23 episodes

The first daily sports news podcast that covers everything from the world stage to the hometown. The Athletic, home to the best storytelling in sports, and Wondery, the company behind “Sports Wars” and “Gladiator,” take you beyond the box score. With the help of The Athletic’s more than 400 sports writers and editors, co-hosts Kavitha Davidson and Anders Kelto dive deep into the biggest and most fascinating stories of the day. New episodes every weekday morning. The Lead. Sports up close.

The Lead Wondery

    • Sports
    • 4.4, 33 Ratings

The first daily sports news podcast that covers everything from the world stage to the hometown. The Athletic, home to the best storytelling in sports, and Wondery, the company behind “Sports Wars” and “Gladiator,” take you beyond the box score. With the help of The Athletic’s more than 400 sports writers and editors, co-hosts Kavitha Davidson and Anders Kelto dive deep into the biggest and most fascinating stories of the day. New episodes every weekday morning. The Lead. Sports up close.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Mr.lahey 93 ,

Really enjoying the show!!

Great podcast so far. I listen to it on my commutes in the morning. A nice 1-2 punch to go along with The Daily NYT

Fudgepants123 ,

Perfect

LOVE this show!

Crooney85 ,

Episode 1 is full of hyperbole

Big fan of The Athletic and had high hopes for this podcast.
The first episode lets the guest go a bit too far into hyperbole telling the story. And it’s hard to tell the story of the Saints being “cheated” without the the broader context of the Saints cheating their way to a Super Bowl a few years ago. Poor storytelling. Little depth, minimal reporting. Production quality is high, content quality is just mediocre. Certainly not to the level I would expect from what appears to be the future flagship podcast for The Athletic.

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