In the summer of 1979, Ted Giannoulas went from local radio station employee in a chicken suit to global superstar…but it wasn’t without controversy.
How did Giannoulas come to be known as “The Famous Chicken”? Would he ever go high-tech with his costume? And, most important…who would play him in a biochick, er, biopic?
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Muneesh Jain, co-host of the popular Clubhouse Podcast, joins the boys to talk about his favorite (and least favorite) ballparks, reveals his new baseball crush, opens up about the recent changes to baseball and picks a side in the ongoing Madison Bumgarner-Max Muncy debate. Kinda.
Painter and illustrator Graig Kreindler joins the boys to talk about how he got his start as baseball’s foremost portrait artist and why he’s so good, shares what he’d like to paint and what he’s got in the pipeline for Topps and what he’s working on for the Negro Leagues Museum.
Oh…Lou also introduces Graig (and the world!) to the work of Kenneth Gatewood.
Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, returns (for the fourth time!) to talk to the boys about the “electric” 2019 Hall of Game class and upcoming celebration, lays out the plans for the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues and drops some Harlem Globetrotters knowledge.
Lastly, Bob provides an update on when the Buck O’Neil Education and Research Center will be open.
British artist and painter (and Trivial Pursuit answer!) Andy Brown joins the boys to talk about when he got interested in baseball, his desire to visit and paint at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums and that time he got a letter of approval from the Queen of England.