Podcasts are all the rave. Informative, funny, and help pass the time in transit mode! Some of the ladies here in the Dallas Cowboys offices have compiled our favorites for you that pertain to our jobs or sports in general. Tell us, which podcasts are your favorites and why? We want to add them to our list!
Barstool Sports Pardon My Take: It takes an edgy and provocative look at the sports landscape. The sarcastic hosts make me laugh and view trending topics in a different more light-hearted approach while still being informative. (Suggested by Taylor Stern)
Sports Spectrum: Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano. Jason highlights positivity in the sports world and the media, bringing attention to the good works and life lessons these athletes and humans have endured. It humanizes them and gives their voice purpose in our world! (Suggested by Lindsay Draper)
Sports?: Host Katie Nolan sounds so comfortable on air, while still being able to have laugh and have a good time. She’s able to talk about sports and sports culture in a way that is inviting to all listeners, regardless of how much of an avid-sports fan you are. Her podcast makes me want to be her friend! (Suggested by Dani Surek)
30 for 30: ESPN documentaries produced by the makers of the 30 for 30 film series. It tells unique and original stories from the world of sports, and oftentimes is followed up by a 30 for 30+ series ,where they go in depth with the writers and producers of the individual stories, giving a behind-the-scenes view of the episode. The episodes cover sports stories, but told from a different point of view. (Suggested by Lauren D’Acierno)
Bill Simmons Podcast: This podcasts talks about all things sports. Although he is a Boston sports fan (my least favorite part), he covers a range of sports topics from across the major leagues, sports betting and even some pop culture. He often has celebrities, family members and other podcasters join his podcasts to discuss a variety of topics. (Suggested by Lauren D’Acierno)
R2CS: The Player’s Tribune: As an avid Yankees fan, this one is my favorite sports podcasts. Hosted by CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco, this podcast focuses not only on Yankee baseball, but also touches on personal experiences inside and outside of the game, living in New York, music, culture and more. They are often joined by former or current players and local celebrities. (Suggested by Lauren D’Acierno)
Local Sports Radio: I do listen to a lot of sports radio. Not because it is my job to know what’s going on, but because the sports stations in Dallas have their own languages that they speak in, and in order to completely understand what the heck my husband is talking about and all of the inside jokes he drops, I have to listen myself or be completely confused. (Suggested by Whitney Faulkner)
Then and Now with Brad Sham: My favorite podcast just happens to be hosted by The Voice of the Dallas Cowboys: Brad Sham! It features 30-minute conversations with iconic Cowboys players as well as greats in sports broadcasting. It’s a must-listen for long-time Cowboys fans. Be sure to check out Brad’s conversations with people like Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Daryl Johnston, DeMarcus Ware, Verne Lundquist, Al Michaels, etc. Enjoy! (Suggested by Kristi Scales)
Skimm’d from the Couch: Female entrepreneurs interview successful female business people about their successes, failures, and myriad of lessons learned along the way. Love the informal interview format, the authenticity of their questions, and moments of sheer fan girl admiration for their guests. (Suggested by Jennifer Surgalski)
How I Built This: An interview format where successful business creators and leaders are interviewed about their journey. It’s an easy listen and chalked full of interesting stories about business and brands that are a part of your day-to-day life. (Suggested by Jennifer Surgalski)
Business Wars: This listens like a business soap opera, which is fun. Each season tells the story of business rivals like Nike/Adidas, Coke/Pepsi, and many others. Has a nice dose of drama to it and you learn some interesting business back stories along the way! (Suggested by Jennifer Surgalski)
And if you haven’t already checked them out, be sure to explore all of the podcast options you have available to you from our employees here at The Star.