A smart look at the big sport stories


LiSTNR and Schwartz Media have launched their first co-produced podcast, The Sport, a unique perspective on the way sport shapes society.

The Sport is co-hosted by award-winning sports presenter Sam Squiers and The Saturday Paper’s associate editor Martin McKenzie-Murray, who will delve into back page stories with front page analysis.

The Sport will take the big sports story of the week and break it open, investigating what it means, what is driving it, and what makes fans care so much.

“The Sport is an intelligent conversation between two people who know what a story is and how to break one, who know about sport and the characters that make it interesting. They are not afraid to draw analogies or conclusions, to ask hard questions, to treat sport like it really, really matters,” says Melanie Withnall, SCA Head of News and Information.

“It’s for people who love sport but feel excluded from the usual conversations in the media. SCA’s long history of sport broadcasting makes it the perfect partner for Schwartz Media as we take a fresh look at sport and society. It’s been an exciting collaboration and we’re delighted with the result.”

Schwartz Media editor-in-chief, Erik Jensen says “Working on this show has been a pleasure. Sam and Marty approach sport with rigour and friendly insight. Listening to them, it’s as if the best commentators in the sport have come home to sit next to you on the couch while you watch the game. They make the invisible visible and find the character and the complexity in everything they cover.”

The Sport is available from today and every Wednesday on LiSTNR and all podcast platforms.

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