42 episodes

Peanuts, Popcorn & Crackerjacks is a baseball and entertainment industry podcast hosted by Jeff Santo, a writer/director and son of Hall of Fame baseball player, Ron Santo.

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

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Peanuts, Popcorn & Crackerjacks is a baseball and entertainment industry podcast hosted by Jeff Santo, a writer/director and son of Hall of Fame baseball player, Ron Santo.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Scott Zolke - I Feel Like I've Been Stealing Bases For 40 Years

    Scott Zolke - I Feel Like I've Been Stealing Bases For 40 Years

    Send us a Text Message.In the intro, Jeff and Christie discuss being spoiled, and then Jeff discusses Hollywood, deal-making, and being a Cub fan with entertainment lawyer Scott Zolke. Lastly, Jeff crackerjack calls Karen Bonelli, a family friend whose father helped put together Ron Santo Pizzeria and Pro’s Pizza. Support the Show.Thanks for listening! Please follow and share. If you enjoy what you hear and would like to support us and receive exclusive content, please visit our Patreon ...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Jimmy Bank - A Road Manager For A Very Large Rock Band

    Jimmy Bank - A Road Manager For A Very Large Rock Band

    Send us a Text Message.Jeff interviews Jimmy Bank, the former traveling secretary for the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Oakland A’s, who has so many stories he could write a book. He talks about how he became the youngest in his position in MLB history and his wonderful relationship with Ron Santo. Then Jeff crackerjack calls Arthur Pullano for some wild stories about growing up with the Santo family. Support the Show.Thanks for listening! Please follow and share. If you enjoy...

    • 2 hr
    Fergie Jenkins - You Gotta Pay Your 20 Game Winner!

    Fergie Jenkins - You Gotta Pay Your 20 Game Winner!

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Jeff speaks with Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins about his incredible career, his time with the Cubs, and that 1969 team. Then Jeff crackerjack calls his nephew Spencer Brown, who’s studying Sports Business at the University of Oklahoma. Support the Show.Thanks for listening! Please follow and share. If you enjoy what you hear and would like to support us and receive exclusive content, please visit our Patreon page. Email questions to Jeff at j...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ira Deutchman - Do You Have That Hook?

    Ira Deutchman - Do You Have That Hook?

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Jeff and Christie discuss their top five favorite baseball films. Jeff interviews independent studio mogul Ira Deutchman (A Woman Under the Influence, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Sex Lies and Videotape, Hoop Dreams). They discuss Ira’s enduring career, distributing This Old Cub, and some insightful advice for today’s indie filmmakers. Then Jeff Crackerjack calls his friend and music video producer Joel Tabbush. Support the Show.Thanks for list...

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Bobby Dernier - Tiger Paws On My Feet

    Bobby Dernier - Tiger Paws On My Feet

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Jeff interviews center fielder Bobby Dernier about the incredible 1984 Cubs team and its success, which took Chicago by storm. Then Jeff crackerjack calls Gino’s East LA owner Dan Michaels. Support the Show.Thanks for listening! Please follow and share. If you enjoy what you hear and would like to support us and receive exclusive content, please visit our Patreon page. Email questions to Jeff at jeff.ppcpodcast@gmail.com.LINKS to SOCIAL MEDIA, WEBS...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Nate Oliver - We Hit A Tailspin

    Nate Oliver - We Hit A Tailspin

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Jeff and Christie talk about luck. Jeff interviews Dodger/Cub Nate Oliver about that Cubs 1969 team, singing Pennant Fever, and the Koufax no-hitter in ’65. Then Jeff crackerjack calls Joey Hickman, son of Cubs slugger Jim Hickman. Support the Show.Thanks for listening! Please follow and share. If you enjoy what you hear and would like to support us and receive exclusive content, please visit our Patreon page. Email questions to Jeff at jeff.ppcpod...

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Polo's Master ,

If you bleed Cub Blue… or not!

Even if you were not a Cub fan during the 60’s, you should listen to these GREAT episodes. Jeff and his wife have put together interviews of some of the iconic Cub players from several different decades, and some of his performer friends that just happen to “bleed Cub Blue” so multiple generations of fans will enjoy them. But even if you are not a Cub fan, (my condolences…LOL)…no really, because of Jeff’s unique perspective from having grown up (literally) in Wrigley, and having built and kept relationships with many of his dad’s teammates… he will be able to bring you back to those times when you would “die” to be able to watch your childhood heroes in the friendly confines…and while you listen to him talk about baseball, you might also get some free “pearls of wisdom “ on life itself. I promise you, if you spend 1 hour listening to any episode, you’ll be hooked. Good thing Jeff and Christie have plenty to keep you company as you “drive down your road of memories.”

Pro Joey ,

Awesome

Great show, great memories!

Peanuts she ,

Peanuts, popcorn & crackerjacks

Sadly the season has ended & I have thoroughly enjoyed all episodes… not only learning more about the Santo family as well as the whole organization of cubs & players & game of baseball. …plus entertainment part to it is also very exciting… looking forward to the next set of episodes… ❤️ ⚾️🎬🎶🎤

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