Thursday, April 18th, 2019


Oklahoma Sooners’ Head Coach Lincoln Riley joins PFT PM Podcast

Patriots Special Teams Captain Matthew Slater Joins Quick Slants The Podcast

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 18, 2019 – NBC Sports debuts new episodes of several podcasts this week featuring special guests and athletes, including NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson, Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach Lincoln Riley, Missouri QB Drew Lock, Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater, K.C. Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, and more.

New episodes of 14 podcasts will be available for download on all major podcast platforms including: NBC Sports’ Scores App, Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart.

Following is a sport-by-sport look at what’s on tap:


  • Letarte on Location: When you’ve spent more than 20 years of your life on the road as a NASCAR crew chief and NBC analyst, you’re bound to meet some interesting characters along the way. Letarte on Location brings you closer to all kinds of personalities that Steve Letarte has connected with throughout the years traveling the circuit.
    • On this week’s episode: Steve is on location at Richmond Raceway with 7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. The pair discuss Johnson’s preparations for the 2019 Boston Marathon which took place Monday, April 15. Johnson completed all 26.2 miles in a time of three hours, nine minutes and seven seconds. Johnson’s marathon came less than 48 hours after running 400 laps (300 miles) in his #48 Chevrolet at Richmond on Saturday night.
    • When: Tuesday, April 16



  • Chris Simms Unbuttoned: NBC Sports’ Chris Simms examines everything happening in the NFL and around the sports world. Joined by a rotation of NBC Sports hosts Ahmed Fareed, Paul Burmeister and Liam McHugh, Unbuttoned features in-depth Xs and Os analysis; one-on-one interviews with players, coaches, executives, and draft prospects; game recaps and previews; gambling segments; extensive player analysis leading into the NFL Draft; and much more.
    • On this week’s episodes: Topics this week include the heat up of Russell Wilson rumors, the upcoming NFL draft, and Tiger Woods’ win at The Masters. In addition, Chris Simms interviews Missouri QB Drew Lock and conducts a Rotoworld Mock Draft with Paul Burmeister, Josh Norris and Thor Nystrom. Phil Simms also makes a guest appearance on the show.
    • When: Multiple times a week
  • PFT PM: Mike Florio has conversations with top names and newsmakers in the NFL, while updating his fans on breaking news and story lines that take place during the day and preparing listeners for what is coming next.
  • On this week’s episodes: This week Florio discusses the latest NFL news, including Russell Wilson’s negotiations, and final agreement, with the Seahawks. Also, Florio is joined by Oklahoma Sooners’ Head Coach Lincoln Riley to discuss the pair of Heisman Trophy winners he’s had at the program: Kyler Murray and Browns’ Baker Mayfield.
  • When: Multiple times per week
  • The Next Pats Podcast: Hosted by NBC Sports Boston’s Phil Perry, The Next Pats Podcast will spend the offseason looking at free-agency, the NFL Draft, and comings and goings within the organization.
    • On this week’s episode: Phil Perry continues NFL Draft coverage with guest author Emory Hunt.
    • When: Tuesday, April 16
  • Quick Slants The Podcast: NBC Sports Boston Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran is joined by former Pro Bowl linebacker and Patriots defensive captain Jerod Mayo to break down every game, plus talk about the issues on and off the field with the team.
    • On this week’s episodes: Josh Norris from Rotoworld/NBC Sports joins Curran and Jerod to interview Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on Gronk retirement and to discuss their reactions to Demaryius Thomas signing.
    • When: Tuesday, April 16,



  • The 2 Robbies: Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines of every match. Together, the former Premier League players and current NBC Sports analysts provide fans with top-class punditry on the most exciting soccer league in the world.
    • On this week’s episode: On Monday, Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss an important week in the Premier League title race: Manchester City briefly took the top spot, until Liverpool held their nerve against Chelsea to reclaim the lead. On Thursday, the two Robbies discuss all the midweek European action featuring Premier League teams. Manchester City must beat Tottenham to keep their Quadruple dreams alive and Manchester United will face a tough trip to Camp Nou, as they need to beat Barcelona to advance to the Champions League Semi-Finals.
    • When: Monday, April 15 and Thursday, April 18


  • The GOLF Advisor Podcast: The GOLF Advisor team delivers news, trips and commentary on the best places to play golf around the world. Guests range from course architects to superintendents and many others who make the game so great.


  • White Sox Talk: Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s trio of White Sox experts Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, and Chris Kamka, the White Sox Talk podcast provides fans with in-depth discussion on the hottest topics and latest breaking news all year long. In addition, fans can look forward to exclusive one-on-one interviews with White Sox players, coaches, front office execs, along with MLB media insiders from coast-to-coast.
    • On this week’s episodes: The “White Sox Talk” podcast features an exclusive interview with veteran K.C. Royals outfielder Alex Gordon who discusses his team’s past rebuilding process and how he sees it already paying off for White Sox. Plus, Gordon offers up with his thoughts on White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada who he calls “a superstar in the making.”
    • When: Tuesday, April 16 & Thursday, April 18
    • Available here:, or via the new MyTeams by NBC Sports app
  • Cubs Talk: Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s Luke Stuckmeyer, Cubs digital reporter/producer Tony Andracki, along with special appearances by David Kaplan and Kelly Crull, the Cubs Talk podcast provides die-hard Cubs fans with detailed discussion on the hottest topics and latest breaking news throughout the year.  In addition, fans can look forward to exclusive one-on-one interviews with Cubs players, coaches, front office execs, along with MLB media insiders from coast-to-coast.
    • On this week’s episodes: The “Cubs Talk” podcast crew sits down with 670 “The Score” morning co-host/veteran Chicago Tribune columnist David Haugh to discuss the state of the Cubs at this point in the season.  In addition, Luke Stuckmeyer will deliver an additional podcast on Friday featuring a preview of the weekend series against the Diamondbacks, along with special guest interviews, and more.
    • When: Wednesday, April 17, & Friday, April 19
    • Available here:, or via the new MyTeams by NBC Sports app



  • Pro Basketball Talk on NBC Sports: Kurt Helin and the team from ProBasketballTalk at talk all things NBA basketball: news, analysis and even the ridiculous. Regular guests include NBA players and media members.
    • On this week’s episode: Business Insider’s Steve Kyler joins Helin to discuss the first round of NBA playoffs, as well as Basketball 101: a program coming to Southern California which will teach participants about career paths in the NBA and about how to get their foot in the door.
    • When: Friday, April 12
  • Celtics Talk: Hosted by A. Sherrod Blakely, Chris Forsberg, and Kyle Draper. Celtic’s Talk invites players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA to discuss all things Celtics basketball and beyond.
    • On this week’s episode: Blakely, Forsberg and Draper share their reactions to Games 1 & 2 of the series vs Indiana.
    • When: Thursday, April 17



  • Rotoworld Football: From fantasy implications to NFL draft analysis to major events, the Rotoworld Football staff has the NFL landscape covered. Listen as Josh Norris, Evan Silva, Roto Pat, Rich Hribar and Ray Summerlin meet three times each week to give their analysis and opinions on everything happening in the NFL
    • On this week’s episodes: This week, Graham Barfield of dissects the 2019 NFL Draft RB class. Then, Josh Norris, Chris Simms, Paul Bermeister and Thor Nystrom conduct a live mock of the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, talking through options for every selection. Finally, the week closes with Josh Norris hosting a variety of football writers for the second annual Draft Room episode: the group emulates an NFL front office while formulate a big board.
    • When: Multiple times a week
    • Available here:

  • Rotoworld Baseball: Rotoworld’s D.J. Short and Drew Silva detail everything happening in fantasy baseball and what’s happening in MLB.
    • On this week’s episode: Matt Stroup and Ryan Boyer join the show to discuss various of MLB players and their recent performances, including Jose Quintana, Zack Wheeler and Austin Meadows.
    • When: Tuesday, April 16
  • Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball: Matt Stroup and Mike Gallagher have you covered from every angle. Joined by Steve “Dr. A” Alexander, Ryan Knaus and the rest of the Rotoworld crew three times a week they cover everything from the latest injuries, waiver wire pickups, DFS strategies and much more!
    • On this week’s episode: On Monday, Matt Stroup is joined by war zone correspondent and avid fantasy basketball player Muhammad Lila to talk draft strategy for next season. Muhammad unveils his “High-Roller Top 25” for fantasy owners who don’t want to play it safe and are willing to embrace some risk. On Friday, Mike Gallagher offers DFS advice for the NBA playoffs.
    • When: Wednesday, April 17, and Friday, April 19
    • Available here: