Hosted by Mikey Clark, Geraint Jones and Paul Bacon, our weekly show including some special guests includes previewing and reviewing Magic games, discussing news and rumours and covering everything to do with the Orlando Magic. Available on the following platforms:
Episode 37: Built To Lose With Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer
We’re joined this week by NBA reporter and writer Jake Fischer from Bleacher Report, and author of his new book ‘Built To Lose: How The NBA’s Tanking Era Changed The League Forever’. Jake discusses the book, the popularity of tanking and the path this Orlando Magic team decided to take this season. We also discuss the rumours surrounding Becky Hammon, Jason Kidd and announce details of our Virtual NBA Draft Lottery Watch Party.
Episode 36: The Steve Clifford Era Is Over With The OZone Podcast
After a few weeks off to unwind after a long season, we’re back to tip off an exciting offseason with some big news to talk about. Geraint, Mikey and Paul are joined by Anthony and Al from The OZone Podcast to discuss the surprise news that the Orlando Magic and Steve Clifford have mutually agreed to part ways as the Magic now search for a new Head Coach, we talk about potential candidates, the NBA Draft and more.
Episode 35: Season Finale With Brian Hill & Dante Marchitelli
On this weeks two part episode, Geraint, Mikey and Paul are joined by former Orlando Magic Head Coach (1993-1997 & 2005-2007) “The Coach” Brian Hill and sideline reporter for Bally Sports Florida, Dante Marchitelli. We recap what’s been tough season for the Magic, highlights of the season and we predict who’s going to win the NBA title in 2021.
Episode 34: Nick, Would You Please Make A Free Throw With Paul Porter
On this weeks episode of Penny For Your Thoughts, Geraint, Mikey and Paul are joined by Public Address Announcer for the Orlando Magic, Paul Porter. Paul shares with us some his great stories about Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr, Hedo Turkogluuuu and Nick Anderson shooting the famous free throws in the 95 NBA Finals.
Episode 33: Thanks Denver! With Chris Page
On this weeks show we are joined by UK Magic fan Chris Page from Plymouth to talk about another Cole Anthony game winning three to knock off the Grizzlies, favourite Magic game winners of all time and how he became a fan of the Orlando Magic.
Episode 32: The Galante & Calamity Show With George Galante
On this weeks episode Geraint, Mikey and Paul are thrilled to be joined by Senior Director of Communications for the Orlando Magic, George Galante. As always we review last weeks games and preview the upcoming week and Magic news, and George shares with us his stories about the Dante and Galante Shows, what life is like on the road during the 2020/21 season and what it was like in the final days before the NBA suspended the 2019/20 season last March.
Episode 31: A Slice Of Bacon With Ian Holmes
On this weeks show, Geraint, Mikey and Paul are joined by friend of the show and huge Magic fan from the UK, Ian Holmes. The guys look back at last weeks games, where the Magic are in the standings, preview this weeks upcoming games and we look back at our 2019 Playoff trip against the Toronto Raptors.
Episode 30: Behind The Mic With Hank Taylor
On this weeks episode we’re joined by Public Address Announcer for the Lakeland Magic Hank Taylor. Hank was one of several PA Announcers to work in the NBA G-League Bubble and we get Hank’s thoughts on Lakeland winning their first G-League title, how he got into announcing sports and we have the return of Paul after his incident with a door.
Episode 29: A Throwback To The 90's With Alan Cain & Gary Craggs
This week Geraint and Mikey are joined by two of our long time UK Magic fans Alan Cain and Gary Craggs, to help fill in for Paul who’s been added to the Orlando Magic injury list. We talk about the new look Orlando Magic including Wendell Carter Jr and RJ Hampton, and we find out how Alan and Gary became Magic fans in the early 90’s.
Episode 28: There's Magic In LA With Kevin Clark
On this weeks episode we’re joined by NFL Writer for The Ringer and life long Magic fan Kevin Clark. We discuss the Magic’s decision to hit the reset button, what we’ve seen from the last two games against the LA Lakers and LA Clippers, Chuma Okeke’s role and more.
Episode 27: The Orlando Magic Hit The Reset Button With Josh Robbins
On Thursday the Orlando Magic decided to jump off the wheel of mediocrity, blowing up the roster as we know it moving on from Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier. We’re joined by Senior Writer from The Athletic, Josh Robbins to breakdown what happened at the NBA Trade Deadline and where the Magic go from here.
