Episode 128 - The Baseball Episode

with special guests Doris Kearns Goodwin, Gordon Edes, Steve Buckley,

John and Nancy Frates, Dick Flavin, Sam Horn and Josh Kantor!

A conversation with Doris Kearns Goodwin

A conversation with Doris Kearns Goodwin



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recorded January 27, 2019
published March 01, 2019

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We are taking a little detour from our usual format to bring you this very special episode.

We hosted a conversation between the illustrious sports reporters Gordon Edes and Steve Buckley with arguably the most well known Presidential Historian in the world - Doris Kearns Goodwin.

With the 2018 Red Sox World Series Trophy in the room, we talked, sang and celebrated Red Sox Baseball while raising money for the amazing Pete Frates Family Foundation.

We would bet that most of you listening either participated in or at least heard of the Ice Bucket challenge. Started by Pete Frates who was struck with ALS a few years ago, with his parents John and Nancy and the millions of people who took part in the challenge, the foundation has raised a ¼ of a billion dollars to fight ALS, which is just astounding.

We were truly honored to have John and Nancy Frates join us on that Sunday evening to say a few words as well as Red Sox great Sam Horn, Red Sox Poet Laureate Dick Flavin and the Sox Fenway Park organist Josh Kantor.

It was a special night, made all the more wonderful not only by the money raised but the gathering of friends and family.

photo credit: Joe Wallace Photography

Music and narration outtake courtesy of WGBH Boston from Open Studio with Jared Bowen