Ben & Woods On Demand Podcast

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Ben and Woods bring a unique sound to the San Diego airwaves with an entertaining and informative show. As a couple of true baseball junkies, Ben and Woods could not be happier to be on the home of the Padres. Listen here for big moments from the show, weekdays, 6AM - 10AM PT on 97.3 The Fan.

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EMERGENCY SHOW: Tatis Suspended 80 Games

Listen here as Ben, Woods, and Paul are in-studio for an emergency show on Friday night following the Padres game as they react to the news from earlier that Fernando Tatis Jr has been suspended for 80 games for using performance enhancing drugs.

1h 16m
Aug 13
9am Hour - The Reindl Report, SDvsWAS, + Flubs!

Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour with The Reindl Report and Paul’s top stories of the morning, including a WILD social media post from Antonio Brown. Then the guys preview this weekend’s series in Washington between the Padres and Nationals before we revisit our conversation with the skipper Bob Melvin! And, of course, we wrap things up with our Flubs of the Week! Listen here!

43m
Aug 12
8am Hour - Bob Melvin + Where Will Tatis Play?

Ben & Woods start the 8am hour by heading out to Washington DC and catching up with Padres manager Bob Melvin and getting his thoughts on what a wild couple of weeks it has been for him, updates on Fernando Tatis Jr, and much more! Then the guys discuss some of the comments made by BoMel about when and where Tatis will play once he returns shortly. Listen here!

42m
Aug 12
Bob Melvin: "He (Tatis) just wants to win so I think he'll be up for anything"

Padres manager Bob Melvin joined Ben & Woods from Washington DC for "The Management Report" on Friar Friday! Listen here as Bob talks about what a wild week and a half it has been for his team, updates on when Fernando Tatis Jr may return to the team and where he will play when he's back, and MUCH more!

12m
Aug 12
7am Hour - Keeping Soto Long-Term? + Craig Elsten

Ben & Woods kick off the 7am hour talking about a story from our pal Scott Miller in The New York Times about conversations he had with Peter Seidler regarding the team's desire to possibly extend Juan Soto rather than view him as a 2 year rental. Then we get to "Don't Do This" before catching up with our buddy Craig Elsten at the bottom of the hour to talk some Padres and get a couple of streaming recommendations as we head into the weekend! Listen here!

43m
Aug 12
Craig Elsten: "This is a guy who's bringing positive energy to the Padres"

Our pal Craig Elsten joined Ben & Woods as he does each and every Friday morning! Listen here as Craig gives his thoughts on what a potential Juan Soto contract could look like for the Padres, how realistic it is that the Padres keep Soto longer than just 2 years, and we get a couple of streaming recommendations as we head into the weekend!

13m
Aug 12
6am Hour - Foreplay, Daily Ditty, + Field Of Dreams Game

Ben & Woods start Friday's show with a little foreplay, as Woodsy explains how he is firmly back in the torture chamber at home. Then we get a Daily Ditty from Ben before the guys get into last night's "Field of Dreams" game between the Cubs and Reds at the famous corn field in Iowa. Listen here!

42m
Aug 12
9am Hour - Padres Off Day, The Incorporator, + The Reindl Report

Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour talking about the Padres upcoming series this weekend in Washington DC and they let everyone know about some of the different ways you'll need to watch the games this weekend. Then we get to The Incorporator as Jesse Agler worked the word "Crepuscular" into yesterday's broadcast before handing things over to Paul at the bottom of the hour for The Reindl Report which includes some news about Tom Brady this morning. Listen here!

43m
Aug 11
8am Hour - Ayahuasca Practices + Eno Sarris

Ben & Woods start the 8am hour talking about ayahuasca after Packers QB Aaron Rodgers recently talked about how he used ayahuasca in the past to help him elevate his mind, body, and spirit. Then at the bottom of the hour, Eno Sarris joins the guys for The Super Polished, Yet To Be Named, Smart Baseball Weekly Segment! Listen here!

