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Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support
 
Stakes is High is social commentary podcast that discusses everything from being Black in America, guest driven topics, to current events and entertainment. Stakes is High is a real podcast, having real conversations with real people, so join us! Tune in weekly with Jones and TC. Share and subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud. Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Email questions, comments or feature requests to: stakesishighpod@gmail.com
 
A ravenous pandemic. A ruinous recession. Protests, riots, racial strife, police brutality. And, of course, Donald Trump. The turmoil and upheaval roiling America in 2020 is the subject of Hell & High Water with John Heilemann. Through a series of conversations with the people shaping our culture — in politics, entertainment, business, technology, sports, food, and beyond — best-selling author and TV host John Heilemann (Game Change, Double Down, Showtime's The Circus) explores how the count ...
 
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Eric Balkman chats with high-stakes fantasy football players. Host: Eric Balkman (@EricBalkman) – Host of the High-Stakes Fantasy Football Hour podcast and media relations officer of the Fantasy Football Players Championship Fantasy Football Players Championship – The home of season-long high stakes fantasy football. Check out the FFPC today! GUEST…
 
Eric Balkman and Ferrell Elliott hash it out with five-time FFPC Dynasty League champion Craig Higgins. The guys will draw upon Higgins' experience not only as a dynasty winner but how he won numerous 2020 Best Ball and Footballguys Players Championship league titles as well. He'll discuss who to get and avoid when the 2021 Fantasy Football Players…
 
This week on Stakes is High, Jones and TC are in Vegas celebrating TC's bachelor weekend. Drinks were flowing, vibes were right, energy was matched, so the mic was turned on to capture some good conversation. Shout out to "da fellas" Marko, Marq Moore, Boz, and Trez for joining us! Why do we compare our growth to others? Is it easier to be motivate…
 
In this episode, Cam, David, and Tanner discuss movie franchise connections, voting rights, and how many pockets pants should have. CAUSES: The Importance of Pronouns: https://www.mypronouns.org/what-and-why/ How to Stop Line 3: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FSDy_DxoPoLY0idMUOOdkqn_Oe4ivKm9hx5n4eCQJPY/edit Prince Philip's History of Racism: h…
 
We are one week from another beautiful (full) baseball season, and Jake and Tony @Spectre14 are here to give you an evergreen draft strategy pod for the ages! This episode is essentially devoid of specific player analysis, and it is meant for you to use as a comprehensive strategy primer for any of your drafts this last week of March, and even beyo…
 
In which John Heilemann talks with Kenny and Keith Lucas, the 35-year-old identical twin comedians, actors, producers, and writers who share a 2021 Oscar nomination (with Will Berson and Shaka King) for Best Original Screenplay for "Judas and the Black Messiah." Heilemann and the Lucas Brothers discuss their decade-long quest to persuade Hollywood …
 
In which John Heilemann talks with Cory Booker, Demoratic senator from New Jersey. In the first single-topic episode of the podcast, Heilemann and Booker do a deep dive into an issue that's been central to Booker's career: criminal justice reform and racial equity. They discuss the Derek Chauvin trial and their fears if justice isn't served; the Ge…
 
Your hosts Eric Balkman and Ferrell Elliott get some good advice from with 2020 FFPC Dynasty, Best Ball and Footballguys Players Championship league winner Joe Van Gogh. He'll discuss who he's already been getting in his drafts in 2021 and who will make good targets and fades in the 2021 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Main Event. The …
 
In this episode, Cam, Ronak, and Sam discuss comfortable surfaces, the relationship between food and geometry, and the amount of months that should be in a year. CAUSES: Voting Rights: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/03/05/hr1-bill-what-is-it/ Florida Anti-Protest Bill: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/fabiola-…
 
This week on Stakes is High, Jones and TC are joined by Des @furiousbeast06 for another of the Bruh Show. Listen as the trio catches up on one another's personal lives and some of the shenanigans we've seen in the media. From Instagram angles to crooked pastors to air humps in a massage parlor, all bases get covered in this episode. Oh, and yall ar…
 
In which John Heilemann talks with Nicolle Wallace, the host of Deadline: White House on MSNBC. Heilemann and Wallace discuss Joe Biden’s first 11 weeks in office and the striking boldness of the agenda he's pursuing; the state of the Covid-19 pandemic amid the vaccination boom and the series of moving COVID eulogies (Lives Well Lived) that Wallace…
 
