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Podcasting Power Hour
19. Podcast Feed Drops - how to do it and if they work

Podcasting Power Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 51:27


When Jeff Townsend, Jim Malliard, and Greg from Indie Drop-In join forces to discuss the power of Feed Drops on Podcasting Power Hour, they find themselves embroiled in an ironic battle of words over the nuances of the practice.Podcasting Power Hour is recorded live on Twitter Spaces every Monday at 9 pm Eastern Time. To join, just follow the host, Jeff, aka The Podcast Father https://twitter.com/podcast_father, and Greg, founder of Indie Drop-In Network https://twitter.com/indiedropin on Twitter. If you would like to support the show, you can buy us a coffee: Jeff - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/podcastfather Greg - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/indiedropin If you want to advertise on the show, we have live, pre-roll, mid-roll, and integration options. Just reach out to Greg @indiedropin on Twitter or fill out our contact form https://indiedropin.com/contact/ "We've come to an agreement over respecting each other, loving one each other, loving the community. This is the greatest podcasting power hour of all time. I can feel it."Jeff Townsend is an underground podcaster since 2006, known for his gift of gab, and Jim Mallard is a podcast veteran with the Mallard Report for 10 years strong. Greg from Indie Drop-In Network is the oldest podcaster in the world with a wealth of experience in the industry.Jeff Townsend and Greg from Indie Drop-In host Podcasting Power Hour live every Monday on Twitter Spaces. They discuss podcasting topics and answer listener questions. This week, they invited Jim Mallard, Ed Havens, and Chuckles to discuss Feed Drops. Feed Drops are when you take an entire episode of your show and give it to another podcaster to play on their show. Jeff and Greg discussed the benefits of Feed Drops, as well as how to choose a show for a Feed Drop. Through their discussion, they learned that while downloads are great, it's important to pick a show where the audience is likely to convert to listeners and subscribe.In this episode, you will learn the following:1. What is a Feed Drop and how can you use it to benefit your podcast?2. What is the best practice for choosing a show for a Feed Drop?3. How can picking a niche help to grow your Podcast?Other episodes you'll enjoy:[Insert 3 past episodes with links]Connect with me: YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCYL6oEZw3HgWd1qRaTLtSVATwitter: https://twitter.com/podcastingPrwHrWebsite: https://podcastingpowerhour.comLoved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: {LINK}Chapter Summaries:[00:00:04]P Podcasting Power Hour is is recorded live every Monday at 09:00 p. m Eastern time on Twitter spaces. Every week, an experienced panel of podcasters and other experts will tackle your podcasting questions.[00:00:48]Jeff Townsend: I've got the gift to Gab and the fifth to Jab. After that, they get weirder every week. Do you just talk too much? It sounds like a good thing.[00:01:44]Well, hello, everybody. Oldest guy in podcasting on the mic. It is an honor to be here. This is a long intro, though. Well, edit it's, because you're making it long.[00:02:08]Jim Mallard has the Mallard report for ten years strong. Ed Havens is here from the 80s movie. This is the greatest podcasting power hour of all time.[00:03:09]Chuckles is here in her first-ever Podcasting Power Hour. That's who you hear hitting all the sound effects. As far as my self-control is concerned, I also muted myself for quite some time. I think you're displaying a solid use of the controls there, so thank you.[00:03:56]This week was the very first week that all my TV movie fandom shows are live. The Indie Drop-in Network is 100% a feed drop network. The show shows are all about podcasters.[00:05:44]A feed drop is when you take an episode of your show and give it to another podcaster to play on their show. For most podcasters, you want very few feed drops in your feed. If there are too many feed drops, the audience starts to get pissed.[00:09:34]Jeff: Maybe we can talk about how to choose a show for a Feed Drop. I think Jeff, you feed dropped on True Crime, which has like a million-something downloads. But very few people go on the show notes and click the subscribe link.[00:12:20]The downloads are great, but I didn't see the conversion on my end. It's because the True Crime fans I've marketed to are very specifically true crime listeners. There just was no reason for them to convert to a listener of Indie podcasters. If done right, it really can work.[00:16:46]comedy is not really like a niche, it's more of like something that you add to a niche. These shows are consistently funny, their tone is consistent. Those convert higher. When the show doesn't have a personality, it doesn't have a vibe. That's when it seems to struggle.[00:22:44]A feed drop is when you use a previous show of a friend to fill in a slot. The best thing to do is do feed drop swaps because it's good for everybody. If you're taking a week off, record a different intro than a regular swap.[00:30:49]And it doesn't work if you don't tell people what their show is about. What I started doing is saying, hey, Jim, just feed Dropped a show. He doesn't talk paranormal all the time, but he had this awesome ghost hunter on. It's totally different.[00:32:06]Who you swap with is much more important than how large the show is. It's like a massive filter for quality listeners. Having people on your show is content for your listeners, not really to grow it.[00:37:17]Jeff: Niche is so important, and I think it's more important than ever in podcasting. Your show needs to be amazing before you get featured on. People should definitely submit to ads. The key is you have to do that stuff when you're ready.[00:40:39]Gregory: How do you approach the other podcast that you're wanting to feed Drop swap with? Greg: I would start with under 200 reviews on Apple podcasts. You could probably do it every single month successfully and without pissing off your fans.[00:45:54]This week's podcasting power hour airs live every Monday at 09:00 p. m. Eastern. The show is produced by Jeff Pearlman. Everyone is free to participate on Twitter every Monday. Check out the website podcastingpowerhour.com for previous episodes.#howto, #marketing, #podcasting #podcast

ML Sports Platter
ML Archive: Bo Jackson Author Jeff Pearlman.

ML Sports Platter

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 24:59


00:00-25:00: Jeff Pearlman chats about his new book The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson. Topics: -When Bo became Bo. -Dominance at Auburn. -What happens if he doesn't injure his hip? -How is he covered and viewed today with social media, NIL and more? -Making an argument for Bo as the greatest athlete of all-time. ....and more.

Inside Sports with Reid Wilkins
Jeff Pearlman on "The last folk hero"

Inside Sports with Reid Wilkins

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 18:04


Guest: Jeff Pearlman, Author, The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

This Day in Baseball - The Daily Rewind
December 22 - Connie Mack

This Day in Baseball - The Daily Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 15:46


December 22nd Show Notes Born on December 22, 1862 in East Brookfield, MA, Player, manager, scout, general manager, owner — Cornelius MacGillicuddy (Connie Mack) — did it all. For more than half a century, he owned and managed the Philadelphia A's — nearly their entire existence. He built two dynasties that won a total of five World Series titles. Mack was often described as the “grand old gentleman of the game,” but he wasn't above stretching the rules to gain a competitive advantage. He was rumored to have kept frozen baseballs handy to insert into the game when his pitchers were on the mound. He also employed a special coach who stationed himself in center field at Shibe Park to steal signs from opposing teams. Connie Mack pieced together a tremendous baseball team in the first decade of the 20th century, built in large part, around his famous “$100,000 Infield.” At the time, Mack claimed that even that lofty dollar-amount would not pry the four star players away from him. In 1911, John “Stuffy” McInnis was switched to first base to replace the aging Harry Davis, a fine player. McInnis, who earned his nickname because he had the “right stuff” as a young ballplayer in Boston, joined Eddie Collins, Jack Barry, and Frank Baker to form the greatest infield of the era. His A's from 1929-1931, had a team second to none, which featured Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Cochrane, Al Simmons, Lefty Grove, George Earnshaw, Rube Walberg, and Jack Quinn. Mack holds the all-time record for most games managed (7,755), most games won (3,731), and most games lost (3,814). His record of 50 years managing one team, and 53 years overall will most likely never be broken. Tom December 22, 1944 – Future Hall of Famer Steve Carlton is born in Miami, Florida. Rivaling Tom Seaver as the finest pitcher of the 1970s, Steve Carlton won the National League Cy Young Award in 1972 and 1977 before capturing another two trophies during the early portion of the ensuing decade. One of the greatest left-handed hurlers in the history of the game, Carlton trails only Warren Spahn in victories for a southpaw, with 329.   He also ranks fourth on the all-time strikeout list with a total of 4,136. The first pitcher to win four Cy Young Awards, Lefty, as he came to be known, surpassed 20 victories on six separate occasions, winning at least 16 games another four times. Over an 18-year stretch beginning in 1967, he failed to post at least 13 victories just once. During that same period, he also finished with an earned run average under 3.00 eight times, struck out more than 200 batters eight times, and threw at least 250 innings 13 times. Carlton remains the last National League pitcher to compile as many as 25 victories in a season, as well as the last pitcher from any team to throw more than 300 innings in a season.   December 22, 1980 — The Boston Red Sox mail Fred Lynn and Carlton Fisk their new contracts two days after the Basic Agreement's December 20 deadline. Boston's blunder makes their All-Stars eligible for free agency. Fisk will land in Chicago after a legal battle and complete a Hall of Fame career over the next decade plus. Lynn will end up traded to California with Rick Burleson, and play 11 more seasons. However, he will never have the impact he did in Boston.   This was a dark era in Boston, similar to recent times as they let a Hall of Fame player slip away, as well as trading away the soul of the team. It took several years for them to become competitive again, when Roger Clemens would arrive in the summer of 1984.     December 22, 1999 — In an interview in Sports Illustrated magazine, Atlanta Braves P John Rocker offends virtually every race and ethnic group in a hateful outburst. Community leaders, media, management, coaches, and teammates alike call for action to be taken against the lefthander, who had 38 saves for Atlanta this past season.   In a story published in the December 27, 1999 issue of Sports Illustrated, Rocker made a number of allegations stemming from his experiences in New York City and answered a question about whether he would ever play for the New York Yankees or the New York Mets.   I'd retire first. It's the most hectic, nerve-wracking city. Imagine having to take the 7 Train to the ballpark looking like you're riding through Beirut-next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It's depressing… The biggest thing I don't like about New York are the foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?   During the interview, he also spoke of his opinion of the New York Mets and their fans:   Nowhere else in the country do people spit at you, throw bottles at you, throw quarters at you, throw batteries at you and say, “Hey, I did your mother last night—she's a whore.” I talked about what degenerates they were and they proved me right.   The interview was conducted while driving to a speaking engagement in Atlanta. The reporter, Jeff Pearlman, wrote that during the interview session, Rocker spat on a Georgia State Route 400 toll machine and mocked Asian women. Also, Rocker referred to Curaçaoan teammate Randall Simon as a “fat monkey”.   Although Rocker later apologized after speaking with Braves legend and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron and former Atlanta mayor and congressman Andrew Young, he continued to make controversial remarks. For his comments, Commissioner Bud Selig suspended Rocker without pay for the remainder of spring training and the first 28 games of the 2000 season, which on appeal was reduced to 14 games (without a spring-training suspension).   December 22, 1953 –Jack Dunn III officially turns over the name “Orioles” to the St. Louis Browns, who recently were acquired in November 1953 by a syndicate of Baltimore business and civic interests led by attorney and civic activist Clarence Miles and Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr.   His family had successfully operated the International League Orioles franchise for years in Baltimore, Maryland. The original Orioles, an AL charter member franchise eventually moved to New York in 1903 to eventually become the Highlanders, and then the Yankees.    The move to Baltimore was ushered in with the arrival of Brooks Robinson in 1955. They experienced their greatest success from 1966 to 1983, when they made six World Series appearances, winning three of them (1966, 1970, 1983). This era of the club featured many future Hall of Famers who would later be inducted representing the Orioles, such as third baseman Brooks Robinson, outfielder Frank Robinson, starting pitcher Jim Palmer, first baseman Eddie Murray, shortstop Cal Ripken Jr., and manager Earl Weaver. 

Just End The Suffering
323-Holiday Special 5 Featuring Jeff Pearlman

Just End The Suffering

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 156:52


It's time to celebrate the holidays on the Just End The Suffering podcast's fifth annual Holiday Special Episode! Host Mike Phillips (@MPhillips331) kicks off the festivities by sharing his full interview with Jeff Pearlman (@JeffPearlman) as the pair discuss Jeff's new book about Bo Jackson (1:35) as well as Jeff's involvement with Winning Time, the HBO show chronicling the rise of the Showtime Lakers. Mike then looks back at the year's best moments from the podcast (48:49) with Nick Fraietta (@NickFry_9), makes Week 16 NFL picks (1:57:00) with Joe D'Aloisio (@Joe__DAloisio), and reviews the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2:13:04) with pop culture correspondent Sam Derosa (@SDeros5) in a supersized episode as a gift to the listeners. Check out The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson! Check out Jeff Pearlman's website! Subscribe to the Just End The Suffering podcast on Apple, Amazon, TuneIn, Stitcher and Spotify! Subscribe to Mike Phillips's channel on YouTube!

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
Remembering the life of Grant Wahl

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 65:45


Episode 263 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation on the soccer journalist Grant Wahl with three of his longtime friends and colleagues— Jon Wertheim, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, a senior correspondent for 60 Minutes and a senior analyst for The Tennis Channel; Mark Mravic, a longtime editor for Sports Illustrated who was the editor for GrantWahl.com and best-selling author Jeff Pearlman, the author of  “The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson” and a longtime former Sports Illustrated writer. In this podcast, we talk about Grant's impact on people professionally and personally; the outpouring of love for him on social media and elsewhere; our earliest memories of him; how he approached his work; his relationship with his wife, Dr. Celine Gounder; his work as an independent journalist and growing his own business; his support and work for U.S. women's soccer; his enduring legacy and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Truth Lies Shenanigans™
Fired By Musk. Plus, Britney Griner and Grant Wahl.

