The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 7
My guest this week is Will Leitch, current Contributing Editor at New York Magazine, writer at The Sporting News, and the founding editor of Deadspin.
The topics we cover:
- 0:44-6:04: Sticking with the team that abandons your city
- 6:05-11:51: Sports in New York versus “real” America
- 11:52-19:44: Why isn’t college basketball a bigger deal in NYC?
- 19:45-23:45: Sports in small town America
- 23:46-27:31: Football brings out the bastard in all of us
- 27:32-31:00: Do journalists have a responsibility to write about the downsides of sports?
- 31:01-36:36: The return of locally-based sports coverage
- 36:37-43:22: Will and Roger Ebert
- 43:23-44:14: What inspires Will to dance around the room?
- 44:15-53:18: Will’s new movie project at Yahoo!
- 53:19-1:01:00: Balancing page views and website quality
- 1:01:01-1:03:14: Food Pick of the Week
- 1:03:15-1:06:25: Check out all things Will at his website, at New York Magazine and NYMag.com, and in The Sporting News. His most recent book is Are We Winning?: Fathers and Sons in the New Golden Age of Baseball. His new movie site at Yahoo! officially goes live in January. You can also follow him on Twitter @WilliamFLeitch.
The delicious Estonian apple cake recipe; my sister Lauren and my wife both recommend doubling the recipe and making it into 24 muffins, especially if there’s someone like me around who will eat 3 or 4 in one sitting
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