While Eisen's away, the mice will play.
Perhaps not a fair characterization, considering his loyal podcast producers Chris Law and Chris Brockman, with Rich out of town, stepped in to take command of this week's edition of "The Rich Eisen Podcast."
For their first guest, C&C made the wise choice of dialing up their boss, Eisen himself, for a rare appearance ... on his own show.
Eisen is busy taping his new reality vehicle, "The Great Escape," set to premiere on TNT on Sunday, June 24, at 10 p.m. ET. He dished about the grueling legwork contestants must endure to win the $100,000 prize at the end of every episode. (This has your name on it, Matt Forte.)
Next up, the boys talked shop with our very own Gregg Rosenthal. Per usual, he brought the heat. ATL's editor/gentleman/scholar covered all this week's top stories, everything from the Saints' ongoing "bounty" drama to Percy Harvin's mini-melt in Minnesota. That's not all: Rosenthal also revealed the rising celebrity he roomed with during his heady college days at Tulane. A must listen.
You blue-blooded Eisen loyalists, fear not. Rich assumes the chair again next week. You can download the entire podcast at NFL.com/richeisen or subscribe on iTunes.