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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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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.

Apr 8, 2016

Famed houseguest (and TV personality) Kato Kaelin joins the boys to talk about how and why baseball brought him to Los Angeles, his love/hate relationship with his beloved Milwaukee Brewers and, of course, his new sports talk show, Sports Haters.

Apr 1, 2016

Former umpire Larry Young joins the boys to talk about his career behind the plate, the mechanics behind throwing someone out of a game and, believe it or not, how he ended up refereeing the Undertaker-King Kong Bundy match at WrestleMania XI.

Mar 25, 2016

Minor leaguer-turned-actor Casey Bond joins the boys to talk about his latest movie, learning how to play the fiddle, hanging out with Moneyball co-star Brad Pitt and raiding the refrigerator of Gene Simmons.

Mar 18, 2016

New York Times best-selling author Erik Sherman returns to talk to the boys about the life and times of Glenn Burke, the first and only openly gay player in Major League Baseball.

Mar 11, 2016

New York Times best-selling author Erik Sherman joins the boys to talk about the 1986 New York Mets, his special bond with previous subjects Mookie Wilson and Steve Blass and, naturally, his dream project.

Mar 4, 2016

Albuquerque Isotopes broadcaster Josh Suchon joins the boys to talk about their shared interest in HH Holmes, Better Call Saul jersey night, how the Springfield Isotopes got their name and his book Murder in Pleasanton..

Feb 26, 2016

Author and ESPN Fantasy writer AJ Mass joins the boys to talk about his days as Mr. Met, baseball players as contestants on Survivor and, yeah, that time the Secret Service threatened to kill him.

Feb 19, 2016

Actor Lew Temple re-joins the boys to talk about the time he and Will Clark dated the same girl, his thoughts on the 1986 New York Mets and, of course, the behind-the-scenes of The Walking Dead.

Feb 12, 2016

Actor Lew Temple joins the boys to talk about his days as a Houston Astros scout, his thoughts on steroids, his friendship with Rob Zombie and, naturally, how he ended up in Hollywood and on The Walking Dead.

Jan 29, 2016

Nick Hall, better known as Coach Kent Murphy, joins the boys to talk his comedy influences, YouTube successes, his one regret and hanging out with Larry Bird.

Jan 22, 2016

Dwier Brown, John Kinsella from the hit film ''Field of Dreams'', joins the boys to share some stories from his recent book tour, his trip back to Iowa and what movie he is recognized from most.

Jan 15, 2016

ESPN baseball analyst Dan Szymborski joins to boys to discuss ZiPS and the Hall of Fame Class of 2016, but ends up going off the rails, and reveals his affinity for Honey Bunches of Oats and, of course, how he got the nickname ''Digital Dandy''.

Jan 8, 2016

Cooperstown mayor Jeff Katz joins the boys to talk about having the coolest job in the world, previews Hall of Fame Weekend 2016, his book (Split Season: 1981) and he reveals the essential album any vinyl collector should have in his collection.

Jan 1, 2016

New York Times bestselling author Jeff Pearlman kicks off the New Year by talking to the boys about why he chooses to write about the subjects he does, his unprecedented affinity for both Hall and Oates and 90s rock and roll and reveals his dream subject.

Dec 25, 2015

Atlanta Braves organist Matthew Kaminski joins the boys and explains how one goes from playing jazz to working for an MLB team, the inspiration behind some of baseball's more unique walk-up songs and that top secret Giancarlo Stanton nickname no one knows. Until now.

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