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Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

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The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.

The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.

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United States

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The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sports Media in the age of Coronavirus

4/2/2020
Episode 94 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with The Washington Post sports media writer Ben Strauss. In this podcast, Strauss and Deitsch discuss how sports networks are programming amid COVID-19; what alternative programs have hit; the postponement of the Olympics and what that means for NBC; Fox committing to a full eNASCAR season; the NFL selling Wild Card games to NBC and CBS;;the Sports Illustrated layoffs and what will happen with that iconic...

Duration:00:34:51

Chico Harlan, Rome bureau chief for The Washington Post

3/26/2020
Episode 93 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Chico Harlan, the Rome bureau chief for The Washington Post. He joined the paper in 2008 where his role was serving as the beat reporter for the Washington Nationals. In this podcast, Harlan discusses what his day to day life is currently like in Rome during the middle of a pandemic; how he reports his stories for the Washington Post; the challenges of reporting on coronavirus in Italy; the most...

Duration:00:32:34

Scott Van Pelt of ESPN

3/23/2020
Episode 92 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with ESPN SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt. In this podcast, Van Pelt discusses how his show is adapting to the current COVID-19 crisis; what working at ESPN’s Connecticut headquarters is currently like; what it was like being on the air when the NBA announced its season was suspended; how to approach live television when unforeseen circumstances happen; the organic development of “SeniorNight” for his...

Duration:00:38:02

Dr. Celine Gounder and Grant Wahl on coronavirus and sports

3/18/2020
Episode 91 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Dr. Celine Gounder and Grant Wahl. Dr. Gounder is a practicing HIV/infectious diseases specialist and internist and epidemiologist. She is currently working as a CNN analyst and hosts of the podcast “Epidemic With Dr. Celine Gounder and Ronald Klain.” Wahl is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and the host of Planet Fubol. The two are married. In this podcast, Gounder and Wahl discuss the most...

Duration:00:26:23

Tony Romo breaks the bank

3/2/2020
Episode 90 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand. In this podcast, Deitsch and Ourand discuss Tony Romo’s decision to re-sign with CBS; what we know about the negotiations and ESPN’s interest; the impact of Romo’s record-breaking salary; how this helps or does not help CBS/Viacom with upcoming NFL rights negotiations; what Romo’s salary mean for the talent market for NFL analysts; what would have happened...

Duration:00:35:36

Sports Media Talk with John Ourand of Sports Business Daily

2/26/2020
Episode 89 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand. In this podcast, Deitsch and Ourand discuss what a 17th NFL game and extra postseason games would mean for media rights holders; what outlets could be bidding on a new package; how the XFL is doing viewership-wise in relation to expectations; the cancellation of ESPN’s High Noon; how much the cancellation has to do with ratings versus salary; the reaction...

Duration:00:42:14

Tiffany Greene and Meghan McPeak — pioneering broadcasters in the Sports Media

2/17/2020
Episode 88 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Tiffany Greene and Meghan McPeak. Green is the first African-American woman to serve as a play by play commentator for college football on a major network. She calls HBCU football games for ESPN as well as other play by play assignments for ESPN including college basketball on the SEC Network. McPeak, who classifies herself as bi-racial, is a play by play broadcaster for the Capital City Gogo, the NBA G...

Duration:01:12:19

Jamie Little and Shannon Spake of Fox Sports

2/10/2020
Episode 87 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Jamie Little and Shannon Spake, both of Fox Sports. Little covers pit road for the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series. Spake is the host of Fox NASCAR’s race coverage and handles all the anchor duties for NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY series. They will be both be part of Fox’s Daytona 500 c0verage. In this podcast, Little and Spake discuss what is unique about broadcasting NASCAR versus...

Duration:00:51:43

Covering Kobe Bryant (with Howard Beck and Tim Kawakami)

1/28/2020
Episode 86 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Howard Beck of Bleacher Report and Tim Kawakami of The Athletic. Both writers covered Kobe Bryant extensively during Bryant’s career. In this podcast, Beck and Kawakami discuss Bryant as an interview subject; the level of access he gave reporters; how long they covered him; how reporters should address the sexual assault case in Eagle, Colo; their most memorable interaction with Bryant; whether Bryant...

Duration:00:40:59

The Producer and Director of Super Bowl LIV: Richie Zyontz and Rich Russo of Fox Sports

1/24/2020
Episode 85 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Richie Zyontz and Rich Russo of Fox Sports. Zyontz and Russo are the lead producer and lead director for Super Bowl LIV. This will be Zyontz’s six Super Bowl as a lead game producer. It is the fourth Super Bowl Russo has directed. In this episode, Zyontz and Russo discuss the preparation that goes into the production elements of the Super Bowl; what they do day to day during Super Bowl week; how they...

