Episode 86: Tony Reali, ESPN

August 9, 2019

Tony Reali puts himself out there openly talking about life and dealing with anxiety. And he does it in an amazingly accessible way. I wanted to capture some of that experience on a podcast. Most of the podcast focuses on some of Tony’s struggles and thinking on eating and weight management. But there are stories, a very brief but very solid Wilbon imitation and we finish up with Tony talking…

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Episode 85: Ben Strauss, The Washington Post

July 30, 2019

Great to finally have Ben on the podcast! Ben has reported extensively about ESPN & politics in the aftermath of Dan Le Batard’s comments. The bulk of the podcast is on those topics but we talked about a few other sports media topics (DAZN’s “ChangeUp”, Sunday Ticket and The Athletic) in the last 1/3rd of the podcast. Ben’s recent deep dive on ESPN chief Jimmy Pitaro and ESPN’s policy around…

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Episode 84, Jonathan Tannenwald, The Philadelphia Inquirer

June 8, 2019

With the Women’s World Cup Soccer tournament beginning it was a pleasure to have the soccer beat writer from The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jonathan Tannenwald, back on the podcast. Topics discussed include the state of soccer, the state of MLS, how mostly it’s old white men like Zlatan Ibrahimović moving the MLS TV viewing and not the up and coming young Americans and South Americans, what it would take to get…

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Episode 82: Kyle Brandt, NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football”

May 20, 2019

It was a blast to talk to “Good Morning Football’s” Kyle Brandt. We talked his “The Real World” beginnings, the NFL draft, and Kyle’s energy level. Kyle notes that never having played in the NFL and having to work with the likes of Nate Burleson and Kurt Warner drives him to always be seeking validation. Kyle talked about the morning makeup of his co-workers (spoiler: according to Kyle, Nate is…

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Episode 81: Nick Wright, FS1

May 20, 2019

It was a pleasure to finally talk FS1’s Nick Wright. We talked about Nick letting his hair grow out (seriously!), what the rising & grinding schedule is like for someone with a 6:30A TV show and a 6P radio show (Nick has a dual-sleep schedule that works for him), NBA vs. NFL, “the ratings don’t matter to your life” (a Bryan Curtis shoutout on my podcast!), the NBA conference finals,…

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Episode 80: Ryan Glasspiegel, The Big Lead

May 12, 2019

Great to have Ryan back on the podcast. We talked Jamie Horowitz landing at DAZN and then had a more general conversation about DAZN (including Adnan Virk’s hiring), we spent several minutes on Ryan’s gambling habits, and then we talked Sinclair acquiring the Fox Sports RSNs that Disney/ESPN had to unload. We finished up talking about LeBron James’ absence from the playoffs impact on blog traffic and Ryan gives his…

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Episode 79: Jorge Sedano, ESPN

May 8, 2019

Last week Jorge appeared on ESPN’s “Around the Horn” and a friend reached out with “Keep your eye on that guy, he’s an up and comer!” and I thought “He has a drive time radio show in the country’s 2nd-biggest market. He’s already here!” I was really curious about how Jorge experiences that phenomenon and I appreciate him humoring my curiosity (it’s very interesting to me!). We also discussed the…

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Episode 78: James Andrew Miller on Robert Caro’s “Working”

April 27, 2019

Always a pleasure to talk to Jim but a note to the sports media lovers: we spent a few minutes on “will ABC get an NFL package?” during the last few minutes but this episode is for book lovers and primarily focused on author Robert Caro’s new book “Working.” You can find all of Robert Caro’s books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-A.-Caro/e/B000AP80S4/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 You can find all of Jim Miller’s books on Amazon…

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