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#67 – Baseball AND Life with Dewayne Staats
Apr 3 2022
#67 – Baseball AND Life with Dewayne Staats
Glenn Klein Online marks the 20th Anniversary of his conversations with one of the greatest sports broadcasters in history, Tampa Bay Rays TV Play-By-Play Man, Dewayne Staats. While we have heard Dewayne on air for decades, you may never have heard him like this. The episode commences with our host rehearsing: how he exorcised the “Devil” from the Rays, his successful April Fools’ joke last week, how Rush Limbaugh got him fired, and getting dumped from his award winning talk show in Milwaukee after asking a question about hockey. Then we learn: how Dewayne’s broadcasting career almost never happened, how he has gone 45 years announcing Major League Baseball, about the late great Dan Kelly, about Vin Scully’s tragedies, how Dewayne has dealt with tragedy in his own life, about his formative years growing up near St. Louis, what it would take it for Dewayne to shave his iconic mustache, dealing with mental illness, the importance of spirituality, Carla Staats being a big fan of Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Joe Dispenza’s research, the Rays late Jean Ramirez who succumbed to suicide during the off season, the best advice for someone suffering from suicidal ideation, about the effectiveness of prayer or meditating “the truth”, why a deal was struck ending MLB’s work stoppage, the movie “Thirteen Days”, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Dewayne “channeling” Cold War era Secretary of State Dean Acheson, how the Rays’ stadium search will ultimately conclude, the Las Vegas Athletics, the “Rays’ Way”, Ron DeSantis, George W. Bush’s past in baseball and the time he asked Dewayne for his take on a potential trade, Baseball’s Power Rankings, why the Rays should be “America’s Team”, Glenn’s son Angel’s closing anthem “We are Love”, plus (believe it or not) so much more! It ain’t going to be boring.
#66 - Glenn Klein Online with Jon Erlich
Apr 1 2022
#66 - Glenn Klein Online with Jon Erlich
Jon, the owner of JB Communications in Chicago and a former camper of Glenn’s at Camp Menominee in Eagle River, WI is our special guest. The show commences with Glenn rehearsing: why this is the last one, the many incarnations of GKO over the decades, embracing THE truth, his experience at WRJN with colleagues Tom Karkow and Mike Clemens, WMEN Camp Radio, Cory Provus, Rich Cohen, WXPR Public Radio, getting fired because of Rush Lmbaugh, Dawn’s impact on camp, Hannah and Angel’s “mean” relationship, using sports and current events for his coaching, his book “Early Wake-Up Call” and the response of some people to it (but not Jon’s). Then we learn about: Jon’s involvement in leaving a waitress a $800 tip at the “Best Breakfast Ever", his “hitting rock bottom”, the guys’ experience and some of the history and boys at Menominee including an epidemic at CM where the CDC was called in by Jeff Schwartz in 1978, da Coach’s mentor Al Lewis, Bob Bender, channeling camp owner Alan Wasserman, other CM owners Nate and Edna Wasserman, Steve Kanefsky, Jason Feldgreber, Menominee and Camp Marimeta as camping pioneers, the importance of camp for children, the Nate Wasserman Camp Fund and Camp for All Kids, Jon’s latest fitness journey, Richard Klein’s weight training modality, Jon’s ideal woman and why he waited until 40 to get married, Steve Moe and breathe work, Scott Marland, John Pelts, Willie Zimberoff, Jon’s new nickname plus (believe it or not) so much more. NSWF or children. It ain’t going to be boring.
#64 – Will the Champs 3 Peat? with JP Peterson
Mar 28 2022
#64 – Will the Champs 3 Peat? with JP Peterson
Getting to the top in any endeavor, and staying there, is at best a major challenge. Longtime award winning Tampa Bay sportscaster JP Peterson joins Glenn Klein Online to discuss what it takes to be the best and specifically will take for the two time defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning 3 Peat this spring. The episode commences with our Host and DA Coach rehearsing what has happened in the last 48 hours including his getting to see his soon-to-be-born granddaughter on a virtual 3D ultrasound again, the Bolts results over the weekend, finding your “happy place”, humans as energy grids, the story of Phil and Stacy’s love affair, why certain relationships are mean, how “work” has become a “four letter word”, efforts to change the Tampa Bay hockey vibe and if it made a difference, the impact of Lightning owner Jeff Vinik on the team and community, and what it takes to repeat let, alone 3 peat, as champions. Then we learn about the bone Glenn has to pick with JP, all about JP’s sojourn in broadcasting, why Glenn returned to Tampa, why JP left AM 62O even with stellar ratings, what the recent job listing for a new Lightning play-by-play announcer was all about, appreciating being a Tampa Bay sports fan right now, FSU and Buccaneers legendary broadcaster Gene Deckerhoff, Lightning Head Coach Jon Cooper, the Bolts’ prospects for a 3 Peat in Tampa Bay plus so much more. It ain’t going to be boring.
#58 – The Tyranny of Good Intentions with James Stevens Valliant
Jan 25 2022
#58 – The Tyranny of Good Intentions with James Stevens Valliant
This fresh edition of GKO commences with Da Coach announcing: an opening for a new client, Bill Maher’s take on his time in Florida, Joe Biden’s “fair and square” stealing of the election, Time Magazine’s “The Shadow Campaign”, his current health challenges, his spiritual perspective on what in the world is happening and why regarding issues like the US’ southern border, universal health care and income, gender fluidity, etc. and their proponents. Then Glenn welcomes his favorite atheist author and philosopher James Stevens Valliant back online who describes our host as “prophetic”. The guys continue and engage in an amazing, wide-ranging discussion about: the potential for war in Ukraine, the morality and “religion of Covidism”, Robert Gates’ and Barack Obama’s respective opinions of Joe Biden, the political party of slavery and Jim Crow, systemic racism, current Antisemitism and anti-Asian sentiment, power and control dynamics, societal pendulum swings, the divisiveness of Donald J. Trump, Ron DeSantis, smoking on planes and in restaurants, Glenn’s COVID-related donations, Howard Stern, how the left and right flipped, Jane Fonda’s statement “COVID is God’s gift to the left”, the differences and similarities between Hitler and Stalin, should Biden be impeached, Hannah’s dream, the cure for COVID, Jay Mohr's prostate exam, plus (believe it or not), so much more! It ain’t going to be boring. The episode closes with our Angel’s genius, “We are Love”. ENJOY, BEAUTIFUL HUMANS!