Tag: Life Tips

Josh Gondelman

Jonah Keri whispers to comedian Josh Gondelman about his @JoshGondelman and @SeinfeldToday Twitter accounts; Twitter vs. stand-up; comedy in Boston and New York; his album Physical Whisper; capitalizing on his speaking voice; learning confiden…

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…

Dave Roberts

Jonah Keri manages to steal a few minutes with newly crowned NL Manager of the Year of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and former outfielder, Dave Roberts about his catalyzing stolen base for the Red Sox in the 2004 ALCS; his quick transition from pl…

Sopan Deb

Jonah Keri hits the trail with Sopan Deb of the New York Times about his start in sports radio with Mike and the Mad Dog; covering the Trump campaign for CBS; the lessons that sports talk radio can lend to presidential campaigns; why Trump won; whether unpredictability is a feature or a bug; Beyoncé for President; attending 18 months of Trump rallies as a journalist of color; the life of an embed; his new beat covering Trump’s impact on culture for NY Times; Trump’s eye for detail; doing stand-up comedy during and after the campaign; what gets accomplished by marching; and Sopan’s Life Tip.

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…

Rachel Nichols

Jonah Keri jumps into a chat with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols about covering basketball as opposed to other sports; challenging Barkley’s statement about “little girly basketball”; friendly conflict on her show The Jump; achieving your life’s goal a…

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.

Karl Ravech

Jonah Keri talks baseball today with ESPN’s Karl Ravech about the MLB Winter Meetings; helping the desperately optimistic; balancing sabermetrics and ex-player perspectives on Baseball Tonight; the importance of listening; wishing for a near-m…