1 hr 27 min

Episode 22: John Brennan (featuring PFT Commenter) The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter

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In this episode of the Old Man and the Three, it's a two for one special.  JJ and Tommy lead off with a spectacular interview with former CIA Director John Brennan, where they take a deep dive into his life in the CIA, his recent book, the bizarre world of Trump, the Osama bin Laden raid, and much more. Then, things take a bit of a different turn when they welcome in Pardon My Take's PFT Commenter for the TOP 5/Draft and Mailbag question. And, as you can probably imagine, PFT does not disappoint. 
John Brennan

What was the motivation for writing his book

How exposure to the world helps you understand how special the United States is

Do Americans fully understand what civil servants do and their importance

Director Brennan explains his experience of playing basketball overseas in Cairo 

What were the challenges of writing the book

How does he swallow the madness that is going on in the White House/Congress/etc.

Where would he say American stands right now in terms of division in his lifetime

How technology has made the spread of hate and misinformation worse

How does technology effect protocols in the CIA

On the secrecy on the CIA and not being able to share info like a normal member of society

Are there any movies or TV shows that have depicted the CIA correctly - or even closely

The most impactful/memorable event in his career

Discussing the bin Laden raid 

His feeling about Trumps tweets and re-tweets

Who are some of the best leaders he's been around and what are their qualities


PFT Commenter

Discusses Mt Rushmore and how it came about

Comparing Big Cat's place with JJ's

The story of how he came up with his handle

Would PFT Commenter be a fan of JJ

Who's the grittiest current NBA player

TOP 5/Draft

Mailbag question


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In this episode of the Old Man and the Three, it's a two for one special.  JJ and Tommy lead off with a spectacular interview with former CIA Director John Brennan, where they take a deep dive into his life in the CIA, his recent book, the bizarre world of Trump, the Osama bin Laden raid, and much more. Then, things take a bit of a different turn when they welcome in Pardon My Take's PFT Commenter for the TOP 5/Draft and Mailbag question. And, as you can probably imagine, PFT does not disappoint. 
John Brennan

What was the motivation for writing his book

How exposure to the world helps you understand how special the United States is

Do Americans fully understand what civil servants do and their importance

Director Brennan explains his experience of playing basketball overseas in Cairo 

What were the challenges of writing the book

How does he swallow the madness that is going on in the White House/Congress/etc.

Where would he say American stands right now in terms of division in his lifetime

How technology has made the spread of hate and misinformation worse

How does technology effect protocols in the CIA

On the secrecy on the CIA and not being able to share info like a normal member of society

Are there any movies or TV shows that have depicted the CIA correctly - or even closely

The most impactful/memorable event in his career

Discussing the bin Laden raid 

His feeling about Trumps tweets and re-tweets

Who are some of the best leaders he's been around and what are their qualities


PFT Commenter

Discusses Mt Rushmore and how it came about

Comparing Big Cat's place with JJ's

The story of how he came up with his handle

Would PFT Commenter be a fan of JJ

Who's the grittiest current NBA player

TOP 5/Draft

Mailbag question


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1 hr 27 min

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