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The Jonah Keri Podcast

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Jonah Keri is on the phone! The NYT bestselling author of Up, Up, and Away & The Extra 2% and baseball writer for CBS Sports & SI (also formerly with Grantland) interviews compelling people from sports, entertainment, media, and more. Plus, "My Team is a Joke?!

Jonah Keri is on the phone! The NYT bestselling author of Up, Up, and Away & The Extra 2% and baseball writer for CBS Sports & SI (also formerly with Grantland) interviews compelling people from sports, entertainment, media, and more. Plus, "My Team is a Joke?!
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Jonah Keri is on the phone! The NYT bestselling author of Up, Up, and Away & The Extra 2% and baseball writer for CBS Sports & SI (also formerly with Grantland) interviews compelling people from sports, entertainment, media, and more. Plus, "My Team is a Joke?!






Pete Prisco (Jonah Keri Podcast 01/10)

Jonah Keri runs a go route with CBS Sports Senior Writer Pete Prisco on the NFL playoffs; the longevity of today's star quarterbacks; Tom Brady's illustrious career; the Falcons' huge upside as a #6 seed; DUUUUUUUUVAAAALLLLLL, and much more! (Make sure to tune in for the intro too, for a little Baseball Hall of Fame talk.)

Duration: 00:32:18

Bob Kendrick (Jonah Keri Podcast 01/03)

Jonah Keri fills a Satchel of knowledge with Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick on baseball pre- and post-integration; the links between baseball and black communities in the first half of the 20th century; the legend of Josh Gibson; Bob's life tip, and much more!

Duration: 00:46:26

Tim Connelly (Jonah Keri Podcast 12/27)

Jonah Keri wheels and deals with Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly on growing up in the basketball-crazed town of Baltimore, the joys of scouting, the lessons you learn as a video coordinator, the legend of Nikola Jokic, the art of passing, Tim's life tip, and much more!

Duration: 00:50:13

Cody Townsend (Jonah Keri Podcast 12/20)

Jonah Keri does some serious shredding with Cody Townsend about the thrill of free skiing; risking your life to do what you love; how an adventure seeker unwinds; Cody's life tip, and much more!

Duration: 01:15:17

Sklar Brothers (Jonah Keri Podcast 12/13)

Jonah Keri gets into double trouble with Randy and Jason Sklar (@sklarbrothers) about the exciting but challenging path of standup comedy; choosing your own path in life; memories of their hard-working dad; combining sports with comedy, Randy and Jason's life tips, and much more.

Duration: 00:33:57

Top 100 Athletes Podcast, with Brad Botkin (Jonah Keri Podcast 12/06)

In a special edition of the podcast, Jonah Keri and CBS Sports NBA/Features Writer Brad Botkin launch their Top 100 Athletes project. Who are the 100 greatest active athletes in the world? What makes a great athlete? Can baseball pitchers be great athletes? What about race car drivers? Bryce Harper or James Harden? Simone Biles or J.J. Watt? We go searching for answers.

Duration: 00:55:38

Ryan Spillborghs (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/29)

Jonah Keri goes yard with Rockies broadcaster and former major league Ryan Spilborghs about starting a minor league union; PEDs and their impact on Hall of Fame voting; Shohei Ohtani; the camaraderie

Duration: 01:09:03

Jane Coaston (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/22)

Jonah Keri flies the coop with Vox senior politics reporter Jane Coaston on raising chickens, extremes on the left and right, virtue signaling, the racist history of gun control, and much more.

Duration: 01:21:04

Alexander Wolff (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/15)

Jonah Keri has the audacity to chat with SI basketball writer Alexander Wolff about amateurism in sports; owning his own team; how the game has changed over the years; his Barack Obama book The Audacity of Hoop, Alex's life tip, and much more.

Duration: 01:07:49

Chris Herring (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/09)

Jonah Keri pulls up for three with 538 NBA writer Chris Herring on the death of animosity in basketball; LeBron and the unsettled 2017-2018 Cavs; James Jones and superstars' posses; the odd beauty of flat jump shots; the new-look Rockets; the greatness of the Warriors; how the Nuggets could one day become the new Warriors; unicorn big men; the evolution of the Spurs; Chris' life tip; and much more.

Duration: 01:08:04

Joe Davis (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/01)

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 if not for the intervention of Taco Bell; and Joe's Life Tip.

Duration: 01:00:08

Sen. Sherrod Brown (Jonah Keri Podcast 10/25)

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; billionaires; unions; universal health care; the opioid crisis; and Senator Brown's Life Tip.

Duration: 00:31:17

Shea Serrano (Jonah Keri Podcast 10/18)

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...

Duration: 01:19:40

Ron MacLean (Jonah Keri Podcast 10/11)

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 and hosting Hockey Night in Canada for over 30 years; changes in hockey's economics and game play; concussions; Connor McDavid and Bobby Orr; Ron's favorite interviews; making mistakes on the air; legacy; and Ron's Life Tips.

Duration: 01:02:49

Mike Duncan (Jonah Keri Podcast 10/04)

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 Empire and the current United States; the making of his new book The Storm Before the Storm; Seattle Supersonics and Mariners; and Mike's Life Tip.

Duration: 01:20:09

Morgan Campbell (Jonah Keri Podcast 09/27)

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; false balance in journalism; Cam Newton and trying to please everyone; activism in baseball; the student athlete union at Morgan's alma mater Northwestern; what ESPN should have done in response to Jemele Hill's tweet; Mayweather-McGregor and...

Duration: 01:43:05

Rich Griffin (Jonah Keri Podcast 09/20)

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; stuffing the All-Star Game ballot box; farm animals on the field; Larry Walker; Gary Carter; the 1994 Expos; the current Blue Jays, Raptors; Toronto sports fans; and Rich?s Life Tip.

Duration: 01:10:18

09/13 Jonah Keri Podcast: 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-play for the blind; calling his first MLB game for the Expos; moving from city to city to city; changes in baseball; the future of the Pirates; and Joe's Life Tip.

Duration: 01:12:26

09/06 Jonah Keri Podcast: 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 a race; doing analytics for the Red Sox; predicting Trump's win decades ago; health care; KU basketball; appearing on The Simpsons; true crime; the potential of the internet; evolution in baseball; and Bill's Life Tip.

Duration: 01:10:01

08/30 Jonah Keri Podcast: 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; writing for now-defunct publications The National and Grantland; the current political situation; voting rights; President The Rock; labor; The New York Times and the Clintons; activism; climate change; and Charlie's Life Tip.

Duration: 01:21:26

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