Matthew Algeo is an award-winning journalist that has reported from four continents, and his stories have appeared on public radio’s All Things Considered, Marketplace, and Morning Edition. His website bio lets us know he held jobs as a convenience store clerk, a gas station attendant, a Halloween costume salesman, and a proofreader. He also worked in a traveling circus as a hot dog vendor.
These may have been his various jobs, but Matthew is a very curious person. He asks questions that he needs to answer, and he has done so through publishing 5 very interesting books (see below). You can find more from Matthew at his website or blog.
You can find him on Twitter at @malgeo
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How I Met Matthew
I found Matthew’s work when research for Episode 64 – The STEAGLES. His book popped up on the Google machine, so I had to check it out. I reached out to Matthew, and he responded right away with eagerness to share his research with you. After chatting with him for an hour and a half, which ultimately became Episode 65 and Episode 66, I realized he has a curiosity that sparks great conversations. The topic we cover revolves around The STEAGLES season back in 1943, which happens to be the book I found when I was Googling.
Let’s just say these books are obscurely intriguing, and if you have an inquisitive mind that gets sucked into thought-provoking stories, then I suggest you check out his work. Please feel free to check out his books below. Note – As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
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This is the book we talked about in episode 65 and 66. Way back in 1943, the NFL was on the brink of extinction. Players were being drafted into service to fight for our country in World War II. Most of the owners wanted to shut down operations, especially after the Cleveland Rams disbanded for the year, leaving the league with only 9 teams. At the same time, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles were in dire need of some players. The solution was to join the two teams from Pennsylvania to create what was unofficially known as the Phil-Pitt STEAGLES. This book covers this unique season in NFL history through storytelling, first-hand interviews, and the accounts from an author that displays true curiosity.