Truth Lies Shenanigans™

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 64:30


Melissa Ingle on her firing by Elon Musk and Jeff Pearlman on Death of Grant Wahl at World Cup. Plus, Britney Griner. This jam-packed has The Crew chatting with former Twitter Senior Data Scientist, Melissa Ingle, who was one of the thousands of employees laid off once Elon Musk bought the social medial platform. We are also be joined by author and veteran journalist Jeff Pearlman, who shares memories and reflections of renowned soccer writer Grant Wahl, who died suddenly, and suspiciously,  while covering the World Cup in Qatar. Plus, we'll share reactions and have a candid conversation about the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner from a Russian prison.Support the showFollow your Hosts:Gianni Storm- https://www.instagram.com/giannistormmm/RobBRoK- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn9H...Liz-E - https://www.facebook.com/lize.enders.3Nio Nyx - https://www.tiktok.com/nio_nyx-----------------------------------You can join the conversation and watch LIVE, Sundays 7p...

In This Corner with JD: Sports Writers Talk Sports Writing
54: Jeff Pearlman, author, "The Last Folk Hero"

In This Corner with JD: Sports Writers Talk Sports Writing

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 39:43


Jeff Pearlman appears on the 'cast for the second time to chat with JD about his new book, "The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson". Check us out on Substack!Our cover art was designed by Michael Doyle. See his artwork on Instagram here

WLIE 540 AM SPORTSTALKNY
Jeff Pearlman

WLIE 540 AM SPORTSTALKNY

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 43:53


Jeff Pearlman is one of our generation's best  sports writers He has written nine books that have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list: . He was the author of the infamous 1999 John Rocker interview in Sports Illustrated. The HBO Series, “Winning Time,” is based  on his 2014 book Showtime :Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s. His Latest book The Last Folk Hero ,Draws on an astonishing 720 original interviews, and captures as never before the elusive truth about Bo Jackson,  superstar of both the NFL and Major League Baseball , He joins Mark and Aj to talk about it all.

Ira On Sports
Ira On Sports - Jeff Pearlman

Ira On Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 27:32


Ira On Sports - Jeff Pearlman by Ira On Sports

Unleashed
The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson with Jeff Pearlman

Unleashed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 69:59


Welcome back to another episode of Unleashed, brought to you by BetMGM, this week, hosts Olivia Harlan Dekker and Jerry Ferrara are sitting down with legendary sports writer, Jeff Pearlman. From the ‘86 Mets to the 90's Cowboys,  Walter Peyton to Barry Bonds, he's written some of the best sports books ever, and his latest- The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson, was just added to his long list of best sellers! He joins Jerry and Olivia to discuss his career as a sports writer, what it was like profiling the legend of Bo Jackson, and how HBO turned his book, Showtime, a biography of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, into a hit series. Later, we get to hear from our betting expert, Peter Andreu as he shares his thoughts and picks for week 13 of the NFL. So get ready to join us for another episode of Unleashed, presented by BetMGM! For more of the latest, you can follow Jeff on Instagram and Twitter. Don't forget you can also follow Olivia on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, or TikTok and you can follow Jerry on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or TikTok.       Follow Us Twitter @BetMGM  Facebook @BetMGM Instagram @BetMGM Presented by BetMGMwww.BetMGM.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Books on Pod
#302 - Jeff Pearlman on THE LAST FOLK HERO

Books on Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 40:01


New York Times Bestselling author Jeff Pearlman chats with Trey Elling about THE LAST FOLK HERO: THE LIFE AND MYTH OF BO JACKSON. Topics include: How he got the nickname "Bo" (0:26) Why young Bo cleaned his act (1:30) Bo the high school football player (3:16) Choosing college football over pro baseball and Auburn over Alabama (4:06) How Bo helped "kill" Bear Bryant (5:39) Bo's first season in college baseball (8:18) Bo showing his human side (11:56) Bo's The Natural moment in college (13:25) Bo's soap opera life when he won the Heisman (16:15) Bo's senior baseball season ending abruptly (17:52) Bo's terrible first impression with his future Royals teammates (19:40) How Bo ended up in pro football, despite insisting otherwise (20:34) Bo befuddling Matt Millen in his first practice with the Raiders (22:17) Bo killing The Boz (23:14) Why Bo was an a-hole when he returned to Royals spring training (24:42) The Kevin Seitzer incident (25:55) The "Bo Knows" ad campaign (27:18) Bo running up and down an outfield wall (29:52) The hip injury (31:59) Returning to baseball after the injury (33:22) Techmo Bo (34:03) Bo's enriching 1993 baseball season (35:17) Bo's penile legend (36:07) Bo's role in the Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura brawl (37:06) The hardest part of writing a biography on Bo (38:38)

Arroe Collins
Jeff Pearlman Releases The Last Folk Hero

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 15:26


Mariner Books is proud to publish THE LAST FOLK HERO: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson by acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman. Hailed as a "master storyteller" (NPR.org), Pearlman is the New York Times bestselling author of nine previous books on iconic subjects, including the '80s Los Angeles Lakers (Showtime, the basis for the hit 2022 HBO series Winning Time, directed by Adam McKay), the 1986 New York Mets (The Bad Guys Won), the '90s Dallas Cowboys (Boys Will Be Boys), and NFL legend Walter Payton (Sweetness). Now, Pearlman turns his remarkable talents to a figure he considers to be in a class of his own, indeed the greatest athlete of all time, who forever redefined the modern sports superstar. The first person to simultaneously star in two major professional sports-and the only one to be named an All-Star in both baseball and football-Bo Jackson was a Heisman Trophy winner and a pop culture phenomenon. His strength, power, and speed were the stuff of legend, among fans and fellow athletes alike. From the mid-'80s until the early '90s, when injuries forced him into early retirement, he seemed to be everywhere, splashed across our television screens and magazine covers in those pre-internet days, as both a stellar athlete and the ubiquitous "Bo Knows" Nike spokesman. And yet what makes Jackson truly unique and immortal, Pearlman says, is the mythology that surrounds him. Pearlman calls him "the last folk hero" because Jackson is the last legendary athlete to do the multitude of impossible-to-conceive feats attributed to him before the age of YouTube and Twitter, when everything that happens in the world can be found online seconds later. In decades past, Pearlman reminds us, some of the most fabled deeds in the history of sports had an element of mystery to them. Did Babe Ruth really point into the distance before homering at Wrigley Field in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series? Did Earl Manigault really grab a quarter off the top of a backboard before dunking a basketball? "We don't know," Pearlman writes. "But the beauty is in the mystery. It's in the debate; in the descriptive adjectives; in having a cousin whose uncle's brother's sister's nephew's wife's maid of honor (from her second wedding, not her third) was at the game, and swears to God it happened."

