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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."

Sep 17, 2019

We honor a man that passed away this past week, Fred McLeod of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sep 10, 2019

It's episode 170 with Seattle Mariners radio broadcaster Rick Rizzs.  He discusses:

- His Italian heritage

- Writing a letter to Jack Brickhouse

- Being part of a Barbershop Quartet 

- Being a visiting clubhouse attendant and a PXP broadcaster in Alexandria

- Short Night

- Investing in a Minor League Baseball Team

- Eating 33 Girl Scout Cookies in 3 minutes

- Protests outside Tiger Stadium when he took over for Ernie Harwell

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Sep 3, 2019

This is a rebroadcast with Phoenix Suns radio broadcaster Al McCoy.  He discusses:

- Being the longest tenured broadcaster in the NBA

- Growing up on a farm that had no power or running water

- Playing the piano professionally and how he occasionally will play in hotel lounges

- Having a game in Triple-A being postponed because of grasshoppers

-Having a Celtics fan pass out in his lap while calling the 1976 NBA Finals

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Aug 27, 2019

It's episode 169 with Tampa Bay Rays TV broadcaster Dewayne Staats. He discusses:

-Using a MNF broadcast as his audition tape

-Working with Gene Elston and Bob Prince

-Calling Nolan Ryan's 5th no-hitter and Jim Abbott's no-hitter

-Harry Caray, Milo Hamilton, the San Diego Chicken and Bozo the Clown

-Calling the first ever night game at Wrigley Field

-Getting the New York Yankees job in 1990

-Pranking Buck Showalter with a Harry Caray impression

-Broadcasting his son-in-law Dan Wheeler 

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Aug 20, 2019

As it was announced Doc Emrick is being voted into the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame we play back this incredible sit down interview.  He discusses:

-His use of the English language

-Growing up in a town of 627

-Ernie Harwell helping him with his Doctoral Dissertation on the History of Major League Broadcasting

-Who gave him the nickname Doc

-Having a voice coach

-Why he writes a letter a day

-Broadcasting his first Major League Baseball game with Bob Costas

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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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