Cookies: A Basketball Podcast



COOKIES, a podcast on VICE Sports, covers basketball and the culture surrounding it. Tune in for discussions that range from breaking news to advanced statistical analysis to the celebration of Anthony Mason's haircuts. Hosted by Ben Detrick and Jordan Redaelli, COOKIES will feature guests from the worlds of sports, music, art, film, and comedy.


  • Blizzy Rave Heart: Cookies 280

    05/02/2021 Duración: 01h33min

    New eps drop first on our Patreon page! Jeezy snowmen and blizzard buzzkills (3:22), tech clothing (12:50), Bullies 2021 hits different (17:30), bulk buying (20:30), will galleries and nightlife rise again in the broken city? (26:02), "Nevermind" and meaningful art in the Trump era (37:03), NBA's most influential players of the last 30 years (50:50), the case for and against Kobe (1:04:03), reverse engineering stretch bigs (1:11:23), never meet your heroes, unless you're Immanuel Quickley and it's Lou Williams (1:15:02), what's causing this season's offensive monsoon? (1:20:35). 

  • He Got GameStop: Cookies 279

    01/02/2021 Duración: 01h28min

    Reddit Robin Hoods take on Wall Street (3:02), financial perception versus reality (15:33), the diaspora of memes (30:05), Proud Boy origins (45:33), Lakers versus Sixers (52:01), an overabundance of volume scorers (1:08:13), the Thibs wants what the Thibs wants (1:19:44). 

  • The Iron Fist: Cookies 278

    27/01/2021 Duración: 01h34min

    New episode of Cookies Hoops drop first on our Patreon page! Inauguration pomp and circumstance (1:35), the relief of Trump's departure (13:09), Biden's rare opportunity—that goes against being Joe Biden (25:43), Donald = RIP to a Twitter GOAT (48:21), Ben Simmons' early season performance (58:02), Kuo defends winning culture (1:06:22), can Kemba Walker fulfill his promise on a rebuilding Boston team? (1:12:04), Kyrie and the Nets triple down on bucket-making (1:18:43), whether the Knicks' defense is actually good (1:22:03). 

  • Tall Thirsty Kings: Cookies 277

    19/01/2021 Duración: 01h36min

    Beware of bucatini panic-buyers (1:04), we struggle to define "fast casual," (8:03), Yang brings back bodega discourse that never left (12:30), conservatives get purged from social networks (19:03), Armie Hammer is brimming with chaotic energy (34:02), James Harden is traded to Brooklyn (43:33), what are the Rockets doing? (1:02:33), Sixers Nation wails about a first-place rife flush with young talent (1:07:33), Giannis and the Bucks, in search of a narrative (1:19:02), Jokic and Europeans 

  • The Dark Navy: Cookies 276

    16/01/2021 Duración: 01h36min

    New episodes drop first on Patreon! Colors of the year (1:02), our dream guests for the world's most influential basketball podcast (6:47), "Sex and the City" returns without the sex-haver (18:25), short culture (25:02), Andrew Yang's mayor road starts with a pothole (30:05), the process and results of the Capitol siege (49:25), some impeachment talk (55:32), Kyrie vanishes and indignation theater appears (1:06:30), the NBA season in shàmblęs (1:24:02). 

  • Riot in MSG! Cookies 275

    13/01/2021 Duración: 01h51min

    New episodes drop first on Patreon! The Capitol gets bum-rushed by Trumpers (2:02), why did the police offer such little resistance? (14:32), Ariel Pink, John Maus and indie rock rioters (28:33), Georgia Senatorial runoff (42:35), the Knicks are streaking! (50:20), Steph Curry debates—and what happens when a chiller doesn't care about their legacy (1:02:21), Sixers' hot start (1:33:04). 

