Thursday, September 5th, 2019


Drew Brees on The Peter King Podcast: “When I was a kid, I played every sport. I attribute that to my ability to play quarterback this long.”

Freddie Kitchens Discusses Unconventional Plays on The Peter King Podcast: “Just because you’ve never seen it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. You just have to have the guts to call it.”

Chicago Bears CFO Karen Murphy Joins New Episode of On Her Turf Podcast

NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace Joins Letarte on Location

STAMFORD, Conn. – September 5, 2019 –  As the NFL’s 100th season officially kicks off tonight on NBC with the Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears at 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC Sports presents a comprehensive slate of NFL podcast content. This week, Peter King speaks with Drew Brees, Juju Smith-Schuster, and Freddie Kitchens, and shares his official predictions for the upcoming season on a new episode of The Peter King Podcast. In addition, Bears CFO Karen Murphy joins Kathryn Tappen in a new episode of the On Her Turf podcast.

NBC Sports Regional Networks also present several NFL-themed podcast episodes this week: Raiders GM Mike Mayock joins The Raiders Insider Podcast for an exclusive interview, Sunday Night Football’s Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels join the Under Center podcast, Tom Curran’s Patriots Talk Podcast features an interview with rookie Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham, rookie linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair joins the 49ers Insider Podcast, and the Redskins Talk Podcast and Eagle Eye Podcast preview the first week of NFL action.

In all, NBC Sports presents 20 new podcast episodes this week, including Steve Letarte’s discussion with NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace on Letarte on Location, an interview with multiple PGA TOUR winner Paul Casey on a new episode of GOLF Channel’s David Feherty Podcast, and more.

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


Brees on The Peter King Podcast: “I spent this entire offseason playing in the backyard with my kids: sitting there throwing whiffle balls with my kids.When I was a kid, I played every sport. Football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track, tennis. I feel like playing all those sports as a kid, I attribute that to my ability to play quarterback this long. Doing those things now with my kids, it’s like I’m going back to being a kid myself. I’m just pulling all those skill sets; I truly feel I’m helping my career. I feel that’s part of the longevity piece.”

Kitchens on calling unconventional plays: “Just because you’ve never seen it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. You just have to have the guts to call it. You have to have the lack of fear to call it, and do it, and you have to be able to teach it. You have to have answers to the questions to those guys who are actually going out and doing it. So fear has never been in my vocabulary.”

Smith-Schuster on his relationship with Antonio Brown: “Honestly, I don’t have a grudge or hate towards anybody. He’s doing what’s best for him. I’m doing what’s best for myself, and if we’re ever in the same room or on the same field, he’s a grown a man, I’m a grown man. We know how to respect the game and move forward from the past”



  • On Her Turf:Pushing boundaries and empowering women along the way, the On Her Turf podcast highlights amazing women- and their male allies- who are champions on and off the field and who motivate people to be the best versions of themselves. Join host Kathryn Tappen as she talks with a new powerhouse guest about sports, what motivates them, and lessons they’ve learned along the way.
    • On this week’s episode: In anticipation of the Packers-Bears NFL 100 Kickoff, Kathryn sits down with Karen Murphy, Chief Financial Officer for the Chicago Bears, one of the NFL’s oldest franchises. They discuss the old school values of humility, respect, integrity, hard work and passion. In addition, Murphy emphasizes the importance of having confidence in a male-dominated league, her thoughts on seeing a woman play in the NFL, and the benefits of balancing family and work.
    • When: Thursday, September 5


  • 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: Simms and Fareed give their playoff and awards predictions in a mega season preview pod. Simms predicts an NFC shocker to miss the NFC playoffs all together, and they debate if the Patriots or Chiefs will grab the #1 AFC seed. Then on Friday, Simms records from Chicago and is joined by Mike Florio as they recap Thursday’s showdown, and look ahead to the first full weekend of football.
    • When: Tuesday, September 3 and Friday, September 6
  • 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 episode: Florio is joined by Chris Simms for PFTOT to react to the big deal signed by Ezekiel Elliot and analyze what to expect from him this season. They debate if Dak Prescott should sign a deal before Sunday, and if the Rams could have buyer’s remorse with Jared Goff. Plus, Florio previews what to expect from Week 1 of NFL action.
    • When: Multiple times per week
  • 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,John DaigleIan HartitzHayden Winks, and Patrick “RotoPat” Daugherty give their analysis and opinions on everything happening in the NFL.
    • On this week’s episode: Football is finally here, Norris, Daigle and Hartitz preview all 16 games on the Week 1 schedule. On Thursday, the three discuss the Week 1 rankings and discuss several starts or sits.
    • When: Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5


