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Karate Emergency, Ep. 45: Chris Hansen is a Saint

Chris Hansen smiles in a live chat at The Seattle Times newsroom Tuesday May 22, 2012. 120971 120971

The Sonics Arena news is top of mind, and being the basketball fanatics we are, it’s our No. 1 priority to dissect every angle of the ongoing Chris Hansen/City of Seattle soap opera. Will things finally work out for us this time? Are Hansen and the NBA league office more aligned than ever before? Will the city council finally do the right thing?

Plus, we evaluate the worst-best football game ever, and Slickhawk has fallen victim to a terrible plague.

That and more on this week’s KE!

For the Love of the Supersonics


There is no foolishness like that borne from love. Love blinds us, weakens our souls, cripples our ability to think clearly. We can’t reason when in love. We fail to rationalize. We are at the mercy of a knee-buckling, heart-fluttering, lip-quivering emotion. We’re happy, sad, angry, elated, and deflated all at once. Love, without question, is the most painfully thrilling sentiment of an otherwise immaterial existence.

Perhaps equally as absurd as love, itself, is the notion that our inferior beating hearts could be bamboozled into dedicating such a powerful feeling to an entity as impassive as a ball. A stupid ball. That bounces and bounces until it is launched at a cylinder outfitted with cloth netting, then bounces some more.

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Karate Emergency, Ep. 44: Barbershop Quintet


The resident 12th Man Maniac is fired up about the Seahawks defensive schemes, so we corral a former member of the team’s defense to weigh in and bring some levity to a heated debate. Marcus Trufant and Terry Hollimon from The Barbershop make an impromptu guest appearance and join the show to share their vast football knowledge with the masses.

Plus, the Huskies set out to do something this weekend that most of us have only ever witnessed on Xbox, and Chris Hansen is keeping the dream alive in Sodo.

All that and more on this week’s Karate Emergency!

Karate Emergency, Ep. 43: 70-21


The Washington Huskies ended the University of Oregon’s 22-year experiment with football on Saturday and two-thirds of the show crew are ecstatic about it.

We go full Husky fan on this week’s show, delving into the Dawgs’ championship hopes, the excitement around the rest of the regular season, the outcome of the Apple Cup, and everything in-between. Our resident Duck fan sulks in the corner as we wax poetic about college football.

Plus, the Seahawks square off against the Bellevue-Atlanta Falcons, Slickhawk incurs a vehicular tragedy, and Seattle readies itself for Storm Watch 2016. All that and more on this week’s KE!

Karate Emergency, Ep. 42: All-Male Revue


Kelly is scouting teenage baseball players in the Dominican Republic, which leaves the only members of the show with Y chromosomes to sound off on this week’s topics.

The Mariners are clinging to their postseason hopes with just four games left to play, the Husky football team prepares for their biggest matchup in two decades, Russell Wilson is magically healing himself, CJ Spiller is a thing, Slickhawk has big news, and we have a giveaway contest for loyal listeners.

It’s quite the shindig this week, and like that video you accidentally stumbled across on the internet the other day, it’s all dudes.



Karate Emergency, Ep. 41: Slick’s Chicks

iHeartMedia Seattle Staff Photos on December 15, 2015. (Photo by David Conger /

The Mariners are winning.

The Seahawks are winning.

The Huskies are winning.

We hardly know what to do with ourselves anymore.

In the spirit of all the success, we dial up the only Baltimore Orioles fan we know and talk a little shit before delving into our usual grumpiness, then celebrate the recent triumphs of our local clubs.

In between, we discuss the value of the 12s and sort out Slickhawk’s newfound love life.

All that and more on this week’s Karate Emergency!

Karate Emergency, Ep. 40: Screw Your Pumpkin Spice


The Mariners season is deader than Bernie from Weekend at Bernie’s and the start of football season is just days away. That leaves us to bridge the gap with a barrel of shenanigans, which is more or less our forte.

It’s time to get grumpy over pumpkin spice lattes, fall weather, first day of school pics, and everything in between. Plus, a new take on Tindermonials, and a celebration of tailgating season.

All that and more on this week’s KE!