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Joe Posnanski

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Yankees Magazine Podcast Season 5, Episode 13: Counting Down with Joe Posnanski

Yankees Magazine

Yankees Magazine Podcast: We’re counting down THE BASEBALL 100 with Joe Posnanski, looking at Mike Mussina (99) and Derek Jeter (79) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


16 Sep 2021

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Joe Posnanski - The Baseball 100

Break It Down Show

Joe Posnanski - The Baseball 100 - Joe Posnanski has been named Sportswriter of the year by 5 different organizations. He's widely recognized as the best sportswriter of his generation. His latest book is a history called Baseball 100. Joe has worked on this project for years, slowly evolving it and crafting into it's current form. An 808 page opus of biographical baseball essays.  Get Baseball 100 on Amazon If you've got a baseball lover in the house, this book is an easy win...Joe is masterful in his lay down...thorough in his history and provocative in his numbering. Pete A Turner and Dan McLaughlin cohost this romp through 100 of the greatest players in history. For the  of this episode head to  Please support the Break It Down Show by doing a monthly subscription to the show  All of the money you invest goes directly to supporting the show!​ ​​Haiku Baseball 100 Joe’s History of the Game Oscar lurks at FIVE ​Similar episodes:  -   -   -  Join us in supporting Save the Brave as we battle PTSD.  Executive Producer/Host: Pete A Turner  Producer: Damjan Gjorgjiev  Writer: Dragan Petrovski  The Break It Down Show is your favorite best, new podcast, featuring 5 episodes a week with great interviews highlighting world-class guests from a wide array of shows.

1hr 2mins

21 Jul 2021

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EP 235- Joe Posnanski

Perpetual Chess Podcast

This week, Perpetual Chess features a different kind of guest, Joe Posnanski was twice- named the best sportswriter in America by the Associated Press. He is also a popular podcaster and best selling author of 6 books. I have been a huge fan of Joe’s writing for many years, so when he recently wrote about his enthusiasm for chess I couldn’t resist the opportunity to invite him to talk to us on Perpetual Chess. In our interview, Joe discusses the beginnings of his interest in chess (his dad was a USCF expert.) Joe then dives into topics including: the current state of his own chess game, why he has a "love-hate" relationship with the game, who his favorite chess YouTubers are, and the lessons that he has learned from his coach, FM Mikhail Perelshteyn. Whether in written word or on his Poscast, Joe is always entertaining and insightful, so it was a real thrill for me to talk chess with him! Please read on for more details and relevant links. 0:00-   Joe tells us about the evolution of his interest in chess over the years. Mentioned: Read Joe’s recent blog post about chess here. Read his article about playing with NFL player Priest Holmes here. Read Joe’s famous, non-chess post about seeing Hamilton with his daughter, here. 13:00- Perpetual Chess is brought to you in part by Chessable.com! Check out their latest offerings here: New Chess Courses Online - For All Levels - Chessable.comAlso be sure to subscribe to our How to Chess podcast ! More info here:https://howtochess.com/13:30- Joe is a big fan of chess YouTube. Who are Joe’s favorite chess YouTubers? Mentioned: Agadmator’s YouTube Channel, Perpetual Chess Episode 160 with Agadmator, GM Hikaru Nakamura, IM Eric Rosen, IM Levy Rozman, Levy’s Guess the Elo playlist here, GM Simon Williams’ Jobava London Chessable Course here25:45- Perpetual Chess is brought to you in part by AImchess.com. Check out their site, and if you decide to subscribe use the code Perpetual30 to save 30%. 26:30- We discuss the state of Joe’s own chess game. What are his strengths and weaknesses? Mentioned: FM Mikhail Perelshteyn, GM Eugene Perelshteyn, How to Chess Episode with GM Eugene Perelshteyn here, Joe’s game that we are discussing can be found here48:00- Joe’s most recent book is an excellent biography, The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini, Did he see any similarities between the magic and chess sub-cultures? Mentioned: The Baseball 10053:00- If Joe were to write a feature about chess, what would he write? 1:02:00- Thanks so much to Joe for joining us to talk chess! Here is how to keep up with his great writing:Subscribe to his blog here: https://joeposnanski.substack.com/Follow him on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/JPosnanskiCheck out his books on Amazon here:Amazon.com: Joe Posnanski: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, KindleIf you would like to help support Perpetual Chess, you can do so here:Ben Johnson is creating Perpetual Chess Podcast | Patreon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 8mins

20 Jul 2021

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Episode 50: Dan Quisenberry with Joe Posnanski

Pod of Fame

Jim is joined by Joe Posnanski, Senior Baseball Writer at The Athletic, to breakdown down the hall of fame candidacy of former MLB reliever Dan Quisenberry. First, Jim and Joe discuss some of Quisenberry's biggest moments, including his Game 6 win in the 1985 World Series (9:26). Next, they compare Bruce Sutter and Quisenberry's careers, discuss how Quisenberry's stretch from 1980-1985 might be the best string of years ever put together by a reliever, and talk about just how much his low career save total hurts his hall of fame candidacy (17:25). Finally, they discuss that despite not being "sexy" in terms of his style of play, Quisenberry was a unicorn on the baseball diamond (27:00), before both stating whether or not they believe Quisenberry will end up with a plaque in Cooperstown (29:32). 


19 Jul 2021

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Episode 24: Joe Posnanski - Just Your ‘Average Joe’

Sports Connections with David Smale

One of the best-loved sportswriters in America, Joe Posnanski has achieved success just by being himself. He’s not afraid to make fun of himself, or to bring real-life situations with which his readers can relate into the world of sports. Joe has covered multiple national and international events in the US, but he’s so down to earth that you feel like you’ve known him for years, even if you’ve never had the chance to meet him. Joe is unique. While most of the rest of us have favorite players like Hank Aaron and Roberto Clemente, Joe’s favorite player is Duane Kuiper. Joe joins “Sports Connections” to talk about all things sports. We guarantee you’ll laugh multiple times.


5 Mar 2021

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Glenn Clark Radio February 24, 2021 (Pierre Desir, Joe Posnanski, Patrick Stevens)

Glenn Clark Radio

Yes, we talked about Tiger Woods today, but, like, there's not much more to talk about at this point. We also covered Willie Snead/Dez Bryant's comments from yesterday and in Hour 2, Matt Judon being angry at Jamison Hensley. It's also #WouldYouRatherWednesday presented by Glory Days Grill. Would you rather the Ravens sign Allen Robinson OR sign both Marvin Jones and Hunter Henry? Near the bottom of Hour 1, legendary baseball writer Joe Posnanski checked in to discuss his thoughtful Orioles preview for The Athletic-including the thought "tanking depletes the soul." Later in Hour 1, our weekly conversation with Patrick Stevens (Washington Post, @D1scourse, US Lacrosse Magazine) about the Terps, Navy & UMBC hoops, the first full weekend of lacrosse and more. And early in Hour 2, a great chat with free agent Ravens cornerback Pierre Desir about his time in Baltimore and his wonderful donation of 10,000 meals to those struggling in Houston.

2hr 28mins

24 Feb 2021

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Ep 95: Joe Posnanski on Djokovic, Osaka, and Tennis Greatness

The Tennis Abstract Podcast

I welcome Joe Posnanski, senior writer at The Athletic, for a wide-ranging conversation starting with a discussion of Djokovic's and Osaka's wins at the Australian Open. He talks about what might be stopping the younger generation of men from dethroning Djokovic and Nadal, why Naomi Osaka is different, how much credit to give to coaches, and whether the outstanding crop of young American women is underreported. Joe also shares his thoughts about how to compare players across eras, whether we ought to pay more attention to the amateur era, and what he'd write about if he could write more about tennis.

1hr 15mins

22 Feb 2021

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Andruw Jones, Dale Murphy HOF case, Cleveland name change & Phil Niekro’s legacy with Joe Posnanski

755 Is Real: A show about the Atlanta Braves

DOB and EOF welcome Senior Writer for The Athletic and co-host of the 'Poscast' podcast Joe Posnanski to the program. The trio dive into Posnanski's "The Outsiders" series, which examines the 100 greatest, Hall of Fame-eligible players who are not in the Hall. Where is Andruw Jones ranked (1:15)? What's stymied Jones' induction, and what will it take for him to be voted in? And what about Braves great, Dale Murphy (22:30)? The triumvirate also key in on Cleveland legend, Kenny Lofton, whom Joe watched while growing up in Cleveland (36:30). The three also touch on Cleveland changing its team name (56:30), the late Phil Niekro's legacy (1:09:15) and Barry Bonds v. Mike Trout's stats (1:15:30).Follow David on Twitter: @DOBrienATLFollow Eric on Twitter: @EOF34Follow Joe Posnanski on Twitter: @JPosnanskiListen to Joe on the Poscast: https://theathletic.com/podcast/174-the-poscast/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 50mins

6 Jan 2021

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Hour 3 - Joe Posnanski, Mahomes and Stampede Right

The Zone

11-11-20 The Zone talks to former Kansas City Sports Columnist Joe Posnanski to talk Buck O'Neil's Birthday celebration with the Negro League Museum and more, plus sound from NFL Films Patrick Mahomes and his Stampede Right against the Jets. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


11 Nov 2020

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Episode 22: Joe Posnanski

Apocalypse Sports Radio

Super excited today to have the great Joe Posnanski, author, podcaster, and writer at The Athletic, on the show. We talk about his life growing up in Ohio and Charlotte, the struggle to find his career path, the crazy amount of talent assembled at the unlikely Kansas City Star, the controversy attached to his Paterno book, whether Nicklaus vs. Watson is the greatest rivalry in golf history, the gorgeous, insular world of North Carolina USTA tennis, and, of course, BASEBALL. Lots of baseball.

1hr 20mins

23 Jul 2020