Thursday, April 4th, 2019


“I can’t even imagine watching 30 women compete at Augusta National. It gives me chills just thinking about it.” – World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez

Hosts of NBC Sports Golf Coverage Dan Hicks and Steve Sands Join 1UP Podcast with Gary Williams Presented by Peter Millar

2014 Indy 500 Winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and Circuit of Americas Winner Colton Herta Join NASCAR on NBC Podcast

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 4, 2019 – Ahead of NBC’s coverage of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur on Saturday, April 6 at Noon ET, NBC Sports celebrates an exciting week for women in golf with a new On Her Turf podcast episode featuring GOLF Channel analyst Paige Mackenzie, GOLF Channel Lead LPGA Tour analyst Judy Rankin, and World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez.

On the podcast, the ladies discuss the historic importance of the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the significant progress of golf in the last few decades, particularly for young female athletes.


Paige Mackenzie: “I know how much these women have worked to get to this point. I know how big of a stage this is for them. It’s the most iconic golf course in the world. It’s the brightest light that women’s golf has probably ever been under.”

Judy Rankin: “Young girls are the fastest growing segment of golf population, and I give so much credit to the entire LPGA Tour, but also to all the individual players who have really created a very attractive place to be; not just on the surface, but the talent is extraordinary.”

Nancy Lopez: “I can’t even imagine watching 30 women compete at Augusta National. It gives me chills just thinking about it.”

In addition, NBC Sports debuts new episodes of several podcasts this week featuring special guests and athletes, including NBC Sports broadcasters Dan Hicks and Steve Sands, INDYCAR drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay and Colton Herta, former New England Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell, White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito, and more.

New episodes of 18 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: On a special episode of On Her Turf, Kathryn is joined by Paige Mackenzie, Judy Rankin and Nancy Lopez to get their insights and perspective on the historic Augusta National Women’s Amateur, the first-ever competitive round of golf being played at the iconic Augusta National Golf Club. The women reflect on what this means for girls and women in golf, how players manage nerves and expectations, and what changes have each of them seen in the sport throughout their famed careers.
    • When: Wednesday, April 3
    • Available Here: On Her Turf Special Episode
  • 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.
    • On this week’s episode: Women’s golf is shining bright in the first week of April. Not only is the LPGA’s ANA Inspiration the first week of April, the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur will present the women’s game in a whole new way. GOLF Advisor Living Host, Kira Kazantsev shares her earliest memories of golf, early golf buddies and what it’s like for young girls growing up today.
    • When: Thursday, April 4
    • Available Here:
  • 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 this week’s episode: Kicking off the podcast’s second episode, McIlroy and Daly talk all things PLAYERS Championship, where McIlroy defeated Jim Furyk by one shot, at 16-under par, to win his first PLAYERS Championship. Daly also shares with McIlroy his best music and golf stories from over the years, and McIlroy gives listeners a sneak peek into his Masters approach as he attempts to become the sixth man in the Masters era to complete the career Grand Slam.
    • Available Here: GOLFPASS: Rory and Carson Podcast – Episode 2

  • 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.
    • On this week’s episode: Gary Williams catches up with long-time GOLF Channel/NBC Sports broadcasters Dan Hicks and Steve Sands. Discussions include the differences in calling golf compared to other sports, what Tiger Woods has meant to the sport and which current golfers make for great television.
    • Available Here: GOLF Channel Digital: 1Up Podcast with Gary Williams presented by Peter Millar
  • The Brandel Chamblee Podcast with Jaime Diaz: GOLF Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee and award-winning journalist and GOLF Channel Insider Jaime Diaz are teaming up for a monthly podcast where they discuss, debate and break down some of the more interesting topics in golf.
    • On this week’s episode: “Masters Preview.” – Chamblee and Diaz preview the upcoming Masters Tournament and what makes it so special. Chamblee discusses his time playing in the Masters and what players can learn from Augusta National Golf Club co-founder Bobby Jones.
    • Available Here: GOLF Channel Digital: Brandel Chamblee Podcast with Jaime Diaz


