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Jon Wertheim

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185 - Jon Wertheim - 8/18/2021

The Jim Rome Podcast

Jon Wertheim on the rapidly changing sports gambling landscape, the complicated greatness of Novak Djokovic, why the Williams sisters' rise is actually an under-appreciated story and how 1984 became a turning point for sports and culture in the US. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


18 Aug 2021

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Roger Bennett and Jon Wertheim

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

In which John Heilemann talks with Roger Bennett, cohost of Men in Blazers on NBC Sports, and Jon Wertheim, executive editor of Sports Illustrated. Heilemann, Bennet, and Wertheim discuss the Tokyo Summer Olympics, how the games have been affected by our deeply polarized politics (with conservatives trashing Team USA for excessive wokeness), and the controversy around Simone Biles's decision to prioritize her mental health over winning at all costs. They go deep on recently published books by the two guests: Bennett's Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home and Wertheim’s Glory Days: The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days That Changed Sports and Culture Forever, both of which explore the lasting impact of the 1980s on sports and culture—from the birth that year of the modern NBA (Magic v. Bird in the NBA Finals, Michael Jordan joining the Chicago Bulls, David Stern becoming the league's commissioner) to the triumph of 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Bennett and Wertheim also reflect on the legacy of 1985-86 Chicago Bears, and in particular the cultural landmark that was “The Super Bowl Shuffle." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 28mins

3 Aug 2021

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Jon Wertheim Details New Book on Jordan, Gretzky, Prince & Summer of 1984 | Half-Forgotten History

Trey Wingo Presents: Half-Forgotten History

Noted sportswriter L. Jon Wertheim from Sports Illustrated and 60 Minutes joins Trey to talk about his new book "Glory Days: The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days That Changed Sports and Culture Forever. They delve in deep on the state of Men's tennis and where Novak Djokovic can surpass Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as the greatest ever, if Serena Williams can set the record for most majors, Charles Barkley's impact despite being cut from the Olympic team, and how Knight treated Michael Jordan differently and how MJ set the tone for his amazing earning potential.


8 Jul 2021

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Jon Wertheim on Sports in the Summer of 1984

Sports Illustrated Media Podcast

Episode 344 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Sports Illustrated Executive Editor/Senior Writer, author and "60 Minutes" correspondent, Jon Wertheim.Wertheim has a new book out, "Glory Days: The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days That Changed Sports and Culture Forever." During the podcast, we discussed several topics covered in the book including the animosity filled relationship between Bobby Knight and Charles Barkley, the NBA Finals between the Celtics and Lakers that saw a referee pass out because of the oppressive heat inside Boston Garden, Donald Trump destroying the USFL and much more.Wertheim also talks about David Stern and Vince McMahon recognizing the importance of cable back in 1984 and explains how Cyndi Lauper's involvement in the then-WWF led to the birth of WrestleMania. Other events from 1984 that we discussed on the podcast include the release of "Karate Kid," Michael Jackson's Victory Tour and more.Following Wertheim, we debut a new Traina Thoughts segment for the podcast as Traina shares a few topics that are on his mind. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 4mins

17 Jun 2021

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06/16/21 DPS Hour 2 Jon Wertheim

The Dan Patrick Show

Jon Wertheim talks to Dan about his book about 1984 called "Glory Days." Jon says that there could be a follow up book called 1985. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


16 Jun 2021

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Michael Kay and Jon Wertheim

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Episode 148 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is Michael Kay, the television play by play voice of the New York Yankees and the host of The Michael Kay Show, heard on ESPN Radio in New York City from 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Kay has a new book out — Centerstage: My Most Fascinating Interviews—from A-Rod to Jay-Z , which is a collection of the interviews Kay has conducted with some of the biggest names in sports, film, and television. Kay is followed by Jon Wertheim, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, a correspondent for “60 Minutes,” and an analyst for the Tennis Channel. Wertheim is the author of “Glory Days: The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days That Changed Sports and Culture.” In this podcast, Kay discusses what he thinks makes a good longform interviewer; a memorable interview with Sylvester Stallone; how his show has been able to book major names and the importance of the Yankee brand; how long he can reasonable call the Yankees; whether baseball broadcasters will continue to call road games; how he navigates being critical and working on behalf of a team; the challenges of doing sports-talk radio in New York City; why he thinks sports-talk radio still has significant meaning in his city; his obsession to beat Mike Francesa in the ratings; competing against Craig Carton and Evan Roberts; being thin-skinned about criticism; the cost and rewards of responding to media criticism about his work, and much more. Wertheim discusses the genesis for his new book, spending time with a young Michael Jordan in the summer of 1984; the cultural milestones in 1984; the challenges of weaving his story into a narrative; his thoughts on Naomi Osaka; what Osaka’s immediate future will be and much more.  You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 17mins

