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The Bears Hopium Den Episode 10: Family
The final episode of The Bears Hopium Den sees the tables turned on the host with special guests Leslie and Julie Berckes
50 min
2
Bear & Balanced: Friday Camp Report with Brenda...
JB & Lester are joined by Brendan Sugrue of the Bears Wire to hear about Friday's Chicago Bears camp
40 min
3
Making Monsters: Fixing the Grizzlies (OL Talk!)
Taylor and Dylan bring on two special guests with an interesting insight into two young Chicago Bears' o-linemen.
65 min
4
The Bears Hopium Den Episode 9: The HOFer
Jeff is joined by 2022 Ford Hall of Fans inductee Terence Young
38 min
5
T Formation Conversation: Bears Camp Report
Lester grabs Shawn Sierra of SportsZone Chicago to talk about what he saw at Chicago Bears camp today.
45 min
6
Bear & Balanced: Saturday Bears camp recap
JB & Lester are back with a new 🐻&⚖️ podcast to discuss everything they saw on the field at Halas Hall today, plus they share the interesting story on their run in with security!
45 min
7
Bear & Balanced: Recapping Friday's Camp
Jeff & Lester were at Halas Hall on Friday and they share their thoughts on the Chicago Bears here.
31 min
8
Bear With Me: Training Camp's Burning Questions
The Chicago Bears are back in action as they've taken the field for the beginning of Training Camp! And while of course we'd love for Camp to give us "all the answers" about the upcoming season, what questions do we need answers to? I grab Khari Thompson of the Patriots Beat to discuss on this episode of Bear With Me!
32 min
9
T Formation Conversation: Training Camp Recap
In this episode of T Formation Conversation Lester brings on his Bear & Balanced co-host, Jeff Berckes, because Jeff was at Halas Hall today!
32 min
10
Making Monsters: Out of Hibernation
Making Monsters: The Debut Episode! Check out our brand new show from Taylor Doll and Dylan Ryan right here!
50 min
11
Dominate Your Fantasy Football Draft: RB Edition
JB & Erik Smith of the QB List tackle the all-important RB position ahead of your fantasy football drafts
68 min
12
The Bears Hopium Den Episode 8: How do we talk ...
JB is joined by some of his closest collaborators at Windy City Gridiron to discuss how to discuss the 2022 Chicago Bears
57 min
13
Bears Banter Ep. 118: Training Camp Preview wit...
Bill Zimmerman and Robert Schmitz break down the defense in part 2 of our training camp preview
70 min
14
Bear & Balanced: Getting ready for Bears camp
JB & Lester are joined by the newest addition the our podcasting team, Taylor Doll, to preview Bears camp.
46 min
15
Dominate Your Fantasy Football Draft: TE Edition
JB and Erik Smith of the QB List stack their big board with TEs
74 min
16
The Bears Hopium Den Episode 7: Is Justin Field...
JB welcomes back all the previous Hopium Den guests to discuss one question - will Justin Fields be THE guy that Bears fans have been waiting for?
42 min
17
Bears Banter Ep. 117: Training Camp Preview wit...
With training camp right around the corner, Bill Zimmerman and Robert Schmitz take a deep dive on the Bears offense.
105 min
18
Dominate Your Fantasy Football Draft: Quarterba...
Jeff Berckes is joined by Erik Smith of the QB List to build their QB board and help you dominate your draft
78 min
19
The Bears Hopium Den Episode 6: Poles & Eberflus
JB welcomes back all the previous Hopium Den guests to discuss one question - what do you think of the new GM and HC hires?
46 min
20
The Bears Hopium Den Episode 5: Superfans
JB is joined by two Superfans, Kris & Greg, to talk all things Bears
55 min
21
The Bears Hopium Den Episode 4: Bears Twitter
JB is joined by two friends from Bears Twitter to talk all things Chicago Bears including thoughts on the Bears Twitter community, a potential new stadium, and game day rituals
46 min
22
The Bears Hopium Den Episode 3: International F...
Jeff is joined by Heidi, Ciaran, and Andrew to talk about the international fan experience
70 min
23
Bear & Balanced: Bears OTA & Minicamp wrap up
JB & Lester run through some of the more buzz-worthy storylines surrounding Bears minicamp and OTAs..
45 min
24
The Bears Hopium Den Episode 2: Women in Media
Jeff is joined by Taylor Doll and Stacey, The Bat Flip Expert for the second installment of The Bears Hopium Den
37 min
25
The Bears Hopium Den Episode 1: The Hype & The ...
Host Jeff Berckes kicks off a limited summer series talking to fans about the Chicago Bears
59 min
26
Bear & Balanced: Examining the legacy of 3 form...
JB & Lester try to frame where three former Bears fit in the history of the franchise.
52 min
27
T Formation Conversation: Justin Fields' mechan...
Lester is joined by 20+ year High School/Youth football coach Dave Scarbro to break down some some Bears stuff.
53 min
28
T Formation Conversation: Breaking down the Bea...
Lester is joined by WCG's Lead Draft Analyst, Jacob Infante, to break down the entire 2022 UDFA rookie class form the Bears
49 min
29
Bear With Me: Cold takes on the 2022 Draft Clas...
With Rookie Minicamp behind us, what do cooler heads think about the Chicago Bears' 2022 draft class now that they've had a week to think about it? I grab Brandon Robinson to discuss exactly that on this episode of Bear With Me!
73 min
30
Bear & Balanced: Focus on Doug Kramer & Jaquan ...
JB & Lester are joined by writers covering Illinois and Penn State football to discuss two of the newest Chicago Bears, Doug Kramer and Jaquan Brisker
55 min
31
Bears Over Beers S4E2: Ryan Poles Lays the Foun...
JB & EJ take a look at the 2022 NFL Draft, how Ryan Poles performed, and a deeper dive into some of the selections
75 min
32
Bears Banter Ep. 116- EJ Snyder reviews the draft!
EJ Snyder joins and discusses the draft picks and process of Ryan Poles!
72 min
33
LunchPail DraftCast Draft Special: Trenton Gill...
LunchPail DraftCast Draft Special: Trenton Gill, Punter, NCST
3 min
34
LunchPail DraftCast Draft Special: Elijah Hicks...
LunchPail DraftCast Draft Special: Elijah Hicks, Safety, Cal
4 min
35
T Formation Conversation: Ja’Tyre Carter Instan...
Lester and Danny take a closer look at new Bears draft pick Ja’Tyre Carter, OL, from Southern.
8 min
36
LunchPail DraftCast Draft Special: Doug Kramer,...
LunchPail DraftCast Draft Special: Doug Kramer, Center
3 min
37
Bear & Balanced Draft Special: Trestan Ebner
Jeff Berckes and Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. are joined by Jacob Infante to discuss the latest Bears selection, RB Trestan Ebner from Baylor
8 min
38
Bears Banter Draft Special- Braxton Jones Profi...
Jacob Infante breaks down Braxton Jones
11 min
39
LunchPail DraftCast: Instant Reaction, Zachary ...
LunchPail DraftCast: Instant Reaction, Zachary Thomas IOL
9 min
40
Bears Over Beers Draft Special: Dominique Robinson
Jeff Berckes and EJ Snyder talk about the newest Bears Draft pick, Dominique Robinson
12 min
41
Bears Banter Ep. 115: Ryan Poles blows the seco...
Bill Zimmerman is unhappy with what Ryan Poles did in rounds 2 and 3 of the NFL Draft
18 min
42
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions to Velus Jones ...
The Chicago Bears selected Velus Jones Jr. with the 71st overall pick of the draft -- what kind of player is he? Does he solve the Bears' need at WR? How do we survive the wait until pick 148 ? Jacob and Robert team up to analyze on this instant reactions episode of Bear With Me!
22 min
43
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions to Jaquan Brisk...
The Chicago Bears selected Jaquan Brisker with the 48th overall pick of the draft -- what kind of player is he? Did Safety make sense here? What does Justin Fields do? Jacob and Robert team up to analyze on this instant reactions episode of Bear With Me!
15 min
44
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions to Kyler Gordon...
The Chicago Bears selected Kyler Gordon with the 39th overall pick of the draft -- what kind of player is he? Did Corner make sense here? What do they do at 39? Jacob and Robert team up to analyze on this instant reactions episode of Bear With Me!
9 min
45
Bear With Me: Instant reactions to Draft Day 1 ...
Day 1 of the 2022 NFL draft is in the books! What happened? What should the Bears do tomorrow? I bring on Jacob Infante to answer all this and more in this episode of Bear With Me!
38 min
46
LunchPail DraftCast: Interior Defensive Linemen...
LunchPail DraftCast: Interior Defensive Linemen and Tight Ends are Broken Down!
71 min
47
LunchPail DraftCast: QBs, RBs, & Wideout....OH MY!
LunchPail DraftCast: QBs, RBs, & Wideout....OH MY!
85 min
48
Bears Banter Ep. 114: Jacob Infante previews th...
Jacob Infante joins and previews what the Bears should look to do on Friday
57 min
49
LunchPail DraftCast: Defensive Backfield Break...
LunchPail DraftCast: Defensive Backfield Breakdown Special!
93 min
50
FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Ben Solak on year ...
2 min
51
LunchPail DraftCast: Linebackers and EDGE rushers
Danny and Jacob discuss and breakdown EDGE Defenders and Off-Ball Backers
82 min
52
Bear With Me: Reviewing the Bears' offseason so...
A few weeks removed from the start of Free Agency, Ryan Poles has begun to make small moves to fill holes on the depth chart -- what do new signings like Tavon Young and Ryan Griffin mean for the Bears? Has Poles' approach yielded the results some hoped for? What does this mean about the draft? I bring on WCG's Bossman, Lester Wiltfong Jr, to talk through these questions and more on this week's Bear With Me -- check it out!
71 min
53
LunchPail DraftCast: NFL Draft offensive line b...
Danny and Jacob Breakdown some of this years Offensive Lineman
90 min
54
Bear & Balanced: WR draft prospects and Bears f...
Jeff and Lester dive into the latest news about the Bears before being joined by WCG Lead Draft Analyst Jacob Infante to go over WR prospects
69 min
55
Bear & Balanced: Bears Free Agency so far
Jeff and Lester host a special edition of their Bear & Balanced podcast to break down the Bears free agency moves thus far.
55 min
56
T Formation Conversation: Bears' Free Agency Da...
Lester grabs fellow WCG Podcast host Robert Schmitz to talk through all that went down surrounding the second day of free agency for the Bears.
27 min
57
Bear With Me: Recapping Free Agency Day 1 (With...
Free Agency Day 1 has drawn to a close, and the Bears weren't totally inactive! How do we feel about the team's first day? What do we think of new DT Larry Ogunjobi? I bring on Lester Wiltfong Jr to discuss on this episode of Bear With Me!
24 min
58
Bear With Me: Previewing Bears Free Agency Frenzy
Free Agency is set to kick off in a matter of days -- who should the Bears be looking at? How much cap space do they have? How should they spend their money? I bring on Lester Wiltfong & Jeff Berckes to discuss on this episode of Bear With Me!
65 min
59
Bears Banter Ep. 113- Adam Rank joins! Mack tra...
Adam Rank breaks down free agency and Khalil Mack is traded!
52 min
60
Bear & Balanced: How will the Bears attack free...
Jeff and Lester kick off Bear & Balanced Season 2 with a Chicago Bears free agency primer!
38 min
61
Bears Over Beers S4E1: Free Agency Bargain Bin
JB and EJ take a shopping trip around the bargain bin ahead of free agency
63 min
62
Bears Over Beers Special Edition: NFC North Fre...
JB is joined by frenemies around the division to talk NFC North
104 min
63
Bears Banter Ep. 112: Brad Spielberger's offsea...
Brad Spielberger discusses the Bears current roster and what to expect this offseason
62 min
64
LunchPail DraftCast: Early Draft Season Impress...
Early Draft Season & Senior Bowl Insights
71 min
65
FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: How good a hire is...
2 min
66
FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Dick Butkus Rips t...
15 min
67
T Formation Conversation: Catching up on the Bears
Lester is joined by Line For Line's Devon Booker to break down all the latest going on with the Chicago Bears.
20 min
68
Bear With Me: Reviewing the Bears' Assistant Co...
The Chicago Bears have officially hired Luke Getsy, Alan Williams, Tyke Tolbert, Andrew Janocko, and a host of other assistant coaches, but how well will they mesh together? Brandon and I walk through the ups and downs of the Bears' latest hires on this episode of Bear With Me!
23 min
69
Bear With Me: Senior Bowl Day 2 Wrap-Up, Viking...
Day 2 of Senior Bowl practices has officially concluded, so Robert, and Brandon Robinson (who are on site!) huddle up to talk through who stood out throughout the day! Who played well? Who didn't? And what's this about Jim Harbaugh and the Vikings?? Find out in this episode of Bear With Me!
40 min
70
Bear With Me: Senior Bowl Day 1 Wrap-Up!
Day 1 of Senior Bowl practices has officially concluded, so Robert, Jeff Berckes, and Brandon Robinson (who are on site!) huddle up to talk through who stood out throughout the day! Who played well? Who didn't? Find out in this episode of Bear With Me!
43 min
71
Bearly a Podcast: Matt Eberflus hired as Bears ...
The Chicago Bears have a new head coach in town, and it's the former Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus! Robert and Bill react to his hiring on this short Bearly a Podcast episode -- check it out!
18 min
72
Bearly a Podcast: Ryan Poles hired as Bears Gen...
Robert Schmitz and Lester Wiltfong come together to talk about the new GM for the Chicago Bears, Ryan Poles.
18 min
73
TFC: Chicago Bears GM and Head Coach search
In the latest episode of T Formation Conversation Lester is joined by Robert Schmitz to talk through all the GM and head coach candidates linked to the Bears.
56 min
74
Bears Banter Ep. 111: JT O'Sullivan breaks down...
Former NFL QB turned analyst JT O'Sullivan breaks down Justin Fields rookie season
47 min
75
Bear & Balanced: What the Hell happened on Monday?
