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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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Now displaying: June, 2022
Jun 30, 2022

To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of "A League of Their Own", actress and activist Tracy Reiner joins the boys to talk about how she landed the role of Betty "Spaghetti" Horn (spoiler alert...it's not how you think), what it was like working on the set of "Die Hard", reminisces about the impact Carrie Fisher had on her life and, of course, shares what life is like growing up in "the circus".

This episode originally aired April 28, 2017.

Jun 29, 2022

To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of "A League of Their Own", 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 (former AAGPBL catcher Terry Donahue) 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 and, most importantly, gives an update on the fantastic Pat Henschel.

This episode originally aired May 18, 2020.

Jun 28, 2022

To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of "A League of Their Own", filmmaker Kelly Candaele joins the boys to talk about his mother, former AAGPBL player Helen Callaghan, how his PBS documentary about the professional women's baseball league led to a call from Penny Marshall’s “people” and shares his thoughts on the upcoming Amazon series.

This episode originally aired December 1, 2020.

 

Jun 27, 2022

To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of "A League of Their Own", former pitcher Maybelle Blair joins the boys to talk about her time in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and how she got started on the diamond, her quest to preserve the AAGPBL in Rockford, Illinois, why she had to hide her sexuality and shares who her favorite current Major Leaguer is.

Oh, and Lou volunteers Shawn to do manual labor. Jerk.

This episode originally aired March 2, 2018.

Jun 21, 2022

"Facing Nolan" director Bradley Jackson joins the boys to talk about landing his dream gig, working with (and the praise he received from) the Ryan family, shares his favorite interviews and the interview he wishes he would have secured and, naturally, what was left on the proverbial cutting room floor.

Jun 14, 2022
Anonymous card artist PardeeStreetBetts joins the boys to talk about his love of Topps Project 70 baseball cards (and, in particular, that certain Mookie Betts card), whether or not he has heard from either Topps or Alex Pardee and, naturally, why he does what he does…and does his spouse approve.
Jun 7, 2022

Umpire-turned-author Dale Scott joins the boys to talk about his new book The Umpire is Out, shares the original (and rejected!) title and who would play him in a movie version, recalls the strangest questions he’s been asked while promoting his book and recalls that time he received a death threat for simply doing his job. SPOILER ALERT…it possibly (probably?) involves Billy Martin.

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