Thursday, November 7th, 2019


Houston Texans Defensive End J.J. Watt Joins The 2 Robbies Podcast This Week

Liam McHugh Makes His Debut on Our Line Starts NHL Podcast; Islanders Center Mathew Barzal also Joins this Week’s Episode

STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 7, 2019 – NBC Sports debuts new NFL podcast episodes this week as Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and Packers running back Aaron Jones join The Peter King Podcast, and Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley joins PFT PM.

Also this week, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt joins the latest episode of The 2 Robbies to discuss his Chelsea fandom and Premier League Morning routines. In addition, NHL on NBC host Liam McHugh joins the Our Line Starts podcast for the first time this NHL season; this week’s Our Line Starts also features New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal.

In all, NBC Sports presents 23 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.


  • 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 is inside the Ravens locker room and shares pieces of his conversation with Lamar Jackson, John Harbaugh, and Mark Andrews. King also rips through other games from Week 9, looks at the Browns tough stretch, and gives a look at the five best games and most compelling coaches. On Wednesday, King chats with Ravens head coach John Harbaugh after their win over the Patriots and talks about why Baltimore is creating a model for today’s NFL, what it means to beat the Patriots, and why Ben Roethlisberger was an inspiration for drafting and developing his new QB Lamar Jackson. Then, writer Joe Posnanski joins Peter to talk about his new book, The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini, and how he was able to sift through all the myths about the legendary magician. Plus, Packers running back Aaron Jones sits down with King and talks about playing with Aaron Rodgers, his family in the military, and when he first knew he wanted to play in the NFL.
    • When: Monday, Nov. 4, and Wednesday, Nov. 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 ugly seasons for the Browns and Jets, and whether Freddie Kitchens and Adam Gase could be one and done. Then, they discuss Cam Newton’s injury, Jacoby Brissett’s MRI results, DeSean Jackson’s injury, and if Kareem Hunt will help or complicate Cleveland’s offense. Then, Florio chats with Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley about Buffalo’s hot start.
    • When: Multiple Times per week


  • 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 episodes: Mike Tirico, Tony DungyRodney Harrison, and Mike Floriorecap a Sunday which saw four games go down to the wire. They debate if the result in Kansas City was more of a great Chiefs win or a bad Vikings loss, if the Steelers are legitimately in the playoff picture, if Jon Gruden deserves Coach of the Year, and Russell Wilson’s win against the Buccaneers. Plus, they discuss the Packers being shut down by the Chargers, Deshaun Watson’s domination in London, Gardner Minshew’s job security, and how things are getting worse for the Browns and the Jets.
    • When: Monday, Nov. 4


  • 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 recap 12 of Sunday’s Week 9 games and do a deep dive into the Ravens vs. Patriots and Seahawks vs. Buccaneers game. They discuss Bill Belichick’s problems with Lamar Jackson, how Joey Bosa has stepped up, and DeSean Jackson’s injury. Simms also updates his QB rankings for the first time since the preseason, and dives into the biggest plays of the week in What The $&*%! Happened? with Burmeister.
    • When: Monday, Nov. 4 and Wednesday, Nov. 6


  • 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 episodes: The Rotoworld Football Crew review each of Sunday’s games, including the upset loss by the Packers, the Dolphins getting their first win, Jacoby Brissett’s injury, and Matt Moore toppling the Vikings. Afterwards, Norris, Diagle, and Hartitz break down the disappearing act of Odell Beckham, Jr., the emergence of DK Metcalf, and discuss some key waiver pickup options. Then, Norris and Hartitiz preview the Chargers vs. Raiders game, react to Nick Foles returning as the starter for the Jags, and Cam Newton’s season ending injury. Plus, Nick Mensio joins the crew for Week 10 starts and sits.
    • When: Monday, Nov. 4, Tuesday, Nov. 5, Thursday, Nov. 7, and Friday, Nov. 8


