Thursday, May 2nd, 2019


 “The Derby is two minutes that is going to change somebody’s life and there just aren’t many moments like that in sports.” – Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden on The Mike Tirico Podcast

“It truly is the two most exciting minutes in sports – the Kentucky Derby. We race year-round, but when you’ve gotten to the spring, you know the first Saturday in May is coming.” – Britney Eurton on the On Her Turf Podcast

NASCAR Driver Chase Elliott Joins Letarte on Location

Rory McIlroy Reflects on the 2019 Masters in New Episode of The Rory & Carson Podcast 

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 2, 2019 – NBC Sports celebrates the 145th Kentucky Derby (Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC) with special episodes of the Mike Tirico Podcast and the On Her Turf podcast.

Featured on the Mike Tirico Podcast, Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden discusses the excitement of Derby culture, the current state of horse racing, and the impressive history of several Kentucky Derby winners. In addition, former jockey and NBC Sports reporter Donna Brothers and handicapper/reporter Britney Eurton join Kathryn Tappen’s On Her Turf podcast to share their excitement around covering the Derby and reflect on their career paths in horse racing.


Tim Layden: “There’s really not another big event that’s so tied to the culture and the party and the style of it than the Derby.”

Mike Tirico: “It’s a sport where you could have everything figured out, and then the gates open.”

Tim Layden: “The Derby is two minutes that is going to change somebody’s life and there just aren’t many moments like that in sports.”



Britney Eurton: “It truly is the two most exciting minutes in sports – the Kentucky Derby. We race year-round, but when you’ve gotten to the spring, you know the first Saturday in May is coming.”

Donna Brothers: “It’s a sport that’s hard not to love. There’s so much passion, so much enthusiasm.”

Britney Eurton: “You can feel the energy. You can feel the crowd and the fans getting excited to see a peak performance by one of these incredible athletes on the first Saturday in May.”

In addition, new episodes of several podcasts this week feature special guests and athletes, including NASCAR superstar Chase Elliott, Football Night in America analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy, former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty, four-time PGA TOUR winner Billy Andrade, Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce and more.

New episodes of 19 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: With the Kentucky Derby less than a week away, Mike Tirico is joined by SI’s Tim Layden to preview this year’s edition and explain why it’s become such a cultural phenomenon. Tirico and Layden also discuss the state of horse racing and how the industry has reacted to the horse fatalities in Santa Anita this past winter. Tirico and Layden also chat about the stories around the Derby entrants and reflect on backstories behind some of the greatest longshot winners in Derby history, including Mine That Bird and Giacomo.
    • When: Monday, April 29


  • 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 the Season 2 premiere, Donna Brothers and Britney Eurton join the podcast this week as the Kentucky Derby approaches. Brothers and Eurton talk about their career paths in this male-dominated field; the influence of growing up in horse racing families; how they find balance in their lives; and what cues to pick up on from a horse when racing at 40 mph.
    • When: Wednesday, May 1




  • 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’s topics include draft recap, awards, and superlatives, best of the week, and National Superhero Day. On Wednesday, Dolphins OT Laremy Tunsil joins Chris, as well as Phil Simms, to discuss “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Laremy Tunsil”. Also this week, Liam McHugh interviews Bengals WR AJ Green. 
    • When: Multiple times a week


  • 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: Florio is joined by Travis Kelce as the Kansas City Chiefs have their sights set on a Super Bowl after their AFC Championship loss. Also this week, Florio and Simms discuss the GM problems between Bruce Allen and Dave Gettlemen, the criticism of Daniel Jones, and the lingering questions around Tyreek Hill.
    • When: Multiple times per week


  • The Leisuremen: The Leisuremen podcast features popular personalities/producers Paul Pabst and Andrew Perloff, who bring their entertaining brand of humor, fun, and passion to listeners each week. The show touches on a wide range of topics that go wildly beyond sports – from food, drink, cars, travel, and money to how to properly wear plaid pants.
    • On this week’s episode: Pabst and Perloff recap the 2019 NFL Draft and the Giants’ decision to take Daniel Jones 6th overall. Then, the guys take a look at the NBA Playoffs.
    • When: Thursday, May 2


