S2 E1 (February 22, 2024)
In this episode, Jeff talks with the masterful biographer/reporter Ron Rapoport about his book on Ernie Banks and that Cubs 1969 team. Then Jeff crackerjack calls his childhood friend and armchair GM, Peter Nestos, to discuss the Cubs’ upcoming season.  
Bonus* (Feb. 25, 2024)
In this episode of the Clubhouse Tapes, Jeff talks with Linda Dillman about her lifelong relationship with the Cubs, her dear friendship with Ron Santo, and owning Bernie’s across from Wrigley Field.

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S2 E2 (March 7, 2024)
Jeff and Christie discuss regret. The earnest Barry Rozner talks about how he went from a vender to an award-winning sports journalist, his relationship with Ron Santo, writing Ron’s Hall of Fame speech, and more. Then Jeff crackerjack calls his nephew, Sam Brown.
S2 E3 (March 21, 2024)
In this episode, Jeff and Christie talk about luck. Jeff interviews Dodger/Cub Nate Oliver about that Cubs 1969 team, singing Pennant Fever, and the Koufax no-hitter in ’65. Then Jeff crackerjack calls Joey Hickman, son of Cubs slugger Jim Hickman.
S2 E4 (April 4, 2024)
In this episode, Jeff interviews center fielder Bobby Dernier about the incredible 1984 Cubs team and its success, which took Chicago by storm. Then Jeff crackerjack calls Gino’s East LA owner Dan Michaels.
S2 E5 (April 18 2024)
In this episode, Jeff and Christie discuss their top five favorite baseball films. Jeff interviews independent studio mogul Ira Deutchman (A Woman Under the Influence, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Sex Lies and Videotape, Hoop Dreams). They discuss Ira’s enduring career, distributing This Old Cub, and some insightful advice for today’s indie filmmakers. Then Jeff Crackerjack calls his friend and music video producer Joel Tabbush.
S2 E6 (May 2, 2024)
In this episode, Jeff speaks with Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins about his incredible career, his time with the Cubs, and that 1969 team. Then Jeff crackerjack calls his nephew Spencer Brown, who’s studying Sports Business at the University of Oklahoma.
S2 E7 (May 16, 2024)
Jeff interviews Jimmy Bank, the former traveling secretary for the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Oakland A’s, who has so many stories he could write a book. He talks about how he became the youngest in his position in MLB history and his wonderful relationship with Ron Santo. Then Jeff crackerjack calls Arthur Pullano for some wild stories about growing up with the Santo family.
S2 E8 (May 23, 2024)
In the intro, Jeff and Christie discuss 'being spoiled', and then Jeff discusses Hollywood, deal-making, and being a Cub fan with entertainment lawyer Scott Zolke. Lastly, Jeff crackerjack calls Karen Bonelli, a family friend whose father helped put together Ron Santo Pizzeria and Pro’s Pizza.
S2 E9 (May 30, 2024)
Cool insight and great stories in this episode. Jeff interviews Cubs catcher Jody Davis to discuss that great ’84 season. Then Jeff crackerjack calls Matt Boltz, the audio engineer for WGN when Ron Santo was in the booth.
S2 E10 (June 6, 2024)
In the intro, Jeff and Christie get real about the struggle of the independent journey. Then Jeff chats with writer/producer/director Rob Weiss (Entourage, Ballers) about his trajectory into Hollywood, his hit TV shows, and writing Hells Angels together for Fox2000. Then, Jeff crackerjack calls Andy Masur, who worked in the booth with Ron and Pat Hughes at WGN.
S2 E11 (June 13, 2024)
In this episode, hockey legend Chris Chelios talks about his incredible journey through multiple continents, from taking a boat to Australia to learning how to fight in Canada to competing in the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo under armed watch to his recent honor of getting his number retired by the Chicago Blackhawks. Then Jeff Crackerjack calls his childhood friend and college roommate, Pat Walsh.
S2 E12 (June 20, 2024)
In this episode, Jeff and Christie discuss the TV series Dark Matter. Then, Jeff talks with screenwriter Mike Skelton about their similar paths into Hollywood and the different roads from there forth, Mike selling scripts to studios and Jeff with his indie spirit. And Jeff crackerjack calls Bobby Biittner, son of Cubs Larry Biittner, to talk about their shared experiences.
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