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Cookies: A Basketball Podcast

Cookies is a basketball podcast hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo. Conversations range from breaking hoops news to advanced statistical analysis to Anthony Mason's haircuts. Guests are basketball junkies from the worlds of music, comedy, art and film.
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Jun 30, 2020

Get instant access to all Cookies episodes on Patreon! On this Ep 231, we discuss Kuo's Grub Street Diet (2:30), caffeine before exercising (11:45), what's up with...Berlin? (18:13), phase 2 aura and the morality of al fresco dining (23:12), restaurant existentialism (44:15), Kanye and the Gap (56:22), Vince Carter quits on his teammates (1:10:43), Paul George gossips about why he left Indiana (1:29:05), Daryl Morey and antifragility (1:40:23), the Burger Bubble is increasingly imperiled (1:44:32). 

Jun 26, 2020

Hiking with bears (2:17), rat kings and Ratking (12:22), Biggie, Jay-Z and Nas—and Gen X's infatuation with GOATs (15:22), Kenny Anderson's spin moves (22:05), has BLM changed the way we view players? (38:31), Trump's pitiful rally (48:15), how sustainable are the protests? (1:02:22), the little green hand strikes again (1:13:03), Ben Simmons = top 3!?!?! (1:22:32), Kuoluminati drops bombs on 'em (1:29:44). 

Jun 21, 2020

Poison poopers (1:30), New Jack Swing (4:02), the covid shamers return, nature is healing, streets are the virus (15:45), police reform versus police abolition (31:18), does the NBA really want to create a Burger Dome? (51:22), mess with LeBron and see what happens (1:06:23), "Jazzmatazz" (1:12:05), defunding wist (1:22:02). 

Jun 16, 2020

Poet and writer Hanif Abdurraqib joins Cookies to discuss his hometown of Columbus  (8:18), removing police from schools (10:10), saving smaller American cities (18:26), protesting as social life (23:10), rewiring our brains about justice (31:20), balancing return of the NBA and life priorities (53:18), his love for the Timberwolves (1:01:54), Kuo is confronted about the Knicks (1:15:22), bad teams, good times (1:31:18), the end of the NCAA (1:42:11). 

Jun 8, 2020

Former Chicago Bull and NBA 3-Point champion Craig Hodges joins Cookies Hoops to discuss modern athletes and activism (8:22), his call for a boycott of the 1991 Finals (16:15), growing up in the civil rights movement (27:50), visiting the White House (36:22), if he played in the wrong era for 3-point shooters (47:57), being forced out of the NBA (52:22), whether Michael Jordan was a locker room motivator (56:12), racism from coaches and fans (58:30), his concept for making shoes in America (1:01:54), unheralded ballers of the late 80s and early 90s (1:08:32) and wanting it more (1:17:51). 

Jun 4, 2020

Cookies is joined by Nikki Mayard to discuss Instagram black boxes (14:10), the freakout over shoplifting (21:44), the power of peer pressuring your famous pals (35:04), defunding the NYPD (41:25), global interest in American protests (56:01), James Dolan's leaked email (1:28:15), long wistful walks through New York (1:46:22).  

Jun 2, 2020

Civil unrest grips America, a covid-ravaged tinderbox (2:02), revolution is scary (20:18), the fog of war and competing visions of what change looks like (33:50), defund a police force, coward (40:10), the NBA responds, Michael Porter Jr. is told that it's not it, chief (51:02), is this...bad? (1:01:22), Hubie Brown's pizza party is plagued by medium pizzas (1:10:07). 

May 30, 2020

On episode 224, we discuss Kuo vs Lower East Side Bonobros (7:35), crippling Covid guilt (12:22), the murder of George Floyd (28:40), how the Bucks are playing dorkball with a blunt object (1:05:28), weighing excellence vs entertainment (1:18:33), Dame Dolla and the potential return of the NBA (1:28:03), and more!

May 26, 2020

Thanks to all our new Patreon subscribers! On Cookies Hoops Ep. 223, we discuss why Kuo hates beaches (1:45), incomprehensible evidence of parallel universes (10:45), Peter Luger steak delivery systems (18:22), New York's nightly clapping ritual (26:33), Cory Booker: rap genius (35:12), Bounty Killer vs Beenie Man (45:22), Mitchell Robinson = Point God (52:31), Knicks build new front office with old heads (1:07:58), Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant feel like wallflowers at "The Last Dance," (1:20:21), was Kobe doing sociopath cosplay? (1:29:02), pizza poison 2: more poison pizzas (1:35:03). 

May 21, 2020

We're on Patreon! (2:12), spirits buoyed by a potential coronavirus vaccine, maybe (10:03), time expansion vs lamb jerky (17:35), Chuck E. Cheese delivering under a pseudonym (25:02), Michael Jordan's pizza game rewrite (37:02), episodes 9 and 10 of "The Last Dance" (42:17), do the 90s need new contextualization or should they be trapped in amber? (57:01), whether the key to Jordan's winning was...wellness (1:07:13), big tent viewership for basketball (1:22:45). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo. 

May 15, 2020

Shall we all become country mice? (10:35), covid inspires magical thinking (25:25), Kuo refuses to stop dabbing (31:22), can Michael Jordan salvage "The Last Dance" before it drops him out of the all-time top-10 forever? (38:56), in praise of anonymous stud Eddie Jones (1:13:04). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo.

