SportsBeat Afterhours

The minds behind SportsBeat bring you sports, pop culture and debauchery. The host with the most, Hema Heimuli Jr. is joined by the local, lovable, Canuck, Zak Hicken for a weekly podcast delving into the sports and pop culture landscape from a millennial perspective. This is SportsBeat Afterhours.

Episodes

  • August 17, 2020

    Jazz open the playoffs in the bubble, and the start of the high school football season

    Hema and Zak breakdown the first round for the Utah Jazz against the Denver Nuggets. Do the Jazz have a chance?

    Plus, what surprised them about the first week of high school football? What teams climbed the kslsports.com power rankings?

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  • August 10, 2020

    The state of College Football, and the playoff outlook for the Utah Jazz

    Hema and Zak are back to talk about the bleak outlook for the 2020 college football season, is the concern from college football leaders really about COVID-19, or is it about the rise of player empowerment?

    Plus, what is the outlook for the Jazz in the playoffs? Is it time to panic, or is there a ray of optimism?

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  • August 3, 2020

    Panic meter for the Jazz after two games, the Pac-12 player movement, and how to stop your kid from spitting food out on your new couch

    Hema and Zak give their assessment of the first two games in the NBA return for the Utah Jazz. Is it time to panic?

    Plus, what will the impact of the Pac-12 United Player movement be on the state of college athletics?

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  • July 31, 2020

    Jazz win, BYU to the Big 12, and Joe Kelly's heroics

    After nearly five months off, the Utah Jazz win the first game of the NBA bubble. Zak and Hema break down their thoughts on the game, and how the Jazz should set themselves up for the playoffs.

    Plus, after the SEC moves to a conference-only slate, the Big 12 is the only P5 conference to not make an announcement to a scheduling adjustment. Could they partner with BYU?

    Plus, Joe Kelly's heroics, and Hema and Zak share their dadvice.

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  • July 31, 2020

    Previewing the return of the NBA, the best quarantine jams, and an interview with BYU National Champ Lakei Heimuli

    Hema and Zak are back in the studio to take a look at the NBA restart in Orlando, then share their favorite quarantine jams. Plus, a conversation with BYU national champion Lakei Heimuli.

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  • July 20, 2020

    The Return of SportsBeat Afterhours

    After almost four months away, Hema and Zak are back in the Afterhours Studio to talk about the last four months in quarantine and their expectations for the restart of the NBA season. Plus, BYU insiders Mitch Harper and Spencer Linton join the show to talk about their thoughts on BYU's five canceled games against Big Ten and Pac-12 opponents, expectations out of a potential season, and the opportunity for the Cougars to play Alabama. And finally, the return of Dad-vice. How did Hema and Zak make it out of quarantine without going crazy?

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  • March 27, 2020

    Two weeks without sports, Hema's top-15 Jazz hip-hop references, and the return of Dadvice

    We've now gone two weeks without sports, but sports news continues to roll in. Zak and Hema talk about how they're passing the time.

    Hema puts together a list of his top-15 Utah Jazz references in hip-hop, and talks about the nightmare that is parenting in quarantine with some 'dadvice'.

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  • March 20, 2020

    Life in Quarantine

    After a month hiatus, Afterhours is back to talk about life in quarantine. How has life changed in the last week? What are we doing to pass the time? Sam Farnsworth joins Hema and Zak to discuss.

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  • February 17, 2020

    Afterhours: All-Star Edition

    Hema and Zak are live after the All-Star game to talk about how Utah's two young stars performed in the All-Star game, how Chicago represented its city, expectations for Rudy and Donovan moving forward, and what they're looking forward to when the All-Star Game hits SLC in 2023.

    Plus, can the Jazz reach 55 wins? They're 19 wins away with 28 to go.

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  • February 10, 2020

    Buzzer Beaters and Twitter Beefs

    It was a weekend of excitement at the buzzer for the Utah Jazz. Bojan Bogdanovic knocks down a buzzer beater to break hearts in Houston, and Rudy Gobert gets away with a blatant goaltend that the officials miss to snap a five-game losing streak.

    Plus, a quick blurb on the Oscars and the importance of 'Parasite' winning best picture.

