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The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The At…

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    The Amazing, Fantastic Journeys of Tom Rinaldi

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 32:31


    Episode 259 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Tom Rinaldi, the Fox Sports reporter, host and producer who has had a crazy travel schedule in November. In this podcast, Rinaldi discusses the 10-day stretch that saw him travel from Doha to New Jersey to Dallas to Columbus to Kansas City and then back to Qatar; covering the Cowboys-Giants Thanksgiving Day game; Michigan-Ohio State; Rams-Chiefs and U.S-Iran in a two-week stretch; how to prepare for so many different assignments; the access he has received from the U.S. men's national team; profiling Tyler Adams and Harry Kane; Fox's mandate on sticking to the pitch when it comes to covering this World Cup; what he will be doing for the final weeks of the World Cup; the prospect of being assigned a WWE event and more. . You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sports Media Roundtable with Chad Finn of the Boston Globe and Austin Karp of Sports Business Journal

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 65:41


    Episode 258 of the Sports Media Podcast features a roundtable sports media discussion with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn and Sports Business Journal managing editor/digital Austin Karp. In this podcast, Deitsch, Finn, and Karp discuss Fox's World Cup coverage; the viewership totals for the World Cup so far; the NFL's massive Thanksgiving Day ratings and what it means for future Thanksgiving  games; next year's Black Friday game; the Michigan-Ohio State viewership; Bob Iger replacing Bob Chapek at Disney and what happens if ESPN's Jimmy Pitaro left ESPN; this year's Manningcast; what could replace Twitter for sports media; our thoughts on Kirk Herbstreit as an NFL analyst; Amazon's viewership so far, why we love “Andor” and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How to create a popular sports studio show: A conversation with NFL Live producers Lydelle King and Marc Eiseman

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 49:48


    Episode 257 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with ESPN's Lydelle King, the coordinating producer of NFL Live, and ESPN's Mark Eiseman, the producer of NFL Live. In this podcast, King and Eiseman discuss their roles producing a daily NFL show; how a show such as this gets put together each day; why on-air chemistry is almost always forged away from the camera; how viewership plays into their jobs; the importance of social media when it comes to their show; contingency plans if staffers such as Laura Rutledge or Dan Orlovsky were to leave; navigating people who appear remotely; who they consider their competition; the challenge of content during the spring and summer; and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Candace Parker

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 44:01


    Episode 256 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Candace Parker, the Hall-of-Fame-to-be basketball player who works as a studio and game analyst across the NBA on TNT, NBA TV and NCAA Tournament coverage. Parker will join Brian Anderson, Stan Van Gundy and Stephanie Ready for the Nets-Sixers on Nov. 22 on TNT. In this podcast, Parker discusses how she entered broadcasting and her approach to the medium; the difference in studio work versus game work; how she prepares for her assignments; why basketball has had women in broadcasting roles that men held traditionally; being the subject of an upcoming ESPN documentary; the process of being vulnerable publicly and how that can be a strength; paying in Russia for UMMC Ekaterinburg from 2010 to 2015; Brittney Griner's sentence; her marriage to  Anna Parker (nee: Petrakova), a former Olympic basketball player from Russia; her desire to play in the WNBA next year; why Seimone Augustus was such a tough guard; working on Inside the NBA and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The world of sports documentaries — with Deirdre Fenton, Executive Director, Unscripted, for Meadowlark Media

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 40:07


    Episode 255 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Deirdre Fenton, Executive Director, Unscripted. at Meadowlark Media. In this podcast, Fenton discusses “Good Rivals,” a three-part docuseries (Fenton is the executive producer) on the rivalry between the Mexican and American national men's soccer teams that debuts on Amazon Prime Video on Nov. 24; how Fenton defines her role at Meadowlark Media; the making of Good Rivals and the challenge of getting Mexican team players; what an executive producer does in totality; the Meadowlark/Skydance Sports upcoming documentary on Diana Taurasi; if women's sports stories are an untapped market; the projects Meadowlark hopes to do heading forward; serving as a producer on the Academy Award-winning documentary “OJ: Made in America” and the BAFTA-winning “Hillsborough”; how could a young person can get to a position like Fenton's and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What happens to sports media if Twitter implodes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 50:59


    Episode 254 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Sean Keeley, the Editorial Strategy Director at Comeback Media and the creator of Nunes Magician. Last week Keeley wrote a piece, “What happens to sports media if Twitter dies?” and that's the topic of our conversation. In this podcast, we discuss Sean's piece with multiple sports media members and what they believed the impact of Twitter is; what the social media site's ending would mean for them individually; the impact of Twitter on careers; the wave of  impersonations, including Adam Schefter and LeBron James, on Twitter and what it means; the utility of sports Twitter; how advertisers see the product right now; how individual sports media people monetarized a large Twitter following; what a Twitter alternative for sports might look like; whether any large sports media organization would direct its employees to leave the site and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Author Jeff Pearlman on his Bo Jackson book

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 35:07


    Episode 253 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with best-selling author Jeff Pearlman, the author of  “The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson.” In this podcast, Pearlman discusses how to promote a sports book; why he wanted to profile Jackson; how to conduct 700 interviews and make some kind of order of them; the treasure trove of information notes, transcripts, and audio recordings that the late Dick Schaap donated to the Auburn University library; Bo Jackson's greatest season; why Jackson is still relevant in 2022; what happened when Pearlman contacted Jackson and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A World Cup preview with Grant Wahl

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 55:27


    Episode 252 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Grant Wahl, the longtime soccer journalist who will be reporting on the ground from Qatar for the entirety of the World Cup starting November 14 for his own site, GrantWahl.com. In this podcast, Wahl discusses his previous reporting from Qatar on migrant workers at FIFA hotels in Doha and if laws to protect migrant workers are being enforced on the ground; the climate of Qatar for Western guests; what kind of access he will receive for the tournament; our deep dive on Fox's coverage of the World Cup and what we think of each broadcaster; a breakdown of each World Cup Group and who we think might surprise; the final World Cup for Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A conversation with Adam Amin and Adnan Virk

