One Seat Over



Entertaining and informative look at the Detroit sports world with host Joe Yashinsky. We'll touch on other topics as well, and bring in a merry-go-round of guests, all of which will have something interesting to say.


  • March Madness  Harold Shelton

    March Madness & Harold Shelton

    20/03/2018 Duration: 59min

    Despite lofty expectations, Tom Izzo's Michigan State Spartans were bounced from the NCAA Tournament over the weekend. What went wrong? Who is to blame? Harold Shelton of the Big Ten Network joins the show to break it all down. Plus, could miracle-man Jordan Poole and the Michigan Wolverines possibly dance all the way to a national championship? A can't-miss episode!

  • Mara Reinstein Predicts the Oscars!

    Mara Reinstein Predicts the Oscars!

    01/03/2018 Duration: 39min

    The Academy Awards are just days away and film critic Mara Reinstein (Us Weekly, is One Seat Over to dish on everything Oscar! Mara offers her expert predictions on the night's biggest awards and shares the latest inside scoops from Hollywood. Which big winner from last year's show won't be back on the red carpet in 2018? You'll have to listen to find out!

  • Detroit World Premiere with Mara Reinstein

    "Detroit" World Premiere with Mara Reinstein

    27/07/2017 Duration: 26min

    The first ever movie premiere to take place at the Fox Theatre?  None other than "Detroit," Kathryn Bigelow's heavily hyped movie centered around the 1967 riots that nearly burned the city to the ground.  Noted film critic Mara Reinstein of was among the national media to descend on Detroit for this star-studded event.  Today, she joins the One Seat Over podcast to break it all down.

  • Bracket Breakdown with BTNs Harold Shelton

    Bracket Breakdown with BTN's Harold Shelton

    14/03/2017 Duration: 01h04min

    Before you fill out your bracket for the 2017 NCAA Tournament, be sure to check out today's show with Harold Shelton of the Big Ten Network.  Harold and host Joe Yashinsky preview the first round matchups for Michigan and Michigan State.  Also, the guys ponder if a run to the Final Four in Phoenix could be in the cards for any of the teams from the Big 10.  The full college hoops landscape is discussed, from Miles Bridges' future NBA status to why so many would-be Wolverine seniors keep transferring to new schools.  Harold and Joe offer possible upset picks and who they see cutting down the nets at the end.  Do not miss this ultimate Big Dance breakdown! 

  • Mara Reinstein  the Academy Awards

    Mara Reinstein & the Academy Awards

    23/02/2017 Duration: 30min

    The 2017 Oscars are just around the corner.  What better way to get set for Hollywood's biggest night than by listening to today's podcast with my very special guest, Mara Reinstein, film critic for Us Weekly and one of the rising stars in the media world.   Mara tells of her early moviegoing experiences growing up in Michigan; gives predictions on all of Sunday's biggest awards; and offers a host of improvements for the Oscar telecast that she'll incorporate when she is one day producing the show.   If you plan on watching the Academy Awards this Sunday, you will not want to miss today's jam-packed episode of "One Seat Over!"

  • NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry

    NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry

    01/02/2017 Duration: 35min

    Who better to dissect the game of basketball with than 1975 NBA Finals MVP and Hall of Famer Rick Barry?  Rick is going to be coaching in the new BIG-3 basketball league this summer and gives us plenty of insight into this exciting new development.  We discuss LeBron James and Kevin Durant, and the current state of the NBA with superstars only preferring to play alongisde other top players.  Rick has some surprising thoughts on the subject.  We jump into the Andre Drummond free throw situation and why it is that certain guys show no interest in really getting better. Finally, Rick breaks down the game of his youngest son, Canyon, and why he just might be the next member of the Barry clan to join the NBA ranks.  (He shoots his free throws underhanded, like Rick, and is one of the most accurate charity tossers in the country). It's a jam-packed hoops episode of One Seat Over with the one and only Rick Barry!

  • College Sports Extravaganza w/ BTNs Harold Shelton

    College Sports Extravaganza w/ BTN's Harold Shelton

    07/12/2016 Duration: 42min

    The college football regular season has come to a close, so why not dial up regular guest of the One Seat Over podcast, Mr. Harold Shelton of the Big Ten Network.  Harold recaps his time in Indianapolis for the conference championship game, and why the game's victor lost out (for a playoff berth) to a team that didn't even qualify to be there.  Host Joe Yashinsky also wonders why Michigan can't seem to figure out how to utilize Jabrill Peppers on offense, and Harold tries to explain the fascination with shrimp cocktail in downtown Indy.  It's always a good time in the One Seat Over studios when Harold Shelton pays a visit, so turn up the volume and enjoy today's Big Ten sports full-court press!

