Tag: Politics

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…

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…

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…

Bruce Arthur

Jonah Keri and his doppelgänger Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star and TSN discuss sports tragedies; reconciling the pluses and minuses of the Olympics; #sticktosports; athlete activism; controlling the message; “I’m all about love”; Jays, Raptors, and Leafs; the state of Canadian and American media; the secrets to success in journalism or any industry; and Bruce’s Life Tip.

Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole

Jonah Keri enjoys coffee talk and Coffee Crisp with Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole, hosts of Fox Sports Live and the Jay and Dan Podcast, about Canadian chocolate bars; giving a f**k; Canadian and American sports media landscapes; incorporating co…

Will Leitch

Jonah Keri does not stick to sports with Will Leitch (editor at Sports on Earth and New York Magazine, writer for New Republic and Bloomberg Politics, and founding editor of Deadspin) about covering the presidential election as compared to spo…

Bill “Spaceman” Lee

Live from Boston! Jonah Keri blasts off with former MLB pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee about his 9.5 years with the Boston Red Sox, the racial climate in Boston in the 1970s, the end of his major league career with the Montreal Expos, his notorio…