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  • January 31, 2020

    Hey now, you're an All-Star

    The Utah Jazz have two players in the All-Star game for the first time since 2007. Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell each make their All-Star game debut, but who got snubbed?

    Plus, Sam Farnsworth joins the pod to talk about the recent struggles for the Jazz and shares some optimism on why he thinks they may turn it around before the All-Star Break.

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  • January 26, 2020

    Kobe Bryant's Legacy

    Hema and Zak discuss the legacy of Kobe Bryant who died earlier today in a helicopter crash in California along with his 13-year old daughter Gianna.

    Lifetime Lakers fan Mitch Harper joins the show in an emotional tribute to Kobe and his impact on Laker fans and the sport of basketball.

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  • January 23, 2020

    SportsBeat Afterhours All-Star Teams, and the Curse of the Yellow Jerseys

    All-Star weekend is around the corner, so Hema and Zak make their picks for the 2020 All-Star Game. Will any Jazz players make the trip to the Windy City?

    Plus, are the Jazz cursed? There's enough evidence to say yes. Can the curse be broken? We'll see.

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  • January 13, 2020

    New Year, New SportsBeat

    Afterhours is back for the first episode of the decade, Hema and Zak talk about the Jazz winning streak, what's impressed them the most, and what players have stepped up over the last few weeks.

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  • December 23, 2019

    Afterhours Christmas Special

    SportsBeat Afterhours plays Santa Claus and bestows gifts on the Jazz, Utes, Cougars, and Aggies heading into 2020. What gifts do Hema and Zak give each team?

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  • December 16, 2019

    Sports Wars: Episode XLVI - Retribution of the Afterhours

    It is a time of joy for the Afterhours Alliance, the Jazz have turned a corner and college basketball is off to a promising start.

    But shadows begin to creep up on Jedi masters, Hema Heimuli, Jr. and Zachary Hicken with the conclusion of the college football season. Can they hold out for the last three games?

    With the vital return of the key to the Afterhours studio, Hema and Zak step up to the mic as the last hope for local sports fans.

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  • December 9, 2019

    Previewing bowl SZN and Hema is anti-Baby Yoda

    The bowl selections have been announced, Hema and Zak talk about their thoughts on the selections for the local teams, and why it's important that these teams go bowling.

    Plus, a dive into 'The Mandalorian', why Baby Yoda is the best thing since sliced bread, and what needs to be fixed with the Star Wars movies.

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  • December 7, 2019

    EMERGENCY POD: Utes fall in Pac-12 Championship Game

    It's an emergency edition of SBAH. Hema and Zak are joined by Sam Farnsworth to talk about the Utes' loss and the implications it has for the team in the postseason.

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  • December 2, 2019

    The return of Yoeli Childs, Jazz struggle on an East Coast road trip, and the Utes are headed to the Pac-12 'Ship

    Hema and Zak are back to talk about the Jazz recent struggles on their East Coast road trip. The Utes wrap up the regular season with an 11-1 record and are on the cusp of their first ever berth to the College Football Playoff.

    Plus, how does the return of Yoeli Childs impact BYU Basketball and their prospects after a strong start to the 2019-20 season?

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  • November 25, 2019

    The Utes and Cougars post dominating performances, Utah's chance at the CFP, and how the Mandalorian has lived up to expectations

    Utah continues its special 2019 campaign with a dominating performance against Arizona. The Utes finish their season against Colorado in the national spotlight - how important is it for them to leave a lasting impression with the CFP committee?

    Plus, BYU dominates in its own right, Zach Wilson shakes off the rust, and another talented running back emerges for the Cougars. Who does Jackson McChesney remind us of? Luke Staley? Christian McCaffrey? Peyton Hillis?

    And finally, Hema and Zak talk the Mandalorian and how it has brought 'A New Hope' to the Star Wars franchise.

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  • November 22, 2019

    Previewing the High School Football Championships, the Jazz weekend, and has Mike Conley turned the corner?

    Hema and Zak are back for a mid-week recording of SportsBeat Afterhours to talk about the Jazz.

    But first, a quick preview of the high school state championship games - which game are we most looking forward to?

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  • November 18, 2019

    Afterhours+

    The Utes continue to roll picking up their ninth win of the season in dominating fashion 49-3 against UCLA behind Tyler Huntley's phenomenal season. Do the Utes have a shot at a berth in the College Football Playoff? Hema and Zak go over the scenario that lands the Utes a top four ranking.

