The Tainted Glove Network
ALO-HA! The Tainted Glove Network is the brainchild of Pete Hand and Kevin Fiddler, two Chicago sports, food, entertainment and music fans, that started as a livestream wedge event show between the Pinwheels & Ivy and the From the 108 podcasts. The Tainted Glove was created as a podcast platform to discuss both sports and culturally-relevant topics — such as film, culinary delights, music and more — in an informal way. Priding themselves on being modern “renaissance men,” the duo started the podcast in spring of 2021 and it’s grown into a network with multiple shows beyond the original namesake. We know your time is valuable and we appreciate you sharing some of it with us all. ALO-HA!
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The Story Behind The Tainted Glove Network.
Less than a year after launching, The Tainted Glove Network expanded by adding the talented duo, Yumper and SVO, to the stable with their film-centric podcast, “At the Show” and “It’s Getting Drafty in Here” with Magnificent Stan, a show entire predicated on drafting various topics, foods and more. Now, as The Tainted Glove continues to grow, the content possibilities are endless so, stay tuned, stick around, and enjoy some of the most original content you can find!
The Reverend KFidds takes a look at the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever.”
The Reverend KFidds takes a look at the latest from Oscar-winning director Martin McDonagh, “The Banshees of Inisherin,” starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Tell us what you thought of “Till” in the comments and make sure you give the video a like, and Tainted Glove a follow!
Recent Podcast Episodes
The Gents talk the official departure of Sox MVP Jose Abreu, the Clevinger signing, the awful quiet Cubs offseason, the injury-plagued Bears in Packers Week, The Fabelmans, and much more.
The Gents dig into the Bears’ loss to the Detroit Lions despite Justin Fields being the real deal, the Cubs kick the tires on all the big names while the White Sox look at minor league deals, plus a look at “Wakanda Forever” and plenty more! Make sure you like and subscribe.
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The Tainted Glove Podcast
Also co-host on the Cubs/White Sox-centric Pinwheels & Ivy Pod, KFidds is an award winning-sports columnist.
While his dreams of the Mola Ram have faded away, Fidds brings decades of experience as a two-time Nevada Baseball Coach of the Year to The Tainted Glove Network.
aka "The Reverend KFidds"
The White Sox fan half of the Tainted Glove podcast. A man with questionable character born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. A life long White Sox, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks fan who has been fortunate enough to see all his teams win at least one title.
Mr. Hand dreamed of catching for the White Sox but Carlton Fisk’s arrival put an end to that. Then was ready to play 1b until some guy named Frank Thomas showed up. An associate with @fromthe108 who can be found either at Guaranteed Rate Field or a golf course during the summer.
aka "Mr. Hand"
Yumper And Svo At The Show
One-half of the Yumper and Svo Podcast, Yumper is a family man, movie buff, maker of crazy gifs, and video game lover.
Yumper is also a lover of the culinary arts, meaning he loves to eat good food, especially tacos! Never a person to shy away from his opinion about movies, Yumper still stands by his beliefs that Encanto and Halloween Kills are terrible!
The other half of the Yumper and Svo Podcast, Svo can be best described as a movie nerd, White Sox fan, buffalo wing connoisseur, lover of all things Batman, collector of New Era hats, and a pop punk enthusiast.
Svo can usually be found at a movie theater checking out the latest films, playing his PS5, or at a concert jamming out with his favorite bands.
It's Getting Drafty In Here
It’s Getting Drafty In Here host MagnificentStan, is an avid lover of all things White Sox and professional wrestling. Whether it’s discussing Rick Hahn’s brilliance (or lack thereof) or whether the Montreal Screwjob was legit, he’s always up for a heated debate.
He enjoys spending his days working on his midlife crisis, which includes collecting random crap – vinyl records, Funko pops and wresting action figures. He loves the Macho Man, hates The Crow and has been told he’s a next-level hugger. And for some odd reason, his wife loves him.