Channel 4 NFL hosts Nat Coombs & Mike Carlson, comedian Dan Louw & a host of special guests keep you up to date with the latest happenings in American sports & popular culture. If Sarah Palin, Dennis Rodman and Fozzie Bear did a morning sports radio show, it would sound like this. - See more at: http://www.americarnage.co.uk/

Nat and Dan arrive in Camden a little bit sad as the Iron one is off this week but also really rather glad because the legend of American sports broadcasting that is Simon Crosse has come to play, having recently survived Sotchi and all its brilliance, and immediately plugs the new 'Carnage merchandise. He can stay they reckon, no matter HdP's usual producer-rage...

In other news: it used to be a LOT harder to find out sports results, be thankful future-people; a few more details of the crapness of Russian preparation come via Simon; American sportscasters love to grab each other's bums - FACT; Dan supports UK pro basketball and so should you; Nat talks Mickey Rooney; there's a bit of Iron Goodness as the big man sends in a round-up; lots of NFL chat, lots of MLB chat, even more NBA and NHL chat. Who'd have thought? Loads of great stuff in the Bodeans Mailbag and much, much, more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 3:48 PM

Nat, Mike and Dan are jubilant this week, for two very good reasons: Firstly, there have been not one but THREE opening days for baseball and the season is away and swinging. Secondly, they're joined by a man who not only has an encyclopedic knowledge of them damned (New York) Yankees, but who also played some fine fine football for Hollywood's beloved Premiership team. Ladies and gentlement, put your hands together for mister Chris Perry.

In other news: Mike attempts an April Fool, the guys are sarcastically appreciative of it; Dan is preparing for the marathon by carrying around cake; Dan's Zombie approach to fantasy MLB once again garners comment, but not much at all, promise; Mike talks Belgian detectives; one idea for a segment is floated and should not be done; another idea for a slot is floated and in fact turns up after the credits so of course doesn't count towards out Offensiveness Quotient; Chris brings up a Sith Lord running for president; Nat talks Lee Steinberg but hasn't read the book yet; loads and loads of MLB is talked, tune in to find out how much; we're into the last ten games of the NBA regular season and after a long hard season of chasing the Pacers, the Miami Heat are back on top of the Eastern Conference; in the West the Spurs have all but tied up first seed after 18 straight wins, although OKC and the Clippers are both on tears of their own; the Pacers are in an absolute tailspin; in the hockey, Boston lead the East and are joined in the playoffs by Pittsburgh; in the West St Louis narrowly have the top seed from Anaheim, although San Jose Colorado and last year’s champs Chicago are already there; plenty of NFL stuff; loads of Bodeans Mailbag goodness and much, much more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 4:55 PM

So it's stickball season once again and if there's one thing the at Nat, Mike and Dan love it's a bit of fantasy MLB. Well, ok, that may be a bit of an exaggeration but boy do they have things to say about it, mainly Mike...

In other news: Mike does a partial strip-tease, Nat and Dan are surprisingly impressed with the results but doubt its punctuation; Mike talks auto-drafts; Dan was in Portugal last week, this gets strangely little comment; the selecting of teams for folks gets serious and we're exporting rather than importing this week; Nat talks Sports Illustrated; but three weeks of the NBA season left and Indiana still lead the East, now up 4 games on the falterming Miami Heat; San Antonio lead the West after an unimpeachable 13 game streak that OKC in their tracks; don’t nobody care about winners no mo’, it’s about the LOSERS - the Philadelhpia 76ers were widely believed to be tanking the season when they signed the injured rookie Nerlens Noel who still hasn’t played for them and are now on an amazing 25 game losing streak; in the NHL Boston lead the East, although last night their 12 game winning streak was finally beaten by an Alex Galchenyuk GWG for your Montrea Canadiens; with 10 games to go the Bruins are the only team in the east in the playoffs; in the West the St Louis Blues are there, as are the San Jose Sharks who are on quite the last season run at the moment; massive amounts of free agency goodess in the NFL, Mike talks you through that; bit of baseball (the actual kind) but loads more next week; plenty of fun from the Bodeans Mailbag; a strange bit of filling at the end which didn't need to happen but was fun enough to leave in, and much, much more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 8:59 AM

Nat, Mike and Dan are back in the house this week for an All-Pro 'Carnage this week and, because it's just so darn exciting, they celebrate the Big Man's birthday a day early by having some disturbingly cogent discussion in. Don't worry though, Dan takes just 4 minutes to talk about poo...

