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I am Lindsay Czarniak. I am a Fox Sports NFL sideline reporter and a studio host for NASCAR coverage. I am here today to talk about my new podcast, The Artist and The Athlete! Ask Me Anything!

Hi everyone! It's Lindsay Czarniak. I am here today to talk about my new podcast, The Artist and the Athlete.

Each episode of The Artist and The Athlete pairs an iconic sports figure alongside a renowned musician for an intimate, wide-ranging conversation that explores their path to success, their process, and their passions when away from the big stage. Join me each week as I goes behind-the-scenes with some of the biggest names in sports and music like Eddie Vedder, Anthony Rizzo, Alanis Morissette, Danica Patrick, Brad Paisley, Clayton Kershaw, and more!

Check out episode 1, featuring Clayton Kershaw & Brad Paisley, on Apple Podcasts!

Ask Me Anything!

February 16th 2021
interview date

Do NFL head coaches really want to talk while hustling off to the locker room at halftime or is it just something they're contractually obligated to do?


great question... honest answer is I'm sure they don't love doing it but I can tell you from experience they are used to it. One of the most engaging was Jon Gruden this year, as well as Bruce Arians.


With Jaime Little doing the ARCA broadcast, it seems like women are getting a fairer shot in broadcasting. Do you feel like that's true? What else can these big companies do to make it better?


I'm SO HAPPY for Jamie! she is such a rockstar and I can tell you from working with her for Indy 500 coverage - she is one of the very best in the business at her job. doesn't matter man or woman - I have admired her knowledge an work ethic for a long time. I think women are getting more opportunity - still not enough but I think it also takes us to stand up and say "I want that"


Hi Lindsay! I remember watching you on NBC4 Washington before you made it to the big leagues with George Michael. What lasting memory did working with George stick with you the most? Thank you so much!


I have so many amazing memories of George. One of my fondest memories is what he would say to me before we started the show...he would knock on the wall and say "Czarniak, Don't F*** it up!" Miss him and what he taught me


How did you enjoy your time in Harrisonburg?


LOVED my time in the 'burg. Don't get back enough!


Hi Lindsay! You can pick one place to grab a bite on campus at JMU, what are you picking??


D Hall!!!!


Are you going to have the Sports Junkies as guests?


those are my guys!!!! maybe as consultants:)


What episode will we get Jimmie Johnson and the Avett Brothers?


Love that episode so much! Early March!


How would you advise a photog in local broadcast to get to the level you're at? Thanks for doing this!


I would stay start from the ground up - asking colleagues and mentors. If you don't have a mentor, start picking brains of people at your local shop for how you can reach out to someone at that level who makes those decisions. whenever I don't know the next step, I think of who I can reach out to the has experience that I can ask


Thank you for doing an AMA. What sport do you wish had larger coverage? Why doesn't it?


fishing. I'm serious


Hi Lindsay! Who in the sports world is hilarious off camera?


great question....Shaq! but you probably knew that.


How do you get athletes and musicians to come on your show? Is it usually your team reaching out to them or vice versa?


It's a combo but it's been such a blessing to partner with SONY in this. The booking has been an awesome team effort


Hello Lindsay, What athlete and musician pair do you believe will have the most chemistry?


Ray Lewis and Kirk Franklin had a special bond but also this first episode with Clayton Kershaw and Brad Paisley - I don't think any other musician could've led Clayton to sing at the top of his lungs. they've all had a unique chemistry


What's the biggest perk of the job?


definitely interacting with awesome people. this project in particular with SONY has introduced me to a team of some of the most creative people I've ever worked with


Do you ever get any harsh/over the line pressure from Fox to slant things a certain way? Do they criticize that you're husband works for NBC?


never. FOX sports has been great.


who was your favorite teacher at cvhs?


I could never pick one!!! I know that is boring but I have so many faves.


Is your podcast available for free on Spotify? 😐




I think both are awesome


Thanks so much for joining me here, guys! I have to run but please check out the podcast! I'd love to hear your thoughts!


Thank you for the advertisement, that's why i come to AMAs apparently




can you play the guitar?

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