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The Peter King Podcast

The ultimate destination for all things pro football. Led by one of the most influential storytellers in all of sports media, three-time American Sportswriter of the Year Peter King delivers an access-driven experience that brings fans into the locker room, the press box and the front office with the biggest influencers in professional football. Fans can listen in on in-depth conversations with the biggest names in football that they haven't heard before to get a fresh, new and intimate experience on America’s most popular sport. King also delves into other topics and other sports, particularly in the off-season.

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NFL Draft Preview Extravaganza

ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Baker Mayfield being in play for the Browns at number one, on his over-under-overall-pick (15) where Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is drafted in round one, and on the two teams he feels are most likely to trade out of the first round. The MMQB’s Albert Breer whips through the top 12 of the draft with me, and what his surprise of the first round would be. Greg Cosell, executive producer and on-air analyst for The NFL Matchup show on ESPN, on the quarterback he likes best in this draft, the quarterback he sees as the “young, wild stallion” in this draft, on who he’d take if he were Giants GM Dave Gettleman with the second pick, on whether he thinks a running back is worth being picked first overall, and the one defensive player he is in love with in this draft. NFL Network reporter Mike Garofolo, embedded with the Jets for the draft, on his gut feeling who they’ll pick if it comes down to Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield, on the fate of star-crossed Christian Hackenberg, and on the biggest surprise that could happen in round one—and it involves the Pittsburgh Steelers.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 11mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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Tom Brady, 5 X Super Bowl Champion - Part 1 of 2

This is the first part of Peter King's conversation with four time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, recorded Sunday at Brady's "cabin" in Montana, a gorgeous and remote place where he retreats from the world. In this episode, Brady tells the story of New England's incredible comeback and breaks down some of the most important plays. Yes, New England's Friday practice ended with a botched two point conversion... You'll see the game from Brady's point of view. Part Two of the Brady-centric podcast will post Thursday. In Part Two, Brady will talk about his legacy and his life away from the football field.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

53mins

14 Feb 2017

Rank #2

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Tom Brady, 5 X Super Bowl Champion - Part 2 of 2

This is the second part of Peter King's conversation with Tom Brady, recorded Sunday at Brady's "cabin" in Montana, a remote place where he retreats from the world. Brady talks about his future, his lifestyle, his family and his refusal to show much emotion about his four-game suspension by the NFL this season in the Deflategate scandal. And future opponents be warned, Brady isn't retiring soon. "I know next year is not going to be my last year," he said. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39mins

16 Feb 2017

Rank #3

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John Feinstein, Bob Glauber and Jack Gilden, authors of good NFL books for the holiday season.

Feinstein, author of 40 books including the new one "Quarterback: Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League," on playing the toughest job in sports, and on how racism still may exist in the evaluation of quarterback by the NFL.Glauber, author of "Guts and Genius: The Story of Three Unlikely Coaches Who Came To Dominate the NFL in the '80s," on how Bill Walsh, Bill Parcells and Joe Gibbs all were in job jeopardy in their first NFL seasons, on the odd and tempestuous relationships between the three of them, and on how every coach in the NFL today is on the coaching tree of one of those men.Gilden, author of "Collision of Wills: Johnny Unitas, Don Shula and the Rise of the Modern NFL," in a fascinating and living-history look at the NFL of the sixties, with an incredible passage from his book on Vince Lombardi and concussions, and on how Unitas and Shula really felt about the other and the game.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 23mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #4

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John Elway, GM Denver Broncos, and Philip Rivers, QB San Diego Chargers

John Elway, GM of the Denver Broncos and Philips Rivers, QB for the San Diego Chargers each sit down for a conversation with Peter KingIn this episode, John Elway talks about retirement, his subsequent career venture in car dealerships and getting back into football. The Football legend discusses the precious time he spent with his dad before he passed. He highlights the importance of building teams and choosing the players to surround himself with. Elway make a point of being the guy who talks the truth to players. He knows they might not like what he says but he wants to have a reputation for players trusting what comes from his mind. Elway gives an insight into off-the-field operations by discussing bringing Peyton Manning into the organization and the difficult talk of asking him to take a salary cut in his last year.Peter King also spoke to Philips Rivers about the chances that this may the last season for the Chargers in San Diego and what it means to him being back this year. Rivers explains why San Diego is a great football town and how sports have helped bring great things to the community. Rivers answers the question, would he move with the team or commute to Los Angeles…And what’s his sales pitch to keep the team in San Diego?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

53mins

7 Sep 2016

Rank #5

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Bob Costas (NBC Sports), Jason Whitlock (Fox Sports 1) and Tunch Ilkin (Former Pittsburgh Steelers guard current Steelers radio colorman)

Peter King talks to Bob Costas of NBC Sports, Jason Whitlock of Fox Sports 1 and Tunch Ilkin, former Steelers guard and current Steelers radio colorman. Costas on how we had mis-applied patriotism to be almost exclusively militaristic, on how players and the NFL should proceed now in the wake of the week three protests, and how the national anthem might have more meaning if reserved for special occasions. Whitlock on how America's addiction to Twitter blew this up into an overwhelming story, on how players and the NFL should have handled Donald Trump's remarks, and how they should put away their emotions in the coming weeks. Ilkin on how this reminds him of being a Steelers team leader during the NFL strike of 1987, on the advice he gave friend and Steelers guard Alejandro Villanueva this week, and on what Steeler fans are telling him on his nightly talk show this week.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 10mins

27 Sep 2017

Rank #6

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Peyton Manning and Le'Veon Bell

Peter King talks to retired quarterback Peyton Manning and Steelers running back LeVeon Bell. Manning on what his daily life is like, traveling as a speaker, driving the car pool for his first-grade twins and coaching their flag football team. He also explains why he wasn't tempted to return to the NFL last season, how he's been staying close to football since retirement and a potential, yet far off future for himself an executive for an NFL team.Bell, in the Pittsburgh locker room after Sunday’s win over Baltimore, on his amazement over carrying the ball 35 times in the game, on whether he could keep up a pace like that, on any lingering resentment over his contract from his summer holdout, and on how humbling it is to hear from other running backs at all levels of football who want to model their games after his different running style.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

47mins

4 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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Ernie Accorsi (Former NFL GM) on the eve of the most important QB draft in years...

On the eve of the most important quarterback draft in years ...Former NFL general manager Ernie Accorsi with a living history of two of the most historically significant drafts ever: the 1983 draft, when Accorsi, as a rookie GM of the Baltimore Colts, drafted John Elway ... and the 2004 draft, when he set his sights as GM of the Giants on Eli Manning, and how he made that happen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

42mins

18 Apr 2018

Rank #8

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Ed Werder, former ESPN reporter and Jed York, CEO San Francisco 49ers

Peter King talks to former ESPN reporter Ed Werder and 49ers CEO Jed York.Werder details his quiet outrage on being laid off by ESPN and what the ESPN layoffs mean for the future of the journalism business. He explains why he changed his Twitter handle to @EdWerderRFA and talks about the stigma of getting laid off.Jed York on how his new John Lynch/Kyle Shanahan team did in their first draft, on being a lightning rod for angry 49er fans, and on what went wrong in his fiery relationship with Jim Harbaugh.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 5mins

3 May 2017

Rank #9

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Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer, and the shocking retirement of Andrew Luck

Peter King breaks down the shocking retirement of Andrew Luck, talks with Philip Rivers, and gets some insight on the Seahawks.(0:10) Peter shares some stories about Andrew Luck(8:20) Carson Palmer shares insights on what it's like to be an NFL QB and some of the things that Luck might've been going through(28:40) Colts Insider Stephen Holder from The Athletic discusses what's next for the Colts with Jacoby Brissett(42:00) Peter sits down with Philip Rivers in front of a live crowd at Chargers camp to chat about trying to capture that elusive Super Bowl title, not cursing, and the quest for 10 kids(1:02:00) "5 minutes with a writer" features Gregg Bell on the sidelines at Seattle camp to break down what's in store for the Seahawks this seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 11mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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Brett Favre at 50: memories, regrets, advice, and fart machines

Peter sits down with Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre on the eve of his 50th birthday to discuss retirement life, Patrick Mahomes, and his legendary fart machine(1:30) But before Favre, Peter riffs on the Jay Gruden firing and the dysfunctional Washington organization, and why Daniel Snyder & Bruce Allen are the ones to blame(7:45) 1-on-1 with Brett Favre(13:50) Favre on what hurts when he wakes up each morning(18:40) Favre on his uncanny ability to remember things after hearing or seeing them once, but contrasts that with some recent incidents of memory loss(25:30) Favre on whether he would have played as long he did knowing what he knows now about concussions(31:35) Favre on the comparisons with Patrick Mahomes and playing on the edge(34:20) Favre on playing for and getting yelled at by Mike Holmgren(37:40) Favre on his legendary fart machine(41:15) Favre on a day in the life post-playing career and dealing with wild hogs & snakes(46:40) Favre on advice for young QBs and the lessons he learned from Andy Reid on how to properly watch filmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

54mins

9 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury and GM Steve Keim, and Denver coach Vic Fangio.

Kingsbury on the genesis of his seven-year relationship with Kyler Murray, on offering the 5-foot-5 Murray a scholarship as a sophomore in high school, on his hopes for Murray as an NFL quarterback, and whether he feels bad that Josh Rosen had to twist in the wind because of the Cardinals drafting Murray.Keim on when he knew Murray would be the team's pick, on navigating the Murray/Rosen/NFL-needing-drama-as-a-TV-show entering the draft, and how he kept the Murray pick a secret.Fangio on committing to Joe Flacco as his quarterback in Denver, on committing to making the first-round trade that netted the Broncos tight end Noah Fant, and on being a defensive head coach in a league now dominated by offensive minds running teams.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39mins

1 May 2019

Rank #12

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NFL Network host Rich Eisen and 49ers beat writer Matt Barrows of The Athletic, plus Peter's thoughts from the training camp trail.

Peter King talks to Rich Eisen on the NFL/anthem flap dragging into a second season, on the future of football in Los Angeles, and some early thoughts on the 2018 season.Then, Matt Barrows on the compelling story of the meteoric rise of Jimmy Garoppolo, on whether the national love for the franchise is too much too soon, and on the problems areas he sees for the team in 2018.Also, Peter shares his take on the comeback of Dallas linebacker Jaylon Smith.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58mins

15 Aug 2018

Rank #13

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Sean McVay, LA Rams & Julian Edelman, NE Patriots

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay on being a head coach at 31, on changing the culture of a terminally bad team, on his offensive philosophy, on fixing Jared Goff, and on not being too proud to steal offensive ideas from coaches around the league.New England wide receiver Julian Edelman on his new book, "Relentless: A Memoir," on how as an undersized athlete throughout his life he continually overcame the odds, on the story that led Tom Brady to believe in Edelman's dedication and ability, and how being a father has changed his life.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 6mins

8 Nov 2017

Rank #14

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Troy Aikman (Hall of Fame QB) and Brian Gutekunst (New Packers GM)

Peter King talks to Hall of Fame quarterback and Fox analyst Troy Aikman and new Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst. Aikman on the guts of Nick Saban in the national Championship game, on what makes Bill Belichick great, on what might have been in the NFL if Drew Brees signed with Saban and Miami instead of New Orleans in 2006, and on wishing he played longer in the NFL.Gutekunst on stepping into Ron Wolf’s seat in Green Bay, on the qualities in players he looks for as a road scout, on the team-building philosophy he will employ in Green Bay, and if he will use free-agency more as a tool than predecessor Ted Thompson.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

54mins

10 Jan 2018

Rank #15

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Super Bowl LII Philly Special

Peter King talks to Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, owner Jeff Lurie, and tight end Trey Burton about the city's first Super Bowl win. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels talks about his experience coaching Tom Brady. Plus, a Hall of Fame discussion and a catch rule argument from Bill Polian. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

51mins

5 Feb 2018

Rank #16

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Charlie Weis on Brady's future; plus Jane Slater & Joe Person on the Cowboys & Panthers coaching hires

(1:20) Peter King discusses reacts to a wild Tuesday of coaching hires, and discusses why coordinators who have success in the postseason have a difficult time getting hired as a head coach.(6:35) Former Patriots assistant Charlie Weis chats about what he thinks the future holds for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in New England.(17:45) Peter discusses the Panthers shocking hire of Matt Rhule - and what it means for Cam Newton - with beat writer Joe Person(29:05) Jane Slater gives the inside scoop on how the Cowboys decided to hire Mike McCarthy to replace Jason GarrettSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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NBC's Al Michaels on the Super Bowl

NBC play-by-play voice Al Michaels, doing his 10th Super Bowl in Minneapolis, on his life in broadcasting: on cutting his teeth on Pete Rose and the Big Red Machine in the seventies, on whether Rose should be in the Hall of Fame, on his former neighbor O.J. Simpson and the "totally farcical" phone caller he outed on the nightly ABC News, on the amazing Brett Favre Monday night game the day after his father died, and on the storyline he loves about Super Bowl 52.Eagles general manager Howie Roseman on the makeup of his team and Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy on the Patriots chance for six titles. Plus, an inside tour of the Wilson football factory in small town Ada, Ohio, where every NFL football is made by hand. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 24mins

31 Jan 2018

Rank #18

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The Draft Preview Podcast Peter Schrager of “Good Morning Football” and ESPN.com’s Jeff Legwold

Schrager on why the Chiefs went all-in on pass-rusher Frank Clark and made the huge deal for him with Seattle, on where he thinks the Cardinals will go at number one, on the dynamic in Oakland between Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock and what it will mean with the three first-round picks, and on where the top quarterbacks will go.Legwold, author of a highly respected (by NFL coaches and scouts) top 100 players entering the NFL Draft, on three of his compelling rankings: Alabama tackle Jonah Williams (5), Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (20) and Duke quarterback Daniel Jones (45) ... and on the risky draft principle too many teams will use In this draft. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 2mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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Luke Kuechly, LB Carolina Panthers, and Jeff Fisher, Head Coach LA Rams

Luke Kuechly, LB of the Carolina Panthers and Jeff Fisher, Head Coach of the L.A. Rams each sit down for a conversation with Peter KingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

53mins

14 Sep 2016

Rank #20