Arroe Collins
Jeff Pearlman Releases The Last Folk Hero

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 15:26


Mariner Books is proud to publish THE LAST FOLK HERO: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson by acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman. Hailed as a "master storyteller" (NPR.org), Pearlman is the New York Times bestselling author of nine previous books on iconic subjects, including the '80s Los Angeles Lakers (Showtime, the basis for the hit 2022 HBO series Winning Time, directed by Adam McKay), the 1986 New York Mets (The Bad Guys Won), the '90s Dallas Cowboys (Boys Will Be Boys), and NFL legend Walter Payton (Sweetness). Now, Pearlman turns his remarkable talents to a figure he considers to be in a class of his own, indeed the greatest athlete of all time, who forever redefined the modern sports superstar. The first person to simultaneously star in two major professional sports-and the only one to be named an All-Star in both baseball and football-Bo Jackson was a Heisman Trophy winner and a pop culture phenomenon. His strength, power, and speed were the stuff of legend, among fans and fellow athletes alike. From the mid-'80s until the early '90s, when injuries forced him into early retirement, he seemed to be everywhere, splashed across our television screens and magazine covers in those pre-internet days, as both a stellar athlete and the ubiquitous "Bo Knows" Nike spokesman. And yet what makes Jackson truly unique and immortal, Pearlman says, is the mythology that surrounds him. Pearlman calls him "the last folk hero" because Jackson is the last legendary athlete to do the multitude of impossible-to-conceive feats attributed to him before the age of YouTube and Twitter, when everything that happens in the world can be found online seconds later. In decades past, Pearlman reminds us, some of the most fabled deeds in the history of sports had an element of mystery to them. Did Babe Ruth really point into the distance before homering at Wrigley Field in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series? Did Earl Manigault really grab a quarter off the top of a backboard before dunking a basketball? "We don't know," Pearlman writes. "But the beauty is in the mystery. It's in the debate; in the descriptive adjectives; in having a cousin whose uncle's brother's sister's nephew's wife's maid of honor (from her second wedding, not her third) was at the game, and swears to God it happened."

Arroe Collins
Jeff Pearlman Releases The Last Folk Hero

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 15:26


Mariner Books is proud to publish THE LAST FOLK HERO: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson by acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman. Hailed as a "master storyteller" (NPR.org), Pearlman is the New York Times bestselling author of nine previous books on iconic subjects, including the '80s Los Angeles Lakers (Showtime, the basis for the hit 2022 HBO series Winning Time, directed by Adam McKay), the 1986 New York Mets (The Bad Guys Won), the '90s Dallas Cowboys (Boys Will Be Boys), and NFL legend Walter Payton (Sweetness). Now, Pearlman turns his remarkable talents to a figure he considers to be in a class of his own, indeed the greatest athlete of all time, who forever redefined the modern sports superstar. The first person to simultaneously star in two major professional sports-and the only one to be named an All-Star in both baseball and football-Bo Jackson was a Heisman Trophy winner and a pop culture phenomenon. His strength, power, and speed were the stuff of legend, among fans and fellow athletes alike. From the mid-'80s until the early '90s, when injuries forced him into early retirement, he seemed to be everywhere, splashed across our television screens and magazine covers in those pre-internet days, as both a stellar athlete and the ubiquitous "Bo Knows" Nike spokesman. And yet what makes Jackson truly unique and immortal, Pearlman says, is the mythology that surrounds him. Pearlman calls him "the last folk hero" because Jackson is the last legendary athlete to do the multitude of impossible-to-conceive feats attributed to him before the age of YouTube and Twitter, when everything that happens in the world can be found online seconds later. In decades past, Pearlman reminds us, some of the most fabled deeds in the history of sports had an element of mystery to them. Did Babe Ruth really point into the distance before homering at Wrigley Field in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series? Did Earl Manigault really grab a quarter off the top of a backboard before dunking a basketball? "We don't know," Pearlman writes. "But the beauty is in the mystery. It's in the debate; in the descriptive adjectives; in having a cousin whose uncle's brother's sister's nephew's wife's maid of honor (from her second wedding, not her third) was at the game, and swears to God it happened."

Arroe Collins
Jeff Pearlman Releases The Last Folk Hero

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 15:26


Mariner Books is proud to publish THE LAST FOLK HERO: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson by acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman. Hailed as a "master storyteller" (NPR.org), Pearlman is the New York Times bestselling author of nine previous books on iconic subjects, including the '80s Los Angeles Lakers (Showtime, the basis for the hit 2022 HBO series Winning Time, directed by Adam McKay), the 1986 New York Mets (The Bad Guys Won), the '90s Dallas Cowboys (Boys Will Be Boys), and NFL legend Walter Payton (Sweetness). Now, Pearlman turns his remarkable talents to a figure he considers to be in a class of his own, indeed the greatest athlete of all time, who forever redefined the modern sports superstar. The first person to simultaneously star in two major professional sports-and the only one to be named an All-Star in both baseball and football-Bo Jackson was a Heisman Trophy winner and a pop culture phenomenon. His strength, power, and speed were the stuff of legend, among fans and fellow athletes alike. From the mid-'80s until the early '90s, when injuries forced him into early retirement, he seemed to be everywhere, splashed across our television screens and magazine covers in those pre-internet days, as both a stellar athlete and the ubiquitous "Bo Knows" Nike spokesman. And yet what makes Jackson truly unique and immortal, Pearlman says, is the mythology that surrounds him. Pearlman calls him "the last folk hero" because Jackson is the last legendary athlete to do the multitude of impossible-to-conceive feats attributed to him before the age of YouTube and Twitter, when everything that happens in the world can be found online seconds later. In decades past, Pearlman reminds us, some of the most fabled deeds in the history of sports had an element of mystery to them. Did Babe Ruth really point into the distance before homering at Wrigley Field in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series? Did Earl Manigault really grab a quarter off the top of a backboard before dunking a basketball? "We don't know," Pearlman writes. "But the beauty is in the mystery. It's in the debate; in the descriptive adjectives; in having a cousin whose uncle's brother's sister's nephew's wife's maid of honor (from her second wedding, not her third) was at the game, and swears to God it happened."

Arroe Collins
Jeff Pearlman Releases The Last Folk Hero

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 15:26


Mariner Books is proud to publish THE LAST FOLK HERO: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson by acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman. Hailed as a "master storyteller" (NPR.org), Pearlman is the New York Times bestselling author of nine previous books on iconic subjects, including the '80s Los Angeles Lakers (Showtime, the basis for the hit 2022 HBO series Winning Time, directed by Adam McKay), the 1986 New York Mets (The Bad Guys Won), the '90s Dallas Cowboys (Boys Will Be Boys), and NFL legend Walter Payton (Sweetness). Now, Pearlman turns his remarkable talents to a figure he considers to be in a class of his own, indeed the greatest athlete of all time, who forever redefined the modern sports superstar. The first person to simultaneously star in two major professional sports-and the only one to be named an All-Star in both baseball and football-Bo Jackson was a Heisman Trophy winner and a pop culture phenomenon. His strength, power, and speed were the stuff of legend, among fans and fellow athletes alike. From the mid-'80s until the early '90s, when injuries forced him into early retirement, he seemed to be everywhere, splashed across our television screens and magazine covers in those pre-internet days, as both a stellar athlete and the ubiquitous "Bo Knows" Nike spokesman. And yet what makes Jackson truly unique and immortal, Pearlman says, is the mythology that surrounds him. Pearlman calls him "the last folk hero" because Jackson is the last legendary athlete to do the multitude of impossible-to-conceive feats attributed to him before the age of YouTube and Twitter, when everything that happens in the world can be found online seconds later. In decades past, Pearlman reminds us, some of the most fabled deeds in the history of sports had an element of mystery to them. Did Babe Ruth really point into the distance before homering at Wrigley Field in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series? Did Earl Manigault really grab a quarter off the top of a backboard before dunking a basketball? "We don't know," Pearlman writes. "But the beauty is in the mystery. It's in the debate; in the descriptive adjectives; in having a cousin whose uncle's brother's sister's nephew's wife's maid of honor (from her second wedding, not her third) was at the game, and swears to God it happened."

