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Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: No Grand Slam for Novak

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 73:56


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and the New Yorker's Louisa Thomas talk about Daniil Medvedev's upset over Novak Djokovic and Emma Raducanu's shocking U.S. Open title. They also discuss Jameis Winston, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Cam Newton's interview with his dad. Finally, they assess the U.S. men's national soccer team's rocky opening to World Cup qualifying. U.S. Open (2:25): What to make of Djokovic's loss, and his response to it. Plus, where did Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez come from?   NFL (31:12): Making sense of pro football's opening weekend.   U.S. soccer (48:19): How concerning are the USMNT's on-field struggles?   Afterball (1:06;30): Stefan on Sheriff Tiraspol, the Moldovan soccer underdog that you maybe shouldn't root for Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hang Up and Listen
No Grand Slam for Novak

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 73:56


Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and the New Yorker's Louisa Thomas talk about Daniil Medvedev's upset over Novak Djokovic and Emma Raducanu's shocking U.S. Open title. They also discuss Jameis Winston, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Cam Newton's interview with his dad. Finally, they assess the U.S. men's national soccer team's rocky opening to World Cup qualifying. U.S. Open (2:25): What to make of Djokovic's loss, and his response to it. Plus, where did Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez come from?   NFL (31:12): Making sense of pro football's opening weekend.   U.S. soccer (48:19): How concerning are the USMNT's on-field struggles?   Afterball (1:06;30): Stefan on Sheriff Tiraspol, the Moldovan soccer underdog that you maybe shouldn't root for Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dialogue with Marcia Franklin
Journalist Louisa Thomas: First Lady Louisa Adams

Dialogue with Marcia Franklin

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 29:09


Journalist Louisa Thomas talks about her book Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams, which examines the life and times of First Lady Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of President John Quincy Adams and the first foreign-born First Lady of the United States. Thomas illuminates not only the life of this fascinating woman, but also the political life of America in the 1800s. Don't forget to subscribe, and visit the Dialogue website for more conversations that matter. Originally Aired: 9/1/2017 The interview is part of Dialogue's series “Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference” and was taped at the 2017 conference. Since 1995, the conference has been bringing together some of the world's most well-known and illuminating authors to discuss literature and life.

The New Yorker: Politics and More
A Former Olympian Discusses the Tribulations of Tokyo 2020

The New Yorker: Politics and More

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 21:52


The opening ceremony for the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, is scheduled for Friday. With COVID{:.small}-19 cases spiking worldwide, and Japan under a state of emergency, many wonder whether the Olympics should be cancelled. Angela Ruggiero competed in four Olympic Games as a member of the U.S. Women's Hockey Team, winning a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics, in Nagano. Ruggiero has since served on the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic Committee, and helped to organize Los Angeles's successful bid to host the 2028 summer games. She joins the New Yorker staff writer Louisa Thomas to discuss the challenges in Tokyo and what these Games could mean for the future of the Olympics.  

The New Yorker: Politics and More
Naomi Osaka and the Rights of Professional Athletes

The New Yorker: Politics and More

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 20:44


Last month, Naomi Osaka, the second-ranked women's tennis player in the world, announced that she would not speak to the press during the French Open. The referee fined her $15,000, and the leaders of the four Grand Slam tournaments threatened her with harsher penalties. In response, Osaka dropped out. Her withdrawal has brought further attention to the power dynamics of professional sports, where wealthy league bosses, the media, and fans exert tremendous pressure on players.Louisa Thomas joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how athletes are using their fame and visibility to reshape professional sports.

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: Ranking the Best Dunks Ever

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 75:19


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin are joined by the New Yorker’s Louisa Thomas to talk about the Australian Open. They also discuss the NBA’s new G League player development model. Finally, they assess Anthony Edwards’ huge dunk and name their favorite dunks of all time.   Australian Open (3:34): How Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic won and what the future holds for Serena Williams.   G League Ignite (24:20): Jalen Green’s path to the pros could change the NBA and college basketball.   Dunks (42:53): Will Anthony Edwards’ slam stand the test of time? Which dunks will we never forget?   Afterball (59:53): Josh on posterization, the word and the concept. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hang Up and Listen
Ranking the Best Dunks Ever

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 75:19


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin are joined by the New Yorker’s Louisa Thomas to talk about the Australian Open. They also discuss the NBA’s new G League player development model. Finally, they assess Anthony Edwards’ huge dunk and name their favorite dunks of all time.   Australian Open (04:06): How Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic won and what the future holds for Serena Williams.   G League Ignite (24:50): Jalen Green’s path to the pros could change the NBA and college basketball.   Dunks (44:50): Will Anthony Edwards’ slam stand the test of time? Which dunks will we never forget?   Afterball (01:02:32): Josh on posterization, the word and the concept. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

NLP Talks with Laura Evans
How NLP helped me transform my life and gave me the courage to follow my passion! - featuring Louisa Thomas

NLP Talks with Laura Evans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 64:21


Are you in a job you’d say is ‘alright’? Have you found yourself settling for ‘ok’ in life? Lost your ‘Va,Va,Voom’ and feel like you lack a clear direction in your life? Are you struggling to find the confidence or courage to follow your passion? Are you interested in hearing an inspirational story of how one lady became incredible? - In this episode Louisa Thomas shares how she came across NLP with a view to helping others enhance THEIR lives … BUT quickly realised the biggest benefit of her NLP Training was her own transformation! She shares how a series of realisations on her NLP Practitioner course lead her to the decision that she COULD and WOULD set up a coaching business following her passion! Fast forward 8 months and she’s a fully qualified Master Coach and has never been calmer, more content nor more fulfilled! She is a better version of herself .. truly transforming the lives of those she works with. An inspirational story that you’ll love - check it out today!To find out more about the other episodes check out: www.nlptalks.comIf you would like to learn more about NLP or receive some free NLP Training please check out our FREE NLP TRAINING RESOURCES.You can learn all about our NLP Training courses on our website, feel free to download our brochure.If you would like to ask a question about this podcast episode please feel free to email us on info@unleashyourpotential.org.uk

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: LeBron James Won and the NBA Bubble Worked

