Meetings and interviews

(Revised: 11.22.2011)

A list of some of the notable people I’ve met and/or interviewed during the course of my life and career ...

(And for more on why people like me tend to name-drop, read this from Stuff Journalists Like.)

Ben Folds, Darren Jesse, Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five)
Frank Thomas (baseball player, Chicago White Sox)
Jennifer Knapp (singer)
Claude McKnight (Take Six)
Bernie Miklasz (sports columnist)
Michael Wilbon (sports columnist)
Bob Holden (Missouri governor)
Herman Boone & Bill Yoast (the real-life coaches made famous by “Remember the Titans”)
Mike Kroeger (Nickelback)
Al Molinaro (actor)
Paul Ryan (United States congressman)
Paul & Morgan Hamm (Olympic medalists)
Jim Doyle (Wisconsin Governor)
Jenn Wertz (Rusted Root)
Kirk Hinrich (basketball player, Chicago Bulls)
Dawn & Drew (podcast pioneers)
Peter Tork (of the Monkees)
Toby Lightman (singer)
Joe Esposito (Elvis Presley’s best friend)
Mo Rocca (comedian, TV personality)
Richard On (O.A.R)
Imogen Heap (singer/songwriter)
Jimmy Stafford (Train)
Brian Rosenworcel (Guster)
Tracy Lawrence (country artist)
Bob Feller (baseball hall of famer)
Ron Santo (Chicago Cubs legend, broadcaster)
Rollie Fingers (baseball hall of famer)
Buzz Aldrin & Jim Lovell (astronauts)
James Blunt (singer)
Paul Meany (Mute Math)
Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits)
... Barry Williams (aka Greg Brady, The Brady Bunch)
... Billy Williams (baseball hall of famer)
... Ferguson Jenkins (baseball hall of famer)
... Andy Pafko (pro baseball player, 1943-1959)
... Regina Spektor (singer/songwriter)
... Hillary Clinton (former First Lady, New York Senator, 2008 Presidential candidate)
... Charles Kelly (Lady Antebellum)
... Chris Culos (drummer, O.A.R)
... Marty Stuart (country singer)
... Ingrid Michaelson (singer / songwriter)
... Don Newcombe (Brooklyn Dodgers, 1956 Cy Young and MVP winner)
... Sam Llanas (The BoDeans)
... Todd Mohr (Big Head Todd & the Monsters)
... LeRoy Butler (former Green Bay Packers All-Pro)
... Tom Hamilton (bassist, Aerosmith)
... Windell Middlebrooks (actor, "Miller High Life deliveryman")
... Harold Ford Jr. (former congressman, NBC analyst)

... Celine Cousteau (filmmaker, explorer, granddaughter of Jacques-Yves Cousteau)
... Shawn Johnson (U.S. gymnast, Olympic gold medalist)
... Meghan McCain (political activist, writer, daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain)
... Blake Mycoskie (Founder of TOMS shoes)
... Frank Warren (Founder of PostSecret)

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