Sports are much more than just competitive games. Another invention that has become an inseparable part of our existence, it is impossible to imagine the world without it. Sports and games have evolved with humans and we have become more creative with time. While there are countless sports that we indulge in, there are some that have struck a strong chord. So much that when these events happen, the whole world watches. Be it the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup, the Super Bowl, or the Cricket World Cup, sports might have divided us into teams, but they have also become a medium of bringing us together.
For a sports fan, a good part of their day is spent watching a tournament. And if not that, then revisiting some iconic match. But that is not the only medium where one’s enjoyment of their favourite sport should be restricted to. There’s a whole other medium for sports enthusiasts. Here’s the list of top sports podcasts. You can listen to several of these best sports podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or even YouTube for free.
17. The Lowe Post (2017- present)
Who doesn’t love basketball! It turned some of the best into celebrities. It is a constant reminder of exactly how short you are and also, it is very entertaining. Zach Lowe from ESPN shares your sentiments about the show. He is a bit of a fanboy too. In this podcast, he goes around in basketball circles and tries to find basketball people so that he can talk about basketball things to them. The people that he stumbles upon are just as ordinary as Brian Windhorst, Kevin Arnovitz, David Locke and Jeff Van Gundy! You can listen to all episodes of the podcast here.
16. Pardon My Take (2016- present)
Commentators have played a very important role in sports broadcasting. When there were no televisions and radio was the only means for the fans to tune in live for a match, it was the words of the commentators that kept them up to date with the live match. Now, the listeners never really knew what was actually happening on the field, they couldn’t see it for themselves. So, it was very important for the commentators to keep their eyes hooked to the game and send off the right information. In many ways, people would listen to an interpretation of the game. ‘Pardon My Take’ takes you back to those times. With the best hosts ever and the guests ready to adapt themselves according to the structure of the show, this is going to be an instant favourite for you. You can listen to all episodes of this podcast here.