The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 13
My guest this week is Derek Zumsteg, author of The Cheater’s Guide to Baseball, former contributor to Baseball Prospectus and USS Mariner, up-and-coming science fiction writer, and beer connoisseur.
The topics we cover:
- 1:30-6:34: Science fiction writing is a lot like baseball writing
- 6:35-11:59: Writing a book you want to write vs. writing a book that will sell
- 12:00-18:59: Why hasn’t the mainstream media given credit where credit is due?
- 19:00-22:23: Why do people make a bigger deal about PEDs than about other forms of cheating?
- 22:24-30:08: The heartbreak of pouring your soul into a project and getting bad reviews from people who don’t get it
- 30:09-34:04: USS Mariner, pioneer blog
- 34:05-42:01: Derek wrote one of the most original baseball pieces you’ll ever read
- 42:02-48:39: The Hermione theory
- 48:40-52:54: The NBA moved the Sonics out of Seattle, and your team could be next
- 52:55-end: Food Pick of the Week
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