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  • In conversation with Michael Eric Dyson One of pro football’s all-time defensive greats, Malcolm Jenkins won Super Bowls with the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints, and appeared in three Pro Bowls. He won the prestigious Jim Thorpe Award… more

  • In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6abc Action News morning edition Central Park birder Christian Cooper is the host and consulting producer on the National Geographic channel’s Extraordinary Birder and is on the board of directors of… more

  • In conversation with Paul Hendrickson “One of our most talented biographers and historians” ( The New York Times ),  David Maraniss  is the author of bestselling portraits of some of America’s most consequential figures, including Bill Clinton,… more

  • Featuring magician, Justin Gilmore A staff writer at  The New Yorker  for more than three decades, Adam Gopnik is the author of  Paris to the Moon ,  The Table Comes First ,  At the Strangers’ Gate , and  A Thousand Small Sanities , a “witty,… more

  • In conversation with Mike Sielski The star of ESPN’s No. 1 morning talk show  First Take , Stephen A. Smith is one of the U.S. sporting press’s most popular and outspoken personalities. He is also the host of NBA in Stephen A’s World  on ESPN2… more

  • The national baseball writer for  The New York Times  since 2010, Tyler Kepner began his career as a teenager, interviewing players for a homemade magazine that garnered him national attention. His national bestseller  K: A History of Baseball in… more

  • In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award winning broadcaster and journalist Tommie Smith and John Carlos made history at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics when they stood at the winners’ podium and raised their black-gloved fists to protest racial… more

  • In conversation with Mark Bowden A Pulitzer Prize–-winning journalist and author of four books, Buzz Bissinger is perhaps best known for the New York Times bestseller  Friday Night Lights , the 1990 nonfiction chronicle of a Texas high school… more

  • In their illustrated children’s book, Brian Westbrook Sr. and Lesley Van Arsdall tell the story of a determined little critter named Brian who overcomes his small size to become a star in the Mouse Football League. Brian Westbrook, Sr.  played… more

  • In conversation with Fat Joe , rapper, producer, platinum recording artist, and host of the Fat Joe Show Named the first chairman of the Jordan Brand Advisory Board in January 2019, Larry Miller led Michael Jordan’s $200-million basketball shoe… more

  • In conversation with Michael Days A sports columnist at The Philadelphia Inquirer since 2013, Mike Sielski is the author of Fading Echoes , the true story of two Pennsylvania high school football rivals who later found brotherhood while in the… more

  • In conversation with Tyler Kepner  “Arguably the best pure long-form sportswriter in the land” ( Chicago Sun-Times ), Joe Posnanski is the bestselling author of six books, including in-depth accounts of golf legends Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus,… more

  • In conversation with Michael Smerconish Five-time Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year, Ray Didinger covered the NFL for The Philadelphia Bulletin and the Philadelphia Daily News for over 25 years. He has authored or coauthored 11 books about… more

  • Martha C. Nussbaum is the author of numerous watershed books and articles concerning moral, legal, and political philosophy, including The Fragility of Goodness , Sex and Social Justice , and Cultivating Humanity . The Ernst Freund Distinguished… more

  • “One of the best sportswriters alive” ( USA Today ), John Feinstein is the author of the bestselling  A Good Walk Spoiled , A Season on the Brink , and Where Nobody Knows Your Name , among almost two dozen other books. He has been a staff… more

  • Gish Jen’s many novels include Typical American , World and Town , and Mona in the Promised Land . She is also the author of two nonfiction works that explore the differences in East-West notions of art and culture, and her short stories have… more

  • In conversation with Larry Platt, co-founder/co-executive director of The Philadelphia Citizen and former editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Magazine and co-author of Life is Magic Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos… more

  • Paul Hendrickson’s books include Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934–1961 , a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; Sons of Mississippi , winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; and The Living and the… more

  • • Recorded Oct 17, 2019 Explicit Content

    In conversation with award-winning broadcaster, Tracey Matisak The first openly gay U.S. male athlete to win a winter Olympics medal, Adam Rippon earned bronze as part of the figure skating team event at the 2018 games. He was also the winner of… more

  • In conversation with longtime radio host Steve Ross Mark Kram Jr. won the 2013 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing for Like Any Normal Day , the tragic story of two brothers bonded but separated by a devastating sports injury. He formerly… more