By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (Updated on July 26, 2020) — I’ve been building up the site with a variety of interviews for nearly seven years. Here are many of them in one place. Most of them were done exclusively for this site.

From A to Z…

*Sean Anthony (Hypo2 Sport founder, longtime behind-the-scenes guy for Olympic athletes)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/a-vital-supporting-role-sean-anthony-reflects-on-years-of-olympic-preparation-work-in-flagstaff/

*Paul Baker (president of Stadium Journey, a website that chronicles the fan experience at sports venues spanning the globe)

https://edodevenreporting.com/2020/07/08/a-conversation-with-stadium-journey-president-paul-baker/

*Alex Belth (journalist, curator, the creative force behind the Bronx Banter Blog and The Stacks Reader)

https://edodevenreporting.com/2020/04/11/cultural-junkie-alex-belths-labor-of-love-curating-quality-writing/

*Steve Bitker (sports announcer, author)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/a-look-back-at-the-magic-of-the-1958-season-and-steve-bitkers-engrossing-well-crafted-book-on-the-original-san-francisco-giants/

*Paola Boivin (sports columnist for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/a-hopeless-optimist-paola-boivin-distinguished-sports-columnist/

*Stephen Brunt (Sportsnet columnist, best-selling Canadian author, broadcaster)

An eight-part summer series in 2018:

Part 1: https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2018/06/07/memories-and-influences-a-conversation-with-canadian-sports-journalism-icon-stephen-brunt-part-1/

Part 2: https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/stephen-brunt-weighs-in-on-the-pros-and-cons-of-the-athletic/

Part 3: https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2018/06/15/stephen-brunts-twitter-free-existence/

Part 4: https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2018/07/01/the-story-behind-the-story-of-searching-for-bobby-orr-a-conversation-with-stephen-brunt-part-four/

Part 5: https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/stephen-brunts-favorite-sports-moments-and-events/

Part 6: https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2018/07/22/stephen-brunt-on-red-fishers-legacy-and-a-vanishing-era-of-sports-journalism/

Part 7: https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/stephen-brunt-revels-in-opportunity-to-pursue-stories-anywhere-anytime/

Part 8: https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2018/07/30/stephen-brunt-reflects-on-writing-facing-ali-15-fighters-15-stories/

*Brin-Jonathan Butler (author, sports journalist, documentary filmmaker)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/brin-jonathan-butlers-adventures-and-travails-in-discovering-the-real-cuba/

*Marco Cianfanelli (South African artist who created Nelson Mandela boxing sculpture)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/a-conversation-with-artist-marco-cianfanelli/

*Wayne Coffey (sports reporter, author)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/doing-whatever-it-takes-wayne-coffey-traveled-more-than-20000-miles-to-gather-material-for-his-book-on-1969-mets/

*Karen Crouse (New York Times sports writer)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/karen-crouses-quest-for-knowledge/

*Jack Curry (baseball author, sports reporter)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2019/06/29/jack-curry-discusses-collaborating-with-david-cone-on-new-baseball-book/

*Christopher Davies (soccer journalist, author)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2019/07/29/a-wide-ranging-discussion-about-planet-football-with-christopher-davies/

*John Eisenberg (sports columnist, author)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/before-i-write-a-word-i-need-to-know-clearly-what-i-want-to-say-a-qa-with-john-eisenberg/

*Anthony Famiglietti (Olympic runner, entrepreneur)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/catching-up-with-anthony-famiglietti/

*Pat Farabaugh (author of a book on former NBA teammates Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/the-ultimate-friendship-maurice-stokes-and-jack-twyman-and-an-interview-with-the-author-who-wrote-their-story/

*James Fiorentino (portrait artist, painter)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/a-conversation-with-portrait-artist-james-fiorentino/

*Steven Goldman (journalist, author)

https://edodevenreporting.com/2020/05/10/steven-goldman-looks-back-on-writing-his-2005-book-on-baseball-icon-casey-stengel/

*Kara Goucher (Olympic runner, co-host of “Clean Sport Collective” podcast)
https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2020/02/18/kara-goucher-explains-mission-of-clean-sport-collective-podcast-outlines-future-goals/

*Aram Goudsouzian (historian, author)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/a-conversation-with-aram-goudsouzian-author-and-historian-insights-on-the-civil-rights-movement-bill-russell-sidney-poitier-and-more-2/

*Derrick Hall (Arizona Diamondbacks president)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/a-conversation-with-derrick-hall-arizona-diamondbacks-president-ceo/

*Dave Hannigan (journalist, author)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2016/07/28/interview-with-dave-hannigan-author-of-drama-in-the-bahamas-muhammad-alis-last-fight/

