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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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May 26, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Jon Pessah joins the boys to talk about his new book Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask and the personal reasons he chose to write about the Hall of Famer, whether or not the catcher should be considered one of the faces on a New York Yankees Mount Rushmore, recalls that crazy 1998 home run chase and whether or not some of baseball’s suspected steroid users deserve a place in Cooperstown.

May 21, 2020

Mark Malkoff, the host of “The Carson Podcast”, joins the boys to talk about growing up going to Chicago Cubs games, Johnny Carson’s relationship to Milwaukee Brewers legendary broadcaster Bob Uecker, hanging out at Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s New York apartment and shares the one guest he’d love to have on his podcast.

May 18, 2020

Chris Bolan, the director of “A Secret Love”, joins the boys to talk about how he got the inspiration to record the lives of his great-aunt and her longtime girlfriend for his Netflix documentary, the unlikely place he found most of the archival footage and pictures he’d end up using, the response he’s received from the LGBTQ community, the heartbreak of not premiering at SXSW and, most importantly, gives an update on the fantastic Pat Henschel.

May 14, 2020

2005 Hall of Fame inductee Wade Boggs joins the boys to talk about his fear of horses, his unlikely friendship with former WWE superstar Curt Hennig (aka Mr. Perfect), that time the wrestler saved his life and, lastly, his relationship with his number one superfan.  

May 11, 2020

Former Major Leaguer Kurt Bevacqua joins the boys to talk about the eclectic and mustachioed cast of characters (including the late-Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn!) he played with on the 1984 National League champion San Diego Padres, fondly remembers, for some reason, his favorite boot shop in Texas, dishes on Bruce Bochy’s hat size and, lastly, shares his thoughts on what effect baseball current work stoppage will have on the game.

May 7, 2020

Entrepreneur and owner of multiple minor league teams Gary Green joins the boys to talk about his recent donation of more than 45,000 medical masks to the Omaha community, whether or not he thinks Major League Baseball’s plan to contract 42 minor league teams will actually happen, that time he flew cross country just to meet Warren Buffett (and ended up buying a baseball team!) and some of his favorite New York Mets memories.

May 4, 2020

April Matthis, the star of the off-Broadway play “Toni Stone” joins the boys to talk about how she prepared to take on the role of one of the legendary Negro Leagues player and what it meant to her and her family personally, shares what it was like hanging out with Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president (and good friend of the podcast) Bob Kendrick in Kansas City, offers up what she knows about whether or not a Toni Stone movie could be in the works and, yeah, dishes on that recent Drama Desk Award nomination she received.

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