The 2nd Place Podcast
By Michael Crowe; Sara Mathis
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Are you good at a lot of things but never great? Are you only the best at coming in second? Are you secure in your runner-updom? If so, this is the podcast for you. We tell personal stories and discuss pop culture stories of people who never seem to come in first place.
||CleanEpisode 35 - March Madness is Here||March Madness is here and it's time to fill out your brackets. Sara and Michael invite you to participate in the 2nd Place Podcast bracket challenge, where the goal is never to come in first place. Relive some of the best moments from the ACC...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 - Pepperoni Pizza Party||Happy New Year! Our New Year's resolution was to stick to a better diet. Exclusively pepperoni pizza. Our friends Meghan and Max Brooke of @2PeppReview on Instagram share their love for pepperoni pizza with Sara and Michael as we taste test some...||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 33 - Journalism Round Table Discussion||The 2nd Place Podcast crew is joined by some of their closest friends in the field of Journalism and embark on a stimulating discusion of their professional experiences and the state of the industry.||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 - Get to Know Us & Thanksgiving Cooking Outtakes||Have you always wanted to know more about us? If so, give today's episode a listen! We tell you some of our second favorite things! There are also some outtakes from our Thanksgiving cooking episode!||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 - Thanksgiving Cook-Off||If you're still trying to figure out what to make as a side for Thanksgiving dinner, we've got two good second place options for you. Michael and Sara compete in the kitchen in this episode to see who can make the better Thanksgiving side dish....||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 - Celebrity Siblings||There are a lot of siblings working in show business. In this week's episode we discuss some of these Hollywood families and which sibling we think comes in second place.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 - Halloween Candy||Who doesn't love Halloween candy? But there's no denying that some kinds of Halloween candy outrank the others. We took one for the team and tasted 12 different kinds of Halloween candy to tell you which ones to try if your favorite is gone.||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - UNC Basketball in the NCAA Tournament||College basketball is nearly upon us and what better way to ring in the new season than a discussion of the reigning 2017 National Champions, the North Carolina Tar Heels. Bobby Hundley makes a return to the podcast as we take a look at some...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - Fall Traditions||Now that it's October, it's time to plan for all of the fun Fall activities you want to do this year! This week, Sara and Michael talk about some of the best and worst Fall traditions.||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 - Game Night||This week, Sara and Michael are joined by special guests Justin Burnett and Taylor Mathis to compete in a game night. In true 2nd place fashion, the goal is not to come in first in all of the games, but to end up placing 2nd overall.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - State Capitals Mountain Time Zone||Sara and Michael are back talking about state capitals. This week they focused on state capitals in the Mountain Time Zone that could be considered 2nd place to other cities in their state.||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - That's So Cliché!||Clichés are a second place way to communicate, but it's pretty hard to go without them! In this episode, Michael and Sara talk about some common clichés that go together.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl||It's September and the NFL season is upon us. What better way to get ready for the season than to relive some painful second-place finishes by the Carolina Panthers. Sara and Michael welcome two special guests to the pod to discuss some...||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - State Capitals Central Time Zone Pt. 2||Finishing up the state capitals in the central time zone that come in second place to other cities. In this week's episode we talk about cities in Texas as they relate to the capital of Austin. We recorded this before the devastating flooding from...||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - State Capitals Central Time Zone Pt. 1||We're back after a week off with more state capitals that are the 2nd place city in their state. This week we're talking about states in the central time zone!||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - Ice Cream Flavors||In this week's sweet new episode, we sample 10 delicious (and not so delicious) flavors of ice cream and choose which is each of our 2nd favorite flavor.||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - TV Shows by Genre Pt. 1||Looking for a tv show to binge watch this summer? This week we discuss some of the best and second best tv shows in certain genres!||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - State Capitals East Coast Edition||In this week's new episode we discuss cities that outshine their state capital on the east coast. It also includes a lot of anecdotes from Sara about different cities and states.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Romantic Comedies||This week we welcomed Michael's sister Gretchen on as our special guest. We talked all about the movie leads who didn't end up with their love interest.||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Sports Rivalries||One of the things that makes watching sports so much fun is a good rivalry. In this new episode, we discuss some big rivalries and we choose who we think is second place in each rivalry. Check it out!||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - July 4 Mini Episode||Happy 4th of July! Instead of a normal episode this week, we have a quick mini episode all about the 4th of July!||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Musical Siblings||There are so many talented families who have had more than one child go on to do big things. This week we talk about those musical siblings and decide who is the second place in each set.||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - When 2nd Place Works Out||Coming in second place isn't always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes being second choice is the best thing that can happen to you! In this episode we talk about second place success stories where the second choice is the winner in the end.||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Sequels||In general, movie sequels are often considered to be not as good as the original. This week we look at some box office numbers to find out which movies in certain franchises is really in second place.||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Villains||This week we talk about villains who come in second place in tv shows and movies. We've also got a great listener 2nd place story!||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Failed Products||This week, we welcome a special guest to discuss failed commercial products with us. It's one you don't want to miss!||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Summer Beer Sampling||This week, Michael and Sara try 14 beers all in the name of research to help you know what to drink Memorial Day Weekend! Ever been to a party and all of the "good" beer is gone? Well we'll tell you what the second best beer to go for is!||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Race to 2nd Place||There are so many people who with major achievements that go unrecognized. Often this is because someone else did it first. Does that take away from the magnitude of the accomplishment? Find out on this week's episode!||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Cheaters||Cheaters never win and winners never cheat... well, do they? This week we talk about coming in second place to cheaters. And Michael mocks Sara more than usual... it's a good one you don't want to miss!||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Sports Finishes||This week we talk about those great athletes and teams who could never quite win the big game. We also have a special guest join us on the show! You don't want to miss it!||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Same Names||Do you share a name with anyone else in your life? We both do and it can be confusing at times! Now imagine you're a celebrity also sharing your name or even having to change your name because of this problem!||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Jobs and Presidential Elections||We talk about job interviews and job placements where we came in second place. Don't worry, we aren't still bitter about it... well, maybe a little... We also talk about second place presidential candidates and some tough election losses.||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Dating||Sometimes you come in second place without even realizing you're competing, like in a relationship. Has that ever happened to you? Today we discuss what it's like to come in second in dating and some of our favorite runners up from The Bachelor and...||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Awards Shows Gone Wrong||In this episode, we talk about awards that we didn't win, but thought that we should. We also dive in and talk about awards show errors.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1- Sports Siblings||Are you good at a lot of things, but rarely come in first place? We can relate. In our first episode, we discuss times that we have lost out to our siblings and we also talk about athletes who have beaten their siblings at different sports.||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Lots of fun
Entertaining and sometimes laugh out loud funny - good company on my daily walks. Nice chemistry between the hosts.
2nd best podcast out there!
Love listening to this podcast right after my favorite go-to podcast. Michael Crowe is definitely the second-best host on the show.
Kept me entertained from start to finish. Very funny!