The nexus of sports and COVID with Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star and Donnovan Bennett and Amil Delic of Sportsnet
Episode 174 of the Sports Media Podcast features three guests. First up is a conversation with Donnovan Bennett, a host, podcaster and writer for Sportsnet in Canada, and Amil Delic, the senior producer of original audio for Sportsnet in Canada. They are followed by Toronto Star columnist Bruce Arthur. In this podcast Bennett and Delic discuss the nexus of sports and COVID; how that nexus is viewed in Canada; why this topic has become politicized in the United States and the levels of politicization in Canada vs. the U.S.; the challenges of a subject that is of great importance to the public yet many in the public are exhausted by; the upcoming Beijing Olympics and more. Arthur discusses switching from sports to COVID coverage in early 2020; how he feels that transition from sports has gone; his analysis of how the coverage has been in the U.S. versus Canada; he and his colleagues getting Covid-related vitriol on social media; what to expect from the Beijing Olympics; his most trusted sources on COVID information; the Maple Leafs heading forward for this season as Stanley Cup contenders 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 and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.