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Anchored by Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica – two of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members – the magic of the show is in podcast form, enabling the hosts to continue their highly popular tradition with the benefit of twice-a-week perspectives with a special guest each episode.

Tuesdays is 20!

Get the 20th Anniversary Edition, with a new afterword!


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Now in Paperback

All humans are musical. Why else would the Lord give you a beating heart?


Have you read them all?


A Musical Companion

Bringing the music of Frankie Presto to life! Digital download available now, CD exclusive through Barnes & Noble on 11/20. 

Featuring original songs including “Forever Wrong” by Sawyer Fredericks and others by Ingrid MichaelsonMat Kearney, and Phredley Brown.


The premier training center for young people to improve their community, starting with themselves. The center offers a unique approach to Motivational learning.

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100% of the profits benefit SAY Detroit

Who is Frankie Presto?

A virtuoso?
An overnight pop star?
An orphan?

A mystery…


To be blunt, Michigan marijuana law too generous

There’s an old joke about two people in a restaurant. One says, “The food here is terrible.” The other says, “Yeah, and such small portions!” I thought about that when Michigan legalized recreational marijuana last week. The goal, at least partly, was to redirect the...

Detroit Lions regress, suffer regrettable loss to Seattle

When you’re facing a good quarterback, the one thing you can’t do is make it easy for him. Russell Wilson is good. And the Detroit Lions made it easy. That was the story Sunday afternoon in a 28-14 lossthat was more one-sided than the score suggests. Yes, the Lions...

Why fear overload is a threat to your vote

This weekend, American Jews gathered in synagogues for Sabbath services, more fearful than they’d been the weekend before. They wondered if some murderous madman might now enter their sanctuaries. For them, it was hard to imagine an issue more critical. But elsewhere...

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Tour Schedule

Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
MSU College of Arts and Letters Alumni Board Presents @ Cobb Great Hall at Wharton Center Michigan State University Campus
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Enjoy an evening with celebrated author and journalist Mitch Albom presented by the MSU College of Arts and Letters Alumni Board and MSU Friends of Theatre. Tickets include a copy of Albom’s newest novel to be[...]
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
An Evening with Mitch Albom @ Warren Community Center Auditorium
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
Hosted by Warren Civic Theatre to benefit S.A.Y Detroit’s Working Homes/ Working Families and MCREST, which provides meals, lodging, life-skills training, housing assistance, job readiness training, and emergency shelter 365 days each year to Macomb[...]
Housing Help of Lenawee @ Adrian College, Adrian/Tobias Room
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Come celebrate The Next Person You Meet in Heaven and raise funds for Housing Help of Lenawee at the same time. Housing Help of Lenawee is a 501 (c)(3) organization that was founded in 1990.[...]
Midland Center for the Arts @ Midland Center for the Arts
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Midland Center for the Arts Ticket Prices (not including processing fees): $37 Ticket price includes a copy of the new upcoming book, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven Join us for an afternoon with best-selling author[...]
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening with Mitch Albom - Port Huron Town Hall @ McMorran Place Theater | Port Huron | Michigan | United States
7:00 pm
Port Huron Town Hall is honored to present bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright, and nationally syndicated columnist Mitch Albom. Mitch returns to our stage with his new book, “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” the[...]

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Inspired by visits to his dying professor Morrie Schwartz – who told him “Giving is living” – author Mitch Albom began to form charities in the mid-1990s. Today, S.A.Y. Detroit and the Have Faith Haiti Mission & Orphanage helping those who need it most.

Learn more about S.A.Y. Detroit’s many initiatives at Meet the special children of Have Faith Haiti at

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