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 89:10


    Episode 251 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Fox Sports and Chicago Bulls play by play broadcaster Adam Amin, and Adnan Virk, a host for MLB Network, NHL Network as well as his film podcast. Cinephile. In this podcast, Amin and Virk discuss if it was daunting to leave ESPN; the challenge of finding the next sports job; Virk on meeting Amin and knowing he was a rising star as a broadcaster; the differences of working at Fox Sports vs. ESPN; Amin on whether he wants to be be a No. 1 broadcaster; Virk on why he loathes Tom Cruise; Amin on his longtime friendship with Fox Sports colleague Joe Davis; the difference between working in sports in Canada versus the U.S.;  Virk on working at the WWE; Amin on calling the power of calling the NFL; Virk on having WWE co-CEO Nick Khan once represent him; Amin on how he chose his agent; what they each look for in representation, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jemele Hill's Memoir

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 87:35


    Episode 250 of the Sports Media Podcast features Jemele Hill, a contributing writer for the Atlantic, the host of “Jemele Hill is Unbothered” on Spotify, and the author of  “Uphill: A Memoir,” which published on Oct. 25. In this podcast Hill discusses why she wanted to write a book about her life, especially one so personal and raw; a childhood where addition was all around her; the pain and catharsis of writing so intimately about her mother; how being around addiction impacted her choices as an adult; her reasons for having an abortion and why she wanted readers to know about it; her default to pouring all of her energy into her career; being the only Black female sports columnist out of 305 daily newspapers in the country; joining ESPN in November  2006; the incorrect reporting of her initial ESPN salary and how that impacted people's reaction to her; the voicemail Chris Berman left for her which prompted meetings with management; navigating ESPN politically; her tweets about Donald Trump; being suspended for two weeks without pay after tweeting about boycotting the NFL's advertisers; having the President of the United States commenting about her and ESPN's lack of response; when she knew it was over at ESPN; how much she was paid to do SportsCenter; how she approached her exit from ESPN; buying her mother a Mercedes for her Mom's 60th birthday; briefly being considered for Skip Bayless's permanent debate partner, which ultimately went to Stephen A. Smith; how ESPN can be like Game of Thrones; where her focus lies today and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Where ESPN stands in 2022: A podcast with author James Andrew Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 41:39


    Episode 249 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN, Saturday Night Live, and HBO. In this podcast, Miller discusses the current state of ESPN; ESPN ultimate move from direct to consumer; ESPN's relationship with sports gambling; where talent salaries stand at the network; the growing power of Stephen A. Smith and talent asking to be on political shows; Chris Fowler's upcoming contract negotiations; HBO's House of Dragons and more.  You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The impact of Al Michaels criticizing Dan Snyder during an NFL broadcast — and a new podcast exploring the intersection of sports and American Jewish culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 71:01


    Episode 248 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is Boston Globe writer Chad Finn for some sports media talk. He is followed by Meredith Shiner, a freelance writer, communications strategist, lecturer in public policy and the host of ‘The Franchise,' a limited series podcast from Tablet Studios exploring the intersection of sports and American Jewish culture.  In this podcast, Deitsch and Finn converse on Al Michaels discussing ESPN's story on Dan Snyder acquiring dirt in owners during Amazon Prime Video's Bears-Commanders broadcast; NBA broadcasts this season; Stephen A Smith appearing on "Hannity" and does it open the door for other ESPN-ers to appear on similar shows; whether Draymond Green punching Jordan Poole will impact his broadcasting career; Fox's decision not to discuss any issues regarding Qatar during its World Cup coverage, such as migrant workers, LGBTQ concerns or any issues regarding the upcoming World Cup away from the pitch; 1970s MLB players getting rooked by the Hall of Fame; Wayne Gretzky, and more.  Shiner discusses the origin of the podcast; why Sandy Koufax was the start of  her exploration of Jews and Sports; how sports plays a role in the assimilation of Jews in America; Shiner's own sports fandom and why she wanted to take on this project; the 2021 World Series play featuring Max Fried pitching to Alex Bregman, who flied out to Joc Peterson; how cable news political commentary has become like sports commentary; and more.   You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.   To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Bob Costas

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 58:47


    Episode 247 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Bob Costas, who will call one of the American League Division Series for TBS (alongside Ron Darling) and will host TBS's coverage of the American Championship Series alongside Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Rollins and Curtis Granderson. In this podcast, Costas discusses his evolution as a baseball game-caller (he will call the Yankees versus the winner of the Guardians-Rays series); his observations of the coverage and language on sports television around Tua Tagovailoa's head injuries; whether NFL game broadcasters can be critical of owners; how he views the resignation of Vince McMahon; being offered jobs by David Letterman and 60 Minutes; his work on “Later with Bob Costas”; the genius of Dick Cavett; the accurate story of why he ended his broadcast association with the NFL; being turned down by Jack Nicholson for a halftime interview during the NBA Finals; the cognitive dissonance sports fans have when it comes to events such as the Olympics, the NFL, the World Cup and others, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How many injury replays are appropriate for sports networks to show? Plus, a look at the Year's Best Sports Writing 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 78:26


    Episode 246 of the Sports Media Podcast features a sports media conversation with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn and The Big Lead editor in chief Kyle Koster. They are followed by J.A. Adande, the Director of Sports Journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and the editor of the new anthology, “Year's Best Sports Writing 2022.” In this podcast, Finn and Koster discuss showing replays of injuries on NFL broadcasts; how brain injuries are talked about on air;  Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit discussing Tua's Tagovailoa injury; Amazon Prime Video's Week 4 viewership of 11.7 million viewers; will a TV deal for LIV ever come and will sponsors want to be part of it; complaints over college football cut-ins for Aaron Judge; what we think about the upcoming NHL coverage and more. Adande discusses the editing process for Triumph Books' Year's Best Sports Writing 2022; what he was looking for with submissions; finding stories that reflect the current moment in sports; where we are with longform sports journalism;  having the Concussion Legacy Foundation staff give a lecture every year at Medill, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sports media Coverage of Brett Favre and Mississippi's welfare scandal and Ime Udoka's suspension. A conversation with Yahoo Sports NFL writer Shalise Manza Young and Front Office Sports senior reporter A.J. Perez

