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The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

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ESPN's renowned investigative reporter and TV commentator, Jeremy Schaap, takes a historical look at some of the greatest sports figures of past and present. Conversations with his guests range from the profoundly serious to the wildly ridiculous in a podcast that is guaranteed to inform the listener.

ESPN's renowned investigative reporter and TV commentator, Jeremy Schaap, takes a historical look at some of the greatest sports figures of past and present. Conversations with his guests range from the profoundly serious to the wildly ridiculous in a podcast that is guaranteed to inform the listener.

Location:

Bristol, CT

Description:

ESPN's renowned investigative reporter and TV commentator, Jeremy Schaap, takes a historical look at some of the greatest sports figures of past and present. Conversations with his guests range from the profoundly serious to the wildly ridiculous in a podcast that is guaranteed to inform the listener.

Language:

English


Episodes

TSL: Doug Williams, John McEnroe & Alan Gaff

7/10/2020
Jeremy is joined this week by Redskins Executive, and former HBCU QB and Head Coach, Doug Williams. Doug discusses the decision of Makur Maker to attend an HBCU and the potential changing of the name “Redskins." Plus, we hear Jeremy’s recent OTL conversation with John McEnroe who reflects on the life of his close friend, and tennis pioneer, Arthur Ashe. Finally, a conversation with Alan Gaff, the editor of the recently discovered memoirs by one of the greatest baseball players of all-time,...

Duration:00:40:42

July 4th BEST OF

7/3/2020
We re-air some of our best conversations from so far in 2020, including two conversations with February with Breanna Stewart and Adam Carolla, as well as two conversations from May with Roger Craig and Rod Carew.

Duration:00:44:29

The Sporting Life: 6/26/20

6/26/2020
Jeremy talks with Dennis and Patrice Biddle, a former Negro Leaguer and his wife, plus NY Post writer Peter Botte and author Thomas Wolf.

Duration:00:42:46

Thomas Wolf, Author

6/26/2020
Thomas talks about the 1932 Chicago Cubs, as well as perhaps the most famous home run in baseball history - Babe Ruth's "Called Shot" in Game 3 of the '32 World Series.

Duration:00:12:48

Peter Botte, NY Post

6/26/2020
Jeremy and Peter discuss MLB's decision to return to play, as well as the history of the New York Yankees.

Duration:00:12:12

Dennis & Patrice Biddle, former Negro Leaguer and Wife

6/26/2020
Jeremy talks with Dennis, a former Negro League baseball player, and his wife Patrice, about their efforts to continue to recognize the living members of the Negro Leagues.

Duration:00:13:00

The Sporting Life: 6/19/20

6/19/2020
Jeremy is joined by World Cup Champion Julie Foudy, NYT writer Ira Berkow and professional poker player Maria Konnikova. Plus, Mark Cuban from OTL.

Duration:00:42:37

Maria Konnikova, Professional Poker Player

6/19/2020
A PhD in psychology, Maria recently became a professional poker player to gain insight into the role of luck in all aspects of life.

Duration:00:13:47

Ira Berkow, New York Times

6/19/2020
Ira remembers sports journalism legend Murray Olderman, who passed away this week at the age of 98. And, Jeremy shares his thoughts on Bill Gildea, who also passed this week.

Duration:00:11:10

Julie Foudy, 2x World Cup Champion

6/19/2020
To commemorate the 48th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, Jeremy talks with Julie about the steps forward taken in women's sports since her last World Cup win.

Duration:00:10:57

The Sporting Life: 6/12/20

6/12/2020
This week, Jeremy talks with longtime Head of PR for the NY Mets, Jay Horwitz. Plus, conversations with filmmaker Aviva Kempner and author Phil Bildner.

Duration:00:41:51

Phil Bildner, Author

6/12/2020
The children's book author discusses his latest work, "A High Five for Glenn Burke", about a young, gay athlete dealing with the struggles of coming out to those around him.

Duration:00:13:51

Aviva Kempner, Filmmaker

6/12/2020
Aviva explains why Washington needs to change their mascot from "Redskins" and why teams like the Braves need to stop engaging in behaviors like the "Tomahawk Chop."

Duration:00:13:27

Jay Horwitz, Mets PR

6/12/2020
The longtime Mets Head of PR and friend of the Schaap family, Jay talks about the impact that Dick Schaap on his career, and he and Jeremy reminisce about the 1980's Mets.

Duration:00:21:56

The Sporting Life: 6/5/20

6/5/2020
Jeremy is joined this week by three prominent African-American sports writers: Terence Moore, William C. Rhoden and Howard Bryant.

Duration:00:42:30

Howard Bryant, ESPN

6/5/2020
Howard joins us to share his thoughts on everything going on the world, including putting the current wave of social activism amongst athletes into historical context.

Duration:00:15:35

William C. Rhoden, The Undefeated

6/5/2020
Rhoden discusses the sports landscape in the wake of George Floyd's death, including how he felt about Drew Brees' comments and subsequent apology.

Duration:00:11:41

Terence Moore, Forbes

6/5/2020
Moore explains what it was like to be one of the first African-American national sports writer at a major US newspaper.

Duration:00:11:35

The Sporting Life: 5/29/20

5/29/2020
Jeremy is joined by ESPN Reporter John Barr. Plus, we listen to Jeremy's OTL conversation with Chris Carpenter. And, author John Shea also joins.

Duration:00:40:38

John Barr, ESPN

5/29/2020
John joins the show to talk about his in-depth story on the late Roy Halladay and the E:60 piece airing on Friday night.

Duration:00:19:48