Welcome to the Penny For Your Thoughts podcast, the weekly UK podcast covering the Orlando Magic with your hosts Geraint Jones, Mikey Clark and Paul Bacon. Subscribe and download episodes available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube.

Back On The Road With David Steele

In this weeks episode Geraint, Mikey and Paul are joined by Orlando Magic Commentator and Magic Hall of Fame Inductee David Steele. David joins us to discuss what life is like now he’s back on the road travelling with the team, his early thoughts on this young roster and the job head coach Jamahl Mosley is doing in his first season.

Recorded: 28/11/2021

Bing Bong With Luke Jalil

On this weeks episode Geraint, Mikey and Paul are joined by one of our own, UK Magic fan who resides in Orlando, Luke Jalil. Luke joins us to discuss Wednesday nights win over the New York Knicks snapping a three game losing streak, our thoughts on the original Orlando Magic Theme Song and we look ahead to this weekends games against the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks.

Recorded: 17/11/2021

The Comeback vs Jazz With Jake Chapman

On this weeks episode Mikey and Paul welcome back Gary Craggs who’s standing in for Geraint this week. We are joined by Orlando Magic Radio host Jake Chapman to breakdown the Magic’s comeback win at home to the Utah Jazz, Jake takes us through the atmosphere inside the Amway Center on Draft Night and we find out how Jake ended up working for the Orlando Magic.

Recorded: 10/11/2021

Early Season Takeaways With Gary Craggs

On this weeks episode Geraint, Mikey and Paul are joined by UK Orlando Magic fan Gary Craggs for early season takeaways. Gary joins us to talk about the win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Franz Wagner dunk, our thoughts on the brand new Orlando Magic City Edition ‘Mixtape’ jerseys, and we ask the question, are the Orlando Magic taking too many threes?

Recorded: 07/11/2021

First Win Of The Season & Magic Mailbag

On this weeks episode Geraint, Mikey and Paul look back at Orlando’s first win of the season at the New York Knicks, we discuss the latest news, we look ahead to this weeks games plus Magic Mailbag, predictions and Magic Trivia.

Recorded: 30/10/2021

Positives From Opening Night With Barry Conn

On this weeks episode Geraint, Mikey and Paul are joined by UK Magic fan Barry Conn from Scotland to talk about his Orlando Magic fandom. We also discuss the latest Magic news and injury updates, we recap the Magic’s opening night loss at the San Antonio Spurs and what positives we can take from the game before looking ahead to the next week of games before we record our next episode.

Recorded: 23/10/2021

An Exciting future with CEO alex martins

On this weeks episode Geraint, Mikey and Paul are joined by Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins. Alex joins us to talk about the new rebuild, his role as CEO and provides us updates on the new Orlando Magic Practice Facility and the Sports and Entertainment Complex opposite Amway Center. We also discuss the latest Magic news and preview the first two games of the 2021/22 regular season.

Recorded: 19/10/2021

Magic Basketball Is Back With Dan 'Savage' Savage

On this weeks episode Geraint, Mikey and Paul are joined by Orlando Magic Director of Digital News and Writer for OrlandoMagic.com Dan Savage. We discuss the latest Magic news, recap the first two preseason games against the Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans, plus Dan shares his stories from media day including Magic guard Gary Harris asking him “Are you a Savage?”.

Recorded: 07/10/2021

Eastern Conference Preview: Part Five With UK Knicks

On this weeks episode we wrap up our Eastern Conference Preview series featuring @UK_Knicks from Twitter, to breakdown the New York Knicks before Geraint and Mikey look at the remaining five teams, the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards. Martin joins us to talk about key acquisitions, offseason moves and expectations for the upcoming 2021/22 NBA season.

Recorded: 01/10/2021

Eastern Conference Preview: Part Four With British Buzz & The Boston Brit

On this weeks episode we continue with part four of our Eastern Conference Preview series featuring @British_Buzz and @TheBostonBrit from Twitter, to breakdown the Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics. James and Nathan talk to us about key acquisitions, offseason moves and expectations for the upcoming 2021/22 NBA season.

Recorded: 23/09/2021

Eastern Conference Preview: Part Three With Miami Heat UK & Bobby Healy

On this weeks episode we continue with part three of our Eastern Conference Preview series featuring @TheMiamiHeatUK and @TheBobbyHealy from Twitter, to breakdown the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers. Dan and Bobby talk to us about key acquisitions, offseason moves and expectations for the upcoming 2021/22 NBA season.

Recorded: 17/09/2021

Eastern Conference Preview: Part Two With UK Chicago Bulls & Raptors Fans UK

On this weeks episode we continue with part two of our Eastern Conference Preview series featuring @UKChicagoBulls and @RaptorsFansUK from Twitter, to breakdown the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors. Jimmy and Matt talk to us about key acquisitions, offseason moves and expectations for the upcoming 2021/22 NBA season.

Recorded: 15/09/2021

Eastern Conference Preview: Part One With UK Nets Fans & UK Bucks

On this weeks episode we start with part one of our Eastern Conference Preview series featuring @UKNetsFans and @UK_Bucks from Twitter, to breakdown the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. Matt and Sean talk to us about key acquisitions, offseason moves and expectations for the upcoming 2021/22 NBA season.

