The Jonah Keri Podcast

Jonah Keri

Jonah Keri is on the phone! The NYT bestselling author of Up, Up, and Away & The Extra 2% and baseball writer for SI & CBS Sports (formerly Grantland) interviews compelling people from sports, entertainment, media, and more. Plus, "My Team is a Joke”...Show More
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Dave Dameshek (Jonah Keri Podcast 2/13)

39:17 | Feb 13th

In his final podcast for CBS Sports, Jonah Keri gets philosophical with NFL Network host and friend of the show Dave Dameshek on nostalgia vs. looking forward; seeking challenges in your career; the joys of being in a field that encourages creativity...Show More
Daniel Negreanu (Jonah Keri Podcast 2/6)

32:23 | Feb 6th

Jonah Keri goes all-in with poker legend Daniel Negreanu on how he made his way up the ranks in the poker world; the weaknesses he had to address in his game as the competition got tougher; how to build mental and physical stamina for a sport that de...Show More
Will Brinson (Jonah Keri Podcast 1/30)

48:58 | Jan 30th

Jonah Keri runs a spread offense with CBS Sports NFL writer Will Brinson on referee conspiracy theories; how NFL owners are not as backwards-thinking as they'd have us believe; the Kansas City Chiefs' killer offense; Todd Gurley's sudden disappearanc...Show More
Barton Smith (Jonah Keri Podcast 1/23)

29:38 | Jan 23rd

Jonah Keri tests the Magnus effect with Utah State engineering professor and baseball junkie Barton Smith on the physics of fastballs; how science can help MLB teams improve pitching performance; future baseball applications for his research, and muc...Show More
Jeff Borris (Jonah Keri Podcast 1/14)

43:34 | Jan 14th

Jonah Keri goes to arbitration with long-time MLB agent and Ballengee Group general council Jeff Borris on how, according to Borris, major league teams are currently colluding against players; the farce that is the luxury tax; why fans shouldn't tole...Show More
Greg Wyshynski (Jonah Keri Podcast 1/09)

42:59 | Jan 9th

Jonah Keri plays an afternoon of shinny with ESPN hockey writer Greg Wyshynski on the people you meet in Bristol; the meteoric rise of the Vegas Golden Knights; if NHL fans are ready for a world in which the Calgary Flames become a dynasty; the blood...Show More
Michael Kruse (Jonah Keri Podcast 1/02)

48:57 | Jan 2nd

Jonah Keri prepares his stump speech with Politico writer Michael Kruse on the perilous state of American health care and how to fix it; the value of retail politics and why national candidates should try to kiss some babies too; the impossible task ...Show More
Ferguson Jenkins (Jonah Keri Podcast 12/26)

30:25 | Dec 26th, 2018

Jonah Keri starts his windup with Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins on finding early baseball success growing up in Chatham, Ontario; the challenges of playing for minor league teams in the deep south during the 1960s; how he developed into a gre...Show More
Stephen Bronfman (Jonah Keri Podcast 12/19)

36:26 | Dec 19th, 2018

Jonah Keri digs into the batter's box with Montreal businessman Stephen Bronfman on his plan to bring baseball back; a recent studyassessing the viability of a new franchise in Montreal; the debate over public financing of stadiums; what the Rays' st...Show More
Jay Jaffe (Jonah Keri Podcast 12/12)

43:26 | Dec 12th, 2018

Jonah Keri searches for a bigger boat with Fangraphs writer Jay Jaffe on his Hall of Fame evaluation system JAWS; the curious case of Harold Baines's Hall of Fame election; why Larry Walker absodamnlutely deserves his own Hall of Fame plaque; what to...Show More
Julian David Stone (Jonah Keri Podcast 12/05)

36:08 | Dec 5th, 2018

Jonah Keri gets some snaps with rock photographer Julian David Stone on his book No Cameras Allowed: My Career as an Outlaw Rock and Roll Photographer; how to get the best pictures at a concert without getting caught; the crazy energy of a Prince con...Show More
Katie Baker (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/29)

45:01 | Nov 29th, 2018

Jonah Keri throws his hat in the ring with The Ringer writer Katie Baker on her profile of political mega-donor Tom Steyer; why both Republicans and Democrats aren't big fans of Steyer's drive to impeach President Trump; the influence of billionaire ...Show More
Sue Bird (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/21)

