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Tales From The Booth

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Veteran sports broadcasters Rob Adams and Mike Hirn interviews guests, talks about sports topics, and reviews moments in sports history through audio from radio and television broadcasts. This step back in time also includes other moments in the history of broadcasting as well as a review of the technique and philosophy of sports broadcasting.

Latest Episodes

Welcome Mike Hirn

Mike Hirn joins Rob Adams for the "New" Tales From the Booth. After getting acquainted with Mike, the guys talk about the recent Greatest Play-by-Play call bracket assembled by fellow broadcaster Jack Benjamin.

53 minJUL 6
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Welcome Mike Hirn

Coronavirus Sportstalk 3/19/20

Rob Adams hosts a sports talk show from home as part of the podcast series.

66 minMAR 20
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Coronavirus Sportstalk 3/19/20

Kobe-Eli-Jeter

This is a different show. I recorded my radio program, Doubleheader, but had nowhere to air it. So listen here as I talk about a wild week with the passing of Kobe Bryant, the retirement of Eli Manning, and the election of Derek Jeter, plus other topics. It's historical in a different way.

50 minJAN 28
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Kobe-Eli-Jeter

Scott Pelley

Tales From the Booth isn't just about sports. It's about journalism and history and audio of interest. Today, Rob Adams talks with Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes and CBS News. Mr. Pelley has a new book out -- Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times -- and he discusses various topics of interest. Rob and Scott touch on September 11, 2001 along with advice for young journalists, history and great journalism, modern journalism and more.

21 min2019 JUL 3
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Scott Pelley

Recreations

In this episode, Rob Adams plays a long portion of a 1939 spring training baseball broadcast between the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Yankees. Red Barber calls the action by interpreting the code off a Western Union telegraph. Hockey also shines for a moment, with a visit to legendary Boston announcer Fred Cusick.

22 min2019 APR 8
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Recreations

Graham, Tom, Ford, plus Ty Tyson in 1934

On this episode, we tell you about the voices of the first two shows, plus introduce Detroit legend Ty Tyson, and Charles Lindbergh is involved somehow.

23 min2019 MAR 18
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Graham, Tom, Ford, plus Ty Tyson in 1934

Babe Ruth and the 1934 All-Star Game

On this episode, we'll break down one of the oldest -- if not the oldest -- full-game broadcasts in sports history. Babe Ruth gets a prominent spot as we get to hear "The Bambino" hit a few times. Plus "King" Carl Hubbell puts on a show for the ages.

25 min2019 MAR 11
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Babe Ruth and the 1934 All-Star Game

The Firsts

In the debut episode of Tales From the Booth, Rob Adams goes back to some of the earliest broadcasts available, including the oldest-known sports broadcast.

16 min2019 MAR 4
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The Firsts
the END

Latest Episodes

Welcome Mike Hirn

Mike Hirn joins Rob Adams for the "New" Tales From the Booth. After getting acquainted with Mike, the guys talk about the recent Greatest Play-by-Play call bracket assembled by fellow broadcaster Jack Benjamin.

53 minJUL 6
Comments
Welcome Mike Hirn

Coronavirus Sportstalk 3/19/20

Rob Adams hosts a sports talk show from home as part of the podcast series.

66 minMAR 20
Comments
Coronavirus Sportstalk 3/19/20

Kobe-Eli-Jeter

This is a different show. I recorded my radio program, Doubleheader, but had nowhere to air it. So listen here as I talk about a wild week with the passing of Kobe Bryant, the retirement of Eli Manning, and the election of Derek Jeter, plus other topics. It's historical in a different way.

50 minJAN 28
Comments
Kobe-Eli-Jeter

Scott Pelley

Tales From the Booth isn't just about sports. It's about journalism and history and audio of interest. Today, Rob Adams talks with Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes and CBS News. Mr. Pelley has a new book out -- Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times -- and he discusses various topics of interest. Rob and Scott touch on September 11, 2001 along with advice for young journalists, history and great journalism, modern journalism and more.

21 min2019 JUL 3
Comments
Scott Pelley

Recreations

In this episode, Rob Adams plays a long portion of a 1939 spring training baseball broadcast between the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Yankees. Red Barber calls the action by interpreting the code off a Western Union telegraph. Hockey also shines for a moment, with a visit to legendary Boston announcer Fred Cusick.

22 min2019 APR 8
Comments
Recreations

Graham, Tom, Ford, plus Ty Tyson in 1934

On this episode, we tell you about the voices of the first two shows, plus introduce Detroit legend Ty Tyson, and Charles Lindbergh is involved somehow.

23 min2019 MAR 18
Comments
Graham, Tom, Ford, plus Ty Tyson in 1934

Babe Ruth and the 1934 All-Star Game

On this episode, we'll break down one of the oldest -- if not the oldest -- full-game broadcasts in sports history. Babe Ruth gets a prominent spot as we get to hear "The Bambino" hit a few times. Plus "King" Carl Hubbell puts on a show for the ages.

25 min2019 MAR 11
Comments
Babe Ruth and the 1934 All-Star Game

The Firsts

In the debut episode of Tales From the Booth, Rob Adams goes back to some of the earliest broadcasts available, including the oldest-known sports broadcast.

16 min2019 MAR 4
Comments
The Firsts
the END
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