Testimonials:


”I enjoy the content you provide! As a parent of two amazing kids heading to college this summer and in two more years, I just love the podcasts because they are very little about lacrosse but very much about life and growing!”

— Mark Webel, Fred Opie Show Sports Podcast listener

Fred is a brilliant scholar and one of the most thoughtful, compassionate human beings I know. I’m proud to call him a friend.”

— Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

I’ve learned allot about culinary history from Fred Opie’s published works and from his outstanding blog. He is a dedicated scholar doing fascinating work.

— Paul Freedman, Author of Ten Restaurants That Changed America, Chester D. Tripp Professor of History, Yale University

Frederick Douglass Opie is one of the leading interpreters of food in the American experience. His podcast and blog make him a true public intellectual.

— Jeffrey M. Pilcher, Author of Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food, Professor of History, University of Toronto

Fred Opie is a gifted historian, interviewer, and speaker. His work on food and sports chronicles important cultural changes over time and place. Listen to his podcasts and you will learn something from each one.

— Kathleen Giblin Ray, PhD, LCSW, Assistant Professor, Ramapo College

Fred Opie and I have worked side by side to help build FCA Lacrosse and promote its message of helping lacrosse coaches and athletes fulfill their God given potential mentally, physically, and spiritually. Fred is a great mentor and I am honored to call him a friend.

— Frank Kelly III

Fred Opie is an exemplary person who is the same in public as he is in private.  He has a personal discipline that I do not see in many people.  I suppose some of that stems from disciplines he developed as an All American athlete.

— Dr. Torrey Robinson, Senior Pastor First Baptist Church, Tarrytown New York

Fred Opie was really helpful in developing a culture of character over talent and helping all of us understand what true integrity is and how to pursue it.

— Hank Janczyk, Head Men's Lacrosse Coach, Gettysburg College

I was fortunate to have Fred Opie as my Assistant Coach at Gettysburg College while he had been playing lacrosse, attending graduate school, and serving as an interim dean. He worked at becoming better every day and taught his players how to do the same. Fred Opie’s impact is carried with me today and I reference him often.

— Steve Koudelka, Assistant Athletic Director and Men's Lacrosse Head Coach, Lynchburg College

As a student athlete at Gettysburg College Fred Opie offered me life strategies beyond the athletic field. Fred showed me the value of transparent heart felt honesty, hard work and helping others. He planted the seeds that later in life all made sense.

— Scott Goldman, Owner, Division 9 Associates, Inc

I took Professor Opie’s Babson Foundation Course on Justice and Inequality in Modern Society knowing he had a reputation of being rigorous. I came out of the class gaining critical academic skills and exposed to important historical and political issues. He motivates you to do your best work, guides you out of your comfort zone, and never stops raising the bar so that you grow and improve both as a scholar and as a human being.

— Adam Kershner, Babson College Class of 2019, Presidential Scholar

I have learned a tremendous amount by taking your classes. I still think you should teach college writing in your spare time.

— John DeVenuto, Marist College Alumnus