Tag: Economics

Scott Boras

Jonah Keri negotiates with legendary sports agent Scott Boras about teaching young players to communicate; “mail order brides”; the possibility of an international baseball draft; playing the odds in the amateur baseball draft; nurturing the n…

Forrest Griffin

Jonah Keri and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin grapple with weighty topics like strangers picking fights with Forrest; Ronda Rousey; becoming a fan favorite; fight or flight; Forrest’s dark side; from th…

Mina Kimes

Jonah Keri kickstarts a discussion with Mina Kimes of ESPN The Magazine about the dogs of sports Twitter; the Seahawks; business writing; addressing serious issues within sports journalism; criticism of male and female journalists; bofa; Tyree…

Ron Shelton

Jonah Keri names foods that start with the letter “Q” with filmmaker Ron Shelton: his career as a minor-league baseball player; scheming to join the Expos; the Oriole way and Earl Weaver; digging ditches; writing and directing Bull Durham; lov…

Mike Schur

Jonah Keri has a tremendous discussion with Michael Schur about Dustin Pedroia; the progression of his career from Harvard Lampoon to writing on Saturday Night Live and The Office to creating Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn 99, and The Good Place; what it takes for a TV show to gel; developing diverse casts; pitching new shows and carte blanche; Ted Danson; incorporating moral philosophy into a network show; badly dubbed swear words; Val Kilmer; judicious use of TV budgets; modern metrics of TV success; outlook for the Red Sox; 2004 Red Sox, 2016 Cubs, and 2017 Indians?; conjecture about others’ feelings; Theo Epstein; and Mike’s Life Tip.

David Fahrenthold

Jonah Keri investigates David Fahrenthold’s career as an investigative reporter at the Washington Post: government stupidity; being called a “nasty guy” by the President-Elect for investigating his charitable donations; Jeff Bezos buying the P…

David Simas

The political is personal as Jonah Keri talks with White House Political Director David Simas about the journey from bags of meat to the school board to the White House; grassroots politics; outsiders; winning votes one by one; switching parti…

Dave Van Horne

Jonah Keri goes up, up, and away with Hall of Fame play-by-play broadcaster Dave Van Horne about Jonah naming his book after Dave’s signature call; his 32 years with the Expos, starting at their inception in 1969; great players such as Rusty S…

Ramona Shelburne

Jonah Keri deploys momentum with Ramona Shelburne (ESPN writer and co-host of “Beadle & Shelburne” on ESPN radio and the TMI podcast) about Kevin Durant going to Golden State; athletes breaking their own news; the effects of the NBA raising the salary cap; the NBA’s attempt to build national fandom; the economics of small market teams; the team culture of the Spurs, Thunder, Bucks, and Warriors; trying to manufacture fun; LeBron; and Ramona’s writerly Life Tip.