The Sir and Sport Podcast welcomes Vince Cefalu. His new book, RatSnakes: Cheating Death by Living A Lie: Inside the Explosive World of ATF’s Undercover Agents and How We Changed the Game, is an exclusive, first-time glimpse at the secret world of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)—the dangerous, secret society of criminals and cover identities where the world’s greatest undercover agents are known as RatSnakes. Working assignments ranging from the Symbionese Liberation Army to Asian organized crime, Cefalu spent 30 years infiltrating notorious outlaw motorcycle gangs as well as splinter groups of the Ku Klux Klan. Part field guide, part heart-pounding thrill-ride, Cefalu’s irreverent, explicit stories from the inside are a mix of suspense and unexpected hilarity.
The Sir and Sport Podcast welcomes nationally acclaimed chef, author and television personality, John Tesar.
Chef Tesar talks about working with the late Anthony Bourdain and their relationship that began 40 years ago, long before Bourdain became famous. Tesar also addresses chefs in the media and television and why awards can be stupid and misleading, as well as the treacherous business side of the restaurant industry outside the kitchen. Chef talks about the current migration of great chefs leaving the likes of New York City, the obstacles faced in opening a restaurant, the changes that restaurants are facing as it relates to millennials and how the industry needs to adapt to this new generation of diners and, since he owns Knife Burger in Dallas, what his perfect burger looks like.
Jimmy Vaccaro is one of the original Las Vegas oddsmakers with over 40 years in the sports gambling industry. He takes us back to the beginning of Las Vegas sports gambling, inside the world of big money bets, working with the mob, rubbing shoulders with celebrities, the games that made history, why he hates Tiger Woods, what goes into setting a betting line and how he ended up as a guest on “The Simpsons” and David Letterman’s old show.
NFL and sports agent Peter Schaffer takes us through the world of sports agents, the NFL Draft, the NFL Combine, the challenges that agents face these days and all of the details that you don’t see in the movies and on tv.
Chad McQueen, son of the late Hollywood icon and “King of Cool,” Steve McQueen, talks about his dad’s legacy, The Great Escape, Bullitt, Papillion, Le Mans, the most important advice his dad gave him about life and fashion, as well as Chad’s role in overseeing the Steve McQueen brand and estate, and his memorable movie character as “Dutch” in The Karate Kid.