937 Well, here’s to you, Will Chase on Smash! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Major League Baseball players who think Yankee Stadium is the Great White Way… in the NEW new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! See if you can finish off this threesome: Mrs. Robinson. Mr. Coffee. And… ? If you were going to say... Continue Reading →

IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon loved adopted St. Petersburg hometown! INTERVIEW

(Note from the author: I interviewed race car driver Dan Wheldon twice over the years, the longest conversation in 2006 for the Maddux Business Report. We weren't friends by any measure but he was literally a part of our community in St. Petersburg, Florida; Wheldon and his wife and two boys lived in our neighborhood... Continue Reading →

827 Peter Golenbock returns to have a word with Mr. Media! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Peter Golenbock, sportswriter, George: The Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankees Empire, Idiot , Balls, The Bronx Zoo, Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Wild, High and Tight: The Life and Death of Billy Martin Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience – HEY! WAIT A MINUTE! I’ve... Continue Reading →

NFL Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon heats up the BBQ grill! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Lee Roy Selmon, NFL and Tampa Bay Buccaneers football legend, banker, University of South Florida assistant athletic director, and restaurateur. Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience that really needs to learn to use utensils when eating Mama’s Meatloaf… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!... Continue Reading →

Finally, a book for grown-up Hot Wheels fans! Snake vs. Mongoose! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Tom Madigan, author, Snake vs. Mongoose: How a Rivalry Changed Drag Racing Forever I saw the title of Tom Madigan’s new book, Snake vs. Mongoose: How a Rivalry Changed Drag Racing Forever, and instantly knew I wanted the author as a guest on this show. But it wasn’t until I thumbed through the... Continue Reading →

Harry Kalas biographer says the Phillies broadcaster lived a fuller life than most

I can’t honestly recall ever hearing a Philadelphia Phillies game called by the late Harry Kalas, but after being exposed to the man and his life in the pages of Randy Miller’s fascinating biography, Harry the K, I feel like I missed out on something special. Don’t misunderstand: Harry Kalas was no saint. He loved... Continue Reading →

Author Pete Williams beats a Core Performance out of Mr. Media! VIDEO INTERVIEW

  Mr. Media is recorded live from the NEW new media capitol of the world and hometown of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Storm, Tampa Bay Rowdies and, oh yeah, the American League East leading Tampa Bay Rays… Tampa Bay, Florida!   If you’re a pro or college football fan and... Continue Reading →

Daughter and wrestling world remember announcer Gordon Solie! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Pam Allyn, daughter of Gordon Solie, co-author, The Solie Chronicles: The Life and Times of Gordon Solie   There is something about professional wrestling that you just can’t look away from on television. The costumes, the oversize personalities, the inflated drama and comedy—it all plays even bigger on the tube. I remember watching... Continue Reading →

Robert Tuchman picks the 100 Best Live Sporting Events! PODCAST INTERVIEW

  Today’s a good day to start an argument with your best friends or a bunch of strangers at a bar. Today’s the day we’re going to debate the priorities of Robert Tuchman’s new book, The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live. Honestly, I think he got it wrong, right off the top, listing... Continue Reading →

Ed Droste: The rise of the Original Hooters, um, wings! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Ed Droste, co-founders, Hooters Restaurants   The first contact I ever had with Ed Droste was when I spotted the wreck of a boat on the north side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway in Clearwater, Florida. I had seen the wreck before, but this time, someone had painted “Hooters” on the hull in... Continue Reading →

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