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Podcast: Painting the Corners - Lincoln Mitchell
69 minutes | Jan 22, 2017
Painting the Corners Episode Fourteen-Mickey Mantle Calling Pitches from Centerfield, PEDs and the Hall of Fame, Donald Trump’s Known Unknowns, and How This Ends for Donald Trump and America
Guests Craig Charney and Jon Pessah join host Lincoln Mitchell for a discussion of how this could end for Donald Trump, the Hall of Fame and suspected PED use and what international crises may confront President Trump. Jon tells many stories about Yogi Berra both and and off the field, while Craig explains that demagogues fall, but not quickly and urges push back against democratic rollback in the US.
80 minutes | Jan 4, 2017
Painting the Corners Episode Thirteen-Book Reports on Sandy Koufax, the Moscow Subway and MLB’s Obsession with Trying to Make Ballgames Take Less Time
Jay Goldberg of Bergino Baseball Clubhouse and Tim Frye of Columbia University join host Lincoln Mitchell for a discussion of the nature of being a baseball fan, the importance of understanding the domestic politics and economics of Russia and American perceptions of Russia. Jay also talks about his encounter with the father of a future big leaguer and Tim recounts his experiences chatting with Soviet citizens about the USA in the late 1980s.
75 minutes | Dec 21, 2016
Painting the Corners Episode Twelve-Peace Corps Volunteer Umps, Christmas Carols in February and What Ukraine and the US Now Share
Basil Tarasko and Andrij Dobriansky join host Lincoln Mitchell for a discussion of the building Little League Baseball and a post-Soviet State in Ukraine as well as the additional problems cause by the Russian incursion into Ukraine. We also discuss how Ukrainian Americans are reacting to a new US administration that is not not committed to supporting ideas of Ukrainian sovereignty and independence and the diversity of opinion and experience amongst Ukrainian Americans.
84 minutes | Nov 30, 2016
Painting the Corners Episode Eleven-Joe Maddon and Terry Francona in the World Series, Georgia's Future with Trump's America and the 26th Man
Former Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania discuses how he sees the Georgia-US relationship evolving during a Trump administration. Joe Sheehan discusses the economic impetus behind expanding big league rosters to 26 players. Lincoln and Joe explore the differences in process and outcomes in managerial decisions and Irakli invites Joe to Georgia.
97 minutes | Nov 23, 2016
Painting the Corners Episode Ten-Sugarmill Leagues, Turning Texas Magenta and Aroldis Chapman's Fastball
Professor Roberto Gonzalez Echevevarria and Professor Carlos Vargas Ramos join host Lincoln Mitchell for a discussion of 150 years of Cuban baseball from the Sugarmill Leagues to Aroldis Chapman and Yoenis Cespedes with some additional focus on Cuban literature, history and Cuba-US relations. We also analyze the voting behavior of Latino voters in the recent presidential election.
73 minutes | Nov 12, 2016
Painting the Corners Episode Nine-Combating Terror, Pitching for Army and Passive Aggressive Use of Bruce Springsteen Tunes
Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Price and Daniel Gibbons, a left handed pitcher and cadet at West Point, discuss playing baseball for Army, strategies for fighting terrorism, major national security questions facing the US and the use of baseball in public diplomacy with host Lincoln Mitchell. We also indulge in some Houston Astros talk and ask question of whether or not playing Glory Days before a high school baseball game is passive aggressive.
85 minutes | Nov 4, 2016
Painting the Corners Episode Eight-Donald Trump In the Context of Global Authoritarianism and John D'Acquisto's Journey Through 1970s Baseball
Manu Bhagavad explains why Donald Trump is part of a disturbing global trend. David Jordan discusses the career and journey of John D'Acquisto. Manu and Dave, along with host Lincoln Mitchell, discuss the role of nostalgia in politics and baseball and ask whether, even if Hillary Clinton wins, the authoritarianism of the Donald Trump movement is here to stay.
97 minutes | Oct 26, 2016
Painting the Corners Episode Seven-Don Baylor's MVP Award, Russia's Ongoing Incursion into Ukraine and Joe DiMaggio in San Francisco
Jeremy Lehrman and host Lincoln Mitchell discuss long ago MVP votes as Jeremy explains the history and background of the award. Katya Soldak weighs in with her views on the Ukraine-Russia conflict. Soldak and Lehman discuss the politics of MVP award and how the next American President should work with Ukraine after the election.
111 minutes | Oct 18, 2016
Painting the Corners Episode Six-Democracy Promotion in the Age of Trump, The Playoffs and Where the Mets Go from Here
Subway Squawker Jon Lewin discusses what might be next for the Mets. Roland Rich outlines the challenges of democracy and democratization in the 21st Century and the rise of demagoguery in the west, and some general reflection by all of us on the meaning of Donald Trump's candidacy.
49 minutes | Oct 13, 2016
Painting the Corners Episode Five-Saving the Elephants, Ballplayers on Twitter and Where to Eat in the Bronx
Lincoln Mitchell chats with Marty Appel about the new young Yankees, media strategies for ballplayers in the digital age and how fans follow baseball differently today. John Calvelli weighs in on how we can save the elephants and combat the illegal ivory trade. John and Marty swap stories about the Bronx and some of its most famous institutions.
92 minutes | Oct 5, 2016
Painting the Corners Episode Four: Sweet Lou, the Fight for Global LGBT Rights and the Meaning of Big Papi
Scholar practitioner Tanya Domi and writer Steven Goldman join host Lincoln Mitchell to discuss Russia's Role in the Balkans, the global fight for LGBT rights, Big Papi's Hall of Fame chances, the Tiger teams for eh 1980s and Pete Rose
75 minutes | Sep 28, 2016
Painting the Corners Episode Three-The Georgian Elections, the Giants' Collapse, Dreaming of Bill Russell on the Streets of Tbilisi, and Baseball in Svaneti
Georgian diplomat Tedo Japaridze and San Francisco baseball coach Frank Cassinelli have a conversation with Lincoln Mitchell on contemporary Georgian politics, baseball and basketball in the Soviet Union, what went wrong with the Giants after the All-Star break and USF great Bill Russell
25 minutes | Sep 21, 2016
Painting the Corners Episode Two-Baseball and the Special Relationship Between the US and Israel
Jerry Weinstein, the manager of the Israeli national baseball team, discusses the development of baseball in Israel and his team's preparations for the World Baseball Classic.
55 minutes | Sep 14, 2016
Painting the Corners Episode One-The Yankee Future, Central Asia and Oscar Gamble's Haircut
Lisa Swan and Alex Cooley join host Lincoln Mitchell for a discussion of whether the Yankees can turn their crop of prospects into a winning team and how this is analogous to the struggles of post-Soviet states to build democracy. Professor Cooley also shares some of his thoughts about Central Asia. Squawker Lisa breaks down the Yankee secondary ticket market and Lincoln kibitzes.
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