Evergreen Podcasts, the Cleveland-based podcast studio, is creating a content vertical dedicated to sports. The company says its Evergreen Podcasts Sports Channel will feature a lineup for shows that go beyond a host’s “hot take” or “mindless” sports talk.
"Evergreen Podcasts curated a sports channel for fans looking for depth and sports intellect delivered in an entertaining format," said Gerardo Orlando, VP of Network Development at Evergreen Podcasts. "There are countless outlets that spit out stats, wrap-ups and celebrity sports news, but we know there are enthusiasts that want something different—something with spirit that feeds a desire for great storytelling and untold insights,” he said in the announcement.
The vertical launches with six series. They include –
Waiting for Next Year, a ten-year old podcast that like Evergreen is based in Cleveland. It started out as a pet project for host Craig Lyndall. Waiting for Next Year also produces a weekly farcical Browns preview show called The Browns Friday Fumble hosted by Dave Sterling and Dylan Price.
The Dery Brothers Tribecast hosted by Matt and Todd Dery covers baseball.
Cleveland and Beyond hosts Jarid Watson and Andy Billman focus on all of the Cleveland pro sports teams.
The Nail in the Coffin offers more Cleveland sports. Hosts Tom Valentino and Travis Ulle cover Cavaliers, Browns, Indians, Ohio State, sports media and pop culture.
Press Box Access host Todd Jones shares the stories behind the stories of the biggest sports moments in the last 50 years.
Pit Pass Moto host JP Doran returned in December 2020 with new co-host David Sulecki. They discuss trends and trendsetters in sports.
"We're heading into spring primed with new episodes that will give sports enthusiasts a well-rounded mix of fresh content," said Evergreen CEO Michael DeAloia. "We're interested in giving listeners a pop culture perspective on sports through bold storytelling that holds listeners until the final credits,” he said.