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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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Mar 2, 2021

Brandon Steiner, founder of Steiner Sports and CollectibleXchange, joins the boys to talk about the current resurgence in the sports memorabilia market, reveals why so many people are buying and selling their collectibles right now, shares some of the favorite pieces from his own collection and teases the upcoming auction of his personal stuff.

Feb 23, 2021

Actor (and lifelong Red Sox fan!) Nate Corddry talks to the boys about the magic of baseball and why it’s okay to root for former players of your favorite team, his favorite ballparks to visit, drinking “water beer” at Wrigley Field, hanging out and talking baseball with the great Billy Crystal and trying to convince Yankees fan Aaron Sorkin to change his name on “Studio 60”.

Feb 16, 2021

To mark the fifth anniversary of his first appearance on the podcast, onetime minor league scout-turned-actor Lew Temple re-joins the boys to talk about how he’s been keeping busy during our “societal pause”, that time he bought (and shared!) a drink with Hank Aaron, his friendship with the man who gave up the former home run champ’s record-tying bomb, how the late-Bob Watson inadvertently got him started in Hollywood and led to hanging out with Charlie Sheen and playing catch with a young Matthew McConaughey.

Feb 9, 2021

Matthew Mutton, host of British Baseball Podcast, joins the boys to talk about why they should be fans of British baseball (and who they should root for!), introduces the world to the Bolton Robots of Doom, explains how he became a fan of American baseball and why he loves the Negro Leagues and the AAGPBL.

Feb 2, 2021

Andrea Williams, the author of Baseball’s Leading Lady, joins the boys to talk about her journey of wanting to be Major League Baseball’s first female general manager to working alongside Bob Kendrick at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to writing about African-American icons Effa Manley and Charley Pride, what it would take for Hollywood to properly honor their memory and reveals (kinda) what she’s working on next.

Jan 29, 2021

Phil Sklar from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee joins the boys to update them on the status of the museum, talks about the most popular bobbleheads they’ve created and sold (as well as the money they’ve raised for first responders battling COVID-19) and offers up a special *FREE* bobblehead offer. #IBOBBLE

Jan 26, 2021

Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, joins the boys for the sixth time to talk about his relationship with fellow Hall of Very Good class of 2021 inductees Dick Allen and Charley Pride, looks back at the effect the COVID-19 pandemic had on the museum, looks ahead to 2021 and gives an update on the Nashville Stars.

Jan 24, 2021

We're still not sure how or why we became friends with Larry King...but it certainly had something to do with our shared love of baseball.

The legendary interviewer (and very proud baseball dad!) joined us a number of times and talked about a host of things, including the Hall of Fame, the most exciting and best players that he's seen, his all-time favorite uniforms and, naturally, his lifelong fandom of the Los Angeles AND Brooklyn Dodgers.

Larry died on January 23, 2021 at age 87.

Jan 19, 2021

“Meeting on the Mound” host Jake Reiner joins the boys to talk about how his previous life as a broadcast journalism has helped him transition into podcasting, shares his thoughts on the legitimacy of the Los Angeles Dodgers 2020 World Series championship, looks ahead to the 2021 season and reveals his hypothetical Hall of Fame ballot.

Jan 12, 2021

Longtime ESPN broadcaster Kenny Mayne joins the boys to talk about the “magic device” that enabled him to get back on his feet and how he’s made it his mission to help others do the same, his love of Tommy Harper and the Seattle Pilots, the game he invented with his uncle, his experience making “Baseketball” and shares his favorite Milwaukee story.

Jan 5, 2021

Regarded as the Negro League’s youngest player, Dennis "Bose" Biddle joins the boys to talk about leaving Magnolia, Arkansas, and heading to the Windy City to try out for (and eventually sign a contract to play in) the Chicago American Giants, his efforts to preserve the legacy of the league’s historic past and that time he met the legendary Charley Pride.

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