1. ESPN, The BS report with Bill Simmons (USA)
America’s best sport podcast hosted by Bill Simmons and features interviews with not only athletes but famous pop stars and friends of Simmons. His podcast is downloaded 10 millon times each week. It also has no fixed releases dates but usually their are shows available for download 2 to 3 times per week
2. Football Weekly (UK)
This podcast is as you would have guessed about football (soccer for the American audience). It is hosted by one of Englands best newspapers, the Guardian. This was meant to be a weekly show but now it is on twice a week Mondays and thursdays. It not only covers English Premier league but also covers Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga.
For big sporting events like World cups and european cups, the podcast is released daily
3. 505 World Football Phone in (UK)
Experts answer any questions thrown at them by the public. Calls can come from anywhere in the world but most originate from UK where the show is based. It is hosted by BBC so expect the punditry to be less biting than the more unbiased Football weekly show. It is one of the most listened to sport shows on English radio.
4. Jay and Dan podcast (Canada)
This was one of the best podcasts in Canada and I urge you to check out the back catalog of episodes. Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole were the hosts of this show which was broadcast by TSN. Unfortunately they are leaving TSN this year to take up job with Fox sports in Los Angeles. I am hoping that they continue to release their podcast from there.
5. Second captains (Ireland)
This used to be called the “Off the Ball” podcast. This show was aired on newstalk every night from Dublin Ireland but they had a bust up with the radio stations owners over the direction of the show so all the team walked out and formed this new podcast called Second captains, hosted by the Irish times newspaper (second biggest newspaper in ireland)