The Hall of Very Good Podcast is focused on you, the fan. Each week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen sit down and talk to people in and around the game of baseball that help make America's Pastime great.
Episode 273: Brandon Steiner
Brandon Steiner, founder of Steiner Sports and CollectibleXchange, joins the boys to talk about the current resurgence in the sports memorabilia market, reveals why so many people are buying and selling their collectibles right now, shares some of the favorite pieces from his own collection and teases the upcoming auction of his personal stuff.
Episode 272: Nate Corddry
Actor (and lifelong Red Sox fan!) Nate Corddry talks to the boys about the magic of baseball and why it’s okay to root for former players of your favorite team, his favorite ballparks to visit, drinking “water beer” at Wrigley Field, hanging out and talking baseball with the great Billy Crystal and trying to convince Yankees fan Aaron Sorkin to change his name on “Studio 60”.
Episode 271: Lew Temple
To mark the fifth anniversary of his first appearance on the podcast, onetime minor league scout-turned-actor Lew Temple re-joins the boys to talk about how he’s been keeping busy during our “societal pause”, that time he bought (and shared!) a drink with Hank Aaron, his friendship with the man who gave up the former home run champ’s record-tying bomb, how the late-Bob Watson inadvertently got him started in Hollywood and led to hanging out with Charlie Sheen and playing catch with a young Matthew McConaughey.
Episode 270: Matthew Mutton
Matthew Mutton, host of British Baseball Podcast, joins the boys to talk about why they should be fans of British baseball (and who they should root for!), introduces the world to the Bolton Robots of Doom, explains how he became a fan of American baseball and why he loves the Negro Leagues and the AAGPBL.
Episode 269: Andrea Williams
Andrea Williams, the author of Baseball’s Leading Lady, joins the boys to talk about her journey of wanting to be Major League Baseball’s first female general manager to working alongside Bob Kendrick at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to writing about African-American icons Effa Manley and Charley Pride, what it would take for Hollywood to properly honor their memory and reveals (kinda) what she’s working on next.
Special: Bobblehead Giveaway
Phil Sklar from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee joins the boys to update them on the status of the museum, talks about the most popular bobbleheads they’ve created and sold (as well as the money they’ve raised for first responders battling COVID-19) and offers up a special *FREE* bobblehead offer. #IBOBBLE
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Came for Bob Kendrick, can’t leave! :)
Awesome variety of guests and lesser-known (to me, at least) baseball stories. I’m working through the many episodes with women from the AAGPBL; they’re delightful and inspiring. Thanks for bringing us these stories!
Really enjoyed the episode with Manuel Oliver! 💛 Viva Guac forever
The fun, hidden side of baseball
Shawn is great. Lou is goofy. This isn't a dry "shill your latest book/project" interview show and it's not "morning show banter".
They get a wide variety of guest from the heart and the periphery of baseball and get great alternative takes out of pretty much every guest. My favorite guests have been the people more on the fringe as the HoF guys tend to be so well rehearsed and don't like to go off script. Jeff Pearlman is a must listen and jump on any episode with Phil Hecken and Todd Radom. Jeff Katz is my favorite guest.