Debut Episode Features Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones
ESPN Audio launched a new weekly podcast today with one of sports media’s most prolific commentators, NFL Insider Adam Schefter. His new “Adam Schefter’s Know Them from Adam” podcast is an interview series featuring long-form conversations with individuals who have a connection to pro football. Discussions touch upon football topics and go much deeper, exploring life lessons, philosophies, what motivates the interview subjects, and more.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is Schefter’s first podcast guest (listen). In their conversation, Jones discusses growing the sport of football, why he went from NFL maverick to a Hall of Fame finalist, the key to having a successful NFL franchise, and how close he actually came to drafting former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.
The podcast is available now to subscribe and listen in the ESPN App, at the ESPN PodCenter and via the Apple iTunes store.
“The podcast is something I have wanted to do for a while because it blends all my interests – football, people, lessons, philosophies, advice, and more,” said Schefter. “This is a chance to have deeper conversations with people inside and outside the industry who share a love of football. Even more important, I want to learn about the personal experiences that shaped who they are and what made them successful.”
Schefter’s inspiration for the podcast is the Sunday column he used to write for the Denver Post. While covering the Denver Broncos earlier in his career, his “Know Him from Adam” – or “Know Her from Adam” if the guest was a woman – gave Schefter the opportunity to have similar conversations.
Upcoming podcast guests are expected to include recently retired Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. and Schefter’s longtime ESPN NFL partner Chris Mortensen, the Hall of Fame sports journalist who returned to work this fall while continuing to recover from Stage IV throat cancer.