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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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    • 4.5 • 681 Ratings

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.

    Mini-pod: The NCAA Tournament viewership numbers and the Caitlin Clark Effect

    Mini-pod: The NCAA Tournament viewership numbers and the Caitlin Clark Effect

    This episode of the Sports Media Podcast features Jon Lewis, the founder and editor of Sports Media Watch. In this podcast we discuss viewership for the women’s and men’s tournament; the incredible numbers put up by the South Carolina-Iowa final; what Iowa's Caitlin Clark meant in terms of overall viewership; whether the women’s viewership numbers will carry over to next year; the impact of the men’s Final Four being on cable; what can change the trajectory of men’s viewership; ABC’s terrible programming decisions and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and more.

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    • 31 min
    James Andrew Miller on ESPN

    James Andrew Miller on ESPN

    Episode 389 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN, Saturday Night Live, and HBO. In this podcast, Miller discusses ESPN’s Norby Williamson, who had his hand in almost all parts of ESPN’s content and business areas, from programming, production and news during his nearly four decades at ESPN, no longer be working at the company; what it means and why it happened; whether this is related to Pat McAfee’s comments on Williamson; long-term changes for ESPN’s business, Jimmy Pitaro’s shot at running Disney, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, and more.

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    • 38 min
    ESPN data strategist Flora Kelly

    ESPN data strategist Flora Kelly

    Episode 388 features ESPN Vice President of Brand Strategy and Content Research Flora Kelly. In this podcast, Kelly explains her role at ESPN and how that informs the company; how her research team works; the macro trends she is seeing in sports in 2024; why college sports is continuing to soar; the incredible numbers for women’s college basketball; how young fans process sports; the enduring power of the NFL; how ESPN looks at gambling data, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and more.

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    • 37 min
    The Athletic’s Chantel Jennings and Zena Keita on the Women’s Final Four

    The Athletic’s Chantel Jennings and Zena Keita on the Women’s Final Four

    Episode 387 of the Sports Media Podcast features The Athletic senior writer Chantel Jennings and Zena Keita, the host of The Athletic’s Women's Basketball Show and a reporter and analyst for NBC Sports Bay Area. In this podcast, the guests discuss Iowa’s win over LSU averaging 12.3 million viewers and peaking at 16 million viewers; what that number means for women's basketball; UConn’s win over USC drawing 6.7 million viewers; what it was like for Chantel to be onsite in Albany for Iowa-LSU; how Zena processed the games watching from her home; a semifinal breakdown of South Carolina-NC State and UConn-Iowa; how South Carolina has been somewhat overlooked; the future of women's basketball coverage heading forward and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and more.

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    • 35 min
    Mini-pod: NCAA Tournament viewership and the Caitlin Clark Effect

    Mini-pod: NCAA Tournament viewership and the Caitlin Clark Effect

    This episode of the Sports Media Podcast features Austin Karp, managing editor/digital for Sports Business Journal, and Jon Lewis, the founder and editor of Sports Media Watch. In this podcast we discuss viewership for the men’s and women’s tournament; the incredible numbers put up by Iowa-LSU and UConn-USC; what Caitlin Clark means in terms of overall viewership; whether the women’s viewership numbers will carry over to next year; the impact of the men’s Final Four being on cable; the UFL viewership, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and more.

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    • 32 min
    A Conversation With Media Columnist Richard Deitsch | 'The TK Show'

    A Conversation With Media Columnist Richard Deitsch | 'The TK Show'

    From 'The TK Show' (subscribe here): Tim Kawakami and The Athletic's Richard Deitsch review what could've been the greatest night in women's college basketball history, where this sport goes from here and where the media coverage of LSU coach Kim Mulkey and her team has failed. Also, what the future looks like for NFL and NBA broadcasting.

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
681 Ratings

681 Ratings

DocLouIowa ,

Miller

.gokd info as always. A 2:30 and two 2:00 minute long questions. You ask him a question within the query but keep talking. You even identify this problem but keep talking. Incessant Uninterrupted Inquiry Elii Lily is working on a medication for this condition.

luckie1710 ,

Great Pod

Great interview with Becky Lynch. Episode was a fun in depth interview.

Denae Ransome ,

Mini Eps on ratings rock!

Great pod overall. Love the long-form interviews even if I don’t catch them all. Where the show really shines for me are the mini episodes with a guest or two that break down ratings for big sporting events at a given moment in time.

Would even like to see one of those mini episodes expanded to a full hour maybe once a month so Rich and the guests can really get into the weeds.

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