Seattle Seahawks’ Greg Olsen Makes Foray Into Podcasting
The podcast "TE1" is set to air this summer
For some professional football players, just playing the game isn’t enough to keep them busy. Marshawn Lynch joined the cast of Westworld for its third season, and turned in a solid supporting performance in the process. JJ Watt showcased his comic chops while guest hosting Saturday Night Live earlier this year. And they’re not alone: Seattle’s Greg Olsen looks to be the next NFL player making a foray into media.
At The Washington Post, Ben Strauss reports that Olsen has begun hosting a new podcast — one with a focus on football and its histories and personalities:
While the podcast itself is new, Olsen isn’t a stranger to broadcasting. He’s offered up game day analysis before, and has spoken about his interest in pursuing a career in broadcasting after his gridiron career has come to and end.
According to Blue Wire CEO Kevin Jones, TE1 will debut later this summer.
Incredibly pumped to announce @gregolsen88 is the newest Blue Wire podcaster. The last month, Greg interviewed some of the best NFL tight ends of all-time for some raw, honest conversations. Our team is so excited to share TE1. Coming this Summer 👀https://t.co/ppYVvIGDDT
— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) June 26, 2020
Conducting a long-form interview is no easy task, and Olsen’s work in this space should be both entertaining and a good calling card for when he makes his move into media full-time. And for those who like their sports media hyper-focused, a look inside the specific skills it takes to make it as a tight end certainly fits that bill.
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