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 66:56


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Louisa Thomas discuss the end of the NBA’s bubble season, quarterback Alex Smith’s return from a gruesome leg injury in 2018, and the French Open victories of Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek. NBA finals (02:42): LeBron James won his fourth NBA title, this one with the Los Angeles Lakers. NFL (20:29): Is Alex Smith’s return to the NFL an inspiring comeback or a moral dilemma? French Open (37:32): Rafael Nadal won his 20th major and Iga Swiatek won her very first tournament.  Afterballs (52:44): Louisa on the mysterious life of tennis great Alice Marble and Stefan on when athlete deaths start to hit home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hang Up and Listen
LeBron James Won and the NBA Bubble Worked

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 66:56


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Louisa Thomas discuss the end of the NBA’s bubble season, quarterback Alex Smith’s return from a gruesome 2018 leg injury, and the French Open victories of Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek. NBA finals (02:42): LeBron James won his fourth NBA title, this one with the Los Angeles Lakers. NFL (20:29): Is Alex Smith’s return to the NFL an inspiring comeback or a moral dilemma? French Open (37:32): Rafael Nadal won his 20th major and Iga Swiatek won her very first tournament.  Afterballs (52:44): Louisa on the mysterious life of tennis great Alice Marble and Stefan on when athlete deaths start to hit home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Gist
Condemn Nation

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2020 36:59


On the Gist, Trump can’t pronounce Mosni, Wisconsin. In the interview, Mike talks with writers Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas about their foray into collaborative editing. Their new collection of short sports stories called Losers: Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard is a curated volume that explores what it means to feel defeated. Pilon, a New York Times bestselling author, and Thomas, a New Yorker staff writer examine why winning isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be, and why losing never fails to reveal life lessons to players and those on the sidelines. In the spiel, condemning condemnation. Email us at thegist@slate.com Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Gist: Condemn Nation

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2020 36:59


On the Gist, Trump can’t pronounce Mosni, Wisconsin. In the interview, Mike talks with writers Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas about their foray into collaborative editing. Their new collection of short sports stories called Losers: Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard is a curated volume that explores what it means to feel defeated. Pilon, a New York Times bestselling author, and Thomas, a New Yorker staff writer examine why winning isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be, and why losing never fails to reveal life lessons to players and those on the sidelines. In the spiel, condemning condemnation. Email us at thegist@slate.com Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara
Episode 218: Mary Pilon, Louisa Thomas, Seasoned Losers

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2020 55:51


Mary Pilon (@marypilon) and Louisa Thomas (@louisathomas) are here to talk about the book they edited together called Losers:  Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard (Penguin).  This show was possible by Scrivener. Enter the code NONFICTION at checkout to receive 20% off.

BRING IT IN
BRING IT IN: Adena Jones

BRING IT IN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2020 59:51


Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop Special Correspondent Adena Jones spoke with us about the world’s reaction to the passing of Chadwick Boseman and the impact of The Black Panther, as well as legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson.Then Henry Abbott, David Thorpe, and Jarod Hector joined Adena to tell stories about Coach Thompson—and the NBA playoffs. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY August 28, 2020 Jarod Hector on NBA employees on strike in the wake of shootings in Kenosha.WEDNESDAY August 26, 2020 Emergency BRING IT IN on the Bucks strike.WEDNESDAY August 26, 2020 Dana Smith on when fans can safely sit in stands at basketball games again. MONDAY August 24, 2020 David Thorpe on three head-scratching coaching errors from the Mavericks and Clippers.FRIDAY August 21, 2020 Jarod Hector on why LeBron’s performance appears a little off.WEDNESDAY August 19, 2020 TrueHoop on body cam footage of Alan Strickland and Raptors President Masai Ujiri last June.MONDAY August 17, 2020 David Thorpe and Henry Abbott preview the playoffs.FRIDAY August 7, 2020 Adena Jones on the WNBA and Jarod Hector plays NINE BY NINETY.WEDNESDAY August 5, 2020 Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas on their new book LOSERS: Dispatches From the Other Side of the Scoreboard. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

BRING IT IN
BRING IT IN: Friday with Jarod

BRING IT IN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2020 59:39


Today on BRING IT IN Henry Abbott and David Thorpe spoke with our TrueHoop BRING IT IN Friday star Jarod Hector, multimedia journalist, voice, on-air personality and podcast host. They played NINE BY NINETY, where they get 90 seconds each to rapid-fire cover nine topics.They talked about NBA employees on strike in the wake of shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, how the discontent could have connections to Russian influence, and more.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:WEDNESDAY August 26, 2020 Emergency BRING IT IN on the Bucks strike. WEDNESDAY August 26, 2020 Dana Smith on when fans can safely sit in stands at basketball games again. MONDAY August 24, 2020 David Thorpe on three head-scratching coaching errors from the Mavericks and Clippers.FRIDAY August 21, 2020 Jarod Hector on why LeBron’s performance appears a little off.WEDNESDAY August 19, 2020 TrueHoop on body cam footage of Alan Strickland and Raptors President Masai Ujiri last June.MONDAY August 17, 2020 David Thorpe and Henry Abbott preview the playoffs.FRIDAY August 7, 2020 Adena Jones on the WNBA and Jarod Hector plays NINE BY NINETY.WEDNESDAY August 5, 2020 Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas on their new book LOSERS: Dispatches From the Other Side of the Scoreboard.MONDAY August 3, 2020 Travonne Edwards on how the Rockets’ tiny lineup hypnotized Brook Lopez into unconventional shooting. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

BRING IT IN
BRING IT IN: Adena Jones and Dana Smith

BRING IT IN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2020 62:04


Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop Special Correspondent Adena Jones updated us on —wow, Doc Rivers is powerful—the shooting of Jacob Blake, as well as Wubble beef, Paul George, and LeBron.Then Henry Abbott and David Thorpe welcome back award-winning COVID-19 reporter Dana Smith, senior writer for Elemental at Medium. Under pressure, and with a lot of guesswork, Smith estimates it will be a year before fans can safely sit in stands at basketball games again. She also gives a full update on vaccines, treatments, testing, the NBA bubble, and eating in restaurants.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY August 24, 2020 David Thorpe on three head-scratching coaching errors from the Mavericks and Clippers.FRIDAY August 21, 2020 Jarod Hector on why LeBron’s performance appears a little off.WEDNESDAY August 19, 2020 TrueHoop on body cam footage of Alan Strickland and Raptors President Masai Ujiri last June.MONDAY August 17, 2020 David Thorpe and Henry Abbott preview the playoffs.FRIDAY August 7, 2020 Adena Jones on the WNBA and Jarod Hector plays NINE BY NINETY.WEDNESDAY August 5, 2020 Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas on their new book LOSERS: Dispatches From the Other Side of the Scoreboard.MONDAY August 3, 2020 Travonne Edwards on how the Rockets’ tiny lineup hypnotized Brook Lopez into unconventional shooting.FRIDAY July 31, 2020 Jarod Hector on return of NBA play.WEDNESDAY July 29, 2020 Dr. Michael Mina with an enlightening message about the power of cheaper tests. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

