This episode of Gangrey: The Podcast is focused solely on the “The Best American Sports Writing 2015,” which is now on sale at bookstores across the country. This year marks the 25th edition of the book, and it was guest edited by Wright Thompson.
The podcast opens with a conversation with Glenn Stout, the series editor. Stout also serves as the longform editor of SB Nation, and has edited all four pieces that host Matt Tullis has written for the Website. That includes “The Ghosts I Run With,” which you can hear on Episode 37.
SB Nation Longform ran Stout’s Forward to this years BASW, which is a personal look at how the series came about, as well as what made Stout into the writer and editor that he is.
In the second segment, Jeremy Collins talks about his story “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Greg Maddux,” which is included in this year’s Best American Sports Writing. He also talks about his latest SB Nation piece, “The Reckoning.”
Finally, in the Required Reading segment, host Matt Tullis breaks down this year’s “Best American Sports Writing,” and why it is a must-read for everyone, even non-sports fans.