32:52 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Jonah Keri runs point with basketball legend Sue Bird on her new gig working for the Denver Nuggets; her excitement over working with basketball unicorn Nikola Jokic; why it took this long for women to nab coaching and front-office jobs in the WNBA; ...Show More
Rafe Bartholomew (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/14)

1:15:23 | Nov 14th, 2018

Jonah Keri runs the Four Corners with author Rafe Bartholomew (Basketball: A Love Story) on the early struggle for racial equality in the NBA; the Celtics dynasty of the 50s and 60s; the gambling scandals that nearly ripped the sport apart; the rise ...Show More
Sam Stein (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/07)

46:37 | Nov 7th, 2018

Jonah Keri filibusters with Daily Beast political writer Sam Stein on the midterm elections, featuring: a breakdown of how the Democrats took back the House; a look at how the GOP expanded its majority in the Senate; what happens to seemingly popular...Show More
Alex Speier (Jonah Keri Podcast 10/31)

30:28 | Oct 31st, 2018

Jonah Keri scales the Green Monster with Boston Globe writer Alex Speier on Dave Dombrowski’s ability to land the players he likes; the Red Sox’s chances for future success; Alex Cora’s ability to connect with players and integrate analytics into man...Show More
Trevor Hoffman (Jonah Keri Podcast 10/23)

41:33 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Jonah Keri changes things up with Hall of Fame closer Trevor Hoffman on his impressions of the Red Sox and Dodgers; the evolving role of relief pitchers in today's game; how he'd get amped up for his appearances; how his walk-in music "Hells Bells" b...Show More
Kevin Pelton (Jonah Keri Podcast 10/17)

55:51 | Oct 17th, 2018

Jonah Keri runs the pick-and-roll with ESPN NBA writer Kevin Pelton on the state of basketball in Seattle; rooting for defunct sports teams; how sports fandom doesn't have to be localized, or exclusive; the style of play that could take down the Warr...Show More
Rob Neyer (Jonah Keri Podcast 10/10)

54:19 | Oct 10th, 2018

Jonah Keri celebrates launch day with Rob Neyer on the release of his excellent new book, Power Ball; self-aware ballplayers; the pluses and minuses of defensive shifts; why MLB needs a council of elders; writing shibboleths; learning new things late...Show More
Nick Groke (Jonah Keri Podcast 10/03)

1:11:53 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Jonah Keri goes full #Rocktober with The Athletic's Rockies beat writer Nick Groke on the wild and woolly NL wild-card game; the virtue of having an experienced pitching mind as your manager; homegrown Denver kid and die-hard Rockies fan turned staff...Show More
Jeff Passan (Jonah Keri Podcast 09/26)

49:17 | Sep 26th, 2018

Jonah Keri casts a ballot with Yahoo Sports MLB writer Jeff Passan on MLB's unorthodox approach to lifetime suspensions; the corrupt market for international player signings; why Jacob deGrom should be NL MVP; the twists and turns of awards and Hall ...Show More
Dave Dameshek (Jonah Keri Podcast 09/19)

1:15:40 | Sep 19th, 2018

Jonah Keri exchanges hooey and apple sauce with NFL Network host Dave Dameshek on the lightning-fast Kansas City Chiefs and their dynamic young quarterback Patrick Mahomes; the outrageously fun phenomenon that is Fitzmagic; the fungibility of running...Show More
Mike Petriello (Jonah Keri Podcast 09/12)

48:24 | Sep 12th, 2018

Jonah Keri barrels up with writer Mike Petriello on the Astros' mastery of spin rates; the A's being early to the launch angle party; the Rays turning bullpen days into an art form; the advantage of early movers; why out-of-whack results in o...Show More
Will Brinson (Jonah Keri Podcast 09/07)

59:32 | Sep 7th, 2018

Jonah Keri runs the two-minute drill with Will Brinson on how the Eagles rose to NFL supremacy; why the Raiders may not have been that dumb to trade Khalil Mack; why Le'Veon Bell is doing the right thing in a league that's rigged against players' int...Show More
Jackie MacMullan (Jonah Keri Podcast 08/29)