In other news: there's booze and cake in the studio, this always works out well; Dan is a big fan of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, mainly the vomiting; the Americarnage merchandise store is launching soon, presents for loved ones will never be a problem again; Nat talks Romney documentaries, disturbingly watchable stuff; Mike talks NFL free agency in a frankly bewildering amount of detail; in the NHL it's all change at the top – Boston leads the East from Pittsburgh and Montreal after pulling back ten games on the Pens since December; St Louis lead the West from Anaheim for the first time all season; NBA-wise, Indiana lead the East from Miami, San Antonio have leapfrogged the OKC Thunder, they’re 6 straight in a time when everyone is losing; Lebron hit 6 of 18 from the field and later blamed the special T shirts he had been made to wear as part of the NBA’s Noche Latina; laods og Bodeans Mailbag goodness, including the revelation that we're so wrong all the time that Corrections and Clarifications should make a return - we're up for this, send us your C&C's! great (slightly stolen) game from Dan and much, much more...

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:43 PM

With Iron Mike out of the game this week Nat and Dan waste no time in getting right down to what matters: the etiquette and mores of dumping at work. Joining in the discussion but keeping it classy is all-pro 'Carnage guest and One Direction back-up dancer Phil Spooner.

In other news: Nat and Phil hit a wrap party and Phil tore up the dance floor, capturing all hearts; Phil shows how to style it out if you don't know what's going on; Dan went to see pre-release bits of a film, ate muffins and will never be asked back; Nat and HdP love House of Cards season 2; NFL free agency begins next week so the big work right now is being done by the agents, the rumour mill and the bean-counters looking to free up cap space so they don't turn up to the party unable to buy their round; Golden Tate will be one of those looking to be snapped up for mucho dinero; the new Tampa Bay uniform has been revealed and whatever they were trying to achieve, they haven't done it; in the NHL Pittsburgh lead the East from Boston; Anaheim lead St Louis in the West with around 20 games left; with every team back in action after the Olympics, the talk of the town is of the approaching trade deadline and most of the League have been busy little bastards; ndiana lead the East from Miami, OKC lead the West from San Antonio, but with the Clippers, the Rockets and Trail Blazers all streaking, it’s anyone’s game with around 25 games left; last week we were taping just as the Heat were beating the Thunder and Serge Ibaka, who you may recall ain’t about dis life, breaking Lebron’s nose; loads of Bodeans Mailbag goodies and much, much more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 11:38 AM

Mike and Dan arrive at the studio all lively and raring to go when they find a note from Nat explaining that he's recently had dental work which has rendered him Merrick-esque so won't be along this week. HdP's best efforts can't cheers them up (honestly, he jingled his keys and everything) but when First Lady of Americarnage Kelly-Anne Lyons turns up they decide that life is worthwhile after all, turn those frowns upside down and get on with the business of recording the best gosh-darn podcast they can, like big boys. 

In other news: Mike really doesn't like Piers Morgan; neither does anyone else; Kelly talks kidnapped Orcas; Dan talks worst-food-in-the-West-End; Mike talks Cassius Clay anniversaries; loads of combine numbers vie for your attention; the Sochi Olympics are over and there were even some sporting things to talk about amongst all the controversy which is just as well as the NHL break was getting old; in the NBA Indiana lead the East from Miami, OKC lead the West from San Antonio and it’s been that way most of the season but the impressive Pacers lead has been chipped away since All Star weekend by a rampant Miami team that as gone 5 on the bounce; Kelly talks New York Yankees; loads of Bodeans Mailbag goodness; Oscar picks and general movie chat for the last 25 minutes or so, awesome if you like movies, skp it if you don't care so much, and much, much more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 8:23 PM

Nat, Mike and Dan have finally managed to assemble once more in the 'Carnage lair, deep under the streets of Camden. There they find HdP ready to record because, well, it's a strong collar and chain they bought way back in 2010...

