2021 Minicast – Get Capone

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


2019 Minicast – Get Capone

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


2013 Minicast – Get Capone

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Episode 130 - Get Capone

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


Minicast – Get Capone

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


Chicago Cubs

May 13, 2010 by  
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Ed & Farley interviewing Jonathan Eig

Chicago, Chicago that toddling town.  We are in the Second City focusing on those lovable Cubs!  Ed, Farley and Mark explore this great city as they reminiscence about summer afternoons at Wrigley and other Chicago hot spots.  They review the 1992 comedy-drama, A League of Their Own and then Ed and Farley interview best selling author, Jonathan Eig about his latest book – Get Capone – The Secret Plot to Get America’s Most Wanted Gangster.  The podcast concludes with our podcast crew remembering the great works of famed broadcasters, Harry Caray and Ernie Harwell.  Next week, Motor City!


Jonathan Eig – Get Capone

May 10, 2010 by  
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Jonathan Eig with Jon Stewart

Click here to watch Jonathan Eig on the Daily Show – May 3, 2010

This week is Cubs week and today’s post focuses on one of the Cubs biggest fans – Al Capone.

Author Jonathan Eig has just released his book – Get Capone.  A must read for any fan of American culture in the roaring 20’s.

Eig’s book brilliantly debunks many Hollywood myths about the real scarface.  Capone did not order the St. Valentines Day massacre.  Elliot Ness did not catch the ultimate untouchable single handedly.

The Federal prosecution of Capone on tax evasion charges was a sham.  Nobody attended Capone’s funeral in 1947.

Get Capone is a compelling book about Prohibition and the roaring 20’s.  Eig’s 400 page novel is a fast read and a reminder that the bad guys of the 20’s were just as bad as the bad guys of today – the neighborhoods just changed.

Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Jonathan Eig on Thursday, May 13th as Jonathan visits Cleveland as part of his national book tour.  This interview will be included in our May 14th podcast featuring those lovable Cubs.

Jonathan Eig’s Book Tour Schedule

Recent reviews for Get Capone:

New York Times

Chicago Sun-Times

The Christian Science Monitor

Below is a 52 minute movie about Al Capone that was made in 1998.  While it is a good overview, Get Capone will debunk some of the myths in this movie.

Capone Home

Capone at Northwestern Football Game

Capone Jail Cell in Alcatraz

New York Yankees

March 19, 2010 by  
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Jonathan Eig

Jonathan Eig

New York, New York!

Welcome to Baseball PhD.  New York, New York,  the unofficial capitol of the world and home to the most valuable franchise in baseball history, The New York Yankees.

In this episode, Ed, Farley and Mark talk about the Big Apple and how to enjoy it to the max.  Farley reviews his first movie – The Pride of the YankeesWatch it here for free!

Next Ed interviews, Jonathan Eig about his 2005 Baseball Book of the Year, Luckiest Man.  After three years of exhaustive research, Eig shares his knowledge about the game’s greatest first baseman, Lou Gehrig. The interview concludes with Ed learning that Al Capone was a loyal Cubs fan.  Learn more about Capone on April 27, 2010 as Eig’s next book, Get Capone is released.

The Wise Guys battle it out over New York Yankees history and Baseball Bob concludes our podcast with the trivia question of the podcast.  Who was the last player to hit four home runs in one game? Lou Gehrig hit four home runs in one game on June 3, 1932 against the Philadelphia Athletics.

Lou Gehrig’s Farewell speech from The Pride of the Yankees, 1942.


2010 Season Preview

Read the Sporting News 2010 Season Preview for the New York Yankees.

Yankee Facts:

New Yankee Stadium opened on April 16, 2009.  Capacity is 52,325 and is located across thestreet from Old Yankee Stadium in the South Bronx.

New Yankee Stadium cost $1.5 billion, making it the most expensive ball park ever built.Derek Jeter

Old Yankee Stadium’s capacity of 57,545 was 10% bigger than New Yankee Stadium.

Flagship Radio Station is 880 AM WCBS.  All Major Leagues games can also be heard  on XM Radio.

Public Transit:  New York City has an expansive subway system.  Its the best way to get to a game at New Yankee Stadium.

Another great way to see the Big Apple is through a Circle Line Tour.

Pre-Game Rituals:  Walk the exterior of the ball park and take in the atmosphere.  Enter the park early and visit monument park.  Park opens when the gates opens and closes 45 minutes before the game.  Bring your camera!

Things to see.  The right field bleacher’s creatures roll call salute.  They clap in unison chanting the name of every Yankee on the field until each player acknowledges the cheer.  Alcohol is not sold in the right field bleachers.

Touring NYC

Central Park

Central Park

Times Square

Lower Manhattan

New York Stock Exchange

South Street Seaport

Battery Park

Central Park


Greenwich Village

Seinfield diner at West 112th and Broadway


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