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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."

Dec 27, 2016

How do you earn the nickname "Mr Cat?" You've been with Northwestern for more than 25 years, that's how.  In episode 41 Dave Eanet, the voice of Northwestern football since 1990 and men's basketball since 1996, talks about the 1995 season when the team went to the Rose Bowl, working the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer on CBS Radio for the speed skating event (Dan Johnson won his only gold and Bonnie Blair took home two) and trying to find someone to take the spot of Ron Santo on Chicago Cubs broadcasts after his passing.   Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Dec 20, 2016

This is the second Jack Michaels we've talked to for the podcast.  The difference this time around is this Jack Michaels didn't change his name to Jack Michaels.  In episode 40 the Edmonton Oilers broadcaster discusses spending eight years in Alaska, sharing a booth with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, being just the second broadcaster in Oilers history and being an American hired by a Canadian team.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Dec 13, 2016

How difficult is it to be the next man up after one of the most legendary broadcasters to ever live?  Eric Collins knows the answer to this question.  In episode 39 Collins discusses what it was like to spend 5 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcasting the road games Vin Scully didn't travel to.  He also talks about what it was like working in the minor leagues, getting paid $25 a game and having to sleep on the floor of his friends apartment.  Plus Collins discusses broadcasting Team USA Baseball & Softball for the 2008 Olympics.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab

Dec 6, 2016

Whether it's ESPN or the Boston Bruins, Jack Edwards has made a name for himself wherever he's gone.  In episode 38 Jack talks about growing up a Bruins fan, how his parents being performers helps him in the broadcast booth and how a broken leg as a soccer player in college changed his entire life.  There is an incredible amount of substance in this podcast that we can't mention it all right here. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Nov 29, 2016

In Episode 37 Tim Newton discusses how he passed up going to the University of Notre Dame for Purdue University after flipping through college books.  He tells a humorous story of how he nearly lost his job after being stuck in a bathroom and what it's like to follow legendary Purdue broadcasters John DeCamp (43 years) and Joe McConnell (15 years) and being hired in 2010.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Nov 22, 2016

How would you handle it if the company you worked for laid off 88 people.  Would you go work in a different industry?  Would you want to prove your former bosses wrong?  In episode 36 Pete Pranica did the latter.  He discusses being laid off by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2003, finding his way back by working the 2004 Olympics in Athens and being hired by the Memphis Grizzlies that same year.  If all that career up and down doesn't make one sick, maybe going more than 7 G's with the Thunderbirds will.  Pete talks about this once in a lifetime experience. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Also, be sure to rate the podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV, and retweet it, and like us on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV, and share with your friends. You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Nov 15, 2016

Imagine being a comic and having Johnny Carson call you over to the couch after doing five minutes on the Tonight Show.  That was when a comic knew they had made it.  For Detroit Tigers broadcaster Dan Dickerson he had a similar moment in the baseball world.  In Episode 35 Dickerson talks about how Ernie Harwell called him over to do an inning of play-by-play in the final game at Tiger Stadium, what he does during rain delays to keep himself occupied and the significance of the drink Yoo Hoo is to his Duckball League (don't worry it will be explained in the episode).  Be sure and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Be sure to rate the podcast as well.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at TheVoiceBTV.  Also, retweet the and like the posts about this episode.  You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com or on PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Nov 8, 2016

After missing most of last season due to quadruple bypass surgery, Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Miller of the Los Angeles Kings, began his 44th season with the franchise this year.  In episode 34 he discusses pulling back on a full 82 game schedule, covering the Ice Bowl in Green Bay in 1967, how the legendary Hall of Fame Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn helped him land the job with the Kings and interviewing Jesse Owens.  Be sure and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Retweet and follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV.  Like and share the podcast on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV.  Also, you can find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and on PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Nov 1, 2016

