3 months ago
EP-1: Will There Be Live Sports in 2020?

The debut episode of Sports on Pause, co-hosted by Sportsnet’s Donnovon Bennett and Richard Deitsch, features two guests.

Dr. Andrew Morris is an antimicrobial expert with a resume as long as your arm. He joins Richard and Donnovan to discuss why COVID-19 is so dangerous for the public and athletes, and what the near-future is likely to be for sports.

While many leagues are still brainstorming short-term solutions, IndyCar has launched its iRacing Challenge, pitting drivers against each other in virtual races aired live on TV, complete with trash talking. James Hinchcliffe is one of those drivers and he joins the podcast to discuss the Challenge versus real racing, how IndyCar has been communicating with teams and when he thinks it will be safe to get back on the track.

COVID-19 Resources (1) Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (2) Donald G. McNeil of The New York Times (3) Scott Stinson on COVID-19

This episode is recorded, scripted and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Donnovan Bennett and Richard Deitsch. Archival support by Adrian Cheddie, research assistance from Kirt Berry, with production help from Ryan Walsh, Jeff Azzopardi and Dan Lorimer.

Audio Credits: ABC Radio News, ABC Australia, CBC, MSNBC, TED and Turner Sports.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

The debut episode of Sports on Pause, co-hosted by Sportsnet’s Donnovon Bennett and Richard Deitsch, features two guests.

Dr. Andrew Morris is an antimicrobial expert with a resume as long as your arm. He joins Richard and Donnovan to discuss why COVID-19 is so dangerous for the public and athletes, and what the near-future is likely to be for sports.

While many leagues are still brainstorming short-term solutions, IndyCar has launched its iRacing Challenge, pitting drivers against each other in virtual races aired live on TV, complete with trash talking. James Hinchcliffe is one of those drivers and he joins the podcast to discuss the Challenge versus real racing, how IndyCar has been communicating with teams and when he thinks it will be safe to get back on the track.

COVID-19 Resources (1) Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (2) Donald G. McNeil of The New York Times (3) Scott Stinson on COVID-19

This episode is recorded, scripted and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Donnovan Bennett and Richard Deitsch. Archival support by Adrian Cheddie, research assistance from Kirt Berry, with production help from Ryan Walsh, Jeff Azzopardi and Dan Lorimer.

Audio Credits: ABC Radio News, ABC Australia, CBC, MSNBC, TED and Turner Sports.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.