May 11, 2020

RIP Jerry Stiller (1:07), have we finally reached Apex Kuo? (6:15), quarantine fatigue (10:22), building a better New York City (17:05), Cravings: a kitchenware war (35:45), "The Last Dance" and Jordan's relationship with his father (52:33), calcified immaturity (58:22), complicated explanation of a playoff loss to the Magic (1:09:41) and prolonged focus on Pippen's misdeeds as a born beta (1:18:02). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo.

May 4, 2020

Kuo eyes new garlic crushers (3:22), Met Gala cancellation and teetering celebrity infrastructure (15:22), J. Crew declares bankruptcy (27:11), Westworld finally ends reign of pointless, arcane confusion (37:52), the New York Knicks show up on "The Last Dance" (52:10), Jordan's flimsy explanations for lack of political involvement (1:05:11) and gambling issues (1:14:23) begin to create a compelling portrait by omission (1:22:53), boomer boom-bap and shallow crates (1:30:42). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo.  

Apr 30, 2020

New Yorkers find themselves in a flyover state (1:13), food fatigue (11:30), Mountain Dew mouth (17:33), whether the pandemic gaming window has closed (35:12), Time Machine LeBron returns to detroy 1991 (43:21), relegated Knicks resist front office overhaul, keep Scott Perry in building (1:06:12), NCAA desperately toys with idea of athlete endorsements (1:18:42). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo. 

Apr 27, 2020

We have given coronavirus a fair shake, and quite frankly, we don't like it (3:25), angry butter bois mourn the loss of Native American cartoon characters (31:25), what exactly does "The Last Dance" hope to accomplish—and is it an effective Michael Jordan hagiography? (41:25), the Rodman Episode (2 minutes, before getting back to Jordan dunks), Marc Eversley hired as Chicago's general manager (1:17:22). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo. 

Apr 24, 2020
Kuo again defends eating over the sink like a wild beast, takes credit for animalistic "trend" (3:03), 21% of New Yorkers have already had corona, apparently (13:20), Prune: the past and future of dining in New York (22:15), Travis Scott's big Fortnight concert (40:15), the NFL Draft's lessons for the NBA (45:20), Draymond and Barkley are still sparring (58:31), self-serving mythologies of hard work versus athleticism (1:14:33). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo.
Apr 23, 2020
NYC's covid badge of honor (2:30), hazards of Twitter brain (14:15), nerdcore and master nerd-shamer Alex Trebek (24:01), remembering Gangsta Grillz (32:11), HBO...to the Max! (42:15), hindsight and reevaluating the greatness of Dennis Rodman (48:50), have boomers and the BMM poisoned young, impressionable, and now declining Giannis? (1:06:35). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo.
 
Apr 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day! (2:21), please let us be wage slaves (13:30), French Montana vs Kendrick Lamar (18:02), industry plants (33:34), Kuo faces off against art critics (45:02), the looper industry (49:33), Knicks hire capologist Brock Aller (1:00:36). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo.

Apr 21, 2020
Kuo's wistful taco tour (2:02), the burnt sienna and umber conclusion of "The Plot Against America" (17:21), Mike Dean's spaced-out new album (24:22), "The Last Dance" leaks (38:03), Jordan attempts to burnish his legacy—but is it backfiring? (43:28), NBA's most old and toxic players (53:22), Ben Simmons gets the Boston media treatment and Detrick...responds (1:09:12). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo.
Apr 20, 2020

Happy 420! (1:30), Portland's chicken sandwich wars (9:02), the modern art of incessant scolding (26:30), Fiona Apple's new album (43:45), ESPN's Jordan-deifying docuseries "The Last Dance" debuts (53:45), redemption and corruption of Jerry "Crumbs" Krause (1:05:12), glorying the 80s is cool until you need to show clips from the 80s (1:13:32). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo.

Apr 17, 2020

Adjusting to our loser new normal (3:40), itching for a bucolic yokel existence (10:50), remember...wilding out (20:25), boomers shame working from home outfits—but maybe they're right (28:21), generational hardships (38:22), "Who Let the Dogs Out?" documentary (43:38), NBA is hiding data...but why? (51:33), whether the can NCAA stage a counter-insurgency against the NBA (1:01:14). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo. 

Apr 16, 2020

Checking in on the breaking and entering industry (2:22), masks...by gubernatorial decree (8:03), should we open up America? (23:25), Keith McNally's empire loses Lucky Strike (34:44), boomer Michael Jordan take-mudslide looms on the horizon (54:15), winners and losers of a 3-point line change (1:01:22), Jalen Green and the G-League path to professional prosperity (1:20:31). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo.  

Apr 15, 2020

Where are the men of action? (2:33), Obama attempts to mend fences between the centrists and left-wing (21:02), heist movies, metaphors and creativity under covid (47:33), Luka can't shoot—but spacing is weird these days (57:02), Josh Smith butterfly effect (1:10:32), Bill Laimbeer, big truth-teller (1:14). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo.  

Apr 14, 2020
The food supply chain swings low (3:02), Jerry Saltz hoards coffees (12:33), what kind of social isolationist are you? (17:15), big covid drip (24:02), baseball returns to Taiwan (39:21), down goes Forman! (55:07). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo.  
 
Apr 13, 2020

Apparently, the worst is over? (1:30), Primo vs RZA beat battle (26:15), "Stress" and "Ego Trip" (45:22), NBA's glitchy H.O.R.S.E. tournament (57:02), desserts, apps and entrees are for the sus (1:11:34). Cookies is hosted by Ben Detrick, Jordan Redaelli and Andrew Kuo. 

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