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Pandemic Baseball Book Club

Pandemic Baseball Book Club

By Brad Balukjian
The digital cul-de-sac where authors go to promote their new baseball books amid a supervirus lockdown.
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Always Remembered: Danny Gallagher in conversation with Dan Schlossberg

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BONUS EPISODE: Fall Classic Memories
On the eve of Game One of the 2020 World Series, a few PBBC members share memories and readings about their fondest times during this special time of year.   In order of appearance: - Adam C. MacKinnon - Anika Orrock - Eric Nusbaum - Dan Schlossberg - Todd Radom - Danny Gallagher - DB Firstman - Jon Shea - Jason Turbow Music credit, South City Riot/Song:"From the Cold"/Album:"Acworth Royalty"
09:06
October 20, 2020
"Mets in Popular Culture": David Krell in conversation with Brian Wright
In our latest installment of our author interview series, Brian Wright and David Krell sit down to discuss "Mets in Popular Culture", a collection of essays which Krell contributed to and edited.  There's not possibly two better people to discuss the impact of the franchise not just on the field, but in popular culture at large.  Enjoy!
40:50
October 12, 2020
"The New Baseball Bible" and "Designated Hebrew": Dan Schlossberg in conversation with Mark Healey
Mark Healey sits down with Dan Schlossberg to discuss his two works released this year, "Designated Hebrew" and "The New Baseball Bible".  In this conversation, Mark and Dan talk about the books, baseball in general, and about what the PBBC means to them.  
41:46
October 8, 2020
Big Sexy: Michael Stahl in conversation with Jason Turbow
In our latest episode, Michael Stahl sits down with Jason Turbow to discuss "Big Sexy:  In His Own Words", which Stahl co-wrote with beloved pitcher Bartolo Colon.  Listen as they talk about the research, working with Bartolo, and how the project came together.  
41:49
October 5, 2020
How Baseball Happened: Tom Gilbert in Conversation with Ralph Carhart
In this episode of our author interview series, Ralph Carhart (author of "The Hall Ball") talks to Paul Gilbert about his latest book "How Baseball Happened:  Outrageous Lies Exposed!  The Truth Revealed.".  
1:08:27
October 1, 2020
Culture of Excellence: Colin Cerniglia in conversation with Mark Healey
Mark Healey, author of "Gotham Baseball"  is joined by Colin Cerniglia, author of "Culture of Excellence:  What the Yankees can teach us about Leadership".  The book is as much about winning in business as it is winning in baseball, and makes for good conversation.  
39:24
September 28, 2020
YOGI: Jon Pessah in conversation with Jason Turbow
Founding club member Jason Turbow interviews Jon Pessah on his latest book, "YOGI:  A life Behind The Mask".  If you're looking for interesting stories on one of baseball's most interesting lives, then look no further.
49:41
September 24, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: PBBC Announces partnership with SABR
It is officially official!  We at the Pandemic Baseball Book Club are thrilled to announce that we are joining SABR as an online chartered community!  This opens a lot of doors for the club and for those who follow us as well, and we're thrilled to be in such company.  Here with the inaugural address are founding members Jason Turbow, Eric Nusbaum, and Anika Orrock, along with SABR CEO Scott Bush.
25:30
September 22, 2020
Bouton: Mitch Nathanson in conversation with Brad Balukjian
In this episodes, Mitch Nathanson, author of "Bouton:  Life of a Baseball Original" sits down with Brad Balukjian (author of "The Wax Pack") to talk about Nathanson's latest book Bouton:  Life of a Baseball Original.  Music Credit: "Blossom Being the Quickest, Most Viscous Root" - The Collingwood https://thecollingwood.bandcamp.com/album/the-pitter-patter-of-little-everything
57:39
September 17, 2020
Always Remembered: Danny Gallagher in conversation with Dan Schlossberg
Author of the new Expos book Always Remembered, Danny Gallagher, discusses his work with Dan Schlossberg.
43:02
September 10, 2020
A Tribute to Tom Seaver
Our own Brian Wright and Jason Turbow discuss the legacy of Terrific Tom.
