The Season Ticket podcast is hosted by Globe sports columnist Chris Gasper and produced in collaboration with WBUR. The daily podcast features insightful commentary, insider information, and unfiltered conversations with those who make news on the local sports scene and those who report on it. “Season Ticket” is your Monday-Friday stop for the deepest dive into Boston sports, the issues of the day, and beyond.
Friday, Oct. 20
Legendary broadcaster Al Michaels joins Chris Gasper to talk about the upcoming Super Bowl rematch between the Patriots and the Falcons on Sunday Night Football, and the Patriots season so far. Then they dig into Michaels’ long career, including his most memorable calls, his preparation before games, and a little-known acting appearance he once made on a famous television show.
Thursday, Oct. 19
Red Sox writer Peter Abraham reviews the three main candidates vying for the Red Sox manager job and other team topics with Chris Gasper. Then, the producers of WBUR and NPR’s Only A Game join the show to discuss their recent reporting about power, money and corruption in the NCAA.
Wednesday, Oct. 18
Gasper and National NBA Writer Gary Washburn process Gordon Hayward’s ghastly injury in the season opener. They also discuss the Celtics’ inspired second-half comeback, identify which players need to step up most in Hayward’s absence, and debate how the injury affects the team’s season outlook.
Tuesday, Oct. 17
Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports’ The Vertical joined Chris Gasper to discuss the Celtics and the new NBA season.
Monday, Oct. 16
The latest installment in a series of bizarre Patriots-Jets games is the main topic of conversation for Chad Finn and Chris Gasper, followed by a discussion of a spate of injuries in the NFL Sunday and Colin Kaepernick’s grievance against the league.
Friday, Oct. 13
New Boston College athletic director Martin Jarmond joins Chris Gasper to discuss changing the culture at BC, balancing 31 varsity sports with a need to grow the major programs, and being the first African-American athletic director at the school. Then Chris welcomes Globe colleague Joe Sullivan to review a massive week in Boston’s professional sports.
Thursday, Oct. 12
Chris Gasper and baseball reporter Nick Cafardo talk about likely replacements for John Farrell as Red Sox manager and make their predictions. Then, Patriots reporter Jim McBride joins Gasperto preview the surprisingly relevant Jets-Patriots game on Sunday.
Wednesday, Oct. 11
John Farrell was fired as Red Sox manager this morning, so the pros and cons of that move are the topic of conversation for Chris Gasper and Joe Sullivan on today’s edition. Jon Paul Morosi of MLB Network also joined Chris to talk about the Red Sox, while Globe Celtics reporter Adam Himmelsbach stopped by to talk about the upcoming NBA season.
Tuesday, Oct. 10
What went wrong for the Red Sox? Chris Gasper and Dan Shaughnessy discuss the abysmal starting pitching and questionable lineup decisions in the playoffs, as well as the lack of leadership and accountability throughout the season.
Monday, Oct. 9
Chris Gasper is joined by Ben Volin to talk about a weird Sunday in the NFL, and Alex Speier to chat about the Red Sox (Note: Recorded prior to Game 4 of the Red Sox-Astros series).
Friday, Oct. 6
Chad Finn and Jim McBride are Chris Gasper’s guests following a huge sports day in Boston that saw the Red Sox, Bruins, and Patriots all play significant games within hours of each other.
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About Our Host
Christopher L. Gasper joined the Globe as a full-time employee at Boston.com in 2001. He has been in the Globe sports department since 2006, and was the Patriots beat writer from 2006 to 2009, chronicling the only 16-0 perfect regular season in NFL history. He has been a columnist for the Globe since 2009, covering the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Final, the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four, the College Football Playoff, the horse racing Triple Crown, and the 2016 Summer Olympics. He was named an APSE Top 10 columnist in 2014 and tabbed 2016 favorite sportswriter in the 2016 New England Sports Survey conducted by Channel Media and Market Research. He also proposed the modified sudden-death overtime format that the NFL adopted in 2010. In addition to his Globe role, Gasper is the co-host of the “Gasper & Murray” radio show on 98.5 the Sports Hub and has appeared on ESPN, BBC Radio, WCVB-TV, and Comcast SportsNet New England.
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