Over the Top with Beadle and Rosenberg | 6th Hashtag Sports Awards

Over the Top with Beadle and Rosenberg


The 6th Annual Awards

Nominee ✨
  • Best Podcast


From Wondery, Over the Top is a fast-paced, gutsy blitz where no topic is off limits. Each week, sports heavyweights Michelle Beadle and Peter Rosenberg pit the biggest, wildest, and most hyped sports and pop culture stories against each other in a topical “Royal Rumble” that will determine who or what is the biggest story on Planet Earth. Each round, two newsworthy stories are thrown into the ring and Beadle and Rosenberg debate which one should stay, and which should be thrown “over the top” rope. They spend the next 90 seconds sounding off on the remaining story, but hang on...when the buzzer sounds, a new story enters the ring, and they’ll do the whole thing all over again! One story stays and one is eliminated. The battle continues until one final story is left standing.


How does this represent “Excellence in Engagement”?

The topic lineup for Over the Top covers everything from the NFL and NBA to buzzy topics spanning MLB, MMA, F1, wrestling, pop culture and much more. Recent episodes have seen the upcoming Mike Tyson-Jake Paul fight, the Steph Curry & Sabrina Ionescu All-Star shootout, and the Super Bowl Halftime Show, surviving all contenders to be named Undisputed Most Important Thing on Planet Earth.

With each topic, the hosts bring their unique mix of humor, fandom, versatility and insights to the debates and tell you what you really need to know about the stories dominating the headlines.

This show is uniquely positioned to deliver everything you need to know about the world of sports and pop-culture in a very efficient 30-45min episode each week. It serves as an excellent option for both seasoned sports enthusiasts and newcomers looking for an accessible entry point into the sports world. This framework demonstrates the show’s place within the wider sports and entertainment podcast landscape.


Check your papi’s self-serious sports show at the door, Beadle and Rosenberg are injecting life back into sports media by dropping a Swonton Bomb of essential sports and pop culture news straight from the top rope! The best stories of the week face off to answer one simple question: What is the #1 most important thing on Planet Earth this week? Only one topic will stand tall at the end of this WWE-inspired spectacle, where the only way we know how to settle interpersonal disputes is Royal Rumble Style. It's fun, informative, and helmed by seasoned experts who know fandom.

Strategy & Execution

Over the Top draws inspiration from some of the great WWE monologues and promo segments used to drive storylines and drama in wrestling, infusing WWE style & flair into the spirited debate and energy of the show.

Leveraging Michelle and Peter’s credibility in the sports media space and their loyal fan base, we make heavy use of snackable social content derived from the podcast to drive awareness and create a consistent avenue back to the RSS feed / full YouTube episode, positioning Over The Top not as a replacement for your daily sports show but a complement offering a fresh and valuable perspective on the broader sports landscape.

In addition to reaching Michelle and Peter loyalists, we also seek to convert fans who regularly listen to single-sport podcasts such as The Old Man and the Three, Men in Blazers, and New Heights.

Celebrate in NYC

Join us for the 6th Annual Hashtag Sports Awards™ on the evening of June 6, 2024 as we celebrate finalists and reveal the winners of this year's awards live during the show.