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Episode #37

Andrew Luck

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Monday, March 18, 2013

This week Alec talks with Andrew Luck, the number one draft pick in the National Football League last year. Luck talks about the challenges of going from studying architecture at Stanford to playing in the Pros. Luck’s father was a player in the NFL, so he had some sense of what to expect, but even Luck acknowledges that his new teammates “are the apex of physical freaks.” Life with the Indianapolis Colts was a whole new level of play for Andrew Luck.

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Alec Baldwin

Produced by:

Emily Botein and Kathie Russo

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Comments [11]

Chuck Hyde from Richmond,Indiana

As an Indianapolis Colts fan, I thoroughly enjoyed this non-traditional sports interview.
The Colts have been blessed with another well-rounded elite athlete and person.
What a truly fascinating person, all the while remaining so humble. Alec's so-called "interruptions"
were not "interruptions"; rather, because Alec was so genuinely enthused by this guest, he appropriately sprang to some anticipated answers.

Jan. 20 2014 11:59 PM
Peter Archer

I also found Alec's frequent interruptions extremely annoying in this interview. Perhaps it's because he's out of his area of expertise here and wants to feel like he has something to contribute? I don't know. Other interviews he's not so obnoxious, and actually terrific. I just found that I really wanted to hear what Andrew Luck had to say, and not what Alec Baldwin's ego had to interject.

Oct. 21 2013 11:01 AM
Andrew Ringham

Why is everyone on the comment thread hating on Alec's interviews. I don't mind his interruptions. I don't want him to be like Terri Gross. If I wanted Terri Gross, I'd listen to Terri Gross. I find these extremely fun!

Oct. 14 2013 04:46 PM
Carol Burnett from Missouri

Love the variety of guests. This was a good interview. Maybe jot down notes as he's talking to stay busy while waiting which will help you remember what you wanted to ask too.

You said he was young enough to be your child but so is your wife. When you are 65 she will be on 39. A reasonable person would realize that she wants you for your fame and money. I hope it works out.

Apr. 07 2013 02:59 PM
Andy

So frustrating all the interruptions.

Apr. 03 2013 07:45 AM
Tim from MA

I agree with other posters...you are definitely guilty of frequent interruptions. While I still enjoy the show, your intrusions are becoming more annoying. You should take a page from Terry Gross's book and let your guest finish his/her thought before you jump in with a comment or question.

Apr. 02 2013 11:59 AM
Stephanie

Alec, let the man talk! So frustrating. I know your format is more conversational, but it seemed like every time he tried to answer a question, you would interrupt either to guess the answer or to talk about yourself. And I was really interested in hearing what Andrew Luck had to say. He seemed like a very intriguing character. I guess I'll never know.

Mar. 19 2013 11:53 PM
Donna Percher

Great interview! Who knew, Alec does a great sports inteview. Better than ESPN.

Mar. 19 2013 01:59 PM
Susan from c

Please let your guests finish their answers. You interrupt a lot.

Mar. 19 2013 10:20 AM
Eric from Brooklyn

Terrific interview, much more interesting than I thought it would be, and way to let Luck speak for himself with minimal intrusion. He sounds like a really intelligent kid (would Stanford let in any other kind?), and I hope he manages to keep his head and his wits about him throughout his career.

Last thought, which I've expressed before : why not say in your introduction, "I'm Alec Baldwin, and here's the thing," instead of "You're listening to Here's the Thing"?

Mar. 18 2013 09:58 PM
kevin from ULS

nice change of pace,alec. i liked this one quite a bit. i found it disturbing that an NFL propect, or anyone for that matter,would be subject to a bunch of gratuitous x-rays;as if they were a benign intrusion on the human boday,they're not. you're a stanford grad andrew,do some research. of course,this is the same stanford that presented a methodologically flawed study, that negated the benefit of organic food,but that's another show.

Mar. 18 2013 08:16 AM

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