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Jon Pessah

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March 12, 2021. Hour 3: Wade Phillips, Bill Ripken & Jon Pessah

The Nick Handley Show

On the third hour of The Nick Handley Show, we continue the Best of Show with longtime NFL Coach Wade Phillips on his career and talking about his new book "Son of Bum". Next, we talk with former Major League Baseball player Bill Ripken about his new book "State of Play". We end the hour with author Jon Pessah to talk about his new book "Yogi: A life behind the mask". See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


12 Mar 2021

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Dynes Sports Podcast Ep. 55 - NYT Bestseller Jon Pessah & NFC/AFC Championship Previews

Dynes Sports Podcast

New York Times best selling author, and longtime editor of ESPN the Magazine Jon Pessah joins us to talk about his new book "Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask" and all things MLB for the upcoming season. Then friend of the show, Kyle Kirkwood sits down to analyze the NFC/AFC championship games this weekend, recent NFL coaching hires, and where you might see Justin Fields next season.

2hr 13mins

21 Jan 2021

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Everything Old is New Again Radio Show - 335 - Jon Pessah - Yogi

Everything Old is New Again Radio Show

It's time to have some fun on the RADIO and for your podcast.  Check us out, you will love to share in the arguments we love to have!America's Entertainment Pop Culture Talk Show is on the air!


9 Nov 2020

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YOGI: Jon Pessah in conversation with Jason Turbow

Pandemic Baseball Book Club

Founding club member Jason Turbow interviews Jon Pessah on his latest book, "YOGI:  A life Behind The Mask".  If you're looking for interesting stories on one of baseball's most interesting lives, then look no further.


24 Sep 2020

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Baseball and BBQ Episode #67 - Jon Pessah, Author of Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask & Jeff "Ricer" Rice of Dead Broke BBQ

Baseball and BBQ

Episode 67 will hopefully satisfy that insatiable hunger for baseball and barbecue which we try to so hard to feed.Jon Pessah took on a huge task by writing a book on one of baseball's most beloved icon's, whose reputation and life's work are part of historical lore.  It is a project which could overwhelm some authors, but not Jon Pessah.  In Yogi:  A Life Behind the Mask, we are witness to the story of Yogi Berra, from his humble beginnings through his 10 World Series Championships and the remainder of his life, where he becomes as large as—or maybe even larger—than the game itself.  Pessah shows the real Yogi, warts and all, but more importantly, we get to see one of our favorite characters of the game for whom he really was.  His interview will make you want to buy the book, and Yogi:  A Life Behind the Mask is one you will definitely be glad to add to your collection.Jeff Rice known to all as Ricer, is one of the special people we are extremely fortunate to meet in the world of barbecue. Look up his channel, Dead Broke BBQ on YouTube and you will discover incredible videos as well as a Sunday night live show, BBQ Tavern Talk where he interviews some of the most intriguing people from the barbecue community. His cooking knowledge and radiant personality are not only on display on his YouTube channel, but also on the BBQ Central Show where he is one of the monthly featured embedded correspondents. Enjoy part one of this interview and then explore his YouTube channel, Dead Broke BBQ.We once again conclude the show with the wonderful song, "Baseball Always Brings You Home" from Dave Dresser and Shel Krakofsky.Don't forget to go to http://www.baseballbbq.com for grill tools and clothing for barbecue and baseball fans.Please know how much we appreciate our listeners.  We hope that all of you are staying safe.If you would like to contact the show, we would love to hear from youCall the show - (516) 855-8214Email - baseballandbbq@gmail.comTwitter - @baseballandbbqInstagram - baseballandbarbecueFacebook - Baseball and BBQYouTube - baseball and bbqWebsite - https//baseballandbbq.weebly.com 

1hr 37mins

8 Aug 2020

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Episode 71: Jon Pessah: The Greatness of Yogi Berra

SABRcast with Rob Neyer

On this week's episode of SABRcast, Rob Neyer chats with author Jon Pessah about his latest book, "Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask." Rob also finds out Jon's thoughts on the current season, his long-time Yankee roots, and his extensive research into the power-players behind Major League Baseball. Then Rob and SABR CEO Scott Bush catch-up after a week apart and give their thoughts on who won the weekend. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.

