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Pass The Popcorn 7.6.20

Allen Adams of The Maine Edge gives us his thoughts on “Hamilton” and “Desperados”  on this week’s edition of Pass The Popcorn.


Sonny Curtis 7.6.20

Singer-songwriter-musician Sonny Curtis joined us to discuss his some of the highlights of his remarkable career, from The Crickets and his friendship with Buddy Holly, to writing classics like “I Fought The Law”, “Walk Right Back”, “More Than I Can Say”, and “Love Is All Around”, the theme from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”.


Peri Gilpin 7.6.20

Peri Gilpin returned to the show this afternoon to talk with us about her new web series, “Old Guy”, now available free on You Tube from Five Sisters Productions.


Upton Bell 7.2.20

Author, broadcaster, and former Patriots General Manager Upton Bell is not in favor of the return of sports during the pandemic, and he explained why on today’s Downtown.


Jim Halloran 7.2.20

Baseball historian and author of “Baseball In America”, Jim Halloran, takes us on another journey through the game’s past, as we revisit the 1964 pennant race.


Franke Previte 7.1.20

Oscar-winning singer-songwriter joined us to discuss the release of his new single, “One World”, and the great story behind it.


Kyle Draper 7.1.20

Kyle Draper of NBC Sports Boston discussd the Patriots’ signing of Cam Newton and the latest on the NBA’s return to action.


Sports Lit 101 7.1.20

Bruce Pratt joins us for this week’s Sports Lit 101.


Downtown: The Podcast Episode #112

http://media.blubrry.com/downtownthepodcast/p/www.downtownwithrichkimball.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/30140920/Downtown-the-Podcast-112Mike-FarrellRena-Owen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSSMike Farrell, Rena Owen.     Actor and activist Mike Farrell returned to talk about the state of our nation, Trump’s “malignant narcissism”, and the path forward. Also,  Rena Owen discussed her series “Siren”, and looked back at her work […]


Colin Fleming 6.30.20

We’d talked with writer Colin Fleming today about a couple of recent works of fiction and his prodigious output of the last couple of years.


Message In The Bottle 6.30.20

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


John Karalis 6.30.20

John Karalis of MassLive.com and the Locked On Celtics Podcast on the status of the NBA’s return.


Jon Solomon 6.30.20

Jon Solomon of The Aspen Institute joined us this afternoon to discuss youth sports and what approach should be taken during the pandemic.


Pass The Popcorn 6.29.20

Allen Adams of The Maine Edge gives us his thoughts on “My Spy”, “Irresistible” and “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”  on this week’s edition of Pass The Popcorn.


Michael Hurley 6.29.20

J Michael Hurley of WBZ-CBS Boston talked with us about the Cam Newton signing and penalties imposed on the Patriots by the NFL.


Chad Finn 6.29.20

Chad Finn of The Boston Globe discussed the return of sports and how Covid-19 may impact the broadcasting of those games.


Mark S. Cartier 6.29.20

Actor and Beatles blogger Mark Cartier returned to the show to discuss the 50th anniversary of the “Let It Be” album.


Bob Socci 6.25.20

Bob Socci, the radio voice of the New England Patriots, talks about plans for the 2020 season and how Covid-19 may impact broadcasters as well as players.


Mike Farrell 6.25.20

Actor Mike Farrell returned to Downtown to talk about how he’s handling the Covid-19 quarantine, his recent appearance with Loretta Swit on Alan Alda’s podcast, and the importance of the upcoming election.


Bob Cutler on The Digital Speakeasy 6.25.20

Bob Cutler from Novio’s Bistro joined us to discuss their role in The Digital Speakeasy, a unique event happening Monday at 5:00 pm to benefit World Central Kitchen.


Sean McAdam 6.24.20

Sean McAdam of Boston Sports Journal joined us today to discuss the return of Major League Baseball.


Rena Owen 6.24.20

Actress Rena Owen joined us this afternoon to discuss her career and the recently-completed third season of the Freeform series, “Siren”.


Sports Lit 101 6.24.20

Bruce Pratt joins us for this week’s Sports Lit 101.


