Saturday, August 17, 2013

Easton Councilman's Sideline Is Sports Podcasting

By Christina Georgiou

Easton Councilman Jeff Warren, at home, records a podcast
for the sports website he and longtime friend Len Hunsicker
have launched, The Philadelphia Sports Table.
Contributed photo by Michelle Warren

Many college buddies dream of having their own post-game sports program, but once real life obligations become more pressing, most of the time, the reality is that it's not going to happen.

However, Easton city councilman Jeff Warren and his long-time buddy Len Hunsicker never gave up on that aspiration, and the two recently took advantage of the opportunities offered by technology and the Internet to start a website to fulfill that aspiration.

The Philadelphia Sports Table, launched the past spring, offers insights on all the Philadelphia professional sports teams. This fall, it may also cover some local college teams too, Warren said.

The site offers both written articles and weekly podcasts--an episodic series of audio files much like radio broadcast, but that can also be downloaded to portable audio devices for listening on the go later.

Every Tuesday, Warren and Hunsicker release a podcast on the site that discusses various aspects of their favorite in-season Philly teams. While the side is less than a year old, the two plan to cover the Eagles, the Flyers, the 76ers, and will also touch on some local college teams as well.

"We started in mid-April," Warren said. "We do a podcast once a week."

There are a number of articles on the site too, mostly written by Warren, but unlike the regular podcasts, they're more sporadically published.

"We don't really have a set schedule for the writing and articles," he said.

In addition to a love for sports and discussing games and the players, the project is a natural outlet for him, Warren said, noting that he recently got a master's degree in electronic media.

"This was a great way or me to envelop myself in this media," Warren said. "Even though I'm not making any money at this, it's a good creative outlet for me."

To tune in to The Philadelphia Sports Table's podcasts, visit

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