The Cursequake! Jamel Johnson joins Anastasia while Agata is away to watch the Washington Mystics take on the Indiana Fever. They talk about Jamel’s love for the Mystics, Elena Delle Donne’s bionic face mask, Pokey Chatman’s angry mom vibes, and Betnijah Laney’s short shorts. They also dive into Jamel’s Summer League adventures, losing a dance contest in front of LeBron, and experiencing an earthquake during a Las Vegas Aces game. Who will win the Dunkie for Best Polite Face? Gotta hear this ep for the answer!
Shaq Sauce! Agata, Anastasia, and Producer Uncle Gabe visit Shaquille’s, a restaurant near Staples Center owned by the big man himself. The gang discusses Gabe’s mustache, the history of the English language, food tours, and the best places to visit in Europe. They give a run down of what they ate at Shaquille’s and give out Dunkies to the best plates. Is there a giant chair at the restaurant reserved for Shaq? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Take it to the hole! Friends Andy Kneis (The Flagrant Ones) and Adam Rost (Pack Theater sketch team Gutter) join Agata and Anastasia to discover a few answers to the many questions they have about basketball. In this gigglefest, the crew discusses mysteries of the game, such as pick and rolls, assists, and different types of fouls. They also chat about Andy’s body hair, analyze Drake lyrics, and name several Simpsons employees. Can Andy name six NBA players? Does Adam know what sport the Clippers play? Only one way to find out!
Clip Clop! Director, producer, and Clippers nut Payman Benz (Brooklyn 99, Robbie) joins Agata and Anastasia to give out the 2019 Dunkie Awards for several categories, including Best Butt and Best Grandpa. They discuss highlights from this NBA season and playoffs, as well as the listener picks for Dunkies, the weirdness of the NBA Awards, and the tears on draft night. Will Payman enter into a blood pact with the Dunktown crew for courtside seats? Check out the ep for the answer!
Oat Yeah! Agata, Anastasia, and Producer Gabe discuss the NBA’s love for peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, the origin story of locker room PB&Js, and the fight over them between players and trainers. The gang tries different sandwiches based on team and player preferences and talks about their own history with PB&Js. Will the Dunktown crew ever eat a peanut butter & jelly sandwich again after this smorgasbord? Probably not, but listen to find out!
Hootie Hoo! Natalia and Tristan join Agata and Anastasia at Staples Center to watch the New York Liberty battle it out with the Los Angeles Sparks on what happens to be Faith & Family Night. The crew discusses dancing for Jesus, Sparky’s big muscles, and what a badass Chelsea Gray is. They also give an update on mop guy and his horrible work ethic. Were there multiple celebs caught on the jumbotron this game? You just gotta hear this ep to find out!
This could be fun! Edgar Momplaisir (Culture Kings podcast, The Wokest podcast) joins Agata and Anastasia to watch the Raptors take on the Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Edgar tells the gals about his love of Kevin Durant and tries to convince them that Kawhi is a sociopath and Beyoncé is a robot. The gang discusses VanVleet’s bloody eye, bad sex with basketball players, and Edgar’s forthcoming Warriors tattoo. Will Edgar plan a vacation in Gun Barrel City with the Dunktown gang? Be sure to listen for the answer!
Spark it up! Anastasia is joined by her sister, Leia, to watch the Connecticut Sun challenge the Los Angeles Sparks in their first home game of the WNBA season. They discuss Leia’s love of the Phoenix Suns, basketball player maternity leave, and whether college is overrated. They also chat about how fun their first Sparks game was, Candace Parker’s cool outfit, and a disrespectful mop guy. Will the Ogwumike sisters win a Dunkie or two? Gotta listen, Cutie!
A plug for chocolate milk! Owen Ellickson (Superstore, Splitting up Together) joins Anastasia as co-host while Agata is traveling the world. They watch the Raptors win the Eastern Conference Finals against the Bucks and discuss Owen’s sadness, VanVleet’s baby power, Kawhi’s machine-like qualities, and Nick Nurse’s past career in a ska band. Anastasia gives Owen some therapy and the duo state their hopes and predictions for the Finals. Will the Raptors take the Dunkies too or will the Bucks triumph? You’ll just have to listen for the thrilling answer!
A fun fact! Adam Conover (Adam Ruins Everything, Factually! Podcast) joins Agata and Anastasia to watch the Trail Blazers take on the Warriors in game two of the Western Conference Finals. Adam tells the gals about his newly found NBA fandom, his anti-sports past, and his journey to find a team to support. These three newbies try to figure a lot of stuff out as they discuss basketball family dynasties, what makes good defense, and Blazers player Meyers Lemon. Are Dame’s highlighter green shoes hurting or helping? Listening is the only way to find out!