185 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.

    Troy Aikman of Fox Sports and Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn

    Troy Aikman of Fox Sports and Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn

    Episode 179 of the Sports Media Podcast features Fox NFL analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman.  He is followed by Chad Finn, the sports media writer of the Boston Globe.  
    In this podcast, Aikman discusses how long he wants to remain in broadcasting; his future at Fox Sports and links to working for Amazon; the launch of a his low-cal, low-carb light beer called Eight; attending John Madden’s private funeral; his thoughts on the Niners-Rams NFC Championship Game; what he thinks of Joe Burrow and those who say Burrow reminds them of Aikman; why he’d like to meet Sylvester Stallone and much more. 
    Finn discusses the divisional NFL weekend and what it means heading forward; postseason NFL viewership; the prospect of gambling companies hiring insiders; negative momentum for the Beijing Olympics and more. 
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Mike Golic and Jay Glazer

    Mike Golic and Jay Glazer

    Episode 178 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is Mike Golic, the longtime ESPN staffer who now works for a variety of places including Westwood One Audio, Learfield and Meadowlark Media, and Peacock. He is followed by Jay Glazer, the Fox NFL insider and the author of “Unbreakable: How I Turned My Depression and Anxiety into Motivation and You Can Too.”
    In this podcast, Golic discusses life after ESPN; how he approached getting work following ESPN; working with Kate Scott doing college football for Learfield; calling NFL games for Westwood One Audio and his Super Bowl assignment; working with Stugotz (Jon Weiner) and Meadowlark Media; what he’s learned in the podcast space; his continued interest in doing daily sports radio; the role of sports gambling in media heading forward and his work with Draft Kings; the broadcasting work of Drew Brees and more. 
    Glazer discusses his new book, “Unbreakable: How I Turned My Depression and Anxiety into Motivation and You Can Too; why he wrote the book; suffering lifelong depression and anxiety; having panic and anxiety attacks on the set of Fox NFL Sunday; talking to Rams coach Sean McVay about depression; the role of famous athletes in breaking mental health stigmas; whether he is tempted to join a gambling company; and more.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The future of hockey reporting with Michael Farber, ESPN’s Emily Kaplan, and Michael Russo and Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic

    The future of hockey reporting with Michael Farber, ESPN’s Emily Kaplan, and Michael Russo and Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic

    Episode 177 of the Sports Media Podcast features four guests for a roundtable on the future of hockey reporting. The guests are Michael Farber, the Hall of Fame hockey writer and longtime Sports Illustrated writer and TSN contributor; ESPN hockey reporter Emily Kaplan, Michael Russo, a senior writer covering the Minnesota Wild and the NHL for The Athletic and Fluto Shinzawa, a senior writer for The Athletic covering the Boston Bruins
    In this podcast the panel evaluates the state of hockey reporting in 2022; defining access in 2022; the most under-reported stories; hockey culture and the reporting on mental health and sexual abuse by Rick Westhead and Katie Strang;  who is covering the sport and where the sport’s media is regarding people of color covering it; will ESPN and Turner make a difference good or bad in NHL coverage; the role of analytics in the sport heading forward; the next iteration of reporting and more. 
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    • 57 min
    MLB Network lets go of Ken Rosenthal and will Urban Meyer get hired again as a broadcaster

    MLB Network lets go of Ken Rosenthal and will Urban Meyer get hired again as a broadcaster

    Episode 176 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests: First up is Britt Ghiroli, a national baseball writer for The Athletic. She is followed by Chad Finn, the sports media writer and columnist for the Boston Globe.
    In this podcast, Ghiroli discusses Ken Rosenthal (who works with us at The Athletic) not being retained by MLB Network; her experiences working with Rosenthal; whether MLB Network can cover ownership and the commissioner with any heft; what she learned during her 10 years with MLB.com including eight on the Orioles beat; an update on Trevor Bauer’s legal situation and more. 
    Finn discusses whether Urban Meyer will return to broadcasting and whether he remains hirable; what he thought of the news of Rosenthal; the Week 18 schedule in the NFL; why the Cowboys remain a national team; the upcoming Beijing Olympics and why we think it is going to be the least-watched ever; and more. 
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    • 58 min
    A conversation on John Madden’s legacy with Sunday Night Football executive producer Fred Gaudelli

    A conversation on John Madden’s legacy with Sunday Night Football executive producer Fred Gaudelli

    Episode 175 of the Sports Media Podcast features Fred Gaudelli, the executive producer of NBC's Sunday Night Football. In Sept. 2021, he began his 32nd season as the lead producer for an NFL primetime game, and his 16th season producing SNF.
    In this podcast Gaudelli discusses his relationship with Madden; his first meeting with him; the last time he spoke and visited with Madden; what made Madden unique as a sports television figure; his interest in seeing United States up close and learning about people; how he made Gaudelli a better NFL producer; what Madden thought about his fame; the plan to convince Madden to come out of retirement for one game; the best game Gaudelli and Madden worked together; how players wanted Madden to improve their Madden game rankings when he met with them in production meetings, and more.
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    • 34 min
    The nexus of sports and COVID with Bruce Arthur, Donnovan Bennett and Amil Delic

    The nexus of sports and COVID with Bruce Arthur, Donnovan Bennett and Amil Delic

    Episode 174 of the Sports Media Podcast features three guests. First up is a conversation with Donnovan Bennett, a host, podcaster and writer for Sportsnet in Canada, and Amil Delic, the senior producer of original audio for Sportsnet in Canada. They are followed by Toronto Star columnist Bruce Arthur. 
    In this podcast Bennett and Delic discuss the nexus of sports and COVID; how that nexus is viewed in Canada; why this topic has become politicized in the United States and the levels of politicization in Canada vs. the U.S.; the challenges of a subject that is of great importance to the public yet many in the public are exhausted by; the upcoming Beijing Olympics and more. 
    Arthur discusses switching from sports to COVID coverage in early 2020; how he feels that transition from sports has gone; his analysis of how the coverage has been in the U.S. versus Canada; he and his colleagues getting Covid-related vitriol on social media; what to expect from the Beijing Olympics; his most trusted sources on COVID information; the Maple Leafs heading forward for this season as Stanley Cup contenders and more. 
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    • 1 hr 34 min

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500 Ratings

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queti m. porta ,

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Richard knows his craft.

ctb952 aka Chris ,

Love the pod

Richard does the impossible — takes guests who many times I don’t recognize immediately and then, spins the conversations into utterly fascinating discussions around various topics that I didn’t realize that I necessarily cared about. The pod also covers much more than media: the business of sports (sorry Andrew Brandt, who I also love), culture, etc.

I always learn something from the pod.

Great stuff !

80'sVillager ,

Underrated

Has parted ways with his long time foil Jimmy Traina but perhaps they’ll re-unite to co- host a show in NY.

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