33:25 | Aug 29th, 2018

Jonah Keri practices the Mikan Drill with award-winning NBA writer Jackie MacMullan on her groundbreaking recent series of articles on mental health in the NBA; how childhood experiences can shape future NBA stars' worldview; changing the language as...Show More
R.J. Anderson (Jonah Keri Podcast 08/22)

1:00:10 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Jonah Keri plays a game of pepper with CBS Sports colleague R.J. Anderson on the hidden art of game-calling; concussions in baseball; how we've all been fed a lot of BS about the value of rebuilding; finding beauty in obscure stories; learning to cop...Show More
Tom Shieber (Jonah Keri Podcast 08/15)

49:56 | Aug 15th, 2018

Jonah Keri goes sleuthing with Baseball Hall of Fame senior curator on the joys of historical research; the art of solving baseball mysteries; what we can learn from an old license plate; hidden nuggets from The Maltese Falcon; the baseball congratul...Show More
Gale Gand (Jonah Keri Podcast 08/08)

1:23:44 | Aug 8th, 2018

Jonah Keri cracks a few eggs with James Beard-award winning pastry chef and restauranteur Gale Gand on her childhood music career; the wild and woolly restaurant industry; how to become a Food Network star; that time she lost her nerve meeting Julia ...Show More
John Thorn (Jonah Keri Podcast 08/01)

58:38 | Aug 1st, 2018

Jonah Keri chases shiny objects with author and MLB historian John Thorn on the legend of Rube Waddell; how baseball history and American history as a whole are permanently connected; the need for fewer strikeouts in today's game; Thorn's indispensab...Show More
Sean McIndoe (Jonah Keri Podcast 07/25)

1:08:40 | Jul 25th, 2018

Jonah Keri clears the neutral zone with hockey writer Sean McIndoe on the wild, early days of the NHL; self-serving owners who got bounced out of the league; the first-place team that never was; the legend of Rocket Richard; the greatness of early-90...Show More
Justin Ling (Jonah Keri Podcast 07/18)

49:17 | Jul 18th, 2018

Jonah Keri writes anecdotal ledes with freelance writer Justin Ling (The Guardian, The Walrus, Foreign Policy, The Walrus, The Globe and Mail) on the broader threat to society posed by misogynists; how to cover a serial killing story; the state of NA...Show More
Darrin Fletcher (Jonah Keri Podcast 07/11)

57:45 | Jul 11th, 2018

Jonah Keri blocks a few in the dirt with Darrin Fletcher on growing up in a baseball family; the thrill of starring for your alma mater; the incredible run of the 1994 Montreal Expos; the frustration of labor vs. management strife; getting a standing...Show More
David Morneau (Jonah Keri Podcast 07/04)

47:10 | Jul 4th, 2018

Jonah Keri talks to family law attorney David Morneau about the disturbing practice of human trafficking; how it's existed for so long in the shadows; how law enforcement officials are trying to crack down; the importance of different agencies workin...Show More
Jared Diamond (Jonah Keri Podcast 06/27)

48:59 | Jun 27th, 2018

Jonah Keri seeks out the silly with Wall Street Journal writer Jared Diamond on the virtues of fun writing; tips for young journalists; the value of trying new things; juiced baseballs; rampant strikeouts; fighting against pitcher dominance; the roll...Show More
Burke Badenhop (Jonah Keri Podcast 06/20)

43:47 | Jun 20th, 2018

Jonah Keri burns worms with former MLB reliever and current Arizona Diamondbacks special assistant to the GM Burke Badenhop on his unorthodox delivery as a pitcher; blending analytics with on-field knowledge; coping with the end of a playing career a...Show More
Eduardo Perez (Jonah Keri Podcast 06/13)

55:24 | Jun 13th, 2018

Jonah Keri spends a Big Red hour with former MLB player and current ESPN baseball analyst Eduardo Perez on growing up with Ken Griffey Jr. and other sons of the Big Red Machine in Cincinnati; the challenge of surviving in the minor leagues; his auspi...Show More
Peter Schoenke (Jonah Keri Podcast 06/06)

47:02 | Jun 6th, 2018

Jonah Keri stacks his lineup with Rotowire President and FSTA Chairman Peter Schoenke on the Supreme Court decision that could open the door for legalized sports betting; lobbying for the daily fantasy sports industry; the past spectre of gambling on...Show More
Tim Bontemps (Jonah Keri Podcast 05/30)

42:51 | May 30th, 2018

Jonah Keri hits the hardwood with Washington Post national basketball writer Tim Bontemps on the greatness of LeBron James; great players vs. great teams; the Warriors? talent and good fortune; the Rockets? intriguing offseason; the Celtics trying to...Show More
Carlos Pena (Jonah Keri Podcast 05/23)

1:10:22 | May 23rd, 2018

Jonah Keri beats the shift with MLB Network analyst and former MLB All-Star Carlos Pena on adapting to a whole new culture in the U.S. at age 12; the truths, exaggerations, and omissions of Moneyball; his enigmatic and highly intelligent former manag...Show More
Dave Lozo (Jonah Keri Podcast 05/16)

56:17 | May 16th, 2018

Jonah Keri heads to the penalty box with VICE Sports hockey writer Dave Lozo on who to root for in the NHL playoffs; Alex Ovechkin's undeserved bad rap; the resurrection of Marc-Andre Fleury; the U.S.-Canada hockey rivalry; League of Leagues trash ta...Show More
Billy Wagner (Jonah Keri Podcast 05/09)

1:03:24 | May 9th, 2018

Jonah Keri fires high heat with Billy Wagner on becoming an MLB All-Star as an undersized lefty from a small town; the thrill of battling Barry Bonds with the game on the line; his love of teaching baseball as a high school coach in Virginia, and muc...Show More
Reverend Rob Lee (Jonah Keri Podcast 05/02)

52:53 | May 2nd, 2018

Jonah Keri spreads the gospel with Reverend Rob Lee (MTV VMAs, The View) on his book Stained Glass Millennials and the disconnect between young people and religion; how to inject empathy into church; reversing the legacy of his great-great uncle Robe...Show More
Chris Speier (Jonah Keri Podcast 04/25)

54:13 | Apr 25th, 2018

Jonah Keri turns two with 19-year MLB veteran and three-time All-Star Chris Speier on how semi-pro ball in a small Canadian town helped him on his way to the big leagues; being in awe of Willie Mays and Willie McCovey; the lessons you can learn from ...Show More
Ken Hill (Jonah Keri Podcast 04/18)

43:31 | Apr 18th, 2018

Jonah Keri toes the rubber with former major league All-Star pitcher Ken Hill on the moment he felt he could succeed in the big leagues; the delightful arrogance of the '94 Expos; the colorful and fearsome '95 Cleveland team; the ecstasy and agony of...Show More
Bill de Blasio (Jonah Keri Podcast 04/11)

53:15 | Apr 11th, 2018

Jonah Keri takes a bite out of the Big Apple with New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio on his love of the Red Sox and animus toward the Yankees; using Moneyball-like strategies to govern; the legacy of Rusty Staub; running the equivalent of football's ...Show More
Ellis Valentine (Jonah Keri Podcast 04/04)

1:25:12 | Apr 4th, 2018

Jonah Keri tests the rocket arm and generous spirit of Ellis Valentine on life growing up in South Central L.A. in the 60s; how talent can be a blessing but also a curse; the temptations of life in the big leagues; the need for non-white faces as men...Show More
Larry Parrish (Jonah Keri Podcast 03/28)

1:33:02 | Mar 28th, 2018

Jonah Keri covers the hot corner with 15-year MLB veteran Larry Parrish on being too shy as a kid to ask Mickey Mantle for an autograph; the huge influence (and incredible Louisiana accent) of superscout Mel Didier; Gene Mauch's vote of confidence; t...Show More
David Ortiz (Jonah Keri Podcast 03/21)

17:31 | Mar 21st, 2018

Jonah Keri circles the bases with future Hall of Famer David Ortiz on baseball culture in the Dominican Republic; his childhood ambition of playing a sport other than baseball; his friendship with Pedro Martinez; Manny Ramirez's rope-a-dope approach ...Show More
Dave Zirin (Jonah Keri Podcast 03/14)

