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"
Ron Barr interviews Super Bowl MVP John Elway about the difference between being a player and a front office executive, the confidence the team had before the Super Bowl and how he earned the respect of his teammates. This interview took place on August 8th, 2003.
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 Pro Bowler Jim Harbaugh about his memories of Bill Walsh, the mentality of a great coach and the difference between motivating collegiate athletes versus professional athletes. This interview took place on March 20th, 2007.
Ron Barr interviews one of the greatest players ever Willie Mays about baseball never becoming mundane during the long seasons. He also compares playing center field at multiple ballparks. This interview took place on May 25th, 2005.
Ron Barr interviews Sports Emmy Award winner Joe Buck about the pressure he felt going into broadcasting, the memories of broadcasting in the minor leagues and the transition from radio to television. This interview took place on December, 5th, 2012.
Ron Barr interviews Hall of Famer Brett Hull about his family’s involvement in the game of hockey, the cherished father/son relationship he had with his dad, and the moment he truly blossomed as a hockey player. This interview took place on March 16th, 2007.
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.
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 John Wooden about his book "Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success."
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 Pat Summitt about her illustrious career and winning over 1,000 games.
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 20-time wrestling champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage about his fued with Jerry Lawler, wrestlers overcoming the urges not to hurt one another, and overcoming the fear of risking his life in the ring. This interview took place on June 8th, 2001.
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 Venus and Serena’s father Richard Williams about raising two of the most influential characters in tennis, and the intangible abilities he saw in Venus and Serena at a young age. This interview took place on January 24th, 2005.
Ron Barr interviews Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee about working with kids, the work required to be a professional athlete and performing at your best. This interview took place on October 13th, 2006.
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.
Ron Barr interviews four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin about her training regimen after the Olympics, becoming a professional at such a young age, and balancing a normal teenage life with being a famous swimmer. This interview took place on August 14th, 2013.
Ron Barr interviews “captain clutch” himself Derek Jeter about his ability to be so consistent in the postseason, and the young players respecting the game more than they used to. This interview took place on June 1st, 1999.