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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.

    Joe Buck

    Joe Buck

    Episode 400 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features ESPN Monday Night Football lead broadcaster Joe Buck. In this podcast we discuss the Monday Night Football schedule including the opening game between the Jets and Niners; how to navigate things Aaron Rodgers says away from football; the expectations placed on Tom Brady as a broadcaster; calling baseball again as a one-off; how much he is thinking about Super Bowl LXI in 2027, discussing gambling on air; how he chose his broadcast agent; the value of having an agent at Buck’s level; whether he could have done is ESPN deal without representation.  You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and more.

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    • 51 min
    Mini-Pod: How to cover a NASCAR fight

    Mini-Pod: How to cover a NASCAR fight

    This episode of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features Jordan Bianchi and Jeff Gluck. Both are Motorsports reporters for The Athletic and the co-hosts of The Teardown podcast. In this podcast, Gluck and Bianchi discuss the confrontation between Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Busch,  following the NASCAR All-Star Race on Sunday night at North Wilkesboro Speedway; the events that led up to that; how Jordan got viral footage of the fight; how they prepare for fights as reporters; how NASCAR views this regarding publicity; NASCAR’s new media rights deal, beginning with the 2025 season; new partners Amazon Prime and Warner Bros. Discovery; NASCAR’s first foray into streaming; the CW’s exclusive rights to 33 Xfinity races; the Miami Grand Prix setting a new Formula One viewership record for its live U.S. TV audience; will NASCAR race outside of the U.S. and more.
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    • 33 min
    Mini-pod: The 2024 NFL Schedule Review

    Mini-pod: The 2024 NFL Schedule Review

    This episode of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features Austin Karp, managing editor/newsletters for Sports Business Journal and Ben Fischer, who covers the NFL and all other pro football news for Sports Business Journal. In this podcast, Karp and Fischer discuss the NFL’s schedule and which media partners did well; the importance of the 4:25 p.m. ET window; the Monday Night Football schedule; the power of the Chiefs for broadcasters; Netflix’s moving into the NFL; the international games for the NFL including Brazil and what it means for the future; Caitlin Clark’s WNBA viewership debut and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and more.

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    • 27 min
    The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis

    The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis

    Episode 399 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features Bryan Curtis, the Editor at Large at The Ringer and the co-host of the Press Box Podcast with David Shoemaker. In this podcast we discuss the NBA rights and what a future featuring ESPN, Amazon and NBC might look like; Charles Barkley as a free agent; the best place for Barkley; why ESPN can't figure out its NBA pre and postgame show; Netflix potentially acquiring the NFL and what that would mean for Netflix; the upcoming WNBA season as a media play; whether the NBA would benefit from more or less media rights partners; whether journalism can make money; if words still have profit; becoming a lifestyle brand for survival and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and more.

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    • 49 min
    Kevin Egan on hosting MLS 360 and transitioning from calling WWE matches

    Kevin Egan on hosting MLS 360 and transitioning from calling WWE matches

    Episode 398 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features Kevin Egan, the lead host for MLS 360, the weekly whip-around show on MLS Season Pass. In this podcast, Egan discusses the premise of MLS Season Pass; how a whip-around show for soccer works; his on-air colleagues Sacha Kljestan, Kaylyn Kyle, and Bradley Wright-Phillips; the transition from calling MLS matches to hosting; the challenge of maintaining a career in the US as a soccer broadcaster; what Leo Messi has meant to MLS; working for WWE for three years; the challenges of calling pro wrestling; why he left WWE; advice from John Cena; how welcoming Becky Lynch, Edge and others were to him and more.  You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and more.

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    • 49 min
    What will covering the WNBA be like in the era of Caitlin Clark? The guests are The Athletic’s Sabreena Merchant and Ben Pickman

    What will covering the WNBA be like in the era of Caitlin Clark? The guests are The Athletic’s Sabreena Merchant and Ben Pickman

    Episode 397 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two writers from The Athletic who cover women’s basketball — Sabreena Merchant and Ben Pickman. They are also panelists on The Athletic’s Women’s Basketball Show podcast. In this podcast, Merchant and Pickman discuss what they are seeing as far as local and national WNBA media coverage in 2024; what the preseason has been like covering; the upcoming WNBA national schedule; how they anticipate Caitlin Clark, Cameron Brink, Kamilla Cardoso, Angel Reese and other rookies will do in Year One; the dominance of the Las Vegas Aces; the people in WNBA media are doing under-promoted good work, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and more.

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
688 Ratings

688 Ratings

fsczjgecbeev ,

KY Derby show

There was an audible gasp when Richard realized that it is possible that a female horse could win the Kentucky Derby. His agenda of promoting the viewing of women’s sports also applies to animals!

Mason Dixon1 ,

Constructive Criticism

Richard is terrific and I enjoy the pod very much. I do believe the recent show with Andrew M was not the best listen. I felt on this occasion Richard “over talked” and was a bit long winded on his delivery of the questions. And he stepped on the guest more than I’d ever heard before. He is great at giving the guest room to breath but maybe not this one time. Almost as if he was excited to have Andrew as the guest…and was looking to inject his thoughts more than normal. Love him and the pod…I’ll leave my opinion at that.

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.

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