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Crass, vulgar, and oddly uplifting, Friends with Boredom is a podcast hosted by two cousins (Jonathan and Chris) with a lifelong passion for music, film, food, basketball and the arts. Each episode sees our intrepid heroes navigating the complexities of day to day life, and shooting the shit with a rotating panel of guests
 
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Dwight Jaynes, Dan and Channing all weigh in on the available head coaches who could take the reins of the Trail Blazers, critique the All-NBA awards, and Channing explains why it's a good thing that Damian Lillard has committed to Team USA. 1:30 - Why Rick Carlisle should be the top candidate for the head coaching job 11:17 - Channing makes a case…
 
Channing and Dan dive in on the hot topics for the end of the season, including whether Chauncey Billups is the best person to replace Terry Stotts as head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, who should be in Dame's supporting cast on the court and what's ahead for Rip City. 2:48 - Dan and Channing discuss how much responsibility rests on coaches …
 
Dan and Channing break down the Denver series and look at the bigger picture for the Blazers to answer the question, what will the Blazers look like next season? Also Eddie Johnson, one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, joins to discuss the next generation of NBA Stars. 1:00 Damian Lillards change in tone after Denver series lost 6:30 Jusuf …
 
NBA Champion and Nuggets analyst Scott Hastings joins Channing and Dan to talk about the impact bench players have on the series and the 'games within the game' to pay attention to. Plus Dan and Channing make their series predictions and discuss LaMarcus Aldridge's hopes for a future jersey retirement. 2:29 - Bench players as difference-makers in e…
 
Denver Nuggets reporter/host Katy Winge joins Channing and Dan to discuss Jusuf Nurkic, Nikola Jokic and other possible x-factors in the Blazers vs Nuggets first round playoff series. 1:17 - What make Jokic stand out 4:16 - Nurkic vs Jokic 12:59 - Will a leader emerge for Denver? 20:14 - How the Blazers can stop Jokic 29:20 - Series x-factors…
 
Channing and Dan break down Nurk's impact on the Blazers' latest stretch and which team would be the best match for Portland in the playoffs. Plus Channing's business partner Jacob Gray joins Talkin' Blazers to discuss the popularity of wine in the NBA, Chosen Family and the One Barrel Challenge which benefits the Maurice Lucas Foundation. 1:40 Jus…
 
Allie Clifton returns to the show to discuss potential Western Conference playoff matchups and whether Kevin Love could find himself in a Portland uniform. Plus Dan and Channing discuss Melo's moves up the NBA record lists, the culture in Portland and the Blazers welcoming fans back to Moda. 4:30 - Melo's Blazers legacy and the culture in Portland …
 
Richard Jefferson joins Channing and Dan to talk Blazers-Nets and NBA super teams, plus Dan and Channing discuss how the Portland Trail Blazer are willing to invest in developing young talent. 3:48 - What makes Brooklyn different 10:40 - How long does it take for fans to consider a team a "super team"? 21:35 - Why the Blazers are willing to develop…
 
Grizzlies analyst Brevin Knight joins Channing and Dan to give insight into the upcoming matchups between Memphis and Portland, and the former NBA point guard shares his "I have arrived" moment. Plus Dan and Channing discuss what the Blazers need to adjust before the 2021 NBA Playoffs. 1:37 - Takeaways from recent close games 11:05 - Key factors fo…
 
Channing and Dan discuss whether the NBA has made a mistake with the play-in tournament, what the Blazers need to do to be ready for the playoffs, where LaMarcus Aldridge falls on the list of all-time great Blazers, and Channing talks about the One Barrel Challenge. 00:54 - What Dan thinks the NBA has screwed up 4:26 - Blazers path to the playoffs …
 
Channing and Dan discuss how to get in on the NBA Top Shot trend and are joined by ESPN700's Spence Checketts to discuss the depth of the Western Conference. Plus, Channing and Spence share their favorite memories from Madison Square Garden. 6:13 - Nassir Little's defensive impact on the Blazers 8:45 - Dan and Channing's perspectives on NBA Top Sho…
 
