2019 Chicago Cubs

August 4, 2019 by  
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The trade deadline has passed and the Cubs are fighting neck and neck for first.   Ed Kasputis interviews Wrigley Field historian, Brain Bernardoni about “The Friendly Confines”.

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2019 Minicast – Get Capone

May 29, 2019 by  
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Ed Kasputis and Farley Dillinger interview author, Jonathan Eig about his book, Get Capone.

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Ten Innings at Wrigley

May 15, 2019 by  
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May 17, 1979.  Ten Innings at Wrigley is Kevin Cook’s vivid account of a game that could only have happened at this ballpark, in this era, with this colorful cast of heroes and heels.  Ed Kasputis interviews Kevin about his newly released book.

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2018 Ernie Banks minicast

December 19, 2018 by  
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In 2016, as the Cubs prepared for the National League Championship Series, our PhD Committee remembered baseball’s greatest ambassador and Hall of Fame great, Ernie Banks who passed away on January 23, 2015.  Let’s play two.

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2018 Harry Caray Re-broadcast

November 28, 2018 by  
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Holy Cow!

We conclude our 6 podcast series on baseball’s greatest sportscasters with Harry Caray (1914 – 1998).  Caray broadcast Major League Baseball for 53 years. Ed, Farley & Mark review the 2006 PBS documentary, Kokoyakyu – High School Baseball.  Then it’s time for baseball’s greatest showman.  Ed interviews author and former presidential speech writer, Curt Smith about Caray and his legacy.  We then listen as Caray sings Take Me Out to the Ballgame during the first night game at Wrigley FieldAugust 8, 1988.

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2018 Minicast – George Will

February 28, 2018 by  
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Our PhD Committee interviews American journalist and author, George Will about his great book, A Nice Little Place On The North Side: Wrigley Field At One Hundred.

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2018 Minicast – The Original Curse

February 8, 2018 by  
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Let’s go back almost 100 years to the only World Series played in September, the 1918 World Series.  Did the Chicago Cubs throw the 1918 World Series to the Boston Red Sox?  Did this act curse both the Cubs and Red Sox organizations for decades to come?  Ed Kasputis interviews Sporting News writer and author, Sean Deveney about his intriguing book, The Original Curse.

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2017 League Championship Series

October 15, 2017 by  
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We lament the implosion of the Cleveland Indians and then salute the final four as they battle for a Fall Classic berth. Congratulations to the Astros, Cubs, Dodgers & Yankees.

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World Champion Chicago Cubs

March 12, 2017 by  
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We honor the World Champion Chicago Cubs as Ed and Farley interview Corey Fineran from the great podcast, Ivy Envy.

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2017 Minicast – George Will

January 25, 2017 by  
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Our PhD Committee interviews American journalist and author, George Will about his great book, A Nice Little Place On The North Side: Wrigley Field At One Hundred.

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