The HOVG Podcast: Jeff Pearlman

The HOVG Podcast: Jeff Pearlman

Hall of Very Good

The HOVG Podcast: Jeff Pearlman


This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk to New York Times bestselling author Jeff Pearlman.

On the docket…why Pearlman picks the particular subjects he has chosen to write about, his unprecedented affinity for both Hall and Oates and 90s rock and roll and reveals his dream subject. Hint…it’s not a sports figure.

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That time Hall and Oates mailed it in in Irvine

Jeff’s Top 25 Hall and Oates Songs

Jeff’s 20 Essential 90s Albums

  1. The Low End Theory – Tribe Called Quest
  2. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill
  3. The Chronic – Dr. Dre
  4. Blind Melon – Blind Melon
  5. All Eyez on Me – Tupac
  6. Unplugged – Nirvana
  7. Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morisette
  8. Ten – Pearl Jam
  9. Fear of a Black Planet – Public Enemy
  10. Aurora Gory Alice – Letters to Cleo
  11. Live and Drunk at the Stone Balloon – Love Seed Mama Jump
  12. Change of Season – Hall and Oates
  13. Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star
  14. Revenge – Kiss
  15. The Score – Fugees
  16. Listen Without Prejudice – George Michael
  17. Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em – Eric B & Rakim
  18. 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life – Arrested Development
  19. II – Boyz II Men
  20. Far Beyond Driven – Pantera

That time Roger Clemens insulted Jeff via Twitter

Mount Quazmore

Jeff is not a fan of Michael Bublé


  • The Bad Guys Won: A Season of Brawling, Boozing, Bimbo-chasing, and Championship Baseball with Straw, Doc, Mookie, Nails, The Kid, and the Rest of the 1986 Mets, the Rowdiest Team to Ever Put on a New York Uniform–and Maybe the Best
  • Love Me, Hate Me: Barry Bonds and the Making of an Antihero
  • Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty
  • The Rocket That Fell to Earth: Roger Clemens and the Rage for Baseball Immortality
  • Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton
  • Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s



This week’s podcast was brought to you by Out of the Park Baseball and The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.


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