Tag: Life Tips

Adnan Virk

Jonah Keri chats for almost two and a hook with Adnan Virk of ESPN
about the behind-the-scenes of Baseball Tonight; not being Keith
Olbermann; waving the Canadian flag; making good TV; their best and
worst days; you always hurt the ones you love; being…

Tom Burgoyne

Jonah Keri is a phan of Tom Burgoyne, the “best friend” of the Phillie Phanatic, as they discuss his almost 30 years as the iconic mascot; dealing with the costume; the 1983 Sixers and the 1993 Phillies; scouting opposing teams; Noah Syndergaard steali…

Charles Bronfman

Jonah Keri has a royal chat with former Expos owner and Seagrams
executive Charles Bronfman about his new book Distilled; growing up
privileged; joining the family business; being raised by a titan of
industry; founding the Expos; Rusty Staub and Gary …

Ozzie Smith

Jonah Keri flips for Ozzie Smith over playing in Montreal; growing up in Watts; playing college baseball as a walk-on in San Luis Obispo; the early days of his career; encouraging African-American kids to get into baseball; how to become great; self-do…

Jeff Luhnow

Jonah Keri blasts off into a compelling conversation with Houston Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow about the transition from business to Major League Baseball; The Cardinal Way; scouting and drafting; his approach to running the Astros; Jose Altuve a…

Jayson Stark

Jonah Keri hits fungoes with baseball writer Jayson Stark about childhood sportswriting ambitions and influences; the Philadelphia brand of sportswriting; first gigs; baseball players who are hostile to journalists; getting confronted by players and ma…

Thomas Tull

4 Jonah Keri has a legendary conversation with Pittsburgh Steelers part-owner, film producer, and former chairman/CEO of Legendary Entertainment Thomas Tull about his sports memorabilia collection; meeting his childhood hero Graig Nettles; Bryce…

Timothy Simons

Jonah Keri has a jolly green conversation with Veep’s Timothy Simons about both being fathers of boy-girl twins; portraying/being tall, skinny guys named Jonah; behind-the-scenes of Veep; how Timothy’s life has changed; the Maine Red Claws; be…

Bill Barnwell

Jonah Keri chews the fat with ESPN NFL analyst Bill Barnwell about Grantland; Bill’s career start in Computer Science then IGN; Baseball Primer; writing, or trying to write, a special story; being criticized on the internet; diversification; c…

Gary Gulman

Jonah Keri and comedian Gary Gulman have a World’s Tallest Jew competition while discussing Gary’s years playing football for Boston College; waiting for hours at a department store to meet Yaz; NBA Jam; Larry Bird; Gary’s comedic style; #stic…