76 episodes

This is The Wormcast: How Sports Media Happens. The host, Jason Wormser, is a multi National Sports EMMY Award winner and 30-year veteran of the sports media world. His new podcast which takes a deep dive into the personalities in front of the camera and behind the scenes in sports broadcasting from around the globe. We'll here stories from on-air talent, executives, producers, directors, technical team and the large group of professionals that support the operations. If you've always been intrigued on how your favorite sport makes your screen this is the podcast for you. Younger folks who are interested in the business, there is some sage advice of how to make your entry way during these challenging times.

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This is The Wormcast: How Sports Media Happens. The host, Jason Wormser, is a multi National Sports EMMY Award winner and 30-year veteran of the sports media world. His new podcast which takes a deep dive into the personalities in front of the camera and behind the scenes in sports broadcasting from around the globe. We'll here stories from on-air talent, executives, producers, directors, technical team and the large group of professionals that support the operations. If you've always been intrigued on how your favorite sport makes your screen this is the podcast for you. Younger folks who are interested in the business, there is some sage advice of how to make your entry way during these challenging times.

    Rob Stone - Messi Comes to America

    Rob Stone - Messi Comes to America

    This week on #TheWormcast, FOX Sports studio host Rob Stone who's covered MLS since day one in 1996, joins me to discuss MLS' landmark signing of Lionel Messi for Inter Miami. How Messi is the catalyst for MLS 3.0 and how the league needs to capitalize on the world's most popular athlete to propel its status around the globe. Enjoy!


    This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

    • 32 min
    Steve Wasick - AI in Sports Content

    Steve Wasick - AI in Sports Content

    This week on #TheWormcast the intersection of AI into sports writing and content production has been transformative and disruptive. How did we get here and what is the future. To help unwind some these questions is my guest, Steve Wasick, the founder of infoSetience. His company uses AI to provide millions of automated articles for CBS Sports and other clients. This is a fascinating topic on so many levels and you'll appreciate Steve's knowledge of Generative AI.
    Enjoy!


    This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

    • 49 min
    Jon Paul Morosi

    Jon Paul Morosi

    This week MLB Network reporter Jon Paul Morosi joins me for episode 73 of The Wormcast. Jon Paul has great passion for baseball and we discuss positive effects of the new rules on the game and suprise teams. Jon Paul also refects on how his time at Harvard provided the tools to be a better sports reporter. Plus he shares his travel stories to Europe and his passion for Italian soccer. Enjoy!

    Topics discussed:
    2:30 The positive effects of baseball rules changes: pitch clock, bigger bases, elimination of the shift.
    16:00 Pirates and Orioles surprising starts.
    21:00 Why the Tampa Bay Rays are successful
    26:40 The A's are a mess
    35:00 The Harvard experience and how that helped Jon Paul develop into a good reporter.
    51:20 Changes in reporting landscape
    55:00 Sorare ambassador
    58:00 Attending a Chelsea match at Stamford Bridge and how newspaper sports coverage in Europe is different than U.S.
    1:05:00 Italian soccer - it's always interesting
    1:15:00 German soccer game experience

    This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Joey Zanaboni

    Joey Zanaboni

    This week, I'm back with #TheWormcast with Joey Zanaboni, radio play-by-play voice for MLS expansion franchise St. Louis City. The St. Louis native is one of the up and coming voices with a unique story and style of broadcasting which combines his love of literature and pop culture. Joey not only calls games he's a middle school literature teacher as well and we discuss how his passion for reading has made him a better broadcaster. You'll enjoy this conversation.

    Topics discussed:
    1:30 StL City's brilliant start
    12:45 Joey's journey from JUCO and minor league baseball
    17:45 Joey's unique style calling baseball
    23:30 Joey's broadcasting influences
    32:05 How literature andteaching it helps his broadcasting
    36:00 adjusting from calling baseball to soccer
    41:00 Getting the job with STL City
    52:00 Future goals


    This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

    • 58 min
    Jamie Little - FOX NASCAR Pit Reporter & Play-By-Play host

    Jamie Little - FOX NASCAR Pit Reporter & Play-By-Play host

    This week on the Wormcast we get you ready for the 'Great American Race' the 63rd running of the Daytona 500 with FOX Sports NASCAR pit reporter Jamie Little. Jamie has spend over 20 years with distinction covering motorsports on national televison. She is the first female pit reporter to cover both the Indianpolis 500 and Daytona 500. Jamie is the first female to be the play-by-play host of a nationally televised motor sports series calling the ARCA Menards Series and will be rotating in the same role for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series this season.
    Jamie and I discuss her career path, the chaos of reporting on 12-15 cars each NASCAR race pit and top storylines heading into the 75th anniversary NASCAR season. Enjoy episode 71!

    Topics discussed:
    2:00 Career path
    7:30 Building trust and credentials with Indy Car and NASCAR drivers, crew chiefs and owners
    14:40 How do you keep up covering 12 to 15 cars in a NASCAR race?
    17:45 The incredible access the media receives in NASCAR
    21:25 Kevin Harvick moving to the television booth and a legendary fight from 2014
    24:50 Favorites for the Daytona 500
    25:50 Bubba Wallace/Michael Jordan influence in the sport
    28:05 NASCAR at 75
    30:15 "Drive to Survive's" affect on NASCAR
    32:05 Jamie from pit reporter to play-by-play announcer
    35:30 tips for young professionals


    This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

    • 41 min
    Pat Crakes: 2023 The Business behind the Sports Media Deals

    Pat Crakes: 2023 The Business behind the Sports Media Deals

    The Wormcast is back with sports media conusltant Pat Crakes. We discuss the business behind the media deals we'll see in 2023. First a review of Amazon's first season as the broadcaster for Thursday Night Football. Why Google spent $2 billion on NFL Sunday Ticket? Major League Baseball's strategy around the Bally's Sports regional networks. Also LIV makes a deal with The CW, NBA, NASCAR, the College Football Playoff and more. Pat brings clarity to the economics in the space, you'll be more knowledgable after this show. Enjoy!


    This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

    • 57 min

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A Sports Production Master Class

Grizzled and talented sports production veteran Jason Wormser takes on the most well respected industry titans in this must listen pod for interns & seasoned professionals, alike.

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The original worm

Jason is an astute observer of the industry and this podcast is a testament to his experience and insights.

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