Let’s Talk Sports with Kanoa Leahey & Jordan Helle
Episode 47: Guest Co-Host Brian McInnis

Episode 47: Guest Co-Host Brian McInnis

November 24, 2020

Sports/news writer and podcaster Brian "B-Mac" McInnis joins the show as a guest co-host along with Jordan Helle. The duo talk about the latest loss for the University of Hawaii Football team...the drama of the NBA draft and free agency..the outlook for the upcoming college basketball season...and they share their favorite memories of the Maui Invitational, which is set to be played this year in North Carolina. Plus, they close the show with their "Best and Worst".

Episode 46: Sam Spangler

Episode 46: Sam Spangler

November 4, 2020

KHON2 News anchor/reporter Sam Spangler joins the podcast to reflect on his experience covering a record-breaking election night in Hawaii. He also recalls his days as a pitcher at the University of Hawaii where he won a WAC championship alongside teammate and 2-time Gold Glove winner Kolten Wong. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan share their questions regarding the UH football team after its loss at Wyoming, react to Tua Tagovailoa's first career pro start for the Dolphins, the ramifications of Trevor Lawrence missing time due to a positive COVID test, and their "Best and Worst".

Episode 45: Kristi Yamaguchi

Episode 45: Kristi Yamaguchi

October 26, 2020

The great Kristi Yamaguchi joins the show to discuss her memories of Olympic figure skating triumph, her affinity for the islands and the work of her Always Dream Foundation, which focuses on children's literacy. Prior to that, the fellas reflect on the Rainbow Warrior football team's season opening win at Fresno State...the tumultuous debut of Taulia Tagovailoa at Maryland...redemption for Clayton Kershaw...does Khabib Nurmagomedov go down as the GOAT...and as always, their "Best and Worst".

Episode 44: Isiah Kiner-Falefa

Episode 44: Isiah Kiner-Falefa

October 20, 2020

Gold glove candidate Isiah Kiner-Falefa joins the show to reflect on his breakthrough season with the Texas Rangers. The Mid-Pacific Institute alum also shares his thoughts on the evolution of the game and who might hold the advantage in the World Series matchup between the Rays and Dodgers. Plus...Kanoa and Jordan discuss "Tua Time" as the Miami Dolphins elect to make Tua Tagovailoa the starting quarterback going forward. They also react to no fans being allowed at Aloha Stadium for University of Hawaii home football games this season. And as always...they close the show with their "Best and Worst".

Episode 43: Mark Adams

Episode 43: Mark Adams

October 14, 2020

ESPN college basketball analyst Mark Adams joins the show to discuss, among other things, his recent article calling for changes he feels are needed in the coaching profession in light of the recent allegations of misconduct and abuse by Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall. Kanoa and Jordan also engage in Lebron legacy talk, the reaction to the Day Prescott injury, the national TV schedule for UH football, and as always...their "Best and Worst" to close the episode.

Episode 42: Baseballism CEO Travis Chock

Episode 42: Baseballism CEO Travis Chock

October 7, 2020

Travis Chock, co-founder and CEO of nationally-renowned baseball lifestyle brand, Baseballism, joins the podcast to discuss going from an aspiring ballplayer growing up in Makiki to a man running a multi-million dollar business. He shares how Baseballism has coped with the pandemic and his plans to grow the business even further. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan talk about whether or not an asterisk is necessary for the soon-to-be crowned NBA champ...the impact of Todd Graham's public vote of confidence for quarterback Chevan Cordeiro...what the NFL should do in response to a series of positive Covid tests around the league...and as always, their "Best and Worst".

Episode 41: Jackson Wheeler

Episode 41: Jackson Wheeler

September 30, 2020

With University of Hawaii alums Phil Handy and Anthony "A.C." Carter matching up as assistant coaches in the NBA Finals, we talk with the guy who recruited each of them to Manoa, Jackson Wheeler. The longtime UH assistant discusses their impact on the Hawaii hoops program and shares memories of some of the classic and most competitive years in Rainbow basketball history. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan talk about the return of UH football, the most surprising upset in college football last week, which 3-0 NFL team is the most/least legit, the Lakers vs Heat, and the start of the MLB playoffs. And, as always, they'll conclude the episode with their "Best and Worst".  

Episode 40: Tyson Nam

Episode 40: Tyson Nam

September 21, 2020

Fresh off his second straight TKO victory in the UFC, veteran MMA fighter Tyson Nam joins the show to talk about the reason for his recent surge and what he hopes comes next. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan talk about the possible return of Mountain West and Hawaii football...the Maui Invitational relocating to the mainland for 2020...AD's late game heroics for the Lakers and the potential UH alum matchup in the NBA Finals...takeaways from week 2 in the NFL...and concluding the show with their "Best and Worst".

Episode39: Erik Shoji

Episode39: Erik Shoji

September 16, 2020

Professional volleyball player Erik Shoji joins the show from Russia, where he's embarking on another season of competition. The U.S. national team libero from Hawaii discusses his journey in the sport, and his concern over his alma mater, Stanford, eliminating its men's volleyball program. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan talk about the Nuggets' incredible upset of the Clippers in the NBA Playoffs, the top storylines from the first week of the NFL season, Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo taking on the Pentagon, the Diamond Head Classic being reportedly relocated to Orlando, and as always, their "Best and Worst".

Episode 38: Quarterback Guru Vince Passas

Episode 38: Quarterback Guru Vince Passas

September 8, 2020

Quarterback Guru Vince Passas talks about the long list of successful QB's he's worked with including Marcus Mariota and Tua Tagovailoa, and what motivates him to cultivate such young, aspiring talent. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan discuss Tua being named the backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick in Miami...the historic nature of the BYU vs Navy matchup on Labor Day...the University of Hawaii extending its television rights deal with Spectrum...and as always, their "Best and Worst".

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