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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 • 316 Ratings

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

    Hugh Ryan: Queer writer and historian, author of, "The Women's House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison"

    Hugh Ryan: Queer writer and historian, author of, "The Women's House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison"

    On proudly being recognized as "The queer writer ...". On the Manhattan prison that inspired a book. On writing about people and issues who have been largely ignored and scorned. On writing and self-discovery.

    • 52 min
    Curry Kirkpatrick: Legendary former Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine writer

    Curry Kirkpatrick: Legendary former Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine writer

    On the anger of Bobby Knight and the love of Christian Laettner. On why John McEnroe was a brat and why Dean Smith only gave five minutes. On the magic of Sports Illustrated in the 1960s and the splendor of Frank Deford.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sam Amico: Hoops Wire writer, owner, Grand Puba

    Sam Amico: Hoops Wire writer, owner, Grand Puba

    On finding joy in the aggregating of NBA info. On the fight for survival in the modern media landscape. On long-ago hockey fights and BYU-Wyoming games and dog sled races.

    • 43 min
    Chris Cillizza: Longtime CNN, Washington Post/Substack political writer/guru

    Chris Cillizza: Longtime CNN, Washington Post/Substack political writer/guru

    On whether being close to politics causes one to look less terrifyingly at politics. On whether CNN is still a worthwhile spot. On why one is better served covering sports than government. On the transition to Substack.

    • 50 min
    Tommy Tomlinson: Author, "Dogland: Passion, Glory, and Lots of Slobber at the Westminster Dog Show"

    Tommy Tomlinson: Author, "Dogland: Passion, Glory, and Lots of Slobber at the Westminster Dog Show"

    On the weird coolness of the Westminster Dog Show. On having an open mind to unique scenes and people. On why one writes a book about dogs. On writing through hell.

    • 47 min
    Amy Gutierrez: Emmy Award-winning reporter and author of, "Smarty Marty Takes the Field"

    Amy Gutierrez: Emmy Award-winning reporter and author of, "Smarty Marty Takes the Field"

    On the word-choice decisions one must make when writing a children's book. On the (gasp!) Dodger-loving grandma who inspired a character. On why we should cut Barry Bonds a break and why Will Clark is a lovely dude. On the hyper-criticized hug of a Major League pitcher.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
316 Ratings

316 Ratings

Timber thats limber ,

Great pod

Always interesting, sometimes utterly fantastic. I'm not a writer so I won't get into the details of the pod..... but it's great.

WesBoling ,

Great Yang Slung

Jeff Pearlman sure can sling some exquisite yang. His candor, curiosity and self-awareness make this podcast a must-listen for anyone who cares about how good stories are told. And I love how deeply he invests in each interview — picking through the writer’s old work and reading highlights on the show. This is an insightful, entertaining listen every time.

Bleacher report 696969420 ,

Two writers slinging poo

Slinging verbal farts back and forth. This podcast is poo.

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