BRING IT IN
BRING IT IN: Luka Day

BRING IT IN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2020 59:22


Today on BRING IT IN Henry Abbott and David Thorpe talk about the playoffs. David discusses three head-scratching coaching errors from the Mavericks and Clippers during last night’s game, and Luka Doncic’s impressive performance. They also talk about the step-back having a moment …RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY August 21, 2020 Jarod Hector on why LeBron’s performance appears a little off.WEDNESDAY August 19, 2020 TrueHoop on body cam footage of Alan Strickland and Raptors President Masai Ujiri last June.MONDAY August 17, 2020 David Thorpe and Henry Abbott preview the playoffs.FRIDAY August 7, 2020 Adena Jones on the WNBA and Jarod Hector plays NINE BY NINETY.WEDNESDAY August 5, 2020 Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas on their new book LOSERS: Dispatches From the Other Side of the Scoreboard.MONDAY August 3, 2020 Travonne Edwards on how the Rockets’ tiny lineup hypnotized Brook Lopez into unconventional shooting.FRIDAY July 31, 2020 Jarod Hector on return of NBA play.WEDNESDAY July 29, 2020 Dr. Michael Mina with an enlightening message about the power of cheaper tests.MONDAY July 27, 2020 Catherine Belton on Mikhail Prokhorov, money laundering, the mysterious eighth man in the Trump Tower meeting. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

BRING IT IN
BRING IT IN: Friday with Jarod

BRING IT IN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2020 59:24


Today on BRING IT IN Henry Abbott and David Thorpe spoke with our TrueHoop BRING IT IN Friday star Jarod Hector, multimedia journalist, voice, on-air personality and podcast host. They played NINE BY NINETY, where they get 90 seconds each to rapid-fire cover nine topics.They talked about reopening the league, asked why LeBron’s performance appears a little off, and how to fix the NBA’s viewership problem. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:WEDNESDAY August 19, 2020 TrueHoop on body cam footage of Alan Strickland and Raptors President Masai Ujiri last June.MONDAY August 17, 2020 David Thorpe and Henry Abbott preview the playoffs.FRIDAY August 7, 2020 Adena Jones on the WNBA and Jarod Hector plays NINE BY NINETY.WEDNESDAY August 5, 2020 Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas on their new book LOSERS: Dispatches From the Other Side of the Scoreboard.MONDAY August 3, 2020 Travonne Edwards on how the Rockets’ tiny lineup hypnotized Brook Lopez into unconventional shooting.FRIDAY July 31, 2020 Jarod Hector on return of NBA play.WEDNESDAY July 29, 2020 Dr. Michael Mina with an enlightening message about the power of cheaper tests.MONDAY July 27, 2020 Catherine Belton on Mikhail Prokhorov, money laundering, the mysterious eighth man in the Trump Tower meeting.FRIDAY July 24, 2020 Jarod Hector on the NBA’s unpublished and ever changing health policies. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

BRING IT IN
BRING IT IN: Adena Jones

BRING IT IN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2020 57:39


Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop Special Correspondent Adena Jones updated us on life in the NBA bubble. Then Henry Abbott and David Thorpe offer a speed tour of the eight series, and talked with TrueHoop’s Jarod Hector and Judy Goodwin about the latest body cam footage of Alameda County Deputy Sheriff Alan Strickland and Raptors President Masai Ujiri last June.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY August 17, 2020 David Thorpe and Henry Abbott preview the playoffs.FRIDAY August 7, 2020 Adena Jones on the WNBA and Jarod Hector plays NINE BY NINETY.WEDNESDAY August 5, 2020 Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas on their new book LOSERS: Dispatches From the Other Side of the Scoreboard.MONDAY August 3, 2020 Travonne Edwards on how the Rockets’ tiny lineup hypnotized Brook Lopez into unconventional shooting.FRIDAY July 31, 2020 Jarod Hector on return of NBA play.WEDNESDAY July 29, 2020 Dr. Michael Mina with an enlightening message about the power of cheaper tests.MONDAY July 27, 2020 Catherine Belton on Mikhail Prokhorov, money laundering, the mysterious eighth man in the Trump Tower meeting.FRIDAY July 24, 2020 Jarod Hector on the NBA’s unpublished and ever changing health policies.WEDNESDAY July 22, 2020 Adena Jones on the return of basketball. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

Hang Up and Listen
Major League Baseball Needs to Reckon With the Negro Leagues

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2020 79:38


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss the 100th anniversary of baseball’s Negro Leagues. They’re also joined by the New York Times’ Rory Smith to talk about the Champions League. Finally, Louisa Thomas comes on for a conversation about the book Losers: Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard. Negro Leagues (03:35): How can MLB truly grapple with its segregationist past? Champions League (22:28): The storylines, the upsets, the excellent moments for North Americans. Losers (43:28): What makes a loser? What’s the difference between losing and failing? Afterballs (01:03:15): Joel on the Phoenix Suns and Stefan on the term “student-athlete.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: Major League Baseball Needs to Reckon With the Negro Leagues

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2020 79:38


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss the 100th anniversary of baseball’s Negro Leagues. They’re also joined by the New York Times’ Rory Smith to talk about the Champions League. Finally, Louisa Thomas comes on for a conversation about the book Losers: Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard. Negro Leagues (03:35): How can MLB truly grapple with its segregationist past? Champions League (22:28): The storylines, the upsets, the excellent moments for North Americans. Losers (43:28): What makes a loser? What’s the difference between losing and failing? Afterballs (01:03:15): Joel on the Phoenix Suns and Stefan on the term “student-athlete.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

