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AA podcast 3- Roundtable and Casey Stern
October 18, 2017 11:31 AM PDT
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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.

AA-Kirk Herbstreit
October 04, 2017 10:07 AM PDT
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Ben, Matt, Andrew and Ken discuss the NFL's national anthem controversy and Katie Nolan leaving FS1.

Kirk Hebstreit chats with Ben Koo about College Gameday and what to expect the rest of this season

AA Podcast #124- NFL and Jemele Hill Roundtable and Brent Musburger interview
September 20, 2017 10:39 AM PDT
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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.

AA Podcast #124 - Special Edition w/ 30 for 30's Jason Hehir & Paul Pabst
February 01, 2016 06:25 PM PST
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This week we present a special edition of the AA Podcast hosted by Paul Pabst, producer of The Dan Patrick Show. Paulie sat down with acclaimed director Jason Hehir last week ahead of the release of ESPN's next installment in their 30 for 30 series - "The '85 Bears." Enjoy this conversation that dives deep into one of the greatest and most iconic teams of all-time.

AA Podcast #123 – Michael Schur, Ken Tremendous, on TV writing, the legacy of FJM, Donald Trump & Christmas with Regis
December 23, 2015 02:17 AM PST
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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 years back: Fire Joe Morgan.

Here is a quick rundown of most of what we discuss during the conversation.

- Talmudic Law and the notion of being "half-Jewish"
- Jews for Jedis
- Christmas with Regis Philbin
- Filming holiday episodes in October (and Halloween episodes in August)
- The legacy of television comedy, and how that's changed from watching re-runs of Gilligan's Island in the '80s to now
- Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci and John Smoltz
- NFL, Star Wars, DraftKings and the Parks & Rec future of seven companies running the world
- Andre Braugher's comedic presence, and why he doesn't win every award, ever
- Chris Pratt, and if/when Schur knew he was going to be the biggest star on the planet
- Writing comedy for comedians, and the collaborative process of producing quality TV
- Aaron Sorkin
- Donald Trump

AA Podcast #122 – Rob Stone on Fox Sports, US Soccer, Wynalda, Cracker Barrel, Haircuts, Pete Rose and Angry Beards
December 16, 2015 03:56 AM PST
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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.

AA Podcast #121 - Paul Pabst of The Dan Patrick Show
December 09, 2015 12:22 PM PST
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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.

AA Podcast #120 - Kenny Mayne
December 02, 2015 03:13 AM PST
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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 to an interview with Mayne, and 45 minutes in to a ride that goes in directions neither thought it would go, part of you wishes there would be no end.

AA Podcast #119 - Men in Blazers
May 21, 2015 10:10 AM PDT
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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 around the globe. In today's podcast, we chat with Rog and Davo about the following...

- Their chemistry together and what's made their partnership work.
- The importance of their connection to all the GFOPs.
- How EPL rights were central to choosing to join NBC instead of staying with ESPN or moving to Fox.
- The creation of their television show and how they find all the hilarious crap in football to feature.
- Why Mourinho and Van Gaal give them the most material to work with on a regular basis.
- Stevie G's Anfield farewell and the futures of Gerrard and Lampard in MLS.
- MLS vs EPL on American television.
- Which Premier League personalities would make the best crossovers into American sports?
- Looking ahead to the MiB season finale and secret plans for a summer holiday adventure to be chronicled on NBC.

AA Podcast #118 - Mike Breen
May 12, 2015 01:24 PM PDT
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Today we welcome the voice of the NBA Finals and one of our favorite guests, Mike Breen. The voice of the Knicks has also doubled as ESPN and NBA's lead announcer for almost a decade now. In today's podcast we talk about his illustrious broadcast career, the memorable Bulls-Cavs series that saw back to back buzzer beaters, and the overall state of the game. Topics include..

- The back-to-back buzzer beaters in Game 3 and Game 4 being the first that Mike has called in his career.
- How the second round of the playoffs has led to much more excitement than the first round.
- The physical nature of the Bulls-Cavs series and the health on both sides.
- How far Cleveland can go if Kyrie Irving is far from 100%.
- JR Smith as the potential X-Factor of the series.
- Being reunited with Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy together again and how Jackson has approached Warriors games this season.
- The challenges to Golden State and Atlanta and how many teams left have a realistic hope of winning the title.
- New stars rising up and the overall state of the league.

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