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The Voice Behind The Voice

They are the voices that bring you every heart-stopping moment from your favorite team or sporting event. They exude the emotion you feel as you hang on their every word. They come into your home, car or anywhere around the world. But what do you really know about these voices? You're about to find out with one of the more unique, entertaining and provocative podcasts. Sean Aronson, a minor league baseball play-by-play broadcaster since 2001, pulls back the curtain on these amazing voices to find out who is "The Voice Behind The Voice."
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They are the voices that bring you every heart-stopping moment from your favorite team or sporting event. They exude the emotion you feel as you hang on their every word.  They come into your home, car or anywhere around the world.  But what do you really know about these voices?  You're about to find out with one of the more unique, entertaining  and provocative podcasts.  Sean Aronson, a minor league baseball play-by-play broadcaster since 2001, pulls back the curtain on these amazing voices to find out who is "The Voice Behind The Voice."

Aug 13, 2019

It's episode 168 with Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson.  If you listened to the chat we had during the broadcast last year, this is a brand new episode.  A full sit down where we discuss:

- The Simpsons

- Her Dad being an alcoholic

- How she got her start as an actress

- Bulimia

- Applying to Yale, Vassar, and Northwestern, but not getting in to any of them and deciding to move to New York

- Appearing on Broadway in the Real Thing with Glen Close and Jeremy Irons

- Winning an Emmy for her voice over role as Lisa Simpson

- Writing a novel, starting a shoe line, and starting a production company

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Aug 6, 2019

This is a rebroadcast from September 13, 2016.  It's J.B. Long of the Los Angeles Rams.  He discusses:

-Studying finance at Notre Dame

-Interning for NBC at the Athens Olympics

-Being at the press conference where OSU head coach Mike Gundy said, "I'm a Man, I'm 40."

-Buying a house in San Francisco two months before getting the Rams job

-Getting the LA Rams job at 33 and joining 28-year-old Dodger broadcaster Joe Davis in the 2nd largest market in the country

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Jul 30, 2019

Episode 167 is the American Association All-Star Luncheon Panel I moderated with former Major Leaguer Darryl Strawberry, former 27-year Major League umpire Tim Tschida and the first female pitcher to ever record a victory, Ila Borders.  They discuss:

-the adversity they each had to overcome

-Darryl and Ila discuss what it was like playing with the St. Paul Saints

-Tim Tschida talks about being the home plate umpire for Nolan Ryan's 7th no-hitter

It's 45 minutes of incredible stories from these three unique individuals.

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Jul 23, 2019

It's L.A. Clippers radio broadcaster Brian Sieman (Originally aired April 17, 2018).  He discusses:

- Being adopted

- His Mom giving him a Christmas present of Lakers tickets to see his favorite player Magic Johnson take on Michael Jordan

- Working in the CBA

- CBA folding and him grabbing every media guide, so he could send letters to all the broadcasters & Directors of Broadcasting

- Why Isiah Thomas owes him $4,000

- How Kevin Harlan suggested he force himself into an interview with the Minnesota Lynx

- His Mom having a heart attack and asking about Jamal Crawford while in the hospital

- Helping his Mom meet Jamal Crawford

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Jul 16, 2019

It's episode 166 with Houston Astros radio broadcaster Rob Ford.  He discusses:

-His nickname Dobie

-Dave Pasch being one of his professors at Syracuse

-Being a tour guide at the American Museum of Natural History

-Being a Sports Reporter for the Yomirui Shimbun

-His 9/11 experience

-Teaching SAT prep classes

-Being a pizza delivery guy in the off-season of his time with the Binghamton Mets

-An awkward interview with Red Sox Manager Terry Francona

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Jul 9, 2019

It's Minnesota Wild TV broadcaster Anthony LaPanta.  This originally aired July 12, 2016.  In it he discusses:

-Never moving more than 5 miles from where he grew up

-Spending 10 years with the St. Paul Saints

-Interacting with all the former Major Leaguers while with the Saints

-Doing pre- and post-game duty on Fox Sports North for all the teams in Minnesota

-Finally getting the Wild job, but having to deal with the anger from the fans

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Jul 2, 2019

It's episode 165 with Baltimore Orioles TV broadcaster Jim Hunter.  He discusses:

-His Dad being a longtime producer of New York Yankees broadcasts

-Getting his first on air job at 19

-Doing the Baseball Game of the Week on CBS radio

-Working with the likes of Johnny Bench, Ernie Harwell and Jerry Coleman on CBS radio

