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The Big Lead presents an original narrative series from a brain made entirely too smooth from decades of covering the convergence of sports and pop culture. Managing editor Kyle Koster and his friend named Kevin set out each episode to discover the answer to the big questions no one is asking — with the help of the most random names in the media.

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The Big Lead presents an original narrative series from a brain made entirely too smooth from decades of covering the convergence of sports and pop culture. Managing editor Kyle Koster and his friend named Kevin set out each episode to discover the answer to the big questions no one is asking — with the help of the most random names in the media.

    Talking Baseball with Fox Sports' Ben Verlander, Plus a Road Trip to Boston

    Talking Baseball with Fox Sports' Ben Verlander, Plus a Road Trip to Boston

    On this episode, Kevin regales and horrifies Kyle with stories of torment from an older brother growing up (1:00-8:41), and a pivotal road trip to Boston is remembered through a new lens (8:46-20:57). Plus, Fox Sports' Ben Verlander on his playing days, Detroit Tigers' history, and his new role on the network's digital platform (21:08-47:45). 

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    • 53 min
    Episode 3: What's It Like to Go Viral?

    Episode 3: What's It Like to Go Viral?

    An otherwise boring Tuesday turns into something much more exciting as Stephen Douglas, a writer for The Big Lead, goes viral for a tweet about the upcoming Cruella de Vil movie. Contained in this episode is potentially the first real-time interview series with someone caught up at the center of a social media storm. It may also be the last. 

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    • 41 min
    Episode 2: The Video Game Incident

    Episode 2: The Video Game Incident

    EA Sports announced the return of the much-beloved college football video game sometime in the future, sparking an eruption of joy online. In this episode, Kyle and Kevin try to figure out what it is about this title that's allowed such a meaningful connection, exploring a now-defunct Chicago media league and reliving the Jacob Hester Incident. 

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    • 35 min
    The Pilot Episode: What Time Does the Super Bowl Start?

    The Pilot Episode: What Time Does the Super Bowl Start?

    Racked by self-doubt and the realization that he's never scored a monumental scoop, a mid-30s sports blogger sets out to break news on the Super Bowl's start time. Follow him as he navigates through treacherous terrain and stiff competition chasing the story of his life.

    Plus, a special comment from a transplant living in the Tampa Bay area on the Buccaneers' surprise Super Bowl run. 

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    • 32 min

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8 Ratings

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the only sports podcast I listen to

I don’t even bother listening to other sports podcasts. They’re all the same, even the big ones. Zzzzz. This one is the best. The Kyle Koster show has staying power.

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