Sam Amick of The Athletic and ESPN’s Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman
Episode 74 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features Sam Amick, a national NBA writer for The Athletic, and Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman, the lead soccer broadcast team for ESPN. In this podcast, Amick discusses how much China will consume coverage of the league this season; howparity will impact NBA media coverage; the most interesting teams in the NBA this year; what he expects from the Lakers and Clippers in terms of access; what to expect from LeBron James in terms of interest from viewers; whether viewership will increase, decline or remain flat; the ping pong abilities of Nikola Jokić, and much more. Darke and Twellman discuss their broadcast partnership; how to develop on-air chemistry between partners; why it works between them; Twellman on Darke’s skill as a play by play broadcaster; Darke on Twellman’s preparation; the use of humor in a sports broadcast; whether their broadcast is different calling a U.S. team or MLS game versus a global soccer broadcast; how hard soccer viewers are on broadcasting and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher 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.