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3 Books With Neil Pasricha

Jun 3, 2019

3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation. Each chapter of 3 Books uncovers and discusses the three most formative books from one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Judy Blume, David Sedaris, Chris Anderson of TED, and the world's greatest Uber driver. Each of the 333 chapters is dropped on the exact minute of every new moon and full moon until September 1, 2031. 3 Books is an Apple "Best Of" award-winning show as well as the world's only podcast by and for book lovers, writers, makers, sellers... and librarians. For more info check out:

For 36 years, Jerry Howarth was the radio broadcaster for the two-time World Series-winning baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays. Howarth had shared the play-by-play duties with his late longtime broadcast partner Tom Cheek from 1982 until 2005, and then served as the play-by-play announcer until announcing his retirement before the start of spring training 2018. Jerry graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Santa Clara in 1968, then served two years as an officer in the U.S. Army, and then finally began his decades-long career as a sportscaster. 

Chapter Description:

My friend Drew Dudley once told me that, other than his parents, he hadn’t heard anyone speak to him more in his life than Jerry Howarth

The voice of the Toronto Blue Jays.

I can relate. Growing up I would listen to Jerry Howarth call the Blue Jays games on the radio on long summer drives, with my friends at the park, or just on my clock radio with the “Sleep” timer on as I fell asleep.

I was thrilled to visit the Skydome in downtown Toronto to sit down with Jerry Howarth for Chapter 30 of 3 Books.

We get comfy watching batting practice together with some reggae and dance music in the background.

Why do I love Jerry?

Because for thirty-six years he was a local leader and community-builder who created trust with millions of baseball fans…

In addition to discussing his book Hello Friends, Jerry and I talk about:

How do we build a community? How do we develop authentic connections? How can we learn the art of being objective? And how do we learn to coach leaders from the ground up?

So come join me and Jerry in the front seats of the Skydome just before the game begins.

Welcome to Chapter 30 of 3 Books.


  • How can you become a “glass overflowing” kind of person? 
  • How can we lose with integrity and grace?
  • What’s most important when it comes to public speaking and emceeing?
  • How can we develop more empathy?
  • How can death unite and connect us with others?
  • Why shouldn’t you wear your religion on your sleeve?
  • Why should you keep background noise in recordings and tapings?
  • How do you take a stand with integrity?
  • What can major league coaches learn from coaching children?
  • What’s the only thing capable of hiding talent?

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