  • 2 Hot 2 Die: Cookies 274 with Jason Concepcion

    05/01/2021 Duración: 01h47min

    New episodes drop first on Patreon! Emmy-winning journalist Jason "netw3rk" Concepcion join Cookies Hoops to discuss the arrival of 2021 (2:01), California's predictable COVID-19 blunders (5:01) and the ominous start to vaccine rollouts (17:43), the life and death of god-tier rapper MF DOOM (28:30), Los Angeles hot versus New York hot (45:31), Kyrie Irving and postmodern basketball (56:30),  honeybuns, off-court baggage, dog-whistles and James Harden (1:03:14), NBA Desktop's secrets to success (1:12:43), Knicks fans can't be hurt because they're already dead (1:26:22), dangers of judging results (1:32:52). 

  • Lil Stinkers: Cookies 273

    02/01/2021 Duración: 01h54min

    New episodes drop first on Patreon! Christmas trauma, Santa visits Chinatown (2:30), Hilaria Baldwin's great Iberian getaway (21:25), the reputed bucatini shortage and cultural pasta signifiers (35:14), NBA's elongated preseason and fan hysteria (53:15), lil stinkers of Sixers Nation instantly overplay their hand (1:13:32), Knicks drub the Bucks (1:23:15), stumbling Jayson Tatum wedged into cavernous shoes of stardom (1:18:25), Luka Doncic is being set up to fail (1:31:03), Steph Curry versus Trae Young (1:37:31). 

  • Stimulated Dummies: Cookies 272

    02/01/2021 Duración: 02h00s

    New episodes drop first on Patreon! Christmas in New York City, plus  bagel talk (2:30), that $600 stimulus hits...different (13:33), if all French restaurants are actually Christmas restaurants (22:17), tangled romance of the journalist and a negging pharma bro (29:02), bodega fetishism (43:22), Detrick and Kuo argue about middlemen, yet again (55:24),  NBA season begins:  Lakers vs Clippers (1:10:25), Curry's tarnished rings (1:38), and Brooklyn's unique shot-maker approach (1:47:33). 

  • Blizzard Bois: Cookies 271

    21/12/2020 Duración: 01h36min

    Big blizzard vibe check (1:20), viral outdoor dining at the Smith (13:35), covid in the culture (13:35) and the right time for pandemic humor (25:45), "I'm Your Woman" doesn't scratch that "Undoing" itch (38:11), who hacked the US government big board (41:25), Harden x Simmons rumors are the basketball Rorschach test (47:27), Giannis re-signs with Milwaukee (1:02:39), 538's statistical predictions (1:14:30), Lin may be returning to the Warriors (1:21:40). 

  • Biohackers: Cookies 270

    21/12/2020 Duración: 01h39min

    Shower posse defections (2:30), shoes off versus shoes on (10:12), indoor dining ends (20:51), but vaccinations begin—we debate if celebs should live or die for covid awareness (34:31), classism of "yellow card" privileges (46:30), the NBA returns with fresh Knicks regrets! (57:02), LaMelo Ball is a creative genius (1:02:33), Simmons x Harden debate rages on (1:11:23), is Jayson Tatum the most overrated player in NBA history? (1:20:21).  

  • Trash Fish: Cookies 269

    14/12/2020 Duración: 01h22min

    Birria taco update (3:10), 500 New York City closings (10:20), tilapia, also known as the trash fish (19:25), should NBA players make more than senators? (26:30), Cardi B and Meek Mills shamed for their lack of generosity (31:02), Kyrie Irving's intoxicating talent, media blackout, and Iverson-esque influence (45:25), the vulnerability of LeBron James (54:02), excitement over Steph Curry's return (1:02:02), James Harden: persona non-grata on the Knicks of the South and Philly's non-core trade options (1:08:33), is working in the gym for toxic scrubs? (1:16:30). 

  • Mr. Fong: Cookies 268

    08/12/2020 Duración: 01h28min

    Episodes drop first on the Cookies Hoops Patreon! Mr. Fong is back in action (8:12), New York second wave vibe check (12:18), waiting on the vaccine (18:45), are the monoliths boring—or an example of rare public excitement over art? (30:35), Spotify wrapped reveals the year of J.J. Cale and Lil Baby (43:07), Steve Aoki brings ethnic food to the Beantown (49:35), Russell Westbrook is traded for John Wall (52:01), new max players and confronting purgatory (1:15:22). 