Brian Scalabrine, Celtics Analyst, joins Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon to discuss the madness of the NCAA Tournament and the race for NBA MVP. Also, Dan and Channing break down Norman Powell's first games and explore how the Blazers could defensively improve to make a run in the playoffs. 1:30 Takeaways from Norman Powell's first games 4:30 Blazers…
 
This episode starts with a solo rant from Jonathan. Emotions were raw after the Orlando Magic traded away Vucevic and Jonathan does a deep dive into that before expressing confusion over the appeal of country music. After that, Chris joins in and he and Jonathan breakdown 90's post-hardcore music.By Friends With Boredom
 
Oregon great Luke Ridnour joins Channing and Dan to reminisce about sharing the court with Channing in Orlando, winning a conference title as a Duck, and watching the Oregon in the 2021 NCAA Tournaments. Plus Dan and Channing break down the biggest moves before the NBA trade deadline and look at the buyout market. 2:00 - How long until Nurk is at f…
 
Our friend The Viking returns to talk about the long awaited Snyder Cut of The Justice League. We discuss the events that lead to the disastrous 2017 cut of the film and what transpired in the years leading up to this brand new directors cut of the film. We also talk a bit about The Viking's interview with Zack Snyder, what's next for the Snyderver…
 
Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon are joined by Dallas Mavericks Radio Play-by-Play, Chuck Cooperstein, to look ahead to the Dallas Mavericks series and break down the race for MVP and the All- Star battle. Also, the trade deadline has snuck its way up once again, will the Blazers make a move? Is LaMarcus Aldridge coming back to Portland? 1:40 Reaction…
 
Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon rank the top 4 most important things that could happen in the second half of the Blazers season. Also, Dan and Channing look back at the All-Star game, discuss who was the biggest impact in the first half of the season, and Damian Lillard's legacy in the NBA. 1:00 Number 4: Nassir Little pushes ahead of Anfernee Simon …
 
Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon dive into the upcoming All-Star weekend and discuss Damian Lillard's mental toughness. Also, Jennifer Azzi joins to discuss college basketball, and the new look of the Golden State Warriors without Klay Thompson. 1:00 The All-Star break has finally arrived 2:30 Have we seen all of the dunks? 5:30 Damian Lillard's menta…
 
NBA TOPSHOT FEVER HAS TAKEN OVER! This week we are joined by Adam Papageorgiou, relatively new expert on all things related to TopShot, and our friend and fellow Close-Ip Magic contributor, Wyatt Alan. So obviously we talk TopShot, but we diver a bit into Mario Hezonja's warm welcome in Greece, and the insight (or lack there of) provided by TNT's I…
 
Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon dive into the recent wall that the Blazers have ran into after a 6 game winning streak, and discuss if the Blazers need to go out and find more personnel to bounce back. Also, Channing examines what Black History month has meant to him and the lessons that he hopes to pass down to his kids. 1:00 What is the difference …
 
For Black History Month, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard spoke candidly on learning about race as a child, the importance of celebrating Black history, participating in the Portland marches, and how he plans to discuss race with his children as they grow up. 1:02 - Childhood lessons about race 6:15 - Why it's important to be willing to …
 
Brooke Olzendam join Channing and Dan to discuss year two of Brooke hearts your heart, which was launched to spread awareness and to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Also, they dive into what it's like covering the team during COVID and the player's relationship with the media during the season. 1:30 Is the Blazers offense becoming t…
 
Chris and Jonathan are joined by the nicest guy on the planet, Joshy Singer. We talk about a million and one things, including him going viral on Tik Tok, present day Pokemon cards, then Chris and Josh try to sell Jonathan on Anime, and finally we end the episode with our favorite fictional villains draft…
 
Channing and Dan dive into how the Blazers have been able to stay .500 with 4 wins and 4 losses after CJ McCollum's injury. Also, Channing discusses his worries with having and All-Star game and his take on Courtside Karen. 1:00 Takeaways from what's going on the floor for the Blazers 4:00 Robert Covington's role for the Blazers 7:45 The up and dow…
 
