In this episode, Harry and Tim reflect on a year's worth of episodes, discussing the two-year path from the genesis of the idea for How I Got Here all the way to today.
On this episode our guest is Wes Moore, CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, author, and United States Army Veteran. Wes was born in Baltimore, but grew up primarily in the South Bronx, moving shortly after the death of his father at age 4. There he straddled two worlds: the private school he attended with wealthy classmates, and his neighborhood, where he watched many of his friends fall into drugs and crime. Wes was first handcuffed at 11. At 13, his mother sent him away to military school, where he thrived, becoming one of the top cadets. He then enlisted in the Army at 17, and went onto Junior College, before attending Johns Hopkins University. There he learned of the other Wes Moore, a kid who grew up not far from where he was born in Baltimore, of similar age, and was convicted to a life sentence for armed robbery & murder right about the time Wes became a Rhodes Scholar. He wrote an acclaimed book, The Other Wes Moore as a result of his conversations with his namesake. After Oxford, Wes worked in London, but shortly thereafter deployed with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan. He continues his record of service today with Robin Hood.
Today's guest is Adam Schefter, NFL Insider for ESPN. Schefter grew up in Long Island, New York, a huge sports fan but unaware you could do things like cover sports for a living. His father and grandfather ran a local chain of stores and Adam was expected to follow in their footsteps. However, after going to the University of Michigan, he discovered the world of sports reporting, joining the school paper on a whim and finding he really enjoyed covering and being around the Michigan teams. He then went on to study Journalism at Medill at Northwestern University, before eventually landing in Denver, where he began fifteen years of covering sports, most of them as a beat reporter covering the Denver Broncos. From there, Schefter made the move to television with NFL Network, and soon after came ESPN and a pivotal role breaking stories both on and off camera.