It's become a Fourth of July Classic - "The Sandlot." It captures boys and baseball and summer the way "A Christmas Story" captures boys and Christmas.
Patrick Renna is "Hamilton Porter III," the catcher,with some of the movies most iconic scenes and lines.
A terrific conversation on the movie's 25th Anniversary.
Keith sat down with former-Producer-to-Whom-Nance and History Chick Lauri Eberhart talking "The Larsonian Theorum," Bruton taking the Speedway Private, The Panthers Hosing GuvCo - and a Great re-Telling of Lauri's Classic Story of the Incredible Drunken Ride for Liberty of Charlotte's Captain James Jack!
Special podcast recorded LIVE at the CharlotteSHOUT! Festival on Saturday May 11, 2019
When Peter Tork died, I remembered him fondly from having been on the show a few times, including in-studio where he played a few tunes ("Pleasant Valley Sunday") and took some calls. He was a great guy. But I couldn't find a copy of the show.
Leave it to the Internet.
A podcaster and Monkees fan in Texas had my conversation with Peter from 2005 and posted it! I've grabbed it - and it's here in its entirety.
Good Old Fashioned 50,000-watt WBT sound from 2005 including me messing around with Al and Stacey and some other in-studio yap.
If you're a Monkees fan - or a long-time fan of our show - I think you'll love this.
Bonus Episode: Free Chapter of "That Season of Hope" audiobook.
The 2019 NFL Divisional Playoff Weekend is huge in Carolina Panthers lore: It is the 15th Anniversary of the Panthers' double-overtime win in St. Louis over the heavily favored Rams, and the Jake Delhomme-to-Steve Smith "X-Clown" and "Elation" catch that won the game and sent the Panthers to the NFC Championship.
To celebrate, from the new audiobook version of "That Season of Hope" now headed to Audible and other sources, here - FREE - is all 27 minutes of Chapter Twenty-Two: "Greatest Show on Turf."
The book is available pre-Audible for a limited time at a heavily reduced $3.99 podcast version download, HERE: https://theLarsonPage.Podbean.com
Keith catches up with long-time fan-favorite Carolina Panther Jake Delhomme.
Jake talks about this season's Panthers, The Greatest Quarterback of All-Time, whether he prayed for all his body parts like Cam Newton, and More.
Always great to spend a little time with Jake. Don't miss it.
Been a long time since Keith spent a pick-up truck Saturday morning at the Coffee Shop in Waxhaw. Too long. And too long since he last reported "The News of the Weekend in Waxhaw."
He ran into some great old friends - and found some things changing in his Newly Adopted Hometown.
A Free-Flowing Conversation with Charlotte Motor Speedway Founder and Keith Larson Show icon Bruton Smith.
Bruton talks candidly about what went wrong with NASCAR and what'll fix it. Also talks Donald Trump, Jerry Richardson - and has something to say about Larson.
It's a Classic conversation - and he is still absolutely the Emperor of Brutonia.
Keith and the Producer-to-Whom were apparently the last people on the planet to know you're not supposed to be in the water at Wrightsville after Florence.
Now - Waiting to see if they get a respiratory infection, stomach virus, brain virus, parasites, hepatitis - or Keith grows a third nut.
Also - a visit to Wilmington.
Fan-favorite former Carolina Panther Jordan Gross is now a "Commercial Organic Farmer" in his hometown of Fruitland, Idaho.
In his first wide-open radio conversation in years, the Three-Time Pro-Bowler Talks Life Beyond Football, Leaving his Media Career behind, "Fake News" and possibly Running for Office, Jerry Richardson's Downfall and the 2018 Panthers -- and Why he wants to make Avett Brother Joe Kwon a meal of his Home-Grown Kale, Radishes, and Bok Choy.
You Won't want to hit Pause.
Keith's three-week, 14-state, 6,400 mile motorcycle trip in One Click.
Nashville and Memphis to Old Route 66 and "Standing on a Corner."
Big Sur, Bixby Creek Bridge, a Colorado Moose and Illinois Corn.
David Crosby, The Avett Brothers, CO Gov John Hickenlooper and many more.
Lessons learned - and what "Wherever I End Up, I Guess" really means.
"So, What have you Learned, Dorothy?"
Conclusion of Keith's three-week, 6,400 mile cross country motorcycle trip. Ride the Bixby Creek Bridge and the "Road to Eternity." The Surprise "Gift" of the Trip. Notes from the Road and Tips for Motorcycle Riders. Loring from Waynesville - and Lessons Learned.
Bonus Tracks for Fans of The Avett Brothers
On his 6,400 mile, 20-day motorcycle trip across the USA, Keith rides from The Desert to Denver and spends an incredible day at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
He just-misses a Moose and rides by Hunter Thompson's Owl Farm, talks with Bob Crawford and Joe Kwon of The Avett Brothers, and also Rock and Roll Legend David Crosby.
Keith talks with Colorado's Governor John Hickenlooper - who's already in the Swirl of Presidential Politics for 2020.