Downtown: The Podcast Episode #111

http://media.blubrry.com/downtownthepodcast/p/www.downtownwithrichkimball.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/23150940/Downtown-the-Podcast-111Marshall-CrenshawJoanne-Freeman.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSSMarshall Crenshaw & Joanne Freeman. Singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw discusses his career and the re-issue of his 1999 album, “Miracle Of Science”. Yale historian and author (“The Field Of Blood”) Dr. Joanne B. Freeman talks about the constitution, the upcoming election, […]


Colin Fleming 6.23.30

Writer Colin Fleming discusses list-making and compares notes of a few specifics, including favorite smells and Beatles albums.


Message In The Bottle 6.23.20

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


John Karalis 6.23.20

John Karalis of MassLive.com and the Locked Out Celtics Podcast with the latest on the NBA.


Pass The Popcorn 6.22.20

Allen Adams of The Maine Edge gives us his thoughts on “Exit Plan,” “Shoot to Marry” and “7500”  on this week’s edition of Pass The Popcorn.


Gary Tanguay 6.22.20

Gary Tanguay of NBC Sports Boston talked with us about efforts to restart professional sports.


Mike Lowe 6.22.20

Mike Lowe of the Portland Press Herald talked with us about summer youth sports programs happening throughout Maine and how they might impact the return of school sports this fall.


Nick Charlton 6.19.20

University of Maine football coach Nick Charlton talked with us about the challenges of planning for an uncertain season.


This Day In Rock & Roll History 6.19.20

Mighty John Marshall takes us on another journey through the musical past.


Pete Abraham 6.18.20

Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe joined us to talk about the ongoing talks to get the Major League Baseball season started.


Jim Halloran 6.18.20

Baseball historian and author Jim Halloran takes us back in time for a look at the 1951 pennant race.


Kyle Draper 6.17.20

Kyle Draper of NBC Sports Boston on the status of the NBA’s return, major league baseball, and more.


Sports Lit 101 6.17.20

Bruce Pratt joins us for this week’s Sports Lit 101.


Downtown: The Podcast Episode #110

http://media.blubrry.com/downtownthepodcast/p/www.downtownwithrichkimball.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/16141550/Downtown-the-Podcast-110Elizabeth-A-Davis-Mitch-Nathanson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSSElizabeth A. Davis & Mitchell  Nathanson. Actress Elizabeth Davis discusses her career, a new song she’s been working on, and her upcoming role in “1776”. Author Mitch Nathanson talks baseball and more and we discuss his wonderful new book, “Bouton […]


Johnny Johnson 6.16.20

Johnny Johnson talked with us about his journey from Grateful Dead roadie to commercial fisherman, documented in the new Discovery series, “All On The Line”.


Colin Fleming 6.16.20

Writer Colin Fleming talked “Newhart”, The Beach Boys, “The Outer Limits”, and Columbus on today’s appearance.


Message In The Bottle 6.16.20

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


John Karalis 6.16.20

John Karalis of MassLive.com and the Locked On Celtics Podcast discussed recent player concerns about the NBA returning to action.


Joanne B. Freeman 6.16.20

Yale historian and author Joanne Freeman returned to Downtown to discuss the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the fall election.


Pass The Popcorn 6.15.20

Allen Adams of The Maine Edge gives us his thoughts on “Infamous,” “The King of Staten Island,” “Da Five Bloods.” and “Artemis Fowl”  on this week’s edition of Pass The Popcorn.


David Utterback 6.15.20

Brewer High School Athletic Administrator David Utterback talked with us about his proposal to flip portions of the fall and spring high school sports seasons in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Chad Finn 6.15.20

Chad Finn checked in with us to discuss the status of major league baseball and the NBA.


Marshall Crenshaw 6.15.20

Singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw joined us to talk about his career, from Beatlemania to his Golden Globe-nominated work on “Walk Hard”, and we discussed a documentary project that’s in the works on legendary producer Tom Wilson. Marshall has re-issued his 1999 album “Miracle Of Science”, which also includes two new bonus tracks. Visit marshallcrenshaw.com for information.


Bob Ryan 6.12.20

Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe joined us to talk about the return of professional sports and the road ahead.


Nick Feldman 6.12.20

Nick Feldman of Wang Chung joined us today to talk about the Abducted By The 80s – Back To The Basement virtual concert coming up on June 13, and the band’s lengthy career.


This Day In Rock & Roll History 6.12.20

Mighty John Marshall with another journey into the musical past.


Michael Socolow 6.12.20

Historian and journalist Michael Socolow returned to Downtown for a wide-ranging discussion this afternoon.


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