Welcome to the 13th 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, the guest is ESPN's lead soccer broadcaster Ian Darke. In the podcast, Darke discusses his preparation to call matches for different leagues, what makes for a good soccer analyst, who soccer viewers are tough markers, the difference calling a soccer match in England versus the U.S., his most harrowing travel story, how he started in the business, why the Men In Blazers call him Sir Ian, why Gus Johnson had such a tough challenge, how he was once asked to call college football for ESPN and much more.
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