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Bernstein & Holmes Show

7,679 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 22 hours ago - ★★★★ - 223 ratings

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes bring you fun, smart and compelling Chicago sports talk with great listener interaction. On Wednesdays, Leila Rahimi joins as a guest co-host. The show features discussion of the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox as well as the biggest sports news making waves beyond Chicago. Recurring guests include Bears safety Jaquan Brisker, Pro Football Talk founder Mike Florio, Cubs outfielder Ian Happ and Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer.

Catch the Bernstein & Holmes Show live Monday through Friday (10 a.m.- 2 p.m. CT) on 670 The Score, the exclusive audio home of the Cubs and the Bulls, or on the Audacy app. For more, follow the show on X @BernsyHolmes.

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Full Show — July 12, 2024

July 12, 2024 20:20 - 2 hours - 162 MB

Cubs sweep AL East-leading Orioles (Hour 1)

July 12, 2024 20:10 - 48 minutes - 44.2 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes opened their show by sharing their takeaways from the Cubs' 8-0 win over the AL East-leading Orioles on Thursday to complete a three-game sweep. The guys then explained how Cubs center fielder Pete Crow-Armstrong keeps invading left fielder Ian Happ's space on defense. Later, they discussed Sky rookie forward Angel Reese extending her WNBA record of consecutive double-doubles to 15 in Chicago's 91-76 loss to New York on Thursday.

Jim Margalus talks hopes for White Sox's philosophy heading into MLB Draft (Hour 2)

July 12, 2024 20:08 - 44 minutes - 41 MB

In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Jim Margalus of Sox Machine to discuss his hopes for the White Sox's philosophy heading into the MLB Draft, which begins on Sunday. Bernstein and Holmes then listened and reacted to Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson praise rookie quarterback Caleb Williams during a recent interview. Later, during the high noon segment, they listened and reacted to the man from a classic commercial for Everest College admit that he never went ...

Katie Woo talks Cardinals' resurgence, Willson Contreras' improved framing (Hour 3)

July 12, 2024 20:05 - 47 minutes - 43.5 MB

In the third hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Katie Woo of The Athletic to discuss the Cardinals' resurgence, catcher Willson Contreras' improved pitch framing and more. Later, Audacy NFL insider Mark Schlereth joined the show to discuss the direction of the running game in the league.

Wayne Randazzo previews Cubs-Cardinals (Hour 4)

July 12, 2024 20:04 - 36 minutes - 33.5 MB

In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Apple TV+ play-by-play announcer Wayne Randazzo to preview the Cubs-Cardinals series, which begins Friday evening. Bernstein and Holmes then discussed how Bears rookie quarterback Caleb Williams is developing his cadence. Later, they listened and reacted to tennis legend Serena Williams throw shade at Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker and rapper Drake at the ESPYs.

Transition | Cubs are in the same spot they were in a year ago

July 12, 2024 20:00 - 18 minutes - 17.4 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel for their daily transition segment, where they discussed how the Cubs are in the same spot they were at this time last year heading into the All-Star break.

Bears rookie QB Caleb Williams is developing his cadence

July 12, 2024 19:55 - 15 minutes - 14.3 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed how Bears rookie quarterback Caleb Williams is developing his cadence.

Mark Schlereth talks direction of NFL running game while babysitting grandkids

July 12, 2024 19:54 - 18 minutes - 16.6 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Audacy NFL insider Mark Schlereth to discuss the direction of the running game in the NFL.

Katie Woo talks Cardinals' resurgence, Willson Contreras' improved framing

July 12, 2024 19:52 - 18 minutes - 17.1 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Katie Woo of The Athletic to discuss the Cardinals' resurgence, catcher Willson Contreras' improved pitch framing and more.

Bears CB Jaylon Johnson: Rookie QB Caleb Williams is 'special'

July 12, 2024 19:48 - 13 minutes - 12.4 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes listened and reacted to Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson praise rookie quarterback Caleb Williams during a recent interview.

