The Social & Sport Podcast

Dan McLaren

Talking to Social Media Managers around the sports world on how their roles and the content they produce has been turned on its head during the current crisis. read less

TABLES TURNED - Kait Borsay, Radio/TV Presenter & The Offside Rule podcast
Aug 10 2020
TABLES TURNED - Kait Borsay, Radio/TV Presenter & The Offside Rule podcast
Welcome to the Social & Sport podcast, once again going back in time a little to the Tables Turned series I first ran last year.The idea is to speak to some of the best interviewers to find out what their secret sauce is and how we can get better at asking the right questions.In this one I spoke to Kait Borsay, one of the first females presenters to be associated with Talksport and has worked for SkySports, Sky News, Arsenal and Chelsea FC TV channels and the Premier League.You may also know her as one third of the highly acclaimed Offside Rule podcast alongside Lynsey Hooper and Hayley McQueen. A show that’s been running since 2012 and is now part of Muddy Knees Media alongside the Totally Football Show.You’ll hear stories of interviews with Phil Neville, Rafa Benitez and a very awkward moment during a chat with Sir Sebastian Coe. You’ll have to listen on to find out what happened there.Thanks again for listening, make sure you subscribe to catch more from this series. And also have a look back at previous lockdown shows from the last few months.Here are some links to what we speak about during the show;Interview with Joe HartInterview with John BarnesThe Exit ListThanks to Tom Yoke from Playfinder for stepping in and kindly hosting us for this recording at their central London office. Playfinder are the UK’s leading search and booking portal for recreational sports, so search for the Playfinder in your app store or head to playfinder.com to find out more.
TABLES TURNED - Sky Sports presenter David Garrido
Jul 30 2020
TABLES TURNED - Sky Sports presenter David Garrido
In a 'new' show as part of Social & Sport I wanted to return to something I put together last year. 'Tables Turned' talked to the interviewers about how they do what they do.In it I spoke with Kait Borsay, Alexandra Legioux, Richard Gillis, Faye Carruthers... and there were a couple I didn't publish which I'll look to do now. Over the next few weeks I'll be publishing a new episode every Thursday, as well as continuing with 'The New Normal' series. But firstly I'm delighted to welcome sports broadcaster, event host and podcaster extraordinaire David Garrido. His interviewing career almost ended before it began with what should have been an opportunity of a lifetime with a Spurs legend. Thankfully for David, and for us, he persevered with his dreams, took the lessons from it and landed an amazing role through BBC Talent at BBC Sport in 2001, staying at the broadcaster before moving onto SkySports in 2011.  We get into how he prepares for big interviews to make sure it looks as effortless as possible. His approach to hosting is so open and engaging that he quickly makes people feel comfortable and is one who tries to make it less of an interview and more of a conversation.David has some fantastic stories around some of the biggest names in sport from David Beckham to a then-newly crowned F1 World Champion, Jenson Button. His love though is for Spanish football which is his main expertise when it comes to football. This led to him creating the weekly La Liga Lowdown podcast to get the lastest from the league.I also mention his famous dance moves when celebrating in the Sheffield Wednesday dressing room after their play-off win back in 2016If you enjoy this podcast please give us a follow, comment, rating, review or just let me know what you think at (Twitter) @danielmclaren or (Instagram) @danieljmclaren.
Tom Moxon - Business Development Director, Samba Digital | Tik Tok & developing an international digital presence for sports
Jun 1 2020
Tom Moxon - Business Development Director, Samba Digital | Tik Tok & developing an international digital presence for sports
Welcome to episode 14 of the Social & Sport podcast.The Bundesliga has been back on our screens for a couple of weeks now and recently we heard about the return of the Premier League, Series A and La Liga. Sport is starting to get back to some kind of crowd free normality. So we’re starting to look ahead and not back so much in this week’s episode as I talk to Tom Moxon about all things internationalisation and his tips on working from home. Tom is Business Development Director at Samba Digital. A long-time remote-working agency who help clubs and leagues to develop their global presence across LatAm, the US, Asia and beyond. Clients include PSG, Liverpool, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga. There’s some great examples to go through and we dig deep into the importance of understanding areas and cultures before leaping into a new strategy. And what developing an international presence actually means, isn’t it just translating content for different accounts?Obviously the answer to that is no!We also talk about TikTok and what the approach is that they have taken with clients such as Ligue1, who have passed 1m views already and tapped into a hungry audience. If you enjoy this podcast they do subscribe on your platform of choice and of course leave a rating or review, that would be amazing. I’m trying to find as many great people as I can to share their stories during this COVID-19 crisis to both help and inspire as many people out there as I can. So every little helps.Video on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/DanielMcLaren75My interview with Tom was recorded on Thursday 28th May 2020.