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The Show with Austin Huff is a late night talk show for your ears. Each episode brings a fun, easy-to-listen conversation with a guest who's much more interesting than Austin, with a mix of sports, pop culture, movies and music.

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Brooks Melchior (SPORTS by BROOKS) and 'Saved By The Bell' is A High School 'House of Cards'

Brooks Melchior (SPORTSbyBROOKS.com) joins Austin to talk about where he's been for the last 5 years, the other side of Jackie Robinson than very few people know about, if anyone tried or got close to reaching him during his hiatus, why he chose the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory clip to announce his return, why he constantly tweeted polls upon his return, and his new sports talk venture with FanCred (interview starts at 3:56). Plus, Austin shares his take on the news of NBCUniversal's new streaming platform Peacock apparently rebooting Saved By The Bell. Austin also shares his take on why Saved By The Bell is just a high school version of Netflix's House of Cards (47:56). And, of course, can't end the show without some SHOUT-OUTS, with some going to Nick Saban's DEEZ NUTS jokes, Gardner Flint Minshew the II, Mike Leach, the worst Tennessee Titans Marcus Mariota take ever, the city of Pittsburgh, and much more (1:04:08).
01:28:47 9/17/2019

Past Episodes

Dave Barnes (singer/songwriter and sometimes stand-up comedian) joins Austin to talk about soccer... kinda, a deep dive into Kenny Loggins, meeting Titans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan and the Men in Blazers on the same night, his new single Dreaming in Electric Blue, watching the Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers, playing music in Ben Roethlisberger's wedding, working at TCBY, where did all the TCBY's go, being referenced in John Crist's latest video, and who his doppelganger is (interview starts at 5:10). Plus, Austin has a take on Antonio Brown and why he's a Real Housewife, and Austin brings on his best friend Jeff Venable, a professional director, to break down Antonio Browns' Jon Gruden phone call video (38:13). Also, Austin shares a take about why the Tennessee Vols are the Cleveland Browns of college football and explains why Jeremy Pruitt's Titanic analogy was just a little bit off. And it's probably not why you think (1:10:01). And, of course, the show can't end without some Shout-Outs. This week Austin has some going to ties, Cam Newton, Montana Tech's head football coach, Alex Rodriguez, and many more. Shout-outs (1:22:04)
01:34:43 9/9/2019
Scott Rizzuto (host of The Rizzuto Show on 105.7 The Point - WPNT) joins Austin to talk about St. Louis pizza, the food scene in St. Louis, why people always wish Rizz a "happy birthday," how gardening soothes him, learning to play the guitar, his first internship with MTV News in New York City, working at KROQ in New York, how he "borrowed" the KROQ van to drive himself to his first job on the radio on the Jersey Shore, how his future father-in-law threatened his life with a car-crusher at a junk yard, the games and bits they used to do on the radio that would NEVER fly in this day and age, what goes into every single show, the 4 best interviews he's conducted in his career, and how do we feel about the new XFL team, the St. Louis Battlehawks (interview starts at 3:55). Also, Austin gives his take on Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and the fact that he is apparently graphic tee guy. He tries to motivate his team by making and wearing t-shirts with sayings on them around the facility (1:00:54). Plus, Austin keeps getting inundated with robocalls, and he wants them to stop. Now. Please? (1:14:38) And finally, The Show can't end without some Shout-Outs... with this week's going to Hugh Freeze, hurricane guy, trademarks, Ski-Free, and more (1:24:13).
01:38:35 9/2/2019
John McClain (NFL writer for the Houston Chronicle) joins Austin to talk about whether or not Andrew Luck is a Hall of Famer, how Andrew Luck's retirement only makes Tom Brady look better, whether or not Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all-time, will Jadeveon Clowney be a Houston Texan by Week 17, if John could use his powers to get Billy Volek into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which of the eight movies he's been in was his favorite to work on (including Spring Breakers with James Franco), what it's like sharing a name with Bruce Willis's character in Die Hard, and John shares the story of the two times he nearly fought Jerry Glanville (interview starts at 4:12). Also, Austin shares his take on the entire Andrew Luck saga from the shocking announcement, Colts fans booing him, to O.J. Simpson drafting him, to Doug Gottlieb and Dan Dakich ripping him, to Bill Belichick not acknowledging him, and where the Colts should turn now. Hint: Curtis Painter. Austin also shares a conspiracy theory revolved around this entire saga (30:47). And Austin watched the VMA's so you didn't have to. He points out some of the most ridiculous moments from the show and also brings his mom back on the podcast to play a game of 'VMA's Nominee or Made-Up Person' (49:48). Oh, and the podcast can't end without some SHOUT-OUTS... Austin sends some to college football (by pointing out THE WORST games of the week), a potential Sudden Death reboot?, Jeff Goldblum, Jeremy Lin, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, Dwight Howard, Saturday Night Live, and many more (1:17:34).
01:39:00 8/27/2019
Derrick Goold (St. Louis Cardinals beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch) joins Austin to talk about astronauts, going to the rival high school of John Mozeliak, what he thinks of the Sony-Disney feud over Spider-Man and if he'll stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who is his favorite Spider-Man, how Spider-Man 2 (with Tobey Maguire) is responsible for the MCU and superhero movies as we know it, what MLB team he would want to he the beat writer for if the Cardinals didn't exist, what stadium has the best press-box, why David Freese is the happiest he's ever been with the Dodgers, if the Cardinals front office cares about empty seats if tickets are sold, how many letters in the Big Mac Land sign he's seen destroyed, and do the Cardinals make the postseason this year? (interview starts at 4:00) Plus, Austin shares his take on Baker Mayfield and his comments about Daniel Jones, but more importantly why Baker is screwed this year... all because he's fallen victim to the GQ Magazine cover curse. (53:04) Also, the AP dropped their preseaon top 25 poll for college football. Austin breaks it down and tells you why it's the most pointless list ever. (1:04:26) And a Tennessee Vols fan took to Craigslist to find someone to take to every football game this fall after his girlfriend broke up with him. Austin reads the post and breaks it down. (1:14:55) And we can't end the show without some Shout-Outs... this week they're going to The Great Chicken Sandwich War of 2019, the Sun Bowl, Saved By The Bell, Carli Lloyd, Mike Leach, the Cubs' Nic Castellanos, gas station sex pills, Larry King, and many more. (1:22:19)
01:43:21 8/21/2019
Randy Karraker (host of The Fast Lane on 101 ESPN) joins Austin to talk about how he has Jack Buck to thank for his career, his first job in St. Louis, the hilarious story of how he got his job as a field usher at Busch Stadium, the legend of Fat Randy, what's his favorite fun fact about St. Louis, what it meant to him to see the Blues finally win the Stanley Cup, and Austin challenges him to a St. Louis-style 4 O'Clock Fight (interview starts at 3:39). Plus, Austin has a take on the story about Wayne Newton getting sued because his pet monkey bit a visitor who was touring his famed mansion. Yes, it's as ridiculous as it sounds (44:19). Also, Austin's wife Meredith joins for another edition of Explain The #Trend, where Austin tries to explain the Antonio Brown drama to Meredith, and she tries to explain the Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy to him (51:02). And Josh Holleman (J.T. from 92.3 New Country in St. Louis) joins Austin to recap this season of The Hills: New Beginnings. What's the deal with Crest White Strips, amirite?! And is Mischa Barton the show's mom? Also... is this a pro-PrattDaddy Crystals podcast? (1:07:35) And of course, Austin finishes off with some Shout-Outs, with some going to the Little League World Series, Britney Spears, THE Ohio State, LeBron James' basketball double, Tyler C. again, HBO's Succession, Fernando Tatis Jr. and more (1:44:29).
02:05:26 8/13/2019
Brad Hopkins (13-year NFL veteran, All-Pro) joins Austin to talk about the Mississippi River, how he loved basketball but was always a bit too aggressive for it, what it meant for him to hear about his former teammates Steve McNair and Eddie George getting their numbers retired by the Titans, whether or not Super Bowl XXXIV was the toughest loss of his career, getting shouted out at the end of the movie 'Cast Away,' who was the hardest player to block, if the Pittsburgh Steelers were his least favorite team, who was his favorite RANDOM quarterback he played with, if it was hard for him to block for Eddie George because he was a Buckeye, his son Brycen being one of the best tight ends in college football, whether or not he could be a Titan, and Brad shares his best Steve McNair story (interview starts at 5:50). Plus, you've probably heard every take about Tom Brady... every take except this one. Austin goes peak-millennial and explains how Tom Brady is the 'Old Town Road' of the NFL (43:16). Also, Austin gets into the Miami Marlins' tweet that made light of Steve Irwin being killed by a sting ray (52:24). And finally, of course, Austin ends with some Shout-Outs. This week they're going to Jim Rome, Microsoft PowerPoint (kinda), Kid Cudi, Tyler C., and the color purple (1:00:16).
01:24:38 8/6/2019
Reality Steve Carbone (RealitySteve.com) joins Austin on this extra-long Bachelorette Finale episode of The Show. Steve talks about his Smackoff call on The Jim Rome Show, why he thought Hannah B. would be the next Bachelorette so early on in Colton's season, why she blew the expectations out of the water, who the next Bachelor will be, why Tyler C. was unlike any other contestant in history, whether or not the crazier seasons make his job of vetting spoilers harder, what he thought when he first caught wind of Jed's girlfriend from home, whether or not The Bachelor franchise has become too self-aware, where the franchise goes from here to prevent more Jed (read: fam grabbing) instances in the future, what he thought of Jed's dog food jingle and male revue dancing. And also, Steve and Austin talk about Taylor Swift, Luke Perry's death, The Hills: New Beginnings, and whether or not Steve has an exclusive spoiler for this podcast (4:36). FOR NON-BACHELORETTE FANS: We've still got you covered with a take on Jon Gruden is gonna Jon Gruden (like say how much Nate Peterman is growing on him) and there's nothing you can do about it (1:13:49), Trevor Bauer and how he's essentially living out the plot to the movie BIG (1:21:02). Also, Austin joined as always by Katy Dail (@thenonblogger) to breakdown the season finale of The Bachelorette, Jed's slimy-ness, Tyler C.'s future prospects, and a recital of the preamble to the constitution (1:31:02). And can't end the show without some Shout-Outs. These week some go to Smokey The Bear, anyone who covers NFL training camp, the new trailer for the movie CATS, Steve Ballmer, Zack Greinke, Yasiel Puig, the MLB Trade Deadline, Marcus Stroman, and much more (2:13:48).
02:30:12 7/30/2019
Greg Amsinger (MLB Tonight on MLB Network) joins Austin to talk about middle names, why he's not on Twitter (or any social media, for that matter - Austin reads him some mean tweets), on why he and his co-hosts don't talk directly to the camera on their show, if he picked up on the fact that Jimmy Fallon had players at the All-Star Game slip in certain phrases into their interview answers, how he gets away wearing a suit in the heat, why Yankees manager Aaron Boone was suspended one game for his umpire tirade, who is the most marketable player on the St. Louis Cardinals right now, and who has the best mascot in baseball (interview starts at 3:50). Plus, Austin shares his takes on the greatest manager-umpire arguments of all time including Aaron Boone's most recent "MY GUYS ARE BLEEPING SAVAGES IN THE BOX" rant (40:13), and he gives a take on a couple of news stories that prove true love DOES exist, including a woman who is in love with chandeliers. You read that correctly (53:45). Also, Katy Dail (@thenonblogger) drops in to recap the Men Tell All episode of The Bachelorette. Is it all about Luke P.? Apparently. Plus... John Paul Jones and what color is the Libertarian party?? (1:08:00) And finally, Austin ends the show with some Shout-Outs, with some going to LeBron James, Buzz Aldrin, Renata from Big Little Lies, and much more (1:49:52).
01:59:30 7/22/2019
Charles Davis (NFL on FOX, Madden '20) joins Austin to talk about dual-sport athletes, being a kicker in high school, what it takes to be the broadcast voice of the Madden video game series, players (and Hall of Famers) who complain about their Madden scores, what it was like to call the first game on the Big Ten Network - which just so happened to be the App. State-Michigan upset in the Big House, betting on the over/under for Kansas City Chiefs success this year, will the Browns ACTUALLY be good, and more (interview starts at 4:58). Plus, Austin gives his take on the viral Facebook event called "Storming Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us!" (48:32), and he shares a typewritten letter sent to his radio station from an angry - and probably elderly - St. Louis Cardinals fan (55:55). Also, it's FANTASY SUITE WEEK on The Bachelorette so Katy Dail (@thenonblogger) joins Austin to break it all down. Lots of windmill talk (1:04:07). And finally the show ends with some Shout-Outs... to Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, the Memphis Grizzlies, Amazon, Bagel Boss, and more (1:48:52).
02:06:10 7/15/2019
Steve Gorman (drummer of The Black Crowes) joins Austin to talk about how the NBA comparative to horror movies, what we can expect from his new book about The Black Crowes, what made his sports talk radio show (Steve Gorman SPORTS!) so great, Ringo Starr's impact on The Beatles, his own impact on The Black Crowes, what makes a band great and how much luck plays into it, who would play him in the Hard To Handle movie, the USWNT winning the World Cup, where he was for the O.J. police chase, and what he thought about the movie Yesterday (interview starts at 4:50). Plus, Austin shares his take on the random photo collage that Bleacher Report tweeted after the U.S. Women's National Team won the World Cup (59:59), and Austin gives a breakdown of O.J. Simpson's birthday video that he made for himself (1:05:33). Also, Katy Dail (@thenonblogger) joins to breakdown this week's episode of The Bachelorette... HOMETOWNS! Of course Tyler C.'s hometown is perfect (1:11:15). And the show ends with some Shout-Outs... with some going to the late, great Jared Lorenzen, the late Ross Perot, Tiger Woods, the National Anthem, Rose Lavelle, the late Steve McNair and much more (1:45:35).
02:01:38 7/9/2019
This week's episode of The Show with Austin Huff is an extra special long episode for you to enjoy over your 4th of July holiday. Let this one simmer on the grill with the brats, burgs, and dogs. Fun, fresh content... all for 'MERICA! These colors don't run, but the time on this podcast sure does. Tim Brando (Fox Sports national sports broadcaster) joins Austin to talk about his favorite southern phrases, his love for Ernie Johnson Sr. and Jr., what it was like auditioning to take Pat Sajak's job of hosting Wheel of Fortune, working with Spencer Tillman, his all-time favorite college football game, calling the broadcast for three consecutive college football field storming games, being on the initial episodes of ESPN's College Gameday and TNT's Inside The NBA (interview starts at 4:58). Plus, Austin's wife, Meredith, makes her debut on The Show in a brand new segment called "Explain The #Trend" where Austin explains the drama surrounding NBA Free Agency and Meredith explains the drama surrounding Taylor Swift trying to buy back the rights to her music (1:08:57). Also, Austin is joined by Katy Dail (@thenonblogger) to break down this week's episode of The Bachelorette. We're a week away from hometown dates, and the drama blows up. At least we're out of Latvia, though (1:33:35). And of course, The Show ends with some Shout-Outs! This week going to the Walkman, the Golden State Warriors, the New York Mets (for mistaking two former players for being dead), Cash Cab, the U.S. Women's National Team, and Internet Challenge videos (2:23:57). Like we said, it's a long one this week. Have a fun and safe 4th of July. U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
02:36:40 7/1/2019
Adnan Virk (DAZN's ChangeUp, formerly ESPN) joins Austin to talk about the Raptors winning the NBA Finals, whether the 2000 Dunk Contest was the greatest of all-time, who he thinks is a sleeper in the MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game, if he enjoys covering the MLB All-Star break, what he thinks about women running on to fields trying to hug Cody Bellinger, what is going on in the NL Central, what it was like eating bubble gum from 1986, if he can say one nice thing about Adam Sandler and his comedy, what he thinks about Bob Ley retiring, and what college football coach other than Dabo or Saban who he would want to run his program (interview starts at 3:33). Plus, Austin gives a special tribute to Billy Mays on the 10-year anniversary of his sudden death (29:19). And Katy Dail joins to recap this week's episode of The Bachelorette. Latvia? Really, ABC?? (40:50) And, of course, can't end the episode without some shout-outs, with shout-outs going to Gary Pinkel, O.J. Simpson, St. Louis Blues, Cody Bellinger, LeBron James, The Hills: New Beginnings, Bob Ley, and more (1:23:47).
01:45:00 6/25/2019
Tony X. (Twitter's Most Famous Hockey Fan: @soIoucity) joins Austin to talk about the Blues winning the Stanley Cup, what it was like becoming hockey's most famous fan over night, what the coolest part of that viral experience was like, if he thinks the Blues will win another Cup, video games, who his favorite non-Blues NHL team is, the movie Hereditary, the movie Sudden Death (of course), what his least favorite Blues tradition is, and what he thinks about the song Gloria by Laura Branigan (interview starts at 3:52). Plus, Austin gives his take on O.J. Simpson joining Twitter and shares a preview of what it's probably going to be like with him on that website (40:56). Katy Dail (@thenonblogger) joins Austin for a recap of this week's episode of The Bachelorette - or should we say "half-episode" (52:07), and Austin ends the podcast with some shout-outs (1:30:33).
01:42:36 6/17/2019
Allie Mac Kay (co-host of KROQ's The Kevin and Bean Show) joins Austin (AGAIN!) to talk the Stanley Cup Final, David Ortiz getting shot, meeting Limp Bizkit, Justin Bieber wanting to fight Tom Cruise, Jeopardy James and his historic run on the show, the 25 year anniversary of O.J. Simpson "alleged" murder case, Instagram influencers going to Chernobyl, and what good TV shows she's watching right now (interview starts at 4:47). Plus, Austin gives his take in the hypothetical Justin Bieber-Tom Cruise fight, and says who he thinks would win (49:46). And Katy Dail joins to recap this week's episode of The Bachelorette (56:23). And Austin ends the episode with some shout-outs (1:40:54).
01:51:23 6/11/2019

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