Episode 25: Nick Still Rules With #25 Nick Anderson
What better way to celebrate 25 episodes than to have the greatest Orlando Magic player to wear #25! On this weeks show Geraint, Mikey and Paul are joined by Orlando Magic Hall of Famer, the first draft pick in Magic history, franchise leader in games played, steals, field goals made, and more… NICK ANDERSON! We talk about the 1995 Playoff series against Michael Jordan and the Bulls, the famous ‘Steal from Michael Jordan’, being the first draft pick in Magic history and a lots, lots more… you will definitely enjoy this episode.
Episode 24.5: The Magic Win It All With Neil Piper
This week Geraint, Mikey and Paul are joined by long time UK Magic fan Neil Piper to breakdown the NBA G-League Champions Lakeland Magic, the new Orlando Magic Earned Edition jerseys and everything Magic Basketball.
Episode 24: NBA All Star Weekend With Josh Cohen
The Orlando Magic have reached the half way point of the season as we take some time off during NBA All Star Weekend. We’re joined by Digital Content Manager and writer from the Orlando Magic, Josh Cohen to breakdown last weeks games, look ahead to the second half of the season and discuss the All Star festivities.
Episode 23: A Global Reach With Sabrina Riggs
On this weeks episode we’re joined by Global Partnership Specialist and friend of the show, Sabrina Riggs. Sabrina has worked for the Orlando Magic for 18 years in a number of roles and she shares some amazing stories including the NBA Finals run in 2009, her close friendship with players like JJ Redick and Bismack Biyombo and loads more.
Episode 22: Winning With Grace With Dan Sheppard
On this weeks episode we’re joined by Magic fan Dan Sheppard from the UK to breakdown the 3 game winning streak that the Magic are on, preview this weeks upcoming games against the Detroit Pistons, Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz. We also find out how Dan became a fan of the Magic, his favourite players and more.
Episode 21: View From The Cheap Seats With Kyle
On this week’s episode we’re joined by Kyle, Magic fan and YouTuber from the channel ‘View From The Cheap Seats’. We discuss how he got into vlogging, how he became a Magic fan and what it was like being in Tampa to see the Buccaneers win the Superbowl.
Episode 20: Is Nikola Vucevic An All Star Again With Jonathan Osborne
The Orlando Magic broken a four game losing streak by beating the Chicago Bulls, we had Jonathan Osborne from The Sixth Man Show join us to recap the games against the Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls, we look ahead to next weeks West Coast road trip and we discuss Nikola Vucevic’s All Star season.
Episode 19: Looking After The Magic Players With Perry Riggs
We’re joined by special guest Perry Riggs (Audio Only), Orlando Magic Team/Floor Assistant and Magic fan to review last weeks games against the Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings and LA Clippers, we preview the Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls and Perry shares his experiences about working for the Orlando Magic, rebounding for players pregame, setting up the arena and being their to help Magic players during a game.
Episode 18: It's A Cole, Cole World With Philip Rossman-Reich
This week we’re joined by Philip Rossman-Reich, Site Editor for Orlando Magic Daily and host of the Locked On Magic Podcast to recap a frustrating loss to the New York Knicks, a buzzer beater by Cole Anthony and a close loss to the Pacers. Plus we discuss Philip’s Fulham fandom, how he started covering the Orlando Magic plus his favourite memories.
Episode 17: The Brawl With Jeff Turner
We’re joined this week by former Orlando Magic player and current Colour Commentator for Fox Sports Florida Jeff Turner, to discuss the 3 game losing streak, injuries, being apart of the famous 1984 NBA Draft that included Michael Jordan, winning a gold medal with Team USA in the 1984 Olympics, the brawl in LA and much, much more.
Episode 16: Are The Orlando Magic Cursed With Ross Midlane
It’s been a tough week for the Orlando Magic losing Markelle Fultz to a season ending knee injury followed by a couple of losses to the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks. We’re joined by Magic fan from the UK Ross Midlane to discuss whether the Orlando Magic are a cursed franchise, we look ahead to this weeks upcoming games and do the Magic need to find help at the point guard position.
Episode 15: Living A Magic Life With Mackenzie Thirkill
We’re joined by special guest, host and presenter from the Orlando Magic Mackenzie Thirkill to recap losses to the Sixers and Thunder before a blowout win against the Cleveland Cavaliers. We look ahead to the next three Magic games against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks plus Mackenzie explains what it’s like working for the Orlando Magic.
