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The Jonah Keri Podcast

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

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

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213 Ratings
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Fix the sound

By Progrockss - Jan 03 2019
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I only listen occasionally now because usually the sound is horrible. Get a new mic man.

This is the best podcast ever!

By Rob Haner - Mar 15 2018
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Jonah has the best most awesome podcast theme song and he’s pretty great at interviews.

iTunes Ratings

213 Ratings
Average Ratings
155
27
18
7
6

Fix the sound

By Progrockss - Jan 03 2019
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I only listen occasionally now because usually the sound is horrible. Get a new mic man.

This is the best podcast ever!

By Rob Haner - Mar 15 2018
Read more
Jonah has the best most awesome podcast theme song and he’s pretty great at interviews.
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The Jonah Keri Podcast

Latest release on Feb 13, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 8 days ago

Rank #1: Alex Speier (Jonah Keri Podcast 10/31)

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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 managing; how value of having a Latin-born manager who can relate to the entire clubhouse, and more!

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Oct 31 2018

30mins

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Rank #2: Sean McIndoe (Jonah Keri Podcast 07/25)

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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-90s hockey and the scourge of mid-90s hockey; why Connor McDavid and Alex Ovechkin would score 50 goals a game if they were transported 50 years back in time; and much more. Preorder Sean's upcoming book, The Down Goes Brown History of the NHL, it's a really fun read!

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Jul 25 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #3: Jay Jaffe (Jonah Keri Podcast 12/12)

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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 make of George Steinbrenner's legacy in baseball; Hot Stove news out of L.A. and Philadelphia, and much more!

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Dec 12 2018

43mins

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Rank #4: Chris Speier (Jonah Keri Podcast 04/25)

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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 superstars; the great Expos teams of the late-70s and early 80s; the Bay Bridge World Series and its frightening earthquake; living and dying with every pitch thrown by his former big leaguer son Justin; the importance of letting players learn on their own, and much more!

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Apr 25 2018

54mins

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Rank #5: Billy Wagner (Jonah Keri Podcast 05/09)

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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 much more!

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May 09 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #6: John Thorn (Jonah Keri Podcast 08/01)

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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 indispensable book The Hidden Game of Baseball; the draw of Cooperstown during Hall of Fame induction weekend, and much more!

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Aug 01 2018

58mins

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Rank #7: Greg Wyshynski (Jonah Keri Podcast 1/09)

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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, sweat, and tears behind community journalism; the joys of being an OG sports blogger; the pluses and minuses of the NHL's salary system; Greg's excellent podcast Puck Soup; that time he caught the attention of Breitbart, and much more!

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Jan 09 2019

42mins

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Rank #8: R.J. Anderson (Jonah Keri Podcast 08/22)

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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 cope with loss; and much more.

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Aug 22 2018

1hr

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Rank #9: Dave Lozo (Jonah Keri Podcast 05/16)

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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 talk; being in a fantasy league with a WWE superstar; the fascinating but also scary world of sports journalism, and much more!

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May 16 2018

56mins

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Rank #10: Peter Schoenke (Jonah Keri Podcast 06/06)

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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 sports and how modern opinions have changed; upcoming innovations in fantasy sports, and much more!

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Jun 06 2018

47mins

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Rank #11: Rob Neyer (Jonah Keri Podcast 10/10)

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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 later in life; becoming commissioner of a summer baseball league for collegiate players, and much more!

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Oct 10 2018

54mins

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Rank #12: Bill de Blasio (Jonah Keri Podcast 04/11)

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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 two-minute drill as mayor; affordable housing; pre-kindergarten education; fixing the subway; his thoughts on a potential Presidential run, and more!
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Apr 11 2018

53mins

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Rank #13: Jeff Passan (Jonah Keri Podcast 09/26)

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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 of Fame voting; the sleeping giant that is the players' union; sports fans' dilemma of rooting for the home team vs. supporting players' rights; how to fix MLB's service time rules; what Shohei Ohtani's 2019 season might look like after Tommy John surgery, and much more!

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Sep 26 2018

49mins

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Rank #14: Ellis Valentine (Jonah Keri Podcast 04/04)

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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 mentors in sports; finding salvation by learning how to feel; getting sober; helping others for the past 30 years; that time at the end of his career when he worked to work for a rental car company for four bucks an hour; Ellis's life tip, and much more!

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Apr 04 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #15: Mike Petriello (Jonah Keri Podcast 09/12)

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Jonah Keri barrels up with MLB.com 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 one-run games are so delightfully vexing; how well-informed beat writers can change the way teams make decisions, and much more!

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Sep 12 2018

48mins

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Rank #16: Sam Stein (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/07)

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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 candidates after they lose; why immigration played a much bigger role than climate change in deciding these elections (even though it shouldn't have); how shifts in state-level politics aren't as widely discussed but still weigh heavily on citizens' lives; and much more!

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Nov 07 2018

46mins

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Rank #17: Rafe Bartholomew (Jonah Keri Podcast 11/14)

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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 of women's basketball; Wilt Chamberlain vs. Bill Russell; how Oscar Robertson reminds us of LeBron James; Bird vs. Magic; how to build a college basketball powerhouse; what comes next for the modern game, and much more!

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Nov 14 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #18: Larry Parrish (Jonah Keri Podcast 03/28)

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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; the role of leadership and chemistry in baseball; the culture shock and frightening disciplinary style of Japanese baseball; Larry's life tip, and much more!

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Mar 28 2018

1hr 33mins

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Rank #19: Ken Hill (Jonah Keri Podcast 04/18)

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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 being the father of a world-class athlete, and more!

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Apr 18 2018

43mins

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Rank #20: Tom Shieber (Jonah Keri Podcast 08/15)

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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 congratulations Robert Kennedy offered one fateful night in June 1968, and much more!

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Aug 15 2018

49mins

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