BALLS After Dark.88 It's not brain surgery

Rocket Science from 2001, Goldfrapp and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears from 2017, plus we pour one out for John Clarke and reveal the optimum way to play Goldeneye N64 at a sharehouse party. Subscribe and review us on iTunes, check out our playlists on Spotify, critique our shit takes on Twitter.

BALLS.103 Chalk in five

Recapping the NBA regular season (and more importantly our season-long team draft beer bet), saluting the fallen and previewing the playoffs. Also: Crankworx does Rotovegas, Alonso swaps Monaco for Indianapolis, and what football is for.

Here's how the NBA season (and our team draft picks) turned out: 

BALLS After Dark.87 Everything new is old again

The Battle Of The 'The' Bands (c. 2002), having a stadium rock attitude on a pub rock budget, writing for clubs, dissecting the Splendour lineup and designing festivals for washed-up Gen X parents. This week we review new albums by Satan Takes A Holiday and Pulled Apart By Horses and a 2001 classic by Groove Armada. Next week: Goldfrapp, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears and Contact High by Rocket Science (2001). This, last and next week's albums are all on our Spotify playlist

BALLS.102 Super Rugby: now 3/18ths less Super than advertised

In which we kill Super Rugby in order to save it, relitigate the NBA MVP debate, and talk playoff matchups, junior development pathways and media bubbles. Here's how our season-long NBA draft beer bet sits, with just a handful of games left in the regular season:

BALLS.101 You gotta take the lead and let the others follow

In which, with Beeso literally powerless to stop him, the Doc talks to himself about the Cavs being bad, Noah being on the gear, Dray boycotting the Raiders, the Spurs picking their spots, the Bulls getting TurNT, no overtaking in Melbourne, HHRBFDRTW, BOOO-is Hamilton, IT'S A FKN PINK CAR redux, and quick hits from the AFL, cricket and international football. Beeso will hopefully have dried out by next week and will be back on the show. Nobody wants the Doc to have this much of a platform to himself.

BALLS After Dark.86 Don't you think you're too old for this

This week: the Shins need to cut back on sugar, Huber & Dorfmeister are a bunch of Toscas, and throwback Norwegian deathpunks Turbonegro offer unexpected subtlety of genre (as well as throwing horns and banging heads) in our Classic. Also this week: Drake discovers grime, the Doc makes a Pooñata,  picking bands by narrative, Pink Floyd's The Tyre Wall, Victorian foodstuffs and supermarket beer bargain bin diving. Next week: Satan Takes A HolidayPulled Apart By Horses and Groove Armada (circa 2001). This, next and last week's albums are all on the BALLS After Dark Spotify playlist. Check out our favourite tracks of the year so far on the After Dark Mixtape for 2017. The BALLS Podcast and BALLS After Dark are also available on iTunes.

The Pooñata. Because while you can't polish a turd, you CAN papier-mache it.

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BALLS.100 The BALLS Podcast 100th Episode Unspectacular

We crack open the secret to success in today's NBA - PB&J sandwiches and sliding into the DMs. Also this week: pay drivers and pink cars in F1, Snapper Rocks surf stories, going downhill in NZ's stinkiest town, Arsenal keeping the airborne banner industry aflight, Maxi gets a ton, Taumalolo gets ten, union might be cooked and the Supercars are unexpectedly woke. Also on iTunes:

BALLS After Dark.85 Genre be good

Crystal Fairy, All Them Witches, Decoder Ring, watching the Wiggles off your scone and Beeso talks to kids. Find us on Omny
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BALLS After Dark.84 if you are reading this you need to update your podcast feed

Stormzy's Gang Signs And Prayers, King Gizzard's Flying Microtonal Banana and QOTSA Rated R. Just a reminder that if you are reading this, you haven't jumped onto our new podcast RSS or iTunes feeds (yes, we can tell) - please be sure to update as this one will be retired shortly and we'd hate to lose ya.
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BALLS.97 Never in doubt

In which Beeso and the Doc get into ball-by-balls commentary, late starts, bad starters, KD going down, bargain bin Bogut, the Liverpool of the NBA, trades vs buyouts, car shopping with Calderon, Spurs on tour, the value of good social media, nothing but Netflix, the most unpopular 3-1 upset in EPL history, the Nix need a window opened, group stage gigantism, half-rounders, #SteadyTheShip, everyone shut up, Captain-Coach Grumpy, no news is good news, coaching womens' sport, bringing the noise, no other night is Thursday night, live from Lottoland and vale Tania Dalton. Check us out on iChoonz and Omny.

BALLS After Dark.83 Here's to my eggs

In which Beeso and the Doc talk Darkcenter, audio edits, scripted content, BALLS origin story, rotation-curation twitterage, meeting Dr Yobbo's avatar, Dave wants an encore, cooking with Beeso, fair range and free trade, love and dysfunction, a hammer and an alibi, 8-bit gaming, this is war, C64 Singstar, banning parenthood, Coopers Pale Ale isn't (because it is, too much), washed in 2009, whither the tastemakers, pop stars versus pop culture icons, congratulations you played yourself, and if all else fails...

Reviewed this week were The Orwells' Terrible Human Beings, Sallie Ford's Soul Sick and La Roux's self-titled debut as Beeso's classic. Next week: King Gizzard (as per contractual obligation), Stormzy and QOTSA's debut classic Rated 'R'. This, next and last week's albums are all on the BALLS After Dark Spotify playlist. Check out our fave tracks on the After Dark Mixtape for 2017 and 2016. Please subscribe and review us on the pod platform of your choice.  

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BALLS.96 Flags fly forever


In which Beeso and the Doc discuss why the Beige Brigade should have toured India, Kyrie being flat-out delusional, Dubs-Clips, who guards the guards, the All Star Game and the trade deadline, Sacto v Boogie, Play the Dray Way, Beeso's Koaching Korner, how the Leicester fairytale fell apart, myopic biopics, who ate all the pies, #DontBuyTheSun, cooked decks, the secret to success: never win, Red & Black Bigots, 'no suspicious circumstances' and #AFLW eating everything. 

BALLS After Dark.82 Hop On Pop

In which Beeso and the Doc discuss getting sold out in the DMs, what up Beck, IGA hold music, mountain men, gimme a cookie, shouts to hot uncos, respecting the label, it's in your heeyyyeeaaayyyeeedd, we're going to Ibiza, FWTBs, dub by numbers, 1987: it's one better than 1986, being interested only in your own reaction, it's not so easy, The Roux and public health PSAs. 

Don't fake the funk on a nasty dunk, or words to that effect

This week we review new Thundamentals and Thievery Corporation, with Guns 'N' Roses' Appetite For Destruction swaggering obnoxiously onto stage as the classic for the week. Next week: The Orwells are Terrible Human Beings, Sallie Ford is Soul Sick and La Roux are (were?) self-referential. This, next and last week's albums are all on the BALLS After Dark Spotify playlist. Check out our best-in-show After Dark Mixtape for 2017 and 2016.

BALLS.95 Nice mics, shame about the #content

In which Beeso and the Doc talk mic checks, small fortunes, a bunch of NBA trades which have now been long forgotten because of Kyrie and Boogie, wreckage strewn everywhere, it's the East and it's early, your mileage may vary, getting more sleep, the Knicks are still garbage, Timmy's week off, sympathy for the servant, Leicester are a one man team (but not the one man you might be thinking of), third manager's a charm, hard resets, the most entitled fans in the EPL, coaching trees, freezing cold takes, mercurial talents, the job noone wants, miniaturised rugby codes, the Doc mainsplains renal failure, indefensible promos, soc-med love-ins and cold closes.

Defenders: Not actually that round

Defenders: Not actually that round

BALLS After Dark.81 Dumb music for dumb people

In which Beeso and the Doc talk about doing your research, loud and weird, not that Kendrick, They Don't Know What They're Doing, picking up the pace, things to do in Brisbane, what the kids know, how to get your song in the Hottest 100, the new umedjun, getting it on tape, getting worried when the Doc sounds unnaturally calm, Protomuse, there can be only one (unless there's a sequel), fried chicken, nineteen eighty sucks, Brian v Eddie, FLASH (AAHAAAHHHH), pissing on Patton, another kind of Magic, [redacted], the end of synthesizers, performative unwokeness and letters to the editor. (Shouts to our Special Metallica Correspondent on his new gig.)

This week's new albums were Gone Is Gone's Echolocation, Dune Rats' The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit and Queen's 1986 sort-of-Highlander-soundtrack-album A Kind Of Magic. Next week Beeso wants you to think on Thundamentals and the Thievery Corporation, a sentence which reads as some kind of evil psych-ops programme against people with lisps, while the Doc is dropping 1987's loudest clap-back at 1986, Guns 'N' Roses' Appetite For Destruction as the classic for the week. This, next and last week's albums are all on the BALLS After Dark Spotify playlist. Standard promo mention for our After Dark Mixtape for 2017 and 2016.

BALLS.94 Engel of Incidents

So LeBron did a thing

So LeBron did a thing

In which Beeso and the Doc talk The New York Dysfunctionicks, free (of) agents, big market inefficiencies, Star In A Reasonably Priced City, Boogie v IT4, Shaker Maker, Always Team Spurs, Cavs at Wiz, Oak gets the chop, buying bulk on the 2011 draft, on-air production meetings, ANBL v A-League, we pitch TV shows, Indigenous Globetrotters v Worldwide Washington Generals, Bathurst 12 Hours: Game Of Thrones with marginally less incest, all white on the night, another on-air production meeting, the Doc fixes AFL crowd problems, yet more versions of rugby involving fewer players than normal, when 'sellout' doesn't actually involve all the seats being filled at any stage, Don't Mention The #SB51, Trent Woodhill is not here for your excuses, The Weird Touch and plastic football. The BALLS Podcast is proudly brought to you by Coal-Powered Internet.