  • 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: Guests and topics this week include a breakdown of teams starting OTA with new coaches, listener/viewer reactions to last week’s Edge Rusher Ranks, power rankings of CBs, Simms’ final four bracket, and a guest appearance from Phil Simms.
    • 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: Florio recaps the saga of the Alliance of American Football that shut down operations this week, plus the contract deadline given by Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.
    • When: Multiple times a week
  • 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: This week fill-in host Gary Tanguay (Holley lost his voice) speaks with former Patriots WR Malcom Mitchell.
    • When: Thursday, April 4




  • 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: Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe recap a jam-packed stretch of Premier League fixtures spanning from Saturday through Wednesday which saw significant results at both ends of the table. Plus, the 2 Robbies share their favorite moments from this past weekend’s Premier League Fan Fest in Boston.
    • When: Wednesday, April 3



  • 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:
    • 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay reflects on his start to the 2019 season and the reason he can’t sleep the night before his first lap every May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Colton Herta discusses becoming the youngest IndyCar winner in series history at Circuit of the Americas and whether it impacted the celebration of his 19th birthday a few days later.
    • When: Wednesday, April 3



  • 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: With the 2019 White Sox season underway, not to mention the Home Opener coming up on Thursday, the “White Sox Talk” podcast crew discusses their “Likes & Dislikes” so far at this early point in the season.  Plus, White Sox starter Lucas Giolito joins the podcast after taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his first start of the year!
    • When: Tuesday, April 2 & Thursday, April 4
    • 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 started off their 2019 season in an unexpected rough way by losing three of their first four games and the “Cubs Talk” team will assess what’s wrong and the immediate needs to get the early part of the year back on track.  In addition, former Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist/author Ron Rapoport joins the podcast to discuss his new book, “Let’s Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks.”
    • When: Wednesday, April 3, & Friday, April 5
    • Available here:, or via the new MyTeams by NBC Sports app




  • 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 Monday morning by Aaron Torres of FOX Sports Radio to help breakdown everything that happened in a wild Elite Eight, from Michigan State, Texas Tech and Auburn upsetting Duke, Gonzaga and Kentucky, respectively, to Virginia and Purdue playing the wildest game you will ever see.
    • When: Multiple times per week
  • 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 talks to Mark Medina of the San Jose Mercury News about the Warriors heading into the playoffs.
    • When: Tuesday, April 2
  • The Habershow: NBC Sports national NBC 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 ad biggest moments in the league.
    • On this week’s episode: With the regular season coming to a close, this week’s Habershow is looking ahead to the postseason. NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Serena Winters discusses the Sixers’ questionable depth heading into the playoffs while NBC Sports Bay Area’s Logan Murdock addresses whether the Warriors can three-peat. Also, NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Forsberg talks about the C’s cold snap when they should be heating up and NBC Sports Northwest’s Jamie Hudson is asked how the Blazers are going to handle their recent injuries.
    • When: Friday, April 5



  • 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 Evan Silva joins the show, this time to focus on the 2019 NFL Draft’s top wide receivers. D.K. Metcalf is widely viewed as the No. 1 receiver prospect, but should that title go to Hakeem Butler? Plus much more on Miles Boykin, Parris Campbell and others.
    • When: Wednesday, April 3
    • Available here:
  • Rotoworld Baseball: Rotoworld’s 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 Nate Grimm run through some of the top headlines from the early days of the 2019 season, including injuries to Giancarlo Stanton and Daniel Murphy, and what it might mean for Garrett Hampson in Colorado. They also hunt for saves in Seattle, K.C. and Miami, look at some dynamic young arms, and consider the potential for Austin Meadows and Jorge Soler in 2019.
    • When: Tuesday, April 2
  • 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: On Monday, Steve Alexander recommends last-minute waiver wires for fantasy owners who are still trying to win championships. On Tuesday, members of the Rotoworld hoops crew share some big picture takeaways from the NBA season, including lessons we learned as fantasy owners along the way. On Friday, Mike Gallagher provides his weekly DFS preview.