The Corner Podcast

"The Corner" is a boxing, mixed martial arts and pro wrestling podcast from a Hip Hop generation's perspective. Hosted by two established journalists – Andreas Hale (Sporting News) and Kel Dansby (ESPN) – "The Corner" offers a refreshing and oftentimes humorous take on the combat sports world that combines the knowledge of a die hard pundit while keeping things accessible as they bridge the gap between the hip hop community and these sports.

The "We Survived WrestleMania 32 With a PS4 & a...
Andreas & Kel make it back from Dallas just in time to record a new episode of the podcast. The hosts walk you through their WrestleMania 32 weekend,recap NXT & WrestleMania 32, talk about the Jon Jones- Daniel Cormier Twitter beef, and preview Pacquiao-Bradley 3.
89 min
The 'Bones Leaked a Notorious Snapchat to Takeo...
Kel & Andreas celebrate The Corner Podcast's 1-year anniversary by talking about their plans for WrestleMania weekend in Dallas. The hosts talk about the many wrestling they'll attend in Texas and preview both NXT Takeover & WrestleMania 32. They also discuss D'Angelo Russell breaking Guy Code by recording Swaggy P, PND dirty macking to get Kehlani back from Kyrie Irving, Jon Jones getting arrested again, Diaz-McGregor UFC 200 rematch and Adrien Broner grabbing a gun to settle his $13k bowling debt.
92 min
The 'Bet on Reigns to Choke Out a Katt & Walk-O...
After taking a week off, Kel & Andreas are back to discuss Hip-Hop, MMA, Boxing & Pro Wrestling. The duo discuss what Phife Dawg and A Tribe Called Quest meant to hip-hop, what the WWE is doing with this WrestleMania 32 build up, why Katt Williams & Roy Jones should stop fighting, a possible McGregor vs Diaz rematch at UFC 200 & Floyd Mayweather planning a comeback. They are also joined by professional gambler Vegas Dave to talk about his winning UFC bets and being banned from betting at Vegas casinos.
115 min
The 'InZayn Jon Jones Super Heel Turn On A Hip-...
Andreas discusses the controversy surrounding his latest 2DopeBoyz article and asks Kel his opinion of Kendrick Lamar's latest album. The duo is then joined by Invicta fighter AmberLynn Orr to discuss the delay of her pro MMA debut, the popularity surrounding women's MMA & last weekend's Holm vs Tate fight. Kel & Andreas also recap UFC 196, Monday Night Raw and preview WWE Roadblock.
57 min
The 'Dana White Is Losing His Mind Because McGr...
The fans requested an emergency episode from Kel & Andreas, so here it is! The duo talks about Conor McGregor & Holly Holm both losing at UFC 196 and the major implications it has for UFC 200.
25 min
The 'Good God Almighty Bud Just Stockton Slappe...
Andreas & Kel are joined by WWE legend Jim Ross to discuss his new gig with New Japan Pro Wrestling, the state of WWE, Roman Reigns vs HHH, NXT signing Nakamura, CM Punk in the UFC, Conor McGregor and his future as a boxing commentator. The hosts also recap last week's boxing matches, talk WWE Road Block special and preview UFC 196.
82 min
The 'Return of The Mac From Replacing a Moose i...
Kel & Andreas invite ROH's Moose on to discuss ROH 14th Anniversary Show, NXT, NJPW, his dream match & being a black pro wrestler. Yahoo! Sports' Marcus Vanderberg also stops by the show to talk Conor vs Nate Diaz, Keith Thurman's car accident, WWE Fastlane, Wrestle Mania & UFC London.
82 min
The 'Elite Cowboy Going 5000 in the Fastlane to...
Was Kendrick Lamar "Too Black" for a GRAMMY? Will we ever see the old Kanye West again? Does Manny Pacquiao really hate gays? Does Ronda Rousey deserve sympathy for her admitting she's had suicidal thoughts? Kel & Andreas tackle some of the toughest topics in hip-hop, MMA and boxing on this week's episode. They also preview WWE Fastlane, Bellator 149 and UFC Pittsburgh.
48 min
The "Yes a Punk Named Pablo Tried To KO A Beehi...
Kel & Andreas welcome TMT boxer Lanell 'KO' Bellows to the Fight Shop to talk about his upcoming fight, Mayweather's retirement, the perks of being in TMT & the pressures of fighting on national television. The duo also talks about Daniel Bryan's retirement, CM Punk's back injury, Kanye's album title, Beyonce's Super Bowl performance and Wonderboy's amazing KO victory over Johny Hendricks.
85 min
The "Snowed Trapped Lunatic Wonderboy That Beef...
Andreas Hale returns from the Sundance Film Festival in time to recap the Kanye-Wiz-Amber-Kim Beef, the Kovalev-Pascal Fight, WWE Royal Rumble & New Jersey's UFC on Fox. Andreas & Kel also talk about a possible Jon Jones - Daniel Cormier rematch, the announcement of Canelo-Khan and the WWE's booking of Fastlane.
76 min
The "One Time El Chapo KO'd an Injured Yeezy 2 ...
Andreas Hale is off at the Sundance Film Festival, so Kel is joined by NBC Sports Radio host Helen Yee. On this episode the pair talks about the Kanye-Wiz Beef, UFC 196 injuries, Conor McGregor, Thurman vs Porter, Garcia vs Guerrero and More.
63 min
The "How To Swiftly Punk The King Of Pop" Episo...
Andreas returns from his cruise while Kel returns from the AVNs to give their Royal Rumble predictions, laugh about Conor McGregor completely taking over the UFC 197 kickoff press conference, reflect on Dominic Cruz reclaiming the bantamweight title, explain why Danny Garcia's growth has been stunted and Deontay Wilder's wicked knockout. MMA fighter Mike Jackson is this week's guest as he talks about his upcoming fight with Mickey Gall at UFC 196 to see who will be CM Punk's first UFC opponent, what his walkout music will be and how he plans to greet CM Punk if they end up fighting.
81 min
The 'Why Botter to Book an Irish Bullet Club Fo...
Andreas is off on his Mexican cruise, so Bleacher Report's Jeremy Botter joins Kel to talk about Conor McGregor's future, Holly Holm's biggest test, the UFC's next big star, WWE Royal Rumble, New Japan Pro Wrestling and much more.
83 min
The "Natural Born Racist Bullet Club Heist Of 2...
Andreas & Kel recap Wrestle Kingdom 10, discuss WWE's rumored signing of AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Shinsuke Nakamura, the Bullet Club in WWE or NXT, John Cena possibly missing Wrestlemania and try to figure out what the hell the WWE is going to do with all these injuries. We also recap UFC 195 and if Carlos Condit was robbed against Robbie Lawler, what's next for the welterweight division and Holly Holm's next fight NOT being against Ronda Rousey. Finally, we explain why Floyd Mayweather is the wrong messenger to talk about racism in boxing.
119 min
The 'Return of the Ruthless Sexually Enhanced B...
Andreas Hale returns from his 2 week hiatus to discuss filming a TDE sneaker commercial, his Xmas travels, UFC 195, Bradley vs Pacquiao 3, ROH, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom & more. Kel also gives bedroom advice to Anderson Silva, talks about the Rock's role in Baywatch and talks about being washed on NYE in Vegas.
91 min
The "Boxed Into a Cypher with a Bunch of Mixed ...
The Corner Podcast celebrates the end of 2015 with their inaugural CPAs, Corner Podcast Awards (Not Color People Awards). Awards are handed out for boxing, hip hop, MMA & pro wrestling. The awards show also features 2 must-hear hip hop cyphers. (Take that BET!) Enjoy the show and prepare for an even bigger & better 'The Corner Podcast' in 2016.
