Ally Fleming and her father David pose with a cake at the one-year anniversary podcast. (Photos: submitted)
ESPN’s only father/daughter duo mark one-year “In Timeout” together
A University of Georgia student just marked the one-year anniversary of her podcast with a live audience on May 13. Rising junior advertising major Ally Fleming launched the “In Timeout” podcast last May alongside her father, David.
In a sea of more than 1.7 million podcasts, ESPN’s only daddy/daughter duo continue to differentiate, develop creative content and drive downloads with contrasting views and a growing fan base. This duo teams up weekly to laugh, talk family, sports and pop culture and celebrated their one-year show live from Lost Worlds Brewing in Cornelius, NC on May 13.
“Stuck in quarantine, when we realized the entire world was also “in timeout” I joked about starting a podcast – a few hours later we posted our first show. It was a blast, but we just did it to help pass the time, honestly, and never dreamed we’d still be doing this a year later,” says David Fleming, senior writer for ESPN. “But the reaction has been so amazing, and we quickly realized a father/daughter duo that can talk Kobe Bryant or the Super Bowl one week, rank Taylor Swift songs the next and then do an Arby’s taste test or a #GirlDad fashion quiz was something totally unique to the podcasting world. And so, incredibly, here we are hosting a live audience for our one-year anniversary show. I just hope it’s not being catered by Arby’s.”
Today, the In Timeout podcast is in the top 15% of the more than 100,000 shows on the host site Buzzsprout and is approaching a thousand downloads per month, from Australia to Japan and Germany and throughout the U.S.
“Some of my favorite episodes we record are the spontaneous ones,” says Ally Fleming. “A memorable moment was texting my dad about the new Britney Spears documentary, and in less than 24 hours, we recorded a whole episode covering it.”
“I could see us never running out of ideas to talk about. That’s why I love recording this podcast so much, it never gets boring,” Ally Fleming says.
About In Timeout podcast
In Timeout Podcast, started in the midst of the global COVID 19 pandemic, is a sports podcast like never before. ESPN’s only father/daughter duo, David and Ally Fleming talk sports, pop culture and family. Episodes vary from reviewing the latest Britney Spears documentary to covering Dave’s newest project on ESPN. In Timeout can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Listen to a sample episode: