Episode 98: Kent Babb

Kent Babb is a sports feature writer for the Washington Post. He writes about the NFL, college sports, the NBA, and the intersections of sports with social, cultural, and political issues.

We talked about his new book, Across the River: Life, Death, and Football in an American City. It was published by HarperOne in August. 

Across the River is a riveting look at a high school football team in a part of New Orleans few of us ever hear about. It’s a team made up of players and coaches who have to deal with shootings and murder on a regular basis.

Babb is also one of the writers included in The Year’s Best Sports Writing 2021. That’s the new anthology created by Glenn Stout. The book goes on sale October 5. 

Babb’s story ran in the Washington Post, and is about Anthony Giuliani, Rudy’s son, and his questionable job at the White House. 

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