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Whether it's current events, politics, entertainment, or sports, please join Sham and Shaka as they share their takes on today's hottest topics.
102 Episodes
Shaka upgrades and Sham gets an offer; (09:37) 45 gets acquitted again, Rush Limbaugh loses his cancer battle, Texans suffer from climate change while Ted Cruz bounces, pandemic positivity; (37:37) Streaming update and WandaVision discussion, the Best Man returns, Gina Carano is fired, Anne Boleyn gets a new look, Eddie Murphy and Spike Lee take on a D.C. icon; (1:26:21) Osaka vs Williams recap, Super Bowl wrap-up, Vincent Jackson tribute, NFL hot stove, Urban Meyer fumbles again, NBA roundup. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
Weekly update and snowstorm stories; (09:26) Democrats follow through on their promise, 45’s team folds, the House makes an inside ban, voting machine companies are BIG mad, Axios is back, Uber changes the alcohol game; (46:00) We talk TV and movies and remember two big stars, Nicholas Cannon makes a reconciliation, Disney+ makes a Black Panther announcement, Lil Kim/Foxy Brown Verzuz rumors spark a debate; (1:31:52) Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal headline our NBA discussion, Jared Goff’s disrespect fuels a trade, Marty Schottenheimer is in our thoughts, a Carson Wentz trade is looming, final thought on the upcoming Super Bowl. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
We recap our week and remember a close friend; (17:40) Democrats prepare to steamroll the GOP, the vaccine rollout is still messy, Deborah Birx breaks her silence, 45 prepares for impeachment, GameStop and AMC disrupt the market; (51:32) We honor “Queen” Cicely Tyson, broadcast legend Larry King, and Temple icon John Chaney, recap on current shows and movies, Amanda Gorman continues to shine, more details from the Verzuz fallout, Trey Songz and Tory Lanez make the wrong headlines; (1:33:34) Baseball HOF comes up empty, we discuss Chad Wheeler in detail, Duce Staley headlines a disappointing NFL coaching carousel, thoughts on the Super Bowl. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
S04 Ep. 92: Uncle POTUS

