Season Ticket

Your Monday-Friday stop for the deepest dive into Boston sports, the issues of the day, and beyond.

By Globe Sports and WBUR  

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.

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Friday, Nov. 17


Jay King, co-host of the “Locked On Celtics” podcast and a reporter for, joined Chris Gasper to review the thrilling Celtics-Warriors game on Thursday night at TD Garden.

Thursday, Nov. 16

Globe Celtics reporter Adam Himmelsbach joins Chris Gasper to discuss the showdown with the Warriors, positionless basketball, and rookie Jayson Tatum. Then Patriots reporter Nora Princiotti checks in from Colorado, where the Patriots are preparing for their game on Sunday against the Raiders in Mexico City.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Host Chris Gasper and Dan Shaughnessy discuss the Celtics’ 13-game win streak and preview the team’s highly anticipated Thursday night showdown against the defending champion Warriors. Then, Gasper and Shaughnessy debate how ready the Patriots are to make another Super Bowl run.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Red Sox reporter Nick Cafardo is at MLB’s General Manager Meetings, and joined Chris Gasper to discuss potential offseason moves for the Red Sox. Then, Bruins reporter Fluto Shinzawa talked with Joe Sullivan about his story of a veteran who carried a puck that came off the stick of Bobby Orr throughout his tour of duty in the Vietnam War.

Monday, Nov. 13

Ben Volin checks in from Denver, where the Patriots routed the Broncos on Sunday, to discuss the Patriots’ big special teams plays, their improved red zone offense, and the return of Martellus Bennett to the Patriots’ lineup.

Friday, Nov. 10


Michele Tafoya, the sideline reporter for NBC’s Sunday Night Football broadcasts, discusses the NFL season, the Patriots-Broncos game, and what being a sideline reporter entails.

Thursday, Nov. 9

Mike Gorman, longtime voice of the Boston Celtics, discusses the team’s 10-game winning streak, and BC men’s basketball coach Jim Christian previews his team’s season, which opens Friday.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Former Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich talked about why he decided to retire before the 2017 season, and whether there’s a chance he’d come out of retirement.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

The Boston sports media and Fox Sports’ World Series coverage are the topics of discussion for guest Richard Deitsch, who is Sports Illustrated’s sports media columnist, and host Chad Finn, the Globe’s sports media columnist.

Monday, Nov. 6

It’s The Rules Episode. Joe Sullivan and Dan Shaughnessy play commissioner for a day and discuss which rules they’d change to make sports better.

Friday, Nov. 3

New Globe columnist Tara Sullivan discusses the two times she “went viral” online, and T.D. Thornton, the “voice of Suffolk Downs,” joins Joe Sullivan to chat about the Breeders’ Cup.

Thursday, Nov. 2

Joe Sullivan makes his debut as host (he’ll be filling in for Chris Gasper for a few days) and interviews Chad Finn about the Celtics and Globe Names columnist Mark Shanahan about covering athletes as celebrities.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Chris Gasper welcomes sports investigative reporter Bob Hohler to discuss CTE in the NFL. Then, Dave Goucher, former radio voice of the Bruins, calls in to talk about his new gig with the Vegas Golden Knights expansion team ahead of tomorrow night’s game in Boston.

About Our Host

Christopher L. Gasper joined the Globe as a full-time employee at 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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