ESPN is planning a new flagship podcast... Another college football coach heads to podcasting after leaving the field… And a former aide to President Obama starts his own podcast. Here’s some of what’s making news in podcasting…
ESPN has “many podcast-y things on the horizon” according to 30 for 30 Podcasts host and producer Jody Avirgan. He took to Twitter to announce that means there are “some great jobs opening up too.” The list includes a senior editorial producer role for the ESPN Daily Podcast. The soon-to-launch show will become the sports network’s “new daily flagship show,” according to Avirgan. The job post says the ESPN Daily Podcast will “explain sports in a brand new way” and go beyond the headlines. “More narrative than news, this new podcast brings fans the biggest stories in sports everyday as told by the best sports journalists and storytellers on the planet,” it says.
…Brad Jenkins, a former White House Aide to President Obama, and Executive Producer of Funny or Die D.C., has launched his own podcast. He’s partnered with PodcastOne to produce Fired Up! which the network says will share “an insider's view into the hearts and minds of political leaders, actors, artists, influencers, and everyday heroes.” The show’s inaugural guest is 2020 Presidential Candidate and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). New episodes will be released Tuesdays.
…Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has signed-on to serve as cohost of the Focus 3 Podcast alongside Tim and Brian Knight. “We’ll discuss how to build elite leadership, culture and behavior in teams and organizations,” Meyer said in an announcement on Twitter. The first episode with Meyer as co-host will be published Wednesday, July 10. Meyer, who is an associate athletic director at Ohio State, next month will begin his duties as an in-studio analyst for Fox Sport’s college sports coverage.