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The Infinite Inning is not only about baseball but a state of mind. Steven Goldman, rotating cohosts Jesse Spector, Cliff Corcoran, and David Roth, and occasional guests discuss the game’s present, past, and future with forays outside the foul lines to the culture at large. Expect stats, anecdotes, digressions, explorations of writing and fandom, and more Casey Stengel quotations than you thought possible. Along the way, they’ll try to solve the puzzle that is the Infinite Inning: How do you ...
 
Join Mark Levine from EBMG, a New York City real estate property management firm as he talks everything NYC real estate with special guests and experts in the field. Mark has been in the NYC real estate sector since 1998 and enjoys talking about some of the hottest topics and questions on everything related to real estate in New York City. Have a question or something you want to add to the show, send us an email at nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com and we'll try and cover it.
 
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Just a few years ago, Ethiopia was a darling of foreign policy observers, with some comparing it to Taiwan and South Korea in decades past. Meanwhile, its prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019. But now civil war has changed the country’s trajectory. In this episode, Joshua Meservey discusses the ongoing war between Tigr…
 
Dan Taylor discusses Lights, Camera, Fastball, his new history of the Hollywood Stars baseball team. Plus tales of great Giants catchers of the distant past and George Steinbrenner fires a third-base coach because of a controversial playoff send. TABLE OF CONTENTS Buck Ewing Would Like a Word With You*George Steinbrenner’s Postseason Tantrum ‘80* D…
 
Paul D. Miller speaks with Mark Melton about the current situation in Afghanistan as well as what might happen in the country next. In particular, they cover the perils that religious minorities and other vulnerable groups face, the possibility of civil war, the collapse of the Afghan economy, and the possibility of the US giving food aid to the co…
 
Mike Ferrin, Kevin Goldstein, and Steven Goldman, once the hosts of Baseball Prospectus Radio on SiriusXM, reunite to discuss that Chicago vibe, awkward interviews, and debate just how the San Francisco Giants are doing it. Plus tales: A fringe player gets on the wrong train and the longest winning streak of all time amounts to nothing. TABLE OF CO…
 
Host Mark Levine from NYC property management firm EBMG talks with Steven Cohen, CIC, Vice President of Bermack, Champion & Lewine about various insurance issues in the real estate world. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Topics on this episode include Labor Law 240, workman's comp coverage, umbrella coverages, increasing insurance pre…
 
Cliff Corcoran, David Roth, Jesse Spector with a rare collective sighting as the starting rotation reflects on four years of episodes, 20-plus years of writing about baseball, managers who aged before our eyes, Javier Baez, and so much more. Plus tales of a manager making that one fatal mistake and Tris Speaker gets a heart. TABLE OF CONTENTS Babe …
 
In this episode, Joel Rosenberg talks about his latest book, "Enemies and Allies: An Unforgettable Journey inside the Fast-Moving & Immensely Turbulent Modern Middle East." He reviews why he considers certain countries enemies and allies in the region, and points to troubling and positive trends. Rosenberg then discusses what he learned from his mu…
 
A new hour-long mini-episode features yet another John McGraw insult, a discussion of vaccine mandates, Holocaust analogies, and the logical fallacy of hasty generalization both in and out of baseball (Babe Ruth has two legs and plays baseball and Isan Diaz has two legs and plays baseball, so they must be exactly the same), and a tale of catching g…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management company EBMG walks listeners through a variety of interesting topics that have just been released in September 2021. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Among the topics discussed on today's episode: Westchester Co-op Disclosure Law: Upon receipt of each co-op purchase application, the Board of…
 
In this episode, Mark Melton speaks with Tugba Tanyeri-Erdemir and Aykan Erdemir about religious freedom issues in Turkey. In particular, they cover what reports from the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) say about Turkey and how the Turkish government’s restrictions on the Kurdish language affect religious minorities there.…
 
A medically-necessary solo episode has a lesson about keeping your eye on the ball rather than your fingers on the banjo, some Zen advice from Casey Stengel, and the tale of a busted prospect who could have used some Zen of his own. TABLE OF CONTENTS The Pirates Try to Sing Their Way to a Pennant*Just Tra-La-La (Yankees and Mets versions)*Sympathy …
 
In this episode, Rebeccah Heinrichs of the Hudson Institute talks with Mark Melton about the fall of Afghanistan. She describes what went wrong in Afghanistan, the problems of nation-building, whether the “forever war” is over, and how the United States military had been conducting counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan. They also discuss why …
 