In other news: Mike has brought his mini-me, Mr Nate Carlson, who promptly slags off the gang, demands payment and crashes Nat's links so we can assume that the next generation will be business as usual; the Lego movie is surprisingly dark; Amazon is making tv shows, Mike recommends one; Dan watches a film of roughly the vintage that Nat usually does, surprise ensues; Nat's all about House of Cards, a quality second season in the offing; lots of off-season action in the NFL, the guys plough into this with their usual aplomb; in the NBA, Indiana lead the East, OKC lead the West, but the NBA has had a quiet weekend because of the annual clusterfuck of showing off that is the All Star break; on Sunday in New Orleans, the East took on the West and both teams played even less defence than usual, running up a record score of 163-155; NHL-wise, Anaheim lead the West from St Louis, Pittsburgh lead the West from Boston. It’s basically the same as when we left you; what is different, is the league hit shutdown as many of the players went to Sochi; The Winter Olympics got underway, Canada’s path to the next round was fairly roiutine, putting away Norway, Austria and Finland in overtime thanks to two Drew Doughty goals; loads of Bodeans Mailbag goodness, a grand old game from Dan and much, much more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 9:10 PM

Mike and Dan have lost Nat to NYC in the build up to some sporting event or other so be prepared for the channel 4 coverage to have plenty of cutaways with Nat singing 'if I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere...' while wearing C4 foam fingers. Aaaanyway, to help fill the gap left by N-Power's absence we've got Shortlist's sports editor, Bears fan and long-time friend of the show Mr Ben Isaacs.

In other news: Ben's off to train with the Welsh rugby team and his recent gym usage has simply broken him rather than started to rebuild him - this could be the last time we see him; Dan met Gavin Henson once then spends time defending Charlotte Church; Mike mentions Nietsche and thing get strangely philosophical (hence the title, geddit?!); lots of pro bowl talk;lots of head coach talk; plenty plenty super bowl talk; baseball talk; NHL and NBA talk; Bodeans Mailbag action and some betting, what more could you want. Possibly much, much more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 6:40 PM

Nat and Mike arrive in the studio this week with a spring in their step and joy in their hearts, all is right with the world. Until HdP tells them that Dan can't make it to the show and the tears start to flow... Luckily writer and broadcaster Stig Abell is about so he chucks them on the chin and tells them to turn their frowns upside down, to get on with talking about sports like big boys. So that, dear listener, is what they did...

In other news: Stig reads lots of books while commuting and reckons you can too; Mike talks about books too then Nat does as well so the first 18 minutes or so are pretty literary; don't worry, this changes; all agree that the era of men wearing hats was a good thing; the Pro Bowl is coming but amazingly it gets ignored - we may not be the only group of people to do this; for the first time in 4 years or so the top seeds are facing off against each other in the Super Bowl, 'should be pretty epic' appears to be the general consensus; very little time is devoted to Richard Sherman; supposedly elite refereees are anything but; in the NBA, Kobe says the league is more about finesse these days; San Antonio, Portland and OKC lead the West; the Nets beat the Nicks at The Garden; big baseball discussions are had; hockey is talked about; loads of Bodeans Mailbag goodies and much, much more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 8:45 PM

Nat and Dan are having to do without the Big Man this week and things were looking pretty grim - it seemed like HdP might even have to talk more and we know for a fact that shouldn't happen. Luckily for all involved the tower of power that is TM Football's Will Gavin stepped into the breach, which means not only that once again Pods Collide, but also a reuniting of the Absolute Radio *coughAbsoluteRadio90'scough* NFL team. Apparently he only came to see Mike which makes for an awkward moment or two...

In other news: Once again sports take about 14 minutes to arrive. It would have been longer but for the edit, see if you can spot the joins; stories of working with Dan in other places prove remarkably familiar and he brings a joke which was censored elsewhere; 12 Years a Slave is apparently quite harrowing; Dan talks hip-hop; the niners resort to old-school football while the panthers end up being just a bit little-brother; the seahawks have the best pass-d in the league; loads of other things but you'll hear them when you listen; are nicknames on jerseys the lamest gimmick the NBA have tried? Probably not but boy do they suck; loads of Bodeans Mailbag goodness; Dan gets close to home with his Hollywood Animals game and much, much more...

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Category:Sports/comedy -- posted at: 8:42 PM

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