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Detroit News sports writer Rod Beard is the point guard for a weekly podcast covering the Pistons, NBA and other sports topics. Other topics will include NBA daily fantasy sports (DFS), writing and an occasional diary from various NBA road trips.

Check out the premiere of the weekly Rod & Real podcast, hosted by Pistons beat writer Rod Beard.

Here's a breakdown of the first episode:

►0:00 Introduction

►2:10 Background

►3:10 Pistons roster breakdown

►15:01 Andre Drummond's contract situation

►21:18 Daily Fantasy Sports

►27:42 Road stories

►30:13 Writing as a craft

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