Saturday, February 20, 2021

Vicki Mayk: Outstanding Author


Vicki Mayk is the author of Growing Up on the Gridiron, a book about Owen Thomas, a student and football player at the University of Pennsylvania who committed suicide.  Owen was also my next-door neighbor.

Matt, Morgan, Owen, Kathy, and Tom Thomas


Total run time: 38:24

3:59 - Why Vicki wrote this book
8:35 - My relationship with Matt
15:35 - My memories of Owen, including when he broke our window with a bb gun
21:38 - Penn professor Adam Grant on how Owen was special
25:28 - Football as a brotherhood, and if any changes to football should be made
32:05 - Impressions of Parkland School District

The embedded player works best in Google Chrome.  You can download the mp3 by clicking here, and the podcast is available in iTunes.

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