Tag: Social Justice

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

Drew Magary

Jonah Keri takes a hike with Drew Magary of Deadspin and GQ about Drew’s unique voice as a writer; Andrew Dice Clay; parental hypocrisy; getting married young; becoming an amateur chef; self-disclosure on social media; tweet storms; Drew’s nov…

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…

Justin Verlander (featuring Kate Upton)

Just in time for the Cy Young controversy, Jonah Keri talks with Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander about pitching injuries; career longevity; pitch counts; Justin’s charity Wins for Warriors; plans for retirement; maintaining normalcy despite fame, fortune, and notoriety; and Justin’s Life Tip (with input from Justin’s fiancée Kate Upton). Portions of this podcast first appeared in The Official Ferrari Magazine.