Play-by-Playcast Ep. 47 (Patrick Kinas Part 2 / Olympics Swimming)

May 5, 2017

Last week Patrick Kinas joined the Pod to discuss his background in broadcasting baseball.  Today he joins us again to talk about his quest through broadcasting swimming in the 2016 Rio Olympics, having to nail the call for Michael Phelps' final gold medal win, getting comfortable with a new sport and more.

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Play-by-Playcast Ep. 46 (Patrick Kinas / Durham Bulls)

April 28, 2017

In Part I of our conversation with Patrick Kinas we discuss his rise through minor league baseball from Chicago to North Carolina.  We talk about the tenuous liufe sometimes of a minor league announcer and the importance of good storytelling in a broadcast.  Kinas is back next week to dive into the Olympic pool!


Play-by-Playcast Ep. 45 (Bob Rathbun / Atlanta Hawks)

April 21, 2017

The sixth guest named Bob in just 45 episodes of the podcast, Bob Rathbun began broadcasting at just 12 years old.  He was calling American Leagion baseball games with Marty Brennaman.  Yes that Marty Brennaman.  He later went on to work his way through the minors to Major League Baseball and the NBA's Athlanta Hawks.  Along they way there were several twists and turns including the first season of Arena Football on ESPN.  Find Bob on Twitter @BobRathbunTV


Play-by-Playcast Ep. 44 (Mike Corey / ESPN)

April 14, 2017

Mike Corey has been with ESPN since 2011.  He previously spent 13 years as the football and basketball voice of the UDel Blue Hens.  Mike's also called multiple summer and winter Olympic Games for Westwood One and NBC Sports.  Find him on twitter @MikeCoreySports.


Play-by-Playcast Ep. 43 (Chris Carrino / Brooklyn Nets)

April 7, 2017

Chris Carrino is the longtime voice of the Brooklyn Nets and one of the first broadcasters I'd ever met.  Chris dives into the inner workings of his relationship with analyst Tim Capstraw, what he learned as a young broadcaster from the great Marty Glickman and how he preps for the NCAA Tournament among other things.  He also touches on living with FSHD and his foundation to help find a cure ( and I touch on the first place I ran into Chris, now the Chris Carrino and Tim Capstraw Sports Broadcasting Camp (


Play-by-Playcast Ep. 42 (Michael Reghi / Cleveland Cavaliers & Baltimore Orioles)

March 31, 2017

Michael Reghi spent much of the late 1990's and early 2000's as the voice of two major sports two different cities.  The TV voice that introduced LeBron James to the NBA, Reghi also doubled as the TV voice of the Baltimore Orioles during the ending of Cal Ripken's career.  Today Reghi is the voice of the Mid-American Conference, a staple of the Cleveland media scene and a college sports voice with netowrks including ESPN and Sports Time Ohio.


Play-by-Playcast Ep. 41 (Tom Werme / Final Four Team Stream)

March 24, 2017

Tom Werme does a lot of different things in this industry but most recently and notably he's called the last two Final Fours for Turner Sports' Team Stream.  He called the 2016 Tournament for his alma mater, Syrcuse, and for Duke in 2015.  But that's just the start of it.  Tom also does work with the ACC and Raycom Sports, the Big Ten Network, PGA Network Radio and more.

Tom is on twitter @TWerme for listeners that want to interact with him.

Joel also touches on a few other topics in the open this week including his hearing ESPN's John Anderson speak on Thursday night.


Play-by-Playcast Ep. 40 (Bob Harris / Duke Blue Devils)

March 17, 2017

Bob Harris has been the voice of the Duke Blue Devils for more than 40 years.  He's retiring this season after the Blue Devils compete in March Madness and he joined the podcast for this episode the morning after his final broadcast at Cameron Indoor.  On this episode we talk Bob's career, his call of "The Shot" and much more.


Play-by-Playcast Ep. 39 (Alex Faust / ESPN, Fox, NESN)

March 10, 2017

Alex Faust is the owner of an authentic Jim Nantz CBS jacket.  Why? Well, you'll have to tune into this week's episode to find out.  The ESPN, Fox Sports and NESN announcer is the newest pxp announcer to step insode the PxP Pod.


Play-by-Playcast Ep. 38 (Lisa Byington / B1G Network, FS1, ESPN, CBS)

March 3, 2017

Lisa Byington is the first female PxP talent we've had on #PxPCast.  Starting her career in local television, Byington began working with the B1G Network early on and has since climbed the network's ladder in addition to her work with FS1, ESPN and starting this March CBS and Turner Sports on the NCAA Tournament.  

Byington joins the pod to talk about women breaking through in play-by-play and what her journey has been like climbing the ranks.  She also discusses being part of the FS1 broadcast this year in which both coaches were mic'd up the entire game and no commercial breaks were taken.

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