He grew up in a small town in Minnesota where he went to school with seven other students and eventually worked for the team he grew up rooting for, the Minnesota Twins.  In Episode 33 Dick Bremer discusses what it was like growing up in a small town, how he broke a church stained glass window and eventually wound up purchasing the replacement in an auction, where he got the nickname "Duke in the Dark" and who actually calls him that and the real story behind a player confronting him because he was critical during a broadcast.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcast, and be sure to rate us.  Follow the podcast on twitter at @TheVoiceBTV or on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV.  You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and at PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Oct 25, 2016

Sometimes reaching the pinnacle of your career you need to soar to new heights. For Marc Moser he has literally found a way to do that.  In Episode 32 Marc discusses his passion for flying, how moving to Chicago and befriending Blackhawks fans got him interested in hockey and the season he spent broadcasting the Colorado Rapids soccer team.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and rate the podcast, or wherever you get your podcast.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV.  You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and at PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Oct 18, 2016

After having a recent health scare Dave Sims looked at his life a little differently. In episode 31 the Seattle Mariners broadcaster talks about how things changed after discovering he had prostate cancer, what it's like being the only African American #1 TV broadcaster in all of Major League Baseball and what it's like having Coach K and Warren Moon make a phone call on your behalf to help you land a job.  Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  Follow the podcast on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV.  You can find the podcast on 1500ESPN.com or at PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.

Oct 11, 2016

Consider this the bye week for the podcast, but that doesn't mean we don't bring you an incredible episode.  It just means we will deviate from the format of the first 29 episodes, but bring you a very special conversation between two friends. Jamie Flam and Sean Aronson have known each other for more than 20 years, dating back to their days at Granada Hills High School.  Jamie was the inspiration for this podcast (go back to Episode 1 and listen to Sean discuss how influential Jamie was in the process).  In this episode you will learn about both these guys and how they got to where they are. Learn more about Sean, and his route to St. Paul, and find out how Jamie handles the egos of big time comics, how he became the booker for the Hollywood Improv and which new SNL cast member he gave time to on the stage at the Improv that helped her career.  This is a crossover episode of The Voice Behind the Voice and Jamie's podcast, The Gatekeeper.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV.  You can also find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and at PodcastOne under the Society & Culture tab.

Oct 4, 2016

We all know what it's like getting overlooked for a promotion.  But how many of us know what it's like to get that promotion and then be asked to go back to our original jobs?  In Episode 29 Brian Roth, the voice of Colorado State, talks about waiting his turn to get the top job as radio broadcaster with the Rams, but once he got it a new AD came in and asked him to slide back to doing color commentary because they wanted a big name in the top spot.  Brian also talks about how the head football coach gave him a "recruiting" speech to stay with the program and how Rams fans have treated him despite being a graduate of the University of Colorado.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV or Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV.  You can find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com or Podcast One under the Society & Culture tab.

Sep 27, 2016

One of the more historic nights in baseball history was Disco Demolition Night on July 12, 1979.  The Chicago White Sox were forced to forfeit the second game of a doubleheader, but prior to that Ed Farmer was on the mound to finish off game one.  In Episode 28 he discusses what it was like to pitch in that game right before more than 50,000 people stormed the field, how his brother saved his life, breaking the jaw of Al Cowens and having him tackle him after a groundout the following season, and about evaluating the Top 100 Golf Courses in the U.S. for Golf Digest. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and be sure to rate us.  Follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV.  You can find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com and PodcastOne.com under the Society & Culture tab.  

Sep 20, 2016

From Iowa, to one of the biggest stations in the country at KMOX in St. Louis Mike Grimm vaulted to the top at a young age.  In episode 27 Grimm discusses what is was like learning from his idols Ron Gonder, in Iowa, and Jack Buck in St. Louis. When he got the job at the University of Minnesota he needed to beat out two other people who would land jobs in the state, the Twins Kris Atteberry and the former voice of the Lynx Brian Sieman (now with the Clippers).  And despite being well versed in a number of sports Mike talks about the one sport he probably needs a little help in.  Be sure and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.  You can follow us on Twitter at @TheVoiceBTV and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheVoiceBTV.  You can find the podcast at 1500ESPN.com or at PodcastOne.com in the Society & Culture section.

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