David Epstein, Seerat Sohi and Daniel Dale
Episode 54 of the Sports Media Podcast features three guests: First up is David Epstein, a New York Times best-selling author whose latest book is “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.” He is followed by Seerat Sohi, an NBA writer for Yahoo Sports based in Toronto who is covering the NBA Finals. The third segment features Daniel Dale, the acclaimed Washington bureau chief for the Toronto Star and a mega-Raptors fan. In this podcast, Epstein discusses his latest book, which questions whether early specialization leads to your best possible result; the development of Roger Federer vs. Tiger Woods; how specialization impacts society; the system of parallel trenches in science and what that means; those who find success late; how parents can best introduce their kids sports; the greatest organizational challenge Epstein faced with the book; his thoughts on Caster Semenya, and more. Sohi discusses how she will approach covering her first NBA Finals fulltime; whether she feels pressure writing a major event versus a regular season game; how the Warriors-Raptors series might play out; why the Raptors receive a fair amount of press given their standing in the league; why Fred VanVleet is the most interesting quote on Toronto; how Kawhi Leonard might view the result of this series in relation to his free agency and much more. Dale returns to the podcast to discuss his Raptors fandom and how he has processed this remarkable Finals run; attending many of the playoff games in person; how he feels this team will impact basketball in Canada heading forward; whether there are Raptors fans amid his Washington circle; why he prefers not to write about this team and just revel in fandom, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Radio.com and more.
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