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Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 47 - Candace Parker

2:08 - Her dominant High School championship performance against Ben's HS team 3:05 - Where her love of basketball first began 4:50 - How her and her dad were part of the "positionless basketball movement" early on in her life 6:00 - On all the challenging coaches that impacted her life/career 7:10 - Toughest player/competitor on the court she's ever faced 9:18 - Could the NBA learn or grow from anything the WNBA has been doing (or vice versa) 12:55 - Could she see herself running an organization or coaching after her playing career is over? 14:11 - On how she was approached by Turner to be an analyst 15:29 - Early influences in her media career and who helped her along the way 16:20 - Her new podcast with Kristen Ledlow 17:48 - Does she feel a connection to Zion Williamson as two highly touted prospects coming into college/pros 19:40 - Which team does she always have to tune in to watch? 21:05 - Any potential surprise teams this year? 22:55 - Any chance the Bulls could be a playoff team this year/Zach LaVine primed for a huge year

25 MIN2019 OCT 24
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Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 47 - Candace Parker

Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 46 - Greg Amsinger of MLB Network

2:20 - On his 11 years at MLB Network 3:00 - What changed in his life early on that made him want to pursue this as a career 4:40 - Growing up with seven siblings 6:30 - How acting class were monumental for his career growth 8:10 - Why he needs to be reactive to be successful and how that's different than "not preparing" 12:00 - When he knew he could be more reactionary and not relying on notes/scripts etc 14:30 - On handling Producers not liking that he shares his opinions and not just "tees up analysts" 15:40 - Did he ever want to do radio or be a talk show host? 17:00 - His love for radio 17:50 - On working with Adam Zucker, Michelle Beadle & Kathryn Tappen back in the day at CSTV 19:20 - His relationship with the other analysts at MLB Network, notably Harold Reynolds 21:20 - What would he like to do that he hasn't done at the network yet? 23:00 - Why people continue to fight the changes and adaptations that baseball is looking to make 27:00 - "Dead Brain Heavers" 29:45 - Would M...

38 MIN2019 SEP 26
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Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 46 - Greg Amsinger of MLB Network

AA NFL Opening Weekend Roundtable + Mike Pereira

ROUNDTABLE (PART 1) 2:00 - Thoughts on the updated ESPN MNF Booth 6:20 - Are we likely to see more "hot take" style analysts on broadcasts in an "embrace debate" society? 8:40 - Tony Romo entering Year 3... is he likely to take more criticism after these last few years? 11:10 - Would they be interested in moving some analysts around to different pairings to try and make it a little fresh in the booth? 12:05 - How much longer is Dick Stockton going to hang around at FOX 13:30 - FOX's new College Football Pregame Show and its new time 18:50 - What role will FS1 play in all this? 20:40 - Favorite/under-the-radar pairings that more people should know about? 23:45 - CFB 150 and the impact it will have on this season MIKE PEREIRA (PART 2) 27:30 - Helping couples fill out a prenup agreement ahead of football season 29:20 - Does he remember the first game he ever officiated? 31:02 - What was his first "Welcome to the NFL" moment? 32:15 - 10 seasons at FOX, what did he think the position wou...

41 MIN2019 SEP 6
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AA NFL Opening Weekend Roundtable + Mike Pereira

Awful Announcing Podcast: Jason Benetti

4:30 - Calling an Electrician Championship on ESPN 8 the Ocho this year 7:20 - When he learned that broadcasts could and should be fun 9:28 - Where did his love of sports first come from? 10:20 - How growing up in Chicago in the Michael Jordan era helped make sports part of the every day conversation 12:15 - The value of doing radio early in his life (high school) 13:20 - The impact of early feedback 14:10 - How he responded to the competitive atmosphere and nature at Syracuse 16:10 - Does he regret setting the tone for much of the competitive, aggressive environment 18:42 - What did he want to do when he left college 20:50 - On learning to do TV and deal with the challenges of it for the first time late in his career 25:00 - Did he ever want to be a radio talk show host 28:50 - On the possibility he could return home to the White Sox for his dream job 33:31 - Early broadcaster influences 39:10 - On the pace of baseball & college football and what can be done to fix it (if anything ...

