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The Lead: Starting Five

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The Lead: Starting Five is a new daily sports show from the creators of the award-winning podcast, The Lead. Every weekday, our team of perennial all-star hosts breaks down five of the biggest sports stories of the day, in 10 minutes. Whether it’s Tom Brady un-retiring (seriously, how did we fall for that), LeBron James hinting at another return to Cleveland, or a minor league mascot getting named ‘Blob’ through a Twitter fan vote, you’ll hear about it on Starting Five. Get the sports news and analysis you need to start your day, five days a week, with The Lead: Starting Five.


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4.5 out of 5 stars from 80 ratings
  • No

    I am so sad to see this show ending. I listened every day no matter what the subject was. This podcast really helped me talk about sports topics with my sports loving boyfriend. I will really miss the hosts & this show.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States16 days ago
  • 😢😢😢

    REALLY disappointed to see the Starting Five get cancelled. Fantastic content and hosts. Listened nearly every day. Why?!?

    Apple Podcasts
    United States25 days ago
  • Awesome show

    Gonna miss this show. It was great way to get sports updates and insight without all the fluff. Job well done all!

    Apple Podcasts
    Prez Harvey
    United Statesa month ago
  • But why?

    So sorry to see this podcast end. I really enjoyed it. Thanks to all the hosts!

    Apple Podcasts
    lg aug 22
    United Statesa month ago
  • Love the show. Fond farewells.

    Love the banter and humorous reports by the presenters

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago

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