43m
Aug 11
The Super Polished, Yet To Be Named, Smart Baseball Weekly Segment With Eno Sarris

Eno Sarris of The Athetic joined Ben & Woods on Thursday morning for The Super Polished, Yet To Be Named, Smart Baseball Weekly Segment! Listen here as Eno talks about the fun offensive performances for the Padres this week, his thoughts on pitchers like Sean Manaea and Blake Snell, the NL playoff picture, and more!

16m
Aug 11
7am Hour - LIV Lawsuit + Which NL Teams To Root For

Ben & Woods kick off the 7am hour with some Bensplaining as Ben explains exactly what is going on with the lawsuit aimed at the new LIV golf tour. Then we get to "Don't Do This" before the guys talk about which NL teams Padres fans need to be rooting for over the final month and a half of the regular season. Listen here!

44m
Aug 11
The Legend Of Gary Woods Continues

Ben and Paul find themselves in tears from laughing so hard as Woodsy shares a story about the ultimate "dad move" that his pops, Gary, would do when it came to VHS tapes and "free HBO weekends". Listen here!

2m
Aug 11
6am Hour - BIG Series Win For The Padres

Ben & Woods start Thursday's show with a little foreplay before they dive into a weird afternoon game for the Padres yesterday that resulted in a BIG series win for the team! Plus, we bring you our Daily Ditty, The Incorporator, Padres Wrap-Up, and more! Listen here!

43m
Aug 11
Daily Ditty: Some San Diego Love

Ben & Woods react to today's Daily Ditty, submitted by Tier 1 listener Devlin, who chose "For Duty and Humanity" by the San Diego band Inch and the guys talk about the local music scene. Listen here!

4m
Aug 11
9am Hour - The Reindl Report + SD vs SF Round 3

Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour with The Reindl Report and Paul’s top stories of the morning, including more instant-classic soundbites from Dan Campbell on HBO’s Hard Knocks. Then we get you ready for today’s series finale between the Padres and Giants before we bring back some of our conversation with the great Adam Jones who joined us earlier this morning. Listen here!

44m
Aug 10
8am Hour - We Get Roasted + No Text For Luke Voit?

Ben & Woods start the 8am hour laughing hysterically as we play some audio of Adam Jones absolutely roasting them as he showed us his Saint-Tropez vacation off the air earlier this morning. Then at the bottom of the hour, the guys discuss Bryce Miller's latest column in the San Diego Union-Tribune where he talked to Luke Voit recently, and the guys talk about Voit not having heard anything from Eric Hosmer since the trade went down last week. Listen here!

43m
Aug 10
7am Hour - Tatis Update + Adam Jones

Ben & Woods kick off the 7am hour continuing to marvel at Manny Machado's walk-off HR last night, and get to an update on Fernando Tatis Jr's rehab assignment. Then we get to "Don't Do This" before catching up with our man Adam Jones who gives some fantastic perspective on what makes Manny so great! Listen here!

43m
Aug 10
Adam Jones: "Manny Machado feels no pressure"

5x MLB All-Star Adam Jones joined Ben & Woods on Wednesday morning! Listen here as Adam tells us where in the world he is traveling this week, what impact a hitting coach really has, what makes Manny Machado so great, and MUCH more!

12m
Aug 10
6am Hour - Manny Freaking Machado!

Ben & Woods start Wednesday's show with some foreplay before we officially kick off Manny Machado Appreciation Day after Manny walked it off last night with a massive home run to LF! Plus, we've got a Daily Ditty from Paul, Padres Wrap-Up, and more! Listen here!

43m
Aug 10
All The Calls: Manny's Walk-Off

Ben & Woods hear ALL of the calls from last night's 9th inning walk-off home run from Manny Machado, including television, radio, and some fantastic international calls! Listen here!

