The Jonah Keri Podcast
By Jonah Keri
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Weekly discussion of sports, pop culture, food, and more, from a rationally exuberant point of view. Find podcast archives and episode details at JonahKeri.com. Check out his new bestselling book, The Extra 2%. Follow Jonah on Twitter @jonahkeri
||Episode 62: MLB ALDS and NLDS (Grantland Network)||Jonah Keri continues his MLB playoff coverage of the ALDS and NLDS with Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus (Texas Rangers); Tommy Bennett of Baseball Prospectus ...||10/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 61: Wild Card (Grantland Network)||Jonah Keri breaks down the 2011 MLB wild card contenders with bloggers Patrick Sullivan from Over the Monster, Steve Slowinski from DRaysBay, Craig Calcaterra from ...||9/28/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 60: Rob Neyer (Grantland Network)||Jonah Keri interviews Rob Neyer, National Baseball Editor for SB Nation. Topics include: Jonah's birthday and favorite ages; the Braves, the Cards, and the NL ...||9/24/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 59: R.A. Dickey (Grantland Network)||Jonah Keri interviews R.A. Dickey, knuckleball-throwing pitcher for the New York Mets. Topics include: R.A. Dickey Face; losing his signing bonus because of the discovery ...||9/13/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 58: Len Kasper (Grantland Network)||Jonah Keri interviews Len Kasper, play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Cubs on WGN and Comcast TV. Topics include: Milwaukee Brewers' 2011 outlook; whether anyone can ...||9/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 57: Dave Dameshek (Grantland Network)||Jonah Keri interviews Dave Dameshek, writer and podcaster for NFL.com. Topics include: Debating Tim Raines vs. Willie Stargell; WAR: what is it good for?; our ...||9/1/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 56: Mike Scully||Jonah Keri interviews Mike Scully, former writer and showrunner for The Simpsons as well as writer and producer for Parks and Recreation, Everybody Loves Raymond, ...||8/23/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 55: David Leonhardt||Jonah Keri interviews David Leonhardt, economics columnist and soon-to-be Washington Bureau Chief for the New York Times and 2011 Pulitzer Prize Winner. Topics include: The ...||8/16/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 54: Ken Davidoff||Jonah Keri interviews Ken Davidoff, national baseball writer for Newsday and acting President of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Topics include: Ken's prediction that ...||8/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 53: Alan Hahn||Jonah Keri interviews Alan Hahn of Newsday. Topics include: The New York Islanders; pluses and minuses of massive development projects like arenas; Plan B for ...||8/2/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 52: Kevin Kaduk||Jonah Keri interviews Kevin Kaduk of Yahoo's Big League Stew baseball blog. Topics include: The Jays/White Sox trade of Zach Stewart and Jason Frasor for ...||7/27/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 51: Jon Weisman||Jonah Keri interviews Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts and Variety. Topics include: The Moneyball movie; Friday Night Lights; this year's Emmy nominations; Dodger Thoughts and ...||7/21/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 50: Rickey Henderson||Jonah Keri interviews Rickey Henderson, the Man of Steal and Hall of Fame left fielder. Topics include: Rickey's proudest record; his exaggerated crouch; using mathematical ...||7/12/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 49: Jesse Thorn||Jonah Keri interviews Jesse Thorn, host of the The Sound of Young America on Public Radio and the Jordan, Jesse, Go! podcast. Jesse writes about ...||7/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 48: Rob Neyer||Jonah Keri interviews Rob Neyer of SB Nation. Topics include: The Giants' huge run differential; the Diamondbacks' key to success; the Giants' success; the Phillies' ...||6/29/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 47: Ted Leonsis||Jonah Keri interviews Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics. Topics include: The challenge of winning a sports championship; drafting well; whether ...||6/22/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 46: Jeff Passan||Jonah Keri interviews Jeff Passan, MLB columnist for Yahoo! Sports and co-author of Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series. ...||6/13/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 45: Rafe Bartholomew||Jonah Keri interviews Rafe Bartholomew, author of Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin' in Flip-Flops and the Philippines' Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball, and editor at Bill ...||6/8/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 44: Chris Nilan||Jonah Keri interviews Chris Nilan, legendary NHL enforcer and right winger for the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, and New York Rangers. Topics include: The death ...||5/29/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 43: Lang Whitaker||Jonah Keri interviews Lang Whitaker, editor-at-large of Slam Magazine, contributor to NBA.com and NBA TV, and author of In the Time of Bobby Cox: The ...||5/24/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
Enthusiasm all the way
The first thing you notice upon listening to The Jonah Keri Podcast -- after the theme music, of course -- is Keri's enthusiasm. He approaches his subject matter with gusto and brings out the best in his guests. The podcast could be about expunging dandelions from your front lawn and it would still be just as interesting. There's not much more you can ask for in a podcast.
Best Theme Song in All of Podcastdom
The Keri-cast is developing into one of my favorite podcasts. Using a long-form interview style, Jonah Keri and a growing variety of guests discuss sports, movies, pop culture, and (always) brunch. I first heard Keri on the now-retired Dameshek on Demand podcast and always found him an interesting guest. A writer for ESPN, Bloomberg Sports, the Wall Street Journal, etc, Keri is extremely knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects that serve him well in his role as host. The first few episodes have been terrific.
Great All Purpose Podcast
There are a lot of sportswriters who don't have a ton of personality beyond sports. Jonah Keri is not one of them. While this podcast is filled with great sports analysis--excellent, actually--it's got a lot more, as this is really a podcast devoted to Keri's endearing personality. Give this podcast a try--you're bound to learn something new and get excited about it. What more do you want?