Jim Margalus talks hopes for White Sox's philosophy heading into MLB Draft

July 12, 2024 19:46 - 19 minutes - 17.7 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Jim Margalus of Sox Machine to discuss his hopes for the White Sox's philosophy heading into the MLB Draft, which begins on Sunday.

Examining Angel Reese's crazy double-double run

July 12, 2024 18:16 - 10 minutes - 9.45 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed Sky rookie forward Angel Reese extending her WNBA record of consecutive double-doubles to 15 in Chicago's 91-76 loss to New York on Thursday.

Cubs CF Pete Crow-Armstrong keeps invading LF Ian Happ's space

July 12, 2024 16:55 - 17 minutes - 15.7 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes explained how Cubs center fielder Pete Crow-Armstrong keeps invading left fielder Ian Happ's space on defense.

Full Show — July 11, 2024

July 11, 2024 20:59 - 2 hours - 152 MB

Cubs have first 3-game win streak since April as Shota Imanaga was effectively wild (Hour 1)

July 11, 2024 20:52 - 42 minutes - 38.6 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes opened their show by sharing their takeaways from the Cubs' 4-0 win over the Orioles on Wednesday in Baltimore. They then discussed Chicago outfielder Cody Bellinger exiting the game after being hit in the hand with a pitch. Later, Bernstein and Holmes revealed how producer Adam Studzinski dropped the ball on his newfound soccer fandom.

Trysta Kricks talks Bulls' rebuild, Team USA's showcase win against Canada (Hour 2)

July 11, 2024 20:49 - 41 minutes - 38.3 MB

In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by BetMGM Tonight host Trysta Krick to discuss the Bulls' rebuild, Team USA's 86-72 win against Canada on Wednesday in the first of five exhibition games before heading to the Paris Olympics and more. Bernstein and Holmes then discussed White Sox reliever Michael Kopech throwing an immaculate inning in earning the save in his club's 3-1 win against the Twins in the opener of a doubleheader Wednesday. The guys also listened and...

Trysta Krick talks Bulls' rebuild, Team USA's showcase win against Canada (Hour 2)

July 11, 2024 20:49 - 41 minutes - 38.3 MB

In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by BetMGM Tonight host Trysta Krick to discuss the Bulls' rebuild, Team USA's 86-72 win against Canada on Wednesday in the first of five exhibition games before heading to the Paris Olympics and more. Bernstein and Holmes then discussed White Sox reliever Michael Kopech throwing an immaculate inning in earning the save in his club's 3-1 win against the Twins in the opener of a doubleheader Wednesday. The guys also listened and...

Mike Florio talks Caleb Williams', Rome Odunze's unsigned rookie contracts with Bears (Hour 3)

July 11, 2024 20:47 - 43 minutes - 40.1 MB

In the third hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk to discuss Bears quarterback Caleb Williams and receiver Rome Odunze having not yet signed their rookie contracts with the team. Florio also shared his takeaways from the first two episodes of HBO's "Hard Knocks: Offseason with the New York Giants" and weighed in on the latest NFL storylines. Bernstein and Holmes then pondered whether there's too much football jargon in NFL coverage. Later, t...

Jason Lieser talks Caleb Williams', Rome Odunze's unsigned rookie contracts with Bears (Hour 4)

July 11, 2024 20:43 - 38 minutes - 35 MB

In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Jason Lieser of the Sun-Times to discuss Bears quarterback Caleb Williams and receiver Rome Odunze having not yet signed their rookie contracts with the team. Lieser also discussed the constantly evolving job of NFL head coaches and more. Bernstein and Holmes then listened and reacted to their recent conversation with Fox Sports reporter Carmen Vitali, who described the aggressive play-calling style of Bears offensive coordi...

