45 Min.

The Amazing, Incredible Story of Barry Bremen, The Sports Imposter. As told by guests ESPN’s Russell Dinallo and Jeremy Schaap Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

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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.

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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.

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