Arroe Collins
Jeff Pearlman Releases The Last Folk Hero

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 15:26


Mariner Books is proud to publish THE LAST FOLK HERO: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson by acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman. Hailed as a "master storyteller" (NPR.org), Pearlman is the New York Times bestselling author of nine previous books on iconic subjects, including the '80s Los Angeles Lakers (Showtime, the basis for the hit 2022 HBO series Winning Time, directed by Adam McKay), the 1986 New York Mets (The Bad Guys Won), the '90s Dallas Cowboys (Boys Will Be Boys), and NFL legend Walter Payton (Sweetness). Now, Pearlman turns his remarkable talents to a figure he considers to be in a class of his own, indeed the greatest athlete of all time, who forever redefined the modern sports superstar. The first person to simultaneously star in two major professional sports-and the only one to be named an All-Star in both baseball and football-Bo Jackson was a Heisman Trophy winner and a pop culture phenomenon. His strength, power, and speed were the stuff of legend, among fans and fellow athletes alike. From the mid-'80s until the early '90s, when injuries forced him into early retirement, he seemed to be everywhere, splashed across our television screens and magazine covers in those pre-internet days, as both a stellar athlete and the ubiquitous "Bo Knows" Nike spokesman. And yet what makes Jackson truly unique and immortal, Pearlman says, is the mythology that surrounds him. Pearlman calls him "the last folk hero" because Jackson is the last legendary athlete to do the multitude of impossible-to-conceive feats attributed to him before the age of YouTube and Twitter, when everything that happens in the world can be found online seconds later. In decades past, Pearlman reminds us, some of the most fabled deeds in the history of sports had an element of mystery to them. Did Babe Ruth really point into the distance before homering at Wrigley Field in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series? Did Earl Manigault really grab a quarter off the top of a backboard before dunking a basketball? "We don't know," Pearlman writes. "But the beauty is in the mystery. It's in the debate; in the descriptive adjectives; in having a cousin whose uncle's brother's sister's nephew's wife's maid of honor (from her second wedding, not her third) was at the game, and swears to God it happened."

Pete McMurray Show
Jeff Pearlman on Bo Jackson "From the mid-1980s into the early 1990s, (Bo Jackson was) the greatest athlete of all time!"

Pete McMurray Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 13:00


Author Jeff Pearlman reminds us how amazing Bo Jackson was as an athlete-No other athlete was an all-star in MLB AND  the NFL -How he rose from poverty to become one of the greatest of all time-Winning the Heisman and having Tampa Bay fly him to Florida, only to learn hewould lose his eligibility in SEC baseball 

SportsTalk with Bobby Hebert & Kristian Garic
There has never been an athlete like Bo Jackson

SportsTalk with Bobby Hebert & Kristian Garic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 16:06


Jeff Pearlman, a sports writer & author of "The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson," joined Bobby and Mike to share stories about the famous NFL and MLB athlete. Pearlman detailed his two MLB seasons with a replacement hip, his archery adventures in the Royals clubhouse, and his college selection of Auburn over Alabama. 

SportsTalk with Bobby Hebert & Kristian Garic
Some athletes transcend their era, and Bo Jackson did that

SportsTalk with Bobby Hebert & Kristian Garic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 32:07


Bobby and Mike continued breaking down matchups for the Saints-49ers game. Jeff Pearlman, a sports writer & author of "The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson," joined the show to share stories about the famous NFL and MLB athlete. Pearlman detailed his two MLB seasons with a replacement hip, his archery adventures in the Royals clubhouse, and his college selection of Auburn over Alabama. Bobby compared Jackson to former NFL and MLB Star Deion Sanders, and the guys spoke to a WWL listener about Jackson and former NFL running back Earl Campbell.

Mitch Unfiltered
Episode 215 - Apple Cup Memory Lane & Teoscar Scouting Report

Mitch Unfiltered

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 151:17


RUNDOWN  At the top of the show with an ode to Philadelphia, Mitch recalls a Seahawks road game against the Eagles before opening up the listener mailbag which contains a few positive messages for Thanksgiving! Then, Mitch shares his latest flight story full of tension followed by a breakdown of postseason scenarios for the Huskies and the home stretch for the Seahawks after the bye week. Five featured guests are Rick Neuheisel, Blue Jays sportswriter Jeff Pearlman, Jason Churchill from Prospect Insider, & Seahawks insiders Brady Henderson and Joe Fann. The episode wraps up with “Other Stuff” topics ranging from the Teoscar Hernandez pickup, to the bittersweet news for Husky basketball, to Jay Leno's car-related injury.  GUESTS  Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst  Scott Mitchell | TSN Blue Jays writer Jason Churchill | Baseball Things & Prospect Insider Brady Henderson | ESPN's NFL Nation Seahawks reporter  Joe Fann | WynnBet  TABLE OF CONTENTS  3:45 | Mitch recalls the time he and the rest of the morning show crew were sent to the City of Brotherly Love. 6:57 | The guys open up the mailbag to see what the faithful listeners have to say about the show.  12:45 | Mitch shares the code word for the upcoming slate of Beat the Boys matchups. 19:42 | Mitch can't seem to catch a flight that doesn't have some sort of excitement!  30:09 | What do the Huskies need to find themselves in the PAC12 championship game and potentially The Rose Bowl? 36:20 | Following the bye week, the Seahawks are sitting pretty the rest of the season and their draft status continues to improve! 44:46 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel returns after a pivotal weekend in the college football season which adds further clarify on remaining playoff contenders and big bowl candidates.  1:14:59 | GUEST: Blue Jays writer Scott Mitchell shares his Toronto perspective of M's new acquisition Teoscar Hernandez followed by Jason Churchill to weigh in on where he sees the outfielder fitting into the roster.  1:42:46 | GUEST: Brady & Joe reconvene with Mitch on the bye week to assess the current state of the Hawks heading into the stretch run and the persistent question about Geno's future.  2:08:04 | “Other Stuff” stories include reaction to the Teoscar trade, the latest with Hopkins and Husky hoops, and Jay Leno's steam car incident. 

SABRcast with Rob Neyer
Episode 189: Jeff Pearlman: Finding Fact in Folk Heroes

SABRcast with Rob Neyer

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 65:30


On this week's episode of SABRcast Rob Neyer is joined by author Jeff Pearlman. The two discuss Jeff's latest book, "The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson." Later Rob is joined by SABR CEO Scott Bush, for a weekly discussion of winners of the weekend. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast.

