ESPN has launched a podcast with TV personality Jamie Laing and comedian Alex Lowe.
“The world of sport never stops, especially as the popularity of sports like basketball, MMA and American Football continues to grow in the UK. So we are very excited to launch ESPN’s Head In The Game podcast with Jamie Laing, Alex Lowe and other ESPN experts to bring sports fans an engaging and irreverent means to discover more about the world’s biggest sporting events. ESPN’s mission is to serve sports fans anytime, anywhere, and this podcast is a great example of our approach to covering sport in as many ways as possible.” – Charly Classen, ESPN Vice President & GM – EMEA, South Asia, Aus/NZ
ESPN earlier this week launched a podcast fronted by TV personality Jaime Laing and comedian Alex Lowe. Head In The Game focuses on the biggest sporting event each week, giving listeners all the information they need to know – plus a few laughs – by speaking with experts and super fans. Regular features include a brief history of that sport/event, famous fans of the teams/athletes featured and a quick-fire quiz to test what listeners and hosts Jamie and Alex have learned.
The show takes in a wide range of global sports and events, of which many UK sports fans will be keen to learn more. The NBA London game kicked off episode one, ahead of the eighth annual NBA Global Game at London’s O2 Arena, which this year saw the legendary New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards duke it out.
Future episodes include the Australian Open, the Super Bowl, UFC London, and NCAA College Basketball’s March Madness tournament.
Jamie Laing has featured in a wide array of popular TV shows, as well as hosting his own podcast Private Parts. Actor and comedian Alex Lowe has appeared in hit TV shows such as Phoenix Nights and The Fast Show, while his character Barry from Watford has developed a cult following after first appearing on LBC in 2005.
Episode one of the podcast, produced by The Podcast Company, is available to download on currently from major platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The second episode, on the Australian Open, will be released on Monday 21st January, followed by new episodes every week.
“I’m very excited to work with ESPN and Alex on this fun, new project. There is so much great sporting action going on around the world every week that it can feel a little overwhelming for sports fans in the UK. I know I struggle to keep up. Head In The Game is the perfect way to get up to speed on all the important background, so that you can sound like an expert when discussing the subject with your mates.” – Jamie Laing