This episode is part one of a long ass, guest filled series. On this episode we are joined by long time friends Chevall Kanhai (Baseline Times) and Nick Nache (literally has nothing to plug). The gang talks about a plethora of things, including (but not limited to) NBA All-Star Jamal Magloire, Jeezy, some of the best restaurants in Orlando, and the…
 
Blazers Insider Dwight Jaynes joins Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon to discuss a 6 game road trip like no other during COVID restrictions and what they expect from the team. Also, Channing and Dwight dive into the Blazers defense and what the Blazer's should do on the court without CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic. 2:00 Importance of Gary Trent Jr. and A…
 
Channing Fry and Dan Sheldon dive into the latest news for the Portland Trail Blazers and the benefits that the extended break could have for the team. Also, they look at Portland's bench, their identity and what role Carmelo Anthony has. 1:10 NBA's new way of curving COVID 3:00 Blazer's injuries and the impact on the team 6:00 Should the Blazer's …
 
Kings Television analyst Doug Christie joins this week's pod to discuss this week's Blazers - Kings matchups, the improvement of both teams this season and the many great basketball players from the Seattle area. Plus Channing names the best backcourt in basketball and discusses the importance the NBA places on honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day. …
 
In a VERY basketball heavy episode, Jabari Davis joins in to provide insight on the James Harden trade, the Kyrie situation in Brooklyn and what Houston should be doing in the short term . We then transition into our first ever draft, this week the guys draft their favorite hip hop beats ever.By Friends With Boredom
 
Its our first solo episode in like 3 years. Exciting, right? On this episode Jonathan and Chris talk about Mimi Rogers explicit nude scene in the 1995 film "Full Body Massage" and then follow that up with some talk about the current state of affairs for the New York Knicks and the Orlando Magic. The guys finish the episode raving about the technolo…
 
ESPN's Sarah Spain joins the podcast to discuss Channing's hot take on Michael Jordan, delivers her pitch as to why the NBA should consider mimicking the Premiere League, and why she loves the Blazers. Plus, Dan and Channing discuss potential line up rotations and more early season takeaways. 1:43 - Early season takeaways 6:35 - Possible starting r…
 
Recorded the day before Jonathan lost his job, so its taken a few weeks to get this episode out there. This week we talk to Star Wars and Spiderman super fan, Trey Mitchell, about MCU's Spider-Man 3 (a live action spider verse?!), Warner Bros releasing their 2021 slate onto HBO Max, and then we shift to a bit of NBA talk…
 
Former Portland Trail Blazer and current NBC Sports Bay Area analyst Dorell Wright joins Channing and Dan to talk about early season impressions of the Blazers and Warriors, weigh in on the Dame vs Steph debate, and preview the Blazers-Warriors matchups that will tip off 2021. 1:25 - Early impressions of the Warriors 8:47 - Early season takeaways f…
 
Taylor Rooks of Turner Sports joins the podcast to discuss tipping off in a pandemic, her Blazers fandom, and why Damian Lillard is one of the best leaders on the court in the NBA. Plus, Dan and Channing share their preseason takeaways and how the Trail Blazers should use Enes Kanter and Carmelo Anthony. 1:06 - Channing & Dan's preseason takeaways …
 
Allie Clifton rejoins the podcast to make playoff predictions, discuss Dame's MVP chances and the Lakers coming off the shortest off-season in sports history. Plus Dan and Channing talk Melo as a Sixth Man and how Harry Giles fits in Portland. 1:04 - Channing's take on Harry Giles 5:06 - Melo as the Sixth Man 18:42 - Lakers coming off a short offse…
 
Portland Trail Blazers DJ, DJ O.G. One joins this week's pod to discuss his time with the Blazers, his favorite moments entertaining the Moda Center crowd and how he's managed to stay busy during the pandemic. Plus Dan and Channing break down the Blazers first half of the season schedule, and how COVID is impacting the team and the NBA. 3:00 What h…
 
Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon rank the Blazers offseason moves and discuss the impact this will have on the upcoming 2020-21 NBA season. 1:00 #7 Drafting CJ Elleby 2:00 #6 Acquiring Free Agent Harry Giles 4:30 #5 Acquiring Enes Kanter from the Celtics in a three-team deal 8:00 #4 Acquiring forward Derrick Jones Jr. 11:00 #3 Resigning Carmelo Anthon…
 