BRING IT IN
BRING IT IN: Playoff preview

BRING IT IN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2020 59:21


And we’re back! On our return to BRING IT IN Henry Abbott and David Thorpe gleefully talk shop about the playoffs. David makes his bets on which teams will win their matches, and Henry and David talk about the second wave of the NBA’s 3-point revolution, guarding Damian Lillard, and more. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY August 7, 2020 Adena Jones on the WNBA and Jarod Hector plays NINE BY NINETY. WEDNESDAY August 5, 2020 Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas on their new book LOSERS: Dispatches From the Other Side of the Scoreboard.MONDAY August 3, 2020 Travonne Edwards on how the Rockets’ tiny lineup hypnotized Brook Lopez into unconventional shooting.FRIDAY July 31, 2020 Jarod Hector on return of NBA play.WEDNESDAY July 29, 2020 Dr. Michael Mina with an enlightening message about the power of cheaper tests.MONDAY July 27, 2020 Catherine Belton on Mikhail Prokhorov, money laundering, the mysterious eighth man in the Trump Tower meeting.FRIDAY July 24, 2020 Jarod Hector on the NBA’s unpublished and ever changing health policies.WEDNESDAY July 22, 2020 Adena Jones on the return of basketball.MONDAY July 20, 2020 Jeff Asher on Louisiana’s COVID numbers. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

No Challenges Remaining
Episode 268: Louisa Thomas on the Fractured World of Tennis

No Challenges Remaining

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2020 77:07


The New Yorker's Louisa Thomas is back with us to discuss the comprehensive piece she published about the state of tennis in these tumultuous last five months, "The Fractured World of Tennis Amid a Prolonged Pandemic."Louisa and Ben discuss the notion of self-centeredness and tennis and how players are trained by people to potentially hurt those same people, how tennis' structure reflects both its strengths and weaknesses, the fast-approaching U.S. Open, and much more, including, inevitably, Nick Kyrgios.It's a wide-ranging story and a wide-ranging chat, and we think you'll enjoy it.Also, please go get Louisa's new book, Losers, for yourself and/or everyone you know!  If you'd like to support our show, particularly as our normal work has disappeared along with the sport, we've launched an NCR Patreon where you can do just that! Check out our five tiers and see which might be right for you! And thank you to the many listeners who have already given their support! (And thank you to G.O.A.T. backer J O'D!) As always, thanks for following us on Twitter and subscribing/reviewing on iTunes on iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

BRING IT IN
BRING IT IN: Adena Jones & Jarod Hector

BRING IT IN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2020 57:47


Today on BRING IT IN we welcomed back TrueHoop Special Correspondent Adena Jones, who gave us a a glimpse of NBA and WNBA life. Then Henry Abbott, David Thorpe, and Jarod Hector played NINE BY NINETY, where they get 90 seconds each to rapid-fire cover nine topics.They talked about J. Cole’s chances of getting into the NBA, what science says about LeBron James icing his groin, and then Henry waxes poetic about his Trail Blazers’ bubble performance.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:WEDNESDAY August 5, 2020 Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas on their new book LOSERS: Dispatches From the Other Side of the Scoreboard.MONDAY August 3, 2020 Travonne Edwards on how the Rockets’ tiny lineup hypnotized Brook Lopez into unconventional shooting.FRIDAY July 31, 2020 Jarod Hector on return of NBA play.WEDNESDAY July 29, 2020 Dr. Michael Mina with an enlightening message about the power of cheaper tests.MONDAY July 27, 2020 Catherine Belton on Mikhail Prokhorov, money laundering, the mysterious eighth man in the Trump Tower meeting.FRIDAY July 24, 2020 Jarod Hector on the NBA’s unpublished and ever changing health policies.WEDNESDAY July 22, 2020 Adena Jones on the return of basketball.MONDAY July 20, 2020 Jeff Asher on Louisiana’s COVID numbers.FRIDAY July 17, 2020 Jarod Hector on the NBA not making public the rules of play in the bubble. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

BRING IT IN
BRING IT IN: Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas

BRING IT IN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2020 53:21


Today on BRING IT IN Henry Abbott and David Thorpe spoke with Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas about their new book LOSERS: Dispatches From the Other Side of the Scoreboard.Mary Pilon is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Monopolists and The Kevin Show. She contributes to The New Yorker, Esquire, MSNBC, Vice, and Politico. She has been a staff reporter for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and was an NBC sports producer at the the 2016 Olympics.Louisa Thomas is a staff writer at the New Yorker, and the author of Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams and Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family—a Test of Will and Faith in World War I. She is a former writer and editor for ESPN’s Grantland (where she wrote many INCREDIBLE stories, including this memorable one about Nets executive Irina Pavlova), and a former fellow at New America. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and other places.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY August 2, 2020 Travonne Edwards on how the Rockets’ tiny lineup hypnotized Brook Lopez into unconventional shooting.FRIDAY July 31, 2020 Jarod Hector on return of NBA play.WEDNESDAY July 29, 2020 Dr. Michael Mina with an enlightening message about the power of cheaper tests.MONDAY July 27, 2020 Catherine Belton on Mikhail Prokhorov, money laundering, the mysterious eighth man in the Trump Tower meeting.FRIDAY July 24, 2020 Jarod Hector on the NBA’s unpublished and ever changing health policies.WEDNESDAY July 22, 2020 Adena Jones on the return of basketball.MONDAY July 20, 2020 Jeff Asher on Louisiana’s COVID numbers.FRIDAY July 17, 2020 Jarod Hector on the NBA not making public the rules of play in the bubble.WEDNESDAY July 15, 2020 Adena Jones on life in the NBA bubble and WNBA wubble and Allen Iverson love with John Jervay. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

Scars and Guitars
Louisa Thomas (Pepperhead)

Scars and Guitars

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2020 29:09


Louisa Thomas (Pepperhead). Sydney band Pepperhead have a new EP for 2020 called Words To The Wise. Louisa joins Andrew to discuss the EP and many other subjects!

No Challenges Remaining
Episode 246: Louisa Thomas on Writing About Tennis

No Challenges Remaining

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2020 73:19


We are delighted to have Louisa Thomas, one of the most wonderfully writerly writers about tennis in her work for The New Yorker, on this week to talk about all sorts of things to do with tennis and writing, and answer bunches of listener questions.We discuss how she got into writing about tennis, how to make tennis relevant to a general audience, the Kim Clijsters comeback, her favorite athlete to profile, the Big Three and how to compare greatnesses, tennis books, and much more. (Recorded before the Sharapova retirement announcement, which Ben discussed with Tumaini Carayol here). If you'd like to support our show, we've launched an NCR Patreon where you can do just that! Check out our five tiers and see which might be right for you! And thank you to the many who have already given their support! (And thank you to G.O.A.T. backer J O'D!)  As always, thanks for liking us on Facebook (leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following us on Twitter (discuss this episode with hashtag #NCR246!), and subscribing/reviewing on iTunes on iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

Hang Up and Listen
Patrick Mahomes is the Super Bowl Champ

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2020 62:29


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about the Chiefs’ win over the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. Stefan and Josh are then joined by the New Yorker’s Louisa Thomas to discuss the wins by Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin at the Australian Open. Super Bowl (01:31): The great Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a comeback victory as Andy Reid outcoached Kyle Shanahan. Australian Open (24:34): How Novak Djokovic controlled his mind and body to beat Dominic Thiem, and what you need to know about the latest American woman to win a grand slam title. Afterballs (46:05): Stefan on “Proud to Be an Astro” and Josh on the tragic story of Jim and Martha Tyrer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: Patrick Mahomes is the Super Bowl Champ

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2020 62:29


Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin talk about the Chiefs’ win over the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. Stefan and Josh are then joined by the New Yorker’s Louisa Thomas to discuss the wins by Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin at the Australian Open. Super Bowl (01:31): The great Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a comeback victory as Andy Reid outcoached Kyle Shanahan. Australian Open (24:34): How Novak Djokovic controlled his mind and body to beat Dominic Thiem, and what you need to know about the latest American woman to win a grand slam title. Afterballs (46:05): Stefan on “Proud to Be an Astro” and Josh on the tragic story of Jim and Martha Tyrer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Agony of Defeat
China and the NBA: Rising Tensions and Political Implications

Agony of Defeat

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2019 28:35


In this latest episode of the Agony of Defeat podcast, Jonathan Weiler and Matt Andrews give a brief overview of the political climate in Hong Kong and analyze the growing tensions between the NBA and China after controversy surrounding this year's preseason circuit. Further reading on the topics discussed include: Louisa Thomas writes, in advance of the N.B.A.’s opening night, about the league’s current conflict with China after the Houston Rockets’ Daryl Morey tweeted about human rights in China. (https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-nba-and-china-and-the-myths-of-sports-diplomacy) In response to Chinese anger over a tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters by the general manager of the Houston Rockets, the N.B.A. commissioner said he would protect the freedom of speech of the league’s players and officials. (https://www.nytimes.com/video/sports/basketball/100000006757507/adam-silver-china.html) A timeline overviewing the controversy. (https://www.complex.com/sports/2019/10/nba-complicated-history-in-china/morey-tweet)

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up and Listen: The Wide Receiver Performance Art Edition

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2019 76:13


Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the New Yorker’s Louisa Thomas to talk about the women’s and men’s U.S. Open finals. Slate’s Ben Mathis-Lilley also joins to discuss Antonio Brown’s move to the Patriots and the secrets of the Clemson football program’s success. U.S. Open (01:43): Why does Serena Williams keep losing major finals and how good is Bianca Andreescu? How did Daniil Medvedev come back against Rafael Nadal and how did Nadal hold on to win? Antonio Brown (21:15): Did Brown orchestrate his move to New England, and who’s the most to blame for his breakup with the Raiders? Clemson (41:46): Is the cohesion of Clemson’s title-winning football program impressive, creepy, or both? Afterballs (59:06): Stefan on ambulances on the field at high school football games and Josh on “Faintin’ Frank” Varrichione.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hang Up and Listen
The Wide Receiver Performance Art Edition

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2019 76:13


Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the New Yorker’s Louisa Thomas to talk about the women’s and men’s U.S. Open finals. Slate’s Ben Mathis-Lilley also joins to discuss Antonio Brown’s move to the Patriots and the secrets of the Clemson football program’s success. U.S. Open (01:43): Why does Serena Williams keep losing major finals and how good is Bianca Andreescu? How did Daniil Medvedev come back against Rafael Nadal and how did Nadal hold on to win? Antonio Brown (21:15): Did Brown orchestrate his move to New England, and who’s the most to blame for his breakup with the Raiders? Clemson (41:46): Is the cohesion of Clemson’s title-winning football program impressive, creepy, or both? Afterballs (59:06): Stefan on ambulances on the field at high school football games and Josh on “Faintin’ Frank” Varrichione.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hang Up and Listen
The All They Do Is Win Edition

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2019 75:02


Josh Levin and Stefan Fatsis talk about the U.S. national team’s triumph at the Women’s World Cup; Ethan Strauss joins to discuss Kawhi Leonard’s move to the Los Angeles Clippers; and Louisa Thomas assesses the rise of 15-year-old tennis sensation Coco Gauff. Women’s World Cup (02:41): How the USWNT won its fourth title and what the future holds for the team and for pro soccer in the U.S. Kawhi to the Clippers (21:41): Is his move (with Paul George) to L.A. good for the NBA or a sign of bad times ahead? Coco Gauff (46:57): How theteenager won our hearts at Wimbledon, and why we’re so delighted by tennis prodigies. Afterball (01:04:54): Josh on the Women’s World Cup before the Women’s World Cup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: The All They Do Is Win Edition

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2019 75:02


Josh Levin and Stefan Fatsis talk about the U.S. national team’s triumph at the Women’s World Cup; Ethan Strauss joins to discuss Kawhi Leonard’s move to the Los Angeles Clippers; and Louisa Thomas assesses the rise of 15-year-old tennis sensation Coco Gauff. Women’s World Cup (02:41): How the USWNT won its fourth title and what the future holds for the team and for pro soccer in the U.S. Kawhi to the Clippers (21:41): Is his move (with Paul George) to L.A. good for the NBA or a sign of bad times ahead? Coco Gauff (46:57): How theteenager won our hearts at Wimbledon, and why we’re so delighted by tennis prodigies. Afterball (01:04:54): Josh on the Women’s World Cup before the Women’s World Cup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Midday
John Urschel on Football, Concussions and Finding Beauty in Math

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2019 34:44


(Originally aired on May 21, 2019)Today, in this archive edition of Midday, Tom's guest is John Urschel, whose resumu233u includes great skill and high achievement in two areas that are not often, in fact, hardly ever, associated: football and mathematics. He is a former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens who retired from the NFL at the age of 26 to pursue a career in math. The book is called Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football. He co-wrote it with his wife, Louisa Thomas. They spoke about the book at the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore back on May 21st, 2019. This conversation was streamed live on WYPR's Facebook page. You can watch the video here.

