Episode 373: Mina Kimes

Mina Kimes is a senior writer at ESPN and the host of the podcast ESPN Daily.


“What I’ve found, and this is something I did not know would be the case going into it, is that sports stories—and, at the risk of sounding a bit self-important, maybe someone like me writing sports stories or talking about it in particular—can have an impact in other ways that have revealed themselves to me over time.”


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  1. @minakimes

  2. minakimes.tumblr.com

  3. Kimes on Longform

  4. Longform Podcast #12: Mina Kimes

  5. ESPN Daily Podcast
  6. [05:37] “Me, My Father, and Russell Wilson: Why This Seahawks Season Makes Me Unspeakably Happy” (Slate • 2014)

  7. [10:46] “Aly Raisman Takes the Floor” (ESPN • 2018)
  8. [10:55] “Drew Brees Has a Dream He'd Like to Sell You” (ESPN • 2016)
  9. [12:11] ESPN's Around the Horn
  10. [12:12] ESPN's Highly Questionable
  11. [20:48] “How Darrelle Revis Became the NFL's Savviest Negotiator” (ESPN • 2015)

  12. [24:18] “The Unkillable Demon King” (ESPN • 2015)
  13. [26:23] “The Art of Letting Go” (ESPN • 2016)
  14. [27:31] “The Unbreakable Bond” (ESPN • 2016)
  15. [34:09] “The Work Diary of ESPN's Mina Kimes (and Her Dog, Lenny)” (The New York Times • 2019)
  16. [34:32] ESPN Daily
  17. [35:26] The Mina Kimes Show Featuring Lenny
  18. [36:52] “Baker Mayfield Isn't Afraid of the Hype” (ESPN • 2019)
  19. [39:16] “After a Decade Apart, Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton Share an Unlikely Bond” (ESPN • 2015)
  20. [39:41] “The Search for Aaron Rodgers” (ESPN • 2017)
  21. [49:35] “Everything You Need To Know About the Ray Rice Case” (Time • 2014)

  22. [49:35]
    ESPN's Mina Kimes Will Be Preseason Analyst for the Los Angeles Rams”
    (Sports Illustrated • 2019)
  23. [56:33] Michael Barbaro on Longform