The podcast is back, and just in time for your 2nd-to-last beach weekend of the summer! This week’s guest: Nicole Briscoe, a NASCAR reporter at ESPN who is kind of a big deal: She’s five months pregnant, a former Miss Teen USA contestant, was a cheerleader at the same high school as Danica Patrick, and oh yeah, she’s wondering what her future will hold now that ESPN parted ways with NASCAR.
Among the topics we discussed:
* Her thoughts on the next step in her career now that ESPN has lost NASCAR.
* Pregnancy. I assume male readers will skip most of this, but it’s a pretty frank/candid discussion about how life changes. She plans on keeping her career, and she’s interviewing nannies.
* Miss Teen Illinois! Check the slideshow. Her photo is in there.
* Briscoe went to the same high school as Danica Patrick. Both were cheerleaders at the same time, though they were in different grades. We discuss Dazed & Confused-caliber hazing.
* She is an enormous Packers fan.
* The state of NASCAR.
Episode 25: The Jason McIntyre Show: Matthew Berry on Fantasy Football, Life and the Media
Episode 24: The Jason McIntyre Show: Jay Bilas on College Basketball and Paying College Athletes
Episode 23: Jason Lisk fills in, Talks to Former NFL Coach Sam Wyche
Episode 22: Jimmy Traina From SI.com on the Direction of the Sports Media
Episode 21: Actor Jerry O’Connell on the Jets, Movies, and Fantasy Football
Episode 20: Peter King of SI Talking About his New Site, The MMQB
Episode 19: Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle
Episode 18: ESPN Radio Host and TV Analyst Dan Dakich
Episode 17: Dick Vitale of ESPN
Episode 16: Dan Wolken of USA Today Sports
Episode 15: Talking Sports Media with Dan LeBatard the Columnist/Radio Host/TV Host
Episode 14: Mike Greenberg, ESPN Radio
Episode 13: Manish Mehta of the Daily News and Judy Battista of the NYT Talk Jets, Tebow and Sanchez
Episode 12: Evan Silva and Josh Norris of Roto World Talk About the NFL Draft
Episode 11: NFL Podcast with Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports, Who Hates the Draft
Episode 10: Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports on the NFL Draft and College Football
Episode 9: NBA Playoff Talk with Howard Beck of the New York Times
Episode 8: Talking Michigan-Louisville and the NBA with Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks
Episode 7: NFL Draft Talk with ESPN’s Todd McShay
Episode 6: Kevin Ware Reaction, with John Ourand, Dan Steinberg & Clay Travis
Episode 5: Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network
Episode 4: Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports
Episode 3: Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports
Episode 2: Doug Gottlieb of CBS Sports
Episode 1: Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors