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Jarred Cosart again and favorite podcasts and books.

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Jarred Cosart at it again and favorite podcasts and books.

James Yasko of Astros County and myself have done the unthinkable and teamed up to bring you yet another Astros podcast. The format for TAB is a little different in that there are not time constraints and it's unscripted, with the exception of the opening sentence. Each podcast we'll talk about whatever we feel like talking about.

This episode:

  • Jarred Cosart at it again
  • Favorite Podcasts
  • Favorite books

Podcast Suggestions:


  • Memory Palace
  • NPR: TED Radio Hour
  • Men In Blazers
  • Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
  • The Moth
  • The Audacity To Podcast
  • Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project


  • ESPN: Behind The Dish With Keith Law
  • Fringe Average
  • MLB Network: Intentional Talk
  • Effectively Wild
  • Stealing Home

Book Suggestions:


  • Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Winter King by Bernard Cornwell


  • The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
  • The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America by Joe Posnanski
  • The Echoing Green The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and the Shot Heard Round the World by Joshua Prager

If you have any podcast or book suggestions leave them in the comment section below.

PODCAST NOTE: We have decided that we will not be sticking to a regular schedule for this podcast. We are still shooting for a podcast every two weeks, however, the day we record will be a moving target; Therefore we will not be doing a live podcast thread on this site.

The benefit to this is that we have the flexibility to react and talk about topics sooner when they may be more relevant, which potentially could make this podcast more ranty. And more ranty is a good thing...I think.

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The podcast will also be available on [ iTunes ] and the usual podcast directories. If we're not on your favorite podcast directory shoot me an email ( timothy.deblock [at] ) and I'll work to get it added. You can also email me any feedback at said email address. Finally, the [ RSS Feed ] for direct subscriptions.

Welcome to the Astros Boxes era.