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Vikings reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune are bringing all you football enthusiasts another way to stay connected to the purple. Consider this podcast to be similar to any Vikings season: full of ups and downs, but never boring.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings' Ifeadi Odenigbo talks marching in Chicago

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo ran with the ball after recovering the ball from Chicago in the fourth quarter.

Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo joins Andrew Krammer to discuss protesting with strangers in Chicagoand what he hopes to see change after the killing of George Floyd.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings' social justice committee details plans to support change

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, owners Mark Wilf and Zygi Wilf stood with players Harrison Smith (22) (left) during the National Anth

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss how Vikings players, coaches and staffers have responded after global protests of social injustice and police brutality were sparked in Minneapolis after the killing of George Floyd.


Episode : Podcast: The NFL's hurdles to return and your Vikings questions

Empty stadiums, neutral sites and no bye weeks are among several alternatives being discussed for the 2020 NFL schedule.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the difficulties for the NFL returning to facilities and eventually to play. They also take your Vikings questions -- including what would a potential Dalvin Cook extension look like? -- and discuss Mike Zimmer's base of operations during quarantine.


Episode : Podcast: Analyzing the Vikings' 15-man draft class and Gophers draftees

Fans watched the Vikings stretch before a training camp practice last season.

A historically big 15-man draft class has reloaded the Vikings roster. How did they fare in repairing the offensive line? Cornerback? What about Trent Williams? Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss, and welcome Star Tribune Gophers writer Megan Ryan to recap the U's draftees.


Episode : Podcast: Jefferson, Gladney give Vikings immediate contributors

Iowa State wide receiver Joseph Scates, left, fights with TCU cornerback Jeff Gladney (12) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Sa

The Vikings made two first-round picks with 2020 in mind on Thursday night. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand stay up late to discuss after the NFL Draft's first round.


Episode : Podcast: How early will Vikings pick from loaded WR class in NFL Draft?

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen gave a thumbs-up to fans before the game.

The Vikings are set to pick from a loaded receiver class in this NFL Draft. But how early? Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss in the fifth part of a five-podcast preview.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings secondary needs help from NFL draft

Podcast: Vikings secondary needs help from NFL draft

From starting cornerbacks to safety depth, the Vikings need multiple additions to the secondary in this NFL draft. Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss in the fourth part of a five-podcast preview.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings' O-line has holes to fill in this week's NFL Draft

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) and offensive line. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com – Minneapolis, MN – September 2

The Vikings offensive line needs at least one new starter in 2020. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss if he'll arrive through this week's NFL Draft in the third part of a five-podcast preview.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings' D-line makeover to continue in NFL Draft

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (95) recovered a Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) in the fourth quarter .] Jerry Holt

The Vikings defensive line is undergoing a rare makeover. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss during the second part of a five-podcast preview of the NFL Draft.


Episode : Podcast: Challenges of an unprecedented NFL draft, and your Vikings questions

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand begin a five-podcast preview of the NFL draft, starting with story lines for the Vikings in an unprecedented "virtual" draft. They also take your questions on a range of topics, including three draftees related to former Vikings stars and more.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings' defensive departures and free-agent moves

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) and running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrated the overtime win.] Jerry Holt • Jerry.Holt@startri

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand keep their social distance while discussing Everson Griffen's departure, the Vikings' plan with safety Anthony Harris and the Michael Pierce signing.


Episode : Podcast: Diggs' agitation ends in trade, Cousins gets new deal

Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins looked passed the ball to Minnesota Vikings' wide receiver Stefon Diggs in the third quarter.

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss what led up to the blockbuster trade that sent Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. They also recap a busy start to NFL free agency, including Kirk Cousins' new deal that freed up cap space to tag Anthony Harris.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings cut Xavier Rhodes, more change coming for secondary

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) warmed up at Dignity Health Sports Park .

Ahead of NFL free agency next week, Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss why cornerback Xavier Rhodes' release is one of likely many changes coming for the Vikings secondary.


Episode : Podcast: Intriguing free-agent QBs, Vikings' backup options and more

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins spoke with Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers at the end of the game.

Ahead of NFL free agency next week, Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss an intriguing quarterback market and relevant Vikings questions.


Episode : Podcast: Free agency may reshape Vikings' veteran D-line

Vikings defensive lineman Linval Joseph

Ahead of NFL free agency next week, Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings defensive line and relevant questions. Will the Vikings and Everson Griffen find middle ground? What about Stephen Weatherly and Linval Joseph's contract?


Episode : Podcast: Left tackle Riley Reiff, Vikings approach crossroads

Podcast: Left tackle Riley Reiff, Vikings approach crossroads

Ahead of NFL free agency next week, Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings offensive line and relevant questions. Is a (draft-day) change coming at left tackle? What bargain-level free agents may be available at guard?


Episode : Podcast: Receiver options, C.J. Ham and previewing free agency

Minnesota Vikings C.J. Ham.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' skill positions and relevant questions, including whether status quo will be kept at receiver, in the first of a five-podcast series previewing free agency next week.


Episode : Podcast: Hints at Vikings' initial approach from NFL scouting combine

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) blew a kiss to the fans after catching his third catch of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium.] Jerry Holt

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer recap a week in Indianapolis, from where the NFL scouting combine provided some hints at the Vikings' initial approaches to free agency and the draft. We talk Stefon Diggs, Kirk Cousins and much more.


Episode : Podcast: Vikings' coordinator hires, Super Bowl and tough decisions

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer (right) and assistant coach/offensive consultant Gary Kubiak share a run-first philosophy in a pass-happy NFL.

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand preview the many decisions facing the Vikings this offseason. First, how do familiar coordinators in Gary Kubiak and Andre Patterson/Adam Zimmer set the stage for personnel moves to come?


Episode : Podcast: Vikings offseason begins with coaching staff turnover

Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards at TCO Performance Center Thursday July,25 2019 in Eagan, MN.

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss a Vikings offseason of changes that will begin with turnover on the coaching staff, including the departure of two defensive coaches and replacing Kevin Stefanski.