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Bob Socci 7.30.21

New England Patriots broadcaster Bob Socci talked with us about the early days of training camp and the prospects for the coming season.


Josh Karp 7.30.21

Writer Josh Karp returned to the show to discuss Gabe Kaplan, the late Ned Beatty, Orson Welles, and the joys of coaching youth sports.


This Day In Rock & Roll History 7.30.21

Mighty John Marshall fills us in on the big events of July 30 in the musical past.


Dee Snider 7.29.21

Singer-Songwriter-Musician Dee Snider joined us to discuss his career and new album, LEAVE A SCAR.


Craig Haley 7.29.21

Craig Haley of STATS Perform FCS joined us to discuss preseason conference polls and the upcoming college football season.


Ed Begley, Jr. 7.28.21

Actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr. joined us to discuss his career and his Begley’s Earth Responsible Products. A great conversation about activism, as well as Ed’s work on the Christopher Guest films, St. Elsewhere, Room 222, Bless This Mess, Young Sheldon, and more.


Sports Lit 101 7.28.21

Bruce Pratt joins us for this week’s Sports Lit 101 to discuss the book “1962: Baseball and America in the Time of JFK” by David Krell.


Downtown: The Podcast Episode #168

http://media.blubrry.com/downtownthepodcast/p/www.downtownwithrichkimball.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/27133950/Downtown-the-Podcast-168Leigh-Montville-Aron-Gaudet-Gita-Pulapilly.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSSGuests: Leigh Montville, Aron Gaudet, Gita Pulapilly Leigh Montville discusses his new book on covering the 1969 NBA Finals between the Celtics & Lakers, TALL MEN, SHORT SHORTS. Writer-Directors Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly talk with us about the making of their […]


Colin Fleming 7.27.21

Writer Colin Fleming discusses episodes of radio classics, X-MINUS ONE and QUIET, PLEASE, the Cleveland baseball team’s name change, and the Hall of Fame qualifications of Dale Murphy and Dwight Evans.


Message In The Bottle 7.27.21

Eric Mihan of Bangor Wine & Cheese Company with this week’s Message In The Bottle.


Nick Charlton 7.27.21

University of Maine football coach Nick Charlton joined us to share his thoughts on CAA Media Day and to fill us in on the coming season for the Black Bears.


Pass The Popcorn 7.26.21

Allen Adams of The Maine Edge shares his thoughts on the new films “The Last Letter from Your Lover”, “Snake Eyes”, and “Old” on this week’s Pass The Popcorn.  


Roger Earl (Foghat) 7.26.21

Roger Earl, a founding member of Foghat, joined us to talk about the band and their new album, 8 DAYS ON THE ROAD.


Chad Finn 7.25.21

Chad Finn of The Boston Globe shared his thoughts on the Red Sox-Yankees series and more on today’s Downtown.


Emma G. Rose

Author Emma G. Rose returned to Downtown to discuss her new novel, ASSEMBLING ELLA.


Lip Candy 7.23.21

Thomas Goetz, Philip Dion, and Alex Feuer of the band, Lip Candy, joined us to discuss their new song, “If You Stay Home”, and their upcoming live appearances in California.


This Day In Rock & Roll History 7.23.21

Another blast from the past with Mighty John Marshall on today’s Downtown.


Leigh Montville 7.22.21

Leigh Montville returned to Downtown to discuss his terrific new book, “Tall Men, Short Shorts: The 1969 NBA Finals, Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a Very Young Sports Reporter”.


Mark Torres 7.22.21

Actor-Director Mark Torres joined us to talk about his work on the new series, DR. DEATH, streaming now on Peacock, and in the upcoming season of DEXTER.


John Garcia 7.22.21

John Garcia, Chief Content Officer for the Strat-O-Matic Game Company, talked with us about some great simulations the company is running in partnership with Downtown and other media outlets around the country,


Sports Lit 101 7.21.21

Bruce Pratt joins us for this week’s Sports Lit 101 to discuss the book “1962: Baseball and America in the Time of JFK” by David Krell.


Downtown: The Podcast Episode #167

http://media.blubrry.com/downtownthepodcast/p/www.downtownwithrichkimball.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/20150538/Downtown-the-Podcast-167Julia-Duffy-Jonathan-Taplin.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSSGuests: Jonathan Taplin, Julia Duffy. Jonathan Taplin shares stories of working with Bob Dylan and The Band, producing Martin Scorsese’s “Mean Streets”, and more from his book, “The Magic Years: Scenes froma Rock & Roll Life”. Julia Duffy discusses the recent virtual […]


Colin Fleming 7.20.21

Writer Colin Fleming discusses his recent piece on Babe Ruth in The Smart Set, a pair of classic episodes of the radio series, SUSPENSE, Laurel & Hardy’s BLOTTO, and the animated pilot, CARLTON, YOUR DOORMAN.