A Pragmatic Hitchhiker-turned-Businessman-turned-Politician. Keith spoke with Hickenlooper extensively backstage at the Avett Brothers concert in Denver recently. Issues, Donald Trump, Possible Inaugural Bands, and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test are All Covered.
Join Keith on his 6,400 mile, 20-day motorcycle trip across the USA.
Meet a Nashville Live Music Legend, Visit Memphis (Sun Studios and More), Ride Route 66 and meet a gas station operator who's been there 49 years. Meet a Santa Fe woman who's found a second career in movies and on TV - and Stand on a Corner in Winslow, Arizona.
Preview: David Crosby tells Keith there'll be No More Crosby, Stills, and Nash - but there's an outside chance for a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
Full podcast conversation soon.
The Final Show
"Week That Was"
"My News and You Are Welcome To It"
On Wrapping It Up
"My News and You Are Welcome To It" - President Trump says if you Don't Stand for the Anthem Maybe you Shouldn't be In the Country. The NFL Investigation of Jerry Richardson IS a Farce. Guy "Lucky for Wife" wins "Lucky for Life" Lottery.
On The "Bachelors" and "Bachelorettes" having to make "Consent Videos" Before Sex.
On The Matter of The President Telling People they should Get Out of the Country if they Don't Stand for the Anthem.
Michael Blackwell with an Update on his Two-year-old Ride 16 Kid Son Austin's Successful Liver Transplant.!
"Pre-Summer" Summer Gold! A Classic.
"My News and You Are Welcome To It" - "In God We Trust" On the License Plates?? "Stormy Daniels Day" at Chi Chi LaRue's. Judge Sides with Parents Kicking 30-year old Son Out and Don't Ask for "Summa cum Laude" on a Graduation Cake.
The 30-Year-Old just Didn't have Enough Warning, he says!
Tom Sorensen, Charlotte Observer Sports Columnist, on Leaving Home, Summer Vacations - And The New "David Tepper Carolina Panthers"
Pre-Summer "Summer Gold"
"My News and You Are Welcome To It" - There's a New Big Cat in Town, and he Forgot his cuff links. At Least Brett Favre wasn't on Cannabis, Right, NFL? Condoms for the "Scouts" and Peeing on a Plane.
On the Matter of Peeing on a Plane.
The Geniusry of Starbucks.
Update on Ride 15 and 16 Child Emily Hinton with her Mom, Amy.
Wonderfully Horrible "Summer Gold" and What's In the Royal Wedding Public Swag-Bag.
"My News and You Are Welcome To It" - David Tepper's Graduation Advice: Would Jerry Richardson Follow It? Women, Follow Deacon Palmer's Advice about "The Bun." Royal Wedding Preacher Rocked.
On The Last Week of the AM 730 Show.
On the Royal Wedding, "Fascinators," The Preakness and a Song for the Coca Cola 600.
Pre-Summer "Summer Gold"
"The Week That Was"
"My News and You Are Welcome To It" - Props to Pat McCrory (Did you know he used to be Governor?). Media Stretching the Truth on Trump. Help Me - I Clicked-it and Heard "Yanny"
Swore I wouldn't Click - and Did Hear "Yanny"
Lauri Eberhart - Apollo Sports and Entertainment Law Group: Selling NASCAR, Gambling in Sports, a New "Big Cat" for the Panthers.
"History Chick" Lauri tells the Story of the Incredible Drunken Ride for Independence of Captain James Jack!
"My News and You Are Welcome To It" - $2.8 Trillion Spent in the "War On Terror"?? President Trump Can't Be Indicted - WOO HOO!! The Word is "Laurel."
On the "Crossfire Hurricane" Investigation
On the Police: "We Are Watching."
On the Matter of WBT Saying "Don't Ask our Hosts for Interviews" Because of Pat McCrory's Crying about a TV Interview.
"My News and You Are Welcome To It" - A Trump-Basher is the New Big Cat: This is gonna be Fun, Panther Fans! Invetigation of the Big Cat will Continue. Go Away, Yanny and Laurel.
Talking "Pet Sounds" versus "Sgt. Peppers"
Talking The Big Cat versus The Big Brass Guy
What's a Sugar Glider?
"My News and You Are Welcome To It" -- New Owner for the Panthers as The Big Cat Slithers Away. Mosquito Bites are like Zits. Tom Wolfe had the Right Stuff.
On the Purchase of the Carolina Panthers by Napoleon Dynamite-look-a-like David Tepper (when he was younger...)
RulingSports.com Founder, Pepperdine Sports Law Professor Alicia Jessop, on the Supreme Court's Sports Gambling Decision.
The Big Cat Slithering.
"My News and You Are Welcome To It" - Wild New Frontier: Sports Gambling Ban Struck Down by U.S. Supreme Court. New 'My News' Folder: "Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?" Why Anna Jarvis Died Hating Mother's Day.
Talking Sports Gambling Ruling.
Talking Producer-To-Whom's OCD Mother's Day.
Talking Imminent Sale of Carolina Panthers with Rick Rothacker of the Charlotte Observer.