Tag: Life Tips

Joe Davis

Jonah Keri loves L.A. with Dodgers play-by-play man Joe Davis about an epic 2017 World Series; replacing the legend Vin Scully, finding the right emotions to call a game; The Clayton Kershaw Narrative; how it’s possible none of this would have happened…

Sen. Sherrod Brown

Jonah Keri caucuses with Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator from Ohio, about
the Damn Yankees; the Cleveland Indians; what Senator Brown has in
common with George F. Will; renaming the Indians; public financing for
stadiums; Senators who speak truth to power;…

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.

Ron MacLean

Jonah Keri drops the puck with Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean
about listening; studying ethics; Ron’s start as a high school student
on adult contemporary radio; nationalism in Olympic coverage; Wayne
Gretzky and Canadian identity; Don Cherry …

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…

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…

Joe Block

Jonah Keri navigates three rivers with Pittsburgh Pirates announcer Joe Block about the great city of Pittsburgh; Ernie Harwell; old Tiger Stadium; working with Mike Veeck and Bob Uecker; finding a job at the Winter Meetings; learning to give play-by-p…

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; …