Jagbags is a new podcast featuring Len Foote and Mike Beyer. Every week, Len & Mike discuss a new topic based in music, sports, or overall pop culture.
The Movies of Natalie Portman: Which Are Her Best?
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50:04The newest Jagbags deals with the career of the Oscar winner Natalie Portman, and her films. We go through her films, her co-stars, and our favorite performances. Don't miss this episode, even if you don't consider yourself a Portman fan! JAGBAGS!
2024 LIQRBOX RECAP EPISODE: The Chiefs Are Repeat Super Bowl Champs and Len Is Now a Part-Owner of LiqrBox
1:25:48Len invades LiqrBox for the second consecutive February, chugging Mr. Pibb like there's no tomorrow in celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs' second consecutive Super Bowl victory. Plus we go over the potentially devastating news about Ty Berry's season-ending injury for Northwestern, Loyola's continued ascendance up the A10 standings, and Illinois' holding firm in the Big Ten. Plus Rock Hall nominees! Nikola Jokic in The New Yorker! True Detective! And the new Beyonce country single. JAGBAGS!
Who Killed John F. Kennedy?
1:33:24JFK assassination expert Daniel Lapke joins the podcast to discuss the various theories advanced over the years over who shot U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1963. We go over all the major players on that day, discuss the events of the assassination, and speculate on the findings of the Warren Commission. We also discuss movies and books that have dealt with the subject. Tune in for an insightful, fascinating discussion!
RECAP EPISODE: Are The Cleveland Cavaliers Legitimate Title Contenders?
1:09:33The Cleveland Cavaliers are absolutely on fire -- have they peaked too soon, or are they legit contenders? We also talk the Super Bowl and who might win. Andre "Jeans" Drummond is a major contributor to the Bulls and we talk his growth (as well as a serious discussion of Coby White). Rough week for Northwestern hoops, but Illinois and Loyola hoops roll on. Plus a Chicago Sky preview from Len! We also talk the new book "Opposable Thumbs: How Siskel & Ebert Changed Movies Forever", plus the new Netflix documentary "The Greatest Night In Pop". Tune in for recap excellence!
How Good Is Lionel Richie's Music?
1:01:02Jagbags regular Kirk Pynchon joins the program to talk about Lionel Richie, who is now back in the public eye with the release of the excellent Netflix documentary on the making of "We Are The World". We do a deep dive into Lionel's career with the Commodores and as a solo artist. What is his best song? What is his very WORST song? Is he an artist who will be remembered 30 years from now? Think about Lionel as you have never have before!
RECAP EPISODE: Jagbags Night Comes To Evanston for an Illinois-NU CLASSIC!!
1:31:23Len and Beave get together once again for ham sandwiches, trying to avoid Meryl Streep's enthusiastic high-fives, and an OUTSTANDING Big Ten basketball game between Illinois and Northwestern! They discuss the night in full. Plus the Super Bowl is set and we provide a preview. NBA is heading toward the All-Star Break and we talk Bulls and Cavs. Plus "I Recommend", Beave's album reviews and Len's Favorite 500 Albums (no Greatest Hits compilations this week)! JAGBAGS!
The Movies Of Greta Gerwig: Which Film Is Her Very Best?
51:17On the eve of Oscar season, Len and Beave examine the filmography of one of the hottest names in Hollywood: Director Greta Gerwig, whose billion dollar smash film "Barbie" is up for multiple Academy Awards. In light of her obvious snub for Best Director, we go through her three movies (Lady Bird, Little Women and Barbie) in great detail and rank them. We also pick our favorite performances from each movie, dig into her acting career a bit, and finally preview what's around the corner for her going forward. TUNE IN AT ONCE!
RECAP EPISODE: Can the Detroit Lions go to the Super Bowl?
1:19:40In the newest recap episode, Len and Beave preview the upcoming NFL conference championships, and predict the upcoming Super Bowl matchup. They also talk the Cavs' surge up the NBA standings and potential trade scenarios for Zach Lavine. Northwestern, Illinois and Loyola are all having great seasons so far, so we dissect their teams and upcoming games. Plus "I Recommend", Beave's New Albums, and Len's Favorite 500 Albums. Tune in at once!
What Were The Best Books We Read in 2023?
1:32:24Chicago artists Ryan Hake and Lizzy Mosher join Jagbags for an outstanding discussion of the best books we all read in 2023. They are not necessarily books published in 2023, but rather books we discovered and books we loved. We also discuss other book-related topics (such as the authors we would most like to have dinner with) in a stimulating 90 minute podcast. JOIN US for ultimate literature back and forth! Put some Jagbags in your ear!
RECAP EPISODE: The NFL Playoffs Begin with Browns Implosion, Chiefs Resurgence
53:39Beave returns from California, having pitched the Jefferson Airplane biopic script to clandestine movie mogul Jimmy The Acid King. Len handicaps the upcoming NFL playoff games, with Beave too distraught over the Browns to even speak. Cavs are on fire! Beave has the breakdown. Bulls continue to run in place and Len waits patiently. Northwestern and Illinois stay on a collision course in Evanston for Jagbags Night 2. Plus Emmy Awards recap, "I Recommend", Beave reviews a jazz album while Len naps, and Len's Favorite 500 Albums! JAGBAGS!