Thursday, September 12th, 2019


Jay Gruden & Adrian Peterson Join Redskins Talk for Exclusive Interviews

Former NFL Executive Michael Lombardi and Packers Offensive Lineman David Bakhtiari Join The Peter King Podcast

Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta Joins Letarte on Location

STAMFORD, Conn. – September 12, 2019 –  Leading up to the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs this weekend in Las Vegas, NBC Sports presents a special episode of the NASCAR on NBC Podcast featuring an interview with Jeff Burton. Plus, Steve Letarte checks in with Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta from the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway on a new episode of Letarte on Location. NBC Sports kicks off weekend race coverage with the final regular season race of the Xfinity Series with the Rhino Pro Truck Outfitter 300 this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

In addition, The Peter King Podcast presents two new podcast episodes this week featuring interviews with former NFL executive Michael Lombardi and Packers lineman David Bakhtiari on playing for a new coach and protecting Aaron Rodgers. Several NBC Sports Regional Networks continue to debut NFL-themed podcasts each week; this week’s content is highlighted by exclusives interviews with Jay Gruden and Adrian Peterson on Redskins Talk.

NBC Sports presents 17 new podcast episodes this week. 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. Here is a sport-by-sport look at what’s on tap:




  • NASCAR on NBC Podcast: Host Nate Ryan interviews NASCAR stars and insiders each week. Ryan 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: In the debut of a new weekly feature during the 2019 Cup Playoffs, Jeff Burton discusses the aftermath of the Brickyard 400 regular season and what’s ahead for the 16 drivers in the 2019 Playoffs. Burton discusses why he believes this is the most wide-open field in Cup history, if Ryan Newman can escape the first round after managing to make his way into the Playoffs, if a team can “turn it on for the Playoffs”, what the future holds for Jimmie Johnson, and more.
    • When: Tuesday, September 10


  • 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 from the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to one of NASCAR’s four “crown jewel” events, the Brickyard 400, as well as the Indianapolis 500 to speak to Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Label Group President & CEO. They discuss the brand’s sponsorship of the Brickyard 400 weekend, his overall passion for motorsports, and his successful career as a music executive. Borchetta also reflects on his days as a driver, which includes winning three consecutive Super Truck championships at the famed Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville.
    • When: Wednesday, September 11





  • The Peter King Podcast: The Peter King Podcast is the ultimate destination for all things pro football. Led by one of the most influential storytellers in all of sports media, three-time NSMA Sportswriter of the Year Peter King delivers an access-driven experience that brings fans into the locker room, the press box, and the front office with the biggest influencers in professional football.
    • On this week’s episodes: On Monday, King debuts his Football Morning in America mini-podcast as a sample of his column after a busy opening weekend of football. He recaps his conversation with Tom Brady regarding the acquisition of Antonio Brown, highlights an overtime hero in The Profile, and more. On Wednesday’s episode, former NFL executive Michael Lombardi joins the show to discuss his experiences working in Oakland and New England. He discusses the differences in the two organizations, how the Raiders managed the Antonio Brown situation, and Belichick’s intolerance of anything that gets in the way of winning. Then, Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari chats with King about adjusting to new coach Matt LaFleur, playing with Aaron Rodgers, and why he’s a Monopoly legend.
    • When: Monday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 11


  • 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 break down all the Week 1 headlines, including the Patriots’ dominance, the new Cowboys, and if Todd Gurley is still special. They dive into two of the biggest games of the weekend, Titans-Browns and Chiefs-Jaguars, analyzing Mayfield’s day, Mahomes’ show, Gardner Minshew’s performance, and more. On Wednesday, Paul Burmeister and Phil Simms join the show to review all of the Week 1 film, before previewing Week 2’s action on Thursday.
    • When: Monday, September 9, Wednesday, September 11, & Thursday, September 12


  • The Mike Tirico Podcast: From the Olympics, to The Open Championship, to the NFL, Mike Tirico has covered some of the biggest sporting events in history. Join him as he shares insights from the broadcast booth and talks with special guests about their careers, sports, and life
    • On this week’s episode: Tirico is joined by Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio to recap the first Sunday of the NFL season. They discuss why the Brown’s blowout loss might be the best thing for them, initial impressions of Kyler Murray, the Jaguars QB situation, if Antonio Brown in New England will be a boom or bust, and more.
    • When: Monday, September 9