  • Dan Dickerson Warms Up the Hot Stove

    Dan Dickerson Warms Up the Hot Stove

    30/11/2016 Duration: 26min

    The baseball off-season is about to really get cooking, and we are lucky to have Detroit Tigers play-by-play man Dan Dickerson join us to talk about it all.  On today's program, Dan talks about the experience of being in the stands for Game 7 of the World Series between the Cubs and Indians.  We also discuss possible moves for the Tigers this winter.  Who could be on the trading block?  Does it make any sense to move Ian Kinsler?  Who does Dan think could be the ultimate sleeper for the Tigers in 2017?  Lastly, with college basketball season in full swing, Dan talks about the busy schedule he will have coming up calling UDM Titans basketball at Calihan Hall.  It's always a fun and informative discussion One Seat Over when Dan Dickerson is in the house.  Enjoy the show!

  • Mario Impemba: Tigers Year-in-Review

    Mario Impemba: Tigers Year-in-Review

    05/10/2016 Duration: 44min

    It's the 2016 Detroit Tigers year-in-review with longtime TV voice of the team, Mario Impemba.  Mario hits on all the highlights of the summer, and details why the Tigers wound up falling just short of a post-season berth.  We take a little trip down memory lane, reminiscing about Tiger Stadium and who Mario's favorite hometown player was growing up in Detroit.  We finish the show with a playoff preview, and find out just how casually Mario dressed during his time spent on the radio side this season.  It's a fun-filled, all-baseball episode featuring Mario Impemba, a pro's pro whose voice represents one of the sweetest sounds of summer.     

  • College Football Season Preview with Harold Shelton of the Big Ten Network

    College Football Season Preview with Harold Shelton of the Big Ten Network

    31/08/2016 Duration: 48min

    College football season is finally upon us!  Harold Shelton of the Big Ten Network joins the show to deliver the inside scoop on all things Michigan and Michigan State.     What are the expectations for the Spartans entering 2016 after an appearance in last year's College Football Playoff?  And will Tyler O'Connor follow in the footsteps of former MSU QB's (Stanton, Hoyer, Cousins, Cook) and play well enough to earn future NFL status?   What about Jim Harbaugh and Michigan?  Why is everyone making such a big deal about their association with the "Jumpman" logo?  Is Jabrill Peppers a legit Heisman candidate?     Harold and host Joey Yashinsky bring the heat on these topics and many others. Settle in for a jam-packed 2016 College Football Preview!

  • Jeff Riger: New Dad and Sports Radio Heavyweight

    Jeff Riger: New Dad and Sports Radio Heavyweight

    24/08/2016 Duration: 43min

    Jeff Riger from 97.1 the Ticket is One Seat Over today as he and host Joe Yashinsky tackle a host of hot-button topics.  First, Jeff lets us know how it's been having a new baby and whether it's cutting into his sports-watching hours.  Then the guys tackle an issue that's become quite relevant of late; the battle between football coaches and the media.  Jim Harbaugh, Mark Dantonio, and Jim Caldwell have all had dust-ups in recent weeks.  Why does this keep happening?  Jeff gives some ideas why, and also details what makes a coach "media-friendly."  The show winds down with some good, old-fashioned baseball trivia courtesy of the apocalyptic 1990s Detroit Tigers.   Sit back, relax, and enjoy a lively episode of One Seat Over with 97.1's Jeff Riger!

  • George Blaha a Detroit Treasure

    George Blaha; a Detroit Treasure

    07/06/2016 Duration: 45min

    George Blaha has been on the call in Detroit for 40 years.  Piston basketball, Spartan football, countless commercials; he is the voice of our city and we are so very lucky to have him One Seat Over today.  George offers many wonderful anecdotes, like the time he flew to LA just so he could meet the man he calls "the greatest broadcaster of his lifetime," Vin Scully.  Listen as George talks about the Pistons recent return to the playoffs, and the encouraging future for the club going forward.  So settle in for a healthy dose of Blaha, a true pro and one of the friendliest gentlemen you'll ever come across in the sports world.  

  • Mario Impemba: The Voice of Summer

    Mario Impemba: The Voice of Summer

    01/04/2016 Duration: 37min

    No better way to kick off the 2016 Tigers' baseball season than a sit-down with longtime TV voice of the team, Mario Impemba!  Mario joins me One Seat Over to talk about who he thinks could be the key guy for another pennant run this year, what it's like watching your son play college baseball, and the hidden benefit to jumping in the radio booth for 13 games this season.  Then we finish off the show with a lightning round of "Name that Mario!"  Enjoy this Tigers-themed edition of One Seat Over with the one and only Mario Impemba!

