That genie has a funny habit of granting my wishes a few years too late. But if you don’t know, Danny Jolles is one of my favorite comedians simply because he is the easiest to relate to. I also feel like I discovered his comedy at one of the earlier stages of his career so I feel privileged to have gotten in on the ground floor so to speak.
Anyway, he has a new podcast that centers on stories relating to sports. I myself am no sports fan. At least my mind goes blank when people at work start in with Yankees this, Red Sox that. It’s pretty sad when you consider my mother loved baseball growing up, my grandfather was a minor league hopeful in high school, and my stepdad was born in Cooperstown.
But that’s not to say I don’t appreciate what sports can be to a society. My personal favorite moment was one baseball game that my mother was watching. One of the players was suffering from what I think might have been a health complication. He fell in the field and he was unresponsive and members from the other team were coming over to see if they could help. So it was just a very human moment.
Anyway Danny’s first episode couldn’t have gone better. Zack Webber did the intro music and Danny promised he wouldn’t waste any time getting right into the stories. He was very on point , easy to listen to, and even though I’m not a sports fan they were relatable.
Apple does not like my Kindle, so I have to wait until later to give it the 5-Star review it deserves. I found it on Stitcher but Stitcher won’t let me rate and review it, so I will post the link here and maybe you can give it a listen.