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PodVader (Architect of ESPN Podcasts)
Episode 1314th June 2023 • Fantasy Football Origin Stories • Sports History Network
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Fantasy Football Origin Stories is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.


In this 13th episode, Jay "PodVader" Soderberg rides shotgun in the DeLorean, to take us back in time and learn about his Fantasy Football Origin Story. We talk about many topics, including:

  • Jay's first recollections of fantasy football
  • Some early days fantasy football stories
  • His role as "architect of ESPN podcasts"
  • His role with the Fantasy Football Focus show
  • Some cool stories working with Matthew Berry, Nate Ravitz, and the gang...including playing softball against the Jonas Brothers
  • A little about how sports podcasts should be given more credit than they really do for advancing podcasting
  • How he got the nickname "PodVader"
  • Tips on trying to break into the industry
  • Much more

You can also catch PodVader on episode 93 on The Football History Dude podcast. It was the 6th interview I ever had.