Speaking of Writers
John Urschel-MIND AND MATTER: A Life in Math and Football

Speaking of Writers

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2019 10:29


John Urschel is a respected mathematician pursuing his PhD at MIT. He is also a former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens. He may seem like a walking contradiction, but Urschel’s experiences on the field and in the classroom have brought him closer to understanding how emotion and reason, the body and the mind, are always working together. In MIND AND MATTER: A Life in Math and Football, co-written by Louisa Thomas, Urschel’s partner and an accomplished author and journalist, he invites readers into his unique life, where math and athletics both provide a path to make sense of the world around him. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:John Urschel is a former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens and a PhD candidate at MIT. He has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics from Penn State, and in 2013, he won the Sullivan Award, given to “the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States,” and the Campbell Trophy, awarded to the country's top scholar-athlete in college football. He co-wrote this book, with his partner, Louisa Thomas. John and Louisa live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with their daughter. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/steve-richards/support

Slate Daily Feed
Gist: Just Take My Money

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2019 35:19


On The Gist, curse the gauntlet that is buying an event ticket online. In the interview, John Urschel played as an offensive lineman in the NFL all while pursuing the PhD that would support an accomplished career as a mathematician. The values he practiced in each field are the same, he says, but there the similarities between pigskin and math end. Alongside sportswriter Louisa Thomas—the two are married—Urschel is the author of Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football.  In the Spiel, “lock him up” (and you know who “him” is) isn’t a great call either. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Gist
Just Take My Money

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2019 35:19


On The Gist, curse the gauntlet that is buying an event ticket online. In the interview, John Urschel played as an offensive lineman in the NFL all while pursuing the PhD that would support an accomplished career as a mathematician. The values he practiced in each field are the same, he says, but there the similarities between pigskin and math end. Alongside sportswriter Louisa Thomas—the two are married—Urschel is the author of Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football.  In the Spiel, “lock him up” (and you know who “him” is) isn’t a great call either. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hang Up and Listen
The Golden State Calf Edition

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2019 66:36


Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the Athletic’s Marcus Thompson to discuss the Raptors’ rise and the possible end of the Warriors’ dynasty. Louisa Thomas of the New Yorker also joins to talk about the French Open. Finally, Thompson returns for a conversation about analytics and race. NBA Finals (2:38): Can Kevin Durant save the Warriors’ season? Are the Raptors just the better team? French Open (16:03): How Ashleigh Barty won her first grand slam and Rafael Nadal took his 12th title at Roland Garros. Analytics and race (32:19): Are advanced stats making the league’s front offices whiter? Afterballs (50:32):  Josh on Mariano Puerta’s contaminated water glass and Stefan on Ada Hegerberg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: The Golden State Calf Edition

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2019 66:36


Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the Athletic’s Marcus Thompson to discuss the Raptors’ rise and the possible end of the Warriors’ dynasty. Louisa Thomas of the New Yorker also joins to talk about the French Open. Finally, Thompson returns for a conversation about analytics and race. NBA Finals (2:38): Can Kevin Durant save the Warriors’ season? Are the Raptors just the better team? French Open (16:03): How Ashleigh Barty won her first grand slam and Rafael Nadal took his 12th title at Roland Garros. Analytics and race (32:19): Are advanced stats making the league’s front offices whiter? Afterballs (50:32):  Josh on Mariano Puerta’s contaminated water glass and Stefan on Ada Hegerberg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Inquiring Minds
A Life in Math and Football

Inquiring Minds

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2019 47:19


We talk to mathematician and former NFL player John Urschel about his new book, co-written with Louisa Thomas, called Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football.

Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear
John Urschell_Mind and Matter_5-26-19

Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2019 10:49


John Urschel is a former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens and a PhD candidate at MIT. He has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics from Penn State, and in 2013, he won the Sullivan Award, given to “the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States,” and the Campbell Trophy, awarded to the country's top scholar-athlete in college football. He co-wrote this book, with his partner, Louisa Thomas.

Midday
John Urschel on Football, Concussions and Finding Beauty in Mathematics

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2019 34:51


Today, Tom's guest is John Urschel, whose resumu233u includes great skill and high achievement in two areas that are not often, in fact, hardly ever, associated: football and mathematics. He is a former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens who retired from the NFL at the age of 26 to pursue a career in math. The book is called Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football. He co-wrote it with his wife, Louisa Thomas. They’ll be speaking about the book tonight at the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore.

Hang Up and Listen
The Three-Body Problem Edition

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2019 85:39


Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss to discuss the Warriors and Zion Williamson. NFL retiree and mathematician John Urschel also joins to talk about his book Mind and Matter. Finally, Louisa Thomas assesses tennis player Nick Kyrgios. NBA (4:21): Are the Warriors better without Kevin Durant? Should Zion Williamson spurn the Pelicans? John Urschel (29:14): Why he decided to leave pro football to focus on his math career. Nick Kyrgios (52:10): The tennis star is enigmatic and temperamental. Should he quit the sport? Afterballs (1:10:04): Josh on old people who make lots of free throws and Stefan on the dean of old-man-softball players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: The Three-Body Problem Edition

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2019 85:39


Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss to discuss the Warriors and Zion Williamson. NFL retiree and mathematician John Urschel also joins to talk about his book Mind and Matter. Finally, Louisa Thomas assesses tennis player Nick Kyrgios. NBA (4:21): Are the Warriors better without Kevin Durant? Should Zion Williamson spurn the Pelicans? John Urschel (29:14): Why he decided to leave pro football to focus on his math career. Nick Kyrgios (52:10): The tennis star is enigmatic and temperamental. Should he quit the sport? Afterballs (1:10:04): Josh on old people who make lots of free throws and Stefan on the dean of old-man-softball players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Numberphile Podcast
The Offensive Lineman - with John Urschel

The Numberphile Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2019 36:42


John Urschel is studying for a PhD in mathematics - and played three seasons of professional football in the NFL. Mind and Matter - by John Urschel and Louisa Thomas - on Amazon Book on the publisher's website John's math publications John's NFL stats With thanks to MSRI Meyer Sound Numberphile merchandise

Strong Opinions Loosely Held
S4E4: WTF Is A "Good Sport"?

