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NBC Sports Launches Podcast Network

NBC Sports Podcast Radio Tara Lipinski Johnny WeirNBC Sports through its NBC Sports Radio network, NBCSN and Golf Channel national cable networks, CSN regional cable networks and NBCSports.com and Rotoworld.com is launching a podcast network.

The network will launch with a new show hosted by Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir to tie into NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Jineiro. The two figure skaters will discuss a mix of sports, pop culture, and fashion. Existing podcasts will include Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, Joe Posnanski’s Poscast, Golf Channel’s David Feherty’s, The Leisuremen, hosted by The Dan Patrick Show’s Paul Pabst and Andrew Perloffm NASCAR on NBC with Nate Ryan, The Two Robbies Podcast with bUK Premier League analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, and existing NBC Sports Radio shows.

NBC Sports Group has added more than 14 podcasts to its suite of audio offerings, and has made the entire NBC Sports Radio portfolio of programming available on-demand via podcast. New offerings will include a lifestyle podcast hosted by Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, Tara and Johnny, which will debut on July 27, ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The podcast will touch on hot topics in sports, pop culture, and fashion. Weir and Lipinski will serve as NBC Olympic Correspondents during the Rio Games.

Podcasts now available include PFT Live hosted by Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio; Poscast, a podcast hosted by NBC Sports World’s Joe Posnanski; golf analyst David Feherty’s podcast, Feherty; The Leisuremen, a podcast from The Dan Patrick Show’s Paul Pabst and Andrew Perloff; NASCAR on NBC hosted by NBCSports.com’s lead motorsports writer Nate Ryan; and The Two Robbies Podcast, hosted by Premier League analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe.

“We’re happy to welcome the unique talent of Johnny and Tara to our airwaves,” said Rob Simmelkjaer, SVP, NBC Sports Ventures. “From baseball to football, soccer, NASCAR, basketball, and now pop culture, our podcasts will offer fans more exciting content than ever before.”

Podcast content also includes six programs from NBC Sports Regional Networks, and NBC Sports Radio’s over-the-air shows including The Chris Mannix Show, Going Deep with Amani & Dan, and the The Newy Scruggs Show, offerings from NBCSports.com and Rotoworld.com writers including Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk, and Rob Dauster of College Basketball Talk, and Josh Norris of Rotoworld Football.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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