Created and hosted by writers Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth, Squawkin’ Sports is an ongoing series featuring book chats with grown-up authors writing about grown-ups playing kiddie games. See below for upcoming events, and a list of the books discussed on the show!
Live via Zoom:
Thursday, December 16, 7:30 PM ET
Hosted by Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth
Featuring Todd D. Snyder, author of Beatboxing: How Hip-Hop Changed the Fight Game
With special guest Bronze Nazareth
Created and hosted by writers Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth, Squawkin’ Sports is an ongoing series featuring book chats with grown-up authors writing about grown-ups playing kiddie games. For this installment, Sauer and Roth chat with author and boxing aficionado Todd D. Snyder about his new book Beatboxing, along with special guest and Wu-Tang producer Bronze Nazareth. Interviewing champion fighters and music legends, Snyder uncovers the unique connection between hip-hop and the sweet science, tracing a grassroots cultural movement from its origins in the South Bronx to its explosion across the globe and ultimately into the charged environment of the prize ring. Step into a world of rap moguls turned fight promoters, boxers turned rappers, and rappers turned boxers; join us virtually for the final Squawkin’ Sports event of 2021!
Drew Magary, fan-favorite Defector and former Deadspin columnist, is known for his acerbic takes and his surprisingly nuanced chronicling of his own life. But in The Night the Lights Went Out, he finds himself far out of his depths. On the night of the 2018 Deadspin Awards, he suffered a mysterious fall that caused him to smash his head so hard on a cement floor that he cracked his skull in three places and suffered a catastrophic brain hemorrhage. For two weeks, he remained in a coma. The world was gone to him, and him to it.
A fascinating, darkly funny comeback story of learning to live with a broken mind after a near-fatal traumatic brain injury—from the acclaimed author of The Hike.
"A heart-stomping, heart-stopping read. Unsentimental. Unforgettable. Astonishing. Brothers on Three captures the roar of a community spirit powered by blood history, loyalty, and ferocious love."
—Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red
From journalist Abe Streep, the story of coming of age on a reservation in the American West and a team uniting a community.
On the west bank of the Mississippi lies the New Orleans neighborhood of Algiers. Short on hope but big on dreams, its mostly poor and marginalized residents find joy on Friday nights when the Cougars of Edna Karr High School take the field.
"A moving and evocative portrait of football and life"
— Publishers Weekly