  • 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 Simmsfor PFTOT to react to an exciting opening weekend in the NFL. They debate whether or not Antonio Brown will work out in New England, and analyze how Jameis Winston in the new offense is pretty similar to Winston in the old offense. Plus, they discuss the Redskins’ collapse and question which loss of the weekend will resonate the most.
    • 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, andPatrick “RotoPat” Daugherty give their analysis and opinions on everything happening in the NFL.
    • On this week’s episode: Josh Norris begins the week by breaking down a game with each of the Rotoworld crew members, as they discuss the vital narratives, stories, news, and performances from each. Then, Josh and RotoPat share their big four takeaways from the Rams, Cowboys, Cardinals, and Ravens games before they run through potential week 2 waiver options.
    • 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 discuss the fallout of Antonio Brown’s lawsuit filed just one day after joining the New England Patriots. They question what the ramifications are and what could be next for both Brown and the team. Then, the guys discuss Dennis Rodman’s 30 for 30 documentary and some of their favorites from the iconic franchise.
    • When: Wednesday, September 11


  • 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: After breaking down the Redskins’ disappointing loss to Philadelphia, Finlay has a 1-on-1 interview with head coach Jay Gruden. He looks for answers as to why the team looked so radically different in the games’ two halves and explains the process of telling Adrian Peterson he was inactive. Then, Finlay chats with rookie Terry McLaurin following a rookie debut of 125 yards and a touchdown. On Wednesday’s episode, Finlay is joined by Adrian Peterson for an exclusive interview, as the two discuss everything from his relationship with Gruden to whether he thinks Trent Williams will ever return.
    • When: Multiple times per week
  • 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: On Tuesday’s episode, Curran reacts to the breaking news of Demaryius Thomas being traded to the Jets before getting into the Antonio Brown situation. Curran speaks with Ron Cook and Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on their impressions of Antonio Brown from his days with the Steelers, and what to expect from him this season. Then, on Thursday, former Patriots QB Matt Cassell joins the podcast with Phil Perry to look ahead to the Dolphins game and discuss the updates of Brown.
    • When: Tuesday, September 10 & Thursday, September 12


  • 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: With the 49ers in Youngstown, Ohio prepping for their matchup against the Bengals, Maiocco visits the Pro Football Hall of Fame to tour the museum, see the bronze busts, and chat with Hall of Fame President David Baker.
    • When: Tuesday, September 10


  • 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 get together to break down the Eagles’ 32-27 comeback win over the Washington Redskins, and discuss the team’s incredible reunion with DeSean Jackson.
    • 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, JJ Stankevitz and Cam Ellis break down the Bears’ opening night loss, analyzing what’s fair and what is an overreaction. Then, on Wednesday, John Mullin joins to look ahead to Denver. Finally, after the game on Sunday, Laurence Holmes will host the Aftershow recap, with guests Lance Briggs, Matt Forte, Alex Brown, & Olin Kreutz.
    • 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 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 hosts sit down with 2019 first round pick Andrew Vaughn where he discusses why he only hit one home run in high school, how he can read the seams of a baseball, his hitting approach, his love of fishing, and more. Kamka also sits down with Charlotte Knights hitting coach Frank Menechino to talk about Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal. He explains what Robert is trying to learn as a hitter, what kind of hitting student he is, and what really impressed him about Robert.
    • 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. First, Stuckmeyer , Crull, and Andracki speak with play-by-play voice of the Tennessee Smokies Mick Gillispie, who saw every Double-A game that Nico Hoerner ever played. Then, the crew discusses Kris Bryant’s knee issues, and how much he could be needed down the stretch. Then, as the season wraps up, the crew says what to expect in the final homestand of the season.
    • 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 George Bissell run through some players on the rise in September and try to determine whether or not to trust them in fantasy leagues over the final few weeks.
    • When: Tuesday, September 10




  • 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 recent headlines surrounding Paul George, Anthony Davis and Lou Williams in LA, and consider where to draft last season’s top rookies – Trae Young, Luka Doncic, and Mitchell Robinson. Plus, they discuss if Terry Rozier is more likely to be a sleeper, breakout type or a fantasy bust.
    • When: Wednesday, September 11