Speaking of Writers
Jeff Pearlman- THE LAST FOLK HERO The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson

Speaking of Writers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 12:03


THE LAST FOLK HERO: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson by acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman. Hailed as a “master storyteller” (NPR.org), Pearlman is the New York Times bestselling author of nine previous books on iconic subjects, including ‘80s Los Angeles Lakers (Showtime, the basis for the hit 2022 HBO series Winning Time, directed by Adam McKay), the 1986 New York Mets (The Bad Guys Won), the ‘90s Dallas Cowboys (Boys Will Be Boys), and NFL legend Walter Payton (Sweetness). Now, Pearlman turns his remarkable talents to a figure he considers to be in a class of his own, indeed the greatest athlete of all time, who forever redefined the modern sports superstar. ABOUT THE AUTHOR JEFF PEARLMAN is the New York Times best-selling author of nine books, including The Bad Guys Won, Boys Will Be Boys, Showtime, and Sweetness. HBO adapted Showtime, his book on the 1980s Lakers, into a major scripted dramatic series produced and directed by Adam McKay. A former Sports Illustrated senior writer and ESPN.com columnist, Pearlman is the host of the Two Writers Slinging Yang podcast and blogs regularly at jeffpearlman.com. Follow him on Twitter @jeffpearlma --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/steve-richards/support

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
Hour 1: The Lester Holt Insult

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 45:36


Does Derek Carr sound like Elvis when he's sad? Chris Cote has an insult for his father during their Greg Cote Show recordings that cuts him to the core. Then, the show still has a major issue with what classifies as an "oldies" song. Plus, Jeff Pearlman shares his greatest stories about the myth of Bo Jackson as he previews his new book, "The Last Folk Hero: The Life And Myth of Bo Jackson." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Up To Date
Why this author calls Bo Jackson 'the last folk hero'

Up To Date

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 25:05


Sports biographer Jeff Pearlman interviewed more than 700 friends, family members, coaches and others close to Bo Jackson for his new book about the acclaimed athlete.

Diamond Diehards
Jeff Pearlman, Author of "The Last Folk Hero - The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson"

Diamond Diehards

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022


Joe Rizzo brought on NY Times Best-Selling author Jeff Pearlman to talk about his new masterpiece, "The Last Folk Hero - The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson" in a lively half-hour episode. First off, buy the book because you're gonna love it. Listening/watching this show ought to convince you, anyway. https://www.amazon.com/Last-Folk-Hero-Life-Jackson/ Riz and Jeff dove into the making of the book and some of the interesting pieces behind it. Off the bat, Riz became the first of myriad hosts to have listened to the audiobook and was able to provide the author valuable feedback. There was also talk about Jeff's Mahopac, NY roots (if you know anything of Mahopac, this is the episode for you), and some unforeseen connections with people to whom Jeff interviewed in writing it. Since Jeff has done about 150-200 similar spots, we tried to bring something different to the table, so hopefully we succeeded. There are a lot of podcasts out there, and we try to be a little better and a little different! Support Diamond Diehards! Join the Facebook group to be part of the action when they're live! And subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube - wherever you get your podcasts. Pain got you down? Gatto Acupuncture & Wellness might be the elixir for your woes. Book online at GattoAcu.com or call 551-212-3845 to find the path toward feeling great with Dr. Melissa! Please check out FMS Graphics (https://www.fmsgraphics.com) for all your print and promotional needs. For all your real estate needs in the Northern Valley, Pascack Valley and North Jersey areas, you need to contact Gary and Michele at the Mascolo Group. For more information, go to GaryMascolo.com or call 201-615-3665. Big Ed's Car Wash http://www.bigedscarwash.com/ is the place to go if you're in Bergen or Passaic Counties, NJ. Get over to Fair Lawn and get your automobile cleaned and your oil changed. Tell Big Ed that Diamond Diehards sent you! We need you to subscribe to the podcast! Please hit the SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW button from wherever you get your podcasts. Watch, Listen Subscribe: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2JzUd5e Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KPgZq9 Amazon: https://amzn.to/3M1Puny Youtube: https://bit.ly/3pBAvFE Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiamondDiehards Interact: Website: https://DiamondDiehards.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@diamonddiehards? LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/diamond-diehards Twitter: twitter.com/DiamondDiehards, twitter.com/JeffHealy8

Mitch Unfiltered
Episode 214 - When Will The NFL Learn & Preserving Bo Jackson's Mystique

Mitch Unfiltered

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 120:36


RUNDOWN  To kick off Episode "Dallas", the guys play Stump the Band before Mitch vents his spleen on the field conditions and broadcast quality of the Germany game! Then, the guys dig into their main takeaways from the Seahawks loss before basking in the afterglow of a memorable edition of the Washington versus Oregon rivalry game. A four-pack of guests are sportswriter Jeff Pearlman, Brady and Joe for the Seahawks No-Table, & CBS college football analyst Rick Neuheisel. The “Other Stuff” segment subjects include interesting tidbits from Jerry Dipoto's GM meetings, a woman giving birth to her own granddaughter, and RIPs from the world of comedy.  GUESTS  Jeff Pearlman | Author The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson Brady Henderson | ESPN's NFL Nation Seahawks reporter  Joe Fann | WynnBet  Rick Neuheisel | CBS Sports college football analyst  TABLE OF CONTENTS  0:00 | Will Roger Goodell every take a hint that these international games are a poor product for NFL fans? 12:30 | Mitch shares the password for Beat the Boys as the contest is entering the second half!  16:15 | The guys provide their observations from the lackluster performance by the Seahawks in Germany.  22:59 | What a delight for Husky fans as Michael Penix Jr. led UW to a scintillating win over the Ducks! 27:30 | A mere three months ago, Seattle football fans were wondering who should play quarterback for the Hawks and Dawgs, and here we are with Smith and Penix! 35:36 | GUEST: Renowned sportswriter Jeff Pearlman hops aboard to preview his latest book about sports legend Bo Jackson!  57:14 | GUEST: Brady Henderson & Joe Fann weigh in on the 21-16 loss to Tampa Bay in Munich.  1:18:31 | GUEST: Rick Neuheisel is back with the college football regular season approaching the penultimate weekend and the Huskies fresh off their stunning win in Eugene.  1:43:59 | Todays “Other Stuff” segment features topics ranging from Dipoto's concerning offseason comments, an unusual birth in Utah, and the passing of comedy icons. 

