35 min

Episode 57: Untold Stories with Baxter Holmes The Other 51

The strange connection between a small town in North Carolina, a near nuclear disaster and the NBA. Pro basketball players’ love affair with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Carmelo Anthony’s obsession with wine.

Baxter Holmes has a knack for finding the untold stories in pro basketball, the ones that are kind of hidden from plain view but emerge through his tireless reporting.

Baxter joins Brian this week to talk about his recent story about Kinston, N.C. and the unlikely pipeline that town has to the NBA. Baxter talks about how he followed the threads of this story, how he decided what to lede with, and how he handled the emotional nature of the story. Baxter also talks about his reporting process, how his editors have helped him find and shape stories, and why listening is such a lost art.

Baxter Holmes on Twitter

America’s Basketball Heaven

The NBA’s Secret Wine Society

The NBA’s Secret Addiction

Steve Padilla: 21 ways to find story ideas

The White Darkness: A solitary journey across Antatctica by David Grann

A Kingdom from Dust by Mark Arax

Lost, Almost by Amy P. Kngiht

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The strange connection between a small town in North Carolina, a near nuclear disaster and the NBA. Pro basketball players’ love affair with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Carmelo Anthony’s obsession with wine.

Baxter Holmes has a knack for finding the untold stories in pro basketball, the ones that are kind of hidden from plain view but emerge through his tireless reporting.

Baxter joins Brian this week to talk about his recent story about Kinston, N.C. and the unlikely pipeline that town has to the NBA. Baxter talks about how he followed the threads of this story, how he decided what to lede with, and how he handled the emotional nature of the story. Baxter also talks about his reporting process, how his editors have helped him find and shape stories, and why listening is such a lost art.

Baxter Holmes on Twitter

America’s Basketball Heaven

The NBA’s Secret Wine Society

The NBA’s Secret Addiction

Steve Padilla: 21 ways to find story ideas

The White Darkness: A solitary journey across Antatctica by David Grann

A Kingdom from Dust by Mark Arax

Lost, Almost by Amy P. Kngiht

Subscribe:

Apple Podcasts

Google Play

RSS

35 min