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Top 11 sports podcasts that will keep you hooked

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Podcasts have been picking up steam over the past few years and are primarily considered the new form of radio on the internet. Like radio, they follow an audio format wherein the host talks about different topics. Podcasts are much more economical to create, and it is one of the best-emerging platforms to convey your thoughts to the audience.

However, with the increasing popularity enjoyed by the format and scores of new podcasters trying their luck, finding the right sports podcast can be daunting. To simplify things for our sports junkies, we have compiled a list of the 11 best sports podcasts, in no particular order.


The Bill Simmons Podcast

Bridging the gap between sports and pop culture, the first name that comes to mind is Bill Simmons, founder of The Ringer. Simmons always has an impressive pop celebrity or an athlete on the show to discuss the world of sports, music and movies-making it a great mix.

Listen to The Bill Simmons Podcast here

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Against The Rules with Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis, a journalist and bestselling author, looks at fairness in all walks of life, be it practices, college admissions, professional sports, or psychological well-being. Lewis interviews various referees and coaches to tell the stories about people trying to play it fair and the criticism they get for doing so. Lewis’s sense of critique about wealth and power, coupled with humour gives the listeners a different perspective.

Check out Against the Rules with Michael Lewis here


First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, and Molly Qerim discuss the day’s top stories in all sports, including football and basketball. So if you like high-intensity drama in sports discussions, this is the place for you.

Follow First Take by ESPN here

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Edge of Sports

Hosted by The Nation’s sports editor, Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports discusses how mainstream sports have to deal with socio-political issues. Zirin’s vast knowledge of sports, accompanied by eminent personalities’ take, makes the podcast quite insightful.

Check out Edge of Sports here


View from the Cheap Seats with the Sklar Brothers

This podcast is for you if you’re looking for a perfect mix of sports, comedy and indie music. As the name suggests, the Sklar Brothers podcast has one of the best takes on sporting issues, and they present it hilariously. The podcast also features an array of esteemed guests, making it more fun to listen to.

Listen to View From The Cheap Seats here

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ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily is regarded as one of the best sports podcasts today as it gives an in-depth analysis of the biggest sports stories from around the globe. The podcast comes from Monday to Friday in the morning with insights from the network’s vast line-up of reporters and analysts. They give insides on the exciting sports stories that an avid fan might not get to hear otherwise in sports news.

Follow ESPN Daily here


Only A Game

NPR’s Only A Game talks about the history of sports and the personal lives of athletes in the form of anecdotes. With great casts from NPR, the podcast tells some interesting, engaging, funny and entertaining stories to the listeners. Only A Game covers mostly feel-good anecdotes from an athlete’s life that inspire the audience and shy away from controversial ones.

Listen to NPR’s Only A Game here

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Sports Wars

On Sports Wars, Dan Rubenstein takes you through the most significant sports rivalries ever. Imagine being present at the most dramatic sports moments in history. Dan will take you back in time with Sports Wars, witty dialogues, and unique details. What happens behind the rivalries that become the hot topic for fans and athletes to argue repeatedly.

Check out Sports Wars here


Men in Blazers

If you are an ardent soccer fan, this is the podcast for you, Hosts Michael Davies and Roger Bennett have a passion for making soccer America’s future sport, and it is very well reflected in their podcast. They have gained massive popularity because of the wit they use to entertain listeners. Men in Blazers always find some space to crack inside jokes during the show while passionately discussing premier leagues to grow its fandom in the States. Staying true to their name, they host the podcast while wearing blazers.

Follow Men in Blazers here

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The Leading Edge Cricket Podcast

If you fancy cricket like the Indians, then The Leading Edge podcast is for you. Rob & Rich talk about all things cricket from every part of our cricket-crazy world. You will learn about previews, reviews, gossip, signings, predictions, insight, interviews and opinions — all in one place.

Check out The Leading Edge Cricket Podcast here


TFG Sports Podcast

Are you looking for a podcast on Indian sports? TFG, which stands for The Fan Garage sports podcast, is as you like. The hosts talk about cricket, football, kabaddi, hockey, athletics and more with an array of eminent guests and contributors.

Follow TFG Sports Podcast here

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Monika Shukla

When not busy managing sports events, she tries to churn out sensible words on paper. Has an interest in tennis, photography, Hindi & Urdu poetry. You can contact Monika via email: monikashukla@pm.me

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