Recorded: 07/09/2021

Looking at the 2021/22 schedule + jalen suggs jersey competition

On this weeks episode Geraint, Mikey and Paul are joined by Orlando Magic fan from Scotland Angus Craig to talk about his Orlando Magic fandom, we take a look at the 2021/22 Orlando Magic schedule and we announce details of our Jalen Suggs jersey competition (details over on our YouTube channel).

Recorded: 30/08/2021

Who's Standing Out For The Magic At Summer League?

On Thursday nights episode Geraint, Mikey and Paul catch up on all the latest Orlando Magic news including the signings of Moritz Wagner and Ignas Brazdeikis, releasing Dwayne Bacon, what the Magic might do with the final, open roster spot and discuss who’s stood out after two games at the MGM resorts NBA Summer League.

Recorded: 12/08/2021

Darrell Armstrong On What Made The Heart & Hustle Team Special

On this weeks episode of Penny For Your Thoughts we are joined by former Orlando Magic point guard and Orlando Magic Hall of Fame inductee Darrell Armstrong. DA joins us to talk about his NBA journey as a player and now a coach with the Dallas Mavericks, what made the famous heart and hustle team so special and what it was like working with new Orlando Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley.

Recorded: 08/08/2021

How The Orlando Magic Became Winners On Draft Night With Aaron Goldstone

On this episode of Penny For Your Thoughts we’re joined by Orlando Pinstriped Post contributor covering the Orlando Magic, Aaron Goldstone. We discuss the Magic drafting Jalen Suggs and Franz Wagner, NBA free agency, NBA summer league, preseason and more.

Recorded: 03/08/2021

The Ultimate Five Team Orlando Magic Draft

It’s NBA Draft week and we’ve teamed up with Jonathan Osborne and Luke Sylvia from The Sixth Man Show for a Five Team Orlando Magic draft, selecting from the best players in Orlando Magic history. We will posting polls on Twitter to determine who has the strongest starting five and sixth man.

Recorded: 25/07/2021

First Impressions With Orlando Magic Italia

On this weeks episode Geraint, Mikey and Paul are joined by Paolo Gilli from Orlando Magic Italia to talk about our first impressions of new Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley, hopes on NBA Draft night, how Paolo became a Magic fan living in Italy and the Azzurri’s victory over England in the Euro 2020 final.

Recorded: 16/07/2021

Jamahl Mosley Close To Becoming The New Head Coach

Geraint, Mikey and Paul discuss Thursday’s reports that the Orlando Magic are closing in on Dallas Maverick assistant coach Jamahl Mosley as the new head coach. We look at what this means for the upcoming season, the young players on the roster and predictions for the NBA Draft.

Recorded: 10/07/2021

Breaking Down The 2021 Draft Class With Josh Cohen

On this weeks episode of Penny For Your Thoughts we’re joined by Writer and Digital Content Manager for OrlandoMagic.com Josh Cohen. We discuss the Orlando Magic Head Coaching Search, the NBA Draft Combine winners and losers, detailed breakdowns including strengths and weaknesses of top prospects in the 2021 Draft.

Recorded: 07/07/2021

Should Penny Hardaway Be The Next Head Coach?

On this weeks episode of Penny For Your Thoughts Geraint, Mikey and Paul discuss the latest news on the Magic coaching search including Penny Hardaway, the NBA Draft Lottery and whether Orlando will trade up on Draft night and we look at potential picks at #5 and #8.

Recorded: 28/06/2021

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.

Recorded: 05/06/2021

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.

Recorded: 07/06/2021

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.

Recorded: 19/05/2021

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.

Recorded: 08/05/2021

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.

Recorded: 02/05/2021

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.

Recorded: 24/04/2021

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.

Recorded: 18/04/2021

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.

Recorded: 10/04/2021

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.

Recorded: 05/04/2021

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.

Recorded: 31/03/2021

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.

Recorded: 27/03/2021

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.

Recorded: 20/03/2021

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.

Recorded: 13/03/2021

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.

Recorded: 07/03/2021

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.

Recorded: 28/02/2021

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.

Recorded: 22/02/2021

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.

Recorded: 13/02/2021

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.

Recorded: 07/02/2021

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.

Recorded: 30/01/2021

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.

Recorded: 23/01/2021

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.

Recorded: 17/01/2021

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.

Recorded: 10/01/2021

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.

Recorded: 05/01/2021

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.

Recorded: 30/12/2020

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.

Recorded: 21/12/2020

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.

Recorded: 13/12/2020

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.

Recorded: 07/12/2020

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!

Recorded: 01/12/2020

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.

Recorded: 25/11/2020

What Should The Magic Do This Offseason 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

Recorded: 14/11/2020

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.

Recorded: 03/11/2020

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.

Recorded: 21/08/2020

Magic vs Bucks Playoff Preview

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.

Recorded: 16/08/2020

Recapping The Seeding Games

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.

Recorded: 10/08/2020

Jonathan Isaac's Devastating Injury

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.

Recorded: 03/08/2020

The NBA Bubble Preview

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.

Recorded: 30/07/2020

Welcome To The New Podcast

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.

Recorded: 23/07/2020

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