Podcast: The world according to Lakers’ JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee speaks with Lakers writer Tania Ganguli on the latest episode of "Arrive Early, Leave Late."
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Episode 7 of “Arrive Early, Stay Late” features a look at two of the more intriguing characters in the world of sports.

Lakers writer Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) interviews starting center JaVale McGee. Topics include McGee’s passions when he’s not playing, his life growing up, who “Pierre” is, and more.

Also, soccer reporter Kevin Baxter (@kbaxter11) recently traveled to Culiacán, Mexico, to write about soccer legend Diego Maradona, who is currently coaching a second-division soccer team in a rural part of the country.

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Baxter discusses the experience with podcast host Beto Durán.


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The Times launched “Arrive Early, Leave Late” last month to take listeners closer to the action of L.A.’s home teams. Hosted by Durán and featuring The Times’ award-winning reporters and columnists, the podcast combines in-depth interviews, the best moments from the games and a look inside the front offices.