Tim Green is a former NFL player, a lawyer, and a sports analyst for television and radio. He’s the author of several books, including thrillers for adults and kids. His latest book is titled Best of the Best, and it’s about a Little League star trying to make it to the World Series during his parents’ divorce. Bob talks with Green about writing for young people, coaching Little League, and issues in professional sports. Then, Johnny Appleseed lives as an icon in American folklore, a happy farmer who skipped across the country spreading apple trees and good health. But the real man behind the myth was John Chapman, a strange loner, failed entrepreneur, and nutty religious mystic. Howard Means writes about Chapman in his new book, Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, the American Story. [Broadcast Date: May 10, 2011]
Listen to Best of the Best by Tim Green.