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One of the premier sports blogs on the internet now has its own podcast. Some of the biggest names and newsmakers in the sports media will join us regularly on the AA Podcast.

One of the premier sports blogs on the internet now has its own podcast. Some of the biggest names and newsmakers in the sports media will join us regularly on the AA Podcast.
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One of the premier sports blogs on the internet now has its own podcast. Some of the biggest names and newsmakers in the sports media will join us regularly on the AA Podcast.




AA Podcast Roundtable ESPN buying FSN

The gang discusses the implications of ESPN buying FSN, the last round of layoffs, and looking back at this past college football season.

Duration: 00:37:22

AA Podcast EP 5 Domonique Foxworth

The gang talk about John Skipper and SVP's ESPN extensions, how losing net neutrality affects the sports world, and who is the biggest sports turkey of the year. Domonique Foxworth joins Ben Heisler to talk about his unique career path.

Duration: 01:22:02

AA Podcast ep 4- Roundtable and Bleacher Report's Rory Brown

The guys discuss the ESPN and Barstool disaster. Bleacher Report President Rory Brown joins Ben Koo to retrace the company's ascension.

Duration: 01:43:36

AA podcast 3- Roundtable and Casey Stern

The AA staff discusses Barstool Sports partnership with ESPN, Jemele Hill, USMNT not making the World Cup, and the future of baseball on national television. Ben Heisler interviews Casey Stern.

Duration: 01:30:08

AA Podcast #124- NFL and Jemele Hill Roundtable and Brent Musburger interview

Matt Yoder, Ken Fang, and Andrew Buchholtz join Ben Heisler to discuss the fallout from the Jemele Hill controversy and also look at Tony Romo's debut and other football topics. Ben Koo interviews Brent Musburger.

Duration: 01:31:29

AA Podcast #123 – Michael Schur, Ken Tremendous, on TV writing, the legacy of FJM, Donald Trump & Christmas with Regis

Michael Schur, best known on the internet as Ken Tremendous, is the guest on this special Christmas-week edition of the Awful Announcing podcast. Schur and Dan Levy spend a good 70 minutes—good in terms of length and, hopefully, quality—talking all about his career as a television writer and producer for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks and Recreation, going back to his days at The Office and SNL as well, and how all that comedy writing compares to what made him internet famous a dozen or so...

Duration: 01:10:23

AA Podcast #122 – Rob Stone on Fox Sports, US Soccer, Wynalda, Cracker Barrel, Haircuts, Pete Rose and Angry Beards

Rob Stone of Fox Sports is the guest on the Awful Announcing podcast this week and if you like hearing about the ins-and-outs of sports television, this is as in and out as it gets. We talk FIFA World Cup, Fox, U.S. Soccer, haircuts, bowling and a whole lot more.

Duration: 00:44:34

AA Podcast #121 - Paul Pabst of The Dan Patrick Show

If you ever wanted to have an inside radio conversation with someone, well, inside radio, there is no better person than Paul Pabst, producer of widely heard and viewed Dan Patrick Show.

Duration: 00:53:55

AA Podcast #120 - Kenny Mayne

As Awful Announcing begins a new season of the AA Podcast, we had a chance to talk with ESPN's Kenny Mayne exclusively about his new contract. As the call began (before the interview even technically started) and the conversation veered into directions most ESPN stars wouldn't dare talk about on the record—what would Jesus do if Syrian refugees showed up on his shores, for one—Mayne insisted he was fine with the tape rolling, and off the conversation went. We learned there is no real start...

Duration: 00:46:57

AA Podcast #119 - Men in Blazers

We're privileged to be joined on this week's podcast by the biggest winners in our yearly People's Sports Media Awards - Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, better known as the Men in Blazers. The best British export since the Spice Girls have taken American by storm in the last year - first with their work at the World Cup for ESPN and then covering the Premier League for NBC. The duo has seen their popular podcast transform into a multi-platform brand with listeners, viewers, and fans all...

Duration: 00:38:55

AA Podcast #117 - Matt Miller, Bleacher Report

In today's podcast we welcome one of the top NFL Draft experts on the eve of the big event in Chicago. We're joined by Matt Miller of Bleacher Report to talk about the NFL's annual selection meeting as well as the site's evolution to a major mainstream force. Topics include... - His writing career and how it's coincided with the growth of Bleacher Report. - Evolution of b/r since he started writing till now with Turner's purchase of the site. - His year-round work as a draft analyst and...

