Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy | Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame

Recorded Nov 13, 2012
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Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame is a collection of essays about influential Jewish athletes, coaches, broadcasters, team owners, and trainers, including Howard Cosell, Art Shamsky, Kerri Strug, and Sandy Koufax. Contributors include New Yorker editor David Remnick; novelists Jonathan Safran Foer, Shalom Auslander, and Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson; sports writer Buzz Bissinger; economist Larry Summers; and columnist David Brooks. Franklin Foer is The New Republic's editor-at-large and a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. He is the author of the bestselling book, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization. Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic. Previously, he was a staff writer at Tablet Magazine; the blog he edited there, “The Scroll,” won the 2011 National Magazine Award. Panel discussion to feature contributors David Plotz and Mark Leibovich.

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