Tag: Politics

Mike Duncan

Jonah Keri storms the gates with Mike Duncan, host of podcasts “The History of Rome” and “Revolutions,” about the draw of Roman history; creating an award-winning history podcast despite having no qualifications; parallels between the fall of the Roman…

Morgan Campbell

Jonah Keri takes a knee with Toronto Star sports business reporter Morgan Campbell about #takeaknee, economics, and race; the dehumanizing influence of daily fantasy; #sticktosports; representing groups to which you don’t belong; the working class; fal…

Bill James

Jonah Keri has an Abstract chat with Bill James about flattering your reader; the hipster quality of Sabermetrics; shifting from analysis to history; empiricism and holding on to inaccuracies; skepticism; iconoclasm; opportunity; beating Tim Raines in …

Charlie Pierce

Jonah Keri ships up to Boston with Esquire writer Charlie Pierce about stories that never see the light of day; not trusting your instincts; Red Fisher and Bill Simmons; the economics of writing on the internet; growing up a Habs fan in Massachusetts; …

Lindsay Jones

Jonah Keri kicks off NFL season with USA Today football writer Lindsay Jones about the changing NFL; being a national writer based in Denver; John Elway, Tom Brady, and Colin Kaepernick; the upcoming draft and free agency classes; the game in NFL vs. c…

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…

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…

Justin Trudeau

Jonah Keri talks to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the PM’s first-ever podcast in office. The two discuss the Montreal Expos; Separatism in Quebec; Canadian identity; the Richard Nixon prophecy and being called to serve; gender equa…

Peter Rosenberg

Jonah Keri gets hip to Peter Rosenberg of New York’s Hot 97 about how a Jewish kid from the suburbs became immersed in the world of hip-hop; White privilege; his first big gets; his conflicts with Joe Budden, Nicki Minaj, and Shia LaBeouf; Dra…

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…