The Varsity Podcast Network presents “Carolina Insider,” a podcast covering North Carolina Tar Heels’ basketball news, analysis, UNC updates, and behind-the-scenes tidbits. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas bring listeners inside the court for weekly episodes with commentary and they’re frequently joined by Tar Heels players and more from the world of sports. Currently, the Tar Heels are playing in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and this series is a great resource during this month’s games and for timely team updates.
Since 2016, “Carolina Insider” has released over 580 episodes and counting. The average full episode runs less than 2 hours long, and there are “Bonus Mini-Pod” episodes under 20 minutes each. The longer episodes have handy time stamps with topics covered in case you’d like to jump ahead to a particular topic or guest interview.
Recent episodes covered the NCAA Tournament from the beginning since Carolina was the No. 8 seed in the East Region and had a 1-1 performance in an ACC Tournament during the week of March 15.
Jones and Adam are ready to share breaking news alerts with their “Emergency Pod” episodes. They were thrilled about Carolina topping Baylor and moving to the Sweet 16. In another celebratory episode, Carolina beat Duke, 94-81, and the hosts broke down the game.
Tar Heels player Dontrez Styles joined Adam and Jones in a recent episode. They looked at Fort Worth during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament and previewed an upcoming Sweet 16 match-up with UCLA. Dontrez detailed his recent clutch performance against Baylor, his freshman season, and Kinston.
Coach Hubert Davis regularly takes over episodes for all things Tar Heels. In a recent episode, Hubert discussed the NCAA Tournament’s opening rounds, Marquette and Baylor, and previewed the week’s match-up with UCLA in the Sweet 16 in Philadelphia. Hubert also answered Tar Heels questions from fans.
The episodes are not limited to Tar Heels content. There are episodes covering tennis, gymnastics, baseball, and more with special guests. Player Cam Johnson joined an episode to chat about Puff, The Suns, and the Tar Heels. Audio was featured from a video episode with Kennedy Todd-Williams from Carolina Women’s Basketball. Later on, fans shared stories about Michael Krzyzewski a.k.a. Coach K.
For Tar Heels updates and sports interviews, tune into “Carolina Insider” wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.