Category: Sports

Janie Hampton Tells Of When The Olympics Came To London In 1948 In Her Book The Austerity Olympics

Janie Hampton is the leading authority on the social history of the Olympic games in London. We discuss the 1948 Olympics based on her book The Austerity Olympics.

Ted Geltner Writes The Biography of Legendary Sports Writer Jim Murray

Ted Geltner writes about the top sports columnist of his generation—Jim Murray of the Los Angeles Times. We peek behind the curtain to learn of the legendary sports writer’s life and career from his book the Last King of the Sports Page.

Keith Grokenbach Takes Inside The Ropes In Professional Golf & Tells How He Claimed His Lifelong Dream

Keith Gockenbach “retired” from business to pursue his dream of being a professional golfer. We determine if this is the year for you to go PRO by speaking to the author of Inside, Outside and On The Ropes.

Tommy Hawkins Reflects On His Career In Sports, Radio, TV And Writing

Tommy Hawkins is a former basketball star for Notre Dame and the Los Angeles Lakers. We discuss his basketball career and his latest career as a writer and poet.

Jane Leavy Gives An Honest Appraisal Of Mickey Mantle In Her Book The Last Boy

Jane Leavy is a failed Little League pitcher turned sports writer. She’s written definitive biographies of two of baseball’s most enigmatic players. We discuss her latest biography of Mickey Mantle, The Last Boy.

Stephen Howard Explains What It Takes To Be A PRO In Sports & Life

Stephen Howard is former college basketball player for DePaul and an ESPN College basketball analyst. We discuss what he’s learned about becoming a pro in business and in life.

Dave Zirin Turns The Page On One Of The Most Controversial Sports Moments In His Book The John Carlos Story

Dave Zirin is the Freddie Krueger of sports writing. His “slash & burn” style leaves no doubt where he stands on issues. We discuss his latest book about the sports moment that changed history from his book The John Carlos Story.

Jay Johnstone Explains The Role Humor Had In His Major League Baseball Career And Beyond

Jay Johnstone is a former Major League Baseball outfielder best known for keeping clubhouses loose with occasional pranks and gimmick. We talk baseball and the role humor plays in good leadership.

Jeff Pearlman Reveals The Enigmatic Life Of Walter Payton In His Book Sweetness

Jeff Pearlman is a sports writer who’s written about one of the most enigmatic sports figures, Walter Payton. We discuss his book Sweetness.

Ed Hearn Explains Conquering Curve Balls In Sports and In Life From His Own Remarkable Story

Ed Hearn is a former Major League Baseball player with the World Champion New York Mets in 1986. We discuss how he overcame adversity as he went from the penthouse to the dog house and back from his book Conquering Life’s Curves.

Bill Frank’s Guests

Here is the lineup of guests for Guests For October 5, 2013

Guests For October 5, 2013

My guests this week are Bob McCord, founding member of VREG, talking about Ventura's budget woes; healthcare expert Sally Pipes exposing the flaws of Obamacare as the Insurance Exchanges open for business; and Stuart Crain, CEO of TVTalk discussing how his app will revolutionize television viewing. Read More

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