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Listen to the First Ever Episode of “Cal Cast”

John Calipari’s podcasting career is off to a blazing start.  In the premier episode of Cal Cast, Kentucky’s head coach speaks with Charles Barkley.

The podcast begins by explaining his latest endeavor and why he decided to add this to repertoire.  Basically, he is the guy in the college basketball coaching equivalent of the guy in the comment section who always proclaims, “FIRST.”  Calipari didn’t know what a podcast was, but he wanted to be the first college coach  with a podcast.

The meat and potatoes of the podcast is a conversation between Coach Cal and Charles Barkley.  A few of the best highlights:

  • Sir Charles’ golf game.
  • Barkley: “Me and Chuck Person came up there and smacked Bowie and Turpin.”
  • Barkley provides extensive compliments for Kentucky fans.
  • Cal tells Charles he’s wrong about his Rookie of the Year pick.
  • Charles tell Cal he’s going to build him a new weight room for his players.
  • The advice from Moses Malone that changed Charles’ life.

Listen to it all here.  Subscribe and you’ll receive new episodes each Tuesday. If you’re not an iTunes person, it’s also available on SoundCloud, Google Play and Stitcher.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for Listen to the First Ever Episode of “Cal Cast”



  1. 3Goggles
    12:52 pm December 13, 2016 Permalink

    He is the coolest. How awesome that he does a podcast and all of it goes to charity. Even if you take away the success on the court, Coach still might be one of the best things to happen for the brand of the university in the last 30 years.



  2. Realme
    12:55 pm December 13, 2016 Permalink

    He sounds like a pro. Probably wanted to do this so he could get it out there that he’s ready to be in broadcasting after he retires.



  3. secrick
    1:17 pm December 13, 2016 Permalink

    Leave it to Cal to be the first. You know someone is going to find something wrong with it.



  4. Booby Petrino
    1:39 pm December 13, 2016 Permalink

    Somewhere out there in the world, Coach K is saying “Get me a podcast thing, whatever that is.”



  5. E Cat
    2:00 pm December 13, 2016 Permalink

    Chuck and Charles beat Big Mel that game, but not Bowie. Bowie was out injured that season. I was at the game and Barkely was a beast. UK got the trump card in the SEC tourney the next season (83-84) when Kenny Sky Walker hit the jumper to win he grudge match.



  6. FlySoup
    3:22 pm December 13, 2016 Permalink

    Much better than I was expecting. Just knowing I’ll get to hear Cal read his ads again next week will have me downloading it again.