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Return of the Empire Podcast

The Return of the Empire podcast hosted by Nate Littlefield and Amiliano Fragoso is a San Francisco 49ers podcast following all of the latest news and storylines in the Bay Area. Thank you for listening to a Sactown Sports podcast. Follow us on Twitter and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.
May 11, 2023

Episode 22 - Who we got?

Amil and Nate break down the 2023 schedule for the 49ers right after release.    (57:37)
May 6, 2023

Episode 21 - The clean up crew

On this weeks episode, Nate and Amil discuss the undrafted guys that the Niners  picked up. They also touch on the controversy surrounding Brock Purdy, Sam Darnold, and drafting a kicker in the 3rd round.    (37:14)
April 29, 2023

Episode 20 - The new kids in town

Fresh off the 2023 NFL draft, Nate and Amil dive into what happend, not just with the 49ers, but the draft as a whole. Amil gives his in depth analysis of the new guys in SF while Nate gets upset about the Seahawks!    (01:04:24)
April 18, 2023

Episode 19 - The cream of the crop

Kyle Ledbetter joins Nate and Amil to talk draft prospects and some recent moves around the NFL.   (01:09:22)
April 12, 2023

Episode 18 - The Mock Draft

Amil and Nate go through their own version of a mock draft to discuss players that stand out to them.   (41:03)
March 24, 2023

Episode 17 - Only Time Will Tell...

On this week's episode of the show, Amil and Nate wrap up free agency and discuss their favorite stories of the offseason.    (38:12)
March 18, 2023

Episode 16 - Tinkering with the Empire

Amil and Nate look at the wild free agency that has happened so far. This includes the massive signing of Javon Hargrave and another QB to add to the chaos.    (01:00:31)
March 11, 2023

Episode 15 - Introducing another wild offseason

Amil welcomes his new Co-host Nate Littlefield! The pair get into QB talk of course, as well as talk about some major shakeups around the NFL.   (33:09)
January 20, 2023

Episode 14 - From rival to the next..

On this week's show, Jay and Amil look at last weekend's beat down of the Seahawks and preview this weekend's matchup with Dallas.   (18:58)
January 13, 2023

Episode 13 - It's Wild Card Saturday!!!

Jay and Amil look at Christian McCaffrey's being snubbed for both the Pro Bowl and AP All-Pro teams, last week's thrashing of the Cards, and a look ahead to this weekend's Wild Card matchup with Seattle.   (30:05)
December 16, 2022

Episode 12 - The Niners are NFC West Champs!

Jay and Amil discuss last night's division-clinching win for the Niners!   (22:46)
December 9, 2022

Episode 11 - Brock or Brady?

Jay and Amil discuss: The Brock Purdy era begins! Arik Armstead's effectiveness last week against the Dolphins There is no way Tom Brady ends up with the 49ers next season... right? A preview of this weekend's matchup with the Bucs   (23:06)
December 2, 2022

Episode 10 - Welcome back Arik Armstead! Oh, and Miami friends...

In this episode, Jay and Amil discuss: The return of Mike McDaniels, Raheem Mostert, and Jeff Wilson Jr. to the Bay... Discussion on injuries plaguing the 49ers; Arik Armstead returns! A preview of Sunday's 49ers/Dolphins matchup   (25:45)
November 18, 2022

Episode 9 - The 49ers are going to Colorado... To play a road game... In Mexico... In front of their fans!?

A recap of last week's weird win against the Chargers Why the 49ers might have chosen to NOT go to Mexico City early... Injury report A preview of Week 11's matchup with the Cards   (31:55)
November 11, 2022

Episode 8 - A heart-breaking injury to Verrett; should the 49ers blowout the Chargers?

On this week's show, the guys discuss: The gut wrenching injury to Jason Verrett How will Kyle Shanahan use all his weapons? The 49ers SHOULD blowout the Chargers...   (21:58)
October 28, 2022

Episode 7 - Shanahan's new toy and a dose of "Ramitussin"

What happened last Sunday against KC? Christian McCaffrey is Shanahan's latest toy; how will this change the 49ers offense? Injury update? A preview of this weekend's matchup with the Rams in LA   (21:31)
October 12, 2022

Episode 6 - The Niners biggest rival is... TURF!?

In this week's episode, JayMarZZ and Amil discuss... The turf continuing to injure 49ers starters The Jimmy G/Kyle Shanahan relationship Who steps up on the D-Line with Bosa, Armstead, and Kinlaw out? A preview of this weekend's matchup with the Falcons   (24:08)
October 7, 2022

Episode 5 - A dominant defense and a would be Panther at QB?

On this week's episode, JayMarZZ and Amil discuss... The 49ers beat the Rams... AGAIN Nick Bosa is the early favorite for "Defensive Player of the Year" Reinforcements are coming on the defensive end A preview of this week's matchup with Carolina Jimmy G... almost a Panther?   (21:30)
September 29, 2022

Episode 4 - It's time to play the "blame game" in San Francisco...

On this week's episode, the guys discuss... Sunday's miserable loss to Denver Jimmy G's poor performance, Kyle Shanahan's poor play calling The injury bug hits the 49ers in a bad way How can the Niners turn it around Monday VS the Rams?   (20:30)
September 23, 2022

Episode 3 - Jimmy G is back!

In this week's episode, JayMarZZ and Amil Fragoso look at: Jimmy G reassuming QB duties The future of Trey Lance Is criticism of Kyle Shanahan in-regard to the Lance injury fair? Readjusting early se...   (24:15)
September 15, 2022

Episode 2 - Is 0-2 on the horizon for the 49ers?

On this week's episode, JayMarZZ and Amil look at: A quick look back at last week's loss to the Bears How do we evaluate Trey Lance? A preview this weekend's matchup with the Seahawks   (21:27)
September 7, 2022

Episode 1 - Looking ahead to Week 1 in Chicago

In the premiere episode, JayMarZZ and Amil look at: The biggest storyline headed into this season for San Francisco Breakout starts on offense and defense A preview of the 49ers Week 1 matchup with the Bears Bold predictions for the season ahead...   (31:09)