Thursday, December 19th, 2019


The Premier League on NBC Crew Catches Up with Former USWNT Head Coach Jill Ellis and Former USMNT & Watford Player Jay DeMerit During Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest Miami Beach

Season Finale of The Rory & Carson Podcast Features a Breakdown of McIlroy’s Year

STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 19, 2019 – NBC Sports debuts new podcast episodes this week as former USWNT head coach Jill Ellis joins the Premier League on NBC podcast, former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy joins The Peter King Podcast, and Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan joins Our Line Starts. NBC Sports Regional Networks also continue to debut new podcast episodes each week. This week’s Tom Curran’s Patriots Talk Podcast features former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel and this week’s The Enes Kanter Show features Boston Celtics players Javonte Green and Vincent Poirier.

Also this week, the Premier League on NBC crew was in Miami Beach for Premier Mornings Live Fan Fest and caught up with Jill Ellis and former USMNT and Watford player Jay DeMerit, while Dan Pompei of The Athletic joins the latest episode of The Peter King Podcast to talk about his recent stories on Lamar Jackson and Brian Piccolo. In addition, this week’s season finale of The Rory & Carson Podcast features a break down on Rory McIlroy’s season and his life in Dubai.

In all, NBC Sports presents 20 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: King catches up with former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy to see what he’s been up to this past year. McCarthy shares his feelings about getting fired as head coach in Green Bay, the need to change and adapt to the present-day NFL, and why he deserves another chance as an NFL head coach next year. Afterwards, Dan Pompei of The Athletic joins King to talk about his recent story on Brian Piccolo and Lamar Jackson. Plus, King breaks down all Week 15 games, reads excerpts from his “Football Morning in America” column, and riffs on Eli Manning’s swan song in front of Giants fans.
      • When: Monday, Dec. 16 and Wednesday, Dec. 18

    • 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 Chris Simms recap Week 15, including the Cowboys’ coin toss incident, Freddie Kitchens’ job security, and Mike Tomlin’s lack of commitment to Duck Hodges. They also discuss the Patriots defeating the Bengals and give an update on the Patriots’ videotape situation. Then, Florio and Michael David Smith hand out awards for Week 15 and react to the news that the Lions will retain Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn. Afterwards, they take questions from the PFTPM mailbag, including who would be the best fit in Cleveland if the Browns fire Freddie Kitchens.
      • When: Monday, Dec. 16, and Tuesday, Dec. 17

    • 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: Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio recap Week 15 in the NFL. They break down the Cowboys’ win over the Rams, San Francisco’s loss at home to the Falcons, and the Texans beating the Titans. They also discuss whether they trust the Packers or Vikings more, the Chiefs and Patriots offenses, and talk about who the most befuddling team in the league is.
      • When: Sunday, Dec. 15

    • 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 Burmeister touch on the most pivotal plays from all Week 15 games in a ‘What The &*#! Happened’ segment. The two also discuss Julio Jones’ game-winning TD, Davante Adams’ TD on 4th-and-4, whether Danielle Hunter is the Defensive Player of the Year, and Duck Hodges’ four interceptions. Next, they talk about Kyler Murray completing the Browns’ meltdown, Josh Allen’s game-winning TD, and discuss how the Seahawks have been winning all of these close games. Later, Simms and Ahmed look ahead to ‘What The %^&! WillHappen’ in four big upcoming divisional rematches, including the Bills-Patriots, Rams-49ers, Cowboys-Eagles, and Packers-Vikings games. Phil Simms also returns with praise for Lamar Jackson and Greg Roman, and the crew says goodbye to the Colts, Bears and Broncos in ‘Requiem for a Team.’
      • When: Monday, Dec. 16. and Wednesday, Dec. 18.


    • 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: Josh Norris whips around the league with all the Rotoworld blurbers to discuss the fantasy ramifications of each game from Week 15. Afterwards, Norris, Daigle, and Hartitz read bad fantasy beats for Week 15 with Daigle giving waiver wire advice for Week 16. The crew also reacts to Dalvin Cook’s injury and Will Grier getting the Panthers’ starting quarterback job. Finally, they name their top-five favorite players of the last decade.
      • When: Multiple Times per week

    • 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 and Laura Britt discuss the 49ers upset by the Falcons, as well as next steps for San Francisco and what this loss means for the rest of the season. Matt and Laura also break down pivotal moments from the game and talk about the importance of next week’s matchup against the Rams.
      • When: Tuesday, Dec. 17

    • 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 recap the team’s performance against the Eagles, and why they feel good about it. Afterwards, they analyze what they call “Dwayne Haskins’ best performance to date” and question whether Urban Meyer’s appearance means anything.
      • When: Sunday, Dec. 15

    • 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: Curran talks about the NFL’s pending decision on the Patriots videotaping situation and why Roger Goodell should stay away from it. Matt Cassel joins Curran to discuss Drew Brees’ record-breaking touchdown pass, which Curran argues should be downplayed because Tom Brady has more TD passes than anyone if you include the playoffs. They also look ahead to Week 16 when the Patriots are scheduled to take on the Bills, and how the Pats need to prepare.
      • When: Tuesday, Dec. 17

