63 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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    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

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.

    Ian Joy - CBS Sports Soccer Analyst

    Ian Joy - CBS Sports Soccer Analyst

    This week on The Wormcast we're back just in time for the UEFA Champions League Final and it's a battle of European giants Liverpool v Real Madrid who've combined for 19 European Cup championships. My guest to discuss the big match is Ian Joy of CBS Sports and analyst for NYCFC matches on the YES Network in New York. We tap into other big topics in the soccer space. Enjoy!
    Topics discussed:
    1:30 Champions League Final preview
    21:00 CBS Sports commitment to soccer coverage and promoting Serie A
    38:00 MLS Cup Champions NYCFC looking for a new home
    44:20 Six months out from the World Cup all the questions surrounding the US Men's National Team.


    This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

    • 55 min
    Jason La Canfora - NFL Insider CBS Sports

    Jason La Canfora - NFL Insider CBS Sports

    This week on The Wormcast it's episode 61 and my guest is Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Jason has been one of the top journalists covering the NFL for nearly 20 years in print, broadcast tv and radio. You see him on fall Sundays on The NFL Today as their NFL Insider. We take a look at one of the wildest NFL off-seasons we can remember with trades, guaranteed contracts and a myriad of off-field issues. Enjoy!

    Topics discussed:
    2:00 The NFL as a year round sport even with just 5 months of action
    11:00 NFL Salary cap fact and fiction
    17:40 Deshawn Watson's precedent setting contract
    22:10 Is the tide shifting on competitive balance in NFL?
    25:25 Daniel Snyder's latest malfeasance
    31:00 Latest on Brian Flores' lawsuit and ways to change hiring practices for head coaches
    41:00 Pool of potential NFL is shallow
    44:05 Wisest move by a club this off-season
    45:35 Advice for aspiring sports journalists

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    This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

    • 54 min
    Adam Littlefield-Senior Producer Premier League NBC Sports

    Adam Littlefield-Senior Producer Premier League NBC Sports

    This week we're back with The Wormcast, episode 60, My guest this week is Adam Littlefield, Senior Producer of Live Content - Premier League at NBC Sports. We discuss NBC's plans taking their studio show over the pond to England for this weekend's boffo Manchester City v Liverpool clash. How Rebecca Lowe has ascended to a top studio host on US television and the philosophy on how NBC's crew handles the most challenging subjects? The Ted Lasso affect on the Premier League and much more. Enjoy!

    Topics discussed:
    1:30 NBC's studio show on the road covering Manchester City v Liverpool, what goes into it?
    17:45 Rebecca Lowe's skills hosting the Premier League
    28:00 Philosophy covering challenging topics in studio
    35:30 The relationship with corporate cousin SKY Sports
    39:50 Tailoring Premier League coverage for the US audience
    42:10 The Ted Lasso effect
    50:00 Premier League Mornings fan fest
    55:00 Who wins the Premier League?


    This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

    • 1 hr 3 min
    NFL announcer free agency with Clark Pierce

    NFL announcer free agency with Clark Pierce

    This week, it's episode 59 of The Wormcast. Troy Aikman leaving FOX after 20+ season's for ESPN's Monday Night Football is a seismic shift in NFL broadcasting. This will be the first of many dominos that will fall not only for announcers but production teams as well. Clark Pierce, founder of Emerging Media Technologies join me to discuss the fall out. We also have some thoughts on the Olympics and Phil Mickelson after his comments on the PGA Tour and new Saudi-backed Super Golf League. Enjoy

    Topics discussed:
    2:00 ESPN going all in for Troy Aikman and the ripple effect in the industry.
    33:50 Olympics on tv, it won't get easier for NBC in Paris
    39:05 Phil Mickelson, has he cost himself a future as a network broadcaster?


    This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

    • 46 min
    Rich Russo lead NFL Director at FOX Sports

    Rich Russo lead NFL Director at FOX Sports

    This week on The Wormcast, ever wanted to know how a network provides you the pictures and sound for the Super Bowl? My guest this week is FOX Sports' lead NFL director, Rich Russo. The multiple-EMMY Award winner, Rich has directed four Super Bowls for FOX and six others for NFL International feed. Rich brings you inside the production truck on how the FOX team prepares and executes the biggest one-day event in America every year. Enjoy!

    Topics discussed:
    2:00 NFL broadcasts coming ouf the unusual 2020 season.
    4:15 Directing Thursday Night Football and Sunday afternoons, how to plan and prepare
    9:35 Communication between producer Richie Zyontz and director. Philosophy of broadcasts and with so many cameras how does everyone see everything?
    21:00 Relationships with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman and communicating with them during games.
    27:20 Rich's Super Bowl prep in the off week
    31:30 Super Bowl prep timeline once at the Super Bowl site.
    34:00 Friday full rehearsal of the pre-game elements, a crucial day.
    37:15 Super Bowl 55 and NFL 100 pre-kick stories from Miami
    42:15 The stress and importance of gettimg definitive shots in case of replay challenges.
    44:20 What technology or access advances would Rich like to see to advance live storytelling
    51:30 John Madden's affect on Rich and many of his colleagues career.


    This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

    • 59 min
    William Mao - Octagon VP of Global Media Rights Consulting

    William Mao - Octagon VP of Global Media Rights Consulting

    This week, it's episode 57 of The Wormcast and my guest is William Mao, Octagon's VP of Global Media Rights Consulting. We chat on a wide variety of topics in the sports media landscape. William brings a unique perspective as we touch on subjects from the NFL, College Football Playoff to the Olympic Games on NBC, enjoy!

    Topics discussed:
    1:45 William's responsibilites at Octagon and his path in the buisiness
    7:50 Sinclair's lifeline for their D-to-C product
    15:00 NFL ratings juggernaut
    20:00 CFP's missed opportunity
    28:30 Competition for Neilsen measuring audiences
    31:45 NBC's Olympics challenges
    37:45 Microsoft purchasing Activision
    40:20 Did Apple miss the boat on live sports and should they buy ESPN
    46:20 Netflix 'Drive to Survive' now with the PGA Tour and ATP/WTA Tour
    48:40 MLS and US Soccer rights


    This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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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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