Pardon My Take

Pardon my take was first released on February 28th, 2016. The podcast is financed by Barstool sports and airs three times a week. (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). This podcast could be described as being a mix of sports and comedy. The two hosts of the podcast are Dan “Big Cat” Katz and Eric Sollenberger Aka, PFT Commenter. The typical episode lasts around an hour and a half to two hours with a range of guests from athletes to celebrities and lots of people in between. Although I could not find the exact number of episodes produced, taking into account the number of weeks it is aired and how there are three episodes a week, I think the number falls around 575 thus far. The advertisements during the show are the likes of the cash app, dollar shave club, etc. The podcast is professionally produced in the Barstool office in New York City. Although it is not certain who the audience is made up of completely, one can assume it is mostly young sports fans due to the type of content that is given each episode.

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I would find pardon my take to be the ontology of sports radio, with a little less seriousness and more room for laughter. Although it is produced in a professional manner, it gives the listener the feeling that these two hosts could be sitting on the couch with one another just talking freely about sports in random and unique ways. Due to the fact these two seem to be so relatable, I think that’s what draws in such a large audience. (landing at the number 8 spot of Spotify podcast charts). For me, this podcast was a great time waster at work this past summer and the best part about it was how they had new episodes throughout the week, giving me something to look forward to. I think the biggest reason podcasting as grown and grown is because podcasting isn’t structured and listeners can turn to it at whatever time of the day, while the radio is very organized to certain times and not really convenient. 

“While they might choose to create a listening schedule (e.g., listening
to a specific podcast on a morning commute) they are not required to do so”

Berry, Richard. 2016. “Podcasting: Considering the Evolution of the Medium and Its Association with the Word ‘Radio.’” Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media 14(1): 7–22.

Another reason why this podcast is appealing is the fact they offer “barstool gold” which is only a dollar a week, this subscription gives the audience a visual of the podcast which actually really helps with the entertainment side of things. With lots of guest interviews, it really gives the podcast a whole other side with the visual presentation. The subscription also offers exclusive interviews and clips that aren’t available for the public as a whole. To conclude, the reason I became interested in this podcast is due to the fact these two hosts are just “normal” guys, and I would consider myself to be a normal guy which gives us a connection right off the bat.

sources: Berry, Richard. 2016. “Podcasting: Considering the Evolution of the Medium and Its Association with the Word ‘Radio.’” Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media 14(1): 7–22.

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