  • Tom Curran’s Patriots Talk Podcast:  NBC Sports Boston Patriots Insiders Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down every game, plus talk about the issues on and off the field with the team.
    • On this week’s episode: Curran catches up with newly minted Patriots backup QB Jarett Stidham to discuss his game day superstitions, and what to expect from the upcoming season. With the season finally here, Perry joins Curran to preview what to expect offensively in Week 1 against the Steelers. In addition, Curran is joined by Mark Kaboly, senior Steelers writer at The Athletic, to discuss how the departure of Antonio Brown has been a breath of fresh air, and what to expect defensively from Pittsburgh in Week 1.
    • When: Tuesday, September 3


  • 49ers Insider Podcast: 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco brings you comprehensive NFL coverage of all things San Francisco 49ers. Don’t miss weekly in-depth interviews all year long with players, coaches, front office personnel, alumni and fellow media members
    • On this week’s episode: Maiocco sits down with rookie linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair who explains why he hates being labeled as an undrafted free agent, but also how the uphill struggle fits perfectly into the story of his life.
    • When: Tuesday, September 3


  • Raiders Insider Podcast: Raiders Insider Scott Bair brings you comprehensive NFL coverage of all things Oakland Raiders. Don’t miss weekly in-depth interviews all year long with players, coaches, front office personnel, alumni and fellow media members
    • On this week’s episode: General manager Mike Mayock joins the podcast to preview the 2019 season and discuss his excitement over a new career path, the off-season’s major roster overhaul, and his evaluation of several key players, including Derek Carr and his first ever NFL draft class. In addition, Mayock addresses Hard Knocks and how the Raiders have handled drama surrounding Antonio-Brown.
    • When: Thursday, September 5
  • Redskins Talk: The Redskins Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington’s Redskins Insider JP Finlay and members of the Redskins coverage team, including Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey, along with special guests. The cast brings a fresh and engaging style to interviews with Redskins players, coaches and alumni, as well as experts from around the NFL.
    • On this week’s episode: Finley and Tischler convene for a special Labor Day Redskins Talk as the official 53 man roster begins preparations for Philadelphia. They look at the latest regarding Jordan Reed and concussion protocol, the presence of Wendell Smallwood, Jay Gruden on Trent Williams, and more. On Wednesday’s episode, offensive tackle Donald Penn joins the podcast to discuss what to expect this season.
    • When: Multiple times per week


  • Eagle Eye: Rueben Frank and Dave Zangaro break down the key matchups, and discuss the key topics and issues surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles.
    • On this week’s latest episode: On the latest Eagle Eye podcast, Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro are joined by NBC Sports Philadelphia’s own Ray Didinger as they prepare for real games, starting with Week 1 against the Redskins.
    • When: Multiple times per week


  • Under Center Podcast: Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s team of Bears/NFL experts, the Under Center Podcast features lively discussion on the hottest pro football topics of the day, along with exclusive interviews with Bears players, coaches, and local/national NFL media members. New episodes of the Under Center Podcast and can be found daily throughout the duration of Bears Training Camp at or via the new MyTeams by NBC Sports app.
    • On this week’s episode: On this week’s episodes of the Under Center Podcast, J Stankevitz, John “Moon” Mullin and Cam Ellis preview the upcoming season, and officially project the Bears’ record and division finish. Then, the crew discusses the team from a fantasy perspective, and handicaps what to expect from this year’s roster. Plus, this week’s podcast features interviews with Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel to preview the kickoff from the Packers’ perspective, and discussions with Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels of Sunday Night Football. Finally, on Friday Laurence Holmes sits with Lance Briggs, Matt Forte, Alex Brown and Olin Kreutz to react to the kickoff game.
    • When: Multiple times per week




  • 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: Letarte goes on location at Darlington Raceway, one of NASCAR’s most historic venues, for a chat with NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace. The two discuss Wallace’s legendary career, which included 55 Cup Series wins and the 1989 championship, and then a successful broadcasting career after retiring in 2005. Additionally, Wallace explains how he went on to design Iowa Speedway, which has become a signature track in NASCAR’s Xfinity and Truck Series, as well as the NTT IndyCar Series.
    • When: Wednesday, September 4




  • Golf Advisor Podcast: The Golf Advisor team brings you news, tips and commentary on the best places to play golf around the world and how to do it, featuring special guests from course architects to superintendents, to many others that help make the game great.
    • On this week’s episode: Senior writer Jason Scott Deegan chats with Sam Uisprapassorn, the founder of Cut Golf, which makes high-quality golf balls for a fraction of the $50 to $60 price tag most of the best golf ammo carries. Cut is one of several companies disrupting the golf ball business, and consumers are benefiting. Deegan and Uisprapassorn discuss this competitive space, and how Cut is establishing themselves in the market.
    • When: Tuesday, August 27


  • GOLF Channel’s David Feherty Podcast: Described as “golf’s iconoclast”, by Rolling Stone, and “golf’s wisecracking, maverick interviewer,” by Esquire, Emmy Award-nominated host David Feherty sits down with celebrity guests across sports, entertainment, and politics on his self-titled interview series, Feherty. The Feherty Podcast features the audio of the full episodes in their entirety.
    • On this week’s episode: Feherty hits the desert in Scottsdale for an in-depth discussion with multiple PGA TOUR winner Paul Casey. They discuss his commitment to a great career, aging gracefully, overcoming adversity, and Ryder Cup outrage.
    • When: Friday, August 30





  • 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: Mustoe and Earle recap Match Week 4 of the PL season highlighted by Arsenal’s thrilling comeback against Tottenham in the North London Derby and more dominant performances from Liverpool and Manchester City. Plus, the 2 Robbies discuss a couple of disappointing results including, Manchester United at Southampton and Chelsea at home to Sheffield United, before handing out the underappreciated performances of the week.
    • When: Sunday, September 1


  • Premier League on NBC: NBC Sports’ Premier League newest podcast features interviews with the biggest names in the PL, a collection of spirited in-studio debates with Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe, Kyle Martino, and Rebecca Lowe and features exclusive on site-interviews and access with Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux, and Rebecca Lowe.
    • On this week’s episode: The crew shares their thoughts on Southampton’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United, wins for Liverpool and Manchester City, Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Sheffield United, Crystal Palace’s 1-0 victory over Aston Villa, and Arsenal and Tottenham’s 2-2 draw. Plus, the team hands out their early season superlatives.
    • When: Tuesday, August 27




  • 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 White Sox 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 presented by Wintrust” podcast discusses why Luis Robert was not called up to the majors. In addition, the crew continues discussion of Nick Madrigal, Yermin Mercedes, Zack Collins, Danny Mendick, Daniel Palka, and more.
    • When: Multiple times per week


  • Cubs Talk: Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s Luke Stuckmeyer, featuring Cubs digital reporter/producer Tony Andracki, and 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 Cubs 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 episode: Two editions of the “Cubs Talk presented by Wintrust” podcast debut this week. Crull sits down with right fielder Nick Castellanos to discuss his time with the team. Plus, the crew breaks down the Cubs injury situation with Kris Bryant, Javy Baez, and Yu Darvish banged up while Ben Zobrist and Willson Contreras return to the offense. Then, the podcast crew looks ahead to this weekend’s series against the Brewers.
    • When: Multiple times per week


  • Rotoworld Baseball: Rotoworld’s DJ Short, Drew Silva, and Matt Stroup, and more members of the Rotoworld crewdetail everything happening in fantasy baseball and what’s happening in MLB.
    • On this week’s episode: Matt Stroup and Nate Grimm look at some big-name September call-ups, including top shortstop prospect Gavin Lux of the Dodgers and Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker, and what to expect from both as they try to carve out playing time on stacked first-place teams. Plus, the crew discusses some good news for fantasy players who waited patiently on Adalberto Mondesi, and why Sean Manaea could be set up for a strong September as well.
    • When: Tuesday, September 3




  • 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 as they cover everything from the latest injuries, waiver wire pickups, DFS strategies and much more!
    • On this week’s episode: Stroup and Alexander take a look at some of the most surprising fantasy performances from last season, including Pascal Siakam, Mitchell Robinson, and Bradley Beal, and forecast what to expect as they go for an encore in 2019-20. Plus, they discuss if LeBron James can bounce back after a massively disappointing season for the Lakers.
    • When: Wednesday, September 4