Edge of Your Seat Podcast

by Brandon LaChance

Witty, comical, interesting sports banter on national and Illinois Valley topics

Podcast episodes

  • Episode 321: Longest Reigning, Most Defending

    Episode 321: Longest Reigning, Most Defending

    DREAMWAVE Wrestling has been on fire since returning to the Knights of Columbus in La Salle, including the double shot weekend of Uprising 2 (April 19) and Anniversary IX (April 20). DREAMWAVE Owner Jay Repsel (1:14:27.5) and DREAMWAVE Champion Christian Rose (1:35:04.5) join us to talk about the company. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today (April 22) for the next show, No Escape, on June 15. Intro: Keep it Rolling (talk and rank 11 movies we've seen recently, 10:52), Mix & Match (NCAA tournaments, Caitlin Clark, WNBA, Allen Iverson statue, NBA playoffs, Chicago White Sox & Chicago Cubs, OJ Simpson, 1:05:52), Putting in the Work (Illinois high school sports accomplishments, 1:14:27.5)

  • Episode 320: Seniors Crush It

    Episode 320: Seniors Crush It

    Fall sports saw some awesome performances from athletes including Hinckley-Big Rock's Ily Hunt, who was joined by coach Jessica Bivins (1:29:58). Ottawa's Drake Kaufman (1:39:47), and Princeton's Tyson Phillips (1:50:44) Intro: NCAA Tournaments, guest's resume (beginning), Mix & Match (RIPs, KC shooting, NFL Draft, NBA Postseason, Bulls, MLB Opening Day, Cubs, White Sox, Connor Bedard, Wrestle Mania 40, Tyson vs Paul, Grammys, 20:45), Putting in the Work (IHSA boys basketball postseason, 107:39)

  • Episode 319: End of Burkiewicz Era

    Episode 319: End of Burkiewicz Era

    Maybe not forever, but the Jason Burkiewicz (1:22:13) era has ended as he resigned as the Annawan girls basketball coach after two state championships, a 55-game winning streak, and more accomplishments in 14 seasons. We spoke to him after the 2023-24 season, and we spoke with then-sophomore, now-junior Bella VanOpdorp (1:06:18) during the 2022-23 season. Intro: Primary Election and Justin Fields (the beginning), Putting in the Work (IESA volleyball, IHSA girls basketball postseasons, 18:55), Bring it Back (Motorhead's Ace of Spades, 36:24)

  • Episode 318: Kishwaukee Strong with Good Vibes

    Episode 318: Kishwaukee Strong with Good Vibes

    Kishwaukee College sports, like athletics in general, are cruising through the calendar. Including women's soccer (coach Tony Terdina, 1:14:15), and women's and men's basketball (coaches Krystal Gundy and Joe Conroy, 1:28:02). All three programs progressed from last year to this year. Intro: Resumes for guests, seventh/eighth grade volleyball, and Putting in the Work Winter Sports Edition featuring postseasons of boys bowling, competitive dance, competitive cheer, girls wrestling, girls bowling, and boys wrestling (16:35)

  • Episode 317: First Time in SBA History

    Episode 317: First Time in SBA History

    At 11:15 a.m. today (Feb. 29), the St. Bede girls basketball team is doing something the Lady Bruins or the Bruins have never done before, playing in the IHSA State Tournament. Senior Ali Bosnich (14:19) and coach Stephanie Mickley (28:28) chat about the journey to the state tournament. Intro: Seventh and Eight grade boys basketball, junior high volleyball, Amellia Bromenschenkel.