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Eskimo Empire Podcast

Covering the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos football team. We will talk about everything surrounding the team: the good, the bad and the ugly. New fan will join in the conversation each week! Weekly during the football season.
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Nov 22, 2017

Andrew and Kayla go over the final game for the Esks in 2017. The good, the bad, “the call”, and the best parts from the season. A recap of the East Final and our picks for the 105th Grey Cup.

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Nov 16, 2017

The gang is back after a week off and joined by Esks Alumnus Rick Walters (Eskimos 1999-2003) !! He tells us about the 2003 Grey Cup win, coaching the Huskies now and probably the best introduction to football story ever! We cover the big Esks Semifinal win and preview this week’s West Final!

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Nov 2, 2017

The playoffs are coming! Doug is back in the Turf District to talk about the Esks 4 game win streak and how they extend that streak against the Riders. Jeannine calls in to talk about all the 2017 Grey Cup Festival events. And the History segment is going streaking!!

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Oct 25, 2017

We are winding down the regular season and the Esks are getting hot at the right time. Featured Fan Shawn joins the boys to talk about the latest heart stopping win, Maas meltdowns, Bowman’s return and all the CFL scoreboard. #StrikeTheC is also in full effect.

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Oct 18, 2017

The whole team is back to discuss the 2-game Eskimos win streak. The Esks' History segment revisits the Johnny Bright incident. Then Marshall Ferguson, from TSN 1150 from Hamilton, joins in to talk about his journey in football, last week’s games and our Pick'ems for this week!

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Oct 11, 2017

We finally have a win to talk about! Matt joins the guys to break down the Thanksgiving day win. He grew up around the Esks and tells us about his time working with the team, making bonds with players and what the Mandrusiaks mean to the Esks. Truly a huge part of “The Eskimo Way”. Plus, we talk to Hakuna Matata (Mulumba-Tshimanga) and Euclid Cummings!

Oct 4, 2017

Canadian Football Hall of Fame writer Terry Jones pops into the Turf District to tell us about his storied career, the Epic Legacy book and his thoughts on the current Esks team. The Esks History segment goes way, WAY back and our PickEms have some interesting twists. Plus, the launch of eskempire.ca! Find all the social links on the website!

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Sep 27, 2017

The team is together again to talk bye week and it’s week’s huge Esks game. Plus, joined by Brian Ramsay from the CFLPA, and current players Danny Groulx and Bryant Mitchell!!

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Sep 20, 2017

Andrew, Mike and Kayla gather in the Turf District to review yet another loss. With so much to work on, the gang talks about where the team needs to focus and what are the positives left to talk about. Some Empire Therapy for the bye week.

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Sep 13, 2017

Featured Fan Matt Pretty (@mattpretty) joins the gang to chat about the heartbreaking and frustrating fourth loss in a row. They all find the positives and what the team needs to do to get back on the win column. Plus, interesting Pick'ems this week!

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Sep 6, 2017

Andrew is joined by Web Mistress Kayla and Brazilian Ty to break down the Esks third loss, as they fall to the Stamps on Labor Day. The gang goes over all the Labor Day weekend fun and sets up the huge rematch this coming week. Plus, a new sponsor and contest!

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Aug 30, 2017

The boys are joined by Featured Fan Ben to talk about the Esks loss to the Riders, what needs to improve and we hand out some mid-season Empire Awards. The guys discuss the CFL Scores and the craziness that was the Ti-Cats this week. Wrapped up with Pick'Em and Fantasy football!

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Aug 23, 2017

Andrew and Superfan Mike have calmed down a bit after talking with dual Hall of Famer Warren Moon, and now can share their excitement with a new featured fan in the Turf District: Celeste (@keatsmom)! She shares her love for the Eskimos and helps the boys break down the first loss of the season for the Green & Gold. We also plan for the upcoming home game vs the Roughriders, talk Poutine at this week's tailgate, have a new Esks History segment, look at Pick 'em, CFL Fantasy and so much more!

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Aug 16, 2017

We've made it to 100! The guys introduce the Empire's new Web Mistress, Kayla (@DuchessLombardi), and wrap up last week's Esks win. Then, it actually happened: Warren Moon (@wmoon1) is on the phone and the guys interview one of their Eskimo heroes. Wrapped up with this week's game preview, a new Esks History segment and our all new PickEm - Ep 100 is full of surprises. Don't forget to share for a chance to win the 2010 Grey Cup helmet!

Aug 10, 2017

Andrew and Superfan Mike welcome @QEbertz and @SamanthaEbertz into the Turf District to talk about their long fandom and what the Eskimos have meant to their lives. We also delve into that fantastic Eskimo-themed proposal and their recent 50/50 win of the big jackpot from a few weeks ago! We also look back at the last few Eskimo games, look ahead to Thursday's game vs the RedBlacks, an Esks History segment, Pick 'Em and more!