7m
Aug 10
9am Hour - AJ Cassavell, Topic Wheel, + The Reindl Report

Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour by catching up with our pal AJ Cassavell from MLB.com and getting his thoughts on the Padres 5 game losing streak. Then we get to a brand new segment as we bust out “the Topic Wheel” before we get to The Reindl Report at the bottom of the hour and Paul’s top stories of the morning, including some spicy NBA offseason drama. Listen here!

44m
Aug 09
AJ Cassavell: "He's (Machado) one of the biggest gamers I've ever seen"

AJ Cassavell, Padres beat reporter for MLB.com, joined Ben & Woods on Tuesday morning! Listen here as AJ looks back at the team's 5 game losing streak, what the mentality in the clubhouse has been like, how Fernando Tatis Jr may fit back into the lineup as soon as next week, and MUCH more!

13m
Aug 09
8am Hour - Take On Woods + Padres Farm System Rankings

Ben & Woods start the 8am hour with a delayed game of Take On Woods after we moved it back an hour from it's usual spot! Then we discuss ESPN dropping the Padres Farm System from 15th to 28th in their post trade deadline rankings... but is that a bad thing? And we take some of your calls as we continue to talk Padres baseball. Listen here!

43m
Aug 09
7am Hour - Jesse Agler + Are We Cursed?

Ben & Woods kick off the 7am hour by catching up with Jesse Agler a little earlier than normal for his weekly Tuesday appearance and pick his brain about the Padres 5 game losing streak. Then we get to "Don't Do This" before talking some more Padres baseball, and whether or not this is in fact a cursed franchise. Listen here!

43m
Aug 09
Jesse Agler On Padres 5 Game Losing Streak

Jesse Agler, Padres Radio PBP man, joined Ben & Woods on Tuesday morning! Listen here as Jesse reflects on the Padres 5 game losing streak as the team has gone 1-5 since the trade deadline, if there's an adjustment period for the new players, we give him his "incorporator" word for tonight's broadcast! 

15m
Aug 09
6am Hour - Foreplay, Daily Ditty, + Padres Wrap-Up

Ben & Woods start Tuesday's show with an important PSA as Woods explains what the cardboard box is for that arrived at his house yesterday. Then we get a Daily Ditty before paying tribute to Olivia Newton-John who passed away on Monday before diving into last night's 1-0 loss to the Giants as we get to our "Padres Wrap-Up". Listen here!

43m
Aug 09
RIP Olivia Newton-John

Ben, Woods, and Paul pay tribute to the great Olviia Newton-John, who passed away on Monday at the age of 73. Listen here

2m
Aug 09
9am Hour - The Reindl Report + Padres vs Giants

Ben & Woods kick off the 9am hour with “The Reindl Report” and Paul’s top stories of the morning, including an update on our beloved Steve Sugimoto’s 2nd professional golf event! Then the guys get you ready for a 3 game series between the Padres and Giants starting tonight at Petco Park before revisiting some of our conversation with former Padres infielder Greg Garcia and getting his thoughts on the Padres being swept by the dodgers over the weekend, Manny Machado, and what he expects from Fernando Tatis Jr when he returns to the team shortly. Listen here!

44m
Aug 08
8am Hour - Woodstock 99 + Ben's Biggest Concern

Ben & Woods start the 8am hour with Ben asking Woods and Paul about the new "Woodstock 99" documentary on Netflix that they both watched over the weekend, which was WILD. Then we react to some voicemails left by Padres fans after the team was swept by the dodgers in Los Angeles, and Ben gives us his biggest concern about the Padres currently. Listen here!

44m
Aug 08
7am Hour - Team Cohesiveness + Greg Garcia

Ben & Woods kick off the 7am hour talking about team cohesiveness, and whether or not this team needs time to gel after the new additions made at the trade deadline. Then we get to "Don't Do This" before catching up with former Padres infielder Greg Garcia and getting his thoughts on the Padres after they were swept over the weekend by the dodgers. Listen here!

44m
Aug 08