Channel 6 is a storytelling portal produced by Spencer Hall and Holly Anderson.
Spencer founded the landmark college football site Every Day Should Be Saturday in 2005, where his opening-day essays on everything from the history of the American buffalo to the inborn hypocrisy of amateurism in college sports sit shoulder-to-shoulder with meditations on the majesty of Popeyes Chicken. He also served in multiple editorial leadership roles for SBNation.com, where he anchored the limited audio series It Seemed Smart, authored Longform.org selections “Zero to Mandalay” and “The Istanbul Derby” (also recognized by Longform in 2014 for Best Travel Writing), and was nominated for the 2017 Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting for his essay, "Do you really want to know what it takes to beat Alabama?" He most recently co-founded the experimental college football community Banner Society, which was a good website.
Currently, Spencer co-hosts the inexplicably popular college football podcast Shutdown Fullcast, serves as a panelist on the SEC Network's Thinking Out Loud, and appears as an occasional commentator on ESPN (look for his alarmingly-sized beard on midnight SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt). He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with two increasingly feral sons.
Holly first fell backwards into the haunted retaining pond of sports journalism as the co-pilot/porch cat of Every Day Should Be Saturday in 2007. She served as SB Nation's first college football editor, founded a college football blog for Sports Illustrated, and covered Rose Bowls, lumberjack games, and rattlesnake rodeos for ESPN’s Grantland (where she also authored Longform.org selection “Meet a Florida Man”). Her essays, reporting, and photography have appeared in Sports Illustrated magazine, The Golfer's Journal, ESPN, Shondaland, and elsewhere. She produced election coverage across multiple platforms as director of MTV’s political news desk, where she also hosted and directed the network’s weekly newsmagazine podcast The Stakes, before succumbing once more to the undertow of Saturday football as the executive editor of Banner Society.
Holly currently edits politics and policy stories by day, appears as a combination of guest agitator and unkillable ghost on the Shutdown Fullcast by night, and recently wrapped production on the Senate runoff election podcast Ground Game: Georgia. She lives in Atlanta with two black cats, a rescue hound, and a backyard garden full of poisonous plants.