Passport Play Podcast Turns To The Audacity Of Hoop

Filmmaker Jonathan Lord, host of the popular Passport Play podcast, spoke with The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff for the latest episode. With the epic Villanova-North Carolina title game still fresh, the two covered that terrain before launching into how basketball has shaped Barack Obama, and how the game might figure in his post-presidency. Listen to the entire podcast here.

Fielding Questions From Michael Gluckstadt, Director Of The Varsity Letters Reading Series

Sports fans who love to read make frequent pilgrimages to Le Poisson Rouge on Bleecker Street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village for Gelf Magazine's Varsity Letters reading series. In conjunction with his appearance there on March 22, The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff fielded questions from series director and Gelf editor Michael Gluckstadt. Read their exchange here.

In Blog Post, Princeton Alumni Weekly Takes Note Of The Audacity Of Hoop

In a post on the Princeton Alumni Weekly's blog, Brett Tomlinson discusses The Audacity of Hoop, which is written by an Old Nassau alum, Alexander Wolff, class of 1979. The book name-checks a range of former Princetonians, from FLOTUS Michelle Obama and her brother, former Princeton star Craig Robinson; to Obama intimate and ex-Tigers basketball captain John Rogers, and Paul Volcker, who served the administration as an adviser in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Read the full post here.

What We've Learned From Eight NCAA Tournament Barack-ets

For this account on, The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff spoke with Andy Katz and Rebecca Lobo, the two ESPNers who were in the White House on March 15 to collect Barack Obama's NCAA tournament brackets. With their input he assesses the takeaways from eight iterations of "Barack-etology," including the practice's little-known origins (hint: Colin Powell played a role) and the (slim) chance that Obama's successor will continue the tradition.

Katz, Klein, Wolff Talk All Things Barack-etological On Capital Games Podcast

In October 2008 ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz suggested to Barack Obama that he should share his NCAA tournament picks if he were to win the White House. Eight years later Katz has been handmaiden to the president's annual exercises in "Barack-etology," and in this edition of the Capital Games podcast he joins co-host and ABC News' political director Rick Klein and The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff to reflect on what it all means.