Simply watching the game isn’t cutting it anymore! Sports have always been an escape for society: the sheer strength, size, and skill of the world’s top athletes have mesmerized audiences for centuries. These days, with the amount of sports content waiting to be consumed out there, how does one find the perfect sports podcast that will update them on their favorite leagues?
We’ve rounded up some of the best sports podcasts for you to devour after the buzzer has sounded. Whether it’s baseball or basketball, football or soccer, there is no shortage of top tier podcasts waiting for you to listen. For everything men’s and women’s sports and beyond, here is a list of the best podcasts to feed any sports fan’s insatiable soul.
“No Dunks” is all NBA, all day, every day. Yup, a daily show discussing everything happening in the basketball world. The 5 hosts are breaking down every game and every headline, so don’t worry if you missed last night’s events, “No Dunks” has it covered.
Let me be clear, this podcast is a daily news update about the most popular sport in the world – not American football. Those podcasts will be elsewhere on this list.
“Football Ramble” has been around since 2007, and it is easy to see that our hosts know what they are doing. Monday through Friday, the eight hosts (yes, eight) bring you the action, the opinions, the insight, and the energy from the Premier League and all across Europe. Pro tip: if you are looking for seriousness, look elsewhere, because these lads and ladies are here to bring you the most entertaining sports podcast out there.
The GIST of It
Now bi-weekly, “The GIST of It” podcast talks absolutely everything sports with an important emphasis on women’s sports. With now twice weekly recaps about the biggest competitions, The GIST is a female-founded and led sports media brand determined to level the playing field of broadcasting of women’s and men’s sports. Hosts Ellen Hyslop and Stephanie Rots discuss the intersection of sports and social issues, from boycotts and head injury lawsuits, to racism and homophobia.
This podcast is also perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about sports! They want everybody to be able to watch and enjoy games like they do, frequently recapping the rules of different leagues and tournaments.
For anyone who can’t keep track of all 162 games played by each of the 30 major league baseball teams because they are not a sports broadcaster, we have a solution! From Jomboy Media, “Talkin’ Baseball” comes to you every single weekday talking about America’s favorite pastime. Jimmy “Jomboy” O’Brien, Jake Storiale and former MLB player Trevor Plouffe discuss the wide, wide world of baseball on one of the top sports podcasts in the world.
If you need to know who’s hot, who’s definitely not, or who is dominating the New York Yankees this week, tune in to “Talkin’ Baseball” to hear every update, every day.
NFL: Good Morning Football
For the most bite-sized bits of all things National Football League, “Good Morning Football” is a 6-time weekly podcast giving you all of the need-to-knows in the league. In 5 minutes or less, hosts Kay Adams, Nate Burleson, Peter Schrager and Kyle Brandt share the hottest news in football. From the scores of last night’s game to Aaron Rodgers not showing up for practice, to trade rumors and the injured list, never miss a beat with “NFL: Good Morning Football.”
Turns out, everyone loves a daily sports update! To add to your list of daily podcasts is “ESPN Daily,” the only podcast giving you the breaking news of ESPN. Host Pablo Torres brings the newest and most interesting sports stories every morning, along with segments from the world’s top reporters and sports analysts. The show averages its episodes at about 30 minutes each, giving you deep-dive storytelling every single episode. This is the best of sports.
We didn’t forget about you, hockey fans! Split into three periods, “Puck Podcast” covers the best hockey of the week, hockey news across North America, and answers listener emails weekly. “Puck Podcast” is a nearly 3-hour show filled with the most in-depth analysis, interviews, and information in the NHL pod-sphere. You won’t miss a single thing happening on ice if you’re listening to the “Puck Podcast!”
Just Women’s Sports
Two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Kelley O’Hara is sitting down with some of the biggest names in sports, talking about the greatest trials, tribulations, and successes of their careers. Whether it be Olympians, world champions, MVPs, world-record setters, or stars just breaking out, find them here on “Just Women’s Sports.” Joined by superstars like Alex Morgan, Michelle Wie West, Elle Delle Donne, and Allyson Felix, learn about the athletes dominating every sector of the sports world.
The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny
As one of the best brains in football analysis, Mina Kimes has her own brand combining humor, insight, friendship and football. “The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny” answers some of the most pressing questions coming from the NFL and digs deep into what each team will need to reach the Lombardi Trophy.
And who is Lenny, you ask? Only her very talkative, football-loving dog who likes to intervene during discussions of his favorite (and least favorite) teams. Tune in to catch up on everything NFL!