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Two Writers Slinging Yang

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Jeff Pearlman's weekly in-depth, no-holds-barred conversation with a writer on writing. Available here and on iTunes

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Jeff Pearlman's weekly in-depth, no-holds-barred conversation with a writer on writing. Available here and on iTunes

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By @larrypeterson - Apr 28 2020
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I love the way Jeff pulls the curtain back and lets us in on the writing process with such a variety of guests. I listen to learn, and be entertained. Every episode is different and interesting. Bruce Arthur's account of writing about the pandemic was fascinating.

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By MW GoTerps - Jun 02 2019
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An interesting and thoughtful discussion of writing.

iTunes Ratings

171 Ratings
Average Ratings
159
4
3
0
5

Great insights

By @larrypeterson - Apr 28 2020
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I love the way Jeff pulls the curtain back and lets us in on the writing process with such a variety of guests. I listen to learn, and be entertained. Every episode is different and interesting. Bruce Arthur's account of writing about the pandemic was fascinating.

Great Listen

By MW GoTerps - Jun 02 2019
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An interesting and thoughtful discussion of writing.
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Two Writers Slinging Yang

Latest release on Jun 30, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The John Rocker Experience: The 100th Episode of Two Writers Slinging Yang travels 20 years back in time, when I was young and dumb and driving around Georgia with John Rocker.

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The absolute craziest journalistic experience of my lifetime. On Dec. 27, 1999, Sports Illustrated published "At Full Blast," my profile of then-Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker. His life changed. So did mine. For the 100th episode of Two Writers Slinging Yang, here's a detailed look back.

Apr 30 2019

46mins

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Rank #2: Wright Thompson: ESPN senior writer

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Sep 19 2017

48mins

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Rank #3: Brittany Ghiroli: Nationals beat writer, The Athletic

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On having a player invite you to his hotel room to seduce you with candles and Drake songs; on the (non) excitement of baseball's winter meetings; on missing the World Series to power lift.

Dec 17 2019

44mins

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Rank #4: Joel Sherman: New York Post Major League Baseball columnist

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On the tricks and keys to working a clubhouse like a veteran reporter; on the yin and yang of Albert Belle; on Spring Training highs and lows and lessons from the Mel Hall-and-Steve Sax Era Yankees

Feb 27 2018

53mins

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Rank #5: Gary Smith: Legendary Sports Illustrated writer

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On the art and craft of the lengthy feature; on why he doesn't think of himself as a "sports journalist"; on Richie Parker and Radio and diving deep into a subject; on relying on a flip phone and going nowhere near Facebook and Twitter.

Jul 24 2018

59mins

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Rank #6: Steve Rushin: Sports Illustrated writer, author

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On having a Major League manager launch his pants your way; on making every word in an article count; on seven minutes with Dave Henderson and playing golf in Greenland.

May 01 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #7: Susan Orlean: New York Times best-selling author of "The Library Book" and staff writer, The New Yorker

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On writing a book (and having it sell) on a relatively obscure library fire; on choosing just the right words to describe a moment; on why she never uses a recorder and rarely turns to direct quotations.

Feb 12 2019

49mins

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Rank #8: Peter King: NBC Sports football scribe and former Sports Illustrated senior writer.

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On his closeness with Brett Favre and riding across America with John Madden; on no longer being treated quite as uniquely—but loving the need to dig and hustle; on why he saw SI's struggles approaching and whether he's mad at Jalen Ramsey.

Oct 29 2019

48mins

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Rank #9: Tim Miller: Contributor, The Bulwark

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On his scathing takedown of Clay Travis, professional buffoon; on the lessons of working on Jeb Bush's presidential campaign; on why some so-called journalists go for clicks over quality.

Apr 14 2020

49mins

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Rank #10: J.A. Adande: Northwestern’s director of sports journalism

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Nov 01 2017

50mins

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Rank #11: Tim Layden: Sports Illustrated senior writer

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On leaving the magazine after 25 years; on interviewing people as they face death; on the gun store hostilities of a late Yankee relief pitcher; on the legacy of SI and learning how to write while working for America's best sports magazine.

Jul 09 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #12: Ken Rosenthal: Major League Baseball writer for The Athletic

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On making every story count; on covering Cal Ripken, Jr. and writing beautifully on the night he broke Lou Gehrig's Iron Man record; on staring down Bobby Bonilla and Scott Erickson when things turned heated in the Baltimore clubhouse; on passion and love for a profession.

May 29 2018

43mins

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Rank #13: Ian O'Connor: ESPN senior writer, New York Times best-selling author of "Belichick."

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On the highs and lows and glory and humiliation of promoting a book; on writing about a man (Bill Belichick) who tells his peers not to speak with you; on competing with the killing of Osama bin Laden for TV time.

Oct 30 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #14: Steve Buckley: Writer for The Athletic and author of the greatest magazine piece of all time

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On Stanley Teeven and writing about the legacy of a World War II victim he never knew; on whether an author should place himself in a narrative; on coming out of the closet via a Boston Herald column; on Robert Kraft's kindness.

Dec 04 2018

49mins

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Rank #15: Chris Jones: Former Esquire writer, two-time National Magazine Award winner

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On the aging scribe; on writing 22,000 words and having it cut down; on adjusting to a Netflix writers' room and looking back at Roger Ebert and "The Things That Carried Him."

Jun 25 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #16: Tommy Tomlinson: Pulitzer finalist sports writer and author of "The Elephant in the Room"

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On staring into the mirror and describing exactly what one sees; on the painful beauty of a memoir about a lifetime of weight difficulties; on forming a kinship with a former Kentucky quarterback.

Feb 19 2019

52mins

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Rank #17: Lee Jenkins: Sports Illustrated senior writer and my Sam Darnold profile rival

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Aug 09 2017

42mins

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Rank #18: Rick Reilly: Former SI writer

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On golf with Donald Trump, social media wisdom from Mark Cuban, finding tragic beauty in the story of a racist Major League owner and truth to power in football hazing at The Citadel

Dec 19 2017

49mins

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Rank #19: Mirin Fader: Bleacher Report writer-at-large

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On traveling to Lithuania to track the Ball Family—minus their cooperation; on finding a voice; on watching hair being braided and seeing bliss; on a meteoric rise in a tough business.

Aug 28 2018

51mins

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Rank #20: Nora Princiotti: New England Patriots writer for the Boston Globe

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On covering the (zzzzzz) sleep inducer that was Super Bowl LIII; On finding new turf with a team that's been covered ad nauseam; on an angry James Harrison and a giddy Patrick Chung; on writing about three Super Bowls by age 24.

Feb 05 2019

45mins

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