Episode 1 – Brandon Gaudin — Big Ten Network
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In the first episode of Media Overflow with Josh Rattray, we talk sports media and PR with Brandon Gaudin of the Big Ten Network and EA Sports Madden. The two Butler grads talk about what works for SIDs and PR pros from a sports broadcaster’s perspective – and they talk a fair amount of Butler hoops.
Episode 2 – Luke DeCock — Raleigh News & Observer
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In the second episode of Media Overflow, Josh Rattray sits down with Raleigh News & Observer sports columnist Luke DeCock. They talk what works, what doesn’t, good media pitches and working in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Covering college sports vs. covering the pros, Josh and Luke deliver a must-listen for sports PR pros at all levels.
Episode 3 – Greg Rakestraw — pretty much everything in Indiana
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In the third episode of Media Overflow with Josh Rattray, Indianapolis media relations is the topic with ISC VP and sports broadcasting swiss army knife Greg Rakestraw. Josh and Greg discuss what works for TV and radio broadcasters, both sides of critical media and the PR side of Andrew Luck’s shoulder.
Episode 4 – Brett Friedlander — the North State Journal
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In episode 4, Josh Rattray visits with well-known North Carolina sportswriter Brett Friedlander to discuss sports media and PR, covering college sports in a market where that’s important and there’s a little Grayson Allen basketball talk in there as well.
Episode 5 – Lisa Byington — Big Ten Network
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In the 5th episode of Media Overflow, Josh Rattray talks to Lisa Byington of the Big Ten Network about covering games on network TV from the booth and the sideline. There’s also some discussion about the Big Ten as a whole and where to find the conference’s best sushi restaurant.
Episode 6 – Richard Deitsch — The Athletic
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The 6th episode of Media Overflow takes a different approach, as Josh Rattray talks to The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch about sports PR from a sports media angle. We discuss Geno Auriemma and PR from Richard’s days covering women’s hoops, PR from the networks, when he might bypass a media contact on a story and the greatest magazine writing in the history of our civilization.
Episode 7 – Jenifer Langosch — MLB.com
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With the 2018 MLB League Championship Series set, Josh Rattray talks hardball media with MLB.com St. Louis Cardinals beat reporter Jen Langosch. Josh and Jen discuss sabermetrics and its role in covering baseball, bad press boxes, self-policing clubhouses and what works best for her from MLB PR contacts. And Jen goes on the record with her World Series pick!
Episode 8 – Mike DeCourcy — Sporting News
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In the 2018-19 college basketball kickoff, Sporting News national columnist Mike DeCourcy talks media seating, travel and what he’d like to see more of from communications pros this upcoming season.
Episode 9 – Bruce Pascoe — Arizona Daily Star
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Arizona basketball beat writer Bruce Pascoe and Josh Rattray talk Pac-12 hoops, the FBI case and DeAndre Ayton’s Fortnite strategy among other college hoops media topics.
Episode 10 – Mike Waters — Syracuse Post-Standard
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“A lot of stuff happens on the Syracuse beat.” That’s probably an understatement. Here’s a fun conversation with Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters discussing the media coverage of Syracuse hoops and Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim, a writer’s transition from the Big East to the ACC and Boeheim’s restaurant recommendations.