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Jeff Pearlman's weekly in-depth, no-holds-barred conversation with a writer on writing. Available here and on iTunes

Two Writers Slinging Yang Jeff Pearlman

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 174 Ratings

Jeff Pearlman's weekly in-depth, no-holds-barred conversation with a writer on writing. Available here and on iTunes

    Tom Verducci: Sports Illustrated senior writer

    Tom Verducci: Sports Illustrated senior writer

    On traveling 102 years back in time to construct a remarkable piece of sports journalism; on entering a clubhouse and seeking out the best sources; on covering Don Shula and the early-1980s Miami Dolphins; on sitting alongside a drunk Billy Martin and a potted plant.

    • 51 min
    Jeff Gluck: The Athletic NASCAR writer

    Jeff Gluck: The Athletic NASCAR writer

    On the nightmare of the noose/Bubba Wallace coverage; on nonstop Twitter hate; on how a kid who knew nothing about racing became a NASCAR authority; on bullying via Tony Stewart.

    • 40 min
    Alan Shipnuck: Golf Magazine senior writer and former Sports Illustrated senior writer

    Alan Shipnuck: Golf Magazine senior writer and former Sports Illustrated senior writer

    On becoming the youngest Sports Illustrated staff writer in magazine history; on negotiating for time with Ken Griffey, Jr.; on avoiding a fight with Phil Mickelson; on $400-per-night hotel rooms.

    • 51 min
    Chuck Klosterman: Author, sports and music journalist

    Chuck Klosterman: Author, sports and music journalist

    On how aging impacts a writer; on his comprehensive chronicling of KISS; on why being the Ethicist wasn't all he hoped; on sitting down for chats with Taylor Swift and Kobe Bryant.

    • 47 min
    Jay Mohr: Comedian/actor

    Jay Mohr: Comedian/actor

    On how one writes funny material; on staring down a half-empty room and having to perform; on the 100,649th person to scream, "Hey, Bob Sugar!"

    • 56 min
    Heather Cox Richardson: Writer and Boston College history professor

    Heather Cox Richardson: Writer and Boston College history professor

    On whether the United States of America survives the Trump Nightmare; on why courage in politics is so hard to find; on hope when there's little to hope for.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

@larrypeterson ,

Great insights

I love the way Jeff pulls the curtain back and lets us in on the writing process with such a variety of guests. I listen to learn, and be entertained. Every episode is different and interesting. Bruce Arthur's account of writing about the pandemic was fascinating.

Plymouth Jim ,

Reliably great

Jeff Pearlman’s “Two Writers Slinging Yang” brings smart and creative writers out and not only share their stories, but open up their process. Great for anyone and everyone - but especially for aspiring writers, and the thoughtful.

bulldog Gemes ,

Excellent interviews with unique people

Jeff does a great job, he’s a great writer and every week he brings an interesting guest to the show

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