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41 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
#9: Dr. John Baugh, who coined the term "linguistic profiling"
A conversation with Dr. John Baugh, linguist and professor at Washington University in St. Louis, about his discovery of linguistic profiling: using a person's voice to make judgments about, and often discriminate against, them. We discuss its relationship to recent anti-Asian hate crimes, how awareness of the issue has led to progress in the workplace, and what we can all do about our own biases.
29 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
#8.4: Agustin Rivero, Cleveland Indians team translator
MLB Opening Day 2021 series: A conversation with Agustin Rivero, team Spanish translator for the Cleveland Indians, about his time as a Yankees minor league player, why that makes him so good at his job, and how his work goes way beyond translating media interviews (even including being there with a player during the birth of his daughter).
34 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
#8.3: Adam Grossman, Boston Red Sox CMO
MLB Opening Day 2021 series: A conversation with Adam Grossman, the chief marketing officer of the Boston Red Sox, about some memorable marketing moments - including the (in)famous beards of 2013 - and what it was like for him when the team traded away an MVP-level player (Mookie Betts) and rehired a controversial manager (Alex Cora).
42 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
#8.2: Tom Burgoyne, the Phillies Phanatic
MLB Opening Day 2021 series: A conversation with Tom Burgoyne, who has been portraying the Philadelphia Phillies mascot (the beloved, boisterous, bright green Phanatic) since 1989, about how climbing a statue during a championship parade helped him get the job, water fights he's had with players, and how business leaders can learn a lot from a... whatever creature that thing is (we discuss that, too).
38 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
#8.1: Suzyn Waldman, New York Yankees radio color commentator
MLB Opening Day 2021 series: A conversation with Suzyn Waldman, a color commentator on WFAN New York sports radio for the Yankees, about what it's like in the booth, radio's outlook in the pandemic and beyond, and her experience as one of the few female broadcasters in baseball.
38 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
#7: Ralph Vartabedian & Ken Bensinger, who exposed Toyota's sudden unintended acceleration problem
A conversation with Ralph Vartabedian and Ken Bensinger, who broke the widely publicized Toyota sudden unintended acceleration story while working together at the Los Angeles Times in 2009 and 2010; after a tragic crash and death in San Diego and Toyota's attempts to blame the car floormats, the two reporters investigated further and found the problem was much larger.
42 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
#6: Jeff Widener, "Tank Man" photographer
A conversation with Jeff Widener, formerly a Southeast Asia photo editor for the Associated Press, who took the most widely circulated, famous version of the "Tank Man" photo: a picture of the anonymous Chinese man who stood in front of a line of tanks entering Beijing during the Tiananmen Square protests on June 5, 1989.
32 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
#5: Curt Smith, speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush
A conversation with Curt Smith, who wrote more speeches for Bush 41 during and after his presidency than anyone else, about what it was like writing for the President, three key speeches - on the national deficit, Operation Desert Storm, and the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor - and some good advice for people who are afraid of public speaking.
39 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
#4: Marisa Kwiatkowski & Tim Evans, reporters who broke the Larry Nassar story
A conversation with Marisa Kwiatkowski and Tim Evans, two investigative journalists who were members of the Indianapolis Star team that broke the Dr. Larry Nassar/USA Gymnastics sexual abuse story in 2016.
32 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
#3.2: Dr. Clarence Jones, "I Have A Dream" co-writer
To celebrate MLK Day, the second part of a two-part conversation with Dr. Clarence Jones, Dr. Martin Luther King's personal counsel, friend, advisor, and speechwriter who wrote the first seven and a half paragraphs of the "I Have A Dream" speech. We go behind-the-scenes the night before the March on Washington, walk line by line through the speech, and learn a few rarely-known facts about it. We also discuss President John F. Kennedy's assassination, the importance of President Lyndon B. Johnson to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and what Dr. King might have to say about George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement, and racial inequality and social justice today.
34 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
#3.1: Dr. Clarence Jones, "I Have A Dream" co-writer
To celebrate MLK weekend, the first part of a two-part conversation with Dr. Clarence Jones, Dr. Martin Luther King's personal counsel, friend, advisor, and speechwriter who wrote the first seven and a half paragraphs of the "I Have A Dream" speech. We discuss growing up as a child of household domestic servants, attending Columbia and Boston University School of Law, meeting Dr. King, and sneaking paper in and out of the Birmingham City Jail for the Reverend to write his famous letter.
35 minutes | Jan 3, 2021
#2: Ken Spera, creator of the GEICO Gecko
A conversation with Ken Spera, creative director and inventor of the insurance company GEICO's famous spokesperson (spokeslizard?), Gecko.
36 minutes | Jan 3, 2021
#1: Mike McCurry, press secretary for Bill Clinton
A conversation with Mike McCurry, who served as White House Press Secretary under US President Bill Clinton during the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 1998 Lewinsky scandal.
3 minutes | Jan 3, 2021
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