The Casual Friday Podcast
About the Show
A weekly podcast in which John Gennaro, Craig Elsten, and John Browner get together to talk about sports, politics, life and more.
Episode 98: CASUAL FRIDAY: The problem with the TVs at the gym
June 2nd, 2017
1 hr 3 mins
Craig Elsten and John Browner join John Gennaro for the first Casual Friday episode in quite some time. The guys talk about the issues with TVs at the gym, big plans when your significant other goes out of town, catching the Padres game this Sunday with some drinks beforehand, and the birth/depth of racism in America.
Episode 97: Athletes are human beings too
May 31st, 2017
20 mins 23 secs
charles barkley, sdsu, soccercity, tiger woods
John Gennaro talks about the recent DUI arrest of Tiger Woods and the media's response to it, as well as the sports media's need to politicize everything during this non-NFL times of year.
Episode 96: A journalist loses his way
May 25th, 2017
26 mins 31 secs
hunter renfroe, san diego padres, sdsu aztecs, soccercity
A local sports journalist from a local newspaper seems to have lost his credibility and hit an all-time low by invoking terrorism on behalf of SDSU in their fight against the FS Investors (SoccerCity) this morning. Also, Hunter Renfroe might actually be good!
Episode 95: SDSU isn't fighting fair because they can't win a fair fight
May 22nd, 2017
32 mins 2 secs
sdsu aztecs, soccercity
John Gennaro reads through a recent column from the San Diego Union-Tribune sports section to detail just how SDSU's agenda is being pushed and why they're getting dirty in their fight against SoccerCity.
Episode 94: In the fight for Mission Valley, everyone is lying
May 19th, 2017
34 mins 33 secs
mls, san diego, sdsu aztecs, soccercity
Jordan Carruth joins John Gennaro to discuss the most recent concessions by FS Investors (SoccerCity) to try and get an endorsement from San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego State University, as well as why you shouldn't trust anyone's opinion on the proposal.
Episode 93: San Diego doesn't have time for another stadium battle
May 17th, 2017
25 mins 46 secs
nba playoffs, san diego state, sdsu aztecs, soccercity
SDSU is trying to force San Diego to take their time with Mission Valley, but once again we're racing against the clock to try and keep from losing yet another professional sports team. Also, the very boring NBA Playoffs and why does sports radio talk about things that you don't want them to talk about?
Episode 92: SoccerCity is now SDSU vs. Mayor Faulconer
May 16th, 2017
27 mins 39 secs
gregg popovich, los angeles chargers, mls, san diego, san diego gulls, san diego state, soccercity
John Gennaro discusses two well-timed articles in the local newspaper that pit San Diego State against San Diego's Mayor Kevin Faulconer (an SDSU alumni himself) over the SoccerCity plan for Mission Valley, Gregg Popovich's expertise when it comes to Trump and Russia, and the Los Angeles Chargers making news at exactly the right time.
Episode 91: What's better? NBA Playoffs vs. NHL Playoffs
May 11th, 2017
27 mins 33 secs
anaheim ducks, donald trump, los angeles chargers, nba, nba playoffs, nhl, nhl playoffs, san diego gulls
John Gennaro talks about a tough night for the San Diego Gulls (with some help from the Anaheim Ducks), the very exciting NHL Playoffs, the very boring NBA Playoffs, getting sucked back into being a Chargers fan, and Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Episode 90: Donald Trump's Propaganda Machine
May 9th, 2017
43 mins 55 secs
donald trump, matt harvey, mlb, new york mets
Steven Woods joins John Gennaro in-studio to discuss why the New York Mets suspended Matt Harvey, why Donald Trump's claims of "fake news" are terrifying, and how apathy is killing the country.
Episode 89: Round 1 Recap Of The NFL Draft
April 28th, 2017
44 mins 52 secs
nfl, nfl draft
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro break down the last few picks of the 1st Round of the 2017 NFL Draft as they happen and recap the big storylines from the rest of the 1st Round.
Episode 88: A Padres Future of Austin Hedges & Shohei Otani?
April 24th, 2017
45 mins 50 secs
austin hedges, radio, san diego, san diego padres, shohei otani
Steven Woods joins John Gennaro for a conversation about radio in San Diego, the potential power hitting of Austin Hedges, why Shohei Otani (the Babe Ruth of Japanese baseball!) should/could sign with the San Diego Padres, and the effects of drugs when you're playing baseball.
Episode 87: Zoltan Kaszas On Being A Standup Comic In 2017, Some Of His Worst Shows, And Gulls Hockey
April 21st, 2017
16 mins 31 secs
comedy, san diego gulls
Local standup comic Zoltan Kaszas joins Craig Elsten and John Gennaro on Thursday night to talk about being a standup comic in 2017, some of his worst shows, and how he got hooked on Gulls hockey.
Episode 86: CASUAL FRIDAY: Having fun on The Mighty 1090
April 20th, 2017 | 40 mins 41 secs
While John Gennaro and Craig Elsten filled in for Chris Cantore on The Mighty 1090, John Browner stopped by for an hour of the normal Casual Friday chaos on a Wednesday.
Episode 85: A Sports Fan’s Guide To Cutting The Cord
April 17th, 2017 | 21 mins 26 secs
Jennifer Van Grove, a digital lifestyle reporter for The Union Tribune, joins Jordan Carruth and John Gennaro on Monday evening with a full, detailed guide on how sports fans in San Diego can “cut the cord”.
Episode 84: SoccerCity is a slam dunk with the Mayor's endorsement
April 14th, 2017
20 mins 56 secs
mls, san diego, san diego state, soccercity
John Gennaro comments on the news that San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer plans on endorsing the SoccerCity proposal for Mission Valley (and what that means for San Diego State) before recapping the podcasts he's been on this week, promoting his on-air gig on The Mighty 1090 next week, and focusing on building a community around the Generally Speaking podcast.