  • 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: Rob Mendez, the head JV coach at Prospect High in Saratoga, California, who was born without arms or legs, gives a coach’s perspective on watching Kyle Shanahan’s team through the first half of the season.
    • When: Tuesday, Nov. 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 episodes: Finlay, Tischler, and Hailey react to yet another Redskins loss. They grade Dwayne Haskins in his first start, explain why Haskins absolutely should start the rest of the season, and criticize Washington’s overall approach. Afterwards, the guys are joined by John Keim for a long, all-over-the-place and fun Redskins Talk. The four reflect on JP’s report that Bill Callahan was given full control on roster decisions and why that isn’t such a big deal, and why they’re not naming Dwayne Haskins a starter already.
    • When: Sunday, Nov. 3 and Wednesday, Nov. 6


  • 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 episodes: Tom Curran gives his quick take on why the Patriots lost to the Ravens in Week 9. Afterwards, Matt Cassel joins Tom to break down what he saw out of the offense and defense in Baltimore and talks about how the Patriots should approach the bye week after suffering a loss. Then, Tom and Matt hand out their Bye Week Awards and name their best offensive and defensive player, their biggest surprise and biggest disappointment of the first half of the season. Plus, Tom takes listeners questions via the Patriots Talk voicemail hotline and previews the Patriots schedule following the bye week.
    • 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 episode: Frank and Zangaro discuss DeSean Jackson’s injury, which requires surgery, as well as the perfect timing of the bye week for the Eagles.
    • 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 Podcastcan be found daily throughout the week at or via the new MyTeams by NBC Sports app.
    • On this week’s episodes: Laurence Holmes is joined by Matt ForteLance Briggs, and Alex Brown to recap the Bears’ game against the Eagles. On Thursday, JJ Stankevitz, John “Moon” Mullin, and Cam Ellis go to Halas Hall for a roundtable edition episode. Then, JJ previews the upcoming game against the Lions.
    • When: Monday, Nov. 4, Thursday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 9



  • 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: The two Robbies are joined by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. They discuss how the NFL superstar became a Chelsea fan, his Premier League morning routines, and his passion for all things football (the round kind).
    • When: Sunday, Nov. 3 and Thursday, Nov. 7


  • Premier League on NBC: NBC Sports’ Premier League 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, and Graeme Le Saux.
    • On this week’s episode: Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, and Robbie Mustoe give their take on match week 11 in the Premier League, including their thoughts on Granit Xhaka, United’s loss to Bournemouth, Manchester City and Liverpool’s late wins, and Liverpool’s fixture congestion.
    • When: Monday, Nov. 4 and Thursday, Nov. 7



  • 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: Patrick Sharp, Keith Jones, and Liam McHugh react to Milan Lucic defending the sucker punch that got him suspended. Afterwards, they discuss if the Blues are built to contend for another Cup and take a surprise call from a mysterious Dominik Hasek impersonator. Plus, the Islanders’ Mathew Barzal joins the crew to talk about the influence of Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz, the challenge of having two home arenas, and his detailed recollection of Josh Bailey’s OT goal against the Penguins last year.  
    • When: Wednesday, Nov. 6 



  • 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: Kyle Petty discusses the surprising gambit by Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 team, why so many drivers struggled with traction compound in the first half, Denny’s mistake and what it says about his championship makeup, and why Phoenix offers so many layers of redemption for Hamlin. Then, he talks about Joey Logano’s championship mettle, the essence of title-caliber teams, the agony of Denny’s championship quest, and Kyle Busch’s relief after Texas. Afterwards, Kyle Larson and Tony Stewart give their thoughts on international cautions and the role that NASCAR has played in the trend.
    • When: Tuesday, Nov. 5 