61 MIN2019 SEP 4
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Awful Announcing Podcast: Jason Benetti

Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 43 - Matthew Berry

4:48 - The challenges and exciting things that come with putting out a 28 hour fantasy football marathon 5:33 - Keeping content fresh vs allowing newcomers to get the core information they need 7:53 - How he's done all 28 hours the last three years 9:30 - What does he remember about the first fantasy team/league he was in? 12:20 - When did his first break come when he was working in show business in LA? 17:42 - The fleeting nature of the TV/movie industry - How unhappy he was late in his show business career 21:30 - When the moment came to him that he wanted to leave show business 26:00 - Why people have a hard time leaving an industry they think they're supposed to be in... 27:00 - Did he have any idea the "fantasy sports revolution" was coming? 31:00 - What ultimately led him to ESPN after starting his own websites and developing a major following 32:30 - The transition from writing to more on-air work and if there were difficulties that came with it 36:00 - Learning the mechanics...

53 MIN2019 AUG 12
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Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 43 - Matthew Berry

Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 42 - Mina Kimes

4:20 - Is her next opportunity to be a Head Coach in the NFL now that she's working with Sean McVay 5:35 - How the idea of being a booth analyst didn't really occur to her and how that changed 6:50 - Who were/are NFL analysts & color commentators she's enjoyed viewing/listening to 8:30 - The best way to incorporate more and new information into broadcasts 10:34 - When she knew she first wanted to become a writer 11:15 - Was the transition from the business world of journalism into sports an intimidating one 12:09 - Who helped in the initial transition? Who was in her corner from the beginning 13:05 - Was there a concern that transitioning into sports would ruin her ability to be a fan 14:35 - Balancing the joy of football with the on and off the field issues the sport provides 16:35 - Would football consider a more transparent approach when it comes to injuries/health issues 17:25 - Her takeaways from her profiles of Aaron Rodgers and Baker Mayfield - represent different times of pl...

28 MIN2019 AUG 6
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Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 42 - Mina Kimes

AA Podcast Episode 41 - Mike Florio

2:53 - How he became a Vikings fan growing up in Steelers country 6:40 - Growing up in Wheeling, West Virginia and the impact WTBS had on him as a sports fan 8:50 - When did he take to the NFL away from baseball? 10:11 - How he "stumbled" into his first NFL writing job 13:16 - Did he have ownership stake in the first NFL company he worked for? And how did that lead to a quick stop at ESPN? 14:35 - How his legal degree and career in law has been essential in his work 17:10 - What he considers his most important or memorable work in 18+ years of running Pro Football Talk 19:30 - How does ownership/partnership work with NBC/NBC Sports 20:31 - What would entice him to go out on his own and move away from NBC 21:20 - Al Michaels' career + Can he confirm that he's never eaten a vegetable? 22:52 - Is there a great future NFL analyst none of us are talking about yet? 24:00 - What does he look for in a good in-game analyst 26:20 - What would it take for the NFL and Players to avoid a labor d...

35 MIN2019 JUL 29
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AA Podcast Episode 41 - Mike Florio

AA Podcast Episode 40 - Jay Bilas

4:42 - His basketball camp wrapping up and if they've had to change their approach with how basketball has changed 7:40 - When did he first start to play and then grow to love basketball? 9:55 - Did basketball ever come easy to him? 11:20 - Life as a Duke player vs life as a Duke Coach (both under Coach K) 14:00 - What was Jay Bilas outside of basketball like? 16:45 - Did he think he'd be a full-time coach and pursue it as a career once he started in 1990? 18:42 - Was there any anxiety in becoming a basketball analyst? (Two-part answer) 21:28 - If there was a moment where he finally felt comfortable knowing he could be good at this job 24:10 - Understanding how to be a good analyst for television - perception of his role as an analyst/commentator 28:00 - On the realization of "you can't please everybody" and having fun with social media trolls 29:15 - Reminiscing over the 2015 Elite 8 broadcast between Arizona and Illinois 33:30 - When did the Young Jeezy daily lyric tweets start to...