-Being the studio host for the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France and 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway

-Ernie Harwell encouraging him to take the Orioles job

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Jun 25, 2019

It's episode 164 with Toronto Raptors TV play-by-play broadcaster Matt Devlin. He discusses:

-Being at the Doug Flutie Hail Mary Game

-Going to BC for school

-Getting his first play-by-play job with the Springfield Cardinals

-Doing UC Irvine basketball for $25 a game

-Broadcasting UConn Women's basketball

-Filling in for Jack Buck on the day Mark McGuire made his Cardinals debut

-Working for the MSG Network

-Being named the first ever broadcaster for the Charlotte Bobcats

-Covering track & field for the 2004 Olympics and diving for the '08 Olympics

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Jun 18, 2019

This episode, with the TV voice of the St. Louis Blues John Kelly, ran January 3, 2017, but we are re-airing it in honor of the St. Louis Blues winning their first ever Stanley Cup Championship.  Kelly called the 2nd period of each playoff game in the Stanley Cup Finals as radio broadcaster Chris Kerber stepped aside for the middle period to let the longtime broadcaster call a piece of the action.  Here is what we talked about:

-His HOF broadcasting Dad, Dan Kelly

-His 2nd game in the NHL broadcasting in the booth next to his Dad

-Being in the booth for his Dad's final game

-An interesting moment he had with Herb Brooks

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Jun 11, 2019

Episode 163 with Miami Heat TV play-by-play broadcaster Eric Reid. He discusses:

-His actual name

-Broadcasting for a blind professor

-Pawtucket Red Sox

-A failed opportunity with the New Jersey Nets led him to the Heat job

-Reading in the Sun Sentinel that he didn't get the play-by-play job for the Heat, then being offered the analyst job

-Marv Albert being interested in the Heat job and if he was afraid he would lose his job

-Losing two children at birth

-Being one of a handful of Heat lifers

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Jun 4, 2019

It's episode 162 with Michigan State Spartans broadcaster Will Tieman.  He discusses:

- Wanting to be a teacher

- Getting his start in radio at 15

- Getting the Grambling State job

- Working with legendary coach Eddie Robinson

- Being at the Final 4 in Minneapolis

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May 28, 2019

Episode 161 with Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcaster Ben Wagner.  He discusses:

-Growing up on the family farm in New Paris, IN and baling hay

-First opportunity on radio when he was 16

-His time at Indiana State

-Going to the Baseball Winter Meetings in 2003 in New Orleans and landing an internship with Lakewood

-Getting the Triple-A Buffalo job in 2007

-Being a finalist for the Dodgers fill-in job in 2009

-The significance of the Bisons affiliate changing from the Indians to the Mets to the Blue Jays

-Calling Mariners James Paxton's no-hitter

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May 21, 2019

Episode 160 with Texas Tech Red Raiders Men's Basketball broadcaster Geoff Haxton. He discusses:

-Playing baseball at Southern Nazarene

-Transferring to Oklahoma State

-Being at the OSU homecoming parade when a woman drove her car through the crowd

-Tweeting updates from the scene and becoming the first eye witness source for many news outlets

-Being a finalist for both the Toledo and Texas Tech jobs at the same time

-Having his luggage lost when he went to interview for Tech and going to Wal Mart to buy a shirt and slacks

-Going to the Elite Eight and College World Series in 2018

-Being at the Final Four in Minneapolis

-His home run call "Adios Muchachos"

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May 14, 2019

It's episode 159 with Philadelphia 76ers radio broadcaster Tom McGinnis.  He discusses:

-Growing up wearing a Milwaukee brace because of having scoliosis

-Beginning his college career at Illinois Benedictine playing basketball, but then transferring to Northern Illinois to begin his broadcasting career

-Moving to Charleston, SC and covering the Citadel, minor league baseball and The Masters

-Working in the CBA

-Broadcasting hockey in Charleston, SC and Cleveland

-Going to games at Chicago Stadium with his Dad when he was younger & then bringing his Dad to the first game he broadcast at Chicago Stadium

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May 7, 2019

Episode 158 with Cleveland Indians radio broadcaster Tom Hamilton.  He discusses:

-Growing up on a dairy farm outside of Waterloo, WI

-Tending bar to make ends meet when he first started in the business

-Seeing the Indians opening in the Cleveland Plain Dealer

-Working with Herb Score

-First Indians game called due to a blizzard

-Son Nick being drafted by the Indians

-Watching his son play in an Indians Major League Spring Training Game

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