Strong Opinions Loosely Held

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2018 22:03


There was one event this year in particular that put the topic of what it means to be a "good sport" into the cultural conversation: the women's singles final at the US Open between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. The match put the question of women’s anger and specifically, black women’s anger, on the national stage. I talk to Louisa Thomas, New Yorker sports contributor, to unwrap what happened and how the story of Serena and Naomi impacts all female athletes. Have strong opinions? Lay 'em on me:Instagram: @popculturepirateTwitter: @popcultpirateHashtag: #SOLHpod #StrongOpinionsLooselyHeld See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hang Up and Listen
The Let’s Talk About Serena Edition

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2018 79:44


Josh Levin and guest host Vann Newkirk of the Atlantic are joined by the New Yorker’s Louisa Thomas to discuss Serena Williams and the 2018 U.S. Open final. They’re also joined by Slate’s Derreck Johnson to assess LeBron James’ HBO series The Shop. Serena Williams (1:02): What happened in the 2018 U.S. Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, and how we should think about the confrontation between Williams and chair umpire Carlos Ramos. The Shop (44:50): LeBron’s new show debuted with an episode featuring Snoop Dogg, Draymond Green, and Jon Stewart. Is it any good? Afterballs(1:04:05): Vann on men’s doubles and Josh on eight-peats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Hang Up: The Let’s Talk About Serena Edition

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2018 79:44


Josh Levin and guest host Vann Newkirk of the Atlantic are joined by the New Yorker’s Louisa Thomas to discuss Serena Williams and the 2018 U.S. Open final. They’re also joined by Slate’s Derreck Johnson to assess LeBron James’ HBO series The Shop. Serena Williams (1:02): What happened in the 2018 U.S. Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, and how we should think about the confrontation between Williams and chair umpire Carlos Ramos. The Shop (44:50): LeBron’s new show debuted with an episode featuring Snoop Dogg, Draymond Green, and Jon Stewart. Is it any good? Afterballs(1:04:05): Vann on men’s doubles and Josh on eight-peats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Upon Further Review: What If the 1999 U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Had Lost the Women’s World Cup?

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2018 29:34


What if Brandi Chastain’s penalty kick against China in the 1999 Women’s World Cup final had sailed wide of the goal resulting in defeat? Just imagine the devastating fallout. There would be no thriving women’s professional league, women’s soccer highlights wouldn’t dominate ESPN’s Sportscenter and female players would’ve never gotten the same pay as the men. The thing is none of that actually did happen, despite their triumph in 1999. Louisa Thomas explores why and reports on the mixed legacy of women’s soccer in the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Gist: Becky Hammon's Next Big Shot

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2018 30:12


On today’s Gist, the Alex, Inc. drinking game you can play with the whole family. Becky Hammon is an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs and is a leading candidate to become the first female head coach in the NBA. Hammon got passed over this week by the Milwaukee Bucks, but Ringer staff writer Shea Serrano and New Yorker contributor Louisa Thomas talk about why Hammon is still expected to break the NBA’s glass ceiling. In the Spiel, today’s off-the-cuff remarks from the president.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Gist
Becky Hammon's Next Big Shot

The Gist

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2018 30:12


On today’s Gist, the Alex, Inc. drinking game you can play with the whole family. Becky Hammon is an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs and is a leading candidate to become the first female head coach in the NBA. Hammon got passed over this week by the Milwaukee Bucks, but Ringer staff writer Shea Serrano and New Yorker contributor Louisa Thomas talk about why Hammon is still expected to break the NBA’s glass ceiling. In the Spiel, today’s off-the-cuff remarks from the president.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SAL/on air
Elizabeth Strout

SAL/on air

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2018 79:20


Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge, the bestsellers Abide With Me, The Burgess Boys, My Name is Lucy Barton, and the award-winning Amy and Isabelle, all set in New England, all exploring the twists and turns of family dynamics, small-town gossip, and experiences of love, loss, and grief. “The pleasure in reading Strout," writes Louisa Thomas for the New York Times, "comes from an intense identification with complicated, not always admirable, characters. [...] There’s nothing mawkish or cheap here. There’s simply the honest recognition that we need to try to understand people, even if we can’t stand them.” In this episode, we hear from Strout, who joined us in January 2011 at Benaroya Hall for a talk on why fiction matters, followed by an interview with Linda Bowers, then-Executive Director of Seattle Arts & Lectures. Strout's appearance begins with the tale of an ire-inducing comment at a wedding reception, then traces how, through reading John Updike’s Rabbit books and understanding the despicable Harry Angstrom, she learned to be a more compassionate person. With her signature dry New England wit, Strout shares stories from her puritanical childhood, her battle with writer's block, and her belief that reading fiction is the one guaranteed way to “find out what it means to be human.”

Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis
Louisa Thomas, Newyorker.com Tennis Writer, On The Australian Open

Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2018 28:36


Louisa Thomas, who writes about tennis for newyorker.com, rejoins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about Roger Federer's 20th major title, Caroline Wozniacki's first, and the matches that will stay with her from 2018's first major. Produced and edited by Jorge Estrada, with music by Lee Rosevere. Louisa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/louisahthomas Louisa's archive on newyorker.com: http://www.newyorker.com/contributors/louisa-thomas  

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara
Episode 78—Louisa Thomas on Problematic Writers, Mercenary Work, and Picking Up the Phone

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2017 64:39


"For me, I'm thinking about the writing from the very first second I get an assignment," says Louisa Thomas, who made the 2017 volume for Best American Sports Writing. "I'm thinking about tone, and texture, and influences." I'm here to showcase the world's best artists and how they create work of nonfiction so you can use their tools of master to improve your own work. Louisa Thomas joins me this week. She's @louisahthomas on Twitter. She recently made the big book for The Best American Sports Writing for her piece Serena Williams, Andy Murray, and a Political Wimbledon. In this episode we talk about: Her biography Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams. Working with Problematic Writers and How Not to be One Mercenary Writing And what she learned working with New Yorker editor David Remnick How she organizes her titanic feats of research and much more People are taking advantage of my free hour of editorial work and coaching, about a $50 value. Want in? All you have to do is leave an honest review on iTunes and have it postmarked by the end of December. Send me a screenshot of your review and you'll be on your way. Reviews validate the podcast and increase its visibility so we can reach more CNFin' people. I'm not even asking for a 5-star review, merely an honest one because that comes from a more authentic place. All right, enough of my stupid face, time to hear from Louisa Thomas, thanks for listening.

