Monthly Archives: May 2008

Special Edition – Darren Daulton Lands on the DL

We’re supposed to do this PW show twice a month, on Tuesdays. But we put up a show on our site today that we had to share with our friends at PW.

Darren Daulton – former Phillies All-Star – lands on the DL…a place he unfortunately was familiar with during his career. This time, however, it’s not a bad thing.

Darren Daulton

We talk with Dutch about his memories of the ’93 team that came oh so close (and ask him about rumors he’s writing a book on the season). We also compare that team to the current squad.

We ask Darren about baseball players having a hard adjustment in the ‘real world’ after they leave the game, and if he thinks players today have it harder because their every move is being watched, photographed and reported upon.

We also ask him about the importance of fundamentals in the game and help him plug his camp teaching said fundamentals. And we ask if he thinks catchers are the smartest players on the team.

Oh, and I think he’s going to help me sue my parents.

To listen to the show, click the link on this page to listen and subscribe to the PW show, or click here to go directly to our site to listen. We also have some clips, for the ADD addled like myself.

Click here to go On the DL with Dutch.

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Philly Weekly Takeover – The Huffington Post’s Rachel Sklar

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In this episode, we talk with Rachel Sklar, editor of the Huffington Post’s Eat the Press page. We talk about her career, going from high-powered attorney to freelance writer to media editor and TV talking head, and what advice she’d give up and coming writers and reporters.

We talk about where she sees the landscape of the industry going and also chat about her role as a member of the media, covering the media. We do spin it local, as I bring up the fact that while Chris Matthews and Tim Russert make $5 million per year, they Mayor of one of the biggest cities in the country makes $186,000 and the President makes $400,000 (sure, with lots of free stuff as well). I use that example to ask who is more influential in today’s political climate, the politicians or the people covering them, which Rachel promptly and (seemingly) effortlessly refutes the notion that in this case, the money matters.

We talk a lot about the Keith Olbermann rant on George Bush from last week, and I ask Rachel if she thought it was necessary or just piling on at this point. We also address her story from a few weeks ago in which Olbermann claimed someone should take Hillary Clinton into a back room and only he, indicating Obama, would come out. Rachel took that as an inadvertent advocation of beating up a woman, and spun that to bring up many gender issues in this political campaign. Following on that, I ask if this campaign season has shown this country to be a more sexist or racist nation.

Oh, and we even manage to sneak in a little American Idol, too.

Read Rachel’s take on the Olbermann rant, with embedded video.
Read Rachel’s take on the acceptability of sexism with regard to Hillary Clinton.

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Philly Weekly Takeover – Dan Gross is First

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This is the first in what hopes to be a long line of shows that are taken over by the fine people at Philadelphia Weekly.

In the first episode for Philadelphia Weekly we talk with gossip king Dan Gross of the Daily News.  We chat about the lifestyle of being a gossip columnist and the benefits and challenges of covering celebrities in a town like Philly.

We also talk about the difference between gossip and news (and if there even is one) and discuss how the industry has changed, specifically with how the internet and new technology has made everything different.  Oh, and of course we get to some of his best dirt.

A really fun episode about nearly everyone’s favorite topic.

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