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 67:10


    Episode 245 of the Sports Media Podcast features Yahoo Sports NFL writer Shalise Manza Young and Front Office Sports senior reporter A.J. Perez. In this podcast, Young and Perez discuss Mississippi's sprawling welfare corruption scandal that has ensnared several people, including retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre, and the sports media coverage surrounding it; companies enabling Favre; Perez's reporting on Favre; whether any game broadcast would discuss Favre; the language on television surrounding Deshaun Watson; Kim Mulkey's non comment on Brittney Griner; how they viewed coverage of Ime Udoka's suspension; the thought posited by sports writer Sean Highkin that sports reporters and sports media personalities who have an agent should be required to disclose it when reporting on a player or coach repped by the same agency as them, and more.  You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Interviewing the most notable Moms on the planet: A conversation with podcasters Ashley Adamson and Lisa McCaffrey. Plus, Andrew Maraniss, the author of “Inaugural Ballers: The True Story of the First U.S. Women's Olympic basketball team”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 71:03


    Episode 244 of the Sports Media Podcast features Ashley Adamson, the lead studio host for football and basketball on the Pac-12 Network, and Lisa McCaffrey, a former Stanford University star soccer player who has raised four adult sons, all of whom still play or coach football, most notably Christian McCaffrey who plays for the Carolina Panthers. In this podcast, Adamson and McCaffrey discuss their new podcast, “Your Mom,” a weekly conversation with moms of the most notable, successful people on the planet; how this venture came together; how they make the pitch to the Moms they want; their conversations with the mothers of Ryan Leaf (Marcia Leaf) and Jake Plummer (Marilyn Plummer); where they hope this podcast is a year from now; how to build a podcast from scratch, and more. Maraniss discusses why he wanted to write the book; the notable players on the 1976 team including Pat Summitt, Ann Meyers, Nancy Lieberman, and Lucy Harris; the impact of the team on the sport; uncovering women's sports stories from history, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Amazon's first NFL viewership numbers — and what it means. A conversation with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn. Plus, Fred Segal, the author of Freezing Cold Takes: NFL and the person behind the Old Takes Exposed Twitter account.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 74:37


    Episode 243 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn. He is followed by Fred Segal, the author of Freezing Cold Takes: NFL. Football's Most Inaccurate Predictions And The Fascinating Stories Behind Them. Since 2015, Segal has run the popular Old Takes Exposed account on Twitter. In this podcast, Deitsch and Finn discuss what Amazon's huge ‘Thursday Night Football' debut viewership number means; Amazon getting 11.8 million viewers on its own for the main broadcast and 13 million when you include the local broadcasts; Amazon's first-party measurement, across all platforms, saying it averaged 15.3 million viewers in total; how to view the issues some viewers had; the PR push from Amazon and the NFL; broadcasting Aaron Judge's record homer run and more. Segal discusses why he wanted to turn this content into a book; how he approached the research for this; his favorite NFL stories in the book;  the exploding growth of  Old Takes Exposed; how sports media people have responded over the years; the idea of monetizing opinion with no accountability, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A massive welfare scandal in Mississippi, a volleyball facility, and Brett Favre: A conversation with Mississippi Today investigative reporter Anna Wolfe

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 44:55


    Episode 242 of the Sports Media Podcast features Anna Wolfe, an investigative reporter writing about poverty and economic justice at Mississippi Today. In this podcast, Wolfe discusses her eye-opening and vital reporting on an alleged massive criminal scandal in which prominent Mississippi officials misspent or stole millions in welfare funds intended for the nation's poorest residents; the involvement of Brett Favre; the unfortunate truth that it took the star power of Favre to bring national attention to the case; the text messages of former Gov. Phil Bryant to Favre; what happened when Wolfe asked Favre questions by text in 2020; auditors finding that nonprofit leaders misspent at least $77 million in welfare funds and whether that number is actually low; dealing with Favre's lawyer; where Favre's potential criminal liability stands; the role of celebrity and sports celebrity in this story; the challenge of this type of reporting; the comparison of the cost of a volleyball stadium versus child care for 920 families, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Thursday Night Football on Prime Video executive producer Fred Gaudelli and lead director Pierre Moossa

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 56:17


    Episode 241 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Fred Gaudelli, the executive producer for Thursday Night Football on Prime Video, where he leads the TNF game production team headlined by Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, and Kaylee Hartung, and Pierre Moossa, the lead director of Thursday Night Football on Prime Video.  In this podcast, Gaudelli and Moossa discuss their evaluation of Amazon's first regular-season broadcast, the Chiefs' win over the Chargers; their specific roles for Thursday Night Football; how to build an NFL media production from scratch; what worked and what needs to be improved on; viewer complaints; the technology they have inside and outside their production truck; whether things would have been different if the analyst was Troy Aikman as opposed to Kirk Herbstreit; viewership expectations; what production meetings are like with Michaels and Herbstreit; whether felt like being at the precipice of something revolutionary; and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Boston Globe writer Chad Finn on Joe Buck and Troy Aikman's Monday Night debut and the first broadcast week of the NFL season — and sports broadcaster-turned-agent Alex Flanagan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 96:11


    Episode 240 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two guests. First up is a conversation with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn and Deitsch on the first week of NFL broadcasting. In this podcast, we offer our thoughts on Joe Buck and Troy Aikman's ESPN regular-season debut; Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen's first game as Fox's top NFL team; Ian Eagle and Charles Davis; Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth, Greg Gumbel and Adam Archuleta and what we anticipate from Amazon's first game. We also discuss Amazon viewership potential. That conversation is followed by Alex Flanagan, who is the senior vice president, partner, and agent for The Familie Sports Marketing and Talent Agency. Flanagan discusses her fascinating transition from working as a broadcaster for NBC, the NFL Network and ESPN to becoming a talent agent; how and why the transition happened; how she ended up joining The Familie agency; what her current job is; the challenge of building a talent base; representing Kimberley A. Martin, Britt Ghiroli and Sloane Martin among other clients; her personal experience with agents; what she hopes to do heading forward and more.  You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Covering the NFL: A conversation with Jenny Vrentas of New York Times and Lindsay Jones of The Ringer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 88:45


