This week I sit down with JB Hager, co-host of the massively popular podcast, The Move. Originally, I thought this conversation would be about how JB used his extensive radio experience (30 years) to help Lance Armstrong launch The Move, a podcast breaking down the individual stages of the Tour de France. That in itself would have been a fascinating story, especially since at the time Armstrong had been somewhat absent from the sport of cycling since the turmoil surrounding his admitted use of performance enhancing drugs. Ultimately, how I thought the conversation would go, and what it became were two completely different things.
JB describes how five years ago he found himself unemployed and unsure of his professional future, all while his daughter was experiencing some serious health issues. He recounts a phone call from Lance asking if he could co-host a podcast. He tells JB, “Oh by the way, you’ll need to drive 1,000 miles to Aspen and we’ll need to find a place to record it.” Ten million downloads later and The Move has become one of the most successful sports podcasts and has gone on to add former USPS Teammate George Hincapie, and former USPS Team Director Johan Bruyneel to the co-host team. Huge thanks to JB for coming on and sharing his story.