2020 Shortlist

Pardon My Take

Entrant Company: Barstool Sports

Winner
  • Best Sports Podcast
Pardon My Take Podcast

About this Entry

In the crowded sports commentary space, Big Cat & PFT Commenter have continued to remain on the front lines of sports news and in demand sports interviews.

How does entry represent "Excellence in Engagement"?

PMT is the sports genre’s biggest show (Podtrac) touted by media, 'Stoolies' Barstool's devoted fan base, and sports fans alike. Programming features interviews with athletes and sports personalities, news recaps, and sports takes. PMT's success has been in their knowledge of sports, high caliber guests, the chemistry of its hosts and its army of listeners. PFT and Katz, who double as NFL historians, flip “hot take” and sports argument culture on its head. No other show in the category balances authenticity and irreverence like PMT, making for a magnetic listening experience.

While there’s a tongue-in-cheek element to PMT, the host’s easy and fun-loving demeanor disarms guests, delivering insightful commentary. The show’s cadence allows for lightning-quick takes involving the biggest stories in sports, while maintaining a relatable vibe.

Objective: On Pardon My Take, Big Cat & PFT Commenter deliver the loudest and most correct sports takes in the history of takes. Regularly ranked as the #1 Sports & Recreation podcast thanks to their 3-time Award Winning Listeners. Daily topics, guests, and an inability to tell what the hosts might be doing will make this your new favorite sports talk show.

Strategy & Execution: Features unconventional interviews with sports personalities and segments including Mount Rushmore, PR 101 for troubled athletes/celebrities, Hot Seat/Cool Throne, and more. Pardon My Take is available on Spotify, iTunes, and wherever you listen to podcasts and every interview is also featured on BarstoolSports.com and our subscription service, Barstool Gold. PMT’s highly engaged social audience of over 1 million also receives news about upcoming podcasts and guests daily.

Results: Regularly ranked as the #1 Sports & Recreation podcast thanks to their 3-time Award Winning Listeners. Daily topics, guests, and an inability to tell what the hosts might be doing will make this your new favorite sports talk show. It is the number one downloaded sports podcast and consistently on the top 10 iTunes chart. Pardon My Take has had exclusive, breakthrough interviews in the last year including Adam Sandler, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Hart, Rob Lowe, Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Gronkowski, Zac Efron, Kevin Garnett, Doug Flutie, Miles Teller, and J.J Watt which garnered top tier media coverage and buzz press.

Production

  • Barstool Sports

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