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Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
NBC OLYMPICS SURROUNDS TOKYO GAMES WITH PODCAST COVERAGE, INCLUDING PAIR OF NEW DAILY SERIES BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY, JULY 23
Hosted by Lauren Shehadi, Season 2 of The Podium Features Daily Episodes Throughout Tokyo Olympic Games
Elizabeth Beisel Hosts New In The Village Daily Podcast Series, Taking Listeners Behind the Scenes to Hear from Athletes in the Olympic Village
Discover NBCUniversal’s Suite of Tokyo Olympics Podcasts on the New NBC Olympics Channel on Apple Podcasts
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 21, 2021 – NBC Olympics surrounds the Tokyo Olympic with extensive podcast coverage taking listeners inside this summer’s Games, including a pair of daily podcast series, The Podium and In The Village, launching this Friday, July 23 as NBC presents the Opening Ceremony.
The second season of The Podium, which debuted in May with weekly episodes, continues this Friday, dropping a new episode each day throughout the 17-day Tokyo Olympic Games until the Closing Ceremony on Aug. 8. Hosted by Lauren Shehadi, The Podium explores stories that have come to define past Olympic Games and will ultimately shape the Summer Games in Tokyo. The daily episodes will combine soundbites from events in Tokyo with athlete and expert interviews to give listeners insights beyond the broadcast.
Also launching this Friday is In The Village, a new daily podcast hosted by three-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel that will give listeners an athlete’s view of what happens in the Olympic Village when they aren’t competing. (Note: Beisel, who is in Tokyo, will be speaking remotely to athletes who are in the Olympic Village).
The podcasts are produced by NBC Sports Audio in collaboration with Boombox Group.
Additional NBC Olympics podcasts include My New Favorite Olympian, which introduces listeners to the most inspiring members of Team USA through intimate interviews with the athletes and those closest to them. My New Favorite Olympian is co-hosted by Olympic medalist and trailblazer Ibtihaj Muhammad and NBCLX storyteller Ngozi Ekeledo.
The audio version of the Peacock On Her Turf in Tokyo show, which is dedicated to covering women’s sports at the Tokyo Olympics and features hosts Lindsay Czarniak, Lolo Jones, and MJ Acosta-Ruiz, debuts this Friday. The podcast is produced by NBC Sports Audio in collaboration with Blue Wire Podcasts.
NBC Olympics’ slate of podcasts also include The Greatness with Kareem Maddox, from USG Audio, and Olympic Dreams: San Diego to Tokyo.
Podcast episodes are available for download on all major podcast platforms.
About NBC Olympics
A division of NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Olympic Games. NBC Olympics is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history. NBCUniversal owns the U.S. media rights on all platforms to all Olympic Games through 2032. NBC Olympics also produces thousands of hours of Olympic sports programming throughout the year, which is presented on NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.