70 min
The "Notoriously Ratchet Roman Empire" Episode
Kel & guest host Marcus Vanderberg (Yahoo! Sports) discuss LHHNY's Cardi B, traditional Caucasian X-mas meals, Conor McGregor's UFC future, Roman Reigns' WWE Title run, TLC and more.
90 min
The 'Conor MuthaF*ckin McGregor' Episode
Conor McGregor KO'd Jose Aldo in 13 seconds... Enough said. *Drops Mic*
37 min
The 'Kid Chocolate KO'd by his GRAMMYs Sage Tat...
Kel and Andreas discuss Kendrick Lamar's 11 Grammy nominations, the worst episode of Raw ever, UFC Fight Night 80, TUF 22 Finale and Kid Chocolate catching the fade. This also marks the podcast's first show from it's new home at the Las Vegas Fight Shop inside of the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino.
82 min
The 'Brilliant Million Dollar #GotDammitKel Can...
On this week's episode Kel & Andreas recap The Corner's best moments of 2015. You'll find out the origin of #GotDammitKel, hear the duo's infamous interview with WWE-vet Virgil, learn of Andreas' love for brunch and much more...
153 min
The "It’s A Shame We Couldn’t Ward Off The Reig...
Andreas & Kel recap the terrible WWE Survivor Series and Monday Night Raw and wonder WTF was all that crap. Is Sheamus the right pick for champ? Is the WWE trying to make us sympathize with Roman Reigns like we did Daniel Bryan? What the hell was that lousy squash match with The Brothers of Destruction vs. The Wyatt Family? Why are Charlotte & Paige like awkward dance partners? Why does the product suck so bad right now??? Elsewhere, we also recap Canelo Alvarez big victory against Miguel Cotto and what it means for Canelo's future as well as the difficult time Roc Nation had with their boxers this weekend. Finally, we analyze the Jon Jones interview with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and why we aren't buying any of this crap that he's spewing. Enjoy!
81 min
The 'Tournament of Rowdy Mexi-Ricans That Start...
Kel & Andreas record this episode from the Cotto vs Canelo Press Conference at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nv. The duo discusses what's next for Ronda Rousey, if Holly Holm will fight Cris Cyborg and if the Mayweather-Rousey beef is officially over? They also preview Cotto-Canelo & WWE Survivor Series!
65 min
The "Holy Sh_t! Ronda Rousey Got Knocked The F_...
In a special episode of The Corner, Kel Dansby & Andreas Hale speak about the aftermath of the shocking knockout of Ronda Rousey by Holly Holm at UFC 193. What's next? Who's the biggest winner? Who's the biggest loser? Was it the biggest upset in UFC history? Is Ronda Rousey really Mike Tyson adjace?
42 min
The "Too Sick to Survive the Top 5 Preacher's D...
Andreas is sick this week and Kel is left to take over the podcast! Yahoo Sports' Ryan McKinnell steps in as the guest co-host to discuss UFC 193, Ronda Rousey's place in the UFC P4P list, Cotto vs Canelo, Seth Rollins injury, and Roman Reigns' chances to win the WWE title at Survivor Series. Also, Jadakiss' upcoming "Top 5 Dead or Alive" album inspires Kel & Ryan to share their Top 5 Hip Hop Artist of all-time.
125 min
The “How To Pimp A Complex Opinion About A Top ...
Andreas & Kel preview the Timothy Bradley vs. Brandon Rios fight and question what these two are really fighting for. They also discuss Ronda Rousey's refusal to talk about her boyfriend, Jon Jones winning the war of words with Daniel Cormier and Vitor Belfort's issue with cheating. On the pro wrestling side they tackle the significance of Samoa Joe's much needed heel turn, why Alberto Del Rio has already become stale and if Seth Rollins is about to lose his world title. The duo also discuss the Complex story that suggests that Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" is overrated, the problem with hip hop journalism today and calling something a classic too soon.
75 min