Spotify Spotlight: Sports Podcasts That Knock It Out Of The Park
These days, Spotify is not just a medium to listen to your favourite songs. It has also become a platform to discover some of the best podcasts around, regardless of genre.
If you're a sports junkie looking for more in-depth content on your chosen game, there is a treasure trove of shows that you can tune in to for your listening pleasure.
We've compiled a list of sports-related podcasts, both local and international that you should be downloading right now.
The Final Whistle
Sport: Singapore Football
Why we love it: The Singapore Premier League (formerly known as S. League) has been around for 25 years and has been through many ups and downs. This podcast was formed by a group of local diehard fans who wanted to do their part to promote the Singapore football scene.
Featuring engaging interviews with local football legends such as Fandi Ahmad and current players like National Team captain Hariss Harun, the episodes are inspiring and eye-opening. Check out our interview with the hosts of TFW here.
Kick To The Gut! Wrestling Podcast
Sport: WWE, Singapore Wrestling
Why we love it: WWE and pro wrestling have a surprisingly huge fanbase in Singapore, and a lot of it is thanks to this podcast. "Kick To The Gut!" (KTTG) is a weekly show hosted by local radio DJ Mister Young and rapper FRGN who both share a love for men in tights (very sus indeed).
They not only talk about the latest happenings in the wacky world of the WWE and AEW, which are the two biggest promotions in the US, but they also cover local wrestling as well.
The duo regularly invites Singapore wrestlers to the podcast for interviews and are hilarious in their hot takes on current-era wrestling. KTTG has been previously featured on our list of local podcasts that you should be subscribing to right now.
Hotboxin' With Mike Tyson
Sports: Boxing, UFC
Why we love it: What happens when you put the "Baddest Man On The Planet" Mike Tyson behind a mic? You get unfiltered conversations and hard-hitting interviews that are reminiscent of his legendary boxing bouts.
In each episode, Tyson sits down with some of the biggest names in UFC, boxing and martial arts to discuss all kinds of compelling topics and stories. He is a refreshingly blunt host, asking the hard questions with unflinching forwardness and his trademark lisp. It's mandatory listening especially if you're a fan of combat sports.
The Strength Running Podcast
Sport: Running and conditioning
Why we love it: Learn running and coaching tips for beginner and advanced runners with coach Jason Fitzgerald. The show brings on guests from the fitness industry - from strength coaches, physiotherapists and top coaches to best-selling authors, and elite runners.
Listeners will learn how to race faster, stay healthy, prevent running injuries and get stronger. If you're looking to improve your running game, this informative and engaging podcast will be perfect for you.
The Bill Simmons Podcast
Sports: Basketball, American Football, Baseball
Why we love it: Sports podcasts are all the rage in the US, and this particular show happens to be the most downloaded sports podcast of all time. Bill Simmons is a sports analyst who is well-known in the States for covering basketball, American Football and baseball, among other things.
He invites a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes, and media staples to the show to give their hot take on the week's biggest news stories. If you enjoy American sports, Bill is whom you should tune in to for your latest fix.
The Sky Sports Football Podcast
Sport: English Football
Why we love it: Man Utd vs Liverpool is the biggest rivalry in all of football. Period. And if you are an English Premier League supporter (most Singaporean football fans are), you would know that club legends and former rivals Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have become football pundits and colleagues at Sky Sports, one of the biggest sports channels in the UK.
Listen in as the duo discusses the latest talking points in football and interview the biggest names in the Premier League, past and present.
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