  • March Madness Fever with BTNs Harold Shelton

    March Madness Fever with BTN's Harold Shelton

    15/03/2016 Duration: 55min

    A jam-packed March Madness edition of One Seat Over with the Big Ten Network's Harold Shelton!  Host Joe Yashinsky and Mr. Shelton break it all down.  Does Michigan State have what it takes to get Tom Izzo title #2?  Is Zak Irvin the exact same person as Lester Abram?  Why is Charles Barkley on the NCAA Tournament selection show?  And is it possible that Rutgers will get banished to a mid-level New Jersey high school league after their horrifyingly ineffective two years of hoops in the Big Ten?  All that and much more as we get ready for another wild basketball journey through the month of March!

  • Greg Kampe, a Garbage Bag-Wearing Hoops Lifer

    Greg Kampe, a Garbage Bag-Wearing Hoops Lifer

    04/03/2016 Duration: 15min

    Greg Kampe has been head coach of the Oakland University basketball team since 1984.  And here in 2016, he might just have his best team yet.  Coach Kampe joins us in advance of the Horizon League tournament to discuss how to stay sharp during a nine-day layoff, why he schedules so hard in the non-conference, and why you wouldn't wear a suit and tie to go on the treadmill.  Kampe is one of the more quotable figures in the coaching world today, and it was terrific to have him One Seat Over.

  • David Was: A Master Lyricist

    David Was: A Master Lyricist

    24/02/2016 Duration: 01h24min

    One of the most original lyricists in the history of popular music, David Was has seen and done it all in the songwriting world.  He was the fulcrum of Was (Not Was), and the brains behind wonderful titles such as Spy in the House of Love, I Feel Better Than James Brown, Wedding Vows in Vegas, and so many more.  David possesses a wealth of knowledge on a number of subjects, from music to early 20th century poetry to the maintenance of a quality three-point shot into your 60's.  We are beyond thrilled to have David join the program; sit back, relax, and take a listen to a true master share with us some of his most memorable experiences in the music industry.

  • Scooter Barry, the Shot Doctor

    Scooter Barry, the Shot Doctor

    04/02/2016 Duration: 01h07min

    The final episode of our weekly Barry Family series, and we might have saved the best for last!  Scooter Barry, a pesky point guard that helped Larry Brown and Kansas win the National Championship in 1988, joins the show to rap on a number of subjects: one-and-done players in the college game, what it was like growing up with the world's best basketball player for a dad, and SolidShot, the innovative new wearable technology company that might wind up being Andre Drummond's best friend.  Scooter has one of the brightest basketball minds around.  Enjoy today's brand new episode of One Seat Over!

  • Rick Barry - A Hoops Genius

    Rick Barry - A Hoops Genius

    03/02/2016 Duration: 53min

    The Week of Barry marches on, this time with NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry.  Rick is super-passionate about a host of basketball-related topics, and he shares many of those with us today.  Listen to find out how he came to perfect the underhanded free throw motion, and which hoops-related myths are out there today.  A fantastic episode of One Seat Over starring the one and only Rick Barry!  Don't forget to tune in tomorrow for the conclusion to Barry Week, with eldest son Scooter.  He's got a new wearable technology company that could change the game completely!  

  • Canyon Barry - An Underhand Magician

    Canyon Barry - An Underhand Magician

    02/02/2016 Duration: 19min

    Today's episode kicks off Barry Family Week on the One Seat Over podcast.  Our first guest is Canyon Barry, youngest of the Barry clan, and currently a star hooper at College of Charleston.  Canyon is currently shelved for the year with a shoulder injury, but he'll be back next season with an eye on a possible NBA future.  Relevant to Detroit and the Pistons, Canyon shoots his free throws underhanded, like father and Hall of Famer, Rick. Does Canyon think it'd be wise for Andre Drummond to adopt this old-school technique to get his percentage up??  Take a wild guess.  Enjoy the wise-beyond-his-years Canyon Barry on today's episode of One Seat Over, and look for the Rick and Scooter Barry shows later in the week!

  • Harold Shelton Bowl Wrap

    Harold Shelton Bowl Wrap

    04/01/2016 Duration: 51min

    Harold Shelton kicks off 2016 on One Seat Over with a full breakdown of all things college sports.  We discuss Michigan State's destruction at the hands of Alabama in the Cotton Bowl, Connor Cook's NFL prospects, and the surprisingly quick turnaround at Michigan by Jim Harbaugh.  Harold also talks about the injury to Denzel Valentine and why it could be a good omen, drawing an interesting parallel to the 2000 MSU championship season. Saddle up and enjoy a fun-filled podcast beginning to the year 2016!

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