*Thomas Hauser (boxing columnist, author)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/superman-dont-need-no-seat-belt-and-many-more-tales-from-inside-and-outside-the-boxing-ring/

*Mark Heisler (longtime NBA reporter, columnist)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/basketball-maven-mark-heislers-reflections-on-a-legendary-career/

*Bob Hill (former NBA head coach)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/qa-with-ex-bob-hill/

*Ron Higgins (sports columnist, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/the-perennial-excellence-of-ron-higgins-journalism/

*Jerald Hoover (sports journalist, playwright, documentary director)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/getting-to-know-jerald-hoover/

*Dave Hyde (sports columnist)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/getting-to-know-sports-columnist-dave-hyde/

*Zak Keefer (sports journalist)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/the-story-behind-the-story-of-zak-keefers-epic-article-on-ex-mobster-john-franzese-jr/

*Peter Kerasotis (sports journalist)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/getting-to-know-peter-kerasotis-2/

A second interview with Peter about working with Felipe Alou on his memoir:

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2018/03/26/peter-kerasotis-details-the-enjoyment-and-challenges-of-writing-felipe-alous-memoir/

*Lopez Lomong (Olympic runner, author, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, American citizen)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/qa-with-olympic-runner-lopez-lomong/

*Terry Lyons (former NBA PR executive for global communications)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/thedefinitiveinterviewwithterrylyons/

*Karan Madhok (basketball journalist from India)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/an-inside-look-at-basketball-in-india/

*Andrew Maraniss (author, former MLB media relations staff for Tampa Bay Devil Rays)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2018/03/12/andrew-maraniss-reflects-on-an-eight-year-labor-of-love-writing-a-biography-about-sec-basketball-pioneer-perry-Wallace/

*Howard Megdal (sports journalist, author)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/what-makes-the-st-louis-cardinals-excel-howard-megdal-explores-the-topic-in-his-latest-book/

*Peter Mehlman (writer, producer, journalist, comedian)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/a-serious-discussion-about-comedy-with-peter-mehlman/

*Javier Morales (sports writer, website operator)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2016/05/07/catching-up-with-javier-morales/

*Craig Morgan (NHL reporter, specializing in Arizona Coyotes coverage)

https://edodevenreporting.com/2020/07/20/veteran-reporter-craig-morgan-discusses-launch-of-az-coyotes-insider/

*Dave Ord (sports writer, soccer fanatic, FC Tucson historian and statistician)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/a-soccer-football-fanatic-and-journalist-whos-seen-it-all-tales-from-dave-ords-ongoing-global-odyssey/

*Opie Otterstad (painter, specializing in sports portraits)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/a-conversation-with-painter-opie-otterstad/

*Jeff Pearlman (sports journalist, author)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/i-love-finding-folks-other-people-say-cant-be-found-an-interview-with-jeff-pearlman/

*Ron Rapoport (sports journalist, author)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/a-conversation-with-ron-rapoport/

*Linda Robertson (sports columnist)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/getting-to-know-linda-robertson-part-i/

*Carlo Rotella (director of American Studies at Boston College, writer, journalist)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/boxing-pulsates-through-carlo-rotellas-soul-and-other-insights-from-an-interview/

*Pat Shannahan (photographer)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/a-photographers-work/

*Art Spander (sports journalist)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/a-conversation-with-art-spander-part-i/

*Marc Stein (NBA writer for ESPN at the time of this Q&A; now with The New York Times)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/getting-to-know-espns-marc-stein-the-consummate-nba-insider/

*Peter Vecsey (longtime NBA columnist, insider and analyst, ABA expert)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/peter-vecsey-who-needs-deadlines-discusses-his-upcoming-book-and-the-stories-behind-the-stories/

*Mark Whicker (longtime sports columnist, Nat Fleischer Award recipient for sustained excellence in coverage of boxing)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/an-engaging-conversation-with-sports-columnist-mark-whicker/

*Alexander Wolff (longtime Sports Illustrated writer, author)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/an-inside-look-at-the-audacity-of-hoop-alexander-wolffs-new-book-on-president-obama-and-basketball/

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This interview was done during the 2006 FIBA World Basketball Championship in Japan.

*Adam Simon (Miami Heat scout)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/a-conversation-with-then-basketball-scout-adam-simon/

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The two below were published in the Arizona Daily Sun.

*Bob Melvin (MLB manager)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/qa-with-bob-melvin-at-the-flagstaff-mall/

*Ernie Harwell (Longtime MLB announcer)

https://edodevenreporting.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/column-flashback-a-conversation-with-mlb-announcer-ernie-harwell/