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The Beat is a college sports podcast from The Athletic Detroit that takes you places you’d least expect. Hosts Nick Baumgardner, Brendan Quinn, Austin Meek and Colton Pouncy will talk all things Michigan college sports and be sure to keep you up to date on the Wolverines and Spartans.

The Beat with Brendan Quinn and Nick Baumgardner: A show about Michigan college sports The Athletic

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    • 4.7 • 274 Ratings

The Beat is a college sports podcast from The Athletic Detroit that takes you places you’d least expect. Hosts Nick Baumgardner, Brendan Quinn, Austin Meek and Colton Pouncy will talk all things Michigan college sports and be sure to keep you up to date on the Wolverines and Spartans.

    Pulling some CFB questions out of the mailbag and chatting with the great Max Bultman

    Pulling some CFB questions out of the mailbag and chatting with the great Max Bultman

    Nick and Brendan answer some of your mailbag questions on college football and the future of the sport. The guys are also joined by The Athletic's Max Bultman to talk some Red Wings.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The B1G SuperLeague and shop talk with Pistons writer James L. Edwards III

    The B1G SuperLeague and shop talk with Pistons writer James L. Edwards III

    The Big Ten and SEC are on track to create super-conferences. Nick and Brendan don't hold back their opinions on what's going on with conference realignment. Plus, The Athletic's James Edwards III joins the show to talk about the Pistons.
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Michigan, Michigan State summer pressure check

    Michigan, Michigan State summer pressure check

    Brendan and Nick answer your most pressing questions, including pressure checks this summer at Michigan and Michigan State.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Beat's summertime mailbag

    The Beat's summertime mailbag

    The only way to kick off summer is with a mailbag with Nick and Brendan! The guys answer your questions about Michigan/Ohio State, golf and more!
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Diving into the NIL chaos pool

    Diving into the NIL chaos pool

    The world of NIL in college sports is here... and who better to dive into the chaos than Nick and Brendan?!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    NFL Draft mailbag + Augusta National

    NFL Draft mailbag + Augusta National

    Nick and Brendan bring you the only pod that can break down the NFL Draft AND play Augusta National
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    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
274 Ratings

274 Ratings

elisaema ,

More functions in app?

Big fan of the pod. So pleased you both are back together. Thoughtful, interesting journalism. These guys are the reason I subscribe to the Athletic. The writing and the podcast are both excellent.

…and the recent (May 2022) podcast on NIL was spectacular.

Rocthorny ,

Great podcast

Love the pod but where was the UM vs Iowa preview this week? I was very surprised to see so much discussion of the CFB coaching carousel.

Lizgif ,

LET BRENDAN TALK!

This could be a great pod if Nick would stop talking over Brendan. This pod has turned into a 60-minute rant by Nick. There isn’t any back and forth conversation anymore, just Nick spouting off. And, hoo boy, some of his basketball takes are bad.

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