S04 Ep. 92: Uncle POTUS


No news is good news so far in this supersized episode; (07:45) The Inauguration dominates the week, Uncle Joe issues orders, Uncle Tony is relieved, MyPillow gets smothered, Instacart drops the hammer, the Capitol Insurrection gets a reckoning; (45:21) Excitement about upcoming shows and movies; the latest “Verzuz” disappoints, Clubhouse stirs controversy, Sex and the City reboot, Power Book II recap; (1:20:05) We remember Hank Aaron, Dan LeBetard’s exit stirs an ESPN shakeup, NCAA basketball update, James Harden and Kyrie Irving make moves, Delonte West has an awesome update, NFL playoff and coaching carousel roundup. #StopPlayinandSubscribe
We open the 4th season joined by Super Bowl Champion Ray Rice; (09:25) We reflect on the Capitol insurrection and political landscape while reminiscing on the 90’s; (22:30) Dr. Dre’s recovery inspires an idea about union reps; (33:45) the Kardashian machine stays in the news and we break down some of our favorite TV shows; (47:01) The NBA season has begun, we revisit “The Last Dance”, LBJ vs. MJ, success of the NBA bubble; (1:00:10) the College Football National Championship is upon us and Ray shares his experience as a college athlete; (1:12:35) Ray’s thoughts on the NFL regular season, playoff predictions, tells some stories from his playing days and Super Bowl experience. https:\\ FB & IG: @thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod #StopPlayinandSubscribe
It’s Shaka’s birthday! We shoutout another local podcast and discuss Hampton connections; (9:45) The vaccine is on the horizon, Hugo Chavez steals the election; (39:51) Bobby Brown suffers another tragedy, Conan calls it quits, Warner Brothers restrategizes, Parler is the new dumpster; (57:40) NBA free agency begins, Klay Thompson's season ends before it starts, Westbrook/Wall trade rumors begin, NFL roundup. FB & IG: @thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod #StopPlayinandSubscribe
General updates for the week; (10:25) 45’s conspiracies continue, daily COVID records increase, a vaccine is announced; (41:09) Marvel gives a final word, Wiz Khalifa finds a remedy, 2 Chainz gives up on Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes drops a new album, a surprising “Jeopardy” host is suggested, fall TV is back; (1:12:08) girl power in Miami, drama in Houston and other NBA news, NFL roundup. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
Sham gives a Starbucks update; (12:40) the Presidential election is finally called, Trump’s campaign storms the Courts; black women receive praise, COVID cases surge, Biden makes a plan; (49:38) Alex Trebek leaves the world mourning, Mo’Nique keeps Oprah’s name in her mouth, Dave Chappelle returns to SNL; (1:14:39) the NBA returns in December, LeBreeze plans to cherry pick, a post-World Series celebration violates COVID protocol, tragedy strikes again in Washington, Drew Brees stakes his claim, NFL roundup.
Sham shares her woes with Lowe’s; (17:55) the debates close, coronavirus numbers resurge, a Colorado landlord intimidates his residents, Jeffrey Toobin rubs one out; (45:00) 50 Cent threatens a move, Shonda Rhimes and Disney bump heads; Quibi takes a final bow; (1:00:50) the Pelicans sign a new coach, NFL round up, the World Series is underway.FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcastTwitter: 
We start with updates on our increased listenership and share DMV adventures; (15:17) COVID-19 hits the first family and Harris camp, dueling townhalls make airwaves, and two well-known rappers make the news; (55:09) Phil Collins feels something in the air, reality TV roundup; (1:10:27) the Lakers don’t disappoint, several new prospects ride the NBA coaching carousel, positive COVID tests make the NFL scramble, scandal shakes up the Japanese Olympic swimming team.FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcastTwitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
We begin the episode by bringing back one of our favorite segments; (16:31) the week is dominated by the President’s Covid-19 announcement and the Vice Presidential debate; (49:43) Eddie Van Halen is remembered, Jaguar Wright continues spilling tea, Fall TV begins in earnest, and “Ghost” has its mid-season finale; (1:26:54) the Lakers are up in the “Bubble” Finals, COVID forces the NFL to shuffle games, the Texans fire Bill O’Brien, Washington continues to feel the “Doug Williams curse.”FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcastTwitter: @Stop_PlayinPod#StopPlayinandSubscribe
We celebrate our 80th episode and continue to chart the show's progress with an announcement; (6:35) the first Presidential Debate is a debacle, the Supreme Court nomination fight begins, Breonna Taylor is denied justice, college students engage in “swatting,” the Vietnamese take recycling to all the wrong levels; (51:52) Chadwick Boseman’s legacy continues to shine, Power Book 2 continues to deliver; (1:22:27) Mark Cuban steps up for Delonté West, the NBA Finals begin with the Lakers dominating the Heat, Doc Rivers and Clippers finally part ways, a COVID outbreak headlines an extensive NFL roundup, the NHL and MLB seasons come to a close.FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcastTwitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
It's our anniversary! We reflect on the show's progress and acknowledge and thank our listeners; (8:10) the death of the "Notorious RBG" leaves the nation in mourning, Mitch McConnell teases his next move, a resurgence in COVID cases in Europe puts the world on notice, colleges contradict themselves, COVID surcharges begin in parts of the US; (32:36) The Fresh Prince and Aunt Viv finally reconcile, "Good Times" gets an animated makeover, KUWTK bids us adieu, DWTS comes out swinging, Power Book II is surprisingly entertaining; (1:20:32) the Clippers fall short and Dame gets the last word, AD seals the deal, Giannis takes a stand, ESPN's Maria Taylor receives unnecessary criticism, the Big Ten does a reverse, the Falcons are exactly who we thought they were, NFL round up.
We start the podcast with an introduction of our guest--television and radio personality--Reese Waters, (12:44) Jacob Blake’s shooting and the Kenosha protests, along with the RNC dominate the week, (54:43) The entire country mourns the sudden death of Chadwick Boseman, NBCNews gives COVID to the wrong celebrity, Cardi B claps back on the GOP, Taylor Swift receives a public apology, and we give our picks in the upcoming Verzuz with Brandy and Monica, (1:28:26) We acknowledge the passing of a lovable NBA veteran, the NBA reacts to the happenings in Kenosha with other major sports following their lead.FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcastTwitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
In a super-sized episode filled with astute observations, (12:59) The DNC dominates the week, 45 tweets in response while another of his cronies gets arrested, a hotel brawl goes viral, and a Florida man thinks outside the box. (1:00:08) Jam Master Jay’s case is FINALLY cracked, Tavis Smiley gets an overdue reckoning, Thundercats returns, Batman joins the “Crisis,” Megan Thee Stallion speaks out, and Aunt Becky finally gets sentenced. (1:34:33) Drama ensues as the playoffs begin in the NBA bubble and Ron Rivera’s announcement in Washington headlines NFL news as the season quickly approaches.
We’re back with a new sound and big news! (05:00) The First Black Stock Exchange is poised to open, the NAACP president fumes as the Portland protests rage, private schools receive unnecessary relief, 45 has a bad week, Andrew Gillum resurfaces, & AOC shines (42:39) Nick Cannon plans his future, Kim Kardashian makes a statement, Friends reunite, Taraji lands a new deal with Fox, DMX and Snoop Dogg shatter Verzuz records, and we pay tribute to Regis Philbin. (125:39) Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr are getting back into the ring, black anchors dispute at ESPN, the NBA moves forward as the Knicks make a new hire, MLB games begin, and the NFL makes cuts to its preseason as Washington simplifies its team name.  FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcast Twitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
Another week, another episode! (2:45) DC extends its state of emergency, we pay our respects to two civil rights greats, coronavirus numbers are rerouted, two Southern governors go wild while a Northern governor goes against the family, and Native Americans in Oklahoma get a win. (46:22) Cannon’s Class fails as Viacom cuts ties with Nick, and Megan Thee Stallion is shot by Tory Lanez?? Tamera Mowry-Housley and Tyra Banks make career changes, the HBOMax/Roku/Amazon saga continues, and Mo’Nique gets a small victory. (1:33:04) James Harden’s mask choice raises questions, major MLB stars sit out, “The Big House” and “The Linc” make COVID-related adjustments, and a Virginia man offers his trademark services to the NFL.  FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcastTwitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
S03 Ep. 72: 100% Right

