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Podcast: Behind the Phog

Posted on: October 19, 2011 12:05 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2011 12:08 pm
By Matt Norlander

Today's podcast is for the Kansas fans. Jason King joins me to discuss his book, Beyond the Phog. But even if you're not a Kansas fan, you'll enjoy it. It's my Podcast Promise to you.

Jason did a lot of good work tracking down former Jayhawks and getting them to open up about their playing days, the program, Roy Williams, Bill Self, depression, exhaustion and more. The book covers so much of that. The podcast touches on a number of the incidents and stories that helped shape a decade-long narrative worth sharing. The most infamous of the stories invoked is the J.R. Giddens matter. We absolutely get into that.

I also ask Jason if Bill Self is coaching Kansas in four years. He may or may not suggest the Arkansas job as a possibility down the road. Speculation based on nothing: always something a fan base endears itself to.

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The Wayne Simien story is the one that continues to intrigue me. As I say in the beginning, Jason's one of the nicest guys in the business, and it was a pleasure having him on. There is some talk about the upcoming season, too. He makes a great point about Baylor's club.

As a reminder, from now through the end of the season, we'll be delivering three podcasts per week to you. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays is when you can find the new episodes. Get in the habit of listening. You can subscribe on iTunes. Or the RSS feed. Or, if you're one of those with a Zune, yeah we've got you covered, too.

If you'd like to send a question for the podcast, I'm always an advocate. Tweet at me or the EyeOnCBB account, and if we get enough inquiries, I'll make a segment out of it.

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