The Sports Talkers Podcast

The Sports Talkers Podcast

Each week, Stephen Strom talks to the biggest names in sports media to figure out how they got where they are and what they learned along the way.


March 22, 2023 15 mins

Eric Reid is the TV voice of the Miami Heat. He shares stories of his career and where it overlaps with people like Dr. Jack Ramsey, Mike Breen and Ian Eagle.

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How important was Kobe Bryant to John Ireland? The voice of the Lakers shares stories of his time working with the Mamba and so much more.

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March 9, 2023 20 mins

Why does Rob Parker make time to help the people at the bottom of the media industry? Because he remembers what it was like to be there and how much had to go right for him to achieve all he has.

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March 2, 2023 16 mins

Freddie Coleman was an athlete who thought he was going to be playing music on the radio. How did he end up as the elder statesman of ESPN Radio?

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February 23, 2023 20 mins

If anyone can spice up a baseball broadcast, it is the guy that is friendly with Snoop Dogg. Jason Benetti talks about his move from ESPN to FOX and how he used fiction to make him better.

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February 16, 2023 24 mins

Paul Finebaum does not hold back on his relationship with Nick Saban and the SEC and goes hard after Syrascuse's Jim Boeheim.

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February 9, 2023 21 mins

Joy Taylor talks about going from radio to TV. Who influenced her along the way? What were her benchmarks of success? She shares it all with Stephen Strom.

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February 2, 2023 20 mins

Life changed both during and after ESPN for Kenny Mayne. He shares the ups and downs of his journey with Stephen Strom.

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December 22, 2022 21 mins

LaVar Arrington went from the NFL to local radio to television to national radio to podcast mogul.

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December 15, 2022 24 mins

The voice of the Vikings, a fan turned broadcaster, and an internet sensation. Paul Allen walks through the ups and downs of his career.

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December 8, 2022 17 mins

Jay Bilas explains the influence Vin Scully had on him, what all of the best analysts do, and how he feels about NIL becoming a reality decades after he started campaigning for it.

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December 1, 2022 15 mins

Tim Brando is a signature voice of college sports in America. In this episode, he talks to Stephen Strom about changing networks, his family, and why Spencer Tillman is so important to him.

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November 17, 2022 21 mins

Michael Kay shares his career journey as well as his thoughts on the Yankees, Mike & the Mad Dog, CC Sabathia and more.

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November 10, 2022 25 mins

How did Mike Florio turn a hobby into a business that media outlets were desperate to get their hands on? The brains behind Pro Football Talk details his professional journey.

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November 3, 2022 20 mins

When it comes to the NBA, Michael Grady has a habit of replacing beloved local institutions. That comes with its own set of challenges that he shares on this episode.

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October 27, 2022 21 mins

Craig Bolerjack has been the play-by-play voice of the Utah Jazz for the last 18 seasons. He shares the ups, down, and unbelievable moments of that run.

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October 20, 2022 20 mins

Justin Termine is the voice you hear on your drive home on SiriusXM's NBA Radio. He shares his story and his thoughts on the league's biggest media deals.

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October 13, 2022 17 mins

There is so much more to Ryan Leaf than the word "bust." He talks to Stephen Strom about how broadcasting became his new sports passion on the road to recovery.

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October 6, 2022 22 mins

JR Jackson of CBS Sports Radio talks about how he turned social media principles into a successful radio career and how he hopes he can open doors for other black talents in the sports media.

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September 29, 2022 20 mins

How did WWE make Renee Paquette a better interviewer? What was her goal for her career and how close was she to working with Colin Cowherd nearly a decade sooner than she actually did?

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