Thursday, May 30th, 2019


Kendall Coyne Schofield, Hilary Knight and Lee Stecklein of Team USA Hockey and NHL CMO Heidi Browning Join New On Her Turf Podcast

NBC Sports NHL Analysts Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire Featured on New Podcast Episodes During Stanley Cup Final

Chris Simms Unbuttoned Features Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 30, 2019 – NBC Sports celebrates the 2019 Stanley Cup Final with new hockey-themed episodes of several podcasts featuring special guests and athletes. Coverage of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final from Enterprise Center in St. Louis begins Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

In this week’s On Her Turf podcast, Team USA hockey sensations Kendall Coyne Schofield, Hilary Knight and Lee Stecklein join Kathryn Tappen to discuss the powerhouse women of hockey, and the NHL’s Chief Marketing Officer Heidi Browning joins to discuss the excitement of this year’s playoffs and how fans are embracing the action and their teams. In addition, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and NHL on NBC analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire join new episodes of NBC Sports’ podcasts to discuss the 2019 Stanley Cup Final.


Coyne Schofield on support from NHL players: “I think what’s so fun about playing with them or against them is their respect for us as hockey players. They don’t care that I have a ponytail. They don’t care that I’m six or seven inches shorter. They’re there to play the game just as I am, and for people to see that validates what we do every day because they don’t care what our gender is. They don’t care what league we play in. They respect us for our talent and I think that’s what’s so fun about being around them and having their support.”

Knight on women’s hockey: “It’s taken off recently. It’s one of the fastest growing sports right now and we couldn’t be in women’s hockey at a better time.”

Browning: “Hockey is the sport where you play for the name on the front of your sweater and not the name on the back.”


McGuire on the excellence of Boston sports: “I think there’s a level of excellence that gets set. Whether it was the Celtics that did or the Red Sox that did or the Bruins did or the Patriots… somebody set a bar and then the other owners realized in order to maintain market credibility you’ve got to get to the same bar that that team set.”

McGuire: “Somebody, Don Sweeney and his scouting staff, had a vision – we need to have mobility in the back end to compete in this NHL that doesn’t have a red line and the Bruins are as good or better than anybody in the league when it comes to mobility in the back end. So that’s where I see one of the separation points from those older Bruins teams that competed for the Cup.”


Olczyk: “That’s hockey right now in the National Hockey League. It’s tough to score, but when you can get that second and third wave becoming a threat, you give yourself a hell of a chance to win each and every night.”

In addition, new episodes of several podcasts feature a range of guests including Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen, Chicago White Sox pitchers Carlos Rodon and Lucas Giolito, and more. New episodes of 15 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:


  • On Her Turf: Hosted by NBC Sports’ Kathryn Tappen, the On Her Turf podcast welcomes a powerhouse guest each week who is a champion on and off the field and who motivates others to be the best versions of themselves. They talk about careers, what motivates them, how sports have impacted their lives, and lessons they’ve learned along the way.
    • On this week’s episode: In this episode, Tappen covers the powerhouse women of hockey. Kendall Coyne Schofield, Hilary Knight, and Lee Stecklein discuss their bond as a team, how winning an Olympic gold medal helped the growth of women’s hockey, and what their must-have travel items are. In addition, Tappen catches up with Heidi Browning to discuss the importance of fans to the game, how to manage a hectic travel schedule, and where to find balance.
    • When: Wednesday, May 29
  • The Michael Holley Podcast: Michael Holley of NBC Sports Boston interviews a wide variety of guests from different backgrounds and industries in front of a live audience.
    • On this week’s episode: NBC’s “Inside-the-Glass” NHL analyst Pierre McGuire sits down with Holley to give his thoughts on the Stanley Cup Final matchup between the Bruins and the Blues. Other topics discussed include the intricacies of coaching in the NHL and McGuire’s transition into the media.
    • When: Tuesday, May 28
  • Blackhawks Talk: Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis, Adam Burish, Jamal Mayers and Steve Konroyd take listeners inside the dressing room of the Madhouse on Madison to discuss all things NHL.
    • On this week’s episode: NHL on NBC’s Eddie Olczyk joins Pat Boyle to discuss game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and the Blues. Topics include how the Bruins turned the game around in the second period, and what it would take for the Blues to win the series.
    • When: Tuesday, May 28


  • 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: On the Indianpolis Motor Speedway before the 103rd Indianapolis 500, Steve Letarte is joined by Nate Ryan (NBC Sports), Jenna Fryer (Associated Press), and Jeff Gluck (The Athletic): three of motorsports’ top journalists. They discuss various trending topics, including why Fernando Alonso and McLaren failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.
    • When: Wednesday, May 29


  • 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 FareedPaul Burmeister and Liam McHughUnbuttoned 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: This week begins the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown, which will be featured on Unbuttoned throughout the month. With the help of Ahmed Fareed Paul Burmeister, and Phil Simms, Chris discusses NFL quarterbacks from Dwayne Haskins and Drew Lock, to Eli Manning and Ryan Fitzpatrick. In addition, Chris Simms interviews Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen on a special podcast extra.
    • When: Tuesday, May 28, Thursday, May 30 & Friday, May 31
  • PFT PMMike 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: Topics include Benjamin Watson’s admission of PED suspension, Buccaneers denied funding for what they thought they lost in the Deepwater Horizon pol spill, and more.
    • When:  Multiple times per week
  • Redskins Talk: Redskins Talk with J.P. Finlay: Led by Redskins Insider JP Finlay, along with Pete Hailey and Mitch Tischler, Redskins Talk provides a unique brand of expert analysis, casual conversation and humorous banter for Washington football fans.
    • On this week’s episodes: Finlay, Tischler and Hailey start the episode by reviewing each of their Memorial Day weekends, as well as Chris Simms’ breakdown of Dwayne Haskins. Then, former Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss comes on the show for a wide-ranging discussion. Newy Scruggs also joins the show to provide an update on the Cowboys.
    • When: Tuesday, May 28
  • Eagle Eye: Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro break down the key matchups, and discuss the key topics and issues surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles.
    • On this week’s episode: Topics this week include excitement around Carson Wentz’ current performance in practice, and DeSean’s fit with the team. Two guests join the show this week: Eagles center Jason Kelce is interviewed by Frank, and Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor is interviewed by Zangaro.
    • When: Tuesday, May 28


  • The Habershow: NBC Sports national NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh sits down with some of the biggest names in the NBA to share the stories and the numbers behind the bigger games and biggest moments in the league.
    • On this week’s episode: Haberstroh talks to NBATV analyst Tas Melas about Kawhi Leonard and previews the Raptors-Warriors showdown in the NBA Finals.
    • When: Friday, May 31, 2019
  • 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: Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman breakdown the NBA finals series between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. Topics include making their predictions, how to cover Steph Curry, and Kevin Durant’s possible return.
    • When: Wednesday, May 29


  • 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: This week’s episodes feature an exclusive interview with White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon who opens up about his recent season-ending injury. Plus, the crew will break down the All-Star-worthy season that starter Lucas Giolito is enjoying so far this year.
    • When: Tuesday, May 28, Wednesday, May 29 & Sun., June 2
    • Available here: The “White Sox Talk presented by Wintrust” podcast is presented cross-platform (TV/Live Streaming/”MyTeams” app) at 7:00 PM CT 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: This week’s podcast features three editions, including an exclusive interview with Cubs reliever Kyle Ryan. In addition, the podcast crew will assess the Cubs at the 1/3 mark of the season and present a special “flashback” podcast that takes a look back to May 30, 2008 when the Cubs made a miraculous comeback against the Rockies, featuring a special interview with former Cubs infielder and current MLB Network analyst Mark DeRosa.
    • When: Tuesday, May 28
    • Available here: or via the new MyTeams by NBC Sports app


  • Rotoworld Baseball: Rotoworld’s D.J. ShortDrew Silva, and Matt Stroup detail everything happening in fantasy baseball and what’s happening in MLB.
    • On this week’s episode: Matt Stroup and George Bissell discuss various topics, including recent fantasy trends, what to expect from Cavan Biggio and the Blue Jays, the sudden power surge from hunter Pence, Andrew Heaney’s impressive season debut, and more.
    • When: Tuesday, May 28
  • 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: Josh Norris and Patrick Daugherty rank NFL General Manager’s from best to worst.
    • When: Wednesday, May 29
    • Available here:
  • Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball: Matt Stroup and Mike Gallagher have you covered from every angle. Joined by Steve “Dr. A” AlexanderRyan 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: Topics include fantasy exit interviews for the Milwuakee Bucks and the Portland Trailblazers, why Malcolm Brogdon may still be underrated in fantasy, indications of Eric Blesdoe’s possible decline, and why drafting Giannis Antetokounmpo next season might not be the best choice.
    • When: Wednesday, May 29
    • Available here: