Sports Lit 101 5.17.17 w/Ignacio Garcia

Ignacio Garcia joined Bruce Pratt & Rich on Sports Lit 101 to discuss his book, “When Mexicans Could Play Ball.”


Sports Lit 101 5.10.17

On this week’s Sports Lit 101, Bruce Pratt talked with “Bloomer Girls” author Debra Shattuck.


Lydia Reeder 5.3.17

Lydia Reeder joined Rich and Bruce Pratt on Sports Lit 101 to discuss her book, “Dust Bowl Girls”.


Author Jason Turbow

Jason Turbow, author of “The Baseball Codes”, joined us to discuss his newest book, “Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic – Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s”. Turbow explained that the popular image of Finley may not tell the whole story of his tenure as A’s owner, shared stories of players like Reggie Jackson and Vida […]


Elizabeth Searle on “We Got Him”

Author Elizabeth Searle joined Bruce Pratt on Sports Lit 101 to talk about her new novel, “We Got Him”, set in the Boston suburbs at the time of the Marathon bombing.


Author Mark Spitzer

On this week’s Sports Lit 101, Mark Spitzer talked with Bruce Pratt about his new book, “Beautifully Grotesque Fish of the American West.”


Kelly Belanger 2.15.17

Author Kelly Belanger visited with us on Sports Lit 101 to discuss her book, “Invisible Seasons – Title IX and The Fight for Equity in College Sports”.


Author Kyle Keiderling

On this week’s Sports Lit 101, Kyle Keiderling joined Bruce Pratt to discuss his book, “Olympic Collision”. The book looks at the infamous incident at the 1984 Olympics between runners Zola Budd and Mary Decker, draws parallels between the upbringing of the two competitors, and talks about the way each of them has dealt with […]


Rick Burton 09.14.16

Author Rick Burton joined Rich and Bruce on Bruce’s weekly segment “Sports Lit 101” to talk about his new book “Sports Business Unplugged”. The book, which is comprised of essays, stands up really well as time passes. Hear Rick explain why they still hold weight on the current sports landscape. This is a must listen […]


Duncan Jamieson 7.6.16

Author of “The Self Propelled Voyager”, Duncan Jamieson called into the Downtown show Wednesday afternoon for Bruce Pratt’s Sports Lit 101 to talk all about his new book. It turned into such a cool conversation about the country at another time when bicycles opened up a world of possibilities for travel and exploration.


Henry Hughes 6.29.16

The author of “Backseat with Fish”, Henry Hughes, joined the show at long last on Bruce Pratt’s phenomenal Sports Lit 101 and was everything we had hoped and more. It is a spirited conversation that ends with Henry reading a passage from the book, which was truly a treat.


John B Lee 6.10.16

The poet laureate of Brantford, Ontario and also the foremost hockey poet on the continent, John B Lee visited the Downtown studios for a spirited and long winding conversation with Rich, Ryan, and Bruce Pratt from Sports Lit 101 that covers topics like the connection between poetry and sport and more. John then holds court […]


James Walker on “expert” prognostication of sports

Author James Walker joined Downtown for Sports Lit 101 on Wednesday afternoon to talk about sports predictions by experts which often go awry. Walker went into some of the analytics for the predictions by the so called experts and said that it would almost be better to just do a random selection because the odds […]


Author Richard King on his book “Meeting Tom Brady”

Author Richard King joined Downtown on Wednesday as part of Sports Lit 101 where he talked about his book, “Meeting Tom Brady”. King talked about how the thought of writing this book came to be and his ultimate goal of meeting the New England Patriots quarterback. He told the story of how he took fan […]


Sports Lit 101 with Bruce Pratt: “Playing with Tigers”

Bruce Pratt was back on Downtown on Wednesday for Sports Lit 101 to talk about another book, this time with Playing With Tigers by George Gmelch. Pratt went into the plot of the book and the background of the author who played minor league baseball in the Detroit Tigers organization. The story details the minor […]