25:03
September 5, 2020
Gotham Baseball: Mark Healey in conversation with Ralph Carhart
Mark Healey discusses his new book, Gotham Baseball, with Ralph Carhart.
1:10:04
September 4, 2020
From the Stick to the Cove: Chris Haft in conversation with John Shea
Chris Haft discusses his new book, co-written with Giants clubhouse manager Mike Murphy, with the SF Chronicle's John Shea.
52:23
August 21, 2020
Working A Perfect Game: Bill Nowlin in conversation with Jim Overmyer
SABR editor and writer Bill Nowlin discusses his new book "Working A Perfect Game" with Jim Overmyer.
46:27
August 6, 2020
Intangibles: Joan Ryan in conversation with Ray Ratto
Joan Ryan discusses her new book about the science behind team chemistry, Intangibles, with Ray Ratto.
57:36
July 31, 2020
24: John Shea in conversation with Joan Ryan
Joan Ryan discusses 24: Life Lessons and Stories from the Say Hey Kid with author John Shea
44:33
July 23, 2020
Billy Ball: Dale Tafoya in conversation with Jacob Kornhauser
The author of Billy Ball, Dale Tafoya, discusses his book on the 1980-82 Oakland A's with Jacob Kornhauser.
32:00
July 16, 2020
New York Mets All-Time All-Stars: Brian Wright in conversation with Mark Healey
Author Brian Wright discusses his new book, The New York Mets All-Time All-Stars, with fellow New York baseball author Mark Healey.
46:47
July 13, 2020
The Hall Ball: Ralph Carhart in conversation with Mark Healey
Author Ralph Carhart discusses his new book, The Hall Ball, with Mark Healey, author of Gotham Baseball.
47:13
July 9, 2020
Stealing Home: Eric Nusbaum in conversation with Jason Turbow
The author of Stealing Home, Eric Nusbaum, discusses his new book on the origin story of Dodger Stadium.
43:13
July 6, 2020
Bonus Episode: Roy Eisenhardt
The author of Billy Ball,  Dale Tafoya, Zooms down with former Oakland A's president Roy Eisenhardt in this exclusive bonus episode.
25:17
July 2, 2020
Baseball for Kids: Author Adam MacKinnon in conversation with Eric Nusbaum
Adam MacKinnon discusses his new book, Baseball for Kids, with author Eric Nusbaum.
36:29
June 29, 2020
Cup of Coffee Club: Author Jacob Kornhauser in conversation with Dale Tafoya
Author Jacob Kornhauser discusses his new book, The Cup of Coffee Club.
23:42
June 25, 2020
Bonus Episode: A's catcher Mike Heath
The author of Billy Ball, Dale Tafoya, speaks with former catcher Mike Heath about his relationship with Billy Martin and time in the major leagues.
32:06
May 26, 2020
Cactus League: Emily Nemens in conversation with Anika Orrock
The author of the Cactus League, Emily Nemens, discusses her debut novel with Anika Orrock, author of The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League,
1:07:41
May 18, 2020
Swing Kings: Jared Diamond in conversation with Tyler Kepner
The Wall Street Journal national baseball writer Jared Diamond discusses his new book with New York Times national baseball writer Tyler Kepner.
39:33
April 28, 2020
K: Tyler Kepner in conversation with Jason Turbow
Tyler Kepner, author of K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches, speaks with Jason Turbow about his research, writing, and creative process.
50:39
April 25, 2020
The Incredible Women: Author Anika Orrock at Happy Hour with author Brad Balukjian
Anika Orrock, the author of the new book "The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League" talks baseball and books over drinks with Brad Balukjian. 
53:44
April 23, 2020
Hall of Name: Author D.B. Firstman in conversation with Brad Balukjian
Hear all about the origin and process of writing Hall of Name, from author D.B Firstman. Also: Rusty Kuntz.
35:54
April 16, 2020
They Bled Blue: Jason Turbow in conversation with Eric Nusbaum
Author of "Stealing Home," Eric Nusbaum, interviews Jason Turbow about the paperback release of "They Bled Blue," a chronicle of the Los Angeles Dodgers' 1981 championship season.
58:15
April 7, 2020
The Wax Pack: Brad Balukjian in conversation with Jason Turbow
In the premier episode of the Pandemic Baseball Book Club podcast, fellow baseball writer Jason Turbow stands up with Brad Balukjian to discuss his new book The Wax Pack: On the open road in search of baseball's afterlife.
45:56
March 28, 2020