Rick & Bubba University Podcast
Ep 144 | The Last Folk Hero: Bo Jackson | Author Jeff Pearlman

Rick & Bubba University Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 43:51


New York Times best-selling author Jeff Pearlman knows how to tell a story. His books dig deep into the world of sports and have been adapted for the big screen. Drawing on an astonishing 720 original interviews, this time Pearlman captures the elusive truth about Bo Jackson, Auburn University's transcendent Heisman Trophy winner, superstar of both the NFL and Major League Baseball and ubiquitous “Bo Knows” Nike pitchman. Don't miss this episode of Rick & Bubba University! Sponsors: Allegiance Gold: We recommend you diversify with Gold & Silver. Allegiance Gold can help you protect your IRA or 401K with physical gold and silver, or, if you prefer, have it delivered securely, right to your front door. Their approach is different; they focus on educating and developing a long-term strategy that's right for YOU. That's why Allegiance Gold has some of the highest ratings in the industry. 5-stars with Trust Link, Triple A rated with the Business Consumer Alliance and an A+ from the Better Business Bureau. Go to ProtectWithRickBubba.com and get their best offer yet, up to $2,500 of free silver, on a qualifying purchase, when you tell them RICK AND BUBBA sent you. Or give them a call 844-790-9191. Tommy John is here to keep you comfortable. Treat yourself and upgrade to a few pairs of Tommy John underwear in the softest, most breathable fabrics you've ever worn. Tommy John obsesses over every little detail and stitch by using proprietary fabrics that perform like nothing you have ever worn before. All of Tommy John's loungewear and leggings are built for next-level comfort. Whether you're in the hunt for lounge pants, sleep shorts or lazing-around joggers, Tommy John has you covered. Tommy John is so confident in their underwear that if you don't love your first pair, you can get a full refund with their Best Pair You'll Ever Wear Or It's Free Guarantee. Tommy John, no adjustment needed. Hurry to save 15% on your first order at https://TommyJohn.com/RickBubba!  Patriot Mobile - We are proud to partner with Patriot Mobile because they never sent a penny to the left, they will NEVER SILENCE YOU and they are America's ONLY Christian Conservative wireless provider. Switching is easy! Keep your phone number, bring your own phone or buy a new one. Build your own bundle with multi-line discounts and save even more. Go to https://PatriotMobile.com/RICKBUBBA or call their US-based customer service team at 972-PATRIOT. Veterans and first responders save even more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
NFL Teams Ranked by a CFB Selection Committee. Plus: Damien Woody on Jeff Saturday and Bryce Young, and ‘The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson' With Jeff Pearlman.

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 112:39


Russillo ranks the top six NFL teams in the style of a college football playoff committee (0:39), before he is joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Damien Woody to discuss Alabama QB Bryce Young, Jeff Saturday being named head coach of the Colts, NFL teams with the best resumé this season, Odell Beckham Jr.'s return, Aaron Rodgers, and more (11:43). Then Ryen is joined by author Jeff Pearlman to discuss his new book, 'The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson' (39:34). Finally Ryen and Kyle give out their favorite bets for NFL Week 10, before answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:14:54). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Damien Woody and Jeff Perlman Producer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Silver and Black Today Show
The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson Author Jeff Pearlman Part 2

Silver and Black Today Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 16:05


We continue our conversation with Jeff Pearlman about Bo Jackson's all too short career with the Raiders and why he, along with Michael Jordan, was the first modern day multimedia sports superstar. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Silver and Black Today Show
The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson Author Jeff Pearlman on His New Book: Part 1

Silver and Black Today Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 22:35


Best-selling author Jeff Pearlman talks about his new book The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson and why the former Raider is almost super human. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

NFL: Good Morning Football
The Season with Peter Schrager: Author Jeff Pearlman on His New Book on Bo Jackson, the Colts Hire Jeff Saturday (?) as Interim HC, and the NFL Heads to Germany

NFL: Good Morning Football

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 52:10


NFL Network's Peter Schrager offers his thoughts on all the changes in Indianapolis, addresses the Odell to Dallas rumors, and previews this week's big game in Munich. Then, Peter is joined by author Jeff Pearlman to discuss his book “The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson” and share stories from his work on “Showtime”, the book that inspired HBO's Winning Time.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Chris Williams Podcast
27: Author Jeff Pearlman on his new book about Bo Jackson

The Chris Williams Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 39:31


One of Chris Williams' media heroes, acclaimed author Jeff Pearlman joins the show to talk about this new book about Bo Jackson. CW picks Pearlman's brain about his writing process. The two discuss CW's favorite Pearlman books and more. Presented as always by Mechdyne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Roundtable
Jeff Pearlman writes about the life of Bo Jackson in new book

The Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 17:36


From the mid-1980s into the early 1990s, the greatest athlete of all time streaked across American sports and popular culture. Then, almost overnight, he was gone. He was Bo Jackson.

Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano
BFT Interview: Jeff Pearlman

Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 26:05


John Canzano talks to best-selling author Jeff Pearlman about his new book, "The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson". Pearlman talked about his motivation to write the book, if Bo approved, and if we'll ever see another athlete like him. Subscribe NOW to this podcast for more great content. And tune in to the BFT with John Canzano live every weekday from 3-6 p.m. on 750 The Game! Follow @JohnCanzanoBFT on Twitter

Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano

John Canzano is in Seattle covering the Oregon State at Washington game. John breaks down the weather that is happening up in Seattle. He also gives out his red hot picks once again for the Pac 12. He talks to Jeff Pearlman who has a book about Bo Jackson, and Jeff gives some great Bo Jackson stories.

Bernstein & McKnight Show
Jeff Pearlman goes behind the scene on his Bo Jackson book, High Noon (Hour 2)

Bernstein & McKnight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 43:43


In their second hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by author Jeff Pearlman to discuss his new book, “The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson.” In the High Noon segment later, there has apparently been a cheating scandal in the world of bags!

Bernstein & McKnight Show
Jeff Pearlman offers insight on his Bo Jackson book

Bernstein & McKnight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 21:57


Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by author Jeff Pearlman to discuss his new book, “The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson.”

Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre
A (Sort of) World Series No-Hitter, Tennessee vs Georgia Preview + Author Jeff Pearlman

Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 48:19


On today's episode, Jason kicks things off with a quick note on the Houston Astros' Game 4 World Series win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Four Houston pitchers combined to no-hit Philadelphia, and while it is impressive, it's nowhere near as impressive as a single pitcher throwing a no-hitter. Plus, J-Mac gives us a quick preview of the upcoming college football showdown between the #1 Tennessee Volunteers and the #3 Georgia Bulldogs. In a stunning turn of events, almost all of the early money is on the Vols plus the points. And, should Tennessee win this one outright, quarterback Hendon Hooker should be the Heisman favorite. Later, author Jeff Pearlman swings by to promote his new book, “The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson”. During the conversation, Pearlman discusses the difference between being a sports television celebrity and an ‘author' celebrity, why just getting Bo's blessing to write the book was more than enough – even if the two-sport star didn't want to be involved with it himself, the levels of racism that Bo faced during his college years at Auburn, which of Bo's legendary athletic achievements are the most unbelievable, how an unfortunate hip injury ultimately derailed Bo's career as a professional athlete, the dark story behind the ‘Bo' nickname, and much more! Finally, J-Mac closes the show with a very special Thursday Night Football edition of the Best Bet.  Click here to subscribe, rate and review all of the latest Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
Author Jeff Pearlman on his Bo Jackson book

