Episode 6: NFL Player Agent Howard Shatsky on Player Safety, Getting Cut and Hard Knocks

This week, we speak with NFL player agent Howard Shatsky about the personal side of NFL football. Over the course of ten minutes, Shatsky tells us what happens to players when they get cut or injured and how he advises them on financial matters. Perhaps the most surprising part of the interview is Shatsky’s answer to a question on player safety. We asked him if players speak to him about the NFL’s effect on their long term health. His answer: “In all honestly, I’ve never been asked that question.” Shocking. Listen in for the full interview.  

You can follow Howard on Twitter (we recommend it): @HowardShatsky


Episode 3: Romney’s Healthcare Plan, Obamacare’s Repeal-ability

As the US presidential election heads into its final stretch, perhaps the campaigns will finally spend more time talking about substantive issues. While we at On The Program encourage them to do so, we’re not interested in waiting around. To that end, we’re starting a series on healthcare policy with policy advisor Richard Schwabacher. Our goal is to get into the meat of this divisive issue and figure out what actually separates the Obama and Romney plans. 

You can follow Richard on Twitter at @RCSDX


Episode 2: David Pogue On His Proposal, Second Chances At Love

David Pogue, an award winning columnist and correspondent for outlets such as CBS and The New York Times, recently made headlines himself when he posted his recent proposal to Nikki Dugan online. The proposal, which according to Pogue has racked up over 300,000 hits, is original and touching. Pogue agreed to join On The Program for a short interview about the proposal. If you hit play, make sure to listen (or scroll ahead to) the final question, where Pogue talks about second chances at love. 

Here’s the video in case you haven’t seen it: