Thursday, March 14th, 2019


Indianapolis 500 Winner and IndyCar Champion Tony Kanaan Joins NASCAR on NBC Podcast 

PODCAST DEBUT: Rory McIlroy & Carson Daly kick off The Rory & Carson Podcast 

Special Joint Episode of PFT PM and Chris Simms Unbuttoned Podcast Available Now

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 14, 2019 –
NBC Sports presents a new slate of podcasts this week featuring special guests and athletes, including Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, former Syracuse QB Eric Dungey, Indianapolis 500 and IndyCar champion Tony Kanaan, Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, PGA TOUR professional Luke List 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: 



  • The Mike Tirico Podcast: This weekly podcast features Mike Tirico’s takes on the biggest news across the sports landscape, as well as interviews with sports commentators and athletes.
    • On this week’s episode: Russell Wilson joins Mike to discuss the goals of the Russell Wilson QB Academy, the business of football, his opinions on Kyler Murray, and more. One of Wilson’s pupils, former Syracuse QB Eric Dungey, also joins Mike to discuss his competitive spirit and drive to prove himself after 38 starts in college and no invite to the NFL Combine.
    • When: Thursday, March 14
  • Chris Simms Unbuttoned x PFT PM: 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 episode: Simms invades Mike Florio’s PFT PM podcast to discuss a hectic few days of free agency. Then the #PFTPMPosse chimes in with questions, including a look at the most intriguing free agency moves.
    • 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: This week’s show covers the start of the NFL free agency and the role the draft plays in the Patriots system, featuring former Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM and contributor on Sirius XM NFL Radio Mark Dominik and NFL writer for The Ringer Kevin Clark.
    • When: Multiple times per week
  • Boston: Quick Slants: NBC Sports Boston Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran is joined by former Patriots Pro Bowl linebacker Jerod Mayo for an in-depth discussion on the Super Bowl champions.
    • On this week’s episode: This week’s show covers the start of the NFL free agency this week, including a reaction to Patriots losing Trey Flowers and Trent Brown in free agency. Plus, will Michael Bennett produce enough to replace  Flowers?
    • When: Monday, March 11
    • Available here:



  • NASCAR on NBC: Host Nate Ryan interviews NASCAR stars and insiders each week. Nate also discusses the latest NASCAR news, including a weekly recap of races, and looks ahead to what’s next in the sport.
    • On this week’s episode: The NASCAR on NBC Podcast this week is with 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner and 2004 IndyCar champion Tony Kanaan, who discusses what it’s like to drive for the legendary A.J. Foyt, the massive changes he’s seen over the past two decades, and how much longer the 44-year-old intends to race in IndyCar.
    • When: Wednesday, March 13