1:02:00 | Mar 14th, 2018

Jonah Keri journeys to the edge of sports with The Nation sports editor Dave Zirin on his new co-authored book with NFL defensive lineman Michael Bennett, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable; his upcoming political biography of Jim Brown, Las...Show More
Susan Slusser (Jonah Keri Podcast 03/07)

1:00:46 | Mar 10th, 2018

Jonah Keri hunts for market inefficiencies with San Francisco Chronicle writer Susan Slusser on the always innovative Oakland A's; how MLB needs to be more like the NBA in promoting its stars; the tricky world of Hall of Fame voting; reconciling PED ...Show More
Doug Glanville (Jonah Keri Podcast 02/28)

1:21:44 | Feb 28th, 2018

Jonah Keri seeks a 1 rating with former major league outfielder Doug Glanville on his path to the Show; the moment he knew he could make it in baseball; becoming a gigantic Strat-O-Matic fan; hacking it in the sometimes fickle and challenging world o...Show More
Buck Showalter (Jonah Keri Podcast 02/21)

27:07 | Feb 21st, 2018

Jonah Keri's got cakes on the griddle with Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter on the joys of Basset Hounds; the wisdom and humor of Billy Martin; the art of managing a big league bullpen; how to turn a team around quickly; finding a player's hi...Show More
David Samson (Jonah Keri Podcast 02/14)

1:11:07 | Feb 14th, 2018

Jonah Keri goes fishing with David Samson on the many details surrounding the demise of the Expos; many more details surrounding the operation of the Marlins; the controversial three-way franchise swap of 2002; pressuring local governments into forki...Show More
Lachlan Penfold (Jonah Keri Podcast 02/07)

57:33 | Feb 7th, 2018

Jonah Keri gets into a scrum with Lachlan Penfold (director of performance for the National Rugby League's Melbourne Storm and former Head of Physical Performance and Sports Medicine for the Golden State Warriors) on the rigors of rugby; the training...Show More
Mike Dunleavy (Jonah Keri Podcast 01/31)

1:01:00 | Jan 31st, 2018

Jonah Keri rides the green wave with Tulane men's basketball coach Mike Dunleavy on playing with Dr. J; guarding Michael Jordan; Magic Johnson's HIV announcement; the Jail Blazers; his quest to build a winner in his first college coaching job; Mike's...Show More
Brett Anderson (Jonah Keri Podcast 01/24)

1:09:07 | Jan 24th, 2018

Jonah Keri strolls the French Quarter with award-winning New Orleans Times-Picayune food critic and features writer Brett Anderson on the effects Katrina had on the city; persuading diners to eat Gulf of Mexico seafood after the BP oil spill; the pow...Show More
Ian Eagle (Jonah Keri Podcast 01/17)

1:05:10 | Jan 17th, 2018

Jonah Keri hits nothing but nets with Ian Eagle on his 24 years calling Nets basketball games; his reaction to the wild Jags-Steelers game he called last weekend and the even wilder Vikings-Saints finish; the great Bill Raftery; being a jack-of-all-t...Show More
Pete Prisco (Jonah Keri Podcast 01/10)

32:27 | Jan 10th, 2018

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 su...Show More
Bob Kendrick (Jonah Keri Podcast 01/03)

46:40 | Jan 3rd, 2018

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...Show More
Tim Connelly (Jonah Keri Podcast 12/27)

50:28 | Dec 27th, 2017

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, ...Show More
Cody Townsend (Jonah Keri Podcast 12/20)

1:15:38 | Dec 20th, 2017

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!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit More
Sklar Brothers (Jonah Keri Podcast 12/13)

34:07 | Dec 13th, 2017

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 Jas...Show More
Top 100 Athletes Podcast, with Brad Botkin (Jonah Keri Podcast 12/06)

55:53 | Dec 6th, 2017

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 at...Show More
Ryan Spillborghs (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/29)

1:09:23 | Nov 29th, 2017

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 camaraderieLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f...Show More
Jane Coaston (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/22)

1:21:27 | Nov 22nd, 2017

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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit More
Alexander Wolff (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/15)

1:08:08 | Nov 15th, 2017

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.Learn m...Show More
Chris Herring (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/09)

1:08:23 | Nov 9th, 2017

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 greatne...Show More
Joe Davis (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/01)