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Jul 19, 2017

The boys are joined by the Jedi herself, Chantelle (@JediChick79), to talk the 3-0 Eskimos and sitting in the Alumni Suite. They also catch up with Esks' LB Alex Hoffman-Ellis (@Hofftimus_Prime) on his return to the Eskimos, his big punt block and the best Canadian Impression yet! #StraightUp #Yeah

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Jul 12, 2017

After a football-packed weekend to end the Esks' bye week, Andrew and Superfan Mike welcome longtime Eskimos fan, board governance consultant, writer, playwright and a funeral celebrant Linda! (@lue42enterprise). Linda tells everyone about her journey in Fandom, stemming from her CFL-loving parents including her father who played in a Grey Cup in the 1930s!

The boys also take a trip to Commonwealth Stadium and interview two powerful bookends on the defensive line: Phillip Hunt (@IGotEm76) and the #earthKWAKU himself, Kwaku Boateng (@KwakuBoat3ng). All this, plus a new @EsksHistory segment, CFL pick'em, and CFL Fantasy (which means something different to everyone apparently).

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Jul 5, 2017

Andrew and Superfan Mike celebrate a successful home opener by the Green & Gold and talk about their first regular season tailgate with long time listener and first time Featured Fan Bill K (@wakemp) who flew in from Victoria, BC to chat with the boys about the game, how he became an Eskimos fan and more. Long Snapper Ryan King (@ryanking46) calls in as he settles in to the Bye Week to recuperate and get ready for Ottawa in a couple of weeks, and the boys share their pick 'em choices, suggest who to take in Fantasy, discuss the out of town games and there's another Esks History segment. Lots of fun in a super-sized episode, so download and join the fun!

Jun 28, 2017

Ahh, the sweet smell of victory! The Eskimos managed to escape the Lions Den with a victory, but lost their defensive captain in JC Sherritt. Andrew and Superfan Mike welcome in former Edmonton Eskimo fullback Graeme Bell (2009-10) and returning Featured Fan Anto (@antocoochicoo), aka "Auntie Paddles" into the Turf District to discuss the previous game, what the team should do at Middle Linebacker, the upcoming Home Opener against Montreal and so much more! All this plus an Eskimos History segment, CFL Pick 'Em and the Podcast has its first Sponsor, whose representative just happens to be joining the gang already.

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Jun 23, 2017

The 2017 is upon us, and Andrew & Superfan Mike couldn't be more excited! They talk the Eskimo cuts, Dave (@Dave_CHED) & Morley's (@Morley_Scott) opinion on the new GM, Maas in his second year, and more. All this plus a tribute to the late Don Matthews, the first Pick 'Em of 2017, a game preview and much, much more!

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Jun 14, 2017

The Esks have played a game, and Andrew and Superfan Mike can't wait to talk about it. They welcome back former co-hosts Doug McLean (@dougmclean15) and Brian Desjarlais (@uncleBD) to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly in the 36-35 pre-season loss to the Calgary Stampeders. The boys also talk with another Canadian Football Podcast Network member, Jeannine (@ottawajay) from the BleedRedBlacks Podcast who comes to talk about the upcoming season and the 2017 Grey Cup hosted in her home town of Ottawa. All this plus a new @EsksHistory segment, a pre-season Pick 'Em, some CFL News and more!

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Jun 7, 2017

Training Camp is in full swing and the first pre-season game of the year is just days away! Andrew and Superfan Mike giddily welcome in Patreon Hall of Fame supporter Joe (@balaneski) as well as former Edmonton Eskimo Offensive Lineman Andrew Jones (@andrewj9257) into the Turf District to discuss Fan Day, the 2018 Grey Cup coming to Edmonton and the upcoming pre-season game vs Calgary on June 11.

Coming to the game on Sunday? Stop by the Eskimo Empire Podcast outside gate 6 before the game from 3-5, sponsored by Power Works Electric! Toss some new Podcast mini-footballs before the game, enjoy a hot dog or hamburger and talk football with the crew. We'll see you there!

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Jun 4, 2017

Recorded LIVE at Esks Fan Day 2017. The boys were able to talk to GM Brock Sunderland and Tony Washington! What music does Brock like? It will shock you and he may win for most heartwarming answer to who would you talk to for an hour ever. 

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May 31, 2017

Training camp is here! Training Camp is here!

Andrew and Superfan Mike are positively giddy with excitement as it's like ChristMaas with Training Camp open at Commonwealth Stadium, as they welcome back featured fan Paul Rechner (@prrechner) visiting Edmonton from Vancouver Island and sharing his wisdom in the Turf District. Much to discuss with new players joining the team, players shifting positions and pre-season games are just around the corner! All this plus the winner of the Esks: By The Numbers contest, Paul picks the inaugural "Jimmy Gaines! Award" winner as the most impressive new player after the first few days of camp, a new Esks' History segment, and much, much more!

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May 24, 2017

Alright Eskimo fans: ARE.... YOU.... READY!!!

Andrew and Superfan Mike are both pumped for the start of Training Camp this coming Sunday and for the upcoming Westivus kickoff party on Friday at 1stRnd downtown. To help pump up the crowd, they've brought the Commonwealth in-stadium announcer and voice of the Eskimos: Al Stafford! Al shares his stories of his 20 years on the job, and looks back at his time giving the plays as they happen for the crowds. A fantastic story, and great to meet the man behind the voice! All this, Esks news and CFL news wraps it all up and that's another football into the end zone for HIGH.... SCHOOL... FOOTBALL!

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