    BYU is bowl eligible with a win over Idaho State. While there isn't much to take away from the game, there are plenty of story lines to go over: Zach Wilson's return, the importance of getting one more game, and #ExtendKalani - is Tom Holmoe on board?

    Plus, what does Jordan Love's injury mean for the Aggies in their upcoming game against Boise State?

    Finally, thought on the launch of Disney+, the Mandalorian, and the best animated movies of all-time.

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  • November 11, 2019

    Bojan'd

    It was a big week for the Jazz with wins over the Sixers and Bucks. Hema and Zak breakdown the wins and what it means for the Jazz this early in the season.

    Plus, with a big weekend in sports, Hema and Zak share their three takeaways from the weekend.

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  • October 31, 2019

    The Halloween Episode

    Hema and Zak are back for a mid-week pod with KSLSports.com Digital Producer Kyle Ireland.

    What do they think of the Jazz start to the season, and what are their expectations for the college football weekend ahead?

    Plus, part two of scary stories to celebrate Halloween.

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  • October 29, 2019

    BYU is Chick-Fil-A

    Another week of college football is in the books. Utah puts together another dominating performance and is looking to finish Pac-12 play strong, but standing in their way is a game circled on the calendar since last year - Washington.

    Plus, Utah State's offensive woes continue, but Jordan Love needs to know "It's not your fault."

    Hema and Zak compare local college teams to chicken sandwiches, do you agree with the assessments?

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  • October 28, 2019

    Spooky SZN

    Hema and Zak are back to talk the first week of the season for the Utah Jazz. What have we learned through three games and should expectations be adjusted?

    Plus, ahead of Halloween, the two tell ghost stories in part one of SportsBeat Afterhours: Spooky SZN Edition.

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  • October 21, 2019

    All We Do is Win

    It was a winning week for SportsBeat Afterhours with Weber State, Utah, RSL, BYU, and Utah State picking up wins over the weekend. Hema and Zak talk about the big wins in college football and the impact on the back half of the schedule.

    Plus, a quick preview of the Utah Jazz for the 2019-20 season including surprise players, over/under, and projecting if the Jazz will have an all-star.

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  • October 14, 2019

    SportsBeat Afterhours is the Greatest Podcast of All-Time, My Column:

    After a week of disappointment and excitement, Hema and Zak are back to take a look at BYU's disappointing loss to South Florida, they introduce a new segment called MY COLUMN, and talk about the Utes' chances of running the table.

    Plus, a review of the new Breaking Bad movie, El Camino, and another edition of #Dadvice.

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  • October 7, 2019

    Bye Week Blues

    With the Cougars and Utes coming off of bye weeks, Hema and Zak talk about Utah State's trip to Baton Rouge, and the first preseason game of the season for the Jazz.

    Then a deep dive into #Dadvice, and the world of conspiracy theory twitter.

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  • September 30, 2019

    Holy Toledo! BYU loses in the Glass Bowl, Utah State beats Hurricane CSU, and Utah snaps the skid against Wazzu.

    Two fat entitled happy kids, are back in the studio to recap the college football weekend. BYU loses to the Rockets, and its starting QB. How will the Cougars respond to the adversity? Utah State gets some help from special teams and defense to beat Colorado State. Plus, Tyler Huntley has a career defining game to lead Utah over Washington State.

    Does Utah's win change our outlook on the season? Do they have a chance to run the table with Huntley's improved play?

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  • September 23, 2019

    Utes and Cougars stumble, Aggies charge to first win over Aztecs in 52 years

    Hema returns from Southern California to talk Utah's disappointing game against the USC Trojans on Friday night. How will the Utes bounce back and can they run the table to finish the season?

    BYU falls to 2-2 after losing to Washington 45-19 and loses its star running back. Where do the Cougars go from now, and what can they learn from the loss?

    Plus, Utah State breaks a 52 year skid against San Diego State and makes a statement in their pursuit of a Mountain Division championship.

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  • September 16, 2019

    Previewing Utah-USC, Washington-BYU, and Utah State-San Diego State

    After a one day hiatus, Hema and Zak are back to preview week four of the college football season with big match ups for each of the local teams.