  • 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: Tony Dungy joins Michael Holley to discuss a number of topics, including the Patriots’ draft and Tyreek Hill’s off-the-field trouble
    • When: Wednesday, May 1


  • 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: NFL Draft Expert Dane Brugler joins the podcast to discuss the Patriots’ draft picks.
    • When: Wednesday, May 1


  • 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: Arizona State WR Coach Charlie Fisher joins the podcast to discuss their first-round pick, N’Keal Harry.
    • When: Thursday, May 2





  • 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 the first legs of the Champions League Semifinals between Tottenham-Ajax and Barcelona-Liverpool.
    • When: Wednesday, May 1





  • 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:  McIlroy and Daly sit down for an hour-long podcast where McIlroy recaps and breaks down his performance at the Masters, giving insight into his takeaways from Augusta. He also takes a deep dive into Tiger Woods’ Masters victory, what it meant to him and what it meant to the world. McIlroy and Daly also discuss future guests for the podcast and debate who would be a good fit to fill spot number one. The guys also look ahead to the PGA Championship and celebrate McIlroy’s 30th birthday with a heartfelt birthday present.
    • When: Friday, May 3
    • Available Here:


  • 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: In this episode, Gary is joined by longtime sports radio host Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo and four-time PGA Tour winner Billy Andrade. Russo explain why he thinks the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson rivalry is overrated, and Andrade opines on who could carry the torch in the post-Tiger era.
    • When: Friday, May 3
    • Available Here:


  • Brandel Chamblee Podcast with Jamie 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.





  • 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 has connected with throughout the years traveling the circuit.
    • On this week’s episode: NASCAR sensation Chase Elliott joins Letarte at the Dawsonville pool room in Georgia, where they discuss what it’s like being the son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, being teammates with 7-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, and Chase’s own rise to NASCAR fame. Roto
    • When: Wednesday, May 1


  • 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: This week’s NASCAR on NBC Podcast episode features Kyle Petty discussing some of his favorite memories and people from his annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride, which embarks on the longest route in its 25-year history Friday. Also, Kyle discusses his popular “Coffee With Kyle” series, the new NASCAR America MotorMouths show this year, his thoughts on the 2019 NASCAR season and the state of his music career.
    • When: Tuesday, April 30




  • 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 episode:Among the offerings this week, the “White Sox Talk” podcast features an exclusive interview with “The Man of April,” White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, who clarifies his comments about how he compares himself to Jackie Robinson and that he’ll keep on being himself. Plus, new bullpen arm Evan Marshall discusses why top pitching prospect Dylan Cease won’t be in Class AAA Charlotte very long.
    • When: Multiple times a week
    • Available here: The “White Sox Talk presented by Wintrust” podcast will now be presented cross-platform (TV/Live Streaming/”MyTeams” app) as fans will be able to “see” the show’s hosts in action every Sunday night – all year long – 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/producerTony 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: Fans can look forward to three editions of the “Cubs Talk presented by Wintrust” podcast which include interviews with WSCR AM 670 host Les Grobstein reminiscing about the infamous 1983 postgame tirade from former Cubs manager Lee Elia, a look at the state of the Cubs after one month of the season with Stuckmeyer, Andracki, and Crull, plus an interview with Cubs legend/Baseball Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins to close out the week.
  • When:Multiple times a week
  • Available here: 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 episodes:  Josh Norris, Ray Summerlin and Rich Hribar spotlight their favorite picks from the NFL Draft, their favorite NFL teams, and what it all may mean for next season.
    • 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 episodes:  Topics include recent trends for starting pitchers and hitters, the ongoing struggles of aces, the potentially lofty home run ceiling for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and the upside of other young middle infielders including Carter Kieboom, Hunter Dozier and Michael Chavis.
    • When: Multiple times a week
  • 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: On Wednesday, Ryan Knaus and Matt Stroup conduct fantasy “exit interviews” for players from six eliminated playoff teams — Nets, Magic, Thunder, Jazz, Clippers and Spurs — focusing on players including Russell Westbrook and Donovan Mitchell as we attempt to forecast their outlooks for next year. On Friday, Mike Gallagher’s gives his DFS preview
    • When: Multiple times a week
    • Available here: