April 9, 2012

Radio, Radio: “Gleeman and The Geek” on KFAN

Writing about the Twins beginning the season by getting swept by the Orioles doesn't sound like much fun and luckily there's some sufficiently distracting news to share instead ...

My podcast with John Bonnes is coming to the radio.

We've joined KFAN and starting this week a live version of "Gleeman and The Geek" will air every Sunday at 4:00. We'll talk Twins, banter back and forth, chat with guests, and basically do all the stuff we've done for 35 episodes of the podcast, with the added bonus of being able to take phone calls from listeners. And the podcast isn't going anywhere, so you'll still be able to listen to the entire show here or via iTunes or however else you currently download it.

I've always been a huge talk radio fan and grew up listening to KFAN, so this is a big thrill and I'm very excited about the opportunity. Thanks to KFAN for putting us on the actual airwaves and thanks to PickPointz for sponsoring the show. If you like us and want to hear more of us in the future please show your support by listening each Sunday afternoon on KFAN and by signing up for a free account on PickPointz, where you can win prizes for sports predictions.

  • Carlos

    Congratulations!

  • Tfg

    Great news about a great podcast. I just listened to the episode with new beat writer from the PP. Not to go all old-school, but the discussion of insider access and outsider perspective reminded me of a great quote:

    “I’ve never said, never thought, that it was better to be an outsider than it was to be an insider, that my view of the game was better than anyone else’s. It’s different; better in some ways, worse in some ways. What I have said is, since we are outsiders, since the players are going to put up walls to keep us out here, let us use our position as outsiders to what advantage we can. Let us back off from the trees, look at the forest as a whole, and see what we can learn from that. Let us stop prentending to be insiders if we’re not. Let us fly over the forest, you and I, and look down; let us measure every tract of land and map out all the groves, and draw in every path that connects each living thing. Let us drive around the edges and photograph each and every tree from a variety of angles and with a variety of lenses; and insiders will be amazed at what we can help them to see.” –Bill James, 1984 Baseball Abstract

  • Jeff

    So… do you still get to drink beer?

  • Chris Atchison

    Great news on your radio gig, confirms what I thought was a pretty good broadcast! Also glad you are going to continue the podcast for those of us out of radio range. I have a feeling we are going to need your banter to get us through this year.

  • neil

    idk, I thought your analysis of the Twins’ first series was dead on.

  • Bachmann

    Finally a reason to listen to KFAN. Aaron you are great on the radio and the podcast so I’m looking forward to your show.

  • Spoofbonser

    PMack was right, your platform is getting too big……but how did he know you were getting a gig on the radio? It must be true what he says about inside information.

    Congrats on getting your own progum, get yourself some good sound bites, take lots of calls, play good bumper music, let it breath, and you can’t fail. Good luck, I’ll tune in.

  • http://Twinsgeek.com John Bonnes (@TwinsGeek)

    Great quote Tfg. And thank you everyone!

  • Jere

    Any chance these spots are going to be podcasted or archived in any way for those of us outside of MN?

  • http://Twinsgeek.com Twins Geek

    Yes. If you subscribe to the podcast, you’ll still get them automatically. In fact, we’re planning on adding a extra half hour of talk to those that download the podcast.

  • 3RunHomer

    Congrats! I hope you’ll talk about the horrible Twins defense. Is it the worst in MLB history? It might be. Track the defensive efficiency stat to find out.

  • Todd L

    First you win the Fan of the Year award and now you’re going to be 50 thousand watt radio, cheers!

  • http://twinsfanfromafar.blogspot.com Twins Fan From Afar

    Congratulations on the radio gig – a testament to the quality of the stuff that you and John produce.

  • http://www.baseballfencetopper.com Andrea

    Great news on the radio gig, its amazing what you can do.

  • AaronK

    How cool is that, congrats man.

  • SteveV

    AG, congrats on the air time with KFAN. Unfortunately, the way this season is shaping up you will be talking to about 12 listeners. I know the FO was afraid this would happen, but any hope for this season could be gone in the first month. Yikes!

  • Ron

    Congrats! But where is our podcast this week?

  • http://aarongleeman.com aarongleeman

    Congrats! But where is our podcast this week?

    You’ll be able to listen to it tonight.

  • Drew

    Nice work and well deserved, guys. I hope you can still drink.

  • Ron

    Thanks! I can’t wait to hear your take on the season’s start.