Six months ago, I suggested 10 podcasts for those in sports business to give a listen. Well, since the podcast space is growing, our industry is full of incredible individuals and ideas, and it is a new year…I present five more podcasts to check out:
The Sports PR Podcast: This podcast is just 15 episodes old, but it has already produced some great content and fantastic insights and interviews. Hosted by Georgia Tech Assistant AD of Athletics in Digital Chris Yandle, his guests come from the college and pro sports world and beyond. Guests have included Jonathan Ganntt of Clemson Athletics, Stuart Drew of Orlando City SC, the Front Office Sports team, and more. Episodes are not a consistent cadence, but are frequent, so I Recommend subscribing. You’ll enjoy Chris’s dry wit, too! Click here [~ 40-45 minutes per episode]
The SI Media Podcast: After years of hoping (and even asking) sports media reporter Richard Deitsch to do a podcast about sports media, the former Digital and Social Media Sports podcast guest, now has a weekly show on which he interviews prominent figures in sports broadcast and written media. He discusses their careers, their daily process, memorable and insightful experiences, thoughts on major issues, and more. Guests have included Adam Schefter, Ian Darke, Katie Nolan, Scott Van Pelt, and more. Click here [~ 50-60 minutes per episode]
Re/code Decode Podcast: This podcast presents a plethora of fantastic interviews from the leading minds in the digital media and tech industries. It is presented by tech news site Recode and hosted by Kara Swisher Each weekly episode features a long-form interview covering a range of topics, followed by a brief bounce around tech news of the day. It has been great hearing interviews with such luminaries as Ev Williams, Dick Costolo, Brian Rolapp (NFL), Jonah Peretti, and others, so enjoy catching up on all these great episodes. Click here [~ 35-50 minutes per episode]
Warsaw Sports Marketing Podcast: There are a few highly reputable and active sports business programs out there, and the University of Oregon’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center is among the best of them. Spearheaded and hosted by Warsaw Sports Marketing MBA student Will Eidam, the weekly show has a roundtable with student perspectives on sports business topics, a message from the school’s director on a sports marketing insight or two, and an in-depth interview with an industry pro, often culled from the Warsaw program’s impressive alumni network. The show specifically leans toward sponsorship in sports marketing. I’ve enjoyed every episode so far! Click here [~ 45-60 minutes per episode]
The Vertical Podcast: This is a bit different than the other entries, but this new podcast, just a few episodes old, comes from the NBA tour de force that is Adrian Wojnarowski. It is not a baskeball riff and debate show, though, and instead offers some unique insight into NBA front offices and player relations. Conversations so far have included Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers about his path from walk-on to agent to GM, the Kerr effect, and the success of the club now, as well as Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson, and how he handled his intentional departure from Oklahoma City, seeking a leadership role he knew was not available with the Thunder. This is a weekly one with always something unique to offer in the few episodes to date. Click here
What are some other podcasts you would recommend? Share away!
Posted by Neil Horowitz