    Why will Utah dominate USC for their first win in the Coliseum in over 100 years? What have we seen from BYU to think they might get a third win over a P5 team? Why will Utah State dominate on the road?

    The answers you are looking for are inside.

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  • September 15, 2019

    EMERGENCY POD: CARDIAC COUGS BEAT USC, EXTEND KALANI SITAKE

    BYU beats USC for its second overtime win in as many weeks. Who stepped up? What does this mean for BYU's next game against Washington?

    Plus, Kalani Sitake has earned a contract extension. SportsBeat Afterhours is collecting funds to pay his contract. You can venmo donations to @hema-heimuli or @zakhicken.

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  • September 9, 2019

    Cougars win a 2OT thriller, the Utes dominate defensively, a USC scouting report, lessons in Egyptology, and video games circa 1999

    Zak returns from the South with a detailed report of BYU's win over Tennessee. He and Hema break down the offense and defense in the win.

    Hema also talks about Utah's win over NIU then gives a detailed scouting report of the USC Trojans which turns into a lesson in Egyptology.

    Then to wrap the show, they talk about 1999 video game consoles, cheat codes, and easter eggs.

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  • September 2, 2019

    Nine in a row for the Utes, what BYU needs to build on moving forward, and the Aggies fall on the road

    College football is finally back and it's kicked off with a rivalry showdown between the Utes and Cougars on Thursday night.

    Hema and Zak are joined by KSL Sports EP Matthew Glade to breakdown the game, why BYU lost, and what the Cougars need to do to succeed moving forward.

    Plus, a breakdown of Utah State's heartbreaking loss to Wake Forest, a wrap of high school football, and a comprehensive review of 'Lover'.

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  • August 26, 2019

    Rivalry Week, recapping week two of HS football, why TV is the best baby sitter, and the future of Disney+

    Its Rivalry Week and Zak and Hema take a couple minutes to talk about the season opener between BYU and Utah then recap the second week of high school football action.

    Then #Dadvice returns and the two talk about their kids favorite shows, and why Disney+ is a major win for parents.

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  • August 20, 2019

    Wrapping up 2019 fall camp, SBAH's top ten collegiate football players, and the return of Game of Thrones

    BYU, Utah, and Utah State are wrapping up fall camp and now shift focus to their season openers. What storylines stood out from fall camp?

    Plus, a list of the top ten collegiate football players in the state. Who cracked the list? And the return of Game of Thrones talk: George R.R. Martin says the tv series ruined his life while swimming in Scrooge McDuck piles of money.

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  • August 19, 2019

    High School Football Week One Recap w/ Sam Farnsworth

    Hema and Zak are back in the SportsBeat Afterhours Studio with Sam Farnsworth to talk about the first week of the high school football season.

    What were the best performances of the week? What games stood out? And what teams are they excited to see in the future?

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  • August 12, 2019

    SportsBeat Afterhours 2019 High School Football Preview

    Hema and Zak are back for more football previews - this time for high school football. 

    They go through some of their favorite players in the state, games they're looking forward to in week one, and their favorites in each classification.

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  • August 5, 2019

    SportsBeat Afterhours 2019 Utah State Football Preview w/ Matt Glade

    Hema and Zak are joined by KSL-TV Sports Executive Producer, Matt Glade, to preview the Utah State Aggies' 2019 season. The three breakdown each position group heading into the season and give their game-by-game season predictions.

    The Aggies are coming off of one of their best seasons in program history, but with a new coaching staff and turnover on their offensive side of the ball, can they take the next step and win the Mountain West championship?

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  • August 5, 2019

    Recapping the first week of fall camp for the Cougars, Utes, and Aggies, plus stunt actor Pingi Moli on stunt work, his IMDB, and working on Hobbs and Shaw

    The Cougars, Utes, and Aggies are back on the gridiron for fall camp. Hema and Zak breakdown the story lines for each program through week one and questions that need to be answered before the season starts.

    Plus, an interview with Hollywood stunt actor, Pingi Moli who recently worked on Hobbs and Shaw.

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  • July 28, 2019

    SportsBeat Afterhours 2019 Utah Football Season Preview w/ Jeremiah Jensen

    Hema and Zak are joined by KSL-TV Sports Anchor, Jeremiah Jensen, to preview the Utah Utes' 2019 season. The three breakdown each position group heading into the season and give their game-by-game season predictions.

