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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.

The Hall of Very Good Podcast The Hall of Very Good

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    • 4.9 • 49 Ratings

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 334: Beth Greenwood

    Episode 334: Beth Greenwood

    University of Rochester catcher (and glass-ceiling breaker) Beth Greenwood joins the boys to talk about her involvement with the Amazon Prime series "A League of Their Own", hanging out with AAGPBL living legend Maybelle Blair, remembers when she first gave the system the middle finger and reveils her new gig with the Philadelphia Phillies.

    • 41 min
    A Week of Their Own: Tracy Reiner

    A Week of Their Own: Tracy Reiner

    To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of "A League of Their Own", actress and activist Tracy Reiner joins the boys to talk about how she landed the role of Betty "Spaghetti" Horn (spoiler alert...it's not how you think), what it was like working on the set of "Die Hard", reminisces about the impact Carrie Fisher had on her life and, of course, shares what life is like growing up in "the circus".
    This episode originally aired April 28, 2017.

    • 49 min
    A Week of Their Own: Chris Bolan

    A Week of Their Own: Chris Bolan

    To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of "A League of Their Own", Chris Bolan, the director of “A Secret Love”, joins the boys to talk about how he got the inspiration to record the lives of his great-aunt (former AAGPBL catcher Terry Donahue) and her longtime girlfriend for his Netflix documentary, the unlikely place he found most of the archival footage and pictures he’d end up using, the response he’s received from the LGBTQ community and, most importantly, gives an update on the fantastic Pat Henschel.
    This episode originally aired May 18, 2020.

    • 27 min
    A Week of Their Own: Kelly Candaele

    A Week of Their Own: Kelly Candaele

    To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of "A League of Their Own", filmmaker Kelly Candaele joins the boys to talk about his mother, former AAGPBL player Helen Callaghan, how his PBS documentary about the professional women's baseball league led to a call from Penny Marshall’s “people” and shares his thoughts on the upcoming Amazon series.
    This episode originally aired December 1, 2020.
     

    • 31 min
    A Week of Their Own: Maybelle Blair

    A Week of Their Own: Maybelle Blair

    To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of "A League of Their Own", former pitcher Maybelle Blair joins the boys to talk about her time in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and how she got started on the diamond, her quest to preserve the AAGPBL in Rockford, Illinois, why she had to hide her sexuality and shares who her favorite current Major Leaguer is.
    Oh, and Lou volunteers Shawn to do manual labor. Jerk.
    This episode originally aired March 2, 2018.

    • 38 min
    Episode 333: Bradley Jackson

    Episode 333: Bradley Jackson

    "Facing Nolan" director Bradley Jackson joins the boys to talk about landing his dream gig, working with (and the praise he received from) the Ryan family, shares his favorite interviews and the interview he wishes he would have secured and, naturally, what was left on the proverbial cutting room floor.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

NikkiFB ,

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!

AnnaGreenJ ,

Episode 251

Really enjoyed the episode with Manuel Oliver! 💛 Viva Guac forever

Yeah, him... you know, him ,

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.

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