Sports are insanely popular, especially on a professional level. Never before have we had so much access to sports content, with new leagues for new sports popping up all the time. Sports podcasts help fans keep up with the latest happenings.
Like terrestrial and satellite radio, podcasts cover sports from a variety of perspectives. Analysts, fans, players, and more cover every aspect of every sport imaginable, but it’s a tough competition.
These 10 podcasts run the gamut of professional sports leagues to provide the best commentary around.
10. Following on Cricket
Sports Covered: Cricket
Following On is presented by Talksport, a group of veteran journalists from London. There’s no better place to keep up with the latest happenings on the cricket pitch from wicket to wicket.
9. The Sports Reporters
Hosts: Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica
Sports Covered: Basketball, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Racing, Golf, Olympics, More.
Once an ESPN staple, this all-around sports podcast is now available in podcast form in a variety of language. Think of it as ESPN for your ears (except don’t, because Disney may sue me for saying that haha).
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8. Effectively Wild
Hosts: Ben Lindbergh, Jeff Sullivan
Sports Covered: Baseball
Two baseball fans from The Ringer and FanGraphs present a data-focused look at one of America’s favorite pass times.
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7. The Lowe Post
Hosts: Zach Lowe
Sports Covered: Basketball
ESPN’s Zach Lowe is a die-hard hoops fan who discusses everything happening on and off court with some of the biggest names in the sport.
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6. Around the NFL
Hosts: Dan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling
Sports Covered: Football
Four of the most intelligent NFL analysts discuss everything happening around the biggest league in American sports. Also be sure to check out our guide to streaming live sports so you don’t miss out on the Super Bowl or college bowl games.
5. UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra
Hosts: Jim Norton, Matt Serra
Sports Covered: Mixed Martial Arts
A comedian and MMA legend discuss the latest developments in Dana White‘s UFC fighting league. Learn what’s happening around the octagon that has everyone in the locker room buzzing. UFC is home to some of the most dangerous fighters in the world, and fans can’t get enough.
4. Men in Blazers
Hosts: Roger Bennett, Michael Davies
Sports Covered: Futbol/Soccer
Since 1972, these men in blazers have been covering everything in the global world of professional futbol. In fact, whether you call it futbol or soccer (a term only idiots think Americans created), this is the podcast to watch.
3. The Steve Austin Show
Hosts: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
Sports Covered: Wrestling
Professional wrestling’s most iconic star sits down and talks with the biggest names of WWE’s past, present, and future. Topics from the latest upcoming stars to news like the death of legendary “Mean” Gene Oakerland are discussed here in raw detail you won’t find on Vince McMahon’s TV airwaves.
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2. ELeague Report
Hosts: Brian Hough, Richard Lewis
Sports Covered: Gaming, eSports
Brian and Seven cover all the biggest professional video game tournaments in this podcast. Professional gaming (and gamers like Ninja) are the new celebrities, thanks to platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Even PewDiePie made his name in gaming (albeit not competitively).
Also check out any of these video game podcasts for more on the industry.
1. The Big Podcast with Shaq
Hosts: Shaquille O’Neal
Sports Covered: Basketball
Shaq is a modern-day Renaissance man with a larger-than-life personality that makes him easy to watch, listen to, or engage with on any platform. If you can’t get enough NBA coverage, Shaq will take you into the locker rooms of some of the best players in the game.
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