Welcome to the fifth episode of the SI Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch. In this podcast, which will be published weekly, Deitsch will interview members of the sports media about their work, and interesting people about the sports media.
This week's guests are Mike Emrick, the lead broadcaster for NBC's coverage of the NHL and the voice of the Stanley Cup Finals, and NBC Sports horse racing reporter Donna Brothers. On the podcast, Emrick discusses how he prepares for a broadcast, being mentored by the late Ernie Harwell, how he uses silence in a broadcast, his lexicon during games, the love that he and his wife have for rescue animals and more. Brothers talks about the challenges of covering races on horseback (she says it's not as tough as it looks), jockeys who offer thoughtful and forthcoming responses, what makes American Pharoah such a standout amid other thoroughbreds and more.
Be sure to check back each week in Deitsch's media column for the latest episode, and a reminder: you can now find the podcast on iTunes: SI Media Podcast With Richard Deitsch - Sports Illustrated.