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The MMQB Podcast with Peter King

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"The MMQB Podcast with Peter King" is the ultimate destination for all things pro football. Led by one of the most influential storytellers in all of sports media, three-time American Sportswriter of the Year Peter King, "The MMQB Podcast with Peter King" is an access-driven experience that brings fans into the locker room, the press box and the front office with the biggest influencers in professional football. Fans can listen in on in-depth conversations with the biggest names in football that they haven't heard before to get a fresh, new and intimate experience on America’s most popular sport.

"The MMQB Podcast with Peter King" is the ultimate destination for all things pro football. Led by one of the most influential storytellers in all of sports media, three-time American Sportswriter of the Year Peter King, "The MMQB Podcast with Peter King" is an access-driven experience that brings fans into the locker room, the press box and the front office with the biggest influencers in professional football. Fans can listen in on in-depth conversations with the biggest names in football that they haven't heard before to get a fresh, new and intimate experience on America’s most popular sport.
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"The MMQB Podcast with Peter King" is the ultimate destination for all things pro football. Led by one of the most influential storytellers in all of sports media, three-time American Sportswriter of the Year Peter King, "The MMQB Podcast with Peter King" is an access-driven experience that brings fans into the locker room, the press box and the front office with the biggest influencers in professional football. Fans can listen in on in-depth conversations with the biggest names in football that they haven't heard before to get a fresh, new and intimate experience on America’s most popular sport.

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Episodes

Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower, Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, and 49ers tackle Joe Staley.

10/17/2018
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Farmer with a swell Donald Trump golf story, on the future of football in Los Angeles (which surprised me), and why Todd Gurley is a more valuable Ram than Jared Goff. Staley on the rise of unstoppable offenses in the NFL, on the fairness of the rules favoring offenses, and how much the game has changed since he entered the league in 2007. Hightower on the Patriots' 43-40 Sunday night victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, on the difficulty of facing an Andy Reid offense, on how often he's...

Duration:00:53:28

Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens) and Gary Myers (author of "How 'Bout Them Cowboys?")

10/10/2018
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Tucker on how he has succeeded in the Bermuda Triangle of kickers, Pittsburgh (making his last 17 field-goal attempts there), on his mental approach to kicking, on the huge role continuity has made in his success, and on his grandfather's advice to him as a kicker in high school which he still leans on today. (It's pretty basic.) Myers on what possible meat is left on the well-covered Cowboy bone and what he found new on the most valuable in American sports in his book "How 'Bout Them...

Duration:01:08:03

Rams quarterback Jared Goff, Denver tight end Jake Butt, and Booger McFarland of ESPN Monday Night Football.

10/3/2018
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Goff on how far he's come since a shaky rookie year in 2016, on the difference Sean McVay has made in his life, on what he's learned to make some of the deep-ball throws that have been the trademark of early success this year, and how much help his dad and former major-league catcher Jerry Goff has been to him on and off the field. Butt, 23, who suffered his third ACL tear last week, on the heartbreak of this injury followed by the one that wrecked his rookie year in 2017, on his positive...

Duration:01:11:48

Mark Leibovich, author of "Big Game: the NFL in dangerous times," and veteran NFL reporter Ed Werder.

9/26/2018
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Leibovich, who reads a passage on the NFL trying to own the sports media landscape all year, on whether unpopular commissioner Roger Goodell can survive in the short or long term, on the snarky tone of his tome, on whether another NFL owner after Jerry Richardson will be caught in the #MeToo movement, and on the similarities of covering politics (Leibovich's full-time job for the New York Times) and covering the NFL. Werder on being part of the massive ESPN buyouts a couple of years ago, on...

Duration:00:56:49

NBC NFL rules analyst Terry McAulay and Jeff Pearlman, author of a new book about the zany life and predictable death of the USFL

9/19/2018
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McAulay, who retired this year after 17 years as an NFL referee, on the concerns he has about the new rules and interpretations of rules in the NFL this season, on his disdain for some of the roughing-the-passer calls in week two, and on his adjustment to TV after a life as an on-field official. Pearlman on why we should care today about the USFL, which died in the eighties, on the craziest Steve Young story you've ever heard, on what Donald Trump was like as a football team owner, and on...

