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ESPN announces host for its upcoming daily sports pod

Mina Kimes will host ESPN’s upcoming daily sports podcast. A senior writer who also frequently appears as a contributor on ESPN’s various television properties, Kimes joined ESPN in 2014 following stints at Fortune and Bloomberg News. She already hosts another podcast for ESPN, The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny, which will continue production. (Lenny, by the way, is her dog.)

The appointment is part of “a new multi year agreement,” according to the official press release, which additionally states that the upcoming project will use a “narrative-driven approach” that’s become common in the daily podcast genre.

Also announced: the podcast will debut on October 21, featuring Dell and Indeed as presenting sponsors. And in case you didn’t know, the show will be called “ESPN Daily,” not to be confused with the company’s daily newsletter of the same name… or The Daily, for that matter.

For what it’s worth, ESPN won’t be the first to market as far as “narrative storytelling-oriented daily sports podcasts from big buzzy sports media companies” are concerned. That honor probably goes to The Athletic, which launched its own daily audio project, called The Lead, in partnership with Wondery last month.