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59 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Cool Runnings: A Conversation with Casey Wasserman
Join co-hosts Jessica Gelman and Daryl Morey as they chat with Casey Wasserman, chairman of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic games and CEO of Wasserman. Hear them discuss the importance of analytics when representing athletes, Casey's plans for the 2028 Olympics, and the launch announcement of the SSAC Mentorship Program presented by Wasserman. This mentorship program is designed to assist students and young professionals from underrepresented backgrounds in navigating potential careers in the sports industry. Read more about the program details here and submit your application now!
58 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
There's No Crying in Baseball: A Conversation with Andrew Friedman
Join co-hosts Jessica Gelman and Daryl Morey as they connect with guest Andrew Friedman, President of Baseball Operations for the reigning MLB champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hear them discuss how the Dodgers leverage analytics to customize individual players' development and maximize their likelihood of success, and what Andrew thinks the biggest opportunities for analytics in the MLB are.
67 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Any Data Sunday: A Conversation with Mina Kimes
Join co-hosts Jessica Gelman and Daryl Morey as they catch up with guest Mina Kimes, senior writer for ESPN, analyst for NFL Life, and the host of The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny podcast. Hear them discuss the expanding role of analytics in NFL teams' decision-making, how to design a winning offensive system, and what Mina thinks the most surprising NFL offseason change has been.
51 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Defend It Like Shane: A Conversation with Shane Battier
Join co-hosts Jessica Gelman and Daryl Morey as they team up with guest Shane Battier, Vice President of Basketball Development & Analytics, Miami Heat. Hear them discuss how Shane is applying lessons learned as a former player to analytics, quantifying culture and the unique way Coach K influenced it at Duke, and a recap of Shane and Daryl’s legendary karaoke duet at Shane's annual Battioke charity fundraiser for the Battier Take Charge Foundation.
61 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
A League of His Own: A Conversation with Nate Silver
Join co-hosts Jessica Gelman and Daryl Morey as they geek out with Nate Silver, statistician and founder of the award-winning website FiveThirtyEight.com, and best-selling author. Hear them discuss the future of polling and its impact on market research of fans, the legitimacy of various models to evaluate athletes and teams, as well as, his thoughts on generational players.
55 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
She's Got Game: A Conversation with Sue Bird
Join co-hosts Jessica Gelman and Daryl Morey as they connect with Sue Bird, point guard for the Seattle Storm and recent WNBA champion. Hear them discuss the role analytics play in basketball, how to leverage your platform for advocacy, as well as, what her opinion is on 'clutch' players.
48 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Build it and They Will Come: A Conversation with Jonathan Kraft
Join co-hosts Jessica Gelman and Daryl Morey as they connect with Jonathan Kraft, President of the Kraft Group. Hear them discuss fan engagement, the growth of football and soccer analytics, as well as, the impact of COVID on sports.
38 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
You Had Me At Sabermetrics: A Conversation on Analytics in Sports with Bill James
Join co-hosts Jessica Gelman and Daryl Morey as they catch up with the Godfather of Sabermetrics, Bill James. Hear them discuss the evolution of sports analytics and what analyses actually help sports innovate and what ones are 'trash'.
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