139 episodes

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.

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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.

    How to create a great podcast with Conrad Thompson and Jim Ross

    How to create a great podcast with Conrad Thompson and Jim Ross

    Episode 134 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features Conrad Thompson and Jim Ross, the duo that make up the popular “Grilling JR” podcast. In this podcast, Thompson, the host of six immensely popular wrestling podcasts, and Ross, one of the iconic voices in the history of professional wrestling and a current broadcaster for All Elite Wrestling (AEW), discuss how they formed their partnership; their initial impressions of each other; what expectations they had for the podcast; how they format shows and select topics; the importance of podcast momentum; how they have marketed the podcast and found ancillary revenue sources; their pre-show process; Conrad’s wish-list for future co-hosts; the impact of COVID on the podcast; how each view their roles; the number of downloads per podcast; how the revenue share works; the next evolution for the podcast, and much more. 
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    • 59 min
    John Ourand on the immediate future of the NFL on television and streaming services

    John Ourand on the immediate future of the NFL on television and streaming services

    Episode 133 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand on the NFL media rights. In this podcast, Ourand and Deitsch discuss where things stand between the football-airing networks and the NFL regarding a rights extension; why John believes CBS and NBC are the furthest along in the deal; the money gap between Disney and the NFL and whether that can be bridged; why some ESPNers believe they have more leverage today than they did in 2011; what ESPN would owe distributors if it jettisoned the NFL; what ESPN would look like without an NFL rights contract; Amazon’s role for Thursday Night Football; the change in Disney leadership impacting the NFL deal; how much of an increase the NFL is likely looking at for its rights; ViacomCBS using the NFL to drive subscriptions to Paramount+; whether there will be a gold rush for soccer rights on streaming and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
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    • 39 min
    Steve Levy of ESPN

    Steve Levy of ESPN

    Episode 132 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features longtime ESPN Monday Night Football play by play broadcaster Steve Levy. In this podcast, Levy discusses calling Monday Night Football this season; the challenges of broadcasting during a pandemic; what management has told him about returning to the booth along with partners Louis Riddick and Brian Griese; whether he believes their group has earned the right to come back; reading about others rumored to be getting the MNF job; the differences between calling hockey and the NFL; thoughts on ESPN getting part of the game rights to the NHL; navigating ESPN over three decades and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
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    • 54 min
    An examination of Super Bowl Viewership with John Ourand and Austin Karp

    An examination of Super Bowl Viewership with John Ourand and Austin Karp

    Episode 131 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a roundtable on Super Bowl viewership with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and Austin Karp, the Managing Editor/Digital at Sports Business Journal. In this podcast, Deitsch, Ourand and Karp discuss the Super Bowl averaging 96.4 million viewers across all platforms, the lowest since Super Bowl 41 on CBS in 2007; why viewership was down; the declines in the 18 to 49 demographic; the broader context of jewel sports being down during the pandemic; the long-term impact on the NFL; the prospect of post-COVID sports viewership, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
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    • 34 min
    Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post and Sportnet's (Canada) Donnovan Bennett

    Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post and Sportnet's (Canada) Donnovan Bennett

    Episode 130 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two guests: Chelsea Janes, a national baseball writer for the Washington Post who previously covered the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. She is followed by Donnovan Bennett, a host, podcaster and writer for Sportsnet in Canada (where I work as well in addition to The Athletic). In this podcast, Janes discusses her professional path of covering the Nationals as a beat writer to covering the 2020 U.S. Presidential campaign to becoming a national baseball writer; the challenges and advantages of moving from sports to political reporting; what the Washington Post newsroom was like on January 6, 2021; the most interesting story in baseball right now; how to report baseball in a pandemic; how many women reporters have a story that tracks the allegations against Mickey Callaway, and much more. Bennett discusses how the sports media has approached the nexus of sports and COVID with regard to daily coverage; the possibility of the NBA All Star game; how we can discuss the Olympics/China in an intelligent way; the BIPOC mentorship pilot program he has started at Rogers Sportsnet; why the program is vital, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
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    Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand

    Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand

    Episode 129 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand. In this podcast, Deitsch and Ourand discuss NBCSN shuttering at the end of the year and assets moving to Peacock; what the end of NBCSN means for the NHL upcoming media rights deal; the future of Dan Le Batard and John Skipper’s Meadowlark company; potential Super Bowl viewership; the WWE Network morphing to Peacock in the U.S.; the prospect of a canceled Olympics for NBC;; what sports TV PR departments should pitch, and more.
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

Cyrille81 ,

Interesting guests, great conversations

Discovered Richard’s podcasts initially from his days at Sports Illustrated. As someone that works in the sports media I’ve always found them interesting, entertaining and educational.

His new venture on his own has seen the standard remain just as high - we hear from people that have been there and done it on all sides of the media, and Richard asks the questions you hope he will ask.

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