PodcastOne has connected with a trio of well-known names from the world of sports to expand the company’s catalog of sports-focused shows. Super Bowl Champion Quarterback Brett Favre, TV pundit and former athlete Eric Bolling, and seven-time NBA Champion Robert Horry have teamed with PodcastOne to produce and distribute podcasts beginning this month. “We started PodcastOne’s Sportsnet with Shaq, Dan Patrick and a dozen other top sports personalities and we’re not resting on our laurels,” said PodcastOne Chairman Norm Pattiz.
The new shows include The Big Shot Bob Pod that will feature Horring talking about sports, but also greatness from all walks of life, from athletes and celebrities to people at work in their community.
“Being great isn’t only about the accomplishments achieved on the court or playing field,” said Horry. “Being great is about persevering through the trials and tribulations thrown in one’s path and putting in the work and dedication to come out the other side a better player, a better teammate and a better person. I’m grateful for the opportunity to host my own podcast and delve into what makes an individual stand out and be great, whether in the world of sports, in the arts or in the communities where we live.”
The other new podcast will match Favre and Bolling. The still-untitled show will feature the two men talking about sports, pop culture, money, or whatever else catches their attention. “Together we bring a range of experience unmatched in the podcast world,” said Favre and Bolling in a joint statement. “We’re going to bring our fun and humorous takes on all of the current hottest topics. Whether it’s the weekend's games, what news leak has surfaced, or which Kardashian is making the most money and how,” they said.
PodcastOne said in October that it had its sights set on a larger share in the sports podcast marketplace. “Sports-related programming has done remarkably well on our network and this slate of premium sports shows from some of the greatest sports and comedic talent will serve both our audience and our advertisers,” CEO Peter Morris said. Listenership in sports-related programming on PodcastOne increased 14% during third quarter 2020 compared to Q2 the company said.
Among the shows in its portfolio are The Michael Irvin Podcast, the daily All Balls, All Sports that pairs podcaster and comedian Adam Carolla and comedian Jeff Cesario, and CMI: The Chris Myers Interview, which features the sports journalist in conversations with elite athletes and hall of famers. There are also podcasts from NBA great Shaquille O’Neal, legendary boxing champ Mike Tyson, sports journalist Rich Eisen, and famed wrestler Steve Austin.