    Episode 239 of the Sports Media podcast features a conversation with Lindsay Jones, a senior editor for The Ringer where she helps lead their NFL coverage and and Jenny Vrentas, a sports reporter for The New York Times with a focus on enterprise and investigations. In this podcast, Jones and Vrentas discuss their respective roles; the challenges of reporting and writing challenging NFL stories; moving from The Athletic to the Ringer for Jones; whether NFL reporters will get increased access; Vrentas's reporting on Deshaun Watson and how she worked on the story; being cynical about how NFL teams investigate and vet prospects; the climate of investigative reporting for NFL stories; the cognitive dissonance of doing  NFL content; why we think the Bills are rightful; Super Bowl favorites; expectations for Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers this season; Russell Wilson's move to Denver; the fate of the New York-based NFL teams; why covering the Chargers, Bills, Chiefs and Browns would be interesting, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What it's like to produce and direct NFL football games? A conversation with Fox Sports NFL producer Richie Zyontz and Fox Sports NFL director Rich Russo

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 59:04


    Episode 238 of the Sports Media podcast features a conversation with Richie Zyontz and Rich Russo. Zyontz and Russo are the lead producer and director, respectively, for Fox's top NFL team featuring Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi. In this podcast, Zyontz and Russo discuss what an NFL game producer and director does each week; what it has been like for them to go from Joe Buck and Troy Aikman to Burkhardt and Olsen; how they found about the Buck and Aikman moves; how to create a working relationship with a new play by play voice and analyst; if broadcasting a Super Bowl makes it feel like a different working year; being in the unique place of having an analyst in waiting in Tom Brady; what their current relationship is like with Brady; traveling on the Madden Cruiser with John Madden; Zyontz's favorite Madden story; the best NFL food cities; Zyontz's new column highlighting members of his crew; and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How do you land a pro sports play by play job? A conversation with Michael Grady, the new television voice of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Anish Shroff, the new radio voice of the Carolina Panthers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 87:58


    Episode 237 of the Sports Media podcast features a conversation with Michael Grady, who was recently announced as the new voice of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Bally Sports North, and Anish Shroff, who in March was named the radio play-by-play announcer for the Carolina Panthers NFL team. In this podcast Grady discusses how he landed the Timberwolves job; his six years with the YES Network in New York where his jobs included Brooklyn Nets' sideline reporter, pregame and postgame host and occasional play-by-play voice; what it's like to replace a popular broadcaster; interviewing with Alex Rodriguez and other Timberwolves' owners; being behind Ian Eagle and Ryan Ruocco in Brooklyn; the quality of Sarah Kustok as an analyst; how you prepare to call a new team; the prospects of the T-Wolves this season; what will happen with the Nets; the passing of his mother, Mavis, and more. Shroff discusses how he landed the Panthers job; the precedent set by other ESPN broadcasters who also call NFL games; the advantage of living in Charlotte; expectations for the Panthers and Baker Mayfield this year; calling college sports for ESPN including men's college lacrosse; being a community ambassador in Charlotte; how former Panthers' radio voice Mick Mixon has made the transition easier; and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ESPN NHL broadcaster Leah Hextall

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 55:12


    Episode 236 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Leah Hextall, a play by play broadcaster for ESPN's NHL coverage. Hextall was the first woman to call play by play for a nationally televised NHL game when she was part of Sportsnet's first all-female broadcast team in March 2020. In this podcast, Hextall talks about the presentation she made in June titled “Not One Of The Boys” for an event held by The Coaches Site;” how when people ask her what her first full season calling games nationally was like, she tells them she survived; getting death threats; social media venom; being told she was hired only for her gender; the role of the bench reporter in hockey; leaving the business at age 37 to work for the premier of Manitoba; growing up in a famous hockey family; her goals for her second year at ESPN; her desire to call women's hockey again, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    First impressions of Amazon's NFL broadcast and Urban Meyer's return to broadcasting: A media roundtable with Chad Finn of The Boston Globe and Austin Karp of Sports Business Journal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 55:40


    Episode 235 of the Sports Media Podcast features a media roundtable with Chad Finn of The Boston Globe and Austin Karp of Sports Business Journal. In this podcast,  Finn, Karp and Deitsch discuss first impressions of Amazon's new Thursday Night Football broadcast; realistic expectations for Amazon's game and studio broadcast; Amazon's PR rollout; whether future realignment will increase interest in college football this season; Fox making its Urban Meyer hire official; the media impact of Serena Williams leaving tennis; the women's college basketball title game moving to ABC; Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and former Golf Channel President Mike McCarley launching a sports media and technology company called TMRW Sports; whether Fox will cover with any weight human rights violations in Qatar re: the World Cup, and more You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How to create the top podcast in your sport: A conversation with David Law, Matt Roberts, and Catherine Whitaker of The Tennis Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 55:15


    Episode 234 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with David Law, Matt Roberts and Catherine Whitaker, the three hosts of The Tennis Podcast. In this podcast, Law, Roberts and Whitaker discuss how their podcast came to existence and the long grind to build an audience; having a global audience and how that impacts content; the impact of being profiled by the New York Times and being called ‘the conscience of the game;' being represented  by Billie Jean's company BJK Enterprises; the influence of the podcast on the sport; the impact of Catherine's interview with Pam Shriver; their expectations of Serena Williams at this year's U.S. Open; discussing the topics of the moment including Novak Djokovic not playing at the Open, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Covering Serena Williams: A conversation with Jon Wertheim and Scott Price