1hr 32mins

3 Aug 2020

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Season 10 Episode 12- Joe Manniello, Jon Pessah

The Sports-Casters

Steve interviews Joe Manniell0 (00:04:17) from Newsday. Joe joins us to talk about the rise of the online brackets. Joe explains why the covid world has proven to be the perfect recipe for the rise of the bracket. Joe also talks about the dominance of the 1 seed, Billy Joel, the depth of Seinfeld, and ranks five of the finest humans ever to be born on Long Island. Also, Jon Pessah(00:37:42) returns to talk about his book on Yogi Berra. Jon talks about the challenge of writing about a subject that has been written about for decades, Yogi's rise from an open tryout in St. Louis, and of course the Yogi-isms. Jon also talks about using his twitter feed for politics instead of book promotion. The show starts with Steve jumping right into the show. The book club has cleared out most of the summer reading and has only Chris Cornell remaining. OLT ends the program with a quick couple of thoughts on Paula's tee-ball. For more information follow the podcast on twitter @sports_castersEmail: thesportscasters@gmail.com

1hr 49mins

17 Jul 2020

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BYB Podcast 80 : The Business of Baseball and the Secret History of Yogi Berra with author Jon Pessah

Bless You Boys: for Detroit Tigers fans

In the wake of their strange and ultimately futile renegotiation of this season of COVID-19, and with the looming CBA negotiations next year, we brought in a heavy hitter for this one. Jon Pessah is one of the founding editors of ESPN the Magazine, and the acclaimed author of two books on baseball which will frame our discussion.The first, is The Game: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers. A behind-the-scenes history of the business of baseball from the tenure of early MLBPA chief, Marvin Miller, to the Rob Manfred/Tony Clark era, The Game focuses particularly on the 1994-1995 lockout and strike through the lens of Commissioner Bud Selig, Yankees’ owner George Steinbrenner, and MLBPA chief Don Fehr. The book is comprehensively researched and sourced, the product of hundreds of interviews with all the major players, and a tour de force exploration of the games behind the game.As a result, Pessah is uniquely situated to understand the power structure and dynamics behind major league baseball, and their evolution to the present day. We talked about the current strife, how all of this is a product of relatively recent history, and look ahead warily to next year’s expiring collective bargaining agreement.Second, is the biography, Yogi: Life Behind the Mask, which was just released in April. Again the product of hundreds of interviews and years of research, the biography unpacks the man behind the myth and places one of the greatest players of all-time in his rightful context as the true hero and force behind the classic Yankees’ teams of the 50’s and 60’s.For the final 20 minutes or so, we chatted about the life and times of one of the more enigmatic players in baseball history. Circumstances dictated we do this by phone, so please forgive the sound quality and occasional car passing in the background. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


26 Jun 2020

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'30 With Murti': Yogi Berra Biographer Jon Pessah

30 With Murti

Yogi Berra was one of the greatest Yankees ever, one of the greatest baseball players ever, and lived a classic American success story.His life is the subject of the new biography "Yogi: A Life Behind The Mask," by Jon Pessah and published by Little Brown and Company.Pessah spent nearly four years writing the book and he discusses some of the more interesting parts of Yogi's life with Sweeny Murti in the latest "30 With Murti" podcast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


9 Jun 2020

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Eipsode 229: Jon Pessah

The Hall of Very Good Podcast

New York Times bestselling author Jon Pessah joins the boys to talk about his new book Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask and the personal reasons he chose to write about the Hall of Famer, whether or not the catcher should be considered one of the faces on a New York Yankees Mount Rushmore, recalls that crazy 1998 home run chase and whether or not some of baseball’s suspected steroid users deserve a place in Cooperstown.


26 May 2020