Thursday, October 10th, 2019


Favre and Kirk Cousins Featured on The Peter King Podcast; Dak Prescott Joins New Episode of PFTPM Podcast

Favre on The Peter King Podcast: “My goals were set high… I was going to play pro baseball or NFL football and there was no third.”

 New NHL Podcast Our Line Starts Debuts This Week; Vegas Golden Knights President George McPhee Joins First Episode

STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 10, 2019 – Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre headlines this week’s new NFL podcast episodes across NBC Sports, as he joins The Peter King Podcast onthe occasion of his 50th birthday. In addition, NFL quarterback featured on NBC Sports podcasts this week include Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins on The Peter King Podcast and Dak Prescott with Mike Florio on the PFTPM Podcast.

Also this week, NBC Sports debuts its newest weekly podcast, Our Line Starts, which highlights the top NHL stories of each week, including behind-the-scenes content and interviews conducted by NBC Sports’ NHL commentators. This week’s episode is hosted by Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones and features Pierre McGuire’s interview with Vegas Golden Knights President George McPhee.

In all, NBC Sports presents 22 new podcast episodes this week. New episodes for all podcasts will be available for download on all major podcast platforms including:, NBC Sports’ Scores app, Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart.


Favre: “What I do remember more than anything is that my goals were set high. They were limited goals, but they were high and there were two; I was going to play pro baseball or NFL football and there was no third.”

Favre: “I wonder everyday what tomorrow will bring just what I did playing…what was cool then, may not be so cool now.”

Here is a sport-by-sport look at what’s on tap:



  • 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’s episode, King opens his mini pod with snippets from his Football Morning in America column in Week 5. Then, he gives a homage to Sports Illustrated, and discusses Frank Reich and Jacoby Brissett’s impressive win over the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. In addition, King speaks with Vikings QB Kirk Cousins about his critics and recaps his conversation with Russell Wilson about the benefits of playing baseball and football. On Wednesday’s episode, King sits down with Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre on the eve of his 50th birthday to discuss retirement life, Patrick Mahomes, concussions, playing for Mike Holmgren, and his legendary fart machine. Plus, Favre gives advice to young QBs and talks about the lessons he learned from Andy Reid on how to properly watch film.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 7, and Wednesday, Oct. 9


  • 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 touch on every game in Week 5, react to Jay Gruden’s firing, and do a film deep dive into the Colts vs. Chiefs and Packers vs. Cowboys games. In addition, Phil Simms joins the podcast for a full deep dive episode and the two discuss Jimmy Garoppolo, the Raiders, and more.
    • When: Multiple times per week


  • The Mike Tirico Podcast: From the Olympics, to The Open Championship, to the NFL, Mike Tiricohas 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 break down Week 5. They discuss what has happened to the Cowboys the last two weeks, if the Saints are the best team in the NFC right now, what has gotten into Jon Gruden and the Raiders, and who currently has the best defense in the NFL. Plus, they dive into Christian McCaffrey’s MVP candidacy, the AFC North’s ambivalence, the Vikings love for each other, and more.
    • When: Sunday, Oct. 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 and Simms discuss the Washington football franchise firing Jay Gruden and who the most likely candidates are to take his role. In addition, Florio chats with Dak Prescott about his ‘genius’ offensive coordinator and why he won’t be negotiating his contract directly with the Jones family. Then, Florio and Michael David Smith hand out Week 5 awards, and answer mailbag questions from the PFTPM Posse. Later, Florio and Simms discuss how Richard Sherman should deal with debunked Baker Mayfield snub, how Kyle Juszczyk’s absence affects the 49ers, and who will play tight end for the Patriots.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 7, Tuesday, Oct. 8, Wednesday, Oct. 9, Thursday, Oct. 10, and Friday, Oct. 11