In which John Heilemann talks with Nicolle Wallace, the host of Deadline: White House on MSNBC. Heilemann and Wallace discuss Joe Biden’s first 11 weeks in office and the striking boldness of the agenda he's pursuing; the state of the Covid-19 pandemic amid the vaccination boom and the series of moving COVID eulogies (Lives Well Lived) that Wallace…
 
Hosts Eric Balkman and Ferrell Elliott fraternize with 2020 FFPC Dynasty $750 #7 league winner Andy Brown about how he took down his title and who some rookies are that he hopes to have on his squad in 2021. Plus, Brown will dish on some of the players he's targeting in his 2021 Footballguys Players Championship draft, as well as who he thinks will…
 
This week on Stakes is High, Jones and TC are joined by Nicole Muhammad, nutrition health coach and founder of @ignitewellnesswithin, for our final Women's History Month episode. Listen as Nicole shares why she started Ignite Wellness Within and how she's been able to help those in need of good nutrition. Wellness is more than being free from illne…
 
In this episode, Cam, David, and Woolsey discuss controversy, home foliage, and gendered activities. CAUSES: Sexual Assault Hotline: https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline Black Joy Farm: https://www.theblackfeministproject.org/blackjoyfarm March for Our Lives Petition: https://marchforourlives.com/sign-the-petition/ …
 
In which John Heilemann talks with Michigan congresswoman Debbie Dingell, co-chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. Heilemann and Dingell discuss the continuing fallout from the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and ongoing violent extremist threats; her recent grilling of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the r…
 
Eric Balkman and Ferrell Elliott dig into some high stakes fantasy football talk with Alan Greenberg, a three-time FFPC Dynasty league winner in 2020 as well as a former league champ in both the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Main Event and the 2021 Footballguys Players Championship. We'll get into some of his dynasty philosophy, as w…
 
CAUSES: End Child Labor: https://iradvocates.carrd.co/ Kyrsten Sinema Sucks: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/03/kyrsten-sinema-thumbs-down-minimum-wage Raise the Minimum Wage: https://www.epi.org/publication/why-america-needs-a-15-minimum-wage/ MountainMenVids Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MountainMenVids?feature=mhee In the episode…
 
This week on Stakes is High, Jones and TC are joined by Melanie Scott-Bennett @mel_strong, cancer survivor and author of Through it ALL, for our fourth Women's History Month episode. Listen as Melanie discusses her battle with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, and how her victory over the illness opened a door for her to inspire others. Through It All, a…
 
In which John Heilemann talks with Franklin Leonard, the founder and CEO of The Black List, a company best known for its annual survey of the most popular screenplays among Hollywood executives that remain unproduced. Heilemann and Leonard discuss this year's Oscar nominations, and in particular the historic levels of diversity among the slate of n…
 
Your hosts Eric Balkman and Ferrell Elliott celebrate episode #500 of the show as they launch season #10 of the program. Joining them will be $500 FFPC Dynasty League #37 three-peat winner Josh Batzner, who will talk about how free agency has (or has not) changed his views on D.J. Chark and D'Andre Swift, as well as how concerned he is about Saquon…
 
In this episode, David, Corey, and Tanner discuss waking up, intramural sports, and who owns ideas. CAUSES: End Child Labor: https://iradvocates.carrd.co/ Kyrsten Sinema Sucks: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/03/kyrsten-sinema-thumbs-down-minimum-wage Raise the Minimum Wage: https://www.epi.org/publication/why-america-needs-a-15-minimum-wage/ Mount…
 
This week on Stakes is High, Jones and TC are joined by Alicia Hervey, founder of @the_path_school in Indianapolis, IN, for our third Women's History Month episode. Listen as Alicia highlights her path to becoming an educator which eventually lead her to create her own charter school. The PATH School's goal is to provide a purpose-driven, culturall…
 
Clint Watts has built his career around the study of extremism: online and off, foreign and domestic, from Russian disinformation campaigns and cyberwarfare to homegrown conspiracists, militia movements, and white supremacists. A former Army infantry officer and FBI special agent, he has served on the bureau's Joint Terrorism Task Force and consult…
 
Hosts Eric Balkman and Ferrell Elliott kick it with Chris Kearney, a 2020 champion of multiple leagues in the Footballguys Players Championship, FFPC Dynasty and FFPC Best Ball Leagues formats. The guys take super-early look at who the players to draft will be in the 2021 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Main Event and check out how fre…
 
This week on Stakes is High, Jones and TC are joined by Jacqui @jessjacqui for our second Women's History Month episode. We all know what "hoop dreams" are but what do hoop dreams look like for women? We often look at the term from the sole perspective of making it big in sports and entertainment, but what are some of the goals that women have been…
 
In this episode, Cam, Sam, and Tanner discuss the right temperature for brownies, trash can sizes, an all-powerful video conferencing application, and tournaments. CAUSES: End Child Labor: https://iradvocates.carrd.co/ Kyrsten Sinema Sucks: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/03/kyrsten-sinema-thumbs-down-minimum-wage Raise the Minimum Wage: https://ww…
 
Big Sexy John L @MLBMovingAvg is back for Round 2 with Dave and Jake, and the heat does not stop until the outro plays! *The @baseballpods Podcast Bracket "controversy" *John breaks down the NFBC Tag Team draft and doesn't hold back...Check the DRAFT BOARD *Checking in on our TGFBI drafts after one week (John #19, Dave #3, Jake #2) *The Great Lakes…
 
Big John Stud @MLBMovingAvg joins the boys and there's no stopping this train! We went for a whopping 225 minutes, so we slashed this episode in two; look for the second part to drop Tuesday. *Injuries to Calhoun, Bogaerts, Woodruff, Kelenic *John's feeling on the Yankees rotation *Aaron Civale has new mechanics *How do we feel about Bellinger's re…
 
Eric Balkman and Ferrell Elliott are joined by Todd Kovler, a winner of nearly $20,000 in 2020 FFPC Best Ball Leagues as well as nearly $140,000 in the Circa Survivor Pro Football Contest in Las Vegas. The three high stakes players will talk about a few of their favorite sleepers in the 2021 Footballguys Players Championship, as well as who they th…
 
The High-Stakes Lowdown: A RotoViz Podcast: Eric Balkman chats with high-stakes fantasy football players. If you’re a listener of the show who isn’t subscribing yet to RotoViz, you can get a special 30% discount through the podcast homepage. Host: Eric Balkman (@EricBalkman) – Host of the High-Stakes Fantasy Football Hour podcast and media relation…
 
In this episode, Cam, Rez, and David discuss college life, condiments, early marriage, and bathroom appliances. CAUSES: Texas Equal Access Fund: https://teafund.org/ Jane's Due Process: https://janesdueprocess.org/ Crisis in Myanmar: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55902070 MountainMenVids Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MountainM…
 
This week on Stakes is High, Jones and TC are joined by Jayde @jaja.dior a 21-year-old trans woman from the DMV area. Listen as Jayde shares her story about coming out as gay at a very young age, and beginning her transition into a woman at the youthful age of 11. It's hard enough to live your truth, but imagine how much harder is it to express you…
 
Andrew Ross Sorkin is arguably the country's most important and influential financial and business journalist — and, without doubt, its most plugged in. Having started his career at the New York Times as intern when he was still in high school, he now presides over DealBook, which began its life in 2001 as a newsletter about Wall Street and the mer…
 
Check this behemoth! Shout out to the Dingers pod for our epic first round battle in the Baseballpods Tourney! *Justin Mason's Podapolooza this Saturday/Sunday Feb. 27-28 *When will the Blue Jays migrate back to Buffalo? *COVID cases, news, and signings *How can you determine who closes in a murky backend bullpen situation? *Do people still think t…
 
Your hosts Eric Balkman and Ferrell Elliott discuss the latest in fantasy football with the 2020-21 Footballguys Playoff Challenge #2 $20,000 winners Tim Walsh and John Campbell. Not only will the four players focus on some sleepers in the 2021 Footballguys Players Championship, but Walsh and Campbell will also offer some of their strategy in the 2…
 
In this episode, Cam, Ronak, and Woolsey discuss the world's beauty, the most musical genre, and a new kind of law enforcement. CAUSES: MountainMenVids Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MountainMenVids?feature=mhee In the episode: Cam: https://www.instagram.com/cbarth20/ Woolsey: https://www.instagram.com/austinwoolseymusic/ Ronak: http…
 
