Monday, July 1, 2019

#DeannaListens: ESPN On Ice With Wyshynski and Kaplan

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Deanna Listens is a monthly feature on the first Monday of every month...err sometimes when I remember to do it, I created to showcase some of my favorite podcasts.

I totally forgot to do a post in June, so we are skipping that month. Look, you guys have to understand by now that I'm not consistent. This month I'm talking about a non-bookish podcast and will bore you with sports! So for my hockey fans, you will like this one.

I'm a frequent listener to Greg Wyshynski's other hockey podcast Puck Soup, which he does with two other hockey writers. That one is a little more NSFW and he gets to say the F word a lot. (My favorite!) This podcast is more structured and more I guess professional one that he does with a somewhat newer hockey writer Emily Kaplan for ESPN. It's more the company line one, but I still think it's a great place to get hockey news. 

I love the dynamic between the two of them, because I feel like Emily is really good at reeling Greg back in off his tangents. I also really admire a younger woman getting in the journalism game. Girl, you get it! For real though, I used to think sports journalism was for me, but oh boy was I BAD at it. I do like seeing women in sports, so I want to support every single one of them. 

The podcast does a lot of cool features like, "Phil Kessel Likes Hot Dogs." If you don't get the joke, he doesn't really, it's a feature where they talk about a recent bad take in sports media. There are also a ton of cool interviews that they do with players, team management and other sports reporters. I don't think the episodes get that crazy long, but I find it a nice place to get your hockey news.

If you like hockey, I definitely suggest you check out this podcast from ESPN.

Happy Reads Everyone!

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