15 Jun 2021

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Jon Wertheim, Author of “Glory Days”, The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days that Changed Sports and Culture Forever

Sports Business Radio Podcast

Jon Wertheim (@Jon_Wertheim), Author of the new book “Glory Days”, The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days that Changed Sports and Culture Forever joins us on @SportsBusinessRadio. GLORY DAYS is the story of the summer of 1984 and its outsized impact on American sports, culture, and life. History doesn’t send out advance invitations, so no one was quite prepared for this pivotal season. But looking back, this was a critical plot point in the fabric of America. The book features original reporting and interviews on everything from the origins of Michael Jordan’s Nike deal to Donald Trump’s USFL ownership to the disastrous Michael Jackson Victory Tour leading to the creation of the New England Patriots dynasty. Each week in 1984 brought a new release that would echo for decades: Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A., Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Natural, Michael Jackson’s Victory album, Ghostbusters, The Karate Kid, Purple Rain.Find Wertheim’s book on @Amazon in bookstores starting on June 15th. You can also find Jon serving as a Correspondent on @60Minutes on @CBS.LISTEN to, SUBSCRIBE to and RATE the award-winning @SportsBusinessRadio #podcast on #iTunes, #Spotify or by clicking on the link in our bio.Follow Sports Business Radio on Twitter @SBRadio and on Instagram @SportsBusinessRadio.Sports Business Radio is powered by @MalkaSports and produced by @GriggsProductions.#JonWertheim #GloryDays #1984 #MichaelJordan #Nike #NFL #USFL #NBA #tennis #SportsBusiness #SportsBusinessRadio #BrianBerger Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


25 May 2021

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Jon Wertheim, Executive Editor of Sports Illustrated

Leaders and Legends

Jon Wertheim is the executive editor of Sports Illustrated and one very proud Hoosier. Born in Bloomington and educated at Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, Jon’s writing has led him to become the world’s leading tennis journalist and the author of 10 best-selling books. Jon comes on the “Leaders and Legends” podcast to discuss growing up close to IU in the Bob Knight years, which tennis star he would chose to play if his life was on the line, and what led him down the path of an incredibly successful career.Sponsors•       Veteran Strategies•       Girl Scouts of Central Indiana•       MacAllister Machinery•       Crowne Plaza Downtown Indianapolis Historic Union Station•       Garmong Construction•       Bose McKinney & Evans LLP•       Bose Public Affairs Group LLCAbout Veteran Strategies‘Leaders and Legends’ is brought to you by Veteran Strategies—your local veteran business enterprise specializing in media relations, crisis communications, public outreach, and digital photography. Learn more at www.veteranstrategies.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 12mins

25 Jan 2021

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S02E11: Home Field Advantage - Jon Wertheim

Dilemma Podcast

A look at the philosophical side of sports and what we can learn about human behavior in the time of COVID altered stadiums. Jay speaks with veteran sports writer Jon Wertheim as they focus in a particular chapter from his book Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won all about "home field advantage" and what exactly caused home teams to win so much... before COVID changed everything. Subscribe to Jay's low key email reminders to keep up with when he writes something new, releases something new, appears as a guest on something, plans a live event, or has an urgent book or film recommendation at whatjaythinks.com

1hr 10mins

28 Sep 2020

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TC Live Podcast: 9/12/20 :Jon Wertheim on the 2020 US Open & the Road to Roland Garros

Tennis Channel Live Podcast

This week's episode of the TC Live Podcast features Tennis Channel commentator & Sports Illustrated writer/editor Jon Wertheim, who breaks down the 2020 US Open leading into the singles finals to crown each champion. Listen as Jon dissects each outstanding women's semifinal, the different roads that each finalist made to get to the edge of a major championship, and adds some additional context to Novak Djokovic's default in his fourth round match. The show also includes a look ahead to the already in-progress clay court season with Roland Garros just a few weeks away, and a discussion on the future of Hawkeye in tennis. Hosted by Mitch Michals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


12 Sep 2020