Indiana vs UNC, White Lotus, and Tweets of the Week

Battle of Top Ranked Women’s Teams, White Lotus Episode 5, and Tweets of the Week are this week’s topics on the December 5, 2022 edition of the Torg Stories Podcast.

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Segment One: Tweets of the Week

Joanna Robinson is a writer and podcaster at The Ringer. Click here for Twitter bio.

Nick Stevens is managing editor of High School OT at WRAL. Click here for Twitter bio.

Thanks to Keith Booker for the shoutout about our upcoming games at Watauga HS in Boone, NC. Keith is MMBR National Director of Scouting and Evaluation. Click here for his Twitter profile.

Watauga HS Girls are #9 in the new Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 Poll. Langston Wertz JR is a sports columnist for the Charlotte Observer. Click here for his Twitter profile.


Here is my episode five summary with commentary:

  • We open with Albie (who my sister Anne says is a kind of Stanford boring guy) with Lucia the escort his dad slept with a few days before.  I was right about people heading off to Palermo, at least with the very rich older lady Tanya and Quentin and his entourage. They take a boat with plans to visit Quentin’s mansion and to see the opera Madame Butterfly. Lucia says she likes Albie and doesn’t want any more money to spend time with him. The wife Harper in the rich nerdy couple plants the evidence of the cheating she found in their hotel on the bathroom sink so that her husband will find it and finally Harper gets the story of what happened with her husband Ethan and Cameron when the she and Daphne were out of town. I’m just realizing that Cameron also slept with Lucia within the past three nights. Harper and Ethan get together with Ethan’s old college friend Cameron and his wife Daphne and Harper decides to tie one on. Harper starts saying things “let’s get some molly and rage!” that let Cameron know she knows about him cheating on his wife. Cameron put his hand on Harper’s leg later in the evening. Valentina, the hotel manager re-assigns the hotel worker (sexual harassment!) who keeps flirting with the worker she likes for whom she bought the starfish pendant. Lucia’s friend Mia, who has not slept with anyone for $$$, starts flirting with gay Valentina the hotel manager. She eventually convinces Valentina to let her play the piano at the resort. The rich older lady Tanya (who has gone to see the opera) also brings her assistant Portia to Palermo and she goes out with my sister Anne’s favorite man in the show, the dangerous Jack whose uncle Quentin has the mansion in Palermo and who has gone with Tanya to see Madame Butterfly. We’ll see if my sister Anne is still in on Jack. Harper tells Cameron’s wife Daphne that she thinks her husband cheated on her. Daphne says she has a trainer and maybe Harper should get a trainer / (wink, wink).We get a story from Quentin who says he’s never been in love except for with a straight cowboy who didn’t love him back.  “Love’s never been my achilles heel,” Quentin says. “It was always beauty. I’d die for beauty; wouldn’t you?” Lots of hints about dying are starting to pile up. We get a montage to the sound of Mia playing the piano. Anne’s guy Jack tells Portia that he’s got to do something for his uncle and for her to keep the door unlocked cause he’ll be back. We get a shot of Harper looking like she could kill somebody. Cameron certainly looks like he could kill somebody. Albie’s dad Dom tries to call his wife but can’t get through. The older rich lady Tanya can’t sleep and holy smokes, isn’t that Jack having sex with Quentin who we have been told is his uncle? Bodies are coming in the next two episodes. Who’s not going to make it? Who will do the killing?



Sydney Parrish went 4-7 from three and scored 24 points for Indiana in their 87-63 win over North Carolina.

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Down on Disney, NBA / NFL Standings, and White Lotus Episode 4

Down on Disney, a peek at the NFL and NBA Standings, and White Lotus season 2, episode 4 are the topics on this November 27, 2022 Episode of the Torg Stories Podcast.

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Relevant Links to today’s podcast:

  1. NFL Playoff picture click here.
    • The Jets roll with a new quarterback.
    • Bengals recover nicely after a terrible start.
  2. NBA Standings click here.
    • Celtics best record in the league. Pacers in 4th place?!!!
  3. NY Times article “Iger’s Sudden Return to Disney Shocks a Discontented Kingdom” by Brooks Barenes, Benjamin Mullin, and James B Stewart click here.
    • Eye-popping losses in streaming. Lower-than-expected theme park profitability. Sharp challenges in cable television, including at ESPN.
  4. White Lotus Season 2 Cast and Characters click here.
    • “My whole life has been one long distraction.”

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Podcast: Reading Elon Musk, NBA City Jersey Draft, and White Lotus s.2 e.3

Elon Musk Runnin’ Twitter, the new NBA City Jerseys, and White Lotus Season 2 Episode 3 are topics on the November 20, 2022 episode of the Torg Stories Podcast.

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How would you rank the above jerseys?

Bill Jersey Rankings:

  1. Dallas
  2. Heat
  3. Sixers
  4. Brooklyn
  5. Minnesota

Anne jersey rankings:

  1. Warriors
  2. Heat

Relevant Links to This Week’s Episode:

  • to subscribe and listen to the podcast via the podcast app of an iPhone, click here
  • for Alexa Corse and Tim Higgins article “Twitter’s Mass Resignations Test Elon Musk’s Management Playbook” click here
  • for Ryan Mac and Kellen Browning’s “Elon Musk Reinstates Trump’s Twitter Account” click here
  • to see all of the NBA City Jerseys, click here
  • for a list of the cast and characters of White Lotus Season 2, click here

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. Thanks for checking out the podcast!

Drafting NBA Franchises, White Lotus, and Linville Falls

Anne puts down almost every NBA city on today’s show as she and I draft the franchises we’d like to own. We also discuss leaving mom behind at the gas station on a family vacation and the HBO show White Lotus Season 2, Episode 2. This episode was recorded on November 13, 2022.

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Be sure to scroll down for images and video from the Torg family outing to see Linville Falls right after the remnants of Hurricane Nicole rolled through. After our visit to the falls, we stopped off at the quaint Old Hampton store for some live music and BBQ.

Check out the links below to connect to some of what we discuss on this week’s podcast:

  • We enjoyed great BBQ and live music at the Old Hampton Store & Barbecue in Linville, NC. Click here to view their Facebook page.
  • In order to check out the falls after Hurricane Nicole, we parked at the Linville Falls visitor center off of the Blue Ridge Parkway near mile marker 316. Check out this website for more details on how to visit the falls.
  • Here’s a list of the cast and characters from HBO’s White Lotus Season 2.
  • For a cool map of NBA cities, click here.
  • Thanks to Megan Torgerson Real Estate for sponsoring the podcast. Click here to visit Megan’s real estate page.

Live music inside the Old Hampton Store in Linville, NC:

Live Music and BBQ at the Old Hampton Store in Linville, North Carolina

Torg family at pool above falls Lost Province Octoberfest food from the Old Hampton Store

Top of Linville Falls after Hurricane Nicole in North Carolina Nov / 2022

A view of Linville Falls, NC after Hurricane Nicole / Nov 2022

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White Lotus Predictions and the NBA’s Nets, Bucks and Pacers

Welcome to the Torg Stories podcast Sun Nov 6th, 2022 edition. Tonight my sister Anne and I talk NBA Hoops and about episode one of the HBO show White Lotus. 

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Megan Torgerson Real Estate as a sponsor. 

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We open the show with predictions on the following:

  • Does Indy Colts Coach Frank Reich finish the season?
  • How many regular season games will Kyrie Irving play for the Nets this year?
  • Make a prediction for HBO’s White Lotus Season 2.
  • Who wins more games this week, the Nets or the Clippers?

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