Message In The Bottle 7.20.21

Eric Mihan of Bangor Wine & Cheese Company with this week’s Message In The Bottle.


John Karalis 7.20.21

John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal shared his thoughts on the NBA Finals and Team USA on today’s Downtown.


Bob Ryan 7.20.21

Bob Ryan returned to Downtown this afternoon to discuss the Red Sox, the Olympics, and more.


Pass The Popcorn 7.19.21

Allen Adams of The Maine Edge shares his thoughts on the new films “Gunpowder Milkshake”, “Escape Room: Tournament of Champions”, and “Space Jam: A New Legacy” on this week’s Pass The Popcorn.  


Ty Anderson 7.19.21

Ty Anderson of 98.5 The Sports Hub joined us to discuss the Bruins’ offseason.


Nick Coit 7.19.21

Nick Coit of ABC-6 in Providence joined us to talk Red Sox and Patriots.


Downtown Partners with Strat-O-Matic for Best of New England Sim


Sean McAdam 7.14.21

Sean McAdam of Boston Sports Journal joined us to talk about expectations for the Red Sox in the second half and the pending arrival of Jarren Duran.


Jonathan Taplin 7.14.21

Jonathan Taplin joined us today to discuss his book, THE MAGIC YEARS: SCENES FROM A ROCK & ROLL LIFE, looking back on his work with Bob Dylan, The Band, as well producing Martin Scorsese’s MEAN STREETS and the documentary THE LAST WALTZ.


Norm O’Reilly 7.14.21

Norm O’Reilly, Dean of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Maine, joined us in our studio this afternoon.


Downtown: The Podcast Episode #166

http://media.blubrry.com/downtownthepodcast/p/www.downtownwithrichkimball.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/13093254/Downtown-the-Podcast-166Scott-Ryan-Curtis-Armstrong.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSSGuests: Scott Ryan & Curtis Armstrong On this week’s episode, we celebrate the series, MOONLIGHTING, with Scott Ryan, author of MOONLIGHTING: AN ORAL HISTORY, and Curtis Armstrong, who played Herbert Viola on the show.    


Colin Fleming 7.13.21

Writer Colin Fleming discusses the Grateful Dead, “Farewell My Lovely” with Robert Mitchum, “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”, and his least favorite sport.


Message In The Bottle 7.13.21

Eric Mihan of Bangor Wine & Cheese company talks about the “French-enization” of Spain.    


John Karalis 7.13.21

John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal and the Locked On Celtics Podcast talked Team USA and NBA Finals with us this afternoon.


Michael Hurley 7.13.21

Michael Hurley of WBZ-CBS Boston talked with us about the Bill Belichick, the Patriots, and his vacation in Maine.


Pass The Popcorn 7.12.21

Allen Adams of The Maine Edge shares his thoughts on the new films “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain”, and “Black Widow” on this week’s Pass The Popcorn.  


Chad Finn 7.12.21

Chad Finn of The Boston Globe talked with us about the surprising first half of the Red Sox season.


Julia Duffy 7.12.21

Julia Duffy returned to the show this afternoon to discuss her appearance in the Showtime series, “Black Monday”, and what it was like returning to work during the pandemic.


This Day In Rock & Roll History 7.9.21

The Humble But Nonethless Mighty John Marshall fills us in on This Day In Rock & Roll History.


Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly 7.9.21

Writer-Directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly joined us to discuss their new film, QUEENPINS, starring Kristen Bell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Paul Walter Hauser, and Vince Vaughn. The trailer for the movie is out now and the film opens on September 10.


Ryan Hannable 7.8.21

We got the latest on the Boston sports scene as Ryan Hannable from WEEI joined us on this afternoon’s show.


Scott Ryan & Curtis Armstrong 7.7.21

We discussed one of television’s best and most influential programs today with Scott Ryan, author of “Moonlighting: An Oral History”, and actor Curtis Armstrong, who played Herbert Viola on the show.


Sports Lit 101 with Tim Wendel 7.7.21

Author Tim Wendel joined Bruce Pratt and Rich to discuss “Castro’s Curveball” on this week’s Sports Lit 101.


Downtown: The Podcast Episode #165

http://media.blubrry.com/downtownthepodcast/p/www.downtownwithrichkimball.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/06164633/Downtown-the-Podcast-165Chriis-Matthews.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSSGuest: Chris Matthews. Journalist and political insider Chris Matthews talks with us about his latest book, “This Country: My Life In Politics and History”.    


Colin Fleming 7.6.21

Writer Colin Fleming talked with Rich about great double play combos, Dave Kingman, Laurel & Hardy’s “Sons of the Desert”, “The Golden Girls”, and “The Midas Touch”, another terrific five-part episode of “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”.


Message In The Bottle 7.6.21

Eric Mihan from Bangor Wine & Cheese Company joins us for  this week’s Message In The Bottle.


John Karalis 7.6.21

John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal discussed the Celtics and the NBA Finals on his weekly visit today.


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