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Podcasts of the Week: Dynasty Time

You thought I was finished when I wrote about three podcasts? That wasn’t even scratching the surface. I started my podcast series with a look at some of the more popular general-interest shows. This week I’ll write about some of the best shows that focus on dynasty fantasy football.

My first discovery in this category was the DLF Podcast. Very early in my interview career I found a retweet-happy gent who also was a Broncos fan in Kansas City named Eric Dickens, who runs Dynasty League Football’s Twitter feed. He knew that no true site could live without a podcast, so they started one. According to iTunes, there are 108 episodes, starting in June of 2012. The original hosts were Jarrett Behar and Tim Stafford, although they’ve added Eric Hardter and Karl Safchick to the rotation. Last week Karl hosted with Eric Olinger, and they even talked a little about IDP, a rarity. They brought in Nathan Zegura, who was a Sirius radio host and now works for the Cleveland Browns.

They’re big on having guests, like Matt Waldman, Jamey Eisenberg, Bob Harris, and members of the DLF family. Start your journey in the dynasty world with the DLF Podcast. Full disclosure: I was a guest of the show on October 24, 2012.

There are dynasty die-hards and then there are the hosts of the Under the Helmet Podcast. Chad Parsons and Doug Veatch started the site and podcast to host all of their dynasty league thoughts. Do not draft Adrian Peterson in the first round of a dynasty startup and expect to get kudos from these guys. They like ‘em young and wide receiver-y. The site content has been 100% these two guys until a recent writer contest, and the same goes with the show.

While the show is usually a weekly thing, they will come on more often if news requires it. The site and show are relatively new, both started in 2014, but the information is so good, and yes, Doug and Chad occasionally travel in nonsense, that’s it’s worth your precious download.

The final show of the week is from The Fake Football and it’s called The Faked Goods. Chad Scott and Rich Hribar, who was tired of being the Ted McGinley of podcasts (always a guest), run the show. It’s a weekly show, usually taping Thursday night and “airing” on Friday morning. Chad’s the semi-drunken point guard, leading Rich into fertile discussions about dynasty strategy. Nearly every week they have a guest and the show can run from an hour to 100 minutes. When I was on the show, we did almost an hour of pre-show before we started going. I’m not sure how Rich became such a fan of the game by watching QB greats like Tim Rattay in his youth, but we are the better for it.

That’s just three. I could find more, but what would I write about next week? Now that preseason is rolling, the shows that have been in “hibernation” are coming back, so my phone’s bursting with content. I’ll keep you in the know on the fantasy podcasts to prioritize.

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