Transition | Caleb Williams impresses Giants' Brian Daboll on 'Hard Knocks: Offseason'

July 11, 2024 20:33 - 25 minutes - 23.8 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel for the daily transition segment, where they discussed HBO's "Hard Knocks: Offseason with the New York Giants" showing Bears quarterback Caleb Williams impressing New York coach Brian Daboll during an interview at the NFL Scouting Combine in April.

Be ready for aggressive play-calling from Bears offensive coordinator Shane Waldron

July 11, 2024 20:27 - 7 minutes - 7.34 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes listened and reacted to their recent conversation with Fox Sports reporter Carmen Vitali, who described the aggressive play-calling style of Bears offensive coordinator Shane Waldron.

StubHub shuts down secondary market for Bears training camp tickets

July 11, 2024 20:25 - 6 minutes - 6.22 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed StubHub shutting down the secondary market that had developed for Bears training camp tickets.

Trysta Krick talks Bulls' rebuild, Team USA's showcase win against Canada

July 11, 2024 20:15 - 22 minutes - 20.2 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by BetMGM Tonight host Trysta Krick to discuss the Bulls' rebuild, Team USA's 86-72 win against Canada on Wednesday in the first of five exhibition games before heading to the Paris Olympics and more.

Examining Michael Kopech's immaculate inning, puzzling postgame comments

July 11, 2024 20:10 - 12 minutes - 11.1 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed White Sox reliever Michael Kopech throwing an immaculate inning in earning the save in his club's 3-1 win against the Twins in the opener of a doubleheader Wednesday. The guys then listened and reacted to Kopech's puzzling postgame comments about his struggles this season.

Mike Florio talks Caleb Williams', Rome Odunze's unsigned rookie contracts with Bears

July 11, 2024 20:05 - 16 minutes - 14.9 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk to discuss Bears quarterback Caleb Williams and receiver Rome Odunze having not yet signed their rookie contracts with the team. Florio also shared his takeaways from the first two episodes of HBO's "Hard Knocks: Offseason with the New York Giants" and weighed in on the latest NFL storylines.

Cody Bellinger exits Cubs-Orioles game after being hit in hand with pitch

July 11, 2024 19:59 - 14 minutes - 13.5 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed Cubs outfielder Cody Bellinger exiting his team's win against the Orioles on Wednesday after being hit in the hand with a pitch.

Cubs have first 3-game win streak since April as Shota Imanaga was effectively wild

July 11, 2024 19:57 - 13 minutes - 12.3 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes shared their takeaways from the Cubs' 4-0 win over the Orioles on Wednesday in Baltimore. 

Full Show — July 10, 2024

July 10, 2024 21:21 - 2 hours - 149 MB

Cubs earn 'good team' win in 9-2 victory over Orioles (Hour 1)

July 10, 2024 21:15 - 40 minutes - 37 MB

Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi opened their show by sharing their takeaways from the Cubs' 9-2 win over the Orioles on Tuesday. They then discussed outfielder Ian Happ making a historic mark in Baltimore during the game. Later, Bernstein, Holmes and Rahimi discussed the secondary market that has developed for Bears training camp tickets.

Carmen Vitali talks Teven Jenkins, Bears' offensive line, Shane Waldron's system (Hour 2)

July 10, 2024 21:12 - 40 minutes - 37.4 MB

In the second hour, Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Fox Sports reporter Carmen Vitali to discuss her training session with Bears offensive lineman Teven Jenkins, how Chicago's offensive line is planning on helping rookie quarterback Caleb Williams, the expectations for offensive coordinator Shane Waldron's system and more. Bernstein, Holmes and Rahimi then discussed which players the Cubs should and shouldn't look to trade as the deadline looms on July 30.

Caleb Williams, Rome Odunze impress Giants on 'Hard Knocks: Offseason' (Hour 3)

July 10, 2024 21:09 - 42 minutes - 38.9 MB

In the third hour, Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi listened and reacted to the second episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks: Offseason," which featured Bears rookie quarterback Caleb Williams and receiver Rome Odunze impressing Giants and coaches at the NFL Scouting Combine in April. They then pondered what's keeping Williams from signing his rookie contract with the Bears. Later, Bernstein, Holmes and Rahimi discussed NASCAR announcing Wednesday morning that Bubba Wallace has been f...

