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Books, Babble & Ball Podcast

Books, Babble & Ball Podcast

By Gary Lloyd
Writing. History. News. Interviews. Sports. The Books, Babble & Ball Podcast has a little bit for everyone. Join Gary Lloyd as he talks books, writing, journalism, history, sports and more with people among those professions.
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Episode 21: Aaron Suttles
The Athletic’s Aaron Suttles joins the podcast to talk about the 2020 Alabama football season, his favorite players he’s covered, his writing process, favorite writers and more.
33:13
January 19, 2021
Episode 20: Matthew Calvert
Former Clay-Chalkville High School and UAB pitcher Matthew Calvert joins the podcast to talk about playing baseball in high school and college, as well as about some of the biggest moments in his journey.
30:56
January 12, 2021
Episode 19: Justin Monsewicz
On this episode, content writer Justin Monsewicz joins to talk about customer-facing content writing, social media management and digital writing.
32:29
January 5, 2021
Episode 18: Pinson Mayor Joe Cochran
Pinson, Alabama Mayor Joe Cochran joins the podcast to talk about his election as mayor, plans for the city’s future and more.
21:09
December 29, 2020
Episode 17: Auburn Superfan Chandler Fullman
You may know him as the Auburn Superfan, but Chandler Fullman has a story that goes much deeper than orange and blue. He joins the podcast to talk about that, Auburn, Alabama and much more.
45:42
December 22, 2020
Episode 16: Cruz Oxenreider
University of Alabama graduate and fan Cruz Onexreider joins the podcast to talk all things sports, life during COVID-19, mental health awareness and more!
35:59
December 15, 2020
Episode 15: Jon Finkel
Author Jon Finkel joins the podcast to talk about his new book, “Hoops Heist: Seattle, the Sonics, and How a Stolen Team’s Legacy Gave Rise to the NBA’s Secret Empire.” He also discusses his favorite interviews, what he enjoys writing about, fitness and more!
27:46
December 7, 2020
Episode 14: Luke Ratliff
University of Alabama student and super-fan Luke Ratliff joins the podcast to talk about the Iron Bowl, Alabama basketball, life at UA and much more.
29:40
December 1, 2020
Episode 13: Jackson Capps
Country music singer/songwriter Jackson Capps, originally from Trussville, Ala., joins the podcast to talk about his budding music career in Nashville, Tenn.
17:03
November 24, 2020
Episode 12: The Masters Recap
Gary Lloyd and David Lloyd recap the 84th Masters Tournament, which Dustin Johnson won at 20-under par, a five-show victory over Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im.
38:40
November 16, 2020
Special Episode: AHSAA Playoffs - 2nd round recap, 3rd round preview
Gary Lloyd recaps the second round of the AHSAA football playoffs and looks ahead to the Class 5A/6A quarterfinals and the Class 7A semifinals.
20:29
November 14, 2020
Episode 11: The Masters Tournament Preview
Gary Lloyd and David Lloyd preview the 2020 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
51:33
November 10, 2020
Special Episode: AHSAA Football Playoffs Round 2 Preview
Gary Lloyd recaps the first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association football playoffs and looks ahead to the second-round matchups.
39:28
November 8, 2020
Episode 13: Jackson Capps
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Country music singer/songwriter Jackson Capps, originally from Trussville, Ala., joins the podcast to talk about his music career, from the age of 8 when he got his first guitar, to now, when he’s releasing music from Nashville, Tenn.
18:13
November 4, 2020
Episode 10: AHSAA 2020 Football Playoffs Preview
Gary Lloyd runs through the Class 5A, Class 6A and Class 7A playoff brackets, and gives his picks for who will win state championships this fall.
35:33
November 3, 2020
Episode 9: “Sonny Days” Reflections
In this episode, I reflect on writing the book “Sonny Days: Struggles, Scenery and Solace with the World’s Strangest Shelter Dog.”
29:26
October 27, 2020
Episode 8: Zack Steele
Trussville City Councilman Zack Steele joins the podcast to talk Trussville happenings, progress on the city’s downtown entertainment district, Cahaba Project preservation, college football and more!
49:22
October 20, 2020
Episode 7: Rodney Smith of Raising Men Lawn Care
Raising Men Lawn Care founder Rodney Smith joins the podcast to talk about how his local lawn service has blossomed into a worldwide organization providing for those in need.
13:23
October 13, 2020
Episode 6: AL.com reporter Bill Thornton
AL.com reporter Bill Thornton joins the podcast to talk about his career in journalism, the challenges the profession faces today, his author career and much more.
1:09:15
October 6, 2020
Episode 5: Kyle Parmley
Starnes Publishing Sports Editor Kyle Parmley joins the Books, Babble & Ball Podcast to talk Alabama high school sports, the best players he’s ever seen, the state of journalism today, and more.
37:41
September 29, 2020
Episode 4: Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director June Mathews
Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director June Mathews joins the podcast to preview Trussville City Fest, discuss her book and Trussville history, outline her writing process, and field some “On The Spot” questions.
31:58
September 23, 2020
Episode 3: New Trussville City Councilman Ben Short
New Trussville City Councilman Ben Short joins the podcast to talk about his law enforcement career, what he loves about Trussville, how he sees Trussville’s future, and more.
14:22
September 22, 2020
Episode 2: Hewitt-Trussville head football coach Josh Floyd
Hewitt-Trussville head football coach Josh Floyd joins Gary Lloyd to talk about the Huskies’ 2020 season so far, COVID-19 challenges and more.
22:40
September 15, 2020
Episode 1: David Lloyd
In the inaugural episode of the Books, Babble & Ball Podcast, David Lloyd joins Gary Lloyd to talk Tour Championship, the U.S. Open, the return of college football and more.
44:07
September 9, 2020
September 8, 2020
00:29
September 8, 2020