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Thursday, January 16th, 2020

BEN STILLER, JOE BUCK, AND HALL OF FAME LINEBACKER HARRY CARSON HIGHLIGHT NBC SPORTS’ NEW PODCAST EPISODES THIS WEEK

Peter King is Joined by Hall of Famer and Chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance Harry Carson to Discuss NFL Opportunities for African American Coaches on this Week’s The Peter King Podcast

Newest Episode of ‘The Enes Kanter Show’ Features Actor and Comedian Ben Stiller

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 16, 2020 – NBC Sports debuts new podcast episodes this week as Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker and chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, Harry Carson, joins The Peter King Podcast to discuss coaching opportunities for African American coaches in the NFL. King is also joined this week by broadcaster Joe Buck to preview the NFC Championship Game and discuss the sign-stealing controversy in the MLB.

NBC Sports Regional Networks also continue to debut new podcast episodes each week. This week’s ‘The Enes Kanter Show’ features actor and comedian Ben Stiller discussing what it’s like to be a New York Knicks fan and how he became friend with Enes, while this week’s Our Line Starts episode features Colorado Avalanche star rookie Cale Makar.

Also this week, NBC Sports California analyst and former NBA player, Doug Christie, joins The Habershow and Brian Rosenworcel, the drummer of the band Guster and avid fantasy basketball player, joins a new episode of Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball to discuss why he thinks Knicks guard Elfrid Payton is the best player in the NBA. Celtics guard Javonte Green joins this week’s Celtics Talk episode to discuss his journey to the NBA and why he is not a fan of dunk contests. In addition, this week’s White Sox Talk features Sox pitching coach Don Cooper.

In all, NBC Sports presents 30 new podcast episodes this week. New episodes for all podcasts will be available for download on all major podcast platforms including: NBCSports.com/podcasts, NBC Sports’ Scores app, Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart.

NFL

    • 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 is joined by Fox Sports broadcaster Joe Buck to preview the Packers-49ers NFC Championship Game and discuss MLB’s punishment surrounding the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal. Then, Peter is joined by Hall of Fame linebacker and chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, Harry Carson, to discuss what needs to be done to ensure African American coaches receive more opportunities in the NFL. King also recaps the divisional playoff weekend and discusses the wins by the Packers, Niners, Titans, and Chiefs.
      • When: Monday, Jan. 13 and Wednesday, Jan. 15
    • 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 futures of Jadeveon Clowney and Everson Griffen, Pat Shurmur being hired as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator and the Rams finalizing a deal to sign Kevin O’Connell as their new offensive coordinator. After, Florio and Michael David Smith discuss what a Super Bowl win would mean for Patrick Mahomes’ new contract, whether the Vikings should invest in some help for Kirk Cousins or draft another quarterback, and hand out awards for the Divisional round.
      • When: Monday, Jan. 13 and Tuesday, Jan. 14
    • 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 the Divisional games by second-guessing some coaching decisions. Chris discusses why he thinks the Chiefs were never out of the game, calls the Bill O’Brien hot seat talk “insane” and apologizes for calling the Packers the worst No. 2 seed he’s ever seen. Then, Ahmed makes a case for taking Andy Reid over any other coach and eulogizes the Texans, Vikings, Ravens and Seahawks in Requiem For a Team. Chris and his father, Phil, then talk about the latest NFL news and preview the Conference Championship matchups. They also break down the early draft talk on Joe Burrow, Trevor Lawrence and Justin Herbert.
      • When: Monday, Jan. 13 and Wednesday, Jan. 15 
    • 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:  Ian and John call in from Las Vegas to review each game from the divisional playoffs, including the Chiefs’ comeback and the Titans’ winning formula.
      • When: Monday, Jan. 13
      • 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’ win over the Minnesota Vikings and share their excitement prior to the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
        • When: Tuesday, Jan. 14
    • 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 welcome Bills writer Jay Skurski to discuss how Buffalo’s rebuild could be a blueprint for the Redskins to follow. Skurski also helps identify one potential GM for the Redskins to hire, and the crew recaps all the Divisional weekend games.
      • When: Monday, Jan. 13
    • 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: On the latest episode of the Patriots Talk Podcast, Tom Curran & Phil Perry discuss how Josh McDaniels will address the Patriots offense now that he’s staying in New England. Should the Patriots have buyer’s remorse on Jimmy Garoppolo? Phil Perry explains why they shouldn’t. Also, what is Tom Brady doing in the weeks leading up to his pending free agency?
      • When: Tuesday, Jan. 14
    • 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 discuss the Eagles’ search for position coaches and potential offseason roster changes.
      • 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 NBCSportsChicago.com/podcasts or via the new MyTeams by NBC Sports app.
      • On this week’s episodes: Host Laurence Holmes is joined by Ben Heisler of Awful Announcing to break down the “Ryan Pace Bowl” matchup between Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. Then, he is joined by Bryan Perez and James Neveau to discuss the shocking news that the Bears will be moving training camp to Halas Hall.
      • When: Monday, Jan. 13 and Thursday, Jan. 16

 

