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Tell Me A Story I Don't Know

Storytelling Podcasts

Top Sports Personalities Sharing Great Stories of Their Lives and Careers

Top Sports Personalities Sharing Great Stories of Their Lives and Careers

Location:

United States

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Top Sports Personalities Sharing Great Stories of Their Lives and Careers

Twitter:

@GeorgeOfman

Language:

English

Contact:

8137275502


Episodes

Full Ep: Best of Season One Show One 5 4 21

5/4/2021
14 down and so many more to go. The first season of “Tell me a story I don’t know” featured a myriad of entertaining interviews with a wide variety of guests, all of whom related wonderful stories depicted with such great and colorful detail. “There wasn’t a single one I could say was better or more satisfying than the other” said George Ofman, the creator of this podcast. “Everyone was so forthcoming. Once they started talking it was as if you open a faucet and the water flowed freely.” As...

Duration:00:37:45

Clip: Best of Show One coming Tuesday 5 3 21

5/2/2021
As we prepare for season two on May 18th we present the best of “Tell me a story I don’t know” over the next two weeks. And we begin with 5 incredibly entertaining segments from Bob Costas, Len Kasper, Eddie Olczyk, Kenny McReynolds and Dave Wannstedt. What an impressive group of story tellers. Get ready for the Full "Best of" Episode on Tuesday and make sure to subscribe/review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.!!

Duration:00:01:28

Full Ep: Dave Wannstedt Former Bears Coach/Braodcaster 4 27 21

4/26/2021
He had to replace a legend. No easy task for Dave Wannstedt, who followed Mike Ditka as head coach of the Chicago Bears in 1993. While his 6 year tenure resulted in just one playoff appearance, Wannstedt’s persona would grow into what it is today, a premier analyst with a personality to match. “He might the best storyteller I’ve ever come across” exclaimed George Ofman, the host of Tell me a story I don’t know. "It’s why he’s perfect for this podcast.” Whether he’s waxing nostalgic about...

Duration:00:54:03

Clip: Dave Wannstedt Former Bears Coach/Broadcaster 4 26 21

4/25/2021
He had to replace a legend. No easy task for Dave Wannstedt who followed Mike Ditka as head coach of the Chicago Bears in 1993. While his 6 year tenure resulted in just one playoff appearance, Wannstedt’s persona would grow into what it is today, a premier analyst with a personality to match. Some great story telling from the sidelines to the studio! Hear the full episode with Dave Wannstedt on "Tell Me A Story I Don't Know" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.!!

Duration:00:01:16

Full Ep: Sarah Kustok Brooklyn Nets TV analyst 4 20 21

4/19/2021
She has blazed a trail. Sarah Kustok was one of the nations top three point shooters in college and now she’s the only female game analyst for an NBA team. Paired with the versatile Ian Eagle, Kustok has quickly established herself with the Brooklyn Nets and her workload has included NCAA tournament games. But Kustok’s basketball talents were honed in the Chicago area, first in high school, then at DePaul where she led the Blue Demons for four post season appearances. Then a career in...

Duration:00:49:56

Clip: Sarah Kustok Brooklyn Nets TV Analyst 4 19 21

4/18/2021
A preview of this week's show, hear George with NBA television trail blazer, Sarah Kustok, who was one of the nations top three point shooters at DePaul in college. And, now she’s it’s only female TV analyst in the pros with the Brooklyn Nets. And, she's the guest on "Tell Me A Story I Don't Know." Make sure to subscribe/review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.!!

Duration:00:01:11

Full Ep: Kenny McReynolds Chicago Sportscasting Legend 4 13 21

4/12/2021
There are few sportscasters in Chicago who have had such a profound impact in their community than Kenny McReynolds. There are likely none who have gone through 42 surgeries, either. He’s defied the odds from gangs chasing him to a doctor declaring him dead. Not so fast! McReynolds is very much alive and still ticking, over 40 years into a career that has seen him convince a local radio station it needed to do some sports to not only becoming an assistant college coach at DePaul but an NBA...

Duration:00:45:33

Clip: Kenny McReynolds Chicago Sportscasting legend 4 12 21

4/11/2021
Get ready for a great conversation with a man who is synonymous with Chicago Sunday Sports on TV and in the media for 40 years! Few sportscasters in Chicago have had such a profound impact in their community, as Kenny McReynolds. And, his is an amazing story of perseverance from athletic injury to success behind the mic. Make sure to hear the full episode/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, etc.!!

Duration:00:01:13

Full Ep: Pat Hughes Chicago Cubs broadcaster 4 6 21

4/5/2021
He’s been the radio voice of the Chicago Cubs for a quarter of a century. So of course, is his rather dry sense of humor Pat Hughes declared, “They still call me the voice of the voice of the Cubs 25 seasons later. It sounds like I haven’t had a job promotion in a quarter of a century!” Welcome to the world of this smooth sounding and wise cracking professional who opens each broadcast with, “This is Pat Hughes reporting.” And that’s exactly what he’s done so seamlessly it’s as if he’s part...

Duration:00:49:24

Clip: Pat Hughes Chicago Cubs Broadcaster Tease 4 5 21

4/5/2021
Get ready for our upcoming conversation with the man who's been the radio voice of the Chicago Cubs for a quarter of a century, Pat Hughes. The humor, the great moments and of course, the stories from Wrigley to the World Series win of 2016. Hear it all on "Tell Me a Story I Don't Know" and make sure to subscribe/review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.!!

Duration:00:01:21

Full Ep: Steve Stone White Sox TV/MLB Pitching Star 3 30 21

3/29/2021
Very few can be called iconic figures when it comes to baseball allegiances in Chicago but Steve Stone is one of them. Matter of fact, he’s the only one who pitched and broadcast for the White Sox and Cubs. Now in his 70s, Stony is better than ever having been partnered with Jason Benetti who has made a meteoric rise in the sport’s broadcasting industry. “Stony” is know for his expertise, clairvoyance and rather sharp sense of humor. It’s simply part of his allure. Spending 15 years with...

Duration:00:45:42

Clip: Steve Stone White Sox TV/MLB Pitching Star 3 29 21

3/29/2021
A preview of upcoming the upcoming conversation with the former Cy Young award winning pitcher turned Chicago baseball TV analyst of the last 4 decades, Steve Stone. And, make sure to subscribe/5 star rate and review "Tell Me A Story I Don't Know" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.!!

Duration:00:01:03

Full Ep: Mark Giangreco Chicago Sportscasting Legend 3 22 21

3/22/2021
For nearly 39 years, Mark Giangreco was the face of Chicago television sports. He was creative, irreverent, wickedly funny and controversial. It caught up with him in January when a remark he made about one of the news anchors resulted in his departure from WLS-TV after a 24 year run. He spent the first 15 at the NBC affiliate having arrived from Louisville, a fresh face on the verge of turning 30. It didn’t take long for his somewhat whacky and wise cracking style to catch on. He was a...

Duration:00:48:37

Full Ep: David Kaplan ESPN 1000 Part II 3 16 21

3/15/2021
One part didn’t do David Kaplan justice. That’s why “Tell me a story I don’t know” needed two to encompass just a fraction of what “Kap” has accomplished during his illustrious career. He tells stories in such vivid detail and there’s a reason for it: Kaplan claims he has a photographic memory! So his description of breaking a story that never happened is so nuanced and colorful. Kaplan wound up submarining a trade of Scottie Pippen for Shawn Kemp. But there’s more such as his desire to to...

Duration:00:47:23

Clip: David Kaplan Chicago Radio/TV host Part 2 Tease

3/14/2021
A preview of this week's episode with David Kaplan of ESPN 1000 in the second part of a two part edition of the show. Make sure to catch the FULL show on Tuesday and subscribe/review "Tell Me A Story I Don't Know" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.!!

Duration:00:01:10

Full Ep: David Kaplan ESPN 1000 Part I 3 9 21

3/8/2021
If you could pick one media person in Chicago who has dipped his talents into just about everything imaginable, it’s “Kap!” David Kaplan. He’s been very much part of the sports landscape for nearly 40 years from pitching Northern Illinois University to hire him as an assistant coach to becoming a multi media giant. Whether it’s TV, radio, basketball analyst, talk show host, columnist, social media hound, voice-over endorser you name it,” Kap” is everywhere. His phone includes some 16,000...

Duration:00:45:40

Clip: David Kaplan Chicago Radio/TV host Part 1 Tease

3/8/2021
A preview of this week's episode with David Kaplan of ESPN 1000 in part one of a two part edition of the show. Make sure to catch the FULL show on Tuesday and subscribe/review "Tell Me A Story I Don't Know" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.!!

Duration:00:01:10

Full Ep: Chuck Swirsky radio voice of Chicago Bulls 3 2 21

3/1/2021
Baby onions.” Something you cook with? Maybe, but if you’re a sports fan, baby onions is a popular phrase belonging to Chuck Swirsky, the quirky and energetic radio voice of the Chicago Bulls. His career spans 5 decades including two stints in Chicago where he got his big break. “I was scared out of mind” recalls the then 26 year old Swirsky as he took a job doing four hours of nightly sports talk in a big city he was unfamiliar with. But he was not to be deterred eventually landing as the...

Duration:00:48:04

Clip: Chuck Swirsky radio voice of Chicago Bulls 3 1 21

2/28/2021
Get ready for our latest episode which features the very popular voice of the NBA's Bulls on the radio, whose story stretches from Washington state to Chicago to Michigan to Toronto and back, again. Hear it all in story-telling form from Chuck Swirsky on the latest edition of George Ofman's "Tell me a story I don't know." And make sure to subscribe/rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.!!

Duration:00:01:08

Mike Greenberg of ESPN TV/Radio 2 23 21

2/22/2021
ESPN’s Mike Greenberg rises to the occasion with a thoughtful, articulate and sometimes animated journey from his roots in New York as a rabid Jets fan to his arrival in the Chicago market and then stardom at ESPN. “Greenie” discusses his rise to fame by revealing who the first person he ever worked with as a pro. Hint: the host of this podcast has something to do with it! Greenie then takes on quite a professional romp including his coverage of Michael Jordan, baseball player, to how he...

Duration:00:49:02