Today TSN launches THE BARDOWN PODCAST, an all-new storytelling series that explores long-form stories at the intersection of sports, internet culture, technology, and social issues. For more information on THE BARDOWN PODCAST, including a link to listen to the first episode, visit BarDown.com.
From exploring the underground coin market in sports video games to playing beer-league hockey with the most famous hockey player in the world (Justin Bieber), the eight episodes are packed with different hockey stories, unraveled and shared by the beloved members of the BarDown team.
Highlights from the first season of THE BARDOWN PODCAST include:
- Corwin and DZ tracking down a beer league hockey player who was suspended for “fighting” Justin Bieber and one of his former teammates, in order to find out what it’s like to play against the most famous hockey player in the world
- “Way to go, Paul”, one of the most infamous hockey videos of all time, has inspired the BarDown crew to connect with Paul himself and explore exactly how it feels to be labeled a “Crazy Hockey Dad”
- Was the music in EA Sports’ NHL games truly better in the 2000s, or is that just nostalgia talking? The podcast goes in-depth on this subject with EA’s worldwide president of music.
- Believe it or not, the NHL originally hated one of the league’s most popular team logos. The crew speaks to the designers of some of the most controversial hockey logos of all time.
“This is the podcast you always told your hockey buddies you were going to start – the unique stories you hear around the world of hockey. The BarDown team dives in and tells these tales in hilarious fashion,” said Ken Volden, Vice-President and Executive Producer, News and Information, TSN. “As a creative way to learn more about hockey that goes way beyond last night’s scores, we’re excited to add THE BARDOWN PODCAST to TSN’s fan-favourite roster of podcasts.”
“Bell Media is proud to tell stories that Canadians want to hear and THE BARDOWN PODCAST is just the start of what Bell Media plans to do in the podcast space going forward,” said Tyson Parker, Director, Podcasting and Artist & Music Industry Relations for Bell Media.
THE BARDOWN PODCAST is now available on BarDown.com, iHeartRadio Canada, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and everywhere podcasts are heard.
In addition to the new THE BARDOWN PODCAST, TSN is home to Canada’s fan-favourite sports podcasts including OVERDRIVE, THE JAY AND DAN PODCAST, TSN ORIGINAL PODCAST: DURBANO, JAMES DUTHIE’S THE RUBBER BOOTS PODCAST, THE RAY AND DREGS PODCAST, and the HER MARK PODCAST PRESENTED BY WCL.
THE BARDOWN PODCAST joins Bell Media’s nearly 50 original English and French titles among the more than 25,000 podcasts currently featured on iHeartRadio Canada.