The popularity of podcasts has skyrocketed as more people turn to digital media as a source of information and entertainment. Podcasts focused on sports are especially in high demand, as they provide a valuable service and endless entertainment opportunities to sports fans everywhere. Sorting through the plethora of options can be overwhelming, but here is a list of five of the top sports podcasts in the U.S.:
THE RICH EISEN SHOW:
As the face and voice of the NFL Network, Rich Eisen is the go-to source for all things NFL. His daily three-hour podcast incorporates exclusive player and coach interviews as well as the latest in breaking news and expert analysis of games, individual match-ups, and more.
DAN LE BATARD WITH STUGOTZ:
Hosted by Dan Le Batard and Jon “Stogotz” Weiner, this daily three-hour podcast is a rebroadcast of the dynamic duo’s radio show. The hosts are most known for their unique brand of self-deprecating humor, but the content is professional and dives deep into a myriad of sports topics. Blending the latest in sports news with a dose of pop culture, this show also excels in cultivating strong listener interaction.
THE BILL SIMMONS PODCAST:
As one of the most recognizable names in sports media, Bill Simmons has built an empire thanks to his extensive knowledge of all sports, his wit and humor, and his heartfelt analysis of the teams he holds dear. Simmons has extended his vast reach as founder and CEO of The Ringer, the well-known sports and pop culture blog.
FANTASY FOCUS ESPN:
This daily podcast is a must-listen for NFL fantasy football fans. Hosted by Matthew Berry, Field Yates, and Stephania Bell, this show is worth the one-hour investment. Fantasy Focus offers the latest in daily strategy, game previews, and invaluable injury reports designed to help fantasy fans with tips to improve their game.
THE BIG PODCAST WITH SHAQ:
Those looking for a fun listen should look no further than this weekly one-hour podcast featuring the big guy himself. The show covers sports news, pop culture, Shaq’s entertaining personal life, and everything in between. Anyone familiar with Shaq will understand why the show does not take itself too seriously, but that is part of its appeal.