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The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 53

2 August 2011

Today’s guest is Alan Hahn, New York Knicks beat writer and former New York Islanders beat writer for Newsday. Follow him on Twitter @alanhahn.

The topics we cover:

  • 0:30-9:39: The New York Islanders: History of the franchise, and implications of the Nassau County vote to reject a new, government-funded arena
  • 9:40-17:31: Massive development projects and their pluses and minuses
  • 17:32-20:40: There’s value in building stadiums and arenas that last, then renovating them rather than tearing down
  • 20:41-23:49: With Nassau voters rejecting the new arena proposal, what’s the best Plan B?
  • 23:50-27:19: Lest we forget: The Islanders may have been the last true dynasty
  • 27:20-29:22: Buy Alan’s two Islanders books! Fish Sticks: The Fall and Rise of the New York Islanders and Birth of a Dynasty: The 1980 New York Islanders
  • 29:23-33:00: The NBA lockout: Is it ever going to end?
  • 33:01-35:32: How do we solve the impasse?
  • 35:33-38:44: The owners have incentive to take a hard stance
  • 38:45-49:04: Alan and I blow up the NCAA and create a farm system for the NBA!
  • 49:05-end: Food Pick of the Week

Alan’s pick
My pick

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  1. 3 August 2011 2:05 pm

    Jonah, I love your podcast. Breaking down the topics by time is very helpful – you’ve actually supplanted the Fantasy Focus as my daily baseball fix.

    Also, I wanted to let you know that after months of trying to find a pirated version online, I’m finally going to break down and purchase The Extra 2% audiobook.

    Cheers!

    • 3 August 2011 2:07 pm

      Thanks! Wife’s idea to do the time breakdowns…she’s the brains behind the podcast in many ways.

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