1:00:25 | Nov 1st, 2017

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

31:26 | Oct 25th, 2017

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 powe...Show More
Shea Serrano (Jonah Keri Podcast 10/18)

1:20:03 | Oct 18th, 2017

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...Show More
Ron MacLean (Jonah Keri Podcast 10/11)

1:03:07 | Oct 11th, 2017

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 Cherr...Show More
Mike Duncan (Jonah Keri Podcast 10/04)

1:20:32 | Oct 4th, 2017

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 Rom...Show More
Morgan Campbell (Jonah Keri Podcast 09/27)

1:43:05 | Sep 27th, 2017

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; f...Show More
Rich Griffin (Jonah Keri Podcast 09/20)

1:10:38 | Sep 20th, 2017

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; ...Show More
09/13 Jonah Keri Podcast: Joe Block

1:12:30 | Sep 13th, 2017

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...Show More
09/06 Jonah Keri Podcast: Bill James

1:10:21 | Sep 6th, 2017

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 i...Show More
08/30 Jonah Keri Podcast: Charlie Pierce

1:21:49 | Aug 30th, 2017

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...Show More
08/23 Jonah Keri Podcast: Lindsay Jones

1:24:35 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Jonah Keri kicks off NFL season with USA Today football writer Lindsay Jones about the changing NFL; being a national writer based in Denver; John Elway, Tom Brady, and Colin Kaepernick; the upcoming draft and free agency classes; the game in NFL vs....Show More
08/16 Jonah Keri Podcast: Adnan Virk

2:29:11 | Aug 17th, 2017

Jonah Keri chats for almost two and a hook with Adnan Virk of ESPN about the behind-the-scenes of Baseball Tonight; not being Keith Olbermann; waving the Canadian flag; making good TV; their best and worst days; you always hurt the ones you love; bei...Show More
08/09 Jonah Keri Podcast: Tom Burgoyne

51:06 | Aug 9th, 2017

Jonah Keri is a phan of Tom Burgoyne, the "best friend" of the Phillie Phanatic, as they discuss his almost 30 years as the iconic mascot; dealing with the costume; the 1983 Sixers and the 1993 Phillies; scouting opposing teams; Noah Syndergaard stea...Show More
08/02 Jonah Keri Podcast: Charles Bronfman

38:45 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Jonah Keri has a royal chat with former Expos owner and Seagrams executive Charles Bronfman about his new book Distilled; growing up privileged; joining the family business; being raised by a titan of industry; founding the Expos; Rusty Staub and Gar...Show More
07/26 Jonah Keri Podcast: Ozzie Smith

1:17:50 | Jul 26th, 2017

Jonah Keri flips for Ozzie Smith over playing in Montreal; growing up in Watts; playing college baseball as a walk-on in San Luis Obispo; the early days of his career; encouraging African-American kids to get into baseball; how to become great; self-...Show More
07/19 Jonah Keri Podcast: Tara Lipinski

54:42 | Jul 19th, 2017

Jonah Keri hits a double axel with Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater and broadcaster Tara Lipinski about whether she'd want her kids to follow in her footsteps; skating at 3:30 a.m. every day as a child; eating disorders in the sport; her skat...Show More
07/12 Jonah Keri Podcast: Jeff Luhnow

1:01:11 | Jul 12th, 2017

Jonah Keri blasts off into a compelling conversation with Houston Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow about the transition from business to Major League Baseball; The Cardinal Way; scouting and drafting; his approach to running the Astros; Jose Altuve...Show More
07/05 Jonah Keri Podcast: Matt Nelson

1:04:44 | Jul 5th, 2017

Jonah Keri has a h*ckin great chat with @Dog_Rates creator Matt Nelson about the pressure of positivity; competitiveness; the best dog breed; striking gold on his first Twitter idea; why @Dog_Rates doesn't work in other formats; his upcoming book; re...Show More
06/27 Jonah Keri Podcast: Jayson Stark

1:03:13 | Jun 28th, 2017

Jonah Keri hits fungoes with baseball writer Jayson Stark about childhood sportswriting ambitions and influences; the Philadelphia brand of sportswriting; first gigs; baseball players who are hostile to journalists; getting confronted by players and ...Show More