Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Jemele Hill and Rick Reilly

Jemele Hill and Rick Reilly

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch - April 17, 2019 - 1:16:30

Episode 49 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two guests: First up is Jemele Hill, a staff writer for The Atlantic and a former ESPN SportsCenter anchor and personality. Hill is the host of a new podcast — “Jemele Hill is Unbothered” for Spotify. Hill is followed by Rick Reilly, the author of "Commander In Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump” and a former writer and on-air personality for Sports Illustrated and ESPN. In this podcast, Hill discusses her transition from ESPN to roles that intersect sports, politics and social issues; her reaction to the Adnan Virk firing; her new podcast and how it was conceived; what she hopes listeners will take away from her new podcast; how to format a new podcast; the future of her friend and former ESPN colleague, Michael Smith; getting death threats online and how that has impacted her life; her thoughts on Tiger Woods winning the Masters and his role in the African-American community, and more. Reilly discusses why he wrote a book on Donald Trump’s relation to the truth when it comes to golf; how he reported the book out; the most dramatic cheating story in the book; how he navigated audiences that will dislike what he wrote versus those that will like it; why how Trump approaches golf ultimately matters; how he views his years at ESPN after leaving Sports Illustrated; being criticized by the sports blogosphere; sucking on television; what Woods’s win at The Masters meant in his mind; Trump saying he'll award golfer Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Radio.com and more.

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About The Show

The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.

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