  • Rotoworld Football: From fantasy implications to NFL draft analysis to major events, the Rotoworld Football staff has the NFL landscape covered. Listen as Josh NorrisJohn DaigleIan HartitzHayden Winks, and Patrick “RotoPat” Daugherty give their analysis and opinions on everything happening in the NFL.
    • On this week’s episode: Josh Norris and the crew discuss every game across the NFL landscape, focusing on the historic performances by Deshaun Watson and Will Fuller, the Broncos and Cardinals’ first wins of the season, and how Kyle Allen and Teddy Bridgewater remain undefeated this season. Then, they react to the firing of Jay Gruden, review the QBs taken in the first round the last two years, break down how Melvin Gordon’s return impacts the Chargers’ backfield, and run through some potential waiver options for this week.
    • When: Monday, Oct.7, Tuesday, Oct. 8, Thursday, Oct. 10, and Friday, Oct.11


  • 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: Matt Maiocco breaks down the 49ers Week 5 game win against the Cleveland Browns. He takes an in-depth look at Matt Breida’s 83-yard touchdown run through the eyes of Kyle Shanahan, and those who delivered the key blocks.
    • When: Tuesday, Oct. 8
  • 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: Finlay, Tischler, and Hailey make projections about potential future moves within the Redskins following the team’s loss to the Patriots. to the Redskins’ fourth straight loss to open the year. Then, they react to Jay Gruden’s firing and question how the team got there, and discuss takeaways from Bruce Allen’s time at the podium, initial impressions of Callahan, and what needs to happen with Dwayne Haskins.
    • 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: Curran explains why he thinks the Patriots cut tight end Benjamin Watson and is joined by former QB Matt Casselto talk about the disparity between the Patriots offense and defense. Plus, Cassel breaks down the play that resulted in Brady’s interception and explains how the play (minus the result) was by design
    • When: Tuesday, Oct. 8 and Thursday, Oct.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, Frank and Zangaro discuss how impressive Nate Gerry has been with limited playing time, the struggling offense without Desean Jackson, and Jim Schwartz’s great game plan in the win over the Jets. Then, they are joined by Ray Didinger to discuss how the offense needs to execute better, what to expect from the Vikings running game against the Eagles run defense, and how Jordan Howard should be the lead running back.
    • 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: Laurence Holmes, Lance Briggs, Alex Brown, Olin Kreutz, andMatt Forte discuss how the Bears could not stop Josh Jacobs and the Raiders’ run game in a 24-21 loss in London. They also talk about their quarterback situation and where the team goes from here heading into a bye week with a tough schedule on the horizon.
    • When: Multiple times per week



  • Our Line Starts: The NHL on NBC crew reacts to the latest news, debates the hottest topics, and tells the best stories from their playing days. Plus – extended interviews with key figures from around the league.
    • On this week’s episode: Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick debut the first episode of Our Line Starts and give a snapshot of what to expect from the NHL on NBC’s new hockey podcast. They react to the biggest news from Week 1, debate if the Penguins can overcome Evgeni Malkin’s long-term injury, and dive into the Matthew Tkachuk-Drew Doughty rivalry. Then, Pierre McGuire kicks off the first official episode with an interview with Golden Knights President, George McPhee.
    • When: Wednesday, Oct. 9




  • 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: Dale Jarrett discusses Kyle Larson’s development into being a winning driver Sunday at Dover, what he saw change for Larson in the regular season, and if Larson finally arrived at some realizations on how to race. Then, he gets into the weight of expectations for Larson, if he can reach the championship round, and if he does, if he’ll be a favorite. Afterwards, he discusses Martin Truex Jr.’s car and Joey Logano’s ruthlessness on the track. Lastly, he looks to what is next at Talladega this weekend.
    • When: Tuesday, Oct. 8



  • 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: Bradley S. Klein recently hosted a panel in Tennessee featuring architect Rob Collins and Doug Stein, the co-founder of Black Creek Golf Club, a modern design inspired by Seth Raynor. The two discuss the evolution of Lookout Mountain, Black Creek and how they helped inspire Sweetens Cove.
    • When: Tuesday, Oct. 8



