Summary: Cooperstown Conversations is the official podcast of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. New podcasts are published every month.
On the May show we talk with Hank Greenberg biographer John Rosengren about the Tigers' legendary slugger. We also listen in as long-time baseball scout Jim Martz reviews some of his favorite scouting reports.
On our April Show we preview the Hall of Fame's upcoming exhibit, "Diamond Mines," with conversations featuring baseball scout Don Williams and Hall of Famers Bert Blyleven and Don Sutton
On our March show we take a tour of the Hall of Fame's Pride and Passion exhibit with curator Erik Strohl. We also highlight Hall of Famer Effa Manley.
Our first show of the new year features a look back at the careers and legacies of two of baseball's all-time greats, Stan Musial and Earl Weaver. We also take a trip into the archives with an interview from 2002 featuring Bob Feller and Phil Rizzuto.
We close out the first year of the Cooperstown Conversations Podcast by taking a look at the careers of the newest members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame: Hank O'Day, Jacob Ruppert, and Deacon White. We also look ahead to the BBWAA Ballot.
On our November Show we take a look at how artifacts from the 2012 World Series made their way from the field to the Autumn Glory Exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
On the October show we look back at the busy month we've had in Cooperstown - bringing you two interviews. Manager of School Programs Julie Wilson talks with two alums from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, while Senior Director of Communications and Education Brad Horn talks with Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg.
On our September Show we continue our discussion of 2012's historic achievements with curator John Odell. We also present an interview with Rod Carew from the Hall's archives in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
On our August show we take a look at some of the great pitching moments in 2012 and the artifacts that the Hall of Fame has received from those moments. We also relieve some of Hall of Fame Weekend with an interview with Barry Larkin, Tony Perez and Billy Williams.
On our July podcast we dive into the National Baseball Hall of Fame archives for a special look back at the first Induction, and the first Hall of Fame Game.
On our June Podcast we prepare for Fathers' Day by taking a look at how baseball connects generations. Phil Niekro also joins us to discuss the upcoming Hall of Fame Classic Legends Game to be held in Cooperstown on Fathers' Day Weekend. Finally, we open up the vault and listen to portions of the first Induction Ceremony, held back in June of 1939.
On May's Show we focus on Fenway Park's historic 100th anniversary, and the Hall's newest exhibit, FENtennial. Guests include Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk, Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson, and Assistant Curator of New Media Lenny DiFranza.
On the April Show, we celebrate the return of baseball with Opening Day stories. We talk with Curator Erik Strohl about the history of Opening Day, discuss the meaning of fandom with actor and baseball fan James Denton, and look back on the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's historic Opening Day in 1947 with Robinson's long-time friend and pen pal Ron Rabinovitz.
In our March show we look at women who have contributed to the National Pastime - both past and present. We also talk with Ozzie Smith about the upcoming season and remember the life and legacy of Gary Carter.
February's Show features an interview with the newest member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Barry Larkin, as well as audio clips from a 1967 interview with Hall of Famer Buck Leonard taken from the Hall of Fame's archives.