  • The Rory & Carson Podcast: Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy, and host of “The Voice” and “The Today Show” Carson Daly take on topics from golf to grunge rock, TV to tunes, what’s on their playlists, and everything in between
    • On the debut episode: In their debut episode, hear why Rory wanted to do this podcast, how he’s approaching golf in a different way these days, defending at the King’s place, and why Carson added a podcast to his ever-growing list of jobs.
    • When: Friday, March 8
  • GOLF Channel Podcast: Golf Channel Digital’s team of writers and insiders interview some of the brightest stars in golf and discuss the latest news in the golf world.
    • On this week’s episode: Golf Channel Digital staff writer Will Gray hosts two special podcasts on-site at THE PLAYERS Championship covering the intersection of golf and business, taped in front a studio audience and including audience interaction. Presented by Grant Thornton, the two podcasts will take place Thursday and Saturday in front of a live studio audience and featuring and audience Q&A. GOLF Channel analyst David Duval and Skullcandy CEO Jason Hodell are guests on today’s (Thursday) podcast. Saturday’s podcast will include Golf Channel analyst Trevor Immelman and Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price.
    • When: Thursday, March 14; Saturday, March 16
    • Available Here: GOLF Channel Digital: GOLF Channel Podcast
  • Pro-Am Podcast: GOLF Channel host and reporter George Savaricas and producer Ryan Griffiths discuss the trending topics in golf as they see it from different sides of the camera. Joined weekly by guests from all over the worlds of golf, sports and pop culture. Past guests have included Football Hall-of-Famer Brian Urlacher, NBC Sports’ David Feherty and PGA TOUR professionals Luke Donald and Eddie Pepperell.
    • On this week’s episode: Savaricas and Griffiths are joined by PGA TOUR professional Luke List in previewing this week’s PLAYERS Championship.
    • When: Wednesday, March 13
    • Available Here: GOLF Channel Digital: Pro-Am Podcast
  • 1Up Podcast with Gary Williams presented by Peter Millar: Morning Drive co-host Gary Williams hosts a weekly conversation-based podcast where some of the biggest names in sports and beyond share their love for the game of golf. Making its debut in January, the 1Up podcast has featured the likes of Baseball Hall-of-Famers Tom Glavine and John Smoltz; former MLB all-star pitcher Mark Mulder and former professional tennis star and Olympic silver medalist Mardy Fish; and legendary golf instructors Butch and Billy Harmon.
    • On this week’s episode: On this episode, Gary chats with former Duke star and current ESPN College Basketball analyst Jay Bilas and 2012 FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker. Discussions include how future U.S. Ryder Cup teams could learn from U.S.A. Basketball and the impact social media can have on today’s athlete.
    • When: Friday, March 15
    • Available Here: GOLF Channel Digital: 1Up Podcast with Gary Williams presented by Peter Millar



  • 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 episodes: Rob Dauster from NBC’s college hoops page joins Kurt to talk about the NBA-bound guys to watch headed into conference tournaments and the NCAA Tournament.
    • When: Wednesday, March 13
  •  College Basketball Talk on NBC Sports: Robert Dauster takes a look at everything happening across college basketball, including a weekly recap of action across the country and each conference, recruiting and looking ahead to the future of the sport. 
    • On this week’s episodes: Rob Dauster was joined on Tuesday afternoon by Reags from Barstool Sports to dive into everything you need to know to get ready for the 2019 conference tournament season. They talk about each of the Big Seven conference tournaments as well as dive into an extended conversation about the bubble and whether or not high major teams deserve to be in over mid-major programs.
    • When: Multiple times per week


  • 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: It’s “Alec Hansen Week” on the next pair of episodes of the “White Sox Talk” podcast as the highly-touted “Top 100” pitching prospect discusses his challenges last season and his desire to live up to everyone’s expectations this season. In addition, Hansen discusses his off-the-field Arizona life as he shares his spring training home with fellow teammates Dylan Cease & Jimmy Lambert.
    • When: Tuesday, March 12 & Thursday, March 14
  • 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 will take a deep dive on this year’s pitching staff, which arguably has the best starting rotation in all of baseball. Plus, Kelly Crull will have an exclusive conversation with Cubs catcher Willson Contreras who discusses his training camp regimen, his second-half challenges from last season, and his focus on consistency in 2019.
    • When: Wednesday, March 13, & Friday, March 15
    • Available here:, or via the new MyTeams by NBC Sports app 



  • 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 episode: Monday’s episode features an interview with Danny Kelly of The Ringer on lightening rod prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft. With NFL free agency beginning on Wednesday, the crew will reunite with our quick conclusions that night. On Friday, we will close the week with North Dakota State QB Easton Stick, a 2019 NFL Draft prospect, who took over for Carson Wentz in college.
    • When: Multiple times per week
    • Available here:
  •  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 episodes: Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer look ahead to 2019-20 and some of our favorite potential draft targets, including Knicks shot-blocking force Mitchell Robinson, Spurs breakout guard Derrick White and a back-from-injury Kristaps Porzingis. Plus, we set our sights on Trae Young — and explain why he might be worth drafting ahead of Luka Doncic in fantasy leagues next season.
    • When: Multiple times per week
    • Available here: