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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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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.

Don't forget to tweet the link to alairhomes.ca or @alairhomes along with the hashtag #BuildTheEmpire for a bonus 20 Empire Points - you can do it once a day for the next 5 days to really get a jump start on those Empire Points, so what are you waiting for?

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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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May 17, 2017

Training Camp is 11 days away and Andrew and Superfan Mike are as giddy as children at Christmas. They recap some of the new additions to the Eskimos roster as well as recap the Eskimo Alumni Wine Tasting and welcome in not one, but two very awesome women in the CFL world: Esks fan Kayla (@DuchessLombardi) who talks about the recent Esks Women's dinner and her journey in Esks fandom, and CFL Vice President of Marketing and Content, Christina Litz (@litz72) who tells us about the new #BringItIn campaign and many fantastic things that the CFL is working on!

All this plus the final round of the Esks: By The Numbers, a new Esks History segment, as we Bring It In and get ready to ramp up to 2017 Training Camps!

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May 10, 2017

After an exciting CFL draft, Andrew and Superfan Mike had some great conversations with two of the Eskimos 2017 selections: Receiver Nate Behar (1st round, 5th overall) and Defensive End Kwaku Boateng (5th round, 41st overall). Two bright and exciting players who we will hopefully see much more of over their careers in football, and what IS Mr. Boateng's nickname, anyway? All this plus we look at the latest CFL and Eskimos commercials that just came out and give a full rundown of who was drafted when for the Green & Gold in 2017.

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May 3, 2017

The season is nearly upon us as Andrew and Superfan Mike get ready for the CFL Draft this weekend and discuss all the goings-on for the Eskimos and in the CFL. former receiver Andrew Nowacki calls in to talk to the boys about his time in Green & Gold from 2004 through 2011 and what he's up to now! All this plus another Esks History segment and the second last Esks: By The Numbers. Andrew Nowacki is up for #88. How did he do? Tune in and see!

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Apr 22, 2017

Andrew and Superfan Mike welcome back Boyd Plandowski to the Turf District to talk about all the happenings in the Edmonton Eskimos off-season, including the search for a new General Manager, player moves so far, and much more. All this plus a new Esks History segment, the latest round of the Esks: By The Numbers and more!

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Apr 14, 2017

CFL Pod Family member Podcaster Ryan joins Andrew and Superfan Mike to talk about all the bombs going off in the CFL this week! Enjoy the listen! #HammerInThePants

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Apr 5, 2017

The off-season is flying along! This week, Andrew and Superfan Mike welcome Max Rosenberg from CFL.ca and the Snap Wrap into the Turf District to talk about the CFLWeek, the Combine and the coming season! The boys also talk current Esks News, look at the results from round 7 of the Esks: By The Numbers, share another Esks History segment and a few exciting announcements coming soon for the Podcast!

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Mar 29, 2017

Andrew and Superfan Mike welcome former Eskimo Eddie Steele into the Turf District to talk about the past 4 years in Green & Gold and all his time in Football, the Combine, CFL week and much, much more!

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Mar 22, 2017

We've got a great one set up for you tonight -- legendary offensive lineman Blake Dermott, #50 from 1983-1996 joins Andrew and Superfan Mike in the Turf District to sit and talk the Eskimos past and present. Some great insights on players and coaches we all know and love, and plenty of smiles to go around. All this plus an Esk History segment, and the winners of round 6 of the Esks: By The Numbers -- remember: Blake IS up for #50... did he win? Tune in to find out!

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Mar 9, 2017

2016 Eskimo Cord Parks joins Andrew and Superfan Mike in the Turf District as he calls in to talk about his time in Green & Gold, and who does eat the most chicken wings on the team? All this, another episode of Esks History and the results of Round 5 of the Esks: By The Numbers. Download and enjoy now!

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Feb 24, 2017

Brodie Lawson (@BrodieLawson) from CFL.ca joins Andrew and Mike to discuss the Free Agent frenzy and the live coverage from the CFL. She also talks about the CPHasHeart workouts and is generally amazing! The boys discuss the Esks moves and Esks: By The Numbers for 30-39. Our first unanimous choice is in there!

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Feb 13, 2017

Former Eskimo Deon Lacey joins Andrew to talk about his time with the Esks and his process of joining the Miami Dolphins. Deon was a special teams beast all three years he was with the Esks and last year led the team in tackles at linebacker. We caught up with him to ask about the Grey Cup, tackling, and of course the stare down.

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Feb 10, 2017

The boys get ready for Free Agency coming up, and celebrate the eagerly anticipated release of the CFL Schedule! Andrew takes a phone call from legendary Eskimos Fullback/Running back Neil Lumsden (@race_dad) and we hear the results from the Esks: By The Numbers for #s 20-29. All this, delightful banter with Andrew and Superfan Mike, and another Esks History segment. Buckle up!

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Jan 31, 2017

Voted in Esks By the Numbers as the best to wear #10, Esks Alumnus Malcolm Frank tells us about playing for the Esks and how it feels to still hold the interception return for TDs record. Andrew and Superfan Mike go over the latest Esks and CFL news and, along with the Esks History segment, breakdown the best to wear the numbers 10-19!

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