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 35:07


Episode 253 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with best-selling author Jeff Pearlman, the author of  “The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson.” In this podcast, Pearlman discusses how to promote a sports book; why he wanted to profile Jackson; how to conduct 700 interviews and make some kind of order of them; the treasure trove of information notes, transcripts, and audio recordings that the late Dick Schaap donated to the Auburn University library; Bo Jackson's greatest season; why Jackson is still relevant in 2022; what happened when Pearlman contacted Jackson and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Art of Manliness
Bo Jackson, The Last Folk Hero

The Art of Manliness

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 50:41 Very Popular


In the 80s and 90s, few sports stars loomed as large as Bo Jackson. A Kansas City Royal and an Oakland Raider, he was the rare athlete to play two professional sports. His strength and power seemed supernatural. He soared into end zones, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.13 seconds, hit meteoric home runs, and broke baseball bats over his head for fun. And those were just his documented exploits. Because Bo played in an era before smartphones, stories circulated — that could never be entirely proven or disproven — that he was capable of even more impressive feats. The guy was the stuff of legends.For this reason, Jeff Pearlman has entitled his new biography of Bo: The Last Folk Hero. Today on the show, Jeff and I talk about Bo's Paul Bunyan-esque stature, and the real life behind the legend. We discuss both the flaws and the strengths of Bo Jackson, and how natural talent can be both a hindrance and a help, as we trace his life from an impoverished upbringing as one of ten kids, to how he managed to secure an arrangement where he got to play two professional sports. Jeff explains how Bo never liked to practice — because he was so naturally gifted he didn't need to — why Bo didn't take the deal when the Yankees tried to draft him out of high school, the flash-bulb moments he achieved in college and the pros, how a hip injury ended his football days but didn't entirely finish him off for baseball, and why, after such a neon career, Bo has largely disappeared from the public eye.Bo Highlights Mentioned in the ShowBo going over the top in the 1982 Auburn/Alabama Iron BowlBo running across the outfield wall in BaltimoreBo's first major league at bat against Steve CarltonBo's rookie 91-yard run vs. the SeahawksBo's leadoff homer in the 1989 All-Stars GameBo throwing out Harold Reynolds at home plateBo breaking bats over his knee and headConnect With Jeff PearlmanJeff's WebsiteJeff on Twitter

Sports With Friends
375. Jeff Pearlman on Bo Jackson, The Last Folk Hero

Sports With Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 45:53


New York Times Best-Selling Author Jeff Pearlman makes his 3rd appearance on the podcast to discuss his 10th and latest book, “The Last Folk Hero, The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson.” Bo Jackson has been labeled as the best athlete ever. He played two sports professionally, Major League Baseball as an all-star outfielder and the National Football League as an all-pro running back. He was internationally known for the “Bo Knows” ad campaign for Nike. Still, Pearlman explained the process of writing the book, where he interviewed over 700 people. Order “The Last Folk Hero” Here: https://a.co/2omxy2k Pearlman has previously been on the podcast for his book on the USFL (Episode 165) and again when the HBO Series “Winning Time” based on his book on the LA Lakers premiered. Follow him on social media @jeffpearlman.

The Peter King Podcast
Week 8 Recap & Interview with Author Jeff Pearlman

The Peter King Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 91:30


Peter King & Myles Simmons recap their biggest takeaways from Week 8, plus they predict division winners and Super Bowl matchup. Peter also chats with Jeff Pearlman, author of “The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson”.

Locked On Auburn -  Daily Podcast On Auburn Tigers Football & Basketball
SPECIAL: Auburn great Bo Jackson is the last folk hero

Locked On Auburn - Daily Podcast On Auburn Tigers Football & Basketball

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 19:42


Auburn football legend Bo Jackson was the best athlete to ever live. He was larger than life on the Plains as an Auburn Tiger. He was a fixture for both the Auburn football and Auburn baseball programs. He was the last true two-sport icon and the last folk hero. The book, The Last Folk Hero, The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson describes the greatness of the former Auburn legend and is filled with never heard stories from the all-time athlete. On today's special Locked On Auburn, the writer of the book, Jeff Pearlman joins Zac Blackerby for a conversation about the book, the stories, and the legend of Bo Jackson. Join the Discord: https://discord.gg/4BT7Y2uVHu Read Auburn Daily: https://www.si.com/college/auburn/ Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! SweatBlock If you or someone you love is experiencing embarrassing sweat or odor try Sweatblock. Save 20% with promo code locked On at sweatblock.com. Also available on Amazon. LinkedIn LinkedIn jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at Linkedin.com/lockedoncollege Terms and conditions apply. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Underdog Fantasy Sign up on underdogfantasy.com with the promo code LOCKED ON and get your first deposit doubled up to $100! SimpliSafe With Fast Protect™️ Technology, exclusively from SimpliSafe, 24/7 monitoring agents capture evidence to accurately verify a threat for faster police response. There's No Safe Like SimpliSafe. Visit SimpliSafe.com/LockedOnCollege to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Rich Eisen Show
REShow: Jeff Pearlman - Hour 3 (10-27-2022)

The Rich Eisen Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 50:10


Rich comments on the emotional reaction by Bears LB Roquan Smith upon learning his teammate Robert Quinn had been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, and gives some advice to an Australian living in New York who's facing the dilemma: should he adopt the Jets or Giants to root for the rest of his life. Bestselling author Jeff Pearlman joins Rich in-studio to discuss his new book ‘The Last Folk Hero' about multi-sport legend Bo Jackson, says where Jackson's talent ranks in the pantheon of all-time great athletes, reveals how Bo nearly ended up on the Yankees and Buccaneers instead of the Royals and Raiders, says if Aaron Judge's 62 homers make him the legit single-season HR king, and reacts to the way his ‘Showtime' book was dramatized for HBO's ‘Winning Time' that resulted in some ruffled feathers for Lakers legend Jerry West and others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Michael Kay Show
Hour 4: Jeff Pearlman Joins the Show

The Michael Kay Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 22:39


The boys are joined by author Jeff Pearlman with his new book The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson. Dan Graca joins the show before his show begins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Dan Patrick Show on PodcastOne
Hour 2 - Matt Ryan's Future, Bo Knows...

The Dan Patrick Show on PodcastOne

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 43:49 Very Popular


Dan considers what will happen to Matt Ryan now that the Indianapolis Colts have proclaimed they will not play him anymore. And author Jeff Pearlman drops by to talk about his new book, 'The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson.'See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Paul Finebaum Show
Hour 4: Jeff Pearlman, Author, The Last Folk Hero

The Paul Finebaum Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 35:55


Jeff Pearlman stops by to talk with Paul about his newest book about the greatness of Bo Jackson. Paul also takes more calls Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Dan Patrick Show on PodcastOne
The Best of The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show on PodcastOne

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 48:35


On today's Dan Patrick Show, DP talks to New York Times Best selling author Jeff Pearlman about his new book on Bo Jackson. And Marcelllus Wiley joins us for his weekly appearance, to discuss his new episode of "More To it.. with Marcellus Wiley" where he spoke to Bills Hall of Famer Bruce Smith.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.