    The Utes are smelling roses, can they run the table and make their first ever Rose Bowl appearance?

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  • July 26, 2019

    Ice Cube talks Jazz/Lakers, Raiders move to Vegas, and the Big 3 hitting SLC

    The Big 3 is in SLC and league founder/hip-hop legend Ice Cube stops by the SportsBeat Afterhours studio to talk about the league, the Jazz & Lakers offseason, and the Raiders move to Vegas.

    Plus, Hema and Zak recap Pac-12 and Mountain West media day for the Utes and Aggies.

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  • July 21, 2019

    SportsBeat Afterhours 2019 BYU Football Season Preview w/ Mitch Harper

    Hema and Zak are joined by kslsports.com's BYU Insider, Mitch Harper, to preview the 2019 season. The three breakdown each position group heading into the season and give their game-by-game season predictions.

    Plus, we announce the winner of our D.O.N. Issue #1 giveaway at the end of the podcast.

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  • July 20, 2019

    International Men of Mystery

    College Football season is just weeks away, Hema and Zak are soaking in the last moments of the offseason with trips to the movies, and they give some shout outs to some of the best sports performances in the last week.

    Plus, KSLSports.com Cross-Platform Contributor Tom Hackett joins the pod to talk about his new tv show, Dine & Dash, and his favorite cuisines.

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  • July 15, 2019

    Unboxing the D.O.N. Issue #1

    Hema and Zak are back with more NBA offseason news with the Rockets shipping Chris Paul to OKC for Russell Westbrook.

    Plus, an unboxing of Donovan Mitchell's first signature shoe. The D.O.N. Issue #1 and the SB Afterhours guys take a look at some of Donovan's hidden messages.

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  • July 8, 2019

    Strange Things in NBA Free Agency

    Hema and Zak are back to talk the new landscape of the NBA, how things shook up and where the Jazz sit now that the dust has settled.

    Has anyone had a bigger week than Donovan Mitchell? Doubt it. He dropped his shoes and three pairs are heading to the SportsBeat Afterhours crew: one for Hema, one for Zak, and one for a lucky winner. We'll have details on how to win a pair coming up soon.

    Plus, a breakdown of 'Stranger Things 3'. Is it the best of the series? What is the future of 'Stranger Things' and the future of streaming/content?

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter: @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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  • July 1, 2019

    2019 Free Agency Frenzy

    What a start to NBA free agency. The Utah Jazz make a splash with the signings of Bojan Bogdanovic and Ed Davis, but say goodbye to beloved Jazzmen Derrick Favors and Ricky Rubio. 

    Hema and Zak are joined by Sam Farnsworth and Huu Tran to talk about the moves, what it means for the Jazz as a contender, and to break down the rest of the madness around free agency.

    Plus, a preview of Jazz Summer League with former KSL Intern, Kurt Meacham.

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter: @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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  • June 21, 2019

    Recapping the 2019 NBA Draft for the Utah Jazz w/ Spencer Linton

    The 2019 NBA Draft is in the books and the Jazz make a couple of late moves to pick up some scoring help. Spencer Linton joins Hema and Zak in studio to talk the moves, and what else the Jazz can do to make a splash in free agency.

    Plus, Hema's brother, Houston, stops by to talk about Stanford football and what the kids are doing in college in 2019.

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter: @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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  • June 19, 2019

    EMERGENCY POD: Jazz trade for Mike Conley

    In the latest installment of SportsBeat Afterhours, Hema and Zak reconvene to discuss Utah's bombshell trade for Mike Conley ahead of the trade deadline. As big as the move is, are the Jazz done yet this offseason? Zak says no.

    Plus, an appearance from Hema's son in the cutest edition of #Dadvice.

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter: @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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  • June 16, 2019

    EMERGENCY POD: Anthony Davis Traded to Lakers

    The Afterhours Crew + SportsBeat Anchor Jeremiah Jensen assemble for an emergency podcast. Anthony Davis is officially a Laker. What does this mean for the Western Conference? What do the Jazz need to do to compete?