Episode 14: The Best Start In Franchise History
The Orlando Magic are off to the best start in franchise history by going 4-0, with wins against the Miami Heat, Washington Wizards back to back and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Geraint, Mikey and Paul recap the opening week of the season including Markelle Fultz who had a career night and then we look ahead to this weeks games against the Philadelphia 76ers, the second game against the Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Episode 13: Preseason is a Rap With Chris Broderick
On this week’s episode we’re joined by Magic fan Chris Broderick, better known as @ilikethisteam11 on Twitter. Chris joins the Geraint, Mikey and Paul to recap the Orlando Magic preseason, we preview the first week of the NBA Regular Season with games against the Miami Heat, Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder as well as our predictions… plus some great insight and stories from Chris who hit a half court shot to win tickets to a Finals game in 2009.
Episode 12: Magic Win Preseason Opener With Daniel Durham
On this weeks episode we’re joined by former Magic Team Store employee and friend of the show, Daniel Durham. Daniel joins us to discuss the Magic’s preseason opening night win over the Atlanta Hawks, we preview the Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons and the New York Knicks and Daniel shares some funny stories from his time working for the Magic.
Episode 11: The Surprises In The East With David Steele
On this weeks episode of Penny For Your Thoughts we are joined by the voice of the Orlando Magic and Fox Sports Florida, Mr David Steele.
We discuss this weeks Magic news, breakdown some more teams in the Eastern Conference and hear some Magic stories by David from years gone by.
Episode 10: Breaking Down The 2020/21 Orlando Magic With Dan Savage
On this weeks episode we are joined by Dan Savage, the Assistant Director of Digital Content for the Orlando Magic.
Dan joins us to discuss the late, great Jimmy Hewitt one of the founding figures of the Orlando Magic, we break down the offseason including the Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets, we look at some of the big questions surrounding this years roster and Dan provides some great insight and stories… well worth a listen!
Episode 9: The Magic Run It Back
This week Geraint, Mikey and Paul discuss the overall direction the Magic are heading in after the NBA Draft and Free Agency.
We break down the 15th overall draft pick Cole Anthony and share our thoughts on the signings of Michael Carter-Williams, Gary Clark, James Ennis and Dwayne Bacon.
Episode 8: What Should The Magic Do This Off-Season With Josh Robbins
This week we’re joined by Josh Robbins who covers the Orlando Magic for The Athletic, to discuss the 2020 NBA Draft, free agency and rumours including Russell Westbrook who requested to be traded by the Houston Rockets.
Check out the article “A Worldwide Connection” that Josh wrote in March 2020 about the Orlando Magic UK
Episode 7: Season Review With Dante Marchitelli
Dante Marchitelli from the Orlando Magic and Fox Sports Florida joins the podcast as we dive into a review of the Orlando Magic 2019/20 season.
We look back at our favourite moments as well as the frustrations and disappointments that saw the Magic secure its second straight trip to the NBA Playoffs and we find out which team Dante dislikes the most.
Episode 6: Magic Tied With The Bucks 1-1
This week on Penny For Your Thoughts Geraint, Paul and breakdown Games 1 and 2 against the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs including Nikola Vucevic joining elite company with back to back 30 point Playoff games.
We look ahead to the rest of the series starting with Game 3 on Saturday 22nd August tipping off at 6pm in the UK. Mikey tops off the episode with a howler during this weeks Magic Trivia.
Episode 5: Penny For Your Thoughts
This week on Episode 5, Paul, Mikey and Geraint preview the 1st Round of the NBA Playoff Series against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The guys discuss Orlando’s injury concerns going into Game 1 on Tuesday, Mikey and Geraint talk about appearing on the NBA Virtual Fan Screen against the Brooklyn Nets and we finish with Trivia from the last time the Magic faced the Bucks in the Playoffs in 2001.
Episode 4: Penny For Your Thoughts
This week Mikey, Geraint & Paul recap this weeks games against the Pacers, Raptors, Sixers and Celtics.
They also review the final two seeding games against the Nets and Pelicans before giving their predictions and having a go at this weeks trivia.
Episode 3: Penny For Your Thoughts
In Episode 3 Geraint, Mikey and Paul discuss the devastating injury to Jonathan Isaac in only his 3rd appearance since returning from injury.
They review last weeks games against the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings before looking ahead to a busy week of seeding games starting with Indiana.
Episode 2: Penny For Your Thoughts
This week Geraint, Mikey and Paul dive into the return of Jonathan Isaac & Markelle Fultz against the Denver Nuggets, discuss how the scrimmage games played out and give their predictions for this weeks games against the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings in the first two seeding games.
Episode 1: Penny For Your Thoughts
Episode 1 as Geraint, Mikey and Paul discuss the Magic & the NBA’s restart, review the first scrimmage game against the Los Angeles Clippers and look ahead to the Lakers & Nuggets games.