NBC Sports Northwest's Blazers Insider Dwight Jaynes joins this week's podcast to discuss the Blazers trade for Robert Covington, the drafting of CJ Elleby, and Payton Pritchard being drafted by the Celtics. 1:45 - Robert Covington and how he will fit in with the Blazers. 3:30 - Potential free agents for the Blazers. 15:00 - Getting Dame rest durin…
 
Portland broadcasting legend Ann Schatz joins Talkin' Blazers to share her memories of the Nancy Kerrigan - Tonya Harding controversy and give her thoughts on the upcoming seasons for the Blazers and Ducks. 1:50 Talking about Ann's memories covering the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan story. 7:00 Is there a cause for concern about the NBA starting…
 
Joe Fann takes a break from Talkin' Seahawks duties to join Channing and Dan in this week's Talkin' Blazers to give his thoughts on where he wants to see the Blazers improve and his observations of the 2020 NBA Bubble. 1:10 Joe talks about his first cousin being married to Brian Scalabrine. 4:30 Channing says there's going to be some guys that show…
 
Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon discuss Channing's favorite holiday (Halloween) and what moves the Blazers should to make as the countdown to the 2020-21 season grows closer. 1:45 - Halloween costumes and the the ghost that's the 'Santa' of Halloween 5:13 - Potential NBA return dates 9:52 - Quality of play vs quantity of games 15:54 - Free agents tha…
 
President/CEO of the Portland Trail Blazers joins Channing and Dan to talk about the return of the NBA, how the Blazers are preparing for having fans in the stands and working to get fan interaction and a normal game experience during COVID, plus details about the Blazers voting initiative. 4:08 - A "typical" day in the life of Chris McGowan 5:58 -…
 
Trail Blazer great Terry Porter joins Channing and Dan to discuss how many more season fans can look forward to watching Damian Lillard, what the Blazers need to make it to another NBA Finals, and if Jordan or LeBron is truly the GOAT. Plus, adjustments he's had to make as head coach of the Portland Pilots during COVID and what we can expect from h…
 
Blazers coach Terry Stotts joins this week's pod to discuss his tenure with the Blazers, the different versions of the team he's worked with and what it was like to live inside the NBA bubble. 1:40 Takeaways from the NBA Finals 2:20 What makes Miami so difficult to play against? 4:40 How Coach Stotts has adjusted his coaching style as Dame and CJ d…
 
Brian Roesler returns! And this time we dive ever so lightly into the NBA Finals and Jonathan's disdain for Tyler Herro, we then allow Brian to discuss at length why Robocop is a great film that has themes that are still prevalent today, and lastly we talk about the Deftones newest album and we try to sell Chris on actually listening to them.…
 
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum joins Channing and Dan to discuss his upcoming PlayersTV talk show, ReMaking America, and the impact he hopes to make on the country. Plus, the NBA Finals, wine and when the next NBA season will tip off. 2:32 - Analyzing the Lakers/Heat matchup 6:27 - Why the Blazers won game 1 vs Los Angeles 8:34 - What's n…
 
NBA Big man Kyle O'Quinn joins this week's pod to discuss what it was like playing for Nate McMillan, NBA bubble life and the whether this year's champion will deserve an asterisk. 1:00 How he came a performer at bar/bat mizvahs. 2:55 Talking about playing for Nate McMillan. 3:28 What happened in the playoffs with the 76ers? 5:22 Choosing Norfolk S…
 
David Lucas joins the podcast to talk about the Maurice Lucas Foundation's upcoming event on Friday, Sept. 18th. The guys also look back on their college playing days, why the Clippers deserve all the roasting and what can be done about the Trail Blazers defensive woes. For more information about the event and to find out how you can help, visit: w…
 
Former Portland Trail Blazer and current Lakers broadcaster Mychal Thompson joins the podcast to discuss his years in Portland, whether we'll see his son Klay in the Blazers jersey outside of social media, and why small ball is going to be the standard in the NBA. Plus, what he and Channing think the Blazers need to do to be on top of the NBA. 1:40…
 
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