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 65:41


    Episode 233 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Jon Wertheim, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, a senior correspondent for 60 Minutes and a senior analyst for The Tennis Channel, and Scott Price, who worked for 26 years as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and wrote under the byline S.L. Price. Both Wertheim and Price covered Serena Williams for the duration of her career. In this podcast, Wertheim and Price discuss covering Serena Williams and the first time they interacted with her; Price's cover story in the Sept. 20, 1999 issue of Sports Illustrated which chronicled Serena winning her first major and becoming the first African-American woman to win a major since Althea Gibson in 1958; the dynamic between Serena and the media who covered her; comparisons with her sister Venus; the subject of race and tennis; the evolution of Serena as a subject; being critical of Serena and what that meant; expectations for this year's U.S. Open; what Serena might do in the future, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Emergency Podcast: The Big Ten announces TV rights deals totaling over $8 billion with Fox, CBS and NBC

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 36:49


    Episode 232 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Stewart Mandel, a senior writer covering college football for The Athletic. In this podcast, Mandel and Deitsch discuss the Big Ten's new media rights deal; whether the inventory is deep enough for an all-day linear airing of Big Ten football games; what networks did the best;  ESPN being out of Big Ten football; what it means for other conferences including the SEC; the future of the Pac-12's media rights; the Big Ten going to market again before the SEC's new contract with ESPN expires in 2034, and more.  You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The secrets of writing for WWE and a professional wrestling company: A conversation with Brian Gewirtz, senior vice president of development at Seven Bucks Productions and the former head writer for the WWE

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 69:03


    Episode 231 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Brian Gewirtz,  a senior vice president of development at Seven Bucks Productions, which is a production company co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and his producing partner, Dany Garcia. Gewirtz is the author of  the new book, “There's Just One Problem: True Tales From The Former, One-Time Seventh Most Powerful Person In WWE.” In this podcast Gewirtz discusses his history working for the WWE as a writer from 1999 to 2015; the skills and temperament one needs to write for a professional wrestling company; the similarities between writing for a sitcom and for WWE; how one writes for someone who on face is so different than them; advice for getting a pro wrestling writing job; writing for The Rock and Kurt Angle; Vince McMahon's departure from WWE over alleged sexual misconduct; how one should view McMahon today; why Gewirtz wanted to write this book and how he approached it; working on the original XFL product; whether what is happening with AEW's MJF is a shoot or work; returning to the WWE when Rock is part of that production; working with Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins; how the WWE might be different in a post-Vince era, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Rise of The Black Quarterback and What It Means For America: A conversation with Jason Reid, a senior NFL Writer for ESPN's Andscape

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 43:44


    Episode 230 of the Sports Media Podcast features Andscape senior NFL Writer Jason Reid. His new book is the “Rise of the Black Quarterback: What it means for America.” In this podcast, Reid discusses the black quarterbacks of the 1960s and 1970s in the AFL and NFL and what they experienced; the hate mail players such as James Harris had to deal with; the positional segregation regarding Black athletes when it came to the quarterback position; the anonymous scout quotes that exist today; the modern Black quarterbacks including Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray; the importance of Doug Williams and Randall Cunningham historically; the impact of  writing about Colin Kaepernick; whether young Black quarterbacks would up to play for HBCU's and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Happens Next With Brittney Griner? A conversation Dr. Dani Gilbert, a Rosenwald Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, and reporter T.J. Quinn

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 81:11


    Episode 229 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is Dr. Dani Gilbert, a Rosenwald Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, and an expert on U.S. hostage policy and diplomacy. She is followed by T,J, Quinn, an investigative reporter for ESPN who has reported on the Griner case for ESPN.  In this podcast, Dr. Gilbert discusses the leverage value for Russia in this process; what "wrongfully detained" means legally and how it relates to Griner; Russia as a bad actor on the world stage; the process of how this negotiation will work; how she viewed the initial silence from the Griner camp at the start of Griner's incarceration; how Griner's sexuality and race plays a role in this case; who is specifically working on this case at the State Department; what you should do if you travel to a country like China or Russia; whether Griner will be treated more humanely given the high profile nature of her case, and more.  Quinn discusses his reporting on Griner and how he translated Griner's trial; what happens next as far as formal proceedings; how to acquire State Department sources; how much media coverage of the case will happen; Griner's current conditions; the social media aspect of the case; covering the case heading forward and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Emergency Podcast: Joe Buck on Vin Scully

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 44:11


    Episode 229 of the Sports Media Podcast features ESPN broadcaster and longtime World Series game-caller Joe Buck. In this podcast, Buck discusses the life and career of the legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, who passed away on Tuesday at age 94; the friendship between Scully and Jack Buck, the father of Joe Buck; Scully's remarkable ability to call games solo; why Scully always felt relevant even as he aged; Scully's connection to Los Angeles; the time when Tim McCarver told a national audience Scully was not at a ballpark he was at; Scully's call of Hank Aaron passing Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax's perfect game; why this feels like the end of a broadcasting era, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Yahoo Sports NFL writer Shalise Manza Young on the Deshaun Watson ruling, and Boston Globe writer Chad Finn on whether there is a definitive NFL pregame show and the passing of Bill Russell

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 87:22


    Episode 228 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests.  First up is Yahoo Sports NFL writer Shalise Manza Young. She is followed by Boston Globe media writer and general columnist Chad Finn. In this podcast, Young discusses her excellent piece on independent arbitrator Sue L. Robinson's decision on Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson; why the decision seems wholly inconsistent with Robinson's own findings; the narrow definition of "violent" as defined in the decision; Manza Young's argument that the decision “underscores to many of us, once again, how some people, even other women, perceive women as disposable, especially if they're Black or brown or work in the service industry”; Watson being cheered at Browns camp; the NFL's decision on the discipline imposed to the Dolphins for violations of NFL policies relating to the integrity of the game, and more. Finn and Deitsch discusses the coverage Bill Russell's passing; the powerful words of Karen Russell, Bill's daughter; Charles Barkley's flirtation with LIV Golf; Amazon hiring Dude Perfect for an alternate telecast; whether there is a definitive NFL program or pregame show; how the league-owned networks cover challenging stories and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Soccer commentator Ian Darke, ESPN feature writer Roberto Andrade Franco, and Sports Illustrated writer and copy chief Julie Kliegman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 83:59