Duration:00:50:37

John Ourand of Sports Business Daily

1/14/2020
Episode 84 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand on a variety of topics. In this podcast, Ourand and Deitsch discuss potential Super Bowl viewership; whether the Titans being in the Super Bowl would impact the viewership number; the appeal of Aaron Rogers and Patrick Mahomes as TV plays; sports accounting for 92 of the 100 most-viewed telecasts in 2019; the upcoming Monday Night Football changes; what our...

Duration:00:43:55

Jalen Rose

1/8/2020
Episode 83 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features ESPN analyst and host Jalen Rose, who appears on a variety of ESPN shows including NBA Countdown, Get Up! and Jalen & Jacoby. In 2011, Rose established the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA), an open enrollment ­public charter high school in Detroit that gives students a leadership-focused education. In this podcast, Rose discusses his ESPN tenure in relation to his NBA career; why he has taken on the assignments he has;...

Duration:00:45:59

Adam Amin

12/31/2019
Episode 82 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features ESPN broadcaster Adam Amin, who handles a variety of assignments for the company including college football, the NFL, women’s college basketball and the Final Four; MLB, men's college basketball, and the NBA. In this podcast, Amin discusses how he approaches his assignments, his recent experience on Twitter that went viral when he decided to spend a plane flight praising his colleagues; crazy ESPN conspiracies on college...

Duration:00:57:08

Jim Ross and Joan Niesen

12/17/2019
Episode 81 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two guests: The iconic wrestling broadcaster Jim (“JR”) Ross, who currently calls All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on TNT every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. ET and is a senior advisor with the promotion. Ross is also the co-host (with Conrad Thompson) of the popular podcast, “Grilling JR.” The second guest is Joan Niesen, who recently worked at Sports Illustrated, where she covered national college football, following stops at the...

Duration:01:15:00

Sports Media roundtable with Chad Finn and Ben Strauss

12/13/2019
Episode 80 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two guests for a media roundtable: Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn and Washington Post sports media writer Ben Strauss. In this podcast, the roundtable discusses the decline of the NBA viewership and the reasons for it; what could provide a catalyst; the cable vs. network debate; the impact of the Warriors on NBA ratings; whether MLB can capitalize on a crazy offseason; the future of the SEC Football package;...

Duration:00:36:57

Joe Buck of Fox Sports

12/5/2019
Episode 79 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features Fox Sports broadcaster Joe Buck. He and Troy Aikman will call Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020. In this podcast, Buck discusses how he views the prospect of working until his 70s as his father, Jack Buck, did; how turning 50 impacted him both professionally and personally; whether broadcasting a Super Bowl that year feels different for hos NFL broadcast group; why he signed a contract extension that times with John Smoltz’s...

Duration:00:37:38

James Andrew Miller

11/19/2019
Episode 78 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live the host of the “Origins” podcast. His latest project is a deep dive into HBO. In this podcast, Miller discusses the prospect of ABC airing Monday Night Football and whether ESPN could afford not to have MNF on cable; the interest at Disney in airing a Super Bowl; why he believes Stephen A. Smith’s annual salary will ultimately top...

Duration:00:42:01

Robert Klemko and Jimmy Traina

11/12/2019
Episode 77 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two guests: First up is Robert Klemko, who is an investigative reporter in the Sports department of The Washington Post. Klemko worked at Sports Illustrated for six years prior to the Post. He is followed by Sports Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina, who writes “Traina Thoughts” for SI.com and is the host of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast. He has worked at SI for 19 years. In this podcast, Klemko discusses how he landed at...

Duration:01:15:52

John Ourand and Tim Burke on Deadspin

11/5/2019
Episode 76 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two guests: First up is Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand. He is followed by Tim Burke, who worked at Deadspin for seven years as a video editor, writer and editor. He now runs Burke Communications, a media consulting group. In this podcast, Ourand discusses World Series viewership and where the health of MLB is regarding those metrics; why Ourand thinks MLB and Fox should be pleased with postseason numbers;...

Duration:01:16:16

Michael Smith, Isabelle Khurshudyan, and Mark Beech

10/30/2019
Episode 75 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features three guests: Michael Smith, who worked for ESPN for 15 years in various capacities including as a NFL reporter and SportsCenter host; Isabelle Khurshudyan, who has covered the Washington Capitals for the Washington Post since the fall of 2015 and will soon become a Moscow correspondent for the paper, and Mark Beech, who spent eighteen years at Sports Illustrated before becoming a senior editor at the Players’ Tribune in...

Duration:01:34:49