48 MIN2019 JUN 27
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AA Podcast Episode 40 - Jay Bilas

Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 39 - Sarah Spain

4:34 - Her co-host Jason Fitz's inability to pay up on bets 5:40 - The origin of how she became "The Commish" 9:10 - Has there been a scenario where she hasn't been able to solve someone's dilemma? 11:20 - Her time growing with the Le Batard Show 14:03 - What kind of kid was Sarah Spain? 15:56 - Learning to balance so many things all in one day and how it translates to her current career 18:05 - Was being a star HS/College athlete a part of her career path / what her ultimate goal ended up being 21:30 - Her time in Second City learning comedy and improv 24:38 - Does she feel like she was one of the first sportscasters that had to learn how to do everything to break in? 27:30 - The one fear she still has after all these years as an on-air personality and how to combat it 30:40 - Impact of power through association & improvement of women representation in sports media 33:40 - Early and current influences in the industry 36:12 - How Jemele Hill made a huge difference in her life 38:45 ...

57 MIN2019 MAY 17
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Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 39 - Sarah Spain

Awful Announcing Podcast Episode #38 - Kristen Ledlow

RUNDOWN: - 3:43: The insanity of Tuesday night (Magic stepping down, Dirk & D-Wade's last home game) - 4:30 - Her interactions with Wade & Dirk over the last several years - 6:48: Her first interests in playing basketball and playing it competitively for many years - 8:20: Did she anticipate trying to play sports professionally? Or was broadcasting always something she was interested in? - 10:39: Early influences growing up in an era where there were more female sportscasting role models - 13:00: Why she likes to mentor young women in broadcasting and sportscasting - 14:50 - Her growth as a broadcaster and when she started to feel comfortable with her own voice and style - 16:55 - Does she miss being a radio personality at all? - 17:53 - Getting the call from Turner to revive and host Inside Stuff - 22:03 - Having rare opportunities to reflect on her accomplishments - 23:56 - Her friendship with Grant Hill and his influence in helping her make relationships with players/coaches in t...

42 MIN2019 APR 13
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Awful Announcing Podcast Episode #38 - Kristen Ledlow

Latest Episodes

Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 47 - Candace Parker

2:08 - Her dominant High School championship performance against Ben's HS team 3:05 - Where her love of basketball first began 4:50 - How her and her dad were part of the "positionless basketball movement" early on in her life 6:00 - On all the challenging coaches that impacted her life/career 7:10 - Toughest player/competitor on the court she's ever faced 9:18 - Could the NBA learn or grow from anything the WNBA has been doing (or vice versa) 12:55 - Could she see herself running an organization or coaching after her playing career is over? 14:11 - On how she was approached by Turner to be an analyst 15:29 - Early influences in her media career and who helped her along the way 16:20 - Her new podcast with Kristen Ledlow 17:48 - Does she feel a connection to Zion Williamson as two highly touted prospects coming into college/pros 19:40 - Which team does she always have to tune in to watch? 21:05 - Any potential surprise teams this year? 22:55 - Any chance the Bulls could be a playoff team this year/Zach LaVine primed for a huge year

25 MIN2019 OCT 24
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Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 47 - Candace Parker

Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 46 - Greg Amsinger of MLB Network

2:20 - On his 11 years at MLB Network 3:00 - What changed in his life early on that made him want to pursue this as a career 4:40 - Growing up with seven siblings 6:30 - How acting class were monumental for his career growth 8:10 - Why he needs to be reactive to be successful and how that's different than "not preparing" 12:00 - When he knew he could be more reactionary and not relying on notes/scripts etc 14:30 - On handling Producers not liking that he shares his opinions and not just "tees up analysts" 15:40 - Did he ever want to do radio or be a talk show host? 17:00 - His love for radio 17:50 - On working with Adam Zucker, Michelle Beadle & Kathryn Tappen back in the day at CSTV 19:20 - His relationship with the other analysts at MLB Network, notably Harold Reynolds 21:20 - What would he like to do that he hasn't done at the network yet? 23:00 - Why people continue to fight the changes and adaptations that baseball is looking to make 27:00 - "Dead Brain Heavers" 29:45 - Would M...

