300 episodes

Ben Lindbergh (The Ringer), Sam Miller (ESPN), Meg Rowley (FanGraphs), and an array of guests talk about baseball with an analytical bent, covering a mix of timely topics from the serious to the absurd a few times per week.

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast Baseball Prospectus

    • 4.9, 1.7K Ratings

Ben Lindbergh (The Ringer), Sam Miller (ESPN), Meg Rowley (FanGraphs), and an array of guests talk about baseball with an analytical bent, covering a mix of timely topics from the serious to the absurd a few times per week.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

mentos15 ,

Consistently great

Best podcast for those that love
Baseball

Mat Albers ,

#1

Absolutely the best baseball podcast of all time. Maybe the best podcast of all time.

DarrylPurpose ,

My favorite podcast

Baseball is not my favorite thing in the world, but Effectively Wild is my favorite podcast.
Sam Miller is like a genius on magic mushrooms. He is WAY into baseball, and writes for espn. Anytime the podcast elicits a belly laugh from me, it’s probably Sam talking.

Meg Rowley is, and I really hate to use this word first, but she is sooo charming, which wouldn’t mean much, if she wasn’t also super-smart, and WAY into baseball. She’s the managing editor for FanGraphs, if I have that right.
Ben Lindburgh is an author ('The Only Rule Is It Has To Work' and 'The MVP Machine') and writer for The Ringer. I’m not sure how much Ben is into baseball, but he is the rock of this baseball podcast. He is the glue that holds it together. I like how Ben ultra logically describes both sides of an issue, and then is ok with saying he doesn’t know (which side is right). I like how he doesn’t take himself too seriously, while fearlessly diving into some fairly serious issues. I’m pretty sure Ben picks the music each week (different each week!) and this podcast has the best music of any non-music radio/podcast, ever. Better than some actual music shows, too!
EW is smart, fun, and accessible even to non-nerd baseball fans like me. (By non-nerd, I mean not totally 100% nerd. Like maybe 57% nerd...)

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