Tag: History

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…

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…

Jim DeShaies

Jonah Keri has an excellent adventure with Cubs broadcaster and retired pitcher Jim DeShaies about engaging younger audiences; JD’s baseball career; overcoming failure; Nolan Ryan; his broadcast partner Len Kasper and admitting, “I don’t know”…

Live from San Francisco: Jon Miller and Bobby Evans

Jonah Keri stands on the shoulders of giants with San Francisco Giants play-by-play announcer Jon Miller and Giants GM Bobby Evans about Willie McCovey and Willie Mays; playing to your ballpark; Hunter Pence and team chemistry; matching player…

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…

Bill Walton

Jonah Keri throws it down with Bill Walton (NBA Hall of Famer and author of NY Times bestselling book “Back from the Dead”) about the joy and burden of living in San Diego; battling a speech impediment as a child then severe health problems th…

Michael Farber

Jonah Keri has a tête-à-tête with his childhood idol, Sports Illustrated’s Michael Farber, about his career in sports journalism; the benefits of multilingualism as a reporter; Montreal’s festival culture; the old days of the Expos; the Montreal Canadiens; the future of hockey in light of lower scoring and greater concussion awareness; the problem with salary caps; debating the greatest hockey player of all time; PEDs and drug abuse; Tim Raines; the time Michael was Jonah’s professor; changing approaches to journalism; Jonah’s and Michael’s brushes with mortality; and Michael’s Life Tip.

Jonathan Abrams

Jonah Keri and fellow Grantland alum Jonathan Abrams discuss his new book “Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution” about players like Moses Malone, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and L…

Keith Olbermann Part 2

Part 2 of Jonah’s interview with Keith Olbermann, talking more about his broadcasting career including his days on SportsCenter with Dan Patrick (“Either one of us by ourselves can be insufferable”), politics (“You don’t automatically agree wi…