Host Mark Levine (212-335-2723 x.201 or mblevine@ebmg.com) of NYC property management firm EBMG talks with Robert Castellano, Vice President of VDA (212-868-9090 x.128 or rcastellano@vdassoc.com) on upcoming changes to the NYC requirements on elevator testing, beginning on January 1, 2022. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Effective Ja…
 
David Roth returns to discuss the Mets’ fall from the pennant race, the Baltimore Orioles’ complete absence therefrom, and the 1982 Yankees vs. the Afghanistan withdrawal. Plus tales: A pitcher who did everything right and yet everything went wrong and the Orioles compared to the Mary Celeste. TABLE OF CONTENTS The Book of Koob*Rebuilding vs. Tanki…
 
Craig Goldstein (Baseball Prospectus) returns to talk Dodgers, diving for balls, and salary caps. Plus tales: A short shortstop fails to measure up and Roy Campanella asks the wrong team for a job. TABLE OF CONTENTS Tommy Macmillan and the Non-Magical Manger*Campy’s Plea to the Phillies*Craig Goldstein: Baseball is Everything it Touches*The Trea Tu…
 
Cliff Corcoran returns to talk trading deadline and Olympic-mandated underwear worn as outwear. Plus tales: A player loses half of what he’s got below the waist and another loses everything, period, on two hellish plane-flights. TABLE OF CONTENTS Schang!*Cool Papa Bell and Roy Parnell*Proper Comportment for Airline Passengers, 1935 and 2021*Cliff C…
 
Jesse Spector returns to talk everything from Olympic softball to Australian-rules football with a great deal of trade deadline chatter in-between. Plus tales of a player whose bat-control skills got him punched in the face and some Negro Leaguers recall one time they struck back. TABLE OF CONTENTS Twenty-Seven Foul Balls Equals One Punch*Revenge o…
 
Warrior for the Underdog Sheryl Ring returns to discuss Trevor Bauer, the limits of consent, and why it’s so difficult to escape an abusive situation. Plus tales of a Yankees-Braves trade that nearly happened but didn’t and we look at the lessons of a shooting outside the Nationals game. TABLE OF CONTENTS Roberto Kelly for Jeff Blauser*Shooting at …
 
Bob Dylan's 1962 debut gets "The Treatment" from Craig Calcaterra, Steven Goldman and Mike Ferrin as the 3 discuss its place in the Dylan lexicon and Dylan's eventual impact on the Greenwich Folk Movement. They also talk about the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" and the shadow Dylan casts over the period piece that would've been a mere months before thi…
 
Craig Calcaterra returns to talk All-Star Game Ennui, Enjoyable MLB 2021 surprises and disappointments, Richard Donner’s “Superman,” and much more. Plus tales of bad knees and collapsing teams in both baseball and the larger world. TABLE OF CONTENTS Mourning Ronald Acuna’s Knee and Other Things as Well*The Orioles, the Astros, and the Danger of Def…
 
David Roth returns to discuss the upcoming trading deadline, climate change, and Mets injury-setbacks that aren’t setbacks. Plus the Yankees’ disappointing season provokes a remembrance of George Steinbrenner’s cruelty and generosity and (TRIGGER WARNING) Trevor Bauer is discussed in the context of a great old baseball horror story. TABLE OF CONTEN…
 
For the July 4th weekend, Eric Patterson and Mark Melton discuss what C.S. Lewis teaches Christians about patriotism and “love of home,” particularly in The Four Loves. They review how Lewis served his country in both the First World War and the Second World War, which demonstrates that he writes from experience when he writes about patriotism and …
 
Samuel Goldman (PhD, Harvard) talks about his latest book, After Nationalism: Being American in an Age of Division, with Mark Melton, who recently reviewed it in National Review. Even though some on the right have argued that the United States needs to return to a strong common national identity to survive, Goldman argues that America has normally …
 
Cliff Corcoran returns to talk sticky stuff and celebrate the Negro Leagues, plus tales of players having catastrophic organ failure on the field and reacting to some of the game’s longest losing streaks. TABLE OF CONTENTS When Your Organs Fail Mid-Pitch and Other Digressions*Nazi Losing Streaks Never End (with the Arizona Diamondbacks)*Cliff Corco…
 
A special anniversary edition of "Everything is Broken", as Steve, Craig & Mike welcome Clinton Heylin, Dylan biographer and author of "The Double Life of Bob Dylan: Volume I: 1941–1966 A Restless, Hungry Feeling." We nerd out talking to one of the foremost Dylan scholars and researchers. It's like a Birthday present for ourselves.…
 
Baseball is gripped by grip-enhancements, or is it the other way around? The panel considers the way the lack of enforcement in the area of ball-doctoring has led baseball into some of the same blind alleys that now trap other areas of American culture and politics. Craig crashes Gaylord Perry's house, Steve goes for a Nazi analogy that may be a bi…
 
Jesse Spector returns to talk grip-enhanced cheating and “snack cakes,” plus tales of Satchel Paige under attack by a man imitating a pig and John McGraw hit below the belt. TABLE OF CONTENTS Piersall, Paige, and the Walk-Off Grand Slam*The Church of B’Grobus*McGraw, Crossfire, and an Accusation*Jesse Spector: Hostess vs. Drakes*Gerrit Cole, Spider…
 
Steven Goldman, Craig Calcaterra & Mike Ferrin talk about outlaws, biblical figures, and the desire to be one's huckleberry with Bob Dylan's 1967 album John Wesley Harding. The album ran counter to the counter culture of 1967 music but wasn't really pop culture. It makes for an interesting album & potentially interesting discussion…
 
Mike Bates and Bill Parker (This Week in Baseball History) talk about the baseball stories you keep and a Twins team you might want to return to the store: Plus tales of unscarred players and damaged veterans meeting on a train, dairy-splashed homers, Lou Gehrig at Coney Island, and games called for wardrobe failures. TABLE OF CONTENTS Braves Asham…
 
Eric Stephen returns to talk about the Dodgers’ up and down season and what it’s like to cover the team from inside a Zoom window. Plus tales: The most and least hits in a game put into perspective and the relationship between an intense third baseman and a crooner remembered. TABLE OF CONTENTS When You’re Cold, You’re Cold*The Ballad of Hoak and C…
 
Craig Calcaterra returns to talk ballpark villages, elevator test shafts, and Robert Culp: Guest-Star. Plus tales of relationships that went wrong or never happened with the sharp-tongued outfielder Bibb Falk and Reds relievers in the Summer of Love. TABLE OF CONTENTS Bibb Falk Alone*McCool, Davidson, and a Gun*Craig Calcaterra: The Greatest Americ…
 
Mark Melton speaks with Paul D. Miller about his recent book "Just War and Ordered Liberty" (Cambridge University Press, January 2021, available here: https://www.amazon.com/Just-Ordered-Liberty-Paul-Miller-ebook/dp/B08QD19SB8/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr). Miller explains how just war thinking has shifted over the centuries—from Aug…
 
Host Mark Levine of NYC Property Management firm EBMG LLC sits down in the Zoom studio with Michael Pinchasick of Compass (Michael is also a former partner of EBMG - hear the back story!) to discuss residential buildings and the steps they can take to increase sales prices - and more. Email the show! nycrealestatepodcast@gmail.com Michael Pinchasic…
 
Frank Guridy discusses THE SPORTS REVOLUTION: HOW TEXAS CHANGED THE CULTURE OF AMERICAN ATHLETICS. The arrival of the Texas Rangers, the rise of the Astrodome, the origins of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and much more! Plus tales: An outfielder participates in a rundown but doesn’t run into a tree, and a true bigot is inspired to great heights o…
 
Steven Howard, advocacy director at In Defense of Christians (IDC), speaks with Mark Melton about the 2021 annual report from the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). In particular, they cover what the IDC thinks USCIRF got right and how they missed the mark. Howard also analyzes the religious freedom situation in Turkey, Syri…
 
Amanda Smith (Disaster Girls podcast, Le Renard Argente) returns to cope with the pandemic, discuss emotional distance in disaster films, dating while living a public life, and the Dodgers’ up-and-down start. Plus tales: The Braves stake a hat on a pair of rookie outfielders and a third baseman for not being famous tells a story of his own. TABLE O…
 
Dan Epstein joins the SIAC panel to talk about the book he co-authored with Ron Blomberg, THE CAPTAIN & ME: ON AND OFF THE FIELD WITH THURMAN MUNSON. Come spend an hour in the land of 1970s baseball where the suits were polyester, the dance was disco, and the Yankees had a catcher who should have been in the Hall of Fame 35 years ago already.…
 
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