Duration:01:13:09

NFL gambling expert Chad Millman, head of media for The Action Network, and Bart Starr Jr., the son of the legendary Packers quarterback

9/12/2018
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Millman on the future of gambling and its effect on the NFL, on how easy it is to place a bet on an NFL game even in the vast majority of states where sports gambling is not legal, and on how much money the NFL and TV networks can hope to make when gambling is legalized throughout the country. Starr with an update on the health of his father after his major stroke in 2014, on what it was like grow up as a child in 1960s Green Bay (and walking across a wide field from the family home to...

Duration:01:06:13

Live from Opening Night - Eagles Vs. Falcons and a post game chat with Chris Long

9/7/2018
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A live game podcast--from the parking lot, the field, the press box and the locker rooms--from the Eagles' 18-12 season-opening win over Atlanta. Also: Philadelphia defensive end Chris Long and Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins. Long on how the Eagles got so much pressure on Matt Ryan, on how he handled it when the Eagle acquired another great defensive lineman to potentially take his playing time, and how the pressure to perform makes everyone on the Eagles defense better. Cousins on...

Duration:00:51:07

NBC NFL correspondent Peter King (yes, me) and Pro Football Hall of Fame executive director Joe Horrigan

8/29/2018
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King, emptying his training-camp notebook after five weeks on the road, on the most compelling quarterbacks of the 2018 season--Andrew Luck, Jimmy Garoppolo, Kirk Cousins--and on the saga of Jon Gruden returning to Oakland, on the vengeance of Joe Flacco, and on a chance meeting with a baseball star on his camp trip. Horrigan on the future of Hall of Fame voting, on the impact of Terrell Owens' boycott of the recent Hall induction, on whether there should be term limits for selectors, and...

Duration:01:02:17

New Oakland receiver Jordy Nelson, Dallas tackle La'el Collins, and a conversation with Los Angeles Times Rams beat man Gary Klein.

8/22/2018
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Nelson on how strange it feels to be in the Oakland silver and black, not Packer green and gold, on his good fortune to be able to say he's played for two such historic franchises, on his feeling that the Packers never offered him a competitive contract, and on what he thinks he has left as a 33-year-old wide receiver. Collins on the tragic situation that forced him to go undrafted instead of being a first-round pick three years ago, on how good it's been for him to join the Cowboys and...

Duration:00:42:42

NFL Network host Rich Eisen and 49ers beat writer Matt Barrows of The Athletic, plus Peter's thoughts from the training camp trail.

8/15/2018
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Peter King talks to Rich Eisen on the NFL/anthem flap dragging into a second season, on the future of football in Los Angeles, and some early thoughts on the 2018 season. Then, Matt Barrows on the compelling story of the meteoric rise of Jimmy Garoppolo, on whether the national love for the franchise is too much too soon, and on the problems areas he sees for the team in 2018. Also, Peter shares his take on the comeback of Dallas linebacker Jaylon Smith.

Duration:00:59:49

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and rehabbing Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, plus stories from the NFL training camp trail.

8/8/2018
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Stafford, a Texan, on his love of his adopted city, Detroit; on why he's enthused about new coach Matt Patricia, on a memorable and painful game he won as a rookie, on baseball memories growing up on the same team with Clayton Kershaw, and on the pain of never having won a playoff game, and on how bizarre it is that he's now in his 10th season. Luck, on the state of his surgically repaired shoulder 19 months after labrum surgery, on his daily mindset after months of frustration over the...

Duration:00:50:50

Pittsburgh cornerback Joe Haden, "The Ringer" NFL correspondent Kevin Clark, and Super Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox.

8/1/2018
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Haden, the former Cleveland Brown, on what makes playing in Pittsburgh special, on the difference between going to training camp with a losing program versus a winning program, on why he loves LeBron James, and his 2018 NBA highlight (spoiler: it involves LeBron). Clark on the highlights of his current training-camp trip (Buffalo, Cleveland, Philadelphia), on the joys of driving through the United States on the trip (a joy he and I share), and on a story he's writing about the importance in...

Duration:00:58:15

NFL Network reporter Steve Wyche and 1979 National League MVP Keith Hernandez, now an author

7/18/2018
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Wyche, previewing the 2018 NFL preseason, on the football futures of Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, on the fate of the NFL's anthem policy, on the budding rivalry between the young Rams and Niners out west, and why he's got a prove-it sense about Jon Gruden and the Raiders. Hernandez, from his broadcast perch with the Mets at Citi Field in Queens, on his new memoir "I am Keith Hernandez,'' on how self-doubt and trying so hard to prove himself fueled much of his career, on love of...

Duration:00:59:52

Former White House communications director and host of "Pod Save America" Dan Pfeiffer and Hall of Fame cornerback and NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders.

6/20/2018
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Pfeiffer on his hot-off-the-presses book "Yes We (Still) Can," on the universal lessons he learned in six years in the grind of the Obama White House that can help people in any business, on the challenges of new journalism, on how conflicted Barack Obama is about being a football fan, and on how he thinks Obama would have handled the NFL's National Anthem conundrum. Sanders on the immense conflict he felt as the best two-sports athlete of the last quarter-century, on how hard he had to...

Duration:01:16:38

Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, the longtime (and fiery) sports talk-show host

6/13/2018
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Russo on his longevity in the dog-eat-dog world (no pun intended) of sports radio, on what got him fired up about sports talk when he was a kid, on how he lasted 19 years with the bombastic Mike Francesa, on his secret to good radio, and on how in the world he can have so many strong opinions about so many things in the world of sports.

Duration:00:59:10

Conversations with three sportswriters: Judy Battista and Jenny Vrentas on women covering the NFL, and with Jonathan Jones on the ownership change with the Carolina Panthers.

5/16/2018
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Conversations with three sportswriters: Judy Battista and Jenny Vrentas on women covering the NFL, and with Jonathan Jones on the ownership change with the Carolina Panthers. Judy Battista of NFL.com, a veteran of 18 years covering the NFL, and Jenny Vrentas of The MMQB, who has covered the league for 11 years, on the state of women covering the NFL, on the advice they have for aspiring female journalists and female sportswriters, on how they have dealt with harassment in locker rooms, and...

Duration:00:55:44

Did the Chicago Bears have the best offseason in the NFL?

5/2/2018
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Veteran NFL reporter Dan Pompei on the latest Monster of the Midway middle linebacker in Chicago, on the best offseason of any team in the league, on why the Colts stuck at six and picked a guard, and on his new book due in August--Doug Pederson’s memoir “Fearless”--about the everyman Eagles coach ... Former NFL center LeCharles Bentley, an adviser to the NFL’s committee on taking the helmet out of the game, on whether it’s possible to create a reasonable game of football with the new rule,...

Duration:00:57:19

NFL Draft Preview Extravaganza

4/25/2018
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ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Baker Mayfield being in play for the Browns at number one, on his over-under-overall-pick (15) where Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is drafted in round one, and on the two teams he feels are most likely to trade out of the first round. The MMQB’s Albert Breer whips through the top 12 of the draft with me, and what his surprise of the first round would be. Greg Cosell, executive producer and on-air analyst for The NFL Matchup show on ESPN, on the quarterback he...

Duration:01:11:21

Ernie Accorsi (Former NFL GM) on the eve of the most important QB draft in years...

4/18/2018
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On the eve of the most important quarterback draft in years ... Former NFL general manager Ernie Accorsi with a living history of two of the most historically significant drafts ever: the 1983 draft, when Accorsi, as a rookie GM of the Baltimore Colts, drafted John Elway ... and the 2004 draft, when he set his sights as GM of the Giants on Eli Manning, and how he made that happen.

Duration:00:43:51

10 NFL Coaches on why kids should play football & Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel

4/11/2018
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At the league meetings, Peter asked 10 NFL head coaches to answer the same question: What would you tell a mother who is trying to decide if she should let her child play football? And Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel on getting the Titans job despite having a poor statistical year in his only season as a coordinator in Houston in 2017, on the type of team he wants to field in Tennessee, on how he doesn’t want to treat Marcus Mariota different than his other 52 players, and on what he takes from...

Duration:00:48:22