This week on Stakes is High, Jones and TC are joined by returning guest Scoob @antimatter31 for a discussion on underdeveloped men. Does society force men to believe that wealth equates to success or happiness? There are multiple development areas throughout life that need nurturing, so focusing on one, wealth, diminishes growth in others, right? Y…
 
The story of John Brown and Harpers Ferry is a pivotal piece of American history that's neither well-known nor well-understood — to the extent it's known or understood at all. In 1859, Brown, a militant white abolitionist and religious zealot, led a raid on the federal armory in that small Virginia (now West Virginia) town to acquire weapons and sp…
 
Hosts Eric Balkman and Ferrell Elliott call upon 2020-21 World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge $500,000 grand prize winner Stephen Ranaghan to fnd out how he took down his third career six-figure purse. The guys will also break down some sleepers and fades in both the 2021 Footballguys Players Championship and 2021 Fantasy Football Players Championsh…
 
In this episode, Cam, Tanner, and David discuss dishes, controversial clothing, and turn lanes. CAUSES: Hypocrisy in the Republican Party: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/13/republican-senators-convicted-trump-backlash-469008 The Danger of Marjorie Taylor Greene: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/arts/television/trevor-noah-marjorie-taylor-g…
 
Jaime Harrison is one of the brightest young rising stars in the Democratic Party. Born and raised by a single mother in Orangeburg, South Carolina, educated at Yale and Georgetown Law, and mentored by legendary Palmetto State congressman Jim Clyburn, Harrison became the first African American chairman of his home state's Democratic Party in 2013, …
 
Eric Balkman and Ferrell Elliott bring in 2020 Footballguys Players Championship fourth-place finisher Jason Hockenberry to discuss how he was able to get his only team in the contest to nearly a half-million dollar grand prize. Plus the guys will dish on who will make good sleepers and fades in the 2020 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC)…
 
This week on Stakes is High, Jones and TC are joined by John, creator of @thejohneffectpodcast. Join us for a transparent conversation about sexuality, lack of LGBTQ support from the black community, and prioritizing your health. Do you feel as if you're on the frontline for issues that don't pertain to you directly? Is that support reciprocated fo…
 
We heard you missed us; we're back! There are tons of things to cover in the world of fantasy baseball: *So many transactions! 15+ players/situations to discuss *MLB changing the baseball and actually TELLING us about it?? *Can there be objective truth in fantasy? *How much we should use or "rely on" projections *Battle of the Podcasts draft review…
 
In this episode, Cam, Corey, and Ronak discuss cryosleep, equal rights for animals, and food storage. CAUSES: MountainMenVids Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MountainMenVids?feature=mhee In the episode: Cam: https://www.instagram.com/cbarth20/ Ronak: https://twitter.com/ronakpabley Corey: https://www.instagram.com/corey.son/ Cam's You…
 
Joyce White Vance and Jill Wine-Banks entered the Trump era with gold-plated resumes and sterling reputations in the legal world but modest public profiles outside it. Today, however, they are widely known as two members of a cadre of MSNBC legal analysts who conducted a four-year national civics lesson about the rule of law when it was being teste…
 
Your hosts Eric Balkman and Ferrell Elliott welcome in a trio of guests to help you get ready for the Super Bowl. FFPC co-founder Alex Kaganovsky dishes on the props he's looking at in the Big Game before 2020 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Main Event ninth-place team owner Franco Vendome joins the guys to break down his march up the …
 
The High-Stakes Lowdown: A RotoViz Podcast: Eric Balkman chats with high-stakes fantasy football players. If you’re a listener of the show who isn’t subscribing yet to RotoViz, you can get a special 30% discount through the podcast homepage. Host: Eric Balkman (@EricBalkman) – Host of the High-Stakes Fantasy Football Hour podcast and media relation…
 
In this episode, Cam, Rez, and Woolsey discuss myths, versatile foods, and the greatest tweets of all time. CAUSES: The Stock Market is Rigged: https://prospect.org/power/gamestop-craziness-pulls-back-curtain-on-stock-market/ How to Handle Vaccination: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/health/covid-19-vaccine-dos-and-donts-wellness/index.html Biden's …
 
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