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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 Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.
 
Richard Deitsch and Donnovan Bennett host a podcast about how COVID-19 is impacting sports around the world. They talk to experts, athletes and personalities, putting big news into perspective, highlighting great journalism and offering a window into the lives of people we normally root for in entirely different ways.
 
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Episode 206 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Lesley Visser, the sports broadcaster and commentator who this month will be the first woman to receive the Emmys' Sports Lifetime Achievement Award. She is followed by Iliana Limón Romero who this month became the first female sports editor in its history, and the only Latina spo…
 
Episode 205 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Chad Finn, a sports media writer and general sports columnist for the Boston Globe. In this podcast, Finn and Deitsch discuss the NFL’s national television schedule; what we thought of Amazon and ESPN’s Monday Night Football’s schedule; if Sunday Night Football did as well as rece…
 
Episode 204 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Chad Finn, a sports media writer and general columnist for the Boston Globe, and Austin Karp, managing editor/digital of Sports Business Journal. In this podcast, we discuss Fox hiring Tom Brady as an analyst after he retires; how Brady may fare on the job; the reported money paid…
 
Episode 203 of the Sports Media Podcast features Larry Collmus, the race caller for the NBC Sports Group coverage of the Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont), and Breeders’ Cup. In this podcast, Collmus discusses calling Rich Strike’s remarkable win at the Kentucky Derby at 80-1 odds; when he saw Rich Strike making his move; wha…
 
Episode 202 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with three women who transitioned from sports media into other businesses — Amy Moritz, a former Buffalo News sports writer; Amy K. Nelson, a former ESPN and SB Nation writer and on-air commentator; and Kat O’Brien, a former baseball writer for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Newsday.…
 
In an EXCLUSIVE interview, NFL and college football legend Ed Marinaro speaks out about the RUDE treatment he was given at NFL Draft in Las Vegas while announcing the Minnesota Vikings pick. He also addresses the equally disrespectful treatment he's been given by losers on Twitter and also Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.…
 
Episode 201 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Chad Finn, a sports media writer and general columnist for the Boston Globe. In this podcast, we discuss ESPN, ABC and the NFL Network’s NFL Draft coverage; what we thought about the lower viewership; how we would staff future NFL Draft presentations; what we think about Amazon’s …
 
Episode 200 of the Sports Media Podcast features three guests — Michael Shawn Dugar, who covers the Seahawks for The Athletic; Tashan Reed, who covers the Raiders for The Athletic; and Rhiannon Walker, who previously covered the Washington Football Team for The Athletic and now works as a feature writer. In this podcast, the guests discuss what it’…
 
Episode 199 of the Sports Media Podcast features ESPN host and reporter Suzy Kolber, one of the company’s longtime NFL voices and part of this week’s NFL Draft coverage. In this podcast Kolber discusses how she prepares for her role on ESPN/ABC’s NFL Draft coverage; making connections with prospects prior to the NFL Draft; the challenge of determin…
 
Episode 198 of the Sports Media Podcast features three guests. First up is sports broadcaster Gus Johnson, who is calling the NBA postseason for Turner Sports and is a longtime Fox Sports play by play caller. He is followed by Bill Shea, a senior writer for The Athletic covering sports business, and Robert Seidman, the co-founder of TVbytheNumbers …
 
Episode 197 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests — ESPN investigative reporter Paula Lavigne and ESPN senior writer Tom Junod. They are the co-authors of “Untold,” a 30,000-word piece that investigates the horrific actions of Todd Hodne, a former football player and student at Penn State in the late 1970s who was a serial predator and ul…
 
Episode 196 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests — Lisa Byington and Kate Scott, the first women full-time TV play-by-play broadcasters for a major men's professional sports team. Byington calls Milwaukee Bucks games and Scott calls the Philadelphia 76ers. In this podcast, Byington and Scott reflect on their first season in the NBA; the …
 
We’re sharing a special preview of the new season of Against the Rules from Pushkin Industries. On Against the Rules, bestselling author Michael Lewis takes a searing look at what’s happened to fairness in American life. In the preview you’re about to hear, Michael speaks with baseball statistician Bill James. Bill is the man at the heart of Michae…
 