    Plus, Jeremiah answers the most important questions in parenting with #Dadvice: How do you get your kids to stop saying naughty words (hint: you don't).

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter: @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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  • June 14, 2019

    Magna Nights

    Hema and Zak are joined by the pride of Magna, Trevor Allen to talk BYU Media Day, their favorite BYU uniform combinations, and Trevor's upbringing in Magna.

    Plus, Zak delves into his most embarrassing moments: public pukes and a wrestling weigh-in fiasco.

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter: @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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  • June 7, 2019

    Cougar Center

    Hema and Zak are joined by KSLSports.com Cougar Insider, Mitch Harper to talk BYU, KSL's disdain for the Cougars, and his new role at the Legacy Home of BYU.

    Plus, a look into top football media day story lines, the breath of fresh air that Coach Pope has brought to the basketball program, and Mitch's top Cougars of all-time.

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter: @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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  • June 1, 2019

    The New Guy

    "The New Guy" Sam Farnsworth joins Hema and Zak to talk about his return to Utah, the change in the market over the last 13 years, and following Utah teams from Colorado. Plus, a seasoned veteran as a father, Sam offers sage wisdom of #Dadvice to the newbies.

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter: @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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  • May 27, 2019

    The PettHouse

    The Afterhours crew is back with a former member of KSL Sports, McKay Pett. McKay gives an update on where he's at with his career, and plays the new dating show, 'The PettHouse', and talks NBA playoffs.

    How long do the Jazz have left before their window to win a championship closes? Is it time to go all in? What moves should they make?

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter: @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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  • May 20, 2019

    The Small Council

    For the last time, the Small Council meets to discuss Game of Thrones. Khal Hema Heimuli Jr. is joined by King of the Wildlings: Zak Hicken, the Hand of the King: Matthew L. Glade, and Huu Tran: the man with no name.

    How disappointing was the final season of Game of Thrones? Matt goes on an epic rant venting his frustrations. What could have gone right? At this point, probably nothing.

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter: @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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  • May 16, 2019

    If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention

    Hema and Zak are joined by the boss man, Nate Dowdle to talk Real Salt Lake's epic victory in the first leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup, and a recap of high school state tournament action.

    Plus, an airing of grievances over the final season of Game of Thrones. Where does the show go from here? Plus, a look at the best character arcs of the show.

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter: @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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  • May 6, 2019

    Afterhours: End Game

    With the spoiler ban lifted, and Hema finally finding time to see Avengers: End Game, Zak and Hema take a deep dive into the finale of the Infinity Saga, their thoughts on the movie, and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    Plus, an instant reaction to Game of Thrones, S8 E4, where the story moves from here, and who will end up on the Iron Throne?

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter: @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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  • May 4, 2019

    The Long Pod

    After an emotionally draining weekend following the aftermath of Game of Thrones (and Avengers: End Game for Zak), Hema and Zak reunite to discuss the NFL Draft, Jazz Free Agency, then deep dive into Adam Sandler's return to SNL, the Sandman's best hits, and go to bat on why HBO's Barry is the best thing you aren't watching yet.

    Plus, a a discussion on 'The Long Night' and whether or not the Battle of Winterfell lived up to the hype and expectations for the remainder of the series.

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter: @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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  • April 28, 2019

    The Office vs. The Warehouse feat. Spencer Linton

    Hema Heimuli Jr and Zak Hicken are joined by Spencer Linton to discuss the most impact-ful game in TV history - The Office vs The Warehouse. They pick their starting five then discuss Avengers: End Game theories. Plus, what is Spencer listening to? Did you know that he almost joined a boy band in high school?

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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  • April 28, 2019

    SportsBeat Afterhours 2.0

    We're back and better than ever, it's SportsBeat Afterhours 2.0 with Hema Heimuli Jr. and Zak Hicken. From the minds behind SportsBeat we bring you sports, pop culture, and debauchery from a millenial perspective in a weekly podcast.

    In episode one, we are talking Jazz playoffs, All-NBA teams, and Game of Thrones Season 8 - who will end up on the Iron Throne? Do the Jazz have a chance against the Rockets?

    Tune in, and follow us on Twitter @SBAfterhours, @HemaHeimuliJr, and @zakhicken. Plus, make sure to check out kslsports.com for all your sports coverage.

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