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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.

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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.

    Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen

    Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen

    Episode 272 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Fox NFL play by play announcer Kevin Burkhardt and analyst Greg Olsen. Burkhardt and Olsen will call the Niners-Eagles NFC Championship Game, and then Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12. In this podcast, Burkhardt and Olsen discuss how they judge success for their broadcast; Olsen’s specific preparation for each game; how Burkhardt approaches calling his Super Bowl; Olsen on Tom Brady having a contract with Fox to call the No. 1 game whenever Brady retires; how Olsen has approached the season with regard to the Brady contract; whether Olsen would work in a three-person booth; Burkhardt on Olsen’s audition; Olsen on how Burkhardt’s humility helps the broadcast; the value of looking at the field away from the quarterback position; whether it is an advantage to going into the broadcast booth immediately after retiring; advice Burkhardt received from Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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    • 53 min
    Lindsay Jones of The Ringer and Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post on covering the biggest NFL games. Plus, Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle remembers her friend, Gwen Knapp

    Lindsay Jones of The Ringer and Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post on covering the biggest NFL games. Plus, Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle remembers her friend, Gwen Knapp

    Episode 271 of the Sports Media Podcast features an NFL conversation with Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post and Lindsay Jones of The Ringer. They are followed by Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle, who remembers her friend and the writer and editor, Gwen Knapp, who passed away last week at age 61. In this podcast, Jhabvala and Jones discuss how they would approach covering Niners-Eagles and Bengals-Chiefs; the challenges of covering postseason games if you are a beat person from another market; how to differentiate your stories at a Super Bowl; what they want from an NFL analyst and play by play; an update on the possible sale of the Commanders; the best sites for NFL statistics; what they would you say to fans who love the NFL but also hate certain aspects of the game and more. Slusser discusses what made Knapp such a unique and nuanced writer; Knapp’s career as a columnist and writer in Philadelphia and San Francisco; her being one of the first sports journalists to raise doubts about the validity of Lance Armstrong’s performances; her brilliant July 4, 1993 piece after the Phillies completed a doubleheader at 4:40 in the morning; why she move to the editing desk at the New York Times; the outpouring of love for her and some of the pieces that were written on her this week, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jeff Zimbalist on his new docuseries, “Super League: The War for Football”

    Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jeff Zimbalist on his new docuseries, “Super League: The War for Football”

    Episode 270 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jeff Zimbalist, the director and executive producer of “Super League: The War for Football,” which is airing on Apple TV + and chronicles the attempts of teams such as Real Madrid, Arsenal and Juventus to form a breakaway European soccer league. In this episode, Zimbalist discusses his four-part docuseries; the background of why the European super clubs attempted to form their own league; how UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin was able to ward off the breakaway project for now; how to get access from the super-rich; the challenge of recreating events for dramatic purposes; the future of European soccer and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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    • 32 min
    A roundtable sports media discussion with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn and Sports Business Journal managing editor/digital Austin Karp

    A roundtable sports media discussion with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn and Sports Business Journal managing editor/digital Austin Karp

    Episode 269 of the Sports Media Podcast features a roundtable sports media discussion with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn and Sports Business Journal managing editor/digital Austin Karp. In this podcast, Deitsch, Finn, and Karp discuss the NFL Super Wild Card Weekend; ESPN’s Cowboys-Bucs coverage; Greg Olsen; Tony Romo; Al Michaels; Tony Dungy; Tom Brady’s future ; Fred Gaudelli; Netflix’s sports documentaries including “Break Point”; Apple TV+’s “Super League: The War for Football”; Australian Open coverage and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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    • 51 min
    Al Michaels

    Al Michaels

    Episode 268 of the Sports Media Podcast features Al Michaels, the iconic sports broadcaster who is coming off his first season as the play by play voice for Amazon Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football. He will also call the opening round of the NFL postseason for NBC. In this podcast, Michaels discusses his first year in the booth for Amazon; working with Kirk Herbstreit; his being critical of some dud game Amazon aired; having never had a pet; the broadcasting prospects of Sean McVay, Tom Brady and Mike Tomlin; Joe Buck and Damar Hamlin information; where sports gambling is heading on NFL broadcasts; the 2024 Paris Olympics; Greg Olsen and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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    • 57 min
    ESPN’s coverage of Damar Hamlin

    ESPN’s coverage of Damar Hamlin

    Episode 267 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with The Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn on ESPN’s studio and broadcast coverage of Damar Hamlin, a 24-year-old safety for the Buffalo Bills, who collapsed on the field during the first quarter of a Jan. 2, 2023 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Deitsch and Finn discuss how ESPN approached and handled the coverage.

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
604 Ratings

604 Ratings

JohnnyPhisher ,

Great guests

This is an interesting podcast and the episode with Adam Amin and Adnan Virk was excellent. Great chemistry between two friends who are also really good at what they do and passionate about the gig. You should have them back on.

Salzy1954 ,

Love the show

Richard is a great host and always has informative discussions with his well versed guests. I look forward to hearing his thoughts and insights along with his guests every week. I hope that he continues to entertain and inform every week.

Hoopdude ,

Go-to podcast

Can’t thank you enough for the always interesting podcasts, although, I do admit to skimming over the wrestling ones.
Your interviews with so many great journalists are really good, except for occasional long filibuster. I’ve learned a lot, expanded my reading to more journalists. I just listened to your pod with TJ Quinn, and at the end you mentioned the next would be a tribute to Grant Wahl. Your written tribute was just beautiful.
I’m just a simple sports fan, more diverse in interest of various sports than most, and also a fan of great writing. Especially those who investigate.

Guests I’d love to see you have on:
Lisa Salters
Sue Bird/ Megan Rapino - especially with new ventures Togethxr and A Touch More.
Jerry Brewer - WaPo
Debbie Antonelli/Beth Mowins - if they have time between all their gigs
Carol Stiff and Patricia Lowry
I’d love to hear interviews with those in the production truck for major sporting events, like graphics, sound, etc. What goes in behind the scenes?

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