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Jeff Pearlman's weekly in-depth, no-holds-barred conversation with a writer on writing. Available here and on iTunes

Jeff Pearlman's weekly in-depth, no-holds-barred conversation with a writer on writing. Available here and on iTunes

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United States

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Anchor FM

Description:

Jeff Pearlman's weekly in-depth, no-holds-barred conversation with a writer on writing. Available here and on iTunes

Language:

English


Episodes

Tom Verducci: Sports Illustrated senior writer

7/7/2020
On traveling 102 years back in time to construct a remarkable piece of sports journalism; on entering a clubhouse and seeking out the best sources; on covering Don Shula and the early-1980s Miami Dolphins; on sitting alongside a drunk Billy Martin and a potted plant.

Duration:00:51:30

Jeff Gluck: The Athletic NASCAR writer

6/30/2020
On the nightmare of the noose/Bubba Wallace coverage; on nonstop Twitter hate; on how a kid who knew nothing about racing became a NASCAR authority; on bullying via Tony Stewart.

Duration:00:40:17

Alan Shipnuck: Golf Magazine senior writer and former Sports Illustrated senior writer

6/23/2020
On becoming the youngest Sports Illustrated staff writer in magazine history; on negotiating for time with Ken Griffey, Jr.; on avoiding a fight with Phil Mickelson; on $400-per-night hotel rooms.

Duration:00:51:52

Chuck Klosterman: Author, sports and music journalist

6/17/2020
On how aging impacts a writer; on his comprehensive chronicling of KISS; on why being the Ethicist wasn't all he hoped; on sitting down for chats with Taylor Swift and Kobe Bryant.

Duration:00:47:38

Jay Mohr: Comedian/actor

6/9/2020
On how one writes funny material; on staring down a half-empty room and having to perform; on the 100,649th person to scream, "Hey, Bob Sugar!"

Duration:00:56:57

Heather Cox Richardson: Writer and Boston College history professor

6/2/2020
On whether the United States of America survives the Trump Nightmare; on why courage in politics is so hard to find; on hope when there's little to hope for.

Duration:00:41:56

Zeke Warren-Weigmann: Winner, The Big Scribble

5/25/2020
On winning the best mid-pandemic writing contest; on bad sushi in middle America; on tough times during an awful period in America

Duration:00:40:00

Peter Golenbock: Author of more than 60 books

5/19/2020
On writing "The Bronx Zoo" with Sparky Lyle; on finding the voice of baseball players; on the hell of a Lenny Dykstra collaboration.

Duration:00:46:37

Brandy Ferner: Author, "Adult Conversation."

5/12/2020
On the highs and lows of that first book; on whether a novel based on the author's life is actually fiction; on pandemic book PR and the signings that aren't.

Duration:00:35:39

Brad Balukjian: Author, "The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife"

5/5/2020
On the 800 layers of rejection that he fought through to land a book deal; on traveling America to track down a random fleet of faded Major Leaguers; on living the dream of collaborating with the Iron Sheik—and uncovering a nightmare.

Duration:00:46:16

Andrea Kremer: Emmy Award-winning sports journalist

4/28/2020
On her early days as sports editor of the Main Line Chronicle; on what it takes to pull of a great interview; on whether she would still advise aspiring journalists to enter the field.

Duration:00:50:27

Bruce Arthur: Toronto Star sports columnist-turned-coronavirus columnist

4/21/2020
On making the shift from covering sports to covering coronavirus; on the heaviness of his new beat; on how one mentally deals with chronicling nonstop heartache.

Duration:00:44:48

Tim Miller: Contributor, The Bulwark

4/14/2020
On his scathing takedown of Clay Travis, professional buffoon; on the lessons of working on Jeb Bush's presidential campaign; on why some so-called journalists go for clicks over quality.

Duration:00:49:36

Callie Caplan: Dallas Morning News sports writer

4/7/2020
On myth vs. reality of Texas high school football; on how to tell the story of the Dallas Mavs without always talking about Luka Dončić; on whether a career in journalism matches one's dreams.

Duration:00:46:17

Tim O'Brien: Author, "The Things They Carried" and "Dad's Maybe Book"

3/31/2020
On what it is to have written an enormously popular book; on wasting away trying to find the perfect word; on the Tim O'Brien imposter who walked the earth.

Duration:00:48:48

Christopher Klein: Author, "Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero."

3/24/2020
On writing one of the greatest boxing books of all time; on researching a man who died a century ago; on being unable to ask questions (because everyone is dead); on the search for family members.

Duration:00:44:59

Yaron Weitzman: Bleacher Report writer and author of "Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Most Audacious Process in the History of Professional Sports"

3/17/2020
On having your book come out during a global pandemic; on an NBA franchise going out of its way not to help you; on the invaluable contributions of Jason Richardson's agent.

Duration:00:48:13

The Special Bunkered At Home Episode: A Writing Q&A (with Catherine Pearlman)

3/14/2020
All sorts of questions about writing, reporting, researching. I turn to social media and take everything you've got.

Duration:00:44:21

Tom Lappas: Editor, publisher and owner of the twice-monthly Henrico (Va.) Citizen

3/10/2020
On creating and running a newspaper in 2020; on how print can survive when print is dying; on writing a gazillion stories per week while also making sure everything gets done.

Duration:00:44:26

Alec Lewis: Kansas City Royals beat writer, The Athletic

3/3/2020
On the joys of a first Spring Training; on whether to dig into a player's alleged PED usage; on the advantages of youth when covering a young team.

Duration:00:43:47