    Episode 227 of the Sports Media Podcast features three guests. First up is Ian Darke, a football commentator for ESPN in America and for BT Sport in UK. Last week Fox Sports announced that Darke will be part of the network's coverage of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year. He is followed by Roberto Andrade Franco, a feature writer for ESPN and the author of one of the best pieces of sports writing in 2022. Franco recently wrote “The All-Star dreams of Uvalde's biggest José Altuve fan,” a piece for ESPN on the life of Tess Marie Mata, one of the 19 students killed in the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Franco is followed by Julie Kliegman, a writer and copy chief for Sports Illustrated. She recently wrote a piece on Sarah Fuller's journey from kicker for Vanderbilt to mental health advocate and is working on a book about how athletes navigate mental health.  In this podcast, Darke discusses how Fox was able to use him for this year's World Cup; when he anticipates learning what games he will call; calling the women's European Championship tournament; the growth of women's soccer in England; the potential of the 2026 World Cup as a game-changer in the United States, and more.  Franco discusses why he was compelled to write about Mata for ESPN; traveling to Uvalde three times to report the story and how he approached his reporting; how the Mata family treated his queries; the inevitable tension of prying into people's lives about the worst moment of their life while knowing the importance of such stories to the public; why he opted to make his story about Texas, guns, the U.S., segregation, and the violence that surrounds us; how his background shaped the story, and more.  Kliegman discusses why the  intersection of mental health and athletics is of interest to her; what happened to Sarah Fuller since she made history at Vanderbilt;  the challenge of navigating sudden fame for a college student; the climate of athletes discussing mental health; how this generation of athletes is more willing to be open about mental health and more.  You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.     ReplyForward To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Podcaster Conrad Thompson on promoting Ric Flair's last match and Vince McMahon retiring from WWE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 66:24


    Episode 226 features Conrad Thompson, the preeminent wrestling podcast host in the United States and the promoter of  “Ric Flair's Last Match" which features 11 matches from promotions across the globe that will air July 31on PPV and FITE.TV from The Fairgrounds in Nashville, TN. In this podcast, Thompson discusses how he came to put together the promotion for the 73-year-old Flair, his father-in-law; creating the wrestling convention Starrcast V which will emanate from Nashville from July 29 to 31; how pro wrestling talent gets booked for events; what Flair's doctors have said about a 73-year-old being part of a wrestling show; blurring the lines on his podcast network to promote this event; how he views McMahon stepping down from his job as the company's board investigates allegations of misconduct against him; WWE revising financial statements to reflect hush-money payments; his relationship with AEW head Tony Khan; his relationship with the people who have worked for McMahon including Bruce Prichard, his podcast partner, and his sister in law, Ashley, who wrestlers as Charlotte Flair; whether we think WWE will sell and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A reckoning for Hockey Canada: A conversation with The Athletic's Katie Strang, Ian Mendes and Dan Robson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 52:20


    Episode 225 features The Athletic writers Katie Strang, Dan Robson, and Ian Mendes. The three co-authored a recent piece on allegations of sexual assault and a reckoning for Hockey Canada. In this podcast, Strang, Robson, and Mendes discuss how the reporting came together for the piece and the steps reporters take to report on this subject; what we know and don't know about the two alleged sexual-assault incidents involving Hockey Canada; whether adults enabling a rampant culture; the media's role; what happens when you contact lawyers representing players;  the impact and importance of sponsors speaking up; police in Halifax opening an investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving members of Hockey Canada's 2003 national junior team; the hearings before the Parliament of Canada; what will happen to Hockey Canada heading forward, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Good Morning Football host Jamie Erdahl

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 56:24


    Episode 224 features Jamie Erdahl, the new host of Good Morning Football which airs Monday to Friday at 7:00 AM ET on NFL Network. She will make her debut on the show on July 25. In this podcast, Erdahl discussed why she wanted the GMF job; when she first became aware the job was open; what the interview process was like; why people have taken to this show; the value of getting NFL reps as a sideline reporter;  having a job where she now gives opinions on air; people being happy for her; doing play by play for LSU-Alabama when they lost sound in the booth in 2020; being pregnant and a young mother while doing SEC games; traveling as a working mother; her future at CBS Sports; changing the trajectory of her career, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is Baseball Screwing Fans With Its Media Deals? A podcast with Chad Finn of the Boston Globe and Sports Business Journal's Austin Karp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 65:14


    Episode 223 of the Sports Media Podcast features a roundtable with Chad Finn, a sports media writer and general sports columnist for the Boston Globe and Sports Business Journal managing editor/digital Austin Karp. In this podcast, Karp and Finn discuss MLB viewership at the All Star Game; baseball's decision to sign deals with so many different media partners; can the Home Run Derby outdraw the All-Star Game; why younger people like the Home Run Derby more than the MLB All Star Game; where do we stand in the post-Tiger Woods world as far as media interest; will LIV Golf get a deal (we think yes); an examination of the USFL viewership; John Ourand's report that ESPN is hiking the price of its ESPN+ by 43% starting next month and what it means; will you watch ESPN's Derek Jeter doc; the future of the ACC, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Tom Rinaldi on Lyman Wesley Bostock Jr. and Zak Keefer on Andrew Luck

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 84:05


    Episode 222 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is Fox Sports reporter and producer Tom Rinaldi, who served as an executive producer, writer, and host of an eight-part podcast series titled “Wesley.” The series examines the heartbreaking story of Lyman Wesley Bostock Jr., who was murdered in-season during the height of his MLB career. Rinaldi is followed by Zak Keefer, a senior writer who covers the Colts for The Athletic and is the host of a six-part series from on the rise and surprising retirement of Andrew Luck.  In this podcast, Rinadi talks about “Wesley” and why he wanted to re-examine the story of Bostock Jr.; why this story has haunted him for years;  the what ifs of  Bostock's life;  what happened on Sept. 23,1978 in Gary, Indiana; on Bostock being a .311 hitter in four major league seasons; the trial of his killer; the 30+ interviews he did for the podcast; how he will judge success; being on the sidelines with a mostly new NFL group (Kevin Burkhart, Greg Olsen and Erin Andrews); when he was informed that Joe Buck and Troy Aikman were leaving; discovering Tom Brady was hired by Fox Sports; the bigness of the NFL; the advantages of covering college football for an NFL job, and more. Keefer explores a fundamental question: How did one of the greatest quarterback prospects of all-time end up walking away from the game before he turned 30 years old; why Luck decided not to participate in the podcast; how to tell the story of a football career via audio; the takeaway on Luck's career; why teams still contact Luck to play and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Amazing, Incredible Story of Barry Bremen, The Sports Imposter. As told by guests ESPN's Russell Dinallo and Jeremy Schapp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 45:31


    Episode 221 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests — ESPN director and producer Russell Dinallo and host and reporter Jeremy Schaap. In this podcast, Dinallo and Schaap discuss the story of Barry Bremen, a Detroit-area novelty goods salesman who in the late 1970's was known as “The Great Imposter.” Bremen pulled off sports pranks that included crashing the 1979 NBA All-Star Game to shoot layups on the court with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Moses Malone, and Dr. J , crashing baseball's 1979 All-Star Game  and shagging flies in the outfield for 30 minutes, and posing as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader at a Cowboys-Washington game. The stunts landed him on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, the David Letterman Show and the Today Show. Bremen died of cancer in 2011 but that's where the story begins in many ways. More than three dozen people have now learned that Bremen is their biological father, through sperm donation. They found out about each other – and Bremen – through genetic testing and the painstaking efforts of one of the children to track their lineage. “The Great Imposter and Me” debuts on July 12, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and will be available for on-demand streaming on ESPN+. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Bet On Yourself: A conversation with Monica McNutt of ESPN and the MSG Networks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 65:24


    Episode 220 of the Sports Media Podcast features Monica McNutt, a host, analyst, and reporter for ESPN and MSG Networks with a specialty in basketball. In this podcast, McNutt discusses the challenges of live sports television; the differences in covering the NBA and WNBA; the preparation for being a Draft interviewer; working multiple jobs as a 20-something in sports media and how to react if you get a break; LaChina Robinson and others as mentors; not changing her look or her personality when she landed on national television; representation in the space; being recognized as an opinionist and what that means; Draymond Green and the new media; her basketball career at Georgetown and playing against Brittney Griner and Maya Moore, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Emergency Podcast: USC and UCLA head to the Big Ten. What does it mean for media rights?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 46:51


    Episode 219 of the Sports Media Podcast features Andy Staples, a senior writer for The Athletic covering college football. He is the host “The Andy Staples Show And Friends,” a podcast about college football and also a host of College Sports on SiriusXM. In this podcast, Staples discusses the seismic move of USC and UCLA heading to the Big Ten; why we are heading for two super leagues with the SEC and Big Ten; what this means heading forwards for the Pac-12, Big-12 and ACC as far as media rights; how we see what will happen with the Big Ten media rights; why Apple could be a very interesting partner for a set of Big Ten football games; why ESPN's leverage for the Big Ten has been reduced; the massive rights deal increase coming for the Big Ten; the future of the NCAA men's basketball tournament; how some of the smaller sports will be impacted; networks paying players and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn discusses reporting on Brittney Griner

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 58:27


    Episode 218 of the Sports Media Podcast features ESPN investigative reporter and senior writer T.J. Quinn, In this podcast, Quinn discusses his reporting on WNBA star Brittney Griner being detained in Russia; where the Griner criminal trial stands right now; Griner facing 10 years in prison if convicted on charges of large-scale transportation of drugs; the strategy of the Griner camp on promoting her story; how the Department of State must manage a potential prisoner swap; how media coverage in the U.S. might be different if Griner was male and played a major male sport; whether Russia is off the table forever as a destination for U.S athletes; which experts can help educate you on Griner's case; activism in the WNBA and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How to cover a historic sports team — and the media future of Formula One in the United States: A conversation with baseball writer Lindsey Adler of The Athletic and Sports Business Journal motorsports and combat sports reporter Adam Stern

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 84:02


    Episode 217 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is Lindsey Adler, a senior writer for The Athletic covering the New York Yankees. She is followed by Sports Business Journal motorsports and combat sports reporter Adam Stern. In this podcast, Adler discusses what it's like covering a team that has the potential to make sports history; if there is pressure on covering a team like the Yankees because every game has magnitude; whether people are more interested in reading about a winning team; how winning impacts things for reporters such as subscriptions and page views; the competitiveness of the Yankees beat; how front office people and players look at where she works versus other publications; how access has been this year and the difference from last year; women covering baseball who are under-35; the influences of Suzyn Waldman and Sweeny Murti for her; whether MLB will or should make a statement on the Roe decision and more. Stern discusses why F1 has agreed to renew its rights deal with ESPN through 2025; why Amazon and Comcast executives and Netflix did not get the product; how ESPN will advance the product in the future; what F1's growth potential is in the U.S.; the importance of a U.S. driver to the growth; the importance of races being on linear television; the explosion of F1 podcasts; where he sees NASCAR's viewership heading forward; whether a Drive To Survive show for IndyCar can move the needle, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 63:16


    Episode 216 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Jimmy Pitaro, the Chairman and top executive at ESPN. In this podcast, Pitaro discusses his interest in extending media rights deals with the NBA and Formula One — and why that's important to his company; how he views ESPN's current relationship with the NFL and why getting into the Super Bowl rotation matters beyond viewership and finances; breaking down ESPN's recent NFL rights deal; ESPN's definitive interest in the Big Ten Conference rights; how ESPN's SEC deal impacts inventory when it comes to interest in the Big Ten and Pac-12's upcoming inventory; the intersection of sports and politics and sports and culture at ESPN and how he views that with regard to ESPN employees; the odds the NBA takes some of its premiere content and sells it exclusively to an online outlet; how ESPN views opportunity in the sports gambling space; why ESPN's viewers want and expect ESPN to be in the sports gambling space; his family's obsession with the Yankees and love of baseball; running parallel paths of a linear television business and ESPN's direct-to-consumer business; ESPN unequivocally wanting back in World Cup rights; whether someone in his position should be part of talent negotiations; how many emails gets a day; and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sports And The Law: A conversation with Michael McCann, a legal analyst and senior sports legal reporter at Sportico and a Professor of Law at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 50:35


