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Episode 13: Sarah Barshop

In Episode 13 of The Mitch Goldich Podcast, my guest was Sarah Barshop.

Sarah is a former coworker of mine at Sports Illustrated, now an NFL Nation reporter covering the Texans for ESPN.

We talked about both covering our first Super Bowl last week in Houston, highlights of the week, the party scene bringing together reporters and players, and what we learned from our first Super Bowl experience that will help us next time. Read the whole post

Episode 12: Tom McCarthy

In Episode 12 of The Mitch Goldich Podcast, my guest was Tom McCarthy.

T-Mac is the Philadelphia Phillies’ lead TV play-by-plan man, and he also calls NFL and college basketball for TV and radio.

Tom talked about calling the great Packers/Cowboys game in the divisional round of the playoffs the week before, how he juggles multiple sports and prepares for games, how much he listens to his old broadcasts to improve and what it’s like when a coach calls a timeout that ices the broadcaster. Read the whole post

Episode 11: Ben Lindbergh

In Episode 11 of The Mitch Goldich Podcast, my guest was Ben Lindbergh.

Ben is a writer for The Ringer, covering mostly baseball, but also topics like movies, television, video games and more.

Ben explained how he manages to cover baseball while also finding time to follow his many other hobbies. He also talked about how he writes about baseball, comes up with ideas for new articles and finds time to co-host three different podcasts. Read the whole post

Episode 10: Michael McCann

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In Episode 10 of The Mitch Goldich Podcast, my guest was Michael McCann.

Michael is my colleague at Sports Illustrated, where he serves as our legal analyst. He’s also a law professor at the University of New Hampshire, where he also holds several other administrative positions.

We spoke about his legal career, which includes serving as counsel for Maurice Clarett, during the star Ohio State running back’s lawsuit against the NFL. Read the whole post

Episode 9: Nichole Young

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In Episode 9 of The Mitch Goldich Podcast, my guest was Nichole Young.

Nichole recently finished through-hiking the Appalachian Trail, a 2,000+ mile journey that took about five months. We discussed what made her want to do something so crazy, and what mental and physical challenges she faced on her hike.

She gave details about what she ate, where she slept and how much gear she carried with her. Read the whole post

Episode 8: Dan Hicks

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In Episode 8 of The Mitch Goldich Podcast, my guest was Dan Hicks.

Dan is a broadcaster for NBC. He calls Olympic swimming, golf and Notre Dame football. Rio 2016 will be his sixth Olympics as the lead play-by-play man for NBC’s swimming in prime time.

We discussed his career as the play-by-play voice for Michael Phelps’ entire Olympic career. Dan gave insight into how he prepares for the Olympics, and the unique challenges that making calling swimming different from other sports. Read the whole post

Episode 7: Michael Levin

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In Episode 7 of The Mitch Goldich Podcast, my guest was Michael Levin.

Michael is a writer for Liberty Ballers, SB Nation’s Philadelphia 76ers blog, and co-host of The Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast. He also organized The Rights To Ricky Sanchez NBA Draft Lottery party with about 2,000 Sixers fans that received national media attention.

We discussed The Process, and what it’s been like being a Sam Hinkie supporting fan, blogger and podcaster over the last three seasons. Read the whole post

Bonus Track: 2016 1-on-1 Fantasy Baseball Draft

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In a special bonus episode, Jeff Chiucchi and I do our annual 1-on-1 fantasy baseball draft for a league unlike any you’ve likely heard of. This league, entering its eighth season, has just two opponents. Each team consists of 25 players, mimicking a real MLB roster (including a backup catcher who must be an actual backup catcher), with 65 stats that range from traditional fantasy stats to game-winning RBIs, pitches per plate appearance, outfield assists and total pitches thrown. Read the whole post

Episode 6: Kim Adams

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In Episode 6 of The Mitch Goldich Podcast, my guest was Kim Adams.

Kim is a basketball reporter and broadcaster, primarily for the Big East Digital Network. She has also done color commentary and sideline reporting for Fox Sports 1 and ESPN3.

We discussed her background, growing up in a basketball household, watching her dad ref college games and having her mom coach her high school team. Read the whole post

Episode 5: Sheil Kapadia

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In Episode 5 of The Mitch Goldich Podcast, my guest was Sheil Kapadia.

Sheil is the ESPN NFL Nation reporter covering the Seattle Seahawks. He previously covered the Philadelphia Eagles for Birds 24/7 (which he co-founded) at Philadelphia Magazine. He has also written for Philly.com, covered the Baltimore Ravens at BaltimoreSun.com and done work for Fox Sports 1 and 97.5 The Fanatic in Philly. Read the whole post