FM Mike Klein is an old friend of mine. He also is a guy who has been involved in many facets of the chess industry. Mike was a scholastic champion, he's a great chess teacher, he was recognized as chess journalist of the year in 2012, and now he writes, edits, and creates content for chess.com and chesskid.com (for the latter he goes by the moniker "Fun Master Mike"). Here is what Mike and I discussed:
Mike's newest project, an entertaining and informative chess-free podcast, called Extreme Travel Odysseys
Chess advice relating to competing in, studying, and teaching chess
Stories from his reporting assignments, including the times he spent playing tennis, soccer, and basketball with the likes of Magnus Carlsen, Rex Sinquefield and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and others.
Thanks to Mike for joining me. You can reach him via chess.com here. Subscribe to his podcast here.