The podcast about the biggest moments in communications with the people who were behind them.
#9: Dr. John Baugh, who coined the term "linguistic profiling"
A conversation with Dr. John Baugh, linguist and professor at Washington University in St. Louis, about his discovery of linguistic profiling: using a person's voice to make judgments about, and often discriminate against, them. We discuss its relationship to recent anti-Asian hate crimes, how awareness of the issue has led to progress in the workplace, and what we can all do about our own biases.
#8.4: Agustin Rivero, Cleveland Indians team translator
MLB Opening Day 2021 series: A conversation with Agustin Rivero, team Spanish translator for the Cleveland Indians, about his time as a Yankees minor league player, why that makes him so good at his job, and how his work goes way beyond translating media interviews (even including being there with a player during the birth of his daughter).
#8.3: Adam Grossman, Boston Red Sox CMO
MLB Opening Day 2021 series: A conversation with Adam Grossman, the chief marketing officer of the Boston Red Sox, about some memorable marketing moments - including the (in)famous beards of 2013 - and what it was like for him when the team traded away an MVP-level player (Mookie Betts) and rehired a controversial manager (Alex Cora).
#8.2: Tom Burgoyne, the Phillies Phanatic
MLB Opening Day 2021 series: A conversation with Tom Burgoyne, who has been portraying the Philadelphia Phillies mascot (the beloved, boisterous, bright green Phanatic) since 1989, about how climbing a statue during a championship parade helped him get the job, water fights he's had with players, and how business leaders can learn a lot from a... whatever creature that thing is (we discuss that, too).
#8.1: Suzyn Waldman, New York Yankees radio color commentator
MLB Opening Day 2021 series: A conversation with Suzyn Waldman, a color commentator on WFAN New York sports radio for the Yankees, about what it's like in the booth, radio's outlook in the pandemic and beyond, and her experience as one of the few female broadcasters in baseball.
#7: Ralph Vartabedian & Ken Bensinger, who exposed Toyota's sudden unintended acceleration problem
A conversation with Ralph Vartabedian and Ken Bensinger, who broke the widely publicized Toyota sudden unintended acceleration story while working together at the Los Angeles Times in 2009 and 2010; after a tragic crash and death in San Diego and Toyota's attempts to blame the car floormats, the two reporters investigated further and found the problem was much larger.