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Turnstile, a new sports podcast network, launches

Turnstile, a new sports podcast network, launches

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Turnstile is a new sport podcast network, launched today by Placard Media. The network will be releasing a number of shows over the next two months with a large focus on daily shows and shows that release multiple times per week. The first show is Football in Five, a four minute podcast covering what the Americans call soccer. It has a launch partner in the live football scores app FotMob.

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