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The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

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ESPN's renowned investigative reporter and TV commentator, Jeremy Schaap, takes a historical look at some of the greatest sports figures of past and present. Conversations with his guests range from the profoundly serious to the wildly ridiculous in a podcast that is guaranteed to inform the listener.

ESPN's renowned investigative reporter and TV commentator, Jeremy Schaap, takes a historical look at some of the greatest sports figures of past and present. Conversations with his guests range from the profoundly serious to the wildly ridiculous in a podcast that is guaranteed to inform the listener.

Location:

Bristol, CT

Description:

ESPN's renowned investigative reporter and TV commentator, Jeremy Schaap, takes a historical look at some of the greatest sports figures of past and present. Conversations with his guests range from the profoundly serious to the wildly ridiculous in a podcast that is guaranteed to inform the listener.

Language:

English


Episodes

Hour 1 The Sporting Life

9/8/2020
Jeremy Schaap talks to Liz Clarke of the Washington Post about the Dan Snyder investigation, softball great Cat Osterman about the Athlete's Unlimited league, and legendary sports agent and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Donald Dell about his work in tennis and the sports marketing game.

Duration:00:39:19

The Sporting Life August 30th 2020

9/2/2020
We listen to Buster Olney's E:60 piece on Mets 1B Pete Alonso, the discuss Alonso's rise with Buster. Jeremy also talks to Olympic Track and Field great Charlie Moore about his career, and the perspective he has on life after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Duration:00:45:21

TSL: Finebaum, Kezirian, Spears & Blyn

8/14/2020
Jeremy is joined this week by renowned college football commentator Paul Finebaum to talk about one of the most monumental weeks in the history of the sport. Plus, Doug Kezirian joins the show to discuss the impact that COVID has had on the sports gambling industry. And, an ESPN Insider located inside the NBA bubble in Orlando, Marc J. Spears talks with Jeremy about what it’s like living and working on the inside.Finally, the VP of Audience and Content Insights at ESPN Barry Blyn discusses...

Duration:00:38:37

TSL: Nevarez, Weintraub & Sowell

8/7/2020
Jeremy is joined by WCC Commissioner Gloria Nevarez, who discusses the conference’s recent adoption of “The Russell Rule” – a concept similar to the NFL’s Rooney Rule – intended to promote more diversity among the coaching and senior administrative ranks in college athletics. Plus, Gloria weighs-in on the effect COVID-19 has had on collegiate athletics. Then, the author of a recent book about Alice Marble, The Divine Miss Marble: A Life of Tennis, Fame, and Mystery, Robert Weintraub explains...

Duration:00:37:07

TSL: Hinton, Bremer & WIlkinson

7/31/2020
First, Jeremy is joined by Chris Hinton, a 7x Pro Bowler and father of two Division-I football players, to talk about the advocacy group that he and his wife, Mya, have founded: “College Football Parents 24/7.” Chris explains why it’s important to him and all other parents that college football have proper safety protocols in place before they will allow their sons to play football this fall. Plus, the longtime TV play-by-play voice for the Twins, Dick Bremer discusses what it’s like calling...

Duration:00:38:58

TSL: Albom & Susini

7/24/2020
Jeremy is joined by longtime sportswriter Mitch Albom to discuss myriad topics, including Mitch’s book Tuesdays with Morrie, the return of sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent column he wrote condemning the anti-Semitic posts by Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, and subsequent “tepid” response from the media. Plus, The captain of the Brown University fencing team, a program that was recently eliminated by the school, Anna Susini explains why she and other Brown student-athletes are...

Duration:00:38:41

TSL: Halbritter, Hislop, Blackistone & Lindsey

7/17/2020
Jeremy is joined this week by Ray Halbritter, the CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises - the group that launched ChangeTheMascot.org - who reacts to the news that Redskins will finally retire the nickname and change the team’s logo. Plus, former Premiere League and Trinidad & Tobago National Team Goalie and current ESPN Soccer Analyst, Shaka Hislop addresses the response that soccer has had to the death of George Floyd and the push for social justice. And, Kevin Blackistone, the co-producer of...

Duration:00:40:11

TSL: Doug Williams, John McEnroe & Alan Gaff

7/10/2020
Jeremy is joined this week by Redskins Executive, and former HBCU QB and Head Coach, Doug Williams. Doug discusses the decision of Makur Maker to attend an HBCU and the potential changing of the name “Redskins." Plus, we hear Jeremy’s recent OTL conversation with John McEnroe who reflects on the life of his close friend, and tennis pioneer, Arthur Ashe. Finally, a conversation with Alan Gaff, the editor of the recently discovered memoirs by one of the greatest baseball players of all-time,...

Duration:00:40:42

July 4th BEST OF

7/3/2020
We re-air some of our best conversations from so far in 2020, including two conversations with February with Breanna Stewart and Adam Carolla, as well as two conversations from May with Roger Craig and Rod Carew.

Duration:00:44:29

The Sporting Life: 6/26/20

6/26/2020
Jeremy talks with Dennis and Patrice Biddle, a former Negro Leaguer and his wife, plus NY Post writer Peter Botte and author Thomas Wolf.

Duration:00:42:46

Thomas Wolf, Author

6/26/2020
Thomas talks about the 1932 Chicago Cubs, as well as perhaps the most famous home run in baseball history - Babe Ruth's "Called Shot" in Game 3 of the '32 World Series.

Duration:00:12:48

Peter Botte, NY Post

6/26/2020
Jeremy and Peter discuss MLB's decision to return to play, as well as the history of the New York Yankees.

Duration:00:12:12

Dennis & Patrice Biddle, former Negro Leaguer and Wife

6/26/2020
Jeremy talks with Dennis, a former Negro League baseball player, and his wife Patrice, about their efforts to continue to recognize the living members of the Negro Leagues.

Duration:00:13:00

The Sporting Life: 6/19/20

6/19/2020
Jeremy is joined by World Cup Champion Julie Foudy, NYT writer Ira Berkow and professional poker player Maria Konnikova. Plus, Mark Cuban from OTL.

Duration:00:42:37

Maria Konnikova, Professional Poker Player

6/19/2020
A PhD in psychology, Maria recently became a professional poker player to gain insight into the role of luck in all aspects of life.

Duration:00:13:47

Ira Berkow, New York Times

6/19/2020
Ira remembers sports journalism legend Murray Olderman, who passed away this week at the age of 98. And, Jeremy shares his thoughts on Bill Gildea, who also passed this week.

Duration:00:11:10

Julie Foudy, 2x World Cup Champion

6/19/2020
To commemorate the 48th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, Jeremy talks with Julie about the steps forward taken in women's sports since her last World Cup win.

Duration:00:10:57

The Sporting Life: 6/12/20

6/12/2020
This week, Jeremy talks with longtime Head of PR for the NY Mets, Jay Horwitz. Plus, conversations with filmmaker Aviva Kempner and author Phil Bildner.

Duration:00:41:51

Phil Bildner, Author

6/12/2020
The children's book author discusses his latest work, "A High Five for Glenn Burke", about a young, gay athlete dealing with the struggles of coming out to those around him.

Duration:00:13:51

Aviva Kempner, Filmmaker

6/12/2020
Aviva explains why Washington needs to change their mascot from "Redskins" and why teams like the Braves need to stop engaging in behaviors like the "Tomahawk Chop."

Duration:00:13:27