    Episode 215 of the Sports Media Podcast features Michael McCann, a legal analyst and senior sports legal reporter at Sportico and a Professor of Law at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, where he is Director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute. In this podcast, McCann discusses why coverage of the intersection and sports and legal has increased multifold; how he distinguishes between his legal read on something versus how he might feel morally about it. Del Rio from a sports law vantage point; the legal questions here since a coach or executive is neither an employee of  the NFL nor in a players' union; PGA Tour suspensions of LIV golfers and what legal fallout may come of that; the new reporting that found DeShaun Watson booked message appointments with at least 66 different women from the from fall 2019 to spring 2021; whether the Browns can void the Watson trade if they wanted to; Johnson v. NCAA, which is before the Third Circuit, and why is this case is extremely important; at least 12 states enacting legislation banning transgender students from participating in sports teams at public high schools and what that means legally; the NCAA women's basketball tournament and what recourse players have on media compensation; and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Introducing Legacy of Speed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 11:23


    We're sharing a preview of the new podcast, Legacy of Speed, from Pushkin Industries. Legacy of Speed follows the transformation of a San Jose State track program in the 1960s. What started out as a second-tier state college no one outside of California had ever heard of, quickly became known as the home to Speed City. The guidance of one coach and his unconventional techniques launched the careers of the fastest sprinters of the day. Host Malcolm Gladwell, a competitive runner himself, traces the journeys of those sprinters, who went on to ignite a boycott movement and protest the 1968 Summer Olympics. It's a story about athletes who dared to take a stand, and the mentors who made them fast – and brave enough – to change the world. Listen to Legacy of Speed at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/losmedia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ESPN NHL reporter Emily Kaplan on covering the NHL from ice level and navigating being more public as a person on sports television

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 34:38


    Episode 214 of the Sports Media Podcast features ESPN NHL reporter and podcaster Emily Kaplan. In this podcast Kaplan, a co-host of In The Crease with Linda Cohn, discusses covering the Lightning-Avalanche Stanley Cup Final; how coaches and players have received her this year reporting from ice level; why some viewers seem angry at in-game coaching interviews; how therapy is helping her navigate what people say on social media; the social media feedback she gets on the NHL mandating that she wears a mask during interviews; the impact of being on television regarding getting access from players; representation in hockey and the recent hirings of Meghan Duggan, Marie Phillip Poulin and Émilie Castonguay; where the sport is heading next and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Haley Rosen, founder and CEO of Just Women's Sports. Plus, a sports media panel with Boston Globe media writer Chad Finn and Sports Business Journal Managing Editor/Digital Austin Karp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 98:37


    Episode 213 of the Sports Media Podcast features two segments. First up is Haley Rosen, the founder and CEO of Just Women's Sports. She is followed by a sports media panel with Boston Globe media writer Chad Finn and Sports Business Journal Managing Editor/Digital Austin Karp.  In this podcast, Rosen discusses Just Women's Sports, a women's sports-focused media platform featuring news and analysis of women's sports, interviews, podcasts, videos and other media content; why she feels this is a moment where a women's sports media brand can be built to last; how she soft launched her company and then launched with investment including from Elena Delle Donne and Kevin Durant among others; how teams and players have reacted to JWS; softball and volleyball as underserved media markets; advocacy versus journalism and how to approach that; her thoughts on gambling on women's sports and an underserved market in that space; long-term possibilities for the site and more. Finn and Karp discuss NBA viewership through three games of the NBA Finals; why the NBA should feel mixed on the data so far; the importance of length, particularly for this series; whether the Celtics' stars play nationally; the viewership for Turner and ESPN in their first year of the NHL deal; why people did not tune into Rafa Nadal but did for Coco Gauff; the debut of LIV golf and the potential for a U.S. TV deal; sportswashing; how viewers might feel about Arlo White taking LIV's money; if there is a non-Tiger golfer who moves the needle and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Foreigner Covering America: Edward Keenan of The Toronto Star

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 58:42


    Episode 212 of the Sports Media Podcast features Edward Keenan, the Washington Bureau Chief  of The Toronto Star and former local and political columnist in Toronto. In this podcast, Keenan discusses covering the United States from a foreign perspective; how he landed a job; covering America at one of its most fraught times; how he decides on stories; traveling to Uvalde, Texas and reporting from that tragedy; how he views repeated mass shootings in America; the professional wrestling and political entertainment element on American politics; straddling opinion and reporting; how much longer he wants to cover the beat and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Boston Globe writer Chad Finn on viewership predictions for Celtics-Warriors, and Wall Street Journal reporter Louise Radnofsky, on testing positive for COVID at the Beijing Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 72:47


    Episode 211 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is Chad Finn, the sports media writer and general columnist for The Boston Globe. He is followed by Louise Radnofsky, a sports reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Her piece, “Testing Positive in Zero-Covid China” was about being isolated under aggressive policies in China during the Olympics. In this podcast, Finn and Deitsch discuss how we see the popularity of a Celtics-Warriors NBA Finals; what historical viewership trends mean for this series; cultural wars and the NBA; whether ESPN has found the right fit for its NBA studio programming; Greg Olsen officially being named as Fox's No. 1 NFL analyst; NESN's new direct-to-consumer product for the Red Sox and Bruins and more. Radnofsky discussed her piece on testing positive 19 hours after arriving in Beijing on Feb. 4 to cover figure skating at the 2022 Olympic Games; being part of Chinese policies that call for centralized isolation; how she and the Journal navigated her testing positive; her reporting on Britney Griner being held in Russia; the public campaign to advocate for Griner; the challenge of reporting on Griner's situation; the future of USA Gymnastics; the earnings potential of college gymnasts and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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