WE MADE IT!!!
Tarlin and Mike are back to celebrate our 50th episode of Running It Back, the Lessons Learned from Sports Podcast. What began as an outlet for us in the midst of the sports-starved days of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has now grown into a real body of work, an oeuvre, and a platform to grow.
We share highlights from our favorite episodes including Mike’s son Matthew’s appearance, Tarlin’s Ode to Tiger, and much more. We let listeners in on our creative process as we learn from the data and spitball what topics to cover next. And of course, there’s plenty of talk of Space Jam, Scottie Pippen memoirs, The Rooney Rule, Black Quarterbacks and more. We even celebrate some great 50s before we wrap.
Thanks to everyone who’s been with us so far. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to keep up with the latest. Visit us at RunningItBack.fm for more as we embark on our next 50. We look forward to you joining us for the ride!
In a special bonus episode, we bring you highlights from Mike and Tarlin’s live panel in Austin at the SXSW EDU conference. We’re joined by Terri Givens and Dan Harrison in an exploration of storytelling, sports as a microcosm of the broader world, and the mythic elements of sports in our culture. We focus on recent conversations about the Rooney Rule and the Flores Suit before showcasing some of our favorite moments on the podcast.
We remember how this all got started with highlights from our very first episode on the Last Dance Bulls, before sharing moments from our Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Simone Biles, and Tiger Woods episodes before we wrap. We also reference our episodes on Scottie Pippen and Naomi Osaka in a free-ranging conversation that weaves together a lot of what we’ve been talking about over the past two years.
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Tarlin and Mike are back, this time to run it back to a new perspective on the legacy of the 1990s Bulls. This time it’s from Scottie Pippen’s perspective based on his recent memoir, Unguarded. What was it like to be Robin to Michael Jordan’s Batman? How did Scottie demonstrate the flexibility and adaptability that are critical to being an effective teammate and collaborator? And where did he go too far and come across as hurt and a little bit petty in his portrayal of the Bulls Dynasty from the perspective of its “Second Banana?”
We explore all of this and learn the importance of good nutrition while cycling in a whirlwind conversation that even includes some of Scotties deep and soulful DJ voice before concluding.
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Once again, we run it back to Spring of 2020 in the midst of the first wave of COVID-19 when Mike and Tarlin began this crazy ride by analyzing episodes of The Last Dance for 1990s nostalgia along with some lessons learned for today’s day and age.
This episode covers episodes 5 and 6 of the 10 part docuseries called The Last Dance. We talk about Michael’s emergency as the alpha among alphas on The Dream Team, explore the Toni Kukoc narratives, and try to make sense of Scottie Pippen’s memorable choice to sit out the final 1.8 seconds of a pivotal playoff game between the Bulls and the Knicks in 1994.
There’s a lot to dig into and we hope you enjoy a glimpse into how Running It Back came into being. Thanks as always for listening.
Learn how Running It Back got started in this special episode which includes the original recording of our takes on the ESPN Docuseries, The Last Dance that launched in the Spring of 2020. Many of us, including Mike and Tarlin, were transfixed by this series that launched at the height of the first wave of the coronavirus before live sports returned to us.
Tarlin and Mike reminisce about Michael, Scottie, Dennis, and Phil as we try to glean lessons learned from the incredible story of the most dominant NBA Dynasty in recent memory.
If you want to learn how this all began, join us as we run it back to Spring 2020 and then all the way back to the 1990s during this unique and historic episode you won’t want to miss!