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Sonny Liston

Listen: The Beat of Sports on Showtime’s ‘Pariah’

I joined the show to talk about Showtime’s documentary on the life and mystery surrounding Sonny Liston’s death.

Show date: November 14, 2019

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Episode 2: Award-winning author, journalist and investigator Shaun Assael joins the pod to discuss “Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston,” a documentary developed from his book “The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin and Heavyweights.” Immerse yourself in latter-day Las Vegas, learn how the infamous heavyweight champ shuttled between two worlds and delve into the craft of storytelling.

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Awards

What a wonderful way to end the summer.

On August 15, The National Association of Black Journalists recognized me and my good friend, Jean-Jacques Taylor, for our story about the misunderstood signs of mental illness, Broken Route, The category was specialty reporting in a magazine with a circulation of more than one million.

And last weekend, the Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference made The Murder of Sonny Liston a two time award-winner. It won for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year and as a Reader’s Choice  award winner. Thank you to everyone at Killer Nashville, especially the wonderfous Clay Stafford. It was a blast.