S03 Ep. 72: 100% Right


After a short break, the pod is back!! (11:00) Central Park Karen gets her charges, a former mayor opens up, travelers to the EU get denied, COVID testing in DC is questioned, GOYA gets the boot, school openings are up in the air, Roger Stone commutes, and Chuck Woolery replaces Uncle Tony. (55:12) Mixed reviews for The Wonder Years and Princess Bride reboots, a new Batwoman is announced, we pay our respects to two beloved actresses, and Will & Jada create a new buzz word. (1:38:53) Duke women’s basketball gets a new coach, WNBA players demand change, COVID hits major NBA stars, and the Washington football team makes an announcement. FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcastTwitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
Sunday Brunch is not so on deck. (03:55) COVID numbers in southern states lead the US in the wrong direction. The task force is BACK, bringing the usual mixture of facts and fiction. 45’s cabinet REELS as the NY Times reports low poll numbers. Racism continues to be embraced then ignored by the administration. Michael Flynn skates again while Captain Crozier gets closure. (33:50) Jamie Foxx portrays Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic and Spike Lee drops another joint. The BET Awards prepares for its 20th anniversary show and a hip-hop legend’s appearance on reality TV nearly makes Shaka weep. Cancel culture stretches from the Ivy League to Disneyland, making a stop at Family Guy. (57:22) In sports, both the MLB and NBA announce starting dates, while the FBS struggles to find its way. The Hall of Fame game is cancelled but the NFL remains on schedule despite growing questions.FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcastTwitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
S03 Ep. 70: Tik-Tok-Troll

S03 Ep. 70: Tik-Tok-Troll


We celebrate our 70th episode! (10:20) Scientists make a major breakthrough. Florida residents disrespect the pandemic while systematic inequality is exposed. Video of a police shooting in Atlanta surfaces, the Supreme Court makes two surprising decisions and Zoomers band together for a generational troll. (58:25) Dave Chappelle receives acclaim and inspires a story close to the pod. The NY Times exposes “Central Park Karen” while the #MeToo movement catches up to a former sitcom star. Netflix and major TV networks face tough decisions for the fall season and Insecure finishes strong. (1:42:55) As MLB players become ill, arguments about money continue. The NBA season comes with more questions than answers. Hard Knocks announces its teams as NFL players get mysterious injuries. Scrutiny on the Washington Redskins and other brands is renewed by a statue removal.FB & IG: thestopplayinpodcastTwitter: @Stop_PlayinPod
Comments (5)

The Stop Playin' Podcast

I seriously flubbed. Mike Groh was the wide receivers coach before he was the Offensive Coordinator. #EaglesFanFail

Dec 20th

Rashaka Caldwell

Yeah I need to slow down

Dec 14th

Tabu IzMe

Set that up Shaaaam, I want in on that tooo!!!?!?!?! #SkyDiving

Dec 14th

Tabu IzMe

Shaka interrupting the segways hahaha that was too funny! #SlowYaRollShaka lmao

Dec 14th
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