August 26, 2014

Mondays with Scott Raab on “The Prophet,” Andrew Bynum, Jimmy Haslam and more – WFNY Podcast – 2013-07-15

WFNY Podcast LogoSomething a little different today to start. We talked about the business of writing, specifically Esquire’s decision to experiment with asking readers to pay for a feature rather than giving it away for free.

  • “The Prophet” by Luke Dittrich and the fact that Esquire was charging for it
  • Scott has been at Esquire since 1997
  • How do you delineate between what’s worth charging for?
  • Tom Junod’s three movie star cover story series with Matt Damon, and Leonardo DiCaprio
  • My Rolling Stone subscription and my wall of covers
  • Nate Jackson’s book called “Slow Getting Up” about the NFL
  • Nate Jackson’s take on Eric Mangini and his reign in Cleveland
  • Willie McGinest and what he would say about Eric Mangini and Romeo Crennel and Bill Belichick
  • Andrew Bynum and the tone of the coverage
  • How can you criticize the Bynum move without the alternative?
  • The Jimmy Haslam story and the continuing coverage
  • The Aaron Hernandez picture taken down in the Pro Football HOF
  • The World Trade Center and the fetishization of tragedy
  • The Indians heading into the all-star break
  • Danny Salazar and his performance in his debut
  • The four foul ball guy and the one in a trillion odds
  • If a guy can catch four foul balls maybe we can all see a championship

Check out this episode

  • Captain Kidd

    Wow you guys sound like two grumpy old men…