In this episode, author Andrew Maraniss leads a conversation with David and John Feinstein who has written best-selling and revealing books about college basketball, baseball, golf, and football. Feinstein is a longtime family friend and former colleague of David’s at The Washington Post.
In this episode, author Andrew Maraniss leads a conversation with David and John Feinstein, the best-selling author of some of the most celebrated books on American sports. The three talk about their methods of interviewing and writing books, about whether and why sports matter, and about the role of race in sports and American life. John, a vivid raconteur, spins stories ranging from the time he raced Leonard Bernstein down the aisle of a music hall to his experiences with Coach K, Bob Woodward, and Tiger Woods. David recalls his first meeting with Barack Obama, and Andrew remembers that in his first publication as an adolescent, A.J.’s Sports Journal, his first and only interview was with Feinstein, who used to drive David home from work when they both worked at the Washington Post.