Hooks & Runs

169 - John Glenn, Ted Williams and the Power of Friendship w/ Adam Lazarus

September 28, 2023 A podcast about baseball, music and culture. Season 4 Episode 169
Hooks & Runs
169 - John Glenn, Ted Williams and the Power of Friendship w/ Adam Lazarus
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Adam Lazarus (https://www.adamlazarusbooks.com/) joins the show this week to discuss his wonderful new book, "The Wingmen: The Unlikely, Unusual, Unbreakable Friendship Between John Glenn and Ted Williams" (Citadel Press, 2023). This is a fast-paced discussion starting with Glenn and Williams in battle as fighter pilots during the Korean Conflict through the space program, Williams' legendary post-conflict career in Boston, Glenn's long political live and more. Lazarus offers powerful insight into the nature and power of friendship and how friendship can grow and endure despite differences.

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Glenn & Williams in Korea
John Glenn & the space program
John Glenn, politician
The Rift: Glenn runs for president in 1984
The reluctant Ted Williams returns to Boston
The Senator and the Senator
Final Words