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What You Should Be Listening To (And Watching) For Your Sports Fix

As sports media evolves, contributors are finding new ways to connect with fellow sport fans on shared interests. Similar to other genres, people are consuming their time on podcasts and digital shows to hear what their respective mediums have to say.

Within the last five years, podcasts have exponentially increased and many celebrities and social critics have their own. Below are some podcasts and shows sport fans should consider to add to their playlist.

“Black Girls Talk Sports”

The podcast was launched on December 31, 2016 and is hosted by two black women, Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears. The weekly show is intended for women of color to discuss all things sports. Both men’s and women’s sports are included and the favorite sports to discuss include: football, basketball, baseball, rugby, tennis, golf and hockey. According to its website, the mission of the podcast is to inspire, educate, and encourage women to participate in conversations about sports.

The signature signoff of the show is #KeepItSporty.

Gibson and Spears additionally have set up a group page of Facebook for women to discuss sports and topics of interests.

Outside of the podcast, Gibson is a freelance journalist and Spears is a life and executive coach.

The podcast is available in nearly all platforms you can listen to podcasts including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and IHeartRadio.

“All The Smoke”

This podcast which features Matt Barnes and Stephen Jakcson provides an unapologetic and authentic perspective on the game of basketball and other issues around sports in terms of culture, social issues, music and more. Episodes first premiered late 2019, but Barnes and Jackson have continued the show through 2020.

Guests on the show include former players such as the late Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Doc Rivers, Sue Bird, Travis Kelce and Common.

While the audio version of the podcast can be found on all major platforms such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts and IHeartRadio, the video version of the podcast premieres weekly on Showtime.

“The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny”

Kimes is one of the most popular broadcasters for ESPN. Kimes began her journalism career post college working as an investigative journalist, but her essay she penned about her love of sports she shared with her father caught the attention of ESPN.

With her wit and knowledge of sports, Kimes began her podcasting days on the ESPN Daily podcast before starting her own.

Kimes concentrates her solo podcast to all things football, talking about the latest storylines and digging deep into the sport via her intelligence.

Kime’s dog, Lenny also makes appearances throughout episodes expressing his love for the game as well.

The podcast is available on major platforms.

“The Right Time with Bomani Jones”

This podcasted in debuted in 2015 on ESPN Radio. Jones is a longtime sportswriter with ESPN. Prior to this podcast, Jones has hosted radio shows for ESPN and appeared on network shows such as Around the Horn, Outside the Line and Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable.

The show highlights the intersections between sports and social issues and Jones provides his unique perspective as a black sportswriter.

Some of the guests Jones had had on his show include athletes, fellow media personalities and other societal figures.

The podcast is available on major platforms.

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