The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter

Episode 22: John Brennan (featuring PFT Commenter)

Episode 22: John Brennan (featuring PFT Commenter)

The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter - October 20, 2020 - 1:22:44

In this episode of the Old Man and the Three, it's a two for one special. JJ and Tommy lead off with a spectacular interview with former CIA Director John Brennan, where they take a deep dive into his life in the CIA, his recent book, the bizarre world of Trump, the Osama bin Laden raid, and much more. Then, things take a bit of a different turn when they welcome in Pardon My Take's PFT Commenter for the TOP 5/Draft and Mailbag question. And, as you can probably imagine, PFT does not disappoint. John Brennan What was the motivation for writing his book How exposure to the world helps you understand how special the United States is Do Americans fully understand what civil servants do and their importance Director Brennan explains his experience of playing basketball overseas in Cairo What were the challenges of writing the book How does he swallow the madness that is going on in the White House/Congress/etc. Where would he say American stands right now in terms of division in his lifetime How technology has made the spread of hate and misinformation worse How does technology effect protocols in the CIA On the secrecy on the CIA and not being able to share info like a normal member of society Are there any movies or TV shows that have depicted the CIA correctly - or even closely The most impactful/memorable event in his career Discussing the bin Laden raid His feeling about Trumps tweets and re-tweets Who are some of the best leaders he's been around and what are their qualities PFT Commenter Discusses Mt Rushmore and how it came about Comparing Big Cat's place with JJ's The story of how he came up with his handle Would PFT Commenter be a fan of JJ Who's the grittiest current NBA player TOP 5/Draft Mailbag question

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Former NBA sharpshooter and Duke legend JJ Redick and his co-host Tommy Alter discuss the NBA, current events and interview some of the biggest names in the NBA, entertainment and political worlds. Launching from inside the NBA bubble, the show offers unprecedented access to the league while telling the stories of an eclectic rotating group of guests.