38 MIN2019 SEP 26
Comments
Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 46 - Greg Amsinger of MLB Network

AA NFL Opening Weekend Roundtable + Mike Pereira

ROUNDTABLE (PART 1) 2:00 - Thoughts on the updated ESPN MNF Booth 6:20 - Are we likely to see more "hot take" style analysts on broadcasts in an "embrace debate" society? 8:40 - Tony Romo entering Year 3... is he likely to take more criticism after these last few years? 11:10 - Would they be interested in moving some analysts around to different pairings to try and make it a little fresh in the booth? 12:05 - How much longer is Dick Stockton going to hang around at FOX 13:30 - FOX's new College Football Pregame Show and its new time 18:50 - What role will FS1 play in all this? 20:40 - Favorite/under-the-radar pairings that more people should know about? 23:45 - CFB 150 and the impact it will have on this season MIKE PEREIRA (PART 2) 27:30 - Helping couples fill out a prenup agreement ahead of football season 29:20 - Does he remember the first game he ever officiated? 31:02 - What was his first "Welcome to the NFL" moment? 32:15 - 10 seasons at FOX, what did he think the position wou...

41 MIN2019 SEP 6
Comments
AA NFL Opening Weekend Roundtable + Mike Pereira

Awful Announcing Podcast: Jason Benetti

4:30 - Calling an Electrician Championship on ESPN 8 the Ocho this year 7:20 - When he learned that broadcasts could and should be fun 9:28 - Where did his love of sports first come from? 10:20 - How growing up in Chicago in the Michael Jordan era helped make sports part of the every day conversation 12:15 - The value of doing radio early in his life (high school) 13:20 - The impact of early feedback 14:10 - How he responded to the competitive atmosphere and nature at Syracuse 16:10 - Does he regret setting the tone for much of the competitive, aggressive environment 18:42 - What did he want to do when he left college 20:50 - On learning to do TV and deal with the challenges of it for the first time late in his career 25:00 - Did he ever want to be a radio talk show host 28:50 - On the possibility he could return home to the White Sox for his dream job 33:31 - Early broadcaster influences 39:10 - On the pace of baseball & college football and what can be done to fix it (if anything ...

61 MIN2019 SEP 4
Comments
Awful Announcing Podcast: Jason Benetti

Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 43 - Matthew Berry

4:48 - The challenges and exciting things that come with putting out a 28 hour fantasy football marathon 5:33 - Keeping content fresh vs allowing newcomers to get the core information they need 7:53 - How he's done all 28 hours the last three years 9:30 - What does he remember about the first fantasy team/league he was in? 12:20 - When did his first break come when he was working in show business in LA? 17:42 - The fleeting nature of the TV/movie industry - How unhappy he was late in his show business career 21:30 - When the moment came to him that he wanted to leave show business 26:00 - Why people have a hard time leaving an industry they think they're supposed to be in... 27:00 - Did he have any idea the "fantasy sports revolution" was coming? 31:00 - What ultimately led him to ESPN after starting his own websites and developing a major following 32:30 - The transition from writing to more on-air work and if there were difficulties that came with it 36:00 - Learning the mechanics...

53 MIN2019 AUG 12
Comments
Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 43 - Matthew Berry

Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 42 - Mina Kimes

4:20 - Is her next opportunity to be a Head Coach in the NFL now that she's working with Sean McVay 5:35 - How the idea of being a booth analyst didn't really occur to her and how that changed 6:50 - Who were/are NFL analysts & color commentators she's enjoyed viewing/listening to 8:30 - The best way to incorporate more and new information into broadcasts 10:34 - When she knew she first wanted to become a writer 11:15 - Was the transition from the business world of journalism into sports an intimidating one 12:09 - Who helped in the initial transition? Who was in her corner from the beginning 13:05 - Was there a concern that transitioning into sports would ruin her ability to be a fan 14:35 - Balancing the joy of football with the on and off the field issues the sport provides 16:35 - Would football consider a more transparent approach when it comes to injuries/health issues 17:25 - Her takeaways from her profiles of Aaron Rodgers and Baker Mayfield - represent different times of pl...

