September 14, 2022
Blue Wire is excited to welcome the viral sports podcast Pick A Side to the network. Hosted by Joel Moran, River Brown, Andrew Velez and Joel Dehls, the show has amassed over 197 thousand followers on TikTok since its first episode in 2019.
Founded around the hosts’ desire for a new take on tiring mainstream sports media, Pick A Side eliminates the bland statements, generalizations and luke-warm takes, instead creating genuine conversations around sports backed by facts.
These hosts are on the journey to creating the best sports podcast possible, hoping to be the one show for this generation of sports fans.
“Our favorite part of talking sports is helping the next generation of fans understand it. We pride ourselves on having meaningful conversation and I think that shows. We also love debating,” the hosts shared. “We tend to debate over semantics and I think that’s what makes Pick a Side, Pick a Side.”
In addition to their weekly podcast, social media has played a large role in the show’s success.
“We started posting clips on TikTok last July and it has helped grow our show tremendously. Each time we posted a clip that would do well we would notice it in the downloads for our audio podcast.”