Tag: Basketball

Shea Serrano

Jonah Keri shoots his shot with New York Times bestseller, Ringer author, and Grantland alum Shea Serrano about his start in journalism; kindness; Bill Simmons; writers vs. artists; dunking; having a bad name; Reggie Miller; name-checks that blow his mind; Michael Jordan; pickup basketball; sports-hating Tim Duncan, Karl Malone, and Kobe; whether Shea could take J Cole in a fistfight; White Men Can’t Jump; Jonah and Shea’s secret moves in pickup basketball; ranking Tony Parker; memory heroes; how to have a bestselling book; social media and the FOH Army; Hurricane Harvey; philanthropy; having twins; teaching; and Shea’s Life Tip.

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…

Rich Griffin

Jonah Keri exposes the truth with Toronto Star columnist and longtime Montreal Expos media relations director Rich Griffin about the 22-inning game in which Youppi! got ejected; the Expos in the 70s, 80s, and 90s; being an O.G. stathead; Jarry Park; st…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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…

Alan Yang

Jonah Keri has a jack-of-all-trades conversation with Master of None co-creator and Parks and Recreation producer/writer Alan Yang about Roy Hibbert, Nikola Jokić, Kristaps Porzingis, and the NBA All-Star Game; playing pickup basketball with Kanye and Jonah Hill; his creative partner Aziz Ansari hosting SNL; the modern state of media; recent changes in how television is made and distributed; Alan’s controversial Emmy acceptance speech and the status of Asian-Americans in entertainment; getting real on Master of None; writing for Fire Joe Morgan; Grantland; and Alan’s Life Tips.