Join host Kevin Walsh, Author and Boston TV Sports Anchor for weekly interviews with dedicated nonfiction readers, some celebrities, other regular folks, all who share a passion for reading and sharing. It's as much about the reader and the impact that the books have on them. Why they choose the books that they do, when they choose to read, how they go about making a book selection, and how key books stick with them for life.
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Old Soul Millennial with Michael Belkin
Why is 30-year-old Michael Belkin new school and old fashioned? Some of it has to do with his reading choices—biographies, how he prefers emails to be sent—a good subject line, and how one book and the author’s appearance at a conference reset his attitude about how business should be conducted. Simon Sinek says Start with Why. Michael didn’t just read it, he lives it and builds his professional and personal life around it.
I Didn’t Have a Bedtime with Bob Halloran
Bedtime was reading time for author and Boston sports anchor and reporter Bob Halloran. That reading inspired him to become a sportscaster and writer. Along the way, he survived a health scare, lived to tell about it, and just appreciates the gift of another day to live and a book to read.
Oldest College Kid Ever with Gene Wojciechowski
It’s too much fun. Why leave? Sportswriter Gene Wojciechowski graduated from college 40 years ago, but never really left. He’s a fixture on ESPN’s College GameDay, SportsCenter and other platforms. At the heart of it all, Gene’s a serial reader and writer. There was no bedtime hour as a child. He fell asleep at whatever hour it was with a book in his hands. Still does.
Nigel Runs on Dunkin’ with Nigel Travis - Part 2
Part two with Nigel Travis, former CEO and current executive chairman of Dunkin’ brands. Nigel loves a challenge. He got it at Burger King, Blockbuster, Papa John’s and most recently in running Dunkin’ which he wrote a book about; The Challenge Culture: Why the Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback. His current challenge is owning and running Leyton Orient, a professional soccer team that he grew up rooting for in his native London.
Nigel Runs on Dunkin’ - Part 1 with Nigel Travis
Coffee and conversation with Nigel Travis, chairman of Dunkin’ Brands. Hear how he got Dunkin’ brands back on track, took it public, and wrote a book about it. His love of reading, leading, listening and questioning are all wrapped up in a cup with those familiar colors and taste.
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Kevin's interview style and ease of conversation with guests make this podcast worth listening to. This topic is very interesting and unique. His guests are too.
Compelling and interesting! Well done!
For someone who has never listened to a podcast but reads all non-fiction, this is quite enjoyable! Kevin’s guests provide good, raw perspectives that have left me encouraged to read some books outside of my areas of interest. Well done and looking forward to listening to more podcasts!
Very Entertaining, Good Reading Ideas
So far I am enjoying this podcasts. The guests are interesting and relatable. Many interesting books I need to catch up on.