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The SI Vault Podcast

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For over sixty years, Sports Illustrated has built a peerless archive of sports journalism, and now, host and SI editor Ted Keith cracks opens the vault, with the writers who wrote those classic stories as our guides. First, Ted interviews authors like Buzz Bissinger, Jack McCallum, and his own dad, SI alum Larry Keith, about their iconic work in the magazine, and then he delivers a reading for our audience to enjoy. On The SI Vault, Sports Illustrated's 60+ years of sports history comes alive.

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For over sixty years, Sports Illustrated has built a peerless archive of sports journalism, and now, host and SI editor Ted Keith cracks opens the vault, with the writers who wrote those classic stories as our guides. First, Ted interviews authors like Buzz Bissinger, Jack McCallum, and his own dad, SI alum Larry Keith, about their iconic work in the magazine, and then he delivers a reading for our audience to enjoy. On The SI Vault, Sports Illustrated's 60+ years of sports history comes alive.

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Cover image of The SI Vault Podcast

The SI Vault Podcast

Updated 6 months ago

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For over sixty years, Sports Illustrated has built a peerless archive of sports journalism, and now, host and SI editor Ted Keith cracks opens the vault, with the writers who wrote those classic stories as our guides. First, Ted interviews authors like Buzz Bissinger, Jack McCallum, and his own dad, SI alum Larry Keith, about their iconic work in the magazine, and then he delivers a reading for our audience to enjoy. On The SI Vault, Sports Illustrated's 60+ years of sports history comes alive.

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Rank #1: Grant Wahl on his 2002 LeBron cover story

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Grant Wahl joins Ted Keith on the SI Vault Podcast 15 years after his famous cover story on then-high school junior LeBron James. They discuss the reporting that went into the story, Grant driving LeBron to McDonald's in his rental car, the decision to put the a high school junior on the cover, other future celebrities Grant met that week and much more.

Feb 20 2017
35 mins
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Rank #2: Steve Rushin on covering the legendary 1991 World Series

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In this episode of the SI Vault Podcast, host Ted Keith and SI senior contributing writer Steve Rushin revisit the legendary 1991 World Series, considered by many to be one of the best and most dramatic Fall Classics ever played. Rushin, who wrote Sports Illustrated's cover story about the series, remembers his experience covering all seven games, including how he wrote his famous story in the basement of his childhood home while dealing with personal turmoil.

Jul 28 2016
32 mins
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Rank #3: Frank Deford on Muhammad Ali

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In this episode of the SI Vault Podcast, Ted Keith and SI senior contributing writer Frank Deford remember the life and times of Muhammad Ali.

Jun 07 2016
29 mins
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Rank #4: SI Vault Presents: Memories in your pocket: America's love affair with the Baseball Card

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Baseball cards are as American as well ... cigarettes and chewing gum. Cards have captured the imaginations of the young and the young at heart for over a century as a portal into memories of the game they love.

May 27 2016
21 mins
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Rank #5: Jon Wertheim looks back on Kerry Wood & the best deal in sports history

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On the new episode of the SI Vault Podcast, Ted Keith visits with Jon Wertheim to remember two stories given new relevance given recent events in the world of sports. First, Keith and Wertheim remember the recently-deceased Ozzie Silna, the onetime owner of the ABA's Spirits of St. Louis, who made what is widely considered to be the most savvy deal in the history of sports. Next, given Max Scherzer's recent 20-strikeout game for the Nationals, the pair reminisce about Kerry Wood's dominant performance for the Cubs in 1998, which Wertheim covered as one of his first stories for the magazine.

May 20 2016
33 mins
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Rank #6: SI's S.L. Price on "The Lone Wolf," the story of tennis legend Pancho Gonzalez

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On this week's edition of The SI Vault podcast, SI senior writer S.L. Price joins the show to talk to Ted Keith about "The Lone Wolf," his 2002 feature on tennis legend Pancho Gonzalez, as the two discuss Gonzalez's larger-than-life persona, how Price reported the story, the surprising connections between Gonzalez and Andre Agassi, and whether someone like Gonzalez could possibly exist in today's culture.

Apr 29 2016
32 mins
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Rank #7: SI Vault Presents: Leagues Apart

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Historically, sports have been a boys-only club. Even modern women sports superstars like Serena Williams and the USWNT continually have to battle for equal pay and respect. But women refuse to lose, even if a win gets them less than it should.

Apr 22 2016
20 mins
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Rank #8: John Schulian's "Laughing on the Outside," on the life and career of Josh Gibson

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On the latest edition of The SI Vault podcast, we celebrate the legacy of Jackie Robinson with a reading of John Schulian's 2000 Sports Illustrated feature "Laughing on the Outside," the story of Josh Gibson. A Negro Leagues legend and arguably the greatest African American baseball player of all time, Gibson's life was marked by brilliance and tragedy, as he was denied his chance at breaking the game's color barrier despite his overwhelming talent.

Apr 14 2016
38 mins
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Rank #9: Alex Wolff on Final Four memories and the greatest upset ever

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Sports Illustrated senior writer Alexander Wolff and SI deputy managing editor Jon Wertheim join host Ted Keith to discuss Wolff’s memories of more than 25 years of covering the Final Four, from the hidden moments to the forgotten heroes to the most memorable plays. Wolff also chooses this week’s story from the SI Vault, read by Keith, which is “Shooting the Lights Out,” Curry Kirkpatrick’s cover story from the April 8, 1985 issue, about Villanova’s stunning upset of defending national champion Georgetown in the NCAA title game.

Apr 01 2016
45 mins
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Rank #10: Sean Gregory on Princeton, NCAA tournament, more; ‘The Game That Saved March Madness’

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In this week’s episode of the SI Vault Podcast, host Ted Keith talks with Time Magazine senior writer and former college basketball player Sean Gregory about his time with Princeton, the fabled Georgetown game in 1989 in which the Tigers almost beat the Hoyas in what would have been one of the greatest upsets in sports history and much more. Following their conversation, Keith will read the feature from Gregory and Alexander Wolff that ran in the March 17, 2014 issue of Sports Illustrated titled, “The Game That Saved March Madness.” We love to hear our listener's thoughts. Please tweet our host at twitter.com/si_tedkeith. For more sports, visit si.com/podcasts. SI is now part of the Panoply Network: panoply.fm.

Mar 16 2016
43 mins
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