  • Hugh Grant Innocent!!! Cookies 267

    03/12/2020 Duración: 01h34min

    New episodes of Cookies are available on Patreon first! The allure and blandness of doppelgangers (1:30), indulging in rewatches of "The Sopranos" (8:10), welcome to The Re-Undoingables: we spent 30 minutes breaking down the finale of HBO's smash whodunnit (15:54), Mike Tyson fights Roy Jones Jr. in a grim spectacle (45:33), NBA's covid-tempting plan for the 2021 season (1:09:12), what is the official street food of New York City? (1:21:43).  

  • Jordan Originalism: Cookies 266

    03/12/2020 Duración: 01h37min

    Episodes of Cookies are available first on Patreon! The morality of spending on Black Friday (1:20), Thanksgiving during a pandemic: wait, is that a salad spinner in the background? (16:08), the implausibility of electric eels existing (22:43), walking food tours and Birria-Landia trucks (26:12), Twitter's Fleet week (34:35), Jordan Originalism and the impossibility of escaping MJ's 30-year old shadow (48:32), can Embiid be a closer? (59:33), whether the Brooklyn InterNets are real contenders or just a branding malfunction (1:17:33). 

  • Tony Meatballs: Cookies 265

    28/11/2020 Duración: 01h47min

    Marinara talk (3:30), outdoor dining enclosures become new source of covid scolding (15:30), controversial Thanksgiving plans (22:05), "The Undoing" spoilers and theories (36:45), NBA free agents are fleeing the Bean (50:12), Knicks are quiet, not deadly (57:30), Sixers sign Dwight Howard, trade Zhaire Smith (1:11:23), Bucks bungle the books (1:24:15), did Jeezy vs Gucci Mane help the Hawks recruit talent? (1:28:44), Lakers get better, more or less (1:38:02). 

  • NBA Draft Blowout! Cookies 264

    23/11/2020 Duración: 57min

    New episodes of Cookes Hoops are available first for our beloved Patreon subscribers! Tearful, meaningful and cathartic effects of the NBA draft after a tough year (2:03), LaMelo Ball meets his fate in Charlotte (6:35), Anthony Edwards, who might not want it more (14:21), the Knicks draft local lad Obi Toppin (22:05), Tyrese Halliburton drops (30:29), Daryl Morey and the Sixers quickly revamp by dealing two starters (38:25).

  • Escargot: Cookies 263

    21/11/2020 Duración: 01h54min

    Unraveling HBO's "The Undoing," (1:30), election falling continues (15:25), basking in Covid-19's second wave and the NYC curfew (21:48), at long last, the Kuo Big Board in revealed! (33:29), player development and an elongated offseason (49:24), Chris Paul traded to Phoenix for a bunch of dreamy lads (1:10:32), Sam Presti's bittersweet symphony (1:18:22), James Harden saga continues (1:23:02), is the Knicks' embrace of conventional wisdom running five years behind? (1:38:33). 

  • Off the Schnide: Cookies 262

    12/11/2020 Duración: 01h48min

    New episodes drop first on the Cookies Hoops Patreon! Biden Szn has returned (2:30), jawns gone wild in Philly (22:04), Pfizer announces a potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus covid-19 (26:02), Dave Chappelle on "Saturday Night Live" (48:35), Supreme sells for two billy (54:50), an NBA restart looms....already (1:02:22), Eric Bledsoe is a good loser (1:15:44), what awaits Gordon Hayward and Al Horford this offseason? (1:21:03), LaMelo and other draft uncertainties (1:30:35).    

  • Spiraling! Cookies 261

    12/11/2020 Duración: 01h37min

    New episodes drop first on the Cookies Hoops Patreon! Why were election polls so wrong? (5:14), media coverage of an evening of mayhem (10:15), what these results say about America (20:13), whether the Democratic Party's message resonated with voters (30:04). Plus: Sam Hinkie is interviewed by Pablo Torre (57:02) and Morey's first Sixers presser (1:05:26), James Harden's availability (1:12:26), properly rating the legendary centers of yore (1:19:33), is anything good but unfunny besides "Illmatic?" (1:29:58).   

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