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PASR33: Richard Deitsch – Sports Illustrated


Sports media talkers & writers are far more sensitive than the athletes.” – Richard Deitsch

Who knew there was an appetite for covering the people that are covering the people that are playing sports?

Richard Deitsch, an Ivy-educated sportswriter by trade, found the niche appealing to the Sports Illustrated audience he once served in a sports-only capacity.

Since then, he’s uncovered many truths and written many different opinions about sports media and sports radio.


  • How Richard transitioned from covering professional sports to the world of sports media
  • Which areas of sports media turn him off and the reasons why
  • Sports media people and how sensitive they become when they’re the focus of a story
  • The growth of podcasting and audio consumption and why he believes in its future
  • Why he enjoys sports radio, and what he dislikes about the presentation
  • Hosts across the country (and in Canada) that he’s impressed by
  • How he prepares for podcast interviews and what he looks to accomplish with his guests



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