  • The Scrumdown with Alex Corbisiero: Hosted by Alex Corbisiero, The Scrum Down features regular guest Jonathan Fisher and 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: South Africa has won the World Cup and Blaine Scully, Dan Lyle, Rupert Cox, Brian Hightower, and Leigh Diffey all join Alex in the studio to recap the match. First, Alex gives a full analysis of the match, including what went wrong for England. After, the guys discuss the future of World Cups and how the United States should play its cards in order to grow the game and find success. Afterwards, everyone gives their final takeaway from the World Cup.
    • When: Saturday, Nov. 2



  • White Sox Talk: Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s trio of White Sox experts Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, and Chris Kamka 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 episodes: Chuck Garfien, Chris Kamka, and Vinnie Duber discuss the decision by J.D. Martinez not to opt out of his contract with the Red Sox, and where the White Sox turn now. Then, Chuck speaks with Yolmer Sanchez about winning a Gold Glove at second base, his fit with the White Sox in 2020, his offense in 2019, the trophy he wants to win more than a Gold Glove, and the White Sox not getting Manny Machado. When: Tuesday, Nov. 5, and Thursday, Nov. 7


  • Cubs Talk: Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s Cubs experts David Kaplan and Tony Andracki, 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 episodes: Former Cub Ryan Dempster joins Kaplan to discuss how David Ross will handle managing his former teammates, why the Cubs can turn things around quickly, and being part of the trade that brought Kyle Hendricks to the Cubs. Then, Kaplan discusses the realistic possibilities for the team this offseason.
    • When: Wednesday, Nov. 6 and Friday, Nov. 8


  • At the Yard: Jim Salisbury and Corey Seidman discuss the offseason news surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies.
    • On this week’s episode: Salisbury and Seidman discuss how Joe Girardi won his introduction press conference.
    • When: Multiple times per week



  • Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball: Matt Stroup and Mike Gallagher have you covered from every angle. Join 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 Steve Alexander run through the top waiver wire adds for Week 3, and sort through the rubble of the Golden State rotation to look at the potential value of Eric Paschal, Glenn Robinson II and Damion Lee. Then, Matt Stroup is joined by Tommy Beer and Steve Alexander to look at the fallout from the John Collins suspension, what we should make of Jabari Parker and De’Andre Hunter as fantasy basketball pickups, and the latest on Eric Paschal.
    • When: Multiple Times per week


  • The Habershow: NBC Sports national NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh sits down with some of the biggest names in the NBA to share the stories and the numbers behind the biggest games and biggest moments in the league
    • On this week’s episode: Brandon Payne, Stephen Curry’s trainer who has also worked with Trae Young and Luka Doncic, will discuss Curry’s injury as well as the prevalence of load management in the NBA.
    • When: Friday, Nov. 8


  • College Basketball Talk on NBC SportsRobert Dauster looks 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 Bobby Reagan, host of the Fundamentally Sound podcast, to breakdown the Champions Classic and go through their favorite college basketball futures. Then, Jesse Newell from the Kansas City Star, Steve Wiseman from the Durham Herald-Sun and Raleigh News & Observer, and Brendan Quinn and Kyle Tucker from The Athletic join Dauster to give their perspective on everything that happened in Tuesday night’s action at MSG.
    • When: Monday, Nov. 4 and Wednesday, Nov. 6


  • Sixers Talk: Danny Pommells and Paul Hudrick break down the key matchups, and discuss the key topics and issues surrounding the Sixers.
    • On this week’s episode: Pommells and Hudrick discuss the Sixers coming from behind to get a win over the Blazers and Furkan Korkmaz’s game winning shot.
    • When: Multiple times per week


  • Celtics Talk: The Celtics Talk podcast from NBC Sports Bostin is hosted by Sherrod Blakely, Chris Forsberg, and Pre/Postgame host Kyle Draper. Guests include players, coaches, managers and media members from around the NBA.
    • On this week’s episode: Draper and Forsberg break down the Celtics recent 5 game stretch and preview the Celtics’ upcoming game against the Hornets.
    • When: Tuesday, Nov. 5