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Ron Shelton: Writer, director and author, "The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a Hit" On the joys of having made "Bull Durham" and the hell of making it; on whether "Cobb" is a misunderstood classic; on how his minor league baseball career impacted his filmmaking.
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Ron Shelton: Writer, director and author, "The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a Hit" On the joys of having made "Bull Durham" and the hell of making it; on whether "Cobb" is a misunderstood classic; on how his minor league baseball career impacted his filmmaking.
Rich Cohen: Longtime journalist and author, "The Adventures of Herbie Cohen: World's Greatest Negotiator." On the complexities and jots of writing a book about your father; on how to join "Boys in the Boat" and "Seabiscuit" as runaway best-sellers; on the art of the celebrity profile and Chris Pratt grilling Costco steaks.
Eric Dickerson: Pro Football Hall of Famer and author, "Watch My Smoke" On why one writes a book 30 years after his career ends; on the mistreatment of African-American players by the sports media; on why retired athletes hate the NFL; on being looked at as a piece of meat.
Catherine Pearlman: Author of, "First Phone: A Child's Guide to Digital Responsibility, Safety, and Etiquette." On the perils of children and their first cell phones; on why it's incredibly important for kids not to sleep near their phones; one how someone without a journalism background landed two book deals.
Keri Blakinger: Author, "Corrections in Ink: Dispatches from an American Prison" and Marshall Project staff writer On putting e-v-e-r-y-t-h-I-n-g out there in a revealing memoir; on having your story featured on HBO's Real Sports—and then Real Sports failing to mention your book; on why covering America's prisons is a passion.
Marc Topkin: Tampa Bay Times' loooooooongtime Rays beat writer On the strangeness of a city that doesn't seem to want a baseball team; on Josh Hamilton's demise and Elijah Dukes' threats; on covering Sweet Lou and Joe Maddon and Carl Crawford; on surviving—and thriving—for decades in the biz
Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky: Presidential historian and author of "The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution" On how to research the lives of people who died centuries ago; on whether it's accurate to say, "History will judge a person"; on the impact of Donald Trump on the office of the president and whether Joe Biden should run again.
Brad Townsend: Veteran Dallas Morning News sports writer/NBA chronicler On the truth behind the Jason Kidd/Jim Jackson/Jamal Mashburn hostilities; on what it's like to cover Luka Dončić on a day-to-day basis; on how the changing sports landscape impacts the ability to chronicle the modern games.
Jeff Live! [Giving a journalism talk at the Covington] On June 15, Jeff was asked to speak to a group of senior citizens at the Covington in Southern California. The chat was recorded, and touched on a large number of topics related to this pod.
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