Episode 195 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is Chad Finn, a sports media writer and general columnist for the Boston Globe. He is followed by Charlotte Carroll who covers UConn basketball and WNBA for The Athletic In this podcast, Finn discusses the interest in national broadcasts of baseball; whether MLB expanding to stre…
 
Episode 194 of the Sports Media Podcast features Fox Sports broadcaster Joe Davis, who replaces Joe Buck as the lead television voice of the World Series. Davis is also the television voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In this podcast, Davis discusses how he found out he was getting the job; what his reaction was to that promotion; his awareness of …
 
Episode 193 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is James Andrew Miller, best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live and HBO. He is hosting a new chapter of the podcast “Origins” titled “HBO: Present, Past, and Future.” He is followed by Grant Wahl, who writes the Futbol with Grant Wahl at GrantWahl.com an…
 
Episode 192 of the Sports Media Podcast features Paul Heyman, the longtime WWE performer who will be part of the main event of WrestleMania 38, the WWE’s signature event, which is set for April 2-3 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In this podcast Heyman discusses how he approaches this stage of his career and how long he wants to perform; the a…
 
Paulie and Tony try to get 4-time Super Bowl champ Bill Romanowski to explain why he FAILED to win a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles. They wind up getting him to reveal some deep secrets about the San Francisco 49ers. Also, they discuss the glaring problem with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, how the Steelers won the NFL offseason, and why they p…
 
Episode 191 of the Sports Media Podcast features Isabelle Khurshudyan, a foreign correspondent for The Washington Post based in Odessa, Ukraine, and a former sports writer who covered the Washington Capitals for the Post. In this podcast, Khurshudyan discusses what her days are like covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; what the city of Odessa, wh…
 
Episode 190 of the Sports Media Podcast features Taylor Rooks, a host and reporter for Bleacher Report and Turner Sports and Alex Sherman, who covers technology, media and telecommunications for CNBC. In this podcast Rooks discusses her “Taylor Rooks X vodcast, whose recent interviews include DeMar DeRozan, DK Metcalf and Micah Parsons; the challen…
 
Episode 189 of the Sports Media Podcast features ESPN basketball analyst Rebecca Lobo and ESPN reporter Holly Rowe. Both have significant on-air roles during ESPN’s coverage of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament including being part of the Final Four and national title game telecast. In this podcast, Lobo and Rowe discuss their prepa…
 
Episode 188 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is T.J. Quinn, the ESPN investigative reporter. He is followed by Chad Finn, the sports media writer for the Boston Globe. In this podcast Quinn discusses his reporting on WNBA star Brittney Griner being detained in Russia; the road ahead for Griner; the political component to th…
 
So-called "best-selling author" Jeff Pearlman comes back to the show to discuss HBO's "Winning Time" which is apparently based on a book he wrote about the 1980s Lakers, which makes absolutely no sense because we all know it's a true story. Also, "Where Paulie and Tony were right" on why the Seahawks won the Russell Wilson trade and the Eagles' Car…
 
Episode 187 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is Bomani Jones, the sports journalist and commentator whose new HBO show, “Game Theory with Bomani Jones,” debuts this month. He is followed by Jeff Pearlman, the best-selling author of nine books. HBO’s new docudrama “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” is based on Pe…
 
Episode 186 of the Sports Media Podcast features Bryan Curtis, the Editor-At-Large for The Ringer and also the co-host with David Shoemaker of The Press Box podcast. In this podcast, Curtis and Deitsch discuss how news is presented on television versus sports; whether you can do policy-based programming on cable news; the reverberations from Troy A…
 
Episode 185 of the Sports Media Podcasts focuses on the state of the Canadian sports media. The guests are Shireen Ahmed, a senior contributor with CBC Sports and a co-host of the “Burn It All Down” podcast; Donnovan Bennett, a multi-media host and writer for Sportsnet; Morgan Campbell, a Senior Contributor for CBC Sports; James Cybulski, a play by…
 
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