Are the Bulls headed in the right direction? (Hour 4)

July 10, 2024 21:06 - 38 minutes - 35.5 MB

In the final hour, Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi pondered whether the Bulls are headed in the right direction after recently trading veteran forward DeMar DeRozan and guard Alex Caruso. Star guard Zach LaVine and center Nikola Vucevic remain on the roster. Yahoo Sports MLB insider Russell Dorsey then joined the show to discuss the Cubs' wild-card chances, the trade market for Cubs outfielder Cody Bellinger and White Sox outfielder Luis Robert Jr. and more. Later, Bernstein,...

Transition | Cubs have ideal start to final stretch before All-Star break

July 10, 2024 21:04 - 25 minutes - 23 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Danny Parkins for the daily transition segment, where they discussed the Cubs' ideal start to their final stretch of games before the All-Star break. Chicago beat Baltimore, 9-2, on Tuesday in the first of a three-game series.

Russell Dorsey talks Cubs' wild-card chances, Cody Bellinger & Luis Robert Jr. trade market

July 10, 2024 20:36 - 16 minutes - 15.4 MB

Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Yahoo Sports National MLB Insider Russell Dorsey to discuss the Cubs' wild-card chances, the trade market for Cubs outfielder Cody Bellinger and White Sox outfielder Luis Robert Jr. and more.

Russell Dorsey talks Cubs' wild-card chances, trade market for Cody Bellinger & Luis Robert Jr.

July 10, 2024 20:36 - 16 minutes - 15.4 MB

Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Yahoo Sports MLB insider Russell Dorsey to discuss the Cubs' wild-card chances, the trade market for Cubs outfielder Cody Bellinger and White Sox outfielder Luis Robert Jr. and more.

What's keeping Caleb Williams from signing his rookie contract with Bears?

July 10, 2024 20:33 - 15 minutes - 14.1 MB

What's keeping quarterback Caleb Williams from signing his rookie contract with the Bears? Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi pondered the question.

Caleb Williams, Rome Odunze impress Giants on 'Hard Knocks: Offseason'

July 10, 2024 20:31 - 18 minutes - 16.9 MB

Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi listened and reacted to the second episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks: Offseason," which featured Bears rookie quarterback Caleb Williams and receiver Rome Odunze impressing Giants and coaches at the NFL Scouting Combine in April.

Whom should and shouldn't the Cubs trade at the deadline?

July 10, 2024 20:27 - 14 minutes - 12.9 MB

Which players should the Cubs look to trade as the deadline looms on July 30? Which ones shouldn't they entertain the possibility of trading? Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi pondered the question.

Carmen Vitali talks Teven Jenkins, Bears' offensive line, Shane Waldron's system

July 10, 2024 20:25 - 17 minutes - 15.7 MB

Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Fox Sports reporter Carmen Vitali to discuss her training session with Bears offensive lineman Teven Jenkins, how Chicago's offensive line is planning on helping rookie quarterback Caleb Williams, the expectations for offensive coordinator Shane Waldron's system and more.

There's a secondary market for Bears' training camp practice tickets

July 10, 2024 18:19 - 7 minutes - 6.8 MB

Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi discussed the secondary market that has developed for Bears training camp tickets.

Cubs' Ian Happ makes historic mark in Baltimore as his hot streak continues

July 10, 2024 18:18 - 15 minutes - 14.3 MB

Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi discussed Cubs outfielder Ian Happ making a historic mark in Baltimore during his team's 9-2 win over the Orioles on Tuesday.

