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John Manderino 08.26.16

Author of “But You Scared Me The Most”, John Manderino, joined the show on Friday afternoon to discuss his new book of short stories that are both humorous and terrifying. He talks about his process and the project’s genesis, which began with a musing about the wolfman being married. We tour a host of the […]


Jesse Labreck08.26.16

Former UMaine track standout Jesse Labreck called into the Downtown show on Friday afternoon to talk about her experience on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.


Kyle Draper 08.24.16

Our weekly visit with CSNNE’s King of Boston, Kyle Draper was as awesome as usual. Kyle talks about the upcoming Patriots season and who surprised him most among today’s cuts. Rich gets Kyle to weigh in on the recent poll of Boston sports broadcasters as well as the approval rating of the region’s coaches and […]


Patriots Talk w/ Ben Volin 08.24.16

As the cuts start coming and camp begins to wind down, Ben Volin takes us through all of the moves and tells us who may be able to carve out a roster spot with another pair of good performances. There is talk about a potential rift between Tom Brady and Coach Bill as well as […]


Trenni Kusnierek 08.23.16

Our friend Trenni Kusnierek called into the Downtown show on Tuesday afternoon and made time to talk with Rich and Ryan after returning from the Olympics in Rio. She talked about some of her favorite moments personally from this year’s games, including the one story that she says she’ll tell over and over again. But […]


Matt Donaher 08.24.16

One of the country’s fastest rising young comics, New Hampshire native Matt Donaher called the Downtown show to talk all things comedy. From his earliest beginnings, to his development among the Boston scene’s finest, to the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, don’t miss this funny, wide ranging interview with a funny young man on […]


Message in the Bottle 08.23.16

A weekly date we love keeping; when Eric Mihan visits, we drink wine, we talk wine, and we laugh. It’s pretty great. This week, we finish up our tour of Spain with a focus on the region’s red grapes. He discusses why the grapes and the wine produced from them are still a great value […]


Maine Basketball Hall of Famer Bob McAllister 08.23.16

Maine Basketball Hall of Famer Bob McAllister stopped by the Downtown studio on Tuesday afternoon to talk Maine hoop with Rich and Ryan. Bob talks about being inducted into the HOF this past week. But there are stories, names, and games discussed from years gone by as well as some opinions shared on the current […]


The Boston Globe’s Chad Finn 08.22.16

There’s so much to cover with Chad Finn; we started with the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame, moved into talking about Chad’s recent cover story about the pint-sized stars of Boston sports, bumbling John Farrell makes an appearance, and then we sing the praises of Jimmy Garappolo after his very promising preseason start.


Coach Harasymiak on Downtown:  “Collins Is Our #1” 08.22.16

The announcement Black Bear Nation has been waiting for came this afternoon on Downtown, as Coach Harasymiak joined the show and told Rich that Dan Collins has been named the starting quarterback after a fierce camp battle. For his career, Collins has completed 51.2% of his passes, for 2485 yards, 15 TDs and 12 INT […]