Duration: 00:29:09

AA Podcast #116 - Brandon Stroud

WWE has made a lot of news in the sports world recently with Brock Lesnar announcing his re-signing with the company on ESPN, SportsCenter showing WrestleMania, and so many websites now covering the industry on a regular basis. With that in mind we welcome one of the best and funniest pro wrestling writers around, Brandon Stroud of With Spandex and Uproxx. Topics include... - His journey online and how crazy intense it is to write about pro wrestling on the internet. - Why Monday Nitro is...

Duration: 01:05:38

AA Podcast #115 - Chris Webber

It's NBA Playoffs time and we're joined once again by NBA on TNT analyst Chris Webber. The former All-Star has seen quite the rise in his broadcast career over the last 12 months as he's now the lead NBA game analyst for Turner Sports working this postseason with Marv Albert. We chat with Chris about his broadcast career and the NBA Playoffs. Topics include... - OKC's firing of Scott Brooks and why the franchise needs someone with NBA experience to keep Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant....

Duration: 00:30:11

AA Podcast #114 - Taylor Twellman

On today's podcast, we recap another Dos a Cero victory for the USMNT over arch-rival Mexico with ESPN lead soccer analyst Taylor Twellman. TT joins us to talk about the state of the national team as well as to get caught up on his new contract with ESPN and the new MLS labor contract. Topics include... - Staying with ESPN in spite of World Cup rights moving to Fox. - How he hopes to expand and grow in his broadcast career beyond soccer. - The MLS labor deal and why it maintains "status...

Duration: 00:39:40

AA Podcast #113 - Steve Smith

In this week's AA Podcast we become fully immersed in March Madness and chat with Steve Smith of Turner Sports. The longtime NBA veteran and Michigan State alum is one of the NBA personalities covering the college game for CBS and Turner during the NCAA Tournament. Topics include... - Calling NCAA Tournament games from the broadcast booth for the first time. - His chemistry working with Brian Anderson and seeing so many great games in Pittsburgh during the first week of the tournament. -...

Duration: 00:25:41

AA Podcast #112 - Leigh Diffey, NBC

We shift gears (quite literally and figuratively) for this week's podcast by heading to the world of Formula One and open wheel racing. To do so we welcome NBC play by play man Leigh Diffey. In addition to his work calling F1, Leigh calls the network's IndyCar coverage and received acclaim for his announcing at the Sochi Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center. Topics include... - His journey from Australia to the UK to the United States in his broadcast career. - His experience in Sochi and...

Duration: 00:40:03

AA Podcast #110 - Katie Nolan

In this week's podcast we're joined by the host of the new Fox Sports 1 show Garbage Time with Katie Nolan... Katie Nolan. (Obviously she's the host, the show's named after her.) Katie has been one of the breakout stars of the first 18 months of Fox Sports 1 being a part of the original Crowd Goes Wild and then moving into her own No Filter online video series. We talk about Katie's journey to FS1, her new show, and a lot more including... - Her transition from blogging and writing to...

Duration: 00:45:55

AA Podcast #109 - Dan Dakich

Our latest podcast features a man who has kept us pretty busy in the new year - ESPN college basketball analyst Dan Dakich. His outspoken analysis and straight-shooting style has led to dustups with everyone from Boston radio hosts to Big Ten coaches to midwestern mayors. In addition to his work at ESPN, Dan hosts a weekday radio show in Indianapolis where he talks about sports and society. In this podcast we talk with Dan about a wide-ranging number of topics that include... - HIs...

Duration: 01:03:46

AA Podcast #108 - Brent Barry

On today's podcast we look ahead to All-Star Weekend with NBA on TNT and NBATV analyst Brent Barry. In his lengthy career in the Association, Brent was a two-time champion with the San Antonio Spurs and a former NBA Slam Dunk champ. We chat with Brent about his family ties in broadcasting, the prep for All-Star weekend, and who the best shooter is in the NBA. Topics include... - Following in his dad (Rick) and brother's (Jon) footsteps into broadcasting. - His experience in the dunk...

Duration: 00:17:31

AA Podcast #107 - Sean Grande

For the latest edition of the AA Podcast we're pleased to be joined by the play by play voice of the Boston Celtics, Sean Grande. In addition to being the Celtics radio voice for more than a decade, Sean has experience working in a number of different capacities across the sports world including college football, the Frozen Four, and the Boston Red Sox. He also happens to be one of the biggest wrestling fans in sports along with friends Michelle Beadle and Bill Simmons. So of course you...

Duration: 01:01:22

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