    • 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: On the latest Eagle Eye podcast, Frank and Zangaro are joined by Ray Didinger to discuss the Eagles upcoming game against the Dallas Cowboys.
      • 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 can be found at or via the new MyTeams by NBC Sports app.
      • On this week’s episodes: Host Laurence Holmes, is joined by Lance Briggs, Matt Forte, and Alex Brown and our crew of Bears experts to discuss what’s next for the Bears after being eliminated from playoff contention.
      • When: Sunday, Dec. 15



    • The ‘Enes Kanter Show’: Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is joined by NBC Sports Boston Celtics Insider Chris Frosberg to talk about life in the NBA on and off the court.
      • On this week’s episode: Enes responds to being named one of the Boston Globe’s ‘Bostonians of the Year’, talks about life on the road with the Celtics, and is joined by Javonte Green and Vincent Poirier, who make fun of him for saying he is one of the three fastest players on the team.
      • When: Wednesday, Dec. 11

    • Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball: Matt Stroup andMike 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 is joined by Steve Alexander to discuss who to add in the wake of the Luka Doncic’s ankle injury over the weekend, plus the value of players such as Jaxson Hayes, Josh Hart, Elfrid Payton, and Aaron Holiday. Afterwards, Stroup is joined by Tommy Beer and Ryan Knaus to consider the trade value of Chris Paul as well as the impact of Deandre Ayton and John Collins returning from suspension. They debate some early fantasy awards, with James Harden, Luka Doncic and Devonte’ Graham all at the center of the conversation.
      • When: Monday, Dec. 16 and Wednesday, Dec. 18

    • 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 to walk through everything that happened in college basketball over the weekend. They talk through Michigan and Ohio State losing and discuss whether Kansas or Gonzaga is the best team in the country. They also get into whether North Carolina should be worried about missing the NCAA tournament, and discuss why Payton Pritchard is a favorite for National Player of the Year.
      • When: Monday, Dec. 16

    • Celtics Talk: The Celtics Talk podcast from NBC Sports Boston 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: Sherrod Blakely, Chris Forsberg, and Abby Chin discuss their level of confidence in this Celtics team, break down the Celtics’ loss to the Sixers and debate whether Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum has been better for the team.
      • When: Friday, Dec. 13

    • 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 latest episode: On the latest Sixers Talk podcasts, Sixers partner Michael Rubin joins Michael Barkann to discuss his background as an entrepreneur, his relationship with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, and his work with the Reform Alliance.
      • 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:  Paul Burmeister, Jeremy Roenick, and Anson Carter analyze the Taylor Hall deal and whether he makes the Coyotes a Cup contender. Afterwards, Pierre McGuire interviews Brendan Shanahan who discusses his relationship with Mike Babcock and how coming up short in the Olympics in 1998 motivated him in 2002.
      • When: Wednesday, Dec. 18



    • 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 EarleRobbie MustoeKyle 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: The crew is down in Miami Beach for the Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest and chat with special guests Jay Demerit, Jill Ellis, Gerry Taggart, Peter Ward, Adam Richman, Nigel Reo-Coker, Ian Bishop, Gary Walker, and Nelly Palage. Finally, Ahmed Fareed and Kyle discuss the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw and Mikel Arteta being linked to the Arsenal managerial vacancy.
      • When: Tuesday, Dec. 17




    • At the Yard: Jim Salisbury, Ricky Bottalico and Corey Seidman discuss the offseason news surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies
      • On this week’s latest episode: On the latest At the Yard podcast, Salisbury, Bottalico, and Seidman discuss the Phillies signing Zack Wheeler and Didi Gregorius and how their new lineup will look.
      • When: Multiple Times per Week

    • White Sox Talk Podcast: Hosted by NBC Sports Chicago’s trio of White Sox experts Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, and Chris Kamka provide 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: Hosts Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey recap news from the Winter meetings, and potential moves the Sox are rumored to be making.
      • When: Tuesday, Dec. 17


    • Cubs Talk Podcast: 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: Hosts Tony Andracki and David Kaplan discuss new Cubs manager David Ross and if his new theme of holding guys accountable is possible with a team that has already seen success.  They also recap the Winter meetings and how other moves have affected the Cubs this offseason.
      • When: Wednesday, Dec. 18



    • The Rory & Carson Podcast: Pop culture and sport collide as one of the world’s most recognizable athletes and one of TV’s most recognizable faces pair up for this all new GOLFPASS experiment. Four-time Major Champion Rory McIlroy and host of The Voice and The Today Show Carson Daly take on topics from golf to Rugby, TV to tunes, to tee shots and everything in between.
      • On this week’s episodes: In the season finale of the Rory & Carson Podcast, the guys break down Rory’s season, his life in Dubai, what he thought was the shot of his year (and career) and whether Rory could beat a mid-handicapper blindfolded. They also talk about Pappa John, a dog with a tail on its head, and banana art.
    • When: Monday, Dec. 16