BASKETBALL 

    • The ‘Enes Kanter Show’: Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is joined by NBC Sports Boston Celtics Insider Chris Forsberg to talk about life in the NBA on and off the court.
      • On this week’s episode: Actor and comedian Ben Stiller joins ‘The Enes Kanter Show’ to discuss his most infamous movie cameos, the nightmare of being a Knicks fan and how he became friends with Enes. Then, Enes talks to Chris about the Grant Williams All-Star campaign, lobbying for extra rebounds and the school he plans to open in Oklahoma.
      • When: Wednesday, Jan. 15
    • 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 and Steve Alexander are joined by guest Brian Rosenworcel, the drummer of the band Guster and an avid fantasy basketball player, who discusses why he thinks Knicks guard Elfrid Payton is the best player in the NBA. The crew also breaks down the week’s top waiver pickups, including Daniel Gafford, Omari Spellman and Jaxson Hayes. After, they talk about some buy-low/sell-high options, from Omari Spellman to Nemanja Bjelica, to Derrick Rose and Zion Williamson.
      • When: Monday, Jan. 13 and Wednesday, Jan. 15
    • 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 for a round of Monday Overreactions. They go over Baylor’s win at Kansas, Clemson’s win at North Carolina, Villanova being the third-best team in the Big East, and the insanity that is the Big Ten.
      • When: Monday, Jan. 13
    • The Habershow: Tom Haberstroh’s NBA Podcast: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. New episodes drop every Friday during the NBA season.
      • On this week’s episode: Doug Christie joins Tom on this episode of The Habershow Podcast. Christie, who played 15 seasons in the NBA and is now the Sacramento Kings analyst for NBC Sports California and host of the Purple Talk podcast, gives a blow-by-blow description of his fight with Rick Fox.
      • When: Friday, Jan. 17 
    • 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: On this episode of The Celtics Talk podcast, Chris Forsberg goes 1-on-1 with Boston guard Javonte Green to discuss his journey to the NBA and why he is not a fan of dunk contests. Chris also chats with Ryan Bernardoni about his article suggesting the Celtics must at least consider trading Gordon Hayward.
      • When: Tuesday, Jan. 14
    • 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: On the latest Sixers Talk podcasts, Pommells and Hudrick discuss Joel Embiid’s injury and trade targets the Sixers could go after.
      • When: Multiple Times per Week

 

HOCKEY

    • 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:  Kathryn Tappen, Keith Jones and Anson Carter break down the recent incident between Matthew Tkachuk and Zack Kassian. They also discuss the Devils firing GM Ray Shero, and interview Colorado Avalanche star rookie Cale Makar.
      • When: Wednesday, Jan. 15

 

SOCCER 

    • 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: Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe and special guest, former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg, discuss another exciting week of Premier League action. They break down Arsenal’s draw with Crystal Palace, Liverpool’s win over Tottenham and Man City’s dominant win over Aston Villa. Clattenburg takes the crew through his five-point plan to improve VAR, and they all chat about the futures of Bournemouth and Watford.
      • When: Monday, Jan. 13
    • The 2 Robbies: Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every single match day. Together, the former Premier League players and current NBC Sports analysts host “The 2 Robbies Football Show” on NBC Sports Radio and “The 2 Robbies Podcast” providing fans with top-class punditry on the most exciting soccer league in the world.
      • On this week’s episode: Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe are joined by former Premier League referee, Mark Clattenburg, to review Match Week 22 of the Premier League, focusing on Liverpool’s 1-0 win at Tottenham, Eddie Howe and Bournemouth’s troubling defeat to Watford, Sergio Aguero’s brilliance in Manchester City’s thrashing of Aston Villa and Southampton’s big victory over Leicester City. Plus, an in-depth discussion on VAR in the Premier League.
      • When: Sunday, Jan. 12

 

BASEBALL

    • 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: Host Chuck Garfien is joined by Sox pitching coach Don Cooper. Afterwards, Chuck is joined by MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince to discuss Anthony’s bold predictions for the Sox.
      • When: Tuesday, Jan. 14 and Thursday, Jan. 16 
    • 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: Host David Kaplan discusses the strong possibility that the Cubs will trade former MVP Kris Bryant with Bleacher Nation’s Brett Taylor. Later, Kaplan talks all the offseason moves (or lack thereof) the Cubs have made.
      • When: Wednesday, Jan. 15 and Friday, Jan. 17  
    • At the Yard: Ricky Bottalico and Corey Seidman discuss the offseason news surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies
      • On this week’s episode: On the latest At the Yard podcast, Bottalico and Seidman are joined by Michael Barkann to discuss the Phillies removing Odubrel Herrera from the 40-man roster and the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal.
      • When: Multiple Times per Week

 

GOLF

    • Golf Central Podcast: com writers discuss and debate the latest news from the PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA, Web.com Tour, Champions Tour, College Golf, and the amateur game.
      • On this week’s episode: Rich Lerner hosts “Day 1: The Making of Golf Channel” to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of Golf Channel on January 17th, 1995.
      • When: Monday, Jan. 13 
    • The Brandel Chamblee Podcast with Jaime Diaz: A monthly podcast in which the outspoken Brandel Chamblee and award-winning journalist Jaime Diaz discuss, debate and break down some of the more interesting topics in golf.
      • On this week’s episodes: Brandel and Jaime discuss and debate the top 25 most impactful moments in golf the past 25 years to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of Golf Channel’s launch.
      • When: Monday, Jan. 13

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