28 MIN2019 AUG 6
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Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 42 - Mina Kimes

AA Podcast Episode 41 - Mike Florio

2:53 - How he became a Vikings fan growing up in Steelers country 6:40 - Growing up in Wheeling, West Virginia and the impact WTBS had on him as a sports fan 8:50 - When did he take to the NFL away from baseball? 10:11 - How he "stumbled" into his first NFL writing job 13:16 - Did he have ownership stake in the first NFL company he worked for? And how did that lead to a quick stop at ESPN? 14:35 - How his legal degree and career in law has been essential in his work 17:10 - What he considers his most important or memorable work in 18+ years of running Pro Football Talk 19:30 - How does ownership/partnership work with NBC/NBC Sports 20:31 - What would entice him to go out on his own and move away from NBC 21:20 - Al Michaels' career + Can he confirm that he's never eaten a vegetable? 22:52 - Is there a great future NFL analyst none of us are talking about yet? 24:00 - What does he look for in a good in-game analyst 26:20 - What would it take for the NFL and Players to avoid a labor d...

35 MIN2019 JUL 29
Comments
AA Podcast Episode 41 - Mike Florio

AA Podcast Episode 40 - Jay Bilas

4:42 - His basketball camp wrapping up and if they've had to change their approach with how basketball has changed 7:40 - When did he first start to play and then grow to love basketball? 9:55 - Did basketball ever come easy to him? 11:20 - Life as a Duke player vs life as a Duke Coach (both under Coach K) 14:00 - What was Jay Bilas outside of basketball like? 16:45 - Did he think he'd be a full-time coach and pursue it as a career once he started in 1990? 18:42 - Was there any anxiety in becoming a basketball analyst? (Two-part answer) 21:28 - If there was a moment where he finally felt comfortable knowing he could be good at this job 24:10 - Understanding how to be a good analyst for television - perception of his role as an analyst/commentator 28:00 - On the realization of "you can't please everybody" and having fun with social media trolls 29:15 - Reminiscing over the 2015 Elite 8 broadcast between Arizona and Illinois 33:30 - When did the Young Jeezy daily lyric tweets start to...

48 MIN2019 JUN 27
Comments
AA Podcast Episode 40 - Jay Bilas

Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 39 - Sarah Spain

4:34 - Her co-host Jason Fitz's inability to pay up on bets 5:40 - The origin of how she became "The Commish" 9:10 - Has there been a scenario where she hasn't been able to solve someone's dilemma? 11:20 - Her time growing with the Le Batard Show 14:03 - What kind of kid was Sarah Spain? 15:56 - Learning to balance so many things all in one day and how it translates to her current career 18:05 - Was being a star HS/College athlete a part of her career path / what her ultimate goal ended up being 21:30 - Her time in Second City learning comedy and improv 24:38 - Does she feel like she was one of the first sportscasters that had to learn how to do everything to break in? 27:30 - The one fear she still has after all these years as an on-air personality and how to combat it 30:40 - Impact of power through association & improvement of women representation in sports media 33:40 - Early and current influences in the industry 36:12 - How Jemele Hill made a huge difference in her life 38:45 ...

57 MIN2019 MAY 17
Comments
Awful Announcing Podcast Episode 39 - Sarah Spain

Awful Announcing Podcast Episode #38 - Kristen Ledlow

RUNDOWN: - 3:43: The insanity of Tuesday night (Magic stepping down, Dirk & D-Wade's last home game) - 4:30 - Her interactions with Wade & Dirk over the last several years - 6:48: Her first interests in playing basketball and playing it competitively for many years - 8:20: Did she anticipate trying to play sports professionally? Or was broadcasting always something she was interested in? - 10:39: Early influences growing up in an era where there were more female sportscasting role models - 13:00: Why she likes to mentor young women in broadcasting and sportscasting - 14:50 - Her growth as a broadcaster and when she started to feel comfortable with her own voice and style - 16:55 - Does she miss being a radio personality at all? - 17:53 - Getting the call from Turner to revive and host Inside Stuff - 22:03 - Having rare opportunities to reflect on her accomplishments - 23:56 - Her friendship with Grant Hill and his influence in helping her make relationships with players/coaches in t...

42 MIN2019 APR 13
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Awful Announcing Podcast Episode #38 - Kristen Ledlow
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