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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.