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The Backyard Banter Podcast

A Sports and Recreation podcast featuring Matt Harmon
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Every media analyst gets asked "How did you get your job?" Now NFL.com's Matt Harmon and The Backyard Banter Podcast finally gives them a chance to answer.

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Episode 54: Kyle Crabbs - Build my own chair at the table
A fellow upstart in the industry from 2013, Kyle Crabbs spent some time chatting with me on the latest Backyard Banter Podcast episode about his time spent chasing the draft analyst dream. Kyle digs into what started him out on this path, where he sees the future of the draft business in terms of employment and what he learned from his biggest miss. Highlights from this episode include: The feeling that the game is not done with you and why football satisfies us so much.What we see on the outside and why being an NFL scout is so much different than a media job.Kyle's Mike Evans story and what he learned about being negative in an evaluation.The first time you think you're the smartest guy in the room, you're probably in trouble.Why Kyle believes building a team in the fashion he is now is his best bet to grab an ever elusive seat at the draft table.
Episode 53: James Koh - Divorce the information from emotion
After a long wait, NFL Fantasy LIVE Podcast host, NFL Network anchor and Los Angeles Clippers radio host James Koh joins the program to share his journey. Quite frankly, James imparts wisdom and drops knowledge that no other guest that came before him ever has. His perspective as a riser from a small-town radio voice to a figure at major media outlets is one we've not yet cover, until now. Highlights from this episode include: ?James' time spent as a low-wage radio host in Montana after departing a well-paying sales job.A cavalier attitude that gave him a higher sense of accomplishment than his resume truly indicated and why there's really no true value in people telling you that you're good.Divorcing the information you can attain in reading criticism from the emotional sting.?Being undeterred by hearing "no" and what it looks like to actually be going for it.
Episode 52: Will Brinson - That's how it'll have to be
Episode 52 of The Backyard Banter Podcast brings us CBS Sports senior NFL writer Will Brinson for a fascinating discussion revolving around the current state of sports media. Will shares his insight on a number of topics including how to be passionate fan while operating as a professional, finding you voice as a writer and what it's like juggling a family with this job. You won't want to miss out on this phenomenal chat. Highlights from this episode include: Will's transition from a true Panthers fan to how he manages that side of his approach in his current job.Finding your voice as a writer and niche when you may not be a natural student.Becoming a multi-platform analyst, including on-camera work, when that was never the goal.The struggles of juggling a family and forgoing a normal life when taking up as a media personality.Being willing to do what others aren't exploring in order to break in. 
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Started
Feb 16th, 2016
Latest Episode
Apr 18th, 2017
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
55
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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