Getting Ready for the Big Game? Tune In to These Sports Podcasts and Spotify Greenroom Live Rooms
It’s no secret that football fans have an insatiable appetite for the game and everything that surrounds it. And they’re often looking to go deeper—whether by digging into the stats of a player or team, entering a fantasy league, or connecting with other fans. The week leading up to the biggest game of the year (and the week coming out of it) is no exception.
Podcasts provide the perfect medium for rabid fans to get their football fill, hear from the experts, and reflect on the way sports influence society—and vice versa. Spotify has the home-field advantage on all sports and gaming talk with podcasts from The Ringer, live Spotify Greenroom discussions, and custom curations on our latest podcast editorial hub, The Roster.
Whether you’re creating or consuming content, Spotify has plenty for you to warm up with as you prepare for the Big Game.
Rounding out The Roster
The Roster is our new community for sports, betting, and gaming, and it has made its rookie debut on Spotify just in time for the Big Game. Like our other podcast editorial hubs, The Roster is a one-stop-shop destination for fans across many different communities, backgrounds, and sports to find the game-day discussions they’re looking for. Fans can find a five-episode weekly curation of the biggest sports conversations under Podcast Browse every Thursday. (This week, it includes Let’s Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray, “Tom Brady Speaks Post-Retirement for the First Time.”)
Plus, leading into the Big Game, The Roster’s four distinct shelves have been broken down into themes celebrating many different aspects of football:
Most Valuable Playlists: This shelf is dedicated to guest curations featuring talent from The Ringer, sports journalists, iconic athletes, and other voices within the sports and gaming communities. Make sure to check out The Ringer’s Bill Simmons’s ultimate guide to this weekend’s game.
Sports on Demand: This space updates weekly to provide the best podcast episodes that recap, forecast, and bring awareness to the moments, events, and athletes of the month. Of course, this week it’s football themed with curated episodes recapping previous games, including selections like The Man to Man with DB & AB (that’s Antoine Bethea and Darius Butler for the uninitiated), who speak to Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs.
Beyond the Game: Fans of experiences that speak to the human side of sports can come here for stories of injustices, scandals, inequalities, testimonies, triumphs, breakthrough moments, and beyond. For example, this week you’ll find the Black Girls Talk Sports podcast episode “Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day.”
The Moneyline: There’s a world beyond the game, whether that’s fantasy or betting, and this shelf digs into that. So this week, check out The Ringer Gambling Show, “Initial Super Bowl Leans and Putting Together Prop Bet Narratives.”
Not a fan of football? No sweat. Tune back in ahead of upcoming basketball, baseball, and soccer championships and playoffs—as well as many more moments—for custom curations to help avid fans of all types wade through the stands to find sports and gaming content they’re craving.
The Ringer Shows Live From Los Angeles at Radio Row
Back in 2020, Spotify acquired The Ringer and with it, the very best podcasts from across the world of sports. So this week, The Ringer hosts will be recording special episodes from Radio Row across your favorite podcasts like The Ringer NFL Show; New York, New York; The Full Go with Jason Goff; The Ringer Fantasy Football Show; and The Ringer Gambling Show. Here are the shows to check out:
The Ringer NFL Show: Known for featuring a rotating panel of football experts, The Ringer NFL Show hits LA to bring fans the lastest news and insights ahead of the Big Game. Join hosts Kevin Clark, Nora Princiotti, Ben Solak, Steven Ruiz, Jason Goff, James Jones, Ryan Shazier, Mallory Rubin, and Kaelen Jones as they break down everything you need to know.
Throughout the past week, The Ringer’s hosts have been breaking down the action. On Tuesday, Kevin, Danny, and Ben discussed and shared their picks for Super Bowl LVI. On Wednesday, Jason James and Ryan shared their early thoughts, including James’s and Ryan’s personal playoff stories. Still to come this week, the hosts of The Ringer NFL Show will sit down with Maxx Crosby, Mike Evans, Matt Ryan, Zach Ertz, and more! Fans can also find episodes of The Ringer Fantasy Football Show in the same feed.
New York, New York: Veteran New York sports talk host John Jastremski gives his unique take on all the big stories in the Big Apple and beyond, including interesting guest conversations, gambling picks, and reactions from you, the listener. On Radio Row, JJ will be joined by Victor Cruz, Mike Golic, Mack Hollins, Jerome Baker, Kevin Mawae, and more to bring the New York perspective to the LA standoff.
The Full Go with Jason Goff: Chicagoland’s own Jason Goff teamed up with The Ringer to put his unique spin on the Windy City sports scene. Featuring insights and analyses, interviews with friends and people who matter in town, and reactions from you, the listener, this is your new home for all things Chi. This week, Jason will speak with Greg Newsome and Anthony Walker for the podcast and will be live on Spotify Greenroom with additional guests.
The Ringer Gambling Show: The Ringer Gambling Show is here to help you place your bets on the biggest sports around the world. Join NFL Analyst Warren Sharp on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with guests Chris Vernon, Ben Solak, and Joe House to guide you through the NFL betting landscape. Each week, they will cover everything from spreads, game totals, and parlays, to player props, futures, post-game reactions, and more. Tune in for everything you need to know about how to score big on game bets!
Get it all live on Greenroom
All week long, Spotify Greenroom and The Ringer hosts have been on the ground in Los Angeles broadcasting live from Radio Row—something that will continue well into Game Day.
On Sunday, Spotify Greenroom’s live coverage of one of the biggest days in sports kicks off with John Jastremski’s guide to the best bets, most entertaining props, and absolute locks for the action ahead with The Ringer Gambling Show. When the game ends, tune in live for a one-two punch of post-game reaction, breaking down everything that happened on the field . . . and everything that happened off of it.
John Jastremski and Jason Goff have the on-field action covered with The Ringer’s Super Bowl Postgame Show, while The Press Box’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker will deliver their takes on everything besides the football—the commercials, the announcers, and, of course, the halftime show.
And for a little lighter take before pregame kicks off, check out the football-themed episode of Spotify Greenroom’s Dating Makeover, featuring The Ringer‘s Danny Heifetz as he joins show host Jared Freid to talk love and football.
Not sure where to begin? Tune into The Ringer NFL Show ahead of—and after—the Big Game.