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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

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

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English


Episodes

Melissa Schuman: Former Dream singer, MELISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL blogger, sexual assault survivor

11/13/2018
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On finding the courage and strength to come forward and blog about being raped; on the inevitable backlash of Internet trolls; on the liberation that comes with speaking out; on the nonsense world behind bubblegum pop.

Duration:00:53:09

Daniel Dale: Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star

11/5/2018
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On Tweeting about every ... single ... thing Donald Trump says; on why presidents can lie and get away with it; on covering former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, having him accuse you of being a stalking pedophile—then admitting it was all a lie and offering a bobble head doll as a peace offering.

Duration:00:37:59

Ian O'Connor: ESPN senior writer, New York Times best-selling author of "Belichick."

10/30/2018
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On the highs and lows and glory and humiliation of promoting a book; on writing about a man (Bill Belichick) who tells his peers not to speak with you; on competing with the killing of Osama bin Laden for TV time.

Duration:01:02:18

Elaina Plott: Staff writer, The Atlantic

10/23/2018
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On her riveting, detailed profile of Heidi Cruz, wife of Texas Senator Ted Cruz; on covering politics without slant or bias; on visiting an island that rising seas will ultimately engulf—and learning to understand why its inhabitants have faith in Donald Trump

Duration:00:42:48

Grant Wahl: Sports Illustrated senior writer

10/16/2018
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On rising up from low-level fact checker to one of the world's elite soccer scribes; on having a gun held to his head in an unfamiliar nation; on the move from college basketball to soccer; on living out his dream career.

Duration:01:20:25

Gary Myers: Former Dallas Morning News, New York Daily News NFL writer

10/9/2018
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On how to navigate the football locker room in an era of NFL media indifference; on the awfulness of Bill Belichick and the anger of Danny White and the heartbreak of Dennis Byrd; on finding the real Jerry Jones in a new book, "How 'Bout Them Cowboys?"

Duration:00:58:00

Tyler R. Tynes: SB Nation staff writer

10/2/2018
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On the writing and thinking behind "There Is No Escape from Politics"—one of my favorite pieces of 2017; on wasting away behind the desk at a fading newspaper; on the value of a forward-thinking editor and the trials and preconceptions that still (regrettably) come with being a young African-American scribe.

Duration:00:55:32

Stephanie Apstein: Sports Illustrated staff writer

9/25/2018
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On profiling Chris Davis, Baltimore's first baseman, as he struggles through one of the worst seasons in Major League history; on worrying/not worrying whether a subject is happy with your work; on lessons learned from observing Tom Verducci.

Duration:00:40:33

Ellie Douglas: Horror writer

9/19/2018
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Straight outta Auckland, New Zealand, the author of "Hounded," "Hounded 2," "Toxic Desire" and "Dead Wake" explains why severed heads and slashed necks and flesh-eating zombies bring her pen to life.

Duration:00:25:55

Ellie Douglas, horror writer

9/19/2018
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The author of both "Hounded" and "Hounded 2" explains why severed heads and blood-dripping from an eye socket and zombies eating human flesh all make her heart flutter—and her pen soar.

Duration:00:24:44

Jeff Pearlman: Talking USFL and "Football for a Buck"

9/4/2018
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Catherine hosts the show as we talk about book writing; about the PR push and what it does to a writer; about Donald Trump and George Allen and bringing to life a long-ago league.

Duration:00:45:06

Mirin Fader: Bleacher Report writer-at-large

8/28/2018
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On traveling to Lithuania to track the Ball Family—minus their cooperation; on finding a voice; on watching hair being braided and seeing bliss; on a meteoric rise in a tough business.

Duration:00:51:11

Michael J. Lewis: Longtime newspaper scribe who left the biz

8/21/2018
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On why, after nearly two decades in newspaper and magazine, he left; on sharing a name with one of America's most-famous scribes; on being locked in a minor league stadium and covering a young Ryan Lochte.

Duration:00:44:52

Lesley Visser: Pioneering NFL journalist

8/14/2018
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On becoming the first woman to ever cover an NFL team; on having athletes hit on her and present her with underwear; on Bert Jones and Chuck Fairbanks and Jim McMahon and the legend of the 1970s Boston Globe sports department.

Duration:00:40:04

Dana O'Neil: The Athletic senior college basketball writer

8/7/2018
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On the ways experience, savvy, empathy and patience merge to make great journalism; on John Thompson and Coach K and sitting in the bleachers alongside the men (even when people demand one move elsewhere); on whether a woman will ever coach a Division I men's team and why a departure from ESPN was an unexpected blessing.

Duration:00:44:55

Chris Nashawaty: EW film critic

7/31/2018
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On the genius of Caddyshack; on whether great movies and bad movies deserve equal consideration; on why crappy films make him angry.

Duration:00:50:13

Gary Smith: Legendary Sports Illustrated writer

7/24/2018
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On the art and craft of the lengthy feature; on why he doesn't think of himself as a "sports journalist"; on Richie Parker and Radio and diving deep into a subject; on relying on a flip phone and going nowhere near Facebook and Twitter.

Duration:00:59:02

Richard Sandomir: New York Times obituary writer

7/17/2018
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On finding beauty and reason in writing about death; on bidding literary farewell to the daughter of a Nazi, a Yankees pitching coach and a woman who fought cancer courageously; on Stuart Scott's final days and delving into the making of "The Pride of the Yankees.

Duration:00:45:46

Mike Vaccaro: New York Post sports columnist

7/10/2018
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On his farewell ode to Yogi Berra; on never succumbing to writer's block on deadline; on his verbal smackdown of a former Mets GM; on his late father's influence on a blissful career.

Duration:00:51:51

Emily Bloch: South Florida Sun-Sentinel community reporter

7/3/2018
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On tracking down an escapee monkey; on 15 minutes on the phone with Paul Reiser; on covering the Parkland shooting tragedy; on having a newspaper steal your words; on the value of Millennials and the power of large quantities of coffee.

Duration:00:44:41