The Cubs Talk Podcast breaks down all things baseball on the North Side. Host David Kaplan and a rotating cast of Cubs insider Gordon Wittenmyer, beat writer Maddie Lee, and writer Tim Stebbins, bring insider perspective, regular player interviews, and news updates during the team's pursuit of another championship. New episodes release every Wednesday and Friday morning.
The Cubs have a never-ending list of celebrity fans, including TV host and personality Steve Wilkos. Wilkos joins David Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer to discuss his lifelong fandom of the Cubs. The crew dives into the Cubs' 2021 offseason, the origin of Wilkos' famous bald head look, his favorite Cub players and Cubs moments, and how he was sitting close to Steve Bartman during that infamous playoff game.
(1:40) - Steve Wilkos discusses his passion for the Cubs and the disappointment of the rebuild
(6:00) - Did the Cubs get enough for Yu Darvish?
(10:30) - Was Theo leaving the right move for the Cubs?
(12:10) - How Wilkos joined The Jerry Springer Show and his craziest stories from the show
(15:00) - The history of the bald head look
(21:50) - Wilkos discusses his days as a Chicago police officer
(26:40) - Wilkos sat in the same row as Steve Bartman during Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS
(31:30) - Wilkos discusses what he would say to the Ricketts family about the Cubs