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Lisa Loeb 4.17.24

Singer-songwriter-author and radio host Lisa Loeb talked with us about her career and her upcoming appearance with Lyle Lovett at Johnson Hall in Gardner. Visit her website at:  lisaloeb.com


Sports Lit 101 4.17.24

On this week’s Sports Lit, Bruce Pratt talked about THE NEW YORK YANKEES IN POPULAR CULTURE, edited by David Krell.


Mr. Burns at Penobscot Theatre 4.17.24

Cast members Jeri Misler and Allen Adams joined us to discuss the production of MR. BURNS at Penobscot Theatre. For tickets and information, call 207-942-3333.


Downtown: The Podcast Episode #304

Guests: Ed Zwick, Annie Jacobsen Writer-Producer-Director Ed Zwick joined us to discuss his book, HITS, FLOPS, AND OTHER ILLUSIONS. Author Annie Jacobsen talks about her latest book, NUCLEAR WAR: A SCENARIO.                  


Ed Zwick 4.12.24

Writer-Director-Producer Ed Zwick visited with us to share stories from his terrific memoir, HITS, FLOPS, AND OTHER ILLUSIONS:  MY FORTYSOMETHING YEARS IN HOLLYWOOD.


This Day in Rock & Roll History 4.12.24

Mighty John Marshall fills us in on the important events of April 12 in music history.


Michael Hurley 4.11.24

Michael Hurley of WBZ-TV joined us to discuss the upcoming NFL Draft, the Red Sox, and the Bruins.


Sean McAdam 4.10.24

Sean McAdam of MassLive.com joined us this afternoon to talk about the Red Sox home opener, injuries, and the plan going forward.


Sports Lit 101 with David S. Florig 4.10.24

David Florig, author of THE STONES OF AILSA CRAIG, joined Bruce Pratt on this week’s Sports Lit 101.


Downtown: The Podcast Episode #303

Guests: Lesley Visser, Jake Reiner Sportswriter and sportscaster Lesley Visser returns to discuss her work on the Boston Globe and the evolution of sports journalism. Actor Jake Reiner talks about his career and his new film , LOVE AND TAXE$.                               […]


Message in the Bottle 4.9.24

Eric Mihan from Bangor Wine and Cheese Company discusses cooking with alcohol on this week’s Message in the Bottle.


John Karalis 4.9.24

John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal discusses tonight’s Celtics game with the Bucks and the final stretch of the regular season.


Annie Jacobsen 4.5.24

Author Annie Jacobsen returned to Downtown to discuss her powerful new book, NUCLEAR WAR: A SCENARIO.  


This Day in Rock & Roll History 4.5.24

Mighty John Marshall shares the lowdown on April 5th in music history.


Lesley Visser 4.4.24

Lesley Visser of CBS Sports returned to Downtown to discuss her work at The Boston Globe and CBS Sports, and the evolution of sports journalism. See Lesley as The Boston Bullpen Project presents The Dream team: The 1980s Boston Globe Sports Staff, April 14 from 6:00-8:00 pm tat the Jordan’s Furniture IMAX Theater in Reading, […]


Ben Barr 4.3.24

University of Maine hockey coach Ben Barr looks back on the Black Bears’ season and ahead to next year with Bruce Pratt.


Pete Abraham 4.3.24

Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe talked with us about the first week of the Red Sox season and whether their 4-2 start is cause for optimism for fans.


Nick Derba 4.3.24

University of Maine baseball coach Nick Derba talked with Bruce Pratt about what’s ahead for this season.


Sports Lit 101 4.3.24

On this week’s Sports Lit 101, Bruce Pratt discusses SHADOWBOXING: THE RISE AND FALL OF GEORGE DIXON.


Shawn Laatsch 4.3.24

Shawn Laatsch of the Versant Power Astronomy Center and the Jordan Planetarium joined us to discuss final preparations for next week’s total eclipse.


Downtown: The Podcast Episode #302

Guest:Dr. Neal D. Barnard, Robert LaRoche   Dr. Neal Barnard fills us in on his new book, The Power Foods Diet. Singer-songwriter Robert LaRoche discuses his new album, FOREVERMORE.                                                    


Message in the Bottle 4.2.24

Eric Mihan from Bangor Wine and Cheese Company discussed cooking with wine on this week’s Message in the Bottle.


Gary Tanguay 4.2.24

Gary Tanguay joined us on today’s show to talk about the new ways in which young people can make a mark in sportscasting.


John Karalis 4.2.24

John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal talked about last night’s game with the Hornets and what’s ahead for the Celtics.


Susan Polis Schutz 4.2.24

Poet and filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz talked with us about her new documentary, BRIDGING DIVIDES: SHARING HEARTBEATS.


Pass the Popcorn 4.1.24

On this week’s Pass The Popcorn, Allen Adams discusses the films GODZILLA x KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE.    


Jake Reiner 4.1.24

Actor Jake Reiner joined us this afternoon to discuss his new film, LOVE & TAXE$, his broadcasting work, and his family’s love of baseball.


Al Melchior 3.29.24

Al Melchior of The American Songwriter joined us on today’s show to talk about albums artists may regret.


This Day in Rock & Roll History 3.29.24

Mighty John Marshall has all the details of the big musical events of March 29th.


Jon Shields 3.28.24

Voice of the Black Bears, Jon Shields, previews tonight’s hockey playoff against Cornell.


Ben Barr 3.27.24

Maine Black Bear hockey coach Ben Barr talks with Bruce Pratt about the upcoming NCAA playoff showdown with Cornell.


Sports Lit 101 3.27.24

This week on Sports Lit 101, Bruce Pratt talked with Brian Ingrassia about his new book, SPEED CAPITAL.


Downtown: The Podcast Episode #301

Guest: David Yazbeck, Julia Duffy Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winning composer and writer David Yazbeck discusses his new project, a “play with music” for Audible, DEAD OUTLAW, based on Maine-born criminal and mummified side show attraction, Elmer McCurdy. Julia Duffy returns to the show to talk about her work on the Apple TV+ series […]


Julia Duffy 3.26.24

Julia Duffy returned to the show today to talk about her work on the new series, PALM ROYALE on Apple TV+.


Message in the Bottle 3.26.24

On this week’s Message in the Bottle, Eric Mihan from Bangor Wine and Cheese Company discussed packaging.


John Karalis 3.26.24

John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal joined us to discuss the Celtics’ loss to the Hawks, after leading by thirty at one point.  


Pass The Popcorn 3.25.24

Allen Adams discussed GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE and ROADHOUSE on this week’s Pass the Popcorn.


Ty Anderson 3.25.24

Ty Anderson from 98.5 The Sports Hub talked Bruins with us on today’s show.


David Yazbeck 3.25.24

Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner David Yazbeck joined us to discuss his new “play with music” for Audible, DEAD OUTLAW.


Robert LaRoche 3.21.24

Singer Robert LaRoche joined us to talk about his new album, FOREVERMORE.


Sean McAdam 3.20.24

We discussed the Red Sox likely Opening Day roster, lineup, and starting rotation as Sean McAdam of MassLive.com joined us this afternoon.


Ben Barr 3.20.24

University of Maine hockey coach Ben Barr talked with Bruce Pratt about the Black Bears’ win over UNH and the upcoming Hockey East semifinal against Boston University.


Sports Lit 101 3.20.24

On this week’s Sports Lit 101, Bruce Pratt talked about The Stones of Ailsa Craig by David S. Florig.


Downtown: The Podcast Episode #300

Guest: Jeff Margolis Legendary producer-director Jeff Margolis shared stories from his memoir, WE’RE LIVE IN FIVE: MY EXTRAORDINARY LIFE IN TELEVISION.                                          


Janet Rutkowski 3.19.24

Sculptor and visual artist Janet Rutkowski joined us to discuss her work and the show, BEHIND THE MASK: THE ART OF WOMAN WELDERS, running through April 28 at Culture Lab. LIC in New York.


Message in the Bottle 3.19.24

We discussed boxes, shipping, and more with Eric Mihan from Bangor Wine & Cheese Company on this week’s Message in the Bottle.


John Karalis 3.19.24

John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal talked with us about the Celtics’ win over the Pistons and what’s ahead for the team.


Pass the Popcorn 3.18.24

Allen Adams talked with us about IRISH WISH AND RICKY STANICKY on this week’s Pass the Popcorn.


Chad Finn 3.18.24

Chad Finn of The Boston Globe joined us to discuss the Red Sox, Celtics, and more.


Dr. Neal D. Barnard 3.18.24

Dr. Neal Barnard returned to the show this afternoon to discuss his latest book, THE POWER FOODS DIET.


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