Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

A conversation with Bucks broadcaster Lisa Byington and Sixers broadcaster Kate Scott. Plus, Eli Saslow of The...

A conversation with Bucks broadcaster Lisa Byington and Sixers broadcaster Kate Scott. Plus, Eli Saslow of The Washington Post on his new book on America and COVID

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch - October 5, 2021 - 1:12:37

Episode 162 of the Sports Media Podcast features three guests. First up is a conversation with Lisa Byington and Kate Scott, the first women full-time TV play-by-play broadcasters for a major men's professional sports team. They are followed by Eli Saslow, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter who has published a new book —Voices from the Pandemic: Americans tell their stories of crisis, courage and resilience.In this podcast, Byington and Scott discuss the interview process for an NBA play by play role and how they landed their jobs; becoming the first full-time TV play-by-play broadcasters for a major men's professional sports team; the challenges of the job; how to adjust to a new city and fan base; the broadcasters who reached out to them; how they will view success and much more. Saslow discusses the oral history project he did last year for The Washington Post where he talked to people around America about dealing with COVID; what he learned about America through his reporting; how to get subjects dealing with trauma to trust you to tell their story; why COVID became a cultural war and much 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 and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.

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