Yogi Berra comments on his book, When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Just Take It!, a collection of his famous witticisms. The baseball legend also talks about growing up in St. Louis and his baseball career.
Ron Barr interviews “The Rock” himself Dwayne Johnson about the techniques of acting versus the technique of being in movies, and the increasing amount of athletes who aspire to be actors. This interview took place on September 26th, 2007.
Ron Barr interviews best-selling author Bruce Feldman about National Signing Day, how difficult recruiting is and what happens behind the scenes during recruiting. This interview took place on February 5th, 2008.
Don Katz discusses the history and marketing strategies of Nike as detailed in his book Just Do It: The Nike Spirit in the Corporate World.
"i tricked into thinking I bought a book"
Renowned athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee talks about her journey from the poverty of East St. Louis to international fame and accomplishment. Her book, A Kind of Grace: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Female Athlete, is a marvelous tale of courage and conviction, which she movingly relates with passion, humor, honesty, and, of course, grace.
Ron Barr interviews three-time Stanley Cup champion Martin Brodeur about the motivation behind his book “Brodeur,” the consistency he’s had throughout his career, and his thoughts on the New Jersey Devils organization. This interview took place on November 8th, 2006.
Ron Barr interviews the legendary pitcher with 7 no-hitters Nolan Ryan about his first introduction to baseball and pitching as a youngster, picking up the change-up in 1981, and the zone he was in during his 7 no-hitters. This interview took place on November 14th, 2000.
Ron Barr interviews Sugar Ray Leonard about his book "The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring."
Michael Lewis talks about his books Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life. Moneyball looks at A's General Manager Billy Beane and the strategies he uses to compete in MLB as a small market team GM. Coach is a book talking about Lewis' high school baseball coach and the lessons that he learned from him.
"A Quick Review"
Ron Barr interviews legendary Dodgers radio broadcaster Vin Scully about his upbringing in New York in the 1930s, listening to live games on his radio as a child, and his broadcasting inspirations growing up. This interview took place on December 12th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews University of North Carolina head coach Anson Dorrance about growing up in a millitary family, and his perspective of soccer's worldwide popularity. This interview took place on September 22nd, 2014
Ron Barr interviews author Howard Bryant about what interested him about Henry Aaron, the respect the game has for Henry Aaron and the difficulty in getting to know Henry Aaron. This interview took place on May 20th, 2010.
Ron Barr interviews John Wooden about his book "Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success."
John Feinstein on his first attempt at writing a fiction novel. In the interview the plot of the book, Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery, is discussed as well as college athletics in general.
Ron Barr interviews gold medalist Ryan Lochte about the adjustments he needs to make in order to compete, why he’s been so successful and being a perfectionist. This interview took place on August 8th, 2011.
Leigh Montville discusses writing his book, Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero, his meetings with Williams, and Williams' career.
Ron Barr interviews SportsCenter co-host Hannah Storm about the motivation behind writing her book, the impact her three daughters have had on her, and the importance of putting a child in a positive environment. This interview took place on May 1st, 2002.
Ron Barr interviews the only NBA player to serve in the Navy David Robinson about the attitude he attained from being in the Naval Academy, what he attributes his lack of off-the-court issues to, and the big part that faith plays in his life. This interview took place on February 6th, 1998.
Ron Barr interviews 3-time Super Bowl champion Mark Schlereth about his transition into the media, why offensive lineman make the best analysts, and how he’s helped shatter the “dumb jock” image portrayed by many athletes. This interview took place on January 12th, 2007.
Ron Barr interviews Pat Summitt about her illustrious career and winning over 1,000 games.