Mike Tyson’s “Undisputed Truth”

| February 28, 2013
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Tyson and Krasny

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and Forum host Michael Krasny.

Sometimes on Forum we book a guest because they’re a big name and we think our listeners will really want to ask them questions. Or we’ll take a chance on a guest that we think will have interesting stories to tell. Usually that goes well…  occasionally it doesn’t. But sometimes, like today’s show with Mike Tyson, we make, as one listener put it, “radio gold.”

Tyson is in town to perform his one-man show “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.” His interview with Michael Krasny got off to a hilarious start when he called Michael “the Kraz” and “the Krazinator.” Their conversation went on to cover everything from Tyson’s stories about being bullied as a kid, to his conversion to Islam to his bi-polar disorder.  Oh, and pigeons. And finding his ex-wife in bed with Brad Pitt. The full interview runs about 28 minutes — perfect for listening to during a Muni-ride or while you make dinner (being a producer for Forum, I admit, I am more than a bit biased).

But if your short on time, we’ve pulled some highlights below.

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Amanda Stupi is the Engagement Producer for KQED’s daily public affairs program Forum. In that role she turns the information shared during the hour-long call-in show into web-friendly content. Her writing has been featured throughout KQED.org, including on KQED Arts and News Fix as well as on MLB.com, Hyphen Magazine and the San Francisco Examiner. Her radio work has aired on The California Report and Talk of the Nation. Stupi runs the @KQEDForum Twitter account and Forum Facebook account. Her personal Twitter account is @FiftyCentHotdog. She believes that Hostess products get a bad rap and that cereal can save the world.

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