Full Show — July 9, 2024

July 09, 2024 22:14 - 2 hours - 153 MB

Does it matter that Caleb Williams, Rome Odunze haven't yet signed rookie contracts? (Hour 1)

July 09, 2024 21:56 - 41 minutes - 37.9 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes opened their show by pondering whether it matters that Bears quarterback Caleb Williams and receiver Rome Odunze haven't yet signed their rookie contracts. The guys then discussed expectations for Williams this season. Later, Bernstein and Holmes shared terrible White Sox statistics that encapsulate the club's historically bad season.

Bernstein is a fan of pioneer of modern pitching in White Sox front office (Hour 2)

July 09, 2024 21:52 - 41 minutes - 38.1 MB

In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes turned their attention to baseball, with Bernstein explaining why he's a fan of White Sox senior advisor to pitching Brian Bannister, who's one of the pioneers of modern pitching. Cubs outfielder Ian Happ then make his weekly appearance on the show, discussing left-hander Shota Imanaga earning All-Star honors, hitters chasing power hitting among the club's struggles at the plate and more. Later, during the High Noon segment, Bernstein and...

Bernstein isn't comfortable with rhetoric about Duke's Cooper Flagg (Hour 3)

July 09, 2024 21:49 - 47 minutes - 43.9 MB

In the third hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes turned their attention to the basketball landscape, with Bernstein explaining why he isn't comfortable with recent rhetoric about Duke forward Cooper Flagg. NBC Sports Chicago analyst Steve Stone then joined the show to discuss his personal All-Star Game selection story, shortstop Paul DeJong's resurgence this season, right-hander Erick Fedde's trade market and more. Later, Bernstein and Holmes discussed Japan being added to the 2025 Carib...

Adam Amin talks DeMar DeRozan's Bulls tenure, Josh Giddey's potential (Hour 4)

July 09, 2024 21:45 - 36 minutes - 33.2 MB

In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by NBC Sports Chicago play-by-play announcer Adam Amin to reflect on veteran forward DeMar DeRozan's tenure with the Bulls. DeRozan left the Bulls recently to join the Kings in a three-team sign-and-trade transaction. Amin also discussed the potential of 21-year-old guard Josh Giddey, whom the Bulls acquired from the Thunder in exchange for veteran guard Alex Caruso. Amin later discussed the national buzz about rookie quarterba...

Transition | Holmes believes he may know why George McCaskey didn't want Bears to be featured on 'Hard Knocks'

July 09, 2024 21:44 - 16 minutes - 15.1 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Mark Grote and Anthony Herron for the daily transition segment. Holmes discussed watching HBO's "‘Hard Knocks: Offseason," which has chronicled the Giants. Holmes believes he may have figured out why Bears chairman George McCaskey was resistant to the idea of the team being featured on the annual "Hard Knocks" series. The Bears’ season of “Hard Knocks” premieres on HBO and Max on Aug. 6 at 8 p.m.

Adam Amin talks national buzz about Bears

July 09, 2024 21:28 - 15 minutes - 14.4 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Fox Sports play-by-play announcer Adam Amin to discuss the national buzz about rookie quarterback Caleb Williams and the Bears.

Adam Amin talks DeMar DeRozan's Bulls tenure, Josh Giddey's potential

July 09, 2024 21:22 - 20 minutes - 18.7 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by NBC Sports Chicago play-by-play announcer Adam Amin to reflect on veteran forward DeMar DeRozan's tenure with the Bulls. DeRozan left the Bulls recently to join the Kings in a three-team sign-and-trade transaction. Amin also discussed the potential of 21-year-old guard Josh Giddey, whom the Bulls acquired from the Thunder in exchange for veteran guard Alex Caruso.

Steve Stone talks Paul DeJong's resurgence, Erick Fedde's trade market

July 09, 2024 21:02 - 14 minutes - 13.6 MB

Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by NBC Sports Chicago analyst Steve Stone to discuss his personal All-Star Game selection story, shortstop Paul DeJong's resurgence this season, right-hander Erick Fedde's trade market and more.

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