The Hall of Very Good Podcast

The Hall of Very Good Podcast is focused on you, the fan. Each week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen sit down and talk to people in and around the game of baseball that help make America's Pastime great.
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Oct 21, 2016

Former two-sport star Josh Booty joins the boys talk about his professional sports careers (both of them!), whether or not he thinks Tim Tebow can succeed on the diamond and that wild and crazy night in New Orleans with Kevin Millar.

Oct 14, 2016

Second generation big leaguer Brian McRae joins the boys to talk about his life in baseball, suiting up alongside his dad, the good and bad of Wrigley Field and where he was during Game Six of the 2003 NLCS.

Oct 7, 2016

Joel Hawkins from The House of David Baseball Team Research Project joins the boys to separate fact and fiction when it comes to the bearded bunch of baseball players.

Sep 30, 2016

Groundbreaking pitcher Ila Borders joins the boys to talk about her career, what it's like being the first woman to win a professional baseball game and what she's up to today.

Sep 23, 2016

All-around baseball Renaissance Man Seth Swirsky joins the boys to talk about his famed memorabilia collection, the buying and selling of the famed “Buckner Ball” and that time he might’ve jinxed the Red Sox.

Sep 16, 2016

Famed "Poster Boy" John Costacos joins the boys to talk about the (surprisingly) crazy world of posters and shares some of the best stories you're likely to hear all week. True statement.

Sep 9, 2016

Comedian and podcasting legend Jay Mohr joins the boys to conduct the inaugural HOVG fantasy draft. Later, Rich Grisham from Out of the Park lets everyone know who had the best team.

Aug 26, 2016

Famed filmmaker Ron Shelton joins the boys to talk about his days in the minor leagues, the making of "Bull Durham" and Michael Jordan's brief stint as a professional baseball player.

Aug 19, 2016

"Spaceman" writer/director Brett Rapkin joins the boys to talk about his new movie, working with Josh Duhamel, hanging out with Fergie and, of course, the enigma that is, former pitcher Bill Lee.

Aug 12, 2016

"The Rookie" Jim Morris joins the boys to talk about his journey from high school teacher to Major Leaguer, getting jeered by some of baseball's finest and, of course, hanging out with Dennis Quaid while his life got the Disney treatment.

Aug 5, 2016

Cooperstown mayor Jeff Katz returns to the podcast to talk about how Hall of Fame Induction weekend affects the town of Cooperstown, re-caps the 2016 inductions of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza and looks ahead to the Class of 2017. Also, Jeff purposely avoids getting financial advice from Lenny Dykstra.

Jul 29, 2016

2016 Glenn Burke Memorial Courage Award recipient David Denson joins the boys to talk life in the Minors with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and becoming the first active player within a Major League Baseball organization to come out as gay.

Jul 22, 2016

To commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the Pine Tar Incident, former Kansas City Royals infielder Greg Pryor joins the boys to take them behind-the-scenes and onto the field with stories from the legendary game.

Jul 15, 2016

Thomas Ian Nicholas, best known to baseball fans as Henry Rowengartner, joins the boys to talk about "Rookie of the Year" (and his hopes for a sequel), the "American Pie" franchise and his first celebrity crush.

Jul 8, 2016

Gar Ryness, aka Batting Stance Guy, joins the boys to talk Midwestern geography, everyone's secret desire to be lefthanded, celebrating Pete Rose and, naturally, the least marketable skill in America.

Jul 1, 2016

Attorney-turned-sportswriter Julie talks to the the boys about her beloved Chicago Cubs, the viral "More Than Mean" YouTube video and when you can and can't call a woman "dame". Plus, Julie's first celebrity crush revealed!

Jun 17, 2016

Former big league batboy Spenser Clark joins the boys to talk about his time with the Washington Nationals, his aspirations after law school and being a gay man in Major League Baseball.

Jun 10, 2016

Minnesota Twins official scorer Stew Thornley joins the boys to talk about graveyard hunting and all the graves he's visited, Ted Williams' frozen head and that time he wrestled a bear. True story.

Jun 3, 2016

Former catcher Dave Nilsson joins the boys to talk about his days with the Milwaukee Brewers, what it's like playing baseball in America versus Down Under and his least favorite "Australian" catchphrase.

May 27, 2016

Actor Jim O'Heir joins the boys to talk about growing up a Chicago baseball fan, his fear of peeing in the trough at Wrigley Field and, of course, life on the set of "Parks and Recreation".

May 20, 2016

Finally, Ross Grimsley joins the boys to dispel internet rumors, explain how he got the nickname "Scuz" and share what he thinks about being the logo for The Hall of Very Good.

May 6, 2016

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk with Chicago Cubs super fan Ronnie “Woo Woo” Wickers.

Ronnie tells the boys about his early days as a fan watching games at the then-segregated Wrigley Field, his run-in with the one and only Steve Bartman and what it’s like to get his own bobblehead.

Check out the full show notes over at The Hall of Very Good.

Apr 29, 2016

The first female strength and conditioning coach in Major League Baseball history, Rachel Balkovec, joins the boys to talk about how she got her start, what a strength and conditioning coach does and, for whatever reason, boy bands.

Apr 22, 2016

National Bobblehead Hall of Fame co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar joins the boys to talk about bringing a bobblehead museum to downtown Milwaukee and how Pete Rose was the obvious choice to induct as the inaugural member.

Apr 15, 2016

Two-time All-Star Dmitri Young joins the boys to talk about his extensive and pricey baseball card collection, his favorite baseball stadiums to hit (and eat) at and, finally, his obsession with WWE and professional wrestling.

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