcase, the fans in D.C., and the upcoming NBA All-Star break.

Podcast 1/21/16:
The Off the Bench crew discusses the Wizards recent run of play, John Wall's All-Star candidacy, the impending snowstorm and much more!

Podcast 1/5/16:
The Benchers talk John Wall's incredible December, all-star voting, and the Wizards tough upcoming slate.  

Podcast 12/28/15:
The Benchers break down the Wizards recent hot play, Gortat's Player of the Week award, all-star voting and much more.

Podcast 12/9/15:
The Benchers talk small ball as Marcin Gortat returns back to the lineup, Wall and Beal's play in December, positive production from Gary Neal and the bench, All-Star voting, and the Wizards' upcoming West Coast trip.

Podcast 11/19/15: 
Jumoke Davis, Jeremy Hyman and Jacob Raim plow through the Wizards' first 9 games to discuss everything from the team's uptempo offense to Beal's hot start, the light schedule and parity in the East. 

Podcast 8/17/15:  
The 2015-16 NBA schedule is out and the Benchers discuss their most anticipated, must-see Wizards matchups.

Podcast 8/4/15: 
The Benchers analyze the newest Wizards additions this summer.

Podcast 5/28/15: 
The Benchers look at John Wall's phenomenal season and discuss the All NBA teams.

Podcast 4/7/15:  
As the Wizards' regular season winds down, Bradley Beal catches fire going into the playoffs.

Podcast: 2/23/15: 
Examining the Wizards post-All Star break, the arrival of Ramon Sessions and other NBA trades, plus the Wizards' week in social media.

Podcast: 2/9/15: 
Looking back at the Wizards' huge weekend win over the Nets, John Wall's season heading into the All-Star break, and the Wiz week in social media.


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April 16, 2016