FOXsports.com columnist and former Kansas City Star sportswriter Jason Whitlock is launching a podcast through FOXsportsradio.com starting today. (Wednesday 2/16). “Real Talk with Jason Whitlock” will kick off with an interview with former Chicago Sun-Times columnist and ESPN “Around the Horn” personality Jay Mariotti. Mariotti was dropped from ESPN after a conviction for domestic battery surrounding an incident involving his former girlfriend in August 2010. Whitlock, who will also make regular appearances on Fox Sports Radio’s Loose Cannons and Petros and Money shows, said, “I’m hoping the podcast will give readers and sports fans a deeper look into the sports world, and my philosophy as a journalist and media personality. It’s going to be a mixed bag of conversation, humor and analysis.
“We could not be happier to add a star of Jason’s magnitude to our network,” said FOX Sports Radio VP/GM Don Martin. “His credentials speak for themselves, and we are looking forward to providing a new platform for his outstanding work.”
Commenting on the choice of Mariotti as his first guest Whitlock said, “Jay Mariotti is an ideal and fascinating first guest. I’ve wanted to know how he handled his fall from grace and how he plans to return.”