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Miami Dolphins Brilliant Fan Podcast Interviews: Part Two

This is part two of interviews with hosts from fan podcasts that cover the Miami Dolphins.

As the series of interviews with hosts of their Miami Dolphins fan podcasts continues into part two, two more podcasts are interviewed. This article covers the podcasts DolphinsTalk and Fanfare with Barry Cunningham.

Fan Podcast Interviews: Part Two

DolphinsTalk

DolphinsTalk is the third podcast on the list in alphabetically order to be interviewed. Dolphins Talk was started by Mike Oliva. For the Dolphins Talk podcast, Dolphinatics was able to interview co-host Ian Berger. DolphinsTalk can be found on YouTube and their website DolphinsTalk.com.

Dolphinatics: What is your name or preferred nickname? Ian: Ian Berger, also known as Big E.

Dolphinatics: What is the name of the podcast you co-host? Ian: I co-host the DolphinsTalk podcast with Mike Oliva.

Dolphinatics: How long has the podcast been going? Ian: Mike began DolphinsTalk 15 years ago. But I’ve only been on as a co-host for two years.

Dolphinatics: Do you have regular guests on your show? Ian: We usually have guests every other month.

Dolphinatics: Who is your most memorable guest? Ian: Omar Kelly was a memorable guest for me.

Dolphinatics: How did the podcast start? Ian: The podcast started with only Mike Oliva 15 years ago. He wanted to inform fans about Miami Dolphins news and his opinion. I joined two years ago because I enjoyed the podcast and thought we could have great conversations about the Dolphins.

Dolphinatics: What has been the most exciting moment on the podcast? Ian: My favorite part of the podcast is when Mike reads an advertisement for Manscaped every episode. I am cracking up almost every episode when he reads those.

Dolphinatics: How long have you been a fan of the Miami Dolphins? Ian: Since 1985. My grandfather got me interested and I became obsessed.

Dolphinatics: What message do you want the podcast to relay to the listeners? Ian: That we appreciate anyone who listens whether they agree or disagree with us. Our listeners can listen to two diehard Miami Dolphins fans talk about the team. And we love the live conversations when we go live for our listeners every Wednesday.

Dolphinatics: What do you like best about doing the podcast? Ian: We can talk Miami Dolphins for however long we want on the podcast. If I meet someone during the day wearing something about the Miami Dolphins, we can talk forever about the team.

Dolphinatics: What goes into making the podcast? Ian: It’s a live show so there’s really no preparation other than paying attention to what’s going on with the team. Mike probably spends another 30 minutes to an hour to add the podcast to DolphinsTalk.com. We used to tape the shows and that was a lot more work.

Dolphinatics: What is the worst moment you experienced on the podcast? Ian: When my computer crashed in the middle of a live podcast. But having a co-host allowed the podcast to continue.

Dolphinatics: What is it like working with your co-host? Ian: Mike and I are a perfect podcast match. He is more realistic, and I am more optimistic. Sometimes, people confuse realism with negativity, and we try to explain that. A lot of listeners say we are Ying and Yang together and that makes a perfect podcast.

Dolphinatics: What do you think was the best and most successful episode on the podcast for you? Ian: The Omar Kelly interview was one of my personal favorites. The most listened to episode I believe, is the one involving trade rumors of an unnamed quarterback to the team. For some reason, dysfunction leads to additional listeners.

Dolphinatics: How do you feel about the upcoming 2022 Dolphins season? Ian: I am very optimistic. I see this as a 12-win season with the influx of talent. I think it will be Tua‘s year to shine. I’m excited to see the improvements with the offensive line, the running backs, and the cheetah.

Dolphinatics: Where can people find the podcast? Ian: www.DolphinsTalk.com, DolphinsTalk on YouTube, and you can find the link on Twitter @DolphinsTalk.

Fanfare With Barry Cunningham

The fourth podcast interviewed and listed alphabetically is Fanfare with Barry Cunningham, which can be found on YouTube.

Dolphinatics: What is your name or preferred nickname? Barry: Barry Cunningham.

Dolphinatics: What is the name of your podcast? Barry: Fanfare with Barry Cunningham.

Dolphinatics: How long has your podcast been running? Barry: It’s not really a podcast, but I guess people call it that. So, I’ve been doing sports videos since April 2022.

Dolphinatics: Do you have a co-host? Barry: It’s just me right now.

Dolphinatics: Do you have regular guests on your show? Barry: Not yet. But I’m looking to do so during the season.

Dolphinatics: How did the podcast start? Barry: I just decided to turn on the camera in April and talk sports.

Dolphinatics: What has been the most exciting moment on your podcast? Barry: Seeing videos take off and work on building an active community.

Dolphinatics: How long have you been a Miami Dolphins fan? Barry: Since the Don Shula days. I’m a fan because I live in South Florida.

Dolphinatics: What message do you want to relay to your listeners? Barry: I’m not a stat junkie and never will be. I’m more interested in telling my stories and giving my perspective. My purpose is to have fun.

Dolphinatics: What do you like best about doing your podcast? Barry: Seeing people react whether positively or negatively. I want to compel people to respond.

Dolphinatics: What goes into making your podcast? Barry: It is to find and research the story and angle. There is basic scripting without teleprompting. And it’s to know the bullet points. Then if needed, there is getting B-roll assets. Editing can take anywhere from 30 minutes to six hours. Then it’s just to hit the optimal posting window.

Dolphinatics: What is the worst moment you’ve had on the episode? Barry: I haven’t really had any.

Dolphinatics: What do you think the best episode you ever had? Barry: An episode I did on Brittney Griner. It has over 120,000 views to this date.

Dolphinatics: How do you feel about the upcoming 2022 Miami Dolphins season? Barry: They look extremely promising. They look better than they’ve looked in years! It is exciting to see the new squad get going with Mike McDaniel at the helm.

Dolphinatics: Where can people find your podcast? Barry: Search for Barry Cunningham on YouTube.

The series of interviews will continue in the next articles which will feature podcasts from FinsTalk and GoTime Dolphins.

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