Not gonna lie, Jeff and Lester weren't as balanced as usual this week.
48 min
76
Bears Banter Ep. 110: George screws up another ...
After George McCaskey's year end presser, Bill Zimmerman needs to get a few things off his chest
21 min
77
Bears Over Beers Redux: Brad Spielberger on Bea...
We revisit our interview with Brad Spielberger from mid-December on potential GM candidates
39 min
78
Bearly a Podcast: Matt Nagy & Ryan Pace Fired
The Chicago Bears have made a franchise altering decision to part ways with the GM and head coach.
18 min
79
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions from Bears @ Vi...
The Chicago Bears' 2021 season is over, ending on an emphatic 31-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. What went well? What went poorly? What's next for the Bears? I bring on WCG's own Aaron Leming to talk through it all on this episode of Bear With Me!
48 min
80
TFC: Bears vs Vikings who's in & who's out
Lester has some thoughts on the final injury list for the Chicago Bears which includes big Akiem Hicks.
7 min
81
Bears Over Beers S3E25: Season Finale & 2022 Of...
JB and EJ close out the 3rd season of Bears Over Beers with a Vikings preview and some high level talk about the 2022 offseason
56 min
82
Bears Banter Ep. 109- Lester Wiltfong joins!
Lester Wiltfong joins Bears Banter to break down Nagy, Pace, Fields, the OL and more!
60 min
83
Bear & Balanced: Robert Quinn leads an inspired...
Jeff and Lester have some inspired individual performances to talk about this week.
40 min
84
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions from Bears vs G...
The Chicago Bears WIN, moving to 6-10 on the year after a one-sided New York Giant beat-down! What went well? What went poorly? I brought on NYPost's Jeremy Layton to talk through it all with me on this episode of Bear With Me!
35 min
85
T Formation Conversation: Bears vs Giants preview
Lester has some thoughts on the injury list for the Chicago Bears and some personnel decisions.
8 min
86
Bears Over Beers S3E24: Giants, Coaches, and Pi...
JB and EJ are joined by Lester A. Wiltfong Jr to talk Giants, candidates for head coach, and participate in a pizza toppings draft!
72 min
87
Bear & Balanced: Hot, cold & just right for the...
Jeff and Lester dive back into the Bears win in Seattle and give their top lineman, stat of the week, hot, cold, just right and so much more!
42 min
88
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions to Bears @ Seah...
The Chicago Bears won a football game! They beat the Seattle Seahawks in a THRILLING 25-24 victory as Nick Foles converted a major 2-point try to win! To celebrate, I brought on my brother (Michael Schmitz) to walk through the ups, the downs, and the....strange about this game on this episode of Bear With Me!
51 min
89
T Formation Conversation: Nick Foles starting!
Lester looks at the final injury report from the Bears and Seahawks and OMG Nick Foles is starting!
5 min
90
Bears Over Beers S3E23: Seahawks Preview with B...
JB and EJ are joined by Brandan Schulze of Field Gulls to talk all things Bears Seahawks
68 min
91
Bears Banter Ep. 108- Randy Merkin joins!
Randy Merkin discusses the state of the Chicago Bears and his unique new book!
60 min
92
FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Who is the right c...
12 min
93
Bear & Balanced: How you feeling about the 4-10...
Jeff and Lester both came away from the Bears 10th loss feeling pretty good about a few players.
52 min
94
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions from Bears vs V...
The Chicago Bears fell to 4-10 on Monday Night Football at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings, but that can't be the whole story right? I bring on Bears Banter's Bill Zimmerman to talk through the game's ups and downs on this episode of Bear With Me!
66 min
95
WCG Exclusive: Ted Phillips has got to go says ...
Patrick Mannelly thinks it's time for the Bears to hire a new Team President.
26 min
96
TFC: Bears vs Vikings preview
Lester takes a look at the final injury report for the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings in advance of their game on Monday night.
12 min
97
Bears Over Beers S3E22: Potential GM Candidates...
Brad Spielberger from PFF joins JB and EJ to discuss the possibility of replacing Ryan Pace
73 min
98
Bears Banter Ep. 107: Robert Schmitz joins!
Robert Schmitz joins to discuss the future of the Chicago Bears
74 min
99
Bear & Balanced: Bears vs Packers recap
Jeff and Lester take a (mostly) level-headed look back at the Bears vs Packers game
54 min
100
Bear With Me: Instant Reactions from Bears @ Pa...
The Chicago Bears fell once again to the Green Bay Packers, bringing their record to 4-9 and likely eliminating them from the playoffs. But which Bears, if any, played well during the game? Which played poorly? How are the Bears failing to manage Justin Fields? I bring on Boston.com's Khari Thompson to talk through it all on this episode of Bear With Me!
81 min