The Latest Sports Podcasts That Are Worth A Try

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Sports is now one of the most popular types of podcasts listened to by podcast audiences. While there is already plenty of sports coverage on television and radio, podcasts offer a more intimate and personal feel that traditional media just cannot deliver. 

Whether you are relaxing at home or driving on a long commute, listening to a podcast can be great entertainment and a convenient way of keeping up to date with your favourite sports, sporting tournaments and sports teams. Subscribing to a new show can be a thrilling experience and podcasts often feature new special guests in each episode to keep content fresh.

If you are looking for a new sports podcast to try out, here are some great options to give a go:

Football Weekly 

Football is one of the most popular topics for podcasters and if you are looking for a show that covers a wide variety of football teams and competitions, then Football Weekly could be the one for you. Hosted by Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning, alongside special guests, the show takes a deep dive into all the goings-on in the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and beyond.

The tone of this show is humorous, lighthearted yet still informative and intriguing. The format is usually in the style of a panel discussion with punditry, journalism and detailed debates. Guests for the show are picked carefully to ensure there is a range of viewpoints for relevant debates. 

Episodes are released every few days so you will not have to go long without an update on everything football. 

Beating The Book

Looking for that winning edge? If you are someone that enjoys playing Bally casino games or placing bets on sports betting sites, you will thoroughly enjoy the Beating The Book podcast. The host of this show is Gill Alexander who is also known for being the host of VSiN’s “A Numbers Game” and is himself a sports betting expert.

In this show, Gill covers everything you need to know to bet on your favourite sports, including sports handicapping and free picks. He also reviews different casino gaming and sports betting strategies to help you win more.

Sports covered often include the NFL, college football, horse racing, golf, MLB baseball and much more. Episodes typically last more than one hour and are released every few days. Special guests are often pro bettors, betting analysts or sports journalists. 

Test Match Special

Cricket spectators can keep up to date with all the happenings in the cricket world by tuning into Test Match Special. The show provides in depth analysis of important matches, it also takes a look behind the scenes and provides detailed insight into each team’s strategy.

What is great about Test Match Special is that there are regular exclusive interviews with important figures in the cricketing world. For example, in January Kevin Pietersen did a look back at his 2012 success against India.

Delivered by BBC Radio Five Live, this podcast releases new episodes on a daily basis, with each one lasting around 35 minutes. Test Match Special is an informative yet entertaining show aimed at those serious about all things cricket.

The Rest Is Football

Footballing legend Gary Lineker is joined by Alan Shearer and Micah Richards for this podcast. The trio discuss their strong opinions on all the current events taking place in the sport and deliver all of the latest stories as they happen in the footballing world.

Lineker found fame as a football icon back in the 80s, he won the Golden Boot for being the top scorer in the FIFA 1986 World Cup. In fact, the star still holds the record for being the leading goal scorer in World Cup history.

What makes this podcast so special is that all three of its hosts have reached the highest levels of the sport, bringing expertise and authenticity to the show’s content. They also share never heard tales of their own time in the game and the highs and lows of their individual careers.

The Rest is Football is the ideal podcast for all football fans. Each episode lasts for around 40 minutes and new content is posted twice a week. There have now been more than 80 episodes, meaning there is plenty to go back and listen to if you are new to the show. 

MLS UK Show

Also worth a mention is the Major League Soccer UK Show hosted by UK presenters Elliot Holman and Henry Hewitt. They take a look at the United States MLS and provide predictions and debates on the latest happenings in the sport.

There have been more than 170 episodes of the show so far and it is highly rated by British fans of the game. 

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