Conversations at the Washington Library

Louisa Thomas is a graduate of Harvard University and former fellow at the New America Foundation think tank. She is also a former contributor to the sports and pop culture blog Grantland and contributing editor at Newsweek. In this episode Ms. Thomas discusses her second book "Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams." Ms. Thomas spoke at the second of three Michelle Smith Lectures on April 20, 2017. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mountvernon/message

Matt Lewis and the News
Louisa Thomas on Louisa Adams

Matt Lewis and the News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2016 23:24


Louisa Thomas talks about 'Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams.'

Hot Takedown
Baseline: Tennis In The Rain

Hot Takedown

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2016 18:18


Carl Bialik chats to Louisa Thomas, a writer at the New Yorker, about the U.S. Open's brand new roof, the big four in men's tennis and Angelique Kerber's chances of success.

Hot Takedown
Baseline: Tennis In The Rain

Hot Takedown

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2016 18:18


Carl Bialik chats to Louisa Thomas, a writer at the New Yorker, about the U.S. Open's brand new roof, the big four in men's tennis and Angelique Kerber's chances of success.

Your Weekly Constitutional
The Second Mrs. Adams

Your Weekly Constitutional

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2016 54:05


You’ve heard of Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, who famously asked her husband to “remember the ladies” when he and his fellow revolutionaries drafted a legal code for the new nation they were creating. But have you ever heard of Louisa Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams? Turns out that Louisa was pretty outspoken, too -- mostly in her diaries and other writings, in which she documented her many travels and adventures over several tumultuous decades of our early constitutional history. Please join us for a fascinating discussion with author Louisa Thomas (no relation) who has written a new biography of this largely-overlooked American woman.

Longform
Bonus Episode: Louisa Thomas and Evan Thomas

Longform

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2016 57:47


Louisa Thomas, a former writer and editor at Grantland, is a New Yorker contributor and the author of Louisa. Her father Evan Thomas, a longtime writer for Newsweek and Time, is the author of several award-winning books, including last year's Being Nixon. “That's one thing I've learned from my dad: the capacity to be open to becoming more open.” Thanks to MailChimp's Freddie and Co. for sponsoring this bonus episode. Show Notes: @louisahthomas louisathomas.com Louisa Thomas on Longform [:30] Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams (Penguin • 2016) [8:30] "James Reston a Giant of Journalism, Dies at 86" (R.W. Apple • New York Times • Dec 1995) [10:00] Longform Podcast #168: Ta-Nehisi Coates [16:30] "Adventures in Wonderlawn: Living the Surreal Life at Wimbledon" (Louisa Thomas • Grantland • July 2015) [25:30] "Clinton and the Intern" (Evan Thomas and Michael Isikoff • Newsweek • Feb 1998) [30:30] "Newsweek Kills Story on White House Intern" (Drudge Report • Jan 1998) [40:30] Being Nixon: A Man Divided (Random House • 2015)  

The TENNIS.com Podcast
The Past, Present and Future of Tennis Writing

The TENNIS.com Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2016 46:07


In a special podcast for TENNIS.com's 20th Anniversary, Louisa Thomas of The New Yorker (and formerly of Grantland) joins Ed McGrogan to discuss the craft of tennis writing, today's trends and what tomorrow may bring. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Boston Athenæum
Louisa Thomas, “Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams”

Boston Athenæum

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2016 42:47


June 9, 2016 at the Boston Athenæum. Born in London to an American father and a British mother on the eve of the Revolutionary War, Louisa Catherine Johnson was raised in a manner very different from the New England upbringing of her future husband and president John Quincy Adams. Their often tempestuous but deeply close marriage lasted half a century. They lived in Prussia, Massachusetts, Washington, Russia, and England; they lived at royal courts, on farms, in cities, and in the White House. Louisa saw more of Europe and America than nearly any other woman of her time. But wherever she lived, she was always pressing her nose against the glass, not quite sure whether she was looking in or out. The other members of the Adams family could take their identities for granted—they were Adamses; they were Americans—but she had to invent her own. The story of Louisa Catherine Adams is one of a woman who forged a sense of self. As the America found its place in the world, she found a voice. That voice resonates still. In this talk, Louisa Thomas will share excerpts from her biography of Adams, a deeply felt and intimate portrait of a remarkable woman, a complicated marriage, and a pivotal historical moment.

Numbers and Narrative
EP 61: Former Grantland Editor and Historian Louisa Thomas

Numbers and Narrative

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2016 29:46


Thomas joins Joe Flood to talk about her new book, Louisa, on the life of Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of president John Quincy Adams.  A woman both ahead, and very much of, her times, Louisa is a fascinating history that deals with thoroughly modern issues like race, electoral posturing, and women's roles in politics. A former Grantland editor, tennis writer, and author of the book Conscience, about World War I and it's impact on her great grandfather, Socialist presidential candidate Norman Thomas, Louisa Thomas talks about the forces that shaped America's early political history and their implications for today's political climate -Numbers and Narrative

The Book Review
Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of Louisa Adams

The Book Review

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2016 34:27


This week, Louisa Thomas talks about “Louisa”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Hope Jahren discusses “Lab Girl”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

Hot Takedown
Baseline #2 - Fifteen Minutes In Flushing

Hot Takedown

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2015 16:00


A U.S. Open mini-pod from FiveThirtyEight. Today, 9/5, Carl Bialik and Louisa Thomas count Serena Williams's comeback and discuss what's next for Rafael Nadal.

Hot Takedown
Baseline #2 - Fifteen Minutes In Flushing

Hot Takedown

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2015 16:00


A U.S. Open mini-pod from FiveThirtyEight. Today, 9/5, Carl Bialik and Louisa Thomas count Serena Williams's comeback and discuss what's next for Rafael Nadal.

Hot Takedown
Baseline - Fifteen Minutes In Flushing

Hot Takedown

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2015 13:13


A U.S. Open mini-pod from FiveThirtyEight. Today, Carl Bialik and Louisa Thomas visit Novak Djokovic's bakery and worry about Serena Williams's serve.

Hot Takedown
Baseline - Fifteen Minutes In Flushing

Hot Takedown

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2015 13:13


A U.S. Open mini-pod from FiveThirtyEight. Today, Carl Bialik and Louisa Thomas visit Novak Djokovic's bakery and worry about Serena Williams's serve.