  • 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: With a busy Premier League weekend, the 2 Robbies discuss all the key moments. First, they look at how Manchester City dropped points to the Wolves. Then, they touch on how title rivals Liverpool held strong against Leicester, how Tottenham is in crisis, and how Manchester United can turn their season around. On Thursday’s episode, the pair is joined by former U.S. Men’s international midfielder and now Under-20 Men’s Head Coach Tab Ramos to discuss youth soccer’s development in the U.S., Christian Pulisic’s start at Chelsea, and how the USMNT era under Gregg Berhalter is going so far.
    • When: Sunday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct.10


  • 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: Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe, and Kyle Martino give their take on match week 8 in the Premier League. They discuss the state of Tottenham, Liverpool’s edgy win over Leicester City, Pulisic’s playing with Chelsea, and the Wolves’ big win over Man City.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 7




  • The Scrumdown with Alex Corbisiero: Hosted by Alex Corbisiero, The Scrum Down features regular guest Jonathan Fisherand input from other current Premiership Rugby players. A conversation on all things Rugby related from a player’s point of view.
    • On this week’s episode: Chris Jones, BBC’s rugby pundit, calls in from Japan to join Alex Corbisiero, Brian Hightower, and Dan Lyle to discuss England’s win over Argentina and what to expect from them going forward. Additionally, they look at France and Japan’s chances, what to expect from the remaining pool games, and what teams should find success in the knockout stages. Plus, they preview the upcoming USA game against Argentina.
    • When: Tuesday, Oct. 8




  • 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: John Tomase of NBC Sports Boston joins the podcast to talk about J.D. Martinez and how he thinks he will opt out of his contract with the Red Sox, and why Red Sox fans are extremely concerned about Chris Sale’s health going forward. On Thursday, Jim Allen, baseball writer for the Kyodo News in Japan, joins the podcast to discuss just who slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo is and how he plans on becoming available to MLB teams through the posting process.
    • When: Tuesday, Oct. 8, and Thursday, Oct. 10


  • 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: Andracki, Kaplan, and Crull discuss the biggest needs this offseason and who they think will manage the team in 2020. They talk about the need to rebuild the bullpen, the leadoff hitter problem, and the need for another starter in 2020.
    • When: Multiple times per week




  • College Basketball Talk on NBC SportsRobert Daustertakes 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 episode: Robert Dauster is joined by Scott Phillips to talk through every single team in the best league in college basketball, The ACC. However, they open the episode by riffing over what happened at Kansas over the weekend.
    • When: Monday, Oct. 7


  • 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: Helin is joined by Andy Larson, of the Salt Lake Tribune, to discuss the Utah Jazz and see if they are really threats to win it all for the first time in franchise history. They talk about how after last season, their team looked like they were on the rise with Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert leading the way, how their summer team may not have landed the biggest names, but it had one of the best summers of any team, and even though they’re a well-rounded team, without a top-eight superstar, it might hard to knock off the Lakes or the Clippers.
    • When: Multiple times per week


  • 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: Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer run through some recent NBA headlines, including a chance for big numbers for Terry Rozier in Charlotte, the potential path to more games played for Kawhi Leonard, and the potential downside for Blake Griffin.
    • When: Wednesday, Oct. 9, and Friday, Oct. 11


  • Celtics Talk Podcast: The Celtics Talk podcast from NBC Sports Boston is hosted by Insiders Sherrod BlakelyChris Forsberg, and Pre/Postgame host Kyle Draper. Guests include players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA.
    • On this week’s episode: The podcast crew discuss Tacko Fall, react to Al Horford’s comments on his decision to leave the Celtics, and more. In addition, point guard Kemba Walker and center Tacko Fall join the podcast for exclusive interviews.
    • When: Thursday, Oct. 10