2019 Shortlist

The Fighter & The Kid

Finalist

Best Sports Podcast

How Does This Individual Represent “Excellence in Engagement”?

The Fighter and the Kid is a weekly podcast featuring former UFC heavyweight Brendan "Big Brown" Schaub and actor/comedian Bryan "The Kid" Callen. It’s uncut and unedited, and sometimes it’s just ridiculous. With 87.6 million views on YouTube, Schaub and Callen are two friends who talk about fighting, television shows and anything else that crosses their mind.

Since leaving Fox Sports a couple years ago, The Fighter & The Kid frequently finds itself in the top ten podcasts in Apple’s Sports & Recreation category, beating competition that is produced and distributed by sports media juggernauts like ESPN and Barstool Sports. The uncensored banter has built a massive following and created enormous opportunity for both the fighter and the kid, even inspiring Shaub to take to the stage and give stand-up comedy a try as a new way to connect one-to-one with fans.

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