Book Talk

Premiere DateJul 27, 2013
00:00 Book Talk Intro – Kory French
03:57 Com On Teacher – Joel Plaskett Emergency
07:43 Interview with Jon Hart Part 1
22:07 A Million Dollars – Joel Plaskett Emergency
25:22 A reading from Man Versus Ball – Jon Hart
33:14 Wishing Well – Joel Plaskett Emergency
37:07 Interview with Jon Hart Part 2
50:18 Fashionable People – Joel Plaskett Emergency
54:25 Paralyzed – Joel Plaskett Emergency
58:30 Finish

Man versus Ball follows Hart’s adventures around the country as he undertakes new missions, often with unexpected results. He becomes a pro wrestler, learning “fake” moves that all but land him in the hospital after a body slam went awry. He plays an entire season for a championship semipro football team, suits up as a U.S. Open ball boy for three years, and is an “amateur caddie” for a Professional Golfers’ Association tournament. After attending mascot school, he performs in a neon gorilla suit in front of several thousand fans at a minor league hockey game. He works as a vendor at several venues around the country, hawking concessions while fending off drunken fans. He even earns a bit of glory for himself, leading his roller basketball league in rebounds for two consecutive seasons. Feeling confident, he takes part in the World Cup of roller soccer, which is soccer on in-line skates. All this prepares him for his moment of truth: a race up the 1,576 stairs of the Empire State Building.

Joel Plaskett Emergency Upcoming Shows:
August 3 – Outdoor Natal Day Concert – Dartmouth, NS
August 9 – Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival – St. John’s, NL
August 13 – Woods Point Festival – Woody Point, NL
August 14 – Woods Point Festival – Woody Point, NL
August 23 – Market Hall, Peterborough, ON
August 31 – Festival of Good Things – Sarnia, ON

Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…