Thursday, May 26, 2016

Are the Cavaliers Finals bound? Plus, Stipe Miocic to fight at The Q, “X-Men:Apocalypse” review

On episode 17 of the Mark&Mark Podcast, The News-Herald’s Mark Meszoros and Mark Podolski discuss the following:
• After their Game 5 blowout win over the Raptors, are the Cavaliers bound for the NBA Finals? (00:00-10:00)
• UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is set for his first title defense Sept. 10 at Quicken Loans Arena. Will the joint be sold out? (10:00-16:00)
• Meszoros’ review of “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Thumbs up or down from Mez? (16:00- 24:00)
In rapid fire ...
• The Marks discuss the series premiere of AMC’s new TV series “Preacher” and one Mark asks, “What the hell did I just watch?” (24:00-29:00)
• The Akron Rubberducks’ “Happy Gilmore” night is May 28, with an appearance from actor Christopher McDonald, who played the great Shooter McGavin. (29:00-31:00)
• Meszoros’ update on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” (31:00-33:00)
• Is Meszoros buying into the Indians? (33:00-35:00)
• Will the Buffalo Bills’ new media policy work? (35:00-43:00)


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Stipe Miocic delivers Cleveland a championsip

On Episode 16 of the Mark&Mark Podcast, The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros and Mark Podolski discuss the following topics:

- Northeast Ohio native Stipe Miocic knocks out Fabricio Werdum to win the UFC heavyweight championship. Does it mean the end for Cleveland's 52-year championship drought? (00:00-12:00)

- Can it get any better for the Cavaliers after its 31-point win over the Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals? (12:00-20:00)

- Meszoros gives his take on the new Ryan Gosling/Russell Crowe film, "The Nice Guys," which opens this week. (20:00-25:00)

In rapid fire, the Marks discuss:

- DC has announced Geoff Jones will be in charge of its cinematic universe. Good move for DC? (25:00-28:00)

- Should the Browns retire Bernie Kosar's No. 19? (28:00-30:00)

- AMC's new TV series, "Preacher," which debuts May 23 (30:00-32:00)

- Should Indians' shortstop Francisco Lindor start the All-Star Game? (32:00-35:00)


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Stipe Miocic-UFC 198 preview, Cavs playoff layoffs and Marvel movies talk

On Episode 15 of the Mark&Mark Podcast, Mark Meszoros and Mark Podolski of The News-Herald disccuss the following topics:

- UFC 198 preview as Northeast Ohio's Stipe Miocic fights for the heavyweight championship. (00:00-11:00)

- What's a Cavaliers fan to do during these long playoff breaks? (11:00-20:00)

- (Note spoilers) The Marks discuss what they liked and didn't like about "Captain America: Civil War" and rank their five favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe films. (20:00-39:00)

- Rapid fire segment: "X-Men: Apocalypse" early reaction (39:00-40:00); The Mark's favorite vacations (40:00-41:00); Jon Snow's return to "Game of Thrones" (41:00-42:00); Why Indians' attendance remains low (42:00-43:00); Favorite two movies to watch if deserted on an island (43:00-44:00); "Money Monster" review (44:00-47:00).


Friday, May 6, 2016

2016 summer movie preview

On episode 14 of the Mark&Mark Podcast, The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros and Mark Podolski preview the 2016 summer movie season, which is highlighted by "Captain America